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CHANNEL 1

What Is Channel 1?

As most of you know, Virginia Stephenson is one of the five teachers whom Joel personally appointed to teach The Infinite Way.  She suggested an interesting way to help us determine where we are in consciousness, which was to ask ourselves if we are tuned in to “Channel 1” or “Channel 2.”  She said:

“There has to be a degree of alertness.  You have to monitor what you hear, and when you hear the carnal mind speaking, whether it comes forth from someone else’s thought or just enters your mind, you have to recognize, ‘This is Channel 2.  It is that old devil, carnal mind, hypnotism, nothingness, no person, no place, no thing, no condition.’  You have to recognize that it is absolute nothingness and dismiss it.  Then as you listen and as you hear truth expressed in many ways, or you see it as the tenderness, kindness, love, generosity, happiness and joy that is being expressed in the world through man, through the plants, through the flowers, the sunset, the beauty, you recognize, ‘Hmmm …  The light is on.’  You have recognized the Real. “

When you recognize the Real, you are tuned to Channel 1.  Virginia continues:

“So you are monitoring what is taking place.  What is coming into your awareness – Channel 2 or Channel 1?  You have a choice.  We all have a choice.  We can choose what we entertain in our awareness and what we believe.  We are not victims.  No one is a victim.  No one is a victim of anything unless they accept it.  You have to accept something before you can suffer from it.  So we have a choice.”

The purpose of this page is to offer resources to help you stay tuned to Channel 1.  We will post new resources monthly, on the third Saturday of the month.

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Posted on April 17, 2021

Channel 1 Posts Will End on May 15

In March of 2020, we started the Channel 1 feature on our site to help us be centered and keep our minds stayed on truth during the most humanly intense phase of the pandemic appearance.  At that time, our intention was to continue Channel 1 for up to a year.  The one-year mark has now passed, and it seems the world is coming out from under that heavy temptation, albeit slowly.

This month’s Channel 1 posting will be the last one we will offer for now.  We trust that you have found these selections to be supportive.  Certainly, the world has benefitted from your attention to them.  As Joel said, “Every bit of spiritual light which you and I as individuals attain increases the amount of Christ-consciousness that is loosed in the world.” 

The selections for this month end this series on a perfect note.  In the selected reading and recording, Joel gives us the secret to harmonious, fearless living: surrendering the personal sense of self for the realization of our spiritual identity. He says:

“When this transition takes place, and this fellow ‘I’ is absent, all of a sudden you can hear about germs and infection and contagion and you can hear about enemies without reacting to them, because now there is no ‘I’ entertaining a belief about them or a concept or an opinion about them.  The word germ doesn’t frighten, the word infection, the word tidal wave, war, bomb, these no longer frighten, and the reason they no longer frighten is there is no I there. … There is no more I that needs protecting. There is no more I that needs healing, or redeeming, or saving. There is no more I.  There is no more personal sense of self, because now this vision reveals that I am God. I and my Father are one.”

Going forward, human challenges will still appear—seeming threats to health, divisive politics, racial tension and conflict.  To meet these, Joel counsels us to consciously remember not to judge by appearances; by what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell; but to BE STILL and LET this inner wisdom reveal to us that which is before us.

For Contemplation

“I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”  (Hebrews 13:5)

“I will not fear what man shall do to me.”  (Hebrews 13:6)

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”  (John 10:10)

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”  (Psalm 24:1)

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.”  (Isaiah 54:17)

“My grace is sufficient for thee.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9)

For Reading

Chapter 6, “Making the Transition from Personal Sense to Spiritual Being,” in Living Between Two Worlds.

The recording selection for this month was used as source material for this chapter.

For Listening

Recording 547A: 1964 Oahu-Maui Series, “Between Two Worlds – Personal Sense, Spiritual Being”

This recording was used as source material for Chapter 6, “Living Between Two Worlds: Chapter 6, “Making the Transition from Personal Sense to Spiritual Being.”
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New resources for Channel 1 were posted on April 17, 2021.
For resources posted from March 20 – April 16, click/tap here.
For resources posted from February 20 – March 19, click/tap here.