The main requirement in connecting with your spirit guides and/or angels is not psychic ability. The majority of people who write us about questions regarding their spirit guides and angels almost always ask us if they have to be psychic in order to make the connection. The answer is NO.
All you need is a sincere desire to make such a connection, keep an open mind, and above all – be patient. It is very rare for a person to get instant results, but it does happen. We won’t say that it won’t happen to you, but if it doesn’t, please do not lose hope. Keep on trying. Your spirit guides are there waiting to communicate, but if they are silent it could be that they have nothing to say at the time. Also, please remember spirit guides were once people, too. They retain many of the characteristics they had while alive. If they loved to talk while alive, then you may be opening yourself up to constant chatter. However, if they were shy in life, then you may have to work a bit harder at getting them to come forward and begin communicating with you on some level. Just be patient, hang in there, and know that you are always surrounded by loving and protective energies.
Everyone is a channel for spirit guidance. We innately have the capacity to connect with the spiritual energies that surround us all the time. Not only is this apparent in nature, but in our own intuitive faculties. Yet, many people assume that contacting and working with their spirit guides and/or angels requires an extra special talent. It does not. It simply is a matter of being open to receiving the guidance that is always available to us.
We also want to assure that the level of information received is not only accurate, but also of the highest quality. This means that we want to attract only the most reliable and enlightened spirit guides. Another important factor is to be receptive to the guidance. This openness is what allows you to feel the love and support your guides have to offer. A common mistake that many make in attempting to contact their guides, is to strain to communicate with them. They assume that spirit is far away and therefore, difficult to reach. One of the most important things that you can do to become a clear channel is to relax and trust. Never try to channel; this is over-striving. Allowing the energy to flow through you requires a receptive state of being.
Be specific about what type of guides you are invoking. We try to be discriminating about the company we keep in our everyday life. This discernment must also be present when invoking the spirit world. Hold the intention and desire to attract in only those spirit beings that provide guidance, love, and higher teachings. You can say, “I now invite in all of my loving and wise, spirit guides and angels to be with me now.” It is a good idea to do this invocation every day when you first rise.
Be clear in your intention. The more specific you are when asking for guidance in a particular area of your life, the more that your guides and angels can assist you. Your intention will set the tone for this relationship. When your purpose is clear that you want to communicate, spirit will automatically be aware of this, and it will enable them to connect with you more effectively. Your mind-set creates an opening for them to reach you.
There is an attunement between the sender (the spirits), and the receiver (the channel), that must occur. Working with our spirit guides and angels is a two-way communication. Only when you are open to this higher guidance, can you perceive its existence in your life. And do not rush the process. Proceed slowly. Pause between each step, taking as much time as you need. It is important not to have expectations, or to overreach. You want to be open, and relaxed. Stretch, relax, and breathe. Ask for protection. Silently call to Source (whatever you consider to be your Higher Power), and ask to be protected. “I call now to Source and ask to be protected with the highest love and light.”
As you become calm and centered, you will be able to sense the presence of your light body. This is readily achieved when the mind is quiet and the body relaxed. Focus your attention on your inner light body–the part of you that is pure spirit. While being cognizant of your light body, go to the passage way in your mind if needed. It is whatever image naturally appears to you. (Examples are seeing a color, an image such as a star filled sky, or an arched gateway). While aware of the presence of your light body, stand in front of the passage way that appears. Each time that you practice this, the same passage way will automatically be present. When you are ready, feel your light body going through this passage way. Be aware of entering through the gateway into a vast, timeless, space.
Invite in your spirit guides and/or angels. Call on all of your guides and/or angels, and give them permission to be with you. Ask your spirit guides and/or angels for whatever you would like assistance with in your life. This is the opportunity to be specific in your requests for guidance. Ask your guides if they have a message for you. (Allow enough time to receive an impression from spirit, and be open to any indication of their presence.)
Importantly don’t forget to thank your guides and/or angels. When you feel that you have completed your contact with your guides, thank them for having been with you. Slowly, come back to your state of presence. Gradually become aware of your physical form. Proceed at whatever pace is comfortable for you. You will increasingly become aware of both your physical body and your surroundings. Taking as much time as you need, return to an awareness of your physical body. Open your eyes whenever you are ready. Do not be concerned if you feel light-headed for a while. This is a normal occurrence after going into a trance. Get up and walk around, eat something, and/or drink water to help you return to your normal consciousness.