8 Ways that Spirit Guides Communicate with Us

spirit guide communication

Learning to connect with your spirit guides or angels is one of the most valuable tools you can undertake on your conscious journey. (Interested in learning how to connect? Read: How to Connect with your Spirit Guides.)

Connecting is one thing, but how do we know when we are receiving a message? How do we know when our spirt guides or angels are really there?

Here are 8 of the most common ways that Spirit Guides or Angels communicate with us:

1.) Seeing Number Patterns or Sequences: Do you keep seeing the same number or patterns of numbers repeated again and again? Do you look over at the clock and see the same time again and again? This is a message from your angels or guides that they are around looking out for you and that your message has been received and is in motion to becoming a reality.

2.) Seeing Lights or Orbs: Orbs have long been associated with ghosts or non-physical entities, especially when they come up in photos. Seeing flashing or sparkling lights however, could indicate that angels or guides are close by. White lights are usually seen when our guardian angels are present and colored lights such as blue are usually seen when archangels are present.

3.) Seeing a Butterfly, Dragonfly or Moth: Of course this may not count if you are in a butterfly sanctuary, but seeing a butterfly, dragonfly or moth, especially in an odd place usually is a sign from the heavens. These delicate creatures often represent a loved one who has passed and is a sign that they are happy, looked after and are sending you well wishes.

4.) Hearing a Song/Music: Do you have random songs pop into your head that seem to play on repeat? This can often be a sign from your guides and often the song being played holds a special message that we need to pay attention to. Alternatively, this could also be a sign to just relax, enjoy and go with the flow.

5.) Hearing your Name Called: You hear your name called but there is no one else around- this is a sign from the angels that they are around and ready to hear all your wishes and desires. This is a sign that you need to look to the Divine to ask for what it is that you want and that your angels are ready and willing to help.

6.) Automatic Writing: feeling the urge to pick up a pen or type furiously at the keyboard can be another sign from above, especially if the words typed carry a message, a poem or seem to be cryptic or of another language or writing style. This is a way in which our guides communicate with us and is also a way that you can practice learning to open communication. Simply sit comfortably at the computer or with a paper and pen and begin writing with the intention of allowing your guides to take over.

7.) Hearing High Pitched Ringing: Ruling out medical conditions, when you hear a high pitched frequency ringing in your ears this is often a sign that your spirit guides are around and want you to pay close attention to the present situation. Perhaps you just said something important, or perhaps there is something happening around you now that you need to pay close attention to.

8.) Having Vivid or Reoccurring Dreams: Having the same dream over and over again, or an extremely vivid dream is often a way in which the divine communicates with us. If dreams like this occur, its best to write them down and reflect back on them later in the day as to what they may mean. Often the feeling that the dream leaves, not so much the content holds the answer.

While these are some of the common ways that our angels or guides communicate with us we have to remain open to the fact that communication can also be personal and unique depending on the situation and person.

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Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.