Your spirit guides are beings that guide you throughout your life. But, who exactly are they? Are they dead relatives, angels, other evolved beings, or something else? Why should you care?
In today's episode, we'll talk about the nature of your spirit guides, and give some simple pointers on how you can learn to start communicating with them, in order to open your connection to the spiritual realm as you were meant to.
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Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Discussed in today's podcast (click the link to jump to that section of the transcript):
- Who are your spirit guides?
- Do spirit guides get mad at us?
- Practice with small questions
- How many spirit guides do people have?
- What if your guides won’t make predictions or make wrong predictions?
- Are guides humans or gods?
- Names and forms don’t mean much to spirit guides
- How to contact your guides
- “What if I misinterpret my guides?”
- Create a method that you can re-use and practice
Brandon: Welcome to The Unseen World. This is episode 1: "Who are your spirit guides and how can you contact them?" I'm Brandon Olivares.
Christine: And I'm Christine Olivares.
Justin: I'm Justin Williams.
Brandon: First of all, I want to welcome everyone to this brand new podcast, The Unseen World. I'm super excited about it. As our intro stated, our podcast will be talking about psychic abilities, magic, witchcraft, divination, metaphysics, all sorts of various hodgepodge of different topics that are under the same metaphysical umbrella. So I'm very excited about that. If you want to learn more about the podcast, you can head over to cocreationcoaching.org/unseen.
If you'd like to see the show notes for this podcast, I mention all the resources we talk about. I'll have a full transcript as well as a shorter outline, and you can leave a comment. You can go to cocreationcoaching.org/unseen001.
Today's topic is about your spirit guides. Who exactly are your spirit guides? There are some misconceptions. Are they dead relatives? Are they archangels? Who are they? [laughs] Once you know who they are, how can you get in contact with them? How can you speak to them? How can you get whatever messages that they're trying to send you? That's what we're going to be talking about.
Who Are Your Spirit Guides?
Brandon: First of all, I want to talk about who exactly are your spirit guides, because I get so many questions about this all the time, misconceptions. The first thing to say about it is that they are not dead relatives. They're not people who have passed on who were close to you that become your guardian angel or spirit guide or something. A lot of people believe that, and it does give people some comfort, but your spirit guides are largely entities who signed on from the beginning, when you first made the contract to come into this lifetime. You knew who your guides were going to be. They knew who you were. They decided. They chose. They committed to you for your lifetime.
Now you do have at least one lifetime guide, sometimes more, but you're also going to have some guides who come and go. That doesn't mean that they are any lesser than the other guides. It's just that they are still at the same level; they're still higher beings, but they come for certain purposes. There might be a guide who helps you with business. There might be a guide who helps you with relationships. There might be a guide who helps you with confidence. It's all sorts.
Christine: You had that happen. You had a spirit guide that—if you don't mind me saying—helped you a lot that is no longer. Is that correct?
Brandon: That's true. Yeah, I did. You mean the female one?
Christine: Yes. I will not give her name.
Brandon: No, of course. [laughs]
Christine: When you were little.
Brandon: Right, when I was first getting into this path, I think that's what she helped me with. I had this very strong female energy, this spirit guide that I connected with regularly. She helped me a lot. This was when I was still getting confident in my own abilities and exploring this path. She was with me for quite a few years. I don't really recall exactly when she left…
Christine: I knew you, so…
Brandon: Did you? Okay. Even then, even when you did know me, she wasn't as prominent as when I was younger. It was like she was still kind of fading out. But that definitely happens. And who knows? She may come back one day. It just depends. That definitely happens, where you have guides that come in and out. It's not dependent on did you do the right things or not. It's not anything like that. It's just they help you through certain things.
Do Spirit Guides Get Mad at Us?
Brandon: One important thing to note is that your spirit guides have unconditional love for you and understanding and acceptance for your paths. Some people will sometimes say, “Am I going to make my guides angry?” or think they're angry with them because they're not talking to them. No. If they're not talking to you, it's not because they don't want to. It's not because they're angry. It's because you just don't have the openness for some reason. You have something that's blocking the way. You're not trusting your own intuition, something like that. They're never going to just stop talking to you because they don't like what you did. It's not a judgment thing at all. It's just that they will always try to connect with you.
They probably are, and you don't even realize it. We always have those synchronicities, things that happen in life, random things that happen that are really probably our spirit guides trying to communicate. When they can't communicate directly through intuition, they will find other ways: dreams, conversations with others, random things you see, random things you read….They're going to communicate with you in some way. They're never going to just leave you hanging. That's not what they do.
Even if you're super blocked, they're always going to warn you when you're going down a totally—I don't want to say “wrong path,” because they don't really believe in wrong paths—but a path that's not in your highest interest. They're going to warn you of that. Now, you may or may not listen, and it's okay if you don't. But they're definitely going to give you warnings. So you never have to fear that they're not with you, that they're not trying to communicate with you. They probably already have, and you've probably received a lot of the messages and not even known it. It's just now—especially when you're awakening to these abilities—you want to try to make it more deliberate. You want to try to connect with them more consciously. What do you think, Justin?
Justin: You're always connected to them, and they will talk to you if you're open. If you don't feel them or sense them or whatever, it's probably you're blocked. You're just not open to them. The other thing is, maybe—they're not busy or anything…
Brandon: Right. [laughs]
Justin: If you're doing something and just not listening, then they may not talk to you. What they'll do is try to find other ways to communicate with you. They'll try to get you to listen, and if you just don't listen, you just don't listen. But they'll keep attempting to. But sometimes you will listen and not even know you listen.
Brandon: [laughs] Right, exactly.
Justin: A lot of the things that you succeeded at was because they helped you. You just didn't know it. However spiritual you are (some people say, “I'm an atheist”)—no, they're still there with you. The little conscience, that's what that is.
Practice with Small Questions
Brandon: I was thinking today because I have my graphics guy does my images for my blog post (I know this sounds totally random)….I'm visually impaired, for anyone who's new to the podcast or to Co-Creation Coaching in general. Everyone's new to the podcast because it's new. [laughs] But for anyone who doesn't know me, I'm totally blind. I have no vision, so I can't do the images. I have a wonderful, wonderful graphics guy who knows my taste in symbolism and imagery. I'll tell him posts I want to do, and he'll come up with a whole bunch of ideas. He'll give me a numbered list. He'll say, “Here's some ideas,” and give me six, seven, sometimes eight or more ideas, and he'll describe what the images are. So I'll be reading through, “Okay, okay,” and he'll get to one, and I'll get this ping in my intuition. “Ohhhhh!” There's nothing really special, but the image or description….I find some others that are cool that are second choice, but then I go back to that one and I get that ping again. I get that with any decision in life, too. With the images, I'll get that ping on that certain number. I'll say, “I'm thinking we'll do this one.”
So it can be anything. It doesn't have to be just big, life-altering decisions. It can be everyday things. I used to say something as simple as—and it could be to your spirit guides or just the universe at large—“Hey, I'm really not sure what to have for dinner. Nothing really sounds good. Could you tell me what I'm not thinking of that would appeal to me?”
Christine: I do that all the time.
Brandon: And every time, I swear, every time something comes up. Something comes up every time. “Oh! That sounds good! I didn't think of that.”
Christine: I do it all the time.
Brandon: Yeah, it works.
Justin: I do it all the time. You practice for little decisions, so that when the big ones come, it's not hard. If you're trying to reach—not for every little decision, but I do it a good bit through the day. Sometimes I'll legitimately need to do this action, but I want to know which aspect to take. “What do I do?” If you wait for a big life decision, then you're really not prepared to listen, because you haven't done it. So you just, I don't know, analyze it. Should I trust in myself? Should I trust in this feeling I got? So you don't want to wait for big life decisions. You want to practice it for little things.
Brandon: Exactly. And they will absolutely help with everyday little things. Like you said, don't do it for every little thing: “Well, let's see….” “What time should I leave the house to do this errand?” [laughs] “Should I take this or that route?” Don't go overboard. But when you have trouble having a decision, absolutely consult them. They will tell you what to do.
I said this in the support call, the Spiritual Freedom Support Call #22 this past week. I said, “They're not going to tell you what to do. They're not going to tell you, ‘Well, you should take this path.’” What they're going to do is tell you (and I put this in the context of divination or psychic abilities, but it still works), “If you take this path, this will happen. If you take that path, that will happen.” So it's your choice. I mean it, they are totally impartial. Whatever you want to do, you do. It's up to you. But they will tell you, “Take this path, this happens. Take that path, that happens. Take the other path, whatever, that happens.” It's totally up to you, but you can consult with them. They're your advisors, literally. They're your guides, your advisors. They'll tell you what's ahead of you and what might happen, the different timelines coming up, and things like that. You can use them to navigate around that. Whether small decisions or big decisions, it just doesn't matter. That's a great idea, to start with the small things. I'll talk more about how to contact them later on.
How Many Spirit Guides Do People Have?
Brandon: A few more things about who your spirit guides are before we get into that. A lot of people will ask, “How many spirit guides do I have?” That really depends. When I look at a person, I can usually tell how many there are. It's so hard with energy, because energy runs together and it's not as person-based as us in the physical realm. But there definitely are separate consciousnesses there. It depends. Tell me what you think, Justin. I think usually two to four is usually about the guide average.
Justin: Usually two to four, but sometimes the person will have ancestors and stuff around them who aren't spirit guides. They'll have other helpers that come in and they're just helping right then or are protecting them or are just there. They're not really their spirit guides. You've got to make the distinction. “Spirit guides, just you guys.”
Brandon: They'll be in the foreground.
Justin: Yes, “Who are you guys?” Sometimes the spirit guides will hide themselves. They won't necessarily make themselves known.
Brandon: That's true. It's not time yet.
Justin: Sometimes they just don't want the reader to know. I don't know why that is. It's weird. But yes, that's my experience with them in that way. There was something else I was going to say, and I….Oh. They will absolutely give you warnings as to what will happen. One thing I've also found is that in this situation, is “Tell me what's going to happen in this situation.” Or, “What's most likely going to happen in this situation?”
What if Your Guides Won’t Make Predictions or Make Wrong Predictions?
Brandon: Yes, the timelines. They will tell you that. Right. They'll tell you what's most likely. They'll tell you even a few possibilities, if you really look at it. Back to what you said about you might have a group of entities, I had a reading back in 2008. I don't know how accurate the whole thing was because parts of it were very inaccurate, but it was a really good psychic. She's still a really, really awesome psychic. I am for some reason very hard to read. I've had many, many psychic readings, and only two or three of them have been even close to accurate. Maybe four, over the years.
Justin: Yeah, you are hard to read.
Brandon: Can you tell?
Justin: Yes. One thing I've noticed…I jump in and out of timelines a lot. I shift energy a lot.
Brandon: So do I.
Justin: The reading will be fine, because I will feel the energy and then it just doesn't happen. Or it happens in a different way. A lot of mine will be pretty accurate. But in some situations, like relationships, they haven't been as accurate. With certain things it's been accurate like work stuff or opportunities. I've just noticed that I shift timelines.
Brandon: I've literally had psychics tell me, “Your guide won't let me access that. I don't know why, but your guide just won't let me go there.” So I'll get some information—especially when the psychic's very honest—they'll tell me, “You guide just won't give me access.” I've gotten this several times, not just one time. They'll get a little information, and then they'll get a brick wall with me. I have a very, very overprotective guide, I guess. [laughs] That definitely happens.
Anyway, I had a psychic reading back in 2008, and this lady told me, “You have all of these entities—not your guides, but all these entities—watching you. Just watching you.” That's creepy. “Mostly good, some bad ones, but just this circle of beings just checking you out and seeing what's going on.” Okay. [laughs]
Christine: That's creepy, a little.
Brandon: A little creepy, but all right. Whatever works.
Christine: You hate being watched.
Brandon: I do. I've felt that a lot of my life. “Something's here.”
Christine: “Get away from me.”
Are Guides Humans or Gods?
Brandon: So that definitely happens. Another thing before we go into contacting spirits, I practice witchcraft. I'm a witch. I'm a pagan. So I believe in the gods. So what's the difference—spirit guides, gods? It's a matter of evolution, in my opinion. All energy evolves. All energy becomes more advanced versions of itself. We are evolving. We will eventually get to the next level. Our guides are evolved above where we are. Then there are the gods, obviously. It just depends on your belief system. Some people don't work with the gods at all, but I just want to address it for people who do. The gods are at a higher level. I work with the gods, too. I work with my higher self, obviously, and my spirit guides. Some people work with angels. I see them as between the guides and the gods. You have all sorts of different levels of entities. In my opinion, the more you can get associated with, the better. It's all good.
Christine: I'm sure someone might want to ask, “Were spirit guides ever human?”
Justin: Some of them.
Brandon: I think they were at one point, most of them. They might have come from other dimensions, too, but I think most of them were probably human at one point because they have to identify with where we are.
Christine: Was it John Edwards that said that they were?
Brandon: Yes, I think that they were at one time, but they are more highly evolved now.
Christine: I think Justin wanted to say something.
Brandon: Sorry, Justin. Go ahead, Justin.
Justin: I was saying a lot of them were human. Sometimes they were human before—and I've heard this—and you've been a spirit guide for them. And now they're a spirit guide for you. I've heard of that, too, where you might switch roles later. Most of them are human. To be a spirit guide, you have to be pretty highly evolved, even if you're going to be a human in another lifetime later. You've got to be pretty highly evolved. I know I was in a workshop once where somebody's spirit guide was a huge alien. It was weird.
Brandon: Yes, that's what I mean. The different dimensions. Definitely. It could be anything. That's definitely possible. It can be true that they can become human again. In my experience, not usually, but I think it's possible. When you're a soul that's just an average everyday soul—evolved enough but not super evolved—you're going to come back to Earth again and again and again, pretty quickly. But when you become more highly evolved, you kind of get a chance. “Okay, I'll hang out here for a while and do some guiding. Then I'll go down there and hang out for another lifetime.” [laughs]
Brandon: Most guides are beyond the physical stage, in my experience. But yes, they can definitely be other species, other dimensions, that kind of thing.
Christine: Then you get into spirit animals.
Brandon: Spirit animals, that's true, too.
Justin: Yes. Lots of them.
Brandon: I haven't done too much into that. Justin, you probably have more than I have.
Justin: Yes. Yes, animals are great.
Brandon: That's a whole topic on its own.
Justin: Yes, they're not exactly spirit guides, but they're guides of a sort, and they have fantastic energy. I love animals.
Names and Forms Don’t Mean Much to Spirit Guides
Brandon: I know. One final thing in this section: a lot of people will say, “What's my spirit guide's name?” More or less, you can call them what you want. The form, name, that kind of human stuff doesn't mean anything to them. A lot of people say, “I had this Native American guide.” Well, maybe they were Native American in one lifetime or two lifetimes.
Christine: It's how they appear to you.
Brandon: It's how they appear to you. Are you expecting a Native American guide? [laughs] A lot of you are expecting this Native American or this Asian or this Buddhist monk. That's possible. They're going to show up in the form that's going to be the most sensible to you, that's going to make you feel the best and that you can detect and believe the most. They can take on any form. The same thing with name. They might choose a name just for your sake, or they might say, “Just call me what you want.” You might translate their energies and say, “This name sounds most similar to that.” Name and form doesn't mean a whole lot to your spirit guides. Just out of courtesy, I'd say, “Do you mind if I call you such-and-such?” But in general, they're not going to care. That's one final thing I wanted to say about that.
On to contacting them. I think the first thing about this is that you really have to trust yourself. This is why it's useful to start with small decisions, small everyday things. It's not a huge risk if you get it wrong. You can't get “What should I have for dinner?” wrong.
Christine: “Ice cream.” All right. I've done that before.
Brandon: Little inconsequential things to start with. Anything to build your trust. What you can literally do is sit for a moment and say, “Okay, spirit guides, I know you're there. I would like to communicate with you. Show me a sign in my everyday life. Show me something I will be able to receive.” It might be a repeating number (which is a whole topic on its own, 11:11, 333, things like that).
Justin: I get those a lot.
How to Contact Your Guides
Brandon: I get those all the time, too. It depends on what's going on in my life, but yes. It might be, like I said, an article you read, a conversation you have, anything. Ask them to reach out and they will. They will reach out to you. Another thing you need to do is you need to start either meditating or some version of connecting with yourself every day. That's where it is, through that inner connection when you connect inside yourself and you drop all the problems of your everyday life. You go within and just meditate and be still for a while. That's how they can get to you, too. You might not have anything happen at first. I would recommend not intentionally try to connect the first time you meditate. Just get used to being still. I call it the zero state, entering the zero state. Do that for a while first, once a day or so. Don't make it this really big discipline thing. Don't worry about posture unless that really matters to you. Don't worry about length of time. It can be 5 minutes before you get up in the morning or before you go to bed at night or whatever. Or, if you have time during the day, it could be anything. If you have a commute where you're on a subway, for example (if you don't have to drive), it could be that. I don't really recommend it during driving. [laughs]
Brandon: Anything you can do. Take out a few minutes and just connect. Just be still. That will help you in more ways than just your spirit guides. It will help you be more calm in everyday life. It will help you in so many ways that can't even be iterated. That's the one thing to do. Once you do that, they will still naturally reaching out, but you can start reaching out yourself to them, as well. Once you get used to meditating for a while and once you've had a few synchronicities where they're reached out in everyday life and you've trusted them—make sure you trust those messages; don't just dismiss them. “Oh, it's just a coincidence.” Don't do that because that will actually hurt your ability to connect because you're going to mistrust your connection. You don't want to do that. I did that, and it took several years to get over it. So don't do that.
Once that starts to happen, then you can reach out to them. I would recommend starting out very simply. Sit in meditation in a place that's relaxing to you. I recommend starting with yes or no questions, simple things, anything you want to. Even just emotions—think about a few different things, things you're planning, decisions you have to make. Think about the different paths you could take with that decision and see what each one feels like. Don't be biased with it. Don't try to come up with a certain answer. Let them communicate. “Should I do this? Should I do that? What would happen if I did this or that?” Just go with the emotion. The emotion is the easiest way for them to communicate because it's the closest to us and the most subtle. It's the easiest for them and the easiest for us to pick up. Start with simple things like that.
Like I said with my images, I'm going to read through this list and see which one pings emotionally. That's the one. You'll know. It will just be a knowing. “Oh, that feels good. That feels right.” Some options might feel wrong. If there's a path where you could make a decision not in your highest good or your highest interest, it could feel wrong. Start with that and trust that. I always say don't go 100% (especially when you're starting out). You want to use some logic, too, especially if it's a big deal. But definitely trust in that and see if you can back it up with other data as well.
Then move on into yes or no questions or simple things you can get the answers to. Just see what they say. This will be kind of a different topic in itself, and might be too advanced, but if you're clairvoyant (which means you can see things) or if you're clairaudient (which means you can hear things from the other side) or clairsentient….If you do yes or no questions or any kind of question, you might see a sign of yes or no. You might hear a sign of yes or no. Something you can do when you're doing that is (depending on what you're most comfortable with, which you should know, if you're a visual learner or an auditory learner, how you work the best) ask them to show you what is “yes.” Show what is “no.” Do something basic. I've done something like, “The day today is ___.” Go through whatever the date actually is. See if the “yes” comes up. Don't let your ego answer, obviously. Simple things like that. Then move on to things you really couldn't know without trying to find out. Just develop your ability like that in more and more advanced ways in gaining trust. What do you think about that, Justin?
Justin: Yes, when you are trying to communicate with them, for me what I end up doing sometimes is ask them a question when I'm in my zero state. Then they answer in a way that I wouldn't have spoken.
Brandon: That's true.
Justin: It's almost like I would have said something, but the way it comes out is, “Oh! That's them.” That's my team. Those are my spirit guides, angel or whatever it is. “Okay, that was my higher self.” When I get a feeling, I notice it's a lot of clairaudience. The feeling helps me. When they speak, it's like hitting a drum or a guitar string. I just kind of know. When a person is talking to me and I get a feeling about a situation like it's off, left or right, I know I can't do that. I get those kinds of feelings. I sit there in meditation, and I'll ask, “Hey, what should I wear to work tomorrow?”
Brandon: Sure, sure.
Justin: I'll get feelings sometimes. Clairvoyence, all kinds of stuff. That's what I go with. It's a lot of practice. I can't decide sometimes. That's kind of how I do it. Yes, you should start with things that you know, then things you can't know without finding out, but nothing serious. Eventually what will happen is that the serious thing that you need will find you. Don't go looking for the serious thing. It'll locate you. “You know? This is great. I've been practicing.” That's what you do. That guides your manifestation process.
“What if I Misinterpret My Guides?”
Brandon: Right. Don't take on the serious thing too quickly because when it comes to something that really means something (like a manifestation), you're totally going to shut down. You're going to be afraid: “What if I'm wrong?” And the “What if I'm wrong?”—we should do a whole podcast on that. What if I'm wrong? That is really one of the biggest fears of any developing psychic. What if I'm wrong? Honestly, you will be sometimes. You just will be.
Christine: It happens.
Brandon: You've got to get over it.
Justin: Sometimes you're not wrong. That's another thing. Sometimes you're not wrong right then. The energy shifted.
Brandon: The timeline shifted.
Justin: It's just different. Or maybe it's not that the timeline shifted. Maybe somebody else did something in the same timeline and just messed it up or changed it.
Brandon: Yes, exactly.
Justin: So it could be that you felt that you had a vibe and you felt it or sensed it and just got the wrong interpretation. It could also be that something happened. It happens in the real world. You look up at the football game and that team is winning, up by 21 points. Then you look at the end of the game and they've lost by 3. Wait a minute!
Brandon: [laughs] You just never know at the end, right?
Justin: You just don't know. Somebody did something, and they lost by 3. In the real world it happens. You make a decision at work, and then some other people get to the boss and suddenly the decision is different. You just don't know. Usually it's a snapshot. A camera flash is what you're looking for.
Brandon: And you'll get better at predicting those possibilities, too. You'll get better at seeing those little things that might happen and change things. It will develop. You just have to trust yourself. Make it inconsequential things at first. Like I said, the universe or your spirit guides will find ways of communicating the answers to you. They absolutely will. There's no doubt about that. At first make it something where you can't really lose. Don't be afraid of being wrong. “What if I get it wrong? What if I'm just making it all up?”
The final thing is, people will say, “How will I know if it's my ego or if it's my spirit guides?” That takes time. It really does take a long time. I think even a lot of people who have been doing this a long time will still get ego stuff mixed in with the channeling. I've seen that in channelers all the time.
Christine: Oh, God.
Brandon: They get ego stuff mixed in. Sometimes people get overconfident and say, “Oh, yeah, I know how to do this.” But the best way to defend against that is again, first of all, zero state. I will link (for people who don't know what that is) to that post about that topic: What is the zero state? It's basically your inner stillness. Basically what I say is, if you have a reaction—if something comes up in your inner consciousness and you totally disconnect from it and detach from it, you don't try to push it away or attach to it—and it's still there as an impression, it's probably intuition.
Christine: Right, yes.
Brandon: It's probably intuition. Intuition or the spirit guides have a very calm knowingness. Ego will be all freaked out and fearful. It will have a lot of very fear-based energy associated with it, or urgency-based energy, or things like that. It's like life or death, and it rarely is. Your spirit guides will just tell you what's up in a very calm way. They're not going to be freaked out. There's not going to be high emotion associated with it. It's just going to be a calm knowing. You'll get to recognizing the signature of their answer. Once you get really good at this, each guide has a slightly different signature. You'll get to know, “Oh, it's this guide speaking. It's that guide speaking.” You'll get to understand what that's all about. I even get that with deities. I work with two different deities, and I get that with which deity is speaking to me at the moment. Above all, it's a relationship. Yes, it's a nonphysical one. It's a spiritual relationship, but it is a relationship. You're going to get to know them. You're going to get to know their personalities (and they do have personalities). Some are humorous. Some are serious. Some are calm. Some are more emotional—they'll still be calmer than the ego, but some like to play around and get excited. Each of them has a different personality. You'll get to know that as you develop your connection and relationship with them. It's such a personal thing. No one can tell you how you know or don't know that it's them. You'll just know. Those are some basic pointers, but it's so personal, so individual. Go ahead.
Create a Method That You Can Re-use and Practice
Justin: One thing I want to say is to develop a pattern. Excuse me to interrupt you, but I really wanted to make sure I said this. Develop a pattern that you use every time you connect. You're going to develop maybe a way to speed it up. Maybe you shouldn't try to connect in public or whatever. But you want to develop (especially at first) a specific pattern and sequence. For example, breathe in a few times, zero state, maybe you ground yourself and make sure you feel yourself grounded. Go to the zero state. Whatever it is that you interpret it as, develop a pattern because what that does is separate you from your ego. I've seen people breathe in and out three times and force all the energy down, get rid of all the fear-based energy. I've done that. It works. All kinds of different methodologies, whatever you need to do. We can spend another podcast and go over all the different patterns we've heard of. I've read of a lot. You really want to develop one where you know, “I am in my zero state” or “I am tapping into my higher self.” That's when you start trying to do that. If you try to start doing it and you're panicking, you're not really good to do it then. You could do it, but you've got to be good to do it then. Don't try that in the beginning.
Brandon: It could be a visualization. It could even be (if you're into NLP, which I am) an anchor, a simple little anchor that gets you there right away. That's something we can talk about eventually: little anchors that can get you right into your zero state, your place of stillness, your place where you can communicate with your guides, your home base. A quick little anchor will get you there right away. That's something you develop over time, but it's definitely an option.
Hopefully that really helps with knowing who your spirit guides are, how to identify them, how to contact them. I think this is a great discussion. I was kind of agonizing over our first podcast and what we're going to talk about, but spirit guides are something we all need to work with.
Christine: Yes, definitely.
Brandon: This is very basic and will get you started on the way and knowing what to do. Hopefully that was clarifying. As an add-on to this, I have a free download called “Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Psychic Abilities.” So if you want to check that out, it's at cocreationcoaching.org/psychicdownload. That will help you out with this, too. It will give you some ways you can improve your intuition and things like that.
Otherwise, I thank everyone for joining with us today. We'll be doing this every two weeks—every other Saturday. We will be back on the 28th, January 28th. I hope that you tune in again to listen to us. Otherwise, thank you so much for listening, and anything is possible!
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