Patty is sharing in this episode how to connect to your spirit guides, angels, and your loved ones. This process, the actual how-to, is one of the questions she is asked most often, followed up by: how do I know if the communication is right?
First, some definitions for terms that Patty is using today.
Spirit guides have incarnated. They have been human and have experienced life on earth. They understand the challenges we have in human world. They are here to guide us at a soul level.
Angels have never incarnated so they have a different perspective. They are much more concerned with protecting us, physically and spiritually also at a soul level.
Loved ones who send us messages may not necessarily be a guide. Hear how Patty breaks down the difference as she understands it.
It’s important to understand this takes some time. The nuance that Patty has now developed over time. The best way to gain clarity and nuance is spending time learning how to establish these connections.
The 4 Steps
Step One – Clear your environment. You can do this by physically removing clutter or spending time in nature. Energetic clearing is important as well. Patty shares 3 easy methods for energetic clearing.
Step Two – Connect to yourself. Breathwork is one way to connect with yourself. Patty reminds us that understanding that we’re also divine and have our own wisdom which will help us stay connected.
Step Three – Request. Patty also shares how you can ask for help, and the best way to ask for answers. She removes the mystery from this part of the process.
Step Four – Receive the answers. Receiving is about both listening when messages come through and developing the discernment so you can trust yourself and the answers.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE SPACE FOR MAGIC PODCAST ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST PLATFORM
0:00:04.3 S1: Welcome to the space for magic podcast, where people who are led by their hearts come to learn the secrets to receiving all the gifts the Universe has for us. I’m your host, Patty Lennon. I’m an ex-type a corporate banker, turned intuitive coach using a blend of common sense brain science and just a dash of magic, I’m here to help you create abundance in every area of your life and business. Welcome.
0:00:36.8 S2: Hey there welcome to this episode of the Space for Magic podcast. I’m your host, Patty Lennon, and today I wanna talk to you about connecting to your spirit guides, your angels and your loved ones. This process of connecting is something I get asked about all the time, how do I do it? What’s the process? Can you give me the steps… In fact, we had done a survey a couple of months ago, and the biggest questions were, what is the process and can you give me specific steps and then how do I know if the answer is I’m getting are right. So I wanna talk a little bit about all of that. And in this episode, I am gonna give you four steps to connect to your spirit team, and when I say spirit team, I’m talking about a combination of your spirit guide, your angels and your loved ones. Now, I’ve shared a few of these… What I’m gonna share today, I’ve shared in the past… wouldn’t be the first time you’ve heard some of this, some of it probably will be new, but just to clear up from a pure language standpoint, when I’m talking about spirit guides and angels, the difference is essentially that angels have never incarnated and spirit guides have…
0:01:54.7 S2: Now, that may not be your understanding of it, but for the purposes of my sharing this with you, that’s where I’m coming from, so what I’ve learned in working with my own teachers and also communicating with the other side of the veil, is that essentially spirit guides are evolved beings, beings who have been human years and years ago, lifetimes and lifetimes ago, and as they reincarnate through their lifetimes, evolve past the point approving to go through essentially earth school anymore. Angels have never incarnated. So spirit guides and angels take an approach to guiding us and helping us differently, spirit guides understand what it means to be human, and they’re really here to help us overcome the challenges that we face, to stay on our path, where there are certain things that we are meant to do, use either certain challenges that were meant to face and overcome so we can evolve as souls or lessons we’re here to learn, and sometimes those lessons are uncomfortable and we might shy away from them, or spirit guides kind of nudge us back to engage with this tough stuff, but also to nudge us away from self-defeating behaviors that are necessarily gonna keep us from evolving things that create shame and guilt and fear, our guides are gonna try and get us back to the place where we understand that we’re always loved no matter what, angels really take the job of keeping us safe on all levels, keeping our souls intact, keeping our bodies intact, just overall protecting us, and for the most part, angels look upon us with real admiration for being willing to come to this crazy place we called the Earth, and our loved ones of course are beings that have crossed over, that we knew people that you love, that have since crossed to the other side of the veil, just because a loved one is communicating with you does not mean they are a guide and so…
0:04:04.0 S2: What’s that mean? Well, you might have a great grandfather or grandmother or some distant relative that is this in fact a spirit guide for you, it means they’ve evolved to the point that they’re in a position to guide you at the soul level. You also can have loved ones that aren’t there in that capacity, they simply love you and they want the best for you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean some of their… How should I say their personality isn’t getting in the mix, and when I’m with clients and I… They might have loved ones come through or spirit guides or angels when it’s their loved ones, the way I know if there are in an energetic position to provide pure guidance, meaning, we can really follow that guidance because they are here as a spirit guide, as part of the team to keep that person on the path versus they are still in the transition point on the other side of the veil, meaning they still kinda got some of their personality stuff hanging out, maybe they still are struggling with some of the stuff they did wrong. What we got wrong while they were on the earth plane, and I see this in particular with parents have crossed over, who have a lot of guilt, maybe parents that were distant or abusive, or they themselves were very traumatized in their own lives, so when they show up in sessions, and this is how it works for me, I’m not suggesting how it works for everyone, if they show up directly in front of me, and that’s because I’m usually on Zoom with my client, so they’re directly behind the screen that has my clients face on it, then I know they’re showing up in that spirit guide capacity and the ability to be a guide when they show up behind me, then I know they’re still in their stuff from Earth, or they still have some of their earth stuff.
0:06:07.1 S2: And then occasionally, they will show up in front, but way over to the right, when they show up there, I know that essentially they have a message, they’re not necessarily a spirit guide, but still they’re not struggling with their stuff, they probably have a message for the person that I’m doing a session with. And they really don’t love the fact that they have to come through me, so they’re sort of off to the side, they’re there almost on… How do I put it? They’re there and I’m the best option they have, but not the one they would have chosen, and I respect that, and I respect the distance they’re keeping, and usually when they come into a session, they come very quickly in and out, and the message is generally one of just letting that person know that they’re close and maybe bringing something really important to that person’s awareness, so for instance, an aunt might come in to say, You really need to accept the fact that your mother has to deal with her stuff on her own… Right, so I see this with adult children who have aging parents who maybe are really difficult and they’re still in codependent relationship with them, and so a relative that’s passed that’s related to that parent, in this case, a sister, let’s say of the parent, the aunt of my client might come in to encourage her niece to really let her mother just handle her own stuff, right, so that’s kind of how they all come through to me the spirit guides when they come through, can come through in lots of different ways, they can be in placement in the room, and sometimes they’re not even in the room, sometimes they just sort of drop in messages into my mind, which is claircognizance, that’s where I just know something, and the way I can tell that it’s someone else’s spirit guide versus my own spirit guide is my spirit guides, I can feel like I know what their vibration feels like when it’s something other than my spirit…
0:08:22.7 S2: guide, I can just feel the difference. So why am I telling all this? Well, there is a reason, ’cause I’m gonna get to it because as I describe to you how to learn to work with your spirit guides and angels loved ones, that nuance I just described to you has come to me over time, and that nuance actually helps me navigate spirit communication, and you’re not going to have, if you’re new to working with your spirit guys, angels and love, and you’re not gonna necessarily take in all that nuance yet, it’s the same as if you have… If you live in or you’re very familiar with an experience that people may be travel to, so I spend a lot of time… Or I used to pre-covid spend a lot of time in New York City and growing up, I did. So it was… When I go into the city, I have a very nuanced experience of the city, I would notice if a building outside of Grand Central Train Station, which is where I usually come into the city through, I would notice if the windows were tinted suddenly or if there was a different feel to a certain street, I would notice that because I spend a lot of time there, someone who lives there would be even know further as opposed to someone who is coming through Grand Central Station into New York City for the first time.
0:09:50.6 S2: It’s just gonna be like a rush of just lots of information, a lot of energy, and so that’s what communicating with your spirit team is gonna be like at first, you’re going to need to be in it for a while for the nuance that gives you information to start to show itself and all of that to say, it’s really important for you to understand that this takes some time, it’s not something you can speed up, it’s about actually spending more time in it, and not just hours or minutes of time, but meaning days upon days, or months upon months, when I first left the banking world, I was getting trained as a coach, it was at a retreat with other coaches that my gifts first started to come through, and initially I just sort of knew some things, I didn’t necessarily have direct communication with my spirit guides and angels. I just had information that was dropping in… I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where it was coming from or how I knew it. Then about two, three years into it, my mother got cancer, and as I was going through her cancer treatments with her, her relatives, my relatives, like our collective relative, some that I knew and some that all I could do is describe them to her, started to come through to help her.
0:11:18.8 S2: And they were very specific and very forward in their presence, and so there was nuance that was kind of like blasting me in the face, right. And so I started to see that there was levels of detail to the beings that would sometimes be talking to me that I didn’t pick up on beforehand, and I think part of my motivation to getting those details was to be able to share them with my mom and give her enough information and she asked me more questions, more detail, I was able to drop into more details, and so it was that sort of like that… Not just doing it or having that communication, but also having someone ask me about what I was seeing and what I was feeling and What I was hearing and describing it, so describing it really makes a difference. Tracking it makes a difference right. Now, you don’t have to have someone that’s ill, it’s going through a challenging time to be able to track it, you can just track it in a journal, you can write it down, you could be doing this with someone else and having conversations about it. So that was two or three years into it, and during that time, I would just attribute the communication up until that time, I should say I was attributing the communication to my spirit guides, I didn’t really discern individual guides, and it was just sort of this body of information, and then all of a sudden, all communication stopped and I couldn’t access any of it, and that was some time after my mom had crossed…
0:13:02.5 S2: I believe I’m losing track of the timeline a little bit, but what had happened for a period of time, as I could not talk, I was always able to talk to my mom, so this must have been before she actually crossed… There was a period of time where I couldn’t talk to anyone. And what my guides eventually told me was that as I was talking more and more about this publicly, these gifts of communication, I was attributing a lot of my knowledge and my wisdom for my clients to these guys, and they cut me off because they wanted to make sure I was honoring that there was wisdom within me that I was bringing to the table, not all the wisdom was out there, in fact, a lot of the wisdom was within… ’cause you were each divine being, so we have a lot of wisdom within our souls. Alright, and then they started talking to me again… And over the years, especially the more clients I’ve worked with, the more different spirit guides, angels, loved ones I’ve gotten to talk to, the more nuanced everything became, so all of that to tell you what the steps of the process are because they’re probably gonna frustrate you a little bit and now you have some background as to why I’m telling you what I’m telling you, and I will say that the steps them giving you aren’t necessarily the end all, be all steps to communicating with your team, your spirit team, truly…
0:14:28.0 S2: You could go out into the middle of nature and just be in nature, away from technology, away from stimulus, really calm your nervous system down, spend some time out there, and I promise you, you would start to have communication. And if you do that on a regular basis, your communication get deeper and deeper because a lot of the challenges we have and communicating with our spirit team are really about the stimulus and the inputs that we get from this busy, busy world we live in, that being said, let’s jump into the steps, step one is clear, and actually let me give you all four steps, so I’m gonna drop into them. First step is clear. The second step is connect, the third step is request and the four step is to receive. Number one, clear is about clearing your environment… No, I just said, you could go out into nature, that’s a great way to clear your environment because that is a naturally clear environment if you were out in the middle of some… A park, you know that doesn’t have a lot of people in a or up on a trail, especially around trees, that’s a pretty energetically clear environment, but most likely you’re going to be in your home or in your office, so physically clearing the space, removing clutter that’s gonna distract your mind is going to be really beneficial in connecting to your team, and then energetically clearing your environment, and I don’t wanna make this podcast hours long, we’ve talked in the past about different energy clearing techniques.
0:16:03.1 S2: I have a whole course on it, but there’s just lots of modalities that can clear the energy around you, and so clearing that energy that you’re in, whether it’s smoke clearing or you might use salt clearing or some visualization techniques to really clear any negative energy in the environment, even calling in, your an archangel or a spirit teacher that you work with, like Jesus or Ganesh, Mother Mary or Quan Yin, to help you clear, energetically, clear the environment. That’s step one, and then just making sure that things that could energetically or visually distract you are gone, the second step is to connect and it’s not to connect to your spirit team, it’s to connect to yourself, so this is to spend some time breathing, centering yourself, grounding yourself and really connecting to that in our wisdom, remember I told you my team cut me off ’cause I was attributing all my wisdom outward, and a lot of times what I see my clients do when they start to like especially people in the receiving school and they start to get really connected, those messages with their spirit guides is that they’ll then go outside themselves for all their answers rather than starting from within, so you really wanna connect first your inner wisdom, and then from there, whatever questions you have left inside of you, once you’ve really centered yourself and gotten clear about what you know and what you don’t know is then make a request of your spirit team, ask them something, ask them to answer questions or ask them for help, so that you feel their presence closer…
0:17:53.2 S2: You can just say, I feel lonely. Can you come closer so I can feel you or you might have an important decision to make, whether it’s to take a job, or maybe your child is struggling and you’re trying to decide what path to go, or maybe you’re trying to make a decision for yourself, you feel unfulfilled and maybe your work or some other part of your life and you’re trying to make changes, that’s where you wanna ask, your Spirit guides your angels, your loved ones, to give you answers. The key is to make the questions specific, right. So if you just say, Oh, I feel lonely, how… They’re definitely gonna come in, they’re always around you, they’re always trying to help, and they’re going to start helping you, but they may be giving you answers you’re not ready for, you’re not understanding what the answers are, you may not even get that those answers are coming to you, because there are more feeling states rather than seeing a being like a hologram of Yoda standing before you. I find a lot of people, when they start working with their spirit guys, they really just want their own little Yoda to show up and tell them how to solve every problem in their life, and it doesn’t usually work like that, but the key is to ask and really to ask from your deep desire, ask from your deep desire, so what are the things that are most on your heart, and if you ask, you are gonna get an answer, now you may not understand or recognize the answer at first, and so the thing to do is to just keep asking more detailed questions, even more specific questions, and then finally, the last step is to receive…
0:19:41.2 S2: And what this means is receive all the answers you get without questioning if they are real, so the question I always, get is, how do I know if the answer is real? And the simple answer is, if it feels like love, that’s the real answer, if it feels, it makes you scared, that’s not the answer, because even when your Spear guides, angles or loved ones are giving you tough answers, things you may not want to hear, you’ll never feel fear or shame or worry in the midst of it, you’ll feel almost like a grounded sense of resolve if it’s a tough answer, but most of the time you’re just gonna feel a lightening, a warmth of love to it, so I know it just gave you a lot of information, I just wanted to give you an overall process to look at when you’re thinking about communicating with the other side of veil now, of course, like I said, this is a podcast, so I’m not gonna go on for hours, but if you’d like to take this deeper with me… I do have a workshop coming up on April 12, the four steps to connect your spirit guides, angels and loved ones, and you can go to PattyLennon.com/4steps.
0:21:02.5 S2: And we’ll put that link in the show notes. And that’s going to be a live well, virtual live three-hour workshops, so if you’re like, But I don’t even know how they would answer me… Like What does that even look like? Don’t worry, we’ll go through that in the workshop, we’ll talk about some of the tools you can use to maybe get clear about how your team is specifically communicating with you, and this is a paid workshop, but what you will find when you get to the workshop, page is that we have… I have listed what we call abundance-based pricing, and what does that mean we… One of the things I’ve been exploring is how do I allow value to be returned to me when I’m giving value… This is important that we have a value exchange, and I give this podcast for free, I give a lot of content for free, but there’s some stuff I have to charge for because apparently my kids like to eat, and I have a mortgage and all that good stuff. And yet, what might be a value exchange for one person isn’t necessarily the same for another person who doesn’t necessarily have the same sense of abundance in their life.
0:22:19.6 S2: Right. But the challenge I have with giving pricing that’s based on me, because that’s the way it’s like I’ve been offered in the past, is like pay what you can or need-based pricing is… There’s a level of shame involved, and I’m not just saying this from a distance, I remember when we had so much debt, we had over in six figures in debt, and so opportunities would come up, and for me to participate in the one, there was a tiered pricing system did make it possible, but there was always a part of me that just felt bad about choosing that lower price point that people were offering, and I don’t want anyone to feel that kind of shame, so… Abundance-based pricing is… It works similarly, meaning there’s a couple of different price points, very local, lowest one is 17, there’s a couple of different price points there, and I suggest that you choose based on the level of abundance you’re currently experiencing, an abundance is defined exactly by you. I mean, there have been times where I could pay for something technically by the money in my account, but I just felt so much lack in my life that it felt excruciating to pay those amounts.
0:23:46.0 S2: Right, I was at a lower form of abundance at that point, and that was even while we were getting out of the debt, there has been other times where I’ve paid a lot of money for things, and I felt happy doing it because I just felt abundant… Right. And I want you to decide that for yourself, what is that… What level of abundance? The highest number is 77 for this workshop, so it’s still incredibly recently priced, but if you feel that a lower amount allows you to participate with an open heart, a joyful heart, choose that amount, you choose what feels good for you, and certainly… If you’re not able to pay anything, there’s instructions on what to do there to let my team now… So that is the overall process of working with your spirit guides, angels and loved ones at the beginning of the podcast, I told you who might answer was gonna be a little bit frustrating because I’m sure you’re thinking, but no more or more details. I want more details and we will cover more details in the workshop, but what I want you to understand is, if you just take what I gave you and you do this every single day, you sit down, you clear your environment, you don’t even have to spend a lot of time doing this, clear your environment a couple of minutes, connect to yourself a couple of minutes, make an ask, probably one minute, maybe two, and then just wait for the answer to show up, it can be a feeling state, it can be like you hear it in your mind, it could be something you see on the TV and you’re like, I know that was my answer.
0:25:31.8 S2: We will cover all that at the workshop, we receive it though, don’t for a period of time, and I wanna say seven days, maybe 14 days, you choose. Choose not to question. Is it really as long as it feels like love and it doesn’t feel like fear, allow yourself to receive it, allow it to be the answer, allow it to be your spirit team communicating with you, and although I’ve said this before, I am not a journaler, this would be a great time to have a book that looks like a journal, you don’t have to call it journaling, but a book, a notebook, and write down what you get every single depth, because as I shared before, what we track grows and then further what we track and report on grows exponentially. Remember, I was reporting on all those details to my mom back then, well, during the workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to report in to me and the rest of the community on what’s going on, what kind of communications you’ve been getting, and then… If you’ve got a friend that can join you for the workshop or can just listen to this podcast and join you in this process, you guys share with each other what you’re seeing, what you’re hearing, what you’re feeling, I guarantee you, your ability to receive these communications is gonna grow and grow.
0:26:54.1 S2: Alright, have on amazing day, have an amazing week. And again, if you wanna join us for their workshop, go to PattyLennon.com/4steps
0:27:03.6 S1: Hey, thanks for listening. If you know someone who needs to hear this message, please share this episode with them, and if you’re feeling really generous, I’d love for you to leave us a review at your favorite podcast app, it helps us reach many more people and it fills my heart with so much joy when I hear what you have to say about what I’ve shared. I’m cheering for your success, have an amazing day, and don’t forget…
0:27:31.3 S2: Always create space for Magic. This podcast is part of the sound Advuce Fm network, sound advice FM women’s voices, amplified.