Exercise: Aligning with Your Higher Self
Summary: Contacting Your Higher Self Directly by Energetic Alignment
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Background on This Exercise
Background: Your Higher Self is the most perfect form of "you" that exists in the universe. It is always gently guiding you on your journey through life. It's guidance manifests itself in your life in many ways: as a still small voice, as vivid images, as flashes of insight, and as intuition and knowingness. If your Higher Self has led you to this exercise and has prompted you to read this, then you are ready to do it.
Joan Borysenko and Joan Drescher communicated the importance of contacting your Higher Self in their book, "On Wings of Light: Meditations for Awakening to the Source" (1992). Let the beauty of these words sink in before continuing.
"The whole of eternity is
present in each moment.
Goal: This exercise help to connect you energetically to your Higher Self. This will enable you to better "see", "hear", "feel", or "know" their guidance. Your Higher Self's guidance will come to you in the way that is best for you to receive it.
Some people receive guidance from their Higher Self by seeing it in the form of images and pictures. Others receive guidance by hearing the voices. Still others get guidance by feeling it in their bodies. And others just have a sudden knowledge of what this guidance is. However it comes, it is always timely and invaluable.
1> When you are in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed for 15 minutes.
2> When it can be performed standing or lying down (it works less well if you are sitting since your body should be perfectly straight and aligned while doing it).
4> How ready you are to receive guidance from your Higher Self (assuming that your body is reasonably healthy and clear) is what will determine how long it will take you to connect with it. The average person will take from 3 to 6 months to establish the connection. Many people have connected with their Higher Selves the first time they try this exercise. So - literally - it all depends on you.
5> Be patient with yourself in the time to come. Contacting your Higher Self can be quite disorienting for your body until it is able to accustom itself to the energy of your Higher Self. If you are doing this process to effect a change in your life and to receive a greater degree of personal guidance, then you need to be fully prepared for it. You know the old saying: "Be careful what you wish for, you might get it!"
1> Take some deep, refreshing
breaths until you are totally comfortable and relaxed in
whatever position you have chosen (it should take you no more
than 3 minutes to get comfortable).
2> Close your eyes and put your attention on the screen of your inner vision. See your body in your mind's eye being bathed in white light (or whatever color light represents healing to you). Whatever you do, do NOT use the color of black for this purpose under any circumstances (for more on this click here).
3> Although you do not need to envision how your Higher Self looks for this exercise, you will need to know that your Higher Self is located somewhere above your head. This exercise will connect up all your energy chakras with your Higher Self by running energy cords from these chakras through the center of your body, out through your head, and up to your Higher Self.
4> Imagine an bright cord of healing light extending from your crown chakra travelling up and connecting directly to your Higher Self located above you.
5> Imagine a cord of that light extending from your third eye chakra travelling up and connecting directly to the healing cord between you and your Higher Self.
6> Imagine a cord of that light extending from your throat chakra travelling up and connecting directly to the healing cord between you and your Higher Self.
7> Imagine a cord of that light extending from your heart chakra travelling up and connecting directly to the healing cord between you and your Higher Self.
8> Imagine a cord of that light extending from your solar plexus chakra travelling up and connecting directly to the healing cord between you and your Higher Self.
9> Imagine a cord of that light extending from your sacral chakra travelling up and connecting directly to the healing cord between you and your Higher Self.
10> Imagine a cord of that light extending from your root chakra travelling up and connecting directly to the healing cord between you and your Higher Self.
11> Once all these connections are completed, there should be single energy cord coming from each chakra which are blended into the giant energy cord above your head that connects to your Higher Self. In essence, the "line" to your Higher Self is open and you are ready to receive their guidance.
12> At this point, you must ASK to receive from your Higher Self whatever guidance or wisdom that they wish to impart. They cannot contact you directly without first receiving your permission.
13> Then you must be open to receive whatever comes through. Remember that it can take awhile for this connection to be made. So be patient and have faith in the process. If you are sincere in your desire to receive contact from your Higher Self then you absolutely will receive it... that is what "they are there for".
Example: It is impossible to give an example of exactly how this exercise might unfold for you since we are all unique, Divine creations and we all connect with our own divinity in different ways. When I think of my journey through many lifetimes and what my Higher Self is all about this is what I think of. It is the most inspiring poem that I have ever heard. It is "Envictus" by William Ernest Henley.
Out of the night that covers me,
black as a pit from pole to pole,
Credits: adapted from an exercise developed by Ellen Mogensen and Elizabeth Severino
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