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  • Writer's pictureDenise Neal

Connecting To The Spirit World

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Do you have a relationship with your deceased loved ones, spirit guides, and angels?

Are you aware and connected so as to actively receive messages throughout your day?

Or, are you like many people who wonder why they cannot hear their guides or see messages put before them? The challenge in learning how to hear your spirit guides is not that they don’t talk to us, but that we don’t know how to listen or see the signs that are right before us.

The key to communication the other side is to create a place of stillness, both within and without. When you begin your practice of listening by following steps to become in tune with stillness, then you will find messages flow consistently throughout your waking AND sleeping hours - messages that were always there but now you have opened yourself to be aware and open and ready to receive.

The best way to begin any connection with the other side is to:

  • Take yourself into sacred space you have created, where you feel safe, solo, and quiet. Set the stage whether with music, candles, or complete stillness ~ whatever brings you into inner silence.

  • Begin with your ritual of centering, clearing, grounding, protecting. You may want to light incense or palo santo/smudge to clear and then sit in quiet.

  • Close your eyes and simply listen.

  • Focus your attention on the noises in your room - maybe a clock ticking or the sound of traffic outside - each time you find your mind wandering, bring it back in and simply listen.

  • After you have done this for about 10 minutes or so, state with intention you are open to hearing your spirit guides messages.

  • Then ask a question. (not a trick question - be real) - After a few seconds something should pop right into your head - if it brings clarity, you can ask another question around it - or, if you would like a little more clarity you can ask them to give you a word or phrase that might help.

Another way to connect with the other side, is to go into meditation and set the intention to meet your spirit guide, angel, or deceased loved one. This is a nice way of connecting because you can ask for information upon meeting them in your meditation, such as, names and why they are here to help you. There are beautiful guided meditations on youtube that are designed for you to meet your guides, guardian angels, deceased loved ones.

You can also learn to work with guides through Spirit aka Automatic writing. This is one of my favorite ways to connect, depending on what the situation might be. Automatic writing is a way to channel information and spirit energy, allowing intuition from outside you to flow through you. Automatic writing is a form of intuition that has been around for thousands of years. My personal belief is that automatic writing is sourced from the unconscious mind which is a doorway into the Soul, which makes it a wonderful practice for guidance in anything you wish to do.

Once you are settled into your sacred space, have your pencil and paper in front of you, or if you are more comfortable, sit before your word document on a tablet.

  • Think of the question you want to ask, and then write (or type) the question on paper. It is best to keep the question simple, yet one that is really pulling at your heart. Direct your question to your soul or angel, guide or a deceased loved one. For example: "Soul, why do I keep self-sabotaging myself from moving forward in a healthy manner?"

  • Relax your mind and body by closing your eyes and taking a long, steady breath in through your nose to the count of 5; hold the breath to the count of 5; release the breath to the count of 5. Repeat this as many times (at least 3) as it takes until you feel yourself completely calm and grounded. You will feel almost trance like - think of yourself when you are really involved in a tv show - nothing around you exists, right?

  • Allow the words to flow ~ eyes open or closed. There is no thought to grammar, punctuation, nothing except what is flowing from your soul into your hand. Keep writing until there is nothing left. No judgement zone and don't read as you write - keep the flow moving.

  • When you are writing, you want to feel inner lightness vs frantic or chaotic. This determines the difference between spirit writing and ego writing.

  • When you intuitively feel you are finished, keep your eyes closed and repeat the 5,5,5 breathing for 3 sets. Now, look at what you've written. Firstly, observe key words or phrases that pop out and circle them. Next, read through the full entry, taking your time, highlighting what stands out, and piecing it together. Once you have done this for a couple times, step away. Digest it. Let it simmer and sink into your brain for a day or two.

  • Words from your soul are crystal clear and wise ~ not disjointed, criticizing, or confusing.

Listening and working with your spirit guides takes PRACTICE and commitment - they are always there and will work with you ~ like the angels, you call on them to let them know you are ready.

Every morning I invoke my archangels, spirit guides and deceased loved ones to let them know I am ready for their messages. I ask that the messages are clear, concise and given in a way I will know they are indeed for me!

Remember, signs and messages come in many different forms and fashion. Whether it be street signs, music, other people's conversation. This is not the time to be literal, so be open and observant!

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