It may be a comforting thought to know there is a specialist team of spiritual helpers around you right now. These helpers, also known as Spirit Guides, have been by your side since birth and will continue to be with you throughout your entire life. Of course there is a whole network of spiritual beings such as Guardian Angels and Archangels, supporting, protecting and guiding you every day so it’s important to distinguish Spirit Guides from these other loving entities.
The main difference is Spirit Guides once walked the Earth as humans, giving them a unique perspective on the hopes, dreams and behaviors of humankind. Although they passed into the spirit realm many hundreds or thousands of years ago they have evolved to such a high degree that they are gifted with the opportunity to help those of us on the earthly plane. They undergo special spiritual training in the afterlife to help them in their work. Always remember that your Spirit Guide will never interfere with your free will or make you do something that feels wrong or unnatural. Instead they offer unconditional love, support, protection and warnings.
The idea of living previous lives may be a difficult one to grasp but reincarnation is fundamental when it comes to your own spiritual growth and development. Each reincarnation offers teachings and lessons that help you progress toward your soul’s true purpose. Sadly these lessons are often ignored leading to negative patterns of behavior being repeated over lifetimes. Once the lesson is learned and that particular cycle is broken, spiritual growth and ultimately enlightenment will occur.
Many people ask whether recently passed loved ones can be Spirit Guides and the answer is no. Although loved ones will always be watching over you this is very different from the specialized support of your spiritual helper. As amazing as it seems, you have already met your Spirit Guide! Before reincarnating into your current life you will have chosen your main guide based on your soul’s purpose and what you need to learn in this lifetime. For example if healing work is what you are destined to do then your guide may have been a Native American medicine man or a Celtic wise woman in a previous life. It is their job to keep you on the right path although whether you listen and accept their guidance is a different matter.
Bear in mind that in any given moment there will be more than one Spirit Guide working with you. While your main guide shines a light on your spiritual path throughout your life, other guides will come and go assisting you with a variety of things. Some may only be with you for as little as a few hours. Whether you believe in them or not your special team of guides are always there for you, offering support and giving you the courage to take action when needed.
How do you know if your Spirit Guide is communicating with you? It’s simply a case of listening to and trusting your intuition. Don’t ignore those feelings if you sense something is wrong. Likewise if you get a flash of inspiration, go with it! In some cases people have been able to communicate with their Spirit Guides, even learning their names and discovering how they were connected in a past life. This will take time and practice but the stronger your connection with your Spirit Guide, the more clearly you will hear their messages.