Have you met them before?
Meditation is rather simple, people just overcomplicate it, the key is to relax and let your thoughts flow. Some days you can silence your mind, other days that annoying pop song from the radio won't shut up. The key is to let it flow. [Example, if the thought 'do I have homework' comes up, try counting your breaths instead of trying to recall your day to make sure.] Look on YouTube, there's plenty of meditation tapes that can help you.
You could ask the question then sit quietly, or you could ask your spirit guide/animal to meet you in your dreams right before you go to sleep. [But have a pen and paper or tape recorder right beside your bed so the second you wake up you can jot down any information.]