If you're like me and new to meditation;here is an easy to use alternative technique for talking to angels, your guides, daeomons, whatever your intent is really. Picture a community bulletin board in your mind. This bulletin board is your personal bulletin board and it vibrates in all frequencies and all dimensions. All you have to do is imagine it in your mind, and keep coming back to the same board each time you do this. What you are doing is creating this bulletin board in the Astral Plane and it is just as real there as anything else is. Now whenever you want to talk to your guides or higher beings, just picture yourself writing a note and then putting it on the bulletin board. That's it. That is all you have to do. The message will be on the bulletin board until you take it down. It is much easier for any higher being to pop down into the astral plane then it is for us (me) to raise our frequency to theirs. By imagining the bulletin board vibrating in all frequencies and dimensions, theoretically, it is possible to create it so. That bypasses even the travel required for your friends. They also can visit the message board at their convenience - so no more interrupting their day at all hours. Make sure to leave messages of thanks, jokes, stories of your day, etc. Dont just ask for things from them. They may be ok with that but I am sure they appreciate a good material plane story and joke just as much as the next person.