In our Weekly Alignment last night, we practiced listening to our Self, as opposed to our chattering monkey mind.
Listen below to the recording of the meditation portion of the session.
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Take a moment to breathe, just releasing any tension in your body, nice deep breath and just let it out, let you know the tension drop off of your shoulders, allowing your body to breathe itself. Welcome brother, checking in with your body in this present moment, similar to the being present. Without future or past. How did that go for you during the week. Yeah. Sounds like a new adventure in a way like starting the clearing process. So you can begin the year a new. Very nice. for the program today. Listening to the mind chatter. And being able to distinguish chatter that's coming directly from mind and ego versus information, which could be words could be sensations could be feelings that are coming from a higher place a spiritual source, as it were, that has our best interests in mind, and a grander viewpoint than what we have been here in the middle of life on the planet, and within this time dimension in three dimensions of space. How do you distinguish between mind chatter, and inspiration, coming from spirit. Like in your mind receiving inspiration from spirit or higher self versus the background mind chatter of this more basic within the 3d realm as opposed to having this higher perspective. So we're going to explore that tonight. Practicing distinguishing between mind chatter, and insight from the, from a higher source in higher space. So, just taking a moment. If you want to have a notebook ready, this is a good time to prepare that good teen present in your body. Allow yourself to tune in to that ceiling that you described associated with information coming from the higher self. The excitement. Allow yourself to tune in. Very simply being connected. Simply and clearly to this feeling may feel like love. You may feel warm. He may feel excitement, just tuning in to this sensation, recognizing that this connection is always available at any given moment, with the intention of connecting to your highest self. Use your mind or your voice with your intention to connect only to your highest self in your best interest. connected to your purpose in life. In this moment. Welcoming your connection. Clearly and simply allow yourself to have a bit of a dialog. Very simple. With the answers coming, even as soon as you can pose the question, how do you connect most clearly with your higher self. What type of questions. Can you ask of your hire So when is your higher self available for you. Well now we, the answers to come very clearly and simply write down any answers that you hear, as it best serves you. recognizing this connection in a very clear way, asking your higher self how to distinguish between the higher self insights and other ramblings of the mind. Feeling that love warm open connection. Thank your higher self, your own cell for creating the connection. And we'll practice, keeping the connection open while speaking with each other in keeping the connection open while writing in your notebook. Take a moment to write in your notebook any insights you received. Welcome to share with me as you wish. For me, my higher self always uses positive language. So, for me if I hear something like, do not do this. That's for me that's not from my higher self, the phrasing is always positive. Loving patient calm. These are words that I've used to describe my, the sensations I get connected to higher so while I was leading the meditation, I. It was my intention to just bring it all down from from higher self so I don't remember all the questions that I asked in that meditation, but I think there's at least one or two more that were there. Did you notice any other insights that came during the meditation. The mind is well versed and offering things to think about. So, allowing awareness, step back from the mind while it's busy chattering. Okay. Gavin Watson notice that the mind is there, busily trying to keep control, maybe a way to describe it. So yeah. The next thing I had planned is very related to that and related related to last week, or maybe two weeks ago, where we allowed the mind chatter to go down down down into the worst possible scenario. And having done that exercise already. Last week, we don't need to do the exercise, again, but just notice what it felt like doing that, you can do a very abbreviated version of that exercise, what might happen, and noticing the downsides. But more importantly, noticing how it feels when these types of thoughts are coming up for you. Notice if there is a difference in your posture. Notice the difference in your energy in your body. Is there a difference in the tension. Is there a difference in how quickly your mind is moving. Simply notice how it feels. For the mind to take over and go down the rabbit hole. And now practice, releasing the mind coming back up, as it were, into the feeling connected to your higher self. Welcome in your focus your hero awareness back into your higher self. Notice the difference in the texture of the feeling. Notice the posture of your body. Notice the speed with which your mind is moving. Notice the space between your consciousness, and your mind. As your consciousness is more fully present and aware with your higher self. And just as practice is an exercise. Allow your consciousness to move back to your mind. Connecting to one of the thoughts. Connecting to one of the thoughts and just allow your consciousness to lock on to the thought noticing how it feels. As your consciousness is locked into a thought. Is there a difference this time. After being connected to your higher self versus a previous time where maybe you've been lost in thoughts all day. One type of indication, can you notice that to become lost in thought. How can you remind yourself to reconnect to your higher self. From inside this state. Practice noticing yourself lost in thought, and use that to bring yourself back into awareness of your higher self. No to seeing your body, noticing your breathing reconnecting to the space. The silence, in which your higher self rests. Notice this way of noticing. When you've become lost in thought. So you can more easily recognize in your day to day activities. Maybe setting an intention for yourself. To quickly notice when you've become lost in thought, allowing yourself to keep connection to your higher self consciously. This will be our playful exercise, size, during the week. Practicing staying connected to higher self. Recognizing it's a process. The higher self is slowly welcoming and accepting giving yourself time to practice this new way of being. Thank you for practicing with me now.