Spiritual guidance is subtle and sophisticated. It is an elegant exchange of energy and connection, of offering and receiving. It is a dance with the sacred elements that are in service of your most authentic Self.
How available and accurate guidance is depends on how genuinely open you are to receiving and how flexible you are in being guided. It is unlikely that you will access the highest form of guidance for a particular situation if you are in a state of fear, resisting change, stressed out, desperate for a solution or attached to the outcome. This is why the quality of our intention (heart-space) is so important when it comes to asking for guidance.
Ritual is a beautiful way to get clear on what you are truly seeking as it reflects back to you the feeling of your own request. Creating ceremony around your intention is not only about inviting Spirit and guidance to enter your domain but maybe even more importantly is asking you to elevate to a place that connects with Spirit.
Ritual trains our consciousness to see the unseen and touch into new levels of understanding, refined energy and truth as well as non-linear information.
So how can we connect with the guidance that wants to come through for us?
One of the most important steps is to notice your attitude towards asking. Are you genuinely open to receiving assistance or are you only looking for confirmation that your ideas about a particular situation are correct?
Part of the work here is surrendering our preconceived notions around what we think should be true, releasing our attachments to the outcome, and move into a place of sincere openness to being guided. Above all remembering that this practice is heart centered.