May 1984 More guidance on learning to channel.
“Each time we begin to write together it would be helpful if you first created an environment free from the distractions created by sound.
No one is able to form the correct thoughts while there is a high degree of interference. It is therefore best to be closed off from the normal daily clatter where this is possible.
Each time I work with you the level of our connection will be strengthened and this will assist in cutting out some of the distractions.
No one should attempt to do this work without first creating within themselves a feeling of desire to fulfil the aims which we espouse, whereby we endeavour to search out the truths most relevant to the moment, and elaborate in a way that will bring a measure of clarity to the recipient.
Not only is this the main aim in concentrating on a particular subject but also, by doing so, we are able to create an interest within the mind of the reader, which may stimulate him or her to further investigation.
To do so, it is imperative to first of all spell out whatever is the purpose of the dictation, and to create within the reader’s mind a degree of excitation.”
In October 1984 I came across more instructions on making the best use of time when channeling.
” Each day that passes will bring you more closely into the presence of your mentors as you allow them to progress further into your consciousness.
Each period of time set aside to be used for these efforts towards communication need not be as lengthy as before, as long as it becomes more consistent.
Begin the morning with your prayer of dedication before you leave your room. Give a few moments to focusing on the manner in which you hope to spend your time during the morning.
Review that at midday, and focus on the way you have succeeded.
Plan your afternoon in the same way. You will find that it can be practical to pause occasionally in order to refresh your spirit as you seek to align yourself with your inner voice.
Keep your daily plans mobile, and remember to offer your personal efforts each day to the service of the whole. You will avoid creating needless difficulties if you remember to do so.
Dispel your doubts, strengthen your resolve, and clarify your vision.
Be patient with yourself and others. Love yourself unconditionally. We do!”
In the following years, the methods of receiving and integrating the knowledge continued to evolve, and the subject matter continued to broaden in many directions, often fuelled by my curiosity and the need for answers.