How to Connect With the Divine Energy Your Higher Self Holds
Connecting with the Divine Energy within your Higher Self can be a transformative and enlightening experience. It can guide you toward a deeper understanding of your true nature and spiritual potential. To embark on this journey of self-discovery, you’ll need to do a couple of things that seem easy but might be harder than you think in practice. From finding a quiet and peaceful space to silencing your mind and communicating with the divine, it requires more than simple meditation. Divine Energy pervades all of existence. Embrace this connection with an open heart, and let it illuminate your path toward spiritual growth and self-awareness.
What is the Higher Self?
The Higher Self, also known as the Divine Self, is the Self that exists at an even higher level than the soul; it is in every human being ever born. It is the true self essence of the Universe that dwells in your being, the source of all light and life within you, and your true motivation for living. It is a belief held by Hindus and New Age thought alike.
The Divine Self is what powers you and makes you wonder. It is the spiritual journey of the soul light at your core that chose to be incarnate at this point in time. It’s ever-aware and has been thinking since you began existing in this lifetime, and since your birth in other lifetimes. The body and the physical realm, in which we dwell in our own life, are thought to be but a vehicle for the Higher Self.
Divine Energy and the Higher Self
Divine Energy is the sacred yet infinite force that connects everything in the universe and transcends the physical world. It is believed to provide life, consciousness, and creation with things like love and wisdom. The concept of the Higher Self is closely related and represents the purest essence within individuals that connects them to the Divine Energy. Aligning with the Higher Self allows one to access ancient wisdom and spiritual growth – leading to a deeper understanding of one’s purpose and a sense of oneness with all creation.
If you’ve ever experienced synchronicities, where coincidences that are too uncanny to be coincidental occur in your life, you may be in the process of connecting with your higher self.
In the same beliefs, the soul is closer to the personality and is an intermediary between the person and her Divine Self until such time as she is able to directly experience and realize the Divine Self as who she is.
How to Contact Your Higher Consciousness
If you’re interested in opening up to your Divine Self, the practice promises guidance, peace, harmony, and illuminating light through its higher knowledge. Believers also claim that you can more easily turn away from the distractions of the physical world, and restore yourself in the light, love, and power of this eternal Self, because it will reveal the illusions, desires, and attachments that keep you trapped in a lower vibration and on a lesser path, thus enabling you to find your higher path. You are also supposed to gain a greater ability to recognize limiting, disharmonious, and restricting energies and forms.
The Divine Self is always trying to reach you, to send you the higher power, illumination, love, and wisdom to draw higher forms, thoughts, feelings, and situations into your everyday life. The Divine Self is wise; it knows all and is always showing you an easier, better, more joyful way to live.
Because of these things, it’s not a huge struggle through your willpower to contact your Divine Self. All you need to do is set your intention and be open to all the gifts of consciousness that await you as you connect with this Self.
1. Sit Quietly
Find a calm, quiet spot to spend some time in. Set your intention to make contact with your Divine Self, to open to It and to receive Its positive energy, love, inspiration, and all the transformation, awareness, self-discovery, and gifts of consciousness It is always offering you. Silence is a vital factor in this process, as the connection with the Divine Self goes beyond the mind and physical body.
Rid yourself of as many distractions as possible. Because of this, though, you may not feel you have made contact your first time, but don’t feel discouraged! Your intention to connect with your Higher Self consciousness and your receptivity to It are all that is needed to make this connection and to receive Its guidance, energy, and inspiration. Divine Energy always responds to your call.
2. Let Your Thoughts Go
Release any negative energy or thought patterns swimming around in your mind, and imagine that you are infinite intelligence, unconditional love, and all-knowing wisdom, looking out through your eyes. Sense the “I” within you that is always present, which is pure awareness.
Bring your mind to a state of inner stillness, with nothing to do or think about, even if just for a moment. Let go of any thoughts about the outer world and go within, asking for your Divine Self to draw you into Itself. You can make the connection to your Divine Self even stronger by having the intention to release any thoughts or beliefs that may be an obstacle to contacting your Divine Self or to receiving its gifts.
3. Speak to the Divine Self
If you want to try, ask for divine guidance, an insight, or an answer as you enter into the silence. You can do this out loud or just in your mind. It is in moments of silence that the higher self communicates and can impart to you as much of its wisdom, power, and love that you can receive. Allow the voice of the higher self to speak to you, allow it to be your spiritual teacher as it can affect you in powerful ways.
Notice what new thoughts you have after these moments of silence, calling upon your Divine Self. Doing this brings more power, self-love, wisdom, guidance, abundance, spiritual growth, and spiritual intelligence. Let your higher self become your best friend.
4. Be Receptive
Afterward, you may receive an inner message that may feel like you giving yourself a message, which is totally normal. Contact may come through a sense of energy, peace, an inner knowing, an answer, a deeper breath, or in many other ways. It is fine if you do not have any response you can feel or identify; know that contact has been made simply through your intention to make contact. With this, some insight, extra energy, or inspiration has been imparted to you that will unfold at the perfect time.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time doing this meditation; in fact, it is very effective to have frequent ten or twenty-second meditation periods during the day. Even pausing briefly during a busy day to get quiet and ask for energy or guidance is a wonderful way to deepen contact with your Divine Self.
Additional Ways to Connect With Divine Energy
Connecting with Divine Energy can be approached in several ways beyond connecting with the Higher Self. Tarot decks serve as powerful tools to access the wisdom of the universe. By drawing cards and interpreting their symbolism, individuals can gain insights into their spiritual journey, uncover hidden truths, and receive guidance from the Divine. Tarot readings can serve as a mirror reflecting the energies surrounding a person and provide the clarity they need to make informed decisions on their path.
Another method to connect with Divine Energy is through crown chakra visualization. The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, is believed to be the gateway to divine consciousness. Through meditation and visualization, one can focus on this energy center, envisioning it as an open lotus flower receiving and channeling Divine Energy. This practice can lead to a heightened sense of spiritual connection, deepened intuition, and oneness with the Divine.
The Akashic records offer another approach to accessing Divine Energy. Many believe they are an ethereal library containing the collective knowledge, experiences, and wisdom of all souls throughout time. Individuals can enter this realm of consciousness and receive insights into their past, present, and future selves either through meditation or with the help of a skilled practitioner. Accessing the Akashic records can provide profound healing, understanding of life’s challenges, and clarity about one’s purpose.
Incorporating these diverse practices into one’s spiritual journey can open new avenues for connecting with Divine Energy. Each method offers unique insights and experiences, allowing individuals to deepen their understanding of themselves and their place in the universe.
Pick Up Yoga to Connect with Your Higher Self
One of the best ways to get in touch with your heart center and find inner peace is through yoga. Regular yoga practice allows you to maintain a clear mental state in order to continue your personal development in your everyday life. And while practicing yoga isn’t guaranteed to result in a spiritual awakening, it can be used as a tool to connect with your spiritual self more often.
Gaia’s yoga classes offer something for everyone whether you’re a beginner, have done some yoga, or are highly adept. And pairing these classes with some of our best complementary transformational content may be exactly what you need to connect with your higher self.
What Are The 8 Real-World Types Of Love?
We can explore the fantasy definitions of love, including Eros, Storge, Philia, Ludus, Pragma, Philautia, and Agape. We can enjoy Robert Sternberg’s 3-component theories of love. Or we get into the down-n-dirty reality of love — the stink of it all. Yeah, let’s do that.
Real-world love is complicated, messy, and it doesn’t often come with instructions. While love can be delicious, nurturing, and near-perfect, it tends to be mysterious and elusive. Love is a tough concept to grasp and even more challenging to attract.
While there have been many brilliant people who have outlined profound concepts on love and relating, here’s my take on The eight Real-World Types of Love: