One of the reasons I find a spiritual awakening such a magical experience is that we wake up to the realization that there’s an entire army of soul guides behind the scenes, ready to support us. There are different levels of connection that we have with our spirit guides and this article is dedicated to helping you understand and deepen your connection.
In case you’re new to the idea itself, the existence of soul guides, let me share a little more about that as well.
So, soul guides are essentially the souls that are more evolved in their spiritual journey AND have chosen to support “younger” souls in their evolution.
What does it mean to be supported by our soul guides?
To understand a soul guide’s purpose in our life, we need to understand a little more about our own purpose here as humans. Why are we born and more importantly why do we keep reincarnating?
As I often talk about in my articles, we are all here to fulfill our potential. Whatever that may be for us. Or in other words, to live a more purposeful life and pursue the things that we feel are our “higher calling“.
And in order for us to fulfill our destiny, we need support. Not just physical resources or skill training, we also need emotional and spiritual guidance. That’s where well-wishers from the spirit world step in for us.
Our spirit guides then become our saving grace, in that they are a source of unconditional love and spiritual guidance. Sometimes, they are also that gentle “nudge” waking you up in the middle of the night, reminding you to get back on track with your purpose.
These soul guides can be anyone, from your beloved ancestors to angels and archangels, animal spirit guides, or the different Gods and Goddesses that you may pray to. The only hierarchy that I observe in these different types of spiritual guides is based on the level of consciousness they’ve evolved to. But this hierarchy isn’t necessarily the dominating kind, as we see in corporate jobs or wounded patriarchal families.
Do soul guides come in and out of our life?
If you go by what renowned afterlife regression therapist, Dr. Michael Newton researched and revealed throughout his work (which I’ll share more about in the tips section), our spirit guides are pretty much always available in our life.
Of course, you don’t “need” them around if you’re taking a shower or doing something mundane. And they’re not in our private business like that. However, they are also seeking opportunities to connect with us, and sometimes, a calming bath is your soul’s way of connecting with its guardian.
In essence, our soul guides are either on standby or actively engaged with us, depending on the intensity of our challenges. As well as how receptive we are to their messages.
What do you mean by the receptivity of spiritual messages?
When you’re crying, for instance, you’re all caught up in your emotions. At that point, just like it’s difficult for you to understand what a human might say to you, it’s difficult for your guides to connect with you.
In a similar fashion, you may receive insight or advice but ignore the message, refuse to act on it, or simply not take the guidance seriously enough to understand that action was possible. That’s where your free will plays out. So while you’re not bound to listen to them, you probably should start tuning into these messages if you want to accelerate your spiritual journey.
But just know that you and I are constantly being guided through spirit guides whispering ideas in our ear (clairaudience), showing us synchronicities, popping images and inspiration in our head (clairvoyance), etc.
I like to believe that soul guides also help us have intuitive “hits’, where we have insight about something that we couldn’t have possibly known a moment prior. Essentially, they are our caretakers from the beyond. They are looking after us, and are capable of doing even more so if we allow them in.
Do we all have a soul guide?
Yes. We actually have multiple of them, again, as confirmed by many spiritual teachers. Our spiritual team can be a combination of some of your closest, deceased loved ones, angels, masters, and so on.
And as Dr. Michael Newton quotes in his book, Journey of Souls, “I have never worked with a subject in trance who did not have a personal [soul] guide. Some guides are more in evidence than others during hypnosis sessions.”
It’s a different story how connected (and receptive, as I shared before) we are to them.
With all that briefing laid out for you, I want to now share some personal experiences and stories.
What is my relationship with my soul guides?
When my journey first began (here’s that story), repeating numbers like 11:11 on the clock and number plates, called angel numbers, were my first encounter with the divine. I was curious why they were associated with angels in the first place and went down the rabbit hole of research.
That, and reading Dr. Brian Weiss’ books (also shared in the tips later), I was finally initiated into the world of connecting with souls from the ‘beyond’. As I kept reading and trying on new things, I began to have my own experiences.
Some people see orbs or flashes of different colored lights, which would signal that an archangel was near them. Other people might hear “guiding voices” in their heads.
And for me?
I was freaking out. Every time I saw a flashing light after meditation or heard thoughts that were clearly not mine, my logical mind rushed to sabotage my awakening. I did NOT want to have any of that, so I also started researching ways to cut all connections.
Later on, I learned that being scared of spiritual experiences is pretty common, and I also figured out how to slow down this supernatural dial.
Of course, it wasn’t all scary. I would often ask for help from my guides, and it would work out like this:
- Getting help in finding a parking spot or clearing the traffic when I was running late for a meeting at work;
- Wondering where something was in the supermarket and having a “hunch” to turn around, my eyes landed on exactly what I was searching for;
- Asking for healing and noticing my health recovering startlingly fast;
- Praying for guidance and the right song coming on the radio in that moment to give me some insights;
- Making a prayer to help me open the lid on a stuck can (this has worked SO many times);
- and more!
A more recent practice that I’ve been introduced to, is asking for guidance from our soul guides before we sleep, to clear energy (or recover health) in our dream state. I don’t doubt the powerful healing ability of dreams and love that we can work with the Universe for our spiritual growth even while we’re asleep. You can use the same technique to ask for guidance about pretty much anything – career, relationships, money – whatever you’re ready to receive more direction on.
While my spiritual journey first had a lot more involvement from my angels and soul guides, I just wasn’t the person to want them overly involved.
So over time, I tuned out the intensity of the guidance and consciously prayed to work with the Universe, but from a less freaky place. I will share some tips on that in the upcoming section.
And a disclaimer that I wasn’t “born” with my connection and had to work towards it, unlike some spiritual seekers that share how they’ve always talked to or seen souls from the beyond.
That’s just me though and my connection with my guides is constantly evolving as I build a more spiritual appetite. But now, I want to share some of the tips and lessons that helped me develop the connection.
4 Ways You Can Connect With Your Soul Guides
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While the Universe is always guiding us and sending us messages to make our life easier, it is fully our discernment to listen to the call or let it pass. I do know for a fact that after one point, we are all being shown that there’s a higher path available to us. And when we ignore it long enough, our soul guides have a way of shaking us awake!
I would love to know if the insights here help you connect with your spirit world or if there are other tips you have for the community.
Vasundhra is the Founder & Writer of My Spiritual Shenanigans. After seeing 11:11 on the clock one fateful night, her life turned around. Ever since, she has been blending modern psychology and ancient spirituality, to help herself and people around the world elevate the quality of their lives.
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