Meeting your Spirit Guides by Charles
First of all, an absolute beginner can meet his/her spirit
guides. It was one of the very first things that I did. You already know them,
you picked them before you were born and they agreed to help you this time
To start, I would suggest that you have a pencil and paper handy. Now find
yourself a quiet place. Cleanse yourself and the room thoroughly. Get good and
relaxed. Fill yourself and the room with a white light (this is a spiritual
light, not a light from a light bulb or a candle). If you don't know how to do
these things see the sections on Cleansing and Meditation, they can help you.
Now call your spirit guides to you. It does not matter at this time that you do
not consciously know them, they will be there for you. Now say, "Please
touch me." You should feel some sort of sensation somewhere on your body.
It could be chills, goose bumps, warmth or a tingling. Whatever it is it will
simply be a sign to you that they are there. Having identified (for you) a way
to tell their presence, you can go on to the next step, determining how many of
them there are.
Ask, "Is there at least one of you?" You should feel the sensation.
Everyone has at least one guide. Most people have between one and seven. Now
ask, "Are there at least two of you?" If you feel the sensation, then
you know that there are at least two of them. Continue this process until you no
longer receive any sensation. In this manner you will determine how many guides
that you have.
Next step. Say, "Number one, please touch me." Somewhere on your body,
(your forehead, back of your neck, arm, back, shoulder, leg, somewhere) you
should feel something. It may be chills, goose bumps, warmth, a tingling or
whatever, but it will be a pleasant sensation. Remember this touch, in
fact it is a good idea to write it down. It is the I.D. of that spirit guide,
and he/she will always touch you in the same spot with the same feeling.
Continue the process until you have the I.D.'s of all of your guides.
Next step. Ask, "Please tell me hello." If you can hear their thoughts
in your head, you are one of the lucky ones. I wasn't, it took me years before I
could reliably "hear" them. It was not their fault, but mine, I was
cutting myself off. So if you don't hear them, all is not lost.
Assume that you don't hear them. You can still ask questions and get answers, it
just takes a little more effort, as it has to be couched as "Yes/No"
questions. Ask them, "Please give me a 'Yes' answer." Pay close
attention to your body, there will be some movement at this point, the most
common being a nodding of your head as though you were nodding a "yes"
in answer to someone else's question. The actual motion may be very slight,
almost imperceptible, but you will be able to feel it. When I was using this
method, I could often judge how emphatic the answer was by how energetic the
nodding was, I have had my entire body jerk. Now ask, "Please give me a
'No' answer." Again pay close attention to your body, there will be a
motion, the most common being a shaking of the head as if you were shaking your
Now lets get some practice, and this is an important step. Assume that there is
a table lamp in the room with you and it is turned off. Ask the question, in
these words, "Is the lamp on?" Did you get a "yes" answer?
Were they wrong? Not at all, you asked the wrong question, the lamp is indeed on
the table. Now ask the question, "Is the table lamp in this room turned
on?" Now the answer should be "No." Assume that the door to the
room that you are in is open, ask, "Is the door open?" Got a
"No" answer? Is the front door closed? There is a reason for these
apparently "wrong" answers, they are not being contrary, only trying
to get you to learn to be precise in your wording, and to make sure that you
really do know what you are really asking.
As you work with them and get to know them, you will find that most of them have
great senses of humor, they like a good joke as well as you or I. And they all
have their own individual personalities. Once, I was helping a young man to meet
his guides and he referred to one of them as "he." Suddenly, his eyes
opened wide and a smile crept across his face. He said, "I just got my face
slapped. And I heard, 'I'm not a he, I'm a woman.'"
You will also find in time that they will not be quite so insistent on the
precise wording of your questions.
When you go to ask them a question in the future, it is a very good idea
to first ask, "Who is with me?" Then look for the familiar I.D. touch.
That will not only let you know which of your guides that you are talking to,
but will also insure that it is one of your guides and not some stray spirit
that happens to be passing by.
When you ask your guides for advice, ask for their opinions.
They will NOT tell you what to do, but are more than happy to tell you their
opinions. Put your questions to them in the format of "If you were in my
position, would you ..." or "In your opinion would it be best for me
to ...". Otherwise, you may not get an answer. Remember that it is your
life, and you have to make the decisions and live with the results.
Yes, they all have names, they are after all, people. But I have tended to
discourage using names until you really develop a discernment in identifying
them by their thoughts. The reason is simple. Let us assume that you have a
guide named Susan. Now you want to ask your guides a question and you start out
by saying, "Who is with me?" and you clearly hear "Susan."
OK, you assume that is your Susan. But unknown to you, it just happens to
be some confused spirit who has recently died and is still wondering around,
lost. And you are willing to talk to her! WOW! She will tell you anything that
you want to hear, sure you were Nefertiti in a past life, and Queen Elizabeth,
too. Mata Hari? Yeah, you can be her too if you want to. See what I mean? But
that touch is a positive ID.
In the future, if a spirit shows up claiming to be a new guide
for you, donít take it at its word, check it out with your known guides
before you accept anything that it tells you.
I wish you the very best in your efforts. Please let me know how you make out.
And if you have any questions, feel free to go to my website where there is a
lot more information, including a FAQ and my email address. The address is
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