Things you will need
1. Meditation music
This can be soothing spa music, nature sounds, drumming/flue music etc. It's best if its music without typical singing. Try both soothing and faster tempo music like drumming to bring you to a different or deeper state of relaxation.
2.Notebook and a pen
3.Timer (I use an app called insight timer. Its free)! Minimum time should be 15-20 minutes.
If this is new for you or your not familiar with consciously connecting with your guides. Write down a question in your notebook for them such as " How do I recognize your connection with me".
Put your notebook down.
Next make sure you have at least 15-20 undisturbed minutes to yourself. Do not do this exercise if you are tired. It will not work well and you may fall asleep.
Now play your music and sit in a comfortable chair or position on the floor. Uncross your legs if your sitting in a chair so that your feet are flat or touching the floor. The reason for this is for grounding yourself. I do not recommend laying down for this exercise.
Next Close your eyes and take a few cleansing breaths. Breathing in positive energy and exhailing any negative energy or stress you may be holding in your body. Repeat this 3 or 4 times.
Now we will open. You do this by saying the words "I'm opening" or by a visualization such as a door opening, lighting a candle, a flower opening in bloom etc. When we do the closing you will say "I'm closing" or do the opposite of your visualization such as, closing a door, snuffing out the candle, or the flower closing up etc.
Next Imagine your standing within a bubble of white light. This light extends around your entire body, going over the top of your head and underneath your feet. Making a perfect circle that your standing in.
This is for protecting your energy field.
Next ask your guides to come close to you while you meditate. You may feel hot or cold. You may feel a sensation sort of like walking through a spiders web etc. This is just you experiencing the shift in energy and is nothing to worry about. You may feel nothing at all but this does not mean that nothing is happening.
Now let the music take you on a journey. You may start to see images or feel a sensation of lightness. If your mind tries to enter just acknowledge your thoughts and settle yourself again. This takes practice, it will get better with time.
When your timer goes off indicating that its time to come back, take your time allowing yourself to slowly and gently become more and more aware of your body and the room your sitting in. When your feeling ready wiggle your fingers and toes and open your eyes.
Next pick up your pen and allow whatever is flowing through your mind out onto the paper. This may be one word, a sentence, paragraph or a page. Try not to let your mind interrupt this process, example: (You think to yourself as your writing " this is crazy, I'm making this up"). If this happens don't worry just try again another time as it will be very difficult to get back into the flow now. You will know when your done as the flow will just stop. Date your writing then read whatever you've written back to yourself. The use of language and the tone will differ from how you'd typically speak or write.
Next take a few moments to close down.
The guides are often profound and deep but can also have a sense of humor. They will NEVER tell you what to do or what to choose, They will instead give you a different angel to consider or a different view of something you may not have thought about. They can help you see and understand more clearly so that you can make better informed decisions for yourself.
If your ever concerned about what you've written or you think that you may have gotten in the way of the process, you can ask for a sign to come from outside of yourself.
An example of what I've done is, once I ask them to show me a butterfly fluttering across my path. When I asked for this, I felt I was being very smart as it was late fall time. Within 3 days of my request a client walked into my office wearing the biggest butterfly pin I've ever seen! I definitely couldn't miss it! So, be open as it may not show up exactly as you think it will!
I've also left it open and when something out of the ordinary happened I took it as a validation. One example is, I was in a grocery store and this little old lady walked up to me, took my hand and said " you have no idea how important your life is, bless you". I stood there stunned for a few moments. I tried to find this lady after a few minutes but could not find her anywhere.
If you ask for a sign it will typically come within a 3 day period. If nothing comes you've likely colored the experience somehow. Try again another time.
I asked my guides if they were tired of my need for validation. They said "no we like when you ask. The more validations you receive the more you trust. The more you trust the closer our conscious connection/relationship is.
This, by far has been one of my most valued spiritual tools. It has helped me through many decades of life experience.
I wish you peace, love and strength on your life's journey