Our last post covered ghosts, spirits and poltergeists. In this post we discuss astral entities, angels and spirit guides. While these phenomena are not discussed as widely in popular culture (compared to ghosts and spirits) they are certainly subjects which have appeared in media and folklore for many many years.
These are entities that have never been human. Typically they come from other astral realms and are seeking experiences of the human world. There are many many astral entities around at any given time and most are just observing. Many astral entities do not have emotions in the way we understand them and so will seek emotional experiences that allow them to experience human life (remember earth is the finishing school for the soul and everybody wants a chance to play in our playground). Astral entities can vary in strength and intention. Sometimes they are perfectly harmless and may enjoy playing little tricks like hiding car keys or playing with the dog or cat (ever see your cat or dog playing with something that you can't see?)
In many cultures these playful entities are referred to as fairies or devas, unfortunately adults often associate them with fairy tales and as such children have a better connection with these playful beings. Other astral entities come from regions that are darker in nature and may seek experiences of a more sinister variety (some are even what we would refer to as alien). These darker beings may be vibrationally attracted or anger, sorrow, violence, fear, resentment, etc., and thus seek environments where those frequencies are plentiful.
Darker entities often hang around locations/people where there is plenty of slow frequency energy to feed on (mental institutions for example are a favorite hang out). Sometimes these darker, stronger entities are referred to as "demons" "dybbuks" or "devils" and depending on the entity's intelligence they will shift their appearance and behavior to match the expectation of those they are "riding" for experience. These things are the stuff of horror movies and can be difficult to dispel without proper reinforcements. However, they do work within certain natural laws and as such can only have as much control as they are given. Some people have karma with these beings from lives in their astral region and they may show up to balance karmic contracts. Some are met in dreams through our astral bodies which travel the astral realms. A hazard of astral travel is that sometimes experienced astral travelers may rescue souls from astral regions and may accidentally bring back an entity that can hang around for some time (yes, like the move Insidious).
Cleansing rituals and clearing one's energy system can help to prevent unwanted astral interference. The truth is they are everywhere where there are people because most are unaware of them, (and that's what they want). Aggressive astral entities are typically older and better versed in energy manipulation so they may "get off" on the frequency of fear and terror. Astral entities run the gamut from cute little sprites and elf like, nature guide creatures (which are on the higher end of the astral light spectrum) to your full fledged hoof-footed, red eyed "demonic" entities (which are at the lower end of the astral light spectrum). The lighter kind can be helpful and act as protective guides (like the "little people" seen in Native American cultures) or simply be playful. The darker kind can create much chaos, fear and terror if not dispelled properly. Either way astral entities are a natural part of the wheel of life, because they represent various, levels of chaos (which we need).
Most are familiar with the concept of angels as they exist in almost all religious and spiritual traditions. Angels are at their root simply a representation of divine order. They are conceived of as non-human and as such devoid of emotions or bias. They are high plane beings (residing on the 5th-7th planes of consciousness) and represent higher mental energy. They are the counterpart to astral energy which typically represent chaos (in varying degrees). Angels display themselves depending on the person's expectation, so if the expectation is that they will look like huge golden haired Renaissance warriors with big white wings, that's how they'll appear. If the expectation is that they will look like a normal person who appears at just the right time and then disappear, that's how they'll manifest.
Most souls have some angelic guardian influence in their lives, yet most souls are unaware of their influence. They cannot interfere with free will and only intercede if it is in the interest of divine will and your particular karmic contracts. Otherwise they watch silently. Because they represent divine order they may intercede at times when chaotic energy has become too prevalent in one's life. Additionally angels are merely "soldiers" and messengers of the divine and because they haven't been human, represent the impersonal aspect of divine love.
Guides are entities that are specific to your soul experience. Sometimes guides have been with us for many lifetimes. They do exactly what it sounds like: guide. Guides offer information by way of intuition, dreams and gut reactions. They are typically well versed at influencing our mental or emotional systems to provide information we may need. Guides, much like angels, will not forcefully interfere with free will. However guides may sometimes provide misinformation only because they lack experience. Most people have at least one guide and up to fifteen or sixteen, depending on the needs of the soul. Guides reside on various planes or consciousness. Most are close to our soul's plane of consciousness but some may be higher or lower depending on the need of the soul.
Some people will have guides that are on much higher planes which allows the soul access to higher plane information and spiritual guidance. Guides can only instruct through their own experience, and so if a guide is lower plane they may be offering guidance that doesn't match the soul's current plane of consciousness. Guides are sometimes humans who are now working a program of "guide training". They will also be relative to the person's life path, so a doctor may have an ancient Chinese medicine doctor guide, or a Native American healer guide. Everyone has guardian guides which are typically fierce protector guides. Some guides have never been human and can either be astrally or angelic in nature. Some higher plane souls may have very high level beings as guides that work through them to dispense higher mental plane assistance to those on earth.