What is the Higher Self?
We are coming to know that we have a Higher Self.
But we may not know exactly what it is because we, ourselves, are not our Higher Self.
There are many concepts of what the Higher Self may be, but I believe the way to really understand it is through experience and not by mere words alone.
This post will go deep into the Higher Self so that you may become fully aware, without doubt, what your Higher Self is.
The first thing is to let you experience the Higher Self through a story, then we will explain what the Higher Self is.
Stories bypass the filters, accessing the subconscious mind and let you become engaged and capture the essence of the message more clearly.
Story of the Higher Self
Our story begins with a young boy of 13 whose name is Charm.
In daylight the air is fresh, the birds are singing, and the sun shines its bright rays on little ol’ Charm.
With a gleeful smile he shouts in the distant, “Grandma!”
There stood Grandma Ayo with her cane and old wooden house near the entrance to the woods.
Charm would always go there to visit during the holidays to hear grandma’s wondrous stories of knights and dragons, of fairies and gnomes, and the tales of the adventure in the spirit world between the battle of dark and light.
He was fascinated by these stories as if they were true even though he doesn’t know why.
Charm and Grandma Ayo sat on the patio of the wooden house and she begin to wet her lips; Charm knew that this story has to be good.
And then Grandma Ayo said, “Tell me. Do you like this pretty wood with all these nice flowers by the river, by the old trees?”
Charm looks around him to find the wooden house surrounded by Oak Trees. He shakes his head up and down enthusiastically.
Grandma Ayo: “Trees are life. There are the nymphs of the Birch tree, a lovely maiden, whose dress blends beautiful yellow, green, pink, and blue in such indescribable patterns. And then there are Elder trees dressed in deep purple. Spirits behind these wondrous trees that give us protection.”
“Is that why you live here in the middle of the woods, grandma?”, asked Charm.
Grandma Ayo: “When man is ill, or sick in mind and body, the plants will help him if he is kind to become one with it.”
They both spoke the stories until the dawn of the night arrives as the ants and butterflies leaves their daylight wonders for home.
Grandma’s story was interrupted as the thunder of the night shudder a loud roar; Charm becomes frighten.
Then he began to hear croaking noises behind them.
“I want to go home; I don’t like it here, and I’m afraid!” shouted Charm.
Grandma Ayo: “And what are you afraid on such a nice day? There is nothing to be afraid of, my sweet child. Now let’s get up to bed. Don’t worry now, I’ll bring in some Christmas Rose to cure your insanity if it becomes too much.”
In the deep night, Charm fell asleep.
His body went under maintenance and recovery with dreams of many wonders.
Arose out of the body stood Lionas, the Higher Self of Charm.
Lionas’s appearance is 22 years old and has never changed.
As he (or she) opened his eyes, he found himself stepping on the foot of the concrete floor of the ethereal world, invisible to Earthly vision, and saw his body as perfect and fine as golden silk.
Wise is he who have lived over millennium.
His last mission was to visit a winged dome and the god’s temple surrounded by majestic flames of various colours ranging blue, green, purple, red, and yellow, but tonight, Lionas entered Charm’s dream of floating grounds and created a reality for his message.
Of all the nights, Charm awoke in his dreams and finds himself on a plains field with a stool.
What he saw in front of him…looked much like himself.
Lionas pointed Charm to sit on the stool.
After much reluctance, Charm sat on the stool as Lionas folded his arms upon his chest and regarded Charm with a look of kindness and love.
Lionas: “As you possess not the knowledge which would allow you to come to me, I have now come to you.”
Charm felt a powerful magnetic current flowing through his arms and legs.
His voice like a low, musical voice, was spellbound.
Charm wanted to speak and to ask him who he was and why he favored him a visit.
But before his lips could move and before words came forth, it is as if Lionas had read his thoughts.
Lionas: “I am your higher self, and I come to tell you that which you should know.”
Charm: “I don’t think I understand what exactly is my higher self?”
Lionas: “Ah. It can’t be helped I supposed. Man is still and ever will be in his infancy concerning things of most importance. Very well. Man is composed of matter, soul, and spirit. Everything animate and inanimate has spirit, but only Man, of all creations, has a soul. What you now see before you…is your Soul, hiding in the shell of your body. Since the time you have spent here, there lies an adhesive power and struggle between the World of Causes and World of Effect.”
Charm: “Kind, sir, I’m sorry for my ignorance but, if I may, what do you mean by World of Causes and World of Effect?”
Lionas: “The World of Effect is the material world, which you are familiar with, where there is growth and decay and where you observe the world constantly changing. The World of Causes is all the truths of which you are not, yet, prepared to receive.”
Charm: “Umm…pardon me, one moment.”
Lionas: “Speak without fear, for he who asks questions and he who answers them are one.”
Charm: “I still don’t get it. How is the soul connected with the higher self?”
Lionas: “A man without soul acts without conscious. But he who has soul has self-consciousness. Man is the product of the nature between the World of Causes and the World of Effects. Man can never learn all that there is to know in one lifetime. It is for this reason his Great Self incarnates from time to time during the ages of the Earth with an average of 144 years in your time per incarnation. You may come to know the wise Creator’s reminders through the teachings of the great Buddhas. As he incarnates, he resides in the World of Effect. That part of himself which simultaneously lives in the World of Causes hides in the vehicle which you are using.
Charm: “You mean my body?”
Lionas: “Yes, along with the personality and karma of the body.”
Charm looks around and the appearance of the setting changes as he find old antiques of furnishings, old clothing, and architecture. He went to touch the soft silk of the clothing.
Charm: “Amazing! I don’t know why, but I’m always fascinated by this garment!”
Lionas: “Your previous incarnations’ most beloved work. One may verify their previous incarnation by the surroundings in which we find ourselves in. Though the body and personality may change, the heart forever lingers.”
Lionas’s image begin to dissipate.
Charm: “Higher Self! I won’t be able to speak with you long. Will I ever see you again?!”
Lionas paused for a moment and cast his gaze upward. His lips moved as if uttering a prayer or speaking to an invisible being.
He turned his face toward Charm as his body slowly becoming thin air.
Lionas: “Farewell for now, my Brother.”
Charm woke up to the birds singing, the trees dancing, and the sunlight shining its bright rays from the side of his bed.
He turns on his side and said, “What a strange and charming dream that was. Or was it?”
The Higher Self
The Higher Self is the immortal Self that lives in the Spiritual World, or the World of Causes.
Man is born as half-animal and half-spirit.
He is made with the personality of the Earth but contains the soul of Spirit.
The Higher Self is like one’s shadow.
He is neither a “He” or a “She”.
One may also refer the Higher Self as the Superconscious mind or described as the good angel on your shoulder.
When you incarnate, you do so under your Higher Self’s mission and guidance.
He hides in the body as a soul and only awakens when the body’s vibration is high.
The message reaches via inspiration, intuition, dream, or heart’s longing.
Each night as the body sleeps, the Higher Self escapes from the body and perform his duties.
The body undergoes maintenance, which includes venting dreams and other idle meaningless dreams, as if the mind is going to the bathroom and flushing all the useless information on a daily basis.
The Higher Self is here as a Guardian Angel to help you overcome the lessons in your life here on Earth.
Even when all hope is lost in the external, everything that is to be known is found within.
This is because your Higher Self knows all that there is to know as according to the sum of your previous incarnation.
The word “Soul” is the Higher Self when contained in the body.
Out of the body, the Real Self has a form which is higher in ethereal essence than the material world and is known as Higher Self.
The Higher Self, thus, is the Real Immortal You from the Spirit World who incarnates into the physical world and hides in the body as the Soul with all the qualities of light – goodness, love and wisdom – to assist you with your lessons on Earth.