The spirits who hover just on the other side of the veil from our world sometimes have valuable messages for us who are still living, but they need someone sensitive enough to pick up on these messages in order to deliver them. Though most people feel that you have to have a special gift to channel spirits, the truth is that just about anyone can do it. It's actually quite simple as long as you follow some basic guidelines to help prepare your mind and reach out to the other side.
1. Find a quiet place in your home where there are no distractions. Remove any phones, radios or clocks and be sure to remove your watch. Not only will these things make distracting noises if left in the room, many of them may experience poor battery performance as you channel spirits and utilize the energy in the room.
2. Sit in the lotus position or as close to it as you can. Many people find the half-lotus much more comfortable. If this isn't even comfortable, sit however you feel balanced and grounded.
3. Breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth. This encourages the proper flow of energy in the body and helps to remove any negative emotions so you may channel spirits with only good intentions.
4. Empty your mind of all your daily stresses. Any stray thoughts can lead you away from being open and receptive in your attempt to channel spirits. This is generally the most difficult part of the exercise, but practice in meditation will help you achieve this inner peace and opening to the spirits around you.
5. Use a communication medium to record your messages. Automatic writing or even automatic typing, where you allow spirits to channel through your hands, is extremely popular. However, some who channel spirits prefer to video tape or record their sessions so they can watch and hear the spirits' messages for themselves.
6. Practice channeling spirits regularly. The more you practice, the easier it will be to enter into your trance and allow the spirits to come through with the messages you seek.
7. Be sure to include protective spells, amulets or incantations to keep evil spirits at bay. They may only have unpleasant messages for you, or they may actually cause you harm if you allow them access to your mind and body.