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Monday, July 11, 2011

Spirit Guides - How to Connect and Communicate With Them

By Alison Yates

What are Spirit Guides?

Many people believe that everyone has a Spirit Guide (or Guides) - entities that come from the Spirit world, who you can contact and communicate with, and who are ready and willing to help and assist you as you walk the Earth.

They are believed to be loved ones who have passed, ancient ancestral spirits, or even spirits from the Angelic Realm, and are assigned at birth to protect and support us.

Your Spirit Guides have learned many lessons and may well have also crossed your path on Earth in past lives. They know you very well, your strengths and weaknesses, and your abilities and your hopes and fears - and they know your destiny.

Your Spirit Guides are always willing to help and support you, but will not interfere in your life without a specific invitation.

Connecting with your Spirit Guides

Simple meditation is recognised as the best way to contact your personal Spirit Guides. Meditation is simply the process of calming your thoughts, slowing down, and focusing on a particular outcome or particular thing.

Spending fifteen minutes a day stilling your mind will be beneficial not only for contacting your personal Spirit Guides, but it will help you relax and enable you to reach some inner peace and calm that most of us have forgotten.

Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Try to make it a special place and a special time in your day. To create a pleasing ambience, pull the shades or dim the lights, play some soft music, light candles and incense sticks.

To help increase awareness of your personal Spirit Guides and shift attention away from the Earthly Plane, we will create a special place in your mind where you can meet them.

Relax in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Every time you exhale, feel the stresses and worries of the day leave your body with every breath. Notice the sinking feeling when you breath out, and use this as a vehicle to allow you to let go and relax even more.

Imagine now a woodland path, bathed in mottled sunlight that filters through the leafy branches above. The air is warm and a soft breeze wafts the fresh smell of scented flowers over you. This can be a place in your imagination, or a real place you have visited.

Walk now along the well-worn path and come to a clearing in the woods. The clearing is bathed in a strong light, like a sunbeam. Enter the light.

This will be your sacred space and when you come here you will feel protected, safe and comfortable. This is a special place where the spiritual world meets the physical world - a place you have created with the power of your imagination.

Notice that the light you stand in is made up of the rainbow spectrum, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

For each colour in turn, look at it directly as it falls at your feet. Sense it. Tap into its meaning. Remember what you see, what you hear, what you feel, what you smell. Look at the colour very carefully.

Do this for each colour and then move your focus to the final colour, Violet.

Now see a distant figure walking towards you. They will ask if they can enter the light to be with you. Here will be your personal Spirit Guide.

You can now ask questions. But don't be disappointed if you receive no answers. Answers may come to you later, and often when you are not expecting them.

Rather than hearing something, you might get a feeling or a sensation of something. This will be the beginning for you. They may present you with a gift, or may speak to you by answering a question you have posed, or just some words of comfort or inspiration. If this is the first time of meeting, they may tell you their name. You may recognise this name, or not.

Practice connecting to your Spirit Guides at least once per day. Soon it will become easier for you, and like second nature.

When you are ready to leave, thank your Spirit Guide. Open your eyes and spend a few moments relaxed, and get acclimatised once more to the Earthly realm.

Alison Yates wrote this article. For more detail on connecting with your Spirit Guides visit:

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