Contacting our Guides
The primary motivation to contact Spirit is to
gain clarity in our lives. We seek out our Guides, and hope that they respond. But,
what if the reverse is true and they have been trying to reach us as well? Our
destiny path often draws us toward this convergence with our Spirit
Guides. An underlying power is at work
here, arranging for a cosmic meeting with those that have been waiting
patiently for us to call on them.
In the early 1980’s, a close friend of mine
invited me to attend a gathering with a Channel who was growing in popularity
in New York. She expressed her enthusiasm repeatedly about this Channel, as
well as the Spirits who spoke through him.
This went on for an entire year! I had no interest in these Spirits, and
thought the whole thing peculiar. I
politely declined every time she suggested it. Then one day I heard a voice say
to me with absolute authority, “Go see
(the Medium)!” I was stunned by this command. After all, not only had I no
desire to do so, but now there was a voice telling me I should.
The decree was so great, I did not question it.
I phoned my friend and requested that she schedule a private appointment for me
with the Medium. That was the beginning
of a new and remarkable universe opening up for me. Although at the surface level, I had no
interest in attending a channeling, I was searching for the unique contribution
I could make in life. It never occurred to me that these disembodied entities
would know me, and my path, so well! They were directly answering my prayers
There is a higher intelligence guiding us all
the time. It is up to us to pay
attention. It is also up to us to listen
without fixed ideas or judgments. We
must relinquish our personal agenda no matter how convincing it may be. It is
not necessary for us to struggle to figure out how to be happy. The higher
intelligence of the universe knows the most harmonious way for us to fulfill
There is often a circuitous route, however, to
the way we are guided. Normally, we are
taught to pursue our goals as a linear objective. When directed by Spirit, they may guide us in
a manner that does not seem logical.
This is because they can see the matrix of our path and are aware of the
obstacles and challenges that lie ahead. We may need to heal or complete
something along the way for instance.
Or, to acquire a skill or some life experience before taking on a larger
role in life. It never occurred to me, for example, that the skills I learned
as an Art Director would be of value in so many ways later on. I understand now that these myriad abilities
were life training for what would become my future path.
Excerpted from Contact Your Spirit Guides, copyright Schiffer Publishing 2011.
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