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Think Up!Getting reacquainted with your higher thoughts.
The more we stay connected to our higher mind, the more we strengthen and build that essential bridge between ourselves and our higher consciousness.
We’re all born connected to this divine awareness, but we have a tendency as we grow up, to pull away from what was once so natural. When we become disconnected from our higher mind, the source that once nourished us is all too often replaced with another source or substitute. We forge connections and dependencies with food, alcohol, or nicotine, or even we become co-dependent on someone or even our work – hence the term workaholic. Many of us spend our lives trying to fill that void that was created when the link to our higher mind was broken.
Is it really possible to get reacquainted with your higher mind?
As you develop the ability to raise yourself above the conscious mind and all its impulses and distractions, you’ll find that place of stillness and peace, and possibly … some answers. This is the part of yourself where you can gain a sense of the bigger picture. It’s the place where mundane details have less significance. It’s also the part of you that wants nothing more than to assist you in being happy, and to put you on the right path for your psychic and spiritual development.
Many years ago while studying and developing as a medium in England, I was fortunate to learn the following technique on how we draw from the higher mind. I learned from my British tutors that when people are worried, depressed, unsure of themselves or confused, they have a tendency to think down.
How often have you heard someone say, “I’m feeling down,” or “I can’t get out of my own way”? What they’re really saying is that they can’t get out of their own head and their thoughts seem to be acting as a negative barrier in their own mind and body.
When this happens, we tend to repeatedly dwell on the same thought, like an old broken record, leading to stress and worry, which can often result in a sense of confusion. I know many of you will relate to this.
Here is an exercise that my tutors taught me to help access the higher mind and think up:
Make yourself comfortable, close your eyes, take a few slow, deep breaths and relax.
Bring your awareness to the bottom of your feet. Let your breath assist you in transferring the relaxing energy up through the bottom of your feet. Slowly, work your way up your calves, your thighs, your abdomen, chest, your fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, face, right to the top of your head. Now at the top of your head, I want you to imagine there is one big funnel starting to form and it reaches out into the universe. Think of it as a vortex of energy reaching upward.
Let your awareness constantly flow up and out of your head and into this funnel that’s opening up above you. All the information you want can now be accessed and brought to you. You may want to imagine a shimmering ball or cloud of white light above this funnel. Now reach up with your mind, as if you are floating and blending with this brilliant white light. Slowly merge yourself into this space, as you continue to reach up and out of your body with your mind.
Take a few moments with this energy, and feel what it’s like to be calm and centered, and to be one with your higher mind.
Now it’s time to ask your higher mind a question. For example:
Is there someone you would like to get along with but you’re not sure how to go about it?
Is there a question about your job that you need guidance on?
Are you wondering what is stopping you from reaching your goals?
Ask one question at a time, and wait for a response. Take whatever answers come to you. You may receive a symbol, words or even a feeling.
Don’t be surprised if your higher mind also chooses to make known a certain area of your life that you’re neglecting. Sometimes you don’t always get what you asked for – but what you need. Remember what you have received, so that you can bring the information and answers back into your conscious mind.
It’s now time to bring your awareness back into your body. Don’t worry, as you’ll be able to go back to this special place anytime you wish. Slowly take a breath and let it assist you in coming back to the present. Feel yourself shifting down into your body, entering through the open funnel. Move your fingers and toes, and slowly open your eyes to become fully aware of your body and the room around you.
Be open and let your higher mind speak to you in all its various ways. As always, keep your journal handy for when you come out of the meditation, so you can take the time to interpret what the words, feelings, and symbols mean specifically to you.
You’ll know when your higher mind is speaking and answering your questions, because you’ll feel a sense of smoothness to what you’re receiving. The answers will not sound like your regular mind chatter.
You can use this meditation anytime you need it – especially during stressful times in your life, when you may need an intuitive solution. Try to get into the habit of shifting up and accessing your higher mind at least once a day. With practice, you’ll be able to seek insightful guidance anytime you wish and possibly find the key to open the door to an old friend – your soul.