26 Questions to Ask your Spirit Guides

Hi Loves! As a follow-up to Spirit Guides 101, here are 26 questions to ask your guides while connecting with them. These questions will allow you to begin to deepen your relationship and connection to your Spirit Guides. Happy communing in discovery!

  1. What is your name?
  2. Why have we chosen to work with each other?
  3. Did we share any past lives together? If so, what was our relationship?
  4. What lesson are you here to help me learn?
  5. What was your life like?
  6. Where were you born?
  7. What era are you from?
  8. Are you a lifetime guide or are you here to guide me through a particular lesson?
  9. What do I need to release?
  10. How can I love and support myself more?
  11. How can we deepen our connection?
  12. What is your “sign” to let me know you’re around?
  13. Is there a gift you have for me?
  14. How can I feel your presence more?
  15. How is my spiritual development going? Are there any spiritual tools or concentration of study you would have me embrace?
  16. What can I do or learn right now to aid my spiritual growth, evolution, and development?
  17. How can I listen to and follow your guidance?
  18. What is your preferred form of communication? (Tarot, Oracle, Runes, Meditation, Clairaudiently, etc.)
  19. What is a significant time in my current life that you helped me with?
  20. How can I tap into my soul purpose more?
  21. How can you help me with my manifesting? How can we co-create?
  22. Where should I keep persevering?
  23. How can I strengthen and develop my intuitive gifts?
  24. How can I be more of a Lightworker in my community?
  25. Where should I put my focus in shadow work?
  26. What karmic lessons should I concentrate on? How can I break this karmic cycle?

 

xo Ariel

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

Honoring your Ancestors Beyond just Samhain

A relationship with your Ancestors goes beyond just honoring them on Samhain (Halloween). Our Ancestors are an integral part of who we are whether we are consciously aware of it or not. You can deepen your relationship with them by connecting with their spiritual energy as often as you’d like – not just once a year on October 31st!

Honor them everyday. Honor them for their strengths, trials, and tribulations. Remember that they were people too. They lived. They are not so different from us. Even though technological and geographical changes may be apparent, the human soul is still the same, no matter the passage of time.

Your Ancestors want you to win! They want you to succeed and for your soul to grow. Give them thanks for the blessings they send your way and the lessons that come to us through challenges. Ask them for strength and courage. To share their wisdom and guidance with you.

Here are some ideas to help you honor and deepen your connection to your Ancestors, no matter what time of year…

• Drawing a family tree is a great way to connect with your family and to teach younger generations (as well as yourself), about your family history. Genealogy or Ancestry websites are also great places to start. Connect with your heritage by slowly learning about the country, culture, and it’s people.

• Try learning their divination practice, like Runes, Kipper, I Ching, bone sets, cowrie shell divination, and scrying just to name a few! Ask them for help and to guide you in your learning. This may even be a great way of communicating with them (perhaps even their preferred method) and is a great way to strengthen bonds.

• Take a trip to reconnect with your heritage – Norway, Tibet, France, Russia, Africa, Jamaica, England, Brazil, Mexico. What feelings do you get when you go there? Try the cultural foods. Step out of your comfort zone a bit. How does the air feel, the scenery look? How is the vibration of this place different from where you currently reside – how does your soul feel here? While there, try to visit places of historical importance like churches, battlegrounds, sacred sites, etc. Embrace and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of your Ancestors.

• If you can’t physically go there, try doing so in meditation! Take a step back in time. Ask them to show you their lives or their favorite places. Crystals and stones such as petrified wood, garnet, picture jasper, black kyanite, nuumite, and rose quartz are also great to work with when connecting to your ancestry (and past lives as well).

• Always give them thanks – especially when connecting to the Spirit world whether that be through divination methods or other means like mediumship. You may feel their presence more closely and hear them more clearly during the month of October as the veil begins to thin even further! Of course the most significant day for this is Samhain.

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Here are some ways to show thanks, gratitude, and appreciation to your loved ones in Spirit…

• Rose oil, incense, flowers, tobacco, alcohol – what did they love? Did your grandfather smoke cigars? Buy his favorite and burn it as an offering to him. Did your distant aunt love chrysanthemums? Plant some in remembrance of her. Did your mother love rose oil? Wear some when you want to connect with her more deeply. Did your great great grandmother have a special cookie recipe? Make them in honor of her.

• Use the special baby blanket or delicately dainty table cloth that was made for you. Pull out the old family photo album. Make tea with the intricately decorated tea set that belonged to your grandmother’s, grandmother’s, grandmother and has been collecting dust in the china cabinet for years. You can even make a special meal and leave a place at the table for them during celebrations. Perhaps their birthday or an anniversary? What does your intuition tell you to use? Connect with your Ancestors in meditation! Listen to what they tell you.

Remember that your Ancestors go back generations and generations! Not just your great great grandparents, but someone who you may not even know the name of or anything about. Someone who may have been forgotten with time. Even though you may not know what they looked like, did for a living, or who they are in relation to you, they are still a part of your ancestry and are there guiding you throughout your life whether that be in a large or small capacity. Maybe even for one particular situation that you have in common, even if it is only for a few minutes, weeks, or years of of your life. Honor and give respect to them on your altar whether on Samhain, Yule, or any day of your choosing. Light a candle, say a small prayer. Any acknowledgement is enough. ❤

xo Ariel

 

What your Loved Ones in Spirit Want you to Know

In the writing of this blog post, I opened up to our loved one’s on the Other Side and asked them what are the most prominent messages that they would like there loved one’s on the Earth plane to know. This is what they told me…

We’re not really dead

Although we may not share the same physical space in a physical body, does not mean we are dead and gone. Just because our bodies have gone back to the earth, our spirit, our soul lives on forever. This energy cannot be destroyed. It is just transformed. This may be hard to understand but please know that when you hear our favorite song on the radio, you remember a funny joke we told, or you feel a gentle touch on your shoulder, that we are there.

We still love you

Just because we are no longer living, does not mean that our love has disappeared as well. It will never fizzle. In fact, it is stronger than ever. We share in your joys and try to bring comfort to your pains. We watch your growth and we forgive your mistakes. We are your biggest cheerleaders! We are there through births, illnesses, new jobs, moving, marriages, divorces, graduations, and deaths. We support you through it all. The love we have for you is unconditional and everlasting.

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Yes, when you talk to us, we can hear you

In those moments where you just wish for a message from us, for a sign, a hug, for some sound advice. When you talk with us before she walks down the aisle, when you hold your newborn child for the first time and say ‘Oh mom, isn’t she beautiful?’ In those moments when you beg for mercy and comfort, and in desperation when you plead for strength. We hear you. We understand. When you think of us, when you call out our name, we are there. We do our best to help you and even send loving people your way to help guide you. Keep your eyes open for the blessings and help we send your way. Just be aware it may not come in the way that you expect it to.

Let go of unnecessary fear + You are protected

Oh darlings, let go of fear. It holds you back from all the beauty your life can hold. From who you were born to be and the life you were meant to live. If you could see all of the wonderful things that the future holds for you, you would dive right in! Fear of failure is unnecessary for we are always with you. Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith. The unknown is a scary place to be at times yes, but that is where strength that you did not know you possessed is able to create breakthroughs. It is where ‘Aha!’ moments are born.  There is nothing to fear but fear itself. Stop allowing it to paralyze you. You must face it in order to grow. Know that we are here loving and supporting you. You are never alone. We surround you in our loving protection always.

xo Ariel

Have your Spirit Guides been trying grab your attention?

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Was that a message from my Spirit Guide? How do I know when my Spirit Guides and Angels are close by? I feel like they may be trying to tell me something but I’m just not sure if it’s my imagination or not? If you’re unsure as to whether your Spirit Guides are trying to relay a message to you, here are some great tips to help you know when your personal Spirit Guide entourage may be near!

1.  Chills + Shivers

For years I would get the chills and not know why. It could be 90 degrees outside and I can get a case of the shivers. And it’s not that I would be cold, or feel cold when I got them – it was just my body reacting to something and I just didn’t have a clue what it was! I accepted it as one of my quirks and moved on. However, after many years of my life with this mystery, I discovered that this is in fact a sign from my guides and Spirit! In my experience, when my Spirit Guides or Spirit (departed loved ones on the Other Side) are close, I will get the shivers unexpectedly. Almost like a rush of wind just goes through you. This is when your guides (or Spirit) step into your aura or your energetic field. You are sensing the change in vibration of your energetic field.

2.  Finding Feathers Unexpectedly

Lovely, light, airy, and free. You may walk out of your house one morning and find a feather on your doorstep or on the windshield of your car. Feathers are often a sign from your Spirit Guides or Angels that they are surrounding you. Feathers are a symbol that a message is trying to be relayed to you from your guides. They are often a sign of comfort and a reminder that you are not alone. I always love when I find a feather out of the blue. It  feels like a direct connection, a secret code from my guides, just for me. The color of the feather you find can also be a part of the message! Here are my personal associations for what a particular color feather may be trying to tell you:

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Red Feather – joy, passion, energy, vitality, strength

Blue Feather – calm, self expression, truthfulness

White Feather – peace, love, purity, unity

Gray Feather – it may be time to find clarity in your situation, just ask us for help!

Black Feather – protection, release of worry + fear, magick

Brown Feather – grounding, connecting with Earth, taking care of your physical body

3.  A tickle or feeling of warmth on your skin

For me, this is particularly noticeable on my back or shoulders. It gives off this feeling of protection like my guides are saying “We literally have your back.” There’s definitely an increased sense of safety and security when I feel my guides around me. Sometimes the feeling of warm, golden energy is lasting. You feel enveloped in warmth and protection. In terms of feeling a tickle on the skin, that can be quite fleeting. By the time you notice it, it may be gone. Your guides are just checking in and saying ‘Hey!’ I often feel this as briefly as a peck on the cheek or a brush on my shoulder.

4.  Repeating Numbers

Seeing repeating numbers (also known as Angel Numbers) are a very synchronistic way that your Spirit Guides (and Angels!) may communicate with you. If you are seeing the same number pattern over and over, such as 111, 378, 444, 656,  333, 989, 542, 888…etc. there is definitely a message there for you. Look up the meaning of the numbers you keep seeing. For me, it is always a helpful message about my guides being with me, letting me know I may need to change my focus, or giving me loving encouragement on my path when I need it most.

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5.  A name you keep hearing – What’s in a name?

Let’s say for a moment that every time you go into meditation, you keep hearing a name over and over again. ‘Foster…Foster…Foster’ Yes, this could be a message from Spirit, but it could also be the name of a Spirit Guide who is trying to work with you! Here’s a tip: If you ask your Spirit Guide for their name, go with the first name you get. Then look up the meaning of that name. I always find something extremely profound when I do this. This can also really help you to form a deeper relationship with and understanding of your Spirit Guide.

6.  A recurring symbol in meditation

In meditation, you may keep seeing a recurring symbol, let’s say a conch shell for example. It is troubling you because somewhere in your 20 minutes of meditation this symbol keeps popping up meditation, after meditation, after meditation. This is a HUGE sign from your Spirit Guides! The conch shell is a symbol of truth. Is there a situation in your life where honesty and truthfulness is a concern? My most recent recurring symbol was the crystal Amethyst. I would wake up in the morning hearing and seeing this stone over and over again. At first it was maddening until I took the time to connect with my guides and say ‘Hey, what’s up with this?’ Upon further exploration, it made total sense that my guides wanted me to work with this crystal more to help deepen my connection with them. Always look up the symbolic meaning of the sign or gift you receive in your meditation. And if your still unsure, just ask your Spirit Guides for clarification – they may be trying to tell you something that could lead to a big breakthrough!

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7.  You keep feeling nudged in a certain direction and aren’t sure why

You keep feeling the nudge to move to a new city, change careers, or ask that person you think is super cute out on a date. You’re not sure where this nudge is coming from but yet it keeps pulling and tugging you in a certain direction. Trust this! This is more than likely your guides dropping hints, giving gentle pushes, and whispering in your ear as to which path you should take. It may even lead you closer to your Soul’s Purpose and your destiny! Please note, a Spirit Guide is of the highest vibration and will NEVER encourage you to do something that would be harmful to others and that is not for your best and highest good.

*Bonus: That motivational quote was so on point!

I love how our Spirit Guides can lay little bread crumbs on our path such as motivational and inspirational quotes. These are synchronistic happenings that resonate deeply with your soul and what you are going through at the moment you read them. Automatically you know that you were meant to see this. That it was laid in your path just for you. Your Spirit Guides gave you the smallest of inklings to check your Instagram feed or open to a certain page of a book and there it was! This is a sign that your Spirit Guides are around you supporting you and your tribulations, they see and understand what you are going through, even though you may be feeling like you’re going it alone.

I hope this has helped you to give you some hints as to when your Spirit Guides are near (which is always) and what they are trying to tell you!

xo Ariel

 

Mystical Healing with Archangel Metatron

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I was participating in a 4 day mediumship workshop in New Jersey with British medium Mavis Pittilla in August of 2015. I had been there for about 2 days and had just given my first ever platform demonstration earlier that afternoon. I was learning so much about myself, the soul, and my connection to spirit that I felt alive and reinvigorated! It was so wonderfully refreshing being around others of like mind and intention. Later that same night, after the lectures of the day, I had a dream where Metatron’s cube came down in front of me glittering and sparkling in a chamber of brilliant white light.

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It was so breathtakingly stunning! I didn’t know whether to go inside of it or to just continue to stand there in shock and awe. Upon entering the cube, I was enraptured in white healing energy. It was so peaceful and loving! The stark white energy was moving, whooshing, whirling all around me. I felt calm – in total peace and bliss. The dream was so clear, so vivid, that I will never forget it!

I truly believe that this was Archangel Metatron coming to me to give me healing and preparation so that I could move on to the next phase of my ascension process – to become a clearer channel for the knowledge of the Universe and the Universe’s healing energy to work through. Since my sacred geometry encounter with Metatron, my spiritual awakening has definitely accelerated! For the validation and clarity of purpose he has given me, I have much to thank him for. He does still come to me from time to time and it is always a grand experience!

I will be returning this summer to study with Mavis again. I wonder who will have a message for me this time…

xo Ariel