If you’ve received a reading from me, then you know that the Board Room is the main metaphor I use to illustrate the way your spirit guides work with you. It’s crucial that you realize you are not praying to these entities — they are not an authority; you are the authority. You don’t work for your spirit guides; your guides and guardians work for you.
You are God — Act Like It
Spirit guides and guardian angels exist to serve the will of the Creator | the Source | God — you are a cloned physical incarnation of the Creator, empowered with your own free will. In your personal reality, you are the most direct manifestation of God — you are the way by which the Universal Consciousness experiences Itself, and the team of benevolent spirit entities assigned to assist you in this mission share your agenda.
You are the leader, here. God doesn’t have a self-esteem problem. Does the idea that you represent this kind of power make you uncomfortable? Responsibility is an imminent component of power — free will is an enormous responsibility. An even greater task is wielding power — acting as a true leader — with the highest intentions and for the greater good of all involved.
You came here to exercise, express, and practice this most supreme purpose. You must Step Up. Being a strong leader doesn’t mean you are good at everything, that you know how to do everything, that you don’t require help… The most effective leaders learn how to surround themselves with others who are more skilled and knowledgeable in areas they are not. The best leaders know how to delegate. [Check out Andrea Hess's post on Managing Your Spirit Guides]
If you feel powerless, ask yourself:
- What happened to my power?
- Who did I give it away to?
- Why am I afraid to use it?
- Is it easier for me to let someone else be in charge?
You were born with power and free will — it’s inherent — you are imminently worthy. Each and every moment, with every breath you take, you have a choice to access your power. Or not.
Your spirit guides do not have the power and free will; they are following your lead. The abundant Universe you’re waiting on is actually waiting on you. Commit to the responsibility of your position.
Communicating with Your Guides
With your commitment to the power of your position in mind, approach working with your guides as the leader of a team. You’re the CEO, here, meeting with your team of most-trusted advisors.
Set the Agenda
You’re the boss and you called this meeting to order for a reason — what is it? (It’s not to roll around on the floor throwing a temper tantrum and crying Why Me — that’s a performance… Not a strategy-planning session.)
Tell your guides why you’ve called on them:
- What’s the overall goal of this session?
- What are your intentions for soliciting the assistance of your guides at this moment?
If this is your first time communicating with your guides, your agenda is to establish contact. You’d like to meet them. You want your guides to introduce themselves to you or simply affirm for you that they are present. So take a Roll Call.
*A word about “asking”
We are socialized as children — trained — to “ask politely” when we order someone to do something for us. Yes, you should be positive; of course you should be grateful and respectful; thank them — absolutely. When working with your spirit guides, asking from a place of powerlessness, with no clear intent or direction, is spiritually impotent and frustrating for everyone involved.
Your guides are not omnipotent and they are not in charge. Take a good hard look at your word choice and the energy you’re projecting — are your cries for help too passive, open-ended, immature, or indirect?
If I advise you to “Ask your guides to this” or “Ask your guides to that” assume that what is really meant by “ask” is really “tell.” You are the authority; they can’t assist you or help you without your orders.
- Tell your spirit guides what course of action you are considering.
- Tell them to provide you with confirmation that this is the right path to take.
- Tell them to provide you with the resources to manifest your intentions.
Don’t worry so much about making the “wrong” choice — it’s much easier for your guides to let you know “Bad Idea” when you begin to move forward. If you’re heading down the wrong fork in the road, and every witness knows it, you’ll almost immediately encounter roadblocks left and right — you can pull back and go the other way, with confidence.
But keep in mind also that a crazy detour, difficult challenge, or hard lesson may be exactly what you most require — your guides will assist you in that, as well.
Don’t Ask — Tell
Instead of asking “What do I do?” rewrite your cries for help as delegated tasks:
“Here’s what I feel the best course of action may be… Here’s what I intend… Here’s what I see as a potential way forward…”
- “Assist me in making that happen.”
- “If there’s a better way, bring me options.”
- “Find me the resources.”
- “Arrange for me to discover the information I need.”
- “Put the people and the opportunities in my path.”
Help me out with the examples:
Can you share a question you’ve asked your spirit guides to help you with — the desperate, ineffective plea transformed into an empowered command for assistance?
Or do you have a real stumper that’s blocking you? A question that’s not working, that you’d like some assistance in reworking?
One of the most powerful and effective ways our guides assist us is through one another. It’s also easier sometimes to channel wisdom for another.. Leave a comment and let us all be your guides.