Living in a tumultuous and chaotic environment as a young girl, I first began to experience the guidance and unconditional love of my heavenly helpers in the form of colorful, sparkling lights. I used to chat up a storm with them while hiding away in my bedroom. I always felt very peaceful whenever they were around, but even as a young child, I was terrified of judgment from others, so I kept the encounters with my “friends” to myself.
A long stint of addiction and self-hatred during my teenage years lead me to completely disregard any intuitive insights that arose until I was greeted once again by these heavenly hosts as they assisted my grandmother in transitioning to the other side. It was one of the most peace-filled and awe-inspiring moments of my life! However, I often felt crazy and alone when I reflected back on these times. Back then, other than the small “New Age” or “Metaphysical” sections of the bookstore, there wasn’t a lot of information available on spiritual topics, or if there was, I certainly didn’t know where to find it. There was no internet or social media, so I read whatever books I could get my hands on. I had one friend that I felt comfortable sharing my interest and experiences with and one day we went to the local bookstore together to find some new reading material. While we were paying for our purchases, we came upon a flyer for an upcoming event called “Angles 101.” Something deep inside told me I needed to be there. Plus, my friend and I were really into angels, so we signed up for the class right away.
I’ll never forget how cool it was to sit in that class surrounding by like-minded people who thought and felt like I did. I listened intently to the speaker as she described her own encounters with angels and deceased members of her family. I learned that we are all intuitive, and that intuition is a God-given instinct we all have. I was not so weird or woo woo after all! What a relief it was to find a community where I could explore, share my experiences and feel free to ask questions. I was hooked. No longer living in the “metaphysical closet,” I have learned to embrace my spiritual gifts and now enjoy an incredible life of helping others do the same! I’m so grateful I was able to listen to and trust the guidance I received that day at the bookstore. My life has never been the same since.
Here are some simple tips you can use to deepen your relationship with Spirit:
- Breathe: Yep, just breathe. When you make the time for a personal relationship with The Universe, you create the space to listen (which happens to be the next step.) It sound simple because it is. Think about it. The only place your breath exists is in the present moment, and of course the only place/ space/ time to access Spirit is in this moment, so when you take the time to tune into your breath, you are literally creating space for the presence of Spirit to present itself.
- Listen: Yes, I know the monkey mind wants to distract you and tell you all kinds of little things, but with practice, you really can learn to slow down and access the divine wisdom that is within and all around you. Commit to 5 minutes a day to just sit in silence and listen. Listen to the sound of your breath. Listen to the air conditioner. Listen to the birds chirping. Just listen. You will be amazed how much more you actually hear when you create the space to just listen. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t seem to completely empty your mind. I have been practicing meditation for over twenty years and I have yet to be completely “empty.” Keep at it and I promise you the space between your thoughts will broaden, your demeanor will lighten and your intuition will soar.
- Trust: Trust that the information, images, symbols, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration you receive are real. It takes time to learn that you can trust and rely on the guidance you receive, but with practice it becomes second nature. Sometimes you just gotta fake it til you make it. One thing that can really help you gain some clarity is writing down all of your little “hunches” or “hits” in a notebook. Keep a separate journal designated only for tracking your intuition. It only takes a few minutes to write something down, but it makes a world of difference in the long run. I have often found that something I wrote down month or even a week ago has come to pass. I have also received many insights while practicing automatic writing; meaning just sitting down and asking Spirit for a message and then allowing my pen and thoughts to roam freely. It’s amazing what (or who) comes through! Always remember to give thanks for any insights you receive. After all, where your attention goes, energy flows, and if you are focused on gratitude, you will ALWAYS have more to be grateful for.
If you are interested in learning more about developing your own relationship with the angels, or are looking for a community of like-minded peeps, feel free to join us at one of our classes and events. You will find a whole new world full of love and support. Most importantly, you will discover that YOU ARE NEVER ALONE and THE UNIVERSE REALLY DOES HAVE YOUR BACK!