The idea that we have spiritual guides is a common theme in indigenous and traditional religions, though they go by different names (e.g., the ancestors).
Typically, your guide network consists of five or six monads with an interest in you. They could be former family members (from this life or previous lifetimes), "angels," or even "subject matter experts" assisting you with special creative tasks you may have decided to try and accomplish.
Guides attach to you and your life based on mutual agreement. You and your guides choose each other based on your connection, special requirements you may have, special interests you share, etc.
Your guide network itself is not static and changes throughout the course of your life.