How do I know when my Spirit Guide or Angel is talking with me?
This is an exercise that begins with the heart - not the mind. Many people hear their Guides and Angles in their heart as a quiet voice or perhaps a thought. Understanding the difference between one of your thoughts and a message is discernment. The difference is subtle, which uses a different skill than seeing the difference between a can of soda and glass of water. This skill begins inside away from the hustle and bustle of circumstances and the opinions of others.
The secret to success is trusting yourself to let in what you hear and believe it.
Your intuition is the inner skill set that plays an important role in this communication. An easy way to distinguish messages from thoughts is that the messages will always be positive and helpful. They can also provide warnings if there is danger. Messages can come in dreams or through signs tor synchronistic events – remember there are no coincidences.
Your Guides and Angels know on thing about you that you often forget, “You are a Beloved Being and are loved completely and fully.”
Your Guides and Angels will provide information and message that give guidance, help you, resolve situations producing stress and anxiety, solve issues, and shed light on mysteries. You have to open the door to them by exercising your muscle of inner trust. This isn't the kind of trust you ask for to get money in the mail or find your lover. No, this kind of trust is built on inner resolve and stems from your heart without any conditional acceptance upon this circumstance or this experience. This is trusting “you” for no reason at all and the benefit is inner waves of joy and satisfaction.
Do I have more than one Guide or Angel?
You can have dozens of Guides and Angels. They can be Ascended Masters or come from lives you have lived, be someone you have known in this life that has passed over, or be from another universe. They can also be animals or from the Nature Kingdom. We each have a Guardian Angel that is assigned to us at birth. All you have to do is call and they will be there for you. The trick is to remember calling for them. They have so much unconditional love for you. At other times you have a Guide or Angel that is assigned to you for a certain protection, creativity, or healing.
How do I know my Guide or Angel is talking with me?
It is easier to hear them speaking to you in your heart. You need to move your awareness from your mind to your heart to create a listening opportunity. This involves three easy steps that you can do almost anywhere.
1.Establish a stream of inner attention on the pulse of your heart for a minute or two. It helps to focus on your breathing and let go of thinking about this or that. Just listen to your breathing and the pulse of your heart.
2.Ask your Guides and Angels to be with you now. You don't need their name to get started. Just ask inside or even verbally. “I ask that my Angels and Guides be with me now for my highest and best good.”
3.Be receptive. That means, no doubting allowed here. Listen to the impressions, voices, and thoughts that resound within you. Or, have a blank piece of paper in front of you and allow yourself to write freely without thinking about what you are writing. In other words, write down your impressions and voices and thoughts. All these will be positive and filled with love, encouragement, and Light.
Your Guides and Angels want to be off service to you. They are available to you 24/7. Don't hesitate to call on them.
What is the benefit of listening to my Guides and Angels?
Your Guides and Angels have their Light to share with you. They have your best interest at hand and will help you live your life according to the deepest values in your heart. They are here to have you accomplish your heart's desires: happiness, prosperity, joy, loving relationships, vibrant health, and fulfillment on every level. They want you to avoid danger and will provide you with warnings.
For example, I have seen people's Guides and Angels tell them to slow down the temp of their living, that they do certain things. And, when they folks don't follow that advice then they end up in an accident or painful situation that makes them take it easy and slow down. Call on your Guides and Angels frequently, they are here to assist you – now.
So take heart when you are suffering, challenged by life or feeling lonely. Know that you are not alone. There are myriad loving spirit guides always with you closer than your own breath just waiting to be called upon to be of service. Trust.
Susan Lewella Dillon, M.A., is an Intuitive Artist, author of Dolphin Alchemy-the Healing Power of the Dolphins, The Cloud Devas, The Wildest Rainbow, I Ride Hummingbirds and Al the Alchemist Worm. Visit www.shimmeradiance.com and get 10% off any book or product by mentioning this article.