Your talking premonitions in hypo. sense. What happens is your mind interacts with the universe which it is not subjected to in the flesh. For as we know this isn’t but a stage, a process which we are pilgrims in, the valley of tears.
Repetitive situations also bring about a repetitive response in the unconscious, so you have to understand this may well be part of it.
You should find a good Spiritual Director, and talk with a few, many are very good but there’s also that connection their which leads to greater enthusiasm, interest and understanding, like any great teacher which affects us.
As far as discernment in good/evil this beomes yet more complex. This is always occuring within the mind. Desolation and Consolation, which the Lord allows in the purification process. St Ignatius of Loyola would be a good source here.
Here are a couple of Signs.
If a person has had visions, locutions or other intimate contact with God, it is unlikely that person will WANT to do anything BUT be with God in Heaven. The contact which occured becomes a living testimony to itself, the truth of the contact is revealed in time thus confirning the…well whatever it exactly was, Locution, Vision, possibly just a dream which you immediately understood was different than a normal dream involving divinity.
Fr Mitch Pacwa, SJ states that certain people of God’s choosing are given these special graces in order to “inspire the rest of us”. For example most of the saints had these special graces.
And thats exactly what it is immediately imposed Grace. For whatever reason the Lord willed this to happen in accord with his will. Time and discernment show the truth thus the deeper understanding.
Course I always talk The Holy Rosary/daily, which is, as the Blessed Mother said to St Dominick, a “Sign of Pre-destination”. There are again, so many graces which are given through the Rosary that again, the individual who faithfully prays it daily will likely go to Heaven because will want to say “Yes” to God. And the great thing is praying the Rosary daily is something everyone can strive to do… it not only does a lot of good for you but also for the world as it’s an extremely powerful prayer. So again we enter into your reality in this physical world and a universal reality of Gods.
However this many not lead to what in essense we are talking [though the daily prayer life will raise your conscious level] one will see the path which coincides. What does exist in “everyone” is consolation/desolation, which is valleys and hills. Its the vioce in your head which is saying “I actually feel the presence of God with me, I feel the light and see” as opposed to “Whats the use, I’m just a terrible soul and I really am wasting my time with all this effort” Bad days, good days, after the bad must come the good. Often its hard to see what is counter to your conscious is not of God.
All this is of course a path which is enlightenment in the Kingdom of God.
Prayer in truth which may start as repetitive then becomes meditative yet still vocal, at some point takes a deeper step to contemplative. Thus vocal is the initial from of then mediatative, then contemplative. Which then becomes spending time with a close friend whom we love. Thus Union with the Lord whom we know Loves Us. The practice though often sought in instant gratification and as viewed this way leads to fustration, is a time process which draws us deeper and deeper into the intimate constant relationship of the soul becoming the Lords which lives in us.
Its like playing an instrument, from the on-set think “Wow I feel something special here I want to be part of” Then you pick up the instument and immediately understand how miserably inferior you are. Like a righty deciding to write left today. But you set out on the journey of practice/prayer in Faith, and as time elapse’s you develope the virtue of patience and thus better understanding, and in a word proficient. You become interactive with the Supernatural world by communicating constantly with the Lord, through this is the understanding of just how inferior we are to the infinate, and the constant awareness of sin. For the Soul wants to do nothing to displease the Lord, but at the same time clearly understands you are in this Valley of Tears. Land of Exile a pilgram.
Don’t know if any helped. if not, oh well, my prayers are with ya. I would listen very carefully to the inner mind. However only in light of the Catholic Conscious mind. Which in truth I have found it always coincides with anyway. Otherwise a Red Flag is apparent. Even when I wasn’t following strict Catholicism, I always felt that connection, felt I was lead. The solid footing in Catholicism just illuminated the path and my conviction.