"Communicating With Your Spirit Guide" 
 
Each and every one of us has at least one spirit guide. Spirit guides are souls that are no longer incarnated with a physical body on the Earth Plane, and they are usually highly evolved spiritually. They give us help when we need it through guidance, they provide us with needed information, and they may protect us. They also help us to grow spiritually and to fulfill our soul contract that details all that we are to experience and learn while incarnated on the Earth. Our guides can and do communicate with us. There are also numerous ways that we, ourselves, can try to communicate with them as well.
 
 
Their guidance can come through in the form of Telepathy (thoughts in our mind), especially if we have an issue in our daily lives that we are having difficulty solving. They may also communicate with us through symbols, images, colors, odors, auditory sounds, and in other ways. As a matter of fact, some spirits and spirit guides may allow us to smell something that was unique to them like the cologne or perfume that they wore when they were incarnated on the Earth Plane.
 
Of course a lot of people would like to see their spirit guides with their physical eyes, but this rarely occurs. It has been said that it is hard for them and even uncomfortable for them to manifest into the denseness of the Earth Plane, because they exist at a much higher energy frequency. If they do manifest so that one can see them with their physical eyes, it is usually only for a very brief moment. When they do manifest physically, they may appear as the human form that they were last incarnated into on the Earth Plane, or they may appear as a streak of white light, pinpoints of light, orbs, colors, shadows, symbols, images, etc.
 
It is difficult to hear the voices of our spirit guides with our physical ears, because they exist on a higher frequency than our Earth Plane. I have heard the voice of my spirit guide verbally with my physical ears on a couple of occasions. His voice was very high pitched and sounded almost digitized due to the high energy frequency that he was communicating at.
 
Sometimes people can hear the voices of their loved ones who have recently passed, because they have not ascended yet. Their energy vibration is still close enough to that of the Earth Plane so that we can still hear them. However, hearing them verbally becomes more difficult after they ascend, because their energy vibration increases.
 
Sometimes one can also hear their spirit guides communicate internally, within their mind, in the form of words as well. They can actually hear the voice of their spirit guide intuitively.
 
The messages that our spirit guides send to us are often like subtle intuition and are almost undetectable. However, our communication with them can grow stronger if we allow them into our life, and we ask for their help. The more aware we are of their existence, the more they tend to help. If a person is not ready to receive their messages and does not ask for help, however, they usually remain silent.
 
There are many ways in which we, ourselves, can communicate with our spirit guides. I will not touch on all of them, but I will elaborate on a few that I have found to be helpful. Automatic Handwriting, Telepathy, touch, Guided Meditation, and Hypnosis are a few of the methods that have been proven to work.
 
First of all, Automatic Handwriting is effective in communicating with spirit guides. Automatic Handwriting is when a soul who has previously departed the Earth Plane uses a pen or pencil to write. I learned how to do Automatic Handwriting from the book, Spirit Guides & Angel Guardians: Contact Your Invisible Helpers, by Richard Webster. The author suggests attaching a string with a piece of tape near the top of a marker, such as a “Sharpie” brand marker for example. The person holds the string in their hand and suspends the marker over a sheet of paper, letting the marker lightly touch the paper. Their elbow should rest against the table. A 90 degree angle should be formed between the person’s elbow and forearm. In other words, the forearm and hand end up being up in the air, but the elbow rests on the table. Try to concentrate on something else while doing it so that your subconscious mind does not influence it. For example, one could watch TV or listen to music as they are doing it. If it does not work using the hand that you write with, you could try using the other hand. One could try asking questions to see if they receive an answer. I found that after gaining some experience with the method described above, I was eventually able to simply hold a pen in my hand and allow the spirits to write through my hand. Sometimes using Automatic Handwriting will not result in anything at all, and sometimes pictures or shapes may appear instead of words. The key is to be patient and be thankful for whatever is given.
 
According to Neale Donald Walsch, the author of the book, Conversations With God, another way to communicate with our spirit guides is to ask for divine signs. For instance, if we have an issue that we are dealing with, we could ask for our spirit guides to show us a sign for guidance. The answer is often given on TV, the radio, on the internet, in a song, in a book, something a person said, etc. There are many different ways that signs could come to us, and they are often repeated more than once to get our attention. Synchronicities may occur in which a person is in the right place at the right time for something to happen.
 
Our spirit guides can also communicate with us through touch. One may feel a breeze on their skin when they are indoors with all of the windows closed. Additionally, they may feel like someone is touching them lightly. Also, they may feel a tingle on their skin, warmth, or coolness. I have been able to feel my guides actually massaging my hands. I have had them massage my right hand for a “yes” answer and my left hand for a “no” answer. On a few occasions, my hand even turned purplish blue because of the cold energy from my spirit guide, as spirit energy is quite a bit colder than we are.
 
Sometimes one can develop their psychic eye/third eye in order to see their spirit guides. This is a form of intuitive vision. There are books and CD’s that can help to develop this. Be patient. Sometimes things like this will not happen until we are ready for them to happen.
 
Hypnosis and guided meditation CD’s can also allow one to see their spirit guides and to communicate with them. One can ask questions in this way and can often get the answers they need. I have found that making my own cassette tapes is highly successful also.
 
One thing to keep in mind, however, is that our guides usually will not give us hard core data. They will not give us the winning lottery numbers for example. They usually will not give us information about our future neither. There are certain paths that our life must take for our soul's evolution, and learning about our future may affect the outcome in a way in which the soul lesson is missed.
 
It is always wise to ask for the protection of the white light of the Holy Spirit or whatever one believes in before they try to communicate with their spirit guides. One should also ask that only spirits that are of divine light be allowed to communicate with them.
 
There are many reasons why a person may not be able to communicate with their spirit guides. Being tired, stressed, and having too many thoughts on their mind could affect communication. Others may be skeptical or afraid. Also, it might not be the right time for communication, because the person may not be ready.
 
There are many ways in which we can attempt to communicate with our spirit guides. They do and will communicate with us. We need to want to be able to do it, believe that it is possible, and take the time to try. Be patient, as it will happen in perfect divine timing. As the saying goes, “The teacher will appear when the student is ready.”
 
About The Author:
Trish LeSage is a best selling author of books on metaphysics, parallel universes (alternate realities), ascension to higher consciousness, and body-mind-spirit topics.  She has written four books:  "Meditations For Past Lives, Starseeds, Soul Mates and Beyond"; "Manifesting Success In Relationships, Career, and Business Via Numerology"; "Traveling To Parallel Universes"; and "How To Achieve Fifth Dimension Consciousness".  More information about her work is available on her website at http://www.beyond3dbooks.com