Finding and Connecting with Your Spirit Guides

November 23rd, 2009

Folded Angel's TrumpetOne of the first steps in entering any of the Pagan religions, including Wicca, is to find your spirit guide and make contact with him or her.  Your spirit guide is frequently your first (or one of your first) spiritual entity you work with.

When someone lives through thousands of lifetimes and more, they evolve in wisdom and understanding to the point that they no longer need to reincarnate. They are given a choice. They can choose to live a life of human suffering and reincarnate voluntarily to be a light in the world, or they can choose to be a spirit guide and not reincarnate. Those who choose to come back are frequently unique people with strong spiritual influence in the world. Such examples would be Jesus of Nazareth, the Prophet Mohammad, and more recently, Mahatma Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.

Most choose to not reincarnate and help people from the spiritual planes as a spirit guide. They are assigned to a soul to aid them and guide them in their life toward wisdom and enlightenment. They follow the soul from lifetime to lifetime, so your spirit guides have been with you through many past lives and will still be with you in future lives.

It is common to have more than one spirit guide. From what my spirit guide told me about it, a new spirit guide is in an apprenticeship program, where they guide someone (or more commonly a few people) under the supervision and guidance of a more experienced senior spirit guide. As a result, it is common to have a junior spirit guide and a senior spirit guide. You normally will talk with the junior spirit guide most of the time. The work of hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton also agrees with what my spirit guide told me, so I highly recommend reading his books Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls to learn more about spirit guides and what it is like between lifetimes.

Enough of the background theory… let’s get to how to contact your first spirit guide and begin the conversation with them.

  1. Make sure you have at least 30-60 minutes available to be undisturbed. This should be done in a closed, dark room or outside. You can have a few candles lit for light.
  2. Change into your special ritual clothing if you have any. If not, you can choose to do this ritual skyclad (nude). You can also do it in regular clothing, but make sure it is loose-fitting and comfortable.
  3. Banish the circle in a widdershins direction, commanding as strongly as you can that all negative spirits, demons and energy leave this space now so you may work in peace and be undisturbed by them.
  4. Cast a circle of protection in a deosil direction. Focus the energy to come from the earth and up thorough your body, down your arm and out your 2 outstretched fingers (index and middle). Command that it keep out all negative energy and influences and anything that will disturb you.
  5. Take some salt and add it to a small amount of water to bless it. You are taking the salt, representing Earth, and combining it with water to create the Elixir of the Mother’s Womb, from which we all came. Dab or smear some of the salt water on your forehead between your eyes (where your Ajna chakra – Third Eye – is located).
  6. Light some mugwort, sandalwood and wormwood. Stick incense works, but loose incense burning on incense charcoal works best. When lighting these, keep in mind that you are lighting the Spark of Life, combining Air and Fire. This is the male aspect of creation. Wave the incense smoke around you and all over your body, paying particular attention to your forehead area. Breathe the incense deeply and feel your mind and third eye opening.
  7. Lay down on your back or sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Feel your belly rise and fall with each breath.
  8. When you are relaxed, ask your spirit guide to make themselves known to you. You can do this aloud or silently in your mind.
  9. Meditate silently, letting any thoughts slip thorough you. After some time, you will hear a voice in your head. You may also see a figure appear. This will be your spirit guide.
  10. Ask them their name. This is an important thing to get from them, as it will allow you to easily contact them in the future. Your spirit guide loves you and cares for you, so they will give their name to you freely.
  11. Ask them any questions you have and have a conversation. It doesn’t matter if it is short or long, since this is only the first contact of many you will have.
  12. When you are done, thank them for connecting with you and guiding you.
  13. Take the circle down by extending your middle and index fingers and draw the energy in by going in a widdershins direction. Feel the energy go into your heart and warm it. Feel the love of the universe, of your spirit guides, and the Gods in your heart.
  14. Write down your experiences in your magical journal. This is very important because it is very easy to forget the details (even though you swear you won’t forget). Write down as much detail as you can remember, even those that don’t make sense or seem unimportant. They will come in handy when you review your journal in the future. Make sure to write down your spirit guide’s name.

Once you have made initial contact with your spirit guide, you will have an unbreakable chain to them that you can use all your life (and future lives). If you are lost or confused about something, you can ask your spirit guide for advice. You will get to the point very quickly of not needing to do a full ritual to converse with them. You can simply call their name and they will respond. You can do this silently in your head as well.

After a while, your spirit guide may introduce you to their teacher, who guides them through their apprenticeship. If you ever ask a question that your spirit guide doesn’t know, they will ask their teacher, so don’t worry about having a problem that they can’t answer even though they are an apprentice.

As you go through your journey in life, feel free to run things by your spirit guide. For example, it may be confusing to see all the different conflicting views on how to live a Wiccan life, or what deities to worship, etc. Use your intuition and ask your spirit guide.

Just make sure that you remember that your actions are your own and you follow your own free will. Your spirit guide will give you advice, but like all advice in life, you can choose to follow it or ignore it. You do not serve your spirit guide, but they are great advisors.

May your conversations with your spirit guide be deep and plentiful, and bring you blessing.

3 Responses to “Finding and Connecting with Your Spirit Guides”

  1. Tom Says:

    I just wanted to say that I recently read Newton’s Journey of Souls and have to say “Woo! Woo!” 🙂 Prior to reading it, I was unaware of the information he shared; but afterward it seemed so obvious … it basically closed the book for me on the afterlife. All the basic questions have been answered.

  2. Junko Says:

    I just wanted to say that I tried this at home and had a wonderful and eye opening experience, so thank you for sharing this on your blog.

  3. Morninghawk Says:

    Tom: I’m glad it helped you. I found his books helped me gain a better and more concrete understanding of the afterlife as well.

    Junko: I’m very happy to hear that you found it helpful. Thanks for letting me know.

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