Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Can't Understand Messages from the Universe?

Many people ask us to help them interpret answers and messages from the Universe. Some people have trouble receiving answers from the Universe, but more frequently people receive messages from the Universe... and cannot figure out what those answers mean.

What can you do when you ask the Universe for help or guidance, and then get some feedback that makes no sense to you? That's easy. Ask again... and again... and again if necessary. Luckily the Universe never gets impatient when someone asks for clarification. If you have asked the Universe or your Spirit guide or an angel for some kind of message or guidance, but can't decipher the meaning, first take the time to thank that being for sending the message. Then, feel free to ask again. Ask the being to send the message again, this time add the phrase, "In a way that I can clearly understand." You might also want to specify a time within which you would like to receive the clarified message. For instance, you might ask an angel to send the message again and add a time frame, such as "Before 6:00 pm tonight." With the time qualifier you know the being will send the message before a certain time. With that in mind, after the specified time you can review your day to see if you can locate the new clarified message or guidance.

Communications from Universal Beings
Sometimes we can miss the message or answer or guidance because Universal beings do not always communicate the same way as we do. When we talk to another person, we use language and words. Thus we tend to think that all beings communicate in the same way. Not so. An angel may use words, but might not put them in your mind directly. You may find your guidance in a book, an overheard conversation, or even graffiti written on a wall. For instance, one person who was struggling with anxiety was given the following quote by Robert Louis Stevenson in a fiction novel:

"Quiet mind cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune, at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm..."

This became a mantra for this person to repeat when feeling anxious. The vision of the unmoved clock, ticking steadily away at its own private pace during a wild thunderstorm, became the essence of the kind of inner peace this person was hoping to achieve. What's more, the more this person used this mantra, the less worried she became about other people's opinions of her or her choices. She became more confident of her choices and lifestyle, thinking of herself like that clock, moving in fortune or misfortune at her own private pace.

If you review your day, after having asked your Spirit guide to send you a clarified message, and you can find no verbal reference, such as a quote or snippet of conversation, look for non-verbal messages. For instance, one person asked an angel to send a clarified message during his workday. The man was looking for guidance as to whether to accept a job in another country. While the job would certainly prove to be lucrative and offer many new experiences, the man was uncertain as to whether he should leave the safety and comfort of his current life and job. In particular, he wondered whether he would be able to re-create a similar support network in a different country amongst strangers. As he reviewed his day, he could find no verbal clues that would answer his question. In fact, he found very little verbal communication had taken place all day. Upon reflection, he realized that he usually spoke with several of his close friends during the day, and a few family members as well. He had spoken to almost no one that day, having been very focused on his work.

Upon reflection, the man realized that he had not felt isolated or alone that day, despite not connecting with his usual social network of friends and family. And therein lay the answer to his question. Could he successfully leave his social network and family to take a new job in a foreign country amongst strangers? Yes. His realization that he had not felt isolated or lonely that day, even with almost no contact with his friends and family, made him realize that he was sufficiently confident and capable that he did not need to have his social network always available for a chat. He was outgoing enough to make new friends. He would not feel lonely in a foreign country. As soon as he realized the answer sent by his angel, his phone rang--a call from a close friend who had been "thinking of him" all day but was too busy to call during the day. The man immediately thanked his angel for the clarified answer, and then happily chatted with his close friend. Message sent and received.

Whether your guides choose to send you verbal or non-verbal messages, the key to receiving answers from guides and angels and other Universal beings is to keep asking for clarification until you get the help you asked for. You can even ask that messages be sent in verbal form so you can more easily hear them. Just keep asking and do not give up until the message has been sent and received to your satisfaction. And remember, thanks and appreciation are the key to continued communication with the Universe... it is the spiritual coin most recognized by higher beings. Learn more about working with Universal beings and other magical skills with our Kindle book 1 of the Witchcraft Spell Books series – Learn How To Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells With Your Bare Hands and our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

3 Magickal Secrets for Getting Help from the Higher


If you have had a spiritual practice for any length of time, then you have probably realized that higher beings (fill in the name that best suits you--God, Creator, angels, the Universe...) know everything about our lives without us having to tell them. These higher beings know our innermost thoughts, wishes, desires, fears, and hopes.

Knowing this, have you ever wondered why these higher beings don't help us out when it is clear that we have problems and need help? If these higher beings have access to more knowledge and more abilities than we do, then why don't they just step in and help us?

The answer is simple. On planet Earth, human beings are protected by two factors: free will and the Prime Directive. These two factors are really two sides of the same coin. Human beings have been given the rare gift of having complete free will. Free will grants us total power (within our abilities) to do with our lives as we please. We can create great wealth, dedicate ourselves to serving higher causes, create chaos everywhere we go, or anything in between. We can make hay while the sun shines or make a complete mess of our lives. And most people live long enough these days that there is time enough to do both.

While we are expressing ourselves through free will, higher beings are prevented from intervening in our lives by the Prime Directive. If you have ever watched Star Trek, then you probably know about the Prime Directive. Just as the crew of the Enterprise could not intervene in the lives of the beings they encountered without a direct invitation, so the higher beings that exist near us cannot intervene in our lives without a direct invitation from us. Herein lies the first secret for gaining help and assistance from the higher.

Magickal Secret #1: Invite the Higher Into Your Life
As simple and silly as this seems, a great majority of people miss out on help from the higher because they simply neglect to ask for that help. Instead, many people exist in the world of "should." That is, most think, "Angels and higher beings know I clearly need help. So they should step in and help me." Unfortunately, free will and the Prime Directive prevent that.

The truth of the matter is that higher beings are continuously waiting with bated breath to be invited into our lives to help in any manner suitable to their position. Not only do higher beings enjoy such interactions with humans, but any help they offer contributes directly to their own evolutionary growth. Being invited to help a person with his or her troubles is a win-win situation all around.

So the only thing left to do is for those of us who wish help from the higher to do one simple act: Ask!

Not sure how to ask? Don't get hung up on technicalities. If you know the name of the being from whom you wish to request help, use that name. If not, use whatever name or description that best suits your knowledge of the hierarchy of higher beings. Don't worry, higher beings are lining up to be at your service, and if you use the best description or name you know, they higher beings will sort it out. So don't worry, go ahead and ask!

One more note: When you ask the higher for help, be as specific as possible. For instance, if you're about to lose your house to foreclosure, be sure to specify that the monetary help you request needs to manifest before the date of foreclosure.

Magickal Secret #2: Offer Appreciation Generously
This simple secret is another one often neglected by people. Often we are so obsessed by the problems we face that when a higher being resolves a problem for us, we neglect to thank them. Instead, we simply move on to the next most-pressing problem in our lives, and ask help to solve that problem. This situation is understandable, of course, especially if we are faced with many big problems. And while higher beings are almost always willing to help, regardless of thanks, they are much more likely to develop a strong affection and relationship with us when we take the time to pause in the hustle-bustle of our lives, and express our appreciation for their help... frequently.

It is true that higher beings gain an evolutionary "boost" from helping us in our lives. But like us, higher beings also need to feel a sense of the "warm fuzzies," a pat on the back, a feeling of a job well done. We don't pay higher beings the way we pay each other for work. Instead, the spiritual coin that pays higher beings is appreciation. For higher beings, appreciation is a sort of ambrosia or the cherry on the top of an ice cream sundae. When we offer higher beings appreciation before, during, and after our wishes have been fulfilled, we begin to develop a relationship with those beings. An angel who receives frequent appreciation from us is more likely to jump at the next chance to help us out. We then get the added bonus of having a being totally familiar with our lives helping us out. This kind of relationship tends to shorten the time between our request for help and the arrival of that help.

The best news of all is that the spiritual coin of appreciation is free. The expression of gratitude costs nothing but a little attention and time. Then benefits far outweigh the costs, and everyone is happy at the end of the day.

Magickal Secret #3: Hunt the Solution
Now comes the trickiest secret of all. It is easy to understand why we need to invite higher beings into our lives. It is also easy to see how appreciation is the way to develop relationships with the higher for better, faster, and more satisfying results.

This last secret is a little more complex... but not too complex. When you ask for help and express appreciation, you know that the solution is on its way. What you don't know is what form the solution will take. For instance, suppose you have money troubles. You request help from a particular angel who has helped you with money problems in the past. How exactly will the angel help you with your money troubles? After all, the angel can hardly drop a chunk of change directly in your bank account. Instead, the angel must work with the forces and factors that already exist in your life. The angel can bring you an accountant who can increase your tax return. The angel can speed the process of selling a piece of real estate you own so that you have money in your pocket sooner rather than later. The angel can bring you a new client who wishes to invest a great deal to gain your help in the business world.  You see how this works?

When you ask for monetary help, simply looking at your bank balance every day won't show you the source of the angel's help. Instead, you have to be more clever. You have be a sort of detective and hunt down the solution. Failing to hunt down the solution is the one factor that causes the majority of people to miss out on higher spiritual help. Higher beings ALWAYS deliver on our requests. However, we don't always look in the right places to find that help. Once you have asked for help from the higher and expressed your appreciation, your job becomes being a detective. Look around at the different areas of your life where monetary help could appear, and be actively aware of any activity in those areas. Consider all possible sources of money, from inheritances to speed in selling properties to a forgiveness of debts.

If you actively hunt the solution and still can't see its arrival, ask again. You don't need to repeat your request for help, but ask for clarification. Just have a conversation with you higher being. You could say something like, "Angel of ..., I know that you are bringing me help and I truly appreciate all that you are doing on my behalf. I am having difficulty identifying the manifestation of that help. If you could give me more knowledge, in a way that I can clearly understand, about how your help is manifesting in my life, I would truly appreciate it." Then be prepared to actively hunt down the clarification from the higher, as well as continuing to look for possible forms of the help manifesting.

The good news is that higher beings do not become impatient with repeated requests. In fact, higher beings appreciate when we actively look for the manifestation of help, and request clarification when possible. Our work reduces the amount of work higher beings must do to manifest the requested help. So when at first you don't succeed, ask again (and again and again) until you receive an answer that makes sense to you! Find out more about connecting with higher powers and beings in our Psychic Development ebook. We can all use a little help from our friends from time to time and it really pays off having those friends be higher beings.

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