Everyone of us have spirit guides who watches us throughout our journey here on Earth.
It is your protector, your companion, and the one who provides assistance when you need it most.
It is always there with you, but we may not always be aware of its presence.
What is a Spirit Guide?
Some may be content with knowing that there is a spirit guide and let faith guide them.
But if you want to know what a spirit guide truly is and why your spirit guides have your best interest, keep reading.
The saying goes, “No one cares for you more than yourself” is true for this purpose.
And a spirit guide is none other than You.
We go back to understanding the Higher Self, which is your True Self.
And we say that every previous incarnation is your older personality.
A spirit guide is a former personality used by the Higher Self as a medium to communicate with you.
It’s one of your older personalities pulled off from your previous incarnations.
They were once human, like you and I.
They lived their lives, did their deeds, and passed over as a dis-incarnate spirit.
The reason why it is ever called “Spirit Guide” is because of the pure essence of that spirit still lives in the Higher Self.
Your Spirit Guides have special areas of expertise, wisdom, and experience to help only You.
That is why each and every one of us has a special chosen Spirit Guide just for us…it is because they were us.
How Does Your Spirit Guide Help You?
You never have a knack for business or any jobs that have business in mind.
Why, you are more of an artist painting a sculpture of beauty and spirituality.
But one day, you feel full of health and vigor, determined to show the world what you can do.
You feel a sort of power surging within you.
So you decided you can take on the business world, thinking “there’s nothing to it. I can do this.”
You have this surge of energy like some higher power is helping you to do this.
What is really going on? Are you being helped by a higher power?
Most likely you are not being helped at all. But it doesn’t hurt to believe so.
This is what happened: you are being overshadowed by your older personalities (or spirit guide).
You are feeling as how your old personality has felt.
You lived as how your old personality lived.
If you were a King, you would feel powerful beyond imagination.
As a priest, you would feel the highest wisdom possible at that time.
If you were a hunter, you would suddenly have the ability and intuition to survive in the wilds.
And then you will be able to do many things you could not have done with your current personality.
You have answers to how to live your life or what lies ahead in the spiritual realms.
How to Contact Your Spirit Guide
Contacting your spirit guide is mainly through the state of hypnagogia, which is experiencing an altered state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleeping.
Basically, you ask for your Spirit Guide by hypnosis.
- Go into altered state of consciousness.
- Direct your mind to contact your spirit guide.
- You allow the experience to occur.
Let’s talk about these 3 points with more details.
1. Go into state of Hypnagogia
We all experience an altered state of consciousness on a daily basis.
Like when you are running at night without thinking of anything.
Or when you are driving or washing dishes and lost track of time.
You may even find yourself talking for hours on end and surprised when night arrives.
But often we don’t directly alter our own state of consciousness.
For this purpose, all we need to do is relax our mind.
When your mind is relaxed, it is in the alpha state consciousness.
And your subconscious mind is opened to a certain degree, allowing you to access it more readily.
If you are in meditation, the better access you have.
The deeper you go, the more vivid you see and hear and feel.
2. Set intent for contact with your Spirit Guide
Now that your mind is relaxed, you can use self-hypnosis to contact your Spirit Guide.
Self-hypnosis is a way to imprint your intent to your subconscious mind to cause a change in consciousness.
Here are the many ways which you can contact your Spirit Guides:
- You can say an affirmation like “Contact my Spirit Guide” over and over again.
- Visualize yourself in a garden looking around and then seeing an entity welcoming your presence.
- Create a symbol, like this “†“, in hypnosis to represent your Spirit Guide.
- Turn your living room into a sanctuary with candles, rituals, and every other extravagant props as you chant incomprehensible syllables to put yourself in the right mind.
- Sit down in meditation and use mantras
*The visualization technique is perhaps the most easiest and popular of them all.
The point is that it is ever the INTENT that is important in contacting your Spirit Guide.
As long your subconscious mind can read what you are communicating, you hit the marks.
Relax and ask. That is all.
But some of these are better suited to you according to your preference and temperament.
For example, some of us are not good at visualizing but may experience through feelings instead.
Some of us have pagan or christian influences, which subconsciously makes other techniques, like meditation and mantras, far too difficult to be fully welcomed.
And some of us are scientifically minded and so requires a more “explainable” method – like hypnosis.
Use the one that catches your eyes or seems right for you.
You may not get it right away. So just keep doing it until it works.
Don’t expect a certain outcome.
When I try to see an old wise men, I got frustrated and lost my vision.
But do expect a change in feelings, consciousness, memory, vision, or dreams.
3. Allow Experience to Occur
If you do the following, you will experience a change in personality and energy.
Unless you block yourself for whatever reason, it usually follows through.
And if you blocked yourself, you can usually unblock yourself using the same process you did the first time you blocked yourself.
Some of you may actually visualize the appearance of your Spirit Guide.
Some of you may project your Spirit Guide into material form, which looks like a ghost.
Others just experiences the feelings and memories of their Spirit Guide’s pasts.
And you may hear the voices of your Spirit Guide conversing through your own mind.
It depends on what techniques you use and what your best senses are to communicate with your Spirit Guides.
So you don’t have to see it, you can hear or feel it.
Don’t worry about which older personality will come forth to help you with your struggles.
Your Spirit Guides always know what you need, even when you don’t.
If you need some form of clarity, ask for signs from your Spirit Guide.
A Warning for Spirit Guide
Where there is power, there is responsibility.
When you allow an older personality to overshadow you, you may be affected by their pasts.
You may take on the mental, emotional, and physical struggles of your past lives.
Sometimes your spirit guide have regrets. They may share that regret with you.
But You don’t have to listen to every advice.
Although your Spirit Guide have greater perspective, this doesn’t make them all-knowing.
So always check yourself when you feel a surge of energy that is too great a power.
For example, you may feel like a tribesman alpha leader.
But the strength of energy may be too strong and you are overcome with beastly urges.
And then at the end of the day, you may think to yourself like,
“Woah, that was crazy. I don’t know what came over me. I felt unstoppable, but I almost got swept away.”
Always be in control of the energy coming in instead of being overcome by the energy.
Remember that although you have a Spirit Guide, do not forget that the Spirit Guide is only a projection of the Higher Self.
And we should never worship a Spirit Guide or claim them as our only way toward our spiritual journey.
For that is like mistaking the branches for the trees.
Do Spirit Guides Change?
Many would say that your Spirit Guides come and go and changes along with your situation in life.
And that you attract new guides to help you in your spiritual journey.
But in reality, all your Spirit Guides are there with you all the time.
You will be met with a different personality that meets your guidance depending on what your struggles currently are,
But these different and older personalities come from one and the same source.
Spirit Guide is Like a Memory
Your Spirit Guide is always with you just like your memory is always with you.
But you may not know you have a Spirit Guide the same way you may not remember your childhood memories.
It lives within you, deep in your memory.
Memories are not just in your brain, but extends like a line to your Higher Self.
Have you ever remembered what it was like when you were a baby?
Through hypnosis, you can stretch your memory further back to your childhood memories.
And from there, you can reach the memories of your past lives.
But when you consciously ask your subconscious mind to take you to your older personality, it will be there as your Spirit Guide.
Lastly, experience with your Spirit Guide is more common than you think.
It is when you consciously communicate with them that makes it ever so divine.