ElizaJ, your spirit guides are assigned to you by your higher self. Your higher self may act as a guide, but is not technically in the same class as spirit guide.
There are many spirit guides, but just one higher self.
Spirit guides may come and go as the situation warrants, but your higher self is there to stay through thick and thin, all the way from beginning to end.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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