In the world of spirituality and metaphysics, few topics are as captivating and enigmatic as Spirit Guides. These ethereal beings have captured the imaginations of many, but unfortunately, they are also one of the most misunderstood concepts. Misinformation often spreads like wildfire, leading people down the wrong paths of understanding. Today, we’re setting the record straight by delving into the realm of Spirit Guides, shedding light on who they are and how they operate in this simple and easy-to-understand article.
A year ago, I encountered an article sent to me via this website, by an author named Stephan Davies, who was self-promoting his work on Mindvalley, focusing on the topic of Guardian Angels. However, upon reading the article, it became evident that misinformation was being propagated under the guise of expertise. One glaringly inaccurate statement claimed, “At the time of birth, everyone comes through with a particular guardian angel. But not everyone walking on this planet, at the present time, has one,” which is entirely false.
This is just one example of the misinformation surrounding Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels, as similar inaccuracies can be found on platforms like Facebook, Medium, and others. One article on Mindvalley erroneously states, “Your spirit guides are assigned specifically to you” and “As spirit guides serve different purposes, they also appear in different ways. Guides can be masculine, feminine, or animal-like.” These misconceptions not only confuse but also disrespect the very essence of the Spirit Guides we walk with.
Part of the confusion arises from the merging of the terms ‘Spirit’ and ‘Guide.’ In some religious contexts, ‘Guardian Angels’ are considered benevolent, while ‘Spirit Guides’ are perceived as malevolent, despite representing the same concept. When someone, often in a non-physical form, imparts guidance, it’s commonly referred to as a Spirit Guide.
So why is this understanding flawed?
Firstly, it’s essential to recognise that ‘Spirit Guide’ and ‘Guardian Angel’ are job descriptions, nothing more, nothing less and are the same thing. These terms serve as reference points and represent a sacred covenant between two entities. Crucially, there’s only a one-to-one relationship between a Spirit Guide and an incarnate being. In other words, every individual has one Spirit Guide for their entire life. Before incarnating on Earth, the soul chooses its Spirit Guide, often someone known to them. Remarkably, I’ve observed individuals switching roles between lifetimes. For instance, in a previous life, I asked my friend Amy to be my Spirit Guide after she was unable to reincarnate following our untimely deaths, ensuring our continued companionship. Furthermore, one fundamental law of Spirit Guides is that they must have experienced human life.
Imagine receiving driving instructions from someone who has never operated a vehicle, attempting to teach you how to shift gears on a manual transmission. It simply wouldn’t work, just as a Spirit Guide must have lived at least one human life to provide effective guidance.
Each person has a team of guides, with their involvement varying across different aspects of life. At a minimum, every incarnate has four guides for life: 1 Spirit Guide, 2 Archangels, and 1 Ascended Master and/or Animal Guide. However, the number of guides a person has in life is a matter of personal choice and soul planning.
In conclusion, the concept of Spirit Guides is a profound and often misunderstood aspect of spirituality. These guides are not mystical creatures; they are souls who have chosen to assist us in our earthly journey, they are human. Clearing up the misconceptions surrounding Spirit Guides can lead to a more accurate and meaningful understanding of their role in our lives. As we navigate our spiritual paths, let us remember that these guides, in their various forms, are here to offer guidance, support, and companionship on our profound journey of self-discovery.