Originally Posted by anotherlight
Channeling is a wonderful thing but one must understand that to open yourself means both negative and positive can come through. That's why having a spiritual guide guarantees you will stay on track. The "negative" input that might come through is obviously not of a high level in spirit. It is from the Astral, and those spirits are one of many -- confused, some are stuck and don't know where they are, some are fine with it since they've discovered a certain amount of "power" over other entities there, some are just lost -- all (but the ones who do not want your help) can be brought into the light.
I've seen plenty of people who have ineffective guides. I'm curious how you verify that your 'guides' have your best interests in mind. How do you know they are capable of keeping you 'on track'?