We all have divine guides waiting and willing to help us along our path here on Earth. But how can we open ourselves up to receive this blessed help? And who, exactly, are our guides anyway?
I was struggling with these same questions, so I took a class. Yep, there was a class available, right here in my town, called Hearing your Divine Guidance, taught by psychic medium, Dr. Sandra Monroe. Here is some of what I learned from this class and other research:
Our divine guides can, and probably do include our deceased loved ones, our deceased ancestors from generations past, personal guides that have previously lived their own Earth lives, and Angels. Cool, right?
The first thing to know is you do not have the power to connect to your guides. They must come to you and you have to invite them in. Ask them for guidance.
The next is that spirit needs energy in order to connect. Everything is energy and we are no exception. It is possible to receive guidance from higher or lower vibration guides, so you want your vibration to be as high as possible to receive your best, most divine messages. Check out this great post for more information on this.
There are a few things you can do to clear your energy to help your guides connect with you.
Drink lots of water. This keeps you hydrated and flushes toxins from your system. A cleaner diet can also help with this. Eliminating fast foods, processed foods and anything containing hormones or pesticides is always a good choice.
Physical exercise raises your vibrational energy making connection easier. Practicing gratitude and smiling also raise your vibration.
And finally, my personal favorite, is to meditate. By quieting your mind and slowing your thoughts, you give your guides the opportunity to sneak their message in.
Your receptors are your six psychic senses. Yes, I said six, because your mind is actually your sixth sense, your intuition or inner wisdom, so to speak. Paying attention to what your psychic senses tell you is the key. Let’s explore each of them a little further.
Clairvoyance is the most widely known and means clear seeing or clear vision. This is when you receive your guides messages visually.
Clairvoyance is not received through your physical eyes, but through your minds eye. Some refer to this as your third eye. The message may come to you as a vivid, complete picture or it may be very subtle, such as seeing only a number or symbol.
Clairaudience means clear hearing. This is the inner hearing of things outside the common field of awareness.
This can take the form of spirit voices, which may sound very much like your own voice, music or other sounds. It can be difficult, at times, to distinguish between the guide’s message and your own thoughts. I’m told this becomes easier with practice.
It is possible for clairaudient messages to be external as well. This can happen if your guides really want to get your attention and fast. Try not to shake this off. Follow your guidance. This is likely important.
Clairsentience is clear feeling. This is not necessarily when you just know something, but when you actually feel it.
Maybe you feel a cool breeze but no windows are open or you feel as if someone has stroked your hair.
It’s possible you may be able to feel the emotion being presented to you as well. This would also be clairsentience.
Not as common as those above, clairalience is clear smelling. It is pretty self-explanatory.
Occasionally you may smell your deceased grandfather’s cologne or the pipe tobacco he smoked. If there is no one else around, my guess is Grandpa wants you to know he’s there for you.
Also rather uncommon is clairgustance, or clear tasting. This would be tasting something without having actually put anything into your mouth.
Claircognizance is when you intuitively know something but have no idea how or why you know it. This your sixth sense!
It can be the strong impulse you get to take a different route to work today or when you suddenly know to call your friend because she needs you.
I think we can all relate to this one. I’m sure you all have experienced this at least once.
Okay, so now we know we can clear our energy, pay more attention and try to hone our senses to allow for better connection with our spiritual guides.
One super easy way to ask for guidance from your angels and spiritual guides is to use Oracle cards. You shuffle your deck while concentrating on what you want to know. Ask your angels and guides for help and then pull one, three or five cards.
The deck I use, shown in the photo above, is Angel Therapy Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue. A guidebook for reading the cards is included.
If you want to go a step further. Try getting a reading from a psychic medium. My girlfriend and I attended the Mystic fest in Omaha, Nebraska yesterday. This was a fun event where we experimented with a few different types of readings.
We both received and were impressed with a connecting with your deceased loved ones reading. Dr. Sandra Monroe, mentioned above, was our psychic medium of choice and she was wonderful. I definitely recommend this if you worry about your loved ones and wish to know they are okay. They are!
We both tried a tarot card reading as well. The psychic medium we chose seemed very in tune to our respective personalities and did a great job. I think my friend enjoyed this reading a bit more than I did.
My friend tried a past lives reading. She was not impressed with this one. This was not a regression and no hypnosis was involved. It was a thirty minute reading and unfortunately, she didn’t feel a strong connection with her reader.
I tried Reiki for the first time. This is a life force energy technique used for relaxation, stress reduction and healing. My practitioner also asked that I be sent guidance for my spiritual path.
I enjoyed the treatment and was able to feel some energy flow but not as much as I expected. When the treatment was over, however, she warned me to get up slowly and remain on the table until I recover.
I’ve heard this from massage therapists after treatment and was expecting a similar experience.
After having only been on the table for ten minutes, I sat up slowly and honestly could not believe how dazed and unsteady I felt. Something definitely happened to me while I lay on that table.
I have yet to receive the guidance my practitioner promised but, then again, something told me I should write this post.
I hope you have fun with this. I did. And a big “Thank You” to my good friend for sharing this with me.
Smiles and hugs!