Below follows a recent to & fro, a true & anonymous practical example.
Reader Question 1 of 3: Do you accept brief personal channeling inquiries?
My response: Yes, I will do a personal question. Think through carefully what you wish to know; that process draws out the information, "authorizes" it and establishes the better connection.
Reader question 2 of 3: I would like to hear from my higher self some advice on my current situation as well as the confirmation of a previous life.
Response: Your questions are very broad and in fact, vague.
Set out the things you want to know, based on your current circumstance and immediate, upcoming future. Think of an outline, for example. (No, one isn't required, simply an outline-like process to formulating your questions).
Please also include a few anonymous details about yourself, such as age, approximate location and any background detail you believe is relevant (education, experiences, vocation and things like that, as they seem to be important. Anonymous, always. Don't name people, schools, employers, etc.)
How much information about a "previous" life constitutes confirmation for you? This helps me connect.
3 of 3: All right, I see. It was my assumption that the entity that I am wanting to speak to (the larger un-embodied aspect of myself in this case) would be aware of what I am doing and would accordingly seek you out. Along that same line, I figured the other side would have a knowing in advance of what I meant fully by what I asked. Didn't mean to be vague, just took some liberty in thinking it was easier for you and other beings.
I am currently living at home with family as a result of not being able to find and hold onto my inner personal drive. My immediate future, as far as I could fathom, is to continue at home in this way. Medical intervention imposed by family is a possibility. The advice I seek is to know what I am missing in overcoming this, and in particular how to use that to reach two goals. Those being finding full self made financial independence and forming a relationship with a girl, Zzzzz.
In terms of a past life, just a name is sufficient. Let it be known in advance that if it is the name of a life is known to be historical, I would prefer the name in the form of an understandable hint. Confidentiality is key there for me.
Details: Xxxx is a moniker. Yyyy is the correct name. I'm 2X and live in northeast Xxxxxxx. I am physically very tall.
Final Response: Many people come to the channeling concept with very specific ideas about what will happen; they have clear expectations. Often these expectations are not understood by the questioner until receiving information back that does not "match up"; at THAT point the expectations become more clear - and frustrating.
The best way for responses to make sense is for the asker to put forth concise, specific questions; the purpose of this is NOT because your desires for information are not understood. They are, better than can be imagined.
It's because you will feel MORE frustrated with the responses, the less precise your questions.
The process of formulating concise inquiries is a form of channeling; as this is done the information you seek is "authorized" and organized, the hunches that occur to you as the questions are composed are a form of the channeling coming through, to help formulate the questions.
You will be certain these are your own thoughts, however they usually are not. As soon as you begin to contemplate asking for information from your higher self and your Guardian Angel Guides, they connect and hook in to your thoughts. They are with you in thought and person as you do this, and often "plant" the questions in your mind.
So when you say "…I figured the other side would have a knowing in advance of what I meant fully by what I asked…." you are correct. They do not need your questions, YOU need your questions!
You say "… of not being able to find and hold onto my inner personal drive" Could this be even more blurry? Is this your car driving, or your drive to win a marathon or your drive to the store? Drive to win? Driving a nail? Drive to….where?
Your GAGs (Guardian Angel Guides) don't require your questions, YOU do. I am just the newspaper, reporter and printing press. I am not the story and not the reader. If a reporter were to approach a subject for interview or comment, would the question "…Ms. So-and-So, have you been able to locate and hold onto your personal drive?" evoke a good answer? Most likely there would come back a blank stare and the reporter would have little if anything of value to report; no story.
When consulting a medium, you need to be an investigative reporter.
"Medical intervention imposed by family is a possibility." Another foggy, blurred statement. You know what this means but you're not saying it. That sends the message to your "higher self" which is really your set of GAGs, that you do not want a precise response because you won't make a precise statement.
I understand you are reluctant to spill details to someone you don't know, in an e-mail message. This happens with website readers all the time and you might have noticed, I recently placed a notice that I'll stop considering requests for free personal readings. Restaurants expect patrons to pay, certainly, and the wait staff does not read the minds of customers or simply have customers wave fingers at menu items. The customer gives something of value, gets value in return and is specific about what s/he wants. This process is the same; it is necessary to be specific.
Willingness to pay for a reading = willingness to consider and accept and BELIEVE the information coming back. The money is not so important (to me) however it represents value to its giver, who will more than likely give value to the responses.
The desire to know of past lives is very interesting, I get that a lot. I do not specialize in this, because most people come to the process with ideas, tightened like 2" steel bolts, that in Heaven lives flow along a line, in sequences just like on Earth.
That's not true, they occur at the same time and….details from other lives, past and future, are nearly irrelevant to the current life being lived. The idea a "past" life along a human Earth perception of time, experienced a certain trauma that is causing a problem now - like a broken bone from 2 years ago in this life - is often not true at all. The same thing with names. These hold meaning with you now, in this life and for the people who know you. How many passers-by do you see whose names you do not know, do not want to know and never need to know unless you deal with them? Your human name in another life is likewise just as irrelevant.
Many people want these irrelevant details to "prove" to themselves what they're hearing is "true" because the process is new, "untested" and therefore possibly "wrong"?
"Confidentiality is key there for me." You wish to be confidential to or from yourself? Or from me? From whom, then?
This is the message your Guardian Angels and Guides have sent you. This is your first "channeled" session; be specific with your questions.