Who is your Spirit Guide?
About Spirit Guides and Spirit Gatekeepers.
Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker about spirit guides and discovering who is your spirit guide. The Spirit Guides and Gatekeepers guide your entry to this life and return to the next.
In this extract from my book, I show you how to connect with your spirit guides and helpers. This is a continuation of the section about guides and angels. You are welcome to ask questions about communicating with spirit guides and gatekeepers at the bottom of this article.
What are Spirit Guides?
Spirit guides are, according to Spiritualism, incorporeal beings from the spirit world. They are spirit entity that voluntarily remains as a dis-incarnate spirit to act as a guide or protector for mediums, healers and spiritual seekers. Some claim that are assigned to us before we are born and will help us spiritually progress. They may protect us and guide us through earthly life.
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There is no problem recognizing guardian angels. As soon as you see them in the afterlife, it is also possible to make a connection with them before we die. Part of their mission is to help and guide us in our earthly life.
Mediums become familiar with their guardian angel, in Spiritualist circles often called the gatekeeper or doorkeeper. This is your main spiritual helper, who sees you into this life and guides you through the next. However, we also gather other spirits “guides” and “helpers” around us who can help with spirit communication and protect the medium from negative influences.
In the medium’s case, these guides may help with specific tasks such as healing, work with child spirits, clearing negative energies, and so on.
In my own work, I have an American Indian as my “guardian angel/gatekeeper,” a Tibetan as my “trace control.” and an Italian clown who helps me with my public demonstrations of mediumship. There are others, too, who work in the background of my awareness.
Does everyone have Spirit Guides?
Non-mediumistic people may also have spirit guides and helpers working through them. These are often people you know who have gone over to the spirit and do the work–a dead relative or someone known very well in this life may serve as a guide. Many great men and women have accredited their genius to the guidance received from spiritual influences.
For example, the pianist Liberace believed that, at times, he was paranormal inspired. He owned the piano, which once belonged to the classical composer Liszt. “When I play his compositions on it, I have the eeriest feeling, as if I’d played that music before in another time.” And just like Liberace, Lizst was a flamboyant dresser.
Lucille Ball believed that she received help from the dead actress Carole Lombard. Jayne Mansfield also received spirit guidance: “The woman I admire most, Ethel Barrymore,” she said, “spoke to me. Then my Aunt Kathy, who had been dead these 15 years, talked to me and her voice was exactly as I remembered it. Aunt Kathy always had a great sense of humor. She still had.” Jayne also held séances in Rudolph Valentino’s former home, Falcon Lair, and received guidance from the “dead” silent-screen legend.
Sporting Spirit Guides
Sportsmen and women have also said that they sometimes feel guided by the spirits yet they may not always know consciously who is their spirit guide. Donald Campbell, the former British car and speedboat racer, believed in life after death.
He spoke on a number of occasions of feeling the presence of his dead father, Sir Malcolm Campbell, with him in the cockpit of his boats and rocket cars. As he sat in the cockpit of the Bluebird and prepared to achieve his 648 kph (403 mph) land-speed record on Lake Eyre salt flats, Australia, he saw his father’s spirit. “He was crystal clear and looked down at me with the half-smile on his face I knew so well,” wrote Campbell.
Then he heard the spirit say, “Well, boy, now you know how I felt on the morning of September 2 at Utah in 1935”–the day his father burst a tire at over 480 kph (300 mph). His father’s voice encouraged Donald Campbell. Like his father before him, Donald became the holder of both the water- and land-speed records.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing comments about spirit guides was made by Sir Winston Churchill. He said, “I have a feeling that we have a guardian because we serve a great cause and that we shall have that Guardian so long as we serve that Cause faithfully.”
How to start a conversation with your spirit guides
If you are sincere and attempt to raise your consciousness through regular meditation, you are likely to feel the invisible presence of your spirit guides. Many people find this an exciting experience. It is important to remember that it is a normal part of your spiritual development Just because you have made contact with your guide/angel it does not mean that you are in any way unique, or chosen for a special destiny. Remain modest and keep your feet firmly on the ground.
Be advisable to avoid “guide worship.” The guides that help us with our lives are spiritually advanced beings but, like us, have limitations.
It is spiritually beneficial for you to establish communication in this life for this will help you to accelerate your spiritual development as well as prepare you for the life to come. It may take many years to develop a full rapport with your guides/angels.
This is best accomplished by sitting in regular meditation with like-minded people with a similar intent. What is particularly helpful is a medium who can guide your group. Unfortunately, it is now difficult to find good teaching mediums, but this method will get you started on your journey to spiritual understanding.
A little about my own Spirit Guides
Visitors to this site often ask me about my spirit guides and helpers. I am reluctant to talk about these things as there are many people who get completely carried away with ‘guide worship’.
The truth is that although these mentors do most of the work, they prefer to remain in the background of a medium’s work. It is enough that the work is done and the communication and proof from the spirit is given.
A medium will acquire a number of spirit guides who will help him or her with specific aspects of their mediumistic work. Some may help with healing, others with children, with intuitive insight, writing and so on.
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Spirit Portraits by Coral Polge
Flying Eagle is one of my main spirit guides. This is my Gatekeeper guide. He was the first to appear to me and comes close to me during meditation. The guide gives guidance and advice and helps to keep me on the spiritual path.
My guide has a very good sense of humor and sometimes works in conjunction with my mischievous clown guide (Called Piccolo) The drawing here is by the world-famous spirit artist Coral Polge who was recently died. I have been given confirmation of this guide’s reality when the words that he spoke to me were repeated word for word by medium soon afterward. Picture by Coral Polge
Tara Tara is my Tibetan spirit guide. He calls himself Tara (Though sometimes he has referred to himself as Taratha) as during earthly life he was a follower of the Tibetan god Tara – a female aspect of the Buddha-nature. Tara is my spirit control who speaks through me while I am in trance.
During a trance session, he will give a discourse to the gathered circle. As the trance deepens he steps back to allow direct communication from dead relatives and friends of members of the circle. Tara demands that the trance is evidential. He will often tell members of the circle facts known only to them in order to confirm his reality. Picture by Steinar Lund
Circle Guide Unfortunately I am unsure of the name of the guide pictured here. (Again drawn by Coral Polge.) When Coral Polge drew this picture I could not place the guide and assumed she was mistaken. However, this guide has appeared many times over the years to members sat in my circles even though they have had no knowledge of this picture or his appearance at previous meetings.
He appears with a staff- as Coral Polge said he would. According to Coral Polge he is an Irish Celt. His role is to help with the smooth running of my circle and presumably also with the classes on this site! Picture by Coral Polge.
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References and Works Cited
- Hamilton-Parker, Craig (2010) What To Do When You Are Dead Sterling imprint Barnes & Noble ISBN 978-1-4027-7660-1 (Languages: English, Dutch, Portuguese) BUY THE BOOK HERE