Get to Know Your Spirit Guides
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Get to Know Your Spirit Guides

Develop lasting relationships with the guides that can help you most on your spiritual path
4.5 (12 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The different kinds of entities commonly called Spirit guides
  • Why it's important to develop relationships with your guides
  • The roles your Spirit guides play in your development
  • How your Spirit guides most often show up
  • How to get to know one or more or your Spirit guides
  • Be able to meditate, at some level
  • Be able to follow a guided meditation

Do you want to receive guidance throughout your life on matters related to your spiritual development, career, health and heart? 

Your Spirit guides can be a wonderful source of information, encouragement, guidance and support.

But you have to know who they are and develop a relationship with them.

Since I began developing my mediumship abilities in 2001, I’ve had years to connect with and deepen my relationship with my Spirit guides. I’ve also helped dozens of people connect with their own guides — both through mediumship and intuitive readings and by leading them through a meditation so they can meet and begin a relationship of their own.

I have a slightly different take on Spirit guides than some teachers. I believe they’re part of your higher self. We connect with them as individual personalities in order to connect with different aspects of our own soul.

In this online class we’ll cover:

  • What Spirit guides are and aren’t (at least not usually)

  • Why you have them

  • Their role in your development

  • How to get to know them

  • A Spirit guide meditation in which you’ll meet one or more guides

Sound interesting? Take this course and learn more.

What students say:

"This is a great course for understanding more about your guides, the different types of guides and how to connect with one of your guides."

"This class was a great and easy way to learn about our spirit guides and their various roles in our lives. I especially enjoyed the meditation where we were able to meet our own guides. That was very powerful. Joanna is a great teacher and listener, with a fun and breezy approach to the mysteries of life. I highly recommend this class as well as her other classes, too. You won't be disappointed."

Who this course is for:
  • People interested in their personal and spiritual development
  • People curious about their Spirit guides
  • People beginning their mediumship unfoldment
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 01:43:03
+ Introduction
2 lectures 04:26

Introduction and welcome

Who I am

  • Certified medium with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches

  • NSAC minister

  • Been practicing mediumship since 2001 and teaching from 2003-2007 and 2014-present

What we’re going to cover in this course

  • What Spirit guides are

  • Why you need to know yours

  • How many guides you have

  • Their common roles/archetypes

  • How you get to know yours

  • Spirit guide meditation

Preview 02:11

The questions people who took this course live brought to the course. These may be similar to your own questions.

Preview 02:15
+ Who and what your Spirit guides are
5 lectures 23:54

What Spirit guides are

There are 3 kinds of beings that people call Spirit guides:

  1. Former humans, often family members and friends in Spirit

    • Their purpose is now to guide you from Spirit

    • Often not with you your whole life

    • E.g. my Mum and brother Anthony

    • Not usually at the forefront

  2. Distinct, spiritually-evolved entities or groups of beings separate from you that may never have had human form

    • E.g. Abraham, SETH, etc.

    • These entities are often channeled to bring knowledge to humanity

  3. Energy that is facets or aspects of your own higher self

    • Often taken on archetypal characters/roles

    • A way for you to connect with your own soul

    • A way for you to guide yourself through the journey you’ve chosen for this lifetime

  • Spirit guides typically don’t change over time -- in the sense that your main guides will always be with you.

  • Certain guides or aspects may be more pronounced at times, but your main group of guides stays pretty constant. (It’s like a group of friend who you know for years, but may have stronger relationships with different people over time).

  • As your guides are part of you, they are always part of you, even if how they present themselves changes.

Preview 06:34
More about Spirit guides

Why you need to know your guides

  • It allows you to connect with a source of information that’s for your highest good

  • It can provide healing, safety, nurturing, nourishment, resourcing

  • It helps you wake up to the larger reality of life and existence

  • It helps you fulfill what you came here to do and learn and experience

Why you need to know your guides

How many Spirit guides do you have?

  • Different sources vary widely - 1, 2, 5, 7, a band of inner guides and a band of outer guides

  • It doesn’t have to be this complicated

  • We don’t all have the same number of friends or family members -- we don’t all have the same number of guides at any given moment

  • It’s different for different people, depending on where you are in your development and what you need

How many Spirit guides do you have?

Their common roles/archetypes

What I was taught and the model I work with:

  • Gatekeeper guide

  • Master Teacher guide

  • Handyman/philosopher guide

  • Doctor/physician/healer/chemist guide

  • Native guide

  • Joy guide

Notes about these roles:

  • You may or may not meet all of these guides.

  • Some may play more than one role. E.g. Gatekeeper and philosopher

  • You may have more than one guide in some of the categories. E.g. Doctor/healer

  • It’s all OK

Your guides most common roles
+ Getting to know your Spirit guides
5 lectures 45:18

How you get to know your guides

  • Meditation is key

  • Relationships take time to build trust

  • You have to put in the effort

  • Your guides will never abandon you - even if you don’t talk to them for years

  • Even if you don’t know them yet, your guides are still there - your higher self is always looking out for you

  • Once you do the Spirit guide meditation, you can go back to it at any time to connect again with the guide you met or meet new ones

  • You can connect to your guides in your daily life through intention

  • When you do specific kinds of work, call on your guides to help you

    • E.g. Gatekeeper for mediumship, Doctor/healer for healing work

  • Ask your guides for a sign or symbol so you know they’re checking in with you

    • E.g. a flower, song lyrics, number, repeated numbers, etc.

    • Use this as a sign you’re on the right track

How to get to know your guides

Spirit guide meditation

  • This meditation uses the imagery of going up a staircase to help you raise and clear your vibration so you can connect with your guides.

  • Going up the staircase takes you out of the everyday concerns of mundane life. You release your stress and worries, allowing yourself to focus and relax. Getting quiet inside so you can transport yourself to a place where you can connect with your guides is important.

  • The “beautiful place” you enter through the door at the top of the staircase can be anywhere that feels good to you, that makes you smile when you think of it.

  • If you don’t immediately see a guide moving towards you, it’s OK. You can have a variety of different experiences in this exercise.

    • Guides often show up initially as hooded, fuzzy/out of focus, or as an eye or other part of a person

    • Allow yourself to just be in this place and be open to the experience

    • Allow yourself to be surprised

  • Try not to judge yourself or your experience.

  • If you notice your mind has wandered off, allow your focus to come back to the sound of my voice and to your breath. Refocus and continue. It’s OK.

Instructions for the Spirit guide meditation

The meditation

  • Sit comfortably, but erect. Feet on the floor, hands in your lap.

  • Breathe.

  • Imagine white light filling your body with every exhalation.

  • With every inhalation, all anxiety, stress and tension leaves your body.

  • As you exhale, you are filled with light, from your root chakra, building and growing as it travels up your spine, up to your crown chakra and out of the top of your skull.

  • See yourself standing at the foot of a staircase. However the staircase shows up in your mind’s eye is right.

  • Put your foot on the first step and begin to climb the stairs.

  • Take another step and, as you do, you become more relaxed.

  • With each step you climb higher and higher, and become more relaxed and at ease.

  • Continue climbing up the stairs for the next few breaths, getting more and more relaxed with each step.

  • As you begin to approach the stairway, you see a door.

  • As you get closer to it, it becomes clearer.

  • When you are in front of it, you notice the doorknob and a keyhole.

  • In your hand, there is a key.

  • Put the key into the lock on the door and turn it.

  • The door unlocks.

  • Open the door and step across the threshold, to the world on the other side.

  • It is a place of beauty that resonates deeply within you. You know you are safe here.

  • Continue moving forward into this place and take in the feeling of it.

  • As you are absorbing the love and beauty, you see a figure moving toward
    you. This is one of your spirit guides.

  • As they get closer, take in their appearance and the energy they carry with them. Make a mental note of this feeling so you can recognize it when you return.

  • Feel the warmth of the tremendous love they have for you.

  • As you approach each other, greet them. Sit down together or go for a walk.

  • Ask them about the role they play in your life.

  • You can talk, or just be together.

  • We will stay here for a while, to allow you time with your guide.

  • When it feels like time to leave, ask them for a way to connect with them again—some kind of identifying characteristic such as a name, a symbol or
    even just a color.

  • Thank your guide for being here with you.

  • See the door you came through. Step back through the doorway and close the door behind you, knowing you can return any time you’d like.

  • Being to descend the staircase, one step at a time

  • Down, down, step by step.

  • With each step, you begin to become more aware of your surroundings.

  • Allow yourself to notice the sounds in the room around you, the feeling of air on your skin, the feeling of your bottom in your seat, your feet on the floor, your hands in your lap.

  • As you reach the bottom of the staircase, your presence returns back to the chair you are sitting in.

  • Become aware of your body, wiggle your fingers and toes, and open your eyes, feeling awake and energized.

Meeting your Spirit guides, guided meditation
Developing your relationship with your guides
Exercise: inspired writing to connect with your guide
+ Course summary and Q&A
2 lectures 28:43

A summary of what the course covered and what comes next.

Course summary and wrap up

A short quiz, meant to cement and integrate your understanding of Spirit guides and how they work in your life.

Spirit guides quiz
3 questions

Q&A from students

1. Are we connecting with our higher selves in order to be a medium?

2. How do you connect with your higher self?

3. Does each guide have a different energy?

4. Your guides always remember you and are there for you.

5. Do you use binaural beats to meditate? Or do you use another method?

6. Asking guides for a sign - does it happen right away?

7. I meditate every day and haven't received a sign or symbol yet.

8. Relationships take time to build.

9. If nothing happened during the guided meditation, it's OK.

10. When I meet my guides, they seem to play a guessing game with me.

11. My own sharing of meeting a new guide during the exercise.

12. When you feel like you didn't get anything, why that happens.

+ Bonus materials
2 lectures 00:41

Here are several bonus materials to help you on your journey of connecting with your Spirit Guides.

Bonus materials
Bonus lecture