As humans, one of our biggest challenges—if not THE biggest challenge—is to remember our true nature. That is, the realization that we are far more than we seem to be as flesh and bone entities. We are multi-dimensional beings who have simply been struck with a bad case of amnesia that keeps us wandering aimlessly through our lives wondering who we are and what we’re doing here. We go from lifetime to lifetime with the same amnesia until we get conscious enough to make different choices. All the while we have unseen help we are usually not even aware of—until we learn how to be conscious of their presence.
What are Spirit Guides?
Because our ability to perceive beyond the physical realm is so limited, to even talk about the existence of Spirit Guides is enough to evince a negative reaction from many of your closest friends and family. But just because someone doesn’t believe in them, however, doesn’t make them any less real.
Spirit Guides are our very own spiritual advisors that assist us throughout and in between our lifetimes. They are discarnate beings who may or may not have once been in human form; how you think about them may be determined by your own spiritual belief system. You may call them “angels” while someone else may call them “guides,” but either way they are your own personal assistants through life.
How Do They Communicate With Us?
Our guides speak to us in many ways, usually very subtly and just below our radar. Sometimes it comes through as a gut feeling, or it can come through as an overwhelming sense of urgency about a course of action we should take. When we become sensitive to their presence we can begin to perceive their communications in other ways, such as hearing their voices. This can be unnerving at first, the idea of hearing voices—but when you learn to trust them you will find that it is them imparting knowledge and wisdom from another dimension. This is sometimes known as “clairaudience.”
Other times they communicate quite overtly when they really want to get your attention, especially when you make conscious efforts to learn to communicate with them. When they know you’re open to them, it becomes much easier to for their communications to come through. You notice “signs” in your life; synchronistic meetings with people or events, or physical objects will even move or appear or disappear. When you’re paying attention, you understand where these experiences are coming from, that they are not random events and that you aren’t going crazy.
Learning to Communicate with Spirit Guides
Most spiritual advisors, teachers, or psychics agree that in order to be able to facilitate clearer communications with Guides, it is imperative to learn how to quiet your mind. Once you actually believe that they exist and want to consciously interact with you, it is up to you to do the work and train your mind to listen. One of the best tools in the beginning is to learn how to meditate. Entire spiritual disciplines have evolved around meditation, and there’s a lot to be said about it. Suffice it to say in a few words here that meditation is not much more than learning how to quiet your mind enough to clear the channels between you and other dimensional existences. This is part of opening yourself up psychically.
Other ways to learn how to communicate with your Guides is to consult a psychic who has the gift of perceiving Spirit Guides. This can be a good way to “jump start” your ability to perceive them. One thing to keep in mind is that communicating with your Guides is all about your intention. Having clear intentions creates an energy field that is necessary to opening up the channels of communication. It fine tunes the frequency just like tuning in a radio to get a channel clearly.
Another good way to open up the channel is to work with a pendulum. Get a pointed crystal with a hole drilled in it (or similar object) and attach a string or fishing line about 12 to 18 inches long. On a piece of paper write “Yes” and “No” and ask simple yes or no questions to your Guide. You hold the pendulum in your hand while resting your elbow on a table, and see what happens. The pendulum WILL move and will get clearer the more you do it. Gradually you can ask questions with more complex answers and you will see any doubts you have melt away.