|11-27-2007, 12:14 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
seeking my spirit guide
I have been trying to relax and clear my mind breathing and so forth, but trying to visualize the beach or the forest. I can not seem to get a very clear image. most of the idea I have found all take you in this basic direction, and I have read about journaling. But I don't have the time to or really don't like to write or type. Is there any hopr for me?. Freddy
ps. any life coaches out there, I getting stuck and not sure how to get out.
|11-27-2007, 02:03 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I'm not big on spirit guides, I'm more a LOA sort of guy. But here is my little experience with using LOA to find out more about spirit guides, back in March:
Acting Like Godot: Spirit Guide
Hope that gives you some ideas ....
|11-27-2007, 11:26 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Jersey
I'm no expert, I can only tell you what I have done. I have never actually seen my spirit guide, but when I relax and clear my mind, I know it is there. My spirit guide comes to me in the form of intuition and talks to me, and if I try to seek it out, I just end up not being relaxed. Usually I don't realize that something is happening until a moment after it is gone. Try setting an intention for your spirit guide to show him/herself to you, and letting (not making) things happen from there...
|11-27-2007, 11:29 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Well there are spirit guides and then there's your higher self. Danman, you may be talkign to your higher self which will present as sort of a master guide.
Spirit guides are multiple. No one has just one. Or at least, that would be phenomenally rare and unlikely. I find it's best to first connect with your higher self who can then faciliate your meeting with your guides.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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|11-27-2007, 11:38 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Jersey
Wow Erin, that's amazing, thanks! I don't know much about higher self, I can be a little tentative as to looking up info sometimes, i prefer to just let things happen as they will. I'll try to ask my higher self about my spirit guide(s)!!
|11-28-2007, 01:14 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
The Essential Self
The higher or what I call the true or essential self just can't quite get anough time in during the day because of all the physical stimulation we feed the egoic false self. Meditation and contemplation (whatever technique used) allows me to find the I AM that I really AM, and then I'm open to hearing what my guides and guidance has been trying to tell me all day long. :-)
|11-28-2007, 01:48 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New South Wales, Australia (GMT+10)
My experiences + some tips
I've largely had little success trying to connect to a spirit guide/my higher self. I'm no good at visual visualisations (I tend to think using abstract concepts, not visual images), and usually any "voice" or "spoken" auditory guidance sounds very much like my own thinking and usually isn't helpful. I find that if I try to listen for something and “force” it to come through, my mind just creates what I want to hear (which generally isn’t helpful, haha).
Breaking away from “methods” and “processes”
I’m seeing a big pattern in personal development, and the pattern I see is that people learn a way of doing things that is extremely relevant to them (and their desires, preferences, disposition, strengths, weaknesses, etc), and then they try to teach that process to others.
Of course, this usually doesn’t work. They are good intentioned and all, but I think instead of teaching a specific process, people should focus on empowering people to create what they want/what is suited to them. Examples of the specific methods and process the “teacher” uses can still be shared with the “student”, however that is primarily for the purpose of example – to give a state of being to reach for, not a process to follow.
Honestly, I think if you want to do anything -- and yes, I do mean *anything* -- you need to find do what meets your preferences and desires.
How I go about receiving “guidance”
The title of this point is a bit misleading, since I find guidance isn’t something you receive or can “listen” for. For me, it’s always there, and I don’t need to do anything to hear it – I just need to “allow” it to come through by not trying to “effort” it out of wherever it comes from.
What I've instead learned is that I'm extremely intuitive in terms of feeling, and I seem to be able to interpret conceptual guidance from what I feel. I can usually put it into words as well, although the words are more so a translation of the vibration/feeling that I feel. Essentially, it goes:
"a sense of knowing" -> "a feeling" -> abstract concepts that contain a lot of data -> translation of those base thought-concepts to more granular data such as words, images, audio, and lower level thought._______________________________________________
Side tangent - Thinking without translation
It'd be nice if I could think without feeling the need to translate concepts into language and lower level thoughts (it greatly streamlines the thinking process), but it's not really something I've explored, and I think it'd be pretty difficult because we are so used to putting our thoughts into language with things like writing, speaking, etc.
Of course, I'm sure it'd be possible, it's just a matter of meeting certain conditions and training yourself to think more naturally as opposed to adapting to your language conditioning. Steve mentioned that he experienced something similar to this when he adapted to polyphasic sleep. I've no idea if that's a benefit that stayed with him after he went back to monophasic, but you can read about it here under the heading of "Nonverbal Thinking".
What you can do
I suggest you learn to use your emotions and your OWN guidance. Stop listening to other people so much and listen to yourself. There’s a good chance that you know what to do. And this type of guidance goes beyond things like “common sense” and “but what if I don’t know what to do and I do the wrong thing”.
Intuitively, at least for me, I pretty much know exactly what to do in every situation. The only challenge is breaking free from my conditioning that tells me I need to do this and that to get things to work and instead focusing on accepting my inner guidance and aligning myself with it.
Funny enough, our main challenges in life seem to come not from the innate difficulty of life, but from conditioning ourselve to act/behave/function in a manner that goes against our own nature, and then trying to break free of that conditioning so we may once again return to our natural state where we function most effectively.
|11-29-2007, 03:58 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
They will come in a lucid dream if you call them. This has happend for me most of the time. You will be transported somewhere else and you'll be able to communicate. I believe Erin mentioned this techinique in her blog. It's worked for me almost 100% of the time. There was one time where I wasn't completely lucid, it didn't work. The rest though, I was amazed.
I didn't use a name but I jus said "I want to talk to my higher self or spirit guide". Just a tip though, I reccomend talking to the higher self first. He/she is more informative and you can see them in human form. The spirit guides are usually brief, can't really be seen, and sometimes just send you back into the physical plane. However, see what works for you.
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