I have been on the Shamanic path since age 1+, when Hawk announced his presence in my life by flying down to my playpen's edge and having a brief "conversation" (until my parents noticed and started screaming), and as such I have LONG consulted - more like leaned on - my various guides.
I rely on their help with my artwork a LOT, though I don't specifically ask for help any more. We have sort of a long-standing understanding that I'm open to their guidance. Thus, I get shown marvels and wonders that many other people might not see, from beauty in a pile of garbage to a hummingbird flying into my office from outside (the door was open) and landing on me! And all I have to do is stay awake and aware!
I promise you, from the esoteric to the mundane, there's an entire array of Guides available, 24x7 to help with ANY problem, no matter how large or small.
- I have successfully asked for help in getting across town through completely snarled traffic both safely and on time.
- When I need to make a good impression, I ask a very specific guide for help in dressing. I might add that although SCATHING in his opinion, he is ALWAYS right.
- When playing solitaire, "Which stack should I choose from?" is always answered correctly, though if I get "It doesn't matter" - it either means I'm going to win or lose no matter what I do.
- When I simply cannot make a decision, I ask for help and it's always there if I really listen.
Asking questions that can be answered by a yes or a no won't get you far with your guides. Nor will asking for any specifics regarding time. Time isn't viewed the same in the realm of your guides as it is in your mind, so although "soon" may mean next month to you, it might mean six lifetimes from now to your guides. I'm just sayin'.
The one piece of advice I can give regarding guides is to really pay attention to the answer to your query. Answers can come in many different forms, from audible words in your head to a gut feeling, from dreams to obvious signs. Ever see "Bruce Almighty"? If not, do...and watch for that part where the central character asks for "a sign" - an entire truckload of street signs suddenly pulls out into the street. Yeah, it's just that simple.