From: Troubled Spirit Guide
Subject: Spirit guided meditations
Recently I went to a wiccan shop/cafe- Crone’s Hollow and had one of the most accurate and applicable psychic readings. However, the psychic informed me that one of my spirit guides is trying to contact me. I have been doing meditations where I see my spirit guide and follow them around, but the last ones I have done have been confusing. I don’t understand the lesson my spirit guide is trying to teach me, I will say the last couple times the spirit guide and I have had some… miscommunication. I don’t know what to do that might help me understand what they are trying to teach me as well as help me see things from their point of view. Any ideas?
Dear Troubled Spirit Guide,
I will admit that I am not very familiar with Wicca, but I have done meditations and a bit of spiritual searching for myself, so hopefully applying my knowledge of that will make this beneficial to you.
One of the most important things that I have realized I need to focus on when meditating is making sure to be open and releasing any thoughts and distractions from what is going on at that time. As you seem to know a bit about meditation, I won’t go into detail on this, but just try to make sure that you are clearing your mind of any distractions and are open to the different stimuli and information that you spirit guide may direct toward you.
When I am trying to figure out things spiritually, it helps me to think about why spirituality matters to me and what I want to gain from my spiritual experience. While this can be difficult, and I admit I don’t always have the answers for these questions myself, it helps me to find a place to start exploring spirituality more.
From there, I would suggest working from the basic ideas of communication and relationship building. By keeping these in mind it may help you to understand what your spirit guide is trying to communicate.
In the basic communication model, there is a sender and a receiver. The sender encodes the message and it is sent to the receiver who must decode the message, and send feedback to the sender by encoding a new message and sending it, and the pattern continues.
This is the basic system, but there is a lot that can influence it. One of the key things that is necessary for communication to be effective is to have a shared understanding of something, even if it is just language. Now I hope you have this in common with your spirit guide, or some other form of shared understanding, or else communication would be virtually impossible.
So assuming you do have a shared understanding of meaning, you need to make sure that you are able to decode the message that is being sent, which can be interrupted by things like distractions, so that’s why I strongly suggest letting go of all outside influences, as I mentioned earlier.
With this understanding of the very basic idea of communication, you can begin trying to figure out where the communication is breaking down, and how you might be able to fix it.
Being open minded is something that can be very crucial to situations of miscommunication, and especially when exploring spirituality and learning lessons.
Something else that may help you in this case is looking at yourself and seeing if you can identify vices that you may have, and see if you can see any connection between those and the interactions you have had with your spirit guide. Perhaps your spirit guide is trying to teach you about something in regards to those.
These tips have been very general, but without more insight on the situation, I feel that looking at the basics of communication is the best way to start interpreting where the miscommunication may be happening, and being open minded will help to ease some miscommunication and allow you to be more open to what your spirit guide is trying to tell you.