Let’s be honest – the human experience is a difficult one. Many spiritual teachers would say that incarnating on Earth and choosing to exist in this 3D plane, with its many ups and downs, is one of the most difficult things our souls could ever be immersed in, in its pursuit of ascension and evolution.
And yet, we have chosen to incarnate on this planet at this particular time in history, to fulfill some purpose or soul contract that we undertook. Sadly, with our human birth, comes the veil of forgetfulness, washing away any memory of our soul purpose.
For people who are just starting out in this spiritual journey of rediscovering their soul purpose, one of the most advantageous things that one can do is to reconnect with their Spirit Guides and Higher Self.
What Are Spirit Guides?
A Spirit Guide is a spiritual entity assigned to our soul to help us rediscover our soul mission and accomplish it. Spirit guides can consist of non-physical beings from other dimensions, angels, ascended masters, ancestors, spirit animals, and could even include members of our family within this lifetime who have passed on.
They are our spiritual team who are always watching over us, protecting us, and ready to guide us. They are our personal cheerleaders – whether we feel them and intentionally seek them out or not.
People might sometimes confuse Spirit Guides with their Higher Selves, and although both are spiritual beings that want nothing but the best for us, they are actually slightly different.
Our Higher Selves are the highest version of ourselves. They are the enlightened, ascended and most perfect iteration of our souls. They are basically the aspirational version of us that we work towards.
Both our Spirit Guides and our Higher Self are our biggest supporters, fans, and protectors, connecting with them gives you a leg up on the path to your soul’s ascension.
So how does one connect with their team of Spirit Guides?
How to Connect with Spirit Guides?
In Episode 12 of the Architects of Destiny, our special guest Mari Belzunce, a spiritual healer and energy worker, has revealed practical ways that can be followed by people who are just beginning to wake up to their soul journey.
Clear Your Mind And Ask A Question
The human mind is such a powerful thing. Powerful enough to block out all things that are not of this 3D plane to help us fully experience our human life. But sometimes, it completely detaches us from our Spirit Guides.
The mind is the first frontier we must conquer to enable us to connect with our Spirit Guides.
One thing you can do is to start a meditation practice to clear your mind even for a few minutes in a day. This will help you welcome any energy or message that might come through.
“We are always connected with our guides,” Mari Belzunce explained. “It’s not something that we need to go on and then connect. We are always connected. Our guides are always with us. What happens is there is this preconceived idea that it needs to happen a certain way.”
“Some people are visual. Some people hear their guides. But what I find, and what I actually do sometimes with clients is get them to just clear their mind, center it in their heart and ask a question,” she said.
Most of the time, our intuition gives us a strong indication that our Spirit Guides are trying to come through.
“If you’ve never connected with guides before, ask a question and trust the first thing that comes to you within three seconds. After that, that is your mind and you’ve lost it. Start again,” Mari advised.
Start With Small Things
When you’re just starting out to connect with your Spirit Guides, it’s best to start with little things.
“Always ask questions that you don’t care about the answer to,” Mari said. “So, if we go in with a question that we have so much invested into, like, you know, life-changing questions, sometimes we already have a charge – either positive or negative – towards an answer. So, we are wanting to hear it a certain way, and we come with a bias, and it is not really a good place to start.”
Mari said starting out with small things – such as asking your Spirit Guides whether to take coffee or tea, or choose between going to the store or doing the laundry first – can help flex your spiritual muscles that will eventually help you be more receptive to bigger messages in the future.
“Once you establish that, and you’re used to how you receive the information, and you start tuning in to the frequency of how that answer comes in, you can move onto bigger things,” said Mari.
“It doesn’t need to take a year, but just a little bit of practice. If you’re feeling comfortable and trusting their answer, then we move on to more life-changing stuff,” she added.
Once you start the practice of communicating with your Spirit Guides, eventually, you’ll be able to get bigger downloads and realizations that could alter your life’s trajectory.
Part of our human experience is to participate in society – go to school, get the job, pay the bills, etc. However, sometimes these material matters could block us from expanding and opening up to receiving messages from our Spirit Guides.
According to Mari, when she was first starting out on her journey, her Spirit Guides would tell her to think beyond the material things.
“My Spirit Guides would say, ’Well, your problem is that you’re not dreaming big enough,’” Mari said. This was around the time when she was waking up but still getting caught up by her corporate job and other responsibilities.
“So, when we start thinking about the mortgage and all these things, it all comes from that contracting vibe, from that fear of not having,” she added.
“You have to expand and really dream bigger and have a vision that is exciting, and see it happening as an expanded version of whatever it is that we think we can do. Because I actually believe that most of us are here for a big purpose, but it is scary,” she said.
According to Mari, when we let the fear of not having enough take over, we stray further from our purpose. This sends out an energetic vibration centered around lack and scarcity.
“I used to tell my guides all the time, ‘You’ve made a mistake. I’m not a person for that job. It’s not me!’,“ Mari said. “But they never make mistakes. So when you expand your field, see the big picture, and let that be the guiding power and then connect with that daily, many times a day, you can get closer to that vision.”
Let Go of Fear
When pursuing your soul purpose, it’s normal to feel fearful of all things that are uncertain. Part of our human DNA is to awaken that sense of fear whenever we venture into something we have never experienced before. Fear protects us and keeps us alive.
However, fear can also block our full potential. When we pursue our spiritual journey, it’s important to acknowledge the fear but never allow it to paralyze us.
We all have unlimited and unbridled access to our Spirit Guides all the time. Whenever we feel fearful, we can tap into this connection directly and ask them for guidance and protection.
“Usually, most people who think they are not connecting with their guides, it’s because they just have this expectation that they need to see a being,” Mari said.
“Look, it could be seing, and that would be amazing!” She added, “But it doesn’t need to be that way. It’s much simpler, much faster and it really is life-changing. Once you feel that support and understanding and feeling that you’re not alone, and you have a team supporting and cheering you on, it’s just amazing.”
Thus, starting out a connection with our Spirit Guides is not as complicated as we make it out to be. We just need to have a clear and receiving mind, the courage to go out there and pursue our soul purpose, and the absolute trust that no matter where we end up, we will always have a team of powerful, loving, and supportive guides to catch us and lead us to the right way.