Last week, we kicked off "Conversations of the week" with two brief summaries of conversations I'd had - I feel like what comes into my field is probably what needs to be shared, and I hope these weekly anecdotes help guide you the way they do for me.
Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels
Last week I was in Salmon, Idaho, the home of the Shoshone Native American Tribe, and Sacajawea, the famous guide of the Lewis and Clark expedition. I had never heard of Salmon, Idaho, and have only been to Idaho once before - way up north near the Canadian border. The friends I was visiting last week are new friends, and when I went to look up where they lived, I saw a Sacajawea Historical Center, and flagged it on my Google maps immediately as a place I wanted to go.
You see, I've always had a thing for Sacajawea.
When I was young, my parents said I had lengthy conversations with "imaginary friends," one of whom I had called "Sa-wa-wee-wa."
It wasn't until much later in my life, when I had been first diving into channeling and working with the spirit realm in Oregon in the mid-90s, that my spirit guides and guardians came back to me in a flash. I was studying with my first teacher, Sara, and she was walking us through a visualization, bringing us back to our childhood, and re-introducing us to our spirit guides. During this visualization, their names came back to me quickly and easily, and one of them was Sacajawea. I saw her clearly, her clothing, her long brown hair, her dark skin. I heard her soft voice say, "I've always been here with you."
Since then she has been with me, helping reintroduce me to the knowledge I have always known - that turquoise helps us work with the clouds and the rain, what animal tracks look like, what other messages the forest brings, and so much more.
In 2000 when the US Mint released the Sacajawea gold dollar coin, I collected rolls of them and handed them out for tips to spread the feminine power of her soul memory to others.
In 2010 I had a session with another intuitive, Nancy, in which she told me I came in as a twin, but that she was not able to stick around through birth. When she described this twin, who was now a woman standing over me and with me always, keeping watch, it was Sacajawea to a tee. Electricity ran through my bones in affirmation.
So when I was able to visit the Sacajawea Historical Center this past week and visit with her energy and her memory, and take a picture with her statue, it once again brought me back to the subject of guides, and how our spirit guides and guardian angels are always with us.
If you haven't yet been introduced to your guide yet, both of our courses help you make that connection: in Manifesting with Synchronicity course I share a spirit guide re-introduction, and it's a magically ceremonious exercise.
In Awakening the Intuitive Within there are many short exercises to help you reconnect with your spirit team. There are also countless books on the subject; a wonderful book I recently read can help you do this - Angels in my Hair, by Lorna Byrne.
You see, our guides ARE always with us. They come in with us per contract, and stay with us, often through several lifetimes. They are also multi-dimensional, meaning they can be with several people at once. So when your guide is someone who seems too "famous" to be with you, it's because they have committed to being a guide for many, to help our souls to create a better world this time around.
They want you to connect with them. So take some time, close your eyes, and ask, "who's here with me?" And see what comes up. It may be your grandmother or another family member who's passed on, it may be a Saint or ArchAngel, or it may be someone who's always inspired you, like Albert Einstein or Eleanor Roosevelt. Their name may escape you, but you can sense their presence or see their figure. They may come to you in your dream, or repeatedly appear in visuals, art, or books.
Get acquainted, and see what magic follows.
If you want to work with me more on this, reach out. I'd love to help you make that connection.