Spirit Guides

Spirit Guides, Who or what are they, do they really exist and if so why? These are just a few of the issues regarding spirit guides that I will be answering in this blog. My answers are based on personnel experiences and reading that I had done on the subject.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that spirit guides exist. I see them all the time. When I do readings for clients it’s not unusual for me to see them in their aura. The amount of information that I receive from the spirit guide depends on what the client is open to hear. Sometimes my spirit guide will give me information about someone else’s spirit guide especially if I am helping someone from a distance. Recently I had a friend who was going in for surgery and my guide let me know who their guide was and how they could see their guide and how to communicate with them for help and guidance. Another client wanted to know how to tell when and if their guide was around. I explained to him his guide would frequently gently stroke the back of his neck, at this point his wife burst out laughing. She said her husband often felt a brushing at the back of his neck and didn’t understand why.
Everyone has a spirit guide. Even if you don’t believe in them or feel you don’t have one, you do. At times we have more than just one. Because of what we may be experiencing in life we will attract others who want to help and learn through our life lessons.
Spirit guides are souls that have incarnated at least once or more on the planet. They have a working knowledge of what it is like to be human. It is quite likely that your spirit guide and you have a strong emotional bond from this life or another. Yes, they can be a departed loved one. Spirit guides and guardian angels are not the same or interchangeable. Angels are angels. They do not incarnate as humans. Spirit guides are the best friends we have ever had but are now on a different dimension. We have bonded with them spiritually. They have intimate knowledge of our life blueprint, what we have chosen to go through this lifetime, our life lessons and karma. We have a tendency to lose conscious awareness of our life blueprint during our time on earth and tend to wander off our intended path.
Since spirit guides exist outside our physical plane, they are outside of it’s limitations as well. They have access to information about the past present and future and about events that are happening far away. They can offer assistance in many ways. They can act as teachers, healers and providers of knowledge of both yourself or for other people through you.
You may have one recognized spirit guide or hundreds. Sometime you work with only one or with a variety, each specializing in a different area. For an example, you could call on a spirit guide who is adept at finding lost objects or another who helps you to relax and heal yourself.
Although everyone has helpers many of you are not aware of them. It depends on the culture and the belief system that surrounds you.
Spirit guides make them selves available to help,care, offer assistance, encourage, guide and support. They won’t interfere with our choices and decisions. We have free will and are here to learn and grow. Most of us grow through problem solving and rising to meet the challenges of life. They can’t shield us from our life lessons that we have chosen to learn.
The more you communicate with your spirit guides, the more they are available for help. The spirit guide I am most frequently in contact with is a wonderful, kind, gentle, calming presence who I know as Mai Ling. She shows herself to me as an ornately dressed Asian Lady. She says she is from Siam. The first time that I saw her, I thought she had stepped out of the Broadway musical the King and I. She is very humble and very patient. Those of you who know me will crack up laughing thinking that I have a spirit who is quiet . Well, they say opposites attract. I find her presence comforting and reassuring. When I am doing a reading her quiet nod and bow of the head lets me know I am on the right track. I only do readings with the client sitting to my right. That is so I can keep in contact with my guides. Since the crossing over of so many family members and dear friends, they all to like to show up and help out if they can. I don’t necessarily see them all but can certainly feel their loving and helpful energy.
Recently I was involved with a fund raiser and was concerned about doing readings in a busy noisy place. I usually only do readings in my home in my client room. It was for a good cause, so I thought what the heck. I am so grateful for the women involved and the spirit guides who were there. It was that experience that promoted me to write this blog. I was amazed at the clarity and the flood of information that my guides and the guides of the clients shared. The air was electric with the psychic energy. It was truly a humbling experience.

The following is an exercise to help you make contact with your spirit guides. Have fun with it. Don’t feel defeated if at first you don’t succeed. There are many ways to bring your guides to your conscious mind, this is just one suggestion to get you started.
1. Sit in a relaxed position with eyes closed and take several deep breaths.
2.Make a silent request to communicate with and identify your spirit guide. Ask that only the one or few that are appropriate for you today come forward.
3. Begin to visualize on the outside of your aura( about 18 inches to two feet out ) a figure of a person. Don’t be surprised if you see your animal totem as well.
4. Silently ask the guide to give you a name and to identify themselves. Look to see how they are dressed and if you can’t picture them try to feel their energy.
5. You may ask your guide what kind of assistance they are able to give.
6. When you have finished communicating, it is a good idea to thank your guide and ask that they be available. Spirit guides take what we say literally and are not forth coming with information unless we ask direct questions.
You can make conscious contact with your guides through meditation and visualization. Your guides communicate with you in a number of ways.They usually communicate through the chakra system (energy centers in the aura) If you communicate with your guide through the fifth chakra (throat area) you will hear the guide mentally. Perhaps you will allow your throat and voice to vocalize the communication of the guide. This is known as channelling. The sixth chakra (brow area) communication will be shown by mental pictures or visualization by your guide, You may have to interpret these symbols or images or ask your guide for further clarification. If you do some healing work, the guide may contact you through your hands. Your hands could be guided to a problem on the patients body and then healing energy will be channelled through you from the guide.
Contacting spiritual guides is becoming easier as I feel the veil between this side and the other side is becoming thinner. It is easier than ever for everyone to tap into their psychic energy.
You may visualize your spirit guide as male or female, or you may identify them by a particular name or see them dressed in a manner from a past time or different culture. Theses are common ways spirit guides reveal themselves. Perhaps this is how the two of you were connected in a past life and you can easily identify them in this form. The most important thing to remember is that you and your guide are spiritually bonded and the connection was made and decided upon before you arrived in this life.
Your guide is sending you lot of messages even though you are not aware of it. This usually happens through our sub conscious mind. I feel that what most of have accepted as instinct or esp is our spirit guide doing their job. These experiences are very common. Example, for some strange reason you decide to take a different route home and by doing so find you avoided an accident. You get a sudden urge to contact a friend that you haven’t been in touch with for sometime, and find they need your help.
We are all greatly loved and each soul has equal value. To know we haven’t been thrust on the planet to sink or swim without some guidance is comforting. Your spirit guide is not a substitute or replacement for your connection to the God source or your interpretation thereof, it’s an added bonus to guide us on our earthly journey.

Affirmation: I am open to receive the unconditional love the universe has for me. I am open to receive the help and guidance my spiritual guide is sending. I am grateful.