The term Spirit Guides refers to one or more entities who watch, assist, teach, heal, and help you on your physical journey into higher consciousness.
Communication is telepathic, through clairaudience, and clairvoyance, observed during meditation, dreamtime, or just learning how to focus you thoughts to receive messages.
The number of spirit guides one has various within that person’s experiences. Spirit guides can go by many names. Often they connect with more than one person at a time, using identities that are comfortable to those they communicate with.
Each guide generally comes to you for a specific purpose – creative abilities, healing issues, spiritual development, etc. A guide can save you during an accident, by entering your body, stopping time or protecting you in some manner.
Some guides will stay with you throughout your entire life, and others will pop in every now and again to help you with specific areas of your life or goals you are trying to achieve. These guides are at varying levels of consciousness themselves. Some may be highly ascended masters and others might be your average spirit who just happens to be a master in a certain area. They may appear to have a male or female energy, though in reality they are just energy. They may be spirits who have had physical incarnations, or they might be spirits who have never taken form. You may be the only person they are guiding. They might be deceased relatives. When it’s time for your spirit guides to help you, they tune in to your energy and help direct you to fulfill your earthly mission.
An ascended master who appears as a spirit guide is often a being that led a physical life and has moved on to a higher spiritual plane. Ascended masters usually work with collective groups of souls. Their primary focus is that of helping all of humanity. It’s not uncommon for an ascended master to have access to Akashic records. Also referred to as Master Teacher guides.
An ancestral guide is one who can claim some sort of kinship with you, such as your dear Uncle John who died when you were ten. It may also appear in the form of a long-dead ancestor. In some schools of thought, these entities are seen as reincarnated guides, because they are the spirits of someone who loved us during their physical lifetime, or who had some sort of blood connection to our family. Some people, depending on their religious upbringing, may see these types of guides as guardian angels.
Common Spirit Guide:
A typical spirit guide is archetypical, symbolic or representative of something else. Typically they are there to teach you and guide you along a particular path. They may also introduce you to other archetypes along your journey, and help out with problem solving, based upon your needs. They are known to provide insight by way of dreams or meditation, and may only hang around as long as you need them, then move on.