Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Angela Vaz

You can’t explain it.

Sometimes, you have this feeling like you aren’t alone – like someone is looking out for you and guiding you.

You feel like you are destined for so much more.

You know you have it in you – you have goals you want to accomplish, and you want to make a difference in this world.

But you feel like you don’t know where to begin.

The good news is, that deep down, you already do.

You just need to connect to your inner self to start working on yourself.

In this post, I’ll cover some signs your higher self is talking to you and also help you understand how you can make that voice stronger and really reach your true potential.

Let’s begin.

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What is your higher self?

what is your higher self

Your higher self is an aspect of your consciousness that transcends the limitations of your ego or personal self.

It is a much deeper, more connected part of your being that has access to wisdom, intuition, and spiritual guidance.

A lot of people also term the higher self as the soul or spirit because it is believed to exist beyond the physical body and the material world.

Many people also describe the higher self as the “true self” or “divine self.”

By connecting with your higher self, you can get more purpose, clarity, and inner peace.

It has personally taken me months to understand how this works and even connect to my higher self, but I can honestly say that it was worth it.

I’ve been able to see the changes in my life and I love it.

How to know if your higher self is talking to you? 9 Signs your high self is talking to You

1. You feel a sense of detachment from material possessions

you feel detached from physical possessions

This started happening to me after the pandemic started.

I stopped feeling the urge to buy things.

I was a stationery addict my whole life, and all of a sudden – I just went digital. I stopped craving planners and stickers.

I stopped buying clothes.

It’s odd because that change happened quite suddenly.

I still spend a lot of money on quality ingredients for cooking, or skin care products – but they’re mostly consumables.

So, if this is happening to you – know that it may be more than a coincidence.

Perhaps you no longer feel attached to your material possessions. You may also stop feeling the need to meet societal expectations.

And you may be more focused on living in alignment with your true self.

2. Your intuition becomes stronger

your intuition becomes stronger

Now, intuition is a form of inner guidance that comes from your higher self.

A long time ago, I read that every red flag we see – we store it in our subconscious.

For instance, if we noticed someone was lying a lot – we made a connection that the person has shifty eyes when lying.

So now, whenever we see someone with shifty eyes, our intuition kinda kicks in and we somewhat understand that perhaps we are being lied to.

But sometimes there is often no logical explanation.

It’s that sudden “knowing” that something is inherently right or wrong or that you should take a certain course of action.

Intuition can manifest in very different ways for different people.

For me, it’s usually a voice in my head that guides me.

For others, it can be a physical sensation or an image that flashes in their mind.

This is one of the signs your higher self is talking to you.

However, sometimes, intuition can be confused with fear or wishful thinking.

It takes time and practice to distinguish the two, but as you keep practicing meditation and become more self-aware of your body’s physical responses to your intuition – it gets better.

For instance, if something feels right, you may experience a sense of ease or lightness, whereas if it feels wrong, you may experience a sense of heaviness, stress, or tension.

3. Your dreams become more vivid

your dreams become more vivid

Dreams are actually a powerful way that your higher self can communicate with you.

Yes, it’s hard in the beginning to decipher these dreams or draw any logical conclusions – but with practice, you begin to understand what your higher self is trying to tell you.

Dreams help you access your subconscious mind and receive guidance from your higher self.

If your higher self is talking to you, your dreams will become more vivid and meaningful.

You may have dreams that feel very real – like messages or warnings or they may even offer insights into your life or inner self.

Maybe you may have a dream where you’re flying in the air, feeling free and weightless.

This dream can be interpreted as a message from your higher self that you are on the right track and you should keep trusting yourself and your instincts.

Maybe you might have a dream where you’re revisiting a difficult moment from your past but you are strong and full of courage – this could mean that you are ready to accept the past, release it, and move forward with more clarity.

One of the best ways I’ve found to record my dreams is to keep a dream journal and immediately write down the dream when I wake up.

Try to write down whatever you remember – with time, you may notice patterns or themes in your dreams.

This will give you better insights into your subconscious mind and your higher self.

4. You notice patterns in numbers

you notice patterns in numbers

Synchronicity is a concept that was developed by Carl Jung (Psychologist) and it means to experience 2 or more events that seem unrelated but have a meaningful connection.

These events will occur in a way that feels too coincidental to be random – and this can be a sign that the universe or your higher self is talking to you.

For example, let’s say you’re going through a tough time, and you’re walking down the street and see a sign that says, “Let go of the past.”

The next day, you’re on Instagram and you see a post that says, “Leave the past in the past” and maybe later a friend tells you that you need to get over the past so you can move on.

These events may seem unrelated at first but if you put them all together, they can be interpreted as a message from your higher self.

It’s telling you to let go of the past so that you can move on and grow.

Another example of synchronicity is when you keep seeing the same number over and over, like in a book, in signs, or on a license plate.

This can mean that you are on the right track and the universe may be trying to get your attention.

5. You feel a connection to the universe

you feel more connected to the universe

One of the signs your higher self is talking to you is the fact that you feel connected to the universe or some higher power.

This will manifest in several ways:

  • Maybe you suddenly feel more connected to nature and the natural world, like a sense of peace or calmness when you are outdoors.
  • Or you may be drawn to the horizon or skyline and feel a sense of wonder at the complexity and interconnectedness of the world.
  • You may feel a deeper appreciation for things you just overlooked before or took for granted.

Alternatively, you may also feel a sense of connection to some sort of higher power or spiritual force.

Maybe you feel a strange sense of comfort or guidance in your beliefs.

This may be your higher self talking to you and giving you purpose and direction.

6. You feel a sense of gratitude for your life

you develop gratitude for life

Maybe you’ve been through intense loss.

Or you feel like you’ve suddenly emerged from a dark tunnel.

Either way, this feeling is difficult to describe. But this is your higher self talking to you.

You may feel so grateful to be alive and you will feel thankful for the people and opportunities in your life.

And this will lead to you feeling more present and mindful in your day-to-day activities.

For example, you’ll suddenly feel grateful to have a parent, and you may feel like expressing your gratitude and love to them.

Or you may find yourself taking time out of your day to thank people for their support and kindness – and this is a cycle because you will get so much joy when you do this.

7. You try to come from a place of understanding

you come from a place of understanding

What I mean is you become more kind and empathetic.

Let me explain.

Whenever you see a flaw in someone, instead of immediately judging them, you try to understand where they’re coming from.

You see unhealed childhood trauma, or perhaps neglectful parents that led to that kind of behavior.

This is your higher self talking to you.

You feel empathy and compassion for others – no matter who it is.

You may also feel more connected to people around you and you may want to help others achieve their goals and dreams.

You will find yourself offering a lot of support and encouragement to friends, loved ones, or even strangers that cross your path.

You will feel compelled to volunteer or donate to charitable causes.

You may even want to use your skills and talents to better the world – and all of this is a sign that your higher self is talking to you.

8. You develop a purpose or direction in life

you develop a strong purpose or direction in your life

If you know what you want to do with your life, you’re already way ahead of most people.

If you have some sense of what makes you happy and you spend every single day trying to get closer to that calling – that’s more than just a coincidence.

When your higher self is communicating with you, you may develop a purpose or direction in life.

You will feel a strong pull towards a particular career or life path – you will get so much clarity around what you really want to achieve in life.

Let’s say you’re constantly drawn to writing but now you know what niche to write in.

Or maybe you’ve always wanted to work with dogs, every step you take brings you closer to making their world a better place.

Let’s say you were hesitant to pursue it due to societal or familial expectations. When your higher self is talking to you, you may feel the urge to go ahead even if it goes against the expectations of others.

Your higher self is trying to guide you to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

9. Your higher self is sending you clear messages

your higher self is sending you messages

This basically means your higher self is communicating with you directly.

It could be a sudden insight like hearing an inner voice or having an extremely strong feeling about something.

If you have experienced that sudden “aha” moment or a flash of inspiration – that could be it!

Maybe you just got an idea for a project, or you just got the solution to a problem that seemed to come out of nowhere.

These clear messages can feel like a lightbulb going off in your head and you may feel a sense of clarity or certainty about what you need to do.

Sometimes, your higher self might talk to you – like actually talk to you.

You may feel like that’s your inner voice or inner dialogue, but the tone of the voice may seem different. It may sound calmer, more supportive, and more encouraging rather than your usual inner critic.

This is a sign your higher self is reassuring you or guiding you.

How can I communicate with my higher self?

how can i communicate with my higher self

I have found that by doing certain activities, I’m able to become more aligned with my higher self.

For instance, meditating, and journaling have really helped me.

At first, it seemed silly. I couldn’t possibly sit still because my head was full of distractions.

With time, I was able to observe my thoughts and watch them from a distance – it gave me clarity.

Our higher selves have so much to tell us, but it can’t intercede with all that noise.

That’s why it’s very important to quieten your mind and focus on your own breath.

This will create a space for your higher self to communicate with you.

With time, you’ll notice that you become more self-aware, more patient, and kind.

You’ll start becoming wiser.

Journalling also helps.

By writing down your thoughts, feelings, and desires – you can tap into your inner wisdom and connect with your higher self.

Journaling helps give me more clarity.

Finally, listening to your intuition is another way you can talk to your higher self.

Your intuition more often than not is always right.

It’s your inner voice, guiding you toward the decisions that are best for you.

Of course, none of this comes easy.

You have to practice a little bit each day and find what works best for you.

For me, it’s guided meditation – I use Headspace and I absolutely love how much peace it’s brought into my life.

I owe my sanity and peace to that app because after my breakup and Mum’s death – I felt so lost and broken.

Meditation helped me realize that life goes on.

Everything (good and bad) is transient in nature.

By developing a deep connection with your higher self, you are going to live a more authentic and fulfilling life – I promise.

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Angela is a 31 year old Illustrator and Blogger living with her 2 adorable labradors in Bangalore, India. She has a degree in Psychology and Human Relationships from the University of Toronto. When she's not writing her heart out or drawing, you'll find her sipping chai and reading non-fiction books.

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