Spirit guides are a powerful intuitive influence. They are called in by your higher self so you can hear messages more deeply, clearly, and in an aligned way. Spirit guides are also there to make receiving messages more enjoyable!
Types of Spirit Guides
I like viewing guides as archetypal. This makes them easier to understand and relate to. When you look at archetypes as guidance, it’s a fun way to access their wisdom and be able to categorize and personalize them.
Guardian Angels and angels are guides who show up to support us in our physical lives. They are the helper realm – they are pure love and there to help you when you call on them for a specific task or emotional support.
Historical figures are people who have lived on this earth and have mastered something. They are here to help us through or past something they really know. These may also be ascended masters (great spiritual teachers).
Animal guides have their own unique energy and communication style. Their mother earth connection provides safety and security in your human experience. They can bring that deeper earth wisdom to any situation.
Dimensional Guides are from other dimensions and planets. They’re able to look across timelines and present no harm to humans. They are here to help with lessons to be learned that align with the soul’s plan and often show up when humanity itself needs support going to the next level.
Calling Different Spirit Guides
The guides are called in by our higher selves and usually arrive because of our needs, desires or interest. I tend to get a lot of fairies because I like games and fun. They help deliver messages in a fun and magical way for me.
We can also call on different types of guides and draw in archetypes that represent the type of spiritual growth and guidance we want. You can identify the type of guide that will serve you and ask for help.
It’s not necessary to know exactly what you need. You can simply ask for help, watch for signs, and pay attention to increased communication, and the right guide will arrive for you at the right time.
When I have a new project or big change in life, I prefer doing a “spirit guide castings”. You can read about this fun practice in my blog under the same name!
Getting to Know Your Spirit Guide
You can connect with your Spirit Guides many ways. I like simple meditations that allow you to meet your guide in a pleasant location and get to know them as you would any friend. Similar to getting coffee with a new acquaintance and inviting them to tell you about themselves, you can do the same by communicating with spirit guides and asking them questions.
Guides can be both static and transitory in your life. Most people have at least one that sticks with them long term. Others may come and go in our consciousness or take different forms over time. This means getting to know your guides is an ongoing process.
Communicating with Spirit Guides
Similarly, communicating with spirit guides takes many forms. There are lots of playful ways to access your spirit guides.
Dream Journeys: travel in a dream journey while in a meditative state. These can be guided by an experienced dream mentor, or done independently. They can include music, drumming, or silence. Feel their presence and comfort of having your guides near.
Nighttime Dreams: clarify what you want to dream about as you drop into sleep. Upon waking, it is useful to reflect or journal and decode the images the next day.
Signs + Synchronicity: These are the things you see and happen that have you know that your guides are near. I often see butterflies for guides and owls when my mom is near!
Talking to them: Easiest of all, have a conversation! If you prefer to write, you can also use ‘Automatic Writing’ which is a written conversation. You write your question, and your guide writes the answer.
Do you want to go on a journey with your guides? Join me on a Dream Imagery Journey!