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Do spirit guides know the future?

Today continues a series of quick answers to quick questions. I’ve received hundreds of Ask Erin questions in the last few months and decided to just start answering them one per day until I tire of this sport or run out of questions. Enjoy!

Question: Do spirit guides know the future? – Jordyn

Answer: Yes and no.

Imagine you were flying above a maze and you could see all the little rats in the maze just running around looking for some cheese. The rats can’t see what’s around a corner, or whether they are heading for a dead end, or whether they are about to encounter another rat, but you can, because you can see the whole maze.

So you’re looking down at the maze and you see two rats who are on a trajectory towards each other. They can’t see each other at all, but you can easily see that in a few minutes, if they maintain their current course, they will bump into each other. So… can you see the future? Can you make a prediction? What if one rat stops running and turns around? Will they still run into each other? Will your prediction then be wrong?

You whisper into one rats ear, “Hey buddy, you’re going to run into the most beautiful little rat in about 3 minutes. Just keep on going.” The rat gets excited and, sure enough, in a few minutes, he runs into the rat of his dreams. But what if you whisper into the rat’s ear, “Hey buddy, you’re going to run into a cat if you keep going down this road.” And the rat says, “Oh hell no! I’m outta here,” and changes his direction?

The future is not set in stone, so the guides can’t “know” the future. However, their perspective gives them an advantage so sometimes it appears as if they are predicting when really they are just calculating the most likely outcome based on a current trajectory. Being able to tune in to your guides to get this information is worth the effort of learning how to hear them though.

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