Why Do We Have Angels and Spirit Guides?

If you accept the idea that each and every one of us does indeed have an attending support team of invisible, spiritual helpers, the big question becomes WHY?

Our Spirit Guides

Why are they here?
Why would these entities – spirit guides and guardian angels – want to hang around us? What could possibly be their motivation?

My mother was actually the first person to ask me Why would angels care about what we’re up to?

I had already been convinced for close to a year that these spiritual entities were present – I was actively communicating with them, consciously engaging them, and intentionally nurturing a relationship with them – and seeing incredibly positive, life-changing results – before I begin to wonder:

Why would angels want to communicate with me?
Why would entities in spirit form – free of the earthly condition and the confines of the physical body – choose to pay so much attention to what human beings are up to?

Other questions immediately followed — Is it just me? Do only a few people have spirit guides and guardian angels, or does everyone have them?

At first, I was focused on communicating with my own guides – my awareness of them came at a point of intense personal crisis. And it took some time to create and reliably practice speaking the language that I use with my guides; this language is still in a constant state of evolution and development. Six months after what I would consider the major breakthrough, or conscious turning point of my clairaudience, the messages I received from my guardian angels began to extend to other people – friends who were sometimes close to me, sometimes not.

I realized almost immediately that my awareness did indeed extend to other people. I kept silent about it, out of fear of how others would judge my sanity…

But I have never met another human being who does not have at least two (usually many more) benevolent entities present.

  • I sense personal angels, with little detail.
  • Some of the archangels I have come to recognize and can identify by name.
  • The entities I know to be spirit guides are usually the easiest for me to engage – other people’s spirit guides reveal themselves to me readily — if the person requests that I contact them.

I require your express permission to connect with your guides, at which point, they will tell me their names and speak to me (almost) as clearly as my own. But, even without your permission or direct request, my own spirit guides will relay information – or pass on messages – obtained from your guides.

Especially when the message is urgent. Part of my personal journey has revolved around developing policies for when it’s appropriate to divulge the information. Generally, I’ve found that encouraging you to believe in, connect with, and communicate with your guides yourself is the most effective way to ensure that you can take advantage of your spiritual support system.

We All Have Spirit Guides
We vary in our ability to willfully engage them – I believe this is more an issue of practice and exercise of this inherent ability – and our experience of communicating with them is different, according to our personal belief systems… but I believe they are here, we all receive their guidance and protection, one way or another…

Don’t worry that you’re missing their messages, or that you aren’t hearing them – you are. You just may not recognize the information; you may require that their guidance be packaged in such a way that you can process it. In order to accept spiritual, intuitive guidance, you may need it to resemble the thoughtforms you are most comfortable with.

Still, the Questions Remain

  • Why are these angels and spiritual attendants present at all?
  • Why are they here?
  • What do they want with us?
  • What is it that these beings are trying to accomplish?

When I first asked these questions, I experienced the answers in a form known as clairsentience – I simply KNEW.

With the exception of a short answer I give, here and there, when someone asks, I have never really unraveled, explained, and translated this information as I am now. The overarching mission of the articles on this site is to translate the wisdom I’ve personally received into this human language, so that others may take it up and explore it in their own lives.

You also have the ability to connect — and to communicate — with your spirit guides. Please, do not ever think that I am special in some way that you are not – that is so NOT the message I’m trying to put out there. As a matter of fact, it’s the exact opposite – my main motivation for ceasing promoting or inviting personal, one-on-one Readings is that acting as a relay medium or translator between you and your guides perpetuates the notion that I have a gift that you don’t, that I can do something you can’t.

I have applied myself to learning this language – I practice it daily, I work at it, I fail miserably, at times – I doubt, I question, I explore, I beat myself up, I wonder why I can’t do it better and more – I am constantly asking “Who do I think I am?”

About a year ago, my friend John introduced me to a deep trance medium, Dr. Meg Blackburn-Losey, who channels the Masters – a group of entities that many psychics connect with by a variety of names. John and I attended a group session in Atlanta last February, and it was on that occasion that I received a very important directive in the form of a question:

How long do you intend to keep what works to yourself, when it could be so useful to so many people?

It may surprise you to know that Shift Your Spirits was the most terrifying project I’ve ever undertaken. The fear and inhibition surrounding sharing this information with you was enormous. I’m still not entirely out of the woods yet — or out of the broom closet — but I’m getting there… I’m still trying to find the way to fulfill this ever-unfurling mission — to present spiritual communication in a way that transcends the hokey and becomes practical information that you can actually apply to your own experience — that you can really use, with beneficial results.

The Short Answer: They are the Cheerleaders
The short answer to why we have spirit guides and guardian angels — the universal role that they play in our lives — what they are doing here with us — is that they are cheerleaders.

That’s right — OUR cheerleaders — they serve our human mission.

I think most people erroneously believe that angels are somehow higher than humanity — better than, more important, closer to Source, closer to God.

First of all, we are all expressions of God — and the idea that there is a hierarchy is where we go wrong. Angels and human beings and bacteria are not ordered according to importance — they are all simply Other. There is a diversity of divine expression, and it’s not a contest.

In terms of complexity of this divine expression, living human beings actually represent a greater invention — or maybe a better word is deeper.

Angels are a much simpler expression of God; angels do not access the degree of difficulty or the range of experience that human beings do. We are God’s masterpiece; we are co-creators in the Universe; we are the means by which God experiences and knows itself.

While we may look up to angels as miraculous or magical beings — higher than we are — they know that our mission is the most important.

Angels are our older siblings, but we are the prodigal children. You must remember that God chose to incarnate as human.

Angels are a limited, earlier prototype of spiritual being. They do not experience anywhere near the complexity of the wisdom gained from living, human incarnation.

Angels have:

  • No physical senses
  • No free will
  • No gender or sexuality

They do not experience the joys or the difficulties of life – they don’t eat, or have sex, or feel emotions. They only have one state or mode of experience – and while it may be bliss, it’s incredibly limited. They do not suffer, but they love, untested.

Angels do not extend the creation of the Universe. They may have it easy, but their task doesn’t approach the significance of man’s role as co-creator of reality.

Life is incredibly complicated and difficult. The masterpiece of humanity – the ascension of the human race – is the masterpiece and triumph of Heaven itself.

God can only win God’s Game if we win. Ascension is an All-or-Nothing Prospect; we either all make it, or none of us do…

Ours is the greater mission, and they — the hosts of Heaven — the angels, the spirits who have incarnated before us, and God — all have a vested interest in seeing that our mission is accomplished.

They respect and adore us — we are like movie stars and athletic heroes to them.

We are the Champions.

Seek Wisdom – Practice Love

Slade

12 Responses to Why Do We Have Angels and Spirit Guides?
  1. Jeff Lilly
    January 8, 2007 | 12:03 pm

    Hi Slade,

    Another great article! One of your great strengths, I think, is the way you open yourself up to the reader and expose where you’ve experienced pain and fear. Seeing how you’ve gone beyond it, or pushed yourself through it, or allowed it to pass — it’s truly inspiring!

    I thought it was interesting to see how central we are to creation, given the sea change in human thought over the past five hundred years. In general, the progress of science has been a process of gradually pushing humanity off its pedastal at the center of the universe — from Copernicus to Darwin to Einstein. But here you’re saying, No! Humanity *is* central. All the world *is* a stage, but not just any stage; it’s The Stage! And we’re not *mere* players, we embody the hopes and dreams of Reality; and our strutting and fretting shake the universe to its foundations.

    Part of me “resonates” with this idea, and says, “Yes! It’s true!” Another part of me says, “Careful! Make sure you’re not just believing something because you want it to be true!” What an ego trip this could be!

  2. What Do Your Spirit Guides Say about War?
    February 20, 2007 | 12:50 pm

    […] I need to let you in on this process – invite you to participate in discerning what these spiritual transmissions mean. I started publishing this site because a year ago the Ascended Masters asked me, via deep trance medium Dr. Meg Blackburn-Losey: “How long do you intend to remain in your ivory tower Getting Really Good at something that so many could benefit from? How can you get to the place of understanding what works and keep it to yourself?” […]

  3. liquid
    February 26, 2007 | 12:06 am

    I think Angels are messangers…and I think they are fierce warriors. There is an unseen parallel universe with the one we are in and there is a battle of principals going on all the time. I really don’t get into channeling or trying to talk to spirits, because IMHO, that is a bit like scorcerey. The only spirit that I truly tap into and seek Is my heavenly father and I do this in the name of Jesus, my savior. I know that one day, many mysteries will be explained and until then, I just pray that God puts angels all around me to protect me from the spiritual battles that are on going.

  4. Slade
    February 28, 2007 | 4:51 pm

    I agree with you that Angels are messengers. This is the root meaning of the word.

    For whom do you feel these Messages are intended?

  5. […] I need to let you in on this process — invite you to participate in discerning what these spiritual transmissions mean. I started publishing this site because a year ago the Ascended Masters asked me, via deep trance medium Dr. Meg Blackburn-Losey: “How long do you intend to remain in your ivory tower Getting Really Good at something that so many could benefit from? How can you get to the place of understanding what works and keep it to yourself?” […]

  6. […] In terms of complexity of this divine expression, living human beings actually represent a greater invention ? or maybe a better word is deeper. Angels are a much simpler expression of God; angels do not access the degree of difficulty or the range of experience that human beings do. We are God?s masterpiece; we are co-creators in the Universe; we are the means by which God experiences and knows itself. While we may look up to angels as miraculous or magical beings ? higher than we are ? they know that our mission is the most important. Angels are our older siblings, but we are the prodigal children. You must remember that God chose to incarnate as human. Angels are a limited, earlier prototype of spiritual being. They do not experience anywhere near the complexity of the wisdom gained from living, human incarnation. Angels have: No physical senses No free will No gender or sexuality They do not experience the joys or the difficulties of life – they don?t eat, or have sex, or feel emotions. They only have one state or mode of experience – and while it may be bliss, it?s incredibly limited. They do not suffer, but they love, untested. Angels do not extend the creation of the Universe. They may have it easy, but their task doesn?t approach the significance of man?s role as co-creator of reality. Life is incredibly complicated and difficult. The masterpiece of humanity – the ascension of the human race – is the masterpiece and triumph of Heaven itself. Shift Your Spirits ? Blog Archive ? Why Do We Have Angels and Spirit Guides? __________________ Best, Dan Linehan […]

  7. Keith
    February 25, 2008 | 1:52 am

    I think what you have put forth here is lovely, but in my experience, I disagree with quite a few things. Angels do have gender, and while they don’t have sex, they do merge souls, which is something different than sex. They do not have physical senses because they are not physical in origin, and therefore don’t need them. As for free will, it’s not the same as being physical, so it’s different. Different motivations, different missions etc. Angels do suffer sometimes, because since they are pure love, they experience pain when we suffer. And There are many angels that have chosen to incarnate as human beings in order to help the incarnated souls along in their paths. There is a heirarchy, but as you have said, it’s not as in higher or lower, better or worse, it’s just about organizations. So Angels are not simpler prototypes, but different types of souls made to do different things that are just as complex in ways that have nothing to do with being physical. The Universe’s plan is not that incarnated souls are the heroes and all need to ascend so trhe game is won, but that all incarnated souls experience growth and enlightenment and learn and know total love and peace. The Angels, faeries, elementals and ascended masters are here to help us because we cannot see the larger picture while encased in a physical body. So they guide us through the necessary pain and suffering, and remind us that we are really infinite souls of god, not the temporary physical people we think we are :-)

  8. Slade | Shift Your Spirits
    February 25, 2008 | 3:13 pm

    Keith,

    I appreciate your sharing your experiences. While they may be different from mine, if the perspectives are yours then they are undoubtedly as valuable and insightful as anyone else’s.

  9. Keith
    February 25, 2008 | 7:55 pm

    Thank you! As I have appreciated yours :-) An just to add, I think it is wonderful that you have shared this information to benefit everyone, as we are all in need of enlightenment, and a re-alignment with our true paths.

  10. brian in new york city
    March 21, 2008 | 2:12 am

    i would love for you to connect with my guides,and find out their names. i only found your site yesterday. it’s fantastic and it all makes sense.

  11. Chris
    April 5, 2008 | 9:13 pm

    Thought you might like to know that I regularly talk to my wife’s spirit guide (they actually talk to me through her voice)and angels and some of what you are saying is plain wrong. Most of them are people who have died, some just recently and they definately do have gender and they do eat and drink up there. In fact I would like to tell you that some of them get drunk and ride mountain bikes! You probably dont believe me but we will all find out one day when we go back up there.

  12. Slade | Shift Your Spirits
    April 6, 2008 | 4:20 pm

    Chris,

    Thank you for sharing your experience. Why would you say that I “probably don’t believe” you? You can’t know that; please don’t presume to, or make that assumption — it’s neither fair nor accurate — I believe your experience/perception is every bit as valid as my own.

    It would be ill-advised for either one of us to use “definite” as a word here, in this subject matter and context — these are mysteries, not definites.

    Rather than saying “you are plain wrong” a more constructive word choice would be to simply say “I feel…” No one can invalidate what you feel or perceive because you can disagree without making accusatory statements that are, again, questionably accurate.

    These are my personal experiences and observations — I defend anyone’s right to do the same.

    I do perceive spirit guides as recently crossed-over human souls; I do perceive spirit guides as having gender and human characteristics. (My perception of angels, technically, is somewhat different, though, and I’m not alone in this…)

    I absolutely agree with you that we will all find out one day.

    I obviously respect the differences of your contribution here — otherwise it would be very easy for me to simply delete your comment without approving it for public viewing. I would appreciate the same courtesy, especially on my personal blog.

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