Higher consciousness is a term that is often used to describe an important mental state that is rather hard to reach. It’s a term often used by spiritual gurus, sages and monks, and it’s not always easy to define. Much of our lives are spent in lower consciousness. We pay more attention to our external surroundings in order to survive. It’s a byproduct of living in the modern age. But, with conscious attention, we can learn to access the higher consciousness, or the spiritual self, with greater frequency. What is your spiritual self? The spiritual self is different for every and each of us. Just like our higher consciousness, it represents who we really are. You could choose to call this love, truth, the Universe, your inner Buddha, or even God. It’s really whatever you deem it to be. And just like with higher consciousness, you can learn to tap into your spiritual self by learning to slow down and pay attention to what’s happening in the present moment. Listen to your higher self Why Is It Important To Listen To Your Higher Self? Your higher self is your best guide for a meaningful experience here on the physical plane. Any time you get an inexplicable feeling or premonition, your higher self is trying to communicate with you. That feeling is your guide, steering you toward the best course of action. How does the higher self communicate? If you’ve been dismissing those hunches and gut feelings, you might want to ask yourself why. Information that comes from the higher self is not necessarily picked up with the physical senses, but it’s no less valid! After all, you can’t physically perceive gravity, but obviously there’s something keeping you from floating away like a birthday balloon. Many of us are so used to believing in only what we perceive with our physical senses. As a result, we tend to ignore this hugely important aspect of ourselves – the energetic. Another potential issue you may have with the messages you’re receiving from your higher self is that they’re often garbled, cryptic and totally baffling, especially if they come to you in dreams. It really helps to journal these weird messages, because sometimes the answers become clear when you write about them. Sometimes you can hear voices; other times, you’ll receive images or strong urges to do – or not do – something. One ability you’ll develop as you become used to hearing your higher self is the ability to discern between the fear-based voice of the ego and the infinite/eternal voice of your higher self. You can develop a keen awareness of your body as a great “translator” of your higher self’s messages. How Do I Connect With My Inner Self How Do I Connect With My Inner Self? So, back to the date. I recommend making a date with your higher self. Imagine a tranquil, peaceful setting, someplace you love to be in. Not ‘do’ in. ‘Be’ in. If you want, you can imagine your higher self as a physical presence, like your very best friend sitting beside you. Or you can imagine yourself surrounded by a warm, loving energy. Go with whatever images are right for you! Once you feel the presence of your higher self, you can ask questions about anything. The higher self does not judge or criticize. Be open to the answers you receive, no matter the form. Don’t forget that your answers may come in a variety of delivery methods: words, feelings, images, or sensations. Be open to whatever arises. SUBSCRIBE! NEW VIDEOS COMING SOON http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=numeditationmusic NUMEDITATIONMUSIC youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/numeditationmusic Music by NuMeditationMusic Available on every streaming service worldwide