by Asoka Selvarajah,
Each of us is connected with the Divine.
The Higher Self within us far transcends the understanding of our conscious minds. This is the power that all the
great geniuses and teachers of history have accessed. It is also the place of magic and miracle in our lives. Here
are the seven key steps to contact it:
1 Belief & Expectation: Transform
Your World View
The first step is to BELIEVE that you
have a Higher Self to establish communication with! Then EXPECT every day that this communication will improve
as you focus diligently on inner growth. Without these two essential pre-requisites, it is hard to achieve anything
at all in life, even on the physical level. For inner growth, these two qualities are essential. So set a GOAL
to achieve contact with the Higher Self, review that goal daily, and maintain your purpose with determination until
success is yours.
We are brought up with a primarily materialistic world view that neglects the role of Spirit. To establish close
contact with spiritual realms, we need to have our entire being - conscious and subconscious - congruent with our
goal. In any major activity/goal, you have to establish the rules of the game and the way it is played. Contacting
your Higher Self is the same. Therefore, seek out writings and teachers that expand your understanding of the universe
as fundamentally being a realm of Consciousness and Mind.
2 Solitude & Meditation
Make regular time for yourself where
you can be totally alone. A quiet place is preferable. Just sit quietly with no expectations. Do NOTHING. This
may feel very uncomfortable and strange in the beginning. Persist. You give time and space for the inner voice
to make itself heard. It will do so either during that quiet time, or else during the events of the day. A synchronistic
event will occur; someone will tell you exactly what you need to hear; you will get a sudden flash of insight.
All the great geniuses of history have found times of regular solitude and silence for themselves. You should too.
In meditation, you work to discipline
your mind and silence the internal chatter that constantly fill it. You create a pure vessel for the Higher Self
to fill. Following your breath is an excellent meditation discipline, as is concentrating upon a candle flame.
Or visualize a golden ball of light in your Solar Plexus that fills your whole body with energy and healing. There
are many practices that you can study and use.
Record your feelings, emotions, dreams
and insights every day in a journal. This will help you to come into closer contact with your inner intuitive depths.
You can ask the Higher Self questions here, and then later on record whatever insights/answers you receive. If
you do this regularly with belief and expectation, you WILL receive the answers you need.
4 Inner Dialogue
Conduct a regular inner dialogue with
your Higher Self. For the next 40 days, decide to keep in contact throughout the day. Say to your Higher Self,
"I know you are there and I want to get to know you and pay attention to you. Please begin to speak to me
and guide my life" Don't worry if this dialogue is entirely one-way to begin with. Remember that you have
been out of touch for decades. It takes a while to clear the cobwebs! Persist with this inner dialogue as if talking
to a friend - chatting, asking questions, sharing your hopes - and begin to listen for answers. They will come.
5 Life Lessons
Look upon life as a Mystery School.
Believe that the whole of your life - events, situations and people - has been structured PRECISELY in order to
teach you exactly what you need to know right now. Approach life as if the whole of creation is conspiring to do
you good! Whenever something happens in your life, for good or ill, ask yourself what the lesson is for you. Even
unpleasant people/situations have been deliberately placed there as a challenge to help you grow. As you begin
to view life as a drama in which you are play the starring role, the role of the Higher Self will become increasingly
evident in your life. Record your findings in your journal.
Expect your Higher Self to speak to
you in dreams. Before going to sleep, do some stretching and bending to relax your body completely. Ask your Higher
Self a question and expect an answer. When you wake up, recall whatever you can of your dream and write it down
in your journal. If you are not used to remembering dreams, this will take time and persistence. However, with
patience, you will begin to recall your dreams AND receive answers from your Higher Self.
Focus upon living more and more in
the present, on the NOW. When you are eating, be aware that you are eating. When you walk, know that you are walking.
The only real moment is now - the past is gone forever and the future has yet to be. Therefore, work to clear your
mind of concerns, illusions and extrapolations. Clear the mental clutter from the mind and create space for the
Higher Self to fill.
Patience Is The Catalyst To Progress!
Remember, you may have spent your entire
life out of touch with Source. Therefore, it takes time to learn how to re-establish contact. Anything worth doing
takes time and practice. Be vigilant and practise these seven steps every day, and you will receive the answers
you need. Remember: The Higher Self WANTS to be in contact. In fact, to even speak of it as someone apart from
you is contradictory. The Higher Self IS you! The real you. So get in touch with YOU!
Copyright 2002. Asoka Selvarajah. All
Dr. Asoka Selvarajah is an active author/researcher on personal
development and esoteric spirituality. Asoka's work helps people
achieve their full potential, deepen their understanding of mystical
truth, and find joy in their true soul's purpose. You can visit
his website at:
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