WHAT IS THE HIGHER SELF?
I have heard about connecting with our higher self, and it feels like the higher self is a part of us not something separate and away from us, at least not anymore. The question I have is “How can the higher self be there as a separate aspect from our human self?”
“Are we not coming to a time of wholeness and integration, where our higher self merges with us?”
“How can there be this part and that part when we are one being, and one being connected with all that is? “
I see the higher self and the human self flowing one another and merging. I brought this question into meditation to see if I would discover more clarity and I saw imagery to explain how our higher self is us, and we are the embodiment of both as one.
First, I heard the word conduit. The higher self is a conduit from and of source as that which brings information to us, in the form of light colors and frequencies. The fantastic spontaneous meditation that I fell into immediately had me experiencing “The Crown of Creation” on my head, as if it were a crown on my crown chakra. This allows all these strands of color connected to the celestial realm coming into my body into my crown. They are like threads of colored light. It was as if, in meditation, I was being flooded with colors of light through these filaments which were anchored into my head from various angles above my head. I was told that I was being given frequencies that I needed. In this light, information was sent. It was kind of an infusion, like a medicine of what my body/mind/spirit here in the earth realm currently requires. I could see the weaving of the strands in my body into rainbow DNA double helix formations and feel that being “knitted” into my crown and descending. My guides were showing me that the light being received by me was upgrading my DNA and of course I can ask for this whenever I desire, and best when in sacred space of the Self in meditation when I commune with my higher self. In this moment, I am getting “that which wants to assist you and uplift you to your full potential” is your higher self.
The feeling got stronger and I felt my whole crown receive light instead of just threads. It was a reminder that I am always connected, yet cultivating and making space to feel that connection is what allows the flow to happen and the information and dialogue and communion, to come in. Communion is this merging of human self with higher self. Coming into union, which is coming into oneness.
The next part that I saw was about seeds. We have seeds within us that hold the possibility of becoming flowers and blooming. Your higher self allows the seeds of potential to become flowers. I saw the flowers as us in our full glory, our beauty, our true selves sharing the fragrance of this with all. It is fully blooming into who we truly are. The seeds are already there. The flowering is from our fertile soil within, which only becomes fertile with the right mix of water and sunshine and nutrients if we go inward to help them bloom, which is helping us to bloom into who we already are. It felt like a metamorphosis, as caterpillars becoming butterflies when a person becomes a flower. The blooming into who we are emits a fragrance of freedom to others who them can be inspired to help their own unique seeds blossom. We are indeed here to water one another's gardens with love, and to celebrate the colors we embody and the fullness of becoming. The DNA allows us to be more and more receiving light and information so our seeds crack open and bloom. The higher self is the process of cracking open and sprouting seeds and maturing into beauty. I was shown how the human habits of only paying attention to worldy things and ignoring our seed potential within meant that nothing happens to our seeds, planted by our souls when we first came to earth. Our potential as our most full, resplendent, glorious selves is not attained. Instead we are looking outside for happiness we believe that something outside us can provide. In missing these special frequencies of light, we don't have the information from divine to be the person we came to be and do what we came to do. The message was delivered in gentleness and love without any judgment about us, even if my translation is not coming out that way. There is a feeling of being in the heart and knowing that communication comes through feelings and emotions from this conduit. It is like a conduit to our true selves that is now blooming on earth.
I get that the way to feel the higher self within is to commune in meditation. Using imagination with receptivity in inner quiet, we can feel ourselves as our higher self. We can connect to all of this, perhaps appearing as strands of light but likely something unique to each person in the moment. Or maybe nothing, but a feeling of peace comes in through the practice of connecting. It is all for the joy of it, and for the unfolding of who we are. It is for setting the tone for a beautiful day in which we feel the light of our higher self within in all that we do. Or you could call it connection with divine or our inner being with inner guidance. May we all 'find the guide inside' as Nahko Bear of Medicine for the People sings and reminds us.
Affirmation: “I AM my higher self.”
Thank you for reading and let me know what you experience your higher self seems to be.
So much love!
~ Shannon Luminance River
SURRENDERING TO OUR HEARTS
So how do we surrender this trying and figuring things out? A great way that I am finding is to meditate, to go into the heart and feel it. And then to be in the heart, and exist there throughout the day.
The Heart Math Institute explains heart coherence which is in resonance with the earth. We emit an electromagnetic field that communicates with all others, even through time and space. The Heart's Code by Paul Pearsall speaks about how we are all connected through the field of the heart. You don't need to read the book to get what I am speaking about here. The Hearth Math Institute has a simple way of getting to heart coherence which has many benefits. The practice, which is really simple, takes you into this space of surrender and unconditional allowing of what is. They suggest that you think of a person or animal friend that you love. Focus on that feeling of loving another. They also suggest breathing in a regular way with awareness on the breath, like 5 seconds inhaling then 5 seconds in which you exhale and repeat. Think of the one you love and breath in mindfully, then exhale mindfully for a given period of time. You could make an affirmation or mantra instead of the five seconds while you breath mindfully. Maybe you could use “I love you” and “I love all of existence” as your mantras as inhale and exhale mantras allowing a It is not about the technique but the state of being, the feeling that you experience! Get into the feeling of love for one person or animal, and take it further to love for all life, Mother Earth, every plant and life form, as you come to feel more expansive. Check out The Heart Math Institute to learn more and learn about sine waves that are regular in heart coherence and what that is along with the inherent benefits.
Another way to get into the heart is through your own meditation. I encourage meditaiton however you do it and it should be for the joy of it which you will discover if you practice enough and do it in different ways so you find your own way. I like to make myself small, in my imagination. I then go to my heart and enter it as if it were a room inside myself. As an aside, you can meet your guides here and communicate with them or simply feel their presence, if you desire and practice this. I imagine a little spiral staircase up to the high heart, which is above your physical heart. You can imagine a space and light within it, and feel the feeling of that space. Feel it in your body as a tingle. This is going into the heart. Being in the heart is so useful as it allows us to not take the mind with its polarity and endless figuring out so seriously. We can bypass duality and go straight to presence by being in the heart. Presence is a state of being that is being in the now, allowing whatever to show up to show up and witness it with full awareness. See if you can spread the feeling of your heart tingling through your chest with your breath. Bring this feeling of heart awareness into your yoga practice, your work while sitting, or whatever else you are doing in your day. Come back to the heart. It is where we are going with consciousness. It is the bridge from 3D to 5D. It is so important to cultivate this awareness in life, in my experience and knowing. I would love to hear about how others are getting into their heart and what the experience is to do so, so please share with me.
Many thanks for reading, and high heart blessings on your path.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on how we create in 5D versus 3D.
_ Yessing and Noing
Speaking of feeling answers, I recently learned a valuable tool in knowing what is true or false. It is a little like muscle testing (kinesiology) or using a pendulum, but even better. I am excited to share it, in fact. I was tuning into my body in meditation, and wondering if I could feel the difference between a yes and a no when I asked a question of my body.
The way that I found to do this is to feel inside myself, to feel the heart area and notice what happens. I asked a what a yes felt like several times. I asked it to be more clear inside of me, as sensation. I then asked for a no and to feel what it felt like. I asked for clarity, for my body to make it bigger and bolder so I could learn what it felt like. I asked a yes question which was “Is my name is Shannon?” and I felt the yes. It was very exciting as the tingling was in the top part of my heart space. I then asked the opposite question, something I knew would be a no answer. I asked if my name was Michael. I got a no, this time a falling feeling lower in my heart. I did this again and again feeling the yes and the no. I still calibrate before I ask questions when I needed.
From here, you can guess where I went. I can ask questions that matter to me, from my heart's perspective and hear yes or no by a visceral feeling. I ask several questions and forget to ask a yes or no question, and ask an open ended one. The thing that has happened here is that a dialogue is opened up. I hear my guides continue to speak to me inside, as if they are talking and answering in sentences now. It is a way to go deeper into knowing. I haven't shared this with somebody who has tried it that I know of, but I suspect that each person has their own visceral kinesthetic sensations that are unique to their guidance. They can go inside and feel what yes and no is for them. I don't know if it will be the same but you can do the same thing that I did to find out.
I am currently writing an ebook on connecting with your guides, so stay tuned for more on that subject. Let me know how this technique works if you try it.
Shivrael Luminance River