Of all the questions that I get asked, I get asked several versions of this one quite a lot:
"Clare... it has taken me quite a long time to make a connection with my main spirit guide but at my development circle last month I finally did!
He is a tall gorgeous indian chief with a fabulous feather head dress! He has come three weeks straight. I'm over the moon with spirit guide joy!
Then, last week, when I called on him, instead of my indian chief showing up I saw a monk in red and yellow robes. I couldn't believe it...
What happened to my indian chief? Why is there now a monk in his place? Is this the same guide? It felt like the same guide but he didn't look at all the same to me.
Clare, please tell me... where did my indian chief go?
Dispirited About Spirit Guides"
Here's my answer...
I feel your pain. Once my protector guide, who was usually a tall, 16th century spanish conquistador sporting a six pack decided to show up as a Scottish bagpiper in a kilt.
And I don't even like bagpipes! I'm also not too fond of kilts after 5 years wearing a uniform at all girls Catholic high school...
I felt the same loving protective energy present with me, but, holy cow, that Scottish guy sure did not look the same as my Spanish conquistador at all.
Wanting to get to the bottom of all of this I decided I would take the bull by the horns and ask my spirit guides what the heck was going on here.
And here is what I was told:
One of the most important relationships that you can have is the one that you create and nurture with your spirit guides.
However, what spirit guides actually are is largely misunderstood by us human peeps.
Spirit guides can take on many forms, looks and guises. You can perceive them in so many ways including ancestors, animals, wise beings such as an indian chief or monk, ascended masters, mythological creatures, angels, friends, or even a fictionalized character like Merlin the sorcerer from the Arthurian legend stories, or even Shrek for example.
The truth is they are both all these things and not any of these things.
Yes, you read that right.
Gotta love paradox!
Your spirit guides forms and guises are actually more of a representation of you and your own intentions as you move through your life. Just as your intentions can shift, change, grow and blossom, so, too, can the guises of your spirit guides.
For all you folks who have been working with the same guide for years and years... no worries! The current guise of your guides works perfectly for you! That is great news.
For those of you who find that the shape, guise or form of your guides seems to change here and there or even all the time... again, no worries! This is great news as well.
What are spirit guides?
What spirit guides actually are is wise non-physical energy that you are able to, if you so choose, open up a communication with.
Regardless of whether you open up a communication with them or not, they are and have always been with you, guiding you along, helping you on your life travels and interjecting a little (or a lot of!) wisdom here and there.
That you know they are there is, frankly, irrelevant to their participation in your life.
They are there anyway. :)
Having a conscious connection with them, however, is pretty damn cool. And useful. And awesome!
This non-physical / spirit guide energy exists both outside of and within you.
Think your higher self / inner wisdom.
Think universal wisdom.
Now think a blending of the two of these pure and awesome sources of guidance and wisdom as coming together in the form of your spirit guide(s).
The constant of this non-physical energy / spirit guide / wisdom source - regardless of what form it takes or if that form shifts, morphs or changes - is that it feels good. It feels safe. And you have a strong sense that he, she or it, whatever the case may be, is a loving guiding presence (or loving guiding group depending on how many guides you work with or are aware are around you.)
So, if one of your guides seems to have gone ahead and changed its form or guise on you tune into that energy.
Does it feel like a safe, good, loving and guiding presence like your other guide was?
If so... then YAY!
The new guise may represent something or have a deeper meaning in the scheme of your life so consider that guise through the lens of being a symbol or a sign from the universe. Take a look at how that symbol fits for you and / or what it means to you.
There will likely be a shit ton of information waiting for you in that if you choose to move into a deeper analysis.
The new guise may also be in the result a shift in your vibration or be a match for a change on your life path requiring a new way through which you are to experience the energy and the information from your spirit guide.
You might even be tapping into a higher vibrational energy!
Believe me once I stopped freaking out about my spanish conquistador protector guide morphing into a kilt wearing bag pipe playing scottish fellow and shot for the deeper meaning of that image in my life I was ALL OVER it with joy that Cameron McAllister (yes he has a name, I gave it to him and that's it!) had shown up.
Both guises felt good, familiar, protective and wise. It was a win win for me all over the place!
So you see the non-physical energy that our guides are made up of is one great big wise source from which all spirit guides come. It doesn't matter what they look like, be it angel, nun, horse, rainbow, etc. It's all coming in from one wonderful, awesome source of loving universal guidance and wisdom.
The guise or form our guides take is simply our way of interpreting their energy and, frankly, makes it much easier for us to tap into that guiding energy again once we have made the connection with them.
For me that might be a big green kindly giant that sits up in a huge tree that can actually hold a great big kindly green giant.
For you that might be an angel with the sweetest smile.
Both are fabulous!
Both come from the same most awesome source of loving universal wisdom. And, as such will never steer you wrong. :)
I hope that helps!
Hi, I'm Clare...
...and I'm a mentor whose passion is helping budding mediums go from feeling weird, worried and overwhelmed to feeling “wow this is so damn cool!”
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