The Message Your Higher Self Wants You To Hear

Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Leanne Kallal

“There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you. Just reach deep into yourself!” ~Unknown

I’m not sure about you, but I’m the type of person who’s constantly coming up with new ideas and having big a-has—both in my personal and professional life.

I have multiple note-taking apps on my phone, and I have more notebooks and journals kicking around my room than I know what to do with.

Interestingly enough, despite all the notes I take to make sure I remember my important moments, I usually end up forgetting my “big a-has” because I’ve already moved on to the next one.

One of the positive things about being a note-writing, a-ha-generating machine is that I have the pleasure of stumbling upon my past thoughts when I’m in one of my apps or notebooks.

The other day I had the sheer pleasure of stumbling upon this beauty of a note, or rather a message to myself that I’m going to share with you today.

It was early June and an old friend had contacted me to see if I could help her with a Chakra Healing event she was organizing. Without hesitation, I agreed to hop onboard for the week of the event. (Who doesn’t love an impromptu trip to LA to reconnect with the girls?!)

One of the perks to working at an event like this is that there are usually opportunities for the crew members to participate in the exercises.

I forget the exact details of the exercise I participated in, but it went something like this: We were guided to first mediate and sit in silence for a few moments and then we were asked to connect to our higher self and listen to the message we received.

Now for those of you who are new to the meditation wagon and “connecting” with something greater than your 3D self, this exercise might sound like a bunch of pointless hubbub.

But I’d like to invite you to consider that there might be a higher self, or simply another part of you that exists in your subconscious mind that knows the way. A part of you that believes in you, fully accepts you, and is your greatest fan.

This is the part of myself I connected with, and the results of this exercise (aka the inspiring, juicy message to myself!) continue to amaze me to this day.

I now know, with 110% certainty that I was meant to be at this event and in the room for this particular exercise for a couple of reasons. The first reason being for my personal well-being.

The message I’m about to share with you touched me deeply, and speaks to me in many ways. It continues to inspire me, and it’s something I read when the days get challenging.

I also believe this message is applicable to everyone, and this brings me to the second reason I know I was in the room for this particular exercise: I believe this message is meant to be shared.

I hope it touches that special place deep inside of you—that place where, if you’re anything like me, you keep that little voice, along with that slight feeling of knowingness locked away.

So here it is, the message from my higher self to myself and the message that I know is true for a part of you too:

My soul wants me to know that I’m a powerful woman. I am stronger than I know. But I am strong in a gentle way. 

Ebbing and flowing, yet expanding and evolving.

Changing, but not changing me. Becoming more and more me. Getting to know myself in a new way. Discovering parts of me that I never knew existed.

Realizing that what I admire about other people is already in me, I just need to access it.

Realizing that what I don’t care for in other people is already in me, I just need to recognize this to lay it to peace.

Realizing that I can do whatever I want to do—that when I’m authentic and true to myself, everything will unfold naturally as it’s meant to be.

That fear is a sign that I’m on the right path. That rather than feeding the fear or focusing on it too much, I need to recognize it, understand what it means to me, and then move forward.

Not to apologize for who I was, who I am, or who I am going to be. 

She’s smart, right?

How does this message ring true for you? I’d love to hear your comments below.

And if you’re interested in trying this exercise yourself, it’s easy-peasy!

Simply set aside five minutes and find a peaceful place to relax. Take a few deep breaths, then close your eyes for a few moments and simply allow yourself to be present. Then ask yourself what your higher self wants you to know, and without hesitation, start writing.

I’m guessing you’ll be amazed at what you read, and that the message you receive is exactly what you need to hear.

Photo by garlandcannon

About Leanne Kallal

Leanne Kallal is the Co-Founder of Juicy Geniuses and she’s on a mission to help women world-wide make a mass impact doing what they love. Her raison d’être is to give real, practical advice that any woman can follow to build a purposeful online business and get their message out to those who need it most.

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  • Jenifer

    Wow. I’m not sure how to respond.without comparing myself to you and Im learning to not judge myself. I feel as though you have written my soul ‘to do’ list as the start to my everyday affirmations.
    I too journal. I too am on a path of awakening. I opened this last night whilst laying in bed but never read it I ended up speaking w my spiritual ‘Sherpa’. This morning after asking to be forgiven, asking for help forgiving myself & others, this, this is my first contact with the world. So Thank You for adding to start of my day. With positivity and light. I hope you have a very nice day 🙂

  • Mari

    Just wonderful. The sort of thing i needed to read at this point in my life. I just came out ofa two year relation and have been going through several changes at once and this just gave me inspiration and the pat on the back to continue to go forward with an open heart nad mind. Thank you for sharing

  • Lori

    Very wise and insightful. Your article resonated with me particularly in regards to the comment about being stronger than you think you are. I get glimpses of this periodically in myself. It’s really surprising, as if someone else takes over and handled a situation for me. I look back in retrospect and ask ‘who was that?’ I’ve recently come to realize that I too, am much stronger and much more resilient than I’ve ever allowed myself to believe. I’ve been working to bring this ‘real me’ out into my everyday – it’s been difficult but so rewarding when it happens. I’ve also found myself becoming much calmer and feeling a sense of safety – knowing that I’ve always been okay and always will be okay. Thanks for the great article. Only helped to reinforce what I’ve been thinking about for a while now. 🙂

  • Shanon Lacy

    Beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration today. I have felt like I have been a little off-kilter lately, and I need to reconnect with myself. This is something I will be trying.

  • Funny, this is *exactly* the same message I discovered yesterday as I was doing a short tarot reading for myself. I’m entering back into the working world after 5 years of illness, and, quite frankly, I’ve been freaking out. My reading, which I do mainly to get in touch with my Higher Self & clarify what She’s saying to me, expressed that I needed to get back into that strong, quiet, steadfast & capable part of me, and to do this I needed to recognize the process of self-love, positive & truthful self-talk, and that ultimately I already have the Strength, the Experience, and the ability to Change & Adapt to any situation I come into. It was powerful. And then, here, I see it echoed in this article as well. I really believe so many of us women (and many men too) are finding that quiet power within that is an anchor to guide us through the changes our world is evolving through. I think we are evolving into a more enlightened species, growing up out of our young adolescence & into young adulthood. It’s exciting to see this outside of my normal groups, because I know this is evidence that it’s moving organically through humanity. 🙂

  • KB

    So timely and wonderfully put. Thank you, fellow soul seeker, for sharing your experience and inspiring me with a new tool for accessing my truest self. In the past I’ve written letters to and from myself at different ages, and I’m always amazed at what comes up. I see such wisdom and compassion I never knew I had, but the fact that MY hand put the ink on the paper helps me believe it’s all there inside…I simply need to open the door and let myself in.

  • Hi Shanon!

    SO happy to hear that this article inspired you 🙂 Keep me posted on how the exercise goes when you try it! XO L

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  • Zen Chick

    about a year ago, I spontaneously starting journaling with another part of myself that, over time, I began to call my “higher self”. It was like an unconditionally loving and accepting friend, only it was another part of me. (I did a lot of dialoguing with my inner child for many years.)
    Now I do it purposefully and regularly, when I feel like I need support. It’s a dialogue and such surprising things come out of it….and I’ve never once NOT been glad I sat down to do it. It’s so nice to see this here! thank you for this offering.

  • Hi KB…”Fellow Soul Seeker”…I like that, it feels good. It’s wonderful that you’ve wrote letters to and from yourself at different ages (I’ve done that many times before) and that you’ve witnessed the true essence and power of your soul. Exercises like these are very powerful…Something one should do on a regular basis actually! Thank you for sharing your experience with us 🙂

  • Tom

    I think I always knew that but I just needed to hear it

  • Sometimes a gentle reminder is all that we need 🙂

  • Hi Lori 🙂 It sounds like you’ve found your inner woman and you’re embracing her! I LOVE it and I can totally relate to the sense of calm that comes when you realize you’ve got everything you need inside of you. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jenifer, Thank you for allowing me to start your day with you! That puts a huge smile on my face. Keep up with your positive practices and she’ll show you the way 🙂

  • Hi Mari 🙂 I can relate to a life of change. My life has been in constant flux over the past year. I’ve learned to embrace the change and to trust that everything is unfolding as it should be…especially when I’m true to myself, I know that I will be led where I’m meant to go! On another note, rose quartz is great for love and healing 🙂 Maybe a pretty rose quartz pendant is in your future!

  • NICE! Thank you for sharing this ZC! I love how you’ve turned this into a regular practice. I’m going to follow your lead on this 🙂

  • Diana

    This is perfect for me just now, thank you!

  • I’ve done tarot readings for myself as well, but it never occurred to me that the messages I received were coming from my Higher Self =) I love this concept! More recently I would do them in a meditative state, and certain messages would come up again and again: have faith in your abilities, work hard and focus on your goals, etc.

  • Cindy

    Your message today spoke to my heart. I needed to hear this (of course!). I am at the lowest point in my life. My family and friends all seem to have the attitude of, ” Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps!!!”. Unfortunately, I don’t seem able to do that. I know there is a reason I am here, I just have no clue what. I feel very disconnected from my “self”. So I will use your suggestion. I pray that my higher Self knows more about this and what I need to do than I do. Thank you.

  • jenny

    I love this, thank you for sharing. Great message and one that resonated with me for so many reasons!!

  • esperanza

    Thank you for sharing! This was an amazing article and entirely resonate with me as well.

  • Michele Fury

    I love this, I also have those journals everywhere, it made me smile to read that. But more so, that was a beautiful message. I am going to print it off and read it to myself every day for the next few weeks! I am going through some changes right now, so I can live authentically! You were definitely meant to share that message. Thank you!

  • Tracy Carpenter

    Thank you so much for this. I am feeling especially fragile today, after a very hard encounter with some inner pain yesterday. It was so right to hear that I do not need to apologise for who I was- I love to read the other comments here and to feel others around me, who feel as I do! I love the Tiny Buddha for this as well. It is so very good not to be alone.

  • Kathy

    Hi Leanne – glad your higher self gave you the message and that you shared with us. She is very wise. I’ve been working a lot lately on gratitude and acceptance, but I think what I need most is a pep talk from myself to reassure me that I’m OK. And hopefully my Higher Self will offer me such wisdom too.

  • Harish

    Amazing clarity ! Thank you for sharing !

  • Laksh


    I just wanted to share with you, that as i read this, it struck a cord with me. I was just searching on the internet about the heart chakra – and about healing/opening it.

    I was surprised that in your article you mentioned chakras.

    It feels like my Higher Self sent me that message at the right time.

    “Realizing that what I admire about other people is already in me, I just need to access it.
    Realizing that what I don’t care for in other people is already in me, I just need to recognize this to lay it to peace.”
    As I look back on these words, I realize they are true – especially the first sentence. I have yet, to try and see the faults i see in others in me. But, hopefully, with some practice I will start observing it.
    “That fear is a sign that I’m on the right path. That rather than feeding the fear or focusing on it too much, I need to recognize it, understand what it means to me, and then move forward.”

    I have a question, though. How do you recognize the fear? You can acknowledge the fear, and then how do you…understand what it means? Do you meditate on it, or question, or just feel and stay with it?
    For example, I’m afraid of snakes. I’ve been so since young. It’s a normal fear – most people are afraid of. But, i focus excessively on it so much so that I try to intentionally love them…but that’s focusing too much, isn’t it?
    Thank you for writing this article.
    & that’s a beautiful, sweet photo. Almost like a child drew a heart (;

  • This is so good! What a note. Left me inspired, remembering who I really am.

  • Good to see you back in the swing of things, Sherrie. We’re definitely transcending levels of consciousness, per Tolle’s ‘A New Earth’.

  • We already know the answers inside. We just need to listen for them.

  • Julie

    These words certainly ring true for me and were just what I needed to read today, especially these parts: “Realizing that what I don’t care for in other people is already in me, I just need to recognize this to lay it to peace” and “But I am strong in a gentle way” Thank you.

  • Colette

    beautiful, thanks for sharing. definitely spoke to me, lots. love, peace, C.

  • maureen roberts

    This is my first post on this sight, good insights, but do not agree with your idea of what we do not care for in other people is already in me, I do not care for violent people rude people uncaring people , and I can assure you those traits are not in me, also what you admire in others is already in me is false to. I am who I am with my own thoughts and feelings
    not anyone else’s, and my higher self is one gentle peaceful soul through years of meditation to heal a wounded soul.


    Thanks Leanne for these affirmations. I feel it changed my iinner self and worth! These affirmations will become a part of my daily meditation starting from today. Today is a new day of miracles in my life. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Light Flower

    The very first sentence moved me to tears. I am strong in a gentle way. For so long I was thinking that I had to change this aspect of myself. Like I had to fight and be bold and struggle and fight my way through something. Almost like my quietness and softness was a “bad thing”. As a matter of fact I have been told all my life I was too quiet and too sensitive. That very first sentence allowed me to release all of the pent up aggression I was holding onto that I no longer need. The other day I was tuning into my heart space, but I was in a very bad mood and I asked to hear from my heart. I asked it what it wanted me to know. I was so wrapped up in my problems that nothing came through. I started to revert to some negative thought patterns, but something stopped me and I simply said another time. Today I end up on this page by coincidence (lmao there are no coincidences) and it didn’t even ring true to me until I read the very last word of your article that I got exactly what I asked for. I asked to hear from my heart, and just because I didn’t hear it in the exact way that I wanted to at the exact time that I wanted to… didn’t mean the message didn’t exist.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you!


  • Troy

    Thanks for this post. I have been meditating for a couple of years now and daily for the past year. I do mostly creative visualizations but I often try to hear my inner voice or “higher self” and never see, hear or feel anything remotely close to what you describe. I am a naturally practical and unspontaneous personality, stoic by nature and not at-all emotionally expressive and wonder if this holds me back. I have had “spiritual” experiences like Lucid Dreams and OBEs so I know there is out there but simply have no sense of connectedness to these intuitive senses. I have many questions about life, love and the universe I would like answered but am constantly left frustrated by any and all attempts. I’m sure there is no simple answer to this but any advice you might have would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Artie

    I have recently starting doing something similar. My partner has shown me and taught me so much about this subject, he is deeply involved and spiritual. But, through out it all, i never felt connected to it, let alone my “higher self”. My partner is an artist and i have been jealous of not having my own “thing” that I’ve passionate about. After arguing to my partner about not having something, he told me to just start writing something as i do enjoy writing but never seem to have any ideas. After one paragraph I had my first “higher self” writing experience. It was the most eye opening and wonderful experience. I have since has 3 more, and they just keep amazing me and helping with exactly what I need. I highly recommend this.

  • Me

    I loved it, and thank you for inspiring me. I had plenty of negative thoughts and least i know i on the right path, even thouvh i dont like the negative thoughts. Hahaha. I wiah everyone much success and happiness on your journey.

  • share light

    I stumbled upon this site on purpose, and i am so happy that i followed. This is something that i use to do daily, writing clears the path for direct guidance from your higherself
    Stay Blessed

  • Nia Alexander

    ok than tell me does thought create reality or not ?

  • Yvette Bowlin

    It creates our reality. The reality we see…because our thoughts determine what we believe.

  • Nia Alexander

    so if i think that there r two moon then will there be two moon on earth….n if i think it is night when it is day than will it become night ?

  • Yvette Bowlin

    If you sincerely believed there were two moons and no one could convince you otherwise, that would be your reality. But if you just imagined two moons, but didn’t really believe it, then there would still be the one moon.

  • Nousername

    ☺️ I really enjoyed this, and plan on giving it a try! Thank You!

  • Taj B

    I feel phenomenal by just reading this. It made me cry hard and heavy because lately these quiet voices in my head are telling me I am a strong and powerful person with a majestic purpose on Earth. Although sometimes it doesn’t feel that way especially with dealing with emotional pain, but this article did hit many emotional nerves in the right way to guide me on to the most righteous path I need to travel on. I just came across a mantra awhile ago and I choose to re-connect and listen to my higher, Divine self – I am STRONG, I am GOOD ENOUGH! I am WORTHY!!!

  • Jason

    This is one of the great articles to awake the higher me inside me. Thank you so much!

  • SuperPsychicSpyChick

    My failed attempts remind me of the lyrics for Rollins Band’s “gun in mouth blues”: Lookin’ out my window, sun comes up, sun comes burnin’ down
    No answer, no answer, no aswer, no answer, no answer, no answer, no answer
    I’m alone in my room, but I’m not by myself
    I’m alone in my room, but I’m not by myself

  • Nicki

    I was meant to read this. This morning I meditated but i did something different; I decided to ask to meet with my Higher Self. But before I continue, you should know few things about me, I’m a middle aged married woman with adult ‘kids’. For as long as I can remember I’ve been told by various people that I am ‘naive’and it is normally said to me in such a way that I feel it is a negative remark. I must admit I’m someone that is not particularly introspective or insightful,and in addition to this, people tell me I’m ‘too soft’, ‘too giving’ ‘too trusting’ etc, and this has always bothered me and affected my confidence. But upon doing the meditation and learning to trust myself, I was directed to this site to obtain answers. And I thank God that I’ve done this’! The sentence that really resonates is that I don’t have to apologise for who I was, who I am and who I’m going to be. I greatly look forward to this.

  • Kween Thehiddengoddess

    I disagree. Yes, this is a response 2 years later from the original post. I would love to know how your life is going now and your views on the topic to date!