Understanding What Is The Higher Self: Are We Just A Body With A Personality?
From my understanding, we are much more than that. Each one of us has a higher aspect.
This higher aspect has been typically called the Higher Self.
If I am not wrong, others have also referred to it as the oversoul or overself.
From my experience, the Higher Self is the intelligence and wisdom aspect of our own self. Ironically, the Higher Self is impersonal and does not have a ‘sense of self’ like the way our personality is.
Nevertheless, it serves as a guiding aspect for the personality or ego.
Yes and typically it is done through meditation or some other altered states of consciousness.
Back in the late 1990s, there was a guy I knew named Joey that discovered that if he was thinking hard about a subject that is of a spiritual inquiry, he would sometimes receive visions that attempt to answer my queries. He said, “Mostly the visions are symbolic”. Higher self will communicate by impulsing symbols and visions that form messages into my awareness.
An example of such transmissions:
Some years ago, he was contemplating on the nature of the cycle of reincarnation. Will lost souls be forever looped within the lower realm? (According to many Eastern Beliefs, Beings who had not attained enlightenment will be caught in a vicious circle of perpetual birth and rebirth.) Suddenly, out of nowhere, he received a transmission from beyond my conscious mind. It came as a ‘package’… like a burst of images/symbols and moods. Very fast, split second impressions. The package seemed to be received by the right hemisphere of his brain. His brain instinctively attempted to interpret the transmission before he lost it. How do we know it wasn’t his imagination? Well, firstly a person do not think in pictures, but think in languages; English, Mandarin, etc and the words may then be correlated to a picture. Secondly, the transmitted images were performing a ‘dual-split’ on his consciousness. That is, the images are simultaneously overlaying my visual perception of the environment around him. Well, a ‘dual-split’ in consciousness is definitely not the usual way my mind works!
The animated vision was set against a light blue background. There were rings or bands of a lighter color moving towards a center point. Because the transmission was so fast, we think he might had lose some vital information. Anyway, here’s the interpretation. Please understand that it was his physical brain that did this interpretation. As such can never be to sure about the accuracy of the interpretation:
“The transmission is attempting to correct errors or rather incompleteness within his understanding of the scheme of things. The cycle of reincarnation is never meant to last forever. Eventually all will return back to the Source or essence. ”
Well, that transmission was many years ago. Our understanding on that matter has been refined since then. However, the transmission was appropriate (to our level of understanding) at that time.
Over the years, these vision transmissions from Higher Self, together with the guidance of Enlightened Physical Teachers, have helped me to understand the dynamics consciousness and the universe greatly.
Thank you for reading. Hope it was beneficial to you and I look forward to hearing your thoughts below.
Take Care And God Bless
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