I get lots of questions from readers about spirit guides. This is the 2nd most asked about topic I get (the first being soul mates!). Turns out, most of us are wondering the same things about guides. I’ve compiled the top 5 questions I get and I answered ‘em. Here we go:
What is my guide’s name? In order to find out your Spirit Guide’s name (or guides’ names), just ask. Yeah, it’s that simple. You can ask while in meditation so your mind is quiet. Or, you can also ask before going to sleep at night. Ask that you receive the answer before you wake – when you’re in between consciousness, but awake enough to remember. When you get a name, write it down. If you are unsure, ask for signs that you heard it right. Be aware and open to receiving the signs – you’ll know when you receive it.
–> Side story: when I was first attuned to the Akashic Records, I was assigned a new Akashic Records guide. He told me his name: Milo. As I was speaking to my teacher on the phone about my experience, he told me his friend had just had a baby the day before and guess what? The baby’s name was Milo! If that wasn’t confirmation enough, a day later I stopped a woman walking a cute dog and asked her what his name was. I’m sure you can guess it: Milo. We always, always get confirmation from our guides. We’ve just got to keep our eyes, ears and hearts open to it.
How many spirit guides do I have? Short answer: it varies. Long answer: anywhere from 4-7, in my experience. Now if we were to count angelic presence around you, that number would increase. But when meeting with spirit guides, I notice most people seem to have anywhere from 4-7 guides with them at any given time. One primary guide, some temporary, maybe even a special assignment guide. It all depends on your current life situation.
Why won’t my guides talk to me? Well, first of all, stop pouting. They’re not trying to shun you or give you the cold shoulder like that vicious ice queen did in the 6th grade – promise. Your guides are always willing to communicate with you – it just might not be in the way you expect it to be. Visit “What to do when your spirit guides won’t communicate with you” for some tips & tricks. But know this – they are never ignoring you and they are always willing to communicate with you in some way. Sometimes, it just takes practice.
How can I better communicate with my guides? Our spirit guides often ‘speak’ to us in ways that we sometimes just overlook. That song on the radio with the message in it that seems just for you. Your fortune cookie “fortune”. Graffiti on a building that you pass every day and never notice, but suddenly catches your attention and speaks to you. It happens every day. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to know if it’s our guides speaking to us or just our imagination. My advice? Be open. Trust your Intuition. You will Know.
Have I known my guide(s) in a past life? Is my grandmother/uncle/sister/dog who died my spirit guide now? Chances are, you have shared an incarnation or many with a soul that is your spirit guide in this lifetime. But chances are just as likely that you haven’t. A spirit guide makes soul agreements with us just as we do with others who are here living on earth in the physical. We made soul agreements with our guides before we were ever born, so we certainly know them, even if we haven’t shared incarnations in the past.
Also – no. Your relative who passed away is not a new spirit guide for you. Their souls most certainly stay with you and you can ask them for guidance when needed, but they don’t become our official “spirit guide”.
Do you have any other burning questions about spirit guides? Ask and I’ll answer in the comments! What do you think about my answers to these questions – is your experience similar, different? Or something in between?
If you haven’t connected with your guides or simply want another perspective (I might get something you miss, for example, or your guides might tell me in a different way), I do spirit guide readings. Visit the spirit guide readings page for more info.
PS – I’ve put together a guided meditation to help you meet your spirit guides. Please visit my Daily Awe Shop to download the meditation. Let me know what you get!