Listening to the Inner Counselor
John 14:15 “And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; You know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.”
John 14:25 “These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you… Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the word gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
John 16:12 “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all the truth… and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”
I am not the author of the love, wisdom, and writing that appears here; I am simply the one who wrote down the words. They were given to me, during some difficult and painful times when I deeply needed help, and guidance I could trust.
There was never anything special about me– I don’t have any degrees or formal studies in religion or spirituality. I’m not a minister or a psychologist or any kind of a PhD. I’m just a person who often feels lost in my own life, and often feeling hurt or confused because there are so many things in this life I cannot understand. I discovered there is help, and when I went to the Inner Counselor and asked the questions in my heart, these answers were given.
Almost a decade later, I still ask, and the answers still come, always with unexpected solutions, and a very different way of seeing this life in the physical world. A few years ago I realized that these words were not given to me for myself alone, that they were intended to be shared. So here are some of them.
I’m not a mystic, or at least I don’t think I am. I’m just a person to whom God/spirit/universal consciousness (please read here whatever name feels true for in your own heart) gave me answers when I asked questions. I am certain the same Spirit that answers me will answer you too, when you sincerely ask and seriously, openly, listen. I know that if you have wandered onto this page, there is some purpose in that. Some of your answers might be here.
I’ve come to call this “still small voice” the Inner Counselor, because that’s the closest I can come to naming this spirit or entity that speaks so gently, so kindly, and always with surprising insight and truth far beyond anything I could ever be capable of myself. When this communication began, I didn’t know what to think, and I almost wondered about my own mental state. But the words never failed to give me sound advice, loving support and reassurance, and to tell me again and again, that no matter what the world seems to think of us, our Father God values us as His priceless and beloved daughters and sons.
I don’t claim to understand all this, but each day, each year, I am learning. The one thing I know with certainly is that these words are true, and they were always intended to be shared with you.