Winter Solstice Sunset 2016. Spirit Photography by Michelle and Ricky Schill

Spirit Guides are with us constantly. They are there to assist in with every occurrence in our lives. They are vital to our success in this incarnation. This is why it is so important to be able to connect with them.

We need to be aware of their presences at all times. We do not necessarily need to to know how to channel but we can be aware of them and “hear” them. In order to do this we must be very open to the Spirit Realm. We must have an open heart and an open mind. We must allow for any and all possibilities. If we are closed minded and only accept what we can feel, hear and touch, then we will be unable to connect with our Spirit Guides.

We need to understand that everyone has Spirit Guides. They are not for the “special” people but for everyone. We need to be open to their guidance and be able to follow their lead.

We must have a very good attitude about our Spirit Guides. What I mean by this is acknowledging their existence and having an awareness of them. We must be able to accept that they do exist before they can really truly work for us.

We can begin to do this by practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is the key to everything good in your life. That is because every thing good in your life is right here in the present moment. Spirits are always in the present moment and this is why we cannot hear them if we are in he past or the future.

There are many ways to practice mindfulness. The first and best way is to meditate. There are many guided meditations which help you to remain in the moment and there are guided meditations to help you connect with your Spirit Guides. My mom uses one called “Connecting With Your Spirit Guides” by Paul Santisi. It is very beautiful and very enjoyable.

Another way to remain in the moment is through breathing. There are many methods for breathing techniques. The one that my mom uses is circular breathing which she learned from Paul Santisi. You take a very slow breath in through your nose and then hold it for a few seconds. You then very slowly exhale out of your mouth. This is very relaxing and keeps you focused and in the moment.

Another good technique is to focus all of your attention on the task you are currently doing. Whether it be housework, sports, art, play, etc. Keep all of your focus on that activity for as long as you possible can. When you notice that your mind has wandered, bring it back to what you are doing and keep repeating the process.

You will eventually find that your mind is much more calm and organized. This helps you to better be able to hear your Spirit Guides. You may not hear them audibly or telepathically but you may hear them through feelings. This is the most common mode of communication in the Spirit Realm, which is why many Spirits use this method when communicating with those who are incarnated.

You may notice that when you need to make a major decision you will have a very strong feeling of going in a certain direction. This is your Spirit Guides speaking to you. When you are driving and you suddenly make a different turn than you intended, only to discover later that there was an accident in the original direction you intended to go, that is you Spirit Guides speaking to you.

We need to understand that you do not need to be a medium to be able to connect with the Spirit Realm. Anyone is capable of this connection, even if they do not have strong mediumship abilities. – John