At this moment and at any moment, you have between three to seven spiritual beings on your friendly team to assist you with guidance, love, insight, and support.
Are they like Casper? Kind of -
Like co-pilots, parents, pals, sidekicks, however, you want to call them. Spirits that like to hang out with you. These beings, are your Spirit Guides.
Chosen by and for you, before your birth on this earth, your Spirit Guides are yours and only yours – as you generally share your guides with no other person –
Spirit Guides have a few roles but the main one being to watch over you, much like a Guardian Angel, which is also technically a type of spirit guide.
In this role, your guides are aware of your life path and soul purpose – and this way, they are aware of what is in your highest and greatest good at any moment.
Because of this, they are assisting you to make these choices and nudging you in the best direction. In other words, your spirit guides are helping you co-create the life you want, deserve, and aspire to have – right at this moment.
While your guides are interested in sending you signs and signals, they are also interested in connecting with you directly.
Here are a few ways how you can directly connect with them:
1. Oracle Cards
You can use divination tools, such as Oracle cards and pendulums to ask questions to your Spirit Guides and receive answers.
Find a pack or two or Oracle cards that speak to you, and ask your Guides a question while shuffling the deck.
Then, pick one card. You can spread out the deck and choose a card from somewhere in the pile, or choose the top card of the deck. Do what speaks to you. This is your answer.
If you decide to do a three card spread, use the same technique as above, but instead, choose three cards. The first one is immediate past, the middle is present, and the last one is future if reading your cards from left to right.
Using Oracle cards in this way is my most favorite way to receive information from my Spirit Guides discreetly, especially if I am reading for myself and feeling too emotional to calm down and get into a mental space for channeling messages.
Working with an external tool to affirm the messages you receive and it also provides cross-validation, an essential part of building trust with your guides. Many Oracle sets are actually filled with spirit-imagery that can be used as a symbolic map helping to explain the guidance you’re already receiving.
Another divination tool you can use to connect with your guides is a pendulum. A pendulum is any heavy object suspended on a string or cord, where Spirit can use the energy of your hand and the object to swing in a direction to indicate an answer.
Typically, a pendulum used to connect with your guides is made of an earthen material such as crystal, wood, or metal.
If you choose to work with a pendulum, I highly suggest you select and purchase your pendulum in person.
This is because you want to select a pendulum that is energetically connected to you and you are connected to it and the best way to do that is in person. It's like picking out a lipstick - sometimes the best, and the swiftest way is the old-fashioned way - to go and see the energy of it upfront.
While you can sense the energy of an object or stone from a distance – it is far easier to do in person, especially when reading an inanimate object.
The only rules for picking out a pendulum are to find the one that resonates with you and use that.
Don’t see something the peaks your interest at the first store you go to? Keep looking.
Once you’ve selected your pendulum, sit down with it, hold it in your hand, and ask your Spirit Guides to communicate with you using this stone and then ask it to show you yes, no and maybe.
Hold the tip of the chain with one hand, so that the pendulum centers over the palm of your other hand.
Ask the pendulum to swing the direction for Yes. Wait. Is it up and down? Back and Forth? Clockwise? Whatever it is – remember. Then ask for it to show you how it swings for no, maybe and any other directions you want.
Then ask the pendulum to stop swinging – it will. All pendulums and guides communicate differently, so this is like calibrating it and understanding how it operates before you use it.
Some pendulums have more swing than others, and this is usually related to the quality and weight of the materials, as well as the environment you’re in and the ambient amount of energy in the room. Electrical storms are excellent for spirit communication, usually due to the charge in the air, thus, pendulums too are better in charged areas than those that are not.
3. Channeling Their Messages
(sometimes called automatic writing or automatic speaking)
If you're reading this, you can receive channeled messages from your spirit guides. You can channel messages for yourself, and also direct messages for others. You’ve probably already done it a thousand times.
When was the last time you gave extremely profound advice to a friend without realizing what you were saying as you were saying it?
Blurted something wise or truthful out, without feeling like you had control?
This happens to many people I know, and we have a name for it - it's called improv channeling... moreover, Spirit Guides love it. (So do darker spirits, but that's a topic for another day and a reason to pay attention to discernment and how things feel - if you don't know how to discern mostly pay attention to your feelings as you connect, do you feel scared or worried, if so, likely not a guide - more on discernment in The Spirit Identification Key).
When you're not paying attention, in a very comfortable state, going with the flow of things – channeled messages can flow right into your mind and fly effortlessly from your mouth.
You might consider that you may unconsciously hear the messages of Spirit through clairaudience, for some, it's more direct downloads via claircognizance, which later become images or chunks of thought.
Get into a comfortable, slight meditative state, ground yourself, clear your mind, and ask a question to begin. Once you are resting, with mental clarity, emotional stability and calmness, ask a question to your guides. Then, begin speaking or writing.
There are two main methods of delivering channeled information – speaking and writing.
If you are writing, don’t think, just write. As you write, relax, pay no attention to spelling, grammar, or even the sloppiness of your writing – merely write.
For speaking, pay attention to the words offered to you as they often lead to the next chunk of text you're bringing through. The faster you speak, generally the quicker the information comes through but you can also ask spirit to slow down if you notice you’re stuttering and that bothers you.
These are just a few ways you can connect directly with your Spirit Guides, the first two pair physical means of divination with non-physical and the third is a method of entirely non-physical reception, so it takes a little more trust to do, but with practice, makes perfect.
If you’d like to learn more about Spirit Guides…
This month in The Membership Program we are also discussing Guides, check it out here.
You can also connect with your Guides via meditation, The Spiritual Gateway Series here.
Connecting with your guides is easier when you are attuned to your gifts and your energy is bright, if you'd like to define your abilities and clear your energy, so check out the eCourse, Open Your Gifts.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated 2 October 2018