Higher Self Meditation – How-To
This is my favorite meditation when I need spiritual healing help; I expect I do it a few thousand times a year, but then again maybe I need more help than others. During high stress times I practice it several times a day. It is also a nice meditation for weekends, when you may have time to do some spiritual healing work on yourself.
Imagine your Higher Self (HS) to reside about eight inches above the top of your head. I mention this as a point of reference because sometimes you’ll feel energy coming down through the top of your head from your HS to varoius parts of your body when doing the meditation. I am not asking you to leave your body and place your awareness with your HS, however. Instead, I’d like you to place your awareness in your heart area.
To begin, you’ll want to sit in a quiet location if possible, wtih your back straight. Connect to your breath, slowing it down until it is quiet and steady. Settle into this state for a few minutes.
Say to yourself this sentence: I ask my Higher Self to please send healing to [XXX ISSUE, for example: ‘my fear of flying’] and I pray for insight.
Repeat this sentence like a mantra for ten minutes or so. You’ll most likely feel some movement in your chakras while repeating this meditation. Once you get a sense of knowing about the insight given to you by your HS, you can stop until you need the meditation again.
It can take a month or two of regular practice to know that you received the insight, so don’t be discouraged if that “knowing” doesn’t happen right away. Just keep practicing for 10 minutes at a time whenever you think of it and are able to take the time out.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).