4 Ways to Connect & Communicate With Your Spirit Guides
There is a lot more to this world than what meets the eyes. This includes our ongoing connection with our spirit guides, who are always with us. We all have a couple, maybe more like a whole team of guides (Which Types Of Guides Do You Have?) who are working alongside us to help nudge us in the direction of our highest self. These guides provide ongoing support and guidance, and wrap us in extra love and clarity when we ask for it. Our guides are a way to help keep us pointed towards our true North, keeping us on the path of our purpose. Have you been seeing numbers in a recurring pattern? That is a way for your guides to communicate with you. Flickering of lights after saying or thinking something? Yep, that’s them too. Perhaps a clear new idea, answer, or vision coming in out of nowhere - that is a moment you were fully open and receptive to receiving.
So how can we strengthen our relationship with this supportive team of loving beings that always have our greatest good and our true life purpose in mind? Communicating and listening to our guides is like working a muscle - the more we put in the time and effort, the stronger the connection and our ability to communicate with them will be.
Here are 4 things you can begin to do today to strengthen your relationship with your spirit guides.
1. Keep a Dream Journal
Our dreams are a place through which our guides and higher selves can communicate with us. Because we are in a deep, relaxed state, we are more receptive to what wants to make its way to us. By keeping a dream journal we can make a shift into utilizing our dreams as a powerful tool along our spiritual journey.
To utilize dream work most effectively, place a journal by your bed so when you wake, you can immediately write down everything you can remember from your dream. Our brains tend to forget most details from our dreams within ten minutes of waking up, so you will want to rise and get to writing as soon as you wake. Later in the day or in the week, return to your dream journal and look over what you received and experienced. While reviewing, observe if there are any recurring themes or patterns taking place. You will receive some interesting insights and messages that telling you something important about what’s going on in your subconscious. You can use our Dream Interpretation guide as well.
2. Write to Your Guide
We are always communicating with our guides, but when we set an intention to open the stream of consciousness, we can speak to and understand them more clearly. Starting the day off with writing to our guides can help us narrow down what we want to receive guidance on. In the morning, take some time to settle into a conscious stream of writing (set a timer for 15-30 minutes and commit to writing consistently, keeping the pen moving at all times). After some time, you will notice that you are no longer thinking, and the things that are being written are beyond you.
After the free writing, thank your guides for being present. Have a specific area of your life you’d like some guidance and answers for that day? By narrowing down, it will help you be more perceptive to signs that are being sent to you. This also gives your guides some direction of how you are going to show up to play with them for the day.
3. Assign a Sign for Your Guides to Share
Our guides consistently communicate with us in many ways… don’t fight it. It’s a beautiful thing. To work together as a strong team, you can declare a certain sign you’ll be looking for. Perhaps you have started to notice some things that are common signs from spirit guides (feathers in uncommon places, coins in random places, flickering of light). You can let them know you see them and can continue to communicate that way too.
Need an example of declaring a sign? Say you are in the process of looking for a new apartment or home. You can communicate with your guides that you’ll notice their sign that this would be an aligned location through a peacock feather. I recommend selecting something that you have a personal connection with. Once you declare it, be open to how it shows up. It could be a picture, on someone’s shirt, brought up in conversation randomly, etc. I reiterate, it is important not to be attached to how signs and symbols are going to show up — just trust that they will in Divine timing.
Don’t manipulate things to work in your favor to feed the ego. What do I mean by that? Say you always see an owl on the way to a certain place near the neighborhood you are looking at, so you say, “okay, the sign is a owl,” because you know you are going to see it. The Universe doesn’t want to play that game… the ego does. Surrender the need to control, trust that you will be guided, and understand that your sign will show up when it is meant to.
4. Communicate Through Repetitive Number Sequences
Have you been seeing 11:11, 4:44, 3:33 a lot? Your guides are speaking with you. Using repetitive numbers is a way that our guides often communicate with us that grabs our attention. Begin to take note of what numbers you are seeing a lot throughout your day. Be mindful of it and acknowledge when it occurs. Want to know what they mean? You can start with our Master Numbers In Numerology. To get you started, here is a basic guideline you use:
1:11 - New beginnings, moving forward, insight, motivation and independence, positivity and achieving success.
2:22 - Keep your faith and remember that everything happens for a reason. Trust your guides.
3:33 - Manifestation and alignment of the Holy Trinity- mind, body, and spirit. The Trinity is the nature of Divinity.
4:44 - The number of the angels and archangels; you are supported and protected. Time to build a strong foundation.
5:55 - A time of big shifts, changes, and transformation is taking place or is about to take place; this change is going to result in alignment with your highest self and purpose.
6:06 - Trust that everything you truly need will be provided to you in Divine timing. Give up concerns and worries about finances and your journey.
7:07 - Maintain your focus on positive thoughts, spirituality, and your soul’s mission in life.
8:08 - A message of manifesting positive abundance; giving and receiving; a reminder of the Universal spiritual law of cause and effect.
9:09 - Follow your intuition. This will bring further guidance and ideas to work with.
10:10 - You are stepping into a time of personal development, spiritual awakening, and enlightenment.
11:11 - Spiritual awakening and expansion; this can mean that an energetic portal has opened up for you, and this will rapidly manifest your thoughts into your reality. Be mindful of your words.
12:12 - It is time to begin new projects or step out of your comfort zone and move toward new directions.
Opening up to communicating with your guides is exciting, expansive, and fun! Remember, working with spirit guides is like working a muscle, so if you don’t receive obvious signs right away, that is okay. They are still with you — I promise. Their signs and communication are only going to strengthen as you continue to strengthen your faith and practice.
Wishing you the safest and most blessed of journeys, my friends.