A lot of people want to know about Guides--that included me when I first learned of them. I was full of questions and confused about a lot of things, but I was given good advice, and directed to many useful sources of information and helpful people. I found that I was able to help others, too, which is even more of a blessing. But my experience thus far has taught me that your Guides are always there, and have always been there, whether you are aware of them or not.
I want to tell you about how I have recognized the presence of God/the Universe/the Divine and my Guides in my life, especially recently, and I hope this makes you realize that your guides are there all the time, even if you cannot see or hear them.
A few months ago I was having some difficulty with my Spanish homework. I was sitting in a cafe, stewing and stressing, and finally I decided to leave it and pack up. I thought to myself: "God, I wish some Spanish speaking people would come here!" No sooner had I thought this, a man and a woman walked into the cafe, and they were speaking... You guessed it: Spanish! Now, unlike America, Australia doesn't have many Spanish speakers, especially not in the town I live in. In fact, I would have to say that these two were the only Spanish speakers I ever met in my city, so there was no way I could use that dirty word "coincidence" to describe this situation.
At times when I felt scared or unsure, I started asking my Guides to send me loving reassurance--and I received this warm feeling in my chest everytime! Your Guides are beings whom love you unconditionally. Often, I've been told, they knew you in a past life, and, for whatever reason, have chosen to guide you in this one. A psychic told me that one of mine was a lover in a past life. Sometimes I feel its presence, and it always makes me feel warm and strong inside. I was so moved by it once that I began to get teary!
My friends often comment on the fact that I don't get lonely when I'm by myself for long periods of time. I'm a social butterfly, so people find this difficult to understand. What they don't realise is that I'm hardly ever alone. Even though I cannot see anyone, I sense the presence of spirit. I feel as though I'm always telling entities I don't like to go away, or am thanking my guides for being there with me.
Sometimes my guides don't answer (or don't answer in the way I want them to) when I call for help. This can be frustrating, but then later I realise that I have missed other, more subtle signs that they have shown me, or else they don't answer to force me to make my own decisions. Remember: they ARE here to help us when we need, but NOT to make all our decisions for us. It's our life at the end of the day, and we have to live it.
This is what I have learned thus far on my journey.