Your spirit guides are like friends and teachers in spirit form. They are always close by, behind the scenes gently nudging you along your path.
Some guide us from birth throughout our entire incarnation here and others drop in at different periods of our life. They put you on the right path in accordance with what you wanted to learn and achieve before you incarnated on Earth.
If you’ve ever experienced an inner-knowing, or tap on the shoulder pushing you in the right direction, this is your spirit guide making contact.
This contact should feel uplifting and for your highest good, it will leave you feeling comforted knowing someone has your back, not fearful or worried.
Here are the methods I use to connect with my guides daily. The more you open this line of communication the more natural and fluent it becomes.
Connect With Your Spirit Guide Through Meditation
One of the best ways to start communicating with your guides is through a practice of meditation. By meditating we raise our vibration allowing our guides to meet us halfway.
Think of it like tuning into different radio stations, your guide could be standing right next to you and you’d be totally unaware if you aren’t tuned into their frequency.
Meditation is a way to turn the radio knob and tune in. Start by finding a quiet space, sitting in a comfortable position and simply focus on your breath for at least ten minutes. When a thought enters your mind simply acknowledge its presence, release it and refocus on your breath.
Once your thoughts have calmed and you feel relaxed begin visualizing yourself a forest clearing with a pathway leading up to it. At the center of this clearing visualize a bench with space for at least two people to sit.
Build this space up in your mind’s eye with as much detail as you can, making it come alive with a light breeze and the sound of wildlife. This becomes easier to solidify the more you practice.
Then begin counting down from ten and call in your guide/s imagining them walking down the path towards you, then watch as they take a seat opposite you.
Try to keep your mind free from assumptions while doing this and try not to force anything. Just let the details fill themselves in naturally.
What Do Spirit Guides Look Like?
At first you may only receive a vague impression, an outline may form before any of the details are filled in. When I first contacted by guides this way I was expecting a humanoid figure but got a ball of light instead!
Spirit guides can come in all shapes and sizes and often this can surprise us! While humanoid guides are common they can also appear as beings which we are not generally accustomed to.
Your guide could appear as:
- A humanoid being
- An animal
- A ball of light
- A mythical being
- An angel
- An alien being
Note: Spirit guides are energetic beings without a physical form like us so the way we perceive them is somewhat filtered and translated for our own comfort.
They materialize to us by pulling from the visual imagery and frame of reference that we already have, so the more open you are to whatever shows up the less distorted your impression of them will be.
How to See Your Spirit Guide
How well you see your spirit guide will depend on how well you are able to see images in the mind, this ability comes easily to those who are naturally clairvoyant however many are not.
At first your guides may appear faint or you will only perceive an outline but the more you practice the better your visual input becomes. You can practice visualization exercizes and focus on the third eye during meditation to improve your inner sight.
For many feeling and sensing their guide’s energy comes first before any visuals, which come later down the line. Your guides use your strongest senses to come through to you whether that be through emotion, visual, sound or touch.
How to Find Out Your Spirit Guide’s Name
You can begin conversing with your guides now and ask them any questions you have, try asking their name and see what impressions you get. Again at first this might be vague and you’ll only receive the first letter or intuitively know the origin of their name.
What you’re looking for is very clear communication when it comes to specific information like this so if nothing comes try again another time, don’t try to guess anything or force it.
When you are ready thank your spirit guide for making contact and say goodbye. They may have a parting message or want to give you an item before leaving.
Meet Your Spirit Guide In A Dream
There are several ways in which spirit guides can show up in dreams. It’s likely they are already showing up as different recurring dream characters, you can also ask for them to meet with you in a non-lucid dream or lucid dream and ask them to appear.
As you fall asleep you can affirm ‘I will meet my spirit guides tonight’, allowing your higher self to open up this channel of communication. With consistency your guides will appear in a dream for you, don’t give up if you don’t succeed the first time.
Spirit Guide Contact Through Lucid Dreaming
Another way to contact your spirit guides is through lucid dreaming – this is where you become conscious within the dream state and can proceed to ask your guides to appear.
If you know how to lucid dream this is simply a case of going to a peaceful location within the dream such as a forest or beach and asking your guides to come forward.
During lucid dreams I use a similar space to the one I do during meditation but it can be whatever makes you comfortable. I find a forest clearing and invite my guides into the dream space, this has become a safe consistent spot for me to make contact.
Once you have met your spirit guide don’t forget to write the experience down. This will solidify the meeting in your memory and allow you to reference your experiences in the future.
How to Know You’ve Made Contact
You’ll know that you’ve successfully made contact with a guide by how it makes you feel. You’ll wake up feeling uplifted and inspired. There’s an unmistakable sense you’ve made contact with spirit and that you weren’t the only conscious being within the dream.
Contacting your guides should be uplifting, affirm that you only allow communication which is for your highest good. You are in charge of your inner spaces, only welcome in beings which have your best interests at heart.
During daily life you’ll begin to notice your spirit guides getting into contact with you more often. You’ll feel gentle nudges in the right direction and clear guidance.
You will also begin to feel their presence as you go about your day to day life. A warm breeze or light tap on the shoulder. Their energy nearby protecting you at all times. Allow your intuition to guide you with these interaction and reply back verbally or mentally if you wish.