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Journey to Self-connection: The Benefits of Meditation

By Jernice Kelley
Web Content Contributor

Spending time alone can lead to intrusive thoughts. They are not all bad, but simply a result of the human condition. When we are alone, it is one of the few times where we are able to introspect. 

With the ongoing pandemic, people have taken up different mechanisms to deal with this moment in time. I started a journey that allowed me to take my introspection and use it to connect with my higher self.  Although, the concept of a higher self means something entirely different to everyone. 

To me, the higher self is the best version of you. The you that is patient, intuitive, generous, kind, and at peace. It is being aligned, high vibrational, and free. There are so many ways to align yourself, but no certain way is right or wrong. The higher self is not something that you have to find in a book.  It is simply about reconnecting back to yourself.

The practice of meditation and establishing mindful awareness is encouraged by lifestyle professionals. When starting with meditation, it is important to remember that meditation is a practice, not perfection. It takes time to work through the discomfort that can come with the practice at the beginning and sometimes it is challenging. 

Nathaniel Drew talks about how meditation has impacted his life in this YouTube video.

Something I have always personally struggled with is consistency, and that has followed me along my journey. Some days I don’t practice meditation and that’s OK. The impact that it has on my everyday life is still evident without practicing all the time.

Journaling can also be useful when attempting to reconnect with yourself. To connect with your higher self, you must be present and in the moment. Come back to the center, focus on your breath and tap into the present moment.

I have found keeping things simple will go a long way. Sometimes it is in our nature to complicate things and make it difficult for ourselves. Simplify the view of your higher self as the goddess of energy, the divine feminine, or the divine masculine. Truly it is just us operating at our highest vibration.

Leeor Alexandra discusses “vibration” in this Youtube video.

Self-connection takes time, and everyone’s journey is different. I am still learning how to listen to my higher self, be grateful and present in the moment. Gratitude is a powerhouse, so start your day with it and begin your own journey to self-connection. 

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