Everyone on the spiritual journey is always seeking for guidance. Guidance for the next step to take, a love affair, a job, manifesting abundance and above all an advice to walk the path of the awakened with ease. For this reason, many of us are seeking this guidance everywhere, but only externally. We search for beings that have connections to Archangels, spirits, the etheric realms to seek advice, to read channeled data to see what is happening energetically. This, basically, is not wrong, but it can be a problem when we think that this things are for a few chosen only. We begin to place this beings above ourselves, we feel that they are superior because they can do things that, apparently, we can't do. This is not the truth, of course. We are all teachers, students and masters in life. We can all access our dormant talents and abilities, with practice, time, patience and trust. I had, in my early journey, a phase of voracious reading; I used to read anything about spirituality from the morning until late at night. That helped me a lot, it opened my mind and changed the perspective I had of myself and reality. But I fell into the trap described above: without guidance, without certain beings, I couldn't proceed on my path. Then I found that I was gifted as well and I am currently beginning to master what I can do. Sometimes it's really hard but since I have this gifts I am meant to use them, to be responsible for them because others are now where I was once, seeking the guidance that I can provide. And that is amazing. This is how it works: the message always reaches people that resonate with it, there is always someone that is "more advanced" or "more awakened" so that others can have a lighthouse pointing in the direction to take. Not an example to emulate, not someone to imitate. Simply someone that is already been there before and that, after a good talk, lets you decide for yourself, without manipulation or control. Be careful, then: do not feel inferior or, even worse, superior than someone else, because we are all the same.
That is why I want to share this tips on how to connect with your guides, your Higher Self, Archangels etc. so that you can be empowered by this knowledge and begin to seek your personal guidance, in total sovereignty.
What you are seeking can not be found externally. This is the first step. Yes, "out there" there is a lot of help available but you will never find what you are searching for. Why? Because you are searching for yourself! How con you find this outside of your own consciousness? Happiness comes form being the higher being you are. For this reason you have to switch the focus from the external world -appearance, what others are doing/saying, what is popular at the moment- to the inner world. There lies the solution to all your problems.
Meditate. This is extremely important. Meditation is one of the best tools to connect with your inner world, the spiritual world. It helps a lot the crown and third eye chakra to open, which are the centers that allow us to have a deeper connection with our Higher Self and with our spiritual guides. It's all about listening; if you are too busy with your thinking mind you can't listen at all. Mind and heart must be aligned but I would say that the mind must bend to the hearth because it can not understand and do certain things. Sit and calm down.
Be in the right frequency. Since you want to receive this messages you have to tune into the right frequency. Our body is a receiver and transmitter of light
-informations- and that is proven scientifically. It works like a radio: to have a certain experience you have to be in a specific frequency because only on that frequency you can have that experience. That is how reality works as well. When you are in a controlling state and mind set, the informations can not flow through you and will be filtered through the ego. The secret is to let go of control, because nothing bad happens if you do that, no matter what your ego says, and be completely open in a state of surrender, of trust. If you are channeling or if you are connecting with your Higher self and suddenly you find yourself in a state of resistance, stop for a moment, breath, let go of control again, and restart the process.
Set the right intention. This is a fundamental step and yet is so simple. You are a powerful creator being, your thoughts are always manifested into reality. Therefore if you have a pure intention and focus YOU CAN receive any kind of guidance and informations from the angelic realms. "Higher self I want to connect with you now." or, even better, " I AM now connected to you, higher self." Is really that simple. Depending on where you are on your Ascension path, you can experience a certain degree of connection, you may have or not an energetic experience that confirms you that the connection is happening. This can be frustrating and can lead you to desist. Do not do that! Keep trying. Truth is that there is nothing complicated, in feeling energies. That is why is a good idea and exercise to call regularly on a spiritual being you feel a particular connection to. Begin to do this when you are in meditation or when you have a few minutes for yourself. Then, as you develop your energy sensitivity, you can do it even when you are performing other tasks during the day. For example: "Archangel Michael be with me now." Breathe and pay attention to what you feel in your body. Learn how his energy feels to you. Be there for a few minutes. Then say, for example: "Archangel Raphael be with me now." Feel the difference and acknowledge what changed between the two energies. Do not worry, they are holographic beings and they can be everywhere with everyone at the same time, they can bilocate, you can never bother them and they are happy to assist. You can do the same with your spiritual guides.
Trust your intuition. I can tell you this: intuition is never wrong. Never. I have learned this and I am still learning. Is not easy not to doubt yourself and that is exactly what we have to clear if we want to walk with confidence and receive guidance from spirit. Intuition works in a different way if compared to the thinking mind; it's more fluid and direct. Can you recognize the truth when you see it? When you feel it? Of course you can! But you keep doubting yourself because "what if it is not so" and you never live the truth fully. Do not settle for anything less than the whole story, the whole Self. Love is a whole. You are whole. Why pretending it is not so? When you know what the truth is, when you know it is your Higher Self speaking to you, because you have the capacity to recognize this, you know it. Do not doubt! Use your discernment. Trust yourself.
Do not seek for the answer, let it come to you. Be open, I can't stress this enough. When you are asking a question do not seek for the answer; that is just pretending. Probably the ego is involved, it accepts only what it wants to hear and nothing else. Instead wait and keep breathing, let the answer come and flow to and through you. That is listening. Just listen.
Bare in mind that everything in spirituality is easier that what it appears to be. Developing this abilities is the first step toward other processes like channeling, which basically is the same thing. We are speaking of allowing informations to flow through your vessel. Believe that is simple because it is so; if you think "I can't do this" "this is not for me" "I have never done this before so I can't do it" you are in resistance and it will be, of course, more difficult for you to achieve what you are trying to do.
Reassuming: a good idea to begin contact is to learn how your own energy, that of what you are calling Higher Self, feels. Stay there and breathe, setting the intention to connect and then ask for guidance. Be open and in the right frequency without forcing things. Let it happen, let yourself receive the Higher being that you are. It is not a matter of doing but of being, so the mind is not involved, it is a state of your consciousness that you want to reach. In that state -frequency- you can have the experience you want to have. Then you can ask a question, begin with something very simple or even better you can say "is there anything you want me to know at this time?" Again, be open and let the answer come to you, no need to seek it or block it. Breathe and say thank you.
Once you have the answer, act upon it. That is fundamental! We are all hungry for knowledge, we want to know what is going on in our world and we constantly read and seek guidance. That is another trap we have to learn to avoid: guidance without action is nothing.
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