Monday, July 11, 2011

Our Higher Self

Emissary of Light-Water Lily in Field of Stars

Many times when we read material having to do with our spirituality, esoteric thought or intuition; we run across a phrase which refers to "our higher self".  I've noticed, however, that people do not always have a clear definition in mind of what that term really means.  I came across a very well written explanation recently in a book called "The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World" by Theresa Cheung.  I thought I would share it with you.  The stunning Water Lily photo is courtesy of photographer Karen Casey Smith and is available through her shop on Etsy.

~ diane fergurson

" The term 'higher self' or 'higher consciousness' refers to the concept that each of us has a part of ourselves that is thought to act as a bridge between the spiritual and mental and physical dimensions of our awareness.  Simply put, there is a part of us that is a reservoir of higher wisdom that can help guide us through our lives.  This part of us is better able to see the bigger picture of the daily dramas we get tangled up in and can help bring us perspective.  Acting with the guidance of our higher self can lead us in the direction of our greatest fulfillment."

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  1. Hi Diane,

    I am currently reading everything about Buddhism that I can get my hands on and the concept of the higher self really resonates with me - I believe the Hindus and Buddhists call it "Atman".
    There is so much wisdom in these traditions that are many thousands of years old, it is really a shame that we don't learn more from them in our Western culture.

    Thank you for reminding me of this crucial concept, and for the fantastic link,




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