One of the purposes of “Accessing Your Higher Self” blog site is to share helpful ways to shift the relationship we have with “life force/energy” (our sense of self) to a much deeper and more expansive one that connects us with the subtleties of our Divine gifts…gifts we are meant to express and share with the world.
What does it mean to “connect with the subtleties of our Divine gifts?” It is a process of feeling deeper and deeper into the overall sensation/resonance of Being, allowing the mind to be absorbed into what feels like an underlying hum/vibration.
The intention to feel deeper and deeper into the “underlying hum” is a distilling of sensation to the finest, most subtle essence of Being.
As the awareness attunes itself deeper and deeper with this subtle “Hum,” the body/mind/psyche inevitably goes into a kind of swoon/contortion of overflowing energies, ecstatically blissful by nature.
This “overflowing” of energy happens as a result of mind that, as it “touches” or experiences subtle vibration, an expansion of mind and energy happens simultaneously, creating a “contortion” of the physical body.
The following post is a response by Higher Self to questions about Lucid Dreaming and how to “wake up” in dreams. The practice of Lucid Dreaming seems to be greatly enhanced by the moment to moment awareness during the waking consciousness of just “Being,” releasing attachments to habits of thoughts that keep the mind in constant states of agitation and distraction.
Every night in sleep you easily slip into the land of dreams where the body and mind naturally remains for the duration of the sleep cycle. There is no struggling to achieve that state. There is a natural shift in consciousness from the waking to sleep states.
When you are able to consciously enter those realms then you will know the power to also manifest what you desire; for just as you are able to consciously create in dreams, you will also learn to create in waking consciousness. The normal tendency is to fall asleep without awareness and thus miss out on the opportunities that are presented to you each night. But once in awhile you do awaken in dreams, glimpsing the beauty and lights of vast worlds within.
Yes, the beauty and freedom is indescribable. That type of awareness seems to come as gifts and not something I can will to happen.
You will find it more and more a natural state as you learn to just observe with deep awareness during waking moments. It’s not something to be forced. Rather, this state of awareness requires a deeply relaxed body and mind.
As you learn to “awaken” during your waking moments the more you will find yourself “conscious” during times of sleep. This is not to say that your normal waking consciousness will be active. Rather, awareness of deep states of peace will be experienced. Most of your waking moments are more like a kind of sleepwalking, guided mainly by unconscious habits of mind. As you bring awareness into your life you will find yourself less and less governed by habits, and more and more attuned to the consciousness of the natural state of Bliss within.
Observe your thoughts. As you watch without attaching to them you find that the habitual flow of thought-forms begin to fall away as the consciousness of the moment opens up, like the blossoming of flowers. As you continue to watch you will find that the moments of stillness and freedom from thoughts gets longer and longer. Just continue to observe. The mind then glimpses the Silent Observer behind the million galaxies of thoughts, free from the incessant march of mental phantoms that haunt us in waking moments as well as during sleep!
Habits of mind can be great tormentors as they include habitual fear thoughts and memories. Like a broken record they go on and on, constantly replaying mental scripts that dredge up deeply engrained habits of feeling and thinking. But again,…awaken in the dream! Breathe deeply, exhale and relax into the consciousness of the moment. In the awareness of the moment, thoughts have no “time” to attach to, for thoughts need time to have meaning. In the exquisite moment, there is not a hairbreadth of time…there is only the consciousness of “Being.”
Do this now: just simply “Be,” without thinking, just observing and feeling. As you release thoughts along with any desires to control or attach to them, a deep letting go occurs, a kind of opening up happens, allowing room for Divine Consciousness to step in.
Fear is like a snake’s venomous bite that paralyzes and shuts down the necessary organs required for survival. However, whereas being bitten by a snake has beginning and end, the bite of fear can take up residency in the consciousness through the habit-producing venom of believing ourselves weak and insignificant. The following post is Higher Self’s response to questions about how to deal with fear, when Life seems to be like the spin cycle of some large washing machine before being “wrung out” to dry.
Once again we’re pushing you to surrender the tight hold you have upon fears and beliefs of limitation. It is not our intention to frighten but sometimes it seems we need to shake you in order to awaken you to the path that is yours to walk. Your prayer has always been for freedom and we have always responded; and yet the expectations of how freedom “should” look and feel like oftentimes gets in the way of our help. When you feel stuck and afraid, not knowing what to do, our guidance is always there. Even as you bang your head again and again on doors that do not wish to open, please understand that this is to help you consider other pathways that are more in line with your gifts and life lessons.
Beliefs and cultural upbringing are like magnetic force fields that seem to prevent you from experiencing higher dimensions of Being that are far more preferable than the default existence that most people on earth struggle in. And yet abundance and freedom are the birthright of all souls, attainable to all who are willing to release the tight hold upon the beliefs they have about the world.
You are still not convinced about the power of thoughts. Do this now: watch feelings and thoughts as they appear upon the screen of your awareness. Focus your attention on that place within that observes. Experience and feel the subtlety of thoughts as they rise and fall within. Receive the impressions of your surroundings without endlessly thinking about them.
Listen and take notice of all sounds without attaching to them. In other words, just Be. Let thoughts come and go. Observe the body and experience the energy field that you are.
As you continue in this primal awareness, you will begin to understand the immensity of Being, that your previous existence as a little struggling human will be seen as a distant dream; and in the fullness of calm acceptance, all that you need and desire will be more than fulfilled!