Connection To Source. What Does It Mean? What is Source?

I often refer to ‘source’ when I am talking to people. As do many other teachers, mentors or coaches in the area of personal development. I also refer to ‘connecting with source’, and ‘surrendering to source’.

As a result I get frequent questions about what these phrases mean, and how to connect to ‘source’. So here is the first in a series of articles on the subject.

Please remember this is just my opinion. My current truth. Everyone is free to have their own and I hope that mine helps to inform yours. 

What Is Source?

To begin with let’s look at what ‘source’ is.

There a number of dictionary definitions of the word ‘source’, including:

  • a place, person, or thing from which something originates or can be obtained
  • one that initiates
  • one that supplies information
  • the place something comes from or starts at, or the cause of something.

For me this makes sense. I use the term ‘source’ in lieu of a denominational phrase like ‘god’, but I could also interchange it with ‘the divine’, or ‘the universe’.

I am not aligned with a religious belief system but I do have a faith in something bigger; a divinity of some sort. I choose to call it ‘source’.

And the word makes sense because of its meaning in our language. I believe;

  • it’s from where life originates, or can be obtained
  • it’s the initiator of everything,
  • it’s what supplies information through divine guidance, intuition, and inspiration
  • and that source is the place from where we come, where everything starts and the cause of everything.

Where Is Source?

I believe also, that source isn’t external to us. That we can find ‘source’ within ourselves when we seek wisdom, guidance, growth and more.

I believe that as much as we are a part of ‘it’, ‘it’ is a part of us.

I remember discussing ‘source’ with a close family member many years ago, except that she called it ‘God’ at the time. The imagery she used really informed my belief system and is something I have regularly challenged but ultimately come back. It’s like a big mass of light or energy. A part breaks away from this big mass, and becomes ‘you’ and you go on your journey through life. Then one day, you return back to this big mass of light or energy.

Many years later I read similar in the books Conversations With God, by Neale Donald Walsch and it made perfect sense. It still does.

The important element to remember is that while you are separate from source, you always maintain a connection with it. It is as though a spark from that mass of light or energy resides within you. This connects you to ‘source’ forever.

Our Connection To Source

I believe that spark, is the spiritual essence, that you tap in to when you work with your intuition, when you seek inner wisdom, or divine guidance, and when you have an inspired thought.

I believe that whatever spiritual development work you do develops this connection with ‘source’. It allows you to remember your mission, your vision, and your reason for being.

I also believe that part of your reason for being is not only to experience being a real live human being, but also to remember that you are source.

So what do you believe? What do you think source is?

I would love to hear your opinions, thoughts and questions on this. But please remember, I and others on this page are open-minded enquiring souls, we believe that everyone has their own way and beliefs, so please make your comments in the spirit of tolerant open-minded inquiry. Thank you.

Go here for the second part of this series of articles: Connection To Source (part two) 

Helen Leathers

Transformational Women's Coach, Trainer, Speaker & Author

Combining a spiritual outlook, a pragmatic approach, and a sense of humour I want to help you remember who YOU are and reveal YOUR path so you can step on to it empowered, energised, inspired and guided.

What are your thoughts or questions? Let me know below


  1. Matthew

    The Source, I believe, is a universal conscious energy that flows through us and connects us in a way much deeper than we can sense. It is a separate consciousness that is with us, experiencing our pain, pleasure and all sensations that make life what it is. It is the source of love, compassion, and empathy within us. Unconditional love, no matter our flaws.

    • Helen

      I love this description, thank you for sharing

  2. Lenora

    The “IT” to me, is referred to “All my Higher Powers that be” because we are connected to not just one higher being, it is so many more than that. It is the main reason why one might not feel completely alone when they are alone.

    • helen

      thanks for your comments Lenora. Nice observation too! Hx


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