Divine guidance can come in many ways

This is a re-post of my blogpost about many forms of divine guidance.


How can we figure out what Source wants us to do, especially if we cannot hear the inner voice yet?

I was surprised to find out that divine guidance can come in many forms.
All we need to do is ask.
The following list contains examples  (and is by no means exhaustive).

Inner guidance:

  1. Visions
  2. Dreams with literal or metaphorical meaning
  3. Songs that are stuck in the head which have meaningful lyrics
    (example: https://karinfinger.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/thou-shalt-not-blame/)
  4. Inner voice (voiceless or audible)
  5. Blocks of thought (i.e. sudden mental insight without any formulated sentences)
  6. Inner knowing (wordless gut level feeling)
  7. Inner urge to do something (for example, the urge to turn to the alarm clock in the morning and switch it off just one minute before it would go off by itself)
  8. Physical sensations (like a tingling feeling, muscle twitching, or seeing a tiny visible spark of light)
  9. Emotions (for example, feeling guilty or discontent when we are disobeying divine guidance vs. joy when we are on track)
  10. Sickness (example: back pain in https://karinfinger.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/coming-out-of-hiding/)
    (Certain body parts can point to different underlying emotional causes.  For more information, see Louise Hay’s book Heal Your Body)

Outer guidance:

  1. Words or pictures showing up on the outside world
  2. Patterns of events with literal or metaphorical meaning, sometimes mirroring us (example: the clogged drain in https://karinfinger.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/the-power-of-forgiveness/)
  3. Opening a book at a random page or drawing a Tarot card
  4. Numbers  (like 11:11 ), pennies and dimes, feathers or anything else that we have assigned a meaning to  (like a certain type of car)
    (see Doreen Virtue’s book Signs from Above)
  5. Animals can have a meaning according to the shamanic tradition
  6. Spirit guides who show up in the flesh in the living room (as described by Gary Renard in The Disappearance of the Universe, or by Pamela Wilson to whom Ramana Maharshi appeared in her bedroom, see http://conscious.tv/text/12.htm ). But these are rather rare cases.
  7. Psychic mediums or an insightful friend

Anything can become our teacher. The whole universe is moved by the single invisible hand of Source. We just need to ask.


  1. The book recommendation
    The same book (by Ramana Maharshi) was recommended twice to Renate McNay by different people. But she wasn’t interested.
    Then, she was in a bookstore and the book fell on her head out of nowhere.
    Finally, she got the message and read the book. (http://conscious.tv/text/12.htm )
  2. Customizing the inner voice 
    I insisted that I wanted to hear an audible inner voice. Somehow, I had the idea that in order to be real guidance the voice must be audible.
    So, one morning, I heard an audible voice into my head.
    It said „Freedom” in a very low bass.
    Next week on another morning, I got an audible voice in my head saying something in a high pitch Mickey Mouse voice.
    That seemed like a humorous suggestion for customizing the voice of my internal satellite navigation system. Apparently, Source was making fun of me.
    I felt humbled. But I admired the universe’s teaching methods, patience, and humor.
    And I stayed with the voiceless voice setting.

If you are interested in more information, you can download the script of my workshop from 2017 about divine guidance here.

A timely warning before a thunderstorm

A few nights ago, I woke up with a cramp in my leg. Not the usual annoying and painful cramp in the calf, but one in the ankle where my foot was bent inwards. I knew this would stop as soon as I got up and put my feet on the floor.

My guides have several methods of waking me up. Sometimes my husband snores or I may have a troubling dream or I hear a noise like an alarm clock. But then in reality, alarm clock didn’t go off, it was more like an acoustic hallucination. While these things usually happens in order to wake me up so that I can remember what I just dreamt, the cramp in my ankle which bent the foot inwards was to make me get up.

So, I got up and wondered why my guides would want to wake me up around 5:30 am. I didn’t work on that day and would have preferred to sleep in.

I noticed some rumbling outside. A thunderstorm was approaching but it was still far away. So, I got up and went to the bathroom.

Then it hit me. The skylight windows in the room on the top floor had been wide open the entire night. The temperatures were high and the weather forecast had not predicted rain, so my husband had opened the windows over night to let some cool air in. I must close them before the rain started.

I went upstairs and closed the windows just as the first drops of rain started to fall. Then I went back to bed. And less than 10 minutes after being woken up, the rain started to pour. Had I not closed the windows, we would have gotten some damage on the wallpaper and the carpet from the heavy rain.

Whoever that was who woke me up just with the right timing, higher self or guides or whatever, there was some invisible force behind the veil which had my back. And I found that comforting to know and was very grateful.

A prayer and signs

Here is an update regarding rheumatoid arthritis flare-up of my left knee after my first Corona mRNA vaccination.

I had tried to treat it with homeopathic remedies with more or less success. Mostly, some well-chosen remedies worked fine during the first dose and made me very optimistic. But when the effect wore off and I took the second dose, it didn’t work as well anymore.

Here are some details for those of my readers who are homeopathically inclined:
The remedies which helped were mainly Lachesis and Bryonia.
Silicea (- a remedy after damage by vaccination) also worked well initially, but afterwards not anymore.
I didn’t try Thuja yet (another post-vaccination remedy) because I had bad reactions to it in the past.
Ledum did not work well.
In between, I took some nosodes for better reaction (Carcinosinum and Syphilinum which had served me well in the past), and also Lycopodium as a complementary follow-up remedy for Lachesis.

I used potencies in the range of LM6, LM18, LM30 (1 drop diluted over 5 plastic cups), or C200 (dry).

Regarding the resources, I often use the reversed Kent’s repertory as a materia medica substitute: http://homeoint.org/hidb/kent/index.htm. Additionally, I use the online version of Kent’s repertory: http://homeoint.org/books/kentrep/index.htm

What I also did was cut back on food which causes inflammation (for me, that would be diary products; and meat, especially pork, is also bad for inflammation, but don’t eat that anymore since a couple of years.)

I tried to restrict strain on the knee as much as possible to help the inflammation calm down and elevated the leg a lot.

I did not use local ointments or bandages ( – had tried a bandage in the beginning but that seemed to make it worse).
I also avoided allopathic anti-inflammatory medicine since I was afraid that this would lead to a rebound effect after I weaned myself off the medicine ( – had enough trouble with that in the past).

But at some point, I had reached the end of my rope. All my efforts could not make the inflammation go away.

Then I lay in bed on the evening of August 7, 2021, and gave up and started to pray to God and the archangels (Michael and Raphael). It was with an attitude of humble surrender. I couldn’t handle this painful condition alone and needed help.

I tried to feel the energy signature of the archangels again. But while I succeeded feeling something (e.g. high joy around my heart) when connecting with Archangel Michael, I could not sense anything when trying to connect with Archangel Raphael.

Suddenly, I noticed that the previously dark room was dimly lit. What was that? To my astonishment, I noticed that my iPad on my nightstand had gone on – all by itself.

I switched it off and resumed my prayer in the dark room with eyes closed.

Then it happened again. The room became lit because my iPad went on.
And it also happened a third time.

Was it because my energy field changed as I went into meditation? But I had not noticed that effect from me before. So, I took it as a sign that my prayer had been heard and that some entity, hopefully someone with healing skills, was with me.

Then I got up to go to the bathroom and saw that a small, square sheet of paper had fallen off the window sill onto the heating next to my bed. It was a paper which can be used for making origami and its color was green with a bit of purple. Usually, these paper sheets do not fall off my window sill. So, that looked like another sign. Maybe from Archangel Raphael? He is often depicted with the color green.

I slept well that night. And the next day, the knee was already a bit better. I also noticed a bit of bloody discharge as if my period was about to start (which is rare for me these days in menopause). I mention this because I had this discharge also after another healing session with a spiritual healer. And this healer also reported that this often happens to women after a healing session. Interesting. So, I took that as another sign that something had happened in my body and that my prayers were heard.

During dinner with my family on that day, August 8, 2021, I became silent, turned inside and started to pray for healing again when suddenly an additional light bulb over the dinner table went on. We have a lamp with two light bulbs over the dinner table. One of the light bulbs was screwed in and was on already before. The other one was not screwed in all the way and was off (because we didn’t want the bright light during dinner). But suddenly when I started to become silent and to focus and pray, the light bulb went on by itself even though nobody touched it. That was yet another sign.

I was so grateful. Someone on the other side of the veil wanted to let me know that my prayers had been heard and that support was on the way.

Even though I noticed that I still needed to be careful not to strain it too much, the knee is a bit better. At the time of writing this, it is the 42nd day after the vaccination, and I am carefully optimistic that this condition will improve.

But because the flare-up of the rheumatoid arthritis was so bad, I canceled the appointment for the second dose of vaccination.


Disclaimer: The information in this blog post is no substitute for professional medical advice. If you have a medical condition, consult your doctor or another qualified healthcare professional.

Signs from Prince

The purple carpet and more signs

When Prince started working with the channel Lisa Wechtenhiser after he died in 2016 and when Lisa started to offer her first readings and group sessions with him, I turned inside and asked whether it would be good for me to participate. And shortly afterwards, I got a sign. A dark purple doormat draped over a bike rack in the middle of our town. A very unusual sight. I thought that this was probably from him.

But then I listened to some Prince channelings by Lisa and found that I did not resonate with everything he said. And also, Lisa said that Prince could be bossy at times (in her experience). I had enough of bossy guides after the dismissal of my negative spirit guide in July 2017. And I thought it would be too risky to connect with Prince and then have a new bossy guide on my team.

So, I made sure that I stayed away from any activities Lisa offered with Prince, like Facebook groups, group sessions, and individual readings even if they were offered at an affordable price or for free.

But I kept getting signs which I thought were from Prince. I was never really sure, but they were so insistent. As if he was trying to contact me and to convince me to get in touch.

I remember during my family’s summer vacation at the sea in 2017, I heard an inner voice saying, ‘Do you want to be a rock star?’ As usual, I wondered whether I heard correctly or whether I made this up. But then I saw a little girl on the beach with a t-shirt with ‘Rockstar Girl’ written on it. So, that was like a confirmation that I was not making this inner voice up. And I thought it was probably from Prince because who else would ask me whether I would want to be a rock star other than a former rock star? But I answered in my mind, ‘No, Prince, I don’t want to be a rock star.’ And I thought that was enough to keep him away.

Then I saw another t-shirt saying, ‘Music is my medicine.’ That also sounded like it could be a message from a musician. But I thought that it was going to take something different than music to heal the rheumatic pain in my foot from which I was suffering at that time.

The signs kept coming and so I said, “Ok, Prince, what do you want to tell me?”
This time, I did not get an inner voice, but I got the vision of a frog. I kept wondering for many years what that meant. Kiss that frog? Or was it about transformation? I had no idea.

A channeling from Prince

In April 2020, when Lisa announced an offer of channeling Prince in a session, I was nudged by my guides to participate. When I procrastinated signing up, things started to break down in the house again. So, I thought, ok, I have no choice. I must sign up. But I was very afraid of doing that. Much to my relief, Prince was very kind in the channeling and not bossy.

In the reading, Prince told me among other things that the frog image meant “Wisdom lives within you”. He also confirmed that the other signs were from him, too.

I wondered why he kept trying to reach me if I had sent so many signs that I did not want to connect with him.
In the channeling, he said that my soul had asked for his support.

That was strange. I mean, shouldn’t I feel more eager to talk with him if it was the wish of my soul?

An insistent inner voice – and another sign

In the channeling class in spring 2021, he also showed up in signs and as an inner voice. During the night before one of the partner practice sessions, I heard an inner voice telling me very insistently that I needed to deliver a message from them (whoever that was). And I should make sure not to block it. They said they would come through very strongly. The feeling of this inner voice was very insistent, high pressure, and urgent.

They also told me that they would send me a small gift afterwards as a sort of sign that I did not make this up and as a ‘thank you’ that I delivered the message. As I lay awake in bed listening, the voice made me repeat the words just to be sure I had understood the message. So, I repeated it and then asked to be released so I could get some more sleep.

The next day, I went into the partner zoom call and kept wondering whether I would be able to hear an inner voice just like during the night before. But I didn’t. I usually don’t get an inner voice during zoom calls because I am not as relaxed as in my bed at night. But I felt an urge to say something about certain topics.

After the session, I wondered whether I had kept my promise of bringing the message through. All I got was a visual of ‘thumbs up’ by shadowy figures. So, I probably did it correctly.

The next day, I went outside for a walk and kept looking for the gift which they promised. Was I making all of this up or was it real? Guess what I found in the street on my way home! It was a lost, silvery earring. And when I looked at it in a certain way, it looked like the letter ‘P’. Maybe a sign from Prince? I was wondering all the time from whom this very insistent inner voice was.

So, maybe I did say something in the partner zoom call which was from Prince even though I did not hear an inner voice. Finding this sign of the earring which looked like a ‘P’ was a very welcome confirmation for me.

When I told this story during our group zoom calls, one of the participants, who is a gifted Prince channel, heard Prince say, ‘Yes, that was me.’

I another partner zoom session, this talented Prince channel also told me that Prince would be there waiting for me until I was ready to work with him. After the channeling by Lisa W. from April 2020 described above, this was another confirmation.

I was still reluctant. But another group member assured me that he can be very gentle and supportive. So, he is not necessarily bossy to everyone. Good to know.

The purple phone

On July 31st, 2021, we had our last group zoom call from the channeling class. And Prince showed up in a channeling and let us know that he would be available for us to work with him if we needed him.

The next day, our more than 20 year old black phone in the living room suddenly stopped working. Luckily, we had two spare phones left over in our house with which we could replace it. A white one and a purple one. The strange thing was that the white phone also stopped working on that same day when I tried to use it. So eventually, we had only the purple phone left and put this into our living room as replacement. Because this was just one day after the last channeling class, I took that as a metaphor that I could always pick up the purple phone and call on Prince when I needed help.

I still think it is weird that my soul wants to work with Prince and yet I don’t feel an urge to go forward with this connection with him. Usually, when my soul wants something, I feel an inner urge, a sense of passion and of ‘I can’t wait to do this/ to learn about that/ to dig into it.’

But here, nothing.

I don’t know much of his music. And the few pieces I have listened to don’t match my taste. Sorry. Sure, he was very talented, played many instruments, was highly creative and productive and also courageous. I am sure I could learn something from him. I just don’t want to be bossed around for I’ve had enough of that treatment by guides in the past. And also, I am afraid of being pushed to go too far outside of my comfort zone. I know it will eventually be necessary, but after the channeling class, I need a break from being uncomfortable.

So, we’ll see. This is no complete surrender yet to a commitment of working with him. But writing this blogpost has been a step into the right direction.