I've also read very little on guides/gatekeepers, although I've seen a few videos by people who seem to have a little experience in the subject. Doreen Virtue comes to mind, also Barbara Eden (channeled Arthur Ford). Edgar Cayce and Sylvia Browne seem to have something to say also. It was my impression that the guide is only limited by our own thoughts & intents, that negative, doubtful attitudes distort their ability to do what they would see as advantageous to our life experience/mission. It's quite simple. When we harbor doubtful fear containing thought forms ( I don't know if I can do this job), what they recieve is the energy of doubt. The only ideation that can be mirrored back to us is what we have put out. We're not sure, we doubt, we don't know, these energies. When we concentrate on the positive, sometimes this takes training, they have more ability to bring better circumstances and challenging solutions into our space. They can only work with what we supply them with in the thought realm. I learned about this years ago, the thought life, that is, and it can be a real challenge when you make an honest effort to see how you view things and why. We can be our own worst critics in this.
There may be times when they say "enough is enough" and create a situation that will force us to change direction or paradigms. This comes with the territory, and is part of the program we agreed upon. Maybe you've had situations that played out with amazing coincidences that were obviously a "set up" - people you met, places you visited that jumped out at you with a certain statement. They are what makes life interesting & lively, and sometimes more of a challenge than what we think we need at the time.
Both the message and your reply cover many aspects of spiritual teachers and guides, including those who know when and how to allow negative energies in, to challenge our resolve.
My earliest memory is of an elderly gentleman who smoked a pipe, not in costume like Santa Claus, but sitting in a comfortable chair in his library, calmly assessing my situation, suggesting what I could do, to make things better, like John Lennon singing "take a sad song and make it better" in later years.
I treasure those memories, and have never thought to ask if God is real. He/she appears in many disguises, throughout our lives, and asks us questions that make us think, and know if it's distressing, "this too, shall pass" if we allow ourselves to realize it is an experience, not good or bad, no need to react like it's a tragedy, just something to experience, learn from, and move on.
Yes your right in a way there are people on your human life path that are sent to challenge your perspectives on this planet with many things its learning,they have a part to play in this holographic matrix as much as you have a part to play in it as well,with these type of people popping into your reality that's when the soul is either in chaos,or still searching,so its still ascending..but when these people stop coming into your life there is acceptance of all that is and every will be,your soul recognises this process,as its in peace and out of the earth bound ego traps..this is when you can say truthfully that you have ascended to a higher realm of consciousness,its not a place named Heaven either..each time a person 'pushes your buttons' so to say or prompts your thinking process's via their negative ego,then you can still say that you are still on your soul journey if that makes any sense,nothing to do with a GOD being real or showing you things,that's not truth that's a human perception & experience..that's when your relying on another invisible entity to show you signs or what ever,these things are not part of your souls journey they are placed instead to lure you in a direction that's not your souls main choice or direction, but only a human processed experience..I say this as there is no 'being', 'figure','entity' or 'man GOD' persay,...Actually real soul science understands that all that is perceived,is perceived in ones mind,your mind receives electron signals and tells you what you perceive. So in honest truth,all you see is electron signals. So, where does the world you see exist? There's a mind bender for yah... what is out there,is only energy and information. Within your mind, you see what you see. Plus the collective agreements. Your mind. You control it... interesting Mind can't understand. It wants explanation to all. But it's all just so simple. But the mind wants to make things complex,by adding beautiful words,& logic statements...but this is still limited 3D consciousness. Everything,e.g including the bible you've read tells you that you are bad. I say you are 99.999999% energy source pure & beautiful. "But" You are the driver of your own ship here on this planet. What you choose to believe,you still have been told by someone else,yet you know the truth within, if you will look in,deeper,deeper... Like the temple,with the outer court,the inner court..it is a model,a model of you,and you have created many 'you's' in other dimensions also within the huge temple,but there is only one core you,your cosmic higher-self...
I see these gatekeepers more like a shield around us and every portal.
Kinda like a protective sphere of energies programmed by ourselves to navigate through wherever we go.
And the guide, yeah that is in my point of view a real being just out of our frequency range of view too.
Never heard about this before, but I create a gatekeeper every day and leave them there to watch for unwanted energies and people. Mine has a sword as well as a box of candy and some flowers . Most energies and people can be turned away simply by distracting them to another thought or idea....so the candy and flowers are usually all that is needed. This system works really well..