For those of you wondering what exactly is meant by “your higher-self,” the short answer is as follows: Your higher-self refers to the presence of soul consciousness in you. When you connect with your higher-self, your mental perceptions are guided by the consciousness of your soul. If you want a more in-depth understanding of the higher-self, you have to examine the interplay between soul consciousness and the brain.
Think of the brain as a computer. It collects, stores, and processes data collected by the five senses. And like a computer, it also has the ability to interface with other systems. In regards to an actual computer, interface occurs when the computer communicates with the keyboard and monitor. In regards to the brain, interface occurs when the brain communicates with the soul.
Because the brain is a complex computer, its programming can be viewed as a form of consciousness in and of itself. But it is only a fraction of the consciousness available to us. It is the tip of the ice-burg, you might say. The consciousness of the soul is vastly greater than that of the brain, but not accessed nearly as frequently. It is a resource that few of us take advantage of.
The Presence of Soul Consciousness Results in the Higher-Self
Most people do not distinguish between the consciousness produced by their brain and that produced by their soul. Because we process information with our brain, it appears that all consciousness derives from it. But occasionally, we do catch glimpses of a higher-consciousness at play. We have mystical experiences and profound insights. This is not to say that these extraordinary experiences are the only times soul consciousness is active in our lives, only that they are the times most easily recognized. The truth is that soul consciousness has profound effects over all aspects of our lives when we are in tune with it.
To gain access to soul consciousness with greater frequency, you have to reduce the mental chatter in your head. This mental chatter amounts to different programs that your brain is running. For many folks, these programs run constantly and noisily. Indeed, their lives are guided by the ceaseless activity of their programming. Soul consciousness is all but drowned out.
To gauge the ferocity of your own programming, simply try to go ten minutes without allowing judgments to creep into your thoughts. Judgment is a main component of the brain’s programming. When you notice yourself passing judgment on anything, be it positive or negative, that is a mental program running in your brain. Most people cannot shut down their programming for two minutes, much less ten.
Under the right set of circumstances, the brain will be compelled to reduce its own programming activity. This sometimes happens in the face of great suffering: The brain will reduce its activity if it perceives its programming is the cause.
Reducing mental activity, even a little, creates a space for soul consciousness to come through. If the presence of soul consciousness is profound enough, which is to say, if the brain registers it as a consciousness separate from itself, it will often be inclined to investigate it at greater lengths.
As the brain grows to recognize the wisdom and power that soul consciousness has to impart, it begins to open up to it, and even allow itself to be guided by it. This marks the beginning of a profound relationship between the brain and the soul, one which results in the higher-self.
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