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What is the Higher Self?

First of all, the higher self is a construct that has been created by the lower aspects of self. What you perceive to be a higher self is, in fact, having access to the totality of you.

If you could perceive the fullness of you, you would see an ocean. By contrast, the energy you're able to receive in this lower dimensional frame is the energy that is coming to you through a straw. Looking at it from that aspect, you are a drop of the ocean.

The wholeness of that aspect is really the wholeness of you. But you are only a drop of that ocean; the entirety of the ocean is so much bigger than you and knows so much more than you do. It is aware of how the universe works in its higher and lower planes in more ways than you could fathom.

The tendency is to call that fullness of you "the higher aspect." It's not separate from the lower aspects of you. It's one and the same aspect. It's just the amount of you that is able to get through into 3D is very small, because that's all the energy that you need to be able to function in 3D. If you were to send the whole ocean into 3D, this whole dimension would be drowned really quickly, so to speak.

The 3D realm is a very special place where you have the opportunity to study particular aspects of existence; you benefit from only sending a very limited version of yourself into this dimension because that is how the greatest learning can transpire.

Again, the higher self is the entirety of all of you. It's not completely separate from where you are and who you are today. You are but a projection of it or a drop that is separated from it for a quick moment in time.

Once you experience death in this incarnation, you would go back to the same ocean and that drop would return back to the core.

You might ask where this higher reality is.

It is in a space where dimensions don't matter. It is in a place where you are all dimensions all at once and none of them at any given time. You might call it "ether." You could call it "reality" because it is truly the only thing that's real.

Your higher self exists in reality – something that always was, always is, and always will be. It is not constrained by time or space. It is not constrained by any other limitation other than the ones we put forth for ourselves.

This is also the place where we can experience a lot of unity, a lot of love. This is a place where we comprehend ourselves as part of the bigger Oversoul. It is a place where you can stop experiencing yourself as completely separate from the rest of creation and can choose to experience yourself as a part of the whole.

The Role of the Higher Self in the Daily Life of the 3D Self

Your higher self informs the overall path of each incarnation that you choose to operate or engage in. Prior to projecting a “droplet” of your consciousness into any realm, into any dimension, there's a plan and a blueprint.

There is also a set of contracts and a set of karmic – “karmic” being a term you can use very loosely – lessons that you might prefer to experience, learn, or perfect. And so, in a basic form, your higher self controls the playbook.

In essence, your higher self signs you up as a projection of itself to experience certain things, people, events, and circumstances, in a particular sequence so that a particular type of learning comes out on the other side.

So, because your higher self influences the playbook, one of its jobs is to guide you towards the best, most intended, outcome. Now, the best in the perspective of your higher self and the best in your 3D perspective might be very different "bests."

For instance, you might choose a life of ascetism. You may choose a life of the absence of money or some basic comforts, or you may choose a life where you experience a particular debilitating disease. You may choose a life where you don't have eyesight, or you lose eyesight, or you lose both legs.

That might be the playbook you write because it serves a particular aspect of you. That playbook would represent the highest good. In your limited perspective, it might seem that losing both of your legs and losing your eyesight might never be good. That's why you have a limited perspective and your higher self has an unlimited perspective.

Your higher self also makes sure that you move forward towards the desired perspective. Because, if you don't, unfortunately, you will have to repeat that experience until you get something that you truly desire out of the experience. So, you would have to keep repeating the same type of incarnation until you get to where you need to go.

Evolution is a very lengthy process as is.

So, the job of the higher self is to send you intuitive hits as well as signs, people, circumstances, and events to make sure that you arrive at a desired destination. So, whatever you would call "a gut feeling" or "intuition" is very often from your higher self.

At the same time, your higher self does not really view you as separate from itself. This aspect knows that all the experiences you are having are inherently “yours” and they're all going to go back to the same bank of knowledge.

Additionally, your higher self has already prepared the cells in that bank to accept that knowledge that is desired. This aspect may speak to you through your dreams as the ever-present force that helps you make decisions.

Every time there is a decision, your higher self is there to help you make it. And, sometimes, the decisions are hard to make; it’s that dichotomy between what you perceive to be in your best interest and what your higher self perceives to be in your best interest.

That's why certain decisions are really hard to select.

It's an interaction, a partnership in many ways. Now, of course, what every “droplet” desires – you, as a projection of higher consciousness – is access to this higher perspective. That's why you desire the so-called "enlightenment."

It doesn't have to be enlightenment, per se, but a lot of you are so curious about the future. When you're curious about the future, you go to tarot readers or see psychics or astrologers or whatnot. There are all kinds of ways for you to look into the future. All you're trying to gain is the perspective of the ocean of this higher self.

There is that inherent strife in every droplet to go back to the bigger ocean that we could call "source consciousness" or an "Oversoul."

The Higher Self Guiding the Lower Self

There are multiple types of incarnations, multiple intentions, that the higher self could project forth. Do As such, your higher self would not necessarily take a very active part in every single incarnation. For example, the whole intention of projecting into 3D might be the fact that this dimension allows the illusion of complete separateness of a drop from the ocean.

From the perspective of the drop, it would not generally comprehend that the ocean even exists out there. The drop believes that it is all that there is. It is already whole.

And so, because the greatest learning sometimes can come from that type of separation, the higher self would not necessarily oversee every single incarnation equally.

Sometimes, this aspect will only step in during critical junctures, during critical choices. At other times, it might leave the droplet completely to its own devices to see what happens.

Now, of course, there are critical incarnations that a higher self will take to heart, so to speak, that it watches really closely. Generally, those incarnations are the ones that have a propensity to make a bigger impact for the greater good, or a more meaningful incarnation for a particular planetary system or galaxy or group of galaxies.

Connecting to Your Higher Self

You're always connected to your higher self. There is always that thread, an energetic pathway that connects you.

It's like a cord that exists all of the time, but whether you get intuitive hits or not depends on whether this aspect is sending anything through or not.

Now, you are never fully alone. You're never separate. You will always be connected to your particular ocean. It's not like you can accidentally go to another ocean. You always go back to the same one, and this is because there's a thread that connects you to your higher self.

The most important thing is to understand that guidance is always available to you, and it does not have to come in the form of your higher self.