& Spirit Guides*
angels and spirit guides were many and nameless. Then someone suggested
to me, "why don't you name your angels and spirit guides by what
they do and give them a face to make them more personal." What
a novel idea! It became fun.
of the first names I acquired I stole from the movie Michael. Arch Angel
Michael who gives me small miracles became the dazzling face of John
Travola. He became personal when I allowed him to drink beers as in
That was completely against my grain of what I thought an angel would
be like. I moved from conditional to unconditional love giving a personality
to Arch Angel Michael. Michael throws his head back laughs and says,
"You never can use to much sugar, Sparky."
Then I dropped all preconceived ideas or barriers I had of angels and
guides. My Spiritual Guide of Appreciation became Arthur Ford. He is
a cheerful elderly man.
He sat on the other side without a physical body hovering over people
who were smoking and was known to say what he missed most as a non physical
being was his physical body's five-senses.
When in the physical body Arthur enjoyed his smoke. I can hear Arthur
say, "you are blessed, look around with all your senses, you have
a luscious physical world to experience.
also have attached to the "energy" of people as my guides.
Ruth Montgomery leads me to automatic writing, touching my higher self.
At times Edgar Cayce comes forward and encourages me into the hall of
records where all information is available to everyone available. If
I just trust myself, Edgar Cayce's wide-awake state of his own doubts,
do not arise for me.
I have an Angel of Relaxation who encourages cat napping, called Hope.
He has the joking, light happy energy of Bob Hope. He helps me while
I am multi-tasking to stay cool, calm and relaxed.
He says, "jump onto my nose and pretend you are skiing off it,"
he laughs and says, "relax, relax and take a 5 minute catnap NOW"
(while I am waiting in an office for a meeting or something).
my relatives or friends guides will come by to encourage, help, or give
warning. Some of my guides have special interests they are working on
personally and they show when I am in their field of interest.
Of my relatives and friends some are not in physical bodies now and
some are in physical bodies. From those in bodies now I access their
pure positive energy of love of their unconditional higher selves through
their service to others.
When Princess Diana walked on earth I would evoke her energy of kindness.
I access Jacqueline Kennedy energy of family her Camelot. I call also
on Sai Baba or Dali Lama in physical bodies now and Jesus and Buddha
in the nonphysical plane.
are as many non-physical spirits around all of us as there are people
here on earth today. It is like walking down a busy street in NY City.
They are as many different levels of awareness, purposes and directions
for them all. I do not talk to everyone on the streets or ask advice
from just anyone. I am selective, I ask for what I want and for the
god of my understanding to lead and guide me for the highest good of
I ask for assistance in an area of concern and I trust my inner guidance.
Commonly it is the first name and face that pops into my mind that is
ready to work with me. In communication with angels and guides imagination
becomes the key to awareness.
communicate by seeing imagery and hearing the still small voice within
me. I was told that my guides and angels are numberless and nameless
as my multi-definitional self.
Angels and guides as they come and go in my life at different times
assists me to become more attuned to my guidance. My spirit guides and
angels are there when I call and limited by the choices I make in allowing
myself to accept or ignore the guidance.
I have experienced and expect miracles and god does for me what I cannot
do for myself because I have surrendered my will to a higher all encompassing
power of whom and what I am.
are angels and guides? Angels are beings that protect the integrity
of the godhead: source love. Guides are non-physical souls that have
lived on earth before, energies of people living on earth now, or beings
that have never had a physical body.
Who has angels and guides? Everyone has them do. It is just like friends,
how many do you want? Angels and Guides are anxiously waiting for us
to recognize and communicate with them.
are the roles of angels and guides? The role of angels and guides is
interaction, participation, and a view from a broader perspective to
be of service in this joyful life experience on earth.
do you find your own angels and guides? Start a dialog asking questions
and journaling the first answers you receive. Focus on connecting to
your team of angels and guides:
Begin with a prayer.
State your specific intention: To know and name your angels and guides.
Be grateful and appreciative.
Communicate with your angels and guides
State what you need and ask what angel or guide will help you with that
Question what specific jobs will that angel or guide be doing.
Ask if they have a name or name them your self.
Give them personalities see their faces in your minds eyes.
Talk to them daily and request their guidance and team help.
I actively connect to spirit as my inner coach and open two-way
communication with my angels and guides. I believe and trust in the
power of connecting with my angels, guides and having conscious relationships.
*Reprinted from Higher Self, December, 2003, Vol.2. No 6