American Indian Spirit Guide
One of the most important things to an Indian is the American Indian Spirit Guide. There are misconceptions about this practice of becoming one with the Spirit and having a familiar guide. It can be an animal, bird or any of the creatures that live around you. When you know your spirit guide it is the equivalent of having a benefactor that shows up during times of change. It can be good for encouragement or to warn of impending danger. Either way it is something that you can identify as a communication from the world or a higher power.
To understand this better the world concerns your physical existence and day to day interaction. It involves an awareness of your surroundings to interact with your spirit guide. A person who does not pay attention to things around them may go their whole life without ever realizing the effect it has on them. The person that benefits from this awareness can determine a course of action that is appropriate to enhance their life.
The more important is the spiritual aspect. These same guides are also to communicate the will of the Spirit. The Spirit; being an all knowing entity, defines what is best described as actions that please your soul by an increase in knowledge. When being led by the Spirit everyone you encounter is affected by your presence. This is usually directly related to what you are learning or teaching. In most cases it is some way of insuring a future for all involved. Many times the person being led by the Spirit feels like a robot on remote control, moving without being involved in the thought process to produce movement. As they become more familiar with the will of the Spirit and the techniques they become able to do many things on their own. Such people become Shaman, Chiefs and known leaders.
American Indian Spirit Guide
Most noted are the particular species that are the tribes symbolic character. Some have animals while others have birds, reptiles or insects. It is known that each tribe has a special reverence for their familiar American Indian Spirit Guides. No matter what the guide might be they are not to be taken lightly. When they show up it is considered a sign or communication from the Spirit. Anyone with experience in these matters knows that anything is subject to happen. There is no limit or any law of nature that can not be changed by the Spirit. Interaction at this level is usually achieved by young children and only a few maintain their spiritual practice throughout their lives. They are the ones known to have “the power.”
The American Indian Spirit Guides are a vital part of a persons spiritual indoctrination. Communication with the spirit guide is a subject that still mystifies many people. Some have been heard to be speaking in the language of the person involved. That may seem impossible to those that do not believe but it is well known that many creatures can and do talk. Most don’t have the necessary vocal range and it can be like listening to a baby when they can’t vocalize an entire word. If you are used to it,like mothers, you can understand what they are saying. Some speak as clearly as any person for instance parakeet and dogs are well known for their ability to communicate. This same ability is possible with anything that produces sound. This is only one aspect of the American Indian Spirit guides.
For those that take an open minded approach these things won’t be as startling as they occur. In the photo of the Bald River Falls above look to the right side of the of the photo. Do you see the image formed with the spray of the waterfall? I have a larger version that can be sent upon request. This is an actual photo not altered in any way. It is a privately owned family heirloom photo with copyright. There is a $4.68 fee for an email w/attachment. It is a JPEG file 405KB, dimensions up to 2048 x 1536 are very clear and not gritty or blurred. It was taken with a digital camera at the Bald River Falls in the Cherokee National Forest. Tellico ,Tennessee. August 28, 2013.