You have a team of spirit guides waiting to support you. The only catch is that they cannot help you unless you ask them first.
Carefully chosen and recruited just for you, spirit guides are beings that are completely devoted to your growth. Many have had lifetimes here on earth and just like you they have their own eclectic bundle of gifts, wisdom, and experiences.
Perfectly suited to your highest calling, their only job is to support you and guide you as much or as little as you wish. In my client sessions, I have found that most people have approximately six guides in their inner circle, calling in new ones, as they need them.
1. Be unattached to the outcome
When I started working with my spirit guides I spent a long time waiting for them to appear in black and white before I took them seriously.
I wanted a personal relationship, to see and feel them like I would a friend or family member. I wanted to know their age, their background, their personality, and hair color.
I wanted them to pop over for dinner and share a bottle of red. The moment I let go of what I thought the experience should look like (e.g. that they should be a buddhist monk vs. a heavy metal singer, should I see them or hear them, should I receive their guidance in my minds eye or through another person), the more my relationship with my guides deepened.
Let go of how your mind thinks they should be and open yourself up to receiving their guidance in ways beyond your expectations.
2. Create a spirit guides guidance box
Find yourself a small special box for you to communicate with your spirit guides. On a small piece of paper, write down a question or something specific that you would like their help with.
Fold the piece of paper up and put it in the box.
3. Ask for a sign
Pick a particular object that you want to receive as a way of communicating with your guides. It could be anything from a symbol like a star or a red rose.
The first time I did this I chose a peach feather. Within 60 minutes I found a peach feather on waiting for me on my front door.
4. Call in your team
If you are undertaking a particular endeavor, don’t be afraid to call in the best guides for the job! For example, if you are writing your first book you might recruit a guide who has written books or poetry of their own.
If you are going through a particularly hard time you could call on a wise teacher guide to help you work out what the situation is trying to teach you.
For example, when I write I call in my favorite Sufi poet and divine mother. When I was working in advertising, before a big presentation I would call in one of those exuberant old school ad men to help me sell in my concepts, and it worked every time!
5. Sweet dreams
Sleep is a wonderful way to connect with your spirit guides. Before you go to bed ask your guides to come to you as you sleep.
When you wake in the morning grab your journal and start writing the messages that you received in your dream. Regardless of whether or not you have a conscious memory of it, be open to the idea that the information will come when you put pen to paper.
Jot down anything that pops into your mind, regardless of how much sense it makes.
6. Keep a spirit guides diary
Keep note of any guidance, visions, dreams or intuitive hunches you receive. Connecting with your spirit guides requires you to notice and trust the intuitive guidance when you receive it.
In writing things down it gives you a black and write record of what is so often intangible.