NOTE: This is a very old post that I wrote about the meditation that I used to connect with my own spirit guides. Since then I have learned many new techniques and skills in order to perfect connection with the divine. Now, when I read this post I realize how primitive and basic this level of understanding and connection was. There are also some things to be wary of when trying to connect with your spirit guides in this way alone. I would like to redirect you to my my updated post on how to cultivate intuition:
Today I wanted to share with you a specific meditation I do to connect with my own spirit guides. I’ve broken it down into sections so you can not only see what I do but the purpose behind each part of it too. Hopefully this will help you in own your meditations to meet your spirit guides. My connection with my spirit guides has been one of the most meaningful and profound connections I have cultivated in my little life. It has balanced me, grounded me, lifted me, rescued me, nurtured me and loved me.
Take a few grounding breaths.
I usually begin my meditation to meet my guides (or any other meditation) by taking a few grounding breaths. It varies between 3-10.
I will take 3-10 deep breaths and focus on my breaths. If my thoughts wander, I keep bringing them back to my breathing. This is the only thing I need to focus on right now.
Taking these breaths helps me become present in my meditation.
This takes about 1 minute to complete.
Open your chakras.
The next step in your meditation is to get into a receptive state. We can do this by cleansing your chakras.
Your chakras are colourful energy centers in your body. We have 7 chakras – and each chakra is in alignment with a different aspect of your spiritual well-being. You can read more about chakras by googling it. I don’t think I am an expert in chakras, but I know what works for me through practice.
When something in our life is out of balance, the corresponding chakra also becomes out of balance. It is our job to fix this!
I go through each of my chakras by visualizing each one, beginning at my root chakra at the base of my spine. I visualize them as colourful glowing crystals. When I first see them, I can see them as a little cloudy, or dirty, or just kind of slow. Using my visualization and intention, I make them brighter and send them spinning in small circles. I will usually recite a particular appropriate affirmation for each of my chakras. For example, for my heart chakra, I could say an affirmation like “I am very loved.”
I do this for all my chakras.
This usually takes 3-5 minutes.
Raise your vibration.
Now you are in a receptive state. That’s awesome. But you still have a little bit of work to do before you’re going to get to talk to your guides. Our guides are of a much higher vibration than we humans are. In order to speak to your guides and hear their messages back, you must increase your vibration. You must tune into their frequency, or all you’re going to get is static.
If we were living in a 10 story building – we are based on the ground floor, and our guides are renting out the 7th floor. We make an agreement to meet on the 5th.
So how do we get to the 5th floor? We take the stairs, or the elevator!
Here my mind automatically takes me to this magical looking staircase in the middle of space. And I begin climbing. I count each step as I take it.
Keep climbing until you get to the top. You’ll know when you get there. Depending on how grounded I was feeling before my meditation – the number of stairs I have to climb to get to the top of my staircase varies. Sometimes it can take me like 200-500 steps (boy, those are good days ;) ) and sometimes it can take me just 20.
If I do this meditation right after I do a reading, it can take me about 5 steps. Because I am already connected. So as you can see, it really varies.
So start climbing your staircase until you get to the top!
Go to your special place.
At the top of this staircase, I visualize a door. As I open this door, I affirm to myself that on the other side I will be taken to “my special place”.
For beginners you may want to have some place already picked out that you can easily visualize, such as a beautiful garden, or a beach, or a coffee shop.
Or you can simply open the door and allow your mind to fill in the blanks and transport you to wherever you want to be.
I have been doing this meditation for almost 5 years, so I have my own special place, although I don’t ALWAYS have to go here.
My place looks like an abandoned airport.
However, in my first meditation to meet my guide, I went to Yellowstone national park. For our first date!
But now I stick to my abandoned airport. It feels like home. When I first went to this place, there were more stairs to take me to the second floor, and on this floor I would go into a meeting/conference room where I would meet my guides.
Oh and there is always construction going on in my airport. I’m not sure why. But after a few years of doing this meditation to meet my guides, my stairs turned into an escalator, and now I have an elevator too. So it depends what I feel like taking!
So, enough about me and my experiences. I got carried away there. Anyway, open the door and take a walk in your special place. When you are comfortable there, you can ask your guides to meet you there.
How do you do that? You literally say “Hello spirit guides, would you please come and join me for our first date!”
And then what do you do?
A meeting with your guides.
Then someone is going to show up. This is when it gets really exciting.
You might be able to “see” them. You might be able to see what they look like, who they are, what they are wearing etc.
You might be able to “hear” them. You might be able to hear their voice and their messages to you.
You might be able to “feel” them. You might be able to feel their presence around you.
Your might be able to “know” them. You might be able to just KNOW they are there, and just have a mental conversation with them out of “knowingness”.
Just be open to whoever shows up and in whatever form, and have a conversation with them. Sit down and talk.
Say hello. Introduce yourself. Ask them their name.
It’s going to feel like you are making everything up. But that’s okay. That’s how it feels at first, but you must persevere. After you get more experienced with your guides, the stronger your connection will be, and the more you start trusting that it is THEM and not just you making up weird stories in your head.
And besides, this is not the time for you to be judgmental. You can be judgmental and consider the validity of this experience (and other fun stuff your ego loves to do) after your meditation is over. But for now, just try to remain receptive.
If this is your first time meeting your guides, keep it short and sweet. Just introduce yourself and find out who they are.
But if you want to ask more questions , here are some suggestions
– What changes would you like to see me make in my life right now?
– What is my life purpose?
– Am I making the right decision?
– What can you tell me about my relationship with ___?
– What is the purpose of this particular conflict in my life?
– Should I quit my job?
– How can I heal this situation in my life?
– What can I do to achieve my dreams and goals?
– What do I need to let go of?
There’s tonns more.
It’s just like a conversation with someone who knows everything.
Or maybe you don’t even want to talk. Maybe you want to spend some time in this space, just knowing you are not alone. Ever.
But always remember, that you can ask all the questions you want, but you’ll never get the answers until you learn how to listen.
This is the hardest thing to learn in the whole experience. Even meeting your guides, seeing them, and talking to them is easy. Hearing their messages back – that’s the hard stuff. That’s what we have to learn how to do.
My Meditation Experience.
I thought I would also share my own personal experience of this meditation so you can have an idea of what it kind of looks like for me – as an intuitive reader and a girl who likes to get messages from her guides.
I do everything as I have stated here. I begin with a few grounding breaths, then I open and clear my chakras. I then climb my staircase (which is usually the most annoying part of the meditation for me :P but alas, I have learned well over the years. Sometimes it takes soooo long and it is just annoying! But Miss Prescot always cheekily reminds me that if only I would be more grounded in my day to day life I won’t have to work so damn hard during my meditations. Hehe, maybe one day I will listen to her! )
Once a week I will go to my conference room in my abandoned airport. Inside this room I will find the following people usually:
Miss Prescot + any other guides I have working with me at the moment.
My future self.
It’s a party up there for sure.
I will sit down with them and talk to each of them about what I need to work on and what changes I need to make in my life. They also let me know what kind of things are coming up for me this week. We also talk about experiences I had in this last week and what they mean and the lessons I SHOULD have learned from them (though I don’t always ;))
And that’s it, afterwards, I thank them for their time, and slowly come out of my meditation. I write down my messages because let’s face it, it’s easy to forget.
I meditate every day. I do this particular meditation at least once a week. It’s my “weekly check up”. Otherwise I do different variations and meditations. Sometimes I choose just to sit in stillness and not think (This one is my hardest meditation but it provides great clarity and peace).
I hope this helps you in your own meditations for meeting your spirit guides, either for the first time or just in general. Let me know how it goes and what neat experiences you have!
Let’s share stories!
love and cuddles