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Make it a part of your everyday life. The most important way to open a path for spirit to reach you is to be consistent in your effort to contact them daily. By having regular contact, you not only increase your faith and awareness of their presence, but an ongoing dialogue can occur. At the very least, open yourself each day to receive empowerment, healing, and channeled guidance. There is a need to restore yourself each day and to open to see if there is any information spirit has for you. Making this contact a part of your daily life, is essential to quality communication between you and your guides. When the flow of communication is open on a regular basis, you will be available to receive messages whenever spirit wishes to reach you and whenever you wish to reach them as well.
Spirit guides are wise spiritual beings that have chosen to guide someone like you or I as part of their spiritual advancement or development. Everyone has at least one spirit guide, but the majority of people do not know how to communicate with them and are oblivious to their presence even though their intuition and instincts can often come from their guides. People who have awakened their psychic abilities find it easier to communicate with the guides, but anyone can do the same with a little bit of practice. You may or may not already be aware of your guides around you. Some people have no idea that they are there whereas other people are vaguely aware of a guiding presence in their lives and others still know their spirit guides well and are on first name terms with them.
How your guide talks to you can vary from person to person. For one it is a feeling, for others it is verbal, and for some it is other methods. Only you will know which is the best way of communicating with your guide. You may find they choose one particular method but with practice and determination you can make the communication clearer and easier. There are a number of ways you can get in contact with your spirit guides. Which method works best is an individual preference, there is no right or wrong. One of the best ways is through guided meditation. This will enable you to relax your conscious mind, which causes a lot of chatter, so that you can hear your spirit guides.
When you first start communicating with your spirit guides you will find that their voices are very quiet. Until you get used to communicating and almost strengthen the muscle, you will find they are literally whispering to you. As you get more and more used to talking to them so you will find their voices become louder and you can talk to them any time you like without having to go through a guided meditation. As you begin to open a communication channel with your guides you will be able to ask them for guidance. Relax yourself and quiet your mind and ask a question that you need advice for. Keep yourself relaxed and mentally quiet and listen to the answer. It may come as a picture in your mind or as a feeling, or a verbal communication or anything. Just listen to what comes in to your mind and follow it. This is likely communication from your guide. Your guides are there to help you and will answer your requests for help. They are literally waiting for you to talk to them and will be really happy to hear from you. Start by using guided meditation to establish the communication channels and then keep practicing and it won’t be long before you find talking to your spirit guides almost as easy as picking up the phone.
There are a few important things you will want to know… Each of us has at least one spirit guide. Spirit guides are also known by the term guardian angels and other names. Just as you are a spiritual being–in a physical body, guides are spiritual beings–who do not have bodies at this time. But they have probably had physical bodies before and they might even have bodies again.
Your spirit guide watches over you and offers guidance and support on your spiritual journey–even if you’re not aware of it. A true spirit guide is an evolved being who has agreed to support your spiritual evolution. True spirit guides respect you and your right to choose your own path. Real spirit guides are wise, compassionate and often amusing. If you are ever aware of a spiritual being who does not respect you and others, it is not your spirit guide. Tell any less evolved beings to “Remove themselves from your presence” and call in your real spirit guide.
Remember that your guides and angels are always around you, ready to assist you. But, they can’t and will not interfere with your life. That is not their role. You must invite them in, you must ask for their guidance, then they are more than happy to help you in any way they can. Start tonight, communicate with your Spirit Guides and/or Angels, even if you cannot see or hear them. Ask them for guidance on an issue that concerns you. Ask them to guide your way, and then be open to receive their guidance.
So That’s It for Spirit Guides. Next Time, we will be covering: Should You Charge For Your Gift?
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.
So a few days ago we were talking about Communicating With Your Spirit Guide. We were discussing making contact with yours.
A basic Protection Spell will be needed prior to Making Contact and we thought it would be helpful to give you guys something as a starting point.
First, prepare by making sure you will not be disturbed. Put you phone on vibrate, dim the light, light a candle, lock the door, if others are in the house put a “do not disturb” sign on the door in which you’ll be attempting to contact with your Spirit Guide, and go to the bathroom before you begin. You do not want to be disturbed by the urge to relieve yourself.
The materials you need to have with you for every session should include:
Once you have all your items set up the way you want them, if you are using a candle and/or incense, light it first. We really do recommend at least the use of a candle. We use the flame to focus on while we meditate and it helps to create a more spiritual atmosphere. The use incense is a personal preference, but we like it. Some people cannot meditate without burning incense, so the choice is yours. For your candle, you can really use any shape or size. The best colors to use are, in order of spiritual preference:
It does not matter if your candle is scented or not. If scents are distracting then don’t use a scented candle or incense for that matter.
As you focus on the flame, imagine yourself in a quiet place. You may have a favorite place or somewhere you loved to go as a child that was quiet & secluded. Bring that place to mind and focus on it. It can be anything ranging from sitting under a tree to being on a beach or anything in between. Just make sure that whatever your imagining includes only you & your surroundings. If you’re imagining your long ago hideout you had as a kid, don’t also imagine all your long ago friends there with you. As you have your ideal quiet place in mind gently send out your intention: “I wish to contact my Spirit Guide.”
Focus again on the flame if you find your mind is wandering. Don’t stop, just re-focus on the flame and continue. As you do, say this simple invocation for Protection: this is of crucial importance. NEVER omit this step. “O protector, holy Mother/Father God, Jesus, Mary, Isis, Whomever you wish, I ask for your protective White Light to surround me & my home. I ask for your protection at this time. I open my heart, mind, and spirit to any knowledge sent to me by Spirits and/or Angels of the Light. Only Beings of Light shall be allowed to enter my sacred space. No Being of negative or mal intent is allowed to enter. I open myself to my Spirit Guides and/or Angels. As I ask for their Guidance & Advice at this time.” Remember to make up your own depending on what you believe.
Remain focused upon your candle flame, imagine your special place, and simply sit and wait for your Spirit Guide to arrive. Please try not to have any preconceived notions of what your Spirit Guide should look like because this can limit your experience. Some Spirit Guides do not even appear in human form. They may appear as a mist, a ball of light. Just remember the most important thing is to maintain an open mind and to be receptive and accepting of whoever comes through for you.
Once your Spirit Guide appears, introduce yourself. Even though they already know who you are, it never hurts to use good manners. Thank them for coming. Then ask them who they are. Wait for a name. One will be provided. Tell yourself you will remember the name so you can write it down once your session is over. Next, ask your Spirit Guide if he/she has any advice to impart to you at this time. Many times, for this first visit the Spirit Guide simply makes their presence known and won’t have a real message for you. If that is the case, do not despair. Next time you attempt contact your Spirit Guide will have something of importance to say to you.
Once your Spirit Guide has imparted their message to you, be sure to thank them, then will yourself back to your normal state of consciousness. Now that your meditation with your Spirit Guide is over, once you are feeling comfortable, write down everything you remember about your Spirit Guide. Start with their name, if they told you, then go on to describe as detailed as you can how they dressed. The manner in which a Spirit Guide dresses will give you a lot of information about what type of culture they come from and also information on the time period of their last incarnation. Also be sure to write down anything your Spirit Guide told you, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you now. Later on it may become very important.
Once you have established contact with your Spirit Guide you have established an important connection. As a result, be sure to pay close attention to your dreams. You may wish to keep a recorder or journal next to your bed so you can note any details. Spirit Guides and/or Angels often communicate with us through our dreams because they have direct access to our subconscious through our dreams. Also, at that time our defenses are down. We do not attempt to filter out any strange voices or images in our dreams so our Spirit Guides and/or Angels have a much easier time contacting us than while we’re awake. When we’re awake our minds are preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of everyday life so our Spirit Guides and/or Angels have a difficult time breaking through all that interference, but when we’re asleep we are wide open and receptive, so they can much more easily communicate with us through dreams than while we’re awake.
We suggest you keep your entries in a journal for your dreams and meditative sessions so you may want to buy a blank book that you keep just for writing down your sessions with your Spirit Guide. As you continue to practice this meditative method it shall become easier for you and your messages from your Spirit Guide shall become more involved and detailed over time. Andrea and I talk to our Spirit Guide every day, especially when we need them. This helps up keep connected to them and let me know we appreciate them being around protecting us and not just calling on them when the need arises.
We have recently been the target of a bully in our community. This bully has slandered others in our sector and it has been going on for way to long. This person has tried to personally attack us and when we would not give in, our business was then attacked. We will not give this person the satisfaction of calling them out. We ask you as our friends and family to ignore and not allow this bully to gain any attention. We are a strong community and should not put up with someone who states to be one of our own, who owns a business and who charges for teaching to come and make us feel powerless. Together we are stronger, united we are louder. Please support us in blocking this person and their negativity. Surround yourself with love and peace and as with the magick we create together, this person will cease to hurt us.
Blessed Be With All Our Love,
Andrea & Krista
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Spirit Guides are something we bring up a lot and many of you have asked what they are and how they can get one. All of us have them. They are all around us if we could only perceive them. Often confused with angels, they are souls who walk amongst us who are here to help, offer guidance, comfort, and even advice. These Spirits are known as Spirit Guides and they come from the Realm of Spirit, or the Other Side.
A Spirit Guide, unlike an Angel, was once a human being, like you and I. They lived their life, performed their tasks, died, and crossed over to the Other Side. Some choose to come back, to reincarnate in a new life, in a new place. Others, however, make the choice to remain in Spirit so they can learn and spiritually advance while helping others still living to learn their life’s lessons. This is a Spirit Guide. Spirit Guides, as former human beings, are well aware of the problems we face in our everyday, mundane lives. They were once concerned with very similar matters. They tend to have their own special areas of expertise, often based on past personal experiences or careers they have had in a past life.
A Spirit Guide comes and goes in your life when issues arise and when you need them. But we believe they are always around watching over you and pushing you towards positivity. Many believe this can also be your Guardian Angel while others have the belief that these are two different people. There are also believers that your Spirit Guide changes depending on your needs. Your Spirit Guide is always there to help you. This is their sole purpose, to offer the living their help and guidance. However, as spirits, they operate on a higher vibrational frequency than mortals do, so the majority of us cannot see them, hear them, and or sense their presence.
As a traditional witch, we do not believe in a “Guardian Angel”. We do however believe highly in Spirits and Spirit Guides. Unless you are fairly intuitive, most of us are not consciously aware of when a Spirit Guide attempts to make contact with us. We tend to think of random thoughts that occur throughout our day. You would be shocked to know just about how many random thoughts come to you in just 1 minute. You see your brain is like a giant sieve. It processes input continuously while you are awake and asleep. Unless you perform this simple exercise inside a sensory deprivation chamber, other thoughts are going to occur to you. When this occurs, merely bring your thoughts to focus back on your objective: “I wish to make contact with my Spirit Guide.” In time, you will find that you are capable of sustaining this thought for longer periods of time before random thoughts begin to enter your head. When you actually do attempt to make contact with your Spirit Guide, the ability to focus becomes very important.
So let’s go over some of the Do’s and Don’ts of contacting your spirit guide. Please do not expect any famous historical personages, dead rock stars, or religious icons to put in an appearance. This has been known to happen, but this is usually our ego wishing for contact with such a person like Hectate, Marilyn Monroe, Morgana, and religious figures; such as, Christ and the Virgin Mary. Do a simple protection ritual (which we will go over) before you begin. This is of vital importance in order to keep spirits of lower vibrational frequencies away from you during your session. Such spirits are often lost on the Earth plane unaware that they are dead, or just negative in nature. A simple protection ritual will safeguard you against any undesirable spirit encounters.
Don’t have any preconceived notions of who or what your Spirit Guide may be. This could lead to a great big disappointment. Always prepare for the unexpected. Put you phone on vibrate, dim the light, light a candle, lock the door, if others are in the house ask them to please not disturb you for any reason – unless of course the house is burning down. Make sure you are seated in a comfortable position and that you have pen or pencil and paper handy to write down any impressions or messages you may receive.
Don’t share what you are doing with others who are not of like mind. Ridicule and disbelief will undermine your attempts by introducing negative energy into an otherwise very positive and uplifting experience. Do keep a special book set aside to be used as a journal in which you note all of your spiritual encounters. This journal will prove to be an invaluable source of information to you over the coming weeks, months, even years.
Don’t expect your Spirit Guide to be able to foretell the future by asking him or her, when will you will win the lottery or meet the person of my dreams? Spirit Guides do not foretell the future unless that was part of their personal expertise while alive. They also will not know what the winning lotto numbers for the upcoming lotto drawing will be. Do believe you will make contact. For some, contact occurs with the very first session, for others, it can take weeks, but persistence always pays off, so just stick to it and your Spirit Guide will make him or herself known to you.
There are two schools of thoughts on how a Ouija/Spirit Board works. Believers think users can actually make contact with spirits (including malevolent, and on rare occasion demonic entities). It is believed that the spirit uses telekinetic energy to move the planchette providing the user or group with responses to questions. The board itself has no power and is simply a tool used to aid in communication.
Those who advocate the use of the Ouija/Spirit Board, say like other forms of divination, it is a legitimate way to communicate with the dead. While professional mediums believe that the movements may be controlled by malevolent spirits more intent on something other than providing correct information.
The other school of thought states that the communication is nothing more that the planchette moving through the user’s subconscious. They believe that the user is not aware that they themselves are moving the planchette and assume a spirit is guiding the answers. In parapsychology, the use of the Ouija/Spirit Board is believed to pick up information from the subconscious mind. Some information that an individual clearly repressed can come back to life and the user can suffer a psychosis as a result of these images.
We believe the planchette can be moved both by spirits and entities but also by subconscious movements. No matter the force moving it, it will sometimes cause problems down the road. Be it a malevolent spirit, demon or a repressed memory coming back one can fall into an addiction to using the board and allowing it to control your decisions. Those who suffer an addiction become dependent on information that might not be accurate and limit themselves to make decisions on their own.
There are reports of tables moving “such can be seen on Long Island Medium” or of the planchette moving without being touched by any user. There are too many reports of people being harassed by unseen forces after using the board. Unfortunately there are written accounts (not rumors) of people institutionalized or suffering mental anguish after using a board regularly. We understand that not every person may experience something like this, but it does happen.
Some noted demonologists strongly recommend never using a Ouija/Spirit Board. Experienced demonologists have seen their share of demonic possessions and episodes of dangerous haunts by malevolent spirits. These cases had the use of a Ouija/Spirit Board as a common denominator. As we stated before, malevolent spirits will pretend to be helpful to gain trust and then will make their move when the time is right.
The Ouija/Spirit Board has been used by thousands of people for spirit communication and is very similar to automatic writing, the only difference between the two being the absence of the board itself in automatic writing. Both forms of communication are very dangerous; as are séances, because they are usually uncontrolled forms of communications. The individuals that use these channels are usually novices and are unaware of the possible dangers that await.
A controlled situation would be where a psychic, medium or clairvoyant is present. This way the medium could sense if any dangers are present and close off the communication before any harm was done. We would strongly advise against the use of the Ouija/Spirit Board, automatic writing or séances. Even if you don’t try to contact any ghosts you can still become emotionally attached or even dependent on the board’s advice. This can be psychologically adverse on the psyche as you will attempt to get more information out of the board and you could actually just be using the board as an avenue to the inside of your own mind without realizing it. This happens to those people who use the board by themselves.
We would also like to add that we are not experts in Ouija/Spirit Board but do warn people against using this or any means of spirit communication including, séances, automatic writing, etc. This is not a parlor game nor is it something for anyone to experiment with as there are many dangers involved. We constantly get emails from people wanting to know more about Quija/Spirit Board. Our response is “If you’re asking, then you are not experienced and should not dabble with it”.
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Is it just a Game? Many advise against the casual use of the Ouija/Spirit Board, suggesting that it can be a doorway to unknown dimensions. Most often the spirits whom are contacted through the Ouija/Spirit Board are those whom reside on ‘the lower astral plane.’ These spirits are often very confused and may have died a violent or sudden death. Therefore, many violent, negative and potentially dangerous conditions are present to those using the board. Often times several spirits will attempt to come through at the same time but the real danger lies when you ask for physical proof of their existence. You might say, ‘Well, if you’re really a spirit, then put out this light or move that object!’ What you have just done is simple, you have ‘opened a doorway’ and allowed them to enter into the physical world and future problems can and often do arise.”
First thing to understand is…What is a malevolent spirit? These are the spirits, that when living, comprised of what we know to be the criminal element. This criminal element remains angry and hostile in death and its intentions are clearly not your best interest. Spirits keep the same personality that the person had while living. If this element does not value human life while alive, why would they in death? The malevolent spirit will focus on someone in the group with a lower psyche. This entity or spirit will answer basic questions in order to lull the user into a false sense of security. The entity may disguise itself as friendly and helpful, this element has been known to lie and be convincing using the name users try to contact.
Unless you know the right questions to ask, you may not know the difference. The more the Ouija/Spirit Board is used, the greater the chance the entity or spirit can create major and potentially dangerous situations. Even the energy used to contact the spirits can energize a spirit, and again, you have no control over who (or what) responds.
But what if the Ouija/Spirit Board really does not contact spirits? What if it only accesses our own subconscious? The advice might be the same. Since there are relatively few accounts of positive, uplifting experiences with the Ouija/Spirit Board, and many negative ones, we might assume that it more attuned to the negative aspects of our subconscious. If you’re determined to use the Ouija/Spirit Board anyway, we highly recommend that you do so with precaution.
So to answer our title, in short No….It’s not the board that’s dangerous; it’s the process of inviting harmful paranormal entities into your home. It’s manufactured by a toy company but “toys” can be dangerous, although the Ouija/Spirit Board is not a toy, but a tool for divination. This tool was created for spirit communication and it does not belong in the hands of a child. Until people realize the seriousness of the spirit realm, they should not touch this device. There are many people who have suffered with the consequences of this “toy”.
Although at first glance it appears to be a harmless toy, it is a potentially dangerous item. Will something happen each time you use one? Not at all, but use does bring an associated risk. By using a Ouija/Spirit Board you are consciously inviting spirits to communicate with you. In actuality, a user does not have any control over who responds when they evoke spirits. What you may end up getting is a malevolent spirit.
Once an entity is allowed into your home, it is very difficult and dangerous to expel. Conversely, a spirit cannot be physically expelled, they must be convinced, therefore it can be difficult. If you have a Ouija/Spirit Board, please throw it out. Do not donate to a charity in a box of unwanted items, just destroy it. Normally we like to see unwanted items given to charity, but not this time. Please educate your children on the dangers involved with this “toy”. Education is much easier than dealing with a demonic entity or malevolent spirit.
Some paranormal groups will tell you that these boards are not dangerous because “demonic entities are rare”. However, there are documented cases of homes being plagued by demonic entities and malevolent spirits as a result of the use of a Ouija/Spirit Board. Why risk it? To us, it’s as dangerous as walking through the streets at night with alone with all your finest jewelry. Most people will pass you, but one may rob you. It’s the same in the paranormal world, most are harmless, but there are those out there.
Tune in Next Time for “How The Ouija/Spirit Board Works”
How to Safely Use the Ouija/Spirit Board: