How to Connect with Angels And Spirit Guides
Even when we feel completely alone, there are divine companions with us. Before our incarnation, they chose to accompany us through life, from the moment of our first breath, until our last. Spirit guides are highly evolved beings that have completed their cycle of birth and death in the physical plane and are now serving as teachers and guides to elevate their vibrations. They are as "real" as you are but are just vibrating at another level and reside in another plane of existence.
They work to guide us by working through dreams and intuition. That quiet voice you hear is often the voice of your teachers and guides. They may also make themselves known to you through signs and symbols. Perhaps you are at a crossroads in life or journeying through a personal or emotional challenge, and feathers appear everywhere, or maybe feather tattoos keep showing up on people around you; hawks or ravens can bring messages, along with words in specific songs. It is a reminder to be still and listen to the guidance of the spirit guides.
Some people have one guide, and others have more than one; much of this depends on the path and purpose of your life. For instance, a teacher/professor may have several guides, such as one to guide them through the academic nature of their profession and others to assist with the tremendous emotional requirements of performing such an important task. Much of who your guides are is indicative of your journey through life.
Spirit guides are seldom a loved one who has passed away. Although our loved ones stay with us in spirit and we can contact them, they do not serve the same role as a "spirit guide." Some have archangels and angels as spirit guides who are always with them. Yet, the presence of angels does not always mean they are your spirit guides. Angels can be called in times of distress to assist you for a short time. If you have an archangel or angel as a guide, your mission in life may be more complex.
Your spirit guide is always with you; whether you acknowledge their presence (or not), they are part of you and your journey. However, you can choose to gain the knowledge of who they are and what their role in your life is and interact with your spirit guides more proactively. Curious as to who your spirit guides are? Just ask. Get in a quiet and meditative space and ask that they reveal themselves to you. Do not get discouraged if you do not figure it out right away. Beings from the spiritual realm often communicate through signs and symbols. Once you ask, trust your wisdom and try not to judge. Pay attention to the pictures that appear in your mind. If you see a man in a suit, stay with that, it could be he is a philosopher or scientist. You may see a Native American, a Buddhist monk, or nothing at all. Keep your mind and intuition open. Pay attention to things or people that keep coming up after you have asked that they reveal themselves.