God speaking to the world through individuals is what has kept the light aflame within earthly religions. Have you considered how people come closer to God – how they participate and truly hear? With some research, I have compiled the seven most successful secrets to hearing God’s voice.
Secret One: Release attachment from ideas. I have noticed that though I may carry ideas and past associations, hearing God’s voice is in part just listening below the ideas themselves. God won’t speak to your ideas- so allowing them to pass over like clouds, and suspending the intellect for a time, is key.
“You must become still and listen with your heart here. Your ideas will be struggling. They will be struggling to keep up. They will be trying to calculate and comprehend this, but they cannot, you see. For this is not a message for the intellect.” – How God Speaks to the World
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Secret Two: You are not a passive observer. A challenging secret to hearing God’s voice is to be an active participant in the relationship. Can you prepare? Do you think God would want to give you a great request if you were not prepared?
“We can’t be passive, sit back and just expect that we will hear God without preparing ourselves in any way” – Soul Shepherding
Secret Three: Practice. Another secret well known to a consistent man or woman of God would be practice. How has the voice I trusted served me in the past? Looking at the outcome, was this God speaking to me, or my desires?
“It is by practicing, by reason of use, that we are able to discern whether what we hear is of God” – Seven Keys to Hearing God’s Voice
Secret Four: Allow the mind to rest. Described below in a teaching of the New Message from God, we need reprieve to receive!
“Therefore, the student seeks to give the mind reprieve and rest so that it can restore itself and renew itself. This rest is needed if the mind is to be employed for greater things, if it is to be focused and directed, if it is to be effective as a tool for perception and a tool for communication.” – Parting the Veil of the Mind
Secret Five: An honest approach. I have been told that I must not be with a person while wanting from them. Well, I must not be with God in a state of wanting, begging. I do not know what to teach myself, and I do not understand my situation clearly, always. An honest approach leaves space for God to come in. It leaves room for the mystery.
“God does not reveal Himself to every casual onlooker who would take sacred things and play with them like toys. I have known some adults who treated the gifts of God as if they were just little baubles to play with. To please God and to receive counsel from Him, people must be both determined and serious.” – Pat’s Perspective
“True honesty brings about the ability to wait, the ability to evaluate oneself constructively, the ability to discern, the ability to not speak when that is appropriate, the ability to speak when that is appropriate, the ability to follow a Greater Power within you, the ability to abide with what is known, and the ability to avoid or step away from what is harmful or untrue”- Wisdom from the Greater Community, Vol. 2: Honesty
Secret Six: Accept that God may say “no” more than “yes.” God’s voice will not sound like you want it to all the time. Many people report feeling a sense of restraint that proves to be life saving.
“[God] will hold you back from many things. You are not used to holding yourself back, and that is why your life has been a series of dilemmas and even catastrophes. It is going to save you for something greater. But first, you must stop committing the same mistakes, making the same foolish assumptions, the same mindless decisions. You must slow down. You must stop. You must take time to practice listening—listening for Knowledge, listening to develop the listening ability, the intention and the capacity within yourself.” – Listening for Knowledge
Secret Seven: Time. Even if you follow all of the secrets, you have a lifetime of unlearning to do! Patience with yourself here is important. You will not be able to unlock the mystery of God’s voice, and you will not be able to hear it overnight, or even be certain every single time.
“This will take time because you are undoing years and years of habit, years and years of preoccupation, years and years of self-obsession or the obsession over other things or people. You are counteracting your social conditioning, which is powerful and overwhelming until you break free of it. So this will take time and daily application.” – Listening for Knowledge
Blessings on your journey, and may you hear what must be done in your life.