Have you ever wondered about how to connect with your Spirit Guides? If you have, you’re in the right place. And if you haven’t, why not?
They’re available 24/7, always in a good mood, and their guidance is free. :)
What are Spirit Guides?
Spirit Guides are souls that have agreed to help us through life. They’ve lived several lifetimes before, so they know what it’s like to feel joy, sorrow, and deal with a snoring spouse.
Spirit Guides also:
- Give us nudges to notice things
- Bring people and things into our lives
- Create serendipity for us
They can help with anything. If it’s important to you, it’s important to them. And now that you know what Spirit Guides are, let’s talk about how to connect with them.
How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides
Connecting with your Spirit Guides is a lot like learning to cook an artichoke.
At first, you have no idea what you’re doing. Do I broil this thing? Bake it? I have to snip the tips… whaaat?
But if you stick with it, you get the hang of it.
And like cooking artichokes, there are also many ways to connect with your Guides. Here are my top tips:
1. Create a sacred space for connecting
When you first start connecting with your Guides, you should choose a place where you can hang out with them on a regular basis. For example, a comfy recliner, yoga mat, or bench at the park.
Of course, you can connect with them anywhere, but it helps to have a special place when you first start out. This will help you relax and raise your vibration, which making connecting easier.
So have a seat in your sacred space and chat with your Spirit Guides. You can chat with them in your mind — they will totally hear you. Or, you can connect with them through journaling if you’d like.
2. Invite them in
Your spiritual team is always there to support you, but you should invite them into your life and make it official. This sets a powerful intention that you want a connection with your Spirit Guides.
Then, when you need guidance, ask for it. Next, watch for signs, and notice what sorts of intuitive feelings you get. (BTW, here’s how to develop your psychic ability and chat with your guides effortlessly!)
3. Ask for signs
I know it can be hard to trust your Spirit Guides, especially when you’re a newbie. Plus, they’re invisible, so there’s that. :)
That’s why it’s helpful to ask for signs. Signs help build trust.
Plus, they can come in a bajillion different ways… in a song, blog post, or the next words your best friend utters to you. The sky is the limit!
For example, I wasn’t sure which art print to buy for my spare room. I looked at a lot of art. But there was so much beautiful art on Etsy and so little wall space! So I narrowed it down to four choices, and turned to my Guides.
An hour later, I shrieked when I saw one of the prints featured in a magazine that I was flipping through! Pretty cool sign, right?!
4. Meet them in dreams
We’re more open to the spirit world during sleep than any other time. So tonight, before you fall asleep, ask your Spirit Guides to connect with you through your dreams. Then, trust that they will.
You can ask for guidance on a specific issue. Should I start that new business? Go back to school? Paint my armoire red? And when you wake up, write down anything that you remember. Easy. Peasy.
Pro tip: You might not remember a dream, but you may wake up with an inspired idea. If you do, yay! Our Guides offer us guidance through inspired ideas.
5. Be open
Try not to expect your Spiritual Guides to “show up” in a certain way. Instead, go with the flow. If you expect them to come to you ONLY in dreams or meditation, for example, you might miss a lot of the good stuff during the day.
So look for signs and be open to the possibilities!
6. Call in any Spirit Guides you want
We have a main Guide that sticks with us for life, and other Guides that come and go. Plus, we can call in specific Guides any time we want! Um, how do I cook an artichoke? Can a cooking guide please help a gal out?
7. Journal with them
What issue are you dealing with right now? Write it down on a piece of paper. Then, set the intention that you will connect with your Spirit Guides through inspired writing.
Now, pick up your pen, let your mind go free, and write! Don’t worry about grammar or spelling — just write whatever you feel in the moment.
You may get a detailed solution or a starting point. If you don’t like to write, journal by typing on your laptop or iPad.
8. Do a meet your Spirit Guide Meditation
Again, intention is key here. So relax, put on some soft music, and imagine meeting your Guides in a beautiful field. Who are they? What do they look like? What are their names? Do they like chocolate? :) If you’re a newbie, here’s how to get started with meditation.
9. Meet your guides in nature
Some people don’t like meditating. And that’s okay. If meditation isn’t your jam, get out in the fresh air instead. Go smell the flowers. Take a walk. Sit at the park. Print out some mandalas and color them. As you relax, have a mental “chat” with your Guides. It’s fun and will help you connect with them.
Oh and BTW, here’s my list of meditation alternatives.
10. Create with them
Creating is as important to our souls as exercise is to our bodies. It’s also one of the BEST and most FUN ways of getting in touch with our Spirit Guides and Higher Self!
You see, when we get creative, we let go of our inhibitions. It lets us feel inspired and and follow our hearts. Plus, it makes us happy, which raises our vibration. And because Spirit has a high vibrational frequency, raising our vibe helps us connect with them.
So go ahead and spend time drawing, painting, singing, woodworking, or whatever creative thing you like!
11. Practice a Q&A reading for yourself
Sit where you can relax for about 15 minutes. Then, imagine calling your Spirit Guides in. And don’t worry if you don’t know their names yet. Instead, imagine their energy coming close.
Next, start asking questions that start with “why” or “should.” For example, Why am I afraid to_______? Why am I having trouble deciding on ___________? Should I ____________?
Then, listen to the answers. They may pop into your head out of the blue, or you may get a vision or have a feeling.
12. Call on your Guides during the day
13. Read books about connecting with Spirit Guides
14. Listen to your gut
Have you ever had a feeling that something wasn’t as it should be? Sometimes it’s so strong it’s almost a physical sensation in your stomach?
It seems like when my gut is telling me something, it’s something I need to know right away. Like the other day, when I was at the store and had a strong urge to zip up my purse. I looked over and sure enough, my purse is wide open with my checkbook hanging out!
I knew this info was coming from my Spirit Guides because it was sudden and intense.
Plus, my mind was a million miles away from my purse — so I knew it was my Guides.
BTW, if you tend to get gut feelings, you’ll want to read my post about claircognizance (psychic knowing).
The most important things to remember are to: set your intention, ask for the guidance you need, and trust that it will be given. Your Spiritual Guides are just waiting to help you!