We are none of us alone in the World. Our spirit guides accompany us throughout our lives. Many people never sense or acknowledge the presence of these beings and as they are not permitted to interfere with our free will this has to be so.
Guidance from spirit beings has become a very popular New Age subject over recent years. Wisdom from the Ascended Masters and the Archangels, extra-terrestrial beings, crystal guardians and nature spirits, power animals and of course ‘ordinary’ guides can be found channelled in New Age literature.
Humanity is undoubtedly going through a time of great change, and many of us are opening up to the spirit realms without the intermediaries of the priesthood that most traditional religions have insisted on over the last millennia. It seems that guidance is coming through from many and varied sources. With the planet in crisis humanity needs all the help it can get!
Keeping an attitude of open-mindedness tempered by healthy scepticism is valuable and protective. Some people will be misled if they go looking for external spirit guidance with wide-eyed wonderment and no preparation. No doubt some people are pandering to their Ego by claiming to channel or work with very famous or powerful beings; this doesn’t mean that others are not genuinely, and usually very humbly, communicating and working with great beings.
It is desirable to be strong in yourself and to be good at following your inner guidance, or intuition, before seeking external guidance. External guides will not take responsibility for your life away from you- you still need to make the decisions and take the actions.
With a little common sense it is easy to discern true guidance from false. Check out the nature and feel of the guidance. Are you being ‘ordered’, dominated or scolded? Are you being told or urged to do something you feel is morally wrong or against your ethics? Do you feel you are you being judged? A true guide will not work with you in this way. Most importantly you will know true guidance by the quality of love and caring inherent. If the messages or urges you are receiving do not carry a loving, nurturing quality tell their source very firmly to go away and refuse to continue communication.
Even if you don’t have conscious two-way conversations with your spirit guides you can invite your guides to join with you and help you. Talk to them as if they are listening (which they are), preferably when you will not be overheard and taken for a lunatic! Look out for their answers, which may come in unexpected ways and when you receive spiritual guidance remember to say thank you!