Spirit Guides: Types of Spirit Guides & How to Make Contact
Many people believe in the concept of Spirit Guides, and I am one of them. In fact I do not just believe in spirit guides, I know they are a universal truth. When we start researching spirit guides and try making contact with our own spirit guides, some of us start to realize that there may be more than one spirit guide in our lives. Some are more prominent and closer to your recognition than others, but they are there nonetheless.
Actually there are four basic types of spirit guides, all of which I will do my best to explain in this hub. You may find that you can contact all of your spirit guides, or you may find that you can only make contact with one of your spirit guides. But be sure that you do have more than one.
Ancestral Spirit Guides
One particular type of spirit guides that I know everyone has is the ancestral spirit guide. This spirit guide is someone who has passed away that is or has been a part of your family. This spirit guide could be someone that you knew quite personally such as a sister or grandparent, or this spirit guide could be an ancestor that you haven't known in this life. You may have never even known this spirit guide lived on this earth!
Perhaps this ancestral spirit guide is your great-great grandmother who lived a hundred years before you were even a thought in your parents' minds. It is a part of their other-dimensional existence to help guide you on your path in life. They are around to watch over you and potentially help you make the positive decisions that will lead you back to your higher self's energy thereby fulfilling a part of their path in experiencing and coming closer to their higher self's purpose.
Animal Spirit Guides
I do a lot of writing and research on animal spirit guides, as they seem to be one of our most beloved types of spirit guides. The cute, the snuggly, the noble, and the brave. Each one of us has at least one type of animal spirit guide. Usually it will be that you have one permanent type of animal spirit guide or what some call a "totem", and then you can also have animal spirit guides that come as temporary messengers. They bring you messages that you might need at that given moment, and then they might disappear. Some might resurface at later points in your lives, while others are meant for that moment and that moment only.
Many of us know which animal spirit guide is indeed our permanent one or "totem". If you are unsure, this animal spirit guide is the one who is ever-present in your life no matter the phase or experiences that you are going through. We may have dreams of being with this animal or possibly even becoming this animal. For me, the wolf is my totem although I have multitudes of temporary animal spirit guides as well.
- Animal Spirit Guides Meanings: Dragonfly Spirit Guid...
The dragonfly spirit guide could be showing up to guide you through this time in your life. There are many animal spirit guides meanings, and the dragonfly spirit guide has a meaning just as important as the rest of the animal spirit guides.
- The Owl Spirit Guide & Owl Mythology
The owl spirit guide is a special spirit guide to come to you. Be aware of the message that the owl spirit guide is bringing to you. Also learn some owl mythology in order to enhance your understanding of the owl spirit guide.
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Ascended Masters are a third type of spirit guide that all of us have in our lives. These spirit guides are the ones who have come to a different level of knowing themselves and are quite close to reaching perfection (if there is such a thing) on a spiritual level. Many people say these beings were once humans and lived on this planet but have not had the need or push to re-incarnate, as they have come to know themselves in a full way and are not requiring of themselves to live as humans any longer. However, it is a part of their experiencing of themselves to teach us and lead us to our higher selves in this life.
Some say that ascended masters have the ability to dwell on other dimensions but still reach us here on the 3rd dimension. Some say they dwell in the fifth dimension, while others argue that it is indeed the sixth dimension. I do not fully understand the multiple dimensions of this universe, so I do not dwell on this belief until I can understand it myself. All we need to know is that these ascended masters have ascended out of human life and into the life of teaching us to reach a higher level of ourselves. So if you receive communications from your ascended master, it is time to listen!
Lifetime Spirit Guide
Another type of spirit guide and perhaps the one that many of us can communicate with easily is our lifetime spirit guide or what is also referred to as the "common" spirit guide. This spirit guide is one that is here with you throughout your entire life, no matter the day or phase.They are known to show up in dreams, during meditations, and can be communicated with through different methods. This spirit guide is one who has also lived a human life or possibly hasn't, but in my case my spirit guide has lived many lives (one of his last being that of a 4 year old boy who drowned to death - a picture of his grave-site is to the right. Notice the white light emanating from where I am standing).
I feel that my spirit guide has been with me since day one and will always be with me. I can talk to him anytime and know that he is there listening. People also say that these types of spirit guides can appear in the form of someone you might know or have known before. This is so that you can feel more connected to them and be able to recognize them easier. These spirit guides can also show up in the form of an archetype - a king, warrior, monk, etc.
- Meet Your Spirit Guide
Do you believe in spirit guides? Have you ever met your spirit guide? A spirit guide is a spirit of any kind that guides you throughout your entire life or even just phases of your life. You can have one or more, depending upon where you are in your
Making Contact With Your Spirit Guides
Some of you might be thinking, "Okay, now that I know I have more than one spirit guide how do I make contact with them?" Communicating with your spirit guides is much easier than you might imagine, and there are different ways to go about opening the pathway of communication.
Here are some methods you could try in order to contact your spirit guide(s):
- Dreamwork - learn how to lucid dream or simply focus on the intention to meet and talk with your spirit guide in your dreams at night.
- Meditation - do a guided meditation in order to meet your spirit guide (you can download these and play it while meditating)
- OBEs - out of body experiences can be used in order to meet and talk to your spirit guide though usually it takes a lot of practice in order to master this skill.
- Pendulums - you can use a pendulum to ask yes or no questions of your spirit guide. This method is effective but in lack of detailed answers.
- Automatic writing - put your questions down on a piece of paper and allow your spirit guide to come through your own hand and answer on paper.
- Signs & affirmations - by far the easiest way of communication with spirit guides is to simply talk to them. Either in your head or out loud and ask them to give you signs (watch my video above to find out how my spirit guide sent me a sign).