What Are Spirit Guides?

Everyone has a collective of celestial helpers waiting to by their side. These are your spirit guides, and they are waiting patiently to help you. Sadly, some people never learn to consciously connect with their guides, but here is some information to introduce you to who they are and what they do!

What are Spirit Guides?

  • A spirit guides is a discarnate entity that’s sole purpose is to aide you on your life path.  You and your guide made a soul level contract before incarnation that they would watch over, guide and protect you, as well as disperse spiritual insights and synchronicities into your life.
  • Your spirit guide has a unique understanding of you and the path that you have laid out for yourself. Often they work with you when you create your spiritual map. They have a vantage point from which they guide you because they are able to see your map clearly and they can view the “bigger” picture of our journey.
  • Your spirit guide is your souls assistant working behind the scenes. Whether you are aware of them, they constantly watch over, protect and guide you.

Does everyone have a spirit guide?

  • Absolutely everyone has a spirit guide. Some may argue that there are people who do not have guides, but as far as I have seen we all do. No matter what your religious background or beliefs are, even if you do not believe in God, you still have a guide.
  • We have a primary guide, who has incarnated at least once. The reason being is so that they have empathy about our journey here on earth. Now if you do not believe in incarnation or that whole philosophy it doesn’t negate the idea of a spirit guide. We also have a secondary guide or guides that can walk into your lives at key points bringing us more specialized guidance. For example: If you are beginning to explore a new career path and you are very passionate about it, but not very confidant you may have a secondary guide who steps in and helps you in this area. They are specialty guides.

How can I recognize the presence of my spirit guide?

  • Any time you are stressed or undergoing extreme changes in your life a spirit guide will be more dominant in your life. Their purpose is to help you with the difficult areas of your journey, so when times are tough remember that they are there.
  • It is common for people to hear their name being called, when no one is around. Usually your guides are trying to get your attention.
  • You may see flashing lights, often blue or white. Maybe even shadows or silhouettes out of the corner of your eye.
  • Reoccurring dreams, especially of a stranger whom you feel comfortable with.
  • A unique fascination with a name or geographical place, which is often connected to the name or ethnicity of your guide.
  • Some sort of reoccurring symbol. Such as numbers, letters, motifs, etc.
  • Physical sensations. Often the feeling of being touched on a shoulder or hand or someone standing near you to one side or the other.

How can I know my guides name and what they look like?

  • Most people like to know the name of their guide first. There are many ways to get the name of your guide. Basically you can ask, “What is your name?” and then wait to see which name pops into your head first, or which names stands out to you (the next person you meet, a billboard, song on the radio or it may be written on a piece of paper). You can also use a baby name book and open a page at random and select a name by pointing with your eyes closed. Or the other way is to use a name that you feel drawn to.
  • People often want to know how their guides look or what their sex is before they connect with them. My answer to this is 1) they may appear in whatever form they wish. As an animal, ball of light or a physical person. Your primary guide will typically take the form of a human. Meditation is key in finding out what they look like or you may have a dream or vision or you could ask a reader. 2) You can ask them to appear in a certain form because your guide will do whatever it takes to work with you in your comfort zone.

How can I easily speak to my guide?

  • The simplest way to speak with your guide is by talking out loud to them. Your guide will find some way to communicate back with you. This could be through symbols, visions, dreams, songs, verbal communication, feelings, television programs or other people. They will find the best way to communicate with you if you just trust.
  • Using an oracle deck is an easy and powerful way to communicate with them.
  • Write letters to them or leave little messages posted around your home or office.
  • Mediate. You can do this through a guided meditation or by simply being still for a few minutes a day.
  • Creativity and art. They are drawn to creativity and they love to inspire us. Inspiration comes from the word spirit!

A few more things

  • Angels and spirit guides are not the same. Typically your spirit guide is not a loved one who passed. These are three different types of entities.
  • Your guides have far more ability to help you when you ASK for them to help!
  • Spirit guides do not control any aspect of your life; they only offer you help and guidance. You have free will at all times. You may even ask for certain aspects of your life to be inaccessible to your guides if you like.
  • They are not all knowing. They have more insight into our life because they are watching outside of it and they can connect with our subconscious mind which is far wiser and our map.
  • Guides are never negative, harmful, pushy, controlling or frightening.
  • They know when to turn their heads if you know what I mean, but they are never truly absent.
  • They truly are your bestfriends. When you begin to connect with them, it should be more like a reunion, rather than a first encounter.

This information is only a small portion of what can be written about the subject. I’ve only pulled out the basics to get you started so that you can begin working with and calling on your guides.  Once you’ve read this you can begin enriching your life by consciously connecting with them.

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions that you may have about this subject. If there is anything that I can elaborate on or any confusion I may clear up, I would be more than happy to.  And I would love to hear any stories you may have about working with your guides. What was your first encounter like? Do you remember the first time you consciously worked with your guide?

If you have questions, comments or stories, please comment below, or tweet @ShaheenMiro #TheGypsyTalks

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© Shaheen Miro 3/22/2011

Talking With the Tattered Nomad Oracle

Do you have a burning question that is on your heart and mind? Maybe there is something specific you are wanting answers for. Lets tap into the wisdom of the Universe, and have a conversation with the Tattered Nomad Oracle!

One question mini-readings via email area available using the TNO.

Formulate a very specific question and we will do a 3 card spread. You will receive and answer, and a photograph of your layout.

Explore with Shaheen’s Tattered Nomad Oracle!

To purchase your mini reading click here, http://bit.ly/1lLdTua.

 

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Divine Guidance

When something is troubling you, or a question is hanging heavy on your heart and mind… find stillness. Open yourself up to the voice of the Universe. You will find beacons of wisdom glowing all around you… leading you in the direction that honors your highest good.

Interview With Brigit from Biddy Tarot

This has been tucked away for awhile… so glad to finally get it out there! Wonderful conversation with Brigit. She is so insightful and down to earth. What a blessing to spend a bit of time chatting with her and getting to know more about her life and view on Tarot!

Visit her website to learn more about what she does and ALL about Tarot!!!

http://www.biddytarot.com/

Energy Work at Cincinnati City Flea June 14, 2014

I will be at the City Flea here in Cincinnati this Saturday June 14!

Come see me for an energy session… get a good boost of Reiki energy to clear away negative energy and stress and begin putting good stuff out there into the Universe!

I’d love to see ya! You can get a reading. Energy work. And, there will be tons of wonderfully curated goods and food to buy all over the place.

Learn more about this AWESOME event here: http://www.thecityflea.com/

Hope to see you there.

@ShaheenMiro

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The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: 22 Bad A** Tips for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection

Do you want to perform spiritual cleansing on yourself, or your home? Needing to shift some negative energy out of your life?

We all could! On the daily.

Here are 22 Tips and Tricks for spiritual cleansing and protection!

  1. Introduction to Spiritual Cleansing and Protection. Basic techniques from sage smudging to creating a bubble of protective light! This is the perfect stating place!
  2. Beginner’s methods for spiritual cleansing. If your aura is feeling heavy or your space is feeling murky try some sage or sweet grass. Do it up big.
  3. Understanding energetic cords and attachments. Learn to use energy to your advantage by moving and releasing negative attachments.
  4. Energetic Investments! Did you know you’re telling an energetic story? Did you know it dictates all the things happening in your life? Rearrange this story and make magic happen.
  5. Know your space! What does your home say about you? How can it change your life?
  6. Put up your psychic shield! You better zip it tight so no energetic parasites get in there. This has got to be one of the easiest things you can do, and one of the best.
  7. Got white light? Surround yourself with awesome Universal energy and ask for protection from your guides.
  8. Spiritual cleansing bath. This packs some oomph for clearing out heavy energies! And, it’s soooo EASY!
  9. Spiritual cleansing shower. Ahh, don’t have a bath tub, or you hate taking a soak… do it in the shower.
  10. Use vinegar. This is an ancient technique for cleansing negative energy that I go back to again and again.
  11. Rose water mist. I cannot rave enough about rose water. It is so effective and smells divine.
  12. Repair your aura with tasty teas. Teatime just got better.
  13. Limpia or spiritual cleansing with an egg. This is ancient, awesome, and usually yields dramatic results.
  14. The Psychic Vacuum! Use amethyst to absorb negative energy! This technique rocks!
  15. Ringing Bells. Bells carry sound vibrations that clear away negative energy. Same with drums.
  16. Frankincense fumigation. One of the three gifts of the Magi, this resin shifts negative energy and connects you to Spirit.
  17. Exorcism Powders. Many different herbs and powers can be used to release negative energy. Wonderful folk techniques.
  18. Rosemary sprigs. Used as a charm or smudge to lift the air for businesses and homes.
  19. Sweeping away negativity. Using the broom has long been a charm for sweeping away corrosive energies. A very practical technique.
  20. Use fire for protection. It purifies and protects.
  21. Jack-o-lanterns! Not just for decoration, they create a protective ward to keep nasty energies at bay.
  22. Sacred Circles. Circles are unparallel barriers for psychic protection.

Want more of this stuff? Keep coming back… I will share more Gypsy’s Tricks! 

 

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Readings at Ottoman Imports on May 31st

 

 

Hello Friends!

There are still a few spaces available for May 31st! Come see me. Spaces fill up fast so call and make your appointment. It’s always a good treat to get a reading and see how the rest of the year will progress.

Shaheen

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Re: Hello Caller: Long Distance Readings

“You do readings over the phone?!”

“Yep, I sure do! And email!”

“How on earth does that work?”

It amuses me that people are baffled by phone and email readings! But at least they believe a reading can be done. That is a good first step. But why is it more believable that a reading can be done in person, but not long-distance?

I think people are quick to believe in an in-person reading because they can see it. They can see the cards, they can see your face, and they can touch something. They can respond and react with more than just their voice.

The disconnect is most people still don’t understand energy!

A reading is an energetic evaluation! When someone reads you, they are tapping into the energies that surround you. They are recounting your energetic story… the one that you are creating in your personal universe… which links up with the big Universe and makes things happen!

Even if a reader is using Tarot cards, or tealeaves, or palms, or runes… they are only tools. The tools are creating patterns based on energy, and the reader is interpreting those patterns.

And… energy has NO limitations. It isn’t bound by time and space. It doesn’t have to conform to gravity. Energy is anywhere and everywhere. A thought can be sent to the other side of the world instantly. A dream can bring two people together who have never met before. That is the magic of the unseen world!

So when you have a long distance reading… you may not be right there. But your spirit is!

© Shaheen Miro 2014