"It's a personal axiom (I'd experienced a paranormal event)."
So, can you specifically tell when it is the unconscious dynamics of your mind at work versus when God is communicating with you?
Can you make a clear distinction between these two things? If so, how exactly are you able to make this distinction?
THE UNCONSCIOUS DYNAMICS OF THE HUMAN MIND:
Information enters our brains minutely, hourly, daily at the conscious and unconscious levels. Some of the unconscious information never makes its way to the conscious mind for active processing but remains in our subconscious - hypnosis has proven to be an effective method in accessing/uncovering information buried in a person's subconscious.
There is always background activity taking place in our brains when we are awake and asleep and there is also a constant interplay between the conscious and subconscious mind - some information from the unconscious mind makes its way to the conscious mind for active processing and vice versa - thoughts/issues/concerns from the conscious mind can get pushed out of consciousness into the unconscious mind.
Our minds are never perfectly still. There is always subtle processing going on in which we can't consciously identify the thoughts in terms of clear words or clear images. There are rapid and fleeting associations taking place in the subconscious mind.
Subtle processing or preconscious or subconscious processing gives rise to conscious self-talking and imaging, however, as I have already stated, not all unconscious information makes its way to the conscious mind for active processing some remains in our subconscious and can be accessed/uncovered by methods like hypnosis.
Thoughts, impressions, visions, images, voices, words, etc. can also be released from our subconscious when we engage in certain intense practices like intense/deep/strong prayer, meditation, fasting etc. which can alter a person's state of consciousness to the point where, the person descends to deeper levels of his/her consciousness and releases thoughts, impressions, visions, images, voices, words etc. from the deep mind.
This self-induced altered state of consciousness involves a transition from the left brain to the right brain wherein the rational left brain is suppressed and quieted and the perceptive faculties of the intuitive right brain are awakened and the person transcends to the unknown, inner world of their subconscious mind.
This opens the way to the unlocking of a deep level of consciousness where psychic and extrasensory perception can be done and so some persons may become psychic or clairvoyant being able to forsee the future when in fact it is thoughts, impressions, images, visions, voices, words etc emerging from the deep, intuitive levels of the right brain as their own subconscious mind begins to "speak" to them.
New insights well up directly from the fluid matrix of the subconscious and the subtle processing taking place there, without having to be first processed at the conscious level. Some persons become psychotic or hallucinatory or some persons become both psychic/clairvoyant and psychotic/hallucinatory.
for some persons, it does not take intense activities like hypnosis, intense/deep/strong prayer, meditation, fasting etc. to induce an altered state of consciousness to unleash thoughts, images, visions, voices from subconscious.
Unleashing thoughts, images, visions, voices from the subconscious can happen SPONTANEOUSLY as well.
There is a percentage of the population for which unleashing thoughts, images, visions, voices from the subconscious happens SPONTANEOUSLY and there is a percentage of the population for which unleashing thoughts, images, visions, voices from the subconscious does not happen spontaneously but occurs when they engage in intense activities that induce an altered state of consciousness.