This would be MY version of “how to connect to Spirit Guides”. When I was first introduced to the “idea” that there are Spirit Guides it raised my curiosity. I wanted to get in touch with them and the simplest and at that time probably easiest way for me to connect with them was via a pendulum. I tried it but have to admit that it only worked for a short time – and never worked that well for me as you REALLY have to be very focused to ask your question, come up with VERY precise questions etc etc. Not my path.
So I tried out a technique that I started calling “staring at the wall”. I set aside some time almost every day and simply sat there – like many do in their meditation, only I had my eyes open, staring at a white wall. I was hoping to receive information that way. Well, to be honest, I started seeing darker spots on the wall, here and there, then sometimes they seemed to move around, another time certain parts of the wallpaper seemed more pronounced or come into focus more than others. Then again, I would “see” something in the patterns of the wallpaper just like you might look at clouds and see a horse or a teapot in the cloud formation, that sort of thing. Whatever “vision” I was hoping for … it didn’t happen. I then played a little with colors: stared at a red blanket or a blue towel or whatever I could find in some intense color and drape it over two chairs and then start staring at the white wall. As you may have guessed: I then saw the complementary color. Don’t ask me why – just did that. Now, years later, I can only guess I was guided to do those things to train my eyes in some way.
Months passed, no vision. Nonetheless I kept my ritual of staring and started feeling tingling and tickling around my head and face more and more. It felt like someone was moving energy very gently around my head.
It wasn’t until 3 years later that something changed. In the meantime I had met my (now) husband and we were doing “sessions” together. I started listening to music that I had selected for the “wallstaring” as it seemed conducive for this kind of work. It wasn’t music from one of those meditation CDs you can find anywhere, I would actually call it atypical for this purpose…but it was important that it worked for me….and it did. The more I used it, the easier it was to get into that altered state that I now achieved quite easily when staring at the wall. Still no visions though. However, I started perceiving with my inner eye. Now, years later, I cannot recall the first times it happened but it felt like we were doing something like a guided meditation although my husband only guided me into the “spot” and then I would tell him what I perceived. This is a technique that we continued for quite some time. It could best be described as a Shaman’s Journey.
That was the same year I was told by a very dear, closely guided friend that I needed to try out Journaling. She told me that it was the way her Sacred Community started working with her. So from then on I sat in the same spot, same times as before but instead of staring I would have an open journal in front of me and wait for “thoughts” that would come in. I wrote them down, no matter how strange or nonsensical they were…..and most of them made no sense at all to me. Looking back now, it seems like we were just trying to establish our communication patterns here. I am still amazed at how hard it must be for our Spirit Guides to get their messages through…but they do…eventually.
It took another 2-3 years for communication to get clearer. I do get messages now that make sense and are made up of meaningful sentences. It doesn’t mean I never doubt what I get or that I do not use discernment anymore – as there may be other metaphysicals who try to disrupt, interfere, play games or whatever else….but communication works A WHOLE LOT BETTER now than it did in the early years.
The steps that seemed important in accomplishing this (aside from what you may have read in the other two posts) were:
1) Discipline and dedication. Setting a daily routine – same place and time – when I try to contact my Spirit Guides is helpful. If I can’t do it every day then I will pick days that work: Monday, Wednesday and the weekend, every other day …or whatever works for you
2) Be as neutral as possible: going into a communication with lots of thoughts or stirred-up emotions will potentially cause problems. Instead, you will want to be in a somewhat neutral state of mind
3) Use some kind of a “protection-mantra” that will banish any and all negative energies, entities etc, trying to ensure a protected communication channel free of any interferences
4) Especially in the early days it was helpful to use certain incense and/or music to accompany the “session” as sound and scents worked as triggers for my body and mind to get ready
There are probably many more little tricks that I cannot come up with right now, but I will add them in the future. If you plan to get in touch with your Spirit Guides, you can get started with the above and see what happens. Have a journal with you and see what comes through. If you are more of an artist, perhaps you feel compelled to draw, for others the communication may be movements. My Guides have shown me certain movements of hands or body in sessions – some were like Mudras, the ones using my whole body ended up being a dance, creating a certain flow of energy that was important for me at that time (or so was told later). Be open and see what happens…and most of all: have FUN