While I am not necessarily a firm believer in angels or spirit guides in a literal sense, I can't help but wonder if there are other beings out there who are looking out for our best interests -- helpful souls, perhaps of those who have passed on, those who love us. Spirit guides are also a popular interest among my friends; recently I've read a few articles on using hypnosis as a tool to get in touch with those guardians.
The first option is to seek a spiritual hypnotist who can help you get in touch with your angels and guides. Hypnosis is not the way it has been portrayed in movies -- it will not make you strip down and run into the K-Mart next door buck naked -- well, not unless that's your natural inclination. Hypnosis does not force you to do things; it merely lowers your inhibitions. You cannot be hypnotized into doing things that aren't in your true nature. (However, you should find a hypnotist that you trust.) Hypnosis is more like going into a meditative trance and using your imagination to open yourself up to new experiences; much like a good book or interesting movie that absorbs you until you feel that you're a part of it. You can deepen that level of involvement and participate as much or as little as you like.
Another idea is to book time with a psychic reader whose expertise includes reading spirit guides. Often, these mediums can recognize and pinpoint details about your guardians -- possibly physical appearance, energy signature, thoughts or feelings.
Regardless of how you choose to get in touch with your angels and guides, the most important thing to remember is that your guardians care for you, and they have your well-being in the center of their hearts. If you request help or guidance to bolster you along your life journey, you will receive answers. The trick is to be open, and be willing to give and receive communication with them.