A reader asks 2 questions: (letters inserted to help the sub-questions match answers)
a) Why do we need "spirit guides"?
b) Why can't we just be our own guide? It's almost like big government handing out unnecessary government jobs to friends and family. I know there's no "higher self", let's not get into another long discussion about that topic, but
c) the self that's neither higher or lower yet not incarnated and has full knowledge of EVERYTHING, our "fractal self" may be a better term.
d) Who would know our life plan better than ourselves?
a) To help you remain on course.
b) You can also jump from flying aircraft without a parachute.
c) No fractal self exists. Your attempt to put a new name on a thing which does not exist, will not create it. As soon as you consider yourself a fraction, you have gone off course. As soon as a human considers a higher self exists, that human considers her/himself lower than her/himself. Neither of these are possible.
Your decision to incarnate involves many scheduled encounters and many more impossible to plan, which will occur as and when you decided, during your incarnation journey. Just as you might choose a certain place, person or event, so may and so will other humans. These free will choices you make and also others, can run a great risk of taking you off course from the principal experiences you have planned. This would undermine your purpose of life, even if the unplanned experience would also become equally valuable. Guardian Angels make certain you are not detoured, beyond your own will.
d) No soul or body. Humans successfully create the illusion of independence, and you have done a spectacularly good job, as this question demonstrates. No human creates a life plan in isolation. No human is born without a mother, who did not require a father to help a mother conceive. These elements of life are planned, by each of you. You intentionally design aspects of an incarnated life to temporarily exclude awareness of things while you are awake and conscious as a human.
a) Why pray to God, Angels, Arch Angels, etc, etc, etc.
b) Wouldn't it be just as effective to pray to our "fractal self"?
c) Couldn't our fractal self relay relevant or pertinent information to us just as well as God or Angels? Or do they possess advanced knowledge or have "special powers" that our fractal selves don't?
a) To hear back. To remind you we exist. To comfort you. To make us feel good, for we do.
b) No, you cannot pray to yourself. This process is called thinking, which we all do automatically, incarnated or otherwise. You may send yourself a letter, but given you wrote and sent it, receiving it achieves only verification of the proper function of a delivery system.
c) Continued use of a term shall not create what does not exist, but rather confusion. Human politicians among other humans, use this technique to good effect and advantage. No comparison of levels of knowledge can be made with what does not exist.