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Working with Spirit Guides
The belief in a guardian spirit, or spirit guide, is an ancient one. Long ago, our own ancestors honored the spirits of their deceased loved ones, celebrating their accomplishments, and turning to them for guidance, wisdom, and support in times of trouble.
Though the concept of spirit guides has been around for a long time, it didn’t really start gaining popularity among the new age culture until the late 1980s, or early 1990s, and this was mostly due to the channeled teachings that had become so popular during that time period.
Spirit guides serve as a specialized team that support your choices so that you may experience yourself as an infinite being in a body. They also help you learn to utilize your soul level gifts and strengths (your divine blueprint) so that you can experience greater joy and abundance in this lifetime.
Your spirit guide team is a group of highly evolved, conscious souls, who are carefully chosen both before you incarnate, and as you grow in consciousness. Your first guide generally steps in when you are about four years old, and on average, over your life, your team will expand by five or six more guides.
Spirit guides may also come and go. Because they support you in making choices that help you further express your divine nature, as you gain understanding about how to work with your own divine blueprint, and grow more conscious, you will likely attract guides that can better serve your current consciousness level. So it’s not uncommon for people to attract new guides as they enter their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. The more you grow in wisdom and compassion, the more opportunity these highly conscious guides have to serve you, and in return, also experience their own soul purpose.
Spirit guides are different from angels in that they have incarnated into physical life, and really understand the human experience, and the challenges humanity faces on a daily basis. They also serve in a different capacity than angels. Angels are loving and supportive, and see any choice you make as a choice that will eventually serve you in the long run, even the negative choices. Where your spirit guides know you have a plan for your incarnation, which is to experience your divine nature, and learn to use your soul level gifts and strengths, and when you stray from that plan, they will bring your attention to the choices you’ve made that keep you from expressing your divinity.
The information and guidance you receive from your team of spirit guides will most often feel like an intuitive hunch, inspiration, or even a random thought or idea that just seems to pop into your head.
However, because the idea of having spiritual support and guidance from a being who understands you can be very comforting, many people choose to consciously work with their team of guides. So there are a few important points to keep in mind when working with your spirit guide team.
• Their guidance is just that – guidance. They are not going to demand anything from you.
• They will not scold you, judge you, or threaten you.
• Their guidance is for your highest good. It will support choices that help you experience your divine nature.
• They will not ask you to do something that goes against your divinity.
• They will not ask you to harm yourself or another.
• Their support will always feel loving and nurturing. If it feels negative, or mean, it is NOT your spirit guide. Demand any negative presence to go away immediately.
You don’t have to have any special psychic abilities to be able to work with your spirit guides – remember they’ve been supporting you for a while now. If you feel you are ready to make a conscious connection with them, and receive answers to your questions, and guidance on how to move forward, then simply set your intention to do so, and start communicating with them right now!
You can do this by talking to them, either out loud, or silently, or you can write out questions in a journal. You can ask to be more conscious of their messages, and you can ask for help clearing any blocks that may be keeping you from receiving, or understanding their guidance. Remember, they are always listening, so they will respond. Give thanks for their guidance and support, and then be open to any intuitive hunches, and signs and synchronicities that may appear in your life.
Your spirit guides are here to help you live the brightest version of your life. And even if you’re not yet clear on what they’re trying to tell you, remember they are with you, and always a source of guidance and support.
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