One of the myths about the other side that I had to work through myself is the idea that all of those on the other side are divinely inspired and are in a place of perfect knowledge. It’s simply not true. Most of our spirit guides were human once, and many still are working through issues. Not all guides are at the highest possible level of enlightenment. One thing we on this side need to do is recognize that not everyone we are speaking with on the other side is perfect.
A different type of limitation arises when working with spirit guides in relation to our human perception of what they are saying. The clarity of communication from the other side depends both on the medium’s ability to receive the message and the guides’ ability to send it. The longer a soul has served as a guide or an intuitive, the clearer the messages tend to be when I receive them. None of them seem to send a subtitled message, unfortunately. As a result, there will always miscommunications, not because the message is wrong but because there are difficulties in translation. I'm a human who isn't perfect either!
I’ve particularly seen difficulties with communication with newer guides. I suspect my primary spirit guide is a “master guide” and that she works with newer “student guides” to train them in working with intuitives. Since I am a teacher who has worked with student teachers, it doesn’t surprise me that I would end up with a guide in a similar role on the other side. However, it means I have a rotating crew of others helping me on the other side. I frequently am talking to someone I don’t know. Sometimes they can communicate well, and other times, it’s a disaster. I recently got a very confusing and disarming message during meditation, one that was almost threatening to me. I finally cried out to my primary guide to help, and she stepped in and clearly communicated what I was having trouble understanding in its presentation from a less experienced communicator.
One of the other things that I have gotten frustrated with in dealing with the other side is that we have different priorities for my life based on our perspectives. For my primary spirit guide, my metaphysical work and healing is the absolute priority in life. She doesn’t have much concern for my personal life. It’s not that she doesn’t care about me. It’s just not what she sees as of importance in the long term. My primary spirit guide and I have also had issues around time as we don’t view things from the same perspective there, either.
I can get frustrated at times when the other side doesn’t volunteer information unless I ask. It’s no different than human relationships where one individual presumes the other knows something or doesn’t care about something. It’s just an interpersonal misfire that is easily fixed when I actually ask for a specific detail which they sometimes give and sometimes don’t. I’ve also found that our guides cannot helping us with bigger issues unless we ask for help. We have free will, and because they can’t violate that free will, they stay out of our business unless we make it clear that they are welcome to assist.
Working with spirit guides on the other side is a truly amazing experience. I wouldn’t give up my metaphysical gifts for anything now that I’ve embraced them. However, it can be an exasperating and frustrating experience at times, just like when working with anyone else. My co-workers aren’t more perfect than anyone else’s. They’re just less likely to drain the coffee pot and fail to refill it!
© 2014 Green Heart Guidance