It’s delightful to read a book that affirms and explains experiences that you’ve had but didn’t fully understand. That was my reaction to Sonia Choquette’s book, Ask Your Guides: Connecting to Your Divine Support System, which helped me to recognize and trust the heavenly messages that I have received since my mother passed away two years ago. Sonia describes a host of heavenly messengers, including angels, archangels, spirit guides and spirit teachers, among others. Although I choose not to get hung up on the type of spirit guides that come to me, it is helpful to read her instructions on how to recognize them, how to encourage their presence in my life and how to interpret their messages.
I highly recommend that you read her book and enjoy her instructions yourself! I found myself relating much of my own experience to what she was writing, and wished that I could add my thoughts to her book. Please consider the following thoughts an addendum to her wonderful book. Here are my thoughts about how to recognize and trust your messengers.
1. Everyone receives messages from heaven, but most of us ignore them. Because we are spiritual beings in a temporary, physical body, it is our birthright to connect with heavenly spirits. It’s like phoning home, so to speak. These spirit guides are messengers of God, meant to assure us that we are surrounded by the love and strength of the Divine. By heightening our awareness, we can begin to notice tingles, whispers, breezes, ideas and people that show up in our lives as divine messengers.
2. Believe that you can see, hear, feel or realize a deep knowing of the messenger and the message. If we are truly children of God and made in the divine image, it stands to reason that we can communicate with the Divine. The Divine yearns to help us and send us signs of love and encouragement. Believing that you can discern God’s still, small voice is the only way you can become aware of all the blessings God sends you through the heavenly messengers. While grieving my mother’s death, I decided to open myself to the spirit world in my meditations and just believe in whatever I heard. I reasoned that even if I hear messages from my own Higher Self and not from another spirit, well, my Higher Self is a part of the Divine, too, and that’s good enough for me.
3. Notice everything. Become aware of how your body feels, what you see and what you feel. I often feel tingles on my chin, which is an reminder that spirit is near and to notice what is happening in my soul. Recognize the ideas that come to you out of nowhere, especially in the morning when you shower or brush your teeth. That is the time that you are most receptive to intuitive guidance because your soul is active during sleep and it remembers what it learned best in the mornings. Pay attention to the natural world, especially the animals that cross your path. Hawks, coyotes, butterflies, mice and lizards have appeared in my life in recent months, and I believe they are messengers. Try to intuit what message they bring you.
4. Remember to acknowledge and thank God for what comes to you. By being grateful, we bring more of the same into our lives.
I know that you can become more attuned to the synchronicities and divine messages that Infinite Intelligence sends you. It’s fun and rewarding!