In this chapter, Dr. Jeffers reminds us of our connection with our Higher Self, that part of us that transcends all the petty negative stuff. It’s the part of us that is self-affirming, loving, giving and abundant. Throughout our whole life we tend to operate from one of two places: our “chatterbox” negative self or our Higher Self.
Our challenge, our task becomes one of striving to connect with and listening to our Higher Self, every moment of every day. From this space of the Higher Self we can connect with Universal Energy through our Conscious and Subconscious Minds. I realize that this is a tall order and yet it is one that has rewards beyond our wildest imaginings. All it takes is practice (see November 2012 Mandala of the Month).
From this place of our Higher Self we also connect with our intuition which Dr. Jeffers states is “one of the tools the Subconscious Mind uses to connect you with what you are looking for.” We just need to open up to it and act on it. She suggests that whenever we need help with an issue or problem, to turn it over to the Subconscious Mind and Universal Energy trusting they will give us all the answers and guidance we need.
Our intuition is that gentle voice in our heads that says “go here”, “do this”, “call this person”, “go home”, etc. To differentiate between that voice and the chatterbox voice, I find that the chatterbox voice comes from a negative place saying things like “you don’t want to do that”, “I don’t think so”, “you better watch out”. It also usually includes “I” or “You” in it. My intuition usually speaks to me in short commands without any pronouns. Test it out for yourself…notice what the voices in your head are saying to you and how they are saying it. It only takes an extra moment to process what we just heard to determine “who said that?”
By focusing on our Higher Self, the loving energy that flows from this place, spills over into every area of our lives. We can do this for mere minutes a day to start, working our way up to the point where in any given moment regardless of what is happening around us, we can immediately connect with our Higher Self and know instantly what the next step is to take.
Just keep practicing…it does get easier. And know that it’s a life long process…so we need to be kind to ourselves as we allow ourselves the time it takes to reconnect with our Higher Self…who is very eager to help us. All we have to do is ask.
Be sure to download/color the November 2012 Mandala of the Month.