So, basically that's a no and your branch of religion doesn't necessarily include that experience as desirable anyway?
I've talked to both native and Eastern religion followers who have had personal encounters with spirit guides. In a couple of cases, practioners of Eastern religions felt that they were a source of comfort and guidance at first (some had several and even trained others how to get in touch with theirs), but the spirit guides turned on them later. The one Cree person who told his experiences said that a variety of different spirits had approached him, promising various things if he would follow them or do something to honour them. He ended up selecting one in particular who took on various forms and whom he said did actually give him what was promised. He knew of other medicine men who had their patron spirits which granted them different powers that were normally not within the realm of possibility. I know of others who have had ancestors or animals appear to them in dreams to tell them something or give them advice.
I have no doubt that they are real. Because of my world view, I believe that they aren't benign, but I know enough normal people who have had encounters that I believe such a thing definitely does exist.