This post was delayed since we had a substantial spring snow storm Thursday and Friday and it took a little while to dig out the neighborhood.
Life today is quite complex for most of us. There is work, and the family, the kids have sporting events and practice, there is homework and PTA meetings, laundry, shopping, and the list goes on and on and on. For many people, finding the time to journey or meditate can be difficult. That does not mean you cannot connect with your spirit helpers and guides when you could use their help.
When you step onto the path to expanded awareness your life begins to change and more tools become consciously available to you. It is very reassuring to know there are a host of spirits and guides outside of ordinary reality that are ready, willing, and able to help you reach your goal for this life. And they are there for you all the time. All you have to do is turn your awareness in that direction and make the connection.
Although I do not know about other systems out there, one of the things emphasized at the Visionseeker Shamanic Retreats taught by Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall, and at The Monroe Institute is that these expanded states of awareness, and the connections with our spirit helpers and guides, are available to us at any time. If we need to make a difficult decision or find a solution to a problem, or we would like a clearer perspective, all we have to do is pop upstairs. There is no need to wait until we get home for a formal journey.