My Experience With Spirit Guides
In this blog post I share how to connect to your spirit guides by following 10 steps.
I believe we all have spirit guides, and when you cultivate a relationship with your spirit guides you will receive clear, wise guidance to help you in every area of your life.
These steps work together to help you establish a relationship with your spirit guides!
Since I was very young, I’ve felt a presence of spiritual guidance within me, around me and connected to me.
In my book Spirit Junkie I shared the story of how I first started meditating when I was a teenager. I would sit and silently repeat a mantra. During this practice I started to feel a presence around me. I started to feel my extremities tingle. My hands and arms would go pleasantly numb, and I felt an undeniable presence of love, wisdom, peace and support around me.
Even in the darkest hours of my life, I could turn to that connection of spiritual guidance for comfort. When I started asking for help again, the guidance showed up fast. Spiritual intervention is the reason I bought A Course in Miracles. The book literally dragged me to the counter at the bookstore!
Eventually I began to call on that guidance every day as a regular practice. This presence has become a companion and a guidance system that has led me, supported me, and given me clarity and direction when I couldn’t find it on my own.
We All Have Spirit Guides
We all have our own spirit guides. We have guides that are ancestors and deceased family members. Some entities may have names. In some cases it may be a group of guides that all have the same name.
Maybe you’ve had experiences like these in your life. If you have, the 10 steps I share below will help you to have even more of them. You’ll deepen your connection to your spirit guides and learn how to call on them anytime.
If you haven’t had experiences like these, I welcome you to keep an open mind. If you are willing to connect with your spirit guides, these 10 simple and beautiful steps will help you.
Maybe this sounds a little trippy to you. If so, let me reassure you. Your guides are loving and wise. They are here to support you. Connecting with them is a comforting and joyful experience.
These guides are only here to give you love and light. There are plenty of entities in this sphere, but the guides that we call on, our spirit guides, are only here for love and light. In this blog post you’ll learn how to call in only the spirits of the highest truth and compassion and love.
How we experience our spirit guides
Once you begin inviting in these spirit guides, there are different ways you might experience their presence.
You can experience them as an inner knowing, a voice within. You may be able to audibly hear the voice of your spirit guide, or you might even see them! I haven’t had this experience, but many people have and it’s amazing.
SPARKS OF LIGHT
Sparks of light are another indicator of a spirit guide’s presence. Sometimes when I know my guides are with me, I see little sparks of light. It’s very cool. It’s such a groovy thing to be able to see that light knowing that there’s a presence with me at that moment!
BOOKS FALLING OFF THE SHELF
When books fall off the shelf, your spirit guides are the ones who are kicking them off the shelf for you! I can’t tell you how many people have written to me or spoken to me at an event and said they discovered my book because it literally fell off the shelf in front of them. You can experience this kind of guidance! It is available to you.
FREE-WRITING AFTER MEDITATION
Another way you can experience the presence of a spirit guide is through writing. You can call on your spirit guides through meditation, and following your meditation you can free-write and allow the voice of your guides to work through you.
Connecting to your spirit guides is about learning to rely on the voice of love. The reason these guides are here is to constantly bridge your thoughts from fear back to faith, forgiveness, love and light. They present you with creative solutions and beautiful opportunities.
10 Steps To Connect To Your Spirit Guides
If you are ready to invite in that voice of love, follow these 10 steps to connect to your spirit guides.
Step 1: Get into the habit of asking
The first step to connecting with your spirit guides is to get into the habit of asking. We often forget that we have guidance within us and around us. We can remember it when we’re reading a book like The Universe Has Your Back, or when we’re in a yoga class, or we’re doing a Kundalini meditation. In those spiritual situations, we can remember that there’s a guidance beyond us.
But in the busyness of day-to-day life, it’s really easy to forget this connection. When we forget about it, we start to rely on our strength. That’s when fear starts to set in.
In order to change this, we have to change our habits. It’s important that you start getting into the habit of asking your guides for help. The more you ask, the more you receive — period.
Think about all the things that you need help with. Maybe you need help conceiving, or making more money, or healing a relationship that’s struggling.
MAKE A LIST OF WHAT YOU NEED YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES’ HELP WITH
Make a list of the five to 10 biggest things you need help with. You can do this now, or you can come back to this exercise after aligning with your inner wisdom through prayer or meditation. Listen to that inner wisdom and let the thoughts come through.
Once you have made this list, offer up everything you need help with and invite in the guides of the highest truth and compassion to reveal solutions. Say, “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing the solutions to these problems.” Then go through your list.
- “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for offering solutions to my issue with my health.”
- “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing the solutions to the problems I’m having in my marriage.”
- “Thank, you guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing the solutions to my struggle with finding a career I love.”
Just go one by one asking the guides to help you. If you want to get really laser focused, you can choose just one and offer it up daily for a while.
ONLY CALL IN THE GUIDES OF THE HIGHEST TRUTH AND COMPASSION
Remember always to call in the guides of the highest truth and compassion. You don’t want to invite the funky guides to the party! Be very specific and clear about what kind of guidance you’re calling in so you don’t get any riff-raff coming through.
As with the human world, there are lots of different characters, and we don’t always want to invite every character over for dinner. The same goes for spiritual relationships. We want to open up our consciousness, space and energy only to the guides of the highest truth and compassion.
Don’t worry about this too much. You call the shots, so do not fear those other beings. They can’t come in without your permission. Just make sure to call in only the guides of the highest truth and compassion.
YOU CAN CALL ON YOUR GUIDES ANYTIME
You don’t have to wait for a problem to crop up in order to call on your spirit guides. Before I get on stage, every time I give a talk, the first thing I say backstage to myself is, “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for speaking through me.” Whenever I do that, I know that the words that I need will come through me. The simple act of asking is all that is required for the guidance to show up.
Step 2: Listen
The second step in connecting to your spirit guides is to listen. The way to do this is through meditation. When you meditate, you quiet your mind so that you can hear the wisdom of the guidance that’s within you and around you.
We have to slow down our vibration to become aligned with the presence of t hese guides. When we attune our energy to the frequency of love and peace, we can more easily connect to the vibrational messaging of our spirit guides.
ALIGN YOUR ENERGY THROUGH PRAYER AND MEDITATION
You can say a prayer such as, “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion. Thank you for showing me what I need to know. Thank you for leading me in the right direction. Thank you for whatever it is that I need.”
Then you can sit in meditation for five, 10 or 20 minutes. This can be a very simple meditation. You can simply pay attention to your breath, becoming mindful of the sounds and sensations around you. Or you can repeat a mantra silently, which is one of my favorite ways to meditate. If you’re new to meditation, check out my free guided meditations.
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