I've been reading this thread with great interest, since it started, but just didn't have the time to respond when it was first put up or since - until now.
Empress Arwen, I'd also just go with it, as Tanga mentioned. And, oh, btw, we never STOP developing. Its an ongoing process and there is always more to learn in this sense. Well, perhaps in every thing--even the usual things in life. You will continue to grow, develop and learn new things. It never ends. Its limitless.
I have communicated with quite a few guides and its funny because I almost feel like I can't say anything to them. It is sort of like Mingbop mentioned (I think it was her), its like being in a classroom with a stern teacher (even though my guides all had a more loving aura around them and not one of an old school marm)--and I knew better then to question them.
The first guide who ever appeared to me woke me up in the middle of the night. I was so astonished, I could barely talk and found myself uttering a weak yes when he asked questions of me requiring a yes or no, and shaking my head up and down as well. but, he was very loving and I felt that too-and also with all my other guides who appeared to me as well. I always knew I was 'safe' with them and had something to learn from them.
There was only one guide, whom I named "Joe" who I felt comfortable enough with to ask questions from and interestingly enough, he looked exactly like Jesus--and you'd think that would make me even more like the little obedient school kid and NOT ask him questions! But, Joe was and felt more like a close brother to me and I asked him many questions when we were together. He helped me a great deal and I have a very special fondness for this guide in my heart as a result.
So, if they are telling you that their messages to you are meant just for you and no one else, just remember that. Don't share it. There could be a reason that isn't available to you at this time.
I do recall one 'visit' with Joe. We were in the Akashic Records and I was reading through a huge book, with Joe at my side, often talking to me about what I was reading. This was going on for many days/weeks/visits. One visit, I asked him how come I can't recall what I am reading once I wake up or come out of my meditations. He told me not to worry that when I am ready to remember and need to remember, I will do so. But that the time is not quite yet.
I was satisfied with that answer until I again woke up. Then I was like "darn it! I want to remember what I've been reading there NOW!!!"
Oh man! I'd want to know right now too. I hate all this waiting to understand stuff...tell me now! There is a reason my nickname was Veruca (Willy Wonka) as a child.
I've never felt like I couldn't/shouldn't ask them stuff....hmmm maybe I don't have the proper level of respect. I told the male guide he was a dick for something he said to me...he laughed so I guess it was ok. It's not that I don't like him or think he has something to teach me...he's just harsh in his delivery...and sometimes I'm not in the mood to hear it.
I will try to listen and follow instructions...sigh. It will be interesting to see what happens. Thanks!