3 Violet candles
3 White candles
Crystal ball or glass of water
Anise, cardamon, or corriander incense
Jasmine, lemon, rose, or sandalwood oils
Cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, or sandalwood bathing herbs
Breathe deeply and build a ball of protective light around you. While soaking in your ritual bath, meditate on the whole ritual: the steps you will take and what you wish to say to your spirit guide when you make contact.
Enter the circle and light the incense. With the oil, dress the altar candle and the day candle while concentrating on the purpose of the ritual. Light the annointed candles and state your intent:
"I am here to make contact with my Spirit Guide, And to acknowledge him or her"
With a sharp instrument (perhaps and athame), inscribe violet candle #1 with the word "Spirit". Dress it with oil. Light it, direct your energies into it, and say:
"Here do I light the first Lamp of Spirit. May its light reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of Spirit into which we will eventually enter."
Take your censer or incense wand and swing it around censing the whole area around the altar, while rhythmically repeating the word "Merge" and building up energy to focus.
Replace the censer and pick up violet candle #2. Inscribe it again with the word "Spirit" and dress it with the oil. Put it back on the altar, light it, direct your energy into it, and say:
"Here do I light the second Lamp of Spirit. May it's light also reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of Spirit and help spread the light, illuminating the passageway between our worlds."
Again, take the censer or incense wand and cense the entire area around the altar while chanting the word "Merge" Build up your energy to focus. Take violet candle #3, inscribe with the word "Spirit", dress with oil, charge with your energy, light it and say:
"Here do I light the third Lamp of Spirit. May its light also reach out across the barriers From this world to the next. May the light from these three lamps blend and grow, Dispelling all darkness and lighting the way That my Spirit Guide may come to me And speak with me here today."
Inscribe the 3 white candles with the word "Truth" and anoint each candle with oil. Light the 3 white candles in order of 1, 2, 3, and say:
"Here do I build Truth. As these candles burn throughout this ritual, their power generates nothing but truth In all that transpires between this world and the next. Through these candles there is truth In all communications that come to me".
Again, cense the entire altar area while chanting the word "Merge".
Replace the censer and continue chanting. Sit comfortably while chanting, and gaze into the crystal ball, or the clear glass of water. Continue chanting until you feel it is right to let the chant taper off.
Continue to quietly look into the crystal ball or glass, not trying to picture anything. Keep your mind blank, so whatever comes will appear in its own free will. Gaze into the center of the crystal. There is no need to try not to blink. Look into the crystal and blink naturally. Try not to notice anything in your peripheral vision, just the center of the crystal. Eventually a face or figure will appear. This may take a long time, or it may appear almost immediately. If it doesn't come at all within approximately 20 minutes, abandon this attempt, extinguish the candles in the order in which they were lit, leave the altar set up, and try this ritual again in three days. You should have results within a month at most.
When a figure does appear, ask if he/she is your Spirit Guide. You will hear an answer. You may not hear it out loud, or even see the figure's lips move, but you will be aware of the answer. This is how most of your conversation will proceed. You will ask your questions mentally (or out loud) and the answers will be clear inside your mind.
Ask if you have more than one spirit guide. If yes, ask them to appear also.
You may ask anything you wish to know, but it is suggested to establish a connection first where your Spirit Guide may appear to you at any time, or at specific times, so that you can converse with other spirits through him/her.
When you have finished speaking with your Guide, thank him/her, then sit for a moment with your eyes closed, meditating on all that you have learned. Extinguish the candles in reverse order to clear the circle.
> > Meeting Your Spirit Guides by Charles Grooms > > First of all, an absolute beginner can meet his/her > spirit guides. It was one of the very first things > that I did. You already know them, you picked them > before you were born and they agreed to help you this > time around. > > To start, I would suggest that you have a pencil and > paper handy. Now find yourself a quiet place. Cleanse > yourself and the room thoroughly. Get good and > relaxed. Fill yourself and the room with a white > light. Now call your spirit guides to you. It does not > matter at this time that you do not consciously know > them, they will be there for you. Now say, "Please > touch me." You should feel some sort of sensation > somewhere on your body. It could be chills, goose > bumps, warmth or a tingling. Whatever it is it will > simply be a sign to you that they are there. Having > identified (for you) a way to tell their presence, you > can go on to the next step, determining how many of > them there are. > > Ask, "Is there at least one of you?" You should feel > the sensation. Everyone has at least one guide. Most > people have between one and seven. Now ask, "Are there > at least two of you?" If you feel the sensation, then > you know that there are at least two of them. Continue > this process until you no longer receive any > sensation. In this manner you will determine how many > guides that you have. > > Next step. Say, "Number one, please touch me." > Somewhere on your body, (your forehead, back of your > neck, arm, back, shoulder, leg, somewhere) you should > feel something. It may be chills, goose bumps, warmth, > a tingling or whatever, but it will be a pleasant > sensation. Remember this touch, in fact it is a good > idea to write it down. It is the I.D. of that spirit > guide, and he/she will always touch you in the same > spot with the same feeling. Continue the process until > you have the I.D.'s of all of your guides. > > Next step. Ask, "Please tell me hello." If you can > hear their thoughts in your head, you are one of the > lucky ones. I wasn't, it took me years before I could > reliably "hear" them. It was not their fault, but > mine, I was cutting myself off. So if you don't hear > them, all is not lost. > > Assume that you don't hear them. You can still ask > questions and get answers, it just takes a little more > effort, as it has to be couched as "Yes/No" questions. > Ask them, "Please give me a 'Yes' answer." Pay close > attention to your body, there will be some movement at > this point, the most common being a nodding of your > head as though you were nodding a "yes" in answer to > someone else's question. The actual motion may be very > slight, almost imperceptible, but you will be able to > feel it. When I was using this method, I could often > judge how emphatic the answer was by how energetic the > nodding was, I have had my entire body jerk. Now ask, > "Please give me a 'No' answer." Again pay close > attention to your body, there will be a motion, the > most common being a shaking of the head as if you were > shaking your head "no". > > Now lets get some practice, and this is an important > step. Assume that there is a table lamp in the room > with you and it is turned off. Ask the question, in > these words, "Is the lamp on?" Did you get a "yes" > answer? Were they wrong? Not at all, you asked the > wrong question, the lamp is indeed on the table. Now > ask the question, "Is the table lamp in this room > turned on?" Now the answer should be "No." Assume that > the door to the room that you are in is open, ask, "Is > the door open?" Got a "No" answer? Is the front door > closed? There is a reason for these apparently "wrong" > answers, they are not being contrary, only trying to > get you to learn to be precise in your wording, and to > make sure that you really do know what you are really > asking. > > As you work with them and get to know them, you will > find that most of them have great senses of humor, > they like a good joke as well as you or I. And they > all have their own individual personalities. Once, I > was helping a young man to meet his guides and he > referred to one of them as "he." Suddenly, his eyes > opened wide and a smile crept across his face. He > said, "I just got my face slapped. And I heard, 'I'm > not a he, I'm a woman.'" > > You will also find in time that they will not be quite > so insistent on the precise wording of your questions. > > > When you go to ask them a question in the future, it > is a very good idea to first ask, "Who is with me?" > Then look for the familiar I.D. touch. That will not > only let you know which of your guides that you are > talking to, but will also insure that it is one of > your guides and not some stray spirit that happens to > be passing by. > > When you ask your guides for advice, ask for their > opinions. They will NOT tell you what to do, but are > more than happy to tell you their opinions. Put your > questions to them in the format of "If you were in my > position, would you ..." or "In your opinion would it > be best for me to ...". Otherwise, you may not get an > answer. Remember that it is your life, and you have to > make the decisions and live with the results. > > Yes, they all have names, they are after all, people. > But I have tended to discourage using names until you > really develop a discernment in identifying them by > their thoughts. The reason is simple. Let us assume > that you have a guide named Susan. Now you want to ask > your guides a question and you start out by saying, > "Who is with me?" and you clearly hear "Susan." OK, > you assume that is your Susan. But unknown to you, it > just happens to be some confused spirit who has > recently died and is still wondering around, lost. And > you are willing to talk to her! WOW! She will tell you > anything that you want to hear, sure you were > Nefertiti in a past life, and Queen Elizabeth, too. > Mata Hari? Yeah, you can be her too if you want to. > See what I mean? But that touch is a positive ID. > > In the future, if a spirit shows up claiming to be a > new guide for you, don' t take it at its word, check > it out with your known guides before you accept > anything that it tells you. > > I wish you the very best in your efforts. Please let > me know how you make out. And if you have any > questions, feel free to ask. [email@example.com]