What Spiritual Level Are You On? Speaking With Your Spirit Guides

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The universe was on fire this week!

Blue moon.

Deja vu.

Instant manifestations.

Golden opportunities.




Permanent detachment.

Hearing and smelling things with hyper-acuity.

It was as if everyone was ready for a big shift but they needed to prove some things to themselves before they were ready to move on.  It wasn’t handed to anyone.  They had the opening but they had to do the work.

The universe gave us all gaps – opportunities, chances – to step up to that plate and hit the ball out of the park.

It was so obvious to me that “here was my chance” that I felt like the entire opportunity was orchestrated, and my spiritual team was standing there next to me with their arms out saying,”Here you go.”

I had to stop myself from standing there with my mouth wide open and pausing for a few beats just to appreciate the moment.  It was so beautiful.  Instead, I had to jump right in and do the work before me.  The line was drawn, the boundary was set, and I directly expressed what I would no longer tolerate.  Done.

This is a time for letting go of the old to make room for the new.

What new alliances might be forming and on their way to make your life so much happier and more interesting?

Spiritual Teachers and Students…Who Are You Drawn To?

Last week I was reading about Life Between Lives and many of you encouraged me to move on to Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton.

Strangely, I felt the impulse to start reading in the middle of the book.  As I did, one of the first things that I saw was a chart explaining “levels” of soul growth.

I always “feel that one out”, don’t you?  Certain people feel like teachers to me and other people feel more like students, at least in one area.

I get drawn to some to learn, and they feel so very far ahead of me on the curve.  If they have websites, blogs, or videos, I will spend some time in their energy.  Sometimes I am called to spend a few minutes and leave, while other times I may stay with them for months or years until I move on to something else.

It is almost like taking college courses with different professors.

In the case of the students, these are people who come to me seeking answers to their questions.  Sometimes the answers they have received before were given with kindness and sugar coating, so much so that they miss the point and aren’t helped.   If they are willing to hear, which they almost always are, then they get a result.

While reading Journey Of Souls, I started to see my fellow students of spirituality and connection with Spirit in a new light.

With my personal friends, sometimes they whiz right by me and become a teacher, and they do it so quickly I am astonished and can only appreciate them and their amazing growth.  In my mind I see it like they flew into the clouds and I am on the ground waving wildly at them and shouting,”GOOD LUCK!”

With my online spiritual colleagues, they have blogs and most offer some form of readings or courses.  They are somewhere in the range of my experience.  We usually at least have one thing in common, like a general philosophy.

As we get to know each other and become friends or friendly, they teach me and I teach them – there is a great back and forth.  It’s almost like a support group.

We can come to each other with problems or stuck areas, we can ask if anyone else feels the shifts in the energy that day and what do we make of it, that kind of thing.  These are probably members of my soul group, or an outer band of souls which are called clusters in the book – no matter, there is obviously an intended association.

Soul Levels?

In Journey Of Souls I looked at the diagram of the levels of souls and I asked my guides,”Where am I on this chart?  I can see I am a Beginner here, but Intermediate here…if this chart was a real representation of how things actually are, where overall am I?”

And I got an answer.

As I kept reading the book, I started to put some things together.  It never crossed my mind that people could be Spirit Guides and continue to incarnate.

The book indicates there are different levels of Spirit Guides, some more experienced than others.  Some are like “guides in training.”  It makes sense, I just never spent any energy thinking about how that might work.  I’ve spent very little time reading books on the subject; I’ve done my learning mostly through practice.  I think that’s served me because I haven’t put too many “ideas in my head” about how things might be or are “supposed” to be.  I experience each guide as…different.

So there’s a healthy amount of skepticism anytime I read someone else’s opinion about anything spiritual or mystical.

As I was reading, it occurred to me that…I practice teach.  I do it through the blog.  I did it when I was doing readings.  I’ve done it my whole life.  Even when I was a kid, I was the one the other kids came to with their problems, seeking answers.  I’m not sure how much insight another nine year old can provide, but by and large I did a lot of reading, I asked a lot of questions, and I mostly did know the answers or could find them out.

I wonder, if eventually you may be suited to being a spirit guide, do you practice here on Earth first?

I thought about my spiritual teachers and how one in particular was exactly like a spirit guide to me.

Journey of Souls mentions that some souls are cut out for teaching and some souls are not – and never mind, because there are other things they can do.

Moving energy was also mentioned.  I realized that even though I have never learned Reiki or any of the other healing arts, for the past year I’ve been practicing moving energy around with my mind and seeing actual results in the physical world.  I wonder also if this is some kind of unconscious practice?  I didn’t set out to do this one day on purpose.  It felt like it came out of nowhere.  Again, I wonder what I am practicing for?

If I step back and view all of the Roles I am playing right now, all the Schools I am in, all the Training I am getting – it’s no wonder I wake up tired!  It’s a lot.

Hearing From My Spirit Guides

As I was standing in front of the mirror brushing my teeth, I was still having a dialogue with myself about some of the ideas in Journey Of Souls.  I was marveling at my recent golden opportunity to move myself forward and the timing and synchronicity of it all.  I asked myself,”How did I get here?”

Clear as bell I heard,”With a lot of help!”

I burst out laughing.

That is one way to know you are in communication with your guide team, I guess (if you ever doubted it) – you have an immediate physical reaction!

Have you had any golden opportunities these past few weeks? 


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  1. What an interesting idea – that there are those who could be in training to be Spirit Guides. Makes total sense to me because SG’s, unlike Angels and ArchAngels have incarnated in a physical body.

    This fascinates me – thank you for sharing this perspective!
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  2. Hm. I don’t really think I’m in training to be a spirit guide. Ha! Growing up, people never came to me for advice. Even now, the only people who ask me for my opinion are some family members curious about what I’m doing and a friend or two I’ve known for years. People rarely want my help and I don’t think anyone has ever taken my advice before. (In fact, people routinely talk over me and ignore what I have to say).

    I don’t think I’m cut out for teaching. heeeh

    I don’t think I’ve had any golden opportunities. I got a new client or two for my business but nothing else really.

    I guess I’m pretty invisible to the Universe!
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    • Tatiana, You are exactly what you think you are, yet far more powerful than you can imagine, which means: consider how you perceive yourself and others in relation to you. Everything is designed for learning. Try working on that aspect that wants to criticize (yourself or others). Say to yourself,”Hmmm…if this person talking right over me were actually a friend in spirit who came here to do that specifically to help me, why would they be doing that?” ALWAYS look at each situation that way – for what you can learn, and what opportunity for growth might be there. You might say,”Oh, that could be because I need to learn how to listen to others.” Or,”Oh, that could be because I need to learn to stick up for myself.” Or,”Oh, I see I have a need to be heard, how can I change the way I am presenting myself so I can get my good ideas across.” You don’t have to DO anything about it right that second, but if you pay close attention you will see that the same theme keeps coming up over and over again – just an opportunity for you to recognize and work with that energy. Just saying you would like to learn from it will give you plenty of opportunities to practice. When the situations stop showing up, you’ll know you have made progress.

  3. Such an interesting topic, all the way around. I stay current with a number of blogs (and I have to say that this one is by far a favorite) and read voraciously, so hungry in recent years for spiritual knowledge. I have learned so much. I realized a short while back that I was spending so much time and energy studying and reading that I couldn’t remember when I’d really felt clear communications from spirit guides or angels. I simply wasn’t allowing enough time to just be and to process and digest all that I was learning.
    But then I saw that as I was going about my life, in this situation or that one, I was unconsciously putting into practice the things I learned that truly resonated with me. They had indeed taken up residence somewhere in my cluttered mind. I began to see how much better things were flowing when I took the initiative and uttered something profound and calmly so amidst the chaos. It really did change the energy.
    I never considered myself a teaching type either but then I never did turn down an opportunity to pass on some wisdom, either. One of the most rewarding experiences of having learned so much spiritually is when an opportunity comes along to encourage a friend or even a stranger who is struggling with issues–they want to change and improve their lives and their perspectives because things are suddenly so tense and uncomfortable. It’s nice to be able to tell them that this is because they are beginning to rise above it and to stay the course–from personal experience.
    Some of the greatest teachers I have known are wise sages who are comfortable in their wisdom, yet humble enough to know they will always be students. There is always something to learn. I enjoy very much the way that you present things to us through personal experience. This way we all are learning as we go, and by talking about it with one another, we learn more still.

    • Ayla, I find that the stage of taking in information lasts just as long as we need it to. Some people say not to get stuck there, but at least for me I burn out pretty quickly on a topic and just stick it in my arsenal for later use 🙂 Everything stays put until we are moved to bring it out and make it useful.

      Thank you for saying that about the blog. While it has been extremely difficult to keep up the Thursday Post schedule during this transition summer, I am getting a miracle laptop repair (will tell you about that later) and I think it just meant to be. It is certainly something I want to do very much.

  4. Interesting thought about the Spirit Guide in training. I connected online with a fellow blogger who lives in England. She and I have realized within days that we are kindred spirits. Fun!

    Today I had something cool happen when a friend, who has been doing a lot of work on herself and her terrible childhood, mentioned that her neck was acting up again, and she had a neck brace on. I asked if she wanted some energy, so I sent her Reiki. After that, I thought I’d let my intuition go and see what came up around her neck. Got a bunch of images and thought and ideas around them. I’ll just say that swords were involved (both literally and symbolically). When I contacted her afterwards, she mentioned that the other night at 2 am I had appeared to her, full apparition, holding a sword. (She can see spirit). She said she felt something heavy in her hand but never looked down to see what it was. Too cool! For me, it’s like just letting my mind run and see what pops in. But to have someone validate that it’s very real is so amazing to me. She has been a teacher for me and a soul sister.
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    • Susan, That is AMAZING! I love it when we get validation. So…what are you moving on to next? Feels like a big shift for you 🙂

      • That’s the totally cool thing- I don’t know what’s next. I’m open to whatever comes my way. In my day to day life, I’m healing from a broken foot and torn tendon that necessitated surgery. Things have healed to the point that I start physical therapy in 2 days; but I am struggling with some nerve pain (started a medication, but it takes time to bump up the dose little by little until I reach an effective dose).

        Other than that, I am going to take a local class in clairvoyance that begins in mid September. And I’m thinking seriously about doing a home study course for Re Hu Tek (AJ McClary has taken this). Whatever comes of it, I’m open to and ready for.
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  5. Very interesting perspective on Spirit Guides in training etc. Hmmm, lots to think on there. There have been a lot of energy shifts here, I hope I’m stepping in to them at the right points! I’ve been doing a lot of reviewing of the reading you did in January as things are finally shifting here and wow… another change in my perspective. I think I’m ready, Julie, and I hope the blocks I had/have are vanishing and I’m working back through the Psychic Sparks again. May need to schedule another reading with you though if you are still doing them 🙂
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    • Stacie, Wonderful! I am glad things are shifting and clearing for you (finally, right?!). Don’t worry about stepping up at the right points, just keep your eyes open for opportunities, step into them when you can, and if you “miss” them then you’ll get another chance. The universe is great that way 🙂

      I am not doing readings right now, life is still way too chaotic and trying to settle into a pattern, but I am hoping I’ll be able to open up for a few sessions later on this year.

  6. I like you, feel I get so much learning from other intuitives and their resources – it is really a fantastic feeling! Although it’s a new idea to me, I am not overly surprised to consider that people in bodies can be training to be spirit guides. In my mediumship readings, I’m constantly surprised who comes through, and how that challenges what is “supposed” to be happening (ie. long-dead ancestors of a person who are also a spirit guide for them).

    Trying to think of “golden opportunities”. Seems like in the last few weeks there have been more small but potentially significant meetings with new folks (I guess those may turn out to be golden!), and reminders of people from my past.

    Great post! Sending back love for the gifts I receive from you. 🙂

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    • Hi Kara, I remember distinctly how drawn I was to your site when I was just starting out, and right before you took your big break. I think right now you are a bit ahead of me on clearing out the old, to make way for the new. Your new seems to be rolling right in 🙂 Sending my love right back!

  7. Hi Julie
    The first time I heard from my guides it did startle me quite a bit. I was standing outside a restaurant waiting for a friend who had gone back in for something. It was a quiet spring night and suddenly I heard, “You’re going to be alright Lori.” It was so clear that it startled me. I didn’t say anything to my friend when she came out but she noticed my face looked blanched. I was afraid to give it voice, afraid that it meant something was going to happen to me on the drive home. But it wasn’t that immediate. Not long after that we learned my mother had cancer.

    In the month before Alex died suddenly, three times songs came to me with a similar message; “Everything will be alright.” I wondered about it at the time but never connected the two until right now. Reassurance before challenges? I don’t know. I’m very much connected to Alex now, but not so much to my Guides. Not to worry – they understand – all five of them 😉
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    • Lori, It’s funny, isn’t it, how we all have our Early Warning Systems. Maybe you always have them, I find sometimes I don’t. It seems to me we just know what we are meant to know, when we are meant to know it. For a while, some months ago, I was seeing 555 everywhere. To me, and I don’t know why or how, but my system always tells me that means,”WATCH OUT, be alert, major, massive change ahead.” I am still seeing it every once in a while, but much less frequently. I wonder what we are supposed to do with it? There’s no point in having anxiety and worrying ahead of time, but there must be some sort of value in it, somewhere.

      • Julie, I don’t LIKE the early warnings. It makes me too anxious because you don’t know who or when. I had nothing else to warn me about Alex’s passing – no feeling at all that day. I know it’s because I don’t WANT to know. My Guides know this is not something I want to experience so maybe they kept it from me and only the birds sang it out 😉
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  8. I’ve always thought I would make a good spirit guide, since I have a sort of natural counseling streak in this life, like you do. I would probably be fairly creative about it, too. I’m kind of looking forward to it, in fact. 🙂
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  9. This is a time for letting go of the old to make room for the new.

    This keeps bouncing around my skull.
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  10. I am so happy you found the time to read the book! And the past few Weeks have been a doosie! I keep having to take a step back and breathe. Gosh, so many questions I now have. Great post! <3

  11. I am aware of how old our soul could be and that is usually dependent on our actions today.

    Gotta grab this book and read further.

    I loved your perspective on this 🙂 Happy to bump into your blog.

    From one spiritual guide to another…Namaste!
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