Have you ever wondered if you had your own team on the other side, cheering you on, sending you signs and generally being on your side? We all have spirit guides. They are universal forces here to support us. As light beings, they always have your best interest at heart and can be accessed at any time, if you are open to it. Your spirit guides bring the wisdom and perspective of many lifetimes, and, best of all, they have no personal agenda, other than helping you find your highest path. Their mission is simply to help you on your journey.
You probably have had experiences with your spirit guides already, sometimes without even knowing it.
Here are some of the ways you can have encounters with your guides.
You can experience them as an inner knowing, a voice within. Some people even say they are able to audibly hear the voice of a guide, or even see them. This is especially the case with people who see and speak with family members who have passed, or who receive messages from their ancestors. It could even be a scent, that reminds you of a loved one who has died, reminding you of them and letting you know that they are still with you.
Sparks of light
Sparks of light and orbs are another indicator of a spirit guide’s presence, and are increasingly common in people who are experiencing a spiritual awakening. Sometimes when I know my guides are with me, I see little sparks of light, sometimes out of the corner of an eye. Think of it as seeing dimensions of reality beyond that which we are normally taught about, and beyond what people in the Western world often talk about.
A ringing in one ear
If you have noticed a high-pitched ringing sound in your ear while you are in deep thought, this is a sign that your spirit guide is nearby. The ringing in your ear usually happens when you are in moments of contemplation or feeling strong emotions such as happiness, love, or pure joy. During the ringing, you may be receiving ‘downloads’ from your spirit guides. This is information given to you from the spirit realm. It may be in the form of answers to your past prayers, guidance or insights. You do not need to be able to thoroughly understand the messages, but the information you have received will be stored in your subconscious, which will then dictate your decision making and actions.
Meditation and free writing
To open up the channel to your spirit guides, you can sit quietly in meditation and tell your guides your intention to connect with them and to start communicating in every day life. You can even start by asking them for their name, and listening to hear the first name that comes to you.
To take it one step further, after meditation you can experience the wisdom of your spirit guides through free writing. This is where you write in a stream of consciousness without deliberate thought, and allow the voice of your guides to speak through you.
Connecting to your spirit guides is about learning to rely on the voice of love. The reason these guides are here is to constantly bridge your thoughts from fear back to faith, forgiveness, love and light. They present you with creative solutions and nudge you to be your authentic self.
Once you open up the relationship with your guides you will find all kinds of ways they speak to you. Whether through synchronicities, seeing repeating numbers like 11:11, or seeing a special sign or motif that has significance for you. To get started, it is as easy as setting the intention that you want to develop a relationship with them and keeping an open heart and mind to see how they show up.