Spirit guides are something each and every one of us have, yet so many of us know so very little about them, what they are and how they can help us through our lives. Our guides can offer us comfort, protection and guidance when we need it the most, so why not learn a little more about your spirit guides today? We answer some of the most commonly asked questions all about spirit guides.
What are spirit guides?
Spirit guides are quite simply spirits who are there to gently guide you, keeping you on the right path and assisting you through your journey in life.
Your spirit guides will support you and offer insight and comfort when you need it. One thing to remember is that although your spirit guides are there to help you, they will only be able to help and guide you towards things that will serve you, and that are part of your soul’s purpose.
Most spirit guides have usually lived some part of their existence on Earth, and have come back to help us. They may have experienced similar challenges, projects and tasks in their life on Earth and are here to provide their guidance.
How many spirit guides do I have?
As many as we need! You may have two or three guides, or you may have as many as six or seven. We all have one main, full-time spirit guide. This is the guide that has been with you from birth, and will be with you until death. Other guides, however, may come and go throughout your lifetime at different times of need.
How do my guides communicate with me?
It can be difficult to know when our spirit guides are communicating with us as we are often not aware of it. Messages can be subtle, unexpected and understated or sent to us in ways that we are unaware of. Try looking out for some of the common ways spirit guides communicate, including:
- Seeing number patterns. Do you keep seeing the same sequence of numbers again and again? Do you consistently look at the clock and its 11:11? This could be a message from your guides. See our post on angel numbers.
- Gut feelings. Ever get a strong feeling that you should avoid something? Listen up, it could be a sign from your spirit guides. Always follow your gut feelings as your guides send you prompts or heads up on situations.
- Intuition. Thoughts and visions that come out of nowhere are important, so always listen. Never tune out of your intuition!
- Timings. Always trust the timing of your life, as your guides could be working in your favour.
- Vivid or reoccurring dreams. A dream diary can help to understand the messages behind your dreams.
Always keep a look out for signs, symbols and coincidences!
How do I speak to my spirit guides?
Whenever you’re in need of help and guidance from your guides, ask them for help! You don’t need to be psychic or have special skills to do this.
Try writing down your specific goals, be exact about what it is you need help with and what you want to achieve. Next, speak aloud to your spirit guides, address them and request their guidance and assistance in achieving your goals, providing they are aligned with your soul’s purpose. Always remember to thank your spirit guides!
What is the difference between spirit guides and guardian angels?
Both angels and spirit guides are with us to protect and guide us, however they are two very different things. The main difference between guardian angels and spirit guides is that angels have never had existence on this earth, whereas most spirit guides have, meaning spirit guides understand and have experienced many of the trials and tribulations that we face in life.
Guardian Angels have resided in the spiritual realm and have always lived in the divine light, because of this, they can provide alternative guidance from spirit guides who have lived in the physical world.
Guardian Angels are incredibly positive and will always surround you with divine love, compassion, wisdom and protection. They will stay by your side your entire life, whereas spirit guides can often come and go.