During our lifetimes we often feel the protective presence of beings who are watching over us. Sometimes we recognize them, sometimes we simply feel Something. It can be ancestors, it can be gods, (I love this image of Anubis the Psychopomp from TheFearMaster DeviantArt.) For some, especially gods, helping in certain situations is their role or ‘job’. But just as there are many who we’d like to help, because they are innocents who are suffering, there are many entities who would love to help us. Some our ancestors, some are angels or totems or elementals. Some seem to be required to be asked for help, others help even if you don’t know they’re doing it, they may be sent by someone else with whom you have a relationship. I believe we should acknowledge them, and thank them, and sometimes take the step of asking for help when it’s available. The universe can be a dangerous and scary place, and we can help others, and accept help. Be open to both.