'Higher Self: 6 Ways to Help You Hear It'
If the essence of SQ is, as I believe, shifting from ego to Higher Self, then it's pretty important to find that nobler inner voice. There are many synonyms for Higher Self: Inner Wisdom, Spirit Self, Soul, Essence, Eternal Self, Authentic Self, Atman, Buddha nature, the Divine within, the Tao within, and so on. But what does it sound like? How can I know it?
Sometimes the voice of the Higher Self may feel unfamiliar to us -- so much so that it is hard to relate to it as "self." But I would argue it is actually our truest nature. You can find it by noticing its qualities.
Your Higher Self is probably speaking if you notice any of these six characteristics:
1. Calm and centered.
Your Higher Self voice is calmer than the ego. It is the "anti-Chicken Little." It can calmly observe all the craziness of life and stay centered. It can even calmly watch the ego doing "its drama thing" and patiently smile.
2. Seeing with compassion.
Higher Self can easily imagine why other people might do weird and crazy stuff. Ego prefers judgment and self-righteous high ground.
3. Long-term focus.
The ego looks for short-term gratification. The Higher Self looks at the long term. The ego's advice might be to deliver a verbal smack down that feels righteously self-justified. The Higher Self knows there is long-term pain for you and the other person in that choice.
4. Win-win outcomes.
The Higher Self knows that sustainable good outcomes come from caring for others AND taking care of self. Either/or solutions are rarely good relationship tools. Everyone should see some form of "win." Creativity and intuition (aspects of our Higher Self) can break through traditional ego-solutions and see a better path.
5. Strong boundaries.
I love to say that there is nothing wimpy about being spiritual. The Higher Self can say "no" and mean it. Higher Self sets boundaries calmly and clearly. There are times to be compassionate, wise and immovable.
6. Positive emotional texture.
The Higher Self can see beauty and wonder in so many places. If you are feeling peaceful, joyful, grateful, wise and compassionate you are probably in Higher Self. Watch your body. Ego tends to cause fight or flight responses like shallow breathing and clenched muscles. Your muscles and emotions will help you know which voice you are listening to.
Overall, our Higher Self looks to find what is right, what is good in all the people and all the parts of this set of circumstances. It looks for something to be grateful for.
This is part of the high SQ self-awareness process -- learning to recognize the difference between Higher Self and ego self. In my own experience I have found that it gets easier over time. I now know that voice without a doubt. I feel it almost as a different texture to the experience of being me. You can learn to detect it too.
Perhaps you will identify it by a quality like peace, or space, or calm. Some people experience their Higher Self as a kind of intuition, or even an actual voice inside their heads, telling them what to do in critical moments. Others see pictures that contain intuitive knowing about a situation.
There is no right or wrong way to experience your Higher Self, but it is important to pay attention until you are sure you can discern it. Then you can learn to listen to it. This level of attainment also shifts our relationship to the ego. We can understand that ego is useful and its primary purpose is to keep us safe. The ego creates the stories it does in order to over-protect against possible threat. Ego is not really concerned with our happiness or our spiritual development. As we become more aligned with the Higher Self we understand that we have the ability to interrupt the ego's story. Ultimately the Higher Self can be the dominant voice we hear. And with time it is possible to enroll the ego in the larger purpose of our lives.
I have found that with time the positive feelings of letting my Higher Self run the show are so good, and the results are so worth it, that there is a positive feedback loop at work. The more I listen to the Higher Self, the better I feel.
Beautiful! Feeling better about things now:)
Always good news :-). It really helps to know it's all going the way it should. Love you.
I have a lot of experiences carn't write them all here, sonme are light and golden flames flying through me months ago, it is the recent ones I sometimes here a woman's voice, now thee other night I had a very unusal going on, i felt an up-grade in my light body and it was lovely and deepening, I was still awake, and felt changes in the air, as if charge with vibrancy, then a voice boomed at me to state fifth dimension only at night, then this screen appeared like a tv alittle like a radio station and all this energy was evident as if her voice had become interupted, so I went to turn the switch off, and I ws filled with tonnes of vibrational energy, it was enlikened to being radiated it was real and very strong.
the other experience I have had several times is dogs, seem to be appearing around me, and one night alot of them appeared around me and al cuddled up and even looked at me and we all went to sleep together it was love, that felt part of the moment, but so real, I forgot to ground this.
Now the other was the other night a LARGE PORTAL APPEARED like a pool of water and shimmering aND ALMOST AS IF DROP-LETS OF WATER WAS RECHARGING, and a great door appeared as if in the air and it was sort of just above me above my pillow, it was just there,
Would the woman who speaks be my I am presence as I do see alot of Ascended Masters, and have seen Christ and interact through a few dimensions, I have become aware journeying and going into places that are very different than here, it is funny on one occassion as I was readying toi come away, |I suddenly heard a name given which I had never heard of before it was cool to know or identify with a placed name,
i HAVE ALSO HAD SOME UNPLEASANT ONES WHERE i FEEL ill, or something has said some thing a little awful,
the other one I had was in my sleep I dreamt of a house and i was part of the dream and people where coming together and I felt as if I was out of the pack, lol then I was coming as if I had been left out and a woman shouted out oh she has helped me, as if I was only allowed to enter through acceptence. Which left me feeling odd, then a mobile phone screen came in large as life and had the words I Am Presence which made me smile, you coulden't get any clearer, I thought it was rather funny how your presence communicates with you. ha
I can relate to the only just noting when I am in ego state and moods swings, it is how others create the mood though as children and hubby think I am on another planet so I just smile inside, and pour my love out when I realise I am getting drawn into the wrong mode and mentally realign and convert to higher vibration although at times I am too cross to change the moment ha I can work on this.
i see pictures and get intutions from my higher self and that off other people from my soul / spiritual family but have recently found that my gifts have brought me telepathic communication to some and mostly peace within my self . all my drawings go into what i call my spirit books or mirror book due to my path being entwined with the oldest magik that of the healers and shamanic beings but also white lighter to level of divine female .