Minding Your Own Psychic Business (for Empowerment)


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Recently Ivy, Bella (5 years old) and I were relaxing in the family room.

Ivy and I chatted randomly when Bella put her hands up to quiet us saying, “Ssshhh, please be more quiet, I am listening to the future.” Ivy and I took a breath, looked at one another, and fell silent. ~~ Grandmother Christine.

WHAT CAN I DO?

When to Tune In, and Tune Out — Empaths specifically are particularly sensitive and can instinctively “take on more water” than they can handle in being compassionate to others. But be careful. Empathy alone may not allow you to be passionate and compassionate, but load you down with other peoples woes.

So many are and will be suffering by taking on someone else’s stuff. If we’re not careful to filter/ discern what we tune into, we could be compromised by a full download of emotion.

Operate from a warm, but detached perspective to be a conscious point of reference. A lifeguard, while rescuing a drowning swimmer, has to approach the situation with great caution and wisdom. He must insure that he too will not go down with the panicking victim. If we tune into the fear and panic, then our positive potential is completely compromised. And we do no one any good.

Mind Your Psychic Awareness — Mind how you tune in and perceive. There’s a time to turn it up, and a time to turn it down. Know the difference and proceed in your own ability.

Always act in a responsible manner, being intensely aware of the worldly external space and your internal environment. Don’t get caught up in foolish mind flips or side tracks. Other people always want your to be part of their drama.
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Everything has been shaken up by the higher energies now pouring in, so almost everyone is still walking through the mist. If your light is bright, then moths are attracted to you. They want to use your light to help them see. They can also take or scatter your energy.

HERE IS AN EXCERCISE YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOURSELF:

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1. Breathe golden light into your aura until it is fully gold. This raises your personal frequency.
2. Surround your golden aura with a deep blue color. (This seals in your energy, and acts like a shell of protection.) Ask for protection and strength.

We are responsible for our own happiness; our thoughts and emotions affect others and the whole cosmos! Everyday life makes the energy shifts challenging! The new energies are forcing us to deal with dysfunctional relationships around us, confront our shadow sides, and search for our soul/ inner peace to bring positive changes. Dis-eases, illnesses, anxieties, depressions, and feeling of being disconnected or overwhelmed are the common tendencies when one can’t cope with the new energies! Even positive, peaceful people who live with joys and happiness find it overwhelming due to the quickening of time and intensity of the mixed collective energies!

We are all becoming empathic. It’s important to use discretion when recognizing outside energies. Be well!

Melissa Leath
http://www.melissaleath.com

Tool Kit for Empaths and Highly Sensitive Folks (All of Us!)


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Are you empathic? Do you seem to feel what other people are feeling? Are you upset or angry for no apparent reason? Does your stomach feel queasy, but you are not sick? Is it difficult to go into large department stores? Here are some PREVENTION AND COPING SKILLS

Be vigilant about maintaining your vibration at a high enough level to enable you to navigate through life more purposefully, authentically, and, most importantly, safely. You will attract whatever you imagine, so to be mindful of the frequencies you are focusing on. But beware: do not manipulate anyone’s free will. This will weaken your energy quickly.

Be the observer; don’t let yourself get hooked in any drama. As you experience these changes, you may notice that others around you are treading water, or are resentful of the new us. The reason for this is that they are still living in the old world of duality and control. Don’t take it personally.
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You can maintain a high vibration level by:

• Release energy vibrations from shame, blame, or guilt
• Refuse victim consciousness
• Cut energy cords that drain you
• Ground your energy through meditation and relaxation
• Remove emotional blockages through regression therapy and Reiki
• Protect yourself by visualizing a white light around you
• Remove yourself from drama and chaos
• Be selective regarding whom you invite into your space

Empath Judith Orloff, MD also gives us some suggestions. Empaths are highly emotional sponges. If empaths are around peace and love, their bodies assimilate these and flourish. Crowds or negativity, though, often feel assaultive, exhausting.

“For empaths to fully enjoy gatherings with family and friends, they must learn to protect their sensitivity and find balance. As an empath, I’ve always been hyper-attuned to other people’s moods, good and bad. Before I learned to protect my energy, I felt them lodge in my body. After being in crowds, I would leave feeling anxious, depressed, or tired. When I got home, I’d just crawl into bed, yearning for peace and quiet.” — Judith Orloff

Here are six empath survival strategies from Orloff’s book, The Ecstasy of Surrender to help you manage empathy more effectively and stay centered without absorbing negative energies.

Empath Survival Skill #1 – Move away
When possible, distance yourself by at least 20 feet from the suspected source. See if you feel relief. Don’t worry about offending anyone. At the gathering try not to sit next to the identified energy vampire. Physical closeness increases empathy.

Empath Survival Skill #2 – Surrender to your breath
If you suspect you are picking up someone else’s energies, concentrate on your breath for a few minutes. This is centering and connects you to your power. In contrast, holding your breath keeps negativity lodged in your body. To purify fear and pain, exhale stress and inhale calm.

Empath Survival Skill #3 – Practice ‘Guerrilla Meditation’
Be sure to meditate before the gathering, centering yourself, connecting to spirit, feeling your heart. Get strong. If you encounter emotional or physical distress while at an event, act fast and meditate for a few minutes. You can do this by taking refuge in the bathroom or an empty room. If it’s public, close the stall. Meditate there. Calm yourself. Focus on positivity and love.

Empath Survival Skill #4 – Set healthy limits and boundaries
Control how much time you spend listening to stressful people, and learn to say “no.” Set clear limits and boundaries with people. Remember, “No” is a complete sentence.

Empath Survival Skill #5 – Visualize protection around you
Research has shown that visualization is a healing mind/body technique. A practical form of protection many people use, including health care practitioners with difficult patients, involves visualizing an envelope of white light around your entire body. Or with extremely toxic people, visualize a fierce black jaguar patrolling and protecting your energy field to keep out intruders.

Empath Survival Skill #6 – Define and honor your empathic needs
Safeguard your sensitivities. In a calm, collected moment, make a list of your top five most emotionally rattling situations. Then formulate a plan for handling them so you don’t fumble in the moment.

And finally, here are some practical examples of what to do in situations that predictably stymie empaths:

~If someone asks too much of you, politely tell them, “No.” It’s not necessary to explain why. As the saying goes, “‘No’ is a complete sentence.”

~If your comfort level is three hours max for socializing–even if you adore the people — take your own car or have an alternate transportation plan so you’re not stranded.

~If crowds are overwhelming, eat a high-protein meal beforehand (this grounds you) and sit in the far corner of, say, a theatre or party, not dead center.

~Some empaths are highly sensitive to scents, if you are overwhelmed, for instance by perfume, nicely request that your friends refrain from wearing it around you. If you can’t avoid it, stand near a window or take frequent breaks to catch a breath of fresh air outdoors.

If all else fails and you absorb stressful or negative energy while at a gathering, when you get home take a bath or shower. A bath is a sanctuary after a busy day. It washes away everything from bus exhaust to long hours of air travel to pesky symptoms I have taken on from others. Soaking in natural mineral springs divinely purifies all that ails. Or use Epsom salts, or essential oils.

Take it easy, dear ones…
Melissa Leath
http://www.melissaleath.com

Empathic Kids Tip


Is your child empathic? Not sure? Check out the Find Your Psychic Self  video here. I have a quick explanation of what to look for and how it might feel. Also ~~ a super hero tip to help your child control the empathic connections.

If you have a thought about this tip or a question  I can address in another video, please leave a comment below.  I always love to hear from you. Thanks so much.

Melissa Leath.

http://www.melissaleath.com

 

Experiencing the World with Your Psychic Senses, by Shaheen Miro.


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(Part of the “Kids Growing Up Psychic” Series).

Melissa’s Note: I am so happy to introduce to you my dear friend and fellow metaphysician, Shaheen Miro. He has agreed to be Guest Writer for my Blog and we, together, are presenting a Series of monthly articles called “Kids Growing Up Psychic”. Enjoy this very first, fascinating article!

Did you know that you came here as a spiritual being in a physical body? You are a beautiful, vibrant and divine spirit that is here to experience all sorts of wonderful, and sometimes crazy things. This world is meant to bring you closer to your core, your own unique vibration and allow you to learn and grow.

When we first come into this world, as little precious and pure babies, we are very connected to the spiritual truth that lies within each of us. This connection begins to wither over time, and sadly, for some people it dies. This can create a disconnect among adults and children… because they still see all the beautiful worlds around them through their spiritual eyes.

On this journey into the physical we are given a special navigation system. This intrinsic system is meant to guide us through life with ease, allowing us to gain the most experience and joy we can without being knocked off course too much. This is our intuition.

When you allow your intuition to fully develop and bloom, you will experience things through your psychic senses. These are the fine-tuned spiritual senses (much like our 5 physical senses) that allow you to perceive and interact with different vibrations and subtle realms.

A lot of parents find it very difficult to relate to their children’s psychic experiences because as an adult you may not be very in tune with the spiritual world. This isn’t a criticism, just a simple truth. The great “psychic forgetting” is a byproduct of our society’s relentless pursuit to disconnect us from our psychic centers.

So when your child begins to talk about invisible friends, prophetic dreams, or seems to know things that they shouldn’t, you may be caught off guard, and you may instantly want to dismiss everything they are saying as “imagination”, or worse, a lie!

Don’t fall down the path of criticizing your psychic child; don’t continue the cycle because it is time for us to embrace our spiritual self. You at one time, and maybe even now, were very aware of the spiritual world that is unfolding all around. If that would’ve been nurtured in you… your psychic senses could have been an invaluable toolkit helping you navigate through life!

Side note: even if you feel closed off to your psychic self… you can awaken your psychic senses, and begin to grow, strengthen, and trust them! It is never too late. It all starts with paying attention and listening. As you work with your child, you will begin to grow yourself.

We all feel the chaotic energy in the world right now. A lot of fatalistic points of view are floating around out there. And it is true, some people have gone a little crazy, and there is some very dark energy. But the Universe/Divine always knows more than what we can see… and part of that plan is bringing in more and more “awake” children.

Children are coming in awake and aware of the psychic world, and their spiritual gifts. They are relentless in keeping their connection to that world, and rather than allowing society to condition them to forget, many are fighting back. They are the paradigm shift!

There are many different names, and classifications: Indigo, crystal, rainbow… the truth is that everyone is born a psychic child, and if we nurture this in our children, they will grow into even more amazing, vibrant and empowered adults!

So let’s talk about the psychic centers, and ways to understand your child’s psychic experiences.

Does your child ever play with an invisible friend? Or talk to people who aren’t there? Or seem to follow around something you can’t see? Or favor a particular room, corner, or area? Or maybe even reports seeing lights, or sparkles?

Those are psychic experiences.

Or does your child talk about people, places, or periods of time that they should have no real knowledge of? Past, present or future? Maybe your child makes matter-of-fact announcements about things that make no sense to you, and later they turn out to be facts. Or does your child dream of things, or people that are eerily accurate descriptions?

Those are also psychic experiences.

Some of these things may leave you baffled, confused, and a little afraid. You may try to rationalize it, or discredit it. Take a different approach, try to accept and nurture it. Your disregard for your child’s experience will leave them feeling judged, and feeling vulnerable. Just as much as you might not believe in it, they do!

Your child will experience spiritual phenomena through 7 psychic centers. These are called the “Clair Senses”, Clair being the French world for clear. These senses mirror our physical senses, but they pick up more subtle information.

The psychic centers work with energetic frequencies. Psychic/spiritual information is constantly moving and pulsating through the atmosphere. This information vibrates as different frequencies, like a radio wave. These vibrations are much higher, and faster than anything we experience in the physical, so the psychic senses pick up on them.

Because a child is still very aware and connected to the spiritual world, they are easily in tune with these frequencies, and they have no problem connecting to them. Very much like animals. It is instinctual and intrinsic. They are essentially walking between worlds, completely open and receptive to the things that are happening around them.

Most children have psychic experiences that are seamless with their perception of the world. There is nothing out of the ordinary to them, and often their Clair senses will overlap with their physical senses. They perceive these frequencies of information through one, or more of the Clair senses.

There are six senses, but the first three of them are the most common that children experience.

Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance (clear sight) is the ability to psychically see things. Sometimes this term will be used incorrectly to describe any psychic sense. A child will often see an entity, whether it is a ghost, spirit, fairy, angel, or anything else in the spectrum of spiritual entities in the Astral world.

Clairvoyance isn’t limited to entities, when I was a child I often saw buildings as they were in the past, and other places in time. There was an old field near where I grew up, and when we use to drive past I would see horses, wagons and people who had been hurt and bleeding. My mom believed I was seeing some kind of imprint from a past battle. I would also go into buildings and see the original interior.

For a child it can be very scary and disorienting when they are telling you they see something, and you don’t acknowledge it. Make sure you listen closely at what they are describing to you. It may hold some importance for you. And you may want to help shield them from certain types of energy, or places.

Visions, and premonitions can fall under this category as well. Even now, as a reader, I will see flashes of things when I am sitting with someone. It is usually like a movie moving through my head. Sometimes these experiences can move from my “mind” into the physical.

Clairsentience

Clairsentience (clear feeling) is the ability to feel things psychically. This is one of the most common psychic senses, and typically remains the most active in people even when they’ve disconnected from their psychic self.

Feeling things psychically has become a part of our general speech… “That doesn’t feel right.” “Something feels off.” “I get a bad vibe about this.” “That doesn’t set well with me.” “My gut is telling me…”

Clairsentience works with the solar plexus, which is the area below the breastbone and above the navel. This is our gut. Your child filters energy, and experiences through the solar plexus, and it comes across as a feeling. This is especially true when dealing with people, thoughts, and emotions.

Your child may seem very sensitive to certain types of environments, buildings, people and situations. This is the result of them taking on the energy of the environment. It is sometimes called, empathy!

As a child I would often get physically ill when I was in an overly populated area, such as a theme park, or other major social setting. I learned to recognize when I was taking on an energy that wasn’t my own at an early age. It also became clear to me that certain things could shield my solar plexus, such as a thick jacket, blanket, or even a special necklace.

If your child suddenly changes moods, or becomes uncomfortable for no reasons, they are most likely picking up on energy in an area. This is usually the reason they want you to hold them with their stomach facing you, or why they are crossing their arms, or holding onto their security teddy/blanket for dear life!

Claircognizance

Claircongnizance (clear knowing) is the ability to have certain knowledge or information without any “logical” way of knowing. This is one of my favorite abilities to see a child display because children are so naturally blunt and unapologetic!

They usually just make announcements of things that, at the time, seem very off the wall… and later prove to be true!

This sometimes gets kids into trouble because they don’t know the difference between something that has been told to them, and something that has been infused into their mind. So big secrets are sometimes told, or lies exposed because they are in the minds and hearts of the people around them… and they pick up on it!

Claircongnizance is typically how a child experiences information about past lives, past events about a person or place, or something happening somewhere else in the world. They just know because they are psychically linking into the stream of knowledge that is floating around the world like a glowing network of webs.

Warning: Don’t try to tell your child something that they know to be true is wrong… if you know it isn’t! Because they will be relentless with the truth. If your child exposes something that he, or she shouldn’t know, acknowledge it and move on quickly. Nothing is more funny than arguing the truth with a psychic 5 year old!

Psychic knowing gives a deeper understanding of spiritual things about past lives, and other realms of the Astral world. If a child is young enough, or open enough, you can usually get them to talk about the Other Side, or things they experienced in lives before. Just ask them!

Clairaudience

Clairaudience (clear hearing) is the ability to hear things psychically. Usually this manifests as a conversation with some type of entity, or hearing things psychically imprinted upon a space. You may have had a clairaudient experience of hearing someone calling your name, and no one is there.

I have found that clairaudience usually goes along with Clairvoyance. A child sees a guide or entity, and they can speak to it. But children will often hear things, without having a visual experience. This can be very frightening for a child when they hear something speaking to them, but can’t see it.

Though, most clairaudient experiences are usually a child’s spirit guides trying to communicate with them. Their guides are there to love, protect and instruct them along their path throughout their entire life.

Children don’t always experience disembodied voices; they can psychically hear strong thoughts, or very intense conversations being had behind closed doors, or in other places. Depending on what frequency they are tapping into, or the atmosphere they are in.

Clairalience

Clairalience (clear smell) is the ability to smell something on psychic level. Usually a child will smell something associated with a person from the past, or someone who will be making an appearance. This can be anything from a departed loved ones perfume, to their favorite cigar, or a food that is associated with them.

Scents can come across through as a prediction. I have psychically smelled things that warned of coming events, involving disasters and situations with people. Again, listen to things you child might be saying, even if they sound peculiar.

Some children will experience a scent when they are being visited by a grandparent in spirit, or a spirit guide or angel. This can be something very distinct like a certain type of flower, or something very favorable to them.

Clairalience often comes prior to, or during other psychic experiences.

Clairgustance

Clairgustance (clear taste) is the ability to taste something psychically. This is one of the more rare occurrences, and is closely connected to Clairalience. Clairgustance can be connected to any number of psychic experiences, but it usually accompanies a more prominent psychic sense.

A child could taste anything from a favorite candy connected to grandma or grandpa, or something that may affect them at a later date… such as a meal that might upset their tummy.

In Closing:

I find that most children experience Clairvoyance, Claircongnizance, and Clairsentience more often than the other psychic senses. Usually the other 3 senses will accompany one of the more prominent senses, helping to refine and add to the psychic encounter.

Each child is unique. They may display only one of the senses, or a combination of all of them. Different encounters may trigger different senses. Being aware of all of the psychic receivers will help you to understand whatever your child may be going through better.

Follow these Simple Guidelines with Your Psychic Child:

  • Always LISTEN! Whatever your child is experiencing is very real to them. Listen to what they say, and take note of the details. Don’t try to lead them to any particular conclusion. Just let them share their experience.
  • Never assume! The information a child is receiving can sometimes seem foreign to them, and may be fragmented depending on the source. Sometimes you have to let things play out to make sense.
  • Be encouraging. If a particular psychic experience seems important to your child, and it doesn’t seem harmful, then encourage them to use their gift. As they connect to Spirit, you begin to connect.
  • Keep your child safe. If you know your child has extreme psychic experiences be mindful of the settings you put them in. Extreme emotions or high-energy situations may trigger their senses in a negative way.
  • Create a system. Give your child an easy way to signal that they are having an experience. If your child sees a particular entity, and it frightens him or her, they could cross their arms, or close their eyes. Some mannerism that signals that they are experiencing a psychic presence. Add a safety net to this. Maybe they have a special bear that they can hold when they feel psychically overstimulated.

Now that you know the basics of the psychic centers, you can watch how they unfold I your child. Your sacred duty as a parent is to listen to your child, and help them learn to use their gift in the everyday, waking world!

All the best,
Shaheen

About Shaheen Miro
Shaheen Miro is an intuitive reader, energy worker, fashion designer, artist, writer and spiritual nomad. Shaheen coaches people to live more consciously through spiritual practices such as spiritual cleaning, protection, and intuitive development. To read Shaheen’s writing, or to learn more about a reading or visit his Blog.
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© Shaheen Miro 2014

5 Reasons You Didn’t Get a Good Psychic Reading (and what to do about it).


Have you ever had a psychic reading that just seems to be opposite from what makes sense to you? Did the psychic say things that came from out of left field? Were the names of in-spirit loved ones the medium gave you all wrong?

Join then club!

I think everyone who has ever gone to a reader, has had a reading that just did not “fit”.

So, what does that mean? Let’s look at the possibilities. Because there is no one-size-fits-all answer for this. Here are some thoughts about the reasoning behind goofy readings (please indulge me):

1) Psychic Readers and Mediums are human. Sometimes readers just have a bad day, and nothing “comes in” psychically, or their energy is low. They may be receiving information, but do not realize it is not on mark. If you recognize this (especially if you have had a good session with this reader before), then say so. Let the reader know that you don’t feel the reading is going well, and suggest you reschedule the session for another time. If your reader has integrity, they will probably recognize it and agree with you. .

2) If there was a friend with you during the reading. Your reader might be fine with your friend being there. But sometimes the friend will be a very high-energy person. And it can be difficult to separate the energies. Also, you might really want to have a PRIVATE session, but do not know how to say it. This could create conflicting vibrations. (I always ask the client what they want, “It is up to you if your friend sits in.”) It’s always best to go to your reading independently. If you wish to share the information received later, that is up to you.

3) Your energy might be flowing in an opposite direction at the time (upset, angry, depressed, etc.) You have a responsibility to come to your reading in a positive and relaxed mood. It is very difficult to read someone if they are angry and upset about something. Spend some time meditating or releasing the stresses in your life before you go. You might also ask your reader to lead you through a quick relaxation meditation as part of the session.

4) The reader might not be legitimate. I know it’s hard to believe, but some readers are not really psychic or mediums. They might think so, but they are not well trained in the appropriate way to receive information. They could be getting their information from a very low spirit. Or they might be giving you a scammed reading. If you suspect this, don’t wait until it is over. Do not let them mess around with your vibrations. After 5-10 minutes, you should realize that the session is not going well, or that you have a bad feeling with the reader. Stop the session. Stand up and say you are canceling the reading and will not continue. If you have already paid for it, ask for your money back. Do not apologize (cause it is not your fault). Then leave.

5) The reader can only connect with your energy if you are willing to be open. If you are not really ready to receive what a psychic or medium has to say, then it is not a good time to have a reading. In other words, if you do not want to know the answer, then do not ask the question! Also, do not assume what the answer is. Be open to the idea that the universe might have something better for you.

Lastly, know that you are in charge of your own body-mind-spirit. Pay attention to your own intuition. You know best for yourself. And when you go to a reader (psychic or medium) whatever is given to you should only be used as information to base your decisions. Your life is in your hands — no one else’s. Do not go to readers so that they can tell you what to do. Do not give your power away like that.

~May you always connect with the right reader for your personal needs…M/
http://www.melissaleath.com

5 Thoughts for Psychic Etiquette


crystal_ballAIt seems so natural to me — like obvious, I guess. But there are some people out there that do not have a clue about proper psychic dealings with other people. So I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my thoughts on the subject.

Thought 1. Do not jump into other people’s energy fields (auras) with out their permission! This has got to be the most obvious one, but will get a lot of flack from major groups of people (especially those who love the Long Island Medium). To always “receive” information from spirit guides or loved ones of other people shows that you are always open and do not respect boundaries. How would you like it if someone walked into your home, without knocking first, and just rummaged through your underwear drawer and personal financial papers? Does the word “violated” mean anything to you? Of course, you would feel violated! That person had no permission to barge into your home and go through your things.

But that is the same scenario if you barge into someone’s personal space without permission.

Let me be clear: You must ask for permission BEFORE you enter their aura! — not after you already have a message for them.

The energy field (aura) is a place where each of us holds our thoughts, experiences, decisions, and personal feelings. It is sacred space, and not to be entered into without permission.

Thought 2. Keep your spirit communication to yourself. I have witnessed way too many mediums and psychics who continually share what their guides are telling them like it is part of the constitution or something. Really. Everyone has a connection to their Higher Selves and Angels. You do not have to tell us what your guides are telling you. We all have intuition and psychic abilities. (The only time this would be appropriate is during a development circle, when sharing is encouraged.)

Thought 3. Inspire others to unfold or develop in their own time and abilities. We each have our own rate of development and desire may be different than yours.

Thought 4. Always send Light and Love to all people and all situations. If you engage in negative thinking or commenting in a hurtful, vengeful, or even satirical way, you are fueling the growth of more negativity. This actually brings more negativity pulled toward you, in ways you might not have ever imagined.

Thought 5. Keep your own energies as high as you can. You can only benefit from your own spirit connections, when you are sure they are high vibrational entities. To do this, think positive thoughts, keep high values, and always expect the best from others.

Well, this particular vent is over, for now. — I may have to do this on a regular bases!
Blessings…Melissa

Part 2: 9 More Fool Proof Ways to Communicate with Your Spirit Guides (The Rest of the Story)


thirdeyeFor Part One please click here>> https://thegobetween.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/9-fool-proof-ways-to-connect-with-your-spirit-guides-part-1/

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.