Finding your spirit guide does not have to be a difficult task and can be done by anyone with a little practice and an open mind. I first read about spirit guides many years ago and was blessed to have met mine in a dream. To this day I still reach out to my guide frequently to discuss my life ahead of me.
I first read about Spirit Guides a little over 10 years ago when I read Life on the Other side by Sylvia Browne. This is where I learned that we each have a guide that helps us chose our lives and the lessons within that cycle. They stay with us through our incarnation here on Earth and help us to stay on our chosen path.
A couple years later after reading the book I was blessed to have a dream one night where I went to meet with not only my guide, but also my higher self. While I don’t recall the specifics of the conversation in that dream, I do clearly remember what my guide looks like. My higher self on the other hand was hidden from me behind a shadow.
“The dream started off with me riding a mountain bike down a hillside trail. After a little bit I crossed over a very small stream, only about 2 feet wide or so. After that I found my way into a clearing surrounded by trees.
There was a man there that was wearing a light tan or off white robe. He had a very distinguished looking face with his dark hair combed straight back. He was holding a staff as well and I vaguely remember that it was an ancient item that had something to do with horses.
The three of us had our conversation over the next few minutes and then said our goodbyes.
I do regret that this happened at a time when I was not writing down my dreams, though I was still very thankful to have had the experience. In the long run it really helped to open the door for future communications.
The Door was Opened
Not long after this dream is when I started to meditate on a much more frequent basis. It was during these times that I would always take a few minutes to give thanks to my guide and higher self for helping me through this life cycle. Little by little, I realized over time that I had found a way to communicate with my guide.
At some point along the way I was troubled by something and when I got to the part in my meditation where I thanked my guide I instead asked a question of him. To my surprise I quickly heard an answer in my head and thus my first discussion in a non-dreaming state occurred.
Since that time, I now go through my normal mediations with an extra step where I take time to communicate with my guide about the things going on in my life and the direction I am headed. This has helped me greatly in many different areas of my life, this site included!
My Process and What Worked for Me
Prior to communicating directly with my guide I would use a simple meditation process where I would do a prayer of protection first, thank my guide and higher self next, from there I would go through another prayer and finally would wrap things up with quiet meditation focused on my breath.
Once I started communicating with my guide I added a few little tweaks to my process. First before I would start meditating, I would set my intent to communicate with my guide as well as what specific or general area that I wanted to ask questions about. Obviously I also added in a timeframe to speak with my guide and I placed this after I would thank him and my higher self.
Another key component that really helped me was to keep an open mind about it all. Maybe I was talking to my guide or maybe it was just all my imagination, the point though is that it was helping me in life. With that, should it really matter if it was real or not? The benefits were there, so I went with it and will continue to do so.
Many Methods, Similar Results
While I stumbled through my process and developed it on my own through trial and error, there are many different ways of finding your spirit guide. I have read books and watched various YouTube videos on the subject, all of which contributed to how I go about things.
Sometimes though when it comes to learning a new skill, I also recognize the need for a structured program to walk me through it step by step. If this is how you learn best, then you might be interested in the rather affordable program here at Awaken Spirit Guides. It is an 8 module course provided to you by Dr. Steve G. Jones, Ed.D a noted hypnotherapist.
Another tool that I had used earlier in life was the book Contacting Your Spirit Guide by Sylvia Browne. This book and CD combo came at a very early point in my spiritual journey and I must admit that at that particular time I was not ready for it. However, it was still very valuable information that in the long run did help me get to where I am today.
Before You Go… Important!
One thing that I would like to discuss with you before you go and that this is not an instant kind of thing. Just like with any skill it will take some time and practice. For some it may come easy and for others you may have to work at it for quite a bit. The most important thing though is to keep working at it until you find what is right and what works for you.
Also, if you enjoyed this article here are several others that I have written that may be of interest to you as well:
- How to Be Happy in Life – The Power of Living with Intent
- Even Little Steps Are Progress
- Book Review – Life on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne
- How Practice Makes Perfect
- Everything Happens for a Reason
Lastly I would ask that you please share any tips you may have from your own journeys on your spiritual path. You never know, it might be your words of wisdom that unlock this skill for someone else! Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section as well and I will do my best to answer them for you.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you back around again!
James W D