Spirit Guide Ritual
By: Christine West

What you'll need:

salt water - roughly two cups (I use tap water and Kosher salt, but any
salt is ok)
1 white candle in sturdy holder
matches or lighter
notebook and pen are also handy

What you'll do:

Make sure you have privacy. Give yourself at least a two hour window of
opportunity. It's always easier at first, if you eliminate as many of your
ties to the human plane as possible. Take a shower and afterwards, wear no
cologne, deodorant, hair spray, etc. Dress or undress should be according
to your own standards, but I have found that wearing black or grey is best.
You can get better auditory reception! Then, choose a room in your house
(or outside if you have a private spot!) and make it as clean as possible.
(No crumbs on the floor!) to work in. Turn off the phone, have no outside

Pick a spot on the floor and set up candle and have notebook and lighter
next to you. Take the salt water and sprinkle a circle around you and your
tools. Once you cast the circle, DO NOT cross out of it! The purpose is to
protect you when you raise energy. Walking out of it destroys its
protection. If you have to move around inside the circle, make sure you

Sit down and get comfortable. Speak or think a small protection verse.

This can be as simple as "Please protect me in my sacred circle."

Feel free to be as elaborate as you wish. Light your candle and first, just
study it's flickering. (A good hint to know if any spirit energy is in the
room with you is to have all windows and doors closed before you start and
when the flame moves, you will know when energy is nearby.) When you feel
relaxed enough, concentrate on contacting your guide. Keep your eyes closed
if this helps keep your concentration. Don't push yourself to hear
anything. It may come as a whisper or as a thought in your mind. Don't
worry that you are *forcing* yourself to hear something. That's how it

If you make contact, ask questions, have a conversation, TAKE NOTES!! It
won't be considered rude. Ask for your guide's name. Have fun! It's like
getting reacquainted with an old friend. When you feel that you are ready
to end the discussion, thank you guide, ask him/her to stay with you or
visit you often and say goodnight/bye.

Blow out your candle and using your power hand (generally your writing had
is the "power or sending" and your other is the "receiving", "chop" an
opening in your circle and say something along the lines of,

"I open this circle and thank all the energies that protected me this night."

As you get more experience, you will become more comfortable making up your
our words.

Afterwards, reflect on what you learned and if possible, get a good night's
sleep. It's natural to feel "high" after an encounter, so take a few
minutes before bed to read a chapter of a book, watch some mind-numbing Tv
to reconnect yourself to the human plane.

Don't be discouraged if it doesn't work the first time. Like I said, don't
push anything or try to rush through things. Part of the process is to get
you to learn patience and quiet. If it doesn't work the first time, try
again in a few days.

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