A Meditation to Connect with Your Spirit Guides

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In every moment the Universe is conspiring to bring me toward right-minded thinking and the energy of love | The Universe Has Your Back card deck by Gabby BernsteinI believe we all have spirit guides — spiritual beings of the highest truth and compassion working on our behalf to guide our thoughts and energy back to love.

They are not physical and are not bound by the natural laws of this world. These beings come in different forms and have different purposes. But their common goal is to help guide us back into alignment with the love of the Universe.

When you cultivate a relationship with your spirit guides, they will give you wise and loving guidance to help you in every area of your life.

In this blog post I’m sharing my spirit guides meditation to help you connect with your spirit guides and receive clear guidance.

About the spirit guides meditation

This meditation is a beautiful practice that will help you create a deep connection to the beings of love and light who are always here to support you.

Tweet: Through meditation you can connect to the wise and loving spirit guides who are always here to support you. @gabbybernstein

While your spirit guides are always present, it may not feel that way — because you may not be aware of their presence.

This meditation will help you to invite them in and become aware of the guidance that is available to you.

Why connect with your spirit guides?

Our spirit guides help guide us back into alignment with the love of the Universe. When you get stuck in a fear-based thought or pattern, you can turn to your guides to help lead you back to love.

Knowing that there is a presence always supporting you will give you unshakable faith and strength. This spirit guides meditation will help you invite in this support.

Spirit guides meditation

Before you press play, make sure you have a journal handy. After the meditation you’ll free-write to let the guidance you’ve received come forth.

Find a quiet, comfortable place to meditate.

Sit up straight in a chair with your feet planted on the floor. The more aligned you are physically (to the best of your ability), the more you can receive. When you’re ready, press play and follow my guidance.

Free-writing exercise

Gabby Bernstein journaling | Spirit guides meditationAfter your meditation, open your journal. You can follow my guidance in the audio meditation above, and I’ve also written it out here for easy reference.

At the top of the page, write: Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for writing through me.

Then free-write for 4 minutes, letting your pen flow onto the page. Don’t second-guess or edit anything that comes through.

After 4 minutes, take a moment to wrap up whatever it is that you’ve been writing.

Thank your guides for their support, taking a deep breath of gratitude and appreciation. Receive the gratitude and appreciation back into your heart.

Strengthen your faith and spiritual connection

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby BernsteinIn my book The Universe Has Your Back, I talk a bit about my relationship to spirit guides:

“I believe that the Universe is the ever-present energy of love within us and around us. I believe that in any given moment we can align with that powerful presence of love through prayer, thoughts and stillness.

We can measure our peace based on our ability to align with this force field of Universal energy. I trust in these spiritual guides just as much as I trust in my husband or my mother. I believe in them deeply and I know they are working through me to strengthen my faith in the Universe.

Most of all, I believe that we are here in these bodies at this time to learn great spiritual lessons. As we come to embrace the light and transformation within these lessons, we’re guided to spread the light with the world. This is why we’re here. I nurture this faith daily with prayer and meditation. This certainty sets me free.”

I believe that we are here in these bodies at this time to learn great spiritual lessons.

In The Universe Has Your Back, I guide you transform your fear to faith through spiritual practices, prayers, meditations and affirmations.

You’ll learn how to let go of the need to control so you can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

You’ll release the blocks to happiness, security and clear direction.

And you’ll feel even more connected to the spiritual guidance that is always available to you.

Plus, when you order The Universe Has Your Back you also get a free bonus: my two-hour online workshop called The Art of Manifesting!

Order the book and claim your gift here.

Wrapping up your spirit guides meditation

Gabby Bernstein drinking teaYou can call on your spirit guides at any time through this meditation. Use it whenever you’re looking for guidance or support in any area of your life.

Following this meditation and free-write, take some time to process everything before you move on with your day.

You may want to have some tea, relax, review your notes in your journal or go for a quiet walk.

Make sure to give yourself at least a few minutes to get grounded before going back to your day.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful practice. Leave a comment below letting me know about your experience and what it’s like connecting with your spirit guides!

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  1. Thank you Gabby,
    A wonderful way to start my day/ week.
    I sat down to meditate and your email popped up so I chose to open it & do the meditation as it resonated with me. I very recently became aware of my spirit guides so this was perfect!
    Thank you for your wisdom and to you and your spirit guides for sharing this with us.
    With love, gratitude and blessings.
    Ruth of London
    Ps if you post this, please omit my surname

  2. I am learning to open myself up to receive and trust and this meditation took me further on this journey. Thank you. I was doubtful if the words would flow afterwards however they did and I feel blessed and grateful.

  3. During meditation, I have trouble recognizing the difference between what I want to hear and what I actually hear. How do you tell the difference? Tks.

    1. Here are two techniques to try and see what feels best for you: 1. Focus on your breath. Listen to the sound of your own breathing and let it guide you. 2. Or instead just be open to all the sounds. Gently release the control and let any sounds and feelings come up. Just acknowledge them as they come and go. XOX

      1. Hi Gabby this is new to me, but I feel a strong pull to connect with my spirit guides. I didn’t have anything to write after the meditation, but I’m sure if I keep doing the meditation, it will come.
        Thank for sharing your beautiful guidance X

        1. Wonderful. Know that it’s a practice. It can take some time to find your groove, but have fun in that process. <3

  4. I have never done free writing before and this experience was great for me. The message i got was be free and let go. I have only once had a clear message from my guides, and the voice was so clear I trusted it was not my monkey mind. I will definitely do this meditation again. Thank you!

  5. Thanks Gabby! I have been feeling out of alignment lately and this is really going to help bring me back to love and light. I am so grateful for your guidance. It is only because of your SJMC and ‘The Universe has Your Back’ that I even recognize when I am out of alignment with the Universe. I used to just feel off or in a funk sometimes without realizing what it was or how to get back on track. Thanks to you, I am so much more aware and understand what is happening so when I start to feel out of alignment I now know I just need to re-connect with my spirit guides and change my vibration and I will feel better.

  6. Thank you Gabby.
    I have started reading the universe has your back , also I practise Kundalini yoga kriyas as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Your guided meditations are very helpful and I look forward to them.
    Super grateful to have you!

  7. Thank you Gabby. I loved it. I really like the part about writing. I felt really connected when I wrote in my journal. I look the writing as confirming the direction I received during the meditation. Now I have it in black and white to review. This journey I am on is taking me to my wildest dreams. You are a gem. Bernie

  8. I felt my mother. Sometimes her absence cuts through me, but my mother was very much with me when I asked her to reveal her name. She has been gone just over a year now, and I felt her say she was with me, and she’s with my now 1-year-old baby, every day. I am a single mother to my baby and I feel so much guilt for her not having a father that is present or functional… but in this quiet I continuously heard that I am enough. What a beautiful meditation. I am so grateful for your work.

  9. Thank you Gabby for this lovely experience that I so needed at this time. I’ve been struggling with a mental health relapse that has left me feeling very “unsafe” and “fearful”. The resounding messages that I received were those of warmth, big love, safety and essentially a big all-encompassing hug. I love you for sharing your wisdom and your love. Paulaxo (btw, I’m a 2019 B-Schooler and have taken a hiatus over the last 2 weeks as I stabilize 🙂

    1. Thanks for this brave and beautiful share. Grateful that you connected here and for the divine timing. I believe that Source works through amazing doctors and therapists. If you you are looking for that extra support, please check out
      Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us, the EMDR Institute http://www.emdr.com/, or SAMSA SAMHSA.gov – all which have amazing practitioners. Sending you lots of continued healing and peaceful prayers. XOX

  10. This meditation and writing exercise really helped me to re-affirm my dreams and receive encouragement and support. The turmoil of the last couple of weeks and fear of change has transformed with my spirit guides to connecting with my authentic needs and feeling deserving of love, compassion, and help. Thank you for a beautiful way to close my day!

  11. Hi Gabby
    I have the audiobook and hear it on Audible. I’m so grateful I was avidly listening to it, as it helped me prepare and be strong when my daughter went through a serious mental/physical illness. Now it’s time to manifest more miracles for her and our family, how can I access the Art of Manifesting Workshops? Thanks xxx

  12. Hi Gabby, to me the name of an angel was revealed. Sandalphon. I am not sure if this is possible, since spirit guides aint angels, right? Anyway, I looked up where this angel stands for, (angel of the inner child) and that message resonates very much with me at this period of time, so I am very pleased 😉

  13. Sitting in my office when I cam across your email to meditate this morning. This was a beautiful meditation – I felt warmth at my back and still can. My mother came through and also an Ann and an F? Anyway the guides were asking me to go out and play in nature – its a beautiful day here in Yorkshire England and the message that came through strong is that everything is and will be ok and to just love, radiate love, be love , see love , touch love , smell love and embody love.
    With love and gratitude
    Om and Out xxx

  14. I sense darkness leaving….fading away from around me…my life …my space…
    tears in my eyes ….of relief..

  15. Thanks for everything Gabby! You always come through at the perfect times … I am listening to the Law of Attraction right now for the second time, it finally clicked and then this lands in my inbox. I just finished a second day of this meditation and the free writing has me really mesmerized. Thank you!

  16. I just yesterday listened to Oprah’s super soul podcast with Ainslie Macleod. They talked about spirit guides and the souls purpose. And today, right after I finish the podcast, you come out with a meditation. Out of all the podcasts I could have picked yesterday, I picked that one. I am happy to say my spirit guides DO guide me 🙂

  17. This is the first time for me doing this. My free writing coming through was all about love. One part, “You are always beautiful for everyone is there to be loved, recognized.” The meditation itself and the writing have me tingling. All the message was centered about love; revealing to me that love is all that matters. Thank you Gabby for sharing your love and guidance. I am going to rest now and absorb.

  18. So gratexul. for you Gabby but I feel like I’m just giving myself messages, I couldn’t feel the spirit guides so got increasingly frustrated with myself… it’s hard… I’ll keep trying but feel like maybe I don’t have any guides out there, which is why I feel so lost.

    1. Remember to be patient with yourself and your process. Try sitting in meditation and ask the Universe for a sign or for a connection to a guide. Don’t overthink and see what comes up first. <3

  19. Loved this meditation! Thank you so much. I have been peeling away the layers in the last year. Not sure where to go next. My spirit guides will be there as I think you will be as well.

  20. Thank you Gabby. I was moved to tears during this meditation. I’ve been feeling a bit lost in my purpose lately, and wondering if I’m on the right path. At one point I sat up straighter, and when I did it was like suddenly I could feel the warmth of hands all over my body telling me I was not alone, which sent electricity through me. The free-writing was also so powerful, with messages of trust coming through: having faith, trusting my purpose, and to keep climbing, because success is imminent. Thank you for your incredible gift.

  21. Wow ……. this was amazing….. normally when I mediate I get green lights from either side moving in front from each side meeting the middle and turning white ……. sometimes it feels like I’m in space …. but this meditation brought orange and amber colours the writing after was so inline with where I am right now I’m about to put my story out there to help other but get frozen with fear . I worte the first line what is about to come is greater than you ever imagined ………. the name that came through was Angelo can you give any more on the meaning of the spirit guid
    Many thanks Gabby you are a human angel xxxx

    1. Beautiful, Sarah. If you’re feeling unclear about a certain message or name, return to meditation to get grounded and ask for clarity. Keep trusting that inner guidance.

  22. A wonderful meditation and journaling practice.❤️ I will use this as part of my routine that I after after my night shifts at our local women’s shelter for women with children fleeing domestic violence.

    It will be a lovely addition to my post shift and pre sleep routine I usually am not a writer but I did 2 pages after this morning. Interesting.

    Also this is a gentle meditation for use with my new to spirituality students.at my yoga studio. Truly available for everyone.

    Much love and happiness

  23. This is a good meditation guide, however when I attempt to “allow” the guides flow through me, my hand is just “stumped”…not writing anything but my own thoughts. Not sure if I’m doing it right?

    1. When journaling after meditation, write the first thing that comes through you. Don’t overthink or edit yourself! If you are still feeling stuck, go do something FUN.

  24. I feel like this meditation came to me for a reason i’ve recieved other emails from you but they always end up in my junk mail. I added you to my contacts and still they end up there, but this one didnt and i know it was for a reason. I’ve been in such a funk lately and i know I’m definitely out of alignment and for some reason i have resisted mediation even though i know it has massive benefits and i’ve done it before and just felt lighter and had more clarity but perhaps because my mood i didnt want to do anything. However when it showed up in my email i check daily i thought maybe this is for a reason and decided to give this a try. I feel more peaceful than i have in awhile and i even wrote a few lines. I’m going to continue doing this meditation and see what happens. Thank you so much for putting these meditations out there!

  25. This has to be one of the most beautiful and touching meditations I have ever done. I felt such an outpouring of unconditional love from my spirit guides. The first time, I heard the message “have fun!” The second time, the message was “be gentle with yourself in all ways.” Today, was “you are actually perfect.” Every time I have cried. Thank you, thank you!

  26. Dear Gabby,

    Thank you so much for gifting us with this!
    Is it possible that we have more than one guide?
    Thank you for continuously sharing your light so that we may be guided toward the love and the light!
    Love, Svetlana

    1. You can absolutely have several guides. Getting grounded in meditation will help you tune into them. XOX

  27. Words didn’t flow, nothing flowed. Didn’t feel connected. I wonder what’s missing from me here… try again another day.

    1. If you’re feeling blocked, bring in some fun energy. What’s one easy thing that you can do to bring joy into your day? Make that fun thing your new practice! <3

  28. Hi Gabby,

    This was such a beautiful meditation and perhaps the most powerful I have done in terms of connection. I connected with my guides, felt their presence and received wonderful & insightful messages. The free writing was also amazing. After I completed the meditation I did a Goddess Oracle Card reading and the 3 cards I received were identical to the messages I had been receiving, providing even more connection, insight and clarity. I’m excited to revisit this meditation! Thank you. Xxx

  29. Thank you guides. Of the highest truth and compassion for guiding me. I am not afraid Jesus with you walking by my side. Step into your greatest Bernie. I made you in my image and together we ca nod anything. Your are a miracle worker. Spread your light and love around the world. María is going to be ok. Gabby please pray for my wife María. She is havin an MRI done now as I write this message. I feel loved and want to share my love with everyI meet. This is an awesome feeling. thank you so much Jesus for being a part of me. I am grateful for all of Of my blessings. Your friend Bernie

  30. Dearest Gabby I have listened to this meditation so many times and the same message comes through how do I know it’s not just my non key mind talking and it is actually my guides telling me to do it?? Hope this makes sense so much lovre x

    1. Check in with that inner guidance. Is the message coming from a place of love or fear? If it’s loving, then it means you’re being guided. <3

  31. Hi Gabby
    I’ve practiced this meditation some minutes ago.
    I often feel overwhelmed nowadays, i meditate daily but these last days i found some difficulties to know what meditation, how to, etc (generally i was on my own, breathing and saying “so ham” mentally. But this is difficult for me now because my faith is being challenged. I have your book “the universe”, i have your site so I decided to practice this meditation.
    Well I feel the guides, was in form of nature and sun first, then one guy , other figures, and then I cried. Another guide arrived to tell me “well i know it’s difficult but you have to release your sadness” and then a greeny path, then a little girl in a blue dress coming free and a little wild. I feel some relief (saying to myself “oh I’m gonna have a girl ? I’m 40 and I fear I won’t have any children) then doubt whether it was my future daughter or mysef as a little girl. and then think my mind took control to analyse, search and then some blurs …. maybe a stroll in that path with people, maye a stonehouse I really don’t know if it was from my mind or not.
    But then difficult to write, control and resistance… I only wrote what I saw.
    Thank you Gabby!

    1. This is beautiful Anne. It sounds like a lot is coming up to be healed. Continue to return to meditation and your spiritual practices and know that you’re on a gorgeous path. <3

  32. The second time I did this meditation, it was very powerful. (The first, notsomuch.) I’m so glad I tried again!

    This time, I was unexpectedly in tears after the first few minutes of asking for guidance. Affirmations of being on the right track were pouring in from elders who have passed. I was guided to continue listening to my music within and specific songs that keep appearing in my mind. I was encouraged to move, physically dance, when I feel internally moved.
    I asked if I’m making a difference to ease the pain.

    They said, “You’re reaching them. Don’t despair.” And with that, tears quietly streamed down my face. It startled me when I put that to paper – I began to weep.

    When I stopped writing, I looked up through watery, blurred vision and the first thing I saw was a Lladro statue I’d purposefully purchased in 1998 in Madrid. Her image captivated me in a way it never has before. Even more than when I saw her and knew she was the one I needed to take home from Spain. I was amazed because I’d imagined being struck by a wedding couple, or two people in love. But it was a statue of one woman, wearing nothing (presumably) but a sheet, carrying an armful of flowers and displaying a fully contented look upon her face. She was all I desired to BE. I didn’t know fully why until this morning.

    I thought it might’ve been because I’d taken a stand for myself. Divorcing, going to Europe by myself, being frightened and doing it anyway… I’d begun to own my life. What I hadn’t owned yet was love. That love could overcome fear. That love could overcome judgment and a critically toxic mindset. That loving and trusting the Universe was the key to moving the world – one moment, one being at a time – into greatness and peace.

    I had to know, after seeing her clearly for the first time this morning, what the artist had named this piece. With a shocking amount of ease, I found her box on the first try. She’s called “Petals of Love.”

    Not wheelbarrows, or buckets, or even flowers of love… petals. Small, delicate, individually precious bits of love, each making a unique impact as they’re given by her in her purest form. Barefoot, nude, vulnerable, real.

    Profound practice. Thank you.

    1. This is gorgeous Julie. Continue to return to meditation and your journaling practice, and trust that beautiful inner guidance. XOX

  33. Gabby,
    I’ve tried this twice and each time during the start of the meditation I’ve experienced very strong chills and also vibrations on top of my head that go away after about 15 secs. Kind of freakish but also intriguing new feeling that I don’t know if I should be afraid of (bad or good presence?)

    1. It sounds like you’re connecting with your energy and it’s moving through you. That’s a good thing. If it ever feels unclear or coming from a negative place, you can start your meditation by declaring that you welcome in only loving, positive energy.

  34. Hi Gabby I’m going through a cleansing phase at the moment and I hardly know myself – I feel very weak and almost invisible. I know that I have had a specific spirit guide for the past 14 years who has pretty much saved me. However, I wanted to ask – when my spirit guide can see my suffering (pretty much for a lot of the time since he’s been with me), why doesn’t he speed up my healing so I can have the strength to enjoy life? I try to see things in a positive way and to find positivity in every day situations, so I feel I always put in 100% but the pay-back, quite a lot of the time, is what feels like another slap in the face, and I don’t have the energy anymore to know how to trust. Are some people doomed to lead unhappy lives no matter how hard they try to make their lives a success?

    1. Ann, your spirit guide has never left your side. I want you to know that spirit always, always has your back. You are always being guided, even in the midst of great difficulty. It’s during these times that we need our faith the most. I’ve been there, and I’m sending a lot of love and prayers your way. Do you have The Universe Has Your Back? I suggest re-reading this book because it speaks so much to what you’re describing. Take a look especially at chapter 3 for my guidance on how to recognize when you’re being presented with a Universal assignment and how to show up for it. I know it can be very difficult at times. But no matter what, your guide is with you. Another chapter to focus on is chapter 11: When you think you’ve surrendered, surrender some more. I have days where I am surrendering all day through prayer. Surrender and surrender some more. I’m sending a lot of love and light your way. You are in my prayers. xoxo

      1. Thank you so much Gabby. I spent all of Sunday watching your videos and I do feel stronger and when I start to stress I say to myself that I am getting in the way of the bigger plan. I know you have become one of my guides and your kindness is giving me light. I will let you know how my life pans out in the next year or so because I have to sell my house and relocate so I will look for my plan to unfold. Many thanks. Ann xx

  35. Hi Gabby,

    I’ve done this meditation twice and both times I’ve wept as soon as my guides appear in my minds eye. They’ve told me that I’m loved beyond measure, that everything will be okay and to share my heart with others. Thank you so much for this powerful meditation.

  36. So happy to be on my way to connecting with my spirit guides. I was given 3 names: Lisette, Ramine and Jesmyal. I look forward to continuing to strengthen the bond with my guides. Thank you. I have also done the meditation to cut cords, so useful and much needed.
    Love and light to you.

  37. Hi Gabby! I feel my spirit guides around me all the time, through times on the clock, seeing butterflies, lady bugs, and feathers, hearing songs, etc. I have not been able to feel them during meditation to get messages to find out what to do or if I’m on the right track. I also keep second guessing what I think my sign is… I feel like this all may have to do with my challenge of releasing control… I’m a control freak (for protection, I know, and I’m working on that too!). Do you think this could be? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you so much for all of your guidance and beautiful work – it has all helped me so much and I’m making sense of myself, my story, and feeling more freedom. Thank you! <3

    1. The connection comes with the letting go. If you feel unclear about your sign, pick the very first thing that comes to you and don’t second guess it. Step into trusting that inner guidance, which will help you surrender and trust the messages. Sending you big hugs babe!

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