Spirit Guides are Souls who assist us in aligning to our Divine self-expression within our physical experience, and assist us in creating the experience we want for ourselves.
They provide us with an endless flow of guidance and inspiration. Each of us has specifically assigned Guides that can be considered “ours” for the duration of this incarnation. These are the Guides best equipped to serve us, and we typically interact with them on a daily basis.
Your very own personal Spirit Guide team, exclusively assigned have incarnated into the Earth plane previously. In other words, they are Souls just like you and I, with Soul-level gifts and characteristics and an extensive physical history. Souls will choose to experience themselves as Guides because it gives them the opportunity to study creation and Divine self-expression on the physical plane without incarnating and incurring karma in the physical dimension.
While our Spirit Guides are certainly in service to us, they are also in service to their own Divine self-expression and benefit themselves by being our Spirit Guides and are around you all the time. Your Spirit Guides know nothing about anyone else’s life. Your Spirit Guides are not the boss of you. Guidance is very different from being told what to do. People who seem to run their entirely lives based on “ ... because my Guides told me so.” It’s just another way of abdicating responsibility. This is especially important to remember Spirit Guides won’t tell you what to do.
Simply put, a Spirit Animal, is a guardian angel that watches over you, protects you and acts as your guide. Wild animals are reaching out to connect with us all of the time.
First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you for noticing their invitation and for putting in the additional effort in to learn more about the spiritual meaning of animals in your life.
You can benefit personally from exploring a relationship with spirit animals in a multitude of ways. Learning your spirit animal can change the way you look at yourself by bringing you a great sense of confidence and empowerment.
Spirit animals also help answer important questions and prayers you are asking. They can point the way to new ways of being in the world as well as open your eyes to the invisible support of the spirits that are all around.
You may have already started to notice that certain animals keep reappearing in your life. This is called synchronicity and this means that the spirits are talking to you. Congratulations!
They are a considered a tutelary guide. “Tutelary” means to “serve as a protector, guardian, or patron.” Spirit Animals are saints in animal form. They also go by the names of power animal and totem animal.
Spirit Animals lend their power to us in the form of their innate gifts and talents. For example, a hawk lends us the power of being able to see far ahead as well as the ability to soar over our lives and get a big picture view. Any living creature can be a spirit animal, but it is generally understood that most spirit animals are wild animals as our living domesticated pets are already in the service as our familiars.
Pets that pass away can come back in spirit form to help, which would make them a spirit animal.