Ancestral Guides have been receiving a lot of attention recently, and rightfully so. An Ancestral Guide is another being on your Guidance Squad with whom you typically share a biological relation. One of my Business Guides is also an Ancestral Guide for me.
Keep in mind; there are Ancestral Guides from previous and/or future incarnations that may also be assisting you in growing through a challenging period in your life. The healing work you do for yourself in this lifetime impacts the healing experience for future generations and future incarnations you will have.
Ancestral Guides can assist you with awakening your spiritual gifts such as clairvoyance and healing family patterns. Some of the lessons you planned to expand through in your life are indeed opportunities to heal family patterns. Some family patterns that may need healing are negative thought forms regarding abundance, over-thinking, and co-dependency.
When I was going through particularly difficult times, I had an ancestor I never met in the physical plane, tell me stories about situations in their life they wished they handled differently. Those stories helped me make the most healthful choices for myself and family going forward. It is truly a gift to be able to merge their ancient wisdom with your current knowledge.
As tempting as it may seem to ask an Ancestral Guide to remove you from a situation you dislike or speed up a process, they will not allow you bypass lessons that are in the highest good of those involved. They can and will most certainly leave breadcrumbs at your feet. The breadcrumbs may lead you to a new way in dealing with a situation that you never thought of before.