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Updated on December 19, 2014

The Voice Within

Many have it but few can hear it. Others ignore it! What do you do?



Its been with me from my birth. In my early childhood it spoke to me in a different language. It was the one that came with me and which puzzled everyone, because they could not understand me. It was not until 8 years of age that a music teacher took the time to teach me English, the language of my family. Even then I carried an accent well into my twenties.

My early life was a puzzle to many because there were extraordinary things associated with me that they likewise could not understand. At 12 months, for example, after climbing a flight of outdoor stairs after my sister I got to the second top one and looked down, something that is as vivid in my memory today as then.

Of course an infant's head is heavier than the rest of the body and over I went down into the garden below. Landing on my head between tomato stakes my life was not only spared but all that happened to me was a water blister that took a few days to go away. It was also fun to play with.

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Memory That is Long Lived

From before I was born - even from my last death

But my memory goes back to the time of birth and my very first days. My mother almost leaped out of her skin when I described the flat we lived in and pointed it out one day in an outing. "You couldn't possibly remember that" she said with amazement. "You were only three and a half weeks old when we moved". But my memory is strong of those first weeks and months of my new life.

That voice within was strong too because whatever happened to me or was about to occur it warned me and then talked me through any danger. My 'tuning into it' was automatic and before solving any puzzle it was called on to tell me how to get through it.

This is the voice that can make a cripple leap out of his chair, prevent disease, stop aggression, prevent depression, heal someone in an instant and be our lifelong friend. If only people could learn how to engage it

The voice within is soft, gentle and it cannot be heard above the noise of the world. You have to block out the world if you want to tune in.

How The Voice Speaks

Are You Listening?

It is not that of a man with a loud hailer who might shout from the rooftops. Nor is it, in fact, a man. Spirit has no sex and, therefore, it cannot be seen or heard other than through your brain. To tune into the Spirit takes most people a lot of effort and practice.

Another thing about the Spirit is that it can only be heard by its own people. That is those who were born with a link. You will know if that is you because you can hear things that may not be making much sense to you at the time. You also see things, such as visions. You might be shown something that is about to happen, You might answer the phone at exactly the instant it rings. You might also get the feeling that you have been in a place before that you are visiting for the first time.

These things are described as dejavu but they are really connections to your spirituality. Have you heard a voice call your name but there is no one around? Have you had an overwhelming sensation to do something that might even be out of the ordinary? Have you gone somewhere you may never have wanted to go and yet found something or someone you had to find? Have you had a serious reluctance to do something you want to do and then find you cannot do it?

These are all spirit led and powerful ways that God is leading you.

God is Spirit and it fills the Universe, which was not known about when the early concepts of a male god were formed. Now we know so why don't you believe?

You Are Not In Control

Neither of Your Life or What Happens to You

Many believe they are in control of their lives, but this is not the case. Your being alive is complex and it affects everything else, not only those around you but the environment, the things you do, how you contribute, the effect on strangers and so on. In fact it would be akin to operating a giant control panel, as in the picture, only more complex than that.

You are born to a family that is immediately changed by your presence. You learn certain things as you grow and then work to earn a living. Every day in every way you are affecting and being affected by what goes on in your environment.

What makes a person take a plane that will crash and kill them? If he or she were in control would the trip take place? What makes someone who needs to take a flight miss it and stay alive while the passenger in his seat is killed? What makes people go to certain places where things happen that changes the world. Why do some die and others live? Why do some become crippled or maimed and others don't? Why are some born without limbs? Why are some spastic or autistic? Why are some addicted and others not? Why do some live on streets and others in grand houses? Do you know?

What makes a killer who pulls the trigger, as in recent school massacres? What makes a warrior to kill or be killed? What takes a child from his family so that he runs away? Why are some victims of sex crimes or kidnapping? Why are some killers and others gentle helpful people? Why are some angry and others calm and peaceful? What makes someone male and someone else female.

We can put it down to the environment in which we live and grow but then why were we born in that place, in that country, in that skin? Why are some black, others yellow and some white? Why are some short and others tall? Why are some bald and others with lots of hair?

You could never get to the end of these questions without answers and yet everything we do, think, say, feel, experience, share and take in is controlled by the master. So are you in control? if you answer yes then when will you die? Will you have an accident tomorrow? Will your child be safe tomorrow? You do not know and nor does anyone of us. But the Spirit does. So who is in control?

People struggle to find answers that the Spirit is wanting so desperately to tell them. Won't you unplug your ears and listen to the mighty power within? It can change your life.

Conditioning You To Hear The Truth

Agonising over your lot

It puzzles me no end to understand why people believe what they do. If idols had power, the icons were real, the churches spoke the truth or if those who believed in them had contact with God do you think they would suffer these things.

Some of the most religious countries have recently been hit hard. First the tsunami in the Indian Ocean which wiped out more than a quarter of a million highly religious followers of icons, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Catholicism, and so on. All worshipers of idols and guilty of following leaders who mislead. The cyclone that hit the coastline of southern USA wiping thousands out. Here they worship music, gambling and religious icons. Then there are the floods, volcanic eruptions, drought and famine, all hitting hard. That is to say nothing of the diseases now sweeping the world and taking hundreds of lives. But what is a life?

What does a parent feel when all the children lie dead at his or her feet, the spouse is also gone or dead? What happens to a person's mental state when he or she is suddenly alone with no one to care for or to care? What happens to parents and siblings when a child goes missing never to be found? Are these things something that one can ever get over? No! But does the individual affected take on board the reality of their situation to ponder over? Does it occur to them that this has happened for a reason and that it is in the plan. So what now?

God gives and takes away until you are prepared to listen to the truth. Nothing happens by chance and catastrophes follow those who are deaf and blind to spiritual reasoning.

Reincarnation and Spirituality

The Alchemist
The Alchemist

My Heart Is Afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky."Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

 

Day and Night For Two Whole Years

The book was never out of my hand

Some of us know about the bible and that it is a powerful document, at least parts of it is. Mine came into my possession when a sudden urge took me at the age of 16 and a journey to the city to buy it was an uncontrollable action. It was beautiful in its fine wrapper and box. A King James version which I treasured but could never understand.

Occasionally it came off the shelf to be read and puzzled over and then returned to its plastic cover and box and restored to its resting place. That was the case for years. Before birth I was shown the age of 45 as being something special, and it was. You can read about it here

Then a series of visions started that lasted for years and each one was resolved by being led to the bible for answers. One day while reading it the Spirit told me to get some colored highlighters and to mark the passages as they were read. Some were colored red (they were the important bits), some pink and orange (less important) some yellow and green (revelations about things of the Spirit) and blue and purple for lies and add ins that should not have been there.

With this remarkable system the entire book came alive and the Spiritual strength grew within me until it completely stopped everything else. It was even difficult to eat and sometimes it would go on for days whereby only a small meal at night sustained me.

At the beginning of this period there was some outside influence, mainly from a local Pentecostal group, and the pastor wanted to lend me a book on something or other. The Spirit forbade me to open it. "Don't read it for I am teaching you" was the command.

From that point on the bible was rarely out of my hands. From the first waking moment until my eyes closed at night it was either in my hands being read or beside me waiting for the next session to start. It was a meal I could not get away from. My brain absorbed every crumb. This went on for 2 whole years. At the end of this time there was nothing about the religions of ancient times not known to me and of the way non spiritual people inserted their own imagination in it.

Read the prophets because they will increase the power and you will hear the voice if you try hard enough. Don't insure your life for money ensure it with the power that saves.

My Hands Would Drip with Power

As miracles Supported the Knowledge Being Given

The Spirit sent me a companion and we spent many hours in sessions whereby we would be shown something and told to pray for it. Next thing the situation was corrected. This is best explained by the following examples.

One day Barbara rang me very anxious. "I have just been told by the Spirit to pray for a lady named Maria. All I know is that she is in South America somewhere."

We instantly asked the Spirit to release her of whatever the problem was, and we did it in Jesus name (the name of the Spirit).

Two nights later the television news reported on an elderly lady name Maria who had been buried for 3 weeks under a mud slide that had wiped out an entire town in Ecuador I think it was, The film showed her being raised alive out of the mud and the Spirit was suddenly all over me witnessing that this was the lady for whom we had prayed. She was over 80 years old.

Another day while walking from my lounge room into the kitchen the Spirit said "Pray for Lindy Chamberlain." It was Wednesday morning. I rang Barbara and we prayed for her. A few minutes later my daughter emerged from her bedroom and asked have you been praying for someone. "Yes!" I said :"Why do you ask?"

"I could feel the power in my bedroom" she responded.

This lady had been sentenced for life for the murder of her 3 months old daughter at Ayers Rock in Central Australia. She had always maintained that a dingo had taken her baby. The media had had a field day condemning her and most of Australia thought she was guilty, including me.

On Wednesday afternoon, a few short hours after our session, a man jumped or fell off the rock. When they retrieved his body they found a matinee jacket belonging to the baby. It was at the foot of the rock where many searches had taken place at the time.

On Friday afternoon, just 2 days later, Lindy walked free from jail. Years afterward a man confessed to seeing the baby in a dingos mouth. He shot the animal and along with his mates decided to bury the baby rather than face a long inquiry in which they would have been required to give evidence. They took a vow of silence between them and only after the last one before him dies did this guy come forward.

It did not matter that the mother went to jail. They knew she was serving 20 years hard labor for something she did not do, yet their interests were more important to them. But the Spirit was working to a plan.

Lindy gave birth to another daughter while in jail and then it was taken from her. The pain this woman suffered was beyond what we could imagine. She was a devote Seven Day Adventist and all of her community in there had been praying for her for years. It took just 2 days when the Spirit decided to move, yet how could we have told anyone of them that they are working against God?

Many times the Spirit sent me to people unexpectedly, and many were struggling with religion. On one occasion I was sent to a Minister in the Uniting Church. He did not know me nor I him and I had no idea what I would say or what we would talk about.

On the way there the power was so strong over me that it was almost hard to drive. Arriving at the appointed time I was ushered in and he put the jug on to boil to make us some coffee. His eyes asked the question and instantly out popped these words: "God sent me." The tears rolled down his cheeks and he knew this was the case.

In conversation he told me how he was contemplating suicide because he could no longer trust the religion he served and he could see no way out. A lot more happened and was said but this is enough for now.

At one stage I put my hands over his head and prayed for him and the power ran out like liquid from the tips of my finger. This happened on many occasions as the Spirit worked miracles through them

Miracles as Evidence

Children and Adults can Be Helped

One day while watering my front garden my hat blew off into the roses. Putting my hand in to retrieve it it was caught on a thorn and ripped along the inside. It started to bleed rather heavily. At that moment my daughter's boyfriend arrived and saw what had happened. He was concerned for my finger and the pain of it.

Going inside I asked Margaret, my daughter, to get me a band aid while I went to the bathroom and washed my hand. When I dried it there was no more blood, in fact there was no wound. Returning to the others I showed them my healed finger although the cloth that had been around was soaked in blood there was not a sign of an injury.This opened the door for me to speak of spiritual things to Sean, who was suffering severe alcohol addiction.

When Margaret's baby was born she suffered an infection and the hospital rang me because she refused the antibiotic. She wanted me to come to the hospital. On arrival the sister met me and stated the facts. She had already rung the doctor who had prescribed the medication.

When I entered her room she was very hot and distressed. "I don't want their medicine I want you to pray for me" she said. I did and the fever was gone. I left the room and asked the sister to please check her temperature. She was stunned. "What did you do" she gasped. That opened the door to tell her about spiritual power. After that the hospital sent patients to the little chapel to get in touch with the power through a priest. I knew that would not work but at least they were trying.

On another visit to the hospital I was walking past a closed door when the Spirit said "Go in". I opened the door and there were 2 patients. One had the screen around her and the other was sitting in a chair doubled over. "Can I help" I asked. "I have been praying to Jesus for healing", she said. "I am in a lot of pain because I have a heart operation." Rebuking the pain she was instantly relieved of it and was astounded. "How did that happen?" she asked. "Well you asked Jesus for healing" I said. "Now you have been healed." She left the hospital completely well a couple of days later.

The Evolution of God
The Evolution of God

In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony. Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking re-examination of the past, and a visionary look forward.

 

Open Your Ears and Your Mind

Don't Listen to the Lies

One thing that destroys spiritual power is fiction. The world is full of it and so is full of the lies and destruction it brings. Wars, plagues, terrorism, earthquakes, tsunamis and so on. You will not find the Spirit in any Church, Temple or Mosque because of the false teaching therein. Some may be offended by this but my instruction from the Spirit was very clear.

Most humans are like trained zombies or monoliths with hair and eyes that don't see and no ears to hear. Stone like in everything! They are brainwashed from birth and their perceptions of life are only the things told to them. They are conditioned to believe the religious dogma and to carry out certain functions, such as praying to idols and so on. Many offer the idols food or send paper money to heaven via smoke. Can such things possibly be of any use?

There are passages in the bible that are correct and there is a lot that is made up rubbish for the sake of power. The Spiritual input is strong and decisive when you can separate it out. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and most of the Prophets are spiritual facts while much of the rest of it has been added by people who are not spiritual but want you to see religion as being of God.

These are just a few of the passages that state the facts:

But if they had stood in my counsel and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil ways. Jeremiah 23:22

And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me to anger with the works of your hands and I will do you no hurt. Jeremiah 24:35

Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves. Isaiah 28:15

If you want to hear the Spirit come out from the lies, give up the fiction, the idolatry and call out for the Spirit to come into you. It is free and it will not punish anyone in the after-life for you either live in the spirit or you are dead.

Have You an Experience of Spiritual Healing

Do you believe in it?

Do you believe in it?

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    • Painxxto 4 years ago

      Yes I have. My brother was kidnapped and murdered but God healed me, at the point that now I live my life better and share my time to help other people to meet God.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes -positive vibrations have the healing power.

    • Nan 7 years ago from London, UK

      As a Reiki Master, I have experienced spiritual healing for myself and others many times.

    • norma-holt 7 years ago

      It is the most extraordinary thing in this world. Instant healing has to be experienced to appreciate what a great Spiritual God we have.

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          RinchenChodron 7 years ago

          I love your personal sharing of how spirit has worked in your life! Welcome to Squidoo.

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          justholidays 7 years ago

          Very nice and well done lens. However, I wouldn't have used the blue theme for such a subject :)

          Rated 5 stars as I enjoyed the lens and liked it a lot!

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          religions7 7 years ago

          Inspiring lens :)

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          Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

          Very well done lens and enjoyed reading it. 5* and a fave!

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          grannysage 7 years ago

          Although this is not my path, I love the way this lens looks and feels. It is inspired and honest and heartfelt and I can feel the energy. 5^ from me.

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          pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

          A very thought provoking lens and beautifully crafted. Blessed by a Squid Angel

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          Patricia 7 years ago

          I do reiki which is nothing like the healing you speak of. Amazing!

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          Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          You certainly tackle the big and potentially difficult topics. I admire you for that! I really enjoyed reading the personal stories you've shared here.

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          Bambi Watson 7 years ago

          fascinating read!

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          Bambi Watson 7 years ago

          fascinating read!

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          norma-holt 7 years ago

          [in reply to pkmcr] Thank you so kindly for the blessing. It really encourages me Thanks to all the people who stop by to read and then leave a comment. Love you all

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          Nan 7 years ago from London, UK

          Thank you for sharing your story.

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          spunkyduckling 7 years ago

          Deep indeed! As a kid I could hear and dream things but now I'm experiencing deja vu for the things I've dreamed. I come from a spiritual line of family. There are members in my family that could heal. My mother was spiritually gifted from a very young age. She could see something about to happen in the future and a couple of moments, days, weeks later it would manifest. It is said that the essence of one of a higher nature cannot be understood by one of a lesser nature. Most people have difficulty comprehending those who have the "spirituality within" me included. Keep up the faith. God bless.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          This lens is such a moving testimony Norma. Thanks for sharing.

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          Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

          Bless you. Thanks for sharing.

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          TheresaMayhew 6 years ago

          Listening to the voice of God is as individual as we are. Thank you for creating these thoughtful lenses that encourage conversation.

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Thank you for sharing these fascinating experiences. The power of spirit is indeed great. Bless you for sharing and helping so many.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Thank you for sharing your very interesting and valuable perspective.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          An amazing lens, with so much insight and feeling. It is just lovely and your story is lovely too!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          The experiences you have described are possible, people who are good natured, have a heart of gold can heal with positive vibrations. You can also see the evidence with some of the physicians and psychiatrists - there should be a good will to heal in their hearts. Saints and monks have this aura with them, you can feel the difference, their company and vibrations are so peaceful.

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          MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

          There is a lot to digest here. Lovely stories, thank you for them.

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          Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

          I am still reeling in this, and know I will continue to think about it for a long time thankyou Norma!

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          Vikki 6 years ago from US

          *blessed* by a squid angel;)

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          Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

          What a fascinating lens!! When I first started reading the Bible, I also gained more insight from the Old Testament prophets. I can't say the voice speaks to me, but wish I could be a better listener.

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          Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

          I was fascinated with the spiritual stories you shared here. You truly have a gift.

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          ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

          Your link with Spirit is inspiring.

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          Kylyssa Shay 6 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

          While I don't believe as you do, I greatly appreciate the depth and honesty of your feeling and the unflinching way in which you share it.

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          Painxxto 4 years ago

          Thanks to God, my life was healed and love more everything I have. I met with God 4 years ago.

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          norma-holt 4 years ago

          @Painxxto: Great news and thanks for the input. The Spirit has just witnessed your healing and spirituality,

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