Spirit Guides are non-corporeal beings, which means they lack physical bodies, but they do have spiritual, energetic and emotional bodies, just like you do and I do.
Your Spirit Guides are meant to be your best friends, your confidants and the ones you can bounce ideas off of. The best way to connect with your guides is to start from being in a place of thinking of others and thinking of service and how you can serve your community, yourself and others.
The service of the community starts with the service of the self.
Think of yourself as a water jug and the community - the ones who need the water.
If the water jug has ragged edges, maintains a dirty exterior, is sitting in a mud puddle, just had a marmoset climbing with his paws all over it that may or may not have just been used in grooming parasites, the water inside that jug will not be doing it's best service to the community.
Now imagine someone picks up that jug, changes it from plastic to silver, the places it on a high peddle stool, adds ice to it, shines the fingerprints off the exterior and stands next to it as a butler on guard - this is your spirit guide.
They help to show you the value of your water, thereby, allowing the water to give the best service to the community, and in turn, assisting others to have and see the water they are drinking with more respect.
In this way, then, the water is more healing and beneficial to the community and it's also being treated better - these are both things your spirit guides strive to help us all with.
Spirit Guides are selected by you and for you, before your birth, and they assist you on your journey here on Earth, whether you are aware of them or not.
Many of your guides have been friends, lovers, and family members of yours in other lifetimes, and in this life, they have agreed to be your Guide for your time on Earth.
Because you are a multi-faceted being, your guides are also multi-faceted.
You can have guides to assist you with anything to get the above across. They will remove barriers, places them, create openings, block exits all so that these pieces are all improved: relationships, finances, careers and jobs, security and safety, protection, spiritual development, joy and happiness, compassion and empathy, creating the balance of softness and hardness, fierceness and strength, and ultimately, fulfillment.
If you haven't had any of those, or you have gone through periods where you felt like one of the above needs was lacking, this was an illusion, because you've made. And most likely, while you made it, one of the above aspects of your character was gained or improved from the experience and by the experience.
Are you usually pretty severe, or have had an austere life, or tend to get anxiety?
If so, your spirit guide may be more easy-going and happy-go-lucky type. In this way, you'll balance each other out and expect your guide to provide this type of advice most of the time.
This main spirit guide is called a life guide.
A Life Guide is a Spirit Guide who is with you from birth until the death transition. Learn more about a life guide here.
Your Spirit Guides are designed to be your best friends in that they understand you and your soul.
By developing a relationship with your guides, you gain a personal team of life and struggle specialists, and with them, you can tailor and build your life, and your contacts, in any manner of interest, by just connecting with the Spirit Guide of that arena of you. They're basically experts in everything - so why not meet them? You can do it on your own, with the Spiritual Gateway Meditations, designed to help you activate your connection to Spirit, meet your Guides and begin communicating with them. Get them here.
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Amanda Linette Meder