I love discussions and I particularly love people who are extremely nosy. There are multiple different soul types, there are blended soul types. Me? I'm super nosy. If I had to quantify what kind of soul type I am, I would have to say 3/4 of me is what I call a "Knowledge Seeker". Knowledge Seekers are always searching for answers, at any level. I know I used to drive my Dad nuts with questions. "Why is the sky blue?" "Why can't people see air, when it feels like breathing in soup?" "Why are leaves green?" "Why are there so many songs about rainbows?" (threw that one in to see if you noticed).
It is an extremely good thing to ask questions. I don't know at what point we stop asking questions but I have to wonder why we stop. Some don't and I believe that they have a more enriched existence for their nosiness. It means you do not shut down people when they are talking about something that you feel you know more about. It means you listen (or try to) more. Simply because I want to know everything... why not? and I am outspoken enough to question WHY you believe what you do.
A friend of mine from Chat, he often says Don't believe everything you hear, what you consider real, may not be real. I often think what's with that? What is reality? How do we define it? At times when I am standing in one world and looking into another and seeing another beyond, how do you define reality? By limitations that the human side of you imposes? For me, its a never ending opportunity to explore concepts that may push our thinking beyond our current ways in a good way. Change is good, growth is good and for that matter I pester relentlessly the Guides for understanding. Which is the point I am coming to.
Now I am naughty, I don't have GPS so I use the Guides when I am travelling. They will tell me which turn to take which direction to go, whether there is road works (bless 'em). However, when it comes to living my life, I do not use the Guides to make decisions about things I NEED, and I stress that word, NEED to learn. They offer guidance, and I have talked about this before. When someone asks me a question and then says but my Guide says I should do this, I start to get a tiny bit suspicious, simply because at what point did you listen, like you would to a good friend and then decide what you wanted for you? In the time I have been working with the Guides and this is most of my life because my Great Grandmother worked with me first, they have never TOLD me what I should be doing. It was my Dad who came and said you need to do this work, not the Guides.
Mind you, I welcome the experiences that life brings me and I am stubborn! and in that stubbornness is wanting to experience things even when the Guides are saying nothing but shaking their heads I will at times do what the stubborn side of my nature wants to experience. Now I am not saying that my way is a good one, and I say that tongue in cheek after A LOT of things I have done. However, there is incredible merit in listening to the guidance but deciding what you want to do for you.
When we first start working with Guides, it is AMAZING, it never stops being amazing. However, I see people become complacent in their understanding of what their "Guides" are here to help them with and in that complacency they sometimes open doorways to other opportunistic beings coming in to "tell" them what to do. When I work with people I tell them that they should work closely with their Guides to have a "call sign" a way of understanding that it is their Guide that no one else would know. A man I know has a specific "call sign" that he waits to be given so he then knows if another reader/medium/healer is bringing through his guide, they will give this information FIRST. I don't consider this overkill at all, it is just what works and resonates with him.
The danger of leaning too much on the Guides is that they will stop talking until you get back into your life. I met a woman years ago, followed her "Guidance" religiously in every single aspect of her life. Then one day she turned up at a Church I was at, and was bereft with the loss, her perception that the Guides had deserted her. "I don't know what to do now!" she wailed, "No one is looking after me!" Looking behind her she had a heap of Guides with her. I whispered to David, who was my guide at the time, "What's with that?"
He looked at her sadly. "She has refused to live her life without guidance, help until the point that the Guides have been carrying her. They have never left her, just stepped out of her range to help her in other ways". "Ohhh, so will they be back when she learns to "live in life"?" "They never left" he said gently. Now I get totally upset when I lose one of my Guides and I am being whacked at the moment for using the word lose! It is an evolution of knowledge exchange apparently! LOL! Anyway, but I am aware at times very much so and latterly over the last 5 years that the Guides WILL NOT help me at all if there is a LIFE matter for me to sort out for me.
It is simply not healthy to rely on the Guides for every single aspect of your decision making, it completely defeats the purpose of the journey. So listen to their advice, for it is indeed advice, but make sure to understand that it is truly YOU who needs to drive the train in your journey. If you feel you have a Guide who tells you what to do constantly, I would be investigating why you BELIEVE you need that? In the evolution of my working with these beloved beings, they constantly get me to think outside the limitations of my current perspective. For me, that's a good thing, it rounds out my point of view.
Never stop questioning, never stop asking, never settle for accepting what you have been told to do. Question why? How do I learn, what do I gain, how does it serve me? You would ask the same of a person living, why not ask the same of your Guides? After all they are here to teach you to grow to be all you can be with GUIDANCE!