10 Simple and Beautiful Ways to Connect with Your Spirit Guides

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In this blog post I share how to connect to your spirit guides by following 10 steps.

I believe we all have spirit guides, and when you cultivate a relationship with your spirit guides you will receive clear, wise  guidance to help you in every area of your life.

These steps work together to help you establish a relationship with your spirit guides!

My experience with spirit guides

Super Attractor by Gabrielle BernsteinSince I was very young, I’ve felt a presence of spiritual guidance within me, around me and connected to me.

In my book Super Attractor, I open up about spirit guides in a way I never had before. I’d written about Universal guidance and God, but until I sat down to write this book, I’d always held myself back from sharing about the presence of my nonphysical guides.

For many years I was always worried I might freak people out or make someone feel like they had to share my beliefs. But when writing Super Attractor, I felt called to push the metaphysical envelope and speak openly and unapologetically about the spiritual realm. I knew the world was becoming ready to open up to new forms of guidance.

When we become willing to see a world beyond our physical sight, then life becomes easier, we feel safer and we can access our true power.

I’ve grown to rely on these nonphysical guides in every area of my life. Knowing that there is a presence always supporting me has given me unshakable faith and strength. There have been countless moments in my life when I’ve witnessed the divine intervention of my guides.

We all have spirit guides

I'm in awe of the magnificent guidance available to me | Super Attractor card deckHere’s what I believe:

I believe there are beings of the highest truth and compassion working on our behalf to guide our thoughts and energy back to love. They’re not physical and aren’t bound by the natural laws of this world. They’re spiritual beings.

These beings come in many forms and they have different purposes, but their common goal is to 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. When you want to receive their guidance, all you have to do is be willing to surrender your fear and see with spiritual sight.

We all have our own spirit guides. We have guides that are ancestors and deceased family members. Some spirit guides may have names. In some cases you may have a group of guides that all have the same name, like with Esther Hicks and Abraham.

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If you haven’t connected to your spirit guides before, I welcome you to keep an open mind. These 10 simple, beautiful steps will help you cultivate a connection to your spirit guides and deepen your relationship day by day.

If this all sounds a little trippy to you, let me reassure you that your guides are loving and wise. They’re here to support you, and connecting with them is a comforting and joyful experience.

How we experience our spirit guides

Once you begin inviting in your spirit guides, there are different ways you might experience their presence.

Inner knowing

You can experience a spirit guide as an inner knowing. You may feel or sense your guide’s presence, or “hear” a voice within, like a strong intuition or realization. Some people audibly hear (or see) their guides.

Sparks of light

Sparks of light are another indicator of a spirit guide’s presence. Sometimes when I know my guides are with me, I see little sparks of light. It’s so cool to see that light and know there’s a presence with me at that moment!

Books falling off the shelf

When books fall off the shelf, your spirit guides are the ones who are kicking them off for you! I can’t tell you how many people have written to me or spoken to me at an event and said they discovered my book because it literally fell off the shelf in front of them. You can experience this kind of guidance! It is available to you.

Free-writing after meditation

Another way you can experience the presence of a spirit guide is through writing. You can call on your spirit guides through meditation, and following your meditation you can free-write and allow the voice of your guides to work through you.

Connecting to your spirit guides is about learning to rely on the voice of love. The reason these guides are here is to constantly bridge your thoughts from fear back to faith, forgiveness, love and light. They present you with creative solutions and beautiful opportunities.

10 steps to connect to your spirit guides

If you’re ready to invite in that voice of love, follow these 10 steps to connect to your spirit guides.

Step 1: Get into the habit of asking

The first step to connecting with your spirit guides is to get into the habit of asking.

Connect with your spirit guides step 1: Get into the habit of askingWe often forget that we have guidance within us and around us. In the busyness of day-to-day life, it’s really easy to forget this connection.

When we forget that we can call on spirit for help, to call on, we start to rely on our strength. That’s when fear sets in.

Therefore, the first step is to get into the habit of asking your spirit guides for help. The more you ask, the more you receive — period.

Think about all the things that you need help with. Maybe you need help conceiving, or making more money, or healing a relationship that’s struggling.

Make a list of what you need your spirit guides’ help with

Make a list of the 5 to 10 biggest things you need help with. You can do this now, or you can come back to this exercise after aligning with your inner wisdom through prayer or meditation.

Once you make this list, your next step is to offer up everything you need help with and invite your spirit guides to reveal solutions.

Say, “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing the solutions to these problems.”

Then go through your list.

Some examples…

  • “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for offering solutions to my issue with my health.”
  • “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing the solutions to the problems I’m having in my marriage.”
  • “Thank, you guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing the solutions to my struggle with finding a career I love.”

Just go one by one asking the guides to help you. If you want to get really laser focused, you can choose just one and offer it up daily for a while.

Only call in the guides of the highest truth and compassion

Remember always to call in the guides of the highest truth and compassion. You don’t want to invite the funky guides to the party! Be very specific and clear about what kind of guidance you’re calling in so you don’t get any riff-raff coming through.

As with the human world, there are lots of different characters, and we don’t always want to invite every character over for dinner. The same goes for spiritual relationships. We want to open up our consciousness, space and energy only to the guides of the highest truth and compassion.

Don’t worry about this too much. You call the shots, so don’t fear those other beings. They can’t come in without your permission.

You can call on your guides anytime

You don’t have to wait for a problem to crop up in order to call on your spirit guides. Every time I give a talk, the first thing I say backstage to myself is, “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for speaking through me.”

Whenever I say this silent prayer to call on my guides, I know the words that I need will come through me. The simple act of asking is all that’s required for the guidance to show up.

Step 2: Listen

Connect with your spirit guides step 2: ListenThe second step in connecting to your spirit guides is to listen. The way to do this is by meditating. When you meditate, you quiet your mind so that you can hear the wisdom of the guidance that’s within you and around you.

We have to slow down our vibration to become aligned with the presence of these guides. When we attune our energy to the frequency of love and peace, we can more easily connect to the vibrational messaging of our spirit guides.

Align your energy through prayer and meditation

You can say a prayer such as, “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion. Thank you for showing me what I need to know. Thank you for leading me in the right direction. Thank you for whatever it is that I need.”

Then you can sit in meditation for 5, 10 or 20 minutes. This can be a very simple meditation. You can simply pay attention to your breath, becoming mindful of the sounds and sensations around you. I also have a spirit guides meditation to help you connect.

Step 3: Write with your spirit guides

Once you’ve meditated, your next step is to write with your spirit guides. Open your journal or just grab a few sheets of paper. At the top, write an invitation to them, such as:

  • Connect with your spirit guides step 3: Write with your spirit guides“Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me the solutions to these issues.”
  • “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me whatever you want me to know.”
  • “Dear guides of the highest truth and compassion, I welcome you to write through me now.”

Then simply let your pen flow.

Just riff onto the page, allowing whatever needs to come through. Ideas, stories, topics, inspired visions, things that you may not have thought of on your own, will begin to come forward. Don’t second-guess yourself or edit a word. Just write.

Your guides may speak directly to you

You may find in this writing experience that your guides begin speaking to you directly. Instead of writing in the first person you may begin writing in the second person. When I am channeling my guides they often say, “Dear sister…”

In some cases, your handwriting might even change. You might feel a presence of energy moving through you. That means that there’s a presence that’s working through you to give you direction.

Step 4: Ask for a sign

Connect with your spirit guides step 4: Ask for a signYour guides can play fun games with you! They like to show you that they’re present. So get playful with them and ask them for a sign.

Have you never asked for a sign before? Or have you asked but not known whether you received it? Learn how to ask for a sign and know when you’ve received clear guidance.

You’ll be blown away when you start to ask your guides to show you signs! It will rock your world.

Step 5: Pay attention to the guidance you receive

It’s one thing to ask for guidance. It’s another thing to witness it, to really take it in and relish in the presence that’s supporting you.

Connect with your spirit guides step 5: Pay attention to the guidance you receiveWhen you pay attention to the guidance you receive, you’re letting yourself be in the awe and wonder of all the love that is around you. It’s a big deal. This beautiful feeling is available when you truly let yourself witness of the amazing support that is always with you.

The practice of paying attention to guidance isn’t about demanding. You don’t go around all day asking, “Where’s my guidance? Where’s my guidance?” Instead, you simply allow yourself to be open to the wonder of that guidance.

Your guidance may show up in cool and unexpected ways, even in ways I haven’t mentioned here. Your guidance can show up as a song on the radio, a billboard on the freeway or somebody saying to you exactly what you needed to hear.

Our guides often work through other people. They work through doctors, friends, children and even strangers. Spirit guides love to work through technology, too, which is something I talk more about in Super Attractor.

Step 6: Stay in an energy of gratitude

Connect with your spirit guides step 6: Stay in an energy of gratitudeAs I mentioned in step 5, you want to thank your guides. Rather than being in a place of neediness, you want to be in a place of gratitude and appreciation for their guidance and love.

Shift the way you talk to your guides. If you find yourself thinking things like, “Guides, why haven’t you given me this yet?” or “Guides, I don’t believe in you. Why haven’t you shown up for me faster?” — you’re showing your distrust of them. You’re telling them you’re not really open to their guidance and that you want to be in control.

Your gratitude keeps your relationship strong

Instead, you want to be thanking your guides, appreciating them and feeling deep love and gratitude for them.  When you receive any form of guidance, thank them. Just say silently, “Thank, you guides, for showing me this solution.” Or, “Thank you, guides, for this sign.” And when your guides give you a spiritual assignment, thank them for that as well!

Your gratitude keeps the relationship so strong and keeps those guides present with you all the time, because they know they’re welcome.

When you open your heart to offer your guides gratitude and appreciation, they boomerang that energy right back to you. It’s hard to describe what it feels like to be in this place of constant love and gratitude with your guides. It’s a tremendous and beautiful feeling. And it’s available to you.

Step 7: Release the outcome and trust in a plan better than your own

Connect with your spirit guides step 7: Release the outcome and trust in a plan better than your ownYour guides have a plan that’s better than yours. They’re loving and wise, and they want to bring you to the right relationship, the right career, the doctor you need, the experience that will help you.

We get in the way of that guidance. I’ve often avoided divine guidance by trying to control situations. I’ve obsessed over how things should go and tried to manipulate outcomes to get what I thought was best. Inevitably, this only pushed my guides away.

But… when we let go of our plans and trust in a plan that’s much greater than ours, we start to truly feel like we’re being led. When we surrender, we can feel our guides leading us to the next right action.

We must release outcomes in order to truly be in co-creation with our spirit guides.

Step 8: Be more childlike

Connect with your spirit guides step 8: Be more childlikeIf you have young kids in your life, you may be aware that many children can still see their guides. They may even speak about them. Usually around the age of 7 the veil starts to close and we shut down to this guidance system.

To lift that veil and reconnect with your guides, be more childlike! Do things that bring you joy. Jump on a trampoline. Go for a run. Paint. Swim. Cook. Whenever I’m cooking, I feel the presence of my guides around me.

Do the things that bring you joy, and that guidance will just show up fast. You’ll feel it. Remember, joy is the most powerful vibration we can embody!

Step 9: Ask your spirit guides for their names if you feel called to do so

Connect with your spirit guides step 9: Ask your spirit guides for their namesYou don’t have to do this step. But if you feel called to ask your guide’s name (or multiple guides’ names), ask them to reveal it to you. The first name that comes to mind will be the name of your guide. Even if it sounds strange, you can trust that what you hear is correct.

One of my guides is a guide called Lily, and she came to me many years ago. I just knew her name was Lily. After several years of knowing Lily, I had a medium give me a reading. At the end of the reading, she said, “Lily wants me to tell you thank you, because she loves working with you.” I hadn’t told the medium about Lily or written about this guide. The medium just knew she was there.

Step 10: Trust in your own psychic ability

Connect with your spirit guides step 10: Trust in your own psychic abilityBelieve in yourself and  in your capacity to call on this presence. Trust in your ability to connect to these guides and to feel that support. Know that you have an ever-present energy of love that is always within you and around you supporting you and guiding you.

The more that you trust in your own psychic ability, the more you’ll be able to hear and the more you’ll allow this divine guidance to lead you to the highest good.

Allowing spirit guides into your life is a great gift. Not only will they support you, but they’ll also help you help others. They’ll support you in being a light in the world.

We need this presence of light to support us right now, in the chaos, drama and violence of these times. We need this presence to bring us back to love.

Take this practice further with Super Attractor!

Super Attractor by Gabby BernsteinIn Super Attractor, I lay out the essential methods for manifesting a life beyond your wildest dreams.

This book is a journey of remembering where your true power lies. You’ll learn how to co-create the life you want. You’ll accept that life can flow, that attracting is fun, and that you don’t have to work so hard to get what you want. Most importantly, you’ll feel good. And when you feel good, you give off a presence of joy that elevates everyone around you.

In Super Attractor I push the metaphysical envelope and talk about spirit guides, angels and the spiritual realm in a bigger and bolder way than I’ve ever done before. I break down the different types of guides, share personal stories and offer up more ways to connect with them.

When you order the book you’ll also get my 2-hour Manifesting Jumpstart Workshop free! The steps I teach in this workshop set you up for the powerful methods in the book.

Order Super Attractor and claim your gift!

How to ground yourself after connecting with your spirit guides

When I cultivate a spiritual connection, I can trust the Universe no matter what | Super Attractor card deckWhen you tune into the spirit realm you may feel your energy shift. It’s important to take time to ground yourself after connecting with your spirit guides.

You want to always remember that you are having a human experience and you’re here on this planet in a body. To ground yourself back into your body you can do a few simple things:

  • Stomp your feet to ground yourself into the earth.
  • Sit on a rock to feel connected to the earth.
  • Take time to sit in stillness and drink a cup of tea or eat a snack. Do something that is consciously caring for yourself.
  • You can also zip up your energy. Imagine there’s a zipper at the bottom of your feet and zip yourself up all the way over your head and back down to your ankles.

Follow any one of these practices to get grounded after connecting to your guides.

Connect with your spirit guides regularly

The more you talk to your spirit guides, the more you’ll rely on this ever-present guidance system. As you ask for and surrender to divine guidance, miracles will occur more and more often. (For more, check out my blog post on angels and archangels.)

Your spirit guides want to connect with you. Follow these 10 simple steps to open up the conversation.

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  1. A shift happened in my heart yesterday while I was praying. I came online this afternoon looking for information on how to connect to spirit guides and I found your blog. Thank you for writing your book and sharing the 10 steps to connect with spirit guides. I was told decades ago that I had spirit guides but I didn’t have the courage to step into that grace. I am ready to ask for the help I need and live in gratitude. Thank you again. Paz

  2. Thankyou so much for

    I talk to my angels & spirit guides every day. I really honour & appreciate their support. Unsure who they are as yet but so excited fir the day I learn who they are.
    When I needed guidance on a relationship decision over the last few months all I saw was number 69 ( my favourite lucky numbers ) on cars as I would talk to them. It was my sign. They were surely agreeing with me , soothing me telling me it will be ok. My choice will be the right one. I truly believed in them.
    As you say yes I tried to control the situation through fear. However as I sit in silence in they come again to assure me. It’s ok. My tummy settles. My fear subsides. I adore them. And wouldn’t be without them. I’m so grateful.
    My job as a therapeutic Counsellor I feel is my purpose on this earth through my guides to guide others as I am being guided.

    Thankyou again

  3. This year has been a transformative, highly spiritual journey for me. I overcome my lifelong battle with the only resentment that has plagued my ability to lead with my heart with unconditional love; I forgave my father for being an imperfect human with tremendous amounts of pain and emotional trauma. I learned how to love myself when it was the hardest. I found myself crying tears of gratitude on countless occasions. All of this has led up to my undeniable experience (at least once a week) of encountering spirit guides that speak to me through people (old friends, new friends, authority figures, and strangers), synchronicities in various ideologies with overarching themes of morality and ethics, and through lyrics in my favorite medium of healing; music. I have encountered a lot of turbulence in my social sphere, and have found myself feeling alienated amongst my peers who seem to shame me for my vulnerable sensitivity, and lack of confrontation. I am misunderstood in ways I am only just now realizing are just fine, and will only serve to help me grow in the long run if I smile and let the discomfort pass instead of force an explanation upon fear-driven, deaf ears. Of all my spirit guides, the most profound was the one I met through my first client interaction during the hospice rotation of my last semester. I’ve never been more sure of unseen magic and the protective love of the universe for those serving the greater good. I have never felt quite so sure of myself in the face of social, academic, and professional turbulence. Our world is in chaos and I hope other people are willing to allow this kind of light in. This is the type of light that will save us from becoming, as a whole, overwhelmed with fear of scarcity. We are not meant to be emotionally deadened carcasses striving for “happiness” that is otherwise unachievable in an insane, passionless rinse-and-repeat life routine. I have seen so much beauty, tragedy, raw emotion, and innate talent of the most beautifully rare brand… those are what make life worth living. I can’t wait to learn more about spirit guide meditation, and I HOPE I am blessed enough to keep encountering such undeniable contact with the most incredible spirit guides. Thanks for sharing your wisdom on the topic. I hope to hear back!

  4. Thanku for this I want to connect to my spirit guides I saw the number 9 11 twice and the number 7 11 and I’m going to connect with my spirit guides more so thanku for this .

  5. Hello I am quite interesed in this sounds really peaceful. Just confused – is this linked to christianity? ‘Spirit teachers’ on youtube believe its the last days and we all need to become holy before the end?

    1. I have been trying to open myself up more lately with mindfulness. I tried this tonight and I felt a bit scared and my chest was tight. I kept repeating that guides of highest trust and mindfulness but I didn’t feel good. My 2 yr old even ran out the room during my meditation. Could it be negative, I’m not sure how to proceed next time?

      1. Hi Leah,

        I’m grateful that you reached out. When you open up to connecting with you spirit guides, you can be intentional about inviting in only guides of the highest truth and compassion.

        Here is a passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor that I think you will find helpful:
        “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

        Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

        You may want take a look at a couple of Gabby’s blog posts around angels and guides:
        https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/
        https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides/

        Finally, I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

        xoxo

  6. As a male i didnt really beleive in this sort of thing ,,, a few big changes in my life and waking up in an I.C.U unit in a hospital switched all this on ….. I have a Spirit person ….. they have been with me for a long time now … i have made mistakes earlier in life and hurt some people i dont know why i did it it happend (3) … i havnt heard from them for years couldnt track them down ..
    I finally found them they found me …. long story but i had to make my inner peace with these particular people ..2 i can ! i cannot as she is passed away ..
    Meditation was one way telepathy was another ….. ask you Spirit person for help i am now a beleiver … ..
    I have made peace with these 2 people 1 we chatt on the phone the other we message every week just to see how we each are going ….. thhere is a hell of a lot more to this story but i will leave it here for now My mind and sole is at peace with these 2 particular beautiful people who i did so wrong by in the past in my younger days

  7. Hi due in this strange world right now I have been talking to the spirts , been talking too my mum and family in heaven , also had reading done in the past angel Michael always comes through for me … but wondering how else I can really connect to the sprits I feel like somthing is blocking them from them letting me know they are there …. is this because they sense I may be scared or anxious would love some feed back on this. Thank you

  8. I had a wonderful experience meeting my spirit Angels. I did ask for your names.
    My first Spirit Angels. Was presented to me like
    HERE’S BEN DICTIVE! Just like being introduce from a late night show.
    Then Shirlette she was sitting around an Oval table she got up and said ” I’m only half Devine” now Space Man was just the other side of the Oval table and Space Man removed his helmet to reveal a sweet young boy about the age 7. I told them all I was honored to have them work with me. I was so incredibly happy to meet them all I was excited and thankful for about 1 hour after. And Space Man had played a trick on me a half hour after that. I did feel immediately and extraordinary love for all of them. Such a lovely experience.

  9. Thank you and love this post very much because you tell us that all of us have our own spirit guide and it makes life feel more easier because we are not living alone. This is a very practical post and always remind us to back to love to live without fear. If we can put our energy into fear to create more fear, we can also live love to create more love and joy to ourselves and the world. Thank you!

  10. Hi, I hope your are well. I want to thank you for helping us connect with that feeling sometimes we can’t explain. A friend of mine claimed he sees visions and is able to connect w people and believe strongly in him. He says my spirit guide is an old man walks around w a cane.
    Also he said to lit two red candles in front of of you and stare into the mirror and Ill see it.

  11. Hi I’m Andy I was wondering if you could tell me if hearing strange footsteps could possibly be my spirit guide and some of my stuff has gone missing.My spirit guides name is autumn I think but I cannot see or hear her but now all this weird stuff is going on please help me

    1. Hi Andy,

      If you’re not sure how to interpret the signs that you’re receiving, then Gabby suggests turning to your spiritual practice for clarity. Prayer is the medium for asking for guidance and meditation is medium for receiving guidance. Here is a meditation that you might like to try: https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/

      I think you will also find this passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor helpful:
      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      Finally, I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

  12. Hi, this may sound odd but here goes, I was asking for my guides to help me get to know them and their names, however in a short time i was aware there was something in the room (I was laying on my bed) with the presence i heard a voice which i couldn’t understand so i let them know nicely just that. Anyway within seconds i felt it moving ontop of me and saying words i could not make out over and over again, i did say very politely please can you say it clearer (i was not asleep i can assure you) as i asked as few dreadlocks with pretty gold decorations on dropped on my face, this made me ask it to go as i was not comfortable nor did i understand. with that it vanished. i have no idea if it was good or bad or even any of my guides, so i am hoping you may have an explanation which may help me. Many thanks.

    1. Sarah, I think you will also find this passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor helpful:
      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      You may want take a look at a couple of Gabby’s blog posts around angels and guides:
      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides/

      Finally, I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

  13. Am richly blessed reading through this piece of write up. I desire a really deep connection with the realm of the spirit and I desire you mentor me please?

  14. Hello, Gabby!
    This morning I heard a creepy sound while home alone. It was like a slowed down, low-pitched cats meow. Only cat that was inside at the moment was sleeping next to me, and my dog was awake. The sound came from the living room, which I checked, but no one’s there. I also see black figures from my eyes corner. Are my spirit guides mad at me? Should I try a meditation?
    Thank you already <3<3

  15. What a wonderful presentation of a very interesting subject. I’ve lived my life with fear playing a large role for as long as I can remember. I’m now ready to start looking for my angels so I can start living my life with love thanks to your help.
    I have one question. I was curious about the lights that you refer to above. I’ve experienced lights recently. Is it possible to tell me more about the lights you describe in your blog? I appreciate any comments you may have.
    Thank you so much for your guidance.

  16. Gabby i saw a blue light in a dream and it came into my shower window and got attached to my shower sprinkler and i hit it off and the light flew out of the shower and managed to hide unnoticed in the fluorescent tube when i hit the light and it fell onto the floor and transformed into a boy. I was very apologetic to the boy and the boy through telepathy communicated to me and as i stood up and turned around i saw a whole lot of people who were the little boy’s kind.

    Please Gabby tell me what that means, is that my spirit guide or is it something bad?

    1. If you’re not sure how to interpret the signs that you’re receiving, Christine, then Gabby suggests turning to your spiritual practice for clarity. Prayer is the medium for asking for guidance and meditation is medium for receiving guidance. Here is a meditation that you might like to try: https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/

      Finally, I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

  17. Thank you for this. As I start my journey into self discovery and reaching out to my spirit guides your 10 steps has been extremely valuable in helping me reach out to my spirit guides.
    Here’s to an amazing new chapter in my life – Thank you again

  18. I really enjoyed this article! I communicate and show gratitude to my angels/spirit guides daily. When I need confirmation during tough times, I ask for signs and always immediately see my favorite angel number in sequences of 4, or things such as butterflies or red cardinals. My question is, are there items we can offer our angels as a way to show appreciation? Tonight after meditating I lit a white candle and offered it as a gift to my angels. The flame was still for minutes, so I decided to ask if they loved the gift. The flame instantly started to dance and I knew that was their way of saying yes haha. I thought it was very beautiful and want to know what else I could offer these spiritual beings? Xo

    1. Beautiful, Ramona. According to A Course in Miracles, the greatest gift that we offer the Universe (including our angels/guides/etc) is our joy and gratitude! xoxo

  19. This is the very first time reaching out to my spirit guides. One told me his name and I guess the other rather start telling me stuff but it was too fast. I feel like she was one of the great greats grandmothers. More like I Know she is even if I don’t know my family line.
    How can I try to listen or catch words when they speak fast? Or maybe I was took fixated on what she looked like I didn’t pay attention. Idk. Anyway it was a fascinating experience. Thank you!

  20. Thank you for sharing this post. I felt drawn in to read it… I do connect with guides daily I’m still learning as well. What jumped out at me was the find out your guides name and I saw your guide is called Lily.. at the beginning of the year I asked what my guides name was and in my dreams I kept hearing Lily. I said to my guide please give me a sign that Lily is your name. That day I went to shop and I felt drawn to the DVDs I picked it up and written on the front was the name Lily ☺️ That was my confirmation..

  21. I did mediatation for two nights and ask my sprit guide that i want to have a relationship with him/her and invite him/her to be part of my life. the next day i saw a feather dancing in the air and slowly ffell in the ground… somebody told me maybe it was an angel.. what do you think is the meaning of that feather? is there a message on it?

  22. Hi Gabby
    Seeking your advice, please. About 2 years ago I visited a clairvoyant who has been pretty much on the mark with everything she told me including when my mother would pass away, the new and exciting career path I would take, and a possible move to Bali to volunteer with children (that got cancelled when the pandemic struck). She also said I would meet someone and her description of him was spot on. I’ve been single for many years and forgot about what she said until I met him at work and we started to flirt with each other and then I realised the final piece of the puzzle she told me was coming true.. The Clairvoyant said the two of us would go around in circles before we possibly form a relationship (there’s a massive age gap of 15 years between us). At the end of her reading she had a vision from my guides, of two hands holding which indicated there would be no heartbreak but she said it could go either way for him and I. I”m not someone that falls very easily for someone and like I said, I’ve been single for many years (by choice). However this man has effected me and I feel he’s my soul mate. I was too shy to do anything about it when we worked at the same office and feel I have missed my chance. I now work in a new office and I expect our paths to cross twice a year due to the industry we work in. The problem I have is I’m holding out hope and have taken what the Clairvoyant told me as gospel (I replay her reading twice a year). I’ve been on dates with other people but can’t get this man out of my mind and hope that one day I will end up with him. I feel pretty silly for feeling this way and have started doing meditation to calm my axniety about it. I kinda wish I had never been to the Clairvoyant. I would love to gather your thoughts on this. Thanks Gabby

  23. I’ve wanted to get in touch with my spirit guides but have been afraid of not knowing much about this subject. I think it would be awesome, but I’m nervous as well.

    1. It’s totally ok to take your time with this, Elaine. If you end up trying any of the suggestions in this blog, let us know how it goes!

  24. Can you please pray or ask the guides to help me or to have my good karma come my way or protect me by to blocking those who are against me.. I feel extremely bullied and attacked by haters and I need the help.

    1. Sending prayers and positive vibes your way, Jasmine. It sounds like this is an opportunity to practice setting boundaries. Here are some posts and practices to help you do that:
      https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=997940160599856
      https://gabbybernstein.com/create-healthy-boundaries-protect-energy/
      If setting energetic boundaries is providing you with the support and protect that you need right now, we recommend seeing a therapist. This is a wonderful act of self care. Gabby often shares that she wouldn’t be where she is right now if it weren’t for her therapist. For additional resources, please visit: https://gabbybernstein.com/emergency-resources-2/
      xoxo

  25. I am really excited to take this journey. I always felt that I had a purpose in life but I just don’t know what it is. I just felt like I am going nowhere in life but something is telling me that I should start finding myself again. I constantly are seeing cardinals in my yard and they say that they are spiritual signs. Whether it is or isn’t I am taking it as a sign.

  26. This article was oh so helpful. I would love to tell everyone of the love of my guide. His name is Shine. He is so loving I can spend hours with him in peaceful bliss.

  27. About a week ago I found a baby eagle in my backyard which is very strange seeing as I live in a townhouse community and I believe it was my spiritual guardian just because it was such a statnge occurrence and ive been having a lot of anxiety lately. I have also seen a butterfly(which I see as a connection to the spiritual world) and a dead ladybug in my room which I think is my spirit guide trying to tell me something. Do these seem like signs?

    1. Great question. Not everything is a sign. Gabby always says, “If you receive a sign that makes you feel connected and aligned, and you feel that you’re receiving an intuitive message, don’t second-guess it.” Also, The medium Colette Baron-Reid says that your sign needs to be like a billboard, so clear that you cannot deny it.
      If you’re not sure how to interpret the signs that you receive, Gabby suggests returning to your spiritual practice (prayer and meditation) for clarity.
      Here is one to try: https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/
      xoxo

  28. Hi Gabby,

    I’m New to your work. I’m currently reading “The Universe Has Your Back” and I love it. Here’s where I need a little help. I have a very strict Christian (Baptist) background and I’m ready a lot of things about demons coming through. I have enjoyed my alone time in prayer/meditation, I even purchased and frequently use a healing bowl during my prayer routine.

    I just want to be safe and not invite demons in! Do you have any advice for a girl who grew up terrified?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Yes, Erin! Here is a passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor:

      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      You can call on only the spirit guide of the highest truth and compassion to guide you. I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      Finally, you may want to check out these additional blog posts.
      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides/

      xoxo

    1. Great question, Aria. If you don’t ground yourself after connecting you might feel like you’re “wide open” energetically. Here are some practices that you might find helpful: /create-healthy-boundaries-protect-energy/. xoxo

  29. Thank you Gabby. Each one of us need a spiritual guide _ my cosmic friend. Your writing shall be helpful in fetching mine

    1. Dear Angela, it’s really a beautiful post to understand how to connect spirit guides. I not know how I reach this page & feel it’s through spirit guidance only. I am thankful to all spirit guides to make me introduce with developing connection. Thank You so much Angela for your lovely post.

  30. I meditated today and talked with some deceased ancestors and felt good. I was drawn to this blog when asking about my guides name(s). While reading this blog I was taking notes on paper. In section about writing with my guides, I wrote the words Ask for a sign. My phone rang and I jumped, it was a counselor that I hadn’t spoken with for awhile calling to check in with me. She has been a great help while going through some health and work issues. We laughed and thanked the spirit guides and angels for her divine call! Her words today were just what i needed to hear and allowed me to speak about things that had me anxious. What a great sign! Finishing the blog and put my pen down I was pressed to pick it back up and write one final note. “Buy the book Super Attractor by Lily and Gabrielle Bernstein.” I am blessed to have been guided here and look forward to reading this book!
    Thank you
    Christine

    1. Wow, Christine, this sounds like a powerful experience! Wonderful that you’re open to receive guidance from the universe. I’m sure that Super Attractor will resonate with you! Enjoy. xoxo

  31. How do i fire my spirit guides? They are evil and do nothing but ruin my life. They wont help me or listen or do anything nice cos they are dark evil sadistic things that get off on ruining my life and watching me suffer. Any worse and id be able to hear them pointing and laughing at me. I tell them to go away but they dont. I beg for help and advice and guidance and for a name or to talk and i get nothing. Maybe some more pain or anxiety or depression or another issue they may give me but i never get anything nice. Im desperate please.

    1. If you’re not already doing so, we would recommend seeing a therapist, perhaps one that specializes in spiritual counseling. This is a wonderful action in self-care. Gabby shares that she would not be where she’s at right now if it weren’t for her therapist.

      You may want take a look at a couple of Gabby’s blog posts around angels:
      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/

      I think you will also find this passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor helpful:
      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      Finally, I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

  32. good afternoon my names Maylee I’m 17 last year I was talking to a lady an she touched me I felt electricity through my body an ever since then I’ve been seeing things hearing things but this month has heightened very high where I’m seeing things everywhere etc. schools, doctor surgery an town for this last week alone I’ve been seeing numerous white feathers but cant grab them

    1. Thank you for your question, Maylee. We’re working on a new blog post which will answer this question, stay tuned!

      In the meantime, here is a passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor:
      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      You may also want to check out these additional blog posts:
      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/

      I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

  33. Hi Gabby,

    Thanks for the great blog post! It is my first time to this blog and also feel like I was guided here as others have mentioned. I truly believe that we have spirit guides and they lovingly want to help us. My problem is I often let fear get in the way – I think that’s my biggest stumbling block. I am currently experiencing a very dramatic event.

    Two weeks ago, my 18 year old son got T-boned on his driver’s door from his blind spot and the car was considered totaled. That was stressful but I’m was & am grateful that he or the other driver were not hurt. We just bought a replacement car for him and he drove it home on Friday 7/24. We had his senior grad party the next day and then went to the lake until Tuesday. The following morning, the car was gone!! It was stolen right from our driveway. When we picked it up from the used car lot, it came with an extra key, 2 remote starter (Astro Start) fobs and 2 factory fobs. I hastily threw all the extra fobs & the extra key into the center counsel. I had looked at the car on Tuesday night and had intended to lock it – maybe it locked maybe not. Anyway, I feel responsible for at least not removing the extra key/fobs and carry a ton of guilt.

    I have a friend who is a psychic and she connected me with another person who called on spirit guides for help. He said 2 guides both revealed that 2 teenagers stole the car, drove around awhile and then realized they can’t be in this car anymore. They brought it to a friend or relative and stashed it into an old, run down single stall garage with faded paint and several bare patches. One guide even provided a possible section of the city as a location. This gave me a lot of hope and I drove through many parts of this area with the 1 remaining remote starter key fob. Every rundown garage I went by (they are quite a few in this part of town), I slowed way down and pressed the red panic button, hoping to hear the horn start honking. I was sure this would work but has not thus far.

    I feel myself starting to panic and letting fear creep in. How can I make it so that fear doesn’t take over? I have the belief that I should myself connect with my spirit guides, but if I’m doing it from a fear point of view, I will not be able to connect with them. It’s hard for me to let go of the outcome I had imagined and to let go and trust that the car will be found and in good condition. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Blessings.

    1. First, I’m glad to hear that your son is physically okay, Ken. Second, this sounds like an opportunity to strengthen your faith and welcome creative solutions. Here are some posts and practices to help you do that:
      /strengthen-faith-weaken-fear/
      /creative-possibilities/
      /know-universe-back/
      Finally, I’d like you to check this out so that you can see yourself with compassion and release some of the self judgment that is coming up for you: /compassion-blog/
      Sending positive vibes. xoxo

      1. Gabby,
        Thanks for the kind words and encouragement! And thanks for the links to those helpful blog posts, I’m truly grateful. Yesterday was a challenging day, as it has now been 3 weeks since the incident. I have been reading & re-reading these posts, taking notes and practicing the steps. It did help me calm my fear and constantly remind me that the Universe has my back. I also have purchased your book The Universe Has Your Back and I have started reading, studying and practicing. I’m grateful for your support and for the helpful material and I’m excited to begin the journey of strengthening my relationship with the Universe and my angel guides.

        Many blessings,
        Ken

  34. How do I ask for my spirit guides name? Do I just ask “what’s your name?” out into a room or do I need to ask it a specific way? Also, when I was a kid I would hear and see a black figure but only a few times. More recently I’ve been hearing sounds that I cant explain. Could this be a spirit guides that’s trying to contact me?

    1. Here is a meditation that you can use to connect with your spirit guides, Anida: /spirit-guides-meditation/. In this meditation you can absolutely ask your guides to reveal to you whatever it is that you’d like to know. If you don’t get responses right away, continue doing the meditation, being gentle and patient with the process. xoxo

  35. Hey Gabby,
    So I have been feeling a small connection with my spirit guides or guardian angel I have been seeing spherical shapes or orbs, feel the presence of someone definitely in my room, I saw feather and when I try to hold them they disappear, I have been seeing no.1027 everywhere till the time I googled it and read the article about angel no.1027 and that universe is trying to connect with me and also some guidance which were really relatable to my life. Honestly I googled “How our guardian angels try to connect?”and 90% of them I am into. Also I believe it is my guides only who have brought me on your page and ask for correct guidance. But when I consulted one of my friend who is a Jehovah Witnesses told me that there is no such thing like guardian angels because angels don’t live or come down to Earth,they recite in heaven. Its the Satan,the fallen demon angel who is trying to deviate me from my right path ,like he did to Eve and Adam the first humans and is also taking my help to open doors for the other side. But I am unable to believe him I don’t why and I am really confused who to believe and who to not. And why am I one of those people whose guidance angels try to connect with? am I blessed with some physic gifts? So Gabby please help me because these things are always onto my mind and I really want to know what to do?

    1. Wow, these sounds like powerful experiences, Aashi. Gabby incorporates many different teachings, sources and lessons that resonate with her into her work that include angels and spirit guides, but if you are looking for a clarification specifically from a religious standpoint perhaps reaching out to your spiritual teachers/religious community would be helpful. xoxo

  36. I just finished reading Super Attractor not long ago, and absolutely loved it. Reading this blog was a great review for me and as I read it an utter peacefulness came over me and I just felt calmer than I have felt in days! I absolutely recognize the need to meditate and continue to try and connect with my spiritual guides. I need to get to the bookstore and get The Universe has your Back! Thanks you for your help in leading me on this spiritual path. It’s all new to me, but I have to admit, I love the inner feelings it brings!

    1. Wonderful, Gerri! So glad that you loved Super Attractor and that this blog post resonates with you. Here are some additional ways to connect with your spirit guides:
      /spirit-guides-meditation/
      /deepen-spiritual-connection-free-writing-meditating/
      /how-to-talk-to-your-spirit-guides/
      /angels/
      xoxo

  37. I sincerely believe my guides brought me to your page! There is so much synchronicity! I think my guides wanted you to show me how I can connect to them, as I have been sitting under the stars every morning at@2am asking for their presence..Thank you for what you do! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

  38. Hello there!
    Weird things have been around in my life. A paper fell from my desk on it’s own (I had no windows open or fans on and I was sitting on my bed), I can hear second footsteps behind my back when I walk even though nothing’s there, and my cat once stared at something I couldn’t see. I also see and hear things that do not exist. Are those examples of my spirit guide’s presence?

    1. If you’re not sure how to interpret these experiences, you might find it helpful to return to your meditation practice to ask for clarity. Here is an exercise to check out: /deepen-spiritual-connection-free-writing-meditating/
      xoxo

  39. Hello! I have a question. This may sound pretty funny, but which language should I use to connect my spirit guides? I speak fluent Finnish and studied English. Can I use English because it feels better to me?

    I have an another question, too. Sometimes when I walk, I can hear second footsteps behind me. When I turn around, nothing’s there. I also hear and see things that are not there. Is this a sign of my spirit guide’s presence?

    1. Great question, Kate. Connect to your spirit guides in the language that is most comfortable and natural to you. xoxo

  40. Hello! My name is Shea and I was hoping to connect with my guide(s). I was wondering what mediums you go to (at least the credible ones 🙂 I hope to see some good mediums and I would like it if they could tell me what my spirit guides wants me to do. Of course, I trust my guide, but it would be amazing for better communication between me and my guide.

  41. Hi Gaby,
    I am confused of the purpose of a recent situation that occurred. I am currently always seeking to enhance myself, I would consider myself very spiritual and open to connecting with my spirit angels and ancestors. I had an opposite sleep schedule one night, up until 3am doing work on my computer and tv on in the background. I left the room for a snack, and returned to a room full of about 50 “people”. Clear replicas of people. I had to take in consideration the time it was pretty late, was I delusional? but I realized quickly they were spirits. They were not scary or uninviting but I said out loud, “Im not scared, please join me” they all at the same time dissipated into the corner. I am open and acceptable to having my guides/ancestors/positive spirits/guardian angles reveal themselves. but has not happened again visibly but heavily I always feel the presence of the other world around me most often.
    What would they want? If this only happened once, how would I be able to communicate that I am not afraid to receive guidance? Are these all my spirit guides or lingering spirits from overtime?

  42. Im adopted and have no idea of that family. I would like to know if there are people- my people. I can connect with.

  43. Hi there! I am reading this at the perfect moment in my life, thank you for uploading this.

    I am a novice when it comes to spirit guides 101. I have always felt a presence in my life but I have a tendency of being inconsistent with connecting to it.

    My question is, is it possible that spirit guides provide us with signs that are very visible, traumatic, and negative life experiences to get us back in alignment with the universe? A few months back, I had asked my spirit guide for a sign, my assignment, on how to be of better service to the universe and increase my alignment with it. I told my spirit guides that I was ready for my assignment. I felt such a strong connection to my spirit guides that evening. The next day I had a really bad situation happen. Ultimately, that evening changed my life for good and for the better. But it has had a major negative impact on other areas of my life.

    Immediately after the negative experience, I felt it was a sign (a very visible and assertive sign) from my spirit guides. I knew exactly what I had to change in my life to align more with the universe and my purpose.

    Is it possible that could have been a sign from my spirit guide? Are their signs so “aggressive” and negative like a test or challenge to grow towards a greater good? Thank you!

    1. Mary, in A Course in Miracles we learn that God’s will for us is perfect happiness because when we are happy, we are inspired to heal the world. And so there are no room for “tests” in this paradigm. The universe, being love (aka the absence of fear) is always working towards our perfect happiness. If something is removed from our experience, it is either a reflection of our energy (such as fear or lack) or there is a lesson for us that will help us evolve because there is something better for us.

      If you’re not already doing so, we would recommend seeing a therapist, perhaps one that specializes in trauma recovery. This is a wonderful action in self-care. Here, Gabby shares that she would not be where she’s at right now if it weren’t for her therapist: https://gabbybernstein.com/mental-health/

  44. Hi! I have been practicing connecting with my guides for over a year now and have become more keen on trusting their guidance and listening to their messages through journal and meditation. One thing that I have noticed is that when I have called for a specific sign form the universe I haven’t received it. Although, I do receive other very clear signs that I am being guided with synchronicities and inner knowing. Last night for the first time the sign that I asked for over a week ago came to me in my dream. Is this my subconscious presenting it to me because I have been thinking about it or is this a sign from my guides that they are indeed with me?

    1. Great question, Ali. Often when this happens, it’s a sign that our expectations are interfering. When you’re asleep, your conscious mind is at rest and that creates the space for the sign/guidance to come through. Once you ask for your signs, practice releasing your expectations https://gabbybernstein.com/ stop looking for it to appear, and surrender the outcome. https://gabbybernstein.com/how-to-detach-from-outcomes/. And remember, you’re always being guided and protected no matter what. xoxo

  45. Hi Gabby,

    I was woken up this morning by someone/thing tapping 3 times on my lower lip. I thought it was my daughter waking me up because she needed something but when I opened my eyes there was no one there, and I realised that I was home alone because my daughter is staying with her dad.
    Why do spirits wake you up? What is the purpose? This has never happened to me before.

  46. Hello gabby,

    My name is Rachelle. I’ve felt a connection with the spiritual world my whole life. And for a long time now I’ve been seeing repeating numbers, lights, white misty spots, a few orbs and sensations of a presence. It is scary to me even though I’m curious. I have asked a few times for it to stop and leave but then I feel it or see it again. I don’t want to open a door I don’t understand or invite something not friendly into my life. My biggest fear is negative and mean spirits (demons). I do want to be able to be more intuned with the positive guiding energies. Im afraid to start and would really appreciate some kind of guidance myself. I see the numbers 123 all day everyday and would like to know what they be trying to tell me. I had my first baby recently and since him I’ve felt so much anxiety and protectiveness and wonder if that could mean something also. Thank you so much for your time i appreciate it more than you know.

    1. Hi Rachelle, you may want to take a look at a couple of Gabby’s blog posts around angels and spirit guides:

      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/how-to-talk-to-your-spirit-guides/

      Additionally, here is passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor that I think you will find helpful:

      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      You can call on a spirit guide of the highest truth and compassion to clear your space and protect you. I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

    2. Hi Gabby,
      When i was young, i was always waking up in the middle of the night, then i could see and feel my spirit guide there with me…
      Its almost as if I’ve lost that connection.
      I wish i could remember what she looks like…
      Im really stuck here. What if it doesnt work? I really miss my spirit guide.

      And srry im posting so much. Im a little new to actually communicating to my spirit guide, im just so curious :>

      1. Hi Aria. Here is a meditation that you can use to help you connect with your spirit guide: /spirit-guides-meditation/. xoxo

  47. I have experienced a loss of the abilities I’ve had before. I used to dream prophetically and symbolically, have visions and intuitions, etc… and for the last many years, nothing. I know I’m still dreaming, but I can’t remember them. I seem to have lost the intuitions, visions and clairvoyance. I sooooo miss it. What can I do to get it back and remember my dreams again?

  48. Hi! I’ve been trying to connect with my spirit guides this past week. I’ve been doing the meditation to invoke the guardian angel. But I feel like I haven’t connected yet. Should I continue doing this meditation daily? Is there another meditation that would also help? I feel like sometimes I’m too in my head during the day and I’m missing the signs….

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Great question, Heather. If we are anticipating or expecting something to happen, it may create an energetic block. Continue to practice the meditation and trust that your guides will come through at the right and perfect time. In the meantime, here are some other ways to connect to your spirit guides: https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides/.
      Additionally, Gabby addresses this on this episode of her Instagram show called #DearGabby: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB04bgYJgnn/.
      xoxo

  49. I read the firststep which I can relate to as a Jew because there is actually a request we can recite to the angles which accompany us to wait patiently for us while we use the bathroom which they do not enter. To thank angels we don’t do because they are only servants therefore we thank the master G-d himself. To thank souls who have helped us maybe its like thanking a living person which we do for ourselves to become a thankful person as well as the giver to encourage them and make them feel good. To pray to a soul or an angle we do not do for they are not in control therefor a request is only made to G-d the one in control -every other entity needs a permision including negative forces or the Satan which is only an angle (and not a fallen one at all but a servant of G-d with a unique purpose in creation). I intend to read the rest but I feel some clarity can be offered from a Jewish standpoint.

    1. Hi Epstein, thank you for raising this point. Gabby incorporates many different teachings, sources and lessons into her work but if you are looking for a clarification specifically from a Jewish standpoint perhaps reaching out to your rabbi would be helpful. xoxo

  50. For the past year I have been trying to connect with spirit guides/guardian angel(s) and seemd to have prevailed….I seem to have connected with an angel(s) along with others who have passed…I just speak to them in my head when walking on the beach and they speak back….I am not sure however, if I am imagining these connections because I want them or if its actually happening. Most recently, I was walking the beach and they were very quiet, I asked why so quiet and they I sensed seriousness and they told me that I was going to have to be strong…insinuating something was to occur. A few days later, our beloved family dog had to be put down, myself, my kids and my ex were devastated….not sure what to think…. can you help me?

  51. Hello!

    I tried to begin my journey a little while ago and came into contact with my spirit guide a few weeks in, but I ran into a bit of a wall. The person I’m living with started an argument after finding my meditation journal, and told me not to bring “demonic” things into the house. Very frustrating.

    I was wondering if you have any knowledge of spirit guides being… upset, feeling hurt, or feeling abandoned if communication is cut off. I never asked my spirit guide’s name, but I knew him to be incredibly safe and to radiate strength and acceptance. I only saw him a few times, but I really miss him. I’m afraid to try to contact again in case he isn’t around anymore.

    What do you think? Do spirit guides stay around for long periods of time? What advice would you give someone who is… instead of coming to this for the first time, returning after a long period of no practice?

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Your spirit guides do not feel hurt or abandoned, they are always there to guide us and support us no matter what. The next time you are ready to return this connection, you can call on your spirit guides, you can use this simple prayer: “Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      For more information about spirit guides, I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act. xoxo

  52. I work in machine shop. Will my spiritual guides playfully pic on me? Every time I get dirty hands I get itches on my nose,eyes or ears . seems like someone is playing with me.

    1. It’s possible, Thomas. You can try asking your spirit guides to communicate with you in a different way. You can use one or more of the ways included in this blog post as an example! I hope this helps! xoxo

  53. It has been a blessing to read your truth and I’m thankful to have find you. Strange and familiar things have been happening throughout my 36 years of life and lately it has increased tremendously. I Feel that all is coming to me so quickly and intense that most times it overwhelms me. I am constantly reading and searching but can’t point exactly what is it that I’m seeking. My current truth is that I feel ready! Some of the inexplicable things that are happening are:
    I’m hearing Angelical music and mostly when there is water flowing
    I feel the presence of multiple beings that are very near and more than a few times I’ve been able to spot their exact location
    My creativity is at its maximum
    ….
    Some of the readings that caught my attention are all about spiritual crystals …there is more!
    All about numerology
    Astrological signs
    Meditation is a challenge for me because my mind is very loud, but it will be tamed
    Animal guides, their take on the spiritual path that I am currently experiencing and wish wish wish upon the greatest power to stay with me.

    I struggle with the authenticity of most of the sites that do have great information but they have clouded their gifts for a lucrative purpose.
    My finances do not allow me to pay them so I can receive their assistance to put it all in order.
    I may be asking for help, would you?
    I requested to have my spiritual guide’s name
    It is Gabriel, I also ask frequently to remain near by often and to provide me with the strength on my daily routine but also I have detected something that’s pushing him away.

    I have so much more happening!!!!
    I own my mistakes, surrendered to all that is part of my plan, this is my last life here in earth! I feel that my purpose has been delayed for unknown reasons.
    Oh lord, I know it is for a higher purpose.

    Must I do it alone? Must I help myself organize all that is happening now? It is heavy but I’m confident that all has A greater angle!!!
    But is hard! Mom needs me, grandma needs me! My partner has lost faith in my ability to love him.
    You have started my awakening because you know I’m ready!
    The world needs US more than ever!

    Who needs my healing

    Why was I so upset mowing the yard under a blasting heat and pushing myself to finish it all, crying!!! I thought that was over

    Do good, be good and move forward!
    Truth will set you free!
    Love is my message!

    Bless me as I bless you all!

    ?!?!?

    Thank you for reading!
    Beauty in all!

    1. Amazing that Gabby’s work resonates with you. Showing up and sharing here is a sign that you’re ready to experience meaningful change. Keep implementing the steps, being gentle and patient with your process. The universe always delivers, Roberto. xoxo

  54. I just started meditating again& getting to contact with the spirit guides.I love these female spirit guide and they show me signs and I felt their presence.my question is this can they wake u up at any odd hour?i know they but I like confirmation on that.❤️with I send this email

    1. Yes, Dane. Many people believe that waking up in the early hours of the morning signifies a sort of spiritual awakening. So exciting! Sounds like you’re doing great work! xoxo

  55. Thank you so much for the advice that hen you receive guidance you should embrace it and pay attention to it. I have been feeling quite unlike myself lately. I have been feeling exhausted and emotionally drained. Thank you for the advice; I think that I will look into distance healing services that can help me as well.

  56. I just met my spirit guide this morning just before waking up. I tried to meet them 3 days ago with no luck but this morning he showed up just before I woke up. He waved at me in my slumber and I made eye contact and excitedly waved back as though we knew each other. I woke up immediately after and wished I had ask his name. Surreal experiences with the spirit world but I love it so far

  57. I purchased on audible. I listen to super attractor Over and over !! I recommend to everyone I know !!! This book has helped me create belief in myself. To become a super attractor and flourish .. I have complete clarity. Thank you so much for being the vessel and sharing this lifechanging wisdom !!!

    I don’t have the receipt but I would love the workshop please ..

  58. May 28, 2020 AT 0025am
    Lost my daddy just week back on may 19, 2020. Was not able to meet, see or talk to him 10 days before he went as he was in isolation in ICU. Want to know so much as why he suddenly got ill and went away. Want to talk to him and be connected to him always. When can I start to connect with him? Am new to this spirit guides but know for sure they can guide the best. Was too close to my dad and want to connect with him.

    1. I’m deeply sorry for your loss, Puja, and I want you to know that I’m holding you with a lot of love and compassion right now. You may want to check out this additional blog post: https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/. It includes a meditation to connect to spirit guides. Additionally, if you would like our grief resources, to help you navigate the feelings that may be coming up for you, please email support@gabbybernstein.com. You’re in our thoughts. xo

      1. Thanks so much for your reply. How to meditate as not able to concentrate. But really want my dad to be my spirit guide forever. Pls guide as to how should I start. Monday will be the 13 th day since he’s gone.

  59. Lost my daddy in 2012 on a work related accident. The work called family just said it was an accident at work but didn’t say how. That night he told me but I said can’t be real . I’ve all ways had a strong connection with my 6 sense and in different ways but I’ve tried disconnecting with it cause of it being hard to control. Now want to reconnect. How can I?

    1. I’m deeply sorry for your loss, Ashely, and am holding you with lots of compassion. Here are some additional posts and practices about how to connect to your spiritual guides and angels:
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/how-to-talk-to-your-spirit-guides/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/

      I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

      xoxo

  60. Thank you for your post! I am deeply open and am pretty religious, yet, this is the first I am hearing about this. I still don’t quite know if there is a spirit guide for me. So, I asked for a name and the name Charlie came right to me!! There is so much more I want to learn but as someone who has very little to no knowledge on this topic your 10 steps made crystal clear sense. I worry though, that I may invite a bad spirit in. I wish I could just flip on a switch and see all the spirit guides and talk to them.

    1. Wonderful that you are open to connecting with your spirit guides.

      First, here is a passage from Super Attractor that you might find helpful:
      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      You may also want to take a look at a couple of additional blog posts around angels and spirit guides:
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/how-to-talk-to-your-spirit-guides/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/

      xoxo

    2. Hi Nate! First I want to say that that as believers in the Most High GOD (I assume that’s who/ what you meant when you said you were religious) as such we are guided by the “holy spirit” not just any old one(s) I personally just ask the LORD, the principles are the same. Asking the Lord Brings his guidance and abundance. Ask the LORD and whatever you need will be revealed. Her principles sound the same… Given in an open context without the constraints of any “one religion”. Good Job in that .. The “party” analogy wasn’t my thing.. But hey it may work for someone. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed the article, and saved it to come back to.

  61. Hi Gabby,

    I’m just starting on my spiritual journey.

    I followed your steps in your blog ok connecting with your spirit guide.

    As I was reading about asking your guides name, it was like a switch went off in my head. Like a lightbulb moment and the name Kira came to me.

    Is this confirmation of my spirit guide?

    Many thanks.

    Sara

  62. I find I have a situation with my guides that is a little more unique – it’s almost like we’re a small family. My main spirit guide’s name is Claire. She has told me she has been with me my whole life since birth, but I have only become aware of her presence since 2013. I feel as though I can feel her beside me every day since then. It’s been six and a half; almost seven full years since I have developed this amazing friendship with her. I can tell when she is near as her presence is almost “mother like” in a way. She’s the caring, calm and collected type of spirit. Very much the leader in our group.

    My second guide’s name is Sally. She and I have a very sister like relationship. I can feel Sally’s presence when the air in the room suddenly feels more hyperactive, energized and more of a silly and childlike feel to it that always cheers up any gloomy day. I have only been aware of her for a little more than a year now. But like with Claire, she has informed me that she has always been here but I am just more open to receiving her advice now. Something that really resonated with me as I read your article is that she loves to knock stuff over (just for a joke though, no negative intentions or anything like that).

    One thing that both of them seem to want me to do is to be more open into asking about what I want out of life, but I feel almost guilty for doing this, in a way. I don’t know about you, but I feel as though I would be “using them” if I keep getting accustomed to asking them for stuff. As an example they want me to feel more comfortable in asking them where my “next step in life is” so to say. Any ways that I can get over this guilt feeling? Anyone have similar struggles?

    1. Amazing that you have a strong connection with your spirit guides, Lexi. It might be helpful to reflect on why you are feeling guilty for receiving divine guidance. Here is an exercise that you might find helpful: https://gabbybernstein.com/a-video-lesson-guided-meditation/. Once you identify your fears and limiting beliefs, you can do the work to release them. For example, you can climb to higher thoughts or choose again! xoxo

  63. Hi, i am a beginner means i want to connect with my spirit guide what should i do and how i start i never done any of this thing before.I read somewhere even they can hurt me …is there anything need to protect me from them.. what to do but yes i want help from my spirit guide….

    1. Hi Simran,

      Here is a passage from Gabby’s book Super Attractor that I think you will find helpful:

      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      You may also take want to take a look at a couple of Gabby’s blog posts around angels and spirit guides:

      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides-meditation/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/deepen-spiritual-connection-free-writing-meditating/
      xoxo

  64. Hi, whenever I start to think about spirits and the afterlife it’s like I get this feeling in my forehead… Its like something is opening. Whenever this happens tears fall uncontrollably from my eyes, and I get this Yawn sensation. My hairs all over my body stand on end. I have been able to make this happen to myself since I was a child. Whenever I think about the spirit world, or ghosts or the afterlife. I am at a point in my life where I am in need of the most guidance and help I can get. I feel like I have strong powers within me. I feel a connection to something more. I belive 100%

    1. Thank you for your honest share, Ryan. Here is a passage from Super Attractor that you might find helpful:

      “Being willing to connect with your spirit guides opens the door to guidance, but you want to be conscious not to leave the door wide open for any guide to step in. Think about it like this: You’re throwing a party and you want only the most positive and loving people to show up. Therefore, you make a guest list and are sure not to invite anyone who doesn’t support you.

      Similarly, welcoming your guides into your consciousness requires an invitation. If you’re not clear about the type of guides you’re willing to connect to, then it’s possible to attract lower-vibration beings that do not serve your highest good. You decide who you want to invite to the party that is you. My medium mentors have taught me that the best way to begin connecting to our guides is to recite a prayer. One I commonly say is, Thank you, guides of the highest truth and compassion, for revealing to me what I need to know.”

      Here are some additional blog posts to read:
      take a look at a couple of Gabby’s blog posts around angels and spirit guides:

      https://gabbybernstein.com/angels/
      https://gabbybernstein.com/spirit-guides/

      I also suggest checking out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.

      xoxo

  65. thank you so much for this because as a 15 year old girl, i feel as though i have a spirit of some sort in my presence that maybe trying to get my attention.

  66. Reading this is so beautiful. I totally understand what you say. Ive tried and tried to connect but tono avail. Im not sure if im getting the relaxing method right or need to concentrate more. Can you advise

  67. I have been a student of LOA for a few years and have developed a routine that I utilize daily and continue to work on my consistency. I have read a ton of LOA books, but continue to read them for motivation and looking for tidbits I can add to my routine. I picked up Super Attractor and while I was familiar with most of the content, I have always questioned the whole spiritual guide aspect. So I decided that I would push those boundaries based on this reading. I went in with an open mind and connected! It was surreal! Then I followed the advice and asked for a sign to a decision I needed to make. Gabby had said go with the first thing that comes to mind. The first thing that came to me was butterflies. Butterflies??? I figured I would see those anyway on line, but I didn’t question. The next day I was playing a new video game, very dark content. First level there were books lying around in the environment with a butterfly on it and then more butterflies! Then more signs on FB with tons of them! I love these moments and have no question on the decision I will make. I am trusting the universe and not my ego. So thank you for this content, I really enjoyed the book! I think if we truly want to be Super Attractors we need to let go and be open to all possibilities!

  68. Hi Gabby,
    I just ordered your book off of Amazon and can’t wait to read it! There’s a reason I found you and my Spirit Guide may have played a role in it!

  69. Brilliant. I have found your books in so many bric-a-brac stores and turn up in weird places when I say to universe, which book would serve my needs now? Then your books and also Louise Hay stuff, not just in bookstores but little corner shops not many frequent and they’re there so I’m like wow universe you get me these things in strange places. Even a guy a homeless gentleman who is an artist he seen me and hugged me and have me Louise Hay, you can heal your life book. Anyway. Love this stuff. Thanks for being so great and so you

    1. Wow, Jamie! Love it when the universe sends us reminders that we’re being guided and supported. Keep shining your bright light! xo

  70. Hello.
    I am very new to this and English is my second language, so I just wanted to ask you should I talk to them on English or my first language( if that’s what it’s called)? I am having trouble translating “guides of highest truth and compassion” because google translate is bad and it doesn’t sound as beautiful. I should probably follow my gut, but tbh I just don’t know.

    1. Great question, Lora. You can speak to your spirit guides in whatever language is most comfortable for you or even mix English and your native language if you’d like. Trust that your spirit guides know and understand the intentions that you hold in your heart. Sending you big love! xo

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