Coexisting with us and interwoven around our own dimension of reality is the world of the spirit. In the spirit world dwells countless multitudes of spiritual entities and otherworldly beings that often live in our own world, if we take the patience to observe and look.
When each person on this world is born, he or she is assigned a personal spirit guide. These guides are designed to help us in healing, spiritual guidance, growth, advice, comfort, and even more.
Your spirit guide can also act as a guardian angel for you, to protect you from negative energies and any harm. Think of your personal spirit guide as an eternal friend, that will accompany you and guide you through even the hardest times in life.
What forms do our spirit guides take?
Spirit guides can take almost any shape or form. The most common ones are in the form of animals, deceased loved ones, spiritual figures, or abstract entities. The form that a spirit guide manifests in depends entirely on the person.
Your guide can also take different shapes depending on your own personal experiences, memories, personality, background, etc. The guide may be completely new to you, or perhaps you have known each other in a past life.
The shape of your spirit guide usually symbolizes something meaningful or with a purpose, and can also change as time passes. Keep in mind that you may not be bound to just one single spirit guide; one person may have many independent spirit guides that appear throughout different stages of life.
You might experience a spirit guide in the form of a friendly dog during times of loneliness or need of companionship. Likewise, your spirit guide could manifest in the form of a wise woman or shaman when you are facing a difficult decision or trial.
How do we contact spirit guides?
Contact with our spiritual guides is not as hard as you might think. Your spirit guide is very near and can be reached for help and guidance after a bit of practice.
Most likely, you have already made involuntary contact with your spirit guide, whether you remember it or not. This contact will usually occur during a dream, prayer, or meditation session.
I find the best way to make voluntary contact with my spirit guide is through deep meditation. Confidence and meditation experience is needed to able to reach deeper meditative states of consciousness. Remove all distractions and focus your mind.
Once you are inside your meditative trance, you can “call out” to the spirit guide to enter into your mental awareness. Being patient a must, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t contact your spirit guide on the first try.
Listen, look, and observe for any signs of your spirit guide. Once you do sense the spirit entering your awareness, you can engage and interact with it, introducing yourself just like meeting a friend for the first time. Don’t worry if you might feel some small physical sensations such as tingling, because it’s perfectly normal. You can ask questions with your spirit guide, or seek advice for the future.
Just like relationships with your friends and family, a relationship with your spirit guide must be treated as such. If you want to maintain a close connection with your guide, you must regularly interact, meet, and just enjoy each others’ company.
A good connection with your spirit guide will pave the way for further spiritual growth, and serve as another step forward in the quest for spiritual enlightenment and wisdom. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek the help you need, because it’s always available.
You’re never alone with your spirit guide with you. They are spiritual beings of energy and light, continually helping us on the journey to peace, joy, and love.