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Last week I wrote a little bit about being psychic.  This week I would like to talk a bit about the beings who guide all of us throughout our lives.  Most people believe we have angels that guide us and that our loved ones guide us through our lives, and they do, but did you also know that before you are born you choose your spirit guides?
Now there are some psychics and psychic mediums who do not trust or even believe in their spirit guides which will always bewilder me for my guides help me in my healing and psychic-mediumship work.  This does not mean I am so dependent on them that I can’t navigate through life without them, but seriously why would I want to? They are here to make my life easier.
Who are our spirit guides? Spirit guides are incorporeal beings that are assigned to us before we are born that help nudge and guide us through life.  They’re responsible for helping us fulfill the spiritual contract we make with ourselves before we incarnate.  Your higher self helps to select these guides who help us while we are living out our incarnation.
Some guides will stay with you throughout your entire life, and others will pop in every now and again to help you with specific areas of your life or goals that you are trying to achieve. These guides are at varying levels of consciousness themselves.  Some may be highly ascended masters (such as Jesus or Buddha) and others might be your average spirit who just happens to be a master in a certain area.  They may appear to have a male or female energy, though in reality they are just energy.  They may be spirits who have had physical incarnations, or they might be spirits who have never taken corporeal form.  You may be the only person they are guiding, or they may be on the “panel” for other people as well.  They might be deceased relatives, but that is less likely.  
When it’s time for your spirit guides to help you, they tune in to your energy and help direct you to fulfill your earthly mission. But our spirit guides can never interfere with our free-will! We must choose to let them in and follow their guidance.
Did you know there are 12 types of spirit guides?
  • Life Guides are like the managers of your spiritual team. This spirit guide is with you from birth to death and works to manage and coordinate all the other spirit guides, angels, and spiritual teachers assisting you at any given time.
  • Gatekeeper Guides guard your personal soul records (Akashic records). They connect you with the right memories at the right time to bring the healing, advancement, wisdom, and knowledge of your soul’s memories into your current experience without overwhelming you with too much at any given time. Gatekeeper guides also work to allow, or block entities as well as past loved ones to reach you, depending on what is for your highest and greatest good.
  • Teacher Guides appear to teach you and guide you along your path. Teacher guides will appear in many different forms depending on your lessons and objectives. They provide guidance through dreams, meditation, and by leaving clues and signs for you, as long as you need them, and then they move on.
  • Timing Guides oversee synchronicity in your life. They will help you to be in the right place at the right time, to meet key people on your path and align with new opportunities on divine time
  • Karmic Guides help you to navigate personal and collective karma so that you can resolve it, step off the wheel of karma and experience new levels of love and blessings.
  • Creative Guides are just about what they sound like. They help to inspire creative visions and help you to reconnect with the creative talents of your soul, from the physical realm.  These are the guides you want to call in when manifesting your life and goals.
  • Protection Guides could also be thought of as bodyguard guides. They protect you both mentally, spiritually, and physically according to what you allow and intend. This is a guide who is with you from birth to death, and who is highly enlightened. In addition to protection, they oversee the spiritual guidance you connect with and help you to avoid temptations and distractions so you may stay aligned with your soul’s purpose and intentions.
  • Astral Guides are exactly as it sounds, Astral Guides guide your experience in the astral realm. When you're asleep, or consciously journeying into the astral plane during meditation, this guide is with you offering their protection and guidance.
  • Joy Guides are playful and beaming with childlike delight. They are with you to help you lighten up and enjoy. Laughter is key to making the link with your joy guide.
  • Helper Guides come and go depending on your current projects, interests, and points of focus. They will assist you as long as you need them, and then move on allowing you to move forward following the callings of your heart.
  • Ascension Guides are new to me, and I was only recently introduced to mine. They are here to help us navigate this ascension energy that we are currently in. They are here to protect us as the current energy is leaving us more vulnerable as we release 3D energies.
  • Spirit Animal Guides sometimes known as Power Animals, offer you their powerful protection, guidance, and assistance. Spirit Animals are ascended, and yet they retain a grounded connection to the Earth so they can effectively help you in navigating your life on Earth.
I have been communicating with my spirit guides since I was a child, although back then I did not understand the concept of spirit guides I just thought they were friends. So, how do our guides help us? They may nudge us hard or gently to get our attention or to get us to move in a certain direction in our lives. They will warn us of danger or if we have health issues. They may inspire us with an idea or thought, like to write a book or start a business.
If you learn to tap into these guides and connect with them, they truly do make life so much easier and they are a constant reminder that we are not alone.  I would not be the healer I am today without my angels, guides, and ancestors.  We have a spiritual team to help us, all you must do is tap into them and that is something I teach in my level 1 Intuitive Development Class.
Do you know who your spirit guides are? How do your guides get your attention? Are you listening? Next time you are meditating or just before you fall asleep try inviting your spirit guides in and see if you connect.
If you are interested in learning more consider signing up for my level one class beginning in April.  To find out more visit my website at
Pat Laurino
Intuitive Energy Healer/Psychic and Spiritual Medium
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Upcoming Workshops in 2023
  • Nature Spirits - Who are they and how can we support them?
  • Sacred Geometry - What is it and how does it play a part in our lives?
  • Ho'oponopono - What is it and how does it heal us?
  • Crystal Workshop - Learn about some of my favorite crystals.
More information will be posted soon!