I had a spirit guide of mine leave me the other week. It wasn't fun either. In fact, it left me confused more than anything.
I was always under the impression that your spirit guides stayed with you for your entire life and that some even stayed with you over many lifetimes. This is what I had read and what I had been told by many professional and well-known psychics, mediums, readers and spiritual healers before. It is far from the truth though.
We all have a few or more spirit guides that guide and protect us as we go about our daily lives. The majority of these guides will stick with us for the entirety of our lifetime or more. Part of their purpose is to help our soul grow and evolve so that eventually our soul can reach enlightenment. When certain lessons are learnt a guide may well decide to leave you.
You'll know when a guide is leaving you because you'll have an extremely shitty day emotionally prior to them doing so. There'll be no rhyme or reason as to why you're feeling all off-centre and emotional. This is them telling you that they're about to depart. You'll be reacting to this news on a soul level which in turn manifests in the physical. No one likes to be told that someone they love is leaving them for good, and every spirit guide of yours is deeply in love with you as you are with them regardless of whether you're aware of it or not. You may go through feelings of betrayal, loss, loneliness, sadness and hurt at this time which as an absolutely normal reaction to this parting. They will also appear to you visually before they depart so that you'll remember them after they have gone.
When my guide left me I was told that he'd be gone by the following morning. So the time frame was within a day and I had no prior warning of it beforehand. The time frame may differ for everyone but as yet I can't be sure. I don't think it'd be very kind and loving of guides to keep someone in this state for any longer than a day!
The reasons for their departure can vary. I had apparently learnt to let go of anger properly and forgive (after 31 years of work I'm sure my guide was pleased that I'd finally caught on!). Because I had learnt this he had no further work to do with me and my soul didn't need him anymore. It also allowed me to move up to a higher vibrational level and heightened level of spiritual awareness. This is the catch 22- when a guide leaves you your level of awareness will rise but then again you'll also go through a bit of turmoil to get there.
After my guide had left me the following week proved to be quite strange. I had conflicting feelings: one minute I'd feel calmer than I'd ever felt then the next minute I was having a panic attack (horrible things panic attacks!). My physical energy levels also felt very low. I felt very strong and secure emotionally but then my body was doing it's own thing by throwing in these attacks. I can only put this down to the parting of my soul from my guide's and the breaking in cords/ties that our soul's had between one another...it somehow shot through to my physical body.
So from what I can gather a spirit guide will leave you once they have taught you a certain lesson. There will always be a 'test' prior to them leaving too. If you struggle with anger and forgiveness as I have my entire life then you will be constantly 'tested' through various events that happen in your life. You may find that numerous nasty people are continuously being put in front of you and challenging you. This will continue to occur until you learn your lesson on how to forgive. Or you may be prone to jealousy and find that you are regularly faced with people that make you jealous in order for you to learn how to get over that.
Whatever the lessons are that you need to learn you can be sure that you'll be faced with them time and time again until you finally understand it and learn how to deal with it in a healthy manner. This is why it's important to learn through other people and events than happen during your life, otherwise it will just keep going on and on.
So, all in all I count losing a spirit guide as kind of a confirmation that I'm on the right track. It was a long journey but I obviously passed my exam on Anger & Forgiveness and can move on. I hope that everyone gets the chance to experience this because even though it isn't an entirely pleasant event losing one of your guides it does make you feel like you've achieved something that was meant to be impossible.
Love, light and blessings to you all (and your guides)
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference."
- Robert Frost
(Excerpt used from 'The Road Not Taken')