How to Ask Your Spirit Guides for Help

How to ask your Spirit Guides for help. If you’re a psychic development newbie, you’ve probably heard that connecting with your Spirit Guides should be on the tippy-top of your to-do list.

And I know, everyone tells you that you need to do it — but how? Where are these guys and gals and how do you connect with them?

I know I fumbled around a lot when I first started. I even wondered for a while if Spirit Guides were real!

But once I connected with my Guides, I don’t know how I survived without them! It makes a huge difference in your psychic development — and life! Today, I’m going to teach you how to connect with your Guides, too.

how to ask your spirit guides for help

Ready to Meet Your Spirit Guides?

Maybe you haven’t met your Spirit Guides yet, or you aren’t sure how to ask them for their guidance. If that sounds like you, don’t worry! The truth is, they want to connect with you and they’ll make it as easy as they can.

Here’s how to ask your Spirit Guides for help…

What are Spirit Guides?

Some of you might be thinking, “Slow down, I don’t even know what a Spirit Guide is!”

If that’s you, then you’re like most people. But you’re here now, and it’s such a treat to introduce you to Spirit Guides. Best yet? Without realizing it, you already know your Guides!

Spirit Guides are the spirits that support us through life. Think of them as your best friends in the spiritual realm. As your spiritual teachers, their “job” is to help you in whatever area of your life you need. But wait, it gets better!

  • Your Guides connect with you before birth and are always with you!
  • You have a main Guide and helper guides, which all communicate with you through your intuition.

Yep, that means you have Guides around you as you go about your everyday life, ready to jump in and lend you a hand. They’ve even helped you without you even knowing! (If you’ve ever felt like something or someone was guiding you or telling you not to do something, it may have been them.)

Now that you know what a Spirit Guide is, let’s talk about how to connect with yours.

How to Ask Your Spirit Guides for Help

Step 1. Connect with Your Guides

Meeting your Spirit Guides for the first time is exciting, and a great way to strengthen your intuitive gifts! (Read this post for more about meeting your Guides.)

So, empty your mind, meditate, and invite them in — they are waiting and ready! Okay, I’m kidding.

It’s not always simple to “empty your mind.” But when you’re ready to ask your Spirit Guides for help, do your best to set up a space that brings calm, peace, and openness. Think Zen — quiet, with incense or essential oils in the diffuser. Then, set the intention to connect with them.

Once the space is set and you’ve settled your mind and body, move onto step two.

Step 2. Ask

This step is easy, simply ask your Spirit Guides for help! You can ask out loud, or in your mind. Your spiritual teachers are ever present, so you can chat with them any time.

To be more specific:

  • First, think of what you need help with. Need to make a decision? Nervous about learning something new? Performing a task you need help with? (Seriously, anything goes! Cooking, doing a crossword puzzle, applying for a job — whatever you need!)
  • Next, get a specific request ready and verbalize it. Then, be on the lookout for signs (more about recognizing signs and answers below).

Tip: You will eventually get so used to communicating with your Guides that you can do this on the fly, even while you are juggling other things. But at first, rid yourself of distractions and focus when you ask for help.

Okay, now that you know how to ask your Spirit Guides for help, let’s talk about how they will answer.

Recognizing Signs and Answers

Help and answers from your Spirit Guides can come in many different ways.

  • Sometimes, you’ll see an image in your mind’s eye that offers a solution.
  • Other times, a clear answer that pop into your head. (That’s your Guides giving you a message!)
  • Their answers might also appear as a gut feeling, sense, or a strong emotion.

And of course, there may be signs…

For example, maybe you were debating about what new car to get, and you start seeing the car you want everywhere. Or you were wondering if you should reach out to a friend, and see something that reminds you of them.

It’s easy to write these off as coincidence, but with practice, you’ll learn to trust your Guides.

Yes, trusting can be hard at first. But your Guides will show you clear signs — all you need to do is ask, then, pay attention so you don’t miss the signs they send you!

Now, here are a couple more ways to ask your Spirit Guides for help. 

More Ways to Ask Your Spirit Guides for Help

1. Meditate

Meditation is another great way to seek the aid of your Guides, especially if you find it tough to speak with them. The most important thing to remember here is to keep it simple.

  • Start by taking some relaxing breaths
  • Then, focus on what you need from your Guides
  • If you can, visualize as you meditate

Tip: if you need a step-by-step plan for how to meditate, this meditation guide will help.

2. Write your Guides a letter

Some of us are better with the written word than with verbalizing our needs. That’s okay, I love the feeling of pen scratching against paper, too.

Lucky for us, journaling is another way you can ask your Spirit Guides for help. Since they are with you all the time, when you write your request, they will receive it — instantly!

You can also write them a letter describing what you need help with. I mean, letters are so personal, right? And, you spend a lot of time thinking about the recipient as you write. So, this is a great way to connect with your Guides!


Stay open to your Spirit Guides and look for their help. It might come in mysterious ways (hey, the spirit world is going to be a bit mystical, after all!)

Once you’ve asked for help, your Spirit Guides may:

  • Appear to you as a vision
  • Speak to you in your mind
  • Give you a sense that they are around (i.e., you’ll feel their presence)
  • Send you a sign

The bottom line is that they are ready to guide you. (Having trouble? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly build a relationship with your Guides, even if you haven’t officially met.)

And feel free to keep chatting with them. Ask for their names, or give them the first name that pops into your head. (Don’t forget, you already know them on an intuitive level.)

No matter what, your Guides will offer you support and answers to help with what you need. So, pick your favorite way to ask for help and go for it!

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