Human Spirit guides know you. They know your soul. Most often they have shared a previous life with you. They could have been your friend, family member, lover or enemy in that lifetime. Before you come to the earth for this lifetime you both agree that they will help you navigate this new lifetime so that you can accomplish as much as possible while here.
Many times when I have a spirit guide show up for a session with a client they tell me about the clients previous life. They share some of the lessons that were being learned and what their role was for my client in that lifetime. It can be absolutely amazing to see the parallels unfold between the two lives. When we see a continuation of a lesson from one lifetime to another it can explain why we may have such a strong reaction or feeling about something. (examples are: feeling drawn to a certain place, time period or person. Having no rational or logical feeling like you cannot trust others or that you are afraid of heights/snakes/water/etc.) Sometimes when we know what we are supposed to learn from a problem, we can than embrace the lesson and allow it to complete without much resistance.
Spirit guides are here to help guide you to the direction you need to go or to help you address an issue so that you can move on. They WILL NOT make decisions for you. They will push you towards what would be best for you and invite you to use your free will to make the decision for yourself. Spirit guides give us that gut feeling when something is off. It feels like knowingness in your soul. They can also do other things like give us goose bumps or shivers to help us recognize their presence. Spirit Guides typically stay with us to solve a problem or to get us back on track much like angels do. Not all spirit guides stay with us though.
There is a special classification of spirit guide that is with you from the time of birth to the time of death. This is what most spiritualists refer to a ‘door keeper’ or ‘gate keeper’. These guides are with us for the long haul and typically have a profound impact on our lives.
I call my door keeper the ‘Cardinal’. He was a cardinal in the Catholic faith in his last incarnation & typically shows up in full regalia. He has glasses and sometimes even sports a beard. What he did to get suck with me I may never know. He has been with me as long as I can remember. For me, I usually ‘hear’ him speak to me on my left side. I can also feel his presence at times. He is with me for all the spiritual work I do. We have a special bond as he is one of my closest & dearest friends.
When I teach mediumship classes, spirit guides are one of the first things covered as they are so integral to our spiritual growth. Here on my website under ‘free meditations’ you will find a guided meditation that was designed to allow you to connect with your spirit guide. It is called Sleigh Ride Meditation. Here is the link: http://www.trulymedium.com/free-meditation.html
You can also purchase a copy of this meditation (and others) on CD or on an ISong download card. Here is the link for that: http://www.trulymedium.com/shop.html
If you’d like to meet your spirit guide or just get to know them better I suggest you print off a copy of the questions I have written below. You should read them before you go into your meditation. Ask for your spirit guide to be present, give you the information they are willing to share with you at this time and to allow you to remember it after you return from your meditation. Be sure to write your answers down right away or you may forget them. If you ask they will do their best to help. You must remember to ask! Anyway, take some time and have fun getting to know your spirit guides. They can be a great asset for you to utilize when you need help or direction.
Questions for your Door Keeper or Gate Keeper
Name (official or Nickname)?
What was your role or occupation in your last incarnation?
When was your last incarnation? (if no date, when does it feel like?)
What kind relationship did we have?
What lessons were we working on together in that lifetime and did we complete them?
How do you communicate with me now?
How can I tell when you are working with me?
What sensations can/should I feel when we are connected?
What is your goal to help me with this lifetime?
Are there any symbols that I can use to help my connection with you?