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Article by Ananya Sen, Reiki Rays
Everyone has a spirit guide. These are usually deceased loved ones on the other side, people who we once knew in some lifetime and who have ascended. They become our guides. There are several dimensions above the earthly plane and these guides, angels and archangels exist in these dimensions.
Let us understand the differences between these higher beings. This is entirely from my own experience and understanding after working with them for sometime.
A spirit guide is your guide for life. He or she is a deceased loved one or a close soul family member or friend. This is your personal guide, they only cater to your needs.
Your spirit guide is always with you in all of your life’s experiences and hardships, in your sorrows and joys. They feel your pain and joy along with you. And I know from experience they appeal to God and the higher beings on your behalf for things you’re trying to manifest or struggling with.
As I have mentioned before, Zino Athens is my spirit guide. When I got to know him first, I was not sure whether I was imagining it or did I actually see someone from the Roman / Grecian era! I even thought he looked like a ‘Gladiator.’ I got to know about my other guides from him. I have a total of three guides in this lifetime. Each of them are responsible for a particular area of my life, though I am free to call them anytime for anything.
The Angels and Archangels higher than the spirit guides, they are not particularly assigned to you, but can be called upon by anyone and everyone. There are millions of angels in the cosmos and they are all waiting to help us. These angels are headed by a leader called the Archangels. The word ‘arch’ means chief. Archangels have a mission to help humanity in a large way. They only help if we ask for it as they never interfere with our free will.
The Angels and Archangels are also very close to the earthly plane, but help many people all at once. This is the main difference between the guides and the angels. The guides are yours exclusively and the angels can help many of us at the same time.
I am enclosing a simple and yet effective method to connect with these beings. I learnt this method in my Reiki 2 class. Do not give up as it may take a few attempts to make the connection.
- Connect with HSZSN to your spirit guide or any Archangel. When you use HSZSN, you instantly make that connection with the other being’s energy, so don’t doubt whether you have connected or not.
- Start by asking simple questions such as “Am I on the right path?” or “What do I need to know today?” etc. You will hear the answer as whispers in your head, you may feel pressure or goosebumps or a tingling sensation when the connection is made. That is a direct confirmation that your guide or angel is present with you.
- To know the name of your spirit guide, you need to say “I want to know the name of my spirit guide” a few times and wait. You will hear a name inside your head, the name may make sense or not. It doesn’t matter because names are an earthly requirement. Spirit guides do not have a name, they just have a vibration. Accept whatever you hear as their name and start your bonding exercise!
- Do keep a journal and jot down whatever information you gather after each connection. With time you will see the messages are becoming clearer and stronger, so persevere with the process. All the best.