Something I see all the time is people saying that they don't understand people who say that the Gods talk to them, or that people who say it are looking for attention or delusional. Well, certainly that is sometimes the case and I'm not denying that, but I also think that the Gods do speak to us all the time and we just don't listen. Maybe its the fact that one of my main focuses is Seership but I think it is important to learn to hear the Gods. We've been taught not to listen, not to pay attention to the signs and omens around us that can be their voice. They speak and we ignore.
Now when I say speak I'm not necessarily talking about perceptible voices, although if you do trance work that is possible, but I mean speak in a looser sense. Speak as in communicate. The Gods communicate with us regularly and we can learn to listen if we learn to be aware. The Celts were very big believers in omens and augury, the idea that things that happened around us - birds flying a certain way at a certain time for example - had significance, and omens and augury are still a wonderful method of communication. The key is to be aware of what is going on around you, especially when you are looking for or asking for a message. Learn to recognize the way that your Gods communicate and to interpret the messages they give you.
Several years ago I was contemplating starting to honor Nuada more devoutly. I had asked him if this was something he wanted and something I should do. Driving home a day or two after asking I was on a road that runs parallel to a river. As I drove a bald eagle clutching a fish in its talons flew over my car and began pacing me, about fifteen or twenty feet above me and just far enough ahead that I could see him - perhaps ten feet in front of my car. Water and blood dripped on my hood and windshield; he flew like that for several seconds, until the road curved and he flew back towards the river. I could have said it was just a cool experience, but I knew that hawks and salmon are animals associated with Nuada, and in this case I interpreted the very odd occurrence involving a bird of prey and a fish, next to a river (also something Nuada is associated with) as relating to him. I saw it as an omen, and I listened.
The Gods speak to all of us, all the time, but mostly we ignore them. We turn away. We explain away what we see and look away from the omens and signs while staring at the sky asking for answers. We expect fireworks and booming voices, so we ignore the subtle whispers and signs. If you want to hear the Gods all you have to do is learn to pay attention and listen.