Spirit Guides and their names etc
One of the most common questions that is asked in the forums and that is asked via messenger goes on sort of like "What do my guides look like?", "what is my guides name?"While names and physical appearances make it easier for us to relate to our guides, we have to remember that our guides are highly evolved entities, we can call them whatever we wish to. In the same sense that we can refer to God by any name, Jesus, Ram, Allah...Does God have a name? Not really, it is the name we have chosen to refer to with.A lot of people talk about how they have a "native american" guide or something similar. While some guides have incarnated in the physical earth, they have lived many lives here. While we may be "attracted" to their life as a Native American, they have lived here before as other entities.What the whole "my guide looks like and my guides name is" does is it takes a spiritual part of us and focuses more on the physical part of it. Of course I like calling my guide by his name, but is that his name? Not really, he has lived many lives here and i call him by a name because it is easier for me to, of course i could just call him spirit guide as I sometimes do, it doesnt really matter what you call them. A lot of people get so caught up in verifying their guides names, what they look like and all that, they completely lose focus of what is important, that is the lessons and the guidance. Some people even refuse to listen to their guides unless they are told a name....if you are so particular about names, just call them whatever you want to call them, name them! I have never bothered to "see" what my guide looks like, I know what he looks like, he is the divine love...and that is all i care about. Spirits do not have names or appearances. even we don't. Sure, I'll respond if you call me Mystic, I will also respond if you call me Myst, I'll respond to all the nicknames that people have given me. Your name and what you look like is not your identity even though thats what we learn to identify with.The reason it becomes important for us to answer this is because, let us take the above scenario, let us say i decide that my guide is native american and his name is "xyz". What this really means is i am interested into native american spirituality and there is something for me to learn from there....the name "xyz" may or may not have anything to do with lessons i have to learn but it sure makes it easier for me to refer to my guide as xyz, the reality with names is it makes stuff "personal". Just like, you could call me Miss Bryce, i'll respond to it sure....but my name makes it more personal for you and for me! Now, let us say you decide to get a reading from someone..(a reading is not just a gift to you but to the reader as well). So, your reader decides that your guide is an eastern spiritual leader. Uh oh, conflict there. Which one is he really? Both! He is Spirit. It is only your mind which decides what your guide is and mostly it is something that you are being asked to look at. It doesnt mean youre wrong or the reader is wrong. Some of you here wont even have a clue who the heck Ana Bryce is, you will not relate to the name at all, you've never heard it, or you've never thought of me as Ana Bryce. Now, if you start talking to my friends, they will have no clue who Mystic is because they have never thought of me as Mystic. That is just an example, while you're opening up and talking to your guides it obviously works at a much deeper level than if you're just thinking of "Mystic". And just like how my name does not identify me here (because there certianly is a conflict between Mystic and Ana...they're not the same words)....What identifies me then? It of course is the spirit inside...it is the ME inside of the body.While working with your spirit guides the Body is gone, what is there is just the spirit. we try to put a body to it, a body, a name, a race, a color, an ethnicity which is fine, as long as we dont get sidetracked by the physical and lose focus on the eternal...img src="ForumsricheditsmileysLove3.gif" border="0"
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