Mine always made me ☺& were always there for me when/if I had a problem. Said problems in my case couldn't be fixed; I'd never magically be able to walk, so when I needed to talk to someone i'd talk to one of them to get things out. I even wrote to one once.
in the words of aforementioned copper, (he's rather rude about disabled people so god only knows why I fancy him, but I suppose that's beside the point) who I suppose would be my spirit guide since he's supposed to have been dead for years:
"We can't change this world. Only learn how to survive in it"..
I'm a sort-of Pagan, & know (as in this sense) women who are married to Odin. I wouldn't go that far; nor would I talk to my SG out loud. I'm sure my loved ones would see that as something i'd do though. Tribes believe everything has a spirit as well; why when/if we do that are we called insane ??
I like Rik Mayall anyway.