What is Spiritual GuidanceMay 20, 2022
Spiritual coaching is all about working with the energies within the body and those outside of the body as well as Guides, Archangels and Ascended Masters. It is also about connecting to Source Energy and your Higher-Self.
There are many different types of energies that can be used to guide and support your spiritual growth through coaching.
Elemental which are Air – the Mind, Fire – the Heart, Water- the Emotions, Earth – Grounding.
Chakras which I went into in a previous blog which you can click here to go and read more about.
Numerology, again I have already written a blog on this and you can go here to read more about this.
And the energy bodies of which there are 10 of that reside within you.
1st energy body – The Soul Body
2nd energy body – The Negative Self
3rd energy body – The Positive Self
4th energy body – The Neutral Self
5th energy body – The Physical Body
6th energy body – The Intuitive Self
7th energy body – The Aura Body
8th energy body – The Pranic Self
9th energy body – The Subtle Self
10th energy body – The Radiant Self
And finally the Archetypes of which there are over 80 of that can be used aid in working through any situations that you are looking for solutions for.
To many people, spirit guides are entities that we choose or are helpers that are assigned to us before birth. To others, spirit guides represent parts of our unconscious minds that symbolically help us to find wholeness. And still, to other people, spirit guides are parts of our higher selves that reveal themselves to us in various shapes and forms.
No matter what you think of spirit guides, and no matter how “new age” or “down-to-earth” your understanding is, it is beyond doubt that we all need guidance, direction and support in life beyond our own capabilities, or those who surround us.
Spirit guides, like many other elements of spirituality, have been heavily sullied, monetised and commercialised both on the internet and in real life, but despite the apparent tarnishing of their value, spirit guides are nevertheless a shared human experience.
Spirit guides are often thought as spirits that guide us, but in my experience with them, they are universal forces that guide our spirits to greater clarity, freedom, joy, and peace. If you are just beginning your journey of connecting with your spirit guide, then let me explain further.
Spiritual Coaching helps you to tap into and build relationships with everything that I am about to speak about. As well as using energetic frequencies through music and meditation to break through to your subconscious bypassing your ego who has a nasty little habit of getting in the way of your growth and development.
So What Are Spirit Guides?
Our spirit guides are universal forces that are here to help us. A spirit guide can be an angel, animal, mythical creature, ancestor, ancient god or goddess, otherworldly entity, or inter-dimensional being.
At the most basic level, a spirit guide is a type of energy that is embodied in an array of different forms. Spirit guides are archetypal forces; aspects of life which teach, warn, support, comfort, remind and reveal things that we need to learn about ourselves in order to grow.
Do spirit guides actually exist on another dimension?
Or are they all inside the mind?
Here’s the thing: I can’t answer that for you. It’s one of the great mysteries of life!
Only you can decide that for yourself.
You might also be wondering whether we have many spirit guides or just one?
Personally, I divide spirit guides into two categories: our major guides, and our minor guides. Major guides typically accompany us throughout our lives and help us to learn major life lessons. Minor guides are temporary and help with daily concerns or issues that we struggle with.
In other words, yes, I believe we have multiple spirit guides. Some we are born with, others visit us sporadically during the course of life.
My Experience With Spirit Guides
Okay, I’ve got to admit: by nature, I’m a sceptical person. I never liked believing something unless I was practically hit in the face with it. I’m better at this now but Evidence had to basically be falling down from the sky and crushing me flat until I relent and open my eyes.
Until about sixteen years ago, spirit guides were just new age mumbo jumbo to me. I ignorantly assigned them to the crystal healing and fortune telling category. In essence, I judged and dismissed that which I had not yet experienced. (Hey, aren’t we all guilty of that?)
So it was with great shock and awe that I came across my first spirit guide. This happened when I worked as a bodyguard and was working in Iraq (Baghdad) during the Second Gulf War in 2004.
That my awareness to all this spiritual stuff first snuck up on me. I would feel as if someone was placing their hand on my shoulder to let me know that they were there and then I would have an image placed in my head, the first time this happened I ignored it as my own imagination until 10 minutes later what I had seen actually happened. (a massive explosion).
This happened more and more over the year that I was in Iraq and I learnt to listen and build a relationship with my guide. When I can back to the UK and sort out to understand what had been happening to me I had it explained that I had many guides, my many one and others who helped out with specialised help. Such as I was also a trauma medic so I had a Guide who was also a medic etc.
6 Types of Spirit Guides
Right now, it seems to be a common trend to believe that spirit guides are primarily animals or angelic beings – but this is only one small dimension of the many possibilities that exist out there.
Spirit guides, I believe, can have unlimited shapes and forms. A spirit guide could just as easily be a soft gust of air that makes the hairs on your arm stand up, as it could be a full-blown godly being that you meet during a shamanic journey.
There are so many possibilities out there, and I will break down the main “types,” “species” or forms of spirit guides which you might encounter on your path. Remember, you can have more than one, and most people often do!
- Half Man Half Beast (Trans-Species)
Many spirit guides manifest themselves as half man/woman and half animal. Examples include centaurs, fauns, harpies, mermaids, sphinxes, fairies, and minotaurs. Many deities also appear as spirit guides, for instance, Anubis (jackal-headed Egyptian god), Ganesha (elephant-headed Indian god), Ra (falcon head, human body), etc. The first ever spirit guide that I personally made contact with was Pan, a half man half goat entity, who “revealed” to me my own personal shadow self and the need for me to embark on a journey of healing my core wounds.
Animals are well-known spirit guides and have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years, perhaps thanks to their accessibility in our everyday lives. Some ancient cultures, such as the indigenous Americans and Chinese, held animals as sacred representations of their tribes or lineages. These days, animals come to represent and reflect a person’s own inner yearnings and needs, moving from group use to more personal and individual use in this day and age. I personally have 4 spirit animals that journey through life with me.
- Light Beings
Many people describe “light beings” (also commonly known as guardian angels), as being their spirit guides. Light beings are said to help people move through traumatic areas of life such as death, loss, and grief. Light beings are called such because of their tendency to appear bright, glowing or full of light.
Ancestral guides are entities that have some kind of blood connection to us and our lineage. An ancestral guide could be a recently deceased member of your family (mother, father, aunt, grandfather), or a long-dead relative that you have perhaps never met in your lifetime. When I have done shamanic journeying in the past, I have connected with what I consider my ancestors. To me, they appeared as shadowy beings that felt distinctly familiar. They taught me that although I felt alone and isolated in my current family, I am part of something vastly larger. The messages that our ancestors bring can be beautiful and life-changing.
- Gods and Goddesses
Gods and goddesses have been worshiped, feared and written about since the dawn of time. They span across every culture, every tradition, every religion and every part of the world. Common gods and goddesses that serve as spirit guides include Athena, Quan Yin, Apollo, Lakshmi, Lugh, Kali, Hathor, Horus, The Green Man, and Selene.
- Ascended Masters
Ascended masters are beings that have already lived on this earth, gone through a spiritual awakening but have become enlightened, awakened or have transcended the cycle of reincarnation. Thus, ascended masters represent the ultimate teachers and gateways to the divine. It is said that ascended masters, like all spirit guides, teach all people who call on them (not just you) to achieve greater wholeness and harmony in life. Common examples include Krishna, Jesus, Confucius, Kuthumi, Melchizedek, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Babaji, Gautama Buddha, and many others.
9 Ways to Connect With Your Spirit Guides
2. Dream Work
3. Silence Your Mind
6. Plant medicine journeying
8. Nature Immersion
9. Look For Synchronicity in numbers (such as 3333, 1111, 1212), names, or symbols arise in your life? Pay attention. These often carry important messages.
Spirit guides are just as varied and diverse as human beings are. It is likely that during your lifetime you will have many different types of guides for many different purposes.
Whether you seek to connect with your guide/s through meditation, singing, trance, psychoactive journeying, ritual or simple observation, it is comforting to know that help, in many different shapes and forms, is always there for your taking.
What spirit guides have you connected with?
What have they taught you?
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