“Do not assume that divine guidance flows only when you are in need of help. Guidance continues to flow whether or not you have problems. It...comes during times of tranquility or trauma...it is up to you to have the courage to acknowledge it.” ~ Caroline Myss
You are not alone.
If there was only one thing I could convey to you, it is that you are not alone. You are constantly being guided. It can be very hard to believe at times but I assure you-- you are not alone. If there is ever a time when you feel you you need help, please ask the Universe (God, Allah, whomever you believe in) for help-- and then listen. Often times we are too busy to wait for an answer and so we think that our prayers are not being answered. We also have a preconceived notion about what form our answer or guidance should come as. Please be open to everything.
You are being guided in various ways. The key is to always be listening. Guidance will come through friends, family, situations, and things. I have seen this so many times, that I no longer believe in coincidences. I call them synchronistities (and I’m not the only one) because guidance from the Universe is all about timing. Guidance will come relentlessly. It is in the timing of your listening and being ready to hear the message that will make all the difference.
When I first started out on this journey to energy medicine I was pretty clueless as to what direction I should go in. So I began by reading several books based on the scientific evidence of psychic phenomenon (cool!). I read a book about 5 or so famous mediums who were put through a series of tests to prove their ability to talk to those who have crossed over. I was particularly impressed by one medium called John Edward. Reading about his gift made me wonder about what mine might be.
At the time I finished this book, I found myself at a school fundraiser with many donated books for sale. Being on a budget, I hoped I could find the perfect book-- and I did. While perusing the plethora of books, I glanced down and saw a John Edward book right there! When I looked at it, I knew there was a message inside it to me. I quickly opened the book and looked at the inside cover...nothing. Hmmm, maybe it’s on the last few pages. Nothing. I decided to take home the book anyway and thought I was silly for thinking a message for me was somehow embedded in the book. Maybe the message is in the text of the book, but that didn’t seem right either. It really felt like there was a message for me specifically.
Weeks later, I was sitting on my couch reading his book and decide to get a cup of coffee. I place the book down and out falls a note! At that point, I actually freaked out. This is what the note said:
This is not your gift. It is coming in the mail. We have subscribed to John Edward’s newsletter for you for a year. Hope you have a wonderful year!
Ellen and David
Holy--moly--is--right! You are probably thinking I made this up! But I didn’t! I promise. The amount of things that needed to be orchestrated in order for me to receive this message is incredible. Amy (whomever she is) had a birthday, Ellen and David decided to give this book (which they felt wasn’t enough for Amy), so they decided to write a note, Amy decided to donate the book with the note in the book, I decided to attend the fundraiser, look for a book, listen to the message of guidance about this book, buy the book, read the book and find the note.
You may be thinking why didn’t the Universe present the note right away when I looked for it? It’s because I wasn’t ready to hear the message. I needed to buy the book to learn from his work and get a better understanding of his gift. Only then was I ready to learn that mediumship isn’t “my gift” and to not assume the form that the guidance should come in.
In the course of my time working in the spiritual realm, I have learned, without a doubt, the Universe has got my back. Knowing that help is always available should bring some relief. I hope this example inspires you to take notice and listen--I think you will be as amazed as I have been.