When we talk about our Higher Self, it tends to conjure up all kinds of images of some kind of angelic, mystical being located in some far away place. Though there is a small amount of truth to that image, the Higher Self is a lot more physical and most importantly, local than most people tend to imagine. It is true that there is an aspect of us that does exist beyond our physicality. This is the unseen part that helps to get us to where we need to be – the part that is a manifestation God / Goddess / All That Is. She acts as a guide, counselor, best friend, parent, and many other aspects depending on what we need at any given moment.
What most people don’t realize is that there is also a very physical component to this higher part of us. Our physical self, which includes our life situation, relationships, and so on, is the outward reflection of what is going on at a higher level, that is filtered through our egos.
What I mean by that is, our Higher Self will communicate with us in various ways: through intuition, hunches, sudden unexpected life changes, etc. We may or may not choose to listen or act on those communications. But in essence, it is our physical self that is the “receiver” of these messages, just like a fax machine or a telephone. If one chooses to receive and follow that guidance, the potential is that one would become the physical manifestation of his or her Divine Self. If not, then the opposite is true to the varying degree at which one chooses to accept and follow the divine guidance brought through from the Higher Self. And because our Divine or Higher Self is an infinite being, our own potential is also infinite.
Besides someone who acts as a guide for us, who is this Higher Self? What is her function and what does that have to do with us, in our day-to-day experience?
In order to understand her function, it is important to know one very important concept. Every single one of us has a blueprint, a kind of “divine template” that holds a tremendous amount of information. This blueprint exists in every single atom of our beings, physical and energetic. The amount of information that this blueprint carries is phenomenal, covering every aspect of who we are, what we are doing here, every lifetime we’ve ever experienced, as well as all “potentialities” of what we are meant to become.
The main function of our Higher Self is to help us gain access to the information that resides within this blueprint. In essence, she is that blueprint personified. Any answer to any question we could ever have, could be answered by her. Every problem can be solved and every obstacle can be overcome. She is our inner voice, spirit guide, best friend, mother, father, tour guide, entertainment director, and so much more, all rolled into to one very magnificent Divining Angel. She is not only part of us; she is us at the core of our being. We only need to become aware of her and ask for assistance. She is waiting for us to call upon her and will never leave us.
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