The Cledon…tune into the messages that you need to know
One of my favorite spiritual phenomenon to talk about is the cledon. It’s a message from Spirit that is innocently and unknowingly delivered to you by someone or something else. And, once you tune into the cledons all around you, you’ll be truly amazed at the personal and powerful messages Spirit has for you.
Though the word “cledon” sounds a little bit star trek-ish, (I get a kick out of it when people refer to it as a klingon!) it’s a concept that actually originated in ancient Greece. For our ancestors in the Greek civilization, and for 1400 years, it was common practice to pray to the gods for guidance and then go out into the world to get a message- specifically they prayed to the god Apollo for intuitive oracle guidance. People expected to get their insight from Apollo through day-to-day interactions; for example, they’d overhear a conversation between strangers at the local market, or a friend would unknowingly deliver a message over dinner.
The cledon is a way for us to tune into the messages that we need to know about that will be delivered to us through sound, and from an innocent or unwitting source. A cledon grabs our attention as if out of a lot of noise we zero in on just what we needed to hear- something that rises above everything else. We distinctly feel the connection to the message as the synchronicity becomes obvious. It’s also easy to discount once its passed as “ nothing more than coincidence” because our innate connection to the consciousness in the world around us has been conditioned out of us.
We still receive cledons all the time today. You might hear a conversation at the mall in which two random strangers say just what you need to hear. Or, perhaps you’re having lunch with a friend who says something that answers your question on what to do next in your career. You may even be listening to me do a reading with a caller on my radio show or with someone at one of my events and just know that what I told them is also a message for you. (I get many fascinating emails from radio listeners and event attendees who have had this experience. I love hearing them!) Common cledons can come from other people, songs on the radio, the T.V., and billboards.
Here’s an example of one of my own cledons from a long time ago. It was actually pretty amazing when it happened. I was in LA with my husband at breakfast. At the time, I’d been wrestling with becoming a vegetarian; I’d just read a book supporting veganism and saw an upsetting video on factory farming and dairy cows. I wasn’t sure that the milk in my coffee was organic and wondered if the cows that produced the milk were treated well. I mentioned this to my husband while we were sipping coffee, and he said, “Why don’t you pray about it or ask for a sign?” So, I asked Spirit for a sign. Just a few seconds later, this little girl not even yet two years old had sat at the next table with her father and she started looking at me and saying “No!” Her father profusely apologized to us saying, “She never does this. I’m so sorry!” I was taken aback because little kids and puppies always respond well to me. Even my husband said how weird it was. Then the little girl looked right at me and loudly exclaimed: “MAD COW!” Well, her father was beyond shocked and turned to her to ask, “Where did you learn those words?” The little girl just looked at me giggling and smiling and then turned to her dad and continued on as if nothing had happened. I have not touched milk or cream since that day and have only used organic coconut milk in my coffee and have become pretty vigilant about only eating cruelty-free animal products.. This is only one story among the many cledons I’ve experienced.
So, how do you know you’re receiving a cledon? Your sense will be heightened in a noticeably different way. It will feel like truth amplified. For instance, you may experience a heightened feeling and suddenly in that moment you’ll just know intuitively that what you overheard was a message for you. Or, you may experience more sensitive hearing; perhaps the radio will suddenly seem louder during a song with a message that Spirit intends especially for you. When you receive a cledon, it’s as if Spirit, or the Universe knows exactly what’s on your mind and addresses it.
Of course, the Universe does know what’s going on because it’s part of you as you are part of it. It lives in you expressed as your higher self, and your intuition is your connection to the Divine. The highest desire of the Conscious Universe is to help you manifest your utmost life experience. But rest assured that life experience isn’t all going to be happy and serene.
Our world is changing at a pace far beyond our capacity to comprehend it. So much that has been swept under the carpet is coming up to be recognized. Issues like racism, sexism, social oppression are going to be calling all of us to step up.We’re dismantling systems and its messy and scary and yet we can’t put our heads in the manifesting sandbox. It’s ok to be scared. We must never be shamed for being afraid. So sometimes you will get a cledon that speaks directly to your personal desire for yourself. Lately the cledons are also calling us to listen and lean in to the bigger story that we are all a part of.
When I began creating my new Goddess Power deck I was clear it had to be multicultural and inclusive and I knew as an artist I would take some risks in my choices. But I wanted that to mean something more than just the art we chose. I was standing in a lineup at a starbucks in a bookstore in NYC. Two beautiful black women were standing in front of me holding a deck of oracle cards by another author. The one said – “I don’t see myself anywhere in this!” “I wish there was one with more diversity.” Exactly what I needed to hear.
Remember that Spirit is always communicating with you through the world you inhabit. So, as long as you ask for guidance, you’ll receive a message. It’s up to you to listen, take it in and then take whatever action you’re prompted to. Spirit, however, decides the how, when, and what. And, of course, you will not necessarily get the answer you want. But if you have courage you will be part of a Great Awakening. This is indeed an amazing time to be alive.
Take a moment today to ask Spirit for a message about something you’d like guidance on. (For example, your career, love life, finances, a decision you need to make, etc.)
Now, continue to go about your life and trust that Spirit will send you a message in Divine appropriate timing. Sometimes you’ll get a cledon right away, but other times it will come a few weeks later. Just have patience and trust Spirit will answer you.
I’d also like to encourage you to start a journal and begin recording the messages Spirit sends you. In future blogs, I’ll share more ways for you to communicate and receive guidance from Spirit. So, be sure to start a journal and you’ll be truly amazed at how you’re never alone—the Divine is always guiding you to your perfect destiny even if sometimes you land in a salt marsh head first!
Also be sure to report back and share your cledon experiences!!
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