Paulette : ) I answer to a lot of names
I may have said that I was uncomfortable with calling this "spirit guide" "God." When I called the being on the other side "God" it He/She did not say...I'm not God. I answer to a lot of names too. Some children from Mexico sometimes call me "Miss" because they don't yet know how to identify a teacher as MR. But I answer to it sometimes. I also answer to several other slaughterings of my name. Some kids call me by another teacher's name. The other kids make fun of them. I don't. I just let it ride.
I facilitate all kinds of hands on learning related to science, leadership, outdoor educcation, aerospace, water monitoring...Whatever I want to do in public schools and camps. I am about to begin leading a group of 26 young adults to multiply what I am doing...basically...I play for A LIVING. From my experience on the other side, spiritual beings do the same thing....they do what interests them.
I came across the name Yah in the Old Testament of a King James Bible. It was different than Yahweh. It is only used one time. If you can find a King James Version with a concordance, look up the word Yah. This scripture so acurately described my "spirit guide" that I began to call this being Yah...This to me is the femenine side of "God" loving forgiving caring nurturing...I also like Aba Father..(Papa)This is one I use when I need help...I also use the words "Father of Lights" when I am happy....or feel real aware....So I guess these beings will answer to a lot of names...or no name....If you want to call your "spirit guide Mary, or Buddah, or Allah, or Krishna, or The Force...Yah Bless You : )