The concept of spiritual guidance has been around for thousands of years, and it is common in many religions. The actual meaning of the term can vary quite a bit from one tradition to another. Sometimes spiritual guidance is provided by a priest figure, or it can be provided by a higher power. Some traditions even believe that daily life experiences provide spiritual guidance if they are interpreted correctly.
The most common use of the term "spiritual guidance" relates to the priest figure and his relationship to his parishioners. Spiritual leaders in these positions often help a person find a spiritual truth or deal with certain life problems. People may go to their priest when they are having a difficulty and seek guidance from a spiritual perspective. In some traditions, people believe that their priests have a direct line to a higher power, and this makes their guidance more trustworthy.
In some traditions, the concept of spiritual guidance can be like a mix between psychology and religion. A spirit guide will work with individuals to help them find practical solutions to their day-to-day problems just like any other counselor, but they approach it from a more spiritual perspective. They may help an individual reclaim their faith or find a deeper connection with a higher power as a way to solve problems. Some groups offer this kind of counseling without attaching it to any specific religious belief, and many of them are associated with the New Age movement.
Spiritual guidance can also be seen as direct communication from a higher power or even a lower spirit like a ghost. These communications may come in the form of visions or dreams. Some people believe these visions are often symbolic and difficult to interpret. Important figures in many traditions have been associated with receiving this kind of guidance, and there are many ancient religious texts that describe these kinds of communications.
Certain individuals claim an ability to directly connect with higher beings at any time they choose, allowing them to channel ancient wisdom to others on command. These people may give spiritual guidance in response to direct requests, and some offer predictions about the future or talk about things that happened in the ancient past. These individuals may describe themselves as prophets or channelers, or they may prefer to be called clairvoyants. Many religious movements are founded around people that claim to have these kinds of abilities.
What is Spirit?
Human beings have forever looked to the heavens for guidance, in the belief that a greater power exists beyond all the solid things we see around us. Spirituality is a feature of almost every culture and has been given many names with many different methods of evoking it, but all civilizations have some level of belief in it.
Spirituality is the very energy that controls the seas and the stars; the one that makes the trees grow; the same energy that allowed you and I to come into being, and to which we must return when our time here is complete.
Many of those who we loved here on earth have passed and become, once again, part of this great energy. Through their love and connection to us, we are connected eternally to the great spiritual source.
What is Spiritual Guidance?
Most of us are aware that when our final day on this plane comes, we pass to spirit.
Knowing that many of our loved ones – our parents, grandparents, etc. – have passed before us, we trust that they will help make the spirit world as welcoming and as warm for us as they did when we came into the earthly world.
So when we go for a spiritual reading, we send our life energy to meet with theirs, and we once again ask them for guidance.
Why Spiritual Guidance?
When our loved ones enter the world of spirit, the problems of earthly existence are simple and futile to them, as being in spirit they have the power to see all the solutions to all the problems that are big to us, but small to them.
Turning to family in our hour of need is what we did as children, and it’s comforting to know we still have a method of doing it today. With spiritual guidance, we ask the departed, with whom we had a strong connection, to intervene on our behalf with spirit and assist us on our life journey.
How Does Spirituality and Tarot Connect?
Tarot is often used as a tool to channel messages and project our will to and from the spiritual realm. Readers will very often enter a trance-like state, which enables them to connect with spirit. Their goal is to connect and channel messages back and forth. This works the same way in mediumship, tarot readings, angel readings and many other methods of divination practiced across the world since ancient times.