Connecting With Your Spirit Guides
in Daily Life
Since we have been doing a lot of writing and teaching about how to have frequent interaction with spirit guides, we decided it might be helpful to give you some ideas as to how you can interact with your guides throughout your daily life. Connection with spirit and the divine forces that guide you is a powerful and enriching space to live in. We encourage it because we know how rewarding it can be. Hopefully these examples give you some direction in your practice so that you can live in that space more frequently.
Reading with your Guides
Yeah, psychic reading is one thing people aspire to do in conjunction with their guides. But what about all the OTHER reading you do? If you are anything like us, you read all day long. You read signs, articles, tabloid covers, receipts, situations, your surroundings. You read all the time. Any time you take in new information you analyze it, filter it, and make decisions. When that happens, you better bet that your guides have an opinion too.
When I read books or articles of any kind, I ask my guides to read along with me. In my head, I pretend that I am reading out loud to them as they sit around me listening to what I have to say. Every now and then, I hear an opinion or two pop out from my subconscious that is most certainly…not my thought. These comments range from funny to insightful and soon my head is filled with more perspective than could possibly be contained in the passages I am reading. Some of my best ideas have come from commentary from my guides while reading. They comment while I write as well.
Practicing reading or writing with your guides helps you to develop a sense of their worldviews, perspectives, and personalites. We do this while watching TED talks on YouTube as well. These shared experiences with your guides are important because they are geared towards fostering conversation and express your interest in the opinions of your guides. They will speak up in between your thoughts if you invite them to join you in your reading.
The best lesson I have learned from my guides is to really feel gratitude. A sense of surrender and peace comes from enjoying nature with your spirit guides. Whenever I am walking my dog, checking the mail, sitting outside in the sun, or looking longingly out the window during a rainy day, I always check with my guides and their sentiments about the world we share together.
How can we change it? How did we get here? Who helped me? And who do I have to thank?
Your guides have the answers to these questions. These surrendering moments in awe of nature can be extremely powerful and rewarding experiences. My guides help me find gratitude in the smallest things. Also, it is helpful to commune with your guides away from concern and the cycles of daily life. If you are taking a break, a time out, a breather, or a day of relaxation, ask your guide to come along and help you to find the gratitude and appreciation of your reality. The insight they can manifest upon these feelings of connectedness and gratitude are profound and powerfully healing. Don’t sleep on enjoying nature with your guides.
Cooking with your Guides
Admittedly, this may seem a little odd. But think about this, don’t we bond as humans over meals? Aren’t we taking the time to nourish ourselves and to be mindful of our bodies when we eat? Who better to help you achieve that goal than your guides?
At one point in my practice, I was not convinced that my diet had ANYTHING AT ALL to do with my level of spiritual attainment. While our guides suggested certain diets for Carmen and I over the years, we were reluctant to have them join this part of our day. It seemed so mundane and unimportant in the grand scheme of our life’s mission. After all, who cares what a guru or successful entrepreneur eats? Well, we found out that our diet is important. While many guides have different things to contribute to your culinary prowess, asking your guides to help you develop a healthy lifestyle is important. Body, mind, and spirit must all be in balance to achieve your highest potential. Consistency in all these areas is important.
So, we got kind of tired of working really hard, feeling like we were worn out, and wondering HOW MUCH LONGER CAN WE EVEN DO THIS….:’(
Then, we decided to do what our guides had asked and to incorporate their ideas and suggestions for our diet. Once we allowed them to help in this way, we quickly started finding more creative and health meals, reduced our grocery bill to 30% of what it was, started losing weight, having more energy, and even learned to cook some dishes without looking at the recipe more than once.
One of our mottos that forms our friendship was in the form of a bumper sticker on Carmen’s care when we first met. The sticker said:
“Love people and cook them tasty food.”
Love your guides. Let them cook you tasty food. And then leave them a little portion to show your appreciation for their inspiration.
Any time that you go anywhere new, or set out on a new adventure, make sure that you include your guides and ask them to actively join the experience with you. This just makes everything so much more enriching…I can’t even. So let’s see how a typical ‘Day Out’ can become a fantastical journey with your guides.
First of all, it starts with planning. Your guides have some interesting knowledge that you need to take advantage of when you are planning. If you are feeling the urge to do something, then go do it. If you feel like you should not, then it is probably in your best interest that you don’t. Well, your guides have a say in your intuitive feelings, so when you are planning ask them about how you can make this experience the bee’s knees. Questions from traffic to possible mishaps are fair game. You may be surprised at what your guides find for you. Their inspiration can lead you to some unexpected places the more you work with them and dig around.
So you are ready to go? Well, hop in the car and get your guides pumped for this drive. When we go for a drive anywhere, we ask our guides to protect us, keep us from getting lost, and then we pump some tasty jams for everyone to party to. Other times, we just talk about life until we reach our destination. Like every other thing we do, we invite our guide to actively participate, and some of our best ideas and discoveries have been in the car on the way to events or vacations. They can use your excited and open energy to get across some amazing messages. Just pretend they are in the back seat, and listen to the comments from the peanut gallery.
If you are a fashionista, your guides can help you find deals, the perfect piece you have been missing from that table on your hallway, and add inspiration to your style. If you are going shopping for something, let your guides help you to find the destination. On the way, stay open to their direction. We have found some amazing stores because we happened to ‘look left’ on intuition…and BAM!!! Literally a store no one knows about that fits our lifestyle and budget to perfection.
When dating or hanging out with friends and peers, just pretend that your guides are there as well. In almost every interaction my mind is going thirty-miles a minute with commentary from my guides. I am a naturally opinionated person, but my guides also help me to practice patience and compassion. They know that is what I want to exude, so they help me to filter and restrain my thoughts. There are even times where my mind simply ‘goes blank’ when I am meant to listen to someone. I have a HUGE problem with listening and have for most of my life. After working with my guides to be a better helper and teacher to others, they have helped me to improve this fault through their intervention. Also, their commentary can be intense and hilarious. Their inspiration is a big help to me to get through difficult issues, tender subjects, or sometimes to have the confidence I need to speak freely and openly. Your guides are great to help you work on relationships. Just remember to ask them first…Is it even worth it? If not, trust them…and move on. They WILL steer you in the right direction.
Many forget that your past loved ones, or ancestors, have powerful messages and guidance for you as well. We take time to work with our ancestors and passed loved ones as much as possible. One amazing experience was when Carmen was trying to learn to crochet. She was very frustrated and I had no idea, being that I was in the other room working while she was playing with needles and yarn. She wanted so badly to be crafty like her grandmother. So, after hearing Carmen cry out in frustration a few times, I walked into the room to see what was up. As I was doing readings, my channels were wide open, and I was feeling a very compassionate and mentoring energy. I began to help Carmen and took up another needle.
Suddenly, I was talking like I had been a crochet pro for years, and to Carmen’s amazement and my own, I crocheted her a flower. This flower was a gift from her grandmother and by allowing myself to remain open during this moment, and by mirroring her love and desire to teach, Carmen was given a lesson and a great gift.
While many gifts from spirit are not this tangible, incorporating your guides into your daily life is very important to learning their messages. We hope you will try some of our examples and share your experiences with us.
Love and Light, and blessed be on your journeys with your guides!!!