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Higher self is a term associated with multiple belief systems, but its basic premise describes an eternal,
omnipotent, conscious, and intelligent being, who is one's real self. Blavatsky formally defined the higher self as
"Atma the inseparable ray of the Universe and one self. It is the God above, more than within, us". Each and every
individual has a Higher self.[1]

Concept
Religious views
Higher self meditation and channeling
See also
References

The Higher Self is generally regarded as a form of being only to be recognized in a union with a divine source. In
recent years the New Age faith has encouraged the idea of the Higher Self in contemporary culture, though the
notion of the Higher Self has been interpreted throughout numerous historical spiritual faiths. Some
denominations believe that the higher self is a part of an individual's metaphysical identity, while others teach
that the higher self is essentially our tie to the heavens. Similar to the notion of the soul, the higher self can be
defined by many different sects, while also being a topic of interest in the scientific and philosophical fields.

Christianity: In the Christian interpretation, all beings contain a fragment of the Holy Spirit, which ties them to
their Higher Self. The concept of the Holy Spirit is widely taught by various Christian sects, but the idea of the
individual higher consciousness is discussed less frequently. Christian theology adheres that the Higher Self is
what connects one to God, and thus one must honor and keep one's Higher Self pure by following the ethical
guidelines outlined in the scriptures.[2] Jesus said, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matthew 26:41); a
central tenet of Christianity is that the body is still under the bondage of sin and is therefore imperfect, unlike the
Higher Self, which remains untainted.

Buddhism: In Buddhism, the Nirvana Sutra describes the notion of Higher self.

Hinduism: In Hinduism, the higher self is one and the same with the Jiva or individual self. With this
perspective, the Hindu faith generally teaches that the higher self, or Atman is not an object possessed by an
individual, rather the self is the subject which perceives. In his book, The Higher Self, Deepak Chopra utilizes the
views of the Hindi denomination to support his claims concerning the divine force that is acquired with the
awareness of the self. Hinduism teaches that through the examination of self-knowledge, or “atma jnana,” one
can attain salvation by comprehending the true self.[3]

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New Age: Most New Age literature defines the Higher self as an extension of the self to a godlike state. This
Higher Self is essentially an extension of the worldly self. With this perspective, New Age text teaches that in
exercising your relationship with the higher self, you will gain the ability to manifest your desired future before
you. In other words, the self creates its own reality when in union with the Higher Self.[4]

In numerous reports concerning the Higher Self, the practice of meditation or channeling to contact the Higher
Self is highly encouraged. Most of this ideology agrees with the concept that with mindful awareness of the
higher self, peace, salvation, or enlightenment may be procured. This is due to the idea that the Higher Self
contains an advanced amount of insight into man’s most taxing questions, such as the purpose of existence or
death, etc. Evidence of this insight is found within the book, Open to Channel: How To Connect With Your Guide,
where dual authors Sanaya Roman (http://www.orindaben.com/pages/home/aboutsr/) and Duane Packer
(http://www.orindaben.com/pages/home/aboutdp/) report a collective and educational account of the practice
and benefits of existing in alignment with the Higher Self. This piece cites views from numerous practitioners of
meditation and channeling who claim a consistent result of newly acquired peace and intuition. Essentially, the
idea behind this practice is that through spiritual exposure, a person can make a conscious connection with their
higher self or other higher beings. In this state, the meditator is free to tap into this higher intelligence in order to
develop a more enlightened perspective on world matters.[5]

Higher consciousness
Holy Guardian Angel
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1. The Key to Theosophy (http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/key/key-9.htm), H.P. Blavatsky, 1889, p175.


ISBN 0-8356-0427-6
2. Holcombe, Alfred D., and Suzanne M. Holcombe. "Biblically-Derived Concept of Mankind's Higher-Self-Lower
Self Nature." Journal of Religion & Psychical Research 28.1 (2005): 20-25. EBSCOhost. Web. 10 Sept. 2012.
3. Chopra, D. (2001). The Higher Self. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
4. Hanegraaff, Woutner J. "New Age Spiritualities as Secular Religion: A Historian's Perspective." Social Compass
46.2 (1999): 145-60. Scp.sagepub. Web. 10 Sept. 2012.
5. Roman, Sanaya, and Duane Packer. Opening To Channel: How To Connect With Your Guide. Tiburon: HJ
Kramer, 1987. Print.

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