“For only with the eyes of the spirit can we see those golden threads which link us with all life everywhere.” Quote from Teachings of the Elect
Our spirit is more than just the thought-energy within us. It is actually linked to a universal network of energy. This network has been referred to by many names, including the Akashic Records, the Book of Life, the Universal Mind and the Field. It has been described as a universal filing system that has been recording every occurring thought, word and action since the beginning of time. Today, scientists might think of this record as the DNA of the universe. We can debate all day about how to describe it or what to call it, but what is most important is that we have the ability to connect to this source of Divine wisdom through the Spirit.
This article contains excerpts from Talking to the Goddess by Kardia Zoe
Intuition is an important line of communication to the Divine. It’s the ability to know or sense something without the use of rational processes. This ability has also been referred to as a gut-feeling, your inner-voice, your higher-self, or even your guardian angel. The name you give this quiet voice within really doesn’t matter, as long as you understand that this is how the Divine often communicates with you. Learning to listen to and follow your intuition can provide you with the wisdom and guidance of a higher power as you face the challenges of everyday life.
“With the eyes and ears of the spirit do you see and hear the sights and sounds of the kingdom of the Earthly Mother: The blue sky where dwells the messenger of Air, the foaming river where flows the messenger of Water, the golden light which streams from the messenger of Sun. And I tell you truly, all these are within you as well as without; for your breath, your blood, the fire of life within you, all are one with the Earthly Mother.” Quote from Book #4 Teaching of the Elect
The quote above is from a manuscript that is nearly 2000 years old. . In this ancient writing we are told to use the eyes and ears of the spirit to see and hear the Earthly Mother (aka Goddess) and her messengers. At first I did not truly know what this meant. Were the eyes and ears of the spirit different from those of our physical body? Then I realized what this passage was trying to say.
Divination usually involves the use of an object or objects to gain answers to questions, or to see events, that are not perceptible to the average person. The use of interpretive tools can help the Divine relay guidance through your inner spirit or higher-self.
“…that most precious gift of your Earthly Mother is the grass beneath your feet, even that grass which you tread upon without thought. Humble and meek is this messenger of Earth, for she has no wings to fly, nor golden rays of light to pierce the mist. But great is her strength and vast is her domain, for she covers the earth with her power…” Gospel of Peace Book 4
To receive messages from plants you must listen with your body, mind and spirit. The humble grass you walk on can help you relax and renew your energy. Trees will invite you to take comfort in their shade on a hot summer day or offer you protection from the rain or wind on a stormy afternoon. The beauty and aroma of flowers can bring you pleasant feelings and help draw your thoughts away from the day’s stress. Many plants and herbs have healing powers to share with you. The more you learn about them, the healthier your life can be.
The Goddess speaks to us through the natural world. Sometimes it is through the elements and other times it is through the plants and animals around us. To understand the messages that animals bring us, it helps to know a little about the messenger. Learning about the animal you encounter will make it easier to pick up on their message.