Know Your Guides Class Outline
This class is on knowing and connecting with your Spirit Guides. From messengers and ministering spirits to personal guides and angels, learn more about connecting, communicating, and interacting with your guides. Trust your higher Self as you receive intuitive feelings, psychic impressions, and divine guidance.
NurseHealer Newsletter Article - January 2011 - NurseHealer on Knowing Your Guides
The most confusing thing about spirit guides is not actually about the guides at all. It is about how we define them.
In our effort to categorize everything in our lives, we may, at times, be missing some wonderful experiences with our guides simply because we don't recognize who our guides are.
A guide is one who guides. That is all the definition I need. So, when I am referring to my "guides" I am using the term as broadly as possible so as not to leave anyone out. I often have to adjust my wording in counseling people who have a much narrower definition of the word. Sometimes I refer to "your angels and guides" when people see these as separate categories of beings. I may speak of "animal spirits" and "plant spirits" in conversing with those who don't consider these in their group of spirit guides.
The fact is that all who guide are guides. So, the holy angels who surround you and whom God sends to your aid are guides. The squirrel who shows up outside your window bringing squirrel animal spirit energy to your life is a guide. The herb you feel a need to grow, touch, or ingest brings the plant spirit energy or "chi" to your life and is your guide. Your loved ones who connect with you in subtle and not to subtle ways may be guides. The quiet energy of love that you feel as you sit in the church pew is your guide. The gentle loving presence that descends upon you like dew in answer to your prayer is your guide.
Here are a few simple facts about your guides:
So, when you call upon your guides, be both specific and nonspecific to receive the fullness of the blessings in store for you. Ask for specific help from specific guides, and seek the highest good from "guides" in general.
As you welcome guides into your life, call upon them, and listen for their subtle guidance that may come in many forms, you get to know them. The more you practice interacting with your guides, the clearer their guidance becomes and the easier it becomes to recognize them both individually and collectively.
Your guides are giving you clues very often. Many of these clues simply go unnoticed. As you attune yourself to a higher frequency with meditation and prayer, you become more keenly aware of these clues. Clues come in many forms. Clues observed objectively through all five of your senses are the easiest to recognize. Subjective clues are also given that are more often experienced through an inner awareness or a knowing of the soul.
These are a few clue types that your guides may be giving you:
Your guides can help you in many different ways. You have guides who are in your life for protection, for healing, for personal development, for achieving specific goals, for fulfilling your divine purpose, for mending wounds and relationships, for teaching life lessons, for imparting wisdom and knowledge, for bringing balance and harmony, and for many other purposes.
Know your guides
The way to obtain the greatest blessing from your relationship with your guides is to get to know them. As you develop a closer relationship with guides who are in your life for long periods of time and a keener recognition of guides who pop in or stay for short periods, their communication and gifts are much easier received.
Know through practice
Practice interacting with your guides in simple, everyday occurrences. Choose actions and events that are of little consequence. Avoid requiring proof. For example, if you have a daily commute, ask your guides to guide you when and where to make every lane change. Then, when you feel impressed to change lanes, ask yourself, "Is this divine guidance, or is it just my thoughts?" Your answer will become instantaneous as you practice this more and more. It is generally of little consequence when you change lanes as you drive; but the practice is not to know when to change lanes. It is, instead, to know when you are receiving guidance. Try this with any routing activity in your life, and keep the practice up for at least 21 days. You will soon discover that you not only know when you are receiving guidance; but also specifics of the guidance being given and possibly even who is guiding you.
Develop a personal relationship with your guides. Welcome them. Call upon them. Thank them. And repeat this as often as you can.
Know Your Guides Class Outline
(1) Connecting with your Spirit Guides
by Empowerment Psychic Linda Dickinson
"Connecting to your Spirit Guides is similar to calling a best friend and having a conversation. The biggest difference is that when you call a friend, you are using the “outer” world to make contact. When you call on your Spirit Guides, you use your “inner world” to make contact. The key to connecting to your Spirit Guides is practice. The reason it takes practice is that most human beings don’t spend much time being still and experiencing their “inner world.” You have to “tune” yourself into this world."
"Remember, you are NEVER alone. Just like a good friend, your Guides are just a connection away."
(2) Guardian Angels, Birth Guides & Spirit Runners
by Nicole Lanning
Each birth guide has its own job in your life. You may have one that is more of a protector role. You may have one that is more of nurturing role. Each and every one is different, just as we are.
Guardian angels are here to watch over and protect us on our physical existence in this Earthly plane. They are the ones who step in just at the right time when accidents happen or things come out just by the skin of our teeth and we sit back and wonder how. It is because of our guardian angels.
Spirit runners, or runner guides as some others refer to them, are like temporary guides who come into our life for a specific reason. Maybe we need some extra energy protection in our life at a certain point, or maybe some extra guidance or help in a love area. These are the spirit runners who come and usher in their expertise of this area when it is needed most. As soon as this area of our life has been resolved and completed they leave as quickly as they came in. Runners can also be with more than one person at one time, just as angels can be.
(3) Contacting Your Spirit Guides – 101
by Slade Roberson
A special report for Beginners to Spirit Guide Communication (23 pages)
"Each and every one of us has a team of benevolent spirit entities who attend us on our
"Depending on a lot of factors and circumstances, you have a personal panel of guides and guardians working for you." (Your God Posse):
A simplification of the basic ways these entities affect our lives:
Spirit guides counsel, advise, and retrieve information
Angels physically guard, protect, deliver prayers, and perform interventions and miracles
Ascended Masters are human souls who manage campaigns; they organize the Bigger Pictures; they direct larger groups of spirit guides, guardian angels, and living human beings within the context of their special agendas
Archangels hold similar positions of influence and power as Ascended Masters
(4) Reiki: The Usui Tradition of Natural Healing
by Mark Stallabrass, Reiki Master
A Manual of First Degree Reiki & Self Healing
"We each have Divine Guides with us at all times and these consciousnesses are literally representatives of God. We have both Spirit Guides and Angels who are with us at all times and who know our souls and spirits intimately. They know every thought in our minds and every emotion, feeling and subtle nuance of our mind, body and sould. Your Spirit Guides and Angels love you absolutely and unconditionally, no matter what you do. Your divine guidance is always there, with you and since they can anticipate your every thought and action they act instantaneously when necessary. Every prayer offered to God or the Divine Universe is heard and listened to and acted upon, where appropriate." (56 pages)
(5) Your Guides
by Lisa Renee
Three-page article by Lisa Renee from the Ascension Tools Series: Inner Circle News, April 2005
"Because our planet is located in a free will zone, guides are bound by protocols that are designed to honor and protect our free will. Guides may help you work on releasing patterns and blocks. As a result there are many things they can and cannot do.”
Guides can give you advice but they cannot tell you what to do.
Guides can only give you information that you request.
Guides are allowed to withhold information when they feel it would in some way hinder your progress.
When asked for a specific outcome to an event, guides can give you the most probable outcome along with other possibilities. They cannot tell you which one will occur as that means that they would have to predetermine what choices would be made, thus violating your free will.
Guides cannot give you information on someone else without that persons consent. They also cannot give information that is contrary to your belief systems without permission; this may require that you rescind any vows made about what you are willing to receive/hear.
(6) Communicating with your Angels and Spirit Guides
by Jennifer Hoffman, Channel for Archangel Uriel (13 pages)
"One of the most important reasons that you cannot hear your guides is that you unconsciously block the information. The information that you receive from your guides and angels is designed to help you on your soul purpose, which is to heal and grow spiritually. A major block to that process is the ego, which wants you to stay exactly where you are. So there is a raging battle in your consciousness between your soul and your ego and that is why many of you can become confused, frightened and doubt even the presence of your spiritual team. And it is also why many of you are having such a difficult time."
"Your guides and angels communicate with you in various ways. There are some guidelines that can help you recognize when they are speaking to you so you can learn to hear their messages."
They speak quietly - "Your guides and angels will rarely speak in a loud, noticeable voice. They generally speak very quietly because you need to hear them from the focus of your inner being. While they can, if you are in danger, seem to shout in your ears, more often they will speak in gentle tones that require you to be a willing and receptive listener. Know that they never stop speaking to you--if you are not hearing it is because your fears are drowning their voices, your ego is attempting to maintain its control, or the distractions in your life are preventing you from focusing on the inner being that is able to hear these messages very clearly."
They speak in symbols - "It would be so much easier if your guides and angels told you exactly what to do and when to do it, in plain language. But they cannot do that because they cannot interfere with your free will. No matter how clear or urgent their message, you must make the choice to act on it through the exercise of your free will. Often they will use symbols to get their message to you. These symbols can come from the words you hear in a song, from a message you see on a billboard or a thought that comes to you from out of nowhere. There are a million other ways that you can receive these messages--even from a personalized license plate on a car that is driving in front of you. These are messages from your guides and angels and you have all experienced them from time to time. As you become more willing to hear these messages, you will find that they come to you with greater frequency. When it becomes your intention to hear their messages, they will appear before you."
They speak through others - "How often have you had a conversation with a total stranger who said things to you that answered a question or provided information about an issue that was on your mind? This too is a message from your guides and angels. As you become more receptive to receiving their messages you will learn to pay attention to the people and situations that are around you so that you can receive the messages that you need to hear. However, if you are full of fear, or emotionally upset, or are distracted by various elements in your life, you will be more 'self-absorbed' and will be unable to pay attention to what is around you. Know that help is all around you and when you turn your focus to receiving messages from your guides and angels you will noticed the people and situations who have been placed in your path and who have special messages for you."
They speak through your dreams - "If your angels and guides are unable to communicate with you during your waking hours, they will communicate with you during your dreams. These dreams may contain symbolic messages that you do not understand or they may pertain to situations or events that have not yet occurred. That is why it is important to write them down so that you can refer to them later. Know that these messages are sent to help you and if they are confusing or do not manifest immediately it is because all of the events surrounding them may still be in motion."
(7) How to Channel Your Spirit Guide
Our spirit guides communicate with us in many ways. They're entities who once lived a physical life on earth and many of us lived a life with them. They are our closest friends while we're here and remain by our side to love and guide us until we return home.
(8) Gift from Your Guides
(Professional Group Hypnosis Script)
A guided meditation for knowing your spiritual guides by Mary Catherine Miller, ordained minister, hypnosis practitioner professionally trained in clinical and transpersonal hypnosis, and paranormal investigator. (3 pages)
Meet and Work with Spirit Guides
by Francis Grey Wolf Billington
"When you meditate or go into a trance like state you are simply setting aside one level of consciousness to allow another level to come through. Your spirit guides may take the shape or form of a deity, angel, or a famous person from history, this does not mean that you have actually contacted those beings, only that their essence is helping you to transmit your own spiritual energy into the ethereal world, and turn it over to a spirit guide to communicate through. It is also important to concentrate to hold the image in your mind so that it does not waver. With practice you will be able to hold onto an image to the exclusion of all other thoughts or feelings. You are also teaching your soul to pick up ideas, images and symbols all calculated to tune you in to the soulspiritual realm. You are moving from passive awareness to conscious interaction when you work and exercise in this way and open doors for direct spiritual perceptions." (18 pages)
Meditation for Contacting your Spirit Animal
“With the rebirth of interest in esoteric knowledge in recent decades, more and more people are discovering the magic of animal medicine. The archetypes that animals have brought to life, through the stories and art of all cultures, resonate deep within us. Spirit animals (sometimes called power animals or totem spirits) are metaphysical allies that we can call on to aid us in our journey.” (1 page)
Alignment with the Higher Self & Meeting Spirit Guides
A suggested meditation process to connect with highest source by Alana Fairchild.
Animal Spirit Guides & Totems (2 pages)
Reiki II Manual by DhamiBoo (16 pages)
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Holistic practices concerned with issues related to body, mind and spirit complement conventional medical and therapeutic practices; but do not replace them.
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