Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Three Ways to Have a Healthy Relationship With the Higher Self

According to Wikipedia the Higher Self is a term associated with multiple belief systems, but its basic premise describes an eternal, omnipotent, conscious, and intelligent being, who is one's real self. 
I think of my Higher Self as a part of myself that loves me unconditionally, knows and wants what's best for me always, knows exactly how to get me there and guides me every step of the way. I can trust my Higher Self completely. Who wouldn't want a friend like that? 
Each one of us has been blessed with a Higher Self. We all have the opportunity to really develop a close, intimate relationship with the Higher Self so that we can be guided in all that we do. 
The value of becoming a close friend with your Higher Self can't be overstated. Not only to have a trusted aly you can depend on for anything, but also to have someone there with you at all times that loves you and builds you up no matter what. The Higher Self wants you to love life and yourself. 
This blog would be remiss if it didn't mention the benefits of a close relationship with your Higher Self will have on your relationship with your mate. It's as simple as this: your relationship is a reflection of your relationship with your self. A close, loving relationship with your Higher Self is the highest level of a close, loving relationship with yourself. Therfore, what will be reflected if you have this close, loving relationship with your Higher Self will be the highest level of a close, loving relationship with your mate. Not to mention that your Higher Self can guide you to the right mate for you and toward more love, closeness and joy in your relationship. 
Here are three things that you can do today to help you develop a close, loving partnership with your Higher Self:
  1. Ask. Ask to meet your Higher Self and from there ask to communicate, get to intimately know and communicate with it. Ask every morning for your Higher Self to take over in your affairs. Ask for its guidance on anything and everything you want and need. When you're at the grocery store you can say to yourself: "Higher Self, please guide me to the healthiest snacks for my children's lunches". Ask as often as you like. Keep a conversation going all the time. Then follow the second step. 
  2. Be open and listen. This listening and openness involves  paying attention to your intuition, even when it tells you what you don't want to hear. Intuition comes in many different ways. For me, I simply know that something is right or wrong. Some people hear a voice in the back of their head. When you ask for guidance, it will come. Be open to hearing it. Google how to do this or grab one of the thousands of books written on the subject. 
  3. Meditate. Stillness and silence allows the Higher Self to speak to you and allows you to hear it. Meditation is simply being still and silent for a time. I give myself 15 minutes in the morning of just sitting still and feeling myself breathe in and out. The purpose of meditation is not to achieve anything during our after, but to be still. This includes (as much as possible) your thoughts. Spirit can best pour itself into a still cup. 
You've probably been ignoring much of what your Higher Self has had to say, so there may be an adjustment period as you develop this relationship. Don't give up, keep asking, keep listening and keep meditating. Above all, honor the guidance you do receive by acting on it. 

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