In 1989, my dear friend, Sunna Rasch, and I decided to take a course of study in psychic development from Cyndi, a well-known psychic at the time who lived in Monticello, New York. There were about 15 people in our class, and every week Cyndi gave a workshop and demonstration about different metaphysical topics like seeing auras, contacting your guides, and past life regression. It was during one of those classes that I first began to channel through automatic writing. About 6 weeks into the class, the topic for the evening was automatic writing, and that night my life, as they say, changed forever. I picked up my pen, held it over the paper, looked around the room, and because I had been trying to do automatic writing for many weeks with zero success, I confidently proclaimed, 'This is not going to happen!'
Suddenly I felt something (or more accurately, someone) firmly grip my hand and arm. Before I knew what was happening, the pen was going around and around in a circular motion on the paper. Everyone in the class was watching me and I was watching my hand—because it wasn’t like it was it was attached to me; it was like it had a mind of its own!
Cyndi rushed over and directed me to, "Take control!"
Take control!? How? Take control of what? I continued to draw circles on the paper, until, after a couple of minutes went by (it seemed like an hour at the time), I felt my arm relax and my hand and the pen stopped moving. No words were written on the paper that first night, just a lot of circles and scribbles, but the channel was opened. I was so surprised and excited.
Cyndi explained to the class that automatic writing is a way for us to communicate with our guides and with our higher selves. She shared with us that we are all born with at least two guides who stay with us throughout our lives, and that others come to be with us when we need them. She told us that our higher self is the part of us that is connected to the universal consciousness/source, and is the part of us that is aware of why we are here, and what we need to accomplish in this lifetime.
After that night at Cyndi’s when my hand first starting moving around on the paper, I had no trouble at all making the connection again; in fact, I drew hundreds of the most beautiful circles anyone's ever seen. After about a month of that, even though I was happy to make the connection, I quickly became bored and frustrated. I wanted words. I wanted wisdom. I wanted truth. Finally, I called Cyndi for advice. She told me to ask who was trying to come through, and then to ask that entity to give me a message. I did so and almost immediately, the name 'Jeremy' was written on the paper. Jeremy is one of the two main guides watching over me during this lifetime.
And so I began happily writing with Jeremy every day. As time went on, other guides and entities started dropping in to write with me for short periods of time: Jeremy led the Guide Group that channeled information via automatic writing for my book, Windows of Opportunity; Gilbert and Akhnanda contributed via automatic writing to Raising Our Vibrations for the New Age; and my friend, Sunna, who left this incarnation in mid-2011, just finished working with me on my new manuscript.
It’s very important to me that my readers understand that there is absolutely nothing special about me and the fact that I channel my guides through automatic writing. You can do it, too, if you want to. It just takes practice and patience to make the connection. To receive a copy of my automatic writing procedure, please write to me at SCortland@cfl.rr.com, and I’ll email it, along with Cyndi's prayer of protection, to you right away so you can get started.
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