Hearing Voices In Your Head
Anyone who has ever had a psychic reading with someone who has the gift of clairaudence (meaning clear hearing) or a session with a spirit medium, has heard these words spoken often; “What I am hearing is this or that about the subject matter being discussed.” The information comes to that gifted person as their channels are open to hear information from guides, angels, higher self and other dimensions. It is usually taken for granted by the reader when the information is received and then it is up to the receiver of that information to interpret what they have heard.
Sometimes it is straight forward, sometimes cryptic and oft times interpreted through the reader’s personality. But what if someone who does not use psychic gifts, say your everyday Jane or Joe suddenly out of nowhere, hears a voice in their head giving them instructions, advice or caution as loud and clear as though a person was standing next to them?
Well for one thing for sure, it scares the bejesus out of them and then they do one of two things; they disregard it or question where the voice came from? Those who disregard it, only if it becomes persistent, finally speak about it or address it.
Unfortunately, the usual advice is take medication to resolve the issue. And guess what? When you take those “I hear voices in my head” pills from the psychiatrist, they do go away, as you have blocked the channel of communication with drugs.
There are many reasons for hearing voices inside one’s head; some of these reasons are spiritual or “paranormal”, while others have more psychological or emotional causes. For the last several hundred years, anyone who heard voices was considered to be possessed, insane or at the very least, mentally disturbed. They were either institutionalized, ostracized, or burned as a witch.
Spiritual gift or psychological disorder?
Even our modern medical system has deemed hearing voices to be a mental disorder, calling it anything from delusions to schizophrenia. Unfortunately, there is very little understanding or support for what is often a spiritual phenomenon. Many prophets throughout recorded history have heard voices that offered them divine wisdom and guidance. This spiritual phenomenon of hearing voices that no one else can hear can be a psychic gift known as clairaudience or mediumship.
So what do you do when out of the blue, you hear a voice very clearly saying to you to go and check on your child in the back yard? You listen to it! Whether the results of listening to that voice is saving your child from the pool or just noticing they are now naked in the sunshine, you are being guided.
Most people have some form of psychic ability available to them. If they learn how to trust it and develop it, those voices are our intuitive guidance system like a compass designed to chaperon us through this lifetime. Unfortunately fear, religion and our dependence on rational thinking have shut down most people’s psychic abilities. Intuition is often denied, ridiculed and dismissed as being irrational. Intuition is irrational by its very nature as it does not come from the rational side of the brain.
Children are usually the ones that exhibit the ability to hear the voices from the other side with their imaginary playmates as they are also closer to the divine and their “imagination” allows them to connect with different frequencies and dimensions of experience.
In part 2, I discuss how to identify the voice in your head, and what to do if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Click here to continue on to part 2.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine.