Welcome to the Highest Self Podcast! My name is Sahara Rose and I created this podcast out of a need I felt of so many beautiful souls on the path of self-discovery not sure who that highest self even is.
In this podcast, I discuss what makes you your highest evolvement, whatever that may be. I discuss tools such as discovering your soul’s archetype and accessing your past lives to healing your body and overcoming eating disorders for one purpose: finding your dharma so you can fulfill your gifts on this planet and serve.
This podcast is a spiritual dive into the greatest destination: your highest self and I invite you to listen in chronological order, as topics build upon one another.
Episode 001: Welcome to the Highest Self Podcast
By Sahara Rose
This is Sahara Rose and welcome to the first episode of the Highest Self Podcast. I am so excited to be here sharing with you guys on this brand new format. I’ve really been itching for a long time now to share with you guys just on a deeper level. A lot of you guys have been following my blog for the past six years now.
Some of you guys have just recently started following me on Instagram and maybe you have seen my Instagram stories, but I love to speak and share and be in dialogue with you guys and I felt like on Instagram it’s so visual and you only kind of just see the final project but you don’t see the journey that it took to get there and that’s really why I wanted to create this podcast.
I wanted to create a sacred space for us to share our vulnerabilities, our truths, our fears, our insecurities, our, you know, spiritual wisdoms that channel through us that sometimes you don’t have anyone to talk with about. So, the Highest Self podcast is about this. I want to share with you the tools to transcend into your highest self. When I say Highest Self what I mean is becoming the version of you that you are really destined to be.
So, in many spiritual beliefs and these goes across:
Practices all around the world
We have these concepts of your Highest Self and what that is, is the you that you were meant to be. The person that you were put on this planet to become. So, it is believed that we were each born here with a specific purpose. The gifts that were given to us were not given to us coincidentally but rather given to us to share with one another, and the reason that some of us were born with this desire to “speak”, and others of us with these desires to “create”, and many of others of us we just wanted to “help people” but were not really sure how and that is what this podcast is going to be all about. It’s going to be about going back to that true you. Who you were before society told you who you should become, and that right there is your Highest Self.
So, are there multiple highest self or are there just one? We each just have one version of our highest self. However, we have many means to get there. So, for me for example:
I love to write
I love to speak
I love to create art, but…
I also love to dance and I love to practice Yoga and be in my physical body
and all of these are tools that I used to become my highest self, but, who I am when I am lost on the dance floor and who I am when I’m here communicating with you guys is the same me.
So, don’t feel like, “Oh well… I don’t know it’s kind of like have a lot of different interest and I’m not really sure which one is my highest self”. They are all your highest self. They are all the different branches that one tree contains. So, don’t feel like you have to “I’m just a food blogger, I’m just a yogi, and I’m just a business person”. We don’t need to label ourselves the way that kind of the social media age has taught us too, and that’s another reason I wanted to, sort of create another space to communicate with you guys besides Instagram, because there is so much pressure to label yourself.
There’s so much just branding that’s done, and I feel with branding, it’s such a stagnant methodology, because by the time you’ve branded yourself to be the expect, the go-to in the certain thing, you’ve changed as a human being. So, we can’t expect ourselves to always remain the same person and to create this brand it takes time and brands evolve.
I want us to step away from this notion that we have to brand ourselves and become something, but rather just becoming who you were truly meant to be; and maybe some days that person is just sitting in the park looking at the stars and another day it’s in a corporate office meeting, getting things done. Both of those things are beautiful. To be spiritual doesn’t mean you have to sell your belongings and move to Hawaii, and to be productive doesn’t mean you have to have a high salary paying job. I want us to let go of all of these notions and labels and really just see things for face value and to just steps into own versions of our own truths. That’s what the Highest Self podcast will be all about.
This is going to be a mixed of a solo cast as well as an interview series. There are a lot of topics that I would love to share with you guys from:
Past life regression
and there are also many people that I would love to interview from thought leaders, to authors, to just everyday people who have something to share. The kind of key thing that’s going to be tagging along throughout this podcast is I want everyone to share what makes them become their highest self.
That can be through food and through nourishment and healthy eating. That is a tool that we used to be our highest selves. It can be through yoga and physical activities. That’s another tool that we use. It can be through, you know, making money and manifesting abundance, that’s another tool.
There is no judgement here, there is no “this is the way and that is not the way”. For me, and my own personal journey food was really a pivotal part of it, because food is something that we control every single day and by shifting our food we are changing our molecules, we are essentially changing what we are made out of.
Food was one of the things that I originally had become very sensitive to as I shifted and spiritually emerge, but at the same time I feel like it has its limitations, because once you have sort of figure out what food works for you and what don’t, and then what? It’s what you do with that energy.
Food is our gasoline. It is the oil that we put into our car to help us to go to the places that we’re meant to go. However, if we spend our time stressing about the quality of the oil, and how much gas do I have? And when do I need to get more of it? We’re never going to go to our final destination, and I see that happened with so many people, well intentioned people, who they want to be healthy and they know that food is so important but they get stuck there, and after you healed your body.
What is it that you we’re meant to do with that energy?
What is your gift to share?
And for some of us that gift is to share food again, but it’s not for all of us, and I really believed that food is part of an equation but it’s an entire circle that is always changing.
For me food helped me get to my point of spiritual evolvement, but now, there’s so much more that I want to share with you, and my own doubts and fears and insecurities of who am I to share about spirituality, “I haven’t done enough living, I haven’t done enough learning”. Those were thoughts that were echoing in my head for a few years now.
It’s been three years that I’ve been playing this idea of having a podcast, but I felt like I need to:
Have my book published
I need to be with a big publisher
I need to have enough, prestige or whatever
before people take me seriously. Until finally I realize, it’s not about anyone taking you seriously but it’s about you taking yourself seriously, and I realize that all these things that I was projecting onto others of them thinking of who am I to share with spirituality, those were thoughts that I had about myself.
Once I shed those thoughts, and I said “you know what? maybe I haven’t lived for fifty years. Maybe I haven’t had all the life experiences in the world, but I’ve had enough” and I feel this call and I feel this constant nudge from my highest self to share, to share, to share, and in the past few weeks when I’ve really been playing with the idea of this podcast, and it’s kind of come from the stars and it’s like on the periphery around my body and well talk about this layers outside of your body and it was like right outside of me but it still hasn’t come through me.
I experience this really bad cough, and I never ever get sick. So, I did my protocol, I’m having my zinc and my elder berry and vitamin C and drinking my colloidal silver and it’s not going away. It’s going to go away for a day and it will come back, and it’s this constant feeling of phlegm in my throat which was something that I really had not experience in many, many years. I have not been a Kapha Vikruti, which is my Doshic state right now for many years. So, phlegm is not something that happens to me but it was happening to me, because it’s my bodies sign that “GIRL you need to speak, you need to say something right now and if you aren’t going to do it, were going to give you this congested feeling in your throat until you clear it out with those words”. So, what I’m doing right now is just medicine to you as it is to me. So, thank you for being my witness for that.
I just want us to take a deep breath here because in this podcast we’re going to get deep. We’re obviously going to laugh and we’re going to giggle and I’m a super silly, humorous person but we’re also going to kind of go places that most podcast don’t tend to go, and on my spiritual journey I often times felt lost because I longed for a spiritual teacher but I felt like I didn’t resonate with so many of them. I’ve read the works of Byron Katie, Marianne Williamson and so many wonderful people but I felt like they were not speaking my language a hundred percent. They grew up in a different time and era from me.
It’s even when you ask your own parents for, you know, suggestions about things and they’re like “Oh, well, just do Just do this, just call that person up, show up at their door.” And they don’t, they didn’t grew up with the internet. It was a very different time and this generation that’s grown up with the internet, specifically my generation right now.
So, I’m twenty six years old, I’ve grown up not having a computer. I remember my dad bringing a computer in. I remember, going on it and playing on it, but not having internet yet. I remember getting AOL and buzzing in. I remember that entire process and we are only that generation that’s lived pre-computer and internet and post.
It’s a really interesting experience, life experience that all of our souls have chosen. Another thing that we are going to share a lot about this podcast is that our souls have chosen these reincarnations. It is not a coincidence, the obstacles, and the struggles that you have faced, they have all been chosen by your soul, and on a larger level, this time to be alive was chosen by all of our souls.
You listening to this podcast was chosen by your soul for some reason. I really believed that our generation has been placed here because we have that balance of knowing what’s it like to totally disconnect and just being with nature, you know, just spend your day just looking at a bark of a tree and listening to the birds outside and having that pure childhood like experience that has been unadulterated by the distractions of the internet but at the same time, we know the beauty that the internet has, that it has brought us together and it’s created friendships and possibilities and it has created revolutions in countries and it’s really just done so much.
So much good and so much evil and, its dichotomy, and its life, and in its chaos, and its beauty and its corruption, and it’s everything, and the internet is our relationship with change. I believe that people who are anti-internet, there’s something anti-change about them, because the internet, is what you see it as.
It can be the most God-blessed tool that helps you learn anything it is that you desire for your souls highest evolvement. It can be that, and it can also be your demise. It can be your constant comparison, your vehicle to prevent you from getting deep within yourself because you are constantly distracted with what others are doing and imposing upon you.
It is up to us and whatever your relationship is with the internet I invite you to look at your relationship with yourself, and if you see this world as this chaotic and destructive place and where is society going, and this generation doesn’t know what they are talking about, and I’m afraid of the future.
What does that say about your own state of self? And if you’re someone that says “WOW! such an incredible time to be alive”. We have this internet and we’re meeting people from all around the world and we’re forging these connections, and we don’t have to read mainstream media, people can have blogs now and they can share their own opinion, and women are changing the fashion industry by showing pictures of their real bodies, and not everything has to be filtered through news sources and media channel, and we can see things as they are.
So, I want you to ask yourself:
Where do I stand?
What is my relationship with this vehicle that my soul has chosen to be a part of?
Your soul did not choose to be alive in the 1920’s, it chose today. So, all of becoming in touch with your highest self is noticing your connections with those things, and well discuss more about them in this podcast. So, a lot of you ask me:
How do I know who my highest self is?
What does it looks like?
What are these downloads that you’re talking about?
You know, a lot of you have an itch for this “Spiritual Awakening” but don’t know where to “buy it from” essentially. I want to play with this idea of tapping in with your highest self, right now. I want you to take a few moments to think just about what are the things that you love.
It can be an activity
It can be a state of being
Think about those things that you love, and you know you love them because when you see them your heart literally feels something.
For me, when I look at my puppy I literally feel all types of ways. Oh my God, I didn’t even know I could love someone this much. I literally could stare at him for hours, and when I’m here right now sharing with you guys, sitting here talking to no one but knowing that you guys are going to read this, WOW! that gives me the heebie jeebies, oh my gosh and that’s something I really love, and being in nature, totally disconnected from all of this and feeling so so small and knowing that your life is actually so insignificant and you are all just part of this giant universe, you’re a grain of sand in it and that also is so freeing because you don’t have to take your life seriously.
Another moment for me is snorkeling underwater and looking at these fish and colors and designs and being like, holy shit, God made that. He is the ultimate fashion designer. I can’t believe that exist in nature. Fruits! Oh my God fruits. The colors, the vibrancy, the shapes, and they are all so good. Like, you got to know someone’s out there looking out for us because someone made fruits.
So, I want you to just think of those things that you love and we can sit here for twenty minutes in silence and it’s going to take at least that long period of time and I’m not going to waste your commute on that but I’m, think about those things, write them down on a journal, come back to them. It could be a list of 500 things. It could be a list of 3, whatever feels right to you at this time, and from that list, I want you to think about those moments that you feel truly alive.
What were you doing in those moments?
How did that feeling of aliveness translate through your body?
Did you feel excited and radiant and full of energy, or
Did you feel still, serene, calm, present?
And I want you to think back upon your childhood self. See, as children we are much more tapped into our highest selves, because we were born knowing exactly what it is that we were meant to do on this planet. If you’re ever confused, look at a baby. A baby knows what’s up, but as we grow up we forget, and it’s not because of time, but it’s from the little things. The adults rolling their eyes from our responses when they ask us questions about ourselves and what we want to do, and then we change our minds until we fit the norms of what is acceptable, which gets further narrowed the more we grow.
I want to be an Astronaut, and explore life in other planets.
Turns into, I want to be a mad scientist and invent things that never existed before.
Turns into, I want to be an environmentalist and save the planet.
Turns into, I want to be a business person and make money to help people, of course.
Turns into, I don’t know how to start a business, so I’ll start just by working for someone else’s.
Turns into, well I guess I’ll go into the sales department, they have a free training.
Turns into, Darn! This job is sucking the life out of me. I don’t have time to do anything that I actually want to do.
Turns into, Ah! How can I numb myself into the weekend, this job is exhausting.
Turns into, what can I buy with this paycheck that will make me happy?
Turns into, I can’t believe I spend all of my money on clothes and alcohol Argh!
Turns into, God, what am I doing with my life? I have no direction, no purpose. Why am I even here?
Let me tell you something, you were brought here to become that astronaut, that mad scientist, that environmentalist, that doctor, that lawyer, even that business person, because money is also an exchange of energy.
However, you were not here to spend your life earning a paycheck and a little free time you have spending that paycheck. You were not here, brought to this planet to work a job that is not fulfilling you or serving the world. This may have been part of your journey, so do not judge yourself if it has been, but know that it’s been place on your path so you can experience those hardship to transcend into those joys. Every obstacle you were faced with was placed on your path to help you expand into the highest version of yourself. Let me repeat that and write this one down, every obstacle you were faced with was placed on your path to help you expand into the highest version of yourself.
If you had an abusive childhood, that was placed in your life to make you stronger.
If you had a loving family, that was given to you to serve as an example on how to love everyone around you.
If you grew up in poverty, those cards were dealt to you, to make you more appreciative, receptive and grateful.
If you grew up in wealth that was given to you to use it to serve others and not worry about finances as you expand into your highest self.
We all have journeys. We cannot judge one another and say “Oh he had it easier. Oh, her life has always been better than mine”. Listen, we each chose our souls journey, it was not given to us as a coincidence. It contains the exact lessons that we need for our souls highest evolvement. Now, I want you to think about the lessons your soul has chosen. The hardships, the obstacles that has been placed into your paths, I want you to breathe into those.
Now I want you to think about how those very things made you who you are. It’s brilliant, isn’t it? What the soul does to us. What I want you to know is that “Your mess is your message”. How can you use those hardships to best serve those around you at our deepest core level? We were all placed here to serve.
Our gifts were not given to us to be kept a secret in a box. They were meant to be shared. As you expand into your highest self you’ll notice that you will naturally want to share more. Maybe it’s an hour of your time teaching your cousin how to play the piano. Maybe it’s exposing your true self more on social media. Allow for that expansion, because that is how you’ll grow.
As you can see we’re going to get deep on this podcast. So, I want you to tune in every time with an open mind, and open heart, and open soul, and I’ll be interweaving with you my experiences and those that have come through me downloaded from the universe, and together we will share with another what our souls have given us, to uplift humanity.
So, THANK YOU so much for being a part of my first ever podcast experience. I’m already so excited for the next one. I hope my throat gets better now. I’ll see you guys on the next podcast and I love you guys all so much.
Episode 001: Highest Self Podcast
by Sahara Rose