Who Are You Channelling?

Years ago, before I trained as a professional intuitive, I did my first Spirit Guide reading – it was for my employer at the time. He gave me a list of questions and I went home, lay down on the sofa, and did my best to channel.

I had some difficulties, but was able to pick up some information for him. However, when I presented it to him, I had one niggle that would not leave me alone:

How Could I Be Certain I Was Really Channeling His Spirit Guides?

The reality was, I didn’t know.

I knew just enough to do a semi-passable reading, but to be honest back then I wouldn’t have known a Spirit Guide from any other being. And that bothered me.

I had read about the negative beings that one could channel accidentally and I definitely did not want to channel those! And so I decided to get some training in this area so that I would not be giving misinformation to any future clients (or to myself). In this email, I am going to tell you about what I learned in my training.

The most important thing to know is this:

There is one type of being that we do want to avoid when we’re channelling – it is the earthbound spirit.

Earthbound Spirits

These are the mental and emotional bodies of deceased people who have not fully crossed over after death.  (I also sometimes refer to them as ghosts.)

The common feature all earthbound spirits have is that they do not want to cross over to the other side for some reason and because of this they resonate with negative energies such as ‘stuckness’, fear and pain. Sometimes they won’t cross over because they fear God’s judgement. Other times they may have some unfinished business which is preventing them from fully moving on.

Bear in mind that earthbound spirits are not inherently negative – they’re just like you and me, except they’re dead, scared and stuck. And if you channel them, they can lead us down the wrong paths. It’s the equivalent of asking advice from a really troubled, frightened and stuck person. The advice you get is going to come from that place, and can perpetuate any fear or stuckness you may be feeling in your own life.

By contrast, the spiritual guidance you get from a Spirit Guide will come from a higher perspective – the equivalent of an eagle sitting on a mountaintop, looking down at the ‘valley’ of your life below – they see the bigger picture and because of this can give you guidance that is empowering, accurate and helpful.

Do you know how to tell the difference between a Spirit Guide and an earthbound spirit?

All intuitives, whether they channel for themselves or for others, need to know this. And that is why I teach this in both my Intuitive Awakening Course and my Akashic Record Reading Program.

Namely, my students learn how to clear earthbound spirits from their aura and personal space, so that they won’t accidentally channel them.

And on top of that, I also teach you how to PERMANENTLY avoid this type of being in the future, so that this is never a concern for you again.

Empaths and Earthbound Spirits

For those of you who are empaths, this is even more important, because earthbound spirits are very drawn to empaths.

Here’s why: many intuitive, empathic and sensitive people have open auras. This allows empaths to merge with other peoples’ energy fields – their energetic openness allows them to leave their own body and do this.

Unfortunately this energetic openness also causes empaths to unconsciously explore other peoples’ energy fields and habitually bring back earthbound spirits with them when they return to their own energy field, without even knowing this has occurred.

So if you are an empath who is studying intuitive development, I recommend that you get some training in the area of recognizing and releasing earthbound spirits, so that you are ONLY channelling the beings who have helpful information for you!

Are You Looking for Further Instruction & Guidance?

You can choose from my Intuitive Awakening Course which is great for the beginner intuitive. I also have some professional-level courses available: The Akashic Record Program and The Intuitive Reading Program. Along with the Chakra Meditation Kit!

Meet Anna

Hi, I’m Anna Sayce! My purpose here on this website is to provide practical techniques and information to help empaths to understand, and fix the root of their energetic overwhelm & also to help sensitives to embrace and develop their intuitive gifts. I believe that developing our spiritual & intuitive side is very powerful and allows us to improve our own lives, and if we wish, even make the world a better place for others. Discover more >


  1. Nicole

    Hi Anna i am an empath, also get messages from spirits and occasionally see them, such as our dog that had passed away seems to be looking over our new pup of the same breed. I seem to know when im receiving messages from spirit guide i have this funny disjointed quiet feel and sometimes goosebumps. I am just a little muddled when i get a numb feeling come over my body laying in bed at night and i sense something would this be an entity or is that still my guides. Still learning although i have passed on messages that were accurate to family and am able to tell them a futuristic date or event. Thanks for reading this. Nicole.

  2. Anna

    Hi Anna,
    I’m really interested in the intuitive awakening course however at the moment as I’m not working, I’m choosing to delay buying it until my circumstances change. What I wanted to ask was is there any plan to repeat the present discounts for the programmes at some point in the future? With best wishes. Anna Murray

    • Anna

      Hi Anna,

      Thanks for your interest in Intuitive Awakening. I do sometimes put courses on sale but the frequency and the discount amount varies from year to year. -Anna

  3. Louise

    Hi Anna
    My partner is an empath, but is also very chronically ill. Needy people are very draw to her and when she has been very ill I have spoken to entities through her and they are also people who have had very painful tragic lives and some don’t even realised they have passed. Some of them try to cause mischief and others just need guiding. Some disguise themselves as others and I have even spoken to my own mother who has passed many years ago through her. This is all very draining on my partners energy and can be very distressing. I don’t know how to help her as I am not spiritual, j have tried but just don’t have the gift. but I believe and understand it all fully. How can she protect herself from these spirtual hijackers?

  4. sybella

    Hello Anna, I am a practising Pyschic medium and have recently had to move home three times in 8 months. I have a stalking spirit who although comes and goes always finds me. I recognise his energy now and he actally calls out my name and shunts my bed to wake me if I ignore him. I wrap myself in the white universal light and ask Michael to protect me from psychic attack and pray to jesus and wear obsidian and a cross plus I now close my chakras at night. Not working so please help? Kind blessings sybella

  5. MJ

    You may consider seeking out a Shaman. I contacted Eleana Radford several years ago and was amazed and aware of the movement of energy off my body. I was left in a conscious and aware state and very grateful for the knowledge she was able to use to remove these energies. Hope that helps.

  6. Mikael

    Well, this is weird. Got this email from you the night that my energy was able to help my friend channel for the first time, and at one point it felt like someone was pressing down on my left shoulder. The higher vibrational beings my friend was channeling said they were trying to tell them to stop, but they wouldn’t until I demanded that they leave and immediately put up a light protective boundary around the apartment. When I tried to tap into who was there, the only image I got was a bunch of flowing gold and green ribbons, much like snakes. Didn’t seem evil, just didn’t seem high vibrational either… Great question to ask, definitely interested in checking out more.


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