We hear it all the time: connect to your higher self! Listen to your higher self! But a lot of the time, we aren’t really taught how. It’s just assumed this is an innate ability that we all can do in seconds. The truth it, for some of us – okay, a lot of us – it takes time and practice to connect with our higher selves.
If you’re confused, the higher self is the “higher vibrational” part or version of you. It’s the part of you that is connected to all, and knows everything that you need to know. It is still you, and you don’t need to change anything about yourself to get to connect to that higher knowledge. It is just the part of you that is more tapped into the spiritual.
Here are my favorite three ways to connect:
The first is journaling.
I have a dedicated journal to my spirituality, and another document on my laptop specifically for talking with and connecting to my guides and higher self. This is because I have an affinity towards writing. For you, it may be that you sit down at your piano and just play music, it could be going for a long run or hike.
Still, I think journaling is helpful because it focuses our mind in a specific direction, and makes us reflect. You don’t need to be a talented writer to do it, you just need to be honest with yourself. Here are some prompts you might find useful:
- What makes me feel disconnected from my spirituality?
- What makes me feel connected to my spirituality?
- I visualize my higher-self looking like… (then describe)
- I best tap into my intuition by….
Follow your interests and passions
If you’re suddenly interested in crystals, start looking into them and researching – maybe buy a couple of our affordable tumbled stones. We recommend these for working with guides and higher self. Or maybe you’re suddenly very interested in biology. Thrift an old textbook, take a skillshare class, or go on youtube and learn. It can be a serious interest and hobby, or a quirky one that’s just for yourself. Following these desires taps into your higher self because it guides you towards treating yourself and nurturing yourself.
Start seeing yourself as divine.
Do whatever you have to do to make yourself feel special and spiritual. If that’s meditating, eating healthier, or wearing your favorite shirt more and giving into dessert…You are a divine being and you deserve to be treated as such. Don’t get me wrong, don’t expect people to go around bowing in front of you, but just know that you are special and that you already possess all the skills and answers you need. You just need to tap into them.
Other ways you’ll find on many other blogs are the common, meditation, eating more fruits and veggies, drinking more water, and that sort of thing. These are important, but I also think it’s important to nurture our own individuality and personal selves to connect to our higher self.
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