Keep Christ at the center, the Word of Truth in your heart, and the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church as the guardian of your soul.

calendar of online eventsMark your calendars for upcoming online events!

Register now for THE STORY IN THE BIBLE : Begins July 5

And use our resources for the Year of Saint Joseph -- including our 9-Day Consecration.

{{ Which book would you buy first? Cast your vote by June 18! }}

Paracletia – How to Hear the Holy Spirit – Session 10 Discussion

How to Hear the Holy Spirit

An Interactive Video Course with Spiritual Coaching

Session #10

What the Voice of the Holy Spirit Sounds/Feels Like

Question for class discussion:

Describe a time when the presence of the Holy Spirit was a very strong feeling for you. What did this encounter with God feel like?

L.M. shared:

Sometimes when I’ve felt the presence of the Holy Spirit the tears start flowing.  It’s not that I’m sad or upset; it’s almost like there’s such an overwhelming feeling, that they just start. Yet there is complete peace, almost like anything could happen in that moment, and it would be alright. Joy is present too — total amazing love.   I’ve also had a few times, more recently, when there is a sense of hearing the Holy Spirit, and there is a sense of energy to read something that confirms what’s been said.  Like the Holy Spirit leading me to more than one thing.  It feels like a true quest and almost like a conversation.   When I’m in the presence, I don’t want to leave. I want so to stay there forever; the resting, and what I call “being in sync”, where I believe this to be more active, in the world but more attuned to His presence, than to the distractions of the world.

S.L. wrote this:

As I have encountered soft shining lights during my prayer, or a soft inner voice speaking to me, I had always envisioned that this is the way the Holy Spirit works and connects with me.  Although this does happen at times, I have been too focused on such encounters, and can only imagine that He is far away when it does not happen as often as I had desired.

From your session, I now realize that the Holy Spirit’s presence is also in the positive feeling that sometimes lifts me up in my morning prayers, the energy that you were talking about, a peaceful sort of good feeling energy.  His presence is evidenced by a strong sense of reassurance and comfort that all is under control and God knows and understands my circumstances. There are no visual or audible voices, but only the energy which I feel, and the conviction that God is there for me, no matter what. 

This can only happen when I willfully quiet myself before Him, and truly focus on Him, freeing myself from distractions of any sort during prayer time.  The only challenge is to remain focused throughout the day, when there are too many things going on.  I need to remind myself consciously to re-direct my thoughts again, whenever I loose focus. 

J.P. shared this:

I think I’m getting to understand how to listen to the Holy Spirit.  After I watched the videos, I realized I’ve had that peacefulness a few times in situations that, before, I used to get very upset about, and now I know. Thank you for explaining that so beautifully.

One time, I was called to go visit someone, and I new this was going to be upsetting for me (always was). I went to the Blessed Sacrament to pray before I went to visit the one who called me. This time, it was so incredible. When she was talking, I was silently praying, asking God, “Please stay with me. Tell me what to say.” I think I was there about 3 hours. Then I went home, so happy. I told my husband, “I’m feeling great! I didn’t get upset. Now I know how to talk to her.”

C.M. said:

During the celebration of the Mass, I felt overjoyed and cried at the time of the Consecration. Sometimes, I feel like I am internally dancing as I approach the Communion line.

There was a time I was giving advice to another person, and both the person and I felt energized, and very aware of the presence of God, as we witnessed to each other.

S.I. wrote:

I definitely agree that fear limits the works of Holy Spirit in our life. Currently, I’ve been involved in setting up Community of Taizé in our parish. Firstly we will focus in introducing Taizé songs by taking part as choir during the Mass. Basically I don’t have a good background in singing with my limited voice range ~I have difficulties in singing high tones, so sometimes I sing by lowering the tones by one octave whenever I reach the end of my capability.

I sensed that I should take the alto part instead of soprano. However, during my own practice at home, I found that I couldn’t make it since whenever I hear the soprano part (which is mostly the main melody of the song), I got distracted and forgot my alto melody and ended up by following the soprano’s ~ of course by lowering it by one octave, which screwed up the whole choir melody. On the other hand, if I remain a soprano, my throat will get sore every time I force to sing the higher tones. This made me fear to sing publicly and join any choir.

Since I’ve been enthusiastic in every Taizé conversation in my parish, the parishioners agreed to choose me as Taizé coordinator to set up this community until being formally approved by the Parish Priest. Hence, I’ll have to do my best to attend all meetings, included to participate in Taizé choir.

Two days ago, during a choir practice session, God allowed me to meet a new member of Taizé choir. We talked a bit and then she invited me to join the alto team. At first, I was reluctant to take this invitation, but she kept encouraging me to give a try. Then I sensed the Holy Spirit nudge me to take this offer and join the team.

During the practice session, she guided me by raising her voice toward me so I could hear the alto melody more clearly among the soprano’s. Then, amazingly I found that I really enjoy singing the alto part, since it matches with my voice range, and also I am able to focus on the melody because there’s a guide and helper sitting next to me. Later on, I learned that this woman is known as an alto master in our parish. No wonder she able to sing the melody correctly even though she just read the music for the first time.

From this experience, I learned that, when we decide to hear the Holy Spirit instead of our fear, He will guide us, equip us, and empower us with sufficient resources so we will able to do the works that He has planned for us, which in the end will glorify God Himself.

 


Session #11 >>>


0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Video Courses and Webinars
More Videos
Newsletter
Arrange a booking
Our Mission in Teaching
Meet Our Speakers
Tips for getting the most out of our video courses
Send donations to:
Good News Ministries
11705 Boyette Road, Suite 277
Riverview, Florida 33569 USA

GNM logo donated  by
Brent Delperdang of
Delperdesign

Website content © 1996 - 2021
Most photos © Terry Modica. All rights reserved.
See our Copyrights Page for permission.

Most of our content is available
(or can be made available)
for distribution at
Catholic Digital Resources.

Looking for
Charlie Osburn's
Good News of Divine Mercy?

This is NOT it! Here's his info.

Contact Us

Privacy Policy

Join us in sharing faith with the world

PinterestYouTube podcasts Instagram Whatsapp Telegram
0
We'd love to hear from you. x
()
x

Nine-Day Consecration to Saint Joseph
Free Download!A free PDF document of this is available your own personal use.

donateHowever, your support can help us continue to publish faith-building resources like this.

For sharing with others, please order it from Catholic Digital Resources. (Can't pay for it? No worries! Apply for a free gift voucher, which is our charitable donation to your ministry.)

To obtain the document with a Single User License, please submit this copyright contract agreement. See our copyright usage permissions policy.

Radical Love: Reflections for CouplesRadical Love: Reflections for Couples

215 short inspirational messages that bring God’s radical love into the context of romantic relationships.

Two private reflection questions at the end of each message will help you apply the messages to your everyday life and challenges. This is followed by ideas for discussing the topic as a couple to further integrate it into your relationship.

[ MORE ]

9-Day Consecration to St. Joseph9-Day Consecration to St. Joseph

Each day of this novena contains a brief story about various apparitions of St. Joseph, with special prayers.

With this consecration, we seal ourselves as his children. We place into his fatherly protection ourselves, our families, our jobs and ministries, and the Church. We also consecrate to his fatherhood those who are not following Christ, especially our own family members, because Joseph’s desire in heaven is that all of his children love his son, Jesus, and follow him to everlasting life.

[ MORE ]

Victor: A Supernatural ThrilleVictor

A suspense-filled Christian novel about the saving power of love. Patti Regall is a young mother trying to escape from a lifetime of abuse and the devil-worshiping coven that wants to use her little boys, Victor and Vincent, to uncover the identity of the Anti-Christ. When she finds an opportunity to escape, she has to leave Victor behind.

Patti fights her own demons while desperately trying to rescue Victor from the coven. Tobias, a Christian man, comes to her aid. This novel will affirm your faith in Christ’s victorious power.

[ MORE ]

ForgivenFORGIVEN
A Meditation on the Passion of Christ Through the Eyes of Peter and Judas

Written with a powerfully life-changing twist, this is not the usual Passion story. “Forgiven” shows the passion of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter and Judas. Each react in different ways to the final days and crucifixion of Jesus. One chooses forgiveness and the other ends his life in terrible guilt.

The story ends with the reunion of Jesus and Peter after the resurrection when Jesus calls Peter to become the first leader of the Church.

This is a fictional account based on the true events of the Passion of Jesus Christ, for the purpose of meditation.

[ MORE ]

How to Win Victories in Spiritual WarfareHow to Win Victories in
Spiritual Warfare

Download a collection of Catholic prayers and scriptures for today’s spiritual warfare battles and for everyday protection.

This printable handbook includes the Prayer for the Presence of Christ, Prayer for the Power of the Holy Spirit, Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel, Prayer to Wear the Armor of God, Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, Prayer to Conquer Evil, Prayer to Break Curses, Prayer for Release from Ancestral Curses, Prayer of Authority to Conquer Demons, Consecration to Mary Defeater of Satan, Consecrate Your Marriage to Mary Ark of the Covenant, Zechariah’s Canticle as a Victory Prayer, and Praying the “Our Father” for Victory Over Evil. Plus more than 200 scriptures!

[ MORE ]

Holy Living Bible StudyHoly Living
A Bible Study on Christ’s Sermon on the Mount

Jesus taught us how to enter into a life of holiness so that we could receive the full love of God and give it to others. All of his teachings are summed up in one place: The Sermon on the Mount. Here’s an easy and engaging Bible Study to make this relevant to your daily life.

Originally a live parish event, this book is a 17-week Bible Study program designed for Small Christian Communities and Bible Study groups. Individuals will enjoy it too! Each session includes questions that can be used for private reflection or group discussion.

[ MORE ]

The Church of the EucharistThe Church of the Eucharist
A 5-Part Study Guide of Ecclesia de Eucharistia, On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church, an Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II

This easy to follow study guide explains in ordinary language how to understand this very important Church document and apply it to our every-day lives and today’s world.

The book explores:
• developing a personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist
• the Eucharist as the “source and summit of the Christian life”
• what Catholics believe and do not believe about the Eucharist
• why only Catholic priests can consecrate the Communion elements
• the role of the whole community in Holy Communion

[ MORE ]

Knowing God’s Will and Doing it WellKnowing God’s Will and Doing it Well

How do you know what God’s will is for your life? Do you know your calling? God has gifted you and has a desire to use your experiences and skills to help make the world a better place and to advance the purposes of his kingdom. Whether it’s in ministry or a secular job, God has a divine plan for you! 

This book is a compilation of 20 thought-provoking reflections from Terry's daily Good News Reflections. Use it for meditation, spiritual guidance, and inspiration.

As a bonus, it includes 3 self-assessment tests to help readers figure out which particular ministries God has gifted them to do.

[ MORE ]

The Path to Healing in Difficult RelationshipsHealing in Difficult Relationships

Are you suffering from wounds inflicted by others? Do you feel weary from a difficult relationship? Are you wondering if you should keep trying to persevere and recover the happiness you used to have? Does God seem to be ignoring you as pray desperately for the healing of relationships?

Jesus is reaching out to you in this collection of 20 messages taken from Terry's Good News Reflections. Reading this book is like taking time out on retreat for inner restoration.

[ MORE ]

Lessons from the Blessed MotherLessons from the Blessed Mother

This book is a compilation of reflections from Terry's Good News Reflections, articles from the WordBytes website, and Rosary meditations.

Includes: How I met the Blessed Mother, Living by the Grace of God, Saying Yes to God, How to be a Handmaid of the Lord, Mary’s Trust, Mary’s Courage, The Guarantee of Victory, Giving Birth to Love, The Blessed Mother in Ministry, Sharing in Mary’s Fullness of Grace, Sharing in Mary’s Glory, Time for Action, and more. Plus Q & A about Mary and about the Rosary.

[ MORE ]

[arve url="https://youtu.be/ggPRtoabDm8" title="The Christmas Yes" description="Jesus said yes to humbling himself to become one of us because, as He says to you, “I want to be with you in every way and help you through every trial.”" upload_date="2020-12-07" thumbnail="23617" loop="no" muted="no" /]