Listening to your guides

By January 22, 2015July 12th, 2023Beneath the Willow Tree

My guide works with me in a variety of ways, some of them not conventional… Normal? But over the years spirit have blessed me and allowed me to work for them and with them. So often people will say how do you connect ? What do you hear ? Well my spirit guidance comes in many guises and a lot of my “heads up” from spirit will come in a line from poem or a song…

It is amazing how many times the lyrics can carry a message , so when you are asking questions of spirit , the Universe , whatever name that you feel comfortable with calling your source be mindful that they will use the easiest way to get the message across … how fabulous it would be if we were all blessed with audible voice all the time!

So when asking for answers be mindful to listen in many ways … be aware of symbols that are repeatedly shown to you… Of that song that you keep hearing every time you turn on the radio or television listen to the lyrics and see the message that is there for you.

So many times when I have met people or had to deal with a new situation I have always been given the first line of a very old poem and here it is …

by Mary Howitt

‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ said the Spider to the Fly,
”Tis the prettiest parlour that ever did you spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I have many curious things to show when you are there.’
‘Oh no, no,’ said the little Fly, ‘to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.’
‘I’m sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?’ said the Spider to the Fly.
‘There are pretty curtains drawn around, the sheets are fine and thin;
And if you like to rest awhile, I’ll snugly tuck you in!’
‘Oh no, no,’ said the little Fly, ‘for I’ve often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!’
Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, ‘Dear friend, what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I’ve always felt for you?
I have within my pantry good store of all that’s nice;
I’m sure you’re very welcome–will you please to take a slice?’
‘Oh no, no,’ said the little Fly, ‘kind sir, that cannot be,
I’ve heard what’s in your pantry, and I do not wish to see.’
‘Sweet creature,’ said the Spider, ‘you’re witty and you’re wise;
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I have a little looking-glass upon my parlour shelf,
If you’ll step in a moment, dear, you shall behold yourself.’
‘I thank you, gentle sir,’ she said, ‘for what you’re pleased to say,
And bidding you good morning now, I’ll call another day.’
The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly Fly would soon come back again;
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready, to dine upon the Fly.
Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing:
‘Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple–there’s a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead.’
Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by;
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew,
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue;
Thinking only of her crested head–poor foolish thing! At last,
Up jumped the cunning Spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlour–but she ne’er came out again!
And now, dear little children who may this story read,
To idle, silly, flattering words, I pray you ne’er give heed:
Unto an evil counselor close heart, and ear, and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale of the Spider and the Fly.

When I hear this first line I know that it is my guide giving me a warning, the “heads up ” to be careful … not to trust what is being presented to me …
This trust has built a relationship for me with my guide that I can trust them as they have never let me down
So listen with your ears, your heart, your eyes – build your trust with your guides and you will be loved, guarded and guided!

Brightest of Blessings
Lynn x x