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"Hi, my name is Steve.  I’ll be your Spirit Guide for the entirety of your life on this planet.  Nice to meetcha."

Hmm, a Spirit Guide named Steve.  Well, that’s not too exciting, is it? Don’t all Guides have cool mythical names like Aloycious or Galactica? Darn.  I wanted my Guide to have a cooler name than just … well, Steve.

Shakespeare said "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" – meaning, of course, that it doesn’t matter what you call it, it is still the same thing, holds the same energy, gives the same feeling.

I get around.  Online, that is. (Ahem!)  And the question about the name of one’s Guide is asked on just about every spiritual forum I visit. Looking underneath the question, though, I see the  need to take the concept of a Guide (which is, admittedly, a pretty broad concept) and bring it down into what it means for them in their life.  Having a name for that big concept helps make it personal. 

Through the Soul Realignment program, I’ve honed my natural abilities to connect with specific Guides in Spirit and get names and ways in which they work for you as part of your team.  In addition to that, I can bring through specific life assignments on which they work with you, soul groups of origination and a whole host of other information that is stored in the Akashic Records.

Now, I’m going to say something that may be controversial, so hold on to your chair.

I don’t think it matters what the name of your Guide is. 

Truly.

You can call that energy whatever you like: Boris, Cookie, or Tom (or Al!).  It’s the same energy, same guidance, same group that works with you, regardless of what you call them.

(It’s a bit different for Ascended Masters, Archangels and guides and teachers of that extremely high vibration and I’ll write about that more as a follow-up to this post.)

The way the Guides present to me (my own and other teams when I contact them in readings for clients) is basically as a "round table" – as if you had called a meeting of trusted friends and family.  They speak to me in a united voice – always using the term "We" as to make clear that it is a collective voice.  In fact, I asked my Guides if it was important to know the name of each one in the group.  They responded that regardless of what you choose to call them, the energy, the intent and the vibration are all the same.

 In the world of Spirit, intention is all. 

If you wish to speak to them, all you have to do is say "Hey Guys … can you come talk to me?"  and they’re right there.

(Here’s a secret: they’re there even if you don’t think they are.)

I have had clients ask for names and the Guides give them, I suspect, to make the person asking feel more at ease about the whole thing.  And that’s fine. No harm, no foul.

For example, one of my clients was given the name Magda for his primary guide.  He resonated with that because close family friends were of Hungarian descent and the name made a connection with him.

Do you NEED to know the name to make contact? No. 

Can you make up your own name for them? Sure.  They’re fine with it.  They all kind of go with the flow.  Which is a nice quality to have in a Guide, I think.

So, what name would YOU give your Spirit Guide and why?

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Call to action:  If you’re interested in knowing more about how your Guides work with you on a day-to-day basis, email me and let’s talk.