Lesson 12: SPIRIT GUIDES Part 1

Each and every one of us has spiritual helpers who guide us in our every day lives. Some of these spiritual helpers stay with us from birth while, others come and go through out the different stages of our lives. These spiritual helpers are our spirit guides.

We have teacher guides, animal guides, Native American guides, nature guides, healing guides, runner guides and many other types of guides who assist us in every thing we do. Our spirit guides may be our loved ones who have passed over, loved ones from previous lives and other spiritual beings who have volunteered their time to help and guide us. When it is my time to leave this world then I would love to come back as a spirit guide so that I can continue to help and guide others.

Unlike angels who have never lived a life on the earth plane, spirit guides are people who have lived before and have passed over. People who have lived before and who would like to serve God by helping and guiding us. Each of us can have up to 30 – 40 guides at any given time in our lives. The number of guides we have is ever changing depending on our situation at the time. As I said before you will have guides who will constantly be at your side from birth, while others may enter your life and then leave once their work is done.

Both our spirit guides and our angels loved to be called upon to help and guide us, as to serve us is to serve God. They want you to ask them for help and guidance. They want you to communicate with them and to share your thoughts with them. They want you to know that they are there for you any time you need them. I see my spirit guides and angels as part of my family, as once you get to know them you grow to love them deeply and would never be with out them.

The Various Types of Spirit Guides and Angels

There are countless types of guides and angels who assist us on a daily basis. Below are just a few of our wonderful spiritual helpers. Please feel free to do your own research to find out about the other guides and angels we have helping us.

Runner Guides

Runner Guides are spirit guides who help us in our everyday lives, with our daily chores and in every situation. They are called Runner guides because they love to run a head of us and make our way easier by doing chores that will help. They love to see us happy and not stressed.

Runner guides love to help us in any way that they are able. All you need to do is ask for their help and they will be only too happy to help out. Runners are spirits who want to feel appreciated and to be helpful. These spirits are closely connected to the earth and with nature. Runners are spirits who want to help make our daily lives easier and more fun.

Call on your runners if you need help in…

* Finding the perfect car space to park your car and to find it quickly

* If you need help with your shopping or in finding the best deals

* If you are unsure on what clothes you want ware

* If you need help in booking the perfect table in a restaurant or making sure that there is a table available.

* If you need help with your car or transport such as making a bus arrive quickly or on time.

* If you need help in getting your children to school on time and for them to behave

* If you need a parcel or important letter to arrive to somebody quickly

* If you need help finding a lost or misplaced item

* If you need help in making the cue not so long in a shop or want it to move along quickly.

* If you need help getting a quick appointment with your doctor or dentist

* If you need help with your exams or with studying

* If you need help with house buying, renting or putting your house on the market

* If you need help in finding the best deals, bargains or sales

* If you need help in finding a particular product, film or even book

Basically call upon your Runners when ever you need help in any situation or area of your life. Remember to always thank your runners for their help as they like to feel appreciated. The more you call on your runners for help the more you will feel their presence in your life – and notice how much easier and less stressful your life will become.

Runners are indigenous spirits who are connected to the land which you live. If you live in America then you will have American or Native American Runner guides. If you live in South Africa then you will have South African or Zulu runner guides, If you live in England you will have English Runner guides and so fourth.

If you are from England and then move to Canada your Runners will then change from English runners to Canadian Runners. You will have a new set of runner guides who will be waiting to work with you, as runners are connected to the area and country that you are living in.

Deceased Loved Ones Guides

Our deceased loved ones Guides are as their name suggests – our loved ones who have passed over and who have decided that they would like to continue watching over us and guiding us. We all have guides who were once our loved ones who have passed over.

Some of these you may have met before such as a mother, brother, father, best friend, grandmother, aunt or uncle, cousin or teacher. Others you may have not met as they may have passed over before you were born or they could have been connected to one of your past lives. People from your passed lives do like to stay with you and help you in this life time.

These guides like to show us that they are around by sending you smells, items, songs, thoughts and other signs that will be personal to them and that you would recognize. For example your grandfather used to smoke a certain type of tobacco in his pipe. You find that you can smell this very same tobacco around you when there is clearly no one smoking in the room or near by.

Or your mother’s favourite song keeps playing on the radio or you get it stuck in your head and keep singing it. It could be that you find that you keep thinking about your deceased loved one, keep dreaming of them or you feel as though they are around you. These are all ways in which our loved ones who have passed over send us signs that they are watching over us.

You can ask your deceased loved ones for guidance or help at any time as they can hear you – even if you ask them in your heads and not out loud. Do be careful though when taking their advice as our loved ones do not change in spirit. They are exactly the same people they were when they were living. For example if when your sister was still alive she was terrible at giving relationship advice, then do not ask her for her advice on relationships once she has passed, as she will still give you the same terrible advice.

In a nutshell our deceased loved ones still have the same personalities and traits as they did when they were living. Just because they have passed over does not mean that they will suddenly change and give you accurate advice that is never wrong. This is why when performing readings or if you are seeking accurate guidance that you know will help, you should always call on your highest level spirit guides. I will explain more on these types of guides next.

Highest Level Spirit Guides

Our Highest Level Spirit Guides are guides who vibrate at the highest level and vibration. These guides have been in the spiritual realm for a very long time and have evolved into beings of light. Our highest level guides are be both angels and spirit guides, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, Mary, Archangels, Guardian Angels, Your Higher Self, Nature and Animal guides and angels, Native American Guides, Ascended Masters and other guides of the highest vibration.

These guides are wise and powerful and want to guide and help us in any way that they can. These types of guides will always give you accurate advice that will help you. These guides are the ones to call upon when you do any spiritual work or need any guidance. These guides want only the very best for us and are guides who are filled with Heavenly light.

If you would like to call on your Highest Level Spirit guides for help, guidance, advice or before doing spiritual work then just say,” I call upon my highest level spirit guides, please……..”

Joy Guides

I love Joy Guides as they are just so cute and helpful! These guides look like cherubs – the ones you get on Valentine greeting cards shooting tiny arrows into hearts. These guides are playful, fun loving little angels who love to help us remove stress and relax more. Their job is to help us not to be so serious and to help us to relax and enjoy life more.

These little cherubs are like happy playful children. They are childish, fun, exciting to have a round and help to shower our lives with laughter, fun and presents. If you are working too hard then your joy guides will try and get your attention so that you stop and have a rest.

A good example of this is: Once I was working extremely hard on one of the lessons for Psychic Friends. I had been working for hours and was feeling tied and drained. I kept getting writers block and just felt tearful! I knew my guides were telling me to stop and have a rest, yet I did not listen and just kept on working.

Half way through my work I noticed something moving out of the corner of my eye. I looked towards the large French doors in our dinning room and right where I sat. There on the other side of the glass was our neighbour’s gorgeous little cat Solo.

He tapped at the window with his tiny paw as if to say, “Please play with me.” My heart felt all warm inside as I saw his big bright eyes staring longingly at me. “I can not play now Solo I have got work to do, maybe a little later.” I said out loud to Solo.

Solo was not having this and he continued to tap his little paw on the glass. I looked down at him and laughed. I could not resist but tap back on the window and play with little solo. I then went out side and sat on the ground. Solo jumped on my lap and I cuddle him and chatted away to him. About 20 minutes later when I went back in doors and continued with my work I noticed that the break had done me the world of good. I felt strong and ready to do my work again. What happened was my joy guides had sent Solo to me to help me to rest and take a break.

Other times they will make my internet connection stop working, make the phone ring only to find that no one is there when I answer, make someone keep turning up on my door step ringing the bell or send me lots and lots of tiny sparrows who will tap on the glass with their beaks, chirp real loudly, hover by the glass of the French door flapping their wings for several minutes to get my attention, hop about and play right next to me - some times there can be at least 25 of them at once out side the window.

Our joy guides also like to help us to stop rushing about all the time. They want us to take things slow and enjoy our day. They will do little things to help slow us down such as hiding our keys (hide and seek) or other items, sending a bird, person or something that will distract you and stop you from being in a rush.

Joy guides are like little children. They are playful and love to keep us on our toes and have us play with them. If we are feeling sad or upset then our joy guides will draw something funny into your life to help make you liven up and laugh.

These little guides love to shower us with special gifts and presents. They help to drew positive energy and gifts into our lives. These gifts may be in the form of actual gifts such as winning on a scratch card or getting a bonus, someone bringing you a gift or you find money lying on the street.

Or the gifts could be in the form of helping you find the best deals when you go shopping, finding the exact colour wall paper you were looking for, helping you to not miss your bus or to find that lost earring, making the sun stay out while you do the school run and then, it pour down with rain as soon as you are in doors again, help your very low gas tank to get you home or near a garage before you run out of gas. They love to send us gifts that will help to make our lives easier and happier.

Each day say this little prayer to ask your joy guides to shower you with their precious gifts. Remember to always thank your joy guides for the gifts they bring and to appreciate them.

“My beautiful joy guides I would like to thank you for all the wonderful gifts and presents that you bless my family and I with each day. Your gifts are all greatly appreciated. Please continue to shower my family and me with gifts and presents each day. Thank you.”

Native American and Chinese Guides

Native American and Chinese Guides are very wise spirit guides. They have a deep love for nature, the planet and for all living things. These guides teach us how to appreciate the world we live in, how to care for those in need and how to respect our elders.

Native American and Chinese guides are as their name suggests Chinese and Native American Indians who have chosen to guide others. They teach us the importance of caring for animals and all living things. These guides are wise, sacred and powerful.

These Guides are highly spiritual and help us on our spiritual paths. Their advice and guidance is always soft, caring and inspirational. They also help to keep us protected from dark entities and negative energy.

Animal Guides

We all have a wide variety of Animal Spirit Guides around us. These can be our beloved pets that have passed over, pets from previous lives as well as animal spirits that have chosen to guide us in this life.

Each animal guide offers us a different type of help for example: Our beloved pets who have passed over, will offer us comfort in out times of need, they will be there for us when we are feeling afraid or need a friend to talk to. We may have a wolf spirit guide who will be wise and teach us great lessons in life, he will help us to see different situation more clearly and with an open heart.

We may have a bear spirit guide who will help us with our parenting skills and with feminine problems. She will help us to be good parents and help our children to behave and to head down the right path in life. Our animal guides can help to send us healing, support, love and inspiration. They also help us to better understand other animals and people. They teach us to become one with nature and to learn compassion.

Below is a list of the various types of spirit guide animals we have…

A shadow animal guide – A shadow animal guide is a guide who will try and help us to overcome our fears. They also teach us not to make the same mistakes in life that we have already made – mistakes that are connected to greed, anger, aggression, fear, thoughtlessness, negative thoughts and deeds, pain, bullying, deceit, lies, shame, and insecurity. They will appear to us in the form of a shadow animal or you will feel there presence around you as they instil great fear with in you. They will keep returning until you change your ways or learn from your mistakes.

A life animal guide – This type of spirit guide is apart of you and stays with you for life. You can have more than one life animal guide through out your life depending on the situations you are in, you may have new life guides enter your life. These guides are with you to teach you to connect to nature and to guide you in your everyday life. These guides help us on our spiritual paths and help to teach us valuable life lessons.

A messenger animal guide – These types of animal guides will pass on important messages that are meant for you. Once you have heard their messages then they will leave again. The messages that they pass on are vital messages that you need to hear. These could be messages that help you on your spiritual path, in your every day life, about your relationships, friendships, ideas and goals, your dreams and illnesses. These guides help you to hear the messages meant for you and inspire you to act upon them.

A journey animal guide – A journey animal guide is a guide that helps us move from one phase of our lives into the next. This guide will stay with us through each cycle of our lives and help us to move in to the next cycle – you see our lives are made up of cycles. This is like the different chapters in a book. Each chapter is a new cycle. They say that we go into a new cycle of our lives every 9 years or so, although I personally believe that the cycle changes can happen when we have learned all the lessons need for that particular cycle.

The journey guide will help us learn the lessons needed for each life cycle. They help us to stay on the right path and if we are lead astray then they will bring our attention back to the right road again. These guides come to us when there are massive decisions to be made or when our life hits a cross roads. They are our faithful travel companions and give us support. They guide us in the best way that they can so that we move forward on the life path that is right for us.

The above 4 types of animal guides are the main four groups of animal guides we have watching over us. These guides may come in the form of wolves, deer, bear, tiger, giraffe, and elephant and so on. Each guide has a specific purpose and lessons to teach us. Below are just a few of the various types of animals we may have as our guides and their special and unique qualities. Why not try and do your own research to find out the qualities and traits of other animal spirit guides.

WOLF: The wolf spirit guides help us to learn to trust others and have faith in ourselves as well as others. These guides remind us of the lessons we still need to learn in this life time. They offer us protection and help us to see various situations clearly.

Wolves also help us to use our psychic intuition, helps us to understand others more and their feelings, to be a good judge of character and helps to give us courage and strength – especially in emotional situations or when we have hit a bad period in our lives.

The wolf spirit guide helps us to learn to let go of that which does not serve us and to open and use all of our senses. They help us to remember who we are and that we are strong and capable in everything we do. They help us to rebuild our self confidence and to be faithful to our loved ones.

These spirit guides will enter your life and guide you when you hit a cross roads in your life, are feeling low in self confidence or are depressed, when you have many decisions to make or when you need help on your spiritual path. They will enter your life when you need strength, courage and ambition.

BEAR: The bear spirit guides help us with family, children, pregnancy and feminine issues. These animals help us to better understand our children’s needs and desires. They help us in being good parents and show us what needs to be done. The bear also helps to give us strength and teaches us how to survive in this life. When you feel stuck or weighed down by fear or emotion, the bear will come to your aid and assist you.

This guide helps to make us feel more secure, safe, protected and wanted. They help us to follow our ambitions and desires. The bear also helps us on our spiritual path and helps us to realise how powerful and unique we truly are. This animal guide helps us to become leaders and stand up for our beliefs. People who are leaders, bosses, parents, pregnant, have fertility issues, trying for a baby, work with children or health care, working on their spiritual path, need help with self confidence, courage and strength will have a bear guide by their side.

STAG AND DEER: These animal guides’ help to teach us important lessons and secrets of the world. They teach us the art of being subtle, gentle, sincere, kind, generous, elegant and trustworthy. These guides help to boost our self confidence and to find our place in the world.

Stag and Deer animal guides are very wise and can give us great council. They help us to see both sides to each story and how to deal with, important matters in a calm and collective manner. They help us to not let our egos get the better of us or to rule our emotions.

Deer and Stag animal guides teach us that it is okay to let our hair down some times and not to over work or worry. They teach us to learn for each of our experiences so that we may move forward on our life path. These guides teach us to become more aware of our surroundings and our emotions. They help us to deal with any issues or emotions that need our attention and be ourselves instead of who others want us to be.

HAWK: The Hawk spirit guides are guides who help us to plan ahead for our future. To help us see our goals more clearly and find the best way in accomplishing our goals. They help us to see each situation in our life with greater perspective and to know the best way of dealing with them.

Hawk guides helps us to keep our selves grounded and protected. If we are under psychic attack or in the presence of negative energy then these guides will worn you. Hawk guides help us to stay focused and to motivate us. They help us to see our talents and how to use them. They also help us to learn not to control others or events around us.

LADY BUGS: These guides teach us to connect with nature and our selves. They teach us the importance of letting go for resentment, fear, anger or depression. Lady bug guides teach us how to enjoy the little things in life more and to take time out to rest and meditate.

These guides teach us to appreciate our lives and those around us. They teach us that life is too short to hold grudges or have regrets. They inspire us to follow our hearts desires and to live each day to the full, also to appreciate all of the blessings that we have in our lives.

PELICANS: Pelican’s teach us the importance of forgiveness. They teach us how to forgive others as well as ourselves. The Pelican guide helps us to let go of the things in our lives that are of no use to us or that weigh us down. They help us to let go of resentment, fear and anger.

Pelican guides help us to lighten up and enjoy all that each day has to offer. These guides teach us to respect others as well as ourselves. They teach us to not judge ourselves but to love ourselves more. They teach us to better work with others and to give others a fair chance.

Ascended Master Guides

Ascended Masters are spiritual beings who have lived earth lives before. They have lived through many incarnations and have learnt all the life lessons that they needed too. They have passed all of the tests that God had set before them. Ascended Masters have also worked through all of their karma and have learnt to forgive both themselves and others.

Ascended Masters have had every kind of human experience and have fulfilled each of their life purposes. These spiritual beings have evolved to a much higher vibration and a far higher frequency. They have passed through ascension which means that they do not have to return to earth again – as they have completed the life course that God has set for them. They are now highly evolved beings whose purpose is now to teach us how to live in light and love.

When we pass over and once we have learnt all that needs to be learnt we then begin to evolve. We continue learning and working on our spiritual paths. We have the choice to be born again and live another earthly life, the choice to become spirit guides or continue with our spiritual work in the spiritual realms and move to higher enlightenment.

Ascended Master Guides have the important job of helping us to reach higher levels of spiritual consciousness. They help to teach us truth, love, wisdom and forgiveness. They help to guide us on the right path in life; they offer us sound advice and guidance and teach us important lessons that need to be learnt. These beings are of such a great vibration that they hold deep with in them, powerful energy such as God’s powerful energy.

Ascended Masters are also incredibly wise as they have learnt a great deal and have worked long and hard to get to where they are now. These beings are of pure heavenly light and they radiate love and light to the earth. They try to help us to live in God’s light and help with our spiritual journey.

Teacher Guides

The teacher guides are guides who were once teachers, or people who were professional in specific field when they lived on the earth plane. These guides have chosen to dedicate their time in helping others who are still living.

You can call upon teacher guides to help you any chosen field or area of your life. There are teacher guides to help you with maths, with computers, with cooking or spiritual work and psychic development (I call upon my spiritual growth and psychic development teacher guides to help when writing lessons.)

There is a teacher guide for every area or situation that you need guidance and help with. They love to be helpful and to lend you a helping hand. You can even call upon someone famous who has passed over and who you had a great respect for know that they teach the subject you want to learn.

“I call upon my highest level ……………(what area you need help in eg, maths, spiritual, health care, cookery, teaching etc) teacher guides and I ask that you will please help me with learning / teaching ……………… Thank you” (Make your little prayer personal to you – this is just an example.)

Learning to See Your Guides

The first thing we need to do to help us see our spirit guides is to rediscover our imagination. The reason for this is because as an adult we are too quick to judge what we see. We put our experiences down to imagination or silly day dreams. Children readily and easily see their guides as they do not judge what they see. They accept it and are comfortable with it.

One of the saddest things is when a parent tells their child to grow up and stop living in a fantasy world, or to say that it is all in your imagination. Because children do not judge what they see they can easily and readily see their guides. They spend many hours playing happily with their guides – their imaginary friends.

I remember when I was a young girl about the age of 5-6. I had an imaginary friend named Julie. She was the same age as my self and had shoulder length blond hair. I could see and hear her as clearly as I see and hear my family and friends. I loved spending hours of fun with Julie. I could talk to her about anything and she would not judge me. I even used to beg my mother to set a place at the table for Julie.

At first my mum put up with my new found friend but as time went by and I got older, she told me to stop being silly as Julie is only in my imagination – she is not real.

I did as my mother said and each time I saw Julie I told myself that she is only in my imagination. Of course you can guess what happened – Julie left and I never saw her again. For years my family and I talk and laughed about my imaginary friend Julie. The truth was that Julie was not just an imaginary friend but one of my spirit guides. Because I pushed her away by believing that she was all in my imagination, I stopped seeing her and having that wonderful bond with her.

It is so sad yet so true for many people out there. So many of us have met and spent quality time with our guides, but as soon as we are told to grow up – we stop using our imaginations, which in turn puts up a block that stops us seeing our guides. It is actually not stopping us from seeing them but, instead of believing what we see – we judge it and pass it off as our minds playing tricks on us.

Re-awakening Our Imaginations

Below are a few short exercises that will help you to re-awaken your imagination. They are fun exercise and are easy to do.

For those who have a very strong imagination this exercise will be easier. For those who find it hard to use their imagination, this exercise may take a bit more work – but once you learn to re-awaken your imagination you will find it to be a satisfying and rewarding experience.

Find somewhere nice and quiet where you will not be disturbed. Sit or lay down in a position that you feel comfortable in. Close your eyes and take in 3 deep breaths slowly. Put on some soothing music and light a candle or two if you feel it helps to relax you.

Once you feel completely relaxed imagine that you are walking in a beautiful field. Take note of what is around you. What do you see? Are there any animals in this field? What type of animals are they?

What is the weather like? Is it hot, cold, snowy or raining? If it is cold then feel the crisp cool feeling on your skin or if it is hot then, feel the heat of the warm sunrays as they swirl around you.

What tastes or smells come to you? Are there clouds in the sky or not? Take every thing in – in as much detail as you can. Remember this is your vision, your imagination so anything can happen.

Now move away from the field and go to a place where you feel happy and content. Where are you now? What do your surroundings look like? Who and what is there? Take every detail in and make your vision be as clear as you can.

Now try to imagine yourself in 10 years from now. What would you like to be doing in 10 years from now? What do you look like and where do you live? What job do you have? Try to imagine what you would like your life to be like in 10 years from now. Take as long as you like to imagine this and add in as much detail as you can.

The Memory Exercise

Find somewhere nice and quiet where you will not be disturbed. Sit or lay down in a position that you feel comfortable in. Close your eyes and take in 3 deep breaths slowly. Put on some soothing music and light a candle or two if you feel it helps to relax you.

Once you are completely relaxed try to go back to one of your favourite memories. Re-live that memory. Try to remember how you felt and re-live those feelings. Re-discover that special time in your life. How did you feel? What was the memory about? Who shared this memory with you. Go back in time and re-live that happy memory. Take as long as you like on this exercise.