I make no secret of the fact I believe in a higher power and ghosts, and even guides and angels to a degree. While I connect with my higher power frequently, I rarely seek to connect with the others intentionally. I've always heard that guides and angels won't intervene on your behalf unless you specifically call on them. And since I always forget to call on them, they're just kind of there, I guess. While many who share my beliefs have an ongoing relationship with a spirit guide, I've just never been too motivated to build one. I believe we all have them, but I'm just not that into it.
So, as I said, I have been struggling with a few different issues lately and depression and hormones and tiredness and fear all combined to the point I was questioning whether or not I had the energy or desire to shoulder whatever load it would take to crawl out of the abyss. I'm being a tad dramatic, I admit. We're talking about a few weeks of feeling low. But then I remembered I had the option of calling on my higher power, guides, teachers and spirits to help. So that's what I did.
Calling on spirits is as easy as praying. In fact, that's what it is. It's taking a few moments of silence to ask God or your dead uncle or an angel or your spirit guides—or all of them—to guide you through this time and help you make the right choices. So that's what I did. And the result, so far, has been remarkable.
Just in the past couple of days, things that had been lying fallow in my life have started to show a new vitality. I feel more motivated. I've gotten a couple of answers to problems. And I've gotten perspective on one issue in particular that has been weighing on my mind for years.
So everyone understands, the help you receive when you call on spirits can come in many forms. In regard to this issue I mentioned, I had it on my mind the other day when I got in my car and the first song I heard on the radio was freakishly appropriate to the situation. Then last night I go to a gathering and have a chat with a woman who opened my eyes to a whole new perspective regarding the situation. She somehow was able to hone in on the situation with very little information. Both of these incidences were literally answers to my prayer.
In the past I've gotten messages from something I read in a book or saw on TV, a spontaneous thought in my head, situations that pop up out of nowhere and hold clues, situations that seem crappy at first, overheard conversations, a scent or photo that triggered an important memory, and voices, either internal or external, that give me a message. One time, I even got important insight from the vanity plate on the car in front of me in traffic. So it's not like the room fills with light and you hear a choir of angels and Jesus himself manifests to guide you. The guidance and messages come from everyday things that might be considered "coincidence" or "an odd occurrence".
So if you've got a big decision to make or are wallowing in depression or in the midst of a big life transition—or even if you're just trying to make it through everyday life—remember to call on your god, angels, teachers, spirits and/or guides to help you through. It doesn't have to be a big issue you're working on. Most of these resources are there specifically to help you. So access them and, when these odd coincidences happen, see them as the messages they are.
Like I said before, most won't intervene without an invitation, so you have to take the first step. I don't quote the Bible often, but Matthew 7:7 says it perfectly—"Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be open to you."