Since you have been practicing your meditations, now you can get busy with the development process. So here are some more things you can add to the meditation:
1.) It will not happen overnight. And believe it or not, this is the best way to do it! You start to realize that to connect with your spirit guides, the process will happen slowly. Allow your guides to bring the energies you need to develop properly.
2.) Find your own style. Do not expect your spirit connection to be the same as anyone else’s. Your guides hold a special energy unique to them. And you work with energies in your own special way, too. So as you develop, your gifts will be totally different. You may only see with your inner vision (clairvoyance); or, only hear with your inner ears (clairaudience); or feel with your inner senses (clairsentience); or even a combination of these. Or you may only receive information in your dreamtime, for example.
3.) Move into an awareness-state. This is when your body is relaxed and you feel removed from it. Your mind is relaxed, too (all stress is gone and the cares of the day are not bothering you). But you are still wide awake and aware of things around you. If you go to sleep at this point, you will miss the development and spirit connection you are looking for. So stay awake and aware.
Remember the “subtle” things we talked about in Part One of this blog? You need to be aware of what is happening so you can witness it.
4.) Look for the Movement Response. After sitting for a period of 15-20 minutes, and clearing your mind of superficial self-talk, focus on your breathing. Allow the pathway between your conscious self and spirit self to open.
Soon after sitting on a daily basis, different parts of the body, such as, fingers, head, or torso, will move without you purposely making them move. You may start to notice that your body is moving without your conscious request. (I call this the Movement Response.)
5.) Use this for the Alignment of Spirit. After a regular practice, you will eventually receive this movement response. This lets you know that you are truly in the communication mode with your inner being: The alignment has taken place. Communication is activated, but still in a primitive stage. Enjoy the wonder of these moments. They may be short and far between, but will continue to grow.
6.) Ask your guide to step into your energy field. As you become familiar with this meditation process, you will need to know when your own spirit guide is near you. You will then be sure that the information is from your guide and not another entity (or your ego mind). Even if you do not know who your guide is, ask them to come into your energy field.
As you are in meditation awareness, ask your guide to step into your energy field. Sense what that feels like. Then ask them to step out of your energy. As they move away, sense the difference. One more time… ask them to step into your field again. And then out. You will sense a major difference. Usually, as they are in your energy, the vibration will be faster.
7.) Ask for a Recognition Response. Now, as your guide is in your energy field, ask them to give you some physical kind of recognition. This could be a tap on your head, or a breeze over your face, or a brush of energy on your shoulder/arm. Repeat the process of asking them in your field and giving you recognition. Now, you will know for sure when your guide is near you, with information for you.
8.) Now you have a wonder tool chest to start working with your guides. When you know for sure that your guide is around you in meditation, start by asking one question. Wait for the answer. Do not overload with more than one question. You might get some kind of answer. But you might not get anything right away. It might be a day or two, when you least expect it for the answer to come.
9.) Look for your spirit answers in odd places. Just realize that you might not get an answer like in a real conversation. You might see the answer to your question in a cloud formation; Or in a television commercial; A friend might call you on the phone and talk about something that leads you to your answer. But it is all part of the process of letting and allowing Spirit to come into your life.
Your spirit guides are always around you. And these two articles are only the starting thoughts of how to communicate with your guides. But if you follow these points, you will be on your way to creating the most wonderful relationship you have ever had: knowing and communicating with your Spirit Guides.
For more, in depth information, and a complete directive on Spirit Communication and Psychic Development, please refer to my book, “Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics” (Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing) available at Amazon.com. Many private development circles are using this book for reference in their practice.