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We all have spirit guides, most of us have quite a few but there is one in particular that spends the most time working with us. For each of us, that kind of spirit guide could be different. Personally, I feel I have two kinds of spirit guides that spend the most time working with me and I feel they have benefited me greatly.

Whether you believe in these spirit guides or not, they are at work behind the scenes of your life. Spirit guides are something many people talk about but not many bother to really break things down. These entities push us to do better and be better on a daily basis.

Below you will find a list of the different spirit guides, while there can be others these are the main kinds. Each one comes to us for a reason and stays only as long as he or she is needed. What kind of spirit guide or guides do you think are influencing you the most right now?

The 9 Main Types of Spirit Guides:

1. Angels

This is basically all types of angels to some they come in different forms but they are all angels nonetheless. This being guardian angels, archangels, and everything in-between. They are the purest form and have never been incarnated on this planet. They are sent to us to help watch over us and we can call on their powers when we truly need them. They make themselves known through synchronicities.

2. Ancestors

These are the spirits of people who lived many generations before you. While they are in relation to you they have never met you. They are from hundreds of years before you but still care as if they did know you. They watch over you and push you towards the right path in life.

3. Spirit ‘Helpers’

These are the ones that make the most difference on a small scale. They are there when we are feeling down. They do small things to remind us that we are not alone. While these are the guides that go most unnoticed they are the ones we tend to see the most.

4. Passed On Loved Ones

When a loved one passes he or she does not just abandon you. You will notice them sometimes and other times they will watch from afar. They may come in when you need them or when you are thinking of them just to let you know that they are watching over you. For instance, I know when my grandmother is around because she sends me hummingbirds.

My grandmother passed several years ago and we used to watch hummingbirds together. I do not have a feeder but find them around me sometimes. It is like they stop long enough for her message to get to me and then they go about their business.

5. Spirit Animals/Totem Animals

These often come to us in our dreams. They tend to warn us of things to come and have great roots in the Native American tradition. Animals are far wiser than we think. They can tell us things we need to know if we listen close enough.

6. The Elementals

These being fairies, dragons, mermaids, elves, and all things mythical. While most people do not believe these exist I know they do on some level. They may not be stereotypical but they are surrounding us even if we cannot see them. If you are being guided by an Elemental you will know, trust me.

7. Light Beings

These are sent to us to help us through things like deaths of loved ones, grief, heartbreak, and moments of extreme fear. They keep us grounded and allow us to find our happy place in times of despair. They tend to appear as glowing or ‘light’ figures. That is why they are called light beings.

8. Gods/Goddesses

Each zodiac sign is associated with several specific Gods and Goddesses. They help us throughout our lives and give us their powers on some level. A quick google search will help you see which is associated with your sign and what that means for you. Often it can explain a lot about your traits in general. We can learn a lot from our signs.

9. Ascended Masters

These are the ones who have been reincarnated their fair share of times. They know what it is like living on this planet and how hard it can be. They are true masters who were chosen to guide those still working towards ascension. They are some of the ones who bring us through some of the worst possible things.

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