Many healers will ask permission from your Higher Self. Something like:

“With permission of (client’s name) Higher Self, A Healing session you shall receive” Or, perhaps you have heard: “Ask your Higher Self what it means, what to do...

I remember a long time ago when I was told, “you have to love yourself before you can care for others.” It made no sense to me. “I know myself well, I don’t need to give myself love, I need to help others. They need the help and love, not me.”
I finally understood what the message meant while receiving a reiki session. During the session I saw a well, like a wishing well. I was curious, so I walked over and looked in. It was made of stones that stuck out here and there, not very deep, but not shallow either. As I looked to the bottom I saw Myself, as a little girl about 7 years old, sitting there. She was safe, and okay. She seemed used to being there but very alone.

 (During the reiki I started crying not knowing why). We made eye contact. Our perspectives switched, and somehow I (as the child) knew that this loving being looking down the well at me was actually ME. This being stretched her long arm down and I grabbed her warm hand. I was ready to trust this being to help me out. She pulled me over the stone wall as I climbed those protruding stones. We sat on the ground and We felt such an affinity for each other. I was finally with a true loving being who asked no questions, just emulated love, safety and caring. Me, the little girl was no longer feeling abandoned or worthless! I finally got over those childhood issues. I felt that someone else loved me and so I could finally love myself again too.

So what is this Higher Self?

Your Higher Self is actually your one and only true self, your original soul. The moment you were first in existence, for the very first time, you were given a Higher Self. This is the deepest part of you. It is your true You. It has the plan for why you are here. It goes with you forever and is your intuition, your gut feeling, that little voice of truth that comes up even when you don’t want to acknowledge it. It tries to guide you if you are open to it but if you want, you can ignore it.

It is always there, for it is the true you, and knows what is planned for you.

What I learned from this vision of Myself as an older woman and Myself as a 7-year-old, I realized that somewhere along the way I had stopped listening to my Higher Self and had lost touch with who I really was.

Life had thrown so many curveballs my way that I simply didn’t have time to think about the importance of hearing all the little messages my Higher Self had been sending me. Since one is an individual with free will to make one’s own choices, I had just focused on daily living when I myself felt I had always been a healer. My mother was one, too, but that’s a future blog. So when I trusted myself (older me) to take the hand of 7- yr. old me (mini me in the wishing well), I was reunited with my core self and knew that I was always going to be there for myself. I had listened to my Higher Self and now I could truly pass on that love and compassion to others through my work as a court interpreter and as a Reiki master.
This Higher Self is always available to you and will always be true.

When you are lonely, when you don’t know what to do, when you arrive at an impasse or have questions, just calm yourself and talk to yourself.

To Your Self. All you have to do is be willing to accept your intuition.
Let your gut talk to you.

Know that your Higher Self loves you because it IS you. Since it knows the plan for you, it will never steer you wrong.
Love your Self 💚