One of the most common questions that I am forever being asked is ‘Do you know who my spirit guide is?’ This is a request that often drives me nuts in its vagueness and blatant naivety. Yet, as a medium that is still continually learning his trade each and every second of every day, I can vividly remember a time when I would have gladly ran through the streets of North Korea, shouting ‘God bless America,’ if only someone, somewhere, would have given me the answer to this very same query.
Now, I’m not for one solitary moment suggesting that anyone who doesn’t know the identity of their spirit guide is in fact a poor quality medium. On the contrary, many of the world’s finest mediums don’t profess to know the names of the guides who work alongside them. Which then begs the question - ‘Do we really need to know the names and nationality of each and every guide that chooses to work with us?’ The answer to this question is undoubtedly, ‘No we do not.’ In reality, it is only human nature that dictates that somewhere within the consciousness of most individuals there lies a hidden desire to relate to anything and everything by good old-fashioned identity, and as physical beings living in a spiritual world we must endeavour to experience this predominantly materialistic lifestyle by means of seeing, hearing and feeling - before actually believing!
So if we don’t really need to know the identity of our spirit guides then what really is their purpose? There is really only one way in which we can ever truly understand what a spirit guide does or even stands for in the grand scheme of all things - and that is to simply ask them. Fortunately, as a deep trance medium, I have enjoyed this humble privilege on many occasions. I have communicated with guides whose job it is to protect their human counterpart from any dangers that may present themselves in both the physical or spiritual dimensions. I have also communicated with guides who have amassed so much knowledge throughout their universal travels that their whole persona is now based purely on logic, with an intellect that is way beyond anything that you or I could ever imagine.
But, no matter what level of ascension these spiritual individuals may find themselves on, there is one thing that they are always in total agreement with - that any name or nationality that we choose to give them is of absolutely no consequence or importance to the partnership that is built between spirit and medium. An effective partnership is always enhanced by merely advocating respect and dedication to the task ahead. In fact, we really only need to give our guides an appropriate identity in order to relay their knowledge to others who may not yet fully understand the benefits of an identity-free culture.
On a personal note, the spirit guides who I predominantly work with are Chung, Black Hawk and SiBir. Black Hawk is my spiritual protector who is with me every second of my physical lifetime. Chung and Sibir work with me through trance and physical mediumship. Both of these guides actually have the ability to work with many other mediums at the exact same time of any day. Many years ago, both Chung and SiBir also worked with trance mediums that were very much in the public eye, although at that time both guides were identified using different names. I will not reveal their previous identities as they have since indicated that it would be of complete irrelevance to their cause.
Working with spirit guides will undoubtedly improve your level of mediumship. I will always encourage mediums to seek the presence of these highly evolved spirits through the effective means of constructive meditation. Remember you only need to send a thought out to the spirit world that you are ready to work with your higher self. And if you wish to give your guide a suitable name then by all means do so. I promise you that they will not be offended - as long as you continue to respect the world of spirit and all who dwell within it.
© David Shaw 2014