Guidance from spirit can come in many ways and one of them is hearing an inner voice. This input channel of guidance has its own set of challenges.
When I try to receive guidance this way, the first thing is that I ask. Usually, spirit does not interfere if we don’t ask. The challenge is to not forget that.
After having asked for guidance, then the challenge is to become quiet enough so that the voice of spirit can come through. For this, meditation is helpful.
The next challenge is to notice the voice of guidance. If the mind is cleared too much in meditation, then the thoughts of spirit can be continuously ignored. This happened to Esther Hicks (who channels Abraham) in the beginning. She thought that meditation was all about sitting around with an empty mind and letting thoughts go as soon as they arose. Consequentially, she received the thoughts of guidance – and just let them go. Spirit had to find another way to get the message through. They made her move her nose and paint letters in the air until she got the point.
So, it is important to become quiet, peaceful, and receptive. Waiting for an answer is like waiting for the thunder after a lightning. It is with an expectation that something will be heard.
When I hear guidance, it is like thoughts coming into my head which I did not think. There is a feeling of being passive, receptive, and allowing. Being allowing is important. One sure way to block the guidance is the inner resistance to what is being said. When I feel that my guides are about to give me an answer which I do not want to hear, then I metaphorically press my hands on my ears and shout at them to shut up. This blocks my ability to hear the guidance.
The thoughts can come in the form of dictated sentences, already fully formulated. An example of this would be, if you answer the question “What are the letters of the alphabet?” and you receive in your head an automatic stream reciting “A,B,C,…” .
Thought can also appear as blocks of thought which need to be put into a formulated sentence by me.
An example would be when someone asks you to explain to him your favorite hobby and all its tricks of the trade.
When you think of your hobby, you get the information as a chunk of information (about why you like it so much; when you started; from whom you learned; what you are actually doing, etc.) which is not put into words in a linear fashion yet. This is how a download of a block of thought feels like. It is there all at once.
The thoughts I receive are not audible most of the time. Only on rare occasions do I get an audible voice.
All of these forms (formulated sentences, blocks of thought, voiceless voice, audible voice) are valid guidance.
In the beginning of my journey, 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 in 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 pitched Mickey Mouse voice.
That seemed like a humorous suggestion for customizing the voice of my internal satellite navigation system. Apparently, my guides were 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.
The inner voice can speak after I asked a question or even unbidden when I did not ask before.
A good time to receive answers is at 3 am or during sleep and waking up. That is when I am most receptive. Or anytime during quiet routine activities like taking a shower, biking, peeling carrots, etc.
In the beginning, I found it helpful to write it down. Initially, pen and paper worked better than typing.
Later, the broadcasts of the inner voice became too much to write them down. It was not practical anymore.
Another special issue or challenge for this particular type of input channel of guidance is discernment. Am I making this up? Is this really from spirit or higher self? Or is it my ego talking? Is this just regurgitated stuff which I have read somewhere?
This is not easy to answer. The ego can come as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The ego can mask itself as reliability and responsibility when it is really attachment to the former self-definition and attachment to security and comfortable old pathways. So, be aware that any of your well-meant intentions can stem from ego.
A foreign language might help. You can ask the inner voice to talk in another language to you. My guide talks to me in English, even though it is not my native language. This might help. But then, my ego can learn to speak English, too. So, it is not a foolproof method.
The best sign is if we are told stuff which we could not have known by ourselves. I was once told in a dream and then by the inner voice to contact an old friend. The voice told me that this was necessary because the person was in trouble. I did not know whether this was true, but even though it appeared to be a bit risky, I acted on the suggestion anyway. And it turned out my old friend actually was in a depressed mood and welcomed my email.
Sometimes the trust in this inner voice is built by acting on the received suggestions and then evaluating whether this made sense.
Other ways to validate the inner voice are when similar messages pop-up through other input channels (like dreams, songs, or posts on the internet). Or it would be a validation when a psychic medium channels my spirit guides and I get exactly the same message from there.
Recently, I came across the docuseries They Call Us Channelers by Kevin Moore who interviews professional channelers. I enjoy learning about their various life stories and about the many different ways they channel. Here is the link to his youtube playlist.
4 thoughts on “Divine guidance through an inner voice”
It is an interesting journey to ‘fine tune’ us to that reception. I rarely get voices, my main input comes from a combination of images, feelings and those ‘knowings’ that come through. The stronger one’s stand out simply, as you said, because it has nothing to do with where you are currently at. Probably the most profound tend to come out of left field while I’m with someone or as you said, just half meditating while doing something. And I think because I am more medically inclined being a Remedial Massage Therapist I have a lot of information come through in that vein, as in ‘see’ that they are suffering in some way, be it physically or emotionally. The second led me into Spiritual Counseling and that’s when Spirit really came through with many pieces of information in those meetings to help their journey. It is that sense of opening that can be felt by being with one person and not feel anything but the next will have information pouring through. And yes, and especially in the early days, I can get in my own way very easily. Even stick my nose into something that I think I’m helping and get it chopped off as they become offended by the intrusion. A lesson for me in that love and integrity that it is all built on. Great post explained beautifully dear lady, thank you 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
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Thanks for sharing your experiences, Mark. You have an amazing journey and developed many gifts. Wonderful that you can help people not only via massage therapy but also through spiritual counseling and channeling.
I think it is fascinating that your guides speak to you in English.
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Thank you, yes, that serves as kind of a confirmation that it is from guidance and not from me.
There are variations on this method. I am currently listening to Kevin Moore’s interview with Ginger Metraux who channels a group called Galexis. And Galexis uses an accent as a method to show Ginger that the channeling is real and is not made up by Ginger from her mind because Ginger was doubting what came through. Here is the interview
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