I work differently from most practitioners. There is a period of quiet energy work and coaching before Michael begins speaking; I don’t charge for that. Since I only work with one client in a day, you have the option of going longer with your questions. When Michael greets you, you might want to make a note of the time. If you wish to keep it to a basic one-hour Q&A, please ask your last question within the hour. If Michael continues past it to complete your last question and the energy work, or wraps up other issues raised during the session, it is still considered a one-hour session. However, if you continue to ask questions or raise topics after the hour, you are choosing an extended session.
Channeling Sessions are direct conversations with Michael. Feel free to ask any questions you wish. Common ones concern relationships, life task, past lives, difficult situations, and personal growth.
It is highly recommended to email photographs of people about whom you wish to ask. If you are not able to, “tune in” to them strongly by visualizing or thinking of them when asking about them. If you mailed hard-copy photos, they will be returned if you included a self-addressed stamped envelope.
It is also helpful to provide their Michael charts, if any, or let me know if I already have them.
The minimum is one hour for the Q&A portion of the session. You are free to extend the session for as long as you wish by continuing to ask questions once an hour has passed from the time Michael began speaking. I ask you to monitor the time, as it is difficult for me to do that. (Please see “A Note About Channeling Sessions” above.)
To prepare, please write out your questions ahead of time and prioritize them, in case there isn’t time for all of them (you don’t need to send them to me). The number covered varies greatly and is difficult to predict. It depends both on their nature and your individual needs, but about eight questions per hour is a reasonable guideline. You can request a short or in-depth answer.
You get answers to the questions you actually ask, so think them through and state them clearly. Make them specific and focused if you are looking for specific and focused answers. Don’t assume knowledge on Michael’s part. Briefly summarize situations you ask about, supplying full names, the nature of relationships, etc. If you previously discussed an issue with Michael, summarize what they said. Giving details helps clarify what you want to know and saves Michael unnecessary work. Likewise, feel free to ask Michael for clarification or more detail. The more you take responsibility for your experience of the session, the richer it will be.
The transmission tends to be slow, sometimes with pauses. Michael will let you know when they are finished speaking if there is any doubt. Channeling is a delicate process and it is important not to interrupt it.
Some people like to have channeling regularly. If you wish, sessions can be free-form, allowing Michael to work with you however they see fit. Michael can also do in-depth therapy; their approach is penetrating, unique, and quite wonderful. However, it is a good idea to use the question-and-answer format during your first session.
Michael’s healing energy is as valuable as their insights. Your awareness and openness contribute to your experience of it.
For phone sessions, it’s suggested that you set up your environment so that you’ll be undisturbed and can sit or recline comfortably. A headset or speakerphone can prevent neck fatigue. Telephone sessions are the norm and are as powerful and effective as in-person sessions.
To receive full benefit from your session, it is a good idea to leave your time afterward free to quietly continue integrating it. These sessions are powerfully transformative and balancing.
It takes me up to twenty minutes to prepare to channel. You may wish to meditate during this time to enhance your receptivity; Michael will be working with you energetically. I don’t charge for this time. They will address you when they are ready to begin with your questions. Clearing energy, during both preparation and the channeling itself, may result in me sighing, yawning, etc.
It is also suggested that you meditate or relax for twenty minutes or more before the session.
A basic Channeling Session is $295, including an hour of Q&As that begins when recording starts; there is no charge for the energy work while I am bringing in Michael. In addition, if you ask your last question before the hour is up, you are charged only for an hour, even if Michael’s answer and concluding energy work go over (unless you request more in-depth energy work). A basic Channeling Session, with an hour of Q&As, lasts 1.5 – 1.75 hours total.
If you ask a question or raise a topic after the first sixty minutes of recording has passed, it is assumed that you want additional time, so please notice the starting time. Extra time is prorated at $4/minute. In this case, please then also allow at least ten minutes after completing your questions for Michael to silently complete the energy work.
If you are not paying online, you can send a check covering the maximum amount of time you might wish to go, and email about a week later to make an appointment. Afterward, I will refund or give you a credit, whichever you prefer, for any time you did not use.
If you are in the U.S. or Canada, I will call you at no charge. If you are international, Skype is an option (my handle is ShepherdH), or you can phone me.
You can also request written channeling if you only have a couple brief questions.
A STATEMENT TO CHANNELING CLIENTS
First, we would like to tell you how much we enjoy the opportunity to speak with you. Chances are that on some level, we are old friends. Otherwise, we would probably not have attracted one another into this type of communication. If not, we are happy to make your acquaintance and offer what we can in the way of counsel.
We are not omnipotent, but we do have excellent sources of usually reliable information, including the aura around you. We also go to the akashic records, which is a library of all accumulated knowledge available actually to all, but with so much information, it does take skill in locating the pertinent facts, and we are learning to do that, just as you are learning to make use of the tools of the physical plane.
We do not know for a certainty what the future will bring for ourselves or for you. That makes the game of life much more interesting and challenging. If everything could be predicted ahead of time, we would have to be automatons, and if we are representatives of the consciousness of the Tao, then the Tao would likewise be an automaton. Fortunately, this is not the case. We cannot predict what others will do with assurance because others themselves do not know what they will do, and even if they think that they do, they might change their minds. We can only give our best projections based on where things appear to be going and taking into account the relevant agreements and karmas. This, too, is an art that we are learning.
We are happy for you to ask any questions to which you would like to hear our responses. However, we feel we are of the greatest benefit when you ask questions regarding matters of importance to your life: for example, experiences from which you wish to learn the most you can, or people you wish to understand better so that you can love them more.
When you come to us via Shepherd, you need to understand that you are getting our opinions, views and experiences. Other equally valid entities have different points of view and slants. It’s up to you to make up your mind about things. We make mistakes, too, so if something doesn’t ring true, it’s okay to be skeptical. Many times, however, increased understanding brings with it a sensing of how apparently contradictory facts can both be true, so keep an open mind.
You will get the most out of this session if you review the material in a week or two. It’s hard for so much new knowledge to soak in the first time. A defense against overload is to make it seem less than it is. This is normal, but often, our students find their channeling to be far more meaningful weeks or even months later. Also, it is the mark of a good teacher (and we aspire to this) to give what the student is almost but not quite ready to hear. That way, we promote growth. Obviously, the material becomes more meaningful when the student is actually ready.
So we look forward to our time with you. Feel free to talk to us as you would anyone else.