When I first decided to start dealing with those in Spirit - or when they first decided they wanted to deal with me, rather, I needed some help.
If Spirit wanted me to do their work for them, I insisted (more like pleaded) they were going to help me feel safe doing it.
After all the stories I heard on the deep dark world of the internet, and later, learning from my own experience, I knew couldn’t go into the Spiritual Realms alone.
I didn’t know what was out there or whom I would encounter, and yet somehow I knew, someone in the Spirit Realm would help me and lead the way. I wasn't wrong; all of us have Spiritual Helpers – and you may have already met one of yours.
I met one of my spirit helpers, a Protector Guide in meditation.
As I sat down one night to quiet my mind, I set the intention that I would work with Spirit, if and only if, they helped to protect me. Not just when I was communicating with the deceased, but also to help me discern which Spirits really were worth talking to, or who was working for my greatest and highest good.
Discernment – I needed help with discernment. And we all do – not just in the world of Spirit – but also in our everyday physical and day to day lives. Being a Pisces, I also needed some boundaries, and a Protector Guide helps with this because they also act as a bouncer.
So when my Protector Guide stepped forward in my mind’s eye that night in meditation, after I asked for a Spirit to assist me on my growth process, I felt a rush of warmth, protection, and love. She reached out her hand to me and offered me a gift. Her gift was an image symbolic of my journey – a Rose. A timeless flower meaning self-love and acceptance – your Spirit Guide will also have and want to give to you a small token, symbolic of your journey when you meet him or her - so be on the lookout for this when we go over the steps below.
Protector Spirit Guides are responsible for your safety and well being, and often help you make decisions that require discernment.
They are familiar with the tough love approach and are always supportive, calm, and gentle – no matter how much tough love they show you.
Protector guides can help you stay safe while you travel and provide wise guidance for your greatest good when making difficult decisions such as traveling or new relations.
In fact, just last month, I encountered car troubles at midnight in a very rural place.
When my car stopped working, I asked my Protector Guide for help.
Not only did I get a tow truck to come within 15 minutes, but I was able to book the last overnight motel room available in the entire town.
Then not only did she tell me what was wrong with the car, but she also told me how much it would cost to fix it and whom to take it to.
So not only did I have a safe place to sleep, but I also had a solution.
When you develop a working relationship with your Protector Guide, he or she can and will help you in difficult situations just like these – both in the world of Spirit or in the Physical world.
What you can ask a Protector Guide for help with:
You can ask your Protector Guide to help guard and shield you from negativity or absorbing energy that isn’t yours.
You can ask your Protector Guide to help reinforce your energetic boundaries and for ideas on strengthening your Aura.
You can ask your Protector Guide for advice on new business partnerships, romantic relationships, and friendships.
These are just a few ideas, but there are many more. Moreover, remember: they will always advise you on the greatest good for your soul’s growth.
So, how do you meet your Protector Guide?
5 Tips to Working with Your Protector Spirit Guide
1. Set the Intention To Meet Them
Only say to yourself that you intend to meet your Protector Spirit Guide, and what role you would like them to play in your life. Otherwise, any guide may come through, and as a general rule, they may guide you to spruce up one area of your life, only to have it tangentially affect another. So next time you ask for help with your business and get ideas for lipsticks, keep this in mind, they may be on to something here.
2. Sit Down to a Meditation
Settle into a meditation, and imagine yourself traveling to a deep, wooded forest. Once you arrive, ask your guides to appear before you. Take note of any bodily sensations, feelings, colors, scents, words, or images that come into your mind.
What is the forest like?
What season is it?
Is it daytime or night?
Are you cold or warm?
What do you see or sense?
Take it all in.
All of these images are symbolic to your guide and their purpose and what they're to help you with.
Ask for the name of your guide, and trust the first thing that comes to your mind, whatever it is. Next, ask your guide to step forward, to stand directly in front of you, in your energy field. Take an inventory of your sensations and witness any changes you experience. Do this at least three more times. The impressions, words, or images that you receive when in meditation with a guide could be their calling card – the unique method they let you know of their presence. Each guide has one.
3. Develop Your Relationship
To do this, all you have to do is listen. Most of the time, Spirit Guides communicate with us through an ‘inner voice' - that thing inside of us that calmly, quietly, and wisely speaks the truth. Some of us hear this voice, some of us feel it in our bones, some of us just know. Begin to trust this voice and listen to it. I usually sort it out by figuring out what side of my body I hear it on. This article explains how to know it’s your guide talking to you and not just a gaggle of crazy spirits or your own mental whirlwind. Anna Sayce also mentions in her post on Mysticism and Mental Illness a clear distinction between mental illness and hearing voices and I also agree with these points.
Either way, the more you pay attention to it, the stronger, and more direct the guidance will be.
As you put your trust in Spirit, they too, put their trust in you.
4. Ask your guide for an answer to a question that you are asking
Maybe you are wondering if you should take an online course next month, and you see a quote referring to the topic of the course and then someone asks you about it. All of these are synchronicities and synchronicity, is one of the ways your guides communicate with you directly - to show you that you're in alignment think: like cookie crumbs to the cottage. You can also receive guide transmissions through your dreams.
Spirit Guides love to communicate in the dream world.
5. Finally, ask them for help with protection
Your Spirit Guide wants to help protect you from those things that do not serve your Spirit or the growth of your soul. They often delight in showing you where you need more protection and boundaries. Don't be surprised if a fight breaks out, someone is mean to you, you read a story about yourself, or find something out about someone you work with that's unsettling right after you ask for protection - they can't protect you after all if you don't know what from!
Then to continue working with your Protector Guide, all that you need to do is set the intention to do so and to practice.
I recommend a daily practice. The Daily Meditation found here can help with forming a base from which to work from and then The Spiritual Gateway Series here can assist in further cementing your link to your spirit guides, protector or otherwise.
Amanda Linette Meder