Lesson 2: Connecting with your Spirit

Through out the Spiritual Growth and Psychic Development course you may find that, a great deal of the lessons and exercises are quite similar to one another. There is a very good reason for this. This is because each lesson, meditation or exercise is purposely designed to gradually heighten and develop your six senses and psychic intuition.

In order to heighten and develop your psychic intuition and spirituality you need to constantly be raising your vibration to a higher level, growing into your higher self and heightening all of your senses. Heightening our senses is an integral part of our psychic development – this is why you will find a wide variety of sense developing meditations and exercise through out this course.

Please do not ignore them as you feel you have already done similar ones or maybe even the same exercises. It is vital to persevere with them in order to keep your vibration growing and your senses alive and strong. Many times through out this course I will mention things such as physical eyes, inner ears, physical ears and minds eye. The key to what I mean when mentioning these is below:


Physical Eyes – This is when you see things with your actual eyes.

Mind’s Eye – This is when you see things in your mind like a vision, day dream, movie playing in your mind or dream when you sleep.

Physical Ears – This is when you hear things with your actual ears

Inner Ears – This is when you hear things in your mind like when you can hear yourself thinking, hear a song that is in your mind, or like when you hear in your dreams.

This second lesson will help you to discover your own unique spirit. Every living thing has a unique spirit – plants, animals, humans etc. We will first look at discovering your own spirit before moving on to recognize the spirits of your loved ones, pets and plants. Recognizing your own spirit is an important step to take before you can begin to recognize the presence of your spirit guides and angels. It will help you to find out who you are and help you to see others in a different light. It will also help you to easily see energy that surrounds us all.

Words from Sonia Choquette’s book, “Ask your Guides”.....

“Although we all share the same eternal breath of life, it manifests differently in each of us. Your spirit has its own presence – a unique vibration that’s totally distinct from your personality (which, to a large degree, is formed as a defensive shield around your spirit.) The best way to connect with your own spirit is to start recognizing what makes you come alive.”

Recognizing Your Spirit

What is your spirit like? Try to explore and see what your unique spirit is like. Is your spirit shy and quite? Is it proud? Does your spirit come alive with music or art – musical and arty? Is your spirit fussy or friendly? What make’s you tick and make’s you the person you are?

Once we learn to take a good look at ourselves and learn what makes us feel complete and whole, what feeds our spirits and brings us contentment, and once we learn to like ourselves more, only then can we begin to learn to see our spirit guides and angels.

(When I first did this lesson I can remember thinking to myself, “Is this necessary? Why do I have to do this and why can’t I just get on with meeting my guides and angels? I did do the lesson though and was very glad that I did.

If we do not like ourselves, know who we are, or are feeling in a negative place – then it is much harder to begin to see, hear and feel, as well as connect with our spirit guides and angels. We are subconsciously putting up a block which is stopping us from moving forward on our spiritual path.)

Feeding Your Spirit

Once you have learnt to recognize your spirit and know what it is that makes you feel whole, makes all of your senses come alive, what inspires and drives you, it is then that you can begin to feed your spirit.

A spirit that is not fed can not grow spiritually. The way that we feed our spirit is by doing the things that helps your spirit to come alive – doing things that you enjoy, love and that leave you feeling satisfied.

(I discovered that my spirit is helpful, creative, earthy, musical, playful, an organizer and a romantic. I found that if I was not helping someone I felt sad, tied, board and frustrated. I felt as though a part of me was missing.

Each time I help another person I felt complete and felt happy inside, I felt whole. I began to do more creative things such as painting and designing – this gave me the time to my self that I so desperately needed. I found that when I did creative work I could go off in to my own world and sort out things in my head that mattered.

I also felt satisfied and enjoyed doing something that I loved. I found that if I went for a nice long walk in the country side or potted about in the garden, that I would feel relaxed and any stress I had would fade.

I began to organize more things which made me feel more confident and enthusiastic. I listened to more music which helped settle my emotions and made me feel like dancing and singing. I felt free and a live again.

If romance was lacking in my life then, I began to loose my self confidence, long to feel special and cared for – My spirit needed romance to help me feel attractive, wanted and loved. These are all the things that fed my spirit and made me who I am.

When I neglected doing the things that fed my spirit it only made me withdraw, feel like there was something missing in my life. Made me feel down and tied, grumpy and in need of something to make me feel right inside. I also learnt that I was a creative, helpful, musical, and playful person. I began to see myself in a different light.)

Seeing Your Spirit

Once you have recognized your spirit and learnt how to feed your spirit – to help make it grow and shine, it is then that you can move on to trying to see what your spirit looks like. This will help you to learn so much more about whom you truly are and to appreciate this wonderful being called YOU!

(When I first tried to see what my spirit looked like I was surprised to see a beautiful pink Carnation bud (my favourite flower.) In my minds eye I watched as slowly the bud began to bloom.

The flower opened up more and more until a fully grown beautiful pink Carnation was before me. I then noticed that from out of the centre of the bud came a tiny orange beak, then out popped a beautiful white dove who flew out of the Carnation. She had forest green eyes and in her beak appeared an olive branch.

The dove flew off and I was curious to see where she would go. She flew down to a little elderly lady who had fallen over. She handed the elderly lady the olive branch. Once the elderly lady took hold of the olive branch a shower of glittery dust sprinkled over her.

The lady stood up and cried tears of joy, as she felt well again and was not in pain. A huge sense of relief swept over me that the woman was okay. A new olive branch appeared in the dove’s beak and, the dove then flew off again and found someone else to help.

I found that each time I do the seeing your spirit guide meditation I would find the same process will happen, except I will be helping different people each time. Only recently I have noticed that an angle will join the dove, and the two would work together to help people, plants and animals.

Thanks to learning to see my spirit I have discovered that my life mission is to help others and to work, together with angels to make a difference in other people’s lives and in our planet – that is my life’s purpose. You see the dove is my spirit and my spirit is doing what I love doing most – helping others. )

During all the lessons in this course I always provide you with various meditations. The reason for this is because meditation is so very important when developing your spiritual gift. You do not have to do meditation for hours on end – even just 5-10 minutes a day will do you the world of good and make a difference.

There are many different types of ways in which we can meditate. Meditation does not just involve guided meditation or relaxation meditation. Taking long peaceful walks is a good way of meditating, washing the dishes, cooking dinner, hanging up the washing, listening to soft music, doing arts and crafts or painting, gardening or sewing are all ways of meditating.

You see when you are doing simple things where, you are not disturbed and can be away with your own thoughts – you are meditating with out even realizing it. When we meditate we calm our minds, relax and it helps to make hearing spiritual messages easier. When we are constantly on the go it is harder for us to hear the messages that our guides and angels are passing onto us.

Please try if you can to meditate each day. It is a vital part of growing spiritually and developing your special psychic gift. With the guided meditations please do not get frustrated or angry if you are finding them difficult to do.

Take your time, work slowly and eventually with practice you will be able to do the meditations with ease. The more worked up and frustrated you get the harder it will be to calm your mind and do the meditations.

Questionnaire – Please fill out the questionnaire as honestly as possible…

  1. Explore what makes you unique and what your spirit is like?
  2. What makes you happy and excited?
  3. What makes you feel positive?
  4. What gifts and talents do you have?
  5. What are your goals and dreams and why are these your goals?
  6. What makes you the person you are?
  7. Do you like the person you are or do you feel the need for change?
  8. What brings you contentment?
  9. Is your spirit friendly, grumpy, fussy or confident?
  10. What colours are you attracted to and why? How do they make you feel?
  11. What do you think your spirit is like?
  12. What feeds your spirit?
  13. What do you think your spirit needs at the moment?
  14. Have you been feeding your spirit properly?
  15. When last can you remember giving your spirit what it needs to grow?
  16. Do you feel connected to your spirit?
  17. When last you felt connected to your spirit and how did it feel?
  18. What do you think your spirit looks like?
  19. Why do you think that your spirit looks the way that it does?
  20. What do you feel your life purpose is? Do you know what it is yet?


* Recognizing your Spirit – Sit quietly and alone where you can not be disturbed. Get a pen and paper and write down what you think your spirit is like. Think about what type of person you are. Are you a caring person, a jealous person, angry or happy person, are you musical, creative, troublemaker, joker? – write these things down.

Ask some of your closest friends and family members how they see you. You will be surprised as you may find out things about yourself that you did not know – or that you did know but never admitted to.

* Feeding your Spirit – Once you know what type of spirit you have then you can begin to feed your spirit. Take notice of what fortifies and feeds your own unique spirit, paying special attention to how sensitive and aware you are of it – For example if you are a creative spirit then in order to feed your spirit you would have try to do more creative things.

Get out your arts and crafts things, take up a new creative course, do some house decorating – these are the things that feed your spirit. If you are a nature spirit as well as a musical spirit then, try listening to a lot more music, singing or going to a concert. Take long walks in the country, do gardening, buy some fresh flowers to put in your home, spend time with animals – you will be feeding your spirit.

Try spending 10 – 15 minutes each day during this lesson, where you answer to know one else but yourself. Make this your special time to do the things that feed your spirit. If you have the luxury of free time then you can have an hour or two to yourself.

Whether it is 10 minutes or an hour, it will do wonders for your spirit and for you. Feeding your spirit will help you to grow spiritually and help to raise your vibration to a higher level – giving you, easier access to your spirit guides and angels. It will also help to open up your psychic intuition.

* Seeing your Spirit – Sit or lay quietly somewhere where you will not be disturbed. Put on some soft, relaxing and soothing music. Light a candle or two if you like. Shut your eyes and take 6 deep slow breaths in and out.

Quiet your mind and try not to think of anything, let yourself completely relax. I find that the perfect place to have complete peace and quiet and to get relaxed is in the bath. In your mind ask, “My spirit what do you look like? Please show me what you look like?”

Wait and see what images pop into your mind. Do not force the images to appear, just let them come naturally. You may see a horse, a glowing ball of light, an open field; you may see a sun or even a butterfly or a musical note. Do not judge the images just accept what you receive.

Stay calm and let your mind take over, what happens? Where do you go? What do you do? – E.g. you may see yourself upon a horse. What colour is the horse, are there any markings, where does the horse take you? What are your surroundings like? Are you in a familiar place or a place you have never been before?

It may take a few attempts before any images come to you. It took me 4 different tries on different days before I could see my dove. Do not give up heart or give up trying. The images will come to you.

Write down what happened and what you saw. Try to add as much detail as possible. Keep doing this exercise at least once every day. You do not have to be completely relaxed to do it. You can do the exercise while cooking dinner, cleaning the house, walking to work etc.

Each time you do this exercise the images will become clearer and will change a little each time. Notice the subtle differences each time you do this exercise. I was doing the exercise for about 4 weeks before I noticed that the angels began to appear in my visions.

At the end of the lesson write down what you discovered about yourself and your spirit. If you feel any different from before discovering your spirit – you can continue to do these exercises and feeding your spirit for as long as you like.

I still try to always feed my spirit and do the exercise when ever I can. In the next lesson we will learn to see and recognize the spirits of our loved ones, pets and plants.