Meeting your spirit guides
The purpose of finding your spirit guide is to get information not available at this level of conscious awareness. Your guide becomes your "go-to" person when you need answers. This does not mean that your guide will tell you everything - like lottery numbers or things that you are not programmed to experience. Guides are great in emergencies and for spiritual development as consciousness moves beyond the physical and back to light.
The term Spirit Guide refers to one or more entities who watch, teach, heal, and help you on your physical journey into higher consciousness. Communication is telepathic, =through clairaudience, and clairvoyance, observed during meditation, dreamtime, or just learning how to focus you thoughts to receive messages. Some people call this channeling - I call it dialoging. The more you practice, the easier it gets. You are probably doing it already, but not aware of someone's else's thoughts versus your own.
The number of spirit guides one has various within that person's experiences. The strongest connection is with the aspect of your soul referred to as your Twin Flame - dual aspects of a soul, above and below, programmed to seek reunion to feel complete, oneness. The twin soul reference to 'spirit guide' remains with you until you rejoin when leaving the physical body.
Spirit guides can go by many names. Often they connect with more than one people at a time, using identities that are comfortable to those they communicate with.
Spirit guides may be viewed as any type of non-physical, perhaps an alien ... however they are perceived.
Each guide generally comes to you for a specific purpose - creative abilities, healing issues, spiritual development, etc. A guide can save you during an accident, by entering your body or stopping time.
I have discovered that people who live in balance have humorous spirit guides and manifest positively in the physical, faster now than ever before, and in a healthy way.
Those with mental illnesses, even unrecognized, yet sensed, will attract negative experiences and blame it on their guides or dark forces. Not true in most cases. Guides ... are there to do just that ... guide you to the positive. If the voices in your head confuse you, place you in conflict, and drive you crazy, please seek professional help and get evaluated, especially if you deal with substance abuse.
To help get a point across, spirit guides work with you 'above' to create viable synchronicities that occur below. Synchronicities, in general, are experiences created by your soul to bring you into greater awareness.
Spirit guide is a term used by the Western tradition of Spiritualist Churches, mediums, and psychics to describe an entity that remains a disincarnate spirit in order to act as a guide or protector to a living incarnated human being. Traditionally, within the spiritualist churches, spirit guides were often stereotyped ethnically, with Native Americans, Chinese or Egyptians being popular for their perceived ancient wisdom. Other popular types of guides were saints or other enlightened individuals. Nevertheless, the term can also refer to totems, angels, nature spirits, or power animals.
American Spiritualists of the 19th and 20th centuries often described their guides as resembling Native Americans. One popular spirit guide of this type, encountered by many Anglo-American Spiritualists, was named White Hawk. Among African-American Spiritualists, especially those in churches that were founded by or influenced by Mother Leafy Anderson, the Native American guide was named Black Hawk, and was presumed to be the spirit of the Fox tribe warrior of the same name.
Here are 11 simple ways you can develop your relationship with your spirit posse right now:
1. Ask clearly
Our spirit guides can guide us with anything from finding a car park to healing a broken heart, from experiencing more joy to finding the right job, from meeting your future partner to getting through your darkest hour, from finding the courage to step into your highest calling to letting go of the past. No request is too big or too small, too specific or too broad. But because we live in a world of free will, in order for them to step in, first we must ask.
2. Be unattached to the outcome
When I started working with my spirit guides I spent a long time waiting for them to appear in black and white before I took them seriously. I wanted a personal relationship, to see and feel them like I would a friend or family member. I wanted to know their age, their background, their personality, and hair color. I wanted them to pop over for dinner and share a bottle of red. The moment I let go of what I thought the experience should look like (e.g. that they should be a buddhist monk vs. a heavy metal singer, should I see them or hear them, should I receive their guidance in my minds eye or through another person), the more my relationship with my guides deepened. Let go of how your mind thinks they should be and open yourself up to receiving their guidance in ways beyond your expectations.
3. Do a 'Meet your spirit guides' attunement meditation
Our spirit guides are always at the ready to connect with us, however tuning into their frequency is sometimes not as easy as switching on the TV (at least not at first). Putting dedicated time aside by doing a meditation or spirit guides attunement like this one is a great way to make initial connection with your guides.
4. Create a spirit guides guidance box
Find yourself a small special box for you to communicate with your spirit guides. On a small piece of paper, write down a question or something specific that you would like their help with. Fold the piece of paper up and put it in the box.
5. Ask for a sign
Pick a particular object that you want to receive as a way of communicating with your guides. It could be anything from a symbol like a star or a red rose. The first time I did this I chose a peach feather. Within 60 minutes I found a peach feather on waiting for me on my front door.
6. Create a sacred space
Create a sacred space for you to connect with your guides every day. It could be a window ledge, your bedside table, a pinterest board or the whole corner of a room. Put some time aside every day to connect with your guides. Just like any relationship in our lives, in order for it to grow, we must invest quality time into it.
7. Intuitive writing
One of my favorite ways to connect with higher realms is through intuitive writing. Start by clearing a sacred space by lighting a candle and sitting down with your journal and two different colored pens. With the first pen write your question. Then take the second colored pen, asking your guides to answer and let the response flow from your hand to the page.
8. Call in your team
If you are undertaking a particular endeavor, don’t be afraid to call in the best guides for the job! For example, if you are writing your first book you might recruit a guide who has written books or poetry of their own. If you are going through a particularly hard time you could call on a wise teacher guide to help you work out what the situation is trying to teach you.
9. Don't micromanage them
Just like in the workplace, the best leaders are the ones that are clear about the task at hand and then trust that the team have the skills to get the job done. Your team of spirit guides are the same. Be clear on what you would like them to guide you with and then trust that the job will be done. No micro managing, no doubting, just trust that the work is being done.
10.Keep a spirit guides diary
Keep note of any guidance, visions, dreams or intuitive hunches you receive. Connecting with your spirit guides requires you to notice and trust the intuitive guidance when you receive it. In writing things down it gives you a black and write record of what is so often intangible.
Sleep is a wonderful way to connect with your spirit guides. Before you go to bed ask your guides to come to you as you sleep. When you wake in the morning grab your journal and start writing the messages that you received in your dream. Regardless of whether or not you have a conscious memory of it, be open to the idea that the information will come when you put pen to paper. Jot down anything that pops into your mind, regardless of how much sense it makes.