Many spiritual traditions believe that we all have guardian angels or spirit guides who look out for us and try to help guide us through life. While some people can intuitively sense the presence of these beings, most of us would love to be able to get confirmation that our guides really exist.
Using a mirror is one interesting way to attempt to see or connect with your guardian angel.
What Are Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides?
Spiritual guides are said to be highly evolved beings who act as teachers and protectors for those of us still living an earthly incarnation.
Though the concept of spirit guides exists across many faiths and cultures, the term “guardian angel” is most associated with the Christian tradition.
According to Christian theology, guardian angels are considered a class of angels assigned to watch over each and every human being to provide guidance, protection, and comfort throughout our lives.
Many believe that the guardian angel assigned to you may change over time, but you will always have at least one by your side.
Other faiths have similar concepts of protective spirits who look out for us, though they may use different terminology. For example:
- Spirit guides – A general term for evolved beings who act as teachers for incarnated souls. This is used across many spiritual traditions.
- Ancestor guides – Believed by some pagan traditions to be spirits of deceased ancestors who continue to look after their descendants.
- Power animals – Animal-spirit guides central to many shamanic belief systems.
Using a Mirror to See Your Guardian Angel
If you’d like to get confirmation that you have a spiritual presence watching over you, looking into a mirror is one popular metaphysical technique you can try. Here are a few methods:
What you’ll need:
- A candle
- A mirror
- Sit facing a mirror in a dimly lit room and place a lit candle in front of the mirror, between you and your reflection.
- Gaze into your eyes in the mirror, focusing on the candle flame in your peripheral vision.
- Breathe deeply and let your eyes relax, avoiding straining them to see anything unusual. Just relax and be open.
- After a few minutes, you may see the candle flame take on a rainbow hue or begin to glow and pulsate. These visual distortions are signs that spiritual beings are present with you.
- Continue gazing into your reflected eyes and see if you notice any changes in your reflection – perhaps an unusual glow, softening or brightening of your image, shadows moving in the background, or even another face fading in behind yours. These are all possible signs that your guardian angel is making herself visually known to you.
What you’ll need:
- A mirror
- Sit in front of a mirror in a dimly lit or candlelit room and gaze deeply into your eyes.
- Breathe slowly and deeply, focusing on the area between your brows – known as the third eye or ajna chakra.
- Visualize your third eye-opening as you continue breathing and gazing into the mirror.
- After meditating in this way for 10-15 minutes, you may begin to notice changes in your reflection – bright glowing around your head or body, shadows moving behind you, or even another face beside yours. These are signs of angelic presence.
Using a Quartz Crystal
What you’ll need:
- A small clear quartz crystal
- A mirror
- Hold the quartz crystal in your dominant writing hand and stand in front of a mirror.
- Gaze into your reflected eyes and visualize your connection to the divine source, seeing divine light flowing into your body.
- Now bring the crystal up to your third eye and visualize the light being concentrated and amplified through the crystal.
- Look for changes in your reflection – glowing, rainbow colors, shadows, or additional faces/figures around or behind you.
- When you feel finished, thank your spirit guide for connecting with you.
This quartz crystal method works because quartz is believed to amplify spiritual energies and serve as a bridge to higher spiritual realms and beings. The crystal focuses your intention to connect with your guide.
Interpreting What You See
When attempting to see your guardian angel in the mirror, don’t worry too much about exactly what you see or don’t see. Everyone’s experience will be a little different. The key is being open and allowing spiritual beings to show themselves to you in whatever way best suits your senses and awareness.
Here are some possible signs of angelic presence to watch for:
- Glowing or rainbow colors around your face, head or body
- Sparkles or flashes of light across the mirror
- Shadowy figures standing behind you
- Another face or just eyes looking back at you from the mirror
- Blurry smokey shapes around your reflection
- A bright orb or unusual lights near you or in the mirror
- Distortions of your reflection like rippling or fading away
- A sense of being surrounded by warmth, love, and peace
Tips for Connecting with Your Guardian Angel
- Have patience and repeat the process over multiple sessions – Don’t expect instant dramatic results. It may take practice to see spiritual beings.
- Try different lighting – Low candlelight or natural daylight filtered through curtains can be more conducive.
- Clear your space – Burn sage or palo santo to release negative energy and invite positive vibrations.
- Raise your vibrations – Meditate, sing, or listen to healing music to achieve a higher state.
- Open up energetically – Imagine your crown chakra opening to the divine source. Visualize your spiritual eye (third eye) awakening.
- Give gratitude – Thank your spirit guides out loud for being present with you. Showing appreciation can strengthen your bond.
- Extend an invitation – Politely ask your angelic guide to show herself to you visually in a way you can perceive. Don’t command but invite.
- Have faith – Believe your guardians are with you and want to connect. Skepticism can block the energies. Cultivate childlike trust.
Seeing your guardians is the beginning of cultivating a relationship with these wise teachers who only want the best for you. With practice, you may be able to call on them at will for love, protection and guidance.
Developing a Relationship with Your Guardian Angel
Once you start to get visual confirmation of your guardian angel’s presence through mirror work, you can begin taking steps to develop a deeper relationship with your angelic guide. Here are some suggestions:
Learn Their Signs
- Pay attention to repeated visual cues like flashes of light, feathers, clouds, rainbows etc. These are likely signs from your guide attempting to get your attention. Make a note each time you notice these phenomena occurring in conjunction with thoughts about your angel. Patterns will emerge that are unique signals just for you.
- Keep a spiritual journal by your bed and ask your guardian angel to communicate messages to you in your dreams or meditations that you can record when you wake up. Pay attention to any intuitive thoughts, ideas or “downloads” you get after inviting communication.
- You can speak openly to your guardian angel anytime, but especially try posing direct questions right before bed or while meditating. Listen for answers in the form of ideas that pop clearly into your mind or strong gut feelings about a certain direction.
- When you get a strong intuition that feels like it may be a nudge from your angel, follow it and see what unfolds. See how acting on the guidance impacts your life. Build trust by confirming the advice is helpful.
- Out loud or in your mind, ask your angel to surround you with protective light or give you strength and courage before challenging situations. Notice how comforted and empowered you feel, knowing you have heaven’s support.
Share Your Hopes
- Speak to your angel about your deepest hopes and longings. Know that your guardians want nothing more than to help guide you to joy and fulfillment. They will do their best to send you helpful people, resources and opportunities aligned with your growth.
- Singing is a powerful way to raise your vibration and invite angelic connection. Chant your guardian angel’s name (if known) or just sing hymns, devotional songs or mantras focused on angels, divinity or spiritual guidance.
- Perform small acts of appreciation like lighting a candle, leaving out a flower or shiny crystal, preparing a plate of blessed food, or simply saying thank you aloud to show your gratitude and dedicate your growing relationship.
Invite Their Presence
- Get in the habit of starting your day, ending your day, or entering sacred spaces like nature or temples by formally inviting your guardian to join you and share with you their light, wisdom and grace.
Maintain the Relationship
- Like any friendship, your connection with your guiding angel(s) will grow stronger when you put in consistent effort and truly listen. The more you invite their presence and follow their whispered guidance, the more clearly they can help light your path.
Seeing flashes of your guardian angel in the mirror can be the beginning of a lifelong sacred relationship. You may have just one primary guide or a team working together to help you learn life’s lessons and grow your soul.
Trust in their non-judgmental divine love. Open up on your end to communicate, listen, and show small signs of appreciation through prayer, ritual, and service.
By consciously bonding with these wise beings, you gain access to an incredible fountain of spiritual support, comfort, and insight. Your guardians are just waiting for you to extend the invitation to connect.