What Are Spirit Guides and What Do Spirit Guides Do?

Updated: Feb 8


If you’re new to the spirituality thing, you may have heard of spirit guides and not been quite sure what they are. Or, if you’ve been at this for a while, you may be looking for more detail into how to connect with them.

This month at CosmicCorner, we’ll be learning all about spirit guides, so definitely follow our Instagram if you’d like to keep up to date with all the information we share.


But anyway, long story short….a spirit guide is a member of your spiritual team that helps guide you through life, whether that be offering advice, steering you towards opportunities, or offering support and love. They will not, however, control your life; you will always have free will and the ability to make your own choices. Spirit guides just want to help you make the ones that celebrate your purpose and uniqueness.


Spirit guides are spirits who have been on earth before, though this theory changes depending on who you ask. Some believe that angels can be spirit guides, but that’s a discussion for another day. A spirit guide may be just a kindred soul, or it can be a passed away family member or ancestor.


Sometimes, they’ll present themselves to you with names, sometimes not. Sometimes they present themselves with genders, sometimes not. They will probably present themselves in a way that you are comfortable with, and won’t be super shocked or distracted by during communications. This can be anything from just a beam of light, to looking like someone you could pass by on the street, to being an animal (more on spirit animals in the future).


Like I said, they’re there to support you on your spiritual journey, and help you achieve your life’s purpose, goals, and grow as a soul. They may show themselves in times of stress or sadness, while others appear in times where you’re in love or need guidance in love. Others may be there all the time.

A spirit guide may have a specific role over guiding you in a specific area of life – think career, love, money, friends, etc. – or they may help with a lot of things.


Each one is completely different. Each one is basically its own soul, meaning they have interests, personalities, quirks, good and “bad” traits, and that you’ll have to get to know each of them, if you want. You may take more to certain guides to others, too. And that’s okay.


It’s all a very personal thing. If you’d like to learn how to connect to your spirit guides, you can view that blog post here. So again, make sure to follow us on Instagram to stay up to date!

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