Last night I was hosting a Spiritual Guidance Group meeting and a beautiful metaphor came up while I was channelling. Alpha made a comparison between getting to know God and the story of Helen Keller learning the word for water. Do you know the story of how Helen Keller – who was deaf and blind - learnt to recognise words by having them spelt by touch into her hand? Helen finally made the connection between what was being spelt into her hand and what she was experiencing when her teacher was trying to teach her the word for water. Suddenly Helen realised that the feeling of water splashing on her hand was supposed to be connected with the letters that were being spelt by her teacher on her other hand. Last night, Alpha pointed out that we are all familiar with the trickle of ideas, fresh vibes and other inspiration that comes into our consciousness like water. But it is a breakthrough to realise that these experiences can be paired up with the word “God”. Once you have made this connection, it becomes clear that you can become closer to God by paying more attention to the trickle of inspiration.