ooo i like this thread.
i actually have an example of my guide (or some spirit) interfere with my own thoughts to tell me it was definitely the wrong way to go
i was just walking down the street thinking 'oh maybe i can help her once i get such and such' and all of a sudden something pulled a good chunk of my hair in my pony tail from the middle part of the tail thus it could not have been pulled by the elastic band.
but i think it was because they were really frustrated i hadn't figured out my path yet and thinking of helping people in ways i shouldn't waste my time with.
the sidewalk was clear by the way, no protruding bushes or tree branches for my hair to get caught on!
a good way to tell if its someone else talking is if its something you would have never thought of yourself.
another example of me walking down the street and i kept feeling a 'knock at the door' from my grandfather who passed away this year. i thought it was my guilt speaking because i'm always arguing with my mom..
eventually i answered the door and i was like.. 'yes yes, i know what you want to say.. stop fighting with my mother i should be nicer'
then he blew me away by saying 'no no, that's her problem to work out.(!!!) i am unhappy because you are not living your life with GUSTO!'
and then he disappeared. part of me was feeling like did i make that up? but i felt like his presence was very randomly at my door and insisting on its presence without my guilt that i realized it was really him.
plus i told my aunt later and she said 'yup it sounds like him!' (i didn't know him too well.. he lived in another country)