……and the identification of….. 👻
Apparently we all have quite a few spirit guides, allotted to us, along the way… by whatever force for good you may or may not believe in. Some of these reputedly stick with us for a long long while, some seem to remain only briefly, before disappearing, possibly to move on to a more worthy, better matched or more entertaining subject (?)
Some of these ethereal advisors seem more capable to the task than others, you just know when you’re in a period of strong safe guardianship, things just seem to tick over so smoothly, whereas if you find yourself with a couldn’t care less guardian it feels like a wheel has come off on your journey, causing a major wobble of turmoil and tribulation for a while….. I’m told by those who know that you can actually ‘fire’ your inefficient spirit guide by asking the “universe” to replace them for a better one, I’ve never gone that far though, luckily mine just seem to rotate around me at intervals, sometimes get a poor one, sometimes a good….. I accept the rough with the smooth!
I usually know when my guide has transitioned to a fresh one as I tend to see them, fleetingly… mostly they are sat looking silently at me in moments of quiet realisation, pasty faced, generally gawping in dismay, obviously thinking “what the heck have I ended up with here?”
The other morning though I woke up to a strange woman in the bedroom…. (spirit woman, naturally)(!) …. who asked me outright… (I kid you not)… “Whats this Google thing that everybody keeps going on about..??” Before sauntering off into the periphery, leaving me wondering what just happened?!
At least she made me laugh. For some reason or other! Never seen her before, couldn’t pick up on a name, I never can, instantly had a good feeling about her though, brown haired, ordinary looking, efficient lady type, neither fat nor thin, appeared dressed in a timeless classic navy blue cardigan/dress ensemble, a quite recently modern day period spirit, (though pre-google obviously), I’ve not been introduced to a spirit guide of historical orientation yet, like a Roman centurion or a native American person like so many seem too get.. mine always come across as ‘of this time’ spirit folks!
Anyway the next particular day I was having to make what’s become a regular trip into the city… ten, twelve miles or so away in distance, I had determined previously I was going to walk it, up onto the tops via Stanage Edge, Stanedge, Redmires reservoirs and the city route passing Stumperlowe Hall on the way… a nice change from public transport using an ancient trackway just as monks, pedlars and travellers have for a thousand or more years, a route I’d fancied taking for ages as it had often been reported to have a very eerie atmosphere by many who walk it so with a great weather day being forecast, I took the opportunity to set off for the smoke of Sheffield at around break of dawn!
I must admit never has an uncertain walk into the unknown gone so well, I felt safe and confident the whole way and I realised then that the comical lady spirit may have taken over spirit guiding duties for me! Not only did the walk and the day, (that I wasn’t looking forward to at all), pass without stress, all went utterly swimmingly! I hadn’t had such a day of pleasant luck and beneficial incidents for ages…. even found a peculiarly obscure coin that I picked up from off the path way called Long Causeway… immediately realising that this coin was a gift from my new spirit guide lady… as they are believed to deliver you an object that holds great symbolic value… you just have to be prepared to look out for it whenever they do!
The coin was a tarnished, rusty little twenty pence shaped coin, though smaller than any in my purse, this black, devoid of lettering coin was only the same size as a modern day round five pence coin, that must have been lying in the gritty subsurface of the hardcore rocky lane for years… I was hoping it was going to be an old groat or a medieval farthing or such like, unfortunately, after a little cleaning, I managed to remove enough grime to find a date of 1999, yes, it was an old, very old twenty pence coin!
Still think it was my lovely guides way of passing information on about herself though! 1999! A long time for a coin to be sat waiting just for me to come by, especially on such a well used busy trackway! And also a long time before Google was even a glint in its fathers eye.
Hints for identifying your own spirit guide. Find a quiet space in which to meditate, visualise your heart as a plump flower bud with the petals of truth and wisdom opening up to accept the warm benevolent light…. imagine yourself sat in a sacred safe place, a place you feel most relaxed and strongest in, when fully immersed in calm and light ask your spirit guide to present themselves to you.
As they appear they may be reticent to converse, just as in any new relationship you have to gradually come to terms with each others foibles, they may well offer you a present of your own…a feather, a stone, maybe a trifling little token, whatever it is it will be of great worth to them, just remember to accept this treasure with great grace and you may be able to garner a good deal of value from your guardians gift!