How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides

BY Karen A. Dahlman        February 16, 2016

When it comes to understanding your relationship with your spirit guides, guardian angels, and other ethereal helpers, the number one misconception is envisioning yourself as being disconnected from them to start. They beg to differ and want you to know that they are literally just a breath away.

The next fallacy you may believe is that they will appear to you in a specific way. You’ve heard stories through reading and watching programs that they take on a human-like form, surrounded in a stereotypical bright light and donning fantastic wings, appearing to you at the foot of your bed while the angelic choir sings. My spirit guides once said to me, “Is it possible the homeless family that is asking for help is really a group of angels there to help you?” Judgment is a limitation.

Another assumption, which can limit you in making contact, is if you think your guide and angel must have a name such as Michael, Gabriel, White Feather, Melchizedek or another spiritually based name, in order to be legitimate. It’s not that those names can’t or won’t be the name of your guide, but expecting to receive such a traditional name can prevent you from making the connection more readily and receiving the name that is indicative of your unique relationship. It’s all too easy to establish unnecessary blocks through one’s rehearsed criteria and preconceived notions as to how something should be, rather than how something organically just is. Names are not important within their realm of vibration, but they will offer a name that allows you to feel comfortable with the connection.

In order to move beyond any of these limitations and welcome these loving, supportive, and inspirational relationships into your life, the following suggestions are shared to assist you with establishing these connections and deepening the ones you already have.

1. Invite Them
Ask them to present themselves to you. They respect your free will, so their regular interaction with you starts with your invitation. Make a declaration and request to meet them. State it out loud. This sends an energetic vibration of your desire to your guides. Since they have your best interests at heart they will respond.

2. Be Open
Keep a journal for this purpose of meeting and working with your guides. Write your proclamation to meet them in it. Write them a letter requesting their presence. Know that they will come to you in myriad ways. Be open. Be ready to see, feel, and hear their presence within any circumstance and situation. Record your dreams, thoughts, and encounters. You just never know where your angel will present itself to you. They take many forms to provide you messages, such as a song on the radio, a billboard message along the highway, a conversation you overhear, an animal crossing your path, the feather found along your morning walk, or within last night’s dream.

3. Receive a Name
Try the following exercise within your mind’s eye. Close your eyes and see yourself walking along the beach. Feel the sand between your toes and the cool mist from the ocean waves, brushing your body gently. Hear the waves break. Smell the salt. Enjoy this walk. Walk along the beach until you see a stick writing in the sand. Look down and allow a name to take form while an invisible hand writes. Watch as the name of your guide appears. Let it happen.

4. Be Worthy
Know your worthiness. Seek any professional assistance you may need if you feel less than worthy of receiving such pure love. This is a very common block that may appear to be real, but in actuality it is self-imposed and a mistruth. Everyone is included in these relationships, because everyone has guides and often many guides that change as you evolve and as your adventure in life shifts.

5. Take Ownership
Know that you have free will and are the craftsman of your experience. Own this. Your spirit guides and guardian angels are here to assist you in your personal empowerment and offer you the greatest gift, the gift of full acceptance. They will never tell you what to do, but they will guide and inspire you to find the answers you seek within and to evolve into your greatest self.

6. Be Joyous
Have fun with this process and relationship. Joy begets a higher vibration, which creates an energetic pathway, allowing you to tap into powerful dimensions of creativity, inspiration, wisdom and assistance. Being in this space helps to make it effortless to experience your guides, as this is where they exist.

The beauty of this type of relationship is that whether or not you know your guides and angels exist, they are present and with you always. You are never alone, as this is a path of infinite unfolding, providing a profound experience of unconditional love, and quite possibly, even a choir of angels singing.

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Karen A. Dahlman

Karen A. Dahlman is an author of infinite possibilities, an art pychotherapist and spirit communicator. Having a lifelong connection with spirit beings, she teaches within her books creative ways to commune with the Higher Self, spirit guides, and the unseen dimensions and energies that exist among us. As a frequent guest on international talk radio and podcast shows, Karen shares insight into discovering and unlocking one’s greatness within and expanding this inner guidance system to create one’s desires, dreams and delights. You may learn more about her alchemical spiritual work and books by visiting her website

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