I first met Brother John when I started meditating and journeying in my 20s. Over successive journeys he showed me pieces of our Medieval life together in Rouen, France, and taught me many things.
In fact, Brother John is another persona of my Shaman guide, Dancing Bear. In my 20s, he chose to appear in his very approachable persona from the monastic life we shared, to bring me the comfort and reassurance I needed at the time.
This sensitive tailoring of personas to what we need most at the time is typical of guides and why we often think our Spirit guides change over the course of a lifetime.