For many people, life has become a daily grind of getting up early to get their kids ready for school, take the dog out for a quick walk so he can do his business and then head off to a 9am – 5pm job which more often than not, ends up being till 7pm. There is no time or space to connect with oneself, let alone one’s Helping Spirits. This idea of having no time is so pervasive in Western cultures around the world. We have been programmed by our societies to believe that we can’t expect more from life – we have a responsibility to pay our bills, take care of our families and perhaps even our extended families. We have been conditioned to believe that the best way to do this is by staying within the conventions of our societies, because when we deviate from this, it’s just too risky and we are likely to fail and lose everything we’ve worked so hard to achieve – a new BMW, the latest iPhone, a projector TV for our home theatre, etc. We have all been sold a lie. Society has so cleverly seduced us with the promise of material abundance as long as we keep working and working and working and working.
A relentless cycle that keeps us on a hamster wheel and totally distracts us from the possibility of true joy and contentment.
We know something is missing, but we can’t quite get to the root of what this is. If we only had more time to spend on our own in nature, we would begin to understand and open up to the unseen world which is not a physical place, but a place that we can explore the depths of our souls and connect with our helping spirits.
People often ask me how they can easily connect with their Helping Spirits, also known as ‘Spirit guides’. They think that it’s too difficult or even impossible for them to do, but it’s not. The key is finding just a little time for yourself alone, preferably in nature, where you can quiet your mind and drop into your heart. The heart is the higher mind and is how we can access our higher self. Once we’ve made this connection, it is quite easy to connect with our Helping Spirits. So some might ask, “what’s the point of connecting with my Helping Spirits? How is this relevant to my life and what I want to achieve?”
If we look back at our history, there were many ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Ancient Greece & Italy, lost civilizations such as Atlantis and Lemuria that all had one thing in common – they all understood that through accessing higher states of consciousness they could receive direct teachings from the ascended masters and other transcendent beings that wish to be of service to humanity. Through special meditation techniques or the use of mind altering substances, ordinary men and women would often access these higher states of consciousness to receive wisdom about important issues such as how to govern their societies to how to make natural medicines from the native plants that grew in their villages. Life was much easier for them as a result, because there was a deep knowing that assisted them with making better life choices.
With the chaos in the world it is now more important than ever before for all of us to frequently take the time to connect with our higher selves and our helping spirits. Here are some simple techniques that can help you do this as follows:
- Find a quiet place on the beach or somewhere in nature where you won’t be disturbed. Place your hand on your heart and set the intention to connect with your heart energy. With closed eyes imagine this energy rising up to the space between your brows (also known as your 3rd eye). You many notice some sensations like a change in temperature or tingling. This is just energy. Continue to raise your perception higher to your crown chakra and ask to connect with your Helping Spirits. Sometimes you will see an image of your Spirit Guide or for those who aren’t visual, you might just sense their presence or have strong feelings of love and/or peace wash over you. This is a good sign that you’ve made a connection. Once you feel this, then you may wish to ask a question or ask for healing if you need it. When you feel you’re finished. Thank your Helping Spirits and say goodbye. It may take some practice, but if you continue to do this regularly, you will open up more and more to making a connection with your Helping Spirits.
- Lie down in bed and close your eyes. Imagine that you are floating up and out of your body out into the the sky, beyond the stars and into the Upper World where some of your Helping Spirits reside. Once you’re there have a look around and ask to meet with one of your Helping Spirits. You will see or feel your H.S. come forward. Sometimes the connection will be very strong even on the first meeting, but it can also be quite faint if you are new to this type of practice. Either way is fine. You may wish to ask your Helping Spirit what is the purpose of you being in my life? Or, do you have any wisdom that you would like to share with me? If you have a very specific question this is even better, because the clearer you are with your intention the easier it will be to make a connection with your Helping Spirits. Again when you feel you’re finished, thank your Helping Spirits and say goodbye.
There are many ways we can connect with our Spirit guides but the two methods above are a good way to start making a connection with them. If you would like to learn more about this, there are many Energy Medicine practitioners and teachers on Bali who offer a variety of healing modalities and practices to assist people with connecting to the higher self, Helping Spirits and more. I encourage you to explore the possibilities, for me, having this connection has been truly life changing.
To all of you who have been following my column for a long time and for those who are new, thank you for your readership and for your willingness to open up to new and old ideas that have been presented in my past articles. I look forward to sharing more wonderful tools, interviews and insights with all of you in 2018 and beyond!
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Michele Cempaka has lived on Bali since 2002. She has been initiated as a Shaman and Reiki Master. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist and Transformational Coach. She offers a variety of trainings and retreats both on and off Bali which focus on personal empowerment and healing. For more information about her upcoming programs, please visit: www.spiritweaverjourneys.com. Copyright 2018 © Michele Cempaka