Five Types of Spirit Guides

Five Types of Spirit Guides

By: Missy Marston

Spirit guides are those who have chosen to watch over you and keep you on your life path. They will give you assistance and guidance when asked, and will leave you alone when ignored. When you try to reach a spirit guide, be sure to ask for only the highest and best good to ensure messages are coming from a place of love.

Certain guides will stay with you your whole life, and others will come and go as they are needed. Some are human, others are pure energy, some are animals, and others can be half animal – half human!

  1. Your Main Spirit Guide/Life Guide

This is a guide that will stay with you from birth. They have guided you your entire life and often come up first in readings. They manage the other guides that will come to you throughout your life and help them to assist you.

2. Protector Guides


Protector guides will often choose the form of large, strong beings. These spirits are usually human, but can also be large, strong animals like elephants, tigers, etc. These guides are always with you and appear when you need to be protected – like when you need extra strength, courage, willpower, or bravery. Think of them like spiritual bodyguards! They will watch over you, and help you to stay away from distractions that make you wander away from your intended path.

3. Teacher Guides


These guides will appear to you as you need them. They can take on different forms based on the lessons they are there to teach. Teacher guides will send you signs and clues, will appear and lead you through meditations when needed, and will help you in your dream state. They appear when you need them and leave when the lesson is taught and you are back on your path.

4. Gatekeeper Guides


A gatekeeper guide is like your own personal bouncer, keeping you away from bad places and keeping negative entities and energies away from you. They also protect your Akashic records! These guides will send you memories to help you heal and gain knowledge and wisdom from your soul memories. Gatekeeper guides will block negative energies from reaching you and allow passed loved ones, your higher self, and everything that is in the greater good to communicate with you. They help psychics and mediums by blocking lower vibrational entities from reaching you when you are in meditative states, dreaming, or opening the doorway to other dimensions (like when channeling or astral projecting).

5. Animal Guides


These guides show up especially during adversity in your life. They don’t stay with you, but rather show up as needed. Your animal guide is not that of one specific animal, but rather the energy behind that animal family. You can call on this energy when needed. Spirit animals have the wisdom and knowledge of the ascended with a grounded nature and connection to mother earth. The animal guides will reflect your inner nature at the time and can change as you do.

Have any of these guides made themselves known to you? Why not try meditating and asking your guides to step forward? You may be surprised how many are standing with you!

Love and light to you all

Read more articles by Missy Marston!

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