What’s Your Spirit Guide’s Name?

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Of all the requests I receive for Spirit Guide Readings, the Number One, all-time, most-asked question is “Can you tell me the name of my spirit guide?”

There’s not even a close second… Which makes perfect sense, really — if you’re going to connect with anyone, you need a proper introduction. Can you think of anyone you’d call yourself “close” to whose name you don’t know?

And who could be closer to you than your own guardian angels and spirit guides?

I encourage you to connect with your spirit guides on your own, if at all possible, and that includes discovering their names. In some cases, as with the entities we universally call personal guardian angels, you will need to give them names.

I believe we all have these benevolent entities around us and that to some degree you are able to feel them and hear them. No matter who you are, you have psychic, intuitive abilities — they can be strengthened, developed. Your natural extra-sensory perception may not be at all like what you think it is, your particular skill-level and consciousness may vary from another person’s, and certain events in your life may trigger or enhance these abilities.

As challenging as it may be for me to put these intangible issues into words, I continue to aspire toward the mission of motivating you to explore and develop your intuition. Consciousness, spirit, and the ways the mind works are difficult to pin down — sometimes it seems the best that I can do is dance around them, always circling, with no clear chance of leading you straight to some magic-bullet, sure-fire shortcut.

I can’t explain to you how to be you, I can’t walk your path, I can’t give you a guaranteed fool-proof recipe for “being psychic” anymore than I could give you the blueprint for “how to love.” I can set an example, I can be as open as possible about how I do it… I can share ideas about general areas for you to look inside, but what you’ll find there will ultimately be something you create.

It’s like writing about how to have perfect pitch or a god-given artistic ability — there are tips and techniques for developing what you have — and you can learn and improve in any area of your life you set your mind to…

As much as I wish I could tell you exactly where to find your clairaudient intuition — your ability to communicate with your spirit guides — even if your inherent psychic abilities were indeed hidden in a specific cabinet in your kitchen, the best guidance I could offer — in this blog post format — would be something like “Where do you keep your can-opener? It’s likely to be in that drawer, or somewhere close…”

Honestly, I feel a little guilty about my clairaudience.
For most of my life, I was paralyzed by a fear of anyone knowing that I “hear shit” and slapping a psycho label on me — one that’s stitched into a straight-jacket with a life-time membership to my own private padded cell. I’ve clearly faced this fear, only to be confronted with a new, less obvious emotion.

Guilt. Something very close to “survivor’s guilt,” actually:

Why me and not you?

  • If I had been born with a beautiful voice, would I feel guilty if everyone around me was tone-deaf by comparison? No, I’d sing for you.
  • If I had an eye for color and a flair for illustration, would I feel guilty if you told me you were color-blind? What if you commissioned me to draw a picture for you — why wouldn’t I?
  • If I knew the name of someone you could call up who would change your life forever, would I feel “guilty” about telling you?

Feeling guilty about it is silly. I am a clairaudient intuitive. And the one thing I can detect 99% of the time is the name of the spirit entities who attend you.

I don’t entirely understand why I can, I can’t entirely explain to you how it works… it’s not my place to decide for you what you even do with that information. But I have been told, time and time again, that I’m not supposed to deny it or keep it to myself when it could help you.

Spirit Guide Name Readings

I now offer readings exclusively by phone, and I always include information about your spirit guides and their names in any reading when asked. (I no longer offer readings via email — they take hours to prepare, which makes them very cost prohibitive.)

Telling you the name of your spirit guides by phone takes only second, and we still have the remainder of the call to focus on questions, issues, and the messages your guides have for you. If you want to know the name of your spirit guide, I can certainly tell you. A Phone Reading is the quickest, most reasonably-priced way for me to speak with all the people who want to know the names of their guides.

To schedule a Phone Reading, please go the Readings page.

“Your life purpose is defined by what other people ASK of you, more than it is about what you want to give.”

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You can learn to do professional readings. I’ve mentored hundreds of new intuitives through the Automatic Intuition Professional Intuitive Training Program.

The turning point in my personal relationship with my guides, the turning point in my life — began — not with an awareness of their presence, that’s been as long as I can remember — but with the day I finally said “Who the hell are you and why are you here?”

That’s how the real conversations got started — the results of what I continue to learn from engaging my guides in a literal way are nothing short of amazing. My life didn’t change for the better over-night, but within about five years it was absolutely unrecognizably improved. It all started to change the day I finally asked and received the answer to a very simple question “Who are you?”

How to Hear Your Spirit Guides

You can develop your clairaudient intuition and learn to hear your guides on your own: check out the mp3 audio program Talking to Your Spirit Guides.

You are not alone. Find out who’s there with you and start talking to them. To some of you it may sound a little silly — but it becomes easier to approach your intuition literally when there’s an identity there to work with. It becomes harder to dismiss the results as vague or strange when they become familiar.

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41 Responses to What’s Your Spirit Guide’s Name?
  1. […] I certainly continue to struggle with a kind of “survivor’s guilt” regarding my “success” as a professional spiritual blogger and intuitive medium — and that site is barely monetized! I still catch myself reverting to age-old bad habits — I actually treat my greatest gifts as a shame — that sounds crazy! But it’s an authentic emotion. I do find it easier to accept compensation for this blog and the “more useful, more tangible, more quantifiable” information I share in the form of tutorials. […]

  2. K-L Masina | Are you AWAKE?
    July 26, 2007 | 9:24 pm

    Yes please! Why not? Have made a love-filled donation… and I would love to know my guides names.

    You know where to find me!

    Much joy,

  3. Slade | Shift Your Spirits
    July 26, 2007 | 9:26 pm

    Coming right up!

  4. Jeff | Druid Journal
    July 27, 2007 | 1:48 am

    Okay, dude — I’ll bite!

    I have regular contact with a cast of characters that I think of as “my guides” through meditation: Apollo, my anima, Cernunnos, Bridget sometimes. But there are also shadowy figures I sometimes glimpse in the background, or who have appeared in one or two meditations and told me that they’ve got my back, and I haven’t seen them since. There’s one fellow in particular — he looks like a cross between Gandalf and the Shaggy Man of Oz — he laughs all the time! I usually meet him on my way to seeing someone else. Intriguing and mysterious as hell. And most of the folks I talk to are there because I’ve specifically asked to see them, invited them in. Who are the guides who have been with me my whole life? I have no idea who they are.

    I’m headed right over to drop the donation in the box…

  5. Lexi at Creative Energies
    July 27, 2007 | 12:46 pm

    I find myself surprised that the number one question by far is asking what are the guides’ names. But I have had a chronic lifelong difficulty in remembering names, so that may be why I don’t relate strongly to that question.

    I have not been convinced that names are of great significance to my guides, with whom I communicate all the time. I sort of feel they regard it like a choice of clothing, just put on what is appropriate for the moment and the purpose of the moment, then let it go.

    I think the names may be more of a convenience for us than for them, but since names are hardly a convenience for me, it has not been an issue in my communications with them.

    I do know the names of various groups of beings I communicate with, but not individuals. And I am certainly not clairaudient, which doubtless makes a huge differenece too.

    Please do not take my remarks as any implication your work is not useful and significant, I do not mean that at all! I merely was observing how differently we see(hear) things and then process the information we receive.

    Thanks for posting, and go ahead and ditch that guilt thing, the sooner the better! You obviously have a great deal of value to share with others.


  6. Slade | Shift Your Spirits
    July 27, 2007 | 2:24 pm


    It’s interesting that you use the metaphor “choice of clothing” as this is the exactly idea that I was after when I talked about your spirit guides employing a form of “drag.”

    I, too, tend to communicate most often with “groups” of entities — in everyday “conversation” I address my entire collective posse as “guardies” (a somewhat childish endearment held over from when I was a kid).

    Even though I am most likely to “hear” (please use that term in the most multi-dimensional way) Jane — who serves as an on-going mouthpiece or “spokes entity.” I just as regularly receive information in the form of music from DJ.

    I think the approach you describe is totally effective and dare I say “healthy” — the most important aspect being that you engage them and feel that connection. (I do however think you discount just how clairaudient you may actually indeed be… No doubt the phenomenon feels normal to you and you may dismiss it more than realize. No worries, there, that is again, ideal in its own way…)

    But, I suppose why so many people want a name to work with, is that the communication remains too abstract for them — they can’t get past that “vague, shadowy, not-so-sure” feeling — the names change the dynamic in that awareness.

    Even in writing, your voice changes dramatically when you are communicating to “a big vague audience out there” as opposed to addressing the conversation to a specific person. If you write articles, you need only look at the difference between the voice you and attitude you assume as compared with, say, an email to a friend.

    The Big, Public Voice is unfocused and formal, while the familiar is personal and immediate. I am speaking as a writer to another writer, here, but there is a comparable phenomenon in prayer and everyday dialog.

  7. Slade | Shift Your Spirits
    July 27, 2007 | 2:33 pm


    You share a similar “magical world view” as well as a deep exploration of your “rich inner landscape.” I experience the same set of willfully invoked entities, versus the mysterious, versus the bit players, versus the regular supporting cast.

    Because I’ve astral-traveled around in your creative, spiritual landscape, I am very aware of how it compares to my own. For those who haven’t witnessed our personal correspondence, let me mention that my own guides shift in identity in a way that conforms to Jeff’s world. Not unlike how Lexi mentioned, it’s like encountering the same actors cast in parts in a different “reality” — different costumes, different style, almost a different “culture” yet recognizable.

    I’m interested to see who I can separate from your cast, but I definitely have friends there to introduce me… And, not to mention, it’s YOUR guided meditation that helped me identify that Bench downstairs in the Garden outside my Tower…

  8. Lexi at Creative Energies
    July 27, 2007 | 3:26 pm

    You are dead on with the remarks about me using clairaudience. I actually felt a bit silly the instant after I submitted my comment because I thought, “For heaven’s sake, I hear clear explicit statements from my guides, that is clairaudience. Oh well…”

    I am not sure why I missed it first time through, but I really wonder about your statement, “Your life purpose is defined by what other people ASK of you, more than it is about what you want to give.”

    Egads. By life purpose do you mean soul task, soul purpose, or something else?

    I certainly do not see my soul purpose coming from what people ask of me. Cripe, I would be wasting most of my healing energies propping up people’s non-functional patterns with band aids instead of deep transformation if that were the case.

    Lots of people don’t want to change anything, they just want the stuff they are doing to somehow work even if it is dysfunctional. Not my purpose to support that request!

    I try to bring my soul purpose through as clearly and undistorted as possible. Then whoever wants to participate in that manner with me will do so, and those who do not, well they are welcome to follow their path too. But my path is not determined by popular vote.


  9. […] Several times over the past year, I’ve retrieved the names of spirit guides that have been identical to family names — an “unused” middle name, the name of a parent or grandparent, or a recurring name that has been passed down or popped up repeatedly in their family history. […]

  10. […] This lesson or instruction is channeled information from someone else’s spirit guides. I did a Reading for a woman a few months ago who had powerful natural psychic ability. She asked me to ask her guides how she could improve or develop her clairaudience — what could she do to hear them better. […]

  11. God’s Warriors
    September 8, 2007 | 9:04 pm

    […] It’s true — I’m totally guilty of employing war-speech I prepare, on average, three Spirit Guide Readings per day, and those Readings are proof of the dangerous language that I not only allow but use: […]

  12. caroline
    September 21, 2007 | 9:37 pm

    slade just a quick message to say i think your web site is fab, i have only very recently got the internet at home. i have no way of making a financial donation to you at the moment, but i will send you some love and blessings, may you continue to happly help all who need it, many thanks again slade. caroline Ireland x

  13. Julie
    November 25, 2007 | 4:21 am


    When I get back to my e-mail after this crazy week I’ll give you some examples, but, for now, suffice it to say that my “dreams” have become much more vivid & specific after our name reading. Yes, you are doing the right thing by offering this service!

    You are a gift, Slade, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in thinking that. Especially not on this blog! ;-)

    Love & Light,

  14. Sonn
    March 29, 2008 | 5:33 am

    is it possible to receive their names in random “thoughts”

  15. Slade | Shift Your Spirits
    March 29, 2008 | 4:00 pm


    If you have generally been working to discover personal information from your guides, that request hangs around in your conscious, your subconscious, your environment as an “open ticket” — the responses may be a recurring thought or pattern of information in relatively quick succession.

    But if a name seems to keep surfacing over the course of a few days or so, following soon after your request to receive it, pay attention to those “random thoughts.”

    Your guides may use all kinds of information stored in your mind. They may also pull faces of people you know who share that name…

  16. Sonn
    March 30, 2008 | 9:39 pm

    Is it possible to enhance clairaudience?? I am a shocking meditator as 1. I have a habit to try and meditate when somehting is happening such as the washing machine running, or something on the stove that will need my attention etc etc or 2. i fall asleep. I do want a “relationship” with my spirit guides/angels but don’t know how to go about it due to lack of time.

    I have tried your meditation link but that link won’t allow downloads, and how do I know that my spirit guides are being truthfull?

    Do spirit guides/angels give you for want of a better word “a job discription”? ie: what their purpose is in your life?? I had some interesting ones come up and in my imagination I could feel what they would lok like. I have troubles visualizing but I can feel very strongly and am very sensitive to energy/ies.

  17. Jodilee
    September 13, 2008 | 10:54 am

    Well I just wanted to share with you my experience of trying to get my guides name. I meditated, and asked specifically for a name, which I received and thought – “gosh what an unusual name”. I thought about the name all the next day, and by the following day – mysteriously- I had forgotten it. This is highly unusual for me, I’m usually really good with names and things, but try as I might I just couldn’t get it back! After much frustration with myself, I went back into meditation to ask my guide again, and the answer I got was in the form of a song! The name of the song is ” Just call me angel of the morning”.
    What a beautiful sense of humour! Gotta love that!!!

  18. nina paulino
    February 12, 2009 | 5:39 pm

    who is my spirit guide and is she or he with me all the time?

  19. Slade Roberson
    February 12, 2009 | 6:01 pm


    There are several with you now — and more than one with you always…

  20. Nasreen
    December 2, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    Hi Slade

    I was wondering if you would be able to tell me my spirit guides name and a little bit about them if you dont mind?


    • Slade Roberson
      December 2, 2009 | 8:06 pm


      I’d be honored to do a reading for you and tell you about your guides, any names I pick up, any messages they have for you. I do require some more personal information from you than a comment allows.

      I have an email reading devoted to the information you’re seeking:
      Spirit Guide Name Reading


  21. Jordan
    December 5, 2009 | 5:30 pm

    Hey Slade,

    So, I think I have met my spirit guide. No, I know I’ve met my spirit guide. I saw her right there in front of me during meditation. It didn’t take long at all for me to see her. She is so beautiful with a smile that makes me smile every time I think of her face. She told me her name was Sahara. I cried when I first met her. I’m a very emotional person and meeting her brought tears to my eyes.
    I was so shocked of that first meeting and I was a little unsure if it was all real. But that night, while watching Man vs. Food (one of my new favorite shows), the host went to a casino called Sahara and so that name is is big flashy colors, right in front of my face, not even three hours after our meeting. So, that pretty much settled it. Haha, I have found my spirit guide.
    I try to take the time to find her again and to ask her questions but sometimes I feel like i’m making up the answers instead of them just coming to me. Maybe I’m not making them up but I’ll ask a question and half-way through my question, I hear the answer. What can I do to better my connection with her?

  22. Slade Roberson
    December 5, 2009 | 9:24 pm


    That’s a great story – thanks for sharing. I can assure you that your experience is very similar to many, many others — you’re certainly “doing everything right.”

    The synchronicity or sign of confirmation on the name you received is exactly the kind of sign we request during client readings — I’ve seen that phenomenon happen again and again.

    What can you do to further develop this connection?

    Honestly, you would be a perfect candidate for my course Talking to Your Spirit Guides — which is listed under the Classes tab in the navigation, along with The Money Shift and Automatic Writing Lessons.

    There’s a lot you can do to initiate these experiences on an on-going basis — and it’s not difficult. Don’t mean to sound like an infomercial, but it’s more than I could ever reply in a comment, not to mention already created and waiting for you — Check it out — http://sladeroberson.com/classes

  23. Queen of Swords
    January 6, 2010 | 3:14 am

    He’s a junior guide, and his name is Joe. Yes, Joe.

    The senior guide over him is named Ian.

    Both are wonderful. :)

  24. Danny
    April 10, 2010 | 6:40 pm

    During a recent meditation just as I was calming myself into it, I asked the Universe for the names of my guardian angel and any spirit guides that might be with me. Just as I was just starting to slide into “the gap”, as Deepak Chopra calls it, I was given two names-with spellings, even. One is Azreal and I don’t know how I knew, but Azreal is my Guardian Angel and the other name I was given is Illdrell(that first letter is a Capitol “eye”, this font makes it look like three “ells”). I found a good deal of information about Azreal on line and I am honored to have such a kind, gentle and serious archangel for my guardian angel. I must admit, there have been times in my life when I have not made it easy for him to protect me. But I thank him every day as I start my morning meditation. I am unable to find any information regarding Illdrell. Is there anything you can tell me about her(I was also given that she is a feminine aspect). Or advice regarding how I might go about finding out more about her? Thank you.

  25. Sid
    August 29, 2010 | 9:52 pm

    I managed to contact one of my spiritual guides. He said his name was Shinan. He was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers. He told me it’s possible to shapeshift my spiritual animal, which is a falcon. I have another spirit guide also. Shinan told me her name was Emma. That she was asleep. I searched their names. Emma Hardige Brittens matched alot and so did Yu Shinan. Yu Shinan studied calligraphy, while Emma did Spiritual things. I believe those are them.

  26. Charles Utz
    November 17, 2010 | 3:06 pm

    I could use some real guidence. For the past several years I have had nothing but really bad luck. It has gotten to the point that what I have left is about to be taken and I do not mean by bankruptcy. I can not believe this is fate. If I didn’t know better I would say someone has put a spell on me.

    All I would like is some guidence as to what to do or what I can do to change my luck. Anything to change from what I have been experiencing to something a lot better.

    • Slade Roberson
      November 17, 2010 | 5:02 pm


      I know it’s hard to maintain faith, but please hear me — it was only a handful of years that my life was in a ditch I never thought it could be pulled out of. It didn’t magically get better overnight. But it changed SO Dramatically for the Better in only a few years.

      Don’t cling to what is falling away — rejection is God’s protection. What you are “losing” may be toxic — it needs to be removed, stripped away, so that something new can planted to grow there.

      There is No Situation that can’t be miraculously reversed — I speak from experience — financial destitution; being told I have “life threatening” illnesses — THREE times!

      What your miracles may look like, and what form your future will take, will be a surprise.

      Be here to witness what it’s like when it’s wonderful again.

  27. Kathy
    March 16, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    I have received a name about 2 yrs ago, but would like to get more information on him. He is Native American, he answered yes to this question. The best spelling I can give is Ching Sin Tu Wah……. Then just this morning I woke up with another name, from nowhere, that begged for my attention and again it points to another Native American…Placido…….I don’t know what it means or if I’m suppose to be doing something with this information. As far as I know, I am not Native American but have always felt I was in a previous life. Anything you can do to point me in a direction where I can get more information on these people would be greatly appreciated.

  28. Kristie
    April 12, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    I feel like I used to be able to astral project, but lately I don’t remember anything of dreams or projections. Would anyone know why I cannot do this anymore? I still have things happening in daily life to me that I believe are not just coincidences. I would like to also know where I can find more information on my spirit guide Mathieu, or other spirit guides. Anyone can help I would appreciate it

    • Slade Roberson
      April 13, 2011 | 8:16 am


      I used to astral project a lot when I was a teenager, but that’s something I can honestly say I never do now and I don’t even think about it. I very rarely remember dreams, either.

      BUT, I practice all kinds of other facets of intuition and spirituality, especially communicating with my guides. The best place for you to find more information about your spirit guide Mathieu is either by getting a reading or by learning to talk to him more directly yourself.

      Check out the Classes Page:

      Messages from Your Guides (Meditation)
      Talking to Your Spirit Guides
      Automatic Writing Lessons

  29. jas
    May 26, 2011 | 9:18 pm

    I just have a question. can angels or spirit guides talk to you through dreams?

    • Slade Roberson
      May 26, 2011 | 9:47 pm


      Yes, I believe it’s certainly probable that they can.

  30. Sonja
    May 26, 2011 | 10:59 pm

    Jas, I can say without questioning that mine most certainly do :) My many guides have taught me so much. I have started channeling with one particular guide whose purpose is to teach me how to reach other “planes” by way of chanting, know that I astral travel with them, and often I go to sleep with the intention that I will have a meeting with them in order to learn more. :)

  31. laura stewart
    August 21, 2011 | 7:45 pm

    I have this same gift. I questioned it for a long time. I have seen my angel. I know who my guide is and even found out the name. My problem is no one around me believes that I have this gift and my family had me put in an instituion because I shared freely about things I was experiencing. It sucks that I have no one to talk to about this. I am medically educated I know I am not insane.

  32. Liz
    August 28, 2011 | 2:57 am

    As a teenager, I dabbled in meditation, never quite achieving total silence in my mind. Recently, I attempted to meditate for the first time in nearly 10 years with the intention to make contact with my spirit guide. As soon as I slipped under, I saw a very intimidating face – but really it wasn’t even a face, it was just eyes – sort of poking at me and clearly trying to get in my face and intimidate me. It was enough to frighten me out of attempting to meditate again, although I very much want to. Any advice on how to proceed with my spiritual awakening? Is the imposing energy just a negative aspect of my concience that I need to deal with before I move forward, or is it the energy of someone else trying to tell me something, or is it something else altogether?

    • Slade Roberson
      August 28, 2011 | 10:56 am


      I would need to connect with you and do a Reading to answer your questions specifically (it’s not something I can do through a blog comment) — but here are some suggestions to keep in mind.

      Meditation is not necessarily the same thing as Communicating with Spirits.
      Given that it has been so long since you’ve meditated, it could be an awfully intense leap to make on your first attempt.
      Take yoga classes — with an actual instructor, in an environment with other people — as a way to reintroduce yourself to a meditative practice. In that context, you can be assured some gentle, minimal meditative practice while grounding the physical body and the emotional body.

      What you experienced is most likely to be a manifestation of anxiety, or at worst, an ungrounded, unprotected spiritualist attempt.

      Once you feel more comfortable with a general meditative experience, you may then feel confident to progress.

      How much safety, preparation, psychic protection, and structure would you say was a part of your attempt to communicate with your spirit guides?

      I would recommend that you receive an Attunement, such as the guided visualization featured in my audio class Talking to Your Spirit Guides.

      I’m sure that with someone walking you through it, you will have a more positive experience.

      Thanks for the question, I hope you find the suggestions helpful.

  33. Kionde
    August 30, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    I would love to know what my angels or guuides names are. I have asked but I don’t think I’m getting any answers.
    Something made me reaserch spritiual guides to day and how to connect with them. I have always been very senitive to the spirit world since losing my dad at age 7. I have always known that someone or something was looking out for me. could you please tell me their name and how many there may be around me. Can they physically touch me? I have wondered if one of the or something enjoys touching me? I know this sounds crazy but I really need an answer, please….

    Thanks for the insight,

  34. Kionde
    August 30, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Another question. I don’t mean to take up your time on silly things but, I asked a my spirit guides name years ago and I was told it was a little old lady named either Anna or Allah. Weird I was raised Muslem and I always thought they were referring to Allah as in God. Is that the case or is that really the name of my guardian angel? What do they look like? Do they keep changing or did I have these same ones since I was a child? Are any of them my dad? Were they ever real people or have they always been spirits? Please help me understand so I can connect with my guide.

    Thanks again,

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