(see Angel, Ascetic, Authority Figures, Icon)
For instance you dream of coming out of an undesirable house where there are shadowy people cooking raw stakes that remain raw even after cooked and are intended for you to eat, and you are a vegetarian. Suddenly and out of context to the rest of the dream you find yourself in the outside of the house and getting onto a bus with your best friend, the bus is not moving, but you feel relieved not to be around the cooks. You specifically notice and remember the bus driver, but he/she does not seem to be playing a part of your dream subject – which is you and your friend on a bus that is not moving.
The driver is your guide here. You were taken from an unpleasant dream that you got involved with in the psychic plain by your guide and put in a protected area, the bus.
The guide realizes that things experienced in the psychic realm can be designed to cause you problems in the awaken state and even cause unpleasant physical manifestations to occur. Most likely your guide will also take an opportunity such as this to give you a message.
A guide will always be kind and loving to you or sometimes just silent but always positive.
A guide can be just a voice you hear.
The voice will be a pleasant rather than an unpleasant or frightening one. This is not to say it can’t be a stern and authoritive voice if that is what you need to get the message being given. Government-Control, internal and external law making and enforcing.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2- Psychologically we all need a symbol for a father or authority figure and this is one such representation. In searching for knowledge of a specific sort, we need an external figure with whom to relate. In Eastern religions, this is the guru who performs the same function as the priest in Western religion.
3- For many of us, God is too remote for us to be able to have a personal relationship with him.
A guru therefore becomes the personification of all wisdom made available to us through his perception. He will assist us to access our own inate wisdom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The guru in your dream is not a stranger but a symbol of your inner strength. It means you are looking for spiritual guidance, knowledge (including self-knowledge), and wisdom. Trust and accept the guidance that is offered because you will view your life from a “higher” plane—the guru is truly a wonderful symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary
A guru therefore becomes the personification of all wisdom made available to us through his perception and is a representation of the wisdom of the unconscious. He will help us to access our own innate wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile