Our spiritual companions are invisible but they cluster around us and permeate our bodies. Judging by the images we receive from them they can be beautiful or grotesque. The underlying truth is that they are almost always with us and if we could see them as living growths, they would probably look somewhat like these statues which have been buried in seawater for many years and have become covered with various coral deposits. You can see the beauty of the statues under the coral but the appearance is greatly modified by the coral growth.
Your spiritual companions are probably a lot prettier than this coral growth, but they modify your personality and energy levels just as this coral alters the appearance of these beautiful statues.