Having a sense of spirituality doesn't exempt you from being a human being and the experience of human woe. It just means you have different modes of dealing with adversity.
Prayer works for me, and I dub myself a praying machine, Sometimes prayers are blessings for others, requests for myself or others, some are rambling lists of gratitude, and other times they aren't so much words as they are simply encompassing myself in white light and making a connection.
There are only a few things I fear in life; heights, men I'm attracted to, and panic attacks. With heights I can't move, handsome men I become shy and can't speak, and with full blown panic attacks I can't function. I am fully aware of my fears and try to navigate them accordingly when they arise.
My friend and I went out on a beautiful night and I was hoping to see a guy I like, so I was super excited and feeling slightly nervous. On our way we did all the normal girly things of chitter chatter and giggling, and it couldn't have been a more perfect scenario for a night of fun.
Arriving right on time, as soon as we parked the car I started to feel strange. I had worry, there was fear, and yet there was nothing to worry about or fear. Something unbeknownst to me had triggered anxiety and I could feel myself headed down the path of non-functioning panic. Fear welled up in me, I was feeling numb, dizzy, and breathing was becoming labored. The mirror confirmed my impending panic attack. My face was pale, I had a huge frown on my face, and I looked terrible despite trying to make myself look as nice as possible for the evening.
"Crap!" I thought to myself, "this is the last thing I need right now is to go into panic mode..." On the verge of tears for slipping into this state, I knew I had to straighten myself out. I knew there was only one thing to do; call on my posse.
My posse is the name I've given to my loved ones on the other side. They help me with every reading, and I call on them and check in with them beforehand, every time. Included in this posse are the divine creator, and my ethereal angel.
I apologized to my friend for the mental unrest, and told her I needed a minute to regain my composure and feel normal. "Don't mind me, I'm just going to pray for a minute..." I told her and closed my eyes.
I enveloped myself in white light, and called on and connected with my posse. Due to the experience of the work, I am able to raise my vibration to a higher frequency in a matter of seconds. That higher frequency is where I communicate with spirit, and am well aware of the power that comes from that realm. "Please, please, please... please take away this fear..." I asked silently
After a few of minutes of being lifted in their light, I opened my eyes and took a big cleansing breath. "Ok, thank you." I said to my friend. “that was good, I just had to connect.”
Just as I looked up a man walking his dog passed right in front of the car. He had on a t-shirt with Bruce Lee on the front with big, bold letters and a caption that read " Fear is for others". Instantly I knew it was my posse talking back to me in this earthly realm. "Do you see that?" I asked my friend. "That shirt...that guy's shirt said fear is for others...that's what I asked for, to take away my fear."
"And you just finished praying," she said. "Wow..."
"Yes!" I said and took another deep breath. "See how I was talking to my posse and they confirmed they heard me? Thanks you guys!" Not only did they hear my prayer, but they gave me an immediate sign that I was heard.
I looked in the mirror and the color and smile had returned to my face, anxiety had been quelled, fear had dissipated, and my heart was abloom. I immediately felt better due to their help and confirmation. "Alright, I'm good, let's do this!" I said happily.
"Phew!" I thought, "thank you, thank you, thank you!"
There is great power in making connection with the other side. It validates our guides as being there for us and their part in the powers that be. They will show you they are with you. If you talk to your spirit guides just as you talk to your friends or your creator, they will heed the call.
All the talk of our loved ones watching over us? That is all true.