There is a big difference (to me) between Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides. First, Guardian Angels have never been in physical form, having never gone through the birthing process as we know it. Spirit Guides, on the other hand, have always inhabited a physical body before making their transition to the other side.
Guardian Angels are with us from birth and in fact help us make our earthly entrance. And yes, we all have at least one Guardian Angel by our side. They protect us our entire life helping us to fulfill our earthly mission. If we want something in particular, we must ask for it. It’s really as simple as having a conversation with your best friend or your favorite psychic over the phone. Giving yourself daily quiet time for meditation and prayer are important elements in making contact.
Guardian Angels, because they have never incarnated, are androgynous beings not defined as male or female. For our purposes on earth we will often assign gender and names for our own understanding and communication. In a reading, I see Guardian Angels as an essence of iridescent light that changes color depending upon their messages. They have the most magnificent hues surrounding them, colors that we have never seen on planet earth.
Since the earth plane is a free will zone, your Guardian Angel will not interfere with your choices and “just automatically make things happen.” S/he will however help YOU to “make things happen.” Pray for anything you want, nothing is trivial or insignificant. Your prayers will be answered as long as it will not hurt you or someone else – AND – if it is in alignment with your soul’s purpose.
Remember, when you ask in prayer, you are turning the situation over to your guides. That means, you have to let go. Resist the temptation to “work on it.” Be assured, if something you have asked for is going to hurt you or someone else, your Guardian Angel will see to it that it does NOT happen. We all know to be careful about what you ask for, you might just get it. Just as true, some requests take longer to manifest, perhaps years, or even decades before they show up in your life. The most frequent prayer requests from many clients is simply, “I just want peace of mind.”
In contrast, Spirit Guides, can be incarnated family members, spouses, lovers, friends, even acquaintances. They all share the fact that they have been in a physical body. They might be century old spirits that you are not even aware of such as a Japanese warrior, a Native American Indian tribesman, a monastic monk, just to mention a few. They have names and birth dates and are still with us – just through the misty veil. In a reading, I invite them to come speak if they wish. My experience with Spirit Guides however, is that after they make their transition they may be very busy reviewing their life or going to school. I’ve actually tried to make contact with certain Spirit Guides in a reading because someone was really hurting and missing their loved one. I’ve been shown a guide with their back to me while sitting on a luxurious cushion inside a Grecian Temple letting me know they are not ready to communicate. Not all those that have passed on become our guides. Just as on earth we choose a profession, Spirit Guides may choose to be of service by communicating or may choose another line of work.
When a Spirit Guide is ready to make contact, they will make their presence known. Often they will come to you in the dream state. Those dreams are actual visits. They always come with gentleness to comfort you, most often leaving you with a gift, a message of hope.
There are other realms of Angels such as the Cherubs that work with the babies. Children are extremely connected to the Angelic realm. There are of course, the Archangels such as Michael (truth, integrity, strength, protection), Raphael (healing, wholeness, unity, learning, creativity), Gabriel (guidance, prophecy), Uriel (justice, balance, peace) and others.
Then there are Earth Angels like you! We are guided daily by our Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides to bring peace and effect change in our lives. I would love to hear your stories and experiences with your Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides.
Blessings to all, Faith – 9608.