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.