The Divine Connections Method
Introduction: Start Here
Lesson 1: The Basics of Spiritual Communication
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What is a Spirit Guide?
A Spirit Guide can be any physically unseen energetic being. It can be an Angel, Archangel, Ascended Master, an anscestor or deceased loved one, it can also be your higher self, the collective unconscious…it’s your intuition, your Spirit. Because everything is connected (by virtue of Universal Law, The Law of Divine Oneness), it’s you…but it’s not you at the same time.
When I was young, before I even knew what a Spirit Guide was, I always had something that kept me from the brink of disaster. I would be going off on my merry way, creating chaos wherever I could…but something would stop me at some point. It seemed as though there was some unseen force that would keep me from ruin. I know now that it was Spirit, and specifically my Guardian Angel that kept me from harm. Somehow I just knew when things were really…really wrong and I managed to avoid catastrophe.
You may have experienced the same thing in your lifetime…somehow you just knew; you turned left instead of right and that one small decision made all the difference.
How Do Spirit Guides Communicate?
That feeling of needing to go left instead of right is the first way. Spirit can also communicate symbolically. Sometimes you’ll get a picture in your head, or have a memory of something that happened, you may see a repeating pattern. Feathers, birds, animals are all methods of Spirit communication, Or maybe even a song will come on the radio that brings back a pleasant memory or has lyrics that are exactly what you need to hear at the moment you need to hear it.
Spirit will find any way to communicate with you that is in a language that you understand. As you become more adept at interpreting messages, you may still receive symbols or pictures. Often you’ll want to say “look just TELL me” but for some reason, it just doesn’t happen that way. The best we can figure out is that you receive a deeper lesson if you have to figure something out rather than being given the answer. It’s like the old saying of “give a man a fish…”.
When you use the Divine Connections Meditation and Workbook, you are instructed to ask for different sensory clues, like feeling, hearing, touch, texture, smell, symbols. This method of exploration will give you clues as to how you receive information from spirit. The more you practice, the more proficient you’ll become at interpreting Spirit communication.
What is a Soul Family?
Have you ever met someone with whom you felt an instant connection? It’s like you’ve known them forever! Things just click and you seem to have so much in common with them, you just can’t believe it. It’s almost like you were meant to connect.
Chances are, you were; chances are they are part of your soul family. We believe that souls travel together and connect again and again over many lifetimes for a variety of reasons.
As our Divine Connections group has evolved, we’ve learned that we have an incredibly deep and vast connection. As we’ve meditated with each other and shared our stories together, our bond has become quite profound. Some members hardly ever make our meetings and yet, that connection is there and felt, whether they are online with us or not!
We’ve also found that some people come to us for a specific reason to teach us a specific lesson. We’ll feel the connection to them immediately, and welcome them. Soon however, we discover that for one reason or another, they just aren’t a fit…yet that very act of discovery has taught us a valuable lesson.
Iyanla VanZant said “People come into your life for a season, a reason or a lifetime”.
Those who come into your life and create chaos and disorder come to teach you some kind of lesson. Once the lesson is learned, they leave. I call such people “catalytic souls”. Their purpose is to teach you and create change in your life.
How do I know it's not just me?
It IS you. As I stated at the beginning, according to the Law of Divine Oneness, we are connected to EVERYTHING. So, yes, you may think it’s just you…but it’s a higher expression of you. With practice, you will learn to differentiate between your normal everyday, human thinking and your guides.
One way to know is that your Spirit Guides are unconditionally supportive and loving, they will not call you names, or make you feel bad about yourself; that’s part of you and indicates a potential need for some Shadow Work.
While you may, on occasion, attract an unkind Spirit or guide, you are always in control and you can banish them.
Whenever doing this kind of work, always remember to ask for Archangel Michael’s protection.
It is usually enough to say “I ask for Archangel Michael’s protection and welcome only benevolent Spirits into my consciousness”.
(However, if you want to add EXTRA protection, use the prayer to St. Michael )
As you practice more and more, you’ll begin to learn the difference. It’s hard to describe…but soon you’ll learn that it just feels different. Like any muscle or new skill, it takes practice, practice, practice.
The more you practice, the more you’ll begin to discover your talents and particular skills. It’s an exciting adventure to be sure!
Lesson 2: Getting the Most from of the Meditation
Lesson 3: The Divine Connections Meditation
Lesson 4: Chakra Meanings & Journal Questions – Root Chakra
What basic needs are met in my life, and what makes me grateful for each one? (Write one to three sentences for each need, describing why you’re grateful for it.)
What in my external world helps me to feel safe? What about in my internal world?
What does it mean to me to be grounded? How can I cultivate the feeling of being grounded in my life?
In the middle of a busy and hectic day, what can I do to help myself to feel centered?
What practices can I incorporate into my daily routine that will increase mindfulness and help me to remain in the present moment?
What people or places make me feel safe?
Do you have a personal code of honor? What is it?
Do you have any unfinished business with family members? If yes, what keeps you from healing your family relationships?
What belief patterns did you inherit from your family? Do any of them still have authority over you?
What tribal/cultural/family traditions and ritual do you continue?
What tribal/cultural/family characteristics within yourself would you like to strengthen and develop?
Lesson 5: Working with Affirmations
Lesson 6: Sacral Chakra
Meaning and Attributes
Concept: Honor one another, no relationship is without value
Associated laws: Law of Correspondence, Law of Vibration, Law of Relativity
Emotional issues: fear of loss or control or being controlled, ability to take risks, money, sex, power, control, decision making, honor, rebelliousness
If balanced you feel: creativity, joy, sexuality, healthy sex life, prosperity, patience, fertility, pleasure,
If unbalanced: guilty, shyness, irresponsibly, infertility, sex issues, eating disorder
This chakra is about creativity and following through on our creative ideas, it’s about sexuality, money and honor in our relationships
I honor my Self first and always
I enjoy pleasure in all areas of my life
My intuitive senses are awakened
I am a creative being
I am a loveable and desirable being
I choose to feel joy and excitement often
I am alive connected and aware
Sex is a sacred connection
I breathe in powerful golden light
How do you define creativity? Do you consider yourself a creative person? Do you follow through on your creative ideas?
Are you comfortable with your sexuality? If not are you working towards healing your sexual imbalances? Do you use people for sexual pleasure or have you felt used? Do you honor your own sexual boundaries?
How often do you daydream? What kinds of things do you daydream about? In what ways can daydreaming support your wellbeing?
What types of situations make you feel tense, insecure and withdrawn? What can you do to help yourself in these situations?
Why are you always worthy of respect from yourself and others?
How do you show yourself respect? What choices do you make for yourself that are rooted in self-respect?
How do you define sensuality? Do you consider yourself sensual? Why or why not?
What do you feel passionate about in your life? How do you express your passion?
What inspires you? What can you do to find more inspiration daily?
What does it mean to you personally to be prosperous? List all the ways you are already prosperous.
Lesson 7: Solar Plexus Chakra
Meanings and Attributes
Solar plexus chakra
Concept: honor oneself
Location: abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine behind the solar plexus
Emotional issues: trust, fear, intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, ambition, courage, fear of rejection and looking foolish, strength of character
If balanced you feel: energy, strength, confidence, strong will, mental balance, health, active
If unbalanced: guilty, lack of energy, weakness, allergy, fatigue, low self-esteem, worthlessness, digestion and liver problems
This chakra is about your relationship with yourself and how your view yourself in relation to others
I trust myself and my inner knowing
I give myself permission to live an authentic life
I use my power for good
I choose happiness
I am comfortable with my power
I choose inner peace and satisfaction
I know and honor exactly what I need to feel good
I am capable and confident
Do you like yourself? Are you actively working to change the things about yourself that you don’t like?
Are you honest? Do you sometimes misrepresent the truth? Why?
Are you critical of others? Do you blame others as a way of protecting yourself?
Are you able to admit when you’re wrong? Are you open to feedback from other people about yourself? Why or why not?
Do you need approval from others? If so, why?
When do you feel the most confident? Why?
When do you feel the least confident? Why
How would the people closest to me describe me? In their eyes, what makes me special?
What does it mean to be empowered? In what ways am I empowered and in what ways am I not?
Finish this sentence…”I am worthy because…” write at least 10 reasons why you are infinitely worthy
Lesson 8: Heart Chakra
Meaning and Attributes
Concept: Love is Divine Power
Associated Laws: law of divine oneness, law of attraction, law of relativity, law of perpetual transmutation of energy
Location: center of chest, heart and circulatory system, lungs, shoulders, arms and hands, ribs, breasts, diaphragm, thymus gland
Emotional Issues: Love, hatred, bitterness, grief, anger, jealousy, inability to forgive, self-centeredness, fear of loneliness commitment and betrayal, compassion, hope, trust, ability to heal yourself and others
If balanced you feel: loving empathetic, open hearted, serenity, emotional balanced, trustfulness, tolerance
If unbalanced: loneliness, demanding, critical, jealous, cold-hearted, narcissistic, heart and lung problems, asthma, allergies
This chakra is about your emotional health and your ability to love yourself as well as others
I send love and light to myself
I release and let go of all thoughts of resentment
I open my heart to receive more good than I can imagine
I am kind to myself and others
My heart is open to give and receive love
I choose love always
It is safe to love and be loved
My heart is filled with joy and gratitude
I create loving and supportive relationships
How can you show yourself unconditional love daily?
What do you love most about yourself?
Imagine connecting to an unlovable part of yourself. What does this part need?
What words do you say to yourself that make you feel disconnected from others? What words can you replace them with?
What are you most passionate about?
When do you feel most loved and connected?
What does compassion mean to you?
How can you show yourself more compassion?
What do you need to let go of?
Lesson 9: Throat Chakra
Meaning and Attributes
Element: Akasha (or space)
Concept: Surrender personal will to divine will
Associated Laws: law of divine oneness, law of cause and effect, law of compensation
Location: throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, jaw, esophagus, parathyroid, hypothalmus
Emotional Issues: choice and strength of will, personal expression, following your dream, using personal power to create, addiction, judgment, criticism, faith, knowledge, capacity to make decisions
If balanced you feel: peaceful, truthful, listening, good communication, strong self-expression
If unbalanced: shy, weak voice, fear of speaking unable to listen, lying, arrogance, thyroid, hearing, throat problems
This chakra is the voice of the body, if it is blocked or out of balance it can affect the other chakras
I speak truth
I express myself with clarity and confidence
My voice and my intention are clear
It is ok to move in the direction of my dreams
I use my power to create
I trust my judgment
I listen to my inner voice
I am honest and authentic in my speech and actions
I express my gratitude towards life
What are the guiding principles and truths that I carry with me throughout my life?
What does authenticity mean to me?
How do I live my authentic truth in my daily life?
What does it mean to me to carry myself with integrity?
Are there any situations in which I feel like I fake or force myself to be someone or something I’m not? How do I feel when I do this?
How do I make decisions?
Do I tend to be more decisive or indecisive?
How can I become more confident in my decision-making?
Lesson 10: Third Eye Chakra
Meanings and Attributes
Third Eye Chakra
Concept: Seek only the truth
Associated laws: law of vibration, law of polarity, law of relativity
Location: brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, nose, pineal gland, pituitary gland
Emotional issues: self evaluation, truth, intellectual abilities, feelings of inadequacy, openness to the ideas of others, ability to learn from experience, emotional intelligence
If balanced you feel: intuitive, guided, perceptive, clairvoyance, bright dreams, spiritual, mental strength, good vision
If unbalanced: lack of intuition and imagination, manipulative, panic, fear, nightmares, vision and eye problems, migraine
This chakra is about our intuition, beliefs and attitudes and our ability to discern the truth
I am connected to the wisdom
of the Universe
Every situation is an opportunity for growth
I honor and follow my intuition
It is safe for me to see the truth
I am a conscious observer in my life
I move effortlessly towards my purpose
I am the source of my truth
My inner wisdom guides me
I trust that my highest good is unfolding
Do you often interpret the actions of others in a negative way? If so, why?
What attitudes do you have that disempower you?
What beliefs do you continue to accept that you know are not true?
Are you judgmental? If so, what situations or relationships bring out that tendency?
What beliefs or attitudes in yourself would you like to change? Can you commit to making those changes?
Are you comfortable thinking about your life in impersonal terms? Why or why not?
Make a list of 101 Wishes, they can be as simple or as wild as you want
describe the most difficult problem that you successfully solved. What steps did yo utake, what emotions did you experience as you worked through the steps? How did you feel afterwards?
Was imagination encouraged or discouraged when you were growing up? What is your relationship with imagination now? How can you use your imagination more?
What are some past experiences in which following your intuition led to you making the right choice? Have you ever not followed your intuition and regretted it? What can yo learn from these experiences?
Lesson 11: Crown Chakra
Meanings and Attributes
Element: None, it is the meeting point between the finite and the infinite
Concept: Live in the present moment
Associated Laws: Law of action, law of gender, law of ptoe, law of vibration, law of compensation
Location: top of head, muscular system, skeletal system and skin
Mantra: silence, Om
Emotional issues: ability to trust life, values, ethics, courage, humanitarianism, selflessness, ability to see the larger pattern, faith, inspiration, spirituality and devotion
If balanced, you feel: spiritual, blessed, unity, wisdom, open minded, peaceful, connected to the universe, strong nervous system
If unbalanced: mental disorders, fear, materialistic, memory and learning problems, apathe, broken, spiritual crisis
This chakra is about your physical relationship with the Divine and your ability to live or not live in the present moment
I live in the present moment
I am a Divine Being
Everything is connected
I am peaceful, whole and balanced
I trust my inner knowing
My spiritual insight is clear
I see Divine Light in everyone
I receive the Wisdom of the Universe with calm gratitude
I cherish my Spirit
What guidance have you sought during meditation or prayer? What type of guidance do you fear the most?
Are you devoted to a particular spiritual path? If not, do you feel the need to find one? Why or why not?
Are you waiting for the Divine to send you an explanation for all of your painful experiences? If so, list them
How would your life change if the Divine answered your questions by saying “I have no intention of giving you this insight at this point in your life” What would you do then?
What spiritual truths are you aware of that you do not live by? List them
Are you afraid of a closer relationship with the Divine because of changes it might trigger in your life? Why or why not?
What does it mean to be connected to all?
What does Spiritual Enlightenment mean to you?
When do you feel most peaceful? What does Divine peace feel like to you? How can you cultivate it into your daily life?
List 10 Blessings in your life right now. How do each of those blessings support your highest good?