WORKING WITH THE HIGHER SELF IN METAPHYSICS.
BY KERRIE JEAN ERWIN
Meditation is a very important tool to help us on our spiritual path and in our everyday life. It should be an integral part of our journey as it is such a wonderful tool for self-discovery, well being and general health. As we go deep within we are able to open to our own inner awareness, get a stronger sense of who we are as an eternal soul and we are also able to access various levels of consciousness that are available to us freely, on a metaphysical level.
As you begin to take charge of your life and mediate on a daily basis, you begin to realise what an important tool it really is. Not only will you look and feel a lot better and have more energy, you will also begin to wonder exactly how you ever coped without if before. You will not only have more clarity and perception, you will be able to focus a whole lot better with everything in your life as it pulls in all our energies and helps align us with our chakras. By going within, we are given all the information and guidance we ever need to know. Twenty minutes of meditation is also worth four hours sleep on the theta level, which is important in the busy, and chaotic stressful world we live in.
Meditation also connects us to our higher self, which is our soul energy. With constant daily practise, we are able to also make a connection to our own beloved guides and various spirit helpers that are here to assist us in spirit and help us on our lives journey. Most successful people in the world meditate and are able to focus and achieve their desired outcomes. By going within we are able to manifest and create our own loving reality.
WHO ARE OUR SPIRIT HELPERS?
Our guides or spirit helpers are from the source and once we gave made the spiritual connection with them they teach us what we need to know and help and work with us us complete our spiritual contracts that we have made on the other side before we came to earth. This in turn helps us on our own spiritual path and journey and assists with the growth as an eternal soul.
In spirituality, we are taught and learn who our main guide is. We usually find that it is always a loving being that has come in from birth and leaves when we die and leave the earth’s plane. As the bond and love connection is so strong, once we make the connection, we will often find that we may have also shared a past life with this enlightened being. Our main guide or gatekeeper, who is always extremely loving and caring, can also be a relative, friend or someone that has passed over to the spirit world and living in spirit. There are never any coincidences in spirit as everything is already pre-ordained before we reach earth.
Over time, as we slowly begin to trust and build a solid rapport and contract with with our main guide, we are protected from unnecessary and inappropriate energies, when we are consciously doing our designated work. Our gatekeeper stays with us throughout our lives and protects our soul, until we pass over to spirit and then we are not only joined again with our protector, but also our own entire also soul group.
Katy was born a natural psychic, like many of the souls being born today and her gift came to her at an early age. Her own gatekeeper or guide came to her long before she began her work as a medium and often talked to her as far back as her could remember in her mind and often in her dreams. She was a very sensitive and solitary child and often played with her imagery friends (spirit guides), who were always there for her, as other children found her rather odd and she was often left alone to her own devices. It did not take her long to quickly learn not to say anything about what she was experiencing in her own world and how she saw it, as she was always told she was just making it up and that she had an incredible imagination.
Finally after joining the spiritualist church at seventeen, she was able to meet with like-minded people who gave her the confidence to be herself. They also had similar experiences so it was safe to open up and share everything that was happening in her life.
Once there she was taught to meditate and learnt how to go into a light trance to meet her spirit helpers. With constant work and practise she became quite proficient and knew all her guides on a name basis quite well. Before this she always knew she was never alone and had an inner guidance but had no idea who she was talking to. By spending time and energy on her natural abilities, her whole world gradually changed to a better prospective, as she was not only introduced to her own gatekeeper, but other various guides that wanted to work and teach her things as well.
One day, while meditating, she was taken aback when she heard a loud voice call out telling her to get a pen and paper and to draw American Indian, with great white feathers in his head. Once she had done this she was told in not so many words that this was no ordinary Indian, but a great white chief called White Feather, who was her own loving guide. The spirit went on to tell her that they had been in past life together and that she was his beloved son. As she heard this, she began to feel a very deep love connection from deep with, and her eyes filled with tears of happiness, as the connection was so strong.
Some of the things that she learnt from her guide were as follows
- Loving yourself for whom you are as a soul and learning forgiveness.
- Treating others as equals
- Understanding and having compassion for everyone around her
- To honour others as you would honour yourself
- To respect the planet and environment you live in
- To live in harmony with everything around you
- To feel the beauty and energy of your own surroundings
- To fee peace and wholeness inside you via the breath.
- To see everyone and everything as a mirror for your own learning
- We are all ONE WITH THE DIVINE SOURCE OF LOVE
POINTS TO REMEMBER
The more you work on your own lessons and issues, the more you are connected to your own higher self, which can be an all empowering experience.
Do not be afraid about letting go of the need for attachment to the ego.
Surrendering is not about losing self-empowerment. It is about gaining self-empowerment and it involves trust.
When you remove the needs of the ego and allow your true destiny in, through the will of the soul, to guide you through life, life itself becomes a rewarding journey…
CREATING A SACRED SPACE TO MEET YOUR GUIDE
Creating a sacred space in your home or in nature would be ideal for meditation. It is a space which you can call your own, where you feel safe and secure and where no one can interrupt you. If you make an effort to meditate at the same time every day you will get better results as you are making a commitment and date with your own loving guide and your link will be stronger
CREATING AN ALTER.
Find a small table or bench in your home. Now decorate it with fresh flowers, pictures, statues, crystals, rocks, shell, feathers icons, incense burner, candles or whatever suits you’re fancy. Now ask your guide and spirit helpers to join you as you create this special beautiful work of art. Working with incense or essential oils will create a special ambience as well.
CREATING A SACRED SPACE IN NATURE
This is an ideal place to connect to the divine source and to help you go within. It can be in the bush, beach or just in a beautiful garden full of flowers and trees. By working in nature we can also get help from the elemental kingdom, which are tiny nature spirits that have been with us on earth since the beginning of time. There are four elemental types and these include.
The undines – beautiful water spirits, graceful little creatures that live around rocky pools, winged beings called fairies.
The air spirits called Sylphs- butterflies, beetles, and winged creatures. These are tiny spirits full of ideas and inspiration.
The salamanders – fire sprites e.g. fire flies.
The earth spirits – gnomes, goblins elves and pixies.
Once we are able to utilise our own sacred space we can just simply connect to the source, by surrounding ourselves with white light, saying a small prayer, and then closing our eyes and opening up to the energies around us and within.
MEDITATION BY THE SEA
Find a quiet and lovely place by the sea
Sit or lie on the sand, with your eyes closed in a comfortable position
Now connect with your breath, breathing in tree times. In through your nose and out through your mouth, until you reach a steady pace.
As you continue to breath, surrender of any old attachments, negativity, or bad feelings you may be carrying in your mind and body.
Now, open yourself to everything in nature and begin to feel all your senses awakening.
As you do this, listen, taste and feel everything around you, i.e. the sounds, the smells, feel the warm sun caressing and penetrating your skin. –
Smell and taste the salt spray from the water in your mouth, as it rushes up the sand and washes and rushes back again into the ocean.
As you do this you now begin to deeply relax, no cares, no worries, just simply letting go in mind, body and spirit.
Now feel your heart chakra expanding as you breathe gently, in and out.
It as if everything in nature is healing you, soothing you, helping you to relax, and taking you deeper and deeper into a deep relaxing state.
Continue doing this, as you now feel the essence of universal love and warmth filling your entire body into every particle of your being deep into your DNA, with pure, unconditional love.
When you feel you are finally full with enough love for the day, come back and open your eyes.
Don’t be surprised when you see the world that you once knew now change into a place of wondrous beauty.