This month, we’ve explored relationships of all varieties—family relationships, romantic relationships, and the ever-changing, relationship-with-self.
For our last week, we’re going to explore the not to be ignored important relationship-with-higher-self.
The definition of higher-self varies from individual to individual. Some define it as god, the universe, spirit… some recognize it as power from without, and others as power from within. Our higher self is comprised of our angels, our guides, our inner wisdom, those who have passed on and are still with us, sentient beings we connect with, innate knowledge, intuition, and yes, our god(s)/goddess(es). There are so many more. I could go on and on.
The one thing that binds all of the above concepts is that our higher selves are connected to the greater fabric of the universe-at-large without the physical trappings of the human body. Our higher self is anything that brings us closer to spirituality and God as/if you define him/her. Our higher self is purely us—our own—and it is the pure, wise and enlightened part of our being that we can choose to access during many moments on a daily basis.
The relationship with our higher self is essential to our very being and how we define ourselves…. And the beauty of this relationship is that no one, and I mean NO ONE, can define it for us. How we discover our spirituality and our relationship with our higher self is dependent on our individual path and purpose.
Here, Mind Key writer, Tara Lesko, shares with us her spiritual journey:
|The statue of the goddess Tara that
sits in Tara’s living room
“I have to admit to a period of prejudice when it came to anything having to do with the metaphysical. My husband, who I loved and revered more than any human being on Earth, met a beautiful young woman online who was involved with mediumship, crystals, psychic power, auras, and all that fun stuff. She captivated my husband to the point where he simply wanted a new life, and he felt he would find that new life with someone like her.
I maintained for quite some time that anything having to do with the metaphysical was hippy bullshit meant for those who wanted to fulfill their own selfish needs without any consideration for anyone else’s well-being.
I was wrong.
Today, I have crystals, tarot, incense, faerie, and books. I’ve branched out and embraced so many realms of spirituality, and it has given me a wealth of connectedness and creative energy.”
Tara’s memoir continues beyond The Golden Skillet with her next project, The Green Tara Chronicles. About them she writes: “This autobiographical piece will explore my journey through spirituality as an adult, the good and the bad, with the many faces of the Goddess and literal Tara at its core. The goal of this project is to encourage the reader to find enlightenment and fullness, to find her guide (or guides) into the divine feminine.”
How do you define spirituality? And how does it define your relationship with your higher self?
This week we will explore the human relationship with different entities and aspects that form our higher selves. Stay tuned to read more.