Spirit Guides are discarnate beings that have chosen to assist us on our path of spiritual enlightenment and unfoldment; their evolution to higher consciousness is bound with our own, thus we have responsibility for each other. The more aware we become of these loving spirits, the more aware we become of our own thoughts, words, and actions; we are reflections of their efforts and they of ours. Though we are separate and individual, we are bound to the truth of our spiritual oneness. How better to be evidence of our relationship with God, Spirit, and Man with love, courage, and upliftment? Guides are a highly evolved world intelligence who administers guidance, protection, assistance, psychic information, and hidden knowledge to an Earthling; this intelligence has lived many incarnations and is more evolved than the person he/she serves (though angels are an exception to this rule as, in general, they have not incarnated on earth). The Guide does not intercede unless called by the Earthling (though there are exceptions).
Guides communicate with you through mediumship, which is a compatible sharing of time, energy, talent, and intellect between an earthling and an etheric world intelligence: the objective is to bring knowledge to the earth world that cannot be obtained through normal educational sources. A human body is used as a psychic instrument for etheric communication and matter manipulation to enrich mankind’s education regarding the growth of the soul-mind; the desire and willingness of the etheric world intelligence and the earthling to work together is shared, regardless of difficulties and time, until here is the proper synchronization, both physically and mentally, for the relaying of matter that can be beneficial in some manner. Forms of mediumship can be mental or physical (see Tools of Mediumship for this type).
The ways that your Guide may choose to communicate with your through mental mediumship are through clair senses, a collective word meaning any one of the types of psychic sensitivity that correspond to the normal five senses: these are clairaudience (to perceive sounds or words when no person is speaking or no article is causing the disturbance; these sounds and impressions register on the spirillae of the pineal gland and go through the same process that normal hearing go through in the Third Eye area of the head), clairsavorance (clear tasting; experience tastes in the moth without putting anything in the mouth), clairscient (to smell a fragrance or odor of a substance which is not in one’s surroundings and is symbolic information for oneself or another), clairsentience (to perceive information b a feeling within the whole body without any other stimuli related to this feeling or information, which comes from within the body, down the kundalini to the stomach area), and clairvoyance (to see into an ethereal dimension without using physical eyes; to reach into another vibration frequency and visually perceive “within the head” something significant).
Knowing the names of our guides is nice; it helps to establish them as “real people” in our minds. It is not, however, necessary; they will answer when you call. It is of great help to ask and thank verbally until solid rapport is established through your vibrations. When you call a guide in, frequently a guide will give the psychic a name that can be used to summon him/her; the guide may be either gender when manifesting. The guide will be from the Inner Band, a system of easy access to energy, protection, guidance, and knowledge. Each guide has a specific part to play, but the cooperation between the guides is such that any one of them can and may assume another’s role. The group situation ranges from the strictly traditional everyone-does-his thing, to the one-guide-does-it-all situation. In general, there are 10-15 spirits around one individual, between the inner and outer bands, which are the spirits that spend only at time in which he or she can be of assistance. The guides from the outer band are drawn to one’s vibration when their talent and knowledge will be of an aid to the earthling to enhance the earthling’s new interest and needs. A Specialty guide would fall into this category; they are those with past experience in a certain field, for whom the medium would have to ask for specifically.
The Inner Band traditionally consists of a Doctor, Teacher, Alchemist, Healer, Protector, Runner, Message Bearer, Door Keeper, and Joy Guide, though it is possible to have more than one guide in each category.
TEACHER: in charge of the other guides which make up the Inner Band. His principle functions are to assist the earthling to accomplish the purpose of the incarnation and to bring inspirational information and guidance. He has access to the Akashic Records and may dole out karmic experiences, as the earthling needs and can understand them. He is your Master Teacher and Guide; will appear when you are ready.
DOCTOR: watches over one’s physical and mental well-being; will work with one’s chemist as needed.
HEALER: is in charge of one’s spiritual well being and will work with one’s Doctor and Chemist, so that the person is in balance in all areas.
PROTECTOR:reputed to be 90% Native American (worked with Mother Earth in a previous life and is a source of great wisdom), will keep negative entities away from you and act like your Guardian Angel. He will often mentally warn you of danger before you experience the situation, but will not prevent you of purposely doing something that is not in your best interests. He will often keep you from unintentional bodily harm.
RUNNER: will take messages to others in the astral plane and will also assist the human in remembering what is needed at the time.
MESSAGE BEARER (SPIRITUAL MESSENGER): is higher than the Runner; will take and bring messages of grater importance and of a higher spiritual nature. He carries messages to other Message Bearers and returns; wanting to assists humans. He is constantly on the move; one has to form a bond of trust with him.
DOOR KEEPER (also known as the GATEKEEPER or CONTROLLER): only lets what spirits that are positive and beneficial into your vibration and keeps those that are negative out. As you grow, these are often replaced (have to give them a time frame to get working better with you before you have them leave). One will often hear their name loudly and clearly called from seemingly nowhere when this happens. It is his/her responsibility to allow only certain entities to enter the mind of the medium, regulates the amount of time with the medium, and oversees that only high qualitative information is presented. Acts under the guidance of the Master Teacher and contributes to keeping the medium cheerful.
ALCHEMIST: main function is to keep a chemical balance in the physical body; is capable of attaching to the pineal gland to help with one’s psychic development and to add elements to the physical body for better physical health. He can also change he water one takes in before drinking. Try placing a glass of water beside your bed before going to sleep and ask you Alchemist to change it to what you need the following day. When you drink the water the next morning, often you will notice that the water tastes different to you.
JOY GUIDE: a highly intelligent etheric world intelligence whose function it is to bring gaiety to the human; guides his/her lifestyle to balance recreation and work. Manifesting as a very young person of either gender, he/she is very eager to serve when summoned.
Who are these guides?
Some guides will stay with you throughout your entire life, and others will pop in every now and again to help you with specific areas of your life or goals you are trying to achieve. These guides are at varying levels of consciousness themselves. Some may be highly ascended masters (such as Jesus) and others might be your average spirit who just happens to be a master in a certain area. They may appear to have a male or female energy, though in reality they are just energy. They may be spirits who have had physical incarnations, or they might be spirits who have never taken corporeal form. You may be the only person they are guiding, or they may be on the “panel” for other people as well. They might be deceased relatives, but that is less likely. When it’s time for your spirit guides to help you, they tune in to your energy and help direct you to fulfill your earthly mission.
How do guides help us?
Spirit guides can see what’s going on in our lives, and when it’s time for them to actually guide and/or intervene they have several ways they can accomplish this.
1.Sending signs: Guides can arrange synchronicities to help alert you to something you need to see or know about. Pay attention to those when they happen. Recently the same scene from the movie, The Incredibles, was shown to me 3 times in 3 different ways in a 24 hour period. I saw it at home while my kids were watching it, at Office Depot (it was playing as a demo on the tv), and someone else mentioned that particular scene to me in conversation. That’s a sign, folks. I got the message.
2.Gut feelings: Guides can poke you in the gut when you’re experiencing something they want you to pay attention to. Following your gut feelings is probably a good idea. Have you ever had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen but you couldn’t quite put your finger on it? That might be a guide poking you in your gut.
3.Intuitive insight: Guides can send you flashes of intuition which may sound like a voice in your head. “Slow down!” and then you realize you were almost in a car accident. Or “He’s cheating on you.” These are thoughts that appear to come out of nowhere but which contain important information you’ll want to notice. Many people tune out their intuition, but it’s a valuable source of information.
4.Sending people into your life: Your guides sometimes get together with other people’s guides and together they try to create a meeting between their charges. Perhaps you are thinking about someone from college and whammo blammo see them in the bookstore later that day. Chance encounter? Probably not. Perhaps you were thinking about moving and you run into your old realtor friend in the supermarket. If it feels like a coincidence, consider that it might be more of a set up.
5.Arranging and nudging: Guides can also nudge you in the direction they want you to go, or arrange for something to happen to you. For example, perhaps you’re running late and can’t find your keys. You’re frustrated because you need to get somewhere on time. Suddenly, your phone rings and it’s a really important call you would have missed if you had found your keys earlier. Who do you think actually misplaced your keys? This is hard for them because you have free will. They can only arrange so much or nudge so hard. The more you can pick up on their clues, the better. Sometimes you just need to surrender to a situation that seems frustrating.
How do you connect with your guides directly? Wouldn’t it be great if your guides could just call you on the phone and tell you what’s coming in your future, or tell you to look out for a guy named Joe, or that your child needs you and you should get to them right away? For some people that’s quite nearly how it works. It just takes time and practice to be able to hear, see, or feel your guides. Here are some ways you can work on increasing your connection directly.
1.Listen to your intuition: That little voice that tells you to “slow down” or “buy bread” or “take notice of the pretty woman in line in front of you” is a direct communication from your guides or higher self. Try listening to your intuition and see what results you get. Many people dismiss their intuition. See what happened to me when I ignored mine. It’s not always pleasant. Do not mistake your ego for your intuition, however. If you’re hearing thoughts like, “Don’t bother asking her out, she’ll never go out with someone like you” then that’s your ego. Flick him off your shoulder.
2.Go with your gut: Following your gut instinct is also a manner in which guides try to direct you. For example, let’s say you’re in a business meeting and logic and reason tell you that the people sitting in front of you will fulfill their end of the deal, but your gut feeling says these people are going to fail to deliver and you’ll be stuck holding the bag. Listen to that gut feeling. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. At the very least, use your gut feelings to protect and keep yourself safe.
3.Watch for signs: Ask your guides for what you want and then watch for signs that you’ve been heard. My guides like to show me interesting license plates. For example, at my mastermind meeting recently I put out the intention to become fit, trim, and slim. When I left the meeting I found myself driving behind a vehicle with the license plate, “Fitness.” But signs can come in so many ways. Maybe you’re wondering if you should take up tennis and you go out to your car and see a flyer offering tennis classes in your area, and then you get home and your spouse has coincidentally brought home a tennis racket that a co-worker just didn’t need anymore, and you see a news story about tennis later that night on television. Those are all positive signs.
4.Journal: A method I recommend to a lot of people during my readings is to open a journal program or just a Word document and write down some questions you’d like to ask your guides. Be quiet and meditative and type up the answers you hear. Keep going as if you’re having a conversation with them. It may seem like you’re just typing answers from your imagination, but keep going. When you get to a point where the answers you’re getting don’t feel like your own voice, take notice of what they say. A benefit of this approach is being able to refer back to it later.
5.Meditate: Do a meditation where you imagine yourself going to a room or a garden and ask your guides to appear before you, sit with you, and chat. Like the journaling method, just see what they say. In time your connection will become stronger, and the information you get will be more accurate and applicable to your life.
6.Dream: One of the best ways to meet and connect with your guides is to meet them halfway. Open your dream up to them. You can put out the intention every night to see and connect with your guides in your dreams. It may take a while, but it will probably eventually work. If you can master lucid dreaming you’ll have success much faster since once you become lucid you can simply ask your guides to appear and talk to you.
7.Ask a psychic: One of the services I offer in my readings is to help people identify at least some of their guides, usually the ones working with them on the areas they’re asking about in the reading. This introduction can help you tune in on your guides yourself.
How do you know if you’re just imagining them?
You’ll know by the advice you get. Does it resonate with you? Do you feel like it’s coming from them and not you? Does the advice make sense to you? Do you get great results when you listen to their counsel? Do they appear the same way every time? If the answers to these questions are all “yes” then you are on the right track. You may wonder if you’re actually in tune with your guides or not, but the most important thing to remember is that if you get great results and you’re happier, does it really matter where the information is coming from?
MEDITATION TO MEET YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE IN TWO PARTS
Sit quiet with your feet on the floor; direct your attention and consciousness to the area between your eyes. This is the area referred to, in metaphysical terms, as the Third Eye. It is the seat of our intuitive perception; it is the center that facilitates physical vision of the subtle realms of light. Envision this area as a glowing and brilliant crystalline light. As you inhale, see and feel this area warm and brighten with this light. Hold for a count of ten; exhale slowly. Do this again; exhale slowly. One more time; bring in the light, exhale slowly. Now, as you inhale, draw the light backward from the brow area, through the head; to the point of the crown, which is the area of the Crown Chakra. This Chakra awakens higher self-consciousness and union to the spirit realm. As you visualize this ball of light moving backward, also imagine a bridge of light, a Rainbow Bridge, being formed between the Brow and Crown Chakras.
See and feel it as warm and shimmering with energy. Hold the focus of the lighting the Crown area of a count of ten; exhale slowly. Repeat four times. Feel the warmth and energy fill your entire head. Now bring your consciousness to the form of that brilliant light down to the Throat area. See the Rainbow Bridge extending from the Crown center to the Throat. This is the Throat Chakra and widens with our creative will and the ability to draw from our past experiences. As you inhale, feel this center come alive with crystalline brilliance. Hold this breath for a count of ten, as with the other two centers, and then exhale slowly. Repeat this six more times. Imagine and feel the energy and light intensify with each breath. Now draw as much of this consciousness from the area of the throat to that of the heart. See this as another extension of the Rainbow Bridge. The area of the Heart begins to radiate with crystalline energy. Inhale and hold for a count of ten. As you hold your breath, feel the energy intensify and as you exhale, see and feel the link that has been formed with the other three energy centers. Exhale slowly and repeat two more times. You have now activated the higher centers of perception. You must now complete the circuit. Draw you consciousness and attention upward from the Heart, through the Throat, the Third Eye to the Crown, completing the Rainbow Bridge that connects all four centers. Feel it grow with new intensity and energy, having activated and aligned itself with the other three centers.
At this point, you may extend your perception to the area around you. Begin sensing and questioning. Extend your senses outward. Pay attention to any new and different sensations. Is there a feeling of a presence? Are there any particular colors, feelings, touches, or being experienced? Do you sense anything different? Don’t force it. When you are ready, you are to keep this feeling with you; open your eyes and go on with the next step; there is no hurry.
You can do this next part with your eyes open or closed; it is your choice. We are standing at the bottom of the stairs. If you see a handrail, you can use it. Now as we walk up the steps, keep up with me, please. We are going up steps one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. We are on the landing. There, in front of you, on the landing, is a white door with a big, gold handle. Take a hold of the handle and push the door open. Step through; this is your special room. Take a few moments as you step through; ask your Spirit Guide to come into your room and give you that fragrance, feeling, or color to identify him with. Or he could walk with you, beside you, or in front of them. Sit down and have a loving conversation, or you could continue to walk with him. You can also fix the room up, since this is your special room. Put in the objects that are special to you. You will have a few quiet moments to speak with your Guide; I will return in a few minutes, (pause)…It is time to say goodbye to your Spirit Guide and thank him for being there. Remember that this is your special room that you created; you can return there at any time that you need to. Thank Spirit for being there with you, but now it is time to go back to the White Door; as you walk through and reaching out, you close it. We are all standing on the ledge; walking down the stair, count them: ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, and one. No that you are back; once you feel more comfortable, you can open your eyes. Review what you have experienced during the meditation.