4. Hold on! I know that people resist meditation like it’s the plague, but it really is nothing more than quieting the mind. The best way to do that is to unplug from your normal routine. Find a quiet place in nature or literally, any place where you won’t be distracted.
Simply sit quietly. Is that all? Yes, essentially that’s it. What if I can’t sit, you say? Then anything that takes you out of your normal routine and relaxes you qualifies. Some ideas are walking, gardening, bicycling, looking at the sunset, painting and so forth. The idea is to unplug and relax and get as quiet as you can.
5. Don’t worry if your mind won’t shut up. (Please excuse my bluntness.) Eventually, the mind will quiet—trust me. Here is where the intention part comes in. Many people stop at this point and give up, lamenting that their mind won’t be still. Persevere! No matter what! Set aside a quiet time each day or more than once a day if you are REALLY serious about this. Remember, your Spirit Guides are ready to help you and are looking forward to this relationship. They will help you clear your schedule and guide you to ways to ease your mind. Work toward the goal of sitting quietly several times a day. You may need to engage in that gardening or walking first, but then afterward sit quietly for 5 minutes just paying attention to your breath. Yes, the mind will be active (some days more than others) but eventually, you will find that there is a GAP between your thoughts and that’s where your Spirit Guides will begin to say hello.
Just call your mind back to the breath—and do this for the full quiet time.
No frustration allowed. Be patient and loving with yourself in the process. Often times, people hear their name being called while at this first stage of spirit communication.
Quiet times once a day is good, two times a day is very good and three times a day is excellent!
6. When your mind quiets and you begin to feel that there are gaps between the thoughts, you can start to communicate. Yes, it may take some practice to get to the place of being aware that a gap exists in the first place (our minds can be like monkeys!), but you will get there, I promise. Sometimes it takes weeks or months, but don’t give up! Remember, your Spirit Guides really want to connect with you as much as you want to have the connection with them. Here are some ideas for how you may like to begin to dialogue with your Spirit Guides: a) Ask one Spirit Guide to give you a name b) Ask what they would like most for you to know at this time c) Ask any question that is on your mind.
7. Trust! This one is a biggie! The first answer, vision, feeling or insight that comes to your mind in reply is the right one! (Exception--See number 11. below.)
The most significant part of this process is accepting, without any doubt, the first thing that comes to your mind. Just like the way the school teachers tell you about test-taking, the first answer is usually the right one—the same thing applies here. You may like to get a notepad and pen and have it handy to write down what comes.
After all, that is exactly how the book, Conversations with God, was written! Writing and telepathic communication naturally goes hand-in-hand.