What Are Spirit Guides?


You might be someone that wonders more about spirit guides such as if they can be a person or not. A spirit guide is someone that is going to the other side, and they can be many things. Spirit guides have energies, and they are able to communicate, feel and heal others.

There are different types of spirit guides, and you can use this guide to learn how to communicate with each of these guides. Some spirits will be with you when you first are born, and others will come into your life on a need only basis.

Archangel Guides

Angels have bosses and the bosses of the angels are Archangels. These are on the top of the hierarchy. They are strong and they are divine. Here are some of the archangels:

  • Archangel Raphael: Healer of physical sicknesses.
  • Archangel Azrael: Transformer of emotions and anxiety.
  • Archangel Chamuel: Benefactor of unconditional love.
  • Archangel Haniel: Healer of relationships and of families.
  • Archangel Ariel: Earth Mother.
  • Archangel Metatron: Brings about change.

All of the archangels can work with different people at the same time. You can call on any of these archangels to help you and if they show up then you will feel the energy of the room shift. They are loving and will be there when you need them.

Guardian Angel Guides

These are angels that come to you, and they are only yours. You don’t share these angels with other people. Once you figure out who your guardian angel is, you can talk to them and ask them to help you when you need them.

You might have a hard time knowing when your guardian angel is close to you but there are some signs that they are near such as:

  • Dreaming of them.
  • Seeing orbs.
  • Finding a feather.
  • Your pet or your baby sees something in the room that you don’t see.
  • Seeing angels in clouds.

Spirit Animal Guides

Another kind of guide is a spirit animal. They can show up to you in different forms. This can be a pet that you used to have that died and they want to guide you in the spiritual world. It can also be an animal that is meant to teach you a life lesson. Here are some things that animals can mean:

  • Butterfly: This can mean that change is coming to your life.
  • Spider: Create the life that you want to have.
  • Crow: Make you aware and bring mystery and magic to your life.
  • Owl: Brings wisdom and connectedness.
  • Hummingbird: They are fast and full of light.

If an animal is always showing up or if they keep crossing your path, they might have a message for you.

Loved One Guides

People in your life such as family members that have died might become your spirit guides. They will give you the support that you need and help you to make good decisions. They will be there when you are making hard choices so that they can help you.

Ascended Master Guides

These guides are enlightened, and they come to earth after they have gone through all of the spiritual levels of growth. They were once human and now they come to help the other humans that are still living on earth. Some of the Ascended master’s include:

  • Confucius: Taught about growth and deeds.
  • Buddha: A great enlightened one.
  • Melchizedek: Worked towards making things on earth that were good.

God and Goddess Guides

These are deities that become part of your spiritual walk. They come to you each day and they represent different things. You can ask them to help you when you need them. Here are some of them that you can call on:

  • Amaterasu: Sun Goddess of Japan.
  • Fortuna: Goddess of fortune from Rome.
  • Freya: Fertility Norse goddess.
  • Isis: Mother goddess of nature and creativity from Egypt.
  • Quan Yin: Goddess of compassion and mercy from China.

How to Talk to Your Guides

There are different ways that your guides can come to you and when they do, you want to be able to talk to them. Everyone has different guides at different times and no matter how long you live, you will have different guides.

The guides will be there as you go through your journey and as you live your life. Your spirit guides will help you every step of your journey and they will be there to talk to and to communicate with.

Some people are able to communicate with their guides easily while others struggle to do this.

Here are some tips to communicate with your guides:

  • Be Present

Make sure that you are noticing what is going on around you and that you are present in your surroundings. Pay attention to energy shifts or to changes in the room. If you want your guides to show up, start meditating and trying to communicate with them.

  • Ask Them

Ask your guides to come and to talk to you. They want to support you and they want to have a relationship with you. You can connect with them by asking questions and by telling them what you need.

  • Look for Signs

Your spirit guides will give you signs that they are there to be with you. They will show you things and guide you, but you need to make sure that you are aware and that you aren’t just thinking that it is a coincidence.

If you are taking a shower or if you are in the car and you feel that something is happening that is wrong, ask your guide to show up and notice that they will be there for you. You might even dream of them, and they might be trying to give you a message.

  • Journaling

Always keep a journal of the communication that you have had with your spirit guide. This is a way that you can learn to talk to them and learn to understand them more. Thank your guides for coming to you and see what kinds of things they send you to your mind.

Write down any thoughts or visions that you have and draw pictures if you have an image pop into your mind. Take time to reflect on your feelings afterwards.

  • Know Your Guides

When you want to have a relationship with someone, you need to get to know them. Think of a way to ask them their name and once a name pops into your head, this is likely their name.

When you connect with your guides closely, notice how they are helping you and make sure that you are always being thankful. Trust your guide and your gut feeling as the guide you.

  • Ask for Signs

Instead of just looking for signs, you can ask your guide to send you a sign. This can happen right away and especially if you have a strong bond with your guide. They can feel playful and fun and can send you fun signs that you haven’t seen before.

You can even ask them to send you a certain kind of sign. Call them out by their name and ask them to send you a specific sign and see what happens.

  • Pay Attention

After you ask for a sign, pay attention to the signs around you. When you talk and communicate with your guide, you will be able to see that they are there to answer you and to guide you. Being open to them will help you.

Even though you can’t control how your guide will come to you, you can control how you respond when they come. Don’t ignore the signs and learn to recognize things that are different so that you can know when your guides are communicating with you.

  • Listen and Hear

Listen to what is being said around you. Sometimes a guide can come in a human form, and this means that they can send you messages that you can actually hear and listen to.

If you have a strong connection to someone, this can be someone that is going to give you a sign. Your guide can work through people to be able to give you messages and so its important that you are always listening to what others are saying.

  • Give Your Guides a Gift

The best gift that you can give your guide is you. Let your guides help you by giving them the problem that you are facing and by giving them your trust. Take time for yourself and give yourself space form the issue while your guides make things right.

Learn to Trust

Learn to trust your intuition because this is one of the biggest ways that your guide will speak to you. Here are some ways to make this happen:

  • Notice when you have a gut feeling and trust your instincts.
  • Pay attention to your energies and how the energy changes.
  • If there are flashes of excitement or something that you feel like you should do, do it.
  • Meditate and talk to your guides.

If you feel that you aren’t connected with your guides, it can be hard to deal with. Even if you don’t realize they are there though, they are and they will never leave you. You have to focus your energies on your guides so that you can connect with their energy and so that you can build a stronger relationship.

Your guides will be there for you for your whole life and as you learn to talk to them, you will see that they have a lot to show you and give you.