First of all, that’s a very good question. And while I could write a book on that topic, I will try to make a few points here.
The ego will communicate in ways that are much different that spirit guides. I think a good place to start is with the word “guide” itself.
A “guide” does just that–they don’t call ’em guides for nothen‘!
This is why many times in the beginning stages of psychic development, people feel overly-cautious or express concern that this is a dangerous area to work in–their ego doesn’t know anything about these areas and feels like its loosing control.
Persistence is the key, however. But all throughout the process, the ego will try to keep you from risking embarrassment (what if the neighbors find out your dabbling in the realms of psychism?) and failure (what if you try to do a reading for someone and make a fool of yourself?). People get past this stage, but it may take a while, depending on how developed the ego actually ‘is’.
The egoic mind is not bad; it is there to protect us… but it need not protect us from Spirit World and Higher Self. Anything the ego doesn’t know anything about, it tries to stifle–unfortunately, that suppresses growth and spiritual evolution.
One of the most wonderful things in my life (well, not THE most wonderful, but one) was a time when spirit guides were… well, guiding me. They were persistent and repetitive. But they did not tell me what to do, per se. Let me explain. They used a phrase like “Why don’t you?” Here’s what I mean. A friend suggested (rather strongly and persistently) that I pick up a news paper on the way home to check out a house for rent. I really didn’t have the time to move, nor the money–even though I really want to move. After leaving my friend, I headed for home to finish an assignment for a college course and really wanted to get back to finish it. In fact, I was rather in a hurry to do so.
As I approached the one (and only) store that sells newspapers, I was hearing, “There’s the store that sells newspapers, you could stop in and get one.” I ignored the voice and just wanted to get home. As the store was within turning distance, again I heard, “You could stop in here and get a paper.” And again, I ignored the suggestion. After I passed the store, then I hear, “You could have gotten a paper to check out the houses for rent.” I kept driving. And yet again, “Why didn’t you stop at the store and get the paper?”
Enough! I said. Fine, I will go and get the paper! And I turned the car around and got the paper. To make a long story short, I ended up calling the lady with the house rental listing. And ended up finding the most wonderful house and between then and
And the point is that I’ve given an example of how spirit guides can guide us and most importantly dialogue with us–notice they did not tell me what to do (exactly), they just heavily suggested it, with great persistence!
One last point, spirit guides will never suggest that you do anything dangerous or cruel and will never speak to you in an unkind way. In my experience, they’ve always been patient and loving. Although (as in the example above) sometimes they are very persistent.
Anyway, more about this type of thing in the next blog. That’s all for this time.
Meanwhile, I lost track of the Moons! I got carried away with updating my website, changing the home page and making some much needed improvements and corrections. There’s still more to do, but I got side tracked for a few days and didn’t post about the Moon like I’ve been doing.
That urge to do some work on my website was probably helped along by the Moon being in Virgo at the time. I left off posting with the Cancer Moon and this month the Cancer Moon wasn’t too much of a bug-a-boo for me. Deep feelings–I can agree to that I guess–but the irritability that I sometimes feel with the Cancer Moon didn’t seem evident this time around.
Now (currently/today) the Moon is in Libra–my sign! My Natal Sun and Moon are both in Libra.