Gain Awareness of Your Spirit Guides
Whether we know it or not, we are all surrounded by beings that exist on dimensions very near to ours -
they are all around us, every day of our lives. By gaining awareness of certain spirit beings that stay close to us,
we can tap the rich store of spiritual gifts they offer us. Heightened creativity, psychic experiences, knowing,
feelings of comfort, safety and protection and actual physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing are just some
of these wonderful gifts. (from "How to Meet and Work with your Spirit Guides", 1996, p. 4).
All of us have spirit guides. These guides can manifest in many different ways. Animal totems, guardian angels, nature spirits,
the spirits of passed on loved ones, mythical entities and wise teachers, healers or mystics are common guide figures, across cultures.
Since the dawn of human beings, people of all cultures have communicated with the spirit world. Ancient shamanic societies around the world
communicated with nature spirits as well as celestial beings. Every culture has their own version of rituals to communicate with spirit. Many
include talking with the angels and the nature spirits. Working with one's totem or guide has been a highly regarded act for millennia.
Ted Andrews, eloquently pointed out the benefits of mutual communication and awareness of our guides:
"Through proper spirit contact we are:
- nurtured once more by loved ones from our past.
- encouraged by the support of angelic protection.
- tickled by the joys and wonders of the fairy kingdom.
- mystified by the teachings of the ancient masters who come to life for us.
- amazed by the spirit power of the animal world and the medicine they bring to our lives.
- exhilarated by the diversity of life.
- confounded by the expanse of knowledge that opens up to us.
- inspired by the spirit muses of creativity and
- guided in our own activities."
When we fully realize that our spiritual guides want to communicate with us and delight to help and protect us, a new sense of comfort yet freedom can be
experienced. Their influence has a buoying effect - makes us feel lighter and more joyous inside, in a quiet, relaxed sort of way. Your guides already
do assist you, in countless ways - ever since you were born. Perhaps you have not noticed, but they've been there with you all along. By shifting your focus,
waking up and becoming aware of their presence, your perception will expound and grow at astonishing rates. This will open you up to receive inner perceptions
of the spiritual realm around you. Your guides can help you through this whole process. Ask for heightened awareness and perception. They will
delightfully help you grow at your own pace.
We have an inner sanctum of guides that are with us for our lifetime - ones that help us with our day to day activities. There are also a group of external guides who come at specific time periods in our lives to help us with precise needs or situations. The Master teachers are an example of the latter.