Because things we experience from the Spirit World are filtered through each individual’s personal beliefs and expectations, not everyone agrees on exactly what defines an angel, or a spirit guide, a deva, or a power animal. But here are some basics that most mystics and psychics agree on, including what kinds of advice each group specializes in giving.
Angels and devas are purely beings of light, and have never experienced physical form. Because of this, their advice may sometimes seem impractical, until you understand how to apply it. By the way, a deva is an angel with a very particular task, that of holding and expressing the blueprint for a particular kind of plant and, perhaps for animal groups as well. There is a Sweetpea Deva, and a Pumpkin Deva, and a Mushroom Deva, and a Redwood Deva. There may be Dolphin Devas and Coral Devas, too. Angels have many interests and tasks in addition to the much-loved Guardian Angels. Examples are Landscape Angels which watch over forests, rivers, seas, mountains and larger ecosystems, and Overlighting Angels which guide and knit together families and organizations and marriages.
Spirit guides, on the other hand, have had experience in physical form, and while their perspective is less time-oriented than ours, and encompasses reality beyond the stream of time, they relate more easily to the day to day challenges we humans experience. But did you know that animals can appear as spirit guides, too? I suspect many are what is known in Native American culture as Power Animals or Medicine Animals. But I’m not sure if the animals I personally have encountered in readings as spirit guides fall into the category of devas, or if they’re the spirit forms of animals who actually lived. Perhaps they’re both. Perhaps the cat hanging around in someone’s aura really is a beloved pet, and perhaps the owl on your shoulder is a power animal, a form of deva, or something altogether different.
What do you think?