5 Misconceptions You Didn’t Know About the Higher Self
There are many speculations on what the Higher Self is and how it works.
You will see this in the self-help shelf and the modern spiritual market.
We know it not as a concept that can readily be toss aside, not as a means for you to be the best version of yourself, but as the Real You.
Here are 5 misconceptions about the Higher Self we don’t know.
(Although I refer the Higher Self as He or Soul throughout the article, He is genderless.)
1. Your Higher Self is out there
When I say Higher Self, I do not mean that there is a version of you in higher places.
There is no one above you. Higher indicates superiority, not a direction, because He is the master within.
A more accurate meaning is “inner” because He is You and is within You instead of being something out there.
The archaic language describes the body as a “Self” but today is known as “Mind”.
“Self” and “Mind” is interchangeable.
So it is more accurate to say “Inner Mind”.
But once it is out of the body, He becomes an actual Self with form and an ethereal body.
And this is why I prefer to call it the Higher Self.
2. Your Higher Self is there to guide you
Yes, it’s true that He guides you, but that is not his purpose.
It’s not that he is there for You, it’s that You are there for him.
The body is the vehicle for the soul to experience the Earth realm.
For it is not possible for a higher frequency to exists in a world that is so dense and dry.
You are there for You.
So nurture the connection because, without it, the spiritual journey would have been for nothing.
3. He knows everything
The Higher Self is credited to knowing absolutely anything.
It is even compared with the Universe or God.
But this is not true, not absolutely true anyways.
He is the Real You, not the universe or a god (not yet).
It is the immortal Egos of men and women.
If He knows everything, he wouldn’t need to incarnate into the physical world to learn!
Each of us is playing with different cards in our hands.
Some of our Higher Self are wise, some are not so wise.
It depends on how long you have been learning so far.
If for example your Higher Self is 12 years old, then he is a newborn soul.
But if He has lived longer than a thousand years, then we may call that an old soul.
We are all going at our own paces in learning what is needed for our journey.
4. You can’t prove that He exists
It is simple. Do you have a conscience?
Then you have a Higher Self.
For who is that part of you that intuitively knows the right thing to do?
Some tend to believe that the subconscious mind is the Higher Self.
But if we are defining the Higher Self in Jungian terms, then it would be the “Superconscious Mind”.
5. He helps you no matter what
There is a story of a man who uses occult means to become rich.
Although a spiritual adept, he neglected his family and brags about his powers and richness.
But one day, his Higher Self took it all back. The adept woke up lethargic and with a lack of energy.
Not only does the adept loses his power, status, and money, but He left the adept and so he died a penniless man.
He, the real You, is not a machine that makes miracles.
If you do not nourish the soul as you do the body, it will not grow. It will leave.
Now this will rarely happen to normal folks because they are not adepts and so the repercussion is not magnificent.
But this clearly demonstrates that You cannot help yourself if you do not nourish yourself.
The Higher Self as the Real You
I am an ego, a personality.
As a personality, I will die and my ego is destroyed at the time of death.
Because I won’t remember to have been “Me” in my next life, therefore, there is only one life of “ME”,
And I will disappear into oblivion. In this case, the ego is the only thing that exists in life.
After death, there is no more of the ego.
But once we understand the Soul, we know that the end of the ego does not mean the end of “ME”.
The ego is a reflection of the Soul.
The Soul is the original YOU.
If the Higher Self be the actor, the Ego is the character the actor plays.
But the character does not know that he is in a play, he just lives it as if it was real.
After the play ends, the character removes his stage costumes and the real You emerges.
Then the Soul takes a break and then puts on another costume for a play.
From this process, there’s a continual and changing cycles of life and death, continuing where one left off.
And then as it returns to the Higher Self, one more piece of the puzzle is added, waiting in eternity for the next piece.