Daily rituals are key for getting in touch with your greater potential. Prayer, vision work, shamanic journeys — all are wonderful means to discover the wisdom and healing that your higher self has to offer.
My understanding of the higher self equates it with the quantum waveform, our full potential across all possibilities and across all possible universes, expressed as a single infinite spirit. It is a singularity of sorts. This being exists the same way light can be both particle and wave. We are the particle, and the higher self is the wave.
Since I also believe that the imagination is a direct sense of potential – a sense like sight and sound – our imagination is a real vehicle for discovering our higher selves. We can connect with our higher selves simply by envisioning them, and no vision is actually wrong.
With a little discipline in learning meditation or trance-like states of altered consciousness, you can even converse with your higher self to gain wisdom and insight.
This is not quite as esoteric as it sounds! I do employ rattles and occasionally drums to aid in achieving a shamanic state of consciousness, but it is very much like entering a waking dream, and you definitely don’t have to be a shaman to do it. It’s another way of listening and seeing. Done with an open heart, you will find that the insight you receive does not feel like it comes from you — you will know you’re not just making it all up, but that it has deep value.
I have been helping others reach out to their higher selves and when I envision these beings, they are so beautiful they take my breath away and give me hope for humanity. We all have such unbelievable potential.
If you would like help connecting, I do offer readings, healings, and work to connect people with their guides and higher selves here: Shamanic Readings, Healings and Soul Retrievals.
You will find peace and oneness with Great Spirit and the Everything when your gratitude for the blessings which you’ve received and your efforts to bless others become the same prayer, the same emotion, the same concept.
Reality is just another word for experience.
This mini set of altar treasures features a deerskin pouch decorated with charms, an antler wand or talisman with rutilated quartz and a tiny green bottle with opal pieces, a little bottle with handmade loose incense (for burning on charcoal) that has woody and resin scents, and a little glass scrying amulet.
See it on my Etsy Shop!
We are each responsible for creating our own reality through what we think about and how we perceive experiences.
But this goes beyond mere positive thinking. If you exercise your imagination, you really, literally, do have the power to change your reality.
I have a way of imagining things to the point where what I’m imagining feels real — I can imagine myself feeling joyful, and actually ecstatically change my mood with minimal effort. I imagine the feeling, and then suddenly I’m experiencing the feeling as if I wasn’t producing it all on my own.
Start with a few exercises.
- Eat something small and simple, like your favourite fruit. Enhance the taste mentally until it is the most delicious thing ever. Can you taste the difference?
- Imagine eating something sour. Can you feel it like it’s really in your mouth, causing saliva to gather and other sensations?
- Try to feel an imaginary touch on your skin. Can you give yourself shivers or goosebumps?
- Imagine music, your favourite song, and try to bring the volume up and down in your mind.
- If you have pain, try focusing on it analytically. Ask yourself, what does pain really feel like? Why does pain hurt? What is pain, anyway? When I do this, the pain temporarily disappears and I feel only a little pressure.
- Finally, imagine joy and excitement. Use a memory if that helps. Can you feel it? Do you feel better, more joyful, than you did before you imagined it?
You really do have the power to create your own experience of the now. If you learn to use it, you can be utterly transformed and freed from old limitations.
As we’re planning a very special trip to Algonquin in October (shoutout to Lisa and Kate, who helped make this possible! <3) I’m putting together some spiritual things to bring. Yesterday I made myself a new deerskin purse with a black coyote face pelt.
I have my own handmade loose incense, my special autumnal anointing oil, my rattle, my blessing bottle with herbs, and my sacred shamanic “bible” of my own making with my Noodler’s Ahab pen (a calligraphy-like flex fountain pen which is just dreamy).
Once the infinite fell
at the speed of time, colliding
with the immoveableness of place,
into every instance