Some people are more religious than others. Either way, we all naturally seek guidance when faced with life’s challenges. If you are not devoted to any particular religion, you can still desire cosmic affirmation that you are making the right decisions. A spirit guide is a great source of such affirmations, regardless of your religious affiliation or lack thereof.
We often think that spirit guides reach out to us in times of need like some sort of fairy godmother; but this is not always the case. You can manifest your own spirit guide, like a personal deity. It just takes a little honesty, introspection, and time.
What do you need?
Your spirit guide should embody the things you need the most help with. Take your weaknesses and see them as character traits for your deity. If you want to be more confident, see your guide as very confident already. In this way, your guide is a role model for what you are trying to work towards.
Don’t feel obligated to manifest a perfect angel. Every personality trait may not be a “good” one. It is all about you and the growth you are trying to achieve. If you want to be more seductive with your lover or more assertive at work, your spirit guide can embody those traits as well.
There is no right or wrong answer here. Your mystical mentor could be human, animal, or neither. It’s all about what fits the traits you selected in step one. You could learn patience from a spider or adventure from a daredevil. Feel free to let your imagination run wild.
How will you connect?
Now that your deity is created, you must decide how you will communicate and connect with them. In the movies, this is the part where people meditate and have spiritual conversations in the clouds. You don’t have to do it that way. Meditation is a great option, but so is praying or building an altar. It really depends on your purpose for channeling your guiding light. You could channel them while writing in a journal, letting their words come out through your pen. A designated place and routine for connecting with your spirit guide can be useful. If you need more feedback “in the moment”, work on channeling them more like an inner voice.
You don’t need mainstream religious practices to direct your relationship with your mystical mentor. All that matters is that your guide is equipped to escort you through the challenges you face in your own situation. Now follow their lead to a more fulfilled life.