Your spirit guides are always with you. Ever vigilant at your side. They're with you when you sleep, when you're at work, in the car, and in the bathtub. They are always communicating with you. Sometimes, we just need to quiet the busy noise of the world around us and our own mind (worries and the like) in order to clearly sense (hear, see, touch, taste, smell, feel) and comprehend their messages.
Messages from the spirit world often have dual meanings. Often, we are getting a message from our guides, but we dismiss it or treat it as unimportant. On the other hand, sometimes, we are only ready to comprehend one meaning of our spirit guides messages. Then, after we have been through an experience, we understand the 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th meaning of their message because we can finally let go and look at the message from an unbiased, emotionally neutral, detached perspective and suddenly it makes sense. Having experienced that myself has taught me to train myself (it does take a conscious effort/awareness) to allow the message to arrive, take it with a grain of salt. Sometimes I take action, other times I do try to let the message be and take no action until some time has passed. I'm not always good about that.
In my practice, I connect to clients spirit guide teams and either channel messages for them (I allow them to use my body similarly to that of Jane Roberts, Sylvia Browne and Esther Hicks), or I sketch their spirit guides.
Consistently, the guides I channel advise the following ways to connect with them. Please keep in mind, you must choose the method(s) which allow you to be safe. Don't attempt this while operating any equipment or doing something that could put your or others safety and well being at risk. That being said, guides often come to me or I pray quite fervently while I'm in the car. If you don't feel safe doing so in a car, let your guides know "Hey guides! I'd love to talk further, but now is not a good, nor safe time, please come back when I am not driving."
Gaze Upon a Symbolic Image
One way to connect with a guide is to gaze upon an image that represents their energy to you.
Let your eyes go soft.
Breathe in to the count of 7.
Breathe out to the count of 7.
When you feel yourself relax and fall into a soft state, allow yourself to ask, "Hello guide. I would like to talk with you about _______________________. What guidance do you have for me at this time? How may I proceed for the best and highest good of all? How may I align with my Divinely given, perfect plan?"
Listen, sense, and be open for messages.
If you're not sure what your guide looks like, ask for them to show you a symbol that represents one of them. Then, be open to the symbol arriving in any form. Likewise, if you're waiting for a message from your guides, it could also arrive in these very same ways:
In the above spirit guide you see a goose taking flight. This could be a message to get out into the world. It could also mean taking flight from the family nest. The meanings can be infinte. The most important thing is to examine what the meaning of goose is for you.
"I don't know what goose means! How do I figure that out?!" Ask. Ask your guides to clarify. "Show me what you mean by goose. Show me more details on what goose represents in my life right now." Then, go take a walk outside and look to nature for symbols, shapes, etc. Being outside, as Peg mentioned in her post, is one of the most helpful ways to clear the junk out of your aura & mind and get into your 3rd mind. It also helps you hear a message clearly.
Ego vs. Spirit Guides
As you begin to hear more and more messages from your guides, know that you may need to discern between guides and ego.
Ego speaks in a negative tone.
Guides always speak from a place of loving support.
Sometimes, we confuse "not now" and "no that's not for you" messages from our guides as ego plainly because we want the thing that isn't for us so badly we cannot see clearly. When we don't want to hear those messages, it's best to stop asking and start doing. Do anything that is fun, enjoyable, and brings you peace. The easiest thing is to get outside for a stroll or a walk or a roll or a ride. Sit on the grass or a rock. Ask mother earth and her children (the grass and rocks) to support and love you right now. Personally, when I'm stuck I dive into my beloved hobby, sewing, or I go dance (that frees up stuck energy big time) or I go for a long walk. I focus totally on the thing I'm doing. I put on music that uplifts me or inspires me to wiggle and dance. I also will watch funny TV shows to evoke a laugh. People like Ed Wynn really do it for me. Slapstick is great.
Sleep & Dreams
Guides also visit us in our dreams. An easy way to get started is to invite them to connect with you before you go to sleep.
Meditation, Massage, & States of Bliss
When I've been the most relaxed is when my guides are able to clearly communicate with me. Here are a few other times and areas where I've clearly and easily connected with my guides to receive messages.
I hope this helps you deepen your connection with your guides.
Thank you for reading our new 2-perspective series. Peg & I are planning more of these. We've learned that it is very helpful to receive information from multiple sources as it helps us put together the whole picture.
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