What do you do when you’ve absolutely got to “be in the know, ” but you don’t seem to be able to access the information you need? Open a channel to the Universe! The Universe is filled with every piece of information we’ll ever need, and is simply waiting to communicate with us. Sometimes we’re just blocked and not able to hear what the Universe is saying.

The good news is that there are hundreds of channels of communication that you can easily open to get the information you need. Here are four simple ones:

>> MEDICINE CARDS: If you need to know what quality you most need to handle a situation in your life, draw an animal card from the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. Sams and Carson use animal totems to exemplify characteristics such as persistence, courage, use of magic, and more… (you can buy the Medicine Cards by going HERE.

>> PENDULUM: Dowsing can be a simple way to get the answers you need. All you need is a pendulum and some questions to ask. To get the scoop on dowsing, listen to Esoteric School Expert Polly Cady’s online audio at http://www.shamanschool.com/experts/polly.html

>> SMOKE SIGNALS: Whether you’re lighting a smudge stick, burning botanicals in a firebowl, or smoking sacred tobacco in a pipe, smoke is a way for you to communicate your desires to the Universe, and for the Universe to answer you. Send your wishes up with the smoke, then look into the smoke as a form of divination. Images, ideas, feelings, and answers will come to you.

>> PICK UP A BOOK: If you desperately need answers but you don’t have time to use any of the tools mentioned above, just ask the Universe your question, pick up a book (use your intuition to pick the book), and open it to any page. The first word, phrase or picture is your answer!