Yesterday a client came to see me. “Tell me about my guides.” She asked.
“Well, do you know your Soul?”
I could tell she didn’t.
She knew she HAD a Soul. She knew her Soul as a concept. Yet I could feel she didn’t know her Soul directly, intimately, literally and devotionally. I could see her still searching externally for answers, not clear about how to tap into the wisdom that was pulsing through her body.
“If you do not have an intimate, close, consistent connection with your Soul, then I am not going to tell you about your guides.”
She looked at me, questioningly.
“I’ll tell you why,” I continued.
I explained that spirit guides are great. They are helpful, and often their points of view on our lives can help us to get clarity and even stay out of physical harm. Yet guides never have more information than your Soul has. They do not know your Soul mission, and which of your current options are in your highest good—things your Soul knows. Guides can be friends of the Soul, but they should never replace your primary source of intuition, direction and wisdom.
It is surprising to many people to hear that we actually have complete spiritual authority and can hire and fire our guides. Often beings without bodies (like spirit guides) are given more power and authority than they perhaps deserve. Spirits have varying degrees of spiritual development. When we die, or cross over, we are not necessarily immediately “enlightened”. The life review, when we cross, helps us to spiritually evolve, but spiritual development continues on the other side. There are many spirits floating around on the 4-D (fourth dimension) that are spiritually short-sighted. And some of these entities would love to get the “power hits” that come from a human ego worshiping and looking to them for guidance.
Many times I have seen individuals give their power over to what they interpret to be their guides, when really they are being manipulated and used by spirits that do not have their Soul’s mission as their utmost priority. It is for this reason that I am more skeptical than most about handing all your power over to your guides.
Even angelic beings like Archangel Michael have an agenda. The agenda may be completely loving, but all beings have a specific makeup and identity of their unique flavor of Love– their understanding of reality and God. Every Soul has an agenda. Agenda is not necessarily a negative term; my Soul’s agenda is to connect you to your Soul.
The other often-overlooked truth about spirit guides is that not all spirit guides are who they say (or think) they are. I have had several experiences myself of Beings who present themselves as “Angels of Light”. When I asked them to show me their true nature, they revealed as dark shape-shifters, or, as I call them, “assholes of the spiritual realm”. (I like to joke, “You don’t need to HAVE an asshole, to BE an asshole.”)
Some spirits delude themselves into believing they are Jesus, when they are not. (Just as there are humans here in mental health facilities that also have this belief). Why is it that the “channelings of Jesus,” all say vastly different things? Which Jesus are they talking to?
Most entities of the True Light are not interested in ‘using’ a physical being to transmit their message to others. They would rather work directly, while honoring the sovereignty of the individual Soul. This is why I am very skeptical and picky about channeled material, and although I am a trans-medium myself and CAN channel, I do not. (There is a huge difference by the way, when you channel YOUR soul and when you channel ANOTHER entity.) I would rather speak to the spirit from MY SOUL telepathically, rather than have that entity come into my body and use me for his/her own agenda.
Discerning and navigating an entity’s true intentions can be tricky and challenging. It is a higher level spiritual skill, so for people starting out and beginning to get in touch with their spiritual natures, my recommendation is to first begin talking to your Soul directly. Create a strong, consistent and trustworthy connection between yourself and your Soul. I have lots of information on my website of how to practice and continue to build this connection.
I have also, many times, checked in with a client’s Soul, and the soul has informed us that She is not a fan of the guides that the ego has chosen to follow or worship. Someitmes the Soul even shows me an image of being ‘held hostage’ while the ego is busy, enjoying its close connection with the dominating spirit guides. I am truly an advocate of your Soul. If the spirits, goddesses and even the family members on the other side with which you are in contact do not serve Soul, then they have got to go from your spiritual board of directors!
Why? Because I trust your Soul. Your Soul is the source of your divinity. God/Goddess/The Universe/The Great Hum—whatever you want to call it—doesn’t make mistakes. To me what God is, is the loving impulse behind how reality is showing up in this moment. You are absolutely where you need to be right now. You are right on time for the Lessons your Soul is orchestrating and you are completely capable of choosing your unique flavor of Love in each opportunity that presents itself.
So, are guides all bad? Absolutely not! As long as you have clear direction from your Soul about how and when to take advice from your guides, than your guides can be great sources of comfort, assistance and support. Remember: your Soul is just as divine and wise as any angelic being that you may call-in to guide your life.
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