Beth Osmer

Spirit Guides Part 1: Who Are They?

We all follow our own path as we journey through life, but that doesn’t mean we are traveling our paths alone. Alongside everyone is their spirit guides, helping to guide them through life.

What are spirit guides?

Spirit guides are all around you. They bring viewpoints and wisdom from the many lifetimes they have lived. Spirit guides have no ulterior motives for guiding you through life as they are only here to help you as you journey down your path. Many of us have spiritual destinies we are meant to accomplish in our lives. A spirit guides job is to make sure we fulfill those destinies and nudge us in the right direction when we wander off the path.

Often you have one or two spirit guides that stay with you throughout your entire life, and others come and go depending on where you are in your journey and what you are trying to achieve. Spirit guides are not always of a human descendant, and some have never taken corporeal form.

How do spirit guides help us?

Spirit guides are always with us, watching what is happening in our lives, and stepping in when we need guidance. There are many ways they will communicate with us when they need to. We hear people talk about gut-feelings or say “follow your gut” all the time. When you get that “gut feeling,” it is most likely your guide giving you a poke to make sure you are paying attention to the situation around you.

Other times your guide will send you a sign or a person. When you hear “the universe has sent me a sign,” that is truly your spirit guide sending you signs. They can do this in different ways, such as making something repeatedly appear to you throughout your day. When a spirit guide feels you need to cross paths with another person, they will team up with that person’s spirit guide to nudge you both in the right direction.

When push comes to shove, and you just aren’t picking up on the signs they have sent you, a spirit guide can send you a flash of intuition, which can sound like a voice in your head telling you something that you did not know. It can be something as simple as “get out of here,” if you are in a dangerous situation or a bigger to push you back onto your path.

Becoming aware of your spirit guides and that they are here to help you will make it easier to pick up on your gut feelings, intuition, and the signs they are sending you. Remember that spirit guides are only here to help guide you through your life journey and open yourself up to their guidance.

Now that you know what spirit guides are, and how they help us you may be wondering how you can communicate with your spirit guides or make yourself more open to their communications to you. Stay tuned for my next blog titled How to Communicate with Your Spirit Guides.