Channeling is a relatively new term for a very old practice. To channel means to create a connection - a channel - between yourself and a source of wisdom.
Each of us is capable of "channeling" because we each have a part of our self which dwells in the Divine.
Each of us channels from time to time, without being aware of it. Our Wiser Self will give us guidance or information and it will feel like we have just had a flash of insight or a thought.
Think of channeling as a practice, like yoga or meditation. Through creating a channel of connection with a source of wisdom, and by articulating what you perceive, you are:
- developing your awareness and broadening your perspective
- training your conscious mind to work in concert with your intuitive self
- increasing your expressive capacity
The goal is not to speak for entities, but to communicate and study with them!