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Meet Your Reiki and Spirit Guides and Connect With the Divine

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Discover how to meet your Reiki and spirit guides, connect with divine guidance and embrace your spiritual journey today!

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Reiki and spirit guides

Have you ever felt that deep, unshakable feeling that there’s something more out there, guiding and supporting you? It’s like a gentle nudge or a whispered word of encouragement in your ear when you need it most. If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone.

Many of us have had moments when we felt a connection to something greater but couldn’t quite put our finger on it. You might have thought, “Am I just imagining things, or is there really something guiding me?” Well, guess what? You’re not imagining it, and it’s totally normal to have those thoughts. In fact, those subtle sensations are often signs that you’re on the verge of a powerful spiritual discovery.

Now, what if I told you that you could deepen that connection and truly meet your Reiki and spirit guides? Just imagine the incredible support and healing energy you can access by tapping these divine sources. Sounds amazing, right? 

In this post, we’ll explore how to make that connection. So let’s dive in and start your journey toward embracing the divine guidance that’s been waiting for you all along. Let’s begin!

What is a Reiki spiritual guide?

In the Usui Ryoho Reiki lineage, a spirit guide is assigned to assist a practitioner as soon as we receive our Level I attunement. But regardless of your lineage (Celtic, Shamanic, or something else), a Reiki spirit guide offers the practitioner the same support so they can provide a successful treatment for the receiver’s highest good. Reiki spiritual guides are a powerful connection to and manifestation of universal life energy.

Who are my Reiki guides, and what do they look like?

Because a Reiki spirit guide is discarnate (not having a physical form), they do not appear in the same way to the people who connect to them. To some, they appear as angels come from the Angelic Realm. I often invoke and communicate with the angels Michael, Gabriel, Rafael, Uriel, Jofiel, Chaniel, Zadakiel, and, more recently, Azrael.

Your Reiki spirit guides could also be Ascended Masters, beings who lived a human life and have now transitioned to the realm of the spirit. Jesus, the Buddha, and Mohammed the Prophet are among the most common Ascended Masters.

Sometimes, a guide can appear as a ball of light. They can take the form of an animal spirit – perhaps one you find an affinity with. Others don’t have a physical form at all, communicating with words and feelings instead. That prickle at the back of your neck, the tingles on your arms, the voice within that you guides you to make the highest choice – these are your spirit guides making themselves known.

While at least one Reiki guide always becomes available upon attunement, I believe (like many) that we have always been guided since birth. We’re all familiar with the concept of Guardian Angels – Reiki spirit guides are not much different.

We can choose to work with them consciously or not. There is no objectively right or wrong way to live life; there is only the way that works for you, given where you are now at this point in time.

I first became fully aware of my spirit guides in 2012, during a time of great upheaval. Several chapters of my life had ended in quick succession, and I was lost. Suddenly barred access from paths I thought were open, I was looking for guidance. So I played guided meditation music created specifically to get me in touch with my highest self as well as my guides.

It was an epiphany.

I met the highest version of myself, but also the angels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Rafael, and astonishingly, Metatron (although the first two tend to take the lead in communicating with words, with the other three often content to act rather than speak) – plus a few others.

I have been communicating with them ever since, even though I only received my attunement in 2020. Of course, you don’t have to consciously work with your spirit guides out with your Reiki practice, but I don’t recommend it. I found that if I don’t consciously work with them, I’m walking blind. When I don’t nurture and tap into my connection, I get too easily pulled down by negativity. I lose my ability to manifest the things I desire – at speed. Sometimes, I feel like I’ve lost my connection to the divine altogether.

As a Reiki practitioner, it’s imperative that that connection remains strong. Your role in a practitioner-client relationship is that of a conduit, a clear channel through which universal life energy can flow unimpeded. Developing a relationship with your Reiki guides can facilitate that. 

How do you know which Reiki Guide to call upon? 

If you have been trained in Usui Ryoho Reiki, Dr. Usui, Dr. Hayashi, and Mrs. Takata are always available to act as Reiki guides for you. You can call upon the Ascended Masters such as Jesus, Mother Mary, Mohammed the Prophet, Kwan Yin, Buddha, or known saints and prophets. Or, you could connect with your angels to help and guide you in your healing work. 

As with any spiritual practice, choosing which Reiki guide to assist you is very individual. Select the one/s you resonate with and with whom you have a strong relationship. 

For example, I have a particular affinity with the Archangel Michael, so much so that I have him tattooed on my back. His name is the first I call when I need help. As a Reiki practitioner, you will have that connection to someone or something – an animal spirit guide, nature spirits, a ball of light, or the unconditional love that makes the world go round. You can use all these clues to decide which Reiki guide to call upon for guidance and assistance.

Note: Not all spiritual beings are enlightened. You'll want to practice discernment when choosing which spirit guide can assist you, especially when working with a client.

Working with Reiki spirit guides: How can they help?

As I mentioned before, your Reiki spiritual guides can support you so you can become as clear a channel as possible through which universal life energy can flow to the recipient. They can also help you:

  1. Intuit where to place your hands during a session so you can offer your client the most effective healing.
  2. Navigate complex cases with ease and grace while helping your client receive the healing energy they require.
  3. Protect yourself and your client so you both receive nothing but pure Reiki energy.
  4. See what your client needs clearly, and create a plan to help them meet them.

Meeting your Reiki and spirit guides: Proven ways to connect with the divine

Now that you have a better idea of what Reiki guides are and who they could be, the next step is learning how to connect and work with them. This section discusses proven ways to connect with the divine to meet your Reiki and spirit guides.

Make space

Connecting with your guides requires you to be open to the fact that some things need faith to be seen. You have to make space in your heart, in your mind, and in your undoubtedly busy life to accept the presence of the divine.

To amplify this openness, you may wish to create an altar (in other words, make space in your home) to honor your Reiki guide. If your guide has an image, you can place it there. For someone who connects with Jesus, for example, you can get a statue or a painting of him. You could also add anything else that resonates with you – a crucifix, a stone, a crystal, a favorite incense (sage, incense, palo santo or other herbs), a singing bowl, or a flower. Send Reiki to this space or encase it in a Reiki protection sphere. Doing these will raise the vibration in that area, which will, in turn, feed into you, raising your own vibration and helping you to bridge the gap between yourself and your Reiki guide.

Then, sit in silence.


And listen.

Angel behind the words: "Connecting with your Reiki spirit guides requires you to make space in your heart, in your mind, in your home, and in your undoubtedly busy life. Then, sit in silence. Breathe. And listen."

Silence and the art of listening

The hardest thing you can do is sit in the silence. As humans, we’re used to background noise – laughing children, the click of the keyboard, the hum of an electronic device, and even the chatter of our minds going a mile a minute. Sitting in quiet contemplation, in complete silence, can be unbearable for us.

But, like any muscle, this can be strengthened with exercise. To connect with your Reiki spirit guides, to deepen your connection with them, you need to tune in with awareness – but without expectations. Imagine putting on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, except that the noise they cancel is that which exists within you.

Allow your mind to reach a point of stillness. Practice, practice, practice – until you can observe thoughts that come up without struggling against them. The goal isn’t to stop the thoughts from coming up but to learn to let them go without judgement.

This is an exercise in faith but also in patience. Some days, you think you’ve got this meditation thing. Other days, you’re dead certain you’re doing it wrong because your mind keeps wandering, and you can’t reign it in (by the way, I leverage modern technology here, so this is, at least for me, a thing of the past now; more on this later). 

Practice observing what’s coming up for you from a place of neutrality and curiosity. By doing this, we again create space – this time, we make space for repetitive (and, therefore, important) thoughts to come up. 

It's in this space between thoughts that we begin to hear our intuition – and our guides – speak.

Speak them into being

The Bible is such an interesting book – so interesting that American business philosopher, Jim Rohn, used to say it was required reading, whether you’re religious or not. One verse stands out to anyone practicing manifesting: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”

Our words and thoughts are powerful beyond measure. They can help, and they can hurt. They can lift you up, and they can take you down. Connecting with your guides is an upward movement you can accomplish by simply invoking their presence. To invoke their presence, you need only to say the word.

Let’s say you feel a close affinity to St. Rita of Cascia (who happens to be one of my own spirit guides); you could connect with her by saying, “I call upon you, St. Rita of Cascia, to help me XX (insert your request).”

That’s almost too formal for my liking. I talk to my spirit guides as I talk to my friends – and I mean that literally. “Hey, Michael,” I once said (to the Archangel Michael), “Wazzup? You know, that UK visa application is taking so long. Can you give the Big Man (referring to God) a nudge for me?” The answer is almost always irreverent, matching my own tone – sometimes coming with an exasperated sigh and an amused smile. 

In times of distress, when I have no strength for humor, I do tend to formality. Their answer, when it comes, is also formal but always loving and comforting.

Theirs is the language of love. So, if you wish to talk to your Reiki spirit guides, you must speak from your heart, and you must be clear: what do you need them to do? Our guides can only help us when we call for them. Once you feel their presence – and if you’re open enough, you will feel their presence – let them know what you need. 

When you begin connecting with your Reiki guides in this way, you will likely notice their presence in other areas of your life as well. Pay close attention. Ask for their help – and accept and act upon that help. Their job is to assist us in aligning with our highest path and purpose, which is our healing work here on earth. 

When we walk our highest path, authentically living out our highest purpose, we create heaven on earth.

Angel wings surrounding the text: "Theirs is the language of love. So, if you wish to talk to your Reiki spirit guides, you must speak from your heart."

Reiki session sample invocation

In the context of a Reiki session, you could invoke the presence of your Reiki spiritual guides by saying something like this: “I welcome my guides, enlightened beings of love and light, Ascendant Masters, the angels, and (insert all of your guides) – all beings of light who are here to guide me to do the highest good, please join my practice at this time. I ask that I become an open channel for pure Reiki energy. Allow me to be a clear conduit for XX (insert name of client), so they can achieve the highest possible healing, cleansing, and clearing of their physical, emotional, and energetic bodies. Please share the exact energetic healing and alignment that will best support them. Guide my hands so they go where they are needed.”

Leverage meditation technology

I mentioned this briefly in a previous section. If, like me, your brain is always on overdrive, you probably find meditation quite difficult because thoughts come up in a never-ending stream. Thankfully, modern technology now exists that can help people like us to access deep meditative states. I use the following: 

Holosync technology puts you into states of deep meditation – literally at the push of a button. And they’re offering a free track, so you can experience it yourself. This is my main hack and one I always recommend to people who can’t reach the silence within.

Subliminal messaging goes past your conscious mind’s tendency to censor your thoughts. I recommend this if the voice within tends to be overly critical. Let’s say you’re manifesting a salary of $10,000 a month – an amount triple your current salary and one you’ve never had before. You say, “I am attracting a job that allows me to live authentically and which allows me to earn $10,000 per month.” If your brain answers that statement with a snide, disbelieving laugh, and says, “Yeah, right! What makes you think you’re good enough for $10,000 a month?” – you’ll want to bypass that gatekeeper. Subliminal messaging is a way to do that. 

I recommend getting a customized subliminal track to embed the exact message you want.

Automatic writing, also called spiritual communication, allows you to disassociate and become more receptive to any messages from your guides. To help with disassociation, I recommend using brainwave-altering audio, like The Unexplainable Store’s Automatic Writing Isochronic, which tunes your brain to the lower Theta frequency. I don’t use this often, but the results are often profound when I do.

Meet your Reiki guides meditation

Another way to get in touch with your Reiki spirit guides is to use guided meditation (specifically a “Meet Your Reiki Guides Meditation”), which is how I got in touch with mine. I signed up for Christie Marie Sheldon’s Love or Above Course, which included the Love or Above Toolkit. Alternatively, you could try the guided YouTube video below. Jason Stephenson’s content has been particularly helpful to me.

A Jason Stephenson Meditation Video

The Ball of Light

Another simple way to begin developing a relationship with your Reiki guides is to simply visualize them and then send a (Reiki-charged) ball of light to them on a regular basis. When you do that, they return it tenfold. Try it; it’s really amazing!

If you’ve never heard of a Ball of Light before, Christie Marie Sheldon has a video I like to listen to:

Strengthen your intuition.

The more you delve into lightwork, the more sensitive you will become to shifts in energy. Patterns begin to emerge. Inspiration hits you out of nowhere. Some people say they begin to have visions. In my case, I developed a strong sense of inner knowing.

I know something is about to happen – and I also sense why. And every time I went against that knowing, I suffered. For example, I knew it was time to end a relationship, but I didn’t dare to do it. I didn’t have the courage.

I languished for months before finally walking away. By the time it ended, I had lost so much of myself that I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted. Worse, I became physically ill. I also lost time I could never get back. In hindsight, the price I paid for ignoring my intuition was too high.

I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, so I recommend you strengthen – and heed – your intuition. Believe in the experiences that you have. No matter how subtle these experiences can be, pay attention and keep a written log of them if you can. A journal will help you to see patterns emerging over time, develop the ability to trust your experiences, and eventually see how far you’ve come.

Work with oracle cards.

This is fairly new for me, but every time I consult my oracle cards, I am in awe. The message is always timely and encouraging – badly needed in this time of accelerated change and great shifts in energy. As I write this, I’m beginning to feel a tingle in my fingers and an urge in my heart to hold my deck and do a reading.

The fact that my card is sublimely beautiful may have something to do with it. My first deck is Alana Fairchild’s White Light Oracle: Enter the Luminous Heart of the Sacred – and it is divine (check out the picture below). I absolutely recommend it to anyone new to tarot.

An invitation to meet your Reiki spirit guides

So there you have it, a comprehensive introduction to the wonders of connecting to your Reiki and spirit guides. We’ve discussed the importance of connecting with these divine beings, learned about their unique roles, and explored various techniques to strengthen your bond with them. Whether you’re creating sacred space, practicing meditation, or using oracle cards, you’re well on your way to harnessing the support and guidance of your Reiki and spirit guides.

You might be thinking, “This all sounds incredible, but can I really do it?” Absolutely! Remember, the journey to connect with your Reiki spiritual guides is a deeply personal and transformative one. It’s normal to feel a little uncertain at first, but trust that you’re capable of forging these powerful connections. 

You are, after all, a child of the universe. 

You carry the spark of the divine within you.

So what’s next? Why not consider joining a Reiki class, receiving your attunement, and/or finding a mentor to help you along your path? Dive deeper into your spiritual journey and embrace the wisdom and support your Reiki and spirit guides have to offer. If you have any questions or need guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your Reiki and spirit guides await you, and we’re here to help every step of the way. 

Embrace the journey, lightworker, and let the divine light guide you.

Sending you love and light, 


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