I was reminded of the zen koan ‘when you see a Buddha in the road kill him’ several times this past week when I was involved in meeting with two groups. It was my understanding that both groups were intended to support the whole of its members. Both groups had within it a transchannel who was intentionally self-promoting, controlling and unwilling to listen to the voice of the group as a whole.

I am reminded by these experiences of other experiences with tranchannels who believed that "they were the one," despite whatever protests made to the contrary by them. They believed that their view of spirituality is "the truth".

Ultimately, if we do not see each other as equal, whole and able to connect to the Source within, we are holding one another in deep disrespect. As healors, designated virtually by being a transchannel, we must make great efforts to recognize that the information that flows from us is through us, not of us.

If we do one of two things with our ability: devalue the messages and become wishy washy in not respecting our mission because of societal prejudice, we do not value the information from our guides that is divinely created. If on the other hand, we become arrogant because we believe we are special because of our ability, we shut ourselves off from the true reality of our connection with the Source. Both stances will limit ourselves exponentially in our growth. Both stances doubt the true reality of our guidance and divine connection to Source.

Five ways to tell an ethical Trancschannel

1) Ethical transchannels will respect your boundaries. They will listen to your ideas and support your connection to the divine. The information they impart will empower you to heal in a way that is for your higher good. They will not give you their answer, will not correct you about your answers and will not dominate the flow of conversation towards their knowledge. Ethical transchannels will not con you by telling you that their way is the ‘only’ way. Their point of view will not take precedence and they will respect not only your point of view but all people’s points of view equally.

2) Ethical transchannels will not shamelessly promote themselves at every opportunity. If you are hanging out with your transchannel as though he or she is a ‘friend’ and they are promoting their books and services every other moment, you are being exploited, not healed.

3) Ethical transchannels will respect their ability and your ability to manifest.
They will not tell you the information they impart is the final truth. We always have the ability to change the trajectory of our path to create the reality we intend. I have been receiving so many fear based emails on how to prepare for earth changes, I automatically delete them. We are in charge of our creation of life.

4) Ethical transchannels are involved in their psychological processes. They know they are human beings with their own psychology and are willing to seek help either to heal their psychological pain or to expand who they are. This is not a part time process, but is a 24/7 process in which the transchannel will seek out constant help from a qualified healer.

5) Ethical transchannels will charge you a fair price for their services.
Because they value themselves and their services, they will not give away their services. On the other hand, they will not overcharge for their services because of the fear of lack surfacing as greed.

Most of all, pay attention to you, your own gut instincts, your own feelings and your own intuitive responses. There are many healers out there who are self proclaimed and not acting in your best interest. Pay attention to your best interest.

Rochelle Sparrow, MSW, LCSW is a host of The Rochelle Sparrow Psychic Connection on www.bbsradio.com, a producer, lecturer, media personality and author. She is also a trained therapist and transchannel who offers individual, couples and group trance channeled sessions. Connect: www.rochellesparrow.com, 602.430.6447, email: info@rochellesparrow.com