A friend asked me the other day if my Intuitive Development classes included working with guides. I knew the answer was no, then gave some thought as to why that is.
Guides, for those who haven’t thought about this, are beings/friendly/supportive/teachers who are not on the planet, but are felt to provide the nudges, synchronicities, little miracles that support our spiritual growth. Sometimes gods/goddesses/animal totems/angels, etc. There are elaborate systems of guides, sometimes with a guardian angel, sometimes with 5 or 6 specially designated guides, one per task, like the Philosopher, the Joy Guide, etc.
Doesn’t work for me. And I realized it’s for the same reason that a priest standing up at the front of the church telling me how to run my spiritual life doesn’t work for me. Giving power to someone/thing outside myself in any phase of my life simply makes me miserable.
So when I teach intuitive development, I teach folk to access what’s already inside themselves, to practice and trust what some part of them already knows all about. I’m just supporting them in bringing it forward, so they can be guided by their own inner wisdom.
Guides could conceivably be a part of that – depends on where we have them standing. If they are over there on the mountaintop, and have knowledge we don’t have, that we have to ask/beg them for, if we have to do what they tell us to gain that knowledge – then those are not beings I’m going to talk to, much less beg from.
If, on the other hand, the knowledge comes from our own hearts and inner selves, if we use external events as indicators of interior lessons needing to be learned, if we use our own feelings moment to moment to move toward joy – we are using our already-in-place inner and true wisdom to grow toward our best selves. That’s what works for me.