Divine Guidance

A visitor from Maryland asks:

What purpose does our Master Teacher [guide] serve? Is this who I should be working with in my spiritual development?

What a great question! Everyone has spirit guides, or what some may refer to as “guardian angels.” We each have a group of dedicated guides who follow us through our lives for a specific purpose. This is referred to as our “inner band.” Additional guides may work with us at different times during our lives based on specific needs we have. It is said that we are all “sparks struck from the same Divine flame.” In other words, we all come from God, and as we go on this eternal journey, we are finding our way back. Our Master Teacher is the guide who helps us and is concerned with our spiritual growth and unfoldment. He or she is not concerned with everyday issues – we have other guides for that. The Master Teacher helps us understand the universal spiritual truths that we need to learn for our spiritual progression.

In your meditations, your Master Teacher will not answer your questions about when you are going to get married, or whether you are going to win the lottery. If you ask these questions, the response will likely deal with why you think they are important rather than what the answers are! Listen carefully – the things your Master Teacher tells you will help you rise to a higher level of true understanding.

While your Master Teacher serves your spiritual progression, this is different than development for communication with the world of spirit, which is usually addressed by other guides and teachers who serve that purpose. While it is helpful to understand the purpose of each guide or teacher, it is more important to trust in their presence, even if you don’t know who they are. Just remember that they are “spirit” just like you, and there is someone there to help you with every need you have. As Diana Ross said, “If you need me, call me, no matter where you are, no matter how far. Just call my name. I’ll be there in a hurry. On that you can depend and never worry.”*

Thanks for your question!

*lyrics by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson to Universal Music Group