After reading some of Erin's articles and threads about this, last week I meditated for about 15 minutes to clear my mind. Then I asked for guidance from my guides, and made some requests like getting a higher vibration. I heard someone say her name was something that sounded like "Ginny," so that's who I call to now.
I've noticed that it makes a difference to make a specific request for guidance. For instance, yesterday I left the house in a hurry, and I was worried that I may have left some appliances on and/or the door unlocked (in weak moments I revert to obsessive-compulsive thoughts).
I thought, "Ginny, did I turn everything off and lock the door? Is everything okay at home?" The response I got was something like, "All systems are go" (sometimes the words aren't clear, or the thoughts aren't exactly in word form—it's hard to explain). Even so, I thought that maybe I should turn around at the light and go home to be sure.
Then as I drove down the street, the light that usually takes a long time to change was green! There was no reason for it to be green—no other cars were there, and no one had pressed the button to cross the street. I laughed and drove off, and when I came home, everything WAS fine.
Early this morning I wanted to meditate for 15 minutes, but I didn't feel like setting an alarm (and I needed to do something after that time was up). I asked for a sign to let me know when 15 minutes were up.
I was almost asleep when there was a loud sound, almost like an earthquake without any actual physical sensation accompanying it. My dog even growled and barked! I looked at the clock, and sure enough, 15 minutes had passed.