I skipped work to hang out there because the gentle music and feelings of relaxation were so healing for a stressed out fitness teacher. Soon New Age titles lined my bookshelf and horizontal surfaces glittered with rocks and trinkets of all kinds.
I was looking for something, but not sure what.
I was still chasing a fascination with tarot cards and a Ouija board I got at eleven years old. I instinctively felt the world of spirit, but had no real idea what to do next.
Inside that crystal shop with its beautiful smells and sparkly calmness, if my soul lit up. All I wanted was to be nearer to that feeling of love and acceptance I imagined the unseen world to be.
The New Age world led me to Spirit Guides – and I fell in love with the mystical stories about how they interact with us.
The giant Egyptian spirit guide Ramtha was especially fascinating because through his stories there was confirmation that there IS another world and it’s not far away.
In fact, that world is very interested in our world, having nothing but love for us. The mediums working alongside their guides are devoted to their connection, sharing their messages and philosophy with the rest of the world.
Then suddenly spirit guides became superstars
It was as if the pop star posters came down and Spirit Guide portraits went up. Spirit guides now had jurisdiction over all manner of life, weighing in on everything from the next holiday location to scoring a park in busy shopping centres.
Spirit Guides with ordinary backstories were rare, as if an important life in this world means an important life in the next. And that just didn’t feel right to me.
If it’s true we all have Spirit helpers with us from before we’re born that know us intimately and love us despite our faults and foibles, does it really matter if they were famous or who they were?
Think of your own beloveds, either friends or family. Ones who love you no matter what. What makes them important is the love they have for us. Not who they are.
Celebrity-rock-star Spirit Guide or loving and kind personal guide – which one would you prefer?
Ones who love you no matter what. What makes them important is the love they have for us. Not who they are.
Does the Queen of England love her children no less fiercely than a mother in a tiny Hong Kong apartment?
For Spirit Guides, love is the message
Even after all the books, courses and training, I still don’t know my Spirit Guides personally. Not through a failing, but from an understanding born from sitting in the stillness under the eyes of wonderful mentors.
They helped me understand a Spirit Guide isn’t the latest fashion accessory. They showed me how an experience of the Spirit World is much more sustainable than an idea and at last, my eleven year old self found what she was looking for.
I feel their presence, but not as individuals, just a warm loving feeling. What’s changed is the level of confidence in their presence and to listen to the hunches and little thought voices that pop up.
Like the way my iTunes switched on yesterday playing a certain song right at the time I needed help on how to help someone in a difficult situation. David Bowie’s Rock’n’ Roll Suicide to the rescue:
Oh no, love! You’re not alone
You’re watching yourself but you’re too unfairYou got your head all tangled up
But if I could only make you careOh no, love! You’re not alone
No matter what or who you’ve been
No matter when or where you’ve seen
All the knives seem to lacerate your brainI’ve had my share, I’ll help you with the pain
You’re not alone!
There’s only one message from our Guides: Love.
That’s it. Love is the message from our Guides. We aren’t alone. And even though we may not have a rock n roll superstar as a guide, they are all superstars in their love for us. If only we’d untangle our heads to listen.
With all the noise about them online, I didn’t want to add any more, but my myth-busting side rose to the fore to contribute in a way that may make your own experiences more valid, even if you don’t happen to have a rockstar for a Spirit Guide.
Download the Guide to Spirit Guides here and I wish you a heartfelt connection to yours.