Not sure how to visualize your highest self?
This guide will explore 13 ways to explore your higher self, how to act on it and why it’s helpful.
In my role as a life coach, I am often helping clients understand themselves and those closest to them more deeply.
That’s why I’m so excited to share this guide with you.
I hope you get something out of it.
Let’s dive in.
Higher Self Meaning
Consider your highest self as the best version of yourself that you can be, in body, spirit and mind. Your higher self is an improved version.
When you communicate with your higher self, you’re said to be tapping into your eternal spirit; a deeper form of consciousness outside of the physical world. However, the truth is: you don’t need to buy into this more spiritual explanation to understand the basic concept.
How To Visualize Your Higher Self
The first step to becoming your highest self is to visualize what that looks like, so let’s explore some ideas for how you can do that.
1. Sit Alone
If you want to understand the spiritual concept of the ‘self’, I’d encourage you to sit alone somewhere with no distractions. Take deep breaths and focus only on your breathing. This activity I’m describing is a simple meditation practice.
Eventually, you’ll hear your inner voice. That’s your inner ‘self’ speaking. Your true ‘self’, not the self that is influenced so heavily by your surroundings and basic human needs.
If you regularly take the time to sit in stillness and focus on your breathing, you’ll become better at hearing your true self when it speaks to you.
2. Spend Time In Nature
This is an effective way to connect with your ‘self’, and also with the universe. The silence and fresh air provide a great source of calmness for us all.
We feel so much better after a walk in nature because it allows us to clear our mind, awaken our spirit and understand our emotions. You can expect to connect with yourself in this environment far better than in a busy urban area surrounded by noise and business.
By all means, walk in nature with a loved one too. The energy and joy of such an experience can bring you closer together.
3. Higher Self Journal Prompts
You can hear and understand your inner ‘self’ more clearly through regular meditation, but what does your highest self look like?
These are some great journal prompts to help you understand.
- What are 5 things you would do with your life if you didn’t feel fear?
- What is stopping you from achieving these things right now? What would happen if you could overcome these obstacles? More importantly, what would happen if you didn’t?
- What have you done this month that’s felt truly, authentically like you were being ‘yourself’? Where have you felt most aligned?
- What passions and unique gifts do you have that you would love to share with the world? What’s stopping you?
- Where would you like to be in six months in the following categories: Career, Money, Relationships, Health/Wellness, Spiritual Evolution. How about in one year? How about in five years?
Don’t spare any detail when you’re writing these journals. Calm your mind and write any thoughts you experience on these topics out loud.
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4. Try A Guided Meditation
Guided meditations require you to put your body and mind in a relaxed state. From there, you can listen to a recording (or sometimes an instructor in the room with you) to guide your mind towards specific topics.
There are guided meditations to help you overcome fears or build a stronger sense of self-love, for example.
So, how about you seek out a guided meditation to help you visualize your highest self?
5. Use Positive Affirmations
Once you’re aware of what your highest self looks like, you can use positive affirmations as a tool to help yourself transcend into this person.
Positive affirmations should be said in the present tense with a powerful form of passion, energy and self-belief. Take a look at this list of positive affirmations and see which ones resonate with who you want to become. You can steal these or use them as inspiration to create your own.
They work because the subconscious mind can’t tell between reality and fantasy. Affirmations help trick this part of your brain into believing you’re already your highest self
6. Vision Board
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that’s why a vision board can be so useful in helping you visualize your highest self.
The concept is to print out images of what your higher self will have and pin them to your board. Where will they live? What will their house look like? Their car? Their body? Their hobbies?
Put this vision board somewhere you’ll see it often, so you can cement the vision of your higher self in your mind.
7. Consume Other Personal Growth Stories
An important milestone when it comes to creating a clear vision of your highest self is: believing it’s possible.
Positive affirmations will help with this – and I’ll list some other ideas shortly.
However, perhaps the most powerful idea is to consume stories of people who successfully completed a similar journey.
These stories will not only help you believe it’s possible to become your highest self, they’ll also give you useful insight about how to do it.
Wonder Woman & Superman Can Help
Real life tales of someone transcending into their highest self can be really helpful, but don’t turn your nose up at fiction stories.
Superhero tales such as those of Wonder Woman or Superman can also fuel you with the positive energy needed to become your best self.
When you consume these stories – fiction or non-fiction – place some awareness on which ones you resonate with. Ask yourself why that is. This exercise will also help paint a clearer picture of what your higher self will look like.
8. Maintain A Positive Mindset
There will be obstacles, setbacks and mistakes on the journey towards your higher self. It’s important not to let these fill you with self-doubt.
These are part of the process. Just because you’re not in line with your higher self now, it doesn’t mean you’re not on your way there.
9. Surround Yourself With Positive People
When you surround yourself with people who see your true potential, it becomes easier to visualize your highest self.
A big part of reaching your higher self is shedding the so-called friends who doubt you. These are usually negative-minded people who bring toxic soul-sucking energy to those around them. These are people who encourage others to engage in unhelpful thoughts and actions, and to embrace their lower self.
Would your highest self spend lots of time with people like this? Or would he surround himself with people who are also on the journey to their highest potential? People who see the best in others and bring a sense of inner peace to their lives?
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10. Listen To Your Intuition
Your intuition is your inner wisdom trying to tell you something.
You might not understand why you’re experiencing these feelings, but you should listen to what this inner voice is saying.
In most cases, this is your higher self trying to communicate with you. If you can at least gain some awareness of what it’s trying to tell you, it’ll become easier to paint a picture of what your higher self looks like.
11. Let Go Of Limiting Beliefs
Change is strenuous and unpredictable. It will make you uncomfortable.
For this reason, your ‘lizard brain’ will try to resist it. This part of your brain that is only concerned with your primary needs. It doesn’t care about you reaching your highest potential at all. It just wants you to be alive and comfortable.
When you experience excuses and rationalizations about why you can’t do something, it’s usually your lizard brain talking, not your higher self.
So, when your lizard brain pipes up, question what it tells you. Is it really too difficult to go to the gym? Is it really the wrong time to talk to your crush? Or are these limiting beliefs? Search for the truth.
It takes a lot of will power to question your lizard brain, but doing so will help you recognise the difference between these two versions of yourself. With this realization, it becomes easier to visualize your higher self.
12. How To Hear Your Highest Self
Do you struggle to realize whether your higher self or lizard brain is talking to you? Here are some things to bear in mind.
- Your higher self focuses on your long-term future. Your lizard brain only cares about pleasure and comfort in the present moment.
- Your higher self considers other people’s happiness as well as your own. It has compassion. It cares about making the world a better place. Your lizard brain is exclusively selfish, usually to a fault.
- Explore your physical body. Is it calm and at peace, or is it tense and stressed? If it’s the latter, it’s probably your lizard brain making decisions. That’s why it’s better to make decisions when you’re calm.
13. Highest Self Quotes
“Your highest self is where your physical body meets the spiritual realm. It is the part of you that is at peace and eternal.” – Sierra Vandervort
“It is imperative you stay in touch with your inner self so you don’t lose the essence of who you truly are.” – Omoakhuana Anthonia
“You don’t excel by conforming to society, you excel by conforming to your higher self.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
“Stop searching so hard for what you think are the “right” answers and listen to what you already know to help guide you.” – Skylar Sustin
“By learning to trust your intuition, miracles seem to happen. Intuitive thoughts are gifts from the higher self.” ~ Susan Jeffers
Visualize Your Higher Self And Then Act Upon It
Visualizing your higher self will do nothing on its own. It’s only an initial step. You must then use these visions as inspiration to become your highest self.
These exercises will make it easier to do that. You’ll get a clearer vision of what you want to become and that it’s possible to do it.
The next step is figuring how to reach your highest form. This is often as simple as behaving like the person you see in your visualisations – and watching as the world reacts as if you are that person.
I’d also recommend finding someone who has already completed a similar journey and copying their process. Usually, they’ve shared their wisdom inside a book, a YouTube channel or a digital course. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Destroying Your Ego
Your ego is your perception of what type of person you are. It’s completely fabricated in your own mind.
Sometimes your ego will tell you you’re not good enough to achieve something. That’s called having a small ego. Occasionally, it’ll say you’re “too good” to complete a certain activity. That’s a big ego.
Either way, the voice of your ego is not your higher self. It nearly always encourages limiting beliefs and false truths.
To follow the path to your highest form, it’s best to challenge and ignore your ego. Better yet, engage in comfort zone exercises that destroy your ego.
It takes a great amount of spirit and determination to destroy your ego, but doing so is one of the most reliable ways to ensure you find peace, cleanse your soul and enjoy a life of happiness.
Compound Effect Of Personal Growth
The journey to your highest self isn’t easy. You may stumble and succumb to the desires of your lizard brain many times at first. It may take a while until you see progress.
But, keep at it. Have faith in yourself.
Start showing up for your meditation practice every day. Stay consistent with your journaling and your affirmations. Then, soon enough, you’ll begin to notice changes in your everyday life.
Personal growth compounds. The longer you stick on this journey, the more benefits you’ll notice.
You have the ability to visualize your highest self and create the life of your dreams.
Imagine Where You Are In 10 Years Following Your Bad or Your Good Inner Voice
Now you understand the difference between your ego, your lizard brain and your highest self, I want to recommend one more exercise.
Picture where you’ll be in 10 years if you listen exclusively to each of these voices. Where will your ego take you? Where will your lizard brain take you? How about your highest self? Which of these paths do you want to go down?
This is a powerful exercise because fear of the path you don’t want can often be a bigger inspiration than the desire to live your dreams.
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Thanks for reading my guide about how to visualize your highest self. I hope it sets you on the path to a life filled with joy.
Connecting with your highest self will transform your life. If you have any questions about it, please take a moment to leave a comment in the box below.
I’d love to talk further about this deeply spiritual topic, so it would be great to hear from you.