1: someone or something that leads or directs another’s way: signpost
2: a device for steadying or directing the motion of something
3: a member of a unit on whom the movements or alignments of a military command are regulated —used especially in commands
Guide (n.): mid-14th century, “One who shoes the way,” from Old French guide, verbal sound from guider. In book titles from 1610s; meaning “book of information on local sites” is from 1759. In 18th century France, a “for Dummies” for “Idiot’s Guide to” book would have been a guid’ane, literally “guide-ass.” Guide-dog for the blind is from 1932.
Guide (v.): late 14th century “to lead, direct, conduct,” from Old French guider “to guide, lad, conduct,” earlier guier, from Frankish witan “show the way” or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic witanan “to look after, guard, ascribe to, reproach,” from Proto-Indo-European weid- “to see” (vision). The form of the French word influenced by Old Provencal guidar “guide, leader,” or Italian guider, both from the same source. Guided missile, one capable of altering course in flight, is from 1945.
“In selecting men [women] for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character.”
Noah Webster (1758-1843, American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author; called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education"; his name is synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Modern-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as "An American Dictionary of the English Language")
“Discerning the difference between a dictator and a leader is quite easy. The former cannot help but see ‘leading’ and ‘serving’ as stark contradictions that by their very nature are utterly incompatible. The latter can’t tell the difference”
Craig Lounsbrough (writer and author of nonfiction, religious and Christian books)
“You need to trust
To ask for guidance
Go within for the answers
They're within you
You have the answers
All you need do is ask”
Karen Hackel (South African author of the book, "Whisper of Your Soul")
“My Soul is my Guide,
for my Soul is of that Abode
I will not Speak of the Earthly,
I am of the Unknown.”
Rumi (1207-1273, Sufi master, mystic, scholar, and poet)
“I'm told there's no going back. So I'm choosing forward.”
David Leviathan (b. 1972, young adult fiction author and editor)
“Feelings do not always determine truth, but they can sometimes tell you what is true.”
J.R. Rim (writer and author born in Toronto, Canada)
“The subconscious mind is the guiding force for your entire life.”
Kevin Michel (new thought, metaphysics, and science author; best known for writing "Moving Through Parallel Worlds to Achieve Your Dreams")
“My Soul is my Guide, for my Soul is of that Abode | I will not Speak of the Earthly, I am of the Unknown.” — Rumi
Through many years of discipline, we can build our capabilities to dive into the depths of the unknown, the mysterious space of potentiality, mainly through some form of meditation. We will then have trust funds of our intuitive gifts to feel, hear, and know deeply from our own unique perspectives. Intuition is about stretching our vibrational muscles to connect in and feel more of our world.
When my children were small I had a 3-hour daily commute during the work week. I would take would take two trains and a crosstown bus to get my children to school and to arrive at work on time. It was a grueling schedule where most nights I would be in bed at 12 midnight and get up at 5:30 to meditate for about 20 minutes before getting myself and the kids ready to leave the house at 7:30.
Maya was in elementary at that time, and Nick was already in middle school traveling on his own. Every morning Maya and I would walk uphill for one block to the train station. But on this particular morning, instead of walking to our usual subway entrance, I got a huge intuitive tug to cross the street and to enter at the south side of the corner. When I did, we walked right into a crowd of men that were surrounding a man and woman on the ground. The man was on top pinning the woman down, and she was desperately reaching her hand out for help.
Quickly scanning I saw a little boy about seven years of age, afraid and confused, trying to maneuver his way around the crowd as well. I took a deep breath and slowly moved Maya and I pass the crowd to where the little boy was and protectively guided both children safely down the subway stairs.
When we arrived to the subway I could barely breathe, but continue to guide both children through the turnstile. Coincidentally, a transit cop was drinking coffee and shooting the breeze with a fellow passenger on the train platform. I have no idea what my face looked like at that point. I simply walked over to him and whispered, “You must go upstairs now!” That officer looked at me in shock, threw his cup of coffee down, put his hand on his gun, and ran up the exact staircase we had just descended.
Before I could process the incident, the train arrived, and Maya, that little boy, I, and everyone else who were on that platform stepped onboard. The train doors quickly shut. I exhaled and said a quick prayer for that woman, that officer, and that little boy who would soon disembark to his stop before we stepped off to ours.
Sojourners, always stay connected in, and your intuition will guide and protect you through amazing life adventures.
Miraculously Yours, Tonya