What are Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels?

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‘Spirit Guides’ is a term that covers several different types of Spiritual beings. In my view these include Ascended Masters, Angels, Elementals, Gaia, God, Archangels, Goddesses and loved ones that are now in Heaven. Some people will say that not these are Spirit Guides, but I believe whoever comes through to you is a guide as they are helping to guide you on your path.

We each have several different Guides that may stay with us throughout this lifetime or only help us for a short period. The ones that only stay for a while will come in when you are ready. This normally happens when you move up a gear in terms of your own Spirituality and perhaps need a different kind of help for this section of your life.

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.

You also each have your own Guardian Angel, which is your personal link to the divine and your Angel stays with you throughout this lifetime. The word ‘Angel’ comes from the Greek and means ‘a messenger’. Your Guardian Angel is your own personal guide and teacher. As you accept your Guardian Angel’s presence your life will gradually improve. Small upsets will no longer bother you, and you’ll find yourself more loving, accepting and compassionate. You’ll also become aware of the Spiritual in every area of your life.

Spirit Guides & Guardian Angels draw on the incomprehensible quantity of God-power in the universe, however there are a few key factors limiting them helping us all the time, which is purely for our own good! Firstly, they cannot interfere with our freewill or anyone else’s! We were given freewill as this is what makes us human, so we could decide our own path and learn to listen to our higher self.

The first step in terms of Spirituality is learning to trust yourself and the guidance you receive. This is why we are here on Earth, so we can learn the lessons we need and freewill helps us to do this.

For example, have you ever felt something was really right for you, and then decided you were too scared to go for it or you felt something was really wrong but did it anyway? I bet you then felt either really disappointed that you missed an opportunity or found yourself in a really difficult situation! That’s your freewill kicking in! Rather than listening to your higher self / intuition, you chose to do something different and then you learnt a lesson! This is how we all learn & grow, therefore freewill is very valuable!

The second thing to note is that we can’t just take, take, and take from our Guides. At some point, we should give back. Their help is not something we should take for granted as they invest their light (Spiritual energy) into us. I have found that the more you are prepared to use your light for good – in lovingly helping yourself and others, the easier it is to communicate with them and understand their messages and help.

Those limitations aside, you can ask for help with every aspect of your own life, the lives of others, and even world situations that concern you.

They always answer our requests as this is a cosmic law: ‘the call compels the answer’. However, the help is not normally in the way that we expect, because they know far better than us what we actually need! This is why surrendering and trust are so important! It is much better to ‘go with the flow’ as my Guides always tell me than it is to place expectations on something! This way you are never disappointed with the answer and you won’t miss the message or help they send.

When you are fixated on an outcome, you may not see a different opportunity! Don’t withhold your request because you think it’s too small or too big. Spiritual Guides will sort out the details, but you do have to ask. They can’t do it if you don’t. When asking your Guides for help, all you need to do is ask them for what you need help with, so just state your request and say thank you! Out loud is the best way as it gives it more energy.