So, here you are, minding your own business during a meditation and *BAM* something or someone begins to connect with you. This is normal. Don’t panic. When you begin to raise your frequency or become coherent through your meditation practice you awaken your intuitive abilities and can begin to perceive other worlds and other beings.
Keep in mind that it is your energy that draws in these beings. You will draw in beings that are in alignment with your vibration. If you are fearful and anxious you may create an experience that mirrors that fear and anxiety. This experience is a sign that you may need to go within and heal a trauma that is hanging over you at this time. If you’re having peaceful, loving encounters give yourself credit for opening your heart and being able to move into that realm of higher experience. Journeying in the higher realms is all about mirroring, and the better you get at owning your visions the more understanding you will receive.
Here is a list of a few archetypal beings you may run into during your journeys:
We all know what angels are, we have been told of their protective presence since we were children. These beings generally appear to be very beautiful, warm, loving winged beings. They come around to hold space for you, to let you know that you are safe, protected and loved. They are direct vehicles of the divine and imbue you with complete, benevolent, comforting love. If you connect deeper with angels you will also find that there are archangels as well as angels, and that you can actually call upon specific angels to assist you depending on your situation.
Angels often come around when you are going through a difficult time in order to provide a supportive energy from beyond the veil. They can’t completely take away our pain but then can help stabilize and clear channels for inspired knowledge within our subtle bodies. We also have angels around us from birth just waiting to be communicated with so they can deepen their presence in our lives.
2) Totem Animals
Totem animals are powerful messengers that can frequently appear in dreams and meditations, or if you are very in tune, in a waking clairvoyant vision. If an animal appears before you pay special attention to it and any details surrounding it. What is it doing? How do you feel? Does it notice you? All of these will hint at the reason why you have called in this animal. It also helps to know that all animals are archetypes and that they represent specific qualities. We can attract an experience with them when their particular symbology is important to us. For example, if you are in a meditation and you see a powerful lion slowly walking toward you, it indicates that confidence, healthy ego, and leadership is important at this time. It will not be referring to a small issue or something that you are unaware of. All guides come forward in response to a pertinent issue that you desire to understand. It can help greatly to research different animals’ spiritual meanings and have a few websites or books you refer to for insight.
Totem animals come forward as messengers and guides because their presence is very pure and their symbology very obvious. They have the ability to carry a more straightforward meaning compared to guides that are in a more human form. Each one of us has several totem animals that are kindred spirits for us in this life. The themes they represent are themes within our lives at large that we need to integrate to find balance.
3) Deceased Loved Ones
It is not uncommon to reconnect with deceased loved ones within your meditations and dreams. Even though the ones we love have passed they are still very active and accessible on the other side. Many times you may notice that they beam with energy even though they may have been battling a tough illness before they passed. This is to show you that they are at peace and thus allow you to release any worry or guilt you may be carrying about their passing. In addition, they may appear younger or wear a particular outfit that has meaning to you to symbolize that they are all right and open to connect from a very pure and authentic place.
Many times they will come forward when they have had a tragic passing or they know that you are struggling with their loss. They come forward to help you find peace with their death, give advice, and even to just hang out. Generally people feel as though a deep healing takes place when this occurs because they get to experience their loved ones’ pure soul forms, which can bring an intense understanding and higher perspective as to why people lived the way they lived. They may come and go throughout your life, allowing their presence to be known, or you may get a few meaningful connections and then it seems they disappear. How and when our deceased love ones connect with us will be unique, personal, and meaningful.
4) Star People
Image: Christine Kesara Dennett
As we become more open and aware spiritually, we begin to realize that there is intelligent consciousness beyond human consciousness. Not only does consciousness exist beyond our Earth collective, we can communicate with it via the highest technology in existence: our heart, our full consciousness.
These are beings that vary in their appearance, there is not just one type of star person and the ones that come forward to you within your meditations will have special meaning and history with you. Star people, although diverse in their own history and karma, are distant relatives and will feel familiar when you connect with them. You may even recognize their core frequency to be similar to your own! They offer great practical insights as to how to live our lives and reveal deep secrets about lost human history. Their presence may assist you in remembering other lives beyond Earth that can greatly help bring understanding and perspective to our purpose here.
Star beings show up with our dreams and meditations when we have an open and adventurous heart. It is easier to connect with them when we let go of our heavy dependency on Earthly paradigms. They respond to open space within the mind and heart. They often appear to people who have had recent lives within other star systems, and/or have an agreement to have a specific connection with them in this life. Anyone can connect with star people and they will become more and more accessible and prominent within our culture as time goes on.
5) Scary Creatures
Image: The Exorcist
Meditations are not always peaceful. Sometimes in our journeys we come across a frightening experience. Perhaps a grotesque or creepy being catches us off guard, or we may have a terrifying experience where we see troubling visions and feel hesitant to open up again. To that I say, congratulations. Yes, congratulations are in order because you have just gone through a shadow experience. A shadow experience is a “negative” experience where you feel helpless, violated, manipulated or frightened in the higher realms. I would love to tell you that this just happened for no reason at all, but that would be a lie. The truth is you have met another part of yourself. Everything that terrified you represents an aspect of your own consciousness, and if you begin to view your experiences that way it will becomes less scary.
Gone are the days when we can simply cry victim and blame others for our experiences. The higher realms are no different from our lives here. We attract what we are. We must use these darker journeys to understand ourselves more, knowing that the only reason we can actually perceive them is because they are within us. We must inquire within about the symbolism, emotional atmosphere, and potential message of the experience. What is it trying to say? Is it speaking to a negative personality trait that you are not realizing about yourself? Is it mirroring a real life event that you need to heal from but refusing to own? Or, is it a deep soul pattern related to another life that is coming through to give you deeper understanding of something you are going through? Scary experiences do not indicate that we are powerless in our meditations or astral body, but rather, they indicate that we need to heal something. All of our meditative experiences are tools, all of them.
6) Light Beings
Image: Jungle Eye
Light beings are individuals (or conglomerates of consciousness) from a much higher level of reality, which makes their form difficult to comprehend, thus we simply perceive them as light. These beings can be confused as angels and it probably doesn’t matter too much, although light beings tend to be more active in the creation of this world, whereas angels are benevolent worker bees tending to our individual light. Light beings can come around when a very specific message needs to be given and understood. Often, these messages are directly related to life purpose or information about creating specific changes that will have a large impact on the whole. Light beings have access to the big picture and larger karmic patterns so their presence can come when a specific shift is very important for the whole. They are not personal guardians as much as they are collective guardians.
It is also common for ET beings, or other guides to appear as light initially, but upon tuning into them further you may notice a more specific personal frequency coming though. Light beings tend to work specifically in the higher realms with larger spectrums of consciousness.
7) Human Guides.
Image: African Warrior Woman by GaiaFly
Beyond all of the higher dimensional beings we talked about, sometimes you will connect with plain ol’ human guides. These beings are individuals that have lived on Earth and have a specific message for you. It is highly likely that something within their life is similar to yours, especially at the time of the vision. The law of attraction is not just for the physical world, we also attract specific people in the higher worlds.
Often we have human guides that are with us from birth and are there specifically to help us with our journey here. Some of these individual will be guides who are available to assist you for your whole life, while others will come and go depending on where you are in your life. Sometimes we can also form strong bonds with friends or family from past lives. These bonds can become so deep that they actually carry on into other lives. A protective father in a past life may have such a deep soul bond with you that he comes around in this life; especially if there is a karmic journey that is somehow connected to one that you had with him in that life. One client had such a strong bond with a father figure in her past life that he volunteered to make his energy available for her in this life. I have also seen friendships that are very strong within soul groups where sisterhoods, or brotherhoods, step forward to hold space for a member in order to carry out work that was started in previous lives.
Many of our experiences with beings in the higher realms will be some variation of the above-mentioned beings. Always remember to have a sense of play as you journey: this sense of play will keep all connections and intentions pure.
Happy travels, Moonbirds! See you in the astral!