Spiritual Communication Happens ALL the Time!

Calleen Wilder

Spirit Communication

Or through you or them.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve said something to someone without even realizing what I was saying… only to watch as their mouths hit the floor.

In fact, when most of them ask me to repeat what I said I normally fumble to even recall what that was.  Yet in those exact moments I’ve learned that some of the most profound and life altering information is exchanged.  Consequently I’ve learned that being a medium for spirit is often ongoing and doesn’t really require much involvement from me.

Too though, I’ve also learned this can happen to and through anyone, which is why I make it a point to really listen when people speak.  You just never know when the exact thing you need to hear the most will spill out of someone’s mouth… all without their even realizing it.  Pretty cool, right?

Eye Gazing — An Exercise for Soul Vision

By Nick Polizzi

Eye Gazing

“The eyes are the window to your soul.” — William Shakespeare

I have a little challenge for you today that involves a simple but often cathartic ritual that has been practiced for thousands of years — eye gazing.

Our eyes are highly complex organs, capable of distinguishing the most finite details of our surroundings and interpreting the slightest discrepancy in another’s countenance. And yet, we rarely make direct eye contact with one another for more than a flashing moment.

It can feel awkward to lock eyes for too long during a normal conversation, but what is the source of that discomfort?

Beyond the various cultural connotations and social dos and don’ts that surround eye contact, there is an opportunity to create true connection with the people who matter to us.

Truly “seeing” another is one more checkpoint on the medicine path—a place to step outside of your ego and into your higher self.

Eye gazing—much different from eye contact—is a way to do just that. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll see and the emotions you’ll feel through the experience. It rarely disappoints.

The beauty of the exercise below is that it’s alarmingly easy, yet so rarely done, even with our most intimate relationships. There’s incredible power to gazing with someone you’re already in close relationship with (friends, lovers, and family), but it’s equally wondrous to do it with complete strangers.

The Eye Gazing Exercise:

This works best when both parties are already relaxed and fully present, so do whatever you need to get in this state. A 15-minute meditation, a yoga asana, a breathing exercise, a walk in nature, aromatherapy, or your favorite hot/cold therapy could work well here.

1) Set a timer for 10 minutes.

2) Sit across from your partner, preferably cross-legged on a soft rug or cushion, arms-length apart.

3) Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

4) Open your lids and look into the eyes of the person in front of you. Let the muscles in your face and body respond naturally to whatever is occurring in the gaze. This isn’t a staring contest; blinking is allowed.

5) No talking.

After the ten minutes are complete, it’s up to you whether you want to share your experience with your partner. Sometimes a conversation seems like a natural extension of what you just witnessed, and other times it feels more appropriate to simply thank one another and allow the experience to be what it is.

Buddhist teachings tell us that we are mirrors for one another, living reflections of both the light and the darkness that exist in our inner worlds. With our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to honor that sacred connection. We must open up if we are to help one another in this life.

Stay Curious,

Nick Polizzi

(Article Source WakeUp-World.com)

What Is a Spirit Guide?

by Patti Wigington

Your Spirit GuidesWHAT IS A SPIRIT GUIDE?

Many people believe they have spirit guides. Some refer to theirs as angels or guardians. Regardless, if you believe you have one, a spirit guide is there simply to guide, not as an entity that you need to give yourself over to. If a spirit guide has a negative influence on your behavior, then chances are good that it’s not a spirit guide at all, but something else entirely.

These are some of the more commonly found types of spirit guides:

1. ASCENDED MASTERS

These are guides often found by people who do energy work, such as Reiki. An ascended master who appears as a spirit guide is often a being that led a physical life and has moved on to a higher spiritual plane — for example, Buddha, Krishna, even Jesus. Ascended masters usually work with collective groups of souls — in other words, if you’ve got an ascended master hanging around you, you’re not the only one he or she is helping. Their primary focus is that of helping all of humanity. It’s not uncommon for an ascended master to have access to Akashic records. Also referred to as Master Teacher guides.

2. ANCESTRAL GUIDES

An ancestral guide is one who can claim some sort of kinship with you, such as your dear Aunt Tillie who died when you were ten. It may also appear in the form of a long-dead ancestor. In some schools of thought, these entities are seen as reincarnatedguides, because they are the spirits of someone who loved us during their physical lifetime, or who had some sort of blood connection to our family.

Some people, depending on their religious upbringing, may see these types of guides as guardian angels.

3. COMMON SPIRIT GUIDE, OR TEACHER GUIDE

A typical spirit guide is archetypical, symbolic or representative of something else. For example, you may find your guide appears in the form of a warrior, a storyteller, or a wise woman, and they have appeared to you for a purpose.

Typically, that purpose is to teach you and guide you along a particular path. They may also introduce you to other archetypes along your journey, and help out with problem solving, based upon your needs. They are known to provide insight by way of dreams or meditation, and may only hang around as long as you need them, then move on.

4. ANIMAL GUIDES

Although many people claim to have animals as spirit guides, often these entities are more companions than anything else. It’s not uncommon for a deceased pet to linger around, keeping you company through the grieving process. In some spiritual traditions, such as various Native American or shamanic paths, a person may have an animal totem, which provides teaching and/or protection.

Some people in the metaphysical community break down spirit guides by purpose, rather than their type. For instance, Amanda Meder, who works as a psychic medium, explains that in her practice, guides typically fall into one of these six categories: protectors, gate keepers, message bearers, healers, teachers, and guides that bring us joy.

In addition, many people believe that their spirit guides are angelic beings. This may or may not resonate with you, depending on whether you accept the existence of angels or not.

Some members of the Pagan community do, but angels aren’t typically found in every Pagan belief system.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Now that you know what a spirit guide is, how do you find yours? There are a few different methods you can use to find your spirit guide. If you think you’ve made contact with one, but you’re sensing some read flags, you’ll want to be aware of some basic spirit guide warning signs. If the entity you’re working with turns out not to be a spirit guide at all, but something unpleasant and unwanted, it’s time to get rid of it! Follow these simple pointers for eliminating unwanted entities.

 (Article Source ThoughtCo.Com)

Spiritual Messages – What Are They & How to Know They’re Real

By Calleen Wilder

Spiritual Messages

I’ve been seeing this particular grouping of numbers a whole bunch lately.  And yes, there are all sorts of new beginnings just brewing in my life.

Thing is, I realize this is a signal from spirit.  I also realize that this particular signal is being given to me right now in order to remind me to do what is best for me.  And although it’s not meant to make decisions for me, it is reminding me to guard against falling into any old patterns unless I’m pretty darn sure they’re good patterns.

Here’s the thing, spirit talks to all of us many times during any given day.  Yet, since they no longer have vocal chords and the human apparatus needed to construct voice (without expending an exorbitant amount of energy), we have to be willing to receive the signs.

This requires only that we open our minds, along with our eyes, enough to recognize that these signs aren’t coincidental or accidental.  NOPE!  These are purposeful events… events that usually contain some pretty powerful messages within them.  Our job is simply to stay open, recognize, and trust the guidance.

Rest assured that those who loved you in life didn’t desert you in death.  They’re still around you.  They’re involved in your life.  AND… they want to help.  They don’t want to manipulate or persuade.  They simply want to keep you cognizant of the ramifications of any choice you make.  That’s all.  They want to be there to support you in death just like they would have supported you in life.

So stay alert.  Pay attention.  Accept their gentle reminders.  Trust that they are reminders and not just random incidences.  Like I always say, there is no randomness in this Universe unless you resist and persist by ignoring all the ways “they”, and the Universe, try to speak you daily.

You see I’ve learned over the years that they know far more about my circumstance than I do.  They see all sides, as well as the beginning and the end.  So I’d be awful stubborn and naive to pretend I always know what’s best for me… because I don’t.  Look at my life, I don’t (ha).

Instead, I know what I want, but I most certainly don’t fully know what I need.  Thus, I listen.  I also receive and appreciate. I even toss out an occasional “Thank You” to the ethers.  Thing is when you’re open and appreciative they’ll do it more.

Again, this is my two cents about living in a world full of miracles and love, should you chose to accept the challenge of living in a similar world. It’s magic I tell you.

How to Light a Candle with Intention

by Phylameana lila Desy

Okay… so the reason I’m posting this article is not only because it’s a great article, but also because I had need of it. A lot of what I post on this blog pertains to things that I find useful in my own life.

This week I found I had a specific wish I wanted to energize. BUT (and that’s a strong but), I did not want to venture into the world of magic in order to do so. Reason being, I don’t do magic. Nor am I well versed in it. In fact, anytime I’ve even innocently ventured anywhere near it, bad things begin to happen.

I’ve always assumed that’s my spirit guide’s way of letting me know that such things were not meant for me. Plus, I know that the less you know about what you’re doing in the more unseen fields, the more trouble you’re likely to encounter.  So it’s always been a very hands-off policy for me.

Yet, I was literally being compelled to light a candle in reference to this particular desire. So I did.  BUT… not before I researched how to do so without taking so much as even the most accidental of wrong turns. AND… this is the article I found that sort of made it all fall into place for me.

As a result, my candles are currently burning, my intentions are clear, and hopefully I’m super-charging a rather big wish &/or request about how I would like certain things to unfold in a certain area of my life.

Hence, I’m sharing.  I only hope this article helps you clear such things up should the need arise in your life for a little miniature flame throwing (lol). Calleen

Lighting Candles

Lighting a candle for a particular purpose or intention is practiced worldwide from people of all walks of life, varied spiritual leanings, and a diverse array of religions. Lighting a candle symbolizes bringing light to our wishes or desires. A candle can be lit as a prayer for peace or a request for healing.

People of Christian faith believe that lighting a candle symbolizes the light of Christ. Dr. Usui, the founder of Reiki, was said to have walked through the streets of Tokyo with a lighted lantern in the daylight as a beacon for attracting Reiki students. We light candles on top of our birthday cakes in celebration of each cherished year of our lives.

Lighted candles are reflections of our emotional self and help to illuminate our hearts when we feel burdened. You are invited to reflect on whatever is resonating within you at this the moment. Choose from five candles: affirmation candle, prayer candle, blessing candle, gratitude, and meditation candle.

Everything You Need to Know About Soul Age

Melanie at Ask-Angels.com

The 7 Levels of Soul Age & What It Means For The Journey of Souls…

Soul age is a concept used to describe the experiences of soul growth and the development of a soul across lifetimes.

Unlike physical age… Soul age is not determined based on time, or how many incarnations your soul has had into the physical.

Soul age is a highly personal description and way of tracking growth. It simply refers to how far your soul has progressed on the path of growth and soul development.

With increased soul wisdom comes advancement in soul age. This is why the number of lifetimes you have can be far more than the number of levels in any soul age.

No soul age is better, worse, ahead or behind of any other. Rather the pace at which a soul moves through the levels is something decided long before incarnations begin.

Some souls move through the ages quickly and others like to take their time in order to experience as much depth and learning at a certain level as possible.

After the soul has made its way through all of the levels in every soul age, a new cycle begins on the spiritual plane. The soul’s learning continues, but not through physical incarnations… But in the realms of spirit.

Soul age isn’t a reflection of how many lives you’ve lived.  It’s more a reflection of how you’ve grown from the experiences you’ve had during your lives.  Remember also that no spirit is more advanced than another.  We are all simply in different places having different experiences on our evolutionary journeys.

The Seven Stages of Soul Age

The seven earthly soul ages include infant, baby, young, mature, old soul, transcendental soul, and infinite soul… Each of these soul ages has seven levels.

By the time a spirit reaches the fifth soul age, they have developed a broad understanding of life, and they understand that they are one with the universal tapestry.

Most souls on Earth at this time are somewhere between infant and mature… Through many old souls are returning to help usher in the ascension and enlightenment of the planet and all humanity.

The Infant Soul AgeThe Infant Soul Age

For souls in this age, learning how to survive is the main concern.  When you first begin the spiritual journey in human form, there is a great deal of fear to overcome.  Many who are born in primitive conditions are Infant souls.

These often short lifetimes look, from the outside, to be difficult and undesirable as there are a number of obstacles and challenges to continuously overcome. Ethics and morality are not a main concern while seeking pleasure and avoiding pain are paramount.

What is great about Infant Souls is that because they are so new to the human experience, they are often more connected with spirit and nature than other people.  They maintain a sense of oneness with the Divine throughout their lives and they tend to be simple earthy people.

7 Types of Spirit Guides You Can Access

Spirit Guides

I found this online and wanted to share it, mainly because it’s so accurate. And while I only have one God, I know many other religions and belief systems have more.  Therefore, like you’ve heard me say before, everyone is on their own path and usually it’s the right path for them.  So while I may not know much about number six in particular, some of you will.  Simply put, this is great information.

5 Signs You’ve Walked This Earth Before and Are Reincarnated (#2 Will Surprise You)

By Peace Quarters

Reincarnation

To put it simply, reincarnation (rebirth) is the belief that energy is not destroyed upon death. It just moves onto another life form. Our souls do not leave this Earth, but seek out a new host.

This belief is around three thousand years old. It is most popular in India, Thailand, Japan, and China. One belief that comes with reincarnation is that each of us have lived many lives before this one, and that we have the ability to remember them.

If you think you have been reincarnated, or are simply curious, then I encourage you to read through these five signs.

DREAMS

Everyone has dreams, but if yours are more powerful than others then it may just be a memory. It is easier for our memories of past lives to reveal themselves in our dreams. Any reoccurring dream that you have is probably a memory in disguise.

DÉJÀ VU

Déjà vu is an extremely popular phenomenon. There are several explanations for this that range from a neurological dissonance, to proof of overlapping parallel universes. It is also possible that déjà vu is us experiencing a memory from one of our past lives.

FEARS AND PHOBIAS

A lot of people suffer from irrational phobias, fears that seem to exist for no apparent reason. Some people believe that memories from past lives stick with us through fear. If you were killed by a snake in a past life, it is possible that you will suffer from an irrational fear of snakes in this life.

MEMORIES

There are cases of young kids having bizarre memories that the family swears did not happen. Sometimes these memories turn out to be insanely accurate. Maybe a little boy has a memory of being murdered, and this memory leads investigators right to the body of a man murdered years ago? That is all the proof of reincarnation that I need. If you have memories that do not seem to be real, then they may actually be from a completely different life.

STRONG INTUITION

Intuition is the ability to “tap” into an innate knowledge. It is believed that the more mature our souls become, the easier it is for us to draw upon this universal knowledge. If you have strong intuition, it is likely that your soul is becoming mature, which means that you have lived through several lives.

There are countless signs that point to reincarnation, but experiencing more than one of these five things is a strong indicator that you once walked this planet as a different person in a completely different life. Whatever your beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife happen to be, it is difficult to argue a scientific reason for any of these.

Number four is especially hard to disprove as anything but stone cold evidence that reincarnation is real. Whether you believe or not, I hope this list was able to offer more insight.

(Article Source PeaceQuarters.com)

The Plight of Sensitive People

By Calleen Wilder

Sensitive People

Wow!  I just had to share this with all of my Sensitive friends.  For me, nothing could be truer.

When I was young, before I worked on advancing my natural psychic/medium gifts, I was always sensitive emotionally, but not so much so physically.  To my knowledge I had no allergies, no food sensitivities, no problem taking medicine of pretty much any kind, and no strong distaste for large crowds or loud noises until well into my thirties.

It seems as I advanced in age and skill, I also developed all sorts of extra soft spots.  In fact, I often refer to myself as the “canary in the coal mine”.  Meaning, if I can tolerate an environment, a herb, a pill, or really nearly anything you can possibly imagine, chances are pretty good you can too.  Although I realize we all have different allergies.  Still, rule of thumb is, “If Calleen can take it you’re almost assured you can too”.

And no, I don’t love it!  Truthfully it’s the one part of this whole thing I’d love to give back.  It has caused me some serious problems as I try to live and breathe on this planet.

Now to look at me you’d never know it.  I still work out hard several times a week and dine on carry-out far more frequently than I should.  However, I’ve learned what I can and can’t tolerate.  I’ve also learned how to make the best of my current situation by listening to my body.  Something I imagine every sensitive person on this planet has had to do.

Plus, I spend tons of time alone.  I do so in order to recharge my spiritual, physical, and emotional battery packs.  It’s truly a must.  If you’re anything like me, you get it.

I think the above poster sort of helped me understand it better though. I now realize that as your life, spiritual, and soul energies climbs higher, your ability to handle the lower, denser levels of earthly energies like food, meds, herbs, and yes, toxic people, lessens greatly.

So while I’m not crippled by it, I am drained by it.  So I heed what my soul tells me it needs and work around things most never even have to consider.  I’ll never love it though!  Never.

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIRIT GUIDES, THE HIGHER SELF, AND YOU!

By Ashley Strong

Spiritual CommunicationDo you talk to yourself often and if so, are you sure it’s you that you’re actually talking too? If you’ve visited my website before then you know that we all have spirit guides and that they are actually pretty easy to communicate with! One of the most common questions I get is “how do I tell the difference between my higher self, spirit guide, and me?” It is something that certainly takes practice but in this article I am going to tell you, how to start deciphering between the three!

THE HIGHER SELF

If you’re clairaudient like I am (if you talk to yourself often then you might be too) then you probably hear spirit more often than you realize! The higher self is known for popping in at random times to deliver messages, insight, and even warnings. Our higher self LOVES to come through when we are doing mundane tasks such as washing the dishes, driving, folding laundry, and washing our hair.

The higher self is an extension of us and most of the time will come through as our own voice but usually with a difference in verbiage. Your higher self will never talk down to you, discourage you, or deliver information to you that could harm you in any way. When speaking to you, the higher self will have a calming and peaceful demeanor. It will deliver only messages of love…even if it is sometimes “tough love.”