Even when you feel as though you are completely alone in this world, there are divine companions
who are always with you. Before we are born, they choose to be with us. Some stay with us our whole lives while others are only with us during important or critical phases in our lives. Spirit guides are highly evolved beings that have lived and died on the physical plane and are now serving as teachers to those who need their wisdom and guidance. They are as “real” as you are, they are just vibrating at higher frequencies so we cannot see them in physical form. This is because we, as humans, vibrate at lower frequency.
They work with you through your dreams and intuition. That quiet voice you hear in the back of your mind is often the voice of your guides. They may also make themselves known to you through signs and symbols. For me, when I am at an unknown area in my life or I am faced with a personal or emotional challenge, I experience synchronicities. Like triple or quadruple numbers multiple times per day. These are considered Angel numbers. Each set of numbers has a specific message or meaning that can shed light or provide guidance. I will see something related to my challenges pop up on a website or social media post. Maybe something will come through on a TV commercial or movie that will spark some form of solution or idea. I will hear certain songs that align with my current circumstances. It is a reminder for me to always pay attention and be present in each moment as much as I possibly can.
Some people have one guide and others have many. I think it depends on each person's life purpose. A teacher might have several guides. One guide might help them through the academic part of their job. Others to help them through the emotional aspects of their job because I believe that teachers do need to have some form of emotional intelligence in order to deliver an optimal learning experience.
I have read in books and other research that spirit guides are almost never a loved one who has passed away. Although our loved ones stay with us in spirit and we can contact them, they do not serve the same role as a “spirit guide”. Some people have archangels and angels as spirit guides who are always with them. But the presence of angels does not always mean they are your spirit guides. Angels can be called in times of distress to assist you for a short time. If you have an archangel or angel as a guide, chances are your mission in life is a doozy! It has also been said that people with a challenging life path often have angels as spirit guides.
Your spirit guide is always with you, whether you acknowledge them or not. You cannot call them to you or send them away, they are part of you and your journey. You can choose to know who they are and why they are with you. You can do this by simply asking them. Meditation is the best method for this. I have received much guidance and many messages from my guides in this state. Other ways work too though. Like just going to a quiet place somewhere you won't be disturbed or maybe a quiet place out in nature. Once you ask, you just have to trust that little voice inside yourself, your intuition. Pay attention to the pictures that appear in your mind. If you see a road or a path in the woods, stay with that, it could represent the next phase in your journey. Maybe you will be taking a new path or learning a new skill. Don't get bummed out if you see nothing at all. Just keep practicing this method. The most important thing is to KEEP AN OPEN MIND! Pay attention to things that keep coming up after you have asked who they are and what purpose do they serve in your life. If you keep hitting a wall after much practice, there are tons of beautiful people you can call on to assist like psychics or intuitives.
Working with your spirit guides can be a powerful tool for your spiritual growth... and your personal growth. Unlike humans who are in the physical realm, their guidance and advice is not influenced by the “world”. They are on a higher vibrational plane and are not worried about the little details of your situation. For example, if you ask for guidance from your spirit guide about a relationship, they will lead you to focus on what you need to learn or what you are teaching your partner. Or maybe what is the true meaning of your relationship is. The fact that they leave the toilet seat up or are terrible at cleaning is of no consequence to them. The information that you will be provided with will be actions that YOU can take to gain more understanding. You can also ask your spirit guides to assist you in physical healing. Before you go to bed, ask that you receive healing while you sleep. As a reiki practitioner, crystal therapist and meditation facilitator, I always ask my guides to join me in my sessions.
For all of you out there in the world that feel like you are permanently floating in the abyss, you are never alone... NEVER. Take faith in knowing and understanding that there is so much magic and mystery in this life. Just for a moment let the “world” disappear. Adopt practices that will raise your vibration like meditation, energy work, positive thinking, showing gratitude for all you have in the now, giving back to your community, hiking, eating right, breathwork, creating something. There are so many ways! Once you do this, you simply allow the beautiful gifts of divine energy to come to you. Life is so much more than what we can see. Open your spiritual eyes and your hearts to discover a world of wisdom, beauty and peace that you never knew existed. Of course, you can always choose NOT to believe. IT'S ALWAYS YOUR CHOICE. But why wouldn't you believe? Why not step into a higher level of your life? Why not believe in magic? You don't have to shout it off of the rooftops, unless you want to. You can, however, embrace the AWE of spirit in your heart. It will swallow you up in a light of love and understanding. And ultimately, will transform you to a more connected and loving being.