The Higher Self Connection TechniqueThis has been so incredibly useful to me that it is now the foundation spiritual practice I recommend to people.
The best thing about it is that it is unbelievably simple and can be done pretty much anywhere.
Effects of Higher Self ConnectionOnce you have got the hang of it - which might only take several two-minute sessions - this practice starts works almost immediately whenever you feel "disconnected" and the effects seem to last quite a while. Remember - what you are trying to do is keep the connection permanently open.
To me this practice has the following effects. (Note that the extent of the effect will be relative to the strength of the connection which you have established.)
If you compare your new feelings with great spiritual people, you will find you are definitely moving in the right direction.
What I do is very simple and is usually something along these lines:
What it is doing is creating a better connection to your higher source of inspiration, so it's not strictly speaking meditation unless you choose to do it while meditating - though this is highly recommended if you have time. Optional parts:
You don't need to ever shut it down your Higher Self connection - the idea is to have it stay open all the time, so you always are aligned with your divine self.
Note that some particular pieces of uplifting music might make the energy sensations a lot stronger and make you feel like you have static electricity all through your hair. This is always a good thing!
You can practice this sitting at your desk, in a meeting, on the bus, wherever in fact - and nobody needs to know what you are doing.
Simply keeping a small amount of focus on the crown area now and then during the day keeps it going. Then you can slowly tune into the feeling that it gives you. You may feel the desire to keep your back straighter and you will often find yourself sighing a little whenever you boost the feeling.
However the connection can be dropped immediately at any time when you choose to - like when you forget yourself and get angry, etc. So it requires discipline as all things do. You do need to work at it, but I feel that the wonderful effects are infinitely more than what you put into it - and is one of the simplest spiritual practices to try.
My experiences with itI have to admit that after first hearing about it, it took me years before I finally started doing it! That's fine though - the main thing was to start sometime and keep going.
I found that using the connection I was able to glide through a relationship breakup that would have otherwise torn me apart emotionally. Whenever I felt a wave of sadness hitting me, I simply strengthened the connection and I was suddenly fine again. This to me was truly miraculous. And during the breakup, I kept the connection strong during all the discussions I was having with my girlfriend and somehow the right words kept coming - almost effortlessly in retrospect. In the past I would have always said that wrong thing sooner or later.
It really helped at a close friend's funeral. He'd had such a difficult life and things had steadily gone downhill until he died. I knew deep down that this was a blessing and he'd been released from his problems, but it was still sad to think about. So at the funeral, I kept the connection strong and just glided through it, praying that he would get the help he needed. Later on I wondered if I was becoming too aloof and I actually stopped the connection for this reason. Then I was plunged into a day or two of real grief until I realised that this was just not useful for him or for me. A good lesson though.
And in general, I just notice myself being a bit wiser than before and that I'm not saying the silly things so much that I used to be famous for. I even for the first time ever decided to take a break from work to do my own thing for a while - something I would have always been too nervous to do in the past. And so many, many wonderful things have happened since then.