There’s an interesting story about Joan of Arc when she was on trial for heresy. She claimed God spoke to her regularly. The trial judge asked her if God’s voice could be just her imagination. She replied, “Of course! How else could He speak to me?”

The story may or may not be true, but it makes an excellent point.


Your Western society—churches, governments, other “authorities”—has thoroughly brainwashed most of you. You were never taught to rely on or trust yourselves.

If you were brought up in any traditional Christian, or other, religion, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

Your world is in the throes of a massive transformation. You’re all aware of this. The old is being uprooted and replaced by the new. This is good, albeit painful at times.

Part of “the new” is you are learning to rely more on yourselves and ignore the so-called “authorities.” Eventually, you will remember who you are and why you are here. Part of that remembering is the most important fact of your lifetime: God speaks to you all the time.

How does S/He speak to you? In many ways. In a word, S/He speaks to you mostly through that voice inside your head. You can call it imagination, intuition, or whatever you want. You should, you must learn to trust it.

That voice is your highest and best authority. It is the only guide you need. And it is truly the only real guide you have.

Copyright © 2020 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray


Listen as Swami Mukundananda tells an interesting story about how God speaks to us.


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