It’s one thing to believe in the Divine and it’s another thing to believe in the guidance that the Divine is giving you. According to the authors of the book A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America, almost everyone who was interviewed believed in a higher power or God. However, when it came to feeling the presence of that higher power or God at work about half felt it and the other half didn’t.
When we can tap into the Divine that constantly surrounds us is when we can really experience a greater sense of meaning, purpose and joy in all we do. One book that really opened my eyes, hears, heart and soul around this concept is the book Divine Guidance: How to Have a Dialogue with God and Your Guardian Angels by Doreen Virtue.
According to Virtue, “How you receive guidance from God and your guardian angels isn’t important. What matters is that you notice them, can verify their Divine source and act on it. God always answers the questions, requests and prayers we hold in our hearts. Since God knows everything about us; we might as well be completely candid when requesting Divine guidance.”
There are four methods or channels to receive divine guidance. We each have the ability to receive guidance through all of these methods. Most of us have one or two channels that tend to be stronger. As I share the methods and examples of how I’ve used this channel for guidance in my work, I want you to think of your own examples at work.
- Clairvoyance (clear seeing) – guidance comes as still pictures/images or moves in your mind’s eye. Examples include dreams, mental pictures, mental movies, seeing colors/auras, visual signs from heaven, and symbols. My example: Before I wrote created my You’re IT Tribute Book in honor of my mom, I saw her opening up this book in which each page was from someone whose life she touched telling a story of how my mom has made a difference in their lives.
- Clairaudience (clear hearing) – hearing from the outside or inside your head – still, small voice within; auditory messages. My example: I was guided to write my first book The Little Girl Who Found IT: A Story of Heart and Hope by a small voice within that told me to write a poem, which many years later turned into my book.
- Clairsentience (clear feeling) – receiving guidance as an emotion or physical sensation such as a smell, tightened muscle or a touch; feeling or hunches. My example: When I was meeting for the first time with the team for a training design project that I’ve been hired for a wonderful integrative health and healing program called Renewing Life, I got chills over my body, which is a clear signal for me that I’m being guided by a heavenly purpose.
- Claircognizance (clear knowing) – suddenly knowing something or ideas for a fact, without knowing how you know. My example: This is a calmness I have inside that I know something will manifest when the time is right. This came true for me at a professional development meeting for the University of Minnesota as I’m adjunct faculty in the College of Continuing Education department. I just knew that it would be just a matter of time before I would be the one presenting to the other instructors some of the techniques I’ve been implementing in my classes.
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Janae Bower is an inspirational speaker, award-winning author and training consultant. She founded Finding IT, a company that specializes in personal and professional development getting to the heart of what matters most.