Have there ever been moments in your life when you’ve found yourself taking a different route to work, or suddenly changing your plans last minute, with no idea why? All you do know is that it felt as though you were being directed by some unknown force – and that spur of the moment decision went on to change the course of your life for the better.
Well, I believe this is your spirit guide at work. But what is a spirit guide and how do you go about finding out who yours is, especially if they have such an impact on our lives? Put simply, a spirit guide is exactly what its name suggests – it’s someone in spirit who is there to help guide you along your spiritual path, and steer you through life’s journey. Learning how to connect openly and easily with them is a key part of your psychic development, as they help strengthen your intuition and offer support and advice as you work to advance your skills. These spiritual mentors come in all shapes and sizes and, I believe, can be a relative who has passed over.
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I also think we are looked after by a number of different guides throughout our lives, who come to us when we need help with different situations. To be able to communicate with your spirit guide you first need to believe they exist – and then you need to start opening yourself up to the signs they are sending you. I am going to show you some of my most treasured methods for contacting and working with spirit guides, so you too can channel their wealth of knowledge and loving support.
Step 1 CONNECTING WITH YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE
Since I was a child I have been able to do automatic writing. It’s a very easy psychic skill to practise, and a great way to build a link between you and your spirit guide. All you have to do is hold a pen to paper and let it run across the page without any thought to what you may be writing. The twist is, you’re not in control of the pen, your spirit guide is! When I first started practising automatic writing, I’d find the pen always started to draw a heart and the name Mary, but it was only later in life that I discovered Mary was a relative of mine. I truly believe Mary was my spirit guide in those early years and this was her way of communicating her identity to me. Trying automatic writing for yourself is simple. Take a pen and paper, sit quietly, emptying your mind of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then hold the pen, close your eyes, and ask your spirit guide to come forward and connect with you. Next, let the pen move across the piece of paper of its own free will and, once you sense the pen doesn’t want to write any more, take a look at what is on the sheet of paper. Are there any initials, names or images? Anything you see will be a message from your guide and a hint to their identity – I know some people who are so good at automatic writing they can draw portraits of their guide.
Another great way to begin communicating with your spirit guide is through meditation. I like to practise this in a quiet place where I feel peaceful and relaxed, without any interruptions. To try it, simply close your eyes, slow your breathing and begin to clear your mind. Once you feel calm, address your spirit guide by saying, out loud or in your head: ‘I know you are there and I ask you to reveal yourself to me. I want to get to know you better and I am thankful for all your guidance.’ Now sit silently and wait to see if any images appear in your mind – perhaps a face will swim into view or you’ll hear a name. This is your spirit guide showing themselves to you. With practice you should begin to see more and more detail – facial features, clothing… you may even notice a certain scent.
Step 2 ASKING FOR GUIDANCE
Once the connection between you and your spirit guide has been made, you can begin to ask them for advice and signs that they are close. Here are some methods to try: WRITE A LETTER My daughter, Fern, and I write a letter to our spirit guides once a year. Every New Year’s Eve we thank them for the guidance they have given us over the past 12 months and write down what we would like to achieve in the coming year, asking for their help and protection in making these goals a reality. We then place the letter in a sealed envelope and pop it in a drawer. It’s truly amazing to see how much we have achieved with the help of our spirit guides when we open our letters at the end of the year. This is something you can do too on a weekly, monthly or, like me, a yearly basis.
MAKE A SPECIAL GUIDANCE BOX
Another great way to get your questions heard by your spirit guide is to buy a small box, or decorate one yourself, and then write your questions down on pieces of paper, pop them inside and wait for signs from your special spirit helper.
SEND A MEMO THROUGH A THIRD EYE MASSAGE
You could also try a third eye massage to send a request for guidance to your spirit advisor. Find a place where you won’t be disturbed, put on some relaxing music, close your eyes and, with the tips of your fingers, gently massage the middle of your forehead (where your third eye is located) in small circles. As you do so, imagine your third eye opening and a ray of golden light shooting into the heavens. Now, ask any questions you have and see the words travelling up, along the pillar of light, to your spirit guide. DREAM BIG I also find it’s very helpful to ask my spirit guide for help and advice just before going to sleep. Then, on waking, I write down my first thoughts and any vivid dreams I may have had. You can then look back in the evening and see if the guidance they sent you has helped get you through your day.
Step 3 INTERPRETING THE SIGNS
So, you’ve connected with your guide and asked them all sorts of questions – but how do you spot and interpret their answers? JOURNALING A great way to start noticing the messages your spirit guide is sending you is by keeping a journal. Carry a notepad with you and jot down any interesting coincidences, symbols, words or numbers that keep cropping up. Also, write down any intuitive feelings you have and the outcome of following through with those feelings. You’ll soon start to see patterns developing and notice certain symbols or feelings your spirit guide is using to communicate diferent things to you. For instance, try to recall what or who you are thinking about when you notice these symbols, as it’s your spirit guide trying to tell you they are of spiritual or emotional importance.
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