If you are planning to travel into the worlds of the spirit realm, you may want to use a spiritual “guide” or “gatekeeper”. This entity may have once lived or may have never lived on the earthly plane. The guide will act as your protector and help to keep spirits who may wish to make contact with you “in line”… until you are ready to make contact. The following is a meditation to meet such a guide and call upon him or her.
FINDING YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE MEDITATION
You are walking along a country lane. The sun is shining down and you feel warm and happy. There’s an open field on your left, and a large woods on your right. You can hear birds singing in the trees and a gentle breeze wafts against your face. You see, ahead of you, a small path that leads off to the right, into the wood. Take the path. It leads at a light downwards slope, winding in amongst the trees. You can see the sun up above, shining down through the branches and creating a wonderfully warm and comforting environment. Small animals, such as squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks, peek out at you as you go on your way. You catch an occasional glimpse of a baby deer through the trees.
The angel of descent gradually steepens and you come to a cliff edge. You are not very high up; in face no higher than the tops of the trees on the ground below the cliff. You see that someone has cut large steps into the face of the cliff and these lead down to the wooded ground below. You go down these steps. It’s an easy descent and you feel safe and secure as you go down. At the bottom you cross the short expanse of grass to go, once more, in amongst the trees.
As you move on, you soon become away of the babbling brook. The sound gets louder as you approach it. As the path makes a turn to the right, you see the brook ahead of you; its busy waters rushing over and around small and large stones. The path you are on follows along the side of the brook and you walk along it, noticing how the water swirls and eddies as it goes on its journey. Other small streams come in to join it and gradually it swells until it becomes a small river. As you walk on, beside it, you enjoy occasional glimpses of fish in the river, and of a duck or two that lands on the water then takes off again.
A large tree has fallen and stretches across the river, its upper branches on the gar bank. Take the opportunity to cross over; jump up onto the tree trunk and walk across. You feel firm and secure, know you will not slip or fall. On the other side, you notice a larger number of wild flowers growing in amongst the trees and underbrush. There is another path– you were obviously not the first to cross by the fallen tree. Follow along the path and notice the lowers and, again, the animals and bird.
Ahead of you the trees start to thin and you come out of the wood into a field. Stop and stand with the wood behind you. Fields stretch away to the horizon ahead of you. Of to the left you can make out the high mountains and to the right you can see the wood curving around and off with more fields beyond. But in front of you, in the middle of the field, at whose edge you stand, there is a circle os standing stones. Each stone stands nine or ten feet talle. There are a number of them forming this circle… great granite monoliths. They look older than time; as if they have stood here for century upon century. Count how many there are.
Move forward into the ring. You feel happy, warm, and comforted, as though the stones are guardians, surrounding you and keeping out all negativity. Walk into the very center of the circle they form and sit down on the grass. You are aware of the warmth of the sun and the sound of the birds. Again you feel the gentle breeze on your cheeks. Close your eyes for a moment and breathe deeply. Breathe in the wonderful, positive energies of this sacred place.
As you sit there quietly, you become aware of another person joining you. Keep your eyes closed. This person has come up from behind you and now moves around to face you. It is a good presence; a comforting one. It is your personal guide. It is the doorkeeper who has watched over your progress for many years. Don’t yet open your eyes, but stand up and reach out your hands and take those that are offered. Feel them. Feel the warmth and love that comes from them.
Now open your eyes and see your guide. Is it a man or a woman? Young or old? What is he or she wearing? Notice everything about this guide. Ask by what name you should call hi or her and greet them appropriately. Ask if they have any special message for you.
Know that this stone circle is your “special place”. You can come here at any time, knowing that you can meet with your guide or anyone else you wish, and be perfectly safe and secure. You can ask all you wish to know of your guide. No one else can come here without your permission.
When you have finished speaking with your guide, bid him or her goodbye and say that you will meet again very soon. Then turn and walk out of the circle, back toward the woods.
Retrace your steps, going back to the river and across the fallen tree trunk. Follow back along the path until it parts company with the stream. Go up the steps in the cliff and head out of the wood again, back on to the country road. Know that you have had a unique journey, but that you can repeat it any time you wish.
Find yourself back in your meditation chair; breath deeply and relax as you prepare to com back to your normal surroundings. Go through your body through the top of your head down to your toes, feeling your muscles awakening, feeling fresh and energized, ready for anything you want to tackle. Finish by opening your eyes and after a couple of minutes of reorientation, stand up and feel good.
FROM: BUCKLAND’S BOOK OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION by Raymond Buckland.