guiding spirit

guiding spirit

Someone who is influential or an inspiration to others. Amy's mother was always her guiding spirit during difficult decisions.
See also: guide, spirit
References in classic literature ?
But one mind still held possession of its resources -- but one guiding spirit now moved helpfully in the house of mourning.
Many pleasant pictures of the life that I would lead there, and of the change for the better that would come over my character when I had a guiding spirit at my side whose simple faith and clear home-wisdom I had proved, beguiled my way.
I did not weep, but I knelt down and with a full heart thanked my guiding spirit for conducting me in safety to the place where I hoped, notwithstanding my adversary's gibe, to meet and grapple with him.
When will my guiding spirit, in conducting me to the daemon, allow me the rest I so much desire; or must I die, and he yet live?
Violet still seemed to be the guiding spirit, while Peony acted rather as a laborer, and brought her the snow from far and near.
The FJWU is giving importance to academic research in order to promote a culture of critical thinking that could also become the guiding spirit for more effective policy formulation at national level, she added.
In creating the final track, the guiding spirit for the re-recording mixers was being true to the words of Wilson, says Millan.
Fox is formidable, but has lost its guiding spirit, the 76-year-old Roger Ailes, to charges of sexual predation.
Since then, little has changed, with Ramaeker's guiding spirit still at the helm.
It should therefore come as no surprise that Nicanor Faeldon happens to be the guiding spirit behind the Kalayaan, Atin Ito Movement, an organization of Filipino students from all over the country.
The plan of organizing the university took root in the mind of management, who is the guiding spirit behind the university.
The primordial human psyche to save their lives is the guiding spirit of Yossarin.
Her faith in the primacy of music in our endeavors was amply reflected in her role as a guiding spirit of Les Arts Florissants from its inception till the present day.
Abu Dhabi: Eleven years after the passing away of UAE's founding father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, his legacy remains the guiding spirit of his country, which has become the world's largest humanitarian donor.
And yet your words keep ringing in my ears Whose guiding spirit keeps me straight to reach the future by a frail vessel thru unsounded depths.