Many people who are on the spiritual path desire to communicate more frequently with their Spirit Guides. One myth is that you need a psychic or other intermediary to help you to do so. The truth of the matter is our Spirit Guides are always trying to communicate with us. The question is: are we open to receiving their communication and courageous enough to act on it?
Sometimes our Spirit Guides communicate with us by sending us signs and synchronicities. Three people might mention a particular book or movie within 24 hours, which is a clear indication that the Universe is urging you to take a look at it. Perhaps it contains the very words or tells the story you most need to hear right now.
However, there is another way that we can connect with our Spirit Guides, and that is through automatic writing techniques. Automatic writing is a process in which you write without being conscious about what you’re putting on paper. By opening up your subconscious channel, you become a channel that allows your Spirit Guides to communicate through you.
Some writers say that they use automatic writing techniques to come up with all of their stories. In other words, it’s not them who comes up with the idea, but rather the Universe. How cool is that?
Getting started with automatic writing
If you’re looking to try automatic writing, it’s really not difficult at all. It’s best to get a notebook that you’re going to devote to this practice. I always like to start a new notebook or journal when I start a new spiritual endeavor, as it shows my intention to place importance on this task.
Give yourself the proper time and space to do the work. In other words, don’t try to fit automatic writing in when you have five minutes before an appointment. Instead, find a place where you won’t be disturbed and where you feel relaxed and comfortable. Have sufficient time to allow your Spirit Guides to communicate with you. Think about it, you don’t want them to be providing some great information and you have to cut them off to go pick up the kids. It also might help to set the mood. For example, if you want to communicate with your Spirit Guides, you might put on Spirit Guide Oils to show your respect and intention.
Say a prayer of protection and intention. Before starting any spiritual activity, it’s a good idea to acknowledge God or whatever Higher Power you believe in. Ask for protection and state your intention to experience spiritual growth and bring good to the world through all of your spiritual endeavors.
Then start writing. Some people use their non-dominant hand to try automatic writing rather than their dominant hand, so if you’re right handed, you would use your left hand. However, that’s not mandatory. Do what feels right to you.
You may even decide you’d rather type than write. That’s fine too. Again, look to your own instincts and intuition to guide you through the process.
Once you’ve finished writing, when you don’t feel that anymore information is coming through, read over what you wrote and see what message your Spirit Guides have for you. You may be pleasantly surprised.