Have you ever wondered about your spiritual self? Have you done some research on what it is and what it does? Yet despite asking all questions, you still might be struggling to understand the concept of the spiritual self and connect with it.
What Is The Spiritual Self?
The spiritual self is said to be the true nature of a person. According to most beliefs, it’s the core dimension of a human being. This self is characterized as the wise, divine, unlimited, and eternal form of a person.
The spiritual self is also known to be that part of a person that guides and inspires. It teaches a person through insights. It also knows about an individual’s deepest desires, darkest secrets, and best intentions.
The Spiritual Self And The Ego
It has been said that the physical and spiritual self are always connected and united. They are naturally undivided. The problem is—this connection could be blocked, restrained, and opposed by the ego.
A person’s ego believes that the physical self is separated from the spiritual self. The worst part is that it often believes that there’s no such thing as the latter. Because of this, the ego is sometimes confused as the spiritual self.
Benefits Of Communicating With The Spiritual Self
There will come a time when a person will realize the connection between the physical and spiritual self. It will be that great moment when they ask themselves questions about spirituality and its human connection.
Since you’re reading this, you might be currently in that moment, wondering about your true nature. The journey of knowing and communicating with your spiritual self may be beneficial for your well-being. Some of these benefits may include:
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced depression
- New perspectives in life
- A higher level of patience
- No more fear of death
How To Reconnect With The Spiritual Self
Being connected to the spiritual self is a person’s natural state. It’s a human being’s deepest nature. There are several practices that are intended to help you relate with your spiritual self. But for these practices to work, you must be clear with your intention to connect.
Here are some practices and ways that may help you reconnect with your spiritual self:
- Tarot Cards And Zodiac Signs
Tarot cards and zodiac signs are extraordinarily strong oracles that may give wisdom and insights in connecting with your spiritual self. These oracles could help you learn more about yourself, as well as the journeys and chapters you might face in your life.
Through learning and recognizing the cards that represent your zodiac sign, you may be able to reflect on the identity of your spiritual self. This could help you more in knowing and discovering your true nature.
Meditation is one of the most important and easiest ways to actively interact with your spiritual self. This self is not a different entity. It’s always within you. Try to communicate with it through silence and mindfulness.
Allot at least 10 minutes of each day to contemplate and be silent. Use this time to meditate and delight in the marvels of your existence. Do this in a quiet place where no one can disturb you. By having peace, you might feel the presence of your spiritual self. Take this time to engage in a conversation and ask questions.
After meditation, there could be several answers that came from your inner self. These answers may be in different forms like words, emotions, or images. You can capture these thoughts by recording them in a journal.
With the help of your journal, you could piece together significant signs and messages that might seem vague at first. Having an account of the encounters with your spiritual self would provide you a clearer picture of your true being.
Aside from meditation, prayer is also a silent form of reaching out to your spiritual self. Acknowledging that there is a higher being over yourself may help you connect with your divine form. Different religions believe in the practice of connecting with the higher being.
Although spirituality and religion differ from one another, prayer can be a good way to silence your mind and think about your true intentions. Most religions believe that praying creates a link between the creator and the creation. It may also help in the revelations of the person’s divine form.
- Dream Analysis
Your spiritual self may also communicate with you through dreams. Dreaming is a state of your subconscious mind. This happens mostly when you’re sleeping. During this time, your brain is still active but your physical body won’t have control over it.
Most vivid dreams have messages and signs that may seem unclear at first. This is why you need to learn about dream analysis. It might help you decode the symbolism of your dreams which are messages from your spiritual self. Record the meanings of your dreams to fully understand your core.
- Mirror Work
Mirror work is a technique developed to establish self-love and self-care. Talking to yourself in front of the mirror may encourage a deeper understanding and connection to yourself. Though connection with your spiritual self may not happen instantaneously through mirror work, this practice may help you overcome your insecurities and resentments.
Practice mirror work for at least five minutes each day. Affirm yourself authentically when looking in the mirror. Tell yourself how you feel and be positive. Repeat your affirmations louder and firmer. Embrace your emotions and let yourself cry if you feel like it. Through this, you may find out who you truly are.
- Spirit Guides
Spirit guides are invisible beings assigned to help human beings achieve their highest potential. They may also help them connect with their spiritual self by providing guidance in discovering human nature. Every person is believed to have been assigned a spirit guide.
You could connect with your spirit guide by affirming its presence and starting a conversation. You may invoke them by lighting a candle and stating your intentions for communicating with them. Through this, you could ask them questions about your spiritual self.
Self-hypnosis is a process that could give you full awareness and control over your body. This is done by inducing yourself into an extremely tranquil state which is focused on concentration. When you’re in this state, you could easily discover your spiritual self.
When practicing self-hypnosis, find a quiet and comfortable place to sit down. Relax your body and focus your sight on one specific spot. Put your mind into a hypnotic state by repeating positive affirmations such as ‘I am strong.’ Believe in these affirmations with conviction.
When you’re in a hypnotic state, think about your spiritual self. Discover its characteristics and depict it visually. Once you’re satisfied, exit your hypnotic state by slowly shifting your focus to a different spot.
Intuition is the voice of your spiritual self that constantly communicates with you. Have you ever experienced a sudden and strange feeling? This may be your intuition. It may come in different forms such as:
- Gut feeling
Connecting with your intuition may guide you to deeper truths in your life including your spiritual self. This may also help you in making better decisions with confidence and peace of mind. Through this, you may become a wiser person united with your spiritual self.
Psychedelics have a controversial reputation. For many years, this has been used by people to spur spiritual enlightenment. It has been said that these substances may help a person enter a spiritual realm. But due to adverse side effects, some psychedelic substances are prohibited.
In this case, there are still some plant-based psychedelics one may try, including:
- Magic Mushroom
Participating in psychedelic trips can be a new experience for you. Being under the influence of psychedelic substances may help uncover a higher understanding of your spiritual self. If it’s your first time trying it, consider taking a small dose and see how affects you. The psychedelic may be enjoyable, but be careful of its risks.
- Martial Arts
Martial arts are commonly used for physical self-defense. These practices involve mental discipline. Martial arts also involve a combination of meditation and movement that train the brain to focus and stay calm, resulting in a still mind.
Having a still mind could allow you to tap your spiritual self and be united with it. During this time of focus, you get to connect with your true nature and execute fluid Martial Arts movements.
There are different forms of Martial Arts that may help you unite with your spiritual self, including the following:
- Tae Kwon Do
- Muay Thai
Being One With The Spiritual Self
Connecting to your spiritual self may completely transform you and your perspective towards life. With these numerous ways to communicate with your true nature, choose a practice that matches your principles and ideals. You can also try several practices to find what suits you best.
Once you have reconnected with your spiritual self, never disconnect again. Value your constant communication with it and live a better and wiser life while achieving your highest potential.