In recent times, there’s been a dramatic increase in people coming to see me about spirit guides. There’s been a rise in stressful incidences of negative spirit-beings posing as positive spirit-guides. How can you tell the authentic from the fake?
Back in the early 2000s, I attended psychic development classes once a week for a few years that involved channelling and drawing spirit-guides. In each class I was certain I was experiencing spirit guides, yet in between each class my sceptical mind would jump in and I’d question and doubt everything.
Those classes began my journey of discovering my own spirit-guides. It took a long while to get the technique right and the journey continues. Sometimes I’ve been too open to spirit influences and other times I’ve been too closed when trying to ‘be normal’ and seek evidence they don’t exist. Over the years I’ve told many spirit-beings to go away (asking doesn’t work with a large majority) and I still continually check the intentions of spirit-guides.
‘Love and light’ – maybe, maybe not
I’ve come to understand that there are many beings interested in us, but not all of them have our best interests at heart. How can you tell which ones to trust and which ones to demand leave you alone? Often we’re taught to ask if they come in ‘love and light’. But what exactly is meant by love? And what is meant by light?
In my experience, asking ‘Do you come in love?’ to a spirit-being pretty much always gets a ‘yes’. From genuine spirit-beings this will be truth; from the others, it might be their own illusions about what love is or their downright trickery. So I tend to say, ‘Please share what love means to you. Bring up in my imagination some examples of what you mean by love’.
I also ask ‘Why are you here? What have you come to help me with and to experience for yourself? Do you want something in return from me?’ But is it really possible to talk to spirit-beings so easily and receive answers from them? Yes it is. You don’t have to be psychic to talk to spirit-beings. You don’t even have to have great intuition, but you do need to use your intuition.
Easy ways to talk to them
If you pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, if you use your intuition (no matter how good or bad you think it is), if you use your imagination, if you’ve ever fantasised or tried to interpret dreams; if you wonder about signs and synchronicities, you’ll be able to communicate with spirit-beings.
Talk to them in your thoughts in a natural way and see what emerges. Don’t expect them to talk back with words and sentences though. This sometimes happens, but it takes a lot of practice to be able to tell their thoughts from yours. Mostly they communicate through symbols, images, songs, imagination, feelings, dreams, fantasies etc because that way you know it’s not you. Especially when you have to research the image or symbol because you’ve never been exposed to it before.
A word of warning – enjoy connecting with spirit-beings and see how they communicate, but be very questioning before you immediately follow signs or synchronicities. Many spirit-beings are not very practical and need you to be the one to check you’re not racing after castles in the air. And many are tricksters enjoying a good laugh at your expense. Those immature ones have to have something to keep them amused; after all they don’t have bodies and probably wish they did, and if they can get you to go where they want to just for their own fun, they will.
How to tell genuine spirit helpers from the shysters
Benevolent guides want you to grow from within your own inner power. They’ll test you in ways that help you develop more discernment, more self-volition and free will, more guts and courage, more self-worth based on achievements from your efforts, more muscle and confidence to live all you can be. They want you to live the life of your dreams that springs from your essential self; the life you desire from the core of your being.
They’ll mentor you in finding and embracing the inner life spark only you uniquely have, and you’ll enjoy the fulfilment of what life’s natural streaming energies distribute to you, so that you not only succeed in this lifetime but also future lifetimes the better your skills get.
Yet the manipulative beings behave how people with poor principles behave. Like shonky salespeople, they flash promises and bright vibes that lead us off path. Some do this very subtly and cleverly, quietly and secretly. Others do it in immediately obvious ways that are easy to see and flick off.
Get that shyster right out of your hair
When it comes to spirit-beings, if you feel like you’re being given a ‘she’ll be right, trust me’ energy, if you feel like you need their energy to get you out of bed each day or as if you have to follow every sign or synchronicity they give you or they’ll no longer help you, it’s worth questioning them more deeply, and yourself. What has happened to make you feel so helpless that you need so much help?
Imagine you’re out dating and suddenly your date reveals behaviours or attitudes that make you think twice. You politely decline their company until you feel more certain. It’s the same with spirit-beings. Not all leave that easily but even the most stubborn can be booted out, no matter how deeply they’ve got in.
Just as with dating, it helps to have a proper get-to-know-you. Any spirit being can beam into your heart chakra, third eye or any chakra for that matter and make it feel good (or feel terrible). Just because they’re in spirit form and feel ‘light and loving’ doesn’t mean they’re actually kind or caring. Some of those love-hit highs can leave you with a bad energy hangover later.
The bottom line – intentions
It also helps to get clear on what you want and talk hard with spirit-guides. I give mine the third degree to check they’re still the ones with the good intentions and integrity. What if a manipulative, more powerful being has kicked them out? Call me paranoid but I’d rather be sure I’m with the good guys and at times I’ve been shocked to discover I’ve been allowing some bad guys.
If you sense you have a negative being hanging around, at the very moment you realise this (best to do it straight away), simply say strongly in your mind something like, ‘Get out, I don’t like your attitude. I only give my permission to beings who respect my free will, are clear about what they want, support me to live my true self and actively contribute to the good of the all. All others go away now.’
You might need to say this often if you’ve still got your doubts, especially as there are more of the false love and light beings about these days. Sure, they value your unique core energy, but not for you, just for themselves.
© Michelle Proctor, www.radiantliving.com.au