Life Lesson One ~ Connecting to your Higher Self
As children we start out exploring our world through our senses; Taste, touch, smell, sight, hearing, feeling.
Then, as the baby grows, it learns to express it’s feelings through the emotions.
As the child matures, it learns to exert a certain amount of control over the emotions through use of the intellect and reasoning.
Many adults stay at this level, being caught up in the battle of mind vs. emotions, letting circumstances going on around them dictate their feelings, thoughts, and conversations from day to day.
For many, life controls them.
We let ourselves get caught up in other peoples drama, or become bored and create some of our own.
It is like living in the midst of a hurricane being whipped to and fro by one thing, and then another.
It can cause tension, ill health, sleepless nights, an irritable countenance as we move trough the day, not noticing the peace that is around us and is there for the taking.
It reminds me of a story about a woman from Southern California who took much pride in her home. She was an interior designer, who was constantly busy with her clients, family and friends.
Upon her husband’s passing, relatives from the south had come for the funeral.
The brother-in-law, who was used to porch-sitting in the country found a comfortable chair on her porch to while away him time in deep reflection, while the woman and her sister made preparations for the funeral.
Being the silent observer, the brother-in-law mentioned to the woman that the wall paper in her dining room was upside down.
Dismissing his remarks, and thinking that he was just a “country hick” she chose to ignore his comments, and continue with her tiresome pursuits.
He continued to mention it to her every day, until, frustrated, she decided to indulge him, and take him into the dining room to prove that she would never make such a dreadful mistake!
Much to her surprise, and even though she had lived in the house for more than ten years, this visitor had discovered something that she had been too busy to notice, for indeed the wallpaper had been applied wrongly, and upside down it was!
How often do we fill our lives with distractions and busyness, not taking the time for quietly connecting to our higher Self, our inner guide?
Practicing silence, quieting our homes from electronic noise so common today, and really listening to each other, and to our inner promptings is where we can start to reconnect with our inner source of wisdom.
To find time every day may be a challenge for some, but so worth the effort.
Have you lost touch with who you are?
Do you constantly have the television on even though you are not watching it?
Are the children in the room constantly being fed information from the television?
Do you find yourself uncomfortable with your own silence?
Is self-reflection something that you have no time for?
Do you listen more than talk? Or talk more than listen?
Do you over – schedule yourself and your children running to and fro?
Do you feel at peace within yourself even while living in a chaotic world?
Are you on edge most of the time?
Do you react rather than respond?
Dear Cottage Mavens,
As you go about your day, it is crucial, in this day and time, that inner reflection is paramount. Connecting to your Higher Self, your inner wisdom can only be heard in the depths of silence.
Set aside a time each day.
Prepare a sacred space, an altar, where you can light a candle, feel deep devotion, and love for your Creator, pray and meditate.
With meditation, you listen for the guidance that comes through tuning in to your Higher Self.
Only then will you be guided to the right action to take, and in the process, you will find your true connection to your Soul truths, your angelic tribe, your best guidance.
Start out with 15 minutes per day, extending that time on your day off, You owe it to yourself.
You are a Divine Being.
It’s time to remember your true identity.
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