In traditional prayer, we talk to God and lay bare our souls, express our deepest desires and ask for blessings on ourselves and others. Is there a way that we can discern God’s communication back to us? My answer to that question is an emphatic YES! God communicates with us constantly. There are many ways that I know of that God sends us messages. Some of them are through inspiration, through synchronicities, and by listening for the still, small voice. There are many more, but let’s start with these.
Let’s set some assumptions to begin this discussion. I assume the following:
- God or Source is a part of each of us, just like we are a part of God
- Not only are we connected with source, but we are connected with all humanity and with the physical world
- Everything happens for a reason
- We attract to ourselves that which we think about and believe
- To change the world around us, we need to change our thoughts and beliefs
If we believe these tenets of interconnectedness and the power of our thoughts and beliefs, then we can recognize Source’s messages to us through the following means:
Inspiration: I find that many of the thoughts and ideas that come to me are instant messages from Source. I figure that the first thought that I have in reaction to a question or situation is usually the right one, couriered to me from divine realms. My first thought is pure and devoid of my own interpretation, appearing too swiftly for it to be vetoed by my ego. Often, these inspirations will come to me while I’m doing something else like brushing my teeth or showering, and usually just after I awake in the morning. Trust your first thought. Pay attention and honor it. The biggest hurdle to inspiration is to become aware of and remember that first thought. The ego-mind is quick to dismiss it and start its own analysis. When you are in ego-mind, you can be pretty sure that nothing - zip, zero, nada - purely divine is coming through.
Synchronicities: There are no accidents. Our souls are working to create opportunities for us to learn and grow in the most helpful ways. Therefore, everything "happens" to us for a reason. We attract learning opportunities to us through our thoughts and beliefs. People tell us things, we receive a phone call, an animal crosses our paths - all these are synchronicities that we can pay attention to. The reason I’m a blogger is because of synchronicity: My marketing assistant and I were talking last November and she just happened to mention a class she was taking on creating internet communities. She said that blogging is the first step in creating an online community or business. Eureka! My resonation with that idea was deafening - and resonation is a good clue that synchronicity has struck. She and I worked to build my blog at kristinrobertson.com, and my first post was on Christmas Eve.
Listening: If we believe that we are a part of Source/God, then if we can quite our ego-mind, we should be able to hear that Biblical still, small voice. I once had a spiritual teacher who suggested this approach to hearing that still, small voice. Go into meditation and still your mind (I have suggested methods to do this in previous posts). Once you have stilled your mind, invite an ascended master, such as Jesus, Buddha, Goddess, or your own spiritual guide, to join you. Perhaps you can mentally pull up a chair for that entity to sit in, and position it so you can have an intimate conversation. If you are an auditory intuitive, you may hear the entity’s voice (this is the method that comes naturally to me). If you are a kinesthetic intuitive, you may feel the presence of something special. Or, you may wish to write what you hear, or Spirit might write through you. You may have to experiment with what modality works best for you. Be still and wait for a communication. Believe that you will hear, or see, or feel your Truth, and you will.
I have faith that each person who reads this can sense a direct communication with the Divine. Be aware. Notice what happens to you. Try not to judge, compare or strive. Just have fun with it. Do not denigrate any experience you have - if it comes from your True Self, it is truth for you.
Blessings to you as you come to know that you are never alone, that you are always surrounded by Divine love.