Higher Self or Higher Consciousness
I define the highest aspect of myself as my higher self or higher consciousness which resides with God (or whatever you refer to as your higher power). Because my higher-self resides with God, I believe this portion of my spirit knows more than the portion of my spirit housed in my physical body.
Dr. Melvin Fish
I have read various opinions about the higher self or higher consciousness, and my heart feels the warmest about the “higher-self” Dr. Melvin Fish describes.
The spirit that dwells within your body is a fragment of the higher self. That higher self is the part of you that is in the image and likeness of God.
At the time of our creation, we were at one with God and with each other. We were so connected to each other that we were aware of each other’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions, much more than mortal man can comprehend. We felt so connected to each other and to everything that we did not relate to our own uniqueness. We wanted to experience separateness so that we could more completely comprehend and appreciate our individuality. To do so, a part of our spirit separated from the remainder and it came to earth to experience mortality where we feel completely separate from everyone and everything.
This condition was never intended to be permanent. It is a school where we have come to gain experience. We start life by feeling totally separate yet dependent on others. As we mature we learn to relate to others and we become aware that we are all very much connected. As we reconnect with each other and with God, yet at the same time maintain our individual identity, we become enlightened.” Melvin C. Fish, Ph.D., pages 5-7, Become a Being of Light
Various Names for Higher Self
Various titles are used when referring to the higher self. I listed some of the titles I have noticed.
- Our Christ Nature
- Our God Nature
- Our Personal I Am Presence
Close the Gap
My goal is to close the gap between my physical body and my higher self until 100 percent of my higher-self feels comfortable housed in my physical body. I believe this is accomplished by increasing love and love is light.
That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day. D&C 50:24
The process of releasing darkness and increasing light is exciting because everything good we have learned from our life experiences remains with us enabling us to be wiser and more knowledgeable. When I focus on light rather than my weaknesses, I feel hopeful and optimistic about the future.
7 Things Your Higher Self Wants You to Remember, No Matter What Your Ego Says Video
Seven things are identified in this video that originates with the higher self. I highly recommend listening to this short, and well-thought-out video.