I’ve heard it said that praying is talking to God, and meditating is listening to God.
I believe we are meant to do both – we can open to that energy and allow our consciousness to flow in both directions.
We can do this through meditation, where we become still and quiet. We can do this out in nature, opening to the beauty that surrounds us and flows through us. And we can do this through being mindful of whatever it is we are doing.
If we meditate, we allow our thoughts to slow down and dissolve or drift away, leaving us simply present with no thoughts. In a meditative state, in silence, with our minds at rest and not thinking, just being in stillness… and we open to a connection.
In nature, we can open to the incredible magnificence that surrounds us, we can allow that to wash over us and through us, enveloping us, embracing us… and we can expand out into it and merge with it… and we open to a connection.
In doing daily activities with mindfulness, we can do it with our full being, doing only that one thing, present and conscious in that one task, whether walking, looking at flowers, or doing the dishes… and we open to a connection.
This connection is to our higher self, our deeper levels, our angels, our spirit guides, our Soul, Universal Energy, All That Is, God. It is reaching deeper, inner wisdom. It responds to us, guides us, helps us, answers us. It is the Still Small Voice. It is all that, and much more.
We each receive intuitive messages and insights in different ways. The four basic ways are seeing (visual), hearing (auditory), feeling (tactile or sensations), and knowing. Those who are stronger in seeing might see images, colors, patterns, shapes, auras, or visualizations. Those who are stronger in hearing might hear words, voices, music, or melodies. Those who are stronger in feeling might feel emotions, gut instincts, anguish, pleasure, or feeling that something is right or wrong or off. Those who are stronger in knowing will just somehow know something, out of the blue, and not even know how they know it, they just do, it simply comes to them, and they know.
Most of us receive input in more than one way, but one usually tends to be the strongest. For me, my strongest sense is feeling. However, when I connect with my soul, I hear a voice, and I hear words. And it flows both ways – I can ask questions, and I hear answers.
I’ve often wondered who I’ve reached, who is answering. Is it just me? Am I imagining it all? I honestly don’t know. But it doesn’t even matter. I am reaching something that is beyond me and more than me. And the answers feel so right to me. They feel like truth. And they are immensely comforting, loving, and helpful.
For a time, I figured that I was just making it all up and it was nonsense, so I stopped listening. And I stopped hearing it. But when I opened up to it again, it was instantly there, with the same kind and loving voice quietly speaking the truth saying, “We never left, you are not alone, we are always here.”
So I am listening again. I am opening to it again. And I am so very grateful and humbled.
So I invite each of you to open to the depths of your own Being, to your own Soul. Open to that Universal Energy. Open to All That Is. Open to God. Simply open. Get quiet and open. Just be present. Ask your questions. Stay open. Receive your answers.
Wishing each of you many Blessings and much Love.
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