What Are Spirit Guides? (and 4 Ways to Connect With Them)

You're about to discover the truth about spirit guides.

Ready to discover the truth about spirit guides? Photo: Nosha

Spirit guides are souls that are in your life for a reason.

They can help you get you through some of the most difficult times in your life.

You may have one, or you may have a few guides.

Everyone has at least one guide who is with us, all the time, from birth until death.

Your spiritual guides are there for you when you need them and even when you don’t; a guide is the quintessential unconditional companion.

Even if you don’t need spiritual help, you can trust your guide to assist you with other life decisions.

Your guide, who is incarnated as a human, completely understands the celebrations and hardships of being a human.

Unlike friends, family, and coworkers, who sometimes bring unnecessary conflict and drama into your life, a spirit guide reserves judgment and offers compassion, love, and support throughout many phases of your life.

– Updated 10/11/2019

Spirit Guides: What They Are and How to Form a Relationship with Yours

Many people who have never communicated with their spirit guides often wonder if their guide will make themselves known.

Unlike the depictions of spirit guides in popular culture (such as movies and television), a guide will not magically step in and make the right choice for you.

Find a peaceful spot (or create one).

Find a peaceful spot (or create one). Photo: Kelly Cookson

If you want your spirit guides to help you find your life’s purpose and assist with other decisions in your life, you need to find a way to connect with them.

Your spirit guide will never take over your life but rather guide you (as their name suggests).

It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s experience with their spirit guide is different than others.

You may only be able to connect with a few spirit guides while a loved one may have a stronger connection with more of his or her guides.

Remaining open, patient, and believing in your guides can help you make a stronger connection.

Connecting With Your Spirit Guide

Want to know how to find your spirit guide?

The first and perhaps easiest step is to ask for help.

When you’re ready, you’ll know.

You can verbally ask your spirit guide for help, just like a regular conversation or you can try reaching out by writing a letter to your guide and requesting help.

Much like you might with a prayer, make your request for assistance clear and precise but don’t forget to offer gratitude as well.

This video will give you additional insight on making a connection with your guide:

1) Create a Sacred Space

Once you make a connection with your spirit guide and are aware of its presence, you may find it easier to connect whenever you need to whether you’re on a walk or riding in an elevator.

Until you feel strongly connected to your guide, it’s best to create a quiet space and a welcoming environment for you to be more in tune with your guide.

Fill your space with candles, spiritual art, crystals, and other objects that you have a strong connection and have great meaning in your life.

Free the space of clutter so you can focus all your energy on connecting with your guide.

2) Meditate and Tap Into Your Intuitive Side

Meditation is one of the easiest ways to connect with your intuitive side because you are clearing your head and allowing yourself to create a deeper connection with your guide.

Your spirit guides will often send you signs, gut feelings, and some intuitive insight.

Pay attention to these signs and accept them as loving and caring advice.

3) Ask Your Spirit Guide More About Him or Herself

A great way to connect with your spirit guide is through meditation.

A great way to connect with your spirit guide is through meditation. Photo: Denise Cross Photography

If you’ve never communicated with your spirit guides, you may feel a little silly or awkward trying to talk with them.

Treat your connection as you would with any new friendship

Ask your guide his or her name and other characteristics.

While you may not actually see your spirit guide right away, you might, over time be able to see your guide almost as if it was a person, in the flesh.

4) Be Gracious

Your spirit guide will always be in your life whether you want it there or not but during your journey through life your guide can make it much easier and more meaningful.

Just like other people in your life, it’s always good to show gratitude.

Tell your spirit that you are grateful for the guidance, presence, and unconditional love.

Have Questions?

Do you have questions or need help?

Sometimes the best thing to do is talk directly with someone who has the answers.

In situations like this I recommend contacting a psychic.

Whether you talk to psychics by phone or chat with real online psychics, you’ll get the answers you need.

However, if you rather chat with a peer in our community, simply leave a comment below. :-)