When we feel pain, or suffer a crisis we often turn to a higher power.
I think that most of us have at some point felt the effects of depression and have been unable to dig our way out of it. There’s times when it feels like life is met with challenge after challenge, and we can no longer keep it together. It’s during this time we either turn to our chosen God or higher power.
Spirituality and higher powers can be very beneficial to most. Those who connect with their higher power receive support from a realm much greater than any human could ever produce.
A lot of people are unaware of the fact that connecting to a higher power does not mean that you have to go out and devote yourself to a specific religion. In fact, one of the advantages about finding a higher power is the fact that you basically have the option to choose who or what your higher power is.
Some people believe that a higher power comes from within and that the higher power represents a better you, the best you. They believe that their higher power comes from the very core of their being, and is a layer of their overall genetic makeup. There are also those who believe that a higher power is something outside of this world. A few examples would of course be Christianity, Catholicism, and Islam.
It is important to remember that no one is right or wrong for their chosen belief. Everyone is entitled to exercise their own belief system. You need to look within and ask what your idea of a higher power is. Do you see a higher power as a heightened state of yourself or do you see it more from a religious stand point? If you are not able to answer the question with relative ease, do not worry. It simply means that you are in your early stages of connecting with your higher power. Everyone progresses with connecting with their higher power at different rates and in different ways. What works for one person may not work for you, so it is important to expand your horizons, but don’t give up.
The benefits of connecting with your higher power are numerous. Take a moment to think about someone you know in your life who is connected with their higher power. Think about the way they carry themselves and the amount of confidence that they have in themselves. Think about all of the blessings that are provided to them and how easy it is for them to overcome obstacles. This is not just a coincidence; these people are blessed by their higher power for living true to their higher power. After all, there is a reason that it is called a higher power!
Another benefit that you receive from connecting with your higher power is the fact that it will give your life a sense of purpose. It can be very easy to fall into a depressive state of mind when you feel as if your life has no real purpose. Nobody wants to wake up every morning and think to themselves, what’s the point? If you feel yourself sliding down into the abyss, seek out your higher power. You will likely be surprised by the sense of self-worth you receive when you are connected with your higher power.
Tapping into a higher power will surely bring purpose into your life, no matter what your religious stance. If you truly commit and connect, it will not be long before you find yourself deserving of all.
It’s important to understand that your higher power may not resolve your issues immediately, or in a way that is obvious to you. Sometimes doors have to close in order for new ones to open. Those without faith will usually lose direction, so it is very important that you trust and have faith in your higher power because it will always lead you in the right direction.
Many people go through their daily lives and do not take the time to think about how connected everything is in life. Every opportunity in your life is presented to you by your higher power.
It is also important that you are aware of the fact that every decision you make on a daily basis will either negatively or positively affect the relationship and bond between you and your higher power. Keeping this in mind will surely help you make better decisions and will in turn lead to a better, if not easier life.
Enhance Your Awareness
The following will talk about the importance of becoming aware of your higher power and how it is connected with your life.
Religious Higher Power Awareness
If you are religious, you likely believe in some sort of God. This God would be your higher power. It is important that you become connected with this God or higher power and that you are aware of its existence in your life at all times. You need to be aware of the fact that your higher power can see the decisions you make and the things you do on a daily basis, there is no hiding from your higher power.
You need to be aware of the role that your higher power plays in your life and the fact that your higher power is always in your heart. Your body should be thought of as a temple for your higher power as many believe it rests in your heart. The more you practice your religion or belief, the more your spiritual awareness will evolve. You will notice in no time at all that your connection with your higher power is becoming stronger and stronger.
Inner-Self Higher Power Awareness
When it comes to the higher power that comes from within yourself it is important to remember that there are six planes of awareness. The planes are:
This is when a person who believes in an inner higher power comes to terms with the fact that the world and the entire universe is just what physics says it is, energy. You will begin to understand that all of existence including your personal nature is energy and a conscious spirit. You will also come to an understanding that the world is not as dense as it appears. It actually appears denser thanks to the concentration of energies. In this phase you will also learn that your thoughts and actions are energy that can directly impact the energy of your surroundings, whether it is a negative or positive impact. This will help you to make better decisions and practice better thought processes as you will truly understand the power of your energy and soul.
- Serene Knowledge
Once you have completed the first plane and have a complete understand of the universe and all of its energies you will be put into a state of extreme serenity. Everything will be clear to you and all things in life will make sense. Some may compare it to seeing the world clearly for the first time. Those who have experienced this say that they have finally come to peace and feel at home as if they belong. You must be careful though when experiencing this serenity because oddly enough, some people cannot handle the serenity and fall of course. For some reason many people tend to self-sabotage once they find true happiness as if they do not feel like they are worth happiness. You will notice that along with your serenity will comes a sense of peace.
- Universal Abundance
This is where you understand that all the courage you could ever need is readily available. You have the combined energy or the universe and your inner higher power to create unimaginable amounts of courage. You will be able to approach any situation in life with your head held high and you will know that the universe is always watching out for you. Of course some courage will still need to be summoned on your own but you will not have to do it alone.
- Your Vast Self
This is where your consciousness takes it to the next level and you learn to expand beyond yourself. You learn how to project your energies into the energies around you. You learn to let go of any egocentric mindsets you may have. Those who are able to achieve this sense of awareness know the exhilarating feeling it can provide when a person comes to terms with the fact that they are not confined to a body. Once you can achieve this you will fill with euphoria and a sense of knowledge that you have never had before.
This happens when all other stages have been met. Integration is where a person begins to become comfortable with their new understandings of their higher power and their awareness of the universe. They begin to apply this thinking into their daily life and integrate it into everything that they do.
- Creative Mind
This is where you will begin to be tested on what you will do with the power that has been brought into your life by your higher power. What will you do with your new sense of awareness? Will you help people or will you only use it to better you own life? Ultimately, the choice is yours but it is important to remember what your higher power and what the energies will think about your actions.