Spirit Guides 101 | Part 1 of 2

Part 1

This 2 part series is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding your spirit guides and building a relationship with them. This article is only the beginning of that partnership. Just as any significant relationship takes time, nurturing, communication, and patience to develop, so too does one with your guides. It is not instantaneous and will grow and change over the years. Be open to the discovery, the wisdom, and the experience. 

What is a Spirit Guide? A Spirit Guide is a spiritual teacher, a highly evolved soul, who helps to guide you through life and navigate the path of your soul purpose. Their number one concern is you and what is for your best and highest good – however, they cannot intervene in our affairs without our permission due to the free will we have as souls.

Is a Spirit Guide the same thing as a Guardian Angel? Not exactly… Your Spirit Guides have a different role than your Guardian Angel. Your guides are with you everyday. I feel that your Guardian Angel only comes around when their is a specific need for their help and protection.

What do they do? Each guide you have has a different role in your life. You may have a guide for your business and career, for joy, for wisdom, love, health, protection, etc. You also have a Master Guide who oversees the whole of your life. They come around for the big spiritual lessons and themes of your life. Your guides can help you through challenges, work with your energy, and place timely opportunities on your path. If you’re a Medium, working with your guides is extremely important as they help you in readings while communicating with the other side. They are your personal spiritual team of teachers! The ultimate guides to help you navigate this life in order to fulfill your soul purpose.

Does everyone have a spirit guide? YES! Everyone has at least one spirit guide – even your mom, grandmother, significant other, or child.

How many can you have? As of now, I have met 10 of my Spirit Guides. It has taken about 3 years or so to connect with them and to be able to understand each guides unique name and vibration. There is still much to discover. You can have 1 – 1,000.

Do you have one guide your whole life or do they come in and out as needed? Some may come and go from your life. Perhaps only there to help you with a particular lesson or situation. As we learn from them, they learn from us too! It is about the evolving of souls on both planes of existence.

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week, where we’ll answer…

Can an animal be my Spirit Guide?
Can my loved one in spirit be my spirit guide?
How do we choose and communicate with our guides?

And more!

xo Ariel

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🐝Busy Bee | Willpower + The 8 of Pentacles

How can you harness your inner worker bee? How can you keep your drive and momentum going when you have mountains to climb, rivers to cross, and a tornado of to-do lists in your path?

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Eight of Pentacles from Lumina Tarot  (Inner Hue, 1st ed.)


The 8 of Pentacles asks you to have a place for everything and everything in it’s place. Where are your priorities currently? Organization is the key to productivity and proficiency. This card also invites you to start creating healthy habits now, so that when you do feel overwhelmed, you won’t throw caution to the wind and waiver from what you know does in fact work.

When working with the intensely dedicated energy of the Eight of Pentacles, keep your Solar Plexus chakra strong, balanced, and vibrant. Crystals associated with this chakra, like citrine, are filled with the vibration of success and empowerment. This can definitely help to provide an extra push when you’re really striving to achieve your personal best!

The worker bee asks invites you to get into your creative flow. Tap into your energetic drive. Tune the world out for a little while and hone in on your work. Give it as much concentrated effort as possible. What does it take for you to get in the zone and how do you know once you’re there?

xo Ariel

How to Know if You’re in the Flow with the Universe | Maven Mindset

Synchronicities Just thinking of someone and they call. Having a dream about a certain animal or object and they pop up in your waking life. Your intuition is on point without you even realizing it. You may even be experiencing the beautiful synchronicity that is spirit animals and angel numbers. And sometimes the synchronicities are not always awe inspiring. Sometimes the Universe likes to give us (and itself) a laugh or two whether this reminds us of our responsibilities, an item on our To-Do list, or something embarrassing we may have done.

Spirit Animals A Spirit Animal is an animal spirit who has a special message for you. You may dream about them, see yourself as this animal, feel a sacred connection to them, or even just run across the animal itself or it’s image repeatedly. This is not a coincidence! This animal more than likely has a special and timely message for you. Here you can find more information as to What is a Spirit Animal and how to work with them.

Angel Numbers These are number sequences that you see over and over whether it be when looking at the clock, on license plates as your driving to work, phone numbers, lottery numbers – you name it! Examples of these are 11:11, 222, 333, 444, 555, 999, 646, 578, any repeating number sequence. These numbers are messages from your angels, guides, and the Universe. I have found them to be spot on for what I am experiencing in the moment. A message that I personally needed to hear. For example, while testing for my Psychic Medium certification, I was scared, and stressed out. I happened to look out of my hotel window and saw the number 299 on the top of a bus. I thought it quite odd as I caught sight of it just before it disappeared around a corner. I ran to look up the meaning and cried in amazement and gratitude. My favorite go-to site for angel number meanings is Angel Numbers – Joanne Sacred Scribes by Joanne Walmsley.

Easier to Manifest | Timely & Auspicious Opportunities When you’re in the flow with the Universe, you begin to see doors that are open for you which you may have missed before. The job you’ve been searching for may come your way. Perhaps you’ve been sending out the vibe to attract your tribe and you begin to meet people of a like vibration in random everyday happenings. Know that these opportunities may not come in the way you expect them to. You need some extra money to pay the bills and you have the chance to make some overtime cash.  You may need extra cash, but that doesn’t mean you’ll win the lottery, but the Universe does make a way for you to get what is needed. Be open to new experiences.

Raise in Vibration You’ve been realizing the connectedness of all things. You are beginning to feel and work with energy. As your vibration raises, your intuition becomes stronger. You put your focus on positivity, love, joy, and happiness. You’re interested in learning more about spirituality and what your spiritual truths are.

Law of Attraction This is all about your thinking. Both positive and negative. How do you talk to yourself? Is it in a loving way or is the tone of voice more condescending? Having negative self-talk or thought patterns doesn’t mean you are out of the flow. It is a part of the human experience. Be conscious of your thinking. When you see negative though patterns creeping in, re-channel and redirect your thoughts in that moment! It takes some practice, but it is possible. The more positively you think, the more blessings that come your way. Negativity is sticky – negative thoughts, actions, words, and deeds have a tendency to stick to your energy. Thereby, lowering your vibration. Your vibration is tied to the law of attraction. What you put out into the Universe is what you attract to you.

Reaffirming that you’ve Learned Old Lessons

The Universe may send a few old lessons your way, just to confirm you got the message the first go round. The situation or people may be different, but the lesson the same. Do you recognize this? What didn’t work the first time? Now is your chance to correct it. To show the Universe you’re serious. You have taken heed. That you’ve integrated the wisdom from previous happenings. This lets the Universe know that you’re ready to move on to the next chapter, the next lesson of your spiritual development.

How do you know you’re in the flow with the Universe? What signs have been given to you? What has been your experience thus far and how do you keep the link going?

xo Ariel