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Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 06 Sep 2001, and now archived in the Forum Library.



New River  06 Sep 2001 
i talk to my spirit guide, mentally of course, on a regular basis like i talk to anyone else.

does anyone else do this?
love and light, New River 


blue  06 Sep 2001 
New River;

My ability to talk to my spirit guides seems to come and go depending on how much attention Iíve given the process and the immediate need. At times Iím tempted to start thinking that sort of thing doesnít happen when I go for a long period without listening to them. That kind of attitude comes to an abrupt halt when I visit my massage therapist.

She not only talks to her guides but see them as well. Sometimes Iíll be sitting across from her at a table and sheíll be looking at things going on behind me, things even your cat canít see. It can be kinda disconcerting. Itís like having a conversation with Stevie Wonder when heís got his shades off! She sometimes even gets that head sway thing happening.

Sorry I digress. What I started to say was, no youíre not alone in talking to your guides. I know quite a few who do in varying degrees. 


StarShine  06 Sep 2001 
Unfortunately, my guides don't want to talk to me very much. Either that, or my Mom was right. I have selective hearing. Any tips on contacting spirit guides? 


jade  06 Sep 2001 
i love talking to my guides or {anyone else's during a reading (not just all the time)}

my guides had me cut my long curlie hair off and now it's 1" long. they have me turn my jeep around to go pay a bill "right now!!!" at the bank and then the next day something comes up that 'if we didn't pay that bill we could buy this' comes out of my hubby's mouth LOL

so they are a great help. not just that intuitive voice, but a guide guiding me.

i rec. that you meditate and ask them to talk to you under the full moon is good, and also if you stare a photo (of someone you don't know - like from national geographic) sometimes that helps you to hear your guides.

:-)
jade 


joya250  07 Sep 2001 
I've been trying to meet my guide for years now.... and so far without success. I've tried the visulizations, meditations, etc. ..... nothing.

How exactly to you "hear" your guide or "see" your guide??? Do you actually hear a voice, or is it an internal thought? And, if it is a thought - how do you know it's your guide and not just yourself? (and, going farther, isn't your guide really your "higher self" - or is it a separate sort of entity?)

Could it be possible that guides don't exist - that they are a figment of our imagination, created to "allow" ourselves to tap into otherwise unrecognized thoughts and emotions. More like a "safe" voyager, an imaginary friend, that we label as a means to access our deep consciousnesses. Is this making sense?

And, if we do indeed have guides, do some people's just not communicate with them..... or is it perhaps the person themselves not having a high enough energy level to reach them.... ?

Do you guys have names for your guides? If so, how did you first learn their names? Also, do you have an impression of what your guide looks like? Or, have you actually seen your guide?

Little story here: When I was growing up, my mother (who was a very spiritual person) told me she her guide was this kindly grandmother-type, black woman. 


New River  07 Sep 2001 
joya-that was a lot of questions! i will do my best since this is an area where i am familiar. i asked myself all these same questions when i discovered my guide, some 7 years ago. my husband and i had been taking a healing seminar at a spiritualist camp after our daughter died. i began meditating. but i'd been having guiding thoughts before that for a few months and they'd aroused my curiosity. it was him, leading me to him.

it is a thought voice. it is different from my own. sometimes i wish i could claim it was me, but i don't have this good of an imagination! the more i listened the closer we became. you have to lose all doubt and just listen. meditation helped at first but now we just talk all the time. you have a best friend and you don't think they are your higher self, right? it's like that.

People's guides are always there. it is a contract we make before coming here. i imagine a lot of spirit guides are very frustrated that we've forgotten they are there. they do talk to us tho. we just have that ingrained tendency to think of coincidence or 'that was weird' and forget it.

they do have names. mine is named Poole. i simply asked what is your name? the first thought that came in my head was pool. i said okay and i saw POOLE in big light blue letters in my mind's eye. they give lots of mind's eye pictures. if you want to think it's your imagination, ask yourself if you've ever had such a thought before. if you answer no, trust that it's your guide's thought to you.

yes, i see him. i see him as being very tall and romanesque but he prefers to be seen as a light blue column of light. i even have a picture of him standing next to me as this light blue light. my sister took it a few summers ago. amazing.

well this got Very long but you did ask all those questions. smiling.....

love and light, New River 


jade  07 Sep 2001 
i agree with alot of what New River has shared. sometimes guided speak with an accent. native indian guides speak with a very thick native tongue.

I find that guides come and go in our life. For example when you are starting a new course in life (going to college) you may get a guide to assist you with that. when you have learned all you need to from them, they move on to assist someone else.

i have done readings for people that have always had the same guide and sometimes the guide is brand new to them, it varies.

my main guide is actually my guardian angel. they stay with you from the moment of birth until you pass over. i believe that guardian angels are your only absolutely permanent link.

you other guides assist you and then they too need to be born and learn and grow.

jade 


joya250  07 Sep 2001 
NewRiver,

I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I can only imagine the depth of that loss. My heart goes out to you and your husband.

thank you for putting up with all my questions! Your response was quite helpful.

:) joya 


joya250  07 Sep 2001 
Jade,

So, you actually hear guides speak? Do you tell the people you read for that you are communicating with their guides? Do they freak out? haha.

I thought people had one main guide throughout their life.... is a guardian angel considered a guide, or are they like one level above and are therefore harder to communicate with?

I wonder why I haven't met my guide yet! I've been asking for contact for awhile. :(

huh. sorry for all the questions.... it's just this topic intriguies me and I've never gotten to discuss it with people who have firsthand knowledge. 


Alleira  07 Sep 2001 
Joya,
Honestly I think your first posting nailed it on the head for an answer. Worry when you get into a chat room and all of a sudden people are trying to one up one another with how many spirit guides they have. I think it's trendy, that's all. If I had a spirit guide it would be Billy Barty. So do I believe in spirit guides- nope. I feel you're right about it being something we use to tap into a deeper conciousness. This deeper conciousness has a different face for everyone that seeks to tap into it. If they are indeed tapping into it. Some people however just merely like to say they have them because they are trying to keep up with the spiritual Jones's. Those that are really tapping into something are looking for the answers within themselves. In all truth, the Native Americans really wanted nothing to do with us white folks (I happen to also be a smidge Native American but that doesn't matter at this moment) So I don't think that any Native American Shaman would want anything to do with us now that he's dead.

However, people will believe what they will. And that's fine. We're all entitled to our beliefs. Most of my reality would be absurd to most *grin*

Alleira (Absurd on a daily basis)

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joya250 (08 Sep, 2001 06:07):
Jade,

So, you actually hear guides speak? Do you tell the people you read for that you are communicating with their guides? Do they freak out? haha.

I thought people had one main guide throughout their life.... is a guardian angel considered a guide, or are they like one level above and are therefore harder to communicate with?

I wonder why I haven't met my guide yet! I've been asking for contact for awhile. :(

huh. sorry for all the questions.... it's just this topic intriguies me and I've never gotten to discuss it with people who have firsthand knowledge.
 


jade  08 Sep 2001 
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Alleira (08 Sep, 2001 11:03):
Some people however just merely like to say they have them because they are trying to keep up with the spiritual Jones's. Those that are really tapping into something are looking for the answers within themselves.

****you don't know me but i don't care what the spiritual jones' are believing. when i speak to my guides i am looking for guidance from outside myself, not from within.
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In all truth, the Native Americans really wanted nothing to do with us white folks (I happen to also be a smidge Native American but that doesn't matter at this moment) So I don't think that any Native American Shaman would want anything to do with us now that he's dead.

******i have a close friend that is a native american medicine man and he doesn't have anything against people of ALL races.
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We're all entitled to our beliefs.

*****this is true and very important to remember, for all of us. what a boring world it would be if everyone believed everything the same.
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joya250 (08 Sep, 2001 06:07):
So, you actually hear guides speak? Do you tell the people you read for that you are communicating with their guides? Do they freak out? haha.

*****people usually know that i will be talking to their guides when they come to me for a reading.
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I thought people had one main guide throughout their life.... is a guardian angel considered a guide, or are they like one level above and are therefore harder to communicate with?

******i don't find it hard to communicate with my guardian angel but i don't communicate with other people's. i've never had a reason to since their guides are more than willing to speak to me. i believe that your guides change throughout your life. they assist you and when they are done...they go to assist someone else.
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I wonder why I haven't met my guide yet! I've been asking for contact for awhile. :(

*****i hear that alot and i tell people to remain open and willing and to remember that a conversation is speaking and then listening. i can't tell you if it's possible (or not) for everyone to communicate with their guides....i just know that i do.
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huh. sorry for all the questions.... it's just this topic intriguies me and I've never gotten to discuss it with people who have firsthand knowledge.


******* i never mind answering questions. but i must say, i do mind being judged for my beliefs. just because i don't do something or have the ability to do something that someone else can do....i don't deny that the ability exists. if that were the case then there would be no sports! LOL

in light,
jade 


Major Tom  08 Sep 2001 
Jade - I find this stuff fascinating...

In my Spiritual Crisis thread about hearing a voice - clear as if we were in the same room talking - but in my head. I wondered if this might have been a guide. I had previously done some affirmations to invite angels into my life. }>

So how do you hear your/other people's guides? Do you hear their voices? 


jade  08 Sep 2001 
i hear my guides like someone else's voice in my head. it isn't my voice. sometimes it's loud, like a shout and other times (most times) it's a normal volume just like my thoughts.

i hope this helps you. IMO, you heard a guide or angel, but it's your intuitive opinion that really counts here. what do YOU think you heard?

blessed be.
jade 


New River  09 Sep 2001 
i agree with everything jade has said here.

i hear my guides the same way she's described. i could add the metaphor of reading a book and 'hearing' the author's voice in your head. thoughts but from someone else.

guides are there for the very reason they are called guides. guidance. not to dazzle, not to impress, but to share spiritual knowledge on our journey.

a conversation is like jade said, half talking and half listening.

love and light, New River 


Marion  09 Sep 2001 
I think that perhaps there are a lot of things going on in our heads, but that doesn't mean that they are spirit guides. Possibly that is one interpretation of what you are hearing.
Of course, I could be wrong, but like past lives, spirit guides are subjective interpretations of thoughts/feelings/images that our brains love to produce. They can feel very 'other', but our brain has more disconnected parts that feel 'other' than we may like to think. My two cents, and a word of caution perhaps. 


Marion  09 Sep 2001 
P.S. I would also refer back to the thread on Ouija boards. Not every voice you hear in your head is necessarily friendly to your well-being or sanity.
That said, I can still go along with... There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But no one ever said they were all helpful or you wanted a close relationship with them. 


jade  09 Sep 2001 
good point!

i guess that speaking to guides is one of those things.......like alien life forms or the power of healing....you need to truely experience it before you can honestly know whether or not it exists.

in love and light,
jade 


sunshine  10 Sep 2001 
My spirit guide saved my life. I was walking home in the rain on evening, the street was deserted, all of a sudden a voice in my head told me to cross the street. A took a couple of steps foward and a second later a garbage truck came out of no where and swirved around and ended up in the spot where I was standing. This was the first and only time I have ever heard voices.

I assume my guide is the one answering my questions when I do a reading. Sometimes I talk to hear out loud or in my head when I shuffle or lay the cards out. 


The spirit guides thread was originally posted on 06 Sep 2001 in the Spirituality board, and is now archived in the Forum Library. Read the threads in Spirituality, or read more archived threads.

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