It became clear soon after my last post was made that many readers are not familiar with spirit guides. This is an area where I am not expert, but I’m competent to give you a beginner’s course. Let’s do that now! Your life will be richer and more fulfilling when you have a better sense of the spirit-friends who are lovingly there all through your life, helping you keep a steady hand on your tiller. All of us have spirit guides. There is one who agreed before you were born to be your primary guide through life, and as you take up various kinds of work or hobbies and perhaps experience trials there will be others who join or leave your team. Only your primary guide will be permanent, but if you are doing much in your life, you likely have a number of long-term guides. I have been surprised to learn that I have eleven.
Your team talks with the teams of those around you! It’s as if each of us is a celebrity surrounded by invisible retainers. This summer I have been helping to edit the autobiography of Mikey Morgan, a sixth-level being who came back to live a brief life and then to die at twenty so he could become familiar with modern people in order to teach us through the veil. I met his mother, Carol, in 2011 when she sat down near me at an afterlife conference and began a conversation. It was only when I read Mikey’s account of that meeting that I learned that he had cased the room, looking for someone to mentor Carol, and he had learned from my invisible retainers that I am a writer and an afterlife expert. And I am – what did they tell him? – friendly and enthusiastic. They thought I would give Carol the help that she needed. I was astonished to read this. I had had no idea at the time that I was moving through that conference with invisible handlers who were representing me to other invisible teams!
Your guides work beneath your conscious radar. Many nights while your body sleeps you will travel out of it to meet with your team; you’ll discuss current issues and get their advice, which is why “sleeping on it” works so well if you have a big decision to make. When something in particular is troubling you, it can help to pose it as a simple question as you are settling down to sleep. Then pay attention to your first thoughts in the morning. It can take a few months to iron out this process, but if you are persistent in framing your questions and expecting morning answers to be there, you should indeed begin to find that even if it isn’t the answer you were hoping for, some sort of answer will be there when you awaken. Your primary guide will put thoughts into your mind, will steer you toward or away from ideas, will comfort you when you are down, will make you extra joyful when things go well. He or she becomes something like a part of you. My primary guide has left me briefly only twice in my life, and each time his sudden absence made me feel frail and helpless. An important part of what I had thought of as myself was abruptly gone.
So who are these people, anyway? Why do they work so hard to help us? Our primary guide will generally be a close eternal friend who is probably more spiritually advanced than we are. Being a primary guide is a privilege and a great responsibility. Assisting people now in bodies to achieve greater spiritual growth in this lifetime helps our spirit guides to grow spiritually as well.
You can come to better know your spirit guides. Foolishly, I never had cared about my guidance team, and never once had thanked them, even though I realize now that everything I ever have done in my life has been possible only with their loving help. Since Thomas broke into my daytime life in February, I have come at last to know and really begin to love my precious friend. He and I have communicated through a medium, and we’ve worked together on writing a book, so I find that I always am aware of him now, a calm and stolid presence who sometimes seems to be just behind my left shoulder. Never in front. Never obtrusive. Always there. And sometimes now I will wake up with remnants of our nighttime conversations in my mind. I almost want to say to you that this feels a lot like falling in love, like getting a puppy, like being given the world’s most miraculous toy. Having Thomas become an active presence in my life has been Christmas and my birthday rolled into one.
This is a real relationship! It’s like having a wise and supportive and protective and sometimes exasperated older brother. Thomas had selected two possible publishers for our book. Perhaps because he likely was working on each of their minds when they heard from me, both presidents responded at once to my inquiries. Both requested the manuscript with no agent involved, and almost at once both accepted it for publication. Thomas preferred one publisher, perhaps because it bears a more prestigious name. Then last Wednesday I woke up realizing that he had told me during our nightly meeting that since I am such an “obsessive nutcase” I would clash with his preferred publisher. He told me to sign with his second choice.
Now I ask you, was that nice? I said to my husband at breakfast, “He called me an obsessive nutcase! That wasn’t nice!” My husband looked at me thoughtfully and said, “No, not nice. But true.” I still giggle whenever I am reminded of the way the two men in my life really see me.
Having a close relationship with the friends who are working behind your scenes is fun! Please try it. Not only are you going to come to better understand your own life’s purpose, but you will find a rich camaraderie in building a relationship with your spirit guides. You can attempt to better get to know them in the guidance meetings you have while your body sleeps, but I have found that I was unable to make my guides’ daytime acquaintance that way. For most of us, the most efficient way to begin to make waking contact with guides is through a spiritual medium who specializes in doing this work. Ideally, your medium of choice will help you learn to receive your guides’ subtle guidance. After having neglected Thomas and his team for so long, I want them all to be my best friends! I want to feel as close as I can to this merry and talented group of folks who wonderfully have made me their much-indulged center.
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