Thank goodness, there are Allies along the way. People, creatures, plants, ancestors, cosmic beings, Nature, Place and the Earth Herself who show up to provide support, encouragement, insight and information. Some are present for all of one's life and some appear for certain stages. I don't know how anyone manages who is not aware of these helpers - these Guardian Angels.  We all have them, aware or not. In fact, a major part of the spiritual journey is becoming aware and identifying them. Noticing their presence and their encouragement. I feel such huge gratitude for their presence and this process.