We are answering a reader question today on the blog.
While there are many similarities between your Spirit Friends in Spirit World and your Friends in the Physical World, there are some differences.
One of those differences is the way that your Spirit Friends react and respond to your emotions.
Our reader question this week comes from Eilish P, in Berkeley, CA and it reads:
Hi Amanda, Can spirit guides get angry? Can they get pissed off at other spirits or embodied people, or are they too much in the divine light for that?
Example: A family member of mine tried to support my ability to see spirits, but then got scared. Just last week she said something incredibly insulting (and false) about one of my spirit guides, and when I discussed this with my guide it seemed obvious to me that she was, understandably, angry about it. (She also didn't engage in blaming and didn't judge this person, but held her in compassion and started helping me set better boundaries.)
When I explained this situation to my dad who is on his own spiritual journey, he said I was just projecting egoic human feelings onto my guide and that spirit guides are/ought to be too spiritually evolved to have an ego reaction like anger. He also then worried about my safety if my guide actually did get angry about such things. Personally I don't share his point of view on either count, and think insults are the right kind of thing to get angry at, and what is spiritually important is, not having the feeling, but how you respond, and what you DO with that feeling, that is what shows spiritual maturity.
Have you ever talked about this with spirit guides? What do they say?
Elish, I am so sorry that happened to you with your family member!
Sometimes when you share your experiences with others - it is not you or your experience they object against - but the feelings that come about within in response to hearing about your experience. In this case, it sounds like fear may have been playing a factor in how this person responded to you.
Spirit Guides do display and can display emotion - especially the emotions related to compassion and empathy - with these energies is how they show to you that they do connect with and relate to you and your point of view.
Guides do often feel a watchfulness and a protectiveness over their people, and because many Spirit Guides (unlike Angels) have once been people - it is easier for them to relate to you.
Spirit Guides tend to connect with their people through empathy and relating to human emotion, simply because they’ve often been a person on this Earth Thus, you are more likely to see an emotionally empathetic response to something you are going through from a Spirit Guide or a Deceased Loved One, rather than an Angel.
In most cases, Spirits do not become angry with people (or even other Spirits), but there are certain Spirits and Guides whose role in your life is protection, moral justice and assisting you in learning how to assert yourself.
These Guides, in an effort to support you, can ‘take sides’ in compassion and just, especially on issues of what is the most ethical and loving thing to do at any time. An insult is definitely not a loving thing to do, and Spirit Guides will generally 'side' with what is most loving.
My guess here is your Guide was expressing empathy with you and agreeing with you that, ‘No, this is not the most loving way for you to be treated’.
With that said, there are different levels of Guides in terms of soul growth - and this doesn’t mean better or worse - it just means that some people outgrow their Guides faster than their guides outgrow them. Just like friends. As you move up in the world of Spirit and gain more and more understanding and begin accessing high and higher energies, old Guides who once helped and supported you, may fall away and you could be introduced to new Guides on your path who will be more able to fully support you in the direction you are headed, than previous Guides. It is possible that some Guides express and react more to emotion than other Guides, depending on where they are on their soul's journey.
Your Spirit Guides are meant to be able to assist you in the highest and best way they can at any moment, which means that, your Guides have to be attuned to you, your energy and your needs. In some cases, with people who are in a period (or life) of rapid spiritual development can outgrow Guides, and at that time, ask to welcome new ones in who are now MORE attuned to your higher, more loving energy than previous guides.
I'm not sure if that’s what’s going on here - if you have a Guide you are outgrowing or not - we’d have to find out more about this specific situation in a private session - but I just wanted to throw that out there as a possibility that you may be outgrowing a Spirit Guide.
So my final answer on the question, ‘Do Spirit Guides Get Upset?’
Generally not. They can empathize, but usually maintain a neutral stance. In this case, it is likely your Guide was empathizing with you, which is not the same as projection. Guides, being people once before themselves, have the ability to understand and connect with our human struggles
A Spirit Guide's affinity for empathy is one of their strong points as mentors.
I hope this helps!