When you take a closer look at Mediumship and channeling, you will find that they often run hand in hand. As a Medium, I practice opening a channel to the other side of the veil –- wherein, I allow the spirits to write through me. This technique is called automatic writing. In this manner, the spirit is writing through me, but I am still in control of my body. The spirits often give messages for their loved ones –- giving names and details that I otherwise would not know.
A Channeler’s process is very similar to what I do as an automatic writer. A psychic will open a channel to both worlds, but instead of just allowing the energy to be confined to a technique such as automatic writing, they allow the spirit to come into their physical form. This forces the psychic out of the room so to speak because the psychic is there, but not totally in control.
Channeling is laborious and intensive. It drains the psychic very quickly. I think that psychics considering channeling must have years of training, and a very strong relationship with their guides before trying such an event. There are dangers anytime you relinquish control of your body to an unknown force.
I have channeled during readings on rare occasions, but only after really getting to know all involved … on both sides of the veil. For example, I have a wonderful client who comes to me every year on her son’s birthday to reconnect with him –- he was killed in Afghanistan in 2006. It took a few years to build up the trust, but now, once a year, she gets to have a face-to-face conversation with her son.
This is far more intimate than Mediumship, but it is not without risks.