Differences Between Angels and Spirit Guides

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Reader Question:  Is a guardian angel the same thing as a spirit guide? What is my spirit guide's name? Do we have more than one guardian angel? ~Deborah

Christopher's Response: Dear Deborah, A guardian angel is a specific type of Spirit Guide. Spirit guide refers to a general category of beings who are in soul, or spirit form and not in physical form. Guardian angels are direct expressions of the loving thoughts of God, They were sent to us to watch over us and help us.

They are pure love and bring to us only what will help us, guide us, protect us and encourage us to aspire to the very best qualities of our soul.

Guardian Angels Never Leave Us

Guardian angels are with us prior to our conception, when we, too, are in still in soul form. They accompany us through the birth process and are with us in every thought, word, and event we experience in life. Guardian angels are committed to us for the entire journey of our life . They never leave us and we are their only occupation, their soul purpose you might say. They will be with us when we leave this life and physical form behind, and when we are, again, a soul in heaven.

Two or More Guardian Angels

Everyone I have ever met has had at least two guardian angels and often more. Talk to your guardian angels even before you know their names. Practice communicating with them and have patience.

How to Sense Your Angel's Name via Lucid Dreaming

If you practice sensing, listening, envisioning, imagining and consciously intending to have lucid dreams with your guardian angels, you will sense them even more clearly and eventually hear, sense or know their names.

Make Friends with Your Angels

Saint Augustine said, "Make friends with Angels."

Treat your guardian angels the same as you would your dearest and most loving friends. Take your time and gradually build your relationship with them. Remember that when you take one step toward them, they take ten steps toward you!

Deborah, there are three guardian angels with you as I write this and they are also helping co-ordinate other 'Angel teams' that are helping you with several aspects of your life. Welcome them as allies who will help you in every part of your life.

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Disclaimer: Angel Intuitive Christopher Dilts shares insights derived from intuitive communications. Any advice he offers is not meant to override your personal health providers' recommendations or prescriptions, but is intended to offer a higher perspective on your question from the Angels

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