Angels vs. Spirit Guides; What's the Difference?
Many people would like to understand the difference between Angels and Spirit Guides.
Often people use the terms angels and spirit guides interchangeably when talking about their spiritual helpers. But there is a very distinct difference.
What are Angels?
Angels are extensions of God's Infinite Love. Their entire function is to work as intermediaries between the Heavenly and Earthly realms. The unique difference between angels and spirit guides is that angels have never had an earthly incarnation.
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Angels serve humankind in various ways. Some angels work more closely with Divine Source. While others work closely with humans, delivering messages, administering miracles, healing the sick, and averting physical harm.
"I give my angels charge over you to help you in every way. They will lift you so that you will not trip and stumble."
Everyone is born with a minimum of two guardian angels, and some people may have more depending on their occupation. These loving spiritual companions and caretakers are assigned to us from birth to death. Their purpose is to protect and guide us in our ways for the highest and best in Love.
What are Spirit Guides?
The main difference between spirit guides and angels is that spirit guides have had many physical incarnations as human beings. Because of this, they are more spiritually evolved and choose to serve humanity with their unique talent and skills, which they have gleaned through many lifetimes.
Spirit Guides are very wise and enlightened beings who seek to help elevate the planet's consciousness for the highest and best good of all concerned.
Spirit guides assist angels in many ways. First, they understand humans uniquely and personally since they have the experience of being human themselves.
There are wide varieties of spirit guides, from Master Guides, Helper Guides, and even Joy Guides. However, if you are interested in a deeper study of spirit guides and their functions, I highly recommend the book, Ask Your Guides; Connecting to Your Divine Support System by Sonia Choquette.
How Do I Know if I am Interacting with a Spirit Guide or Angel?
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It depends on the person and the situation. If you are psychically sensitive, you will learn to distinguish the difference in their energy vibrations with some practice.
In my experience, Angels have a more profound and palpable vibration of Love. I feel like I am enveloped in liquid Love when they are around me.
Spirit Guides, however, have a gentle, non-judgmental, and loving quality but do not feel as energetically expansive to me.
Visually (and energetically), Angels are huge in appearance and most often show up for me in their body of Light. In contrast, spirit guides show up often as they did in a particular incarnation. For instance, my Master Guide reveals himself as a Buddhist Monk.
Of course, my experience is unique to me, and you may see or feel something different. And that's OK.
So angels vs. spirit guides – does it matter from whom you receive help? Of course not. The bottom line is that it doesn't matter which is interacting with you as long as you receive the support and assistance you need.
The most important thing to remember is that angels and spirit guides love you and are here to make your life’s path smooth, safe, and fun!