How to Connect With Your Higher Self, According to Spirituality Teachers (2023)

What is your higher self? And are you supposed to be a spiritual superhero to be able to connect with your divine energy?

It can be tricky to connect with your higher self, especially if you are a super overthinker. But even if you are, it’s possible!

To start communicating with it for answers, here’s what you need to know:

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When you’re able to do so, the life-changing rewards are innumerable and invaluable.

What is Your Higher Self?

Your higher self is so much more than the physical form you know so well. It’s the you in the form of the soul consciousness — unlimited and eternal.

It’s the part of you that excites with inspiration, guides with intuition, and teaches through insight.

Your intentions, desires, and secrets are well-known to your higher self. But chances are, you’ve probably had a very limited conversation with it.

Those incredibly useful flashes of intuition and inspiration can become a much more significant part of your life if you allow this communication to flourish.

Here’s the catch, though: connecting with your higher self is a paradox — you are always connected. It’s more than a connection. It’s unity.

The physical you can’t be separated from your energetic consciousness. But because we are here in this physical state, there’s a part of us that includes a feeling of separation from everything else, including your higher self.

In reality, there is no separation. So, where does the energy of you begin and end?

Benefits of connecting with higher self

First, there are some basics to understand. According to spiritual healer Jeffrey Allen…

  • Your physical self is your current life human personality
  • Your higher self is your multi-life spirit personality

This identity gives you a higher perspective and an ability to connect directly with your spirit guides to support you on your journey.

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“When you live from your physical self, you are easily swayed by the physical world because you don’t have much internal strength,” Jeffrey explains.

On the contrary, connecting with your higher self has a plethora of benefits:

  • Your life is meaningful no matter what’s happening in your life
  • You have a greater purpose, and your life events have a purpose
  • You perceive suffering as your opportunity to learn and grow
  • You are empowered, and you’re co-creating with life
  • Your life feels magical
  • You feel supported and connected

It’s a humbling and comforting experience to realize that you aren’t alone. If you are open to it, you can find this life-changing connection with your higher self and spirit guides.

— Jeffrey Allen, trainer of Mindvalley’s Duality Quest

5 Ways to Connect With Your Higher Self

There are several ways to connect with your higher self. Some ways are simple and easy, and others require some training.

1. Lucid dreaming

First and foremost, your higher self speaks with you in your dream state — the realm of your subconscious.

That’s the state when all the mental constructs strip away and seize to control your reality. It’s the stage of sleep known as REM (rapid eye movement) when the activity of the brain’s neurons is as active as during waking hours, with the only difference being that your body is completely relaxed.

Most of the vividly-recalled dreams occur during REM sleep, and this is the moment when you tap into your higher consciousness.

It’s crucial for everyone who wants to expand one’s consciousness to start remembering their dreams and journal them.

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According to Charlie Morley, bestselling author and teacher of Mindvalley’s Lucid Dreaming Quest, there are universal archetypes:

  • A Wiseman represents guidance and wisdom.
  • A Mother represents nurturing and comfort.
  • A Higher self represents unification.

You can intentionally call in any archetype within the lucid dream and ask your questions.

Once you become consistent in remembering your dreams, you can master lucid dreaming and consciously connect with your higher self in lucid dreams.

2. Higher self meditation

Higher self meditation is one of the most powerful ways to consciously connect with your higher self.

Your higher consciousness isn’t’ separate from you. It’s always present and characterized by high vibrational frequency.

When you experience love and profound gratitude, when you truly forgive, that’s when you live from your higher self consciousness.

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So, the meditation is designed to help you connect with your higher self and then integrate it into your daily awareness.

You are more than you think you are. You are more than your physical body bound in time and space. You have knowingness beyond your beliefs.

— Jeffrey Allen, trainer of Mindvalley’s Duality Quest

Jeffrey explains that when there’s less distance between your physical identity and your spiritual identity, your spiritual experiences no longer appear strange or crazy. And it comes with the practice of who you are beyond your physical identity.

“It doesn’t mean you have to do things differently. It’s about being conscious and being yourself in any situation,” he adds.

You can use guided meditations to help you meet with your higher self.

Once you feel the presence of your higher self, you can ask questions about anything. The higher self does not judge or criticize.

Be open to the answers you receive, no matter the form.

Don’t forget that your answers may come in various delivery methods: words, feelings, images, or sensations. Be open to whatever arises.

Journal everything that comes online, as things might become clear after a while in your waking state as synchronicities or in your dreams.

3. Astral projection

Astral projection, also known as an out-of-body experience (OBE), is another way of connecting with your higher self.

Since your higher self is your energetic consciousness, the first step is to transcend your identity with your physical body.

In other words, when you realize you aren’t your physical body, you can comprehend the idea of the higher self, and astral projection does just that.

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On top of that, according to Jade Shaw, the trainer of Mindvalley’s The Art of Astral Projection Quest, astral projection is one of the most visceral experiences of awe a human being can have.

She says, “During an OBE, you realize you aren’t your physical body. It can be referred to as the outer-view effect that gives you perceptual vastness and reframes your self-perception, reality, and your place within it.”

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Just like with lucid dreaming, you can set an intention to consciously connect with your higher self during your intentional astral projection.
Practicing hypnagogic mindfulness meditation is your first step to learning astral projection.

3. Journaling or intuitive writing

You can ask questions and write or type your first, immediate gut-reaction answers. Then go back and re-read them with an awareness of your physical and emotional response.

You’ll see if your answer came from the ego or the higher self.

Journaling also helps make sense of messages you don’t “get” right away.

If the answers seem wiser than usual, it’s the higher self. If the answers seem forced or if they sound like you are telling other people what they want to hear, they’re from the ego.

5. Imagination

People often dismiss imagination but it’s the key to your ability to create, so you can create a situation where you connect with your higher self.

Allyn Evans, certified Reiki Master teacher and residential trainer for the Monroe Institute, explains that even though it feels like we make things up, imagination is coming from us.

There are two parts to the imagination — active and passive. In the active part, you actively imagine connecting with your higher self in the parallel reality, and then you remain open to receiving whatever comes.

You can imagine your higher self as a physical presence, like your best friend sitting beside you. Or you can imagine yourself surrounded by warm, loving energy. Go with whatever images are right for you!

Imagination communicates not only with pictures but also with feelings, sensations, and emotions. So be open to how you receive information,” she adds.

How to Talk to Your Higher Self?

Many of us believe in only what we perceive with our physical senses. As a result, we tend to ignore this hugely important aspect of ourselves — the energetic.

Think of it as intuition that can perceive energy without physical limitations. So talking to your higher self is like tuning into your intuition by asking your questions and listening to what it has to say.

It does require deep listening, trust, and patience because answers come when the right time comes.

Like with intuition, it’s not about your sensitivity but your internal noise.

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Imagine talking with a friend in a noisy environment. You cannot hear them. So you can’t talk to your higher self if you have internal noise, nor can you hear what your higher self has to say.

So the first thing to do is to lessen or stop your overthinking and cultivate deep listening.

You can talk to your higher self using the same methods of connecting with it. Once the connection is established, you can have your conversation.

Be aware that the messages you might be receiving from your higher self can be often garbled, cryptic, and baffling, especially if they come to you in dreams.

It helps to journal these cryptic and symbolic messages because sometimes the answers become clear when you write about them.

Sometimes you can hear voices; other times, you’ll receive images or intense urges to do – or not do — something.

One ability you’ll develop as you become used to hearing your higher self is the ability to discern between the fear-based voice of the ego and the infinite/eternal voice of your higher self.

You can develop a keen awareness of your body as a great ‘translator’ of your higher self’s messages.

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What does it mean to connect with your higher self? ›

In essence (literally), your higher self is the part of you that is unencumbered by ego and the divisions it can stoke between you and your fellow humans. It's the non-material dimension of you (some call it a soul or spirit) that's part of the cosmic or celestial whole.

How do you connect with your higher power? ›

6 Ways to Connect to Your Higher Power
  1. Mindfulness. Sitting quietly to appreciate the moment can lead you to hear some intuitive direction from your Higher Power. ...
  2. Journaling. There is something magical about writing your innermost feelings out merely for yourself to read and process. ...
  3. Therapy. ...
  4. Exercise. ...
  5. Nature.
14 Jul 2019

How do I embrace my higher self? ›

Here are 6 ways you can get more in tune and deeply connected with your higher self:
  1. Build a consistent relationship with your higher self. ...
  2. Learn how to ask questions. ...
  3. Try journaling a bit differently. ...
  4. Create a daily ritual. ...
  5. Monitor the information you receive. ...
  6. Set an intention and trust.
11 Jun 2018

How do you connect with your spiritual side? ›

What can I do now?
  1. Try meditation. Check out if there's a regular class near you or download the Smiling Mind app for a guided meditation.
  2. Practise self-awareness and knowing what's important to you.
  3. Read books about alternative ways to incorporate spirituality in your life.

How do you connect with yourself? ›

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Connection to Yourself
  1. Notice your feelings. Notice what you're feeling at any given time, Kogan said. ...
  2. Name your feelings. ...
  3. Accept your thoughts and emotions. ...
  4. Engage in enjoyable solo activities. ...
  5. Practice self-compassion.
5 days ago

How do you reconnect with your true self? ›

Sit in silence, without scrolling on your phone, without listening to music, without doing anything other than listening to your heart beat. Practice a guided meditation every evening. Take a walk, without your headphones. Listen to the sounds of nature, which can help you listen to yourself.

What's another word for higher self? ›

The higher Self is also known as the transcendental Self, or Purusha, in Sanskrit. It is considered the Divine Self and part of the Cosmic Consciousness by some.

How does my Higher Power communicate with me? ›

Just Listen. If you open your ears, you may hear your Higher Power talking to you through other people. Listening to people say things that are serendipitous to what you are going through can guide you. This direction will occur when you are open-minded and going with the flow with others.

How do you start believing in a higher power? ›

How to Find Your Higher Power
  1. Start Small. Believing in God or converting to a formal religion is not at the top of any atheist's or agnostic's bucket list when it comes to sobriety. ...
  2. Be Open Minded. ...
  3. Admit You Are Not God. ...
  4. Pray and Meditate. ...
  5. Don't Do It Alone.
8 Oct 2018

What are examples of higher power? ›

Definition and usage. In current twelve-step program usage, a higher power can be anything at all that the member believes is adequate. Reported examples include their twelve-step group, nature, consciousness, existential freedom, God, mathematics, science, and Buddha.

How do I open my inner power? ›

8 Ways to Harness Your Inner Power
  1. Own Your Stories. ...
  2. Do Something That Makes You Feel Powerful. ...
  3. Use Powerful Body Language. ...
  4. Know Your Superpowers. ...
  5. Spend Time with High Vibration People. ...
  6. Spend Time Alone in Silence. ...
  7. Start Your Day In Control. ...
  8. Take Care of Your Body and Space.
2 Jun 2021

How do you express your spiritual self? ›

Ways of expressing spirituality

Some ways you might consider doing this include: › Creating the change you want to see in yourself or your world. › Developing a sense of who your 'authentic' or 'true' self is and the values you want to live by. › Taking time and space to think about what's important to you.

How do you describe your spiritual self? ›

Your Spiritual Self is you in your most beautiful and powerful form. It is the authentic self, the unconditioned part, the you without patterns. This is personal for each of us, so no need to get caught up on the language.

How spirituality is important in our daily life? ›

Spirituality is a sacred connection within our mind, body, and soul. When we honor all our cells and organs working for us daily, we are capable of reducing physical pains attached to stress. Spirituality is one way you can speak your body's language and listen to the call of your spirit.

How can I be connected? ›

10 Ways to Deepen Your Connections With Others
  1. Smile. Smiling at another person is one of the simplest ways to connect with them, and it only takes a second. ...
  2. Make Eye Contact. ...
  3. Schedule Quality Time. ...
  4. Listen With Your Heart. ...
  5. Actively Love. ...
  6. Communicate Consciously. ...
  7. Dig Deeper. ...
  8. Be Present and Focused on the Other.
16 Mar 2020

How do I get closer to myself? ›

10 Ways to Forge a Deeper Connection with Yourself
  1. Check in with yourself regularly. How often do you check in with yourself? ...
  2. Find silence. ...
  3. Focus on your breath. ...
  4. Feel all the feelings. ...
  5. Try automatic writing. ...
  6. Create a morning ritual. ...
  7. Become aware of your thoughts. ...
  8. Move your body.
12 Jun 2015

How do I connect with my soul? ›

Living Artfully in Five Steps
  1. Remember “I am not my thoughts.”
  2. Distance from, and dis-identify with, your thoughts.
  3. Accept yourself completely.
  4. Find your inner voice and state your truth before your higher self.
  5. Wait as long as it takes. Let your soul guide you.

What is the difference between soul and higher self? ›

Your soul is your larger existence, the consciousness that is evolving and is at a certain stage of awakening based on all of your life experiences. I, the higher self, am the awakened one, the aware one, the part of you that still knows God.

How do you connect with the Universe? ›

Maintain a positive outlook. The universe responds to our thoughts and feelings. When we are vibrating in a positive place, our vibration is raised high enough to connect to the powerful energy of the universe. When we are in this space, we are in alignment with the flow of the universe, and we feel unstoppable.

What's another word for higher self? ›

The higher Self is also known as the transcendental Self, or Purusha, in Sanskrit. It is considered the Divine Self and part of the Cosmic Consciousness by some.

Where do I start on my spiritual journey? ›

How to Start Your Spiritual Journey?
  • Step 1: Realize That Everything Is Happening for a Reason. ...
  • Step 2: Learn How to Be Present at the Moment. ...
  • Step 3: Learn About Meditation Techniques, Chakras, Astrology, Numerology, and More. ...
  • Step 4: Read More Books About Spiritual Awakening and Personal Growth.
12 May 2022

What is my soul language? ›

Soul Language is the expression of your true self and your essence. Your Soul contains your agenda of why you are here and what you have decided to accomplish. Soul Language is the way we choose to communicate that agenda. It is how one thinks, speaks, feels, relates and expresses oneself in the world.

What is a daily spiritual practice? ›

Simply said, a daily spiritual practice is a routine of things that you do every day in service of your personal evolution.

How do you start dialogue with your higher self? ›

Say to your Higher Self, “I know you are there and I want to get to know you and pay attention to you. Please begin to speak to me and guide my life” Don't worry if this dialogue is entirely one-way to begin with. Remember that you have been out of touch for decades. It takes a while to clear the cobwebs!

What is your higher self and your lower self? ›

The Lower Self: The animal-like creature which is deeply rooted in our system. Its main goal is to survive and feel good. The Higher Self: The evolved creature. What we call human. It strives for progress and world peace.

What is the difference between your ego and higher self? ›

Ego allows us to make better decisions consciously, whereas our higher self is making decisions for us, and we do not know of it most of the time. We can get in touch with our higher self through meditation and thinking, whereas that isn't the case with our ego.

How do you tell if the universe is telling you something? ›

7 Signs The Universe Is Trying to Tell You Something
  • Déjà vu happens. ...
  • You see number sequences like 111 or 11:11. ...
  • You have recurring dreams. ...
  • You just have a knowing. ...
  • Obstacles may present themselves. ...
  • Resources magically appear. ...
  • Books, crystals or symbols find you and follow you.
24 Feb 2018

How do I contact the universe? ›

You can contact their support by writing an email to

How would you describe your inner self? ›

Your inner self is who you really are on the inside. To know your inner self is to know your purpose, your values, your visions, your motivations, your goals and your beliefs. Not as what you have been told by others, but what you have discovered for yourself.

What is your inner self called? ›

What is another word for inner self?
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What do you call a person who is full of their own importance? ›

The adjective narcissistic describes those who are excessively self-absorbed, especially about their looks. Definitions of narcissistic. adjective. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance. synonyms: egotistic, egotistical, self-loving selfish.


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