Updated: May 20, 2020
There are various forms of Spirit Guides and they're not always of human descent. Some spirit guides live as energy, in the cosmic realm or as light beings which are very high level spirit guides. Some spirit guides are persons who have lived many lifetimes. It is believed we chose our spirit guides on "the other side" before we are born, incarnate.
Your main guide(s) will stay with you throughout your entire life. While others pop in every now and again helping with specific areas of your life or goals you are trying to achieve. Guides are at varying levels of consciousness themselves. Some are ascended masters (such as Buddha) and others might be your average spirit who just happens to be a master in a certain area. They are group as either structured or unstructured. Whilst energy does not have a gender they can appear to be either male or female. Presenting with gender is done for us, to make us comfortable. They may be spirits who have had physical incarnations or who have never taken human form. You may be the only person they are guiding or they may be on the “panel” for other people as well. They might be deceased relatives but that is less likely. When it’s time for your spirit guides to help you, they tune in to your energy then nudge and help direct you through life. They’re responsible for helping us fulfill the spiritual contract we make before we incarnate.
Knowing this, consider if you're drawn to a particular culture, interest, time period or country. It's possible your spirit guide was previously connected to it. For a long time I felt a pull to an particular indigenous culture. It was so strong that I questioned my heritage wondering if great grandparents or great great grandparents had this lineage, it couldn’t be confirmed. The pull is so significant that my most prized worldly possessions represent the culture. It became apparent that my connection to the culture is not me but rather my spirit guide. My guide shares their knowledge on plants, animals and earth - slowly, gradually. For example recently, my awareness had been drawn to a particular bird. A few months ago my guide shared, in their culture beliefs system this bird was the first animal to ever die. Hence being the quest for understanding death, mortality and immortality. Learning this, I think "I’m a medium, my day is consumed with mortality and immortality,.................makes perfect sense why I’m drawn to this bird".
My intention of sharing this story is to draw your attention to why you’re interested in particular topics, cultures or places. The source maybe more energetic then you've consider. Explore through meditation, dream and journaling.