I know for a fact (heh I could get slammed for using that phrase) that I have spirit guides/guardian angel that “conspires with the universe to help find out my own Personal Legend.” (The Alchemist)
I’m not able to speak to them directly, but I feel their presence around me when I call them and they speak to me through signs, music, ideas, intuition, and sometimes just very very blatantly plopping something in my way. I won’t lie I haven’t mastered speaking to them, so sometimes I look too hard and it is not easy.
They’re very familiar and have repetitively executed knowing me better than myself on the truest level. They’re very comedic and immediately within my lower vibrational self immersed in the now.
I also believe I have a Guardian Angel, perhaps a more formalized, higher vibrational being that overlooks my overall well being and not wasting time taking detours to my destiny. But above all, to assist me in realizing to be myself and nothing else, to help me progress in ways necessary to take on the next step in my life to wholeness.
I’ve been having a strong pull towards Native American culture and influence, their gods and symbology. I have been fascinated with the idea of finding my “animal totem”. I just knew within my soul that it was something attributed to me on a deeply rooted level of being. My true Higher Self. And soon fell onto my affinity to owls. I’ve just recently had a visualization in the form of inspiration that married the visual of my what I believe to be my Guardian Angel.
I went to a place called Hontoon Island, FL for my birthday in Sept. It was very symbolic and was a cleansing rite pretty much. We were almost alone on the island, only available by ferry. There was an owl statue from the Native Amer. reservation it used to be standing guard at the entrance, long, tall, strange looking. Long armish looking wings. (Bought a keychain with a picture of it, btw.)
I imagined a brave Native Amer. warrior, firm yet beaming of light. Maybe even a chief, he has a headdress on top of his owl head. He carries a spear and a strange, long body.
I believe this is my Guardian Angel/Higher Self.
Anyone else believe this crazy stuff?
It’s okay, I understand that this point of view is extremely out there even to a lot of you guys probably. Unless you are already slanted towards a sort of “spiritual”, “universal consciousness” belief or some sort, maybe you can buy it.
But there are many different minds with different points of view and would to see a friendly explanation to what they have to think on this and how they think it relates to why people believe these things.
I am a firm believer, this is part of my own “religious” beliefs so to speak and have been displayed with pretty much blatant evidence (imo) over and over again. Regardless it doesn’t matter how the information has been given to me because it has always been correct and I know it in my heart.
@heedthem, I believe there is a spirit realm, it contains what we would consider both malevolent and benevolent spirits but that is only our human interpretation of their influence, as to them their is no distinction, there is no such war raging between angels and demons.
They only perform within their nature, they do their best at what they are good at and judgement in the skills and behaviours of others is irrelevant to their own purpose of succeeding in their own existence.
I believe they are heavily involved in the design of the physical realm, not only in transforming useless matter into something applicable, but in the forging of material itself, for a purpose not attainable in their intangible state. This is some kind of fulfillment of the potential of the universe.
I believe the Dreaming is the bridge between realms of the material and spiritual, and it is even more a fundamental reality, rather than as it being seen as a non-reality, and this is where the building blocks of material manifestation take its blueprint form.
If you were to follow a certain line of thought, you must follow those who were best at it.
@heartbeat, Yes, what @beyond, said. People have strengths and weakness, find me a person complete in understanding and I will call them God, but the thing is: 100% of their understanding must be understandable, don’t accept 100% of a teaching based on 90% of it making sense to you. We all have an inherent sense of what makes sense and what seems right or logical, you can mix it up, chop and change all throughout life.
You may find a contradiction between two principles that you hold vital, but you either adapt one or the other, or both to find common ground, or you ask yourself just what contradiction is, a conceptual impass that only exists because of reason. But one thing I know is that logic often defies reason, that is fundamental to existence, something more than the sum of parts and the scientifically paradoxical nature of the universe.
I was watching “Community” and they said how the impossible is actually more probable (paraphrase) “What makes more sense? That one of us does not belong in this group, or a ghost took the pen?”
@beyond OMG that sounds so right and logical now i understand the link lol..so that is why people believe in spirits that guide us if they have their same thoughts……that makes sense…but how are we to find out there is a link between this world and the spiritual world, even though some people have contact with another world it is not “normal” as picking up the phone or something…….
I believe we all have our own guardian angels and spirits. How it all works fundamentally I don’t know. What I’ve read about is that everyone get’s help from God. The spirits and angels work for God. So we get their help. Any time we ask for it. You might not realize how they’re helping you, they will though, if you ask for it. So will God.
@heartbeat, I pretty much grew up with it via my sister after I started questioning Christianity at age 12. When you have a “feeling” something’s going on or a coincedence happens, they’re talking to you. Or you can literally just call for them, they’ll be there immediately listening to you or trying to talk to you. Anything that you notice extra, especially if it catches your attention, or a repetition of an image or idea is them talking to you. They know you best, which means they also talk to you in ways you know best. It’s easy for me because I love music and art so they channel mostly through music lyrics and pretty images for me.
For someone who doesn’t really listen to music or like art, it’s harder for me to think of ways they might talk to someone.. But like say you think of an abstract thought out of nowhere and then it fades, then later that day your best friend brings up the same idea out of nowhere verbatim.
I have guardian spirits and angels and archangles as well that help me with everyday life. I’ve learned to communicate with them and have found out who a few number of them are. Keep praying, keep meditating, and you will continue to see positive changes in your life with them at your disposal as helper spirits.
@iflipvans, How does the communication with your guardian spirits/angels occur? Do you have internal conversations with them, or do they manifest themselves other ways?
I ask because I have had a feeling my whole life that something has been guiding and protecting me. There have been moments of intense clarity where I felt that something non-physical was speaking to me, as well as times I should have died but didn’t.
When I was 3, I was chasing after my brother as he walked to the store. My mother and sister saw me take off and were running some hundred yards behind. I ran out into a busy 4 lane road during rush hour traffic, when some man wearing a brown trenchcoat (according to my mom and sister and 2 people who pulled there cars over) seemingly appeared at my side and stopped cars and directed them around me so as not to hit me. As my mom ran out into the street to grab me, she said the man just wasn’t there anymore. No one saw where he went.
There was another incident while hiking where a boulder was knocked loose, bounding down a mountain towards me, and I was a split second away from it hitting me square in the chest and dropping me down a 60 foot drop, instead it just brushed my arm.
These could just be instances of “luck”, but then there are times when I frequently see repeating number sequences like 333, 555, 999, waking up at night for a week straight at exactly 3:33 AM, vivid recurring dreams, thoughts that seemingly arise out of nowhere, an intense high frequency ringing, all during periods of my life where I am at a “crossroads” and am faced with a big decision.
SO long story short, is it irrational to heed these as signs of spirits guiding me?
Numbers and patterns are expressions of universal code, of the divine blueprint of consciousness in my opinion. Dreams and unconscious thought are connections with Carl Jung’s collective unconscious .
So could these occurrences be some psychic phenomenon, some communication from spirits or the Universe nudging me in a certain direction?
I see repeating number sequences too. Those are what some people refer to as angel numbers. It’s your angels and spirit guides sending you messages of guidance through the vibration of numbers, like numerology. I don’t really fully understand how it all works, and was kind of skeptical at first, but man. Once you see these numbers, look up the meanings of them, and see how they apply to your life, it’s pretty crazy how well everything fits together – the meanings and current life events. Once you accept it, if you accept it, it actually pretty helpful. I use this siteto decipher my angel numbers.
To anyone this doesn’t happen to, it probably seems a little crazy, way out there, and very illogical. It’s just once you constantly start to see these sequences, it becomes more than just a coincidence. Happens to often and to irregular to be called one. Like picking up your cellphone to unlock the screen and out of no where just seeing something like 444 or 555 constantly. And what averagejoe said about waking up in the middle of the night. Looking at the clock and it being 222 or 333, your just like whoa?
@monkeyzazu, the whimsical, irrational part of me wants to believe that there are spirits looking out for me, attempting to communicate. But the analytical, rational part of me thinks these are all instances of probability and I’m exhibiting a confirmation bias.
Take the repeating numbers for example, I am a land surveyor. I run an instrument which takes “shots” of a prism and gives measurements of distance, horizontal and vertical angles, elevation, in thousandths. When I’m taking hundreds of shots, I’m seeing a LOT of numbers. And I ride around in a truck as the passenger all day, so I’m seeing clocks, signs, and license plates all day long. So it is most likely just up to probability that I see so many repeating numbers.
But if you are in deep introspection around when you see these numbers, you would see them and want to ascribe meaning to them because humans always like to identify patterns- it gave us history, culture, mathematics, calendars, science, etc. So after the event of seeing these numbers, it would seem confirm your previously held beliefs in a way, and people love having their beliefs confirmed.
And that site you use to interpret repeating numbers..I’ve seen it before. If you google search “significance of [111, 333, 444, 555, 999]” it is the only source of information. Other people on blogs and such site this Joanne Sacred Scribes information. And every number only has positive associations made with it. The universe is ambivalent to good and bad, especially an individuals perception of good and bad. Why would repeating numbers only signify positive things.
So maybe it’s all just speculation and wishful thinking and creating meaning where there is none. Or maybe it could be a sign.
I prefer to question everything.
And its good to question everything. You don’t want to be misled with bias or even false information.
I’ve actually seen a couple of interpretation of repeating number sequences aside from Joanne’s, both around the web and in books. I just go along with her meanings because that’s what I vibe and connect with. There’s also Dorene Virtue. She’s kind of famous for her angel number interpretations. She’s written a lot of books about angels and related topics. When I look up the meaning of angel number using Dorene’s interpretation, they make no sense what so ever to me, and that’s completely cool. If you think of the numbers as words, each word has their base meaning, but a lot of different interpretations…. if I put that right. A person could study numerology and come up with their own interpretations. It’s pretty much whatever works for you.
And the positive meanings, they can be negative sometimes. It’s kind of relative to how you perceive it. Like if I told you tomorrow its gonna rain, you might think its good or bad depending on what your doing that day, ya kno? I’ve gotten angel messages that I’m focusing too much on material possessions or that big life changes are about to occur. If I’m working really hard on a project or a goal, and get that material focus message, I’ll be kind of pissed for a second. “The reason I’m focusing so much on the material is because I’m working really hard, trying to make shit happen!!!”, silently in my head I’ll think, hoping they can hear me :)
Good metaphor for the physical human body and perception. That was spot on. And that is a real possibility too that angel and spirit guides have nothing to do with these repeating numbers. That it’s just people attributing meaning to this phenomenon to confirm their own beliefs. I’m not gonna lie, I used to think that in the beginning a little. There’s always gonna be a tiny thought in the back of my head thinking all this is bullshit.
But for the most part I do believe these are messages of guidance from angels and spirit guides. This is based on my own personal experiences and what I feel. This is what you have to do to, go off your own experiences and feelings. It’s kind of hard to logically verify all this. We base a large part of our knowledge of what’s real on what we logically deduce using our physical senses. For the things that are outside of the physical perception though, it’s really hard to verify them because the metaphysical isn’t very easily perceived. But overtime, if you meditate and do other things to raise your vibration, I think it becomes easier to interact with and perceive the things outside the physical.
I don’t always do the best job of explaining things. I hope I didn’t butcher too much :) If you need me to explain something better, I can.
If anyone is looking to connect with their spirit guides and angels, I think this book is pretty helpful in learning how to do so: Ask Your Guides by Sonia Choquette.
It’s basically a beginners manual on connecting with your guides and teaches you a little bit about the spiritual realms, from Sonia’s perspective of course. She seems really sincere with her explanations of everything. The book is really down to earth, and easy to follow and understand.
The first step in learning how to connect with your spirit guides is first connecting with your own spirit, picking up on how it feels and what makes it come to life. Then try to get a feel for other people’s spirits. Meditation really heps with all of this. Your basically increasing your spiritual awareness so your able to pick up on your guides and their messages.