Spirit Guides Who Are They: Spirit Guides are exactly what the name tells you, manifestations of spirit that come to guide you through your life. Everyone whether they are aware of them or not has a spirit guide. Life is eternal and all is spirit.
There are many ways to meet your spirit guides –through meditations, visualizations, automatic writing, dreams etc
Spirit guides will let you know when they are near in a number of ways –from smells, to chimes (which sometimes other people nearby will also hear), chills (sometimes on just one part of the body), goose bumps, light orbs, tapping etc
You may not know the identity of your guide – some simply choose not to tell you their name or what they look like. Spirit is naturally formless and some guides feel creating a form distracts from the reason they are there.
Most people do not see their guides as physical manifestations – although some people do. However they may change their form slightly –for example if they passed over when they were 70 years old they may choose to come back looking younger.
If a spirit is struggling to be heard especially during bad times in your life when you need uplifting they may send a message via another person. By inspiring a friend to call you with words of wisdom or a stranger to smile at you for example.
Spirit guides will at some point have had incarnations as humans in the physical world, simply because the best people to guide you are those that have been through the same sort of thing as you.
They are able to see you and your life, their vision in not limited and they are more able to see the full picture and give you the best advice. However spirit guides just like anyone else can make mistakes, although most of the time their advice and guidance will be good and will help you through your life.
Often people have many guides. There will be a primary one or two spirit guides who will have been with you since birth and will most likely remain with you throughout your life. Then there will be others that come and help with a specific problem or situation and when their work is done will leave.
Primary spirit guides are chosen prior to your present incarnation –other guides may be chosen during the course of your life depending on which path you choose to take.
I personally do not view spirit guides to be the same as angels. Angels are on a higher plane to spirit guides and tend to intervene on a more direct level –for example guardian angels stepping in when there is an emergency. Whereas spirit guides give advice and guidance but often do not take direct action –although sometimes the two fields can overlap. The other difference is spirit guides have had human incarnations whereas angels have evolved in other ways.
Spirit guides will not make decisions for us –they are simply there to help us learn the lessons we are meant to make within this lifetime. They can guide and advice us but ultimately it is up to us which path we choose. They will not condemn or judge you whatever path you choose to take.
Guides can be relatives or friends that have passed over –these are rarely our primary guides but are sometimes the ones we recognise and communicate with first.
Often people have a fear of meeting negative spirits –more often then not though like attracts like. If you set out with good intentions then you will receive good spirits. If you set out looking for spirit communication for the wrong reasons then you are more likely to attract the wrong kind of spirit. The only exception to this is occasionally a lost soul (one who has died and not properly crossed into the light) may come to you if they see the light of your spirit. These are not negative sprits but confused spirits looking for their way. If you can guide them towards the light, someone from the spirit world will meet you halfway to take them into the light so you yourself do not cross over.
You also have a spirit guide who acts as a doorkeeper –their duty is to try and control which spirits contact you. Therefore they will try to prevent any negative spirits from coming to you.
It however also wise to protect yourself prior to any work with spirit.
Remember spirit moves in mysterious ways –so never discount anything you suspect might be spirit