and the Spirit world, our angels and our loving guides, are
communicating with us all the time. Yes, they are guiding us all
the time whether we ask for help or not. This may be hard to believe,
but it's true. You've experienced it many times without even being
aware of it. We've simply forgotten how to listen. We need to
reestablish this divine connection once again.
How does the Spirit world communicate with us? How does this
happen? How can we listen? What are they saying? What should we listen
for? Can we ask them questions? How do we separate divine
guidance from "random noise" or our interfering ego? These
are some of the questions I will try to answer for you.
At the moment of physical birth, we have at least two or more
guardian angels, or spirit guides, by our side at all times and they
stay with us until death. Regardless of what you might do, they are
always there to guide and help. They are next to you right now and
they love you unconditionally, no matter what.
guidance from the Spirit world comes to us in many ways...
- through visions, images, pictures that come into our
- through sounds, voices or words inside or outside our
- through strong feelings, gut feelings, hunches,
thoughts, ideas, impressions, an awareness or
a solution that "pops" into the mind out of
- through a strong "knowingness" about something that
comes to mind
- through meditation
- through our dreams
- through the animals, which the Native Americans
made a sacred part of their lives
- through synchronous
messages we receive can be very direct or blunt at times and leave no
doubt that we've received a communication. There are many stories
about people who heard a voice or had a profound vision telling them
do this or that, and it turned out to be extremely helpful in their
lives, often times preventing a tragedy. When this "voice"
comes into your life you'll know it wasn't you speaking to yourself.
The guidance could also be a vision or series of visions in your head
that pops out of nowhere, it doesn't require any guesswork on your
part, and serves a very valuable purpose.
do I know this is possible? Twice I had a voice speak to me in my
head. Once during a time of extraordinary stress and the other during
meditation when I asked for and received the name of my
twin soul. I've also had three, crystal clear, living color images
appear in my head during separate meditations, one of which predicted
an unknown pregnancy, within a month of it being discovered.
These kinds of communications, the direct, obvious ones are easy to
understand. The more challenging, but equally meaningful,
communications are the indirect or subtle ones. With these we have to
remain more aware while listening for clues and then try and figure
things out on our own when the communication happens.
me give you an example. You ask God, your angels, guides, etc. a
specific question, "Should I take a new job that became
available... one that I really like?" For days, you receive no
answer. A week later you head for the job interview, your car breaks
down and the interview is postponed. Several days later you are told
someone else filled the job. Spirit has told you this job is not for
you. Five months later you learn that this company went out of
Here's another that can occur without even asking a question. You are
driving to the store. Halfway there a thought pops into your head
telling you that you left your money at home (usually we get angry at
that moment). You return home and discover a message on your answering
machine that your 5 year-old daughter is not feeling well at school
and needs to be brought home immediately.
Here's another. You ask your guides "will my relationship with my
loved one lead to long-term partnership?" Several hours later a
song you are listening to sends a message or confirmation to you. Or
several days later you are reading a book that affirms your question.
Or a day or so later you happen to overhear a conversation and the
words you hear address your question. Or perhaps a voice within a
dream you have responds to the question and you "feel" or
"know" your question has been answered.
another. You've been thinking a lot about someone, but are hesitant to
contact him or her. So you ask your guides "should I call?"
A day later, while stopped for a red light, you see a truck in front
of you. On the back there is a word or several words that remind you
of that person such as their name, or street or town he or she lives
in. Then underneath, in big letters, is the word CALL (which is the
"800" number of the company truck). Here Spirit relies on us
to make the connection. If we fail to act on this message, it will
probably become more pronounced. Over the next week or two, similar
messages will probably be sent to you.
Spirit world can be quite persistent. And, yes, it often takes courage
to believe in the subtle or symbolic answers we receive. That is why
several messages received in a burst over a short period of time
should be taken seriously. Repetition is important. Our Angels know we
may have difficulty making associations or picking up the clues they
are sending. They also know we sometimes do not have the courage to
act on the subtle answers received.
If at times you are confused or can't seem to "hear" a
response, don't hesitate to ask again. Spirit/Angels/Guides absolutely
love this interaction with you.
I cannot stress one point enough. If we ask a question, it will be
answered and it won't take long for that to occur. This is guaranteed.
Furthermore, the Spirit world is sending us guidance all the time
whether we ask a question or not. It is crucial that we become more
sensitized and receptive to this.
mentioned above, one of these forms of guidance is called a
synchronous event. This is an experience or set of circumstances that
come into our lives unexpectedly... something we didn't plan on. It
just pops in out of the clear blue. These kinds of events can be major
and change the course of our lives, medium, which are less dramatic,
or small which fine tune our paths. They are all forms of guidance and
also important to keep in mind that if no answer is received... it is
an answer. It most likely means that guidance would not serve one well
at that moment or that other things might have to fall into place
before an answer is available. So just sit tight, don't get frustrated
because you have no guidance. Wait a bit and ask the question again.
And don't be afraid to ask the same question several times over if you
are a bit unsure of the guidance you received.
Here's another remarkable example of a way in which a question can be
answered or a form of guidance received. It is through
the animal world. And the Native American knew this well.
ago, I was entering an Interstate ramp and noticed a hawk gliding
close to the left hand side of the car. It stayed there for 5-10
seconds and then veered right in front of me and then out of sight.
This was quite unusual (animal messages need to be out of the ordinary
to be meaningful). "Hawk medicine" typically stands for
"be observant, keep your eyes open for something, life is sending
you a signal, be on the alert for something, etc."
A day or so later, while driving down a country road, a wild turkey
walked out onto the roadway and I had to stop my car. Slowly and
methodically, it crossed the road in front of me just taking all the
time it needed. If "turkey medicine" comes into your life it
generally means you are being given a gift.
I put the two "animal medicine" messages together and took
them to mean, "look out for a gift that will come into your
life." Several days later my daughter was opening a letter from
her college while I was on the phone. I heard a shriek! She told me
she had been awarded over $10,000 in financial aid!
I have had many other unusual animal experiences, which served as
messages or guidance. Once, when I was feeling very low and surrounded
by negative energy, I was entering the basement door of my brother's
house. The door was solid on the bottom and had a pane of glass on the
upper half divided into sections by wood trim. On one of the ledges of
wood, approximately 31/2 feet from the ground was a tiny, green
frog... no bigger than a bumblebee. I was astonished. I couldn't
figure how such a little frog could have jumped onto that small ledge
of wood. But there it sat looking up at me. I instantly recognized it
as "medicine" and then gently placed the frog in a nearby
woods. What is "frog medicine?" In part it means we should
cleanse ourselves with water to remove any negative energy and, in the
process, we help cleanse the soul and feel more balanced.
can we tell when the Spirit world is talking to us? Divine guidance is
always love-based, brings you joy (even though it may not be the
answer you want), is supportive, has a loving energy to it, empowers
you, and so on.
guidance is fear-based, normally creates anxiety, discontent, does not
"feel right," jumps from subject to subject, creates
competition or conflict and weakens you.
keep in mind... do not force communication with your angels. Just
"be" and let it unfold naturally after you seek guidance.
And always be sure to thank them.
On the back cover of "Conversations with God" Book I there
is a message from our Source. It has to do with answering our
questions, and clearly applies to those times when we have a deep
need. Here is what God says...
"I have heard the crying of
your heart. I have seen the searching of your soul... So go ahead now.
Ask Me anything. Anything. I will contrive to bring you the answer.
The whole universe will I use to do this... But watch.
The words to the next song you hear. The information in the next
article you read. The story line in the next movie you watch. The
chance utterance of the next person you meet. Or the whisper of the
next river, the next ocean, the next breeze that caresses your ear -
all these devices are Mine; all these avenues are open to Me. I will
speak to you if you will listen. I will come to you if you will invite
Me. I will show you then that I have always been there.
These are very powerful words. God does
not brake promises.
For more information on this subject please consider the following
"Divine Guidance" by Doreen Virtue
"Medicine Cards" by Jamie Sams and David Carson
"Conversations with God" Book I by Neale Donald Walsch
"Listening" by Lee Coit
waiting for your question"