Getting Spiritually Connected
Is it possible to be directly connected with Spirit? Can you learn how to hear the "still small voice" of God as easily as using a telephone? Is it possible to learn to receive guidance from your inner divine voice?
The answer to these questions is a definitive yes. Contacting the divine presence and receiving divine messages is a time-honored tradition in every culture. But psychologists and psychiatrists warn us of the dangers inherent in contacting inner voices without guidance or safeguards.
How can you know "who" or "what" you are communicating with while receiving intuition? Is it safe to develop and use your supernormal powers and psychic abilities? Although intuition has become increasingly popular recently, no book currently available helps you to clearly identify the source of your intuitive messages and to test inner voices accurately.
This book was written to help you to hear the "still small voice" of God within you, the voice of inner guidance, comfort, love, healing, and wisdom, and to help you tell the difference between that divine voice and other "voices" (such as those of fear or self-doubt) that you might "hear" in your mind.
Three basic inner voices can be heard through inner sensing:
1. The mental voice (subconscious mind).
2. The psychic voice (extrasensory perception).
3. The divine voice (spiritual awareness).
This book will help you recognize and differentiate these inner voices and contact the divine voice clearly and reliably. It offers a new, systematic approach to intuitive training and will help you establish a spiritual connection with deeper levels of inner being. You will find this direct pipeline to profound wisdom provides a great source of inner strength and self-confidence, which is unavailable via any other technique.
Providing a complete road map to your inner life, this book can lead you safely through the maze of the spiritual path, pointing out signposts along the way. Its field-proven methods have been tested and verified by students from all backgrounds who have had beneficial experiences with these techniques.
For example, Janet Di Giovanna, an exporter from Mill Valley, California, states: "By using the techniques in Susan's book, I became more aware of the silent messages I had always been receiving. I now pay attention more frequently, and the accuracy of these messages has been astounding. I no longer take for granted or disregard this small voice. The techniques in this book are very simple and easy to learn."
To illustrate this further, here is one of Janet's experiences: "As I was on my way to the grocery store, I suddenly heard an inner voice which said, 'Go home. There is an important message on your answering machine.' Even though I figured I was just making this up, I went back home. Sure enough, when I arrived home, there was one message on my machine concerning my finances. Had I not received it that hour, I would have missed a very important, lucrative opportunity."
By using the tools offered in this book, you can develop your ability to receive clear, precise divine intuition safely and avoid the pitfalls of psychic delusion.
What Is Divine Revelation?
Divine Revelation, the technique of intuitional development offered in this book, is a way to develop your innate ability to hear the divine voice within. It is a method of listening, letting go, and receiving from Spirit. This universal technique is a simple, effective way to directly communicate with God, in whatever form you personally believe God to be.
Kera Gill, a homemaker from Ohio, describes her experience with this technique: "I see it as a very simple, powerful, and effective way of communicating with God, but, for me, it's not talking to God. It's listening to God. Before I learned Divine Revelation, I always talked to God. I would read prayers or say prayers, and then I would be done. That was it. Divine Revelation provides a way of listening to God. I ask a question and then I sit and wait, and I listen, and the answer comes -- from that part of myself that is connected to God."
Divine Revelation techniques help you experience higher states of consciousness and inner contact with your higher self, the divine presence, and the enlightened ascended masters, also called the "inner teachers." These divine personalities are real, and you can meet them directly. They are eager to welcome you and to enrich your life, ease your burdens, and uplift your soul.
The Divine Revelation meditation and intuition technique is a practical, easy, step-by-step process of awakening true inner divine contact. Its purpose is to help you receive divine guidance in a clear, consistent, precise, reliable way. It enables you to experience direct divine communication without "doing" anything. It is not about trying or effort; in fact, it is completely effortless. Divine Revelation is not psychic-mediumship or spirit-channeling. It is direct contact with God-awareness and your higher self rather than entities from the astral world.
By uniting your conscious mind with the divine mind, you can directly contact the source of wisdom, healing, intelligence, inspiration, peace, and happiness within. This is not a daydream or out-of-body experience. It is a practical way to receive answers to everyday problems and inner healing, love, wisdom, and understanding.
Sandy Roth, a writer from Michigan, describes what Divine Revelation did for her: "I felt that I had a great deal of wisdom within, and I wanted to directly tap into that wisdom to make use of it in my life. This was the first benefit that I received, and it has continued to provide a source of knowledge and wisdom to me. Any situation or challenge that comes up in my life, I only need to go within, to my God self, and the right direction or the right decision automatically comes to me."
Throughout thirty years of teaching meditation and intuition techniques to thousands of students, I have often heard the following ten complaints, to which this book provides practical solutions:
1. "I have little or no confidence in my intuitive abilities. Even when I have inner experiences, I tend to deny or refute them."
This book offers a systematic method for receiving intuition consistently and reliably. It helps you recognize, categorize, and understand your spiritual experiences.
2. "I occasionally receive intuitive messages or visions, yet I feel great uncertainty about 'who' or 'what' is the origin of these messages."
In this book you will learn a unique system of spiritual discernment that can help you identify the source of your intuitive messages.
3. "I have been discouraged by meditation, because I do not receive the spiritual experiences that I seek."
Chapters 8 and 9 provide meditation instruction, including practical solutions to problems preventing clear meditation experiences. Chapters 7, 10, and 11 help you break through resistances to having recognizable, tangible spiritual experiences.
4. "I have become disillusioned by New Age philosophies and feel confused by a maze of paranormal offerings and occult practices."
In this book you will learn the distinction between spiritual and psychic experiences. Chapters 13 and 14 will help you test the authenticity of various methods of intuitive exploration.
5. "I have played a dangerous game of 'psychic roulette' -- a trial-and-error approach to intuitional development -- following the advice of inner voices or psychic readers unquestioningly, with damaging results."
In this book you will read anecdotes about the perils of following psychic guidance without testing its accuracy. You will learn reliable safeguards for testing inner voices and for differentiating one voice from another.
6. "I feel overly sensitive to negative internal or environmental influences."
In chapter 10 you will learn specific techniques for healing negative influences and for preventing harm from future influences.
7. "I am offended by rules and regulations, cults, and coercive organizations."
The universal techniques in this book impose no restrictions and are compatible with other forms of meditation and religious philosophies, lifestyles, and personal beliefs.
8. "I don't want to work at difficult, strict, hard-to-follow disciplines."
This book is easy to understand, logical, and practical, with simple-to-learn methods that require no previous experience, background, training, or knowledge.
9. "I don't want to be dependent upon psychic readers and astrologers."
This book helps you take control of your destiny by developing your own spiritual intuition rather than depending on others for advice or counseling.
10. "I desire to live a spiritual life, yet I have no idea how or where to begin."
This book can help you directly experience the divine presence within, in whatever form you personally believe it to be. Chapter 17 contains remarkable stories of those who follow and trust their intuition. These can inspire you to develop faith in your inner voice and follow its spiritual guidance in your everyday life.
Benefits You Can Expect
Here are just a few of the many benefits you will gain by reading this book and practicing its techniques. Included are quotations from students who have used the methods described in this book.
1. Learning to listen to and trust your inner divine voice.
"I am indebted to Susan Shumsky for helping me, through Divine Revelation, gain more self-confidence in listening to my divine Self and finding that I already know the answers deep inside. I am growing ever faster as my divine Self teaches me." -- Mark Schoofs, seminar leader, Santa Cruz, California.
2. Enjoying life more and being happier through experiencing God within.
"Divine Revelation has transformed my life on all levels. I have gained a new profound connection with God within myself that has brought immense love and happiness into my relationships and more energy and creativity to my daily activity." -- Susan Silverman, minister, Malibu, California.
3. Experiencing greater peace of mind and trust in the divine.
"I feel very peaceful and best of all I know I am going to be all right. I feel more peace reside and a knowledge of divine order in my life." -- Pier Landman, homemaker, Greenwich, Connecticut.
4. Attaining spiritual discernment and overcoming illusions of your mind.
"I have been involved in psychic and channeling groups for over a decade. I've seen many people make mistakes that were deleterious to their health and happiness. Susan knew all of the precautionary steps to take." -- Luke Pearson, polarity therapist, Iowa City, Iowa.
5. Healing negative beliefs, habits, and false conditioning.
"Divine Revelation has helped me train my mind so that if I have a negative thought or am completely immersed in a negative mood, I can clear that negative feeling quickly and simply, and it's very powerful." -- Nancy Maurice, homemaker, Des Moines, Iowa.
6. Receiving vital energy from universal Spirit.
"I had always needed a lot of sleep, and if I didn't get a certain number of hours a night, I was tired all day. Now I find that no matter how much sleep I get, I have lots of energy. I feel much more full of vitality and energy and dynamism than ever before." -- Connie Huebner, homemaker, St. Louis, Missouri.
7. Improving your personal relationships.
"A certain level of peace, joy, and ease has enabled me to be with myself and with other people and not anticipate, expect, or judge as much as I used to. I feel a greater opening of my heart, and a greater closeness with people in recognizing a oneness that we share." -- Thom Fesperman, sales manager, Asheville, North Carolina.
8. Developing and expressing greater creativity.
"Divine Revelation has set me free to draw on creativity as never before. I have been trying to be a creative painter for several years but only occasionally could touch on spontaneous expression. Using this system I am able to invite the creativity in as I wish." -- Donna Miller, retired, Kansas City, Missouri.
9. Taking personal responsibility and gaining greater self-acceptance.
"For most of my thirty-seven years I had looked outside myself for happiness, love, approval, guidance, and security. Now I recognize and accept that I am fully responsible for my experiences in life, that I created them and that I have the power to change anything I don't like. This discovery of self-authority grows daily and fills me with a great sense of freedom. I am in control of my life. I don't seek outside approval as much and am much less concerned about what others think." -- Barbara Hearn, teacher, Sunset Beach, California.
10. Taking command of your destiny and increasing your effectiveness.
"It just seems to make life a lot easier. Things I do in my career now, I once considered to be impossible. I don't really think about how I do it. I just do. I've almost doubled my income. My ability to create what I want in my life has gotten a lot better." -- Jay Reynolds, contractor, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Invitation to Inner Discovery
This book can help you discover the richness and texture of your inner divine nature. It can help you realize your own identity and your connection with God-Spirit. You have heard that "the kingdom of God is within you." You may grasp this concept intellectually, yet how many of you have the tangible experience of God within? How many actually feel the divine presence at the center of your being?
Many people believe that such an experience is impossible, but those students with no prior knowledge or training who have practiced the Divine Revelation techniques have proven that they can experience it.
For example, Dorrie Rosen, a landscape architect from New York City, describes her very first experience with using these techniques: "I feel the love and presence of the divine. I feel a sense of calmness, centeredness, and wholeness, as if I am being carried by divine parents who will take care of every need!"
The emphasis in this teaching is on personal experience and finding the answers within yourself. Therefore, you become your own guide, your own teacher, on this path to spiritual fulfillment. The tools offered within this book are simply a do-it-yourself kit for understanding and experiencing your own higher nature.
You have within yourself a hidden treasure trove to discover and explore. Once you find this fortune, you can use it to enrich every aspect of your life. You are invited to begin this journey of inner discovery -- locating and tapping this treasure within. At the center of your being is the source of all wisdom, all knowledge, power, healing, light, and love. All the answers lie inside of you, deep within your own heart of hearts. Through the techniques offered in this book, you can open your heart to that inner light and discover the truth of your being.
"Seek for God within thine own soul."
John Smith the Platonist
Copyright © 1996 by Susan Shumsky