|06-16-2008, 01:58 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auckland NZ
Guides, Higher Self, Inner Self
I had a funny thing happen last week that has given experience to a concept Iíve conveyed in spiritual development classes.
In response to the question Ďwhy do we have guidesí Iíve frequently said that weíre more likely to listen to a Native American Indian or Tibetan Monk than to our own voice, especially if theyíre standing in front of us wearing all their regalia. If it were our own voice imparting knowledge and wisdom to us weíre likely to respond with Ďwhat a load of unsubstantiated rot. What would you know?í
Since I was a child I have had a man talk to me clearly in relation to my personal life. Guides began to appear in my early thirties and Iíve spent the last 15 years working as a clairvoyant/medium. The sights, sounds and sensations that accompany them are as familiar as old shoes. While Iíve learned to heed the intuitive prompts and listen to words coming from my own mouth, the voices Iíve heard have always been distinctly separate from own. That is until recently.
Last week Iíd seen my last reading for the day out of the door and was shutting the bedroom windows to keep in the warmth of sun (mid winter here). As I stepped across my daughterís room I heard my own voice clearly state ĎIím ready to get married again.í I caught my breath, chuckled and said, ĎWell youíve got your work cut out because Iím not interested.í Then I heard it again and at the same time had a sensation of confirmed readiness wave through my body.
After two long term relationship, raising four of my own children and three step children, I fully admit to having relished my own time and space in the last 4-5 years. Iíve been in no hurry to compromise just yet in another relationship but always had a sense of someone standing beside me when my daughters get married.
Standing in the kitchen a few minutes later my mind kicked into high gear running a series of preconceived programs about what this means. I heard my own voice speak sternly, ĎDo nothing. Itís all taken care of.í A few arguments sprung to mind like, Iím not ready and I havenít finished this current project, I donít have time yet. But it all felt a bit futile. The voice has spoken. Time will tell.
Iíve been aware of reaching deeper inside my self over the last year rather than journeying outside. Itís been rather like a tickle that Iíve had itch. Reaching down, scratching, gaining temporary relief then having to reach further each time. In the process Iíve discovered things about myself that I never knew existed. It has been like diving for sunken treasure.
My question now is does the term Higher Self give the sense of something above that we reach outside of ourselves for and is Inner Self more appropriate?
|06-16-2008, 03:53 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
You know, it's so hard to put these experiences into words that do them justice. When we speak of Guides, Allies, Guardians, Benefactors, Higher Selves, etc. we are all trying to qualify and quanitify an experience that is both unquantifiable and unqualifiable. We use these terms because they somehow come close to helping establish an understanding of what we experience and then in turn share that experience with others. When we hear a term like "Higher Self", it makes us go, "Yeah... that's it - or at least close enough to "it" to work for me," and so we stick to that label. but in reality, its an attempt that falls short every time.
My point is that whatever term you use, if it's closer to "it" for you, then that's what you go with. Doesn't matter if it works for others or not.
At least in my opinion (for whatever that's worth.)
|06-16-2008, 01:31 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Like Mato said, the name doesn't matter so much as the connection.
As for the higher self, to me the higher self is something to identify and merge with. My higher self is only outside of me to the extent that I let her be or push her away.
What i like to do is tune into my higher self, merge with her, and take that energy back here with me to do my highest good and be my highest self.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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|06-16-2008, 09:59 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auckland NZ
Thanks Erin and Mato.
I'm being guided through a process at the moment where I have surrendered myself to a deeper part of myself. Trusting myself in a way I never have before. The prompts and urges are strong and clear.
An elderly lady rung last night asking if I could help find her cat. I was about to say I was busy and call back when the cat appeared in front of me. After giving what I picked up she said she was also clairvoyant and would like to read for me in exchange. She said I was diving into my inner self, my archives, and reclaiming the things I need for the next chapter in my life. She was accurate in the other things she said.
So it seems as if the Inner Self contains a cummulation of knowledge and experience from past earth lives and the Higher Self information beyond the physical.
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