We have a tendency to believe because of our physical restrictions that we are alone. This is an illusion we create due to physical senses and a lack of accepted information. We are here to learn and experience both the beautiful and the ugly aspects of life. We have no road map to life, only a old inner compass that most of us do not know how to use. One thing to keep in mind is that we all have spirit guides and guiding spirits to help us along means the way.
The term conscience means different things to different people. The Christians believe it is the Holy Spirit that differentiates right and wrong within them. Of course this is limited as only those of the faith are allowed to benefit from such a magnanimous ability of moral discernment. This ability to differentiate right and wrong springs up from within all of us. The more we pay attention the more potent and natural it becomes to do what is right.
Let us redefine what most people call spirit guides. This is information that draws from internal sources. Time is non linear and all your lives exist now. Every choice you make in your life echoes into the past and future. Your beliefs go to inspire your incarnations to either make the right or wrong choices in their own lives. Your communication with them is an internal energy source, as it stems from the same soul. These personalities make up your spirit guides, they are found within you. Every life contributes its successes and regrets to your conscience. You do the same for them.
This ability to navigate moral challenges also originates from existence before your choice to navigate such classrooms as Earth, and from lives that exist in a different place without war and death. You know somewhere inside you that life does not have to be this way. Life can be beautiful and abundant for all. Murder, lies, and theft are unnecessary. This knowledge of a different world is possible because you exist there now. A different branch of your soul is already there sending you this hope.
Guiding Spirits are termed external only in the idea that they originate from other souls, even if we are all connected. Family and friends that pass on are not really gone. Many help guide their loved ones to their proper path. Animal totems, angels, extraterrestrial allies, and soul connections from other lives are all examples of external information sources, even if their guidance is translated into thoughts the same. When one stops and takes a good look at all the help we receive, we are left with an understanding that everything we do matters. Every act of kindness creates. We are never alone and everything we do is observed. Make the right choices and be the best spirit guide you can be.