What is a Higher Self?
Are we just a body with a personality? – If you have been following us for a while, you will know we don’t believe that! Here at Soulminded Wellness, we believe that we are spiritual beings living in a human body. We also believe that this spirit has been and will be reincarnated into different physical bodies, which is why we offer Past Life Regression Therapy!
We believe that each one of us has a higher aspect. This higher aspect has been typically called the Higher Self. Others have also referred to it as the Oversoul or intuition and some people believe it is God or the Universe.
Is the Higher Self a part of us?
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.
It is difficult to understand how the higher self works. The easiest way we can describe our views (which may or not be true as nobody as of yet, has given a proper evidence-based explanation!) is that of a puppet master.
If you imagine that your higher self is a puppet master then you can imagine that they are holding hundreds or thousands of strings. At the end of each string is a puppet. Some puppets look the same and others look different. Some are male and some are female and some may even be different life forms that are not human – Bear with us, as this will hopefully start to make sense!
Each of those puppets is your spirit, which is split into many different physical bodies. In the field of quantum mechanics, which is currently the only explanation we have for how the Universe supposedly works, scientists suggest that all of our life times are happening at the same time so, technically, when we do past life regression, we are accessing another lifetime that is happening right now but we are not consciously present in that lifetime. It is beyond the scope of this post to go further into this, but if we go back to the puppet master then this represents your higher self who knows everything about every life you have lived or will live in the future. They know what is best for you in this lifetime and they communicate with you via intuition.
Connecting with your Higher Self
Going back to our puppet master analogy, as there are so many people on this planet, there are many puppet masters who are themselves connected to something bigger, which a lot of people like to call God, or we can call it the Universe, field of possibilities or whatever you feel comfortable calling it. So, if your higher self is connected to a powerful divine presence and knows everything about you, surely it makes sense to connect with it?
Can this elusive higher self be contacted? Yes, and typically it is done through meditation or some other altered states of consciousness.
Why should we connect with the Higher Self?
The main reason for connecting with your Higher Self is when you have an important decision to make and it’s keeping you up at night because you have no idea what to do!
Have you ever struggled to make a decision or enter into a commitment because you didn’t trust your ability to make the right choice? How many times have you gotten a feeling in the pit of your stomach that something was not right? Did you pay attention to your intuition or did you ignore it? Deep in our core, we know what is best for us. So why don’t we trust that?
Some of us were taught as a child that we can’t trust ourselves. Maybe we weren’t able to trust our loved ones or our loved ones were unable to trust us. Sometimes life experiences shatter our trust in ourselves. Perhaps you can recall an event in which you trusted yourself and the outcome was disastrous and painful. The inability to trust yourself can stem from not knowing who we are and what’s important to us. Other times, we know what is right for us but we fail to honour that because of fear, external pressure, or a belief that we are not worthy.
Sometimes we do make decisions that don’t turn out as planned. Sometimes, the red flags are there, and we ignore them. Other times, we truly make the best decision we can. In NLP, there is the statement that we all make the best decisions we can at any given moment as why would we deliberately make a bad decision? It doesn’t make sense, right?
So, the next time you have an important decision to make, get into a relaxed quiet space and clear your mind, Don’t try to analyse options with your logical mind as that is just ego-based decision-making. Connecting to your higher self is the best thing you can do as he or she has higher knowledge that you don’t have. Once you have done this, wait for signs and other impulses to act. You might get nudges that don’t make sense, such as to go to a coffee shop you’ve never been in or to make a phone call. In those cases, just do it as it is your higher self giving you guidance.
We hope you now have a better idea of how we believe the higher self operates. We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below,
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