Out of the vast range of possibilities from your personal subconscious to the collective unconscious to the Akashic Record to the quantum field, how can you retrieve the specific information you need to understand and improve your life at this moment in time? Out of all of the information available, how can 'that which wants to be heard' make itself known?
"One profound way: Ask questions lots and lots of questions. Just as wanting to hear the Voice is comparable to accepting the Voice's invitation, and asking for an understanding heart is comparable to getting a peek of the vast array of dishes available, asking questions is analogous to sitting down and beginning to sample the feast that is your soul.
"Questions are the Mars Explorers of your psyche, flying out from your conscious mind to probe the vast vaults of information available in your subconscious mind and beyond. They are magnets attracting information that fits, that makes sense, that just might be that thing we call an answer. But the relationship of questions and answers isn't that simple. In the spiritual practice of writing down your soul, there is no one-to-one relationship between a question and its answer.
"If there were one perfect question, we'd all be scrambling to discover it, ask it, get the perfect answer, and be done with our soul's exploration. Obviously, that's not the way life or questions work. One question just seems to leads to another and another and another. We can accept that there are thousands of questions. But it isn't so easy to accept that for each of those questions, there is no one 'right' answer. Many of us spend decades chasing those elusive 'right' answers, and the whole time life just seems to get more and more complex.
"This complexity is a gift. Not knowing the right answers is a gift. Problems without apparent and immediate solutions are gifts. It is these gifts that bring us to the place where we want and need a spiritual solution. It is these gifts that cause us to cry out for help. It is these gifts that bring us to the page and to the Voice. And it is these gifts that provoke us to start asking new questions questions that don't have one right answer.
"When you find yourself blurting out questions you've never asked before, questions that provoke you and possibly even scare you, be thankful. You are exiting your conscious mind and probing the unconscious. As the questions get more and more profound, your probe is going deeper and deeper into the many layers of information that are unseen but always available. Ask important questions, and answers varied, rich, potent answers are on the way.
"Jesus said it most elegantly and succinctly:
" 'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; everyone who seeks finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened.' (Luke 11:9-10)
"Asking by its very nature means posing questions. But there are questions that leave you stuck and questions that open your soul. There are questions that move you an inch and questions that propel you a mile. How do we formulate questions that will help us the most?"