Inner knowing is a skill that involves recognizing how we know things not in ordinary ways. The psychological term for this is claircognizance. However, we might recognize it from the many scriptural stories as “inner knowing.” It is when we receive thoughts, ideas, and concepts that we didn’t learn about in ordinary ways. Upon reflection, we may even recognize these as coming from God. This inner knowing may take the form of revelations or insights or inspirations that clearly we did not have before we received them. We may never have studied or been taught how to do something and suddenly we are doing it.
Jesus Had Inner Knowing
Jesus is often depicted receiving such inner knowing. He knew when his time had come to move into his ministry. He knew when it was time to move on to the next town or when to go up to Jerusalem. He even knew when the end was near and that he would be betrayed by one of his closest allies. Jesus knew how to heal yet we see no evidence that he was ever trained in any particular skills. He simply knew what to do-how to respond to each person uniquely. Often he would go off alone to pray and later he would know what lay before him. He had listened and received inner knowing from the Father.
The biggest downfall of those who receive inner knowing-is trusting their inner knowledge. To improve or develop these skills, it is important that you take good care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. In other words, you need a balanced life. When we come into balance and take good care of our physical vehicle, we will find that our inner knowing is strengthened.
Next, we need to clear our minds. Judgments, anxieties and fears tend to clog our inner knowing. When your mind is clear, it is more receptive to divine guidance. We all receive divine guidance through inner knowing even if we think we don’t. It is this inner knowing that brings us to align our will and purpose to God. Want to learn inner knowing–claircognizance? The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy teaches courses throughout the United States integrating prayer, hands-on healing and anointing with essential oils.