The year 2012 is drawing
to a close. It is becoming painfully clear that almost all of the - often
channeled – predictions for this year have not come about. No huge natural
disasters, no shifting of the poles, no mass ascension, no Niburu cataclysm, no
alien invasion, no galactic federation, no coming of the world teacher ... to
mention only a few.
Apparently, a lot of
false information is being channeled. How can this be? Does someone who channels
not receive a higher inspiration? Are all those people who are channeling
cheating or are they led astray by their own imagination? It is not as simple
as that. People who channel typically believe in what they are doing and often
are sincerely shocked when their predictions do not appear to come true. They
usually are sensitive, paranormally gifted people who are able to make contact
with non-physical entities and who are convinced that those entities give them
reliable and important information.
is going wrong then?
One big problem is the
astral plane that surrounds us.
What is the astral plane? How did it emerge?
After you die, you are
free. Free to return to the spiritual plane of your origin, free to create your
own reality. But that freedom can be a trap. A lot of people are not free on
the inner level. They have locked themselves into firm beliefs about good and
bad, about life, death, and the afterlife. Others are not so much attached to
certain beliefs, but to emotions and desires, such as addictions, anger, or
feelings of inferiority.
The astral plane is,
among other things, the joint creation of all these people. It is a social
plane of existence in which all those thought forms of fear, illusion, and
desire take shape directly. For instance, if you have a lot of gloomy thoughts,
then you might find yourself in a landscape that is bare and gray. This
landscape reflects your inner state. People remain in the astral plane until
the call of their soul becomes so strong that they release their illusions and
rise up to the spiritual plane, or if that is not possible, go to sleep and
For example, when
someone believes that he will arrive in a “golden city” right after his death,
where people walk around exulting and praising God, then that is where that
person will arrive along with others who believe this. In the beginning, they
will be pretty happy there; they think they are in heaven. But eventually, life
becomes boring and monotonous; the “golden city” becomes a prison. Through this
experience, an inner space opens up in which the voice of the soul, the voice
of truth, will be heard again. Gradually, an awakening will occur and the
astral illusion of the “golden city” will be released.
The astral plane is
filled with the “heavens” of people of fundamentalist persuasion. The stronger
their convictions, the longer it takes for them to hear the call of their soul.
But not only “heavens” are to be found in the astral plane; some people create
a kind of “hell” for themselves. Someone who suffers from a strong sense of
inferiority may find themselves in a barren and lonely place that reflects
their inner feelings. Again, it may take quite some time until such a person
allows their inner Light to emerge.
In short, the astral
plane is a gathering place for all those who are not yet open to the voice of
their soul. Because their convictions are not rooted in their soul’s
wisdom, they create their own prison on the basis of those convictions.
How does the astral
plane influence psychics and people who are channeling? There are two ways.
1.The cycle of fear
The astral plane is
partly formed by us, the living, especially by our strong emotions like anger
and fear. As a plane, the astral is close to the Earth plane, in the sense that
most of the human fears and prejudices that prevail there, match the fears and
biases that exist on Earth in the collective consciousness of humankind. For
example, when people on Earth are afraid of natural disasters, all sorts of
images of natural disasters emerge in the lower regions of the astral plane.
These doomsday images can be picked up by paranormally sensitive people who interpret
them as images of the future and present them as higher truths to their
In addition, roaming
around in the lower regions of the astral plane are all sorts of entities who
cannot let go of Earth. Some of these entities like to promote the transmission
of visions of fear, because it makes them feel important. Often, it is the
departed dead who cannot let go of the Earth; their consciousness is still
focused completely on the Earth, and the recognition and attention of humans is
very important for them. They need contact with people and if those people start
to see them as messengers of higher truths, some of them find it totally
awesome. They will proclaim anything that will reinforce their status as an
important messenger. They feel instinctively that making spectacular
predictions works very well for them: the greater the predicted disaster, the
more attention they receive. The original fear that was already present in the
collective consciousness of humanity is thus reinforced by astral forces. Thus,
a cycle of fear is created.
Because of this cycle of
fear, fed by human and astral forces, it can and does happen that people gather
around a guru who is genuinely believed to channel higher knowledge, but in
fact is only confirming their fearful visions while presenting them as
so-called higher transmissions. Many predictions about 2012, especially the
ones speaking of disasters, can be explained that way.
2. Astral gurus
development of mankind will cause the astral plane to disappear eventually.
Once people tune in to their soul, to their inner truth, and listen to their
hearts instead of their egos, the astral plane will no longer be “fed”. The
astral plane thrives on illusions and lower emotions; truth and love will mean
there are entities in the astral plane that have dwelled there for a long time
and have built up a special position. In a fundamentalist “heaven” (think of
the previously mentioned “golden city”), there is often a single leader, a
self-proclaimed guru who sees himself as the voice of truth. That person
derives their whole status from their special position in the astral plane.
Over the centuries, that person may have adopted the standing of a famous
religious personality, for example Christ. They may even have become convinced
they are the Christ. This will, of course, be confirmed by their
followers, who believe that in their fundamentalist heaven they ought to be
close to Christ. Naturally, such an astral guru presumes to remember everything
about the life of Christ. In every fundamentalist heaven of Christian origin,
and there are many, such a Christ is roaming about. This explains, for example,
why there is so much conflicting channeled information about the life of
However, an astral guru
like this is never completely cut off from reality. He realizes that the
spiritual growth of humanity is a threat to him and he will try to prevent it
from happening. This he does by sending information to Earth that strengthens
the fear and duality here. This information is passed on in the form of a
channeling, for example. Because these entities often possess sophisticated
insights into, and knowledge about human nature, it is often difficult to
recognize them as impure. What is more, the entities themselves usually believe
in the accuracy of their information. The quite substantial human capacity for
self-deception is even greater in the astral plane than on Earth. On Earth,
there is the continual confrontation with dissident voices and with the facts,
but this is hardly the case in the astral plane; there, every change of belief
has to come from within the individual.
How do you recognize information as
Pure information comes
from the plane of the soul, the spiritual plane: a plane of unity, love,
freedom, and respect for everything that lives. Pure information will touch our
hearts by giving us an immediate sense of peace, love, and freedom. It makes us
feel good about the universe we live in; it gives us a sense of confidence
about ourselves. Pure information leads to a true understanding of who we are.
The purpose of impure
information is always to thwart the spiritual development of mankind and to
strengthen the astral plane by creating new illusions and fears. Impure
information has the following characteristics:
- Impure information proclaims duality. "That is bad, that is
good; those people are wrong; there are conspiracies against humanity;
disasters will happen", etc.
Why is this information
being spread? The spiritual plane is one of unity; behind every expression of
spirit that we see outside ourselves, there is a core of oneness that we all
share. Enlightenment means to be completely aware of that unity. Thinking from
duality – whatever the duality is – keeps the human being away from this unity,
away from the inner Light.
- Impure information exercices coercion and
pressure. "You have to do this
or that to be pure; make sure that you are ready for the changes that will
happen; you should work hard on yourself otherwise things will go very wrong
for you", etc.
Why is this being
proclaimed? The soul connects you with the unity, with the All. To get in touch
with yourself, you must learn to listen to your soul. This can happen only in
freedom. The voice of the soul is a gentle, non-coercive voice. All pressure
and coercion keeps a human being away from the soul.
- Impure information calls up fear. "Disasters are about to
happen; you must join us, otherwise things will go bad; watch out for this or
that, etc”. The voice of the soul is a voice of love, not of fear. Encouraging people
to listen to the voice of fear makes them move away from their center.
- Impure information is not focused on the here
and now. Specific dates of future events are mentioned, or the
umpteenth cosmic history of mankind is told. Often these are quite interesting,
however, nothing is made clear about life here and now.
always takes place in the now. By pulling people out of their
consciousness of the now, their spiritual development is hampered.
- Impure information gives you a bad feeling about yourself. If you do not agree with the text, it is
implied that you are stupid and naive, or that you are selfish and not yet
When people believe this
to be true, they will be less confident about their own intuition and inner
guidance. This also impedes their natural spiritual development.
- Impure informants proclaim that they are the only true, and most pure,
channel. They imply that they have privileged access to information that
you can receive only through them. At the moment you want to make people
believe that there is a spiritual authority outside them that knows better, you
are denying their own Light.
Channeling is a talent
like other talents: painting, writing, and musical talent. The gift of
channeling does not make someone a better person, any more than other gifts do.
Also, people who are channeling are not authorities on spiritual or ethical
In her article,
"What is Channeling?”, Pamela Kribbe writes: "What is decisive for the value of a channeled text is the
richness of content, the clarity and love that is expressed. What is given as
the source of the channeling is of secondary importance. In addition, channeled
messages are received by human beings and the messages are always colored by
the personal experiences and the conceptual framework of the one who transmits
the information.” (This quote is from a Dutch article; for an English
article on channeling by Pamela see www.jeshua.net “Who are we”, at the end of
Personally, I think you
should read a channeled message like you listen to a song on the radio: if it
touches your heart and you feel uplifted by it, enjoy it. If you do not, tune
to another channel.
© Gerrit Gielen
Translation by Maria Baes and Frank Tehan
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