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Connecting With Your Higher Self

Updated on November 12, 2014

There Is A Still Small Voice...

Within us all is a link to the guidance and insight we need to navigate our lives.
Within us all is a link to the guidance and insight we need to navigate our lives.

What Is The Higher Self?

There are as many definitions for what many call the "Higher Self" as there are people who have contemplated the concept. Experiencing your Higher Self is the same as tapping into your intuition and each person has their own unique way of doing this. It's a personal experience.

The Higher Self is the link between the physical and spiritual realm. Almost like a translator for the Universe. God's interpreter. Any time you feel compelled to do something, or have handled a difficult situation and had no idea how you could have done something like that. Sometimes we say, "I don't know where the words came from..." or "I had no idea what I was saying but..." These are times when we are connected to our Higher Self. The divine guidance or intuition that shows us the way, whispers in our ear, when we need it most.

My Experience

When I began to study metaphysics, I had to relate everything to Christianity in some way in order to wrap my head around some of the ideas. I always likened the Higher Self to the "word of God". Whenever the Bible speaks of someone "hearing God", they were listening to their Higher Self. God, or the Universe, or Spirit (I could go on and on) has a plan. In order to fill you in on what your role is, guidance is given. Many times, when we can not "see the forest for the trees", simply taking the time to stop and listen to our Higher Self, the still small voice within that has an answer, is all we need to do to gain clarity.

I hear my Higher Self's guidance when I center myself to do a Tarot Reading. I used to do a reading for myself daily, just so I could touch base with my Higher Self. There are meditations and techniques which can be explored by others who have mastered a relationship with their Higher Self. I have included many online resources in this hub. Simply trust your intuition and find a method that workds best for you.

Being Your Higher Self

Seems like a silly concept, almost sounds drug related, but the reality is that once you learn to access your Higher Self, you can keep that connection all day, every day. I try to do this when I can. I am not a total master at it. Mainly, I keep myself open to the whispers of the Universe as much as I possibly can. It can help us with our day to day lives as well as the big life questions that seem to have us stumped.

Though it is nice to be able to center yourself and find clarity as to say, which university you want to attend, it is also nice to have "a leg up" on life, which can make things run so much smoother. Being connected to your Higher Self can assist you with finding a parking spot, locating a lost earring, taking a quicker route, the possibilities are endless. And when this connection is always on, you always seem to know the right thing to say, and always seem to be in the right place at the right time.

How About You?

How often do you acces your Higher Self?

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    • Marla Turner profile imageAUTHOR

      Marla Turner 

      4 years ago from The Universe

      Hi Ben! Thanks for asking such a great question. The best way to bridge the two, I've found, is through meditation. I have several hubs on the subject. I've also found the addition of a yoga practice to be helpful as well. The more present you can be, the easier it is to connect with the Higher Self.

    • Ben Aidoo profile image

      Ben Aidoo 

      4 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      Is the higher self another way of saying we are two persons in one: the body and the soul, or the physical and the spiritual? It would then seem by their nature the two selves would have to be bridged, in order to communicate with each other. Any suggestion on how that could be done?

    • Marla Turner profile imageAUTHOR

      Marla Turner 

      4 years ago from The Universe

      Quirinus! I am so sorry to have neglected my account for so long. What a wonderful comment to include. Thank you so much. I wrote this so long ago. It's amazing how much of this has changed for me.

      Thanks for sharing your experience :)

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 

      6 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      It's very encouraging to hear that you've started to master being in touch with your Higher Self, Marla. In my case, it's mostly from dreams and songs and after silent sitting meditation that I seem to get clearer guidance. Insights come during waking hours though, but not on a voluntary/controlled manner. Maybe this is an area I should explore.

      Self or Soul has made existence so much more joyful and meaningful after it introduced itself into my awareness little by little these past couple of years. Thanks for sharing!

    • Marla Turner profile imageAUTHOR

      Marla Turner 

      7 years ago from The Universe

      Thanks John! I appreciate the support :)

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      7 years ago

      Thank You Thank You Thank You...A Wonderful Resource...A GREAT guide to the most intimate experience

    • Marla Turner profile imageAUTHOR

      Marla Turner 

      8 years ago from The Universe

      Tom ~ so glad to hear from another fellow seeker. It's so nice to hear other people's experiences and see things from their perspective. My hope with this bit of cyberspace was to create a place where many of us could converge and help others along their way.

      You are right. There are many people on the spiritual path, I'm glad to have met another :)

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      Tom Ware 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Hi Maria,

      It seems you're more advanced than I in your being in constant contact with your Higher Self. It's something I work towards, albeit slowly. Still, my Higher Self (some call it their gardian angel) has saved my life on more than one occasion.

      I've already contacted you after seeing you come up straight after I'd posted my Hub "Spiritual Answers from the Higher Self Part 2," earlier today.

      The beauty of all this is I now keep picking up on others who are into spiritual development. It seems the world is full of us and we grow in numbers by the day.

    • Marla Turner profile imageAUTHOR

      Marla Turner 

      8 years ago from The Universe

      Al ~ always good to hear from you. I appreciate your support so much and your comments always add so much to the experience.

      So glad you stopped by. Thanks for the rating :)

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      8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      My dearest Sister, Marla...

      We are on the same vibe! I relate to everything you have written here, and I have tested it in my own skin. Connecting to your Higher Self is connecting to God within, your Inner Christ or the Universe itself. It is the warehouse of all. Anything we need is there and we can access to it just by connecting through our Spirit.

      I have rated this hub up, awesome and beautiful!

      Warmest hugs and infinite heavenly blessings,


    • Marla Turner profile imageAUTHOR

      Marla Turner 

      8 years ago from The Universe

      Thanks Jayjay. I'm glad you appreciate the effort :)

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      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Very well written and interesting to read.


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