People have a tendency to think that all communication is like the movies will show----you see a vision of this magnificent Being and start to have a nice conversation! This is rarely the case and people sometimes will be upset or discount their experiences until they drop their expectations and begin to understand the different methods and combinations of methods that they use to get through to us. There are endless ways that they may use to reach you!
AUDITORY: You may hear a voice. It may sound a lot like yours, or it may be unfamiliar and / or accented. Music may be heard, before or during a message or music may be the message, like when some fragment of a tune may keep running through your head. Meditative, soul-vibration music can evoke feelings that prove to be quite accurate. You may compose or channel music, if you are so inclined. You may be "pushed" to turn on the radio at just the right time to hear a snatch of a song that has a message in it. People in our culture tend to be more open to music than many forms of communication.
VISUAL: This is when you actually "see" the Angels and Masters, or you may be seeing symbols or pictures in your mind, or maybe around a person you are talking to. You may see something over and over again, put in your path by your Angel. In your meditations you see images that your Angel has sent you. They can be fragments, or follow a story line. Or you can see something ordinary and in that moment, it becomes overlaid with meaning. Or you may recall some memory from this life or a past-life that relates directly to what you are questing about. Colors can become very significant also. We tend to place an emotion with a color in a very personal way, so seeing a color "jump out at you" can be meaningful. The pictures may be like a slide show, rather than a movie.
UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS: (Jungian, Gestalt, personal) These are your personal totems, including symbols, animals, etc. This type of communication can also include the use of various types of tools that utilize symbols, such as the Tarot, I Ching, Numerology, Runes, Astrological charts, etc. Nearly everyone has seen objects in clouds, curtains, walls, etc. Messages can be transmitted in this fashion. Symbols that we receive may be ones that "haunt" us for years and require the gradual unfolding and processing of years of work. (For many years I saw the image of a blue pyramid, which was meaningless until I had an insight, as an adult). Animals, insects, etc. can also bear messages, although it is not as common in this culture as it is in others.
KINESTHETIC: You feel their energy field brush through or immerse yours (This can be subtle or profound). You may feel a touch on the shoulder, or elsewhere, depending on each persons' receptivity to touch. This is a fairly common occurrence. Other common forms of kinesthetic communications include automatic writing, sculpting, painting, drawing, etc.
VERBAL: This is when you open your mouth and you hear something amazing come out and you wonder "Where did that come from"?!
DREAMS: Your Angels speak to you through your dreams. Dreams need to be remembered to be of the most benefit to you, however. Therefore, it is NECESSARY to keep a dream journal, especially in the beginning. The dreams may be censored in some manner, protecting you from spiritual shocks by disguising the message. Your Angels may look different than they would at normal times, but you suspect, feel or "know" it is actually them, no matter how they look. The way they look may have a direct bearing on where you are at in your life at this time. It can be quite comical or dramatic; they have to go to great lengths at times to get your attention! We will cover dreams more later.
OLFACTORY: You may perceive an intense smell or fragrance that is closely associated with some feeling, memory or experience in the past or future. (As an event unfolds, you may remember that you smelled this odor before, and it may give you a much needed clue as to what is going on.)
TASTE: All senses can be utilized, including taste. It is used as a symbol, much the way a smell is. i.e. chicken soup. An analogy about taste is included later in the class.
INTELLECTUAL / TELEPATHIC: This is a seed thought which is "planted" and expands from the center of your mind, radiating into your mind as a sudden awareness. It is a very complete awareness.
KNOWINGNESS: This is hard to explain to someone who has not experienced it, but it is the most common form of communication. Closely related to the intellectual / telepathic method, you simply have an absolute certainty about some event, question, situation, etc., and know exactly what the answer, action to be taken, etc., is. No one can convince you otherwise, People tend to underestimate the power and real elegance of this method.
ACTUAL PHYSICAL PRESENCE: This probably happens quite a bit, however, most people will not recognize them at the time! For most, this method will usually be used in unusual situations, ot in emergencies, and not by all Angels.
THE FEELING OF A PRESENCE: This type of awareness is quite important and needs to be mentioned. It is the hard to define, yet very definite feeling of a "presence," an Energetic Quality. This may be accompanied by feelings of great love emanating from the presence. This is often felt over a shoulder. Female energy is often over the left, male over the right, but this is not a hard and fast rule. This is also a very common form of experience.
HIGH SELF: The High Self is a kind of reflection of the soul. It is the
closest we come to our to our individual essence while in the physical body. The
High Self is the means we use to reach our Guides, and as stated earlier, the
ability to interact and communicate with our Guides depends upon the clarity of
the connection with the High Self. That clarity and communication depends upon
being "Grounded". The integration with the High Self is a process of
moving into and out of harmony with ourselves, over and over.
Our Angel friends don't know everything, and they may specialize in certain
areas, just as we do. Don't expect them to be able to do it all!