Get Acquainted with Your Higher Self

Higher Self Newsletter HeaderEveryone has intuition and a lot of us are even gifted in this department, but because of various blocks, belief systems, or lack of encouragement… it is possible to shut down that connection.  It’s never really gone, but we can feel like it is.

When our intuition is “offline”  the symptoms are a lack of self-trust, fear, and ungroundedness.  It can be extremely disempowering.  Often we feel like something is wrong with us because we’re struggling with energetic sensitivity, poor boundaries, spinning our wheels, and intense vulnerability.  It’s a worthwhile endeavor to reconstitute this inner connection because it is the source of the good stuff we’re often missing in our lives.

When I first began my journey to reconnect with my intuition, I was suffering in a lot of ways, and I knew deep down that learning to trust myself was imperative.  I began studying anything I could get my hands on about intuition, and frankly it was a bit overwhelming.

The first thing I wanted to know was:  when I use my intuition what am I connecting with?  It was important to me that I understand what kind of information to ask for and what kind of guidance I was getting.  I wanted to know that I was connecting with the LIGHT and that the guidance I was receiving was for my HIGHEST GOOD.

There are lots of sources for intuitive guidance.  You can use your intuition to connect with angels, spirit guides, nature spirits, Ascended Masters, and the Akashic Records… just to name a few.  You can also connect with your Higher Self.  All of these sources of spiritual guidance evolve out of the Divine.

However, not every source of spiritual guidance is good for every situation. For example: angels are extremely loving and can give us beautiful energetic healing and support, but with a few exceptions, most have never incarnated into the 3rd dimension.  They have no idea what it’s like to be cold or hungry or need to make a living… and often angelic guidance is very sweet, loving but not great when it comes to concrete action steps.

Our Spirit Guides  journey with us in this lifetime and most have been incarnated 3rd dimensionally but have much higher vibration rates. They are able to help with next steps and more specific guidance, but they can’t make your problems magically disappear and they won’t interfere.  If we’re not running the show, asking for assistance, and taking action, they sit quietly until we give them something to do.

Actually all spiritual helpers work this way.  They are helpers and we are in the driver seat of our lives.  If we don’t have clear intentions our guides can’t really help us get there, and if we don’t take action on the guidance we receive… they can’t make us do anything.  Ultimately, we’re in charge.

That’s why the best place to begin is connecting with your HIGHER SELF which is the command central for all of these spiritual resources and the headquarters for your soul’s journey.  This is your soul’s internal GPS system and a big ally when it comes to setting intentions and charting a course for your day, your week, or even your life.

As a soul you have a well of gifts and potential just waiting to flow through you out into the world. Your Higher Self is the voice of your inner wisdom, your conscience, and the bright ideas and beautiful visions that come to you when you least expect them.

This divine part of you has a bigger view of your life.  It knows your soul’s purpose, the life lessons it has chosen, and the gifts it has in abundance.  It knows where you are on the map of your life, it can see a lot farther down the road than you can.  It wants to steer you toward fulfillment and happiness.  More than anything, it wants you to recognize that it’s not separate from you – it is you. It’s the best you ever, and it already exists. You aren’t trying to create it or earn it or go out and find it.

You are a channel for your Higher Self and you are here to experience your divine soul gifts. When you are living authentically, giving expression to your deepest desires – creating businesses, artwork, relationships, events, etc. {whatever it is that you’re dreaming about} and expressing your soul’s gifts through these activities, you are expressing your divinity. You are in alignment with your soul, and you will feel a sense of deep satisfaction and fulfillment as you proceed {even if it’s challenging and a little scary sometimes}.

Learning to connect with your Higher Self is empowering because it puts you in touch with your inner truth and places you in the driver’s seat of your life.  It’s a first step towards creating a soul-full life and learning some tools to help you cultivate this relationship can help activate you intuition, stimulate your creativity and strengthen your boundaries.  So get acquainted with your Higher Self and bring your intuition back online for healthy boundaries, clear intentions, and powerful creating.

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Three Common Blind Spots to Abundance

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A detail of a larger work in progress by Jennifer Currie

Creativity is linked to Abundance.  In fact, a huge part of your soul purpose is to create and manifest.  You are here to experience yourself as a gifted divine soul.  Knowing your soul gifts and putting them to use is the key to your abundance along with attracting and manifesting anything you want.

Since I was in my teens I’ve wanted to be more empowered in my creativity and to me that means empowered abundance, empowered self-expression, and also having empowered boundaries so I could feel good in my skin and free to make the choices that truly work best for my life.

Many of us have this desire, but it’s not something we’re necessarily encouraged or taught to do when we are children.  It’s actually much more common for most folks to be living out of alignment with their divine soul gifts, dialing down their sparkle, fitting in… and living lives so full of obligation that they feel like they have few or no choices.

The truth is, if we were living in alignment with our soul gifts, we’d be manifesting brilliantly and bringing lots of empowered and joyful experiences into our lives.

For years I read everything I could get my hands on about aligning with abundance and manifesting with ease… but there were 3 major blindspots that kept me from fully experiencing my creative power.  I’ve noticed that these 3 blindspots are pretty common and often block our ability to experience the kind of abundance we truly want.

BLINDSPOT # 1:  Not Knowing Your Soul Gifts:  In order to be empowered creatively we have to know and own our soul gifts because what we have in abundance is the key to our abundance.  It’s really hard to shine brightly and bring your special genius into the world, if you don’t know what it is.  However, it’s actually very common for us to overlook and take for granted the very talents and gifts that are our primary magic.

Also, if we don’t know or understand our gifts and personal truth within, we tend to look for it outside of ourselves.  We make other people responsible for determining our value and we do a lot of things out of obligation.  It may not be  something we do consciously but it sneaks in all over the place.  It’s a disempowered way to live and an abundance roadblock.

BLINDSPOT #2  Vague or Misaligned Intentions:  In order to create anything, we have to have a clear intention.  It’s kind of like putting the address of your destination into your GPS.  The problem here shows up in 2 ways:  Either we don’t put an address in and drive around wondering why the GPS doesn’t tell us where to go OR we put in an address to a place that isn’t where we truly want to go.

Sometimes we fail to understand how powerful we are, and we wait for the Universe to deliver an answer or show us where we need to go.  The truth is, the Universe is responsive and we have to take the first step and decide what we want.

And if we want abundance… we need to choose things that line up with our soul gifts.  Sometimes we have soul gift envy ~ where we see so clearly how someone else is talented and we admire it.  We may think…”I want to do THAT.”  We can even give it a try, but if it’s not aligned with our gifts it just won’t deliver the same fulfillment and flow.

BLINDSPOT #3:  No Action:  Empowered creativity requires action.  We are human beings living in the 3rd Dimension.  That means we have bodies, we require food, shelter and clothing.  We are subject to time and the vibration rate of this plane of existence is a lot slower than say… our mental plane.

It’s quite easy to create on the mental plane.  It’s pretty much instantaneous.   All you have to do is imagine something and poof! there it is right in your mind’s eye.  This is actually great in terms of manifesting because we can run a lot of possibilities in our minds.  We can create quick sketches and rough drafts of our manifestations… and that is important to the process.  This helps us out a lot when we’re setting intentions.

But these things will remain just that:  possibilities….. until we take some kind of action to bring them into a tangible, 3rd dimensional state.  Taking action always requires effort, but it doesn’t have to be miserable or difficult effort.  When we’re lining up our actions with our soul gifts our efforts can be extremely fulfilling, enjoyable and they lead to prosperity.

Whatever you’re trying to create and manifest whether it’s more money in your bank account, more time, a relationship, or more artistic expression… your soul gifts are the key to your abundance.  Check in with yourself and ask:  do I know what my gifts are?  Am I setting soul-aligned intentions? What actions do I need to take?

Here’s to your beautiful, empowered creativity!

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