Our Guides and Angels are around us and are available for help and guidance if we ask them. We don’t always are aware of their presence because as humans we are limited by our five senses. If we let our guides know we want their help and open our awareness to receive their messages, you will see their presence in your life. You might not see or hear them, but you will see their presence in signs and occurrences in your life.
When trying to communicate and contact your guides, there are some important things to keep in mind. There are many beings in many dimensions in the universe. We always 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. When opening yourself up in any way, you want to make sure you ground and center and only allow those in your space that are higher vibrational beings that have your higher good in mind.
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 is to relax and trust.
1. Prepare your environment
Get comfortable and have a glass of water within reach. Dim your lights, lower window blinds and/or close curtains. You may also choose to light incense and/or candles. Include in your space any crystals, sacred objects, or pictures that are meaningful to you. Make sure that you will not be disturbed. Wear comfortable clothes, little or no jewelry, and remove your shoes.
2. Be specific
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.”
3. 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. You can write out what you would like to ask your guide on a piece of paper before hand.
4. Stretch, relax, and breathe To relax and release any accumulated tension or stress, stretch (preferably standing); shake out your arms and legs as well. Stretch as much as you feel necessary until there is an increased sense of relaxation. Take a deep breath in through your nose, filling your lungs completely; hold for several seconds, then breathe out through the mouth (making an audible sighing sound on the out breath), and relax. Do a total of three times.
Continue to breathe deeply, and relax your body. Do not force your breathing; simply allow the natural rhythm of your breath to flow in and out.
Become aware of the point within the breath, where there is stillness (no mental chatter), and focus your mind there. This is achieved by concentrating your attention on the quiet center that exists between the in and out breath. Continue to go deeper into that center point within, spending as much time as you need, calming and centering your mind.
5. 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.”
6. Invite in your spirit guides and angels Call on all of your guides and angels, and give them permission to be with you.
7. Make your request
Ask your spirit guides and angels for whatever you would like assistance with in your life. This is the opportunity to be specific in your requests for guidance.
8. Ask For a Sign
Ask your guides to show you a sign that they are here with you. (Do not request a specific sign; be open to any indication of their presence.)
9. Ask For a Message
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.)
10. Thank your guides and angels
When you feel that you have completed your contact with your guides, thank them for having been with you and give them permission to leave. Close your circle by releasing any excess energy to the earth or your loved ones.
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.
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.