I’ve been taught/trained the “old fashioned way” by my Granny, she believed that we always had/have a team working with us, but that one of them would be the “spokesperson” for the team. The others would come into play on an as needed basis.
We do not pray to them or supplicate to them, but we do ask questions of them, such as “I’m feeling something is not right with this situation, should I back out or be on my guard?” and they will response in a very subtle way.
Much of the time when I’m facing that sort of situation my guides will tell me to not move forward, do a “wait and see”. Why do they say that, it’s because at that time they can only see just so far and it may not look good, we have to allow things to develop to see its progress, and then there are times where they will say “Get out now!”
How they communicate with me is varied and diverse, I will speak about that later.
For now as I understand it and from what my “team has told me” I usually work with a team that averages 7 guides and they work this way.
The first is the “Alchemist”.
The second is the gatekeeper
The third is the philosopher
The fourth is the Doctor
The fifth is the Shaman
The sixth is the parent
The seventh is the child.
Each one of them, as I found in my “research”, vibrates or works with the energies of each of one’s 7 charkas. And the one’s that first come to you are not always the one’s that will settle down with you, they will rotate until a perfect match to your spiritual vibrations are found.
Each one has basic duties, not all will directly communicate with you but will work with other guides, your angels or with the other members of your team, they may communicate with you through dreams, or just a subtle sense of something.
Each one can be from a diverse ethic background, and you must not give in to stereotypes so with that in mind I’ll describe the duties of each.
The duties of each one is thus:
The Alchemist is usually the first one to start working with you, this guide works to elevate your energies so that you can start communicating with your other guides, the Alchemist works very hard doing this and must concentrate all his/her energies to that task, this is especially true if you are doing mediumistic or healing work. The alchemist is working with your energy flow so that communication is good between you and your guides and those that you wish to communicate with.
When you take time to meditate it helps the Alchemist and he doesn’t have to work so hard because you then are working with him.
(I’m going to use “he, him” as a gender neutral word because your guides in different positions can be female as well)
The second is the Gatekeeper---this guide works with having other guides and/or souls get in touch with you, but will also work to prevent those that have no business with you stay away. But you have to work with your Gatekeeper, when you start opening up the flood gates it can be overwhelming even for the Gatekeeper, so you as the “sensitive” must make sure you discern if this is a soul/spirit you want to communicate with.
He works like call screening, or an answering machine that you have on all the time, when a call comes in by allowing the screening or machine to do it’s work you can decide whether to answer it or not.
The philosopher works with your throat charka, and helps with of all things philosophy, the philosopher will put before you various forms of communications for you to read, see or hear that will aid your spiritual development, an advance soul will have a philosopher that will enable him to be a teacher as well. Traditionally old time spiritualists thought that the philosopher was Chinese, but that is not so. Although mine is.
The Doctor helps one see things through the emotions of the heart, with compassion, this is not necessarily a medical doctor, this can also be a Doctor of Theology, or one who has achieved what would be a doctorate in any educational field, even in industry or banking.
The Shaman works with your own personal health, the Shaman is not always a Native American but can be from any country that still practices nature healing, one person I know has a Shaman from the Russian Steeples. The Shaman will aid in vision quests or will work with you to let you know what you need to do to keep yourself healthy. This is one guide that we in our very hurry up world seem to neglect. My Shaman seems to have a dual aspect which I will explain later.
The parent is a guide that has you recognize responsibilities in the spirit and physical world, is the one that will work to keep you grounded and see things from a practical side of things. This is almost always a family member, either one that you knew or knew of in your current life time or one that was a family member in a previous life time; many souls will come in at this level to work off Karmic debt.
The child is an interesting guide, just as we have a spirit parent to keep you responsible, the child works on you remembering to have fun. The spirit child’s motto is this “The more advance the human being the greater the need for play”. The child will remind us that the best things in life is that which is simple, we get too caught up in material things that we forget simple things, like mud puddles, bubbles, drawing with crayons or images in the sand, building sand castles, snow angels, cotton candy and circuses, cutting out snow flakes from paper, making daisy chains from lawn daisy’s and other child like things.
The child balances the parent and the parent balances out the child, it is important for the sensitive to not allow one to dominate the other. The spirit child is usually a child one would have had given birth to (which means that if you mis-carry do not despair), or was a friend one played with who died young, may even be a sibling who died before they grew up or was a playmate from a previous incarnation.
When the spirit child has done it’s duty as a guide after you have passed over it will then continue to grow up until it reaches it’s desired age of wisdom, in some cases the spirit of a child that is not a guide will remain a child until the parent that was suppose to have them passes over and they can lead them to the light where they will grow up, no matter what the spirit of a child will grow and mature, but this is at the spirit’s desire.
Now who are my guides and how did I met them and which one is the spokes person for me----I know that would be your next question.
Let me start with my Alchemist----he is a monk from the Franciscan order, I do believe that he was an herbalist in his last incarnation, for I feel comfortable when I’m in one of the California missions and especially if it has an herbal garden, it’s like he gets excited and tries to let me know what they can do. I call him Brother John.
I met him when I was at Mission San Miguel in
It was summer, we had gone to Disneyland, it had only been open for a year or so, so my Parents had saved up for the trip (I’ve only been to Disneyland twice the last time was in 1978 so I’m over due), it was 1957, hot, no air-conditioning in the 1936 Chevy, so it was 55 with all 4 windows rolled down, going down Highway 101, Highway 5 had not been constructed. It was my parents, my baby brother and Granny. We had a great time at
On coming back my Granny wanted us to stop at some of the Missions, us being Catholic as well, so this would be an opportunity, of course it added some time to our return trip, but my folks had planned for that. We stopped at one of the Missions, San Miguel (saint Michael) I remember they had a little corral with a shed for a donkey, whose job was to go around in a circle to pump up water in the cistern to water the gardens and for the Friars to use; the little donkey did it morning and evening, never during the heat of the day, so it enjoyed a life of all the free carrots, apples and cookies in the world it could eat, given as handouts by the tourists.
I was at the corral feeding the little thing, while my folks and granny were deciding to see the mission first or the gardens. They were just a little ways from me, when all of a sudden a monk suddenly appeared next to me, he had his hood up; I thought to protect himself from the sun. The donkey saw him and went over to him and the Monk scratched him behind the ears and said he (the donkey) liked that, I looked at the Monk and saw the bluest eyes, a friendly smile and very white teeth, he looked like he’d been tanned by the sun and was very nice looking, I thought to myself he’s too nice looking to want to be a Monk, but didn’t say so.
Instead I offered him one of my carrots to feed to the donkey and what happened is that he dissolved in front of my eyes like smoke, with only his eyes and his smile the last things I saw, well when something like that happens to a 10 year old child the natural reaction is to scream “MAAAAA!!!!” which I did.
My parents came running followed by Granny pushing my brothers stroller, I was sputtering trying to say what I saw and Granny being the calm one got me under control and asked what did I see and I told her. She asked me where did the monk stand and I pointed so she went to that spot stood there and moved her hands around like she was feeling the air, but with her eyes closed, after a bit she turned back to my parents and said “That was one of her guides saying hello, it won’t happen again, not to worry.”
Thanks Grandma!! Just what I needed to hear!
But that night at the motel we were staying at Granny and I sat outside on a pair of those metal lawn chairs watching the sun go down and the shadows grow long and she explained to me what had happened.
That was how I met my first guide, I found out through meditation, with Granny’s guidance that his name was Brother John, and he was my alchemist and would be assisting in bringing in my other guides when the time was right for me to meet each one.
The others came in naturally over time, they were always there in the background working with me but it was only right for me to naturally inquire when I was ready.
My Gatekeeper is the shyest, I don’t know her name I know she is Egyptian and she was a priestess in the temple of Isis, so I call her Isis, I met her when the first King Tut exhibit came around, she came to me in a dream and through meditation I was able to confirm her. She is not my spokesperson strangely enough, my philosopher is.
My philosopher is Chinese American she married a Chinese doctor and calls herself Lady Wu, she is very petite, and very elderly, she will not speak Chinese strangely enough, she came to me during a development session and I suddenly went into a deep trance, and she introduced herself, she asked that my teachers guide me out of my trance and advise me to not go into one again for my health’s sake.
My Doctor is the Rev. Anderson, an Episcopal minister from
My Shaman is a Navaho/Lakota Native American who for some reason wears a buffalo horn headdress, but sometimes will communicate to me through dreams looking like the wrestler called the Undertaker. I know this is a strange combination, but as I understand it his mother was Lakota who married a Navaho shaman, and he took up the shaman’s role as well. He uses the image of the Undertaker to warn me of very serious medical problems but that I will heal from them. The “Undertaker” aspect seems to be fighting that which is making me ill.
My spirit parent rotated on me, it first was my mother’s late sister my aunt Violet, she helped me when I was growing up, then when I was in my mid 20’s my father’s mother my other Grandmother took over those duties. Sometimes she brings in my Uncle Mike on matters relating to money, he does that because he’s working off a karmic debt to me.
My spirit child is the baby I would have had but I miss-carried many years ago, if he had lived I most likely would have named him ‘David’. He keeps me young and sometimes gives me a wicked sense of humor.
I know I took the longest time to show how I met my Alchemist but he’s the one that started it all, Rev. Anderson was introduced to me by another medium and I met him in mediation, my Gatekeeper came to me both physically and through a dream, the same with my Shaman, my spirit parent and child through mediation. Although my spirit child was more dramatic, actually speaking out loud in clear air which very seldom happens unless one is a “physical medium” which I am not, but as I understand it the energies was just right to form a spirit voice.
I will talk about how they communicate with me in another post.
Blessings, Ms. Q