God gives us hints from an infinite number of sources. He communicates with you through people (some obvious and a lot not so obvious), animals, dreams, the way the moon passes through the clouds, the awe of the Grand Canyon. There are an infinite number of sources, and He is in constant communion with you, because He is All, and you are an integral part of that Allness. When we do not follow these hints, He gives us "stronger" hints to try and get our attention. Eventually, if we don't follow the hints and we don't allow the River of Life, to take us where He and you have previously chosen to go, we hit our heads on the rocks in the River. This can manifest as severe illnesses, disasters, or tragedies. But it doesn't have to be this way. If we follow the hints when they are first given, we make that slight change in the River, avoiding the rocks and allowing us to be carried effortlessly on the current.