Beth Osmer

Spirit Guides Part 2: How Do We Communicate?

Before we dive into how you can communicate with your Spirit Guides, it is important first to understand the different types of Spirit Guides that may be helping you along your journey. If you didn’t catch the blog Spirit Guides Part 1: Who Are They, you might want to read that first.

Guides can come in many different forms to help guide you through different times in life. Here are a few examples.


It is very possible that your own ancestors will guide you. This includes the people you were close to who may have recently passed away, or sometimes it is ancestors we have never met but share a connection with.

Spirit Animals

We hear people talk about their spirit or power animals all the time, but what do they actually mean? They are not referring to an actual animal but more at the collective spirit of the type of animal(s) they connect with the most.


There are different categories of angels. The most common we hear about are guardian angels, which are specific to each person. We all have our own guardian angel. What we don’t hear about as much are the archangels.

The Great Spirit

The Great Spirit can go by many different names including; Infinite Spirit, Source, God, ONE (Omnipresent Nurturing Energy), and more. The Great Spirit is always working to guide you through life and help you when you get off your path.

Higher Self

As you are currently following your path, it is important to remember your soul has lived other lives that have followed other paths. Your Higher Self if a combination of all the past lives your soul has walked and can provide great wisdom.

Ascended Masters

You may also have an Ascended Master guide you through different parts of your life. Ascended Masters are spiritually enlightened beings who were once human but have gone through a series of trials to even out their karmic debt. Unlike some of the other types of Spirit Guides, Ascended Masters have lived human lives and can better relate to the struggles of staying on one’s path.

Communicating with Your Spirit Guides

There are many different ways you can open yourself up to better communicate with your Spirit Guides. Everyone can be different, so you have to find the way that works best for you. It is important to experiment and see which ones give you a greater connection. Ways to communicate include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Journaling
  • Dreaming
  • Create a sacred space
  • Get out into nature

These are only a few ways you can communicate with your spirit guides, but remember, they may not give you a clear and cut answer. To effectively communicate you must listen to your intuition and watch for the signs they may be sending your way. Knowing which spirit guide you are trying to communicate with will go a long way. For instance, say you are trying to communicate with your Spirit Animal, getting out into nature to clear your mind would be a great start. When trying to communicate with your Higher Self, you might try creating a sacred space and meditating there. This creates a safe place where your Higher Self will feel more open to share wisdom.

Benefits of Connecting with Your Spirit Guide

There are many benefits to allowing yourself to connect with your Spirit Guides including; guidance through your spiritual mission, protection, helping you overcome challenges you will face along the way, becoming more connected to your true-self, connecting with the right people in life, creating a safe and sacred place to be at one with yourself and more! The benefits of connecting with your Spirit Guides are endless and will only lead you to a happy, and more fulfilled life.

Having trouble opening yourself up to your Spirit Guides? Hypnotherapy is a great way to see what is holding you back from opening up to them. Contact me today for a free consultation!