Source vs. Channel

I have not written in a while. I have been busy learning one of life’s greatest lessons that each of us must learn at some point. In every major area of life there are many channels but only one source. And some of life’s most painful moments come when we confuse the two, even if only for an instant.

There is only one Source of love which is energy which is abundance and everything else that is good in this life. As humans we refer to that Source as God, Allah, Source, the Universe, the Creative Source or the Great Central Sun, to name a few. Whatever we call Source we all essentially mean the same thing.

Channels, on the other hand, are often humans that Source uses to deliver gifts to us. Channels are never the source themselves. But because they look like us and we relate so well to them it is easy for us to confuse the channel with the Source.

One of the places we get tripped up over this is money. Many of us have jobs that provide us with a regular paycheck. So it would be easy to see our paycheck, our boss, the CEO or the owner of the company we work for as our source. But they are all channels. If we are self-employed we might see our customers, our clients or even ourselves as our source. If we did so we would still be confusing the channel and the source. All are channels, even ourselves. Even the state lottery is a channel and not a source.

For many of us, the real reason we do not have in our lives what we say we want is because our inner beliefs are not consistent with or aligned with what we say we want. We might tell others that we want a nicer house or a better car and that would be true. But simply wanting something does not bring it into our lives. In the words of Sonia Ricotti, “We don’t manifest what we want, we manifest what we believe”. And the key belief is that we believe that we are worthy of having what we say we want. If I believe that I am worthy and believe that anything is possible, then I believe that anything is possible for me.

But if I believe that I am not worthy or deserving of what I want then I will “think” or push away from myself that which I claim to want. Byron Katie says that “A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.” ― Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

The secret of having what we say we want is in believing that what we want is possible for us and that we are worthy of it. So if I don’t have what I want there are two things I must address. First, I may need to change my beliefs about what the true Source of all of that is good is actually capable of delivering to me. Second, I may need to question everything I believe and find those beliefs that are not true but which I have chosen to make true for me.

When I can truly say that I believe in limitless possibilities and that I am entirely worthy of each and every one of them, if dissolves to when and wishing and hoping evaporate into a knowing in the heart that is so deep and so real that we can allow the good we seek rather than frantically chasing it because we know that it is already done.

Lynn Everard

Please note: The author is not a licensed medical or psychological professional and the contents of this blog and its posts are not to prescribe cures or solutions. The reader assumes all responsibility for using the contents for his or her own edification.

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