I have written about spirit guides a number of times.
You can read those articles here:
Spirit Guides and Their Guises or... Why Your Indian Chief All of a Sudden Became a Tibetan Monk.
6 Ways to Get Those Message from Your Spirit Guides... Better!
Straight Talk from a Spirit Guide: Part One, Part Two and Part Three
There is a lot about spirit guides covered in these articles so I encourage you to dive in!
Today though I am busting an, ummm, myth / opinion / misconception / attitude / notion / call-it-what-you-will that is often held around spirit guides.
That myth is:
You MUST get to know by name, formally meet, feel and or see your spirit guide and that if you haven't or don't or 'can't' then, well... failure of some sort has ensued.
...and you can't move forward on your path.
...and you are somehow flawed as a medium.
...and so you move into desperation.
And... And... And.
Ok... Please let me set this straight for you.
First of all this is simply not true. You do not need to know who your your guide is in order to work with him or her.
Secondly I find that when folks believe that it is absolutely necessary to know exactly who their guide is that they try way too hard to meet their guide.
And... the harder you try to meet your spirit guide, well... the harder it is to meet your spirit guide.
Anytime you chase after something with an energy of "I've got to get it or have it", or "this is the way it is supposed to be" the more that thing (or guide or whatever it might be) says "you can have it... but only when you relax and just allow me to come in."
Especially when it is something to do with spirit. And spirit guides.
Spirit guides are not of this physical world.
Striving and pushing is of this physical world and, frankly, is a load of BS to 'not of this world' spirit guides.
They don't reinforce, engage or cater to that kind of energy in the folks they guide. And even if they wanted to (and they don't) they couldn't get through that kind of energy to reveal themselves even if they tried (again, they don't).
Because it creates an energetic wall or barrier to a natural flow that is conducive to all things spirit, and spirit guides.
At first my own quest for a connection with my spirit guide... any spirit guide - was less than satisfactory. I just didn't seem to be able to make a connection or at least one that made sense to me.
After feeling quite frustrated I finally decided that if it wasn't happening for me then it was OK. It was OK that I did not know who my spirit guide was.
About two weeks later while I was finishing up in the bathroom getting myself ready for work my mind drifted and all of a sudden there was a female figure, a nun, standing on my left. I could both see and feel her caring loving presence right there.
I knew instantly I was meeting my spirit guide. I asked for her name and heard "Monika".
I had given up trying to connect with her and there she was!
Will it happen the same way for you? Maybe. Maybe not. Everyone is different.
If you feel like you're having a hard time meeting your guide here are my suggestions:
The best thing you can do is carry on AS IF you know who your guide is and let everything else fall into place in its own time.
It is OK not to know who your guide is.
Say it with me now:
"It is OK not to know who my guide is. I have a guide who loves me and works with me. And that is a wonderful thing!"
Ok... ass kicked. With love.
Hi, I'm Clare...
...and I'm a mentor whose passion is helping budding mediums go from feeling weird, worried and overwhelmed to feeling “wow this is so damn cool!”
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