Pssst, listen in: There’s a conversation underway

2 flowers turning toward each other
“Conversation” by Benson Kua is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

When you think about it, we are spirits learning how to be humans, and at the same time, we are humans learning how to be spiritual. Bringing these two frequencies together is what authentic living is all about. This means we want to bring our spiritual selves, our highest energies, down to Earth. We want to help our spiritual frequencies connect with our lower selves, allowing our higher selves to come into our bodies, our minds, and our everyday functioning. We want to embrace and live our fullest, most truthful, and highest selves.

These are the kinds of things I was contemplating when I noticed that my own higher self was actually trying to come down to express itself. At the same time, my usual lower, ego-self was trying to go up. Conundrum. What to do?

A talk with my Higher Self

Flash, a download comes. I realize that my lower shadow-self wants to actually talk to my higher-self! Wow, I never thought of it this way before. I decide to give it a try. I’m ready to go. I’m going to start the conversation with my usual ego-self and see what happens. Here goes nothing:

Me: Hey, Higher Self, I want to have a conversation with you. I’m perplexed. I’ve been learning all these things about energy and frequency and DNA. Sometimes I even experience myself as a body of light, but then I get all wobbly and feel off-center. I’m all over the place. I don’t know what to do.

Higher Self: Well, if you think you’ve got it bad, I am a body of light. I have many light powers. But everything on Earth is so dense. I don’t get it. How do I get this fleshy Earthy thing that I find myself in to stay on the ground?

Me: Don’t ask me. I’m trying to be a body of light; but I have all these thoughts and feelings and sensations constantly running through me. It’s maddening. I wasn’t born with an instruction manual, you know. I want to know my most expansive self. I want to be free. I’m looking for help.

Higher Self: I could use some help myself. I’ve never been in a body before. When I zoom into yours, I can’t navigate. I find that I’m flying off into empty space. This bio-body vehicle just does its own thing. I see it’s got a crazy mind of its own and it usually operates in the band of dense frequency. I can’t get through. I find resistance. What’s up with that?

Me: Give me a break. I’m just starting to understand what I am. Yeah, I know I’m me, I’m you, I’m all energy. I’m just beginning to get that my DNA actually contains hidden gifts. This is what I want to cultivate. This is the path I want to take. From past experience, I know that you, Higher Self, are a built-in part of me. But what’s a human being supposed to do with all this?

Higher Self: Well, you are right. I am definitely a part of you. I am the part of your consciousness that is pure and free. And I am here to help you wake up and move into your true potential. The thing is, I want you to use me. I want you to help me bring my wisdom-power down to Earth. I want you to fly with me.

Me: I want that too! I’m keep trying to find ways to move out of my shadow self. I do want to connect with you. I want you to flood my body, my mind, and my everyday functioning with light. But I just keep bouncing back and forth between high and low frequencies. When I mention these things, many of my friends haven’t got a clue as to what I’m talking about.

Higher Self: I get it. High and low frequencies give drastically different perspectives of life. But I think I can help you out. Are you open to let me crack through your density? Are you ready to explore reality beyond your current perspective? Are you willing to expand and step into the unknown?

Me: Yes, I am. And I’m willing to do what I need to do. I want to understand. I want to grow. I want to expand. I want to blossom into all that I can be. Maybe we could do this growing thing together?

Higher Self: Yes, let’s do it. We’ll join forces. I’ll give you tips about living as a light body with infinite potential. You give me tips about living on planet Earth as a human being within the band of density.

Me: It’s a deal! I know I can do it with your help. I hope the next blog is on the mind because mine keeps getting in the way. It’s a mess.

Higher Self: Who knows what Barbara’s guides will come up with next. It doesn’t really matter because we are in this together. Let’s just sit back and experience this amazing Earth journey.

Red flowers in a row.

Write or talk to your higher self

Go ahead. Have some fun. Even if you don’t think you have a higher self, imagine that you do. (The brain can’t tell the difference between what you imagine and what is true.) So, give this a try:

Decide what you want to call your higher power. It doesn’t matter what you call it, just give it a name. Maybe it’s Source, Higher Self, Universe, God, Beingness, Guide, whatever makes you most comfortable.

Do a little slow, gentle, breathing.

Begin your letter, Dear___

Tell this all-knowing and all-loving partner whatever you wish. I’m feeling_____ right now, and I would like some guidance.

Now, respond to yourself in the voice of your higher self. Just go ahead and write whatever comes into your mind.

Listen deeply. Say the words out loud. Go ahead and continue the dialogue until it ends itself.

Reflect: What surprised you? What did you learn?

PS: This exercise is even more powerful if you place two chairs facing each other. In one chair speak your own thoughts; then in the other chair, speak your higher power’s replies. Listen to each other.

I’ve done this when I’ve really been stumped or scared and have been amazed at what comes up. It’s a trip to be the higher self. I never knew it (I) could be so wise!