Everyone can have direct contact with spiritual guides residing in the etheric realm. One way to develop a relationship with a guide is simply assume you can and start communicating. Asking and listening is the way. The asking can be either in thought or words and the listening is an interactive form of meditation. You must still your brain chatter in order to listen deeply.
You can practice this process while doing a formal meditation or while walking or taking a shower. Knock on the door and you will be given.
My relationship with my guides has been the most powerful positive influence in my life. It’s so worth it to make this effort, for having direct communication with a wise and loving individual over your shoulder is remarkable and helpful in innumerable ways!