listen to your higher self

Whether you’re conscious of it or not, you are already intimately and inseparably connected with your higher self.  And, as an extension of the life-force energy that creates all things, you always have access to this universal intelligence and insight.  In those moments when you feel lost or confused, it’s only because you have temporarily cut yourself off from your divine source.  But the good news is, you always have the ability to reconnect.  Here are 3 energy mastery practices that will make it easier for you to listen to your higher self.

Energy Mastery Practice #1: Acknowledge that you already know how to listen to your higher self.

In every moment of every day, your higher self is in communication with you.  And to varying degrees, you are able to listen to your higher self and interpret its messages.  In other words, you’re already channeling your higher self, whether you realize this or not.  

Every time you have an inner sense of which way to proceed or a gut feeling about someone, you’re channeling your higher self.  When you recognize in hindsight that you already knew how something would turn out, you were listening to your higher self. Even the impulse to drink water when you’re thirsty, sleep when you’re tired, or yawn when you need oxygen are forms of divine inspiration.  

What some people call channeling is nothing more than deliberately tuning yourself to listen to your higher self.  And all that’s required is putting yourself into a state of receptivity.  Information from the higher realms is always coming through us, and when we’re energetically aligned, we recognize it.  

Sometimes it comes as a download of wisdom or insight; a sense that something we’re contemplating is “on” or “off.”  We may recognize the presence of our higher self as doors opening, or unanticipated opportunities arising.  Listening to your higher self gives you full access to your genius. Athletes refer to this state as being “in the zone.”  You are channeling non-physical energy. Your instincts are sharp, and you easily find yourself at the right place at the right time.  

What’s essential to realize is that every single one of us has the ability to do this.  And it’s not a matter of luck or happenstance.  It’s a matter of first acknowledging what it feels like to be fully connected with your higher self, and then fostering this connection on purpose. 

Energy Mastery Practice #2: Allow yourself to receive guidance from your higher self in whatever way comes most naturally. 

There is no right or wrong way to listen to your higher self.  And you don’t need to engage in hours of meditation or be sitting in lotus to receive its wisdom.  In fact, it’s highly likely that your higher self will communicate with you through one of your five senses.

If you’re dominantly a visual person, you might receive your higher self through images or visions.  You may “see” the energy of a certain person or situation and therefore know the most beneficial way to respond. If you’re more of an auditory person, listening to your higher self may take the form of hearing actual words.  People often refer to this as tuning into the “small, still voice within.”  You may receive this as a faint whisper urging you in a particular direction.  

People who are primarily kinesthetic receive their higher self as a feeling in their bodies.  They get chills when they’re in alignment, or a shiver down their spine when they’re contemplating something that is less than beneficial.  

The Quantum Council of Light

Earlier in my own life, I experienced my connection with my inner being as a silent presence that always seemed to be guiding me.  Now, its messages come through in distinct blocks of thought.  These insights are offered to me by a collection of non-physical ascended masters that call themselves the Quantum Council of Light.  

The Quantum Council is a collective consciousness of ascended masters.  And their mission is to teach others how to create all they desire through understanding and applying spiritual laws. The Council has a very unique way of explaining these laws, and in a voice that is very different from my own.  If you’d like a direct experience of the Council, be sure to tune into this week’s Desire Factor Podcast. 

Of course, you don’t need a channel to listen to your higher self.  You only need to identify your primary way of receiving this energy and align yourself with it.  And this brings us to the third and final energy mastery practice:

Energy Mastery Practice #3: Align yourself with the outcome you wish to create and be open to receive your higher self.    

What you focus on, you draw into your life.  

If you’re seeking a solution, but are focused on the problem, the solution can’t occur to you.  Likewise, if you wish to attract something, but are focused on its absence, you’re actually blocking it from manifesting in your experience.   You have to make yourself receptive to the outcome you wish to create.  

And so, if you wish to magnetize greater ease, prosperity, love or laughter, then align your energy with the presence of those things.  Recognize that they are available to you right now; in whatever present circumstance you find yourself.   

To listen to your higher self, create as much ease in your body and mind as possible.  Engage in things that calm you, and think thoughts that evoke happiness within you.  Allow yourself to feel fabulous for no good reason.  Give yourself permission to relax a little, to play, and to acknowledge the many blessings all around you.   

Do everything you can think of that brings you a feeling of relief, of acceptance, of relaxation.  In this state, you are naturally receptive to your higher self and to guidance from the higher realms.   Channeling is simply being in the receiving mode of your higher self. And being at ease, being still, and being open and allowing opens the door for this communion.   



Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: