Divination tools are those things that help us to communicate with our higher selves, spirit guides, and the higher astral planes in general.
In this article, I’m going to share what divination tools are, how they work, and how I personally use different forms of divination for my spiritual growth.
What are divination tools
Tarot cards, oracle cards, pendulums, muscle testing, scrying, rune casting, tea leaves, palmistry, automatic writing, numerology, astrology, meditation, the clairs, dreams…and many other practices…are all forms of divination.
Divination, according to the dictionary, is “the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.”
These tools, more accurately stated, can shed light on our current energy and/or soul intentions and pre-birth plans. Everything in this reality is energy, and therefore anything can be used as a divination tool, because everything around you is a reflection of your current energy!
Using divination tools to enhance your life
The easiest way I have found to use these types of tools is to first ask my higher self or guides to show me what I most need to know for my growth through one of these forms of divination. You then open yourself to receiving the answer and allowing the answers to come.
Research and read up on the form of divination you feel drawn towards, and then just start working with that tool. Here’s how I’ve used different forms of divination tools in my life.
1. Oracle cards
I first simply pick a deck I’m drawn towards and hold it in my hands while silently stating my intention to receive guidance, visualizing it cleared of all past energy, and then pulling my card/s.
I read both the card description and study the card itself, using intuition to feel into any messages it has for me. It’s one of my favorite ways to instantly connect with my higher self.
I’ve had the most beautiful card readings with the moon bundle sheets. There are four different tarot/oracle card spreads that deeply get you in touch with where you are energetically.
I have mainly used a pendulum to help locate lodged energetic blockages within my body from past experiences. The pendulum is a great tool for communicating with the body. I recommend the book The Emotion Code for learning more about this.
You can also use it to ask yes or no questions that you aren’t emotionally charged around. With permission, you can ask for someone else as well.
The key, like with any divination tool, is to remain open and try to reduce any emotional anxiety or upset. The more you step into the place of being an observer, the clearer your answers come through.
3. Automatic writing
I frequently use automatic writing to have a dialogue with my higher self/guides. To start, I just begin by writing what it is I’m struggling with and I just continue writing without worrying about spelling or grammar.
For me, astrology is a tool that I use to help me understand what my soul came here to work on and the areas I wanted to expand in.
Nothing is set in stone, but the natal chart points to the filter you’re using to see life, the areas you’ve most recently been working on in past lives, and the intentions you had pre-birth for the direction you wanted to head in.
I’ve used this book and the app TimePassages to learn more about how to read natal charts. I also use Google A LOT!
When you quiet your mind and go deep into that relaxed place between awake and asleep, meaningful visions are experienced/downloaded that speak to where you currently are in your experience.
This book was very helpful for me in learning how to get into deeper meditative states that have allowed me to have very beautiful and insightful experiences.
Dreams are an amazing way to get receive feedback that helps you process your life experience. I started journaling my dreams every morning, even if I couldn’t remember much. Over time, I began remembering my dreams in greater detail.
Logging your dreams tells your subconscious mind that these experiences are important to you. The way I like to decode my dreams is by asking myself what each place/person represents in my life.
For instance, my grandmother’s basement from a dream I had recently represents to me my subconscious/hidden self. The people in that dream were neighbors, who represent who I was. The water running down the walls represented my emotions spilling down.
Look at everything as representing something. You’ll begin to notice patterns in dreams. You can also ask before going to sleep to be shown what you need to know or for light to be shed on a certain area of your life.
You flex this muscle by at least entertaining the thoughts that come and remaining open.
That sound of feet walking down the hallway? Yeah, that was likely you picking up on other dimensional activity. (Not scary, btw. Very cool).
The coincidence that seems so fitting? Not a coincidence.
The song that just came on that reminds you of a loved one who’s passed on? They’re sending you a hello.
TRUST! Reality is 100000x bigger than this physical reality we’re in that we think is so real because of its density. There is so much that you are constantly tapping into but are unaware of only due to filtering most of it out.
You have access to your higher self, guides, every person in the world dead or alive, and other planes of existence because it’s all energy and we’re all apart of the same field.
You’re here to have a physical experience that feels real in order to expand your understanding and play different roles, but at the end of the day you are consciousness that is creating your reality moment by moment.
Just open yourself up, become more inquisitive, trust in the loving nature of the universe/the field, and receive.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article and found something to take away with you.
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Jessica Dimas is the creator of The Manifestation Journal, a journal that helps you manifest more fun, love, and joy into your life.