"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"

Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Rev. Jay Smith Jr.
The H.O.M.E. Center
3892 Lancaster Drive NE ~ Salem, Oregon 97305 ~ 503 363-3926
March 2019
Spirit Angels
Well! dear friends, I guess we survived all of the unexpected weather from February. Now it is time to consider what we can expect for March. We had lots of unexpected rain and snow last month. Let us pray that the true spirit of spring happens in March. 

Did you know that it can be helpful to include your spirit angel in your daily prayers? We need to include sending them earth energies so they can help us have to achieve the right action in our lives.  So many prayers just list what we want. If you think about it, our spirit angels have no physical energies to help manifest or prayers. If we wrap up the prayer with energy and the power of earth our spirit angels can do their part. Maybe if you make this your daily practice and send them the ability to physically help us we will enjoy our journey on this earth. 

We were born for soul growth and development using physical activity on this earth. This added help will expand our success when we let God's Angels have some physical strength to help us to be successful. Practice and enjoy! Whether March will be a lamb or a Lion is up to us.   

Rev. Jay
What is a Spirit Guide?


We all have spirit guides—whether or not you believe in them or have yet to make contact, you have at least one guide who is always present to assist you. A spirit guide is a soul that has reached a certain point in their evolution so that they aware and expanded enough to assist another soul in their evolution. Guides have been incarnated as humans, so they understand the human experience. They are capable of a level of non-judgment, compassion, and love that most of us can only guess at.

Spirit guides have consciously and purposely taken on the role of being a guide. They want to assist you; it’s their job! They can’t intervene in your life unless you ask. I encourage all my clients to find a way to cultivate an awareness of and a relationship to their guides.

Guides are like friends but with greater wisdom and unconditional love available. Typically, we all have more than one. We receive guides at different ages and stages of life, though usually we are done receiving new guides by age 21 or so. We can call on “specialist” guides and may receive temporary guides from time to time to help with specific issues in life. I haven’t met anyone who has more than seven guides; nor have I met anyone who doesn’t have at least one.

Spirit guides usually fulfill different roles in our life. For example, I have two guides who help with healings and one that is more of a personal confidante and helps with emotional issues. One guides me spiritually, and I know there is one more, but I haven’t yet made personal contact with it (something to look forward to). Some people work with their guides to be better parents, to excel in their career, or to specifically improve in the arena of personal growth or healing.

Contact with my guides comes about through specific meditations, in healing work, or, once, in a lucid dream. I see them in my mind’s eye—and they look like people. They have different ethnicities, dress from different time periods, and sometimes they tell me their names. Everyone’s experience is different, though, so don’t expect your guides to appear like anyone else’s.
Spirit animals exist, too, though they are different from a guide who has had a human soul. Often spirit animals are conduits of wisdom or act as protector spirits or companions.