Your main spirit guide is a being who is with you from the time you are born until the time you die. Your main spirit guide never leaves your side. You will have other spirit guides in your life also that show up in times of need and when you are going through certain lessons. They may show up for a few days, months or even years.
Spirit guides exist in the spiritual realm and you cannot see them with your naked eye. However, some people can see them through their third eye vision. They are not in physical form however; they have experienced a life here on earth before.
We all have a blueprint of our lives that we map out before we come to earth. It has the major lessons and themes we want to experience. Spirit guides know the lessons you decided you wanted to learn before you came to earth. They know the blueprint of your life that is forgotten when you are born. Before you come to earth you pick a guide and sit down with them and figure out a plan for your time here on earth. It is good to get in the habit of asking them for guidance in times of need. They help you to follow your life plan and keep you on track. If you start to stray from the path they will gently nudge you back onto your path.
The term spirit guide infers that these energies are positive in nature and become known to us to offer assistance in one way or another.
Spirit guides can be labeled as Archangels, Angels, Guardian Angels and Guides, Goddesses, Ascended Masters and Enlightened Beings, Ancestors, Spirit Animals, Elemental Energies, or something residing upon the earth such as a tree, mountain, or body of water. Anything that holds energy has the ability to use that energy to communicate impressions, feelings, thoughts and healing.
There are many types of spirit guides that are able to provide advice and assistance in any situation. Be confident that the right guide will present itself at exactly the right time in order to help you in the best way possible for your life without hurting anyone else.
Shamans, Sacred Elders, and Wisdom Women all share the energy of spirit guides who carry the knowledge of the ancients. They are more than willing to share these valuable teachings of the past to those residing in the here and now. They communicate in ceremony and storytelling is their method of teaching. Frequently, they show up asking you to understand and teach the shared information with others. Elemental Spirits are said to be the spirit of things that inhabit Nature such as trees, mountains, rivers and waterfalls. All things contain energy vibrations including humans and communication with all spirit guides is accomplished through this energy. These elemental energies follow Natural Law which may be an obstacle to understanding the messages they bring. People who are extremely close to Nature are most likely those to receive messages from this group of spirit guides.
Ancestor spirit guides are connected to you through genetic memory. They can fill the role of a guardian or protector for your lifetime. Occasionally, they assist in repairing genetic scarring from an intense trauma that has persisted through the generations. This work repairs that of the past, bringing it forward into the present, and perpetuating the repair through the future.
As you seriously work with any type of spiritual guides to develop life balance and purpose, these guides get to know that you are serious about your personal growth. This may show up as increased communication. Spirit guide communication is a practice and your ability to listen and receive messages increases with dedication. The most common forms of communication with spirit guides are through your intuitive gifts, meditation periods, dreams and telepathy. Occasionally a ‘heads up’ shout out is given through an actual appearance. This in-depth work also makes you more aware of Spirit Messengers that show up to add a certain piece of needed information of any kind. They can show up in real life, briefly in a dream, or during a meditation.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH SPIRIT GUIDES
Learning to connect with spirit guides is similar to learning any Oracle. You must seriously invest the time and effort to broadly learn about the kinds of guides in which you were interested. Create a sacred space to use and try to keep to a consistent time of day to do this work. You can sit quietly or meditate. You can also set up a special place within your meditations in which you meet and greet your guides. Think of it as showing up for an important appointment each day. When working with Spirit Animals, Elementals or the Natural World a place out in nature may work to your advantage.
It is sometimes difficult for you to understand the guidance your spirit guides are giving you. This is because you can’t see them in person to communicate with them. Anytime you need help with anything ask your guide the direction you should take and listen for an answer. The answer may come in the form of a feeling, a knowing or you may hear them.