Oracles, angels, spirit guides—by whatever name we call them, we call upon them when we need Answers, when we need to know what they Know. But just who or what is it that answers our call? What can we learn from them? And how do we know we can trust the counsel we get?
In turning to Spirit for guidance, you are, of course, accessing the highest part of your Self—your Spirit. But until your connection to Divinity is once again wide open and the Knowing is flowing freeing, you will also be interacting with those exalted Beings who have agreed to advise and guide your soul through its bodily adventures in this life. You can call them by any name you like: angels, guardians, guides, God, Goddess, or even Samantha, if you wish. They don't care what you call Them, for They work as a collective and have no ego to care. They've evolved far beyond any attachment to a name.
Whatever you call Them (and we'll use "guides" here only because it describes Their role in your life), your guides will be your most steadfast supporters and wisest advisors, the best friends you'll ever have. They are always at your side to offer insight, support, inspiration and guidance. And They will always be there for you. If you call, They will answer.
Your guides know you. They know your present level of awareness and understand every aspect of your consciousness, so They'll select the clearest avenue to communicate with you. They'll use oracles, or anything else that's handy, to get Their message across. And, They'll change Their tactics as you grow. Their goal, like all good teachers, is to empower you to the point where you no longer need them.
The details They reveal about what lies ahead or what's going on behind your back are, of course, important in your daily decision-making, but equally important is understanding why They're giving you that information. Your guides are at your side to help you have the experiences you came to life to have. They'll be with you throughout every moment of your life. They are at your side to guide you away from pain and to your soul's delight. They are there to help you achieve your soul's desires for this life.
But They will never tell you what to do, for that would insult your intelligence and violate your Free Will. There are no shoulds, musts or have-tos in Their realm, nor would any entity of the Light ever attempt to impose their will upon you. Your guides will always honor the fact that the Choicemaker in your life is You. And choose you do, in every situation you encounter on the stage of your life. In every moment of your day, you make choices about whether to do this or that, to say "yes" or "no," to participate or withdraw, to speak or remain silent, to take this path or that one.
You came to this Theater of Life to make choices, and to see how those choices work out. There are no "right" or "wrong" choices. Your soul's satisfaction is the only goal, and you are the only one who decides if the results of your choices are "good" or "bad." Your Guides are with you to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed choices.
So, with your soul's goals in mind, your guides may offer a new perspective or suggest options you hadn't thought of. They'll remind you of your Purpose. And They'll definitely help you remember who you truly are, what you intended, and all that you can do. Your remembrance of this is your real Power, the only kind you need and the only kind you can never lose. Receiving Their messages requires only your willingness and an avenue through which They can communicate with you. Oracles are one such avenue, and are rightly valued for their clarity, but know that your guides will use any avenue that gets Their message through to you.
So, have good conversations with your guides, for They will indeed be loving friends who'll never judge you. They have nothing but admiration for your courage in coming to this planet. They know that being in a body isn't easy. They know the world's dramas make it easy to forget who you are, to forget what you came for, to forget all that you Know. They understand that life here is full of concrete needs and material concerns. And they know that the world's illusions are sometimes—maybe even often—frightening. They know how easy it is to forget that the Game of Life is just a game; that there is, indeed, really nothing to fear. They understand how it is here. They understand how you feel. Most of all, They love you, and want you to find comfort in that Love.
So call upon Them—your oracles, your angels, your guides. Let Them show you how to open your inner Sight and discern the character and intentions of those around you. Let the best friends you'll ever have show you a Way Out of problems you'd almost given up hope of ever resolving. Let them widen your perspective and open up exciting new possibilities to explore. Allow Them to guide you back to True Femininity, back to the Intuitive Power that is your birthright as a Woman. Above all, enjoy yourself while you create the life you came to have. That's why They're at your side.