If you’ve ever had a psychic reading, you’ve probably heard the term spirit guides.’ One of the most common questions spiritual psychics
get during a reading is, “what is a spirit guide?” Of course, an excellent psychic will also spend time helping you figure out how to connect with your spirit guides if you’re interested. But there are many things you can do on your own to jumpstart the process.
What Is A Spirit Guide?
The first step of figuring out how to communicate with your spirit guides is to get clear about what spirit guides are in the first place. In the simplest forms, spirit guides are non-physical beings that make a soul agreement to walk with us during this lifetime.
Many believe that we sign soul contracts with our spirit guides before we incarnate. These souls agree to serve as chaperones from the other side, helping us navigate life’s trials and tribulations instead of coming back in human form themselves.
As you’ll learn, a spirit guide can be a past loved one, an ancestor you never met, or even an angel or animal. Author Yamile Yemoonyah outlines seven specific types of spirit guides. These include:
Can Past Loved One's Be Spirit Guides?
Spirit guides are often loved ones who were connected to in this lifetime (or a past one) but are no longer in human form. For example, if your mother, father, grandparent, or sibling passes to the Other Side before you do, they may choose to stick by you as a part of your guidance team.
This might seem like a far-fetched concept, but like the genie from the classic fairy tale Aladdin, your spirit guides are always working for you behind the scenes.
Do We Keep The Same Spirit Guides Our Whole Lives?
Although some people have only one spirit guide, most of us have a group of energies working together toward one common goal: to support our earthly experience. Like players on a sports team, each spirit guide possesses a unique blend of gifts and skills. Although some may walk with us our whole lives, others may serve for a season.
For example, the goddess of fertility, motherhood, and magic, ISIS, is known to help women struggling with becoming pregnant or experiencing difficulties while parenting. Represented as the High Priestess in tarot, some of the best psychic mediums
connect with this wise feminine deity when helping clients learn self-love and acceptance. ISIS or another spirit guide may step aside and allow another master to assist when her mission is complete.
How To Connect With Your Spirit Guides
There are many ways to strengthen a bond with your guides. The following three are some of the simplest ways that work quickly and effectively.
Meditating is one of the best ways to get your spirit guides to reveal who they are. Although you can certainly follow a guided meditation, there are simple exercises you can do that require nothing other than a quiet space and a desire to connect with the beings of love and light who have joined your journey.
Ready to give it a try? Start by:
Finding a quiet spot and sitting with your spine straight and your eyes closed
Take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale with your mouth
Repeat this deep breathing several times until you are relaxed
Visualize yourself sitting with an energy-taking space in front of you
Ask this spirit to reveal their identity
Continue to breathe in and out until your spirit guides provide revelation
Ask for Assistance
One of the easiest and best ways to connect with your spirit guides is to ask them to help you. Like prayer, you can close your eyes and thank your guides for committing to help you with your journey. Then, you can ask for their general assistance or even seek help with specific situations. For example, you can request your guides to help you:
Connect with those who are meant to be in your life
Find the career path that is the right fit for you
Heal the past and move forward with peace
Remain protected during times of danger or stress
Improve your financial situation or physical health
Discover your inner passions
Succeed in all areas of life
Help others with their journey
You will be surprised how quickly incorporating a simple appeal for assistance can help you figure out how to connect with your spirit guides.
Once you’ve determined who your spirit guides are, you’ll want to focus on the ‘why.’ One way to do this is to ask them questions while using divination tools (i.e., tarot cards, oracle cards.) You might ask, “Why did you decide to be my guide?” or “What is something I need to know right now?”
If you’re going through a tough time, you might ask your guides, “What lessons am I supposed to learn through this part of my journey?”
No problem if you don’t have tarot cards or any divination tools on hand. You can do visualization as you connect by closing your eyes, practicing deep breathing, and allowing the answers to come to you in visual form.
Other questions you can ask your spirit guides:
What is my life’s purpose?
What values do I need to focus on?
What past life experiences are affecting my present?
What can you tell me about my current relationships (romantic, friends, family)?
Am I making any mistakes currently?
Why am I experiencing ______ emotions?
Why have I been thinking ______ thoughts?
What can you tell me about ______ (a confusing situation)?
Who or what do I need to forgive/release?
What opportunities are available for me at this time?
Try a Psychic Reading
If you’re feeling drawn to determine how to connect with your spirit guides, your next step could be booking a psychic reading. Experienced psychics can help you do a few critical things:
Pinpoint who your spirit guides are
Interpret how they want to help you
Connect with each one of your guides
Whether you’re new to psychic readings or have sought the guidance of a reader in the past, this is one of the best ways to fast-track a connection to your guides and get clarity in every area of your life.