There has always been a lot of debate over whether 'Spirit Guides' and 'Guardian Angels' are the same thing. Some believe that they are one of the same thing. Some believe that they are one of the same thing and some believe that they are not. It is my personal belief or personal opinion that there are differences between 'Spirit Guides' and 'Guardian Angels'.
So, what is a 'Spirit Guide' to each person or to each psychic or medium the answer will be different. For starters each person has at least one or more 'Spirit Guides' as far as I have been told from my own 'Spirit Guides'. The number of 'guides' depends very much on the types of experiences a person will have in their life time. The experiences that will determine more than one 'guide' are the heartache, trauma, tragedies, death, accidents, murders, disease, natural causes etc. In essence the unhappy or non-positive life experiences determine whether more than one 'guide' is needed. A 'Spirit Guide' is exactly as the name describes a spirit body from the spirit world that may or may not have been a living person at one time or another.
To the best of my knowledge and what my own 'spirit guides' tell me, all 'spirit guides' or all those spirits who have the job of guiding the living whether the living be psychic, medium or not, have all the same level of knowledge and are all at the same soul spirit level. In the spirit world it is all about 'balance' there is an equality that many times is not felt or seen in the physical world.
To use a simple example of 'balance' we must first take a look at both the physical and spirit world and the connections and 'balance' within the two.
Firstly, lets take a look at the physical world. Human Beings are in essence a pure balance of good and evil within one body and one soul. Depending on the influences in our life, people and situations/events determine who and what we become whether we live a good or bad life as a good or bad person. Our own personal decisions throughout our lives, decisions of right or wrong determine and tip the balance of good and evil within our own lives. As a child it is the people in our lives our family and friends, our peers if you like influences who we are to become as we move through childhood, teenage and then to adult. Each decision a person makes through every life experience can tip the scales of our lives towards being a good person living a good life or an evil person living an evil life. In saying that, there several degrees or levels of balance of good and evil in connection to the balance of whether individuals live a good or bad life and those levels are reached or surpassed by ones own actions.
No baby is born predominately evil or good, there is always a 50/50 like half and half of good and evil. As the baby grows from baby to child, teenager, adult to old age the people who influence the baby as they grow as well as the experiences and decisions that are made throughout the child's whole life can tip the balance of good and evil and determine the way a person lives there life. This is natures balance taking form in the physical world as there is a balance in the physical world and there is also a balance in the spirit world among the individual souls/spirits and spirit/soul groups. There is the wisdom of equality and all the majority of spirits are on an equal footing when it comes to knowledge, of course when it comes to soul/spirit enlightenment each spirit/soul or soul group advances to different stages of enlightenment at different paces to other spirit/soul groups. But, this is a completely separate issue to the issue of knowledge of the spirit world and its inner workings.
The enlightenment of a soul seeks in the spirit world and the soul group they belong to is determined by the decisions they have made in the life or lives in the physical world. The bad or good decisions that a person makes their actions toward others whether that be family, friends or strangers and the way people live their lives. This all determines the advancement of the soul and the enlightenment of the soul is for a spirit to learn through lifetimes the true meanings of life, death and the universe. When enough has been learned through the life or lifetime's in the physical world, then the ultimate enlightenment or reward is to become one with or apart of an eternal peace that is found when one becomes pure energy and become part of the physical universe. If your a christian then the becoming one with the universe would be an eternal peace and one with heaven. Complete enlightenment would be to seek out or gain the knowledge of life, the universe and everything else. Because of that complete enlightenment your soul would be so complete that no more lives in the physical world are necessary, if that makes sense.
My 'spirit guides' are the ones that told me that there is a difference between 'spirit guides' and 'guardian angels'. 'Guardian Angels' are there to protect and comfort individuals, where as 'spirit guides' are there to guide, advise and to teach us.
As I said before, each person has one or more 'spirit guides' and these 'guides' act or 'guide' an individual in different ways depending on the life you are going to live, the skills and the abilities you have your 'spirit guide' is connected to you, in tuned to you in a spiritual way and in some cases acts as your inner voice to guide you in your decision making during different experiences and events over the span of your lifetime. They sometimes as I said can act as your inner voice when they cannot connect with you any other way.
In Section 2 of 'Spirit Guides' and 'Guardian Angels' we take a look at all types of angels including 'Guardian Angels'.