Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of connecting with the other realms.
I remember spending hours and hours talking to my “imaginary” friends, the angels, listening to stories about fairies, dwarves, and other magical beings, and wishing I could see and hear them for real.
I knew they were out there somewhere—I could feel it deep in my heart and soul.
Yet, I was already old enough to have learned from the grown-ups around me that it wasn’t “normal” for most people to be able to communicate with the other side. And quite a few times, I had been ridiculed by other children my age for still believing in Santa Claus and the Christmas angels I loved so dearly.
So instead of developing my second sight, I shut down my intuitive abilities more and more.
However, the wish to reconnect with these realms someday always remained. And step by step, I received opportunities to reawaken my gifts—without even really knowing it at first.
When I was 14, I discovered meditation as a way to release stress and anxiety. At 16, I began to journal on a regular basis, asking lots and lots of questions about life and the universe, and without understanding what was really going on, the answers would just appear in my mind while I was writing. I didn’t know at the time that this was called “channeling”.
In my early twenties, I got my reiki certifications, and then met the lady who would be my mentor over a period of many years. I stumbled upon her work at a psychic fair in Basel, Switzerland, and immediately knew that I wanted to learn how to do what she was doing.
Not only was she a gifted intuitive painter, but I could sense that she was very connected to the angelic realms, and that she knew a lot about them. I got a reading from her which was spot on, and about half a year later, I signed up for her intuitive painting workshop.
Still … there was this part of me that was highly skeptical about anything my rational mind couldn’t understand.
Even though I was fascinated by everything related to spirituality and the other realms, I had a hard time believing that I would ever be able to experience these things myself.
It wasn’t until I hit a wall in my career about five years later that I finally had a full-blown spiritual awakening that changed everything.
That’s when I began to communicate with the angels on a daily basis, and I realized that my ability to connect with the realm of the soul was actually part of my life’s purpose.
One thing led to the next: I followed my inspiration to start a blog about angels, began to do readings and healing work with clients, remembered more and more of my soul wisdom and past lives, became a certified Angel Therapist®, and before I knew it, I officially started my first spiritually based business, Elven Magic.
It’s been a long journey since then—but to this day, my connection to the other realms is part of my work, and ever so often, people ask me how they can communicate with their angels and guides, too.
So I thought I’d share a few tips with you in this article today!
3 Ways to Connect with Your Angels + Spirit Guides
1. Meditate: I always recommend starting with a steady (simple) meditation practice before doing any work with the other realms. Here’s why: First of all, learning to quiet your mind will make it much easier for you to “hear” your guides. Angelic messages are often very subtle, especially at the beginning, so it’ll be important to learn to listen! Meditation is also a great way to raise your vibration. This will make it much easier for you to open your connection to the other realms, especially if you’re wanting to communicate with highly evolved light beings such as the angels and archangels. If your frequency is too low, it’ll be more difficult for them to get through to you, or you may end up connecting with beings from the astral plane rather than your guides.
2. Use Oracle cards: If you’ve never communicated with your guides before, working with oracle cards (e.g. angel cards) can be a great way to begin. Angel cards carry the frequency of the angelic realms, so it’s easy for your angels to speak to you through them. All you need to do is hold the intention to connect with your guides, ask a question, and then pull a card (or several cards) from the deck. After a while, your intuitive senses will begin to open up naturally, which means you may receive more detailed messages in addition to what’s written on the cards or in the guidebook. These messages may come to you through the visuals on the cards or in your mind’s eye (clairvoyance), “hearing” words in your mind or physically (clairaudience), intuitive feelings and sensations in your physical body (clairsentience), or simply knowing the answer to your question (clairaudience).
3. Dreamwork: One of my favourite ways to connect with my guides is through my dreams. You can simply ask your guides to speak to you in your dreams, and then let yourself be surprised. I usually have a lot of angelic dreams when I meditate regularly. Often, my guides just come and say hi, or they do healing work with me in my dreams. Sometimes, I get very clear messages that I remember vividly after waking up. To remember your dreams more easily, it’s best to keep a dream journal and write them down right away. (What you focus on, you create more of.)
Other ways to connect with your guides include listening to guided meditations, writing letters, intuitive writing, intuitive painting, asking for signs (e.g. angel numbers), or receiving messages from angels in human disguise—which is actually one of the angels’ favourite ways to communicate.
That’s it for today! Have fun connecting with your angels, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!