Now, it's easy to tell someone that they have a spirit guide, but how does one connect with them. It is much the same as contacting your angels. You need to talk to them and in the process, let go of your self-driven ego. Since spirit operates on different frequencies than we physical beings do, we must learn to relax, set the body aside and allow our spirit to take over.
The best way to do this is through meditation. Totally relax your body until you are not even aware of it anymore. (I wrote an article earlier on how to do this.) Then visualize yourself in a sacred garden with trees, flowers, a waterfall, etc. Visualize the serenity and peacefulness of this place. Remember that spirit in any form is energy and light. Imagine it surrounding you and then sense your own unconditional love for God's universe. When you do this, a spirit guide can more easily communicate with you on a telepathic level.
Be aware that you may have more than one spirit guide. You might also become aware of other spirits of master teachers, wise beings, animal guides and even an Indian guide. The deeper you go into meditation, the more likely you are to open up your inner consciousness to these helping spirits.
You should also know that spirit guides come with their own personalities. Unlike angels, they have opinions and do not know everything. However, they do know you and are more than willing to assist you. Also, while angels are basically androgynous, spirit guides can be male or female and look quite different from each other, just as we do.
Spirit guides, like angels, have their own hierarchy and just as you are learning your lessons here on earth, they are evolving through helping you. As they help you, they work with the truths and beliefs that they have acquired through many incarnations.
You may have a handful or more of spirit guides available to you, but only those souls that have ascended sufficiently are allowed to help others.
Here is an invocation to your spirit guides and other helpers: