This is a good question. Journeying is a method of direct revelation. We learn directly from our spirit guides. This learning can take the form of asking for guidance in decision making or to seek healing for ourselves and others. Why would spirits want to help? Spirit guides have a purpose just as we do. One of their prime purposes is to help us. By helping us they assist with the evolution of the universe. It’s that simple.

When I think of helpful spirits I remember what I learned in Catholic school about guardian angels. The sisters taught us a prayer to our guardian angel:

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me near,

Ever this day be at my side,

To light, to guard, to rule, to guide.

The last line summarizes what guardian angels do for us. This is true whether we call them angels or helping spirits. I recognize and respect the doctrinal differences between religion and spirit walking. I’m saying there are also some similarities in this area of spirit guidance.

As an adult, before I started spirit walking, there were times when I ignored messages from within. I always regretted it. On the other hand, I enjoyed the results when I paid attention to that inner voice. Spirit guides give good, accurate advice. We may receive this advice without journeying but journeying helps us focus on the message. We form an intention, set aside quiet time to ask our question, and listen for the answer.

Why is it important to listen for spirit guidance? Our purpose is perfectly in line with the spirits. We are here to evolve individually and, through our evolution, influence the evolution of humanity as well as Mother Earth and the entire universe. Everything is interconnected because every part of God’s creation contains part of God within it. Imagine how wonderful the world could be if more people paid attention to their inner guidance.