What Is The Difference Between A Spirit Guide and An Angel? By Keen.com

If you’ve spent much time in spiritual development circles or on New Age websites, you’ve certainly run across references to spirit guides, guardian angels, archangels, the angelic realm— and many people use these terms fairly interchangeably. But a spirit guide is not an angel, and there are many levels of angelic beings, including the archangels.

My clients are fascinated by the concept of spirit guides and angels. I like to offer the following definitions to people so they have a clearer idea of what energy they are comfortable with and might like to work with.

What is a Spirit Guide?

We all have spirit guides—whether or not you believe in them or have yet to make contact, you have at least one guide who is always present to assist you. A spirit guide is a soul that has reached a certain point in their evolution so that they aware and expanded enough to assist another soul in their evolution. Guides have been incarnated as humans, so they understand the human experience. They are capable of a level of non-judgment, compassion, and love that most of us can only guess at.

Spirit guides have consciously and purposely taken on the role of being a guide. They want to assist you; it’s their job! They can’t intervene in your life unless you ask. I encourage all my clients to find a way to cultivate an awareness of and a relationship to their guides.

Guides are like friends but with greater wisdom and unconditional love available. Typically, we all have more than one. We receive guides at different ages and stages of life, though usually we are done receiving new guides by age 21 or so. We can call on “specialist” guides and may receive temporary guides from time to time to help with specific issues in life. I haven’t met anyone who has more than seven guides; nor have I met anyone who doesn’t have at least one.

Spirit guides usually fulfill different roles in our life. For example, I have two guides who help with healings and one that is more of a personal confidante and helps with emotional issues. One guides me spiritually, and I know there is one more, but I haven’t yet made personal contact with it (something to look forward to). Some people work with their guides to be better parents, to excel in their career, or to specifically improve in the arena of personal growth or healing.

Contact with my guides comes about through specific meditations, in healing work, or, once, in a lucid dream. I see them in my mind’s eye—and they look like people. They have different ethnicities, dress from different time periods, and sometimes they tell me their names. Everyone’s experience is different, though, so don’t expect your guides to appear like anyone else’s.

Spirit animals exist, too, though they are different from a guide who has had a human soul. Often spirit animals are conduits of wisdom or act as protector spirits or companions.

What is an Angel?

Different spiritual traditions describe the angelic realms in various ways. There seems to be agreement that there is a hierarchy of angels, and

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6 thoughts on “What Is The Difference Between A Spirit Guide and An Angel? By Keen.com

  1. I connect with my spirit guides every day and when I really need answers to questions I have great success with guided meditations. Whenever I am using Reiki I am working with my guides, trusting in spirit & source. There is such a profound impact. Have you sought out your animal guide (or one of your animal guides, I should say)?

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    1. It’s great that you take the time to connect with your Spirit Guides and trust Spirit…I wish more people would because there would definitely be a lot more balance and kindness in his world. 😊
      With regard to my Animal Guide, yes. Mine is a doggo. I’ve learned so much from all the dogs I’ve had in my life. What about you?

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  2. Mine is a red Fox 🙂 I feel like she has been teaching me to have confidence in myself. Dogs often symbolize loyalty and teach us about service to others. Do you feel like this animal guide is a lifelong guardian or a temporary guide to help you through a phase in your life?

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    1. A red Fox! Cool! If you need to develop more confidence, the fox is definitely the right one for you! Do you have any others?
      I’ve always been attracted to dogs and need them in my life…..I feel lost without one. My Familiar 🐩 is so smart and even though she’s only 1.5 years old, she must be an old soul because she teaches me so much like how to go with the flow of things. I also feel drawn to deer at.this time of my life.

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