Over the years I have tried several kinds of meditations, including those that claim to help you connect with and access your higher self. If you're happy with what your meditation practice does for you in regard to reconnecting and cultivating a real, palpable relationship with your higher self, don't read this post. But if you're frustrated because your relationship with your higher self isn't where you want it to be and you'd like to know what kind of meditations are most effective for accessing your higher self, please read on.
First, some basics. I have learned that to access your higher self, it's not how you sit or how you breathe that's important. And it's not whether you have the right mantra. In fact, I have found that mantras actually distract and deter you from achieving this particular goal.
What's important is whether your meditation connects you to that "higher self" aspect of you in as accurate a way as possible and whether you integrate that part of you into your life through your daily actions.
I will explain what I mean by "as accurate as possible," first in general terms. I have found that for best results to happen in any area of life--doesn't matter whether it's cake baking or engineering or fixing cars--it helps to describe the situation as accurately as possible. What I mean is that you will get better results when you are right on target with your understanding of the situation, rather than just being in the ball park. Later in this post I will explain why this also holds true for the practice of meditation and connecting with your higher self.
I am writing about this topic because I came across a meditation for accessing the higher self that I understood (and intuitively knew) wouldn't be all that helpful. The not-so-helpful meditation goes like this: You are to imagine that your higher self is standing (or sitting) in front of you and you are connecting to it through your open palms that are out in front of you. You imagine your higher self mirroring you, palms touching, while affirming that your new "best friend" will give you the highest of guidance. You are asked to "breathe through your hands."
The problem with this meditation is that your higher self is not outside of you, and it never was. I will explain why it's important that the meditation you choose reflect reality as accurately as possible. The following are three points I discovered when I was seeking a meditation that would reconnect me to my higher self as quickly and as effectively as possible:
1. About 10 years ago, the Counsel of Light gave me a meditation that they described as a "shot in the arm" for connecting with your higher self. (This meditation was channeled for me through medium Flo Aeveia Magdalena.) In this meditation, the Counsel of Light asked me to place my left hand on my heart and my right hand on my "soul seed"--which is in the center of the body between the rib cage. They said that the heart in my meditation represented my current life (my current incarnation) and the soul seed represented my soul, my higher self (my infinite life). During the meditation they had me imagine that I was running a figure 8 (the infinity sign) around my hands (i.e. a circle around the left hand, and then a circle around the right hand, over and over again in a figure 8 ) so that what appeared to be happening is that my current life was integrating with my higher self right under my hands.
2. After I got into this meditation practice, I noticed that this area of my body would get all warm and tingly just before I'd be given important guidance. I would get this warm, intense glow in the center of my chest close to my heart (where the Counsel of Light said my "soul seed" was) even when I wasn't paying any particular attention to this area. What I mean is that I'd be driving my car, for example, on some mundane errand, when all of a sudden I would experience this intense hottening up of the center of my chest. I would feel this warm, peaceful, happy glow in my center even when my life was in chaos and I was feeling scared, sad, and disconnected from loved ones. Then a moment or so after I acknowledged this warm feeling, I noticed that I would get a new insight, or some sort of inner guidance--guidance that actually helped me resolve specific problems I had in my life at the time. The warm, intense feeling definitely got my attention. It helped me at a time when I wasn't yet confident with my ability to correctly distinguish my true inner guidance from my mental conditionings or imaginations. It also helped me to recognize which inner guidance was extremely important for me to follow. (And if your higher self gave you guidance that was deemed very important for you to follow, wouldn't it make sense that at the same time, you'd be given a sign that you couldn't ignore?) After all, the Divine Plan works extremely well!
3. Placing your hands on your body as I described above while lying down actually helps to calm you, to reconnect you to your higher self, your true self. (Try it for a while and see for yourself.) This kind of meditation also affirms (and helps your mind get) that your power is within you, not outside of you, and that the source of your power is your direct connection to Source (to God)--which I believe will be extremely important and useful in the near future.
I have written about how to do this meditation in both my eBook, Activating 2012 and my memoir, What Everyone Believed. Everything you need to succeed is shared in detail. Furthermore, in my memoir I share several instances of how I was driving, or walking, or even cleaning the house, began to feel the familiar welling up of warm energy in my soul seed area, and then the words and the guidance that came to me not long afterwards. I also share how the guidance I received helped me solve specific problems I had in my life at the time.
Besides the meditation shared above, I also like meditations where you imagine yourself walking down a spiral staircase, and with each slow step you go deeper and deeper into yourself. This meditation is very calming and helps you learn to "drop in" to yourself quickly.
There is no doubt in my mind that reconnecting to and integrating with your higher self is the source of your spiritual awakening. It's what this "Great Shift" in consciousness is all about. Just make sure to use a meditation that connects you to your higher self as quickly and as effectively as possible.
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