Your Inner Voice

posted in: Blog, channeling, inspiration | 6

One day many years ago, I was driving to my office in the Washington, DC suburbs. I had stopped at a red traffic light. When it turned green, I started to pull into the intersection. Just then, a car on my right ran through the red light and nearly hit my car.

A bit shaken, I waited a few seconds, and then started through the intersection again, the green light still in my favor. At that moment, a loud, clear voice shouted, “Stop! The next guy is going to do the same.”

I jammed on the brakes, and seconds later, another car ran through the red light on his side. Had I not listened to that inner voice, I might not be here today.

Since that day, I have always listened to that inner voice, loud or soft.


Your Bible speaks of “a still, small voice” within. This is exactly what Johnny was hearing those many years ago—a voice that may well have saved his life.

You live in a noisy world. There are many distractions fighting for your attention, almost constantly.

That is why we’ve long recommended you take some time each day to just be still, in the silence.

You can do this in any way that works for you. We recommend meditation in whatever form appeals to you.

There are other ways of just be-ing in the silence: taking a walk, watching a sunset, admiring a beautiful flower, etc.

The point of all this is to simply remove yourself, at least for a few minutes, from a world overflowing with noise and confusion.

You will never hear your inner voice unless you take (or make) time to be silent.

Hearing your inner voice (which is always and only the voice of God) will be life-changing for you. It may even be life-saving, as it was for Johnny that day long ago.

Copyright © 2022 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray


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6 Responses

  1. Dr John Muciaccia

    A great lesson this week that touched me deeply. I have an ear to my intuition and your lesson this week made me very happy. Thank you.
    Dr John Muciaccia

  2. Tracy

    Hi John,
    At 20 years old, I had an almost identical experience as yours, hearing a voice tell me to Wait, which saved my life. I’ve listened ever since!
    I’ve created a little bird paradise in my yard, where I can sit and reflect every morning, and enjoy the beauty of life. It allows that little voice to come through even more, amidst the hustle and bustle of my life, and I cherish every moment. The bird songs I hear, sometimes are almost like a tuning fork, calming my energy. It’s amazing.
    My daughter is now hearing her own little voice and her life is flourishing. That makes me so happy! I’ve been teaching my 16 year old grandson to the same. It really is so important! Much love to you both! – Tracy

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Tracy, for sharing your experiences with your inner voice. Life truly is beautiful when we tune in to that voice within, the voice of God.
      Much love you too, dear,

  3. Wil

    And if it is a criticising voice? It’s not your higher self, it is your mother (father)!

    • John Cali

      True. Your higher self (or God) never criticizes, condemns, or judges. That voice is always your ego.

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