by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
My teacher often talks about communicating with his spirit guides as do some of the holistic healers that I go to. Who are these spirit guides and what do they do? There are different types of spirit guides that include archangels, angels, power animals, loved ones that have departed, ancestors, ascended masters, your Higher Self, Deities, and Spirit. They are beings of light that are here to help you on your spiritual path. They communicate in various forms, such as images in your mind (clairvoyance), hearing them in your mind (clairaudience), with oracle or tarot cards, a gentle touch or pleasant smell, dreams, or through signs and synchronicities. There may also be inspirational thoughts or mental images that appear spontaneously.
So, I decided to see how I could communicate with my spirit guides and find out who they were. I often call upon Archangel Michael for protection, Archangel Raphael for healing, Archangel Uriel for wisdom, and Archangel Gabriel to help me write these articles. The archangels vibrate at a much higher level and so their vibration would be too high for me to communicate with them directly. My guardian angel seems to have always looked out for me, but I haven’t been able to make direct contact. I did see a Great Horned Owl, and maybe its presence designated that it was there to protect me during my spiritual transition, but I did not see it in my mind as a spiritual being. I pray to Jesus and Mary who are ascended masters, and have had many favorable outcomes, but no direct contact. I chant mantras for Rama and Ganesh as well as for Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali, but no Deities have appeared to me. I did hear from my mom, but it was through a young lady who had a special gift who could see and talk to those who have departed. Since then, I haven’t had any contact with mom other than dreams of her and my dad. One of my classmates said that she only talks to herself when she wants an expert opinion. I talk to my Higher Self, but I haven’t heard anything back.
When I meditate, I see purple and green, even with my eyes open in the dark. Purple is representative of a connection to Spirit, but I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I was told that it will take many hours of meditation to see or hear spirit guides. I have been trying to do that and I haven’t heard or seen anything yet. Then it dawned on me. I put my own human limitations of what I thought was communicating with spirit guides. I looked at the other forms of communication that I mentioned earlier and thought of the articles that I have written in the last few years. I realized that I’ve been communicating with my spirit guides all along through all of the synchronicities and my other metaphysical experiences. My spirit guides include all of the ones that I mentioned above, and maybe now there will be more. I know now that the purple that I see during meditation, is my direct connection to Spirit.