I connected with a new spirit guide this week. It has been a few years since this has happened, but I should have seen it coming as I only recently felt my last “teacher” and guide merging with me in a very physical and tangible way.
I see these spirit guides or teachers as higher dimensional aspects of me. You could call them future selves (although all experiences of all incarnations are all happening at the same time) or higher selves or even just the wiser more experienced parts of me.
It is certainly much easier for our human minds to process the wisdom and guidance we receive from within us when we can separate this out into a “being” who we can call on and converse with. It is easier for us to accept that we are learning something new and discovering more about ourselves and our abilities if we feel we are getting this wisdom from a teacher or source that is more knowlegable than us. But as I teach in all my courses, I feel it is important to recognise that we are not giving our power away to these outside sources, they are not going to “save” us or “rescue” us from our miserable lives but instead they are collegues who are happy to guide us and teach us and pass on their wisdom and knowledge so we can best navigate our lives and live the most fulfilling version of our lives that we can.
You can read about my experiences with my previous guides/teachers on my blog. I talk about the relationship I had with the Goddess Isis and what happened when she merged with me.
I also share a conversation I had with another aspect of me who I named Emerelda (her essence recently merged with my physical body).
When I first started doing Soul Writing I connected with a whole team of guides, angels, ascended masters and animal totems. Each one taught me so much about myself. They were able to reflect back to me what I couldn’t connect with inside of me. Slowly but surely I got to know my true self through their guidance, their love and support, their characteristics and their wisdom. Over time their individual voices and personalities merged into one voice, and when I would do soul writing it was always just a collective voice that would answer my questions (my soul voice). I felt they had merged back into my essence or my soul, they were always a part of me and had now just gently stepped back into the background again. If I think about them individually now, I can’t really connect with them like I used to, but I feel a warmth in my chest and a smile forms on my face. It feels good to know they are still there, but I don’t feel like I NEED them to be standing around me directing or guiding my life anymore.
As my awareness of self and my awareness of the ways of the universe has grown it seems I am ready for a new teacher. Yes, I am teaching myself but this aspect of me wants to draw out these messages, these teachings and these new abilities that are starting to emerge. By having this tangible guide I can more easily navigate these next steps, but I no longer feel as if I am giving my power away to a teacher or guru, as she is a part of me, so I am becoming more empowered and more comfortable with who I am. If this teacher or guide was someone or something that was completely separate from me, I don’t think I would feel so comfortable, I would be a bit suspicious that they would try and control and manipulate me and the partnership would not be as successful.
Each aspect of me that has become my guide has taught me something different about myself and my purpose, and yet each teaching has built on the last. This new information I am currently receiving is very different from the last and from what I thought my purpose was, but I can see how it is just another layer and it will build on what I already know and do.
I know my opinions about spirit guides and angels can challenge some people, but I wish to pass on what I learned from my own experiences, so that others do not have to go through the dis-empowerment that I did. You can read more about these experiences here . It really is quite natural to get new guides as we grow and evolve and our life circumstances change.
I believe that knowing who we are at our unique soul level holds the key to living an authentic and joyful life. Once we know who we are, we can begin to BE who we are, and then BECOME who we were always destined to be.