Sylvia Browne has long talked about her spirit guide, Francine who gives her information from the other side. She first began receiving visitations from her when she was only eight years old and her parents initially thought Francine was just an imaginary friend. The guide, who identified herself as Iena (Sylvia rechristened her Francine, a name she was fond of at that time) told her she was an Indian born in Colombia in 1500 who was murdered when Spaniards plundered their country.
From 1520 until 1936 (the year of Sylvia's birth), Francine trained to become a "communicating guide," which would allow her to circumvent reincarnating on Earth again. The two met shortly after Sylvia "went down the tunnel into a fetus."Most living people have guides, though typically they are only aware of them on a subconscious level. Further, "most everyone on Earth has been or will be a spiritual guide for someone."
Source: Adventures of a Psychic by Sylvia Browne and Antoinette May.