A Spirit Guide is a non-corporeal (without a body) being, who is chosen for each living person before their birth when they are still in Spirit form.
Spirit Guides can come in any category or form, and the idea of a spirit guide now is very similar to the idea of a familiar spirit back in the 1800s.
Guides get matched with people whose life paths align, goals are similar, and struggles have been the same, but yet they want to advise.
There is even a thought that you also have a say in selecting your Guide.
How many guides do we have?
Each one of us has at least one Spirit Guide that is around and with them always, and along with that, there's usually at least 7-10 more on every person's council consisting of ancestor-like guides, angel-like guides, star-being like guides and so on.
They're around to assist you with the development of your soul, ensure that you learn lessons for your soul growth that you need, and that you experience your life to the fullest potential.
If you are trudging through a thick and heavy swamp, know that your Spirit Guides know this very swamp like the backs of their hands, have overcome it and understood it’s waves and tides on some level, and are now acting as your expert navigation guides.
They know the tide schedules of the waves that crash over you, as they too have been washed away before.
For this reason, Spirit Guides never judge you or make decisions for you.
They merely guide and provide suggestions for you, as you move through the places they have once been and understand well.
How your guides communicate with you
Spirit Guides are personally assigned, meaning your Spirit Guide is your mentor - not shared with any other Human in this life at this time.
As such, they are always with you, helping to guide and shape your life.
Most of the time, Spirit Guides are responsible for sending you intuitive guidance, which can often be mistaken for a nagging idea, a worry, or an inappropriate thought.
If something keeps bothering you, or an idea you have keeps coming back around, there’s generally a good reason, and this may be valuable information that your Spirit Guides are attempting to show you.
Additionally, Spirit Guides can line up a series of events or experiences that may be unlikely to occur together by chance, but when experienced in a meaningful way - are synchronicities.
These synchronicities can a sign to you to alert you to something coming, a nudge you in a specific direction, or advise you on a question or concern you were curious about and wondered the answer to.
Spirit guides can also make their appearance known by sending you symbolic signs such as meaningful flowers, objects or animals, showing you specific number patterns, putting a song on the radio for a specific message, putting thought in your mind, or communicate with you through dreams.
Many times, we are already connecting with our Spirit Guides and utterly unaware of it.
Isn’t that the real beauty of a soul connection with another?
Knowing, sensing and understanding another, with little struggle on either part.
Spirit Guides vary in levels of consciousness, where some may be very highly ascended, some are more earthly and fun.
Spirit Guides can appear in all forms, but generally, they appear in the form of a human or animal though many of us have plant and crystal spirit guides, as well.
Identifying your guide
Your Spirit Guides will appear or make themselves known to you in the way which you will receive them the most readily.
Could you believe that your Spirit Guide was a fairy that looked like Peter Pan? No?
Okay, then your Spirit Guide won’t appear to you in that form.
Could you believe your guide was a Buddhist monk? Yes?
Perhaps your guide will appear to you in this way.
Because they don't have bodies, they can change, morph or colorize themselves into any form they want to get their messages across.
If you see your guides, pay attention to the symbolism as it is a clue as to what they are helping you with, their role in your life.
If you can feel them, take a minute to what exact feeling you sense when you notice other signs they might be around such as a ton of repeating number symbols or synchronicities all in a row.
Spirit guides, in whatever manner they appear, will select an appearance or sensation most comfortable for you to interpret and accept.
Shifting form is a spiritual luxury - as even after your deceased loved ones cross over, they will sometimes adjust their appearance to suit themselves better - making slight changes in height, body weight, and age.
We'd all make ourselves a little more ideal, with the snap of a finger, if we could, right?
We all have at least one main Spirit Guide who has been with us since before our birth.
These guides often work together with us to manifest our soul’s journey, and they often communicate and work with the Spirit Guides of other individuals in your life to arrange meetings, circumstances, soul mates and life teachers for you.
There are Spirit Guides who watch over family groups (Family Guides) or the course of a relationship (Relationship Guides)
Each person has between 3-7 Spirit Guides who are working with them on their path of soul growth - as each guide has different roles in shaping your path.
Spirit guides can carry profound wisdom, insight, and guidance about your life and the journey of your soul. Moreover, your Spirit Guides want to be accepted into your life, to work more freely and openly with you on the progress of your soul, and your spiritual journey, so they will do what they can to safely get in touch, clueing you into their name, appearance, and likeness, usually through your whole life.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated: 29 September 2018