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Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace

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Famed medical intuitive Caroline Myss shares guidance on navigating these tumultuous times.

Caroline Myss has been a pioneer in the field of spirituality, healing, and energy medicine for more than 35 years. Educated by nuns until the age of 29, she flourished under their tutelage and trained her mind to think about the world as more than herself. The medical intuitive and New York Times bestselling author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts just released her newest book, Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace.


S&H: Why is now such an extraordinary, historic time?

Caroline Myss: We’ve entered the age of unseen energy. All change is happening in the immediate now. This is a turnaround from how society has previously functioned. The mystical laws are at work—all is one, all of life breathes together. The world of the five senses is having a hard time comprehending what’s happening, and it’s creating panic.

For the past 70 years, we’ve been incorporating a new consciousness with Eastern traditions and mysticism, practices like yoga, and global cosmic ideas. And blended into all this is the technology that unites us and is the “inner net.” And now we’ve duplicated our soul circuitry with the internet.

This is a time of transformation, we’re moving toward a psychic energy system. Unseen energy is our new frontier. It’s a new way of thinking and being. Similar to when we moved from the agricultural age into the industrial age, and some people couldn’t make the transition. Transitions rarely go smoothly.

What is the primary teaching from Intimate Conversations with the Divine that can guide us during this time?

Turn to your soul for guidance. You have to rely upon the mystical tools of your soul to do its work in the collective. Trust your sacred self.

We co-create our reality with the Divine within us; we’re the engines of co-creation. This time is about inner guidance leading the way. Guidance is coming to us all the time. But our value system in society is based on productivity—you have to produce—and it can be hard to listen because listening to inner guidance isn’t necessarily aligned with productivity.

And this is the collision point. You often can’t take all your stuff with you when you move onto the next stage of your life.

What are your thoughts on the higher meaning of the pandemic?

The pandemic didn’t just happen. It’s been coming for a long time. There is a cause and effect of our decisions and a build-up of our collective choices. How we participate in the world affects the world.

The pandemic belongs to all of us; none of us are separate from it. There are laws of balance, and the system is out of balance ecologically, morally, spiritually. We have to look at things from a higher perspective. Only Divine Intervention can come with a message like this that says: Heal. This is bringing up all the issues that need healing. For us to move forward and evolve as a society, we need to heal.

How can we foster healing?

Make choices that support ourselves and others. Live consciously. When you wear a mask, for instance, you’re actively showing support for others and yourself. If everyone thought of others, we wouldn’t be in this predicament.

We’ve become so self-focused and narcissistic; it hasn’t served us. Narcissism leads to isolation and loneliness; we have more isolation now than ever before. The combination of narcissism and isolation creates a whole different type of crisis. This is about moving out of narcissism.

What can we each do to make the world a better place?

I believe in the power of prayer.

Prayer is like getting a loving note from someone. The note can change the mood in a remarkable way. It’s the energy behind the note, not so much the actual note itself. Prayer is a conduit for love, thought, and grace. It’s how you become intimate with the world…just one prayer can shift your consciousness.

If you think you don’t know how to pray, just say “help me through this”— that’s a form of prayer. Even though you might think you can’t see the results and effects doesn’t mean they aren't there; in life you can’t always see the results of everything you do. That’s where faith comes in.

Just like you can’t see when an angel has stepped in with assistance.

Read more in "How Do You Pray?"


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