By Michael Cupo.
Our higher self is always there, just waiting. When we understand the stillness beneath all our stories, we will align and connect with our waiting higher self.
We are not always aligned with our higher self and this is our misgiving. It’s not that we can’t always be aligned, but we have to do the things that will allow it. Our alignment is in relation to how much we try and control our life. This is thought based. Certain aspects of our life need to be controlled, but the parts that are beyond our control, why do we insist on controlling them also?
There is the part of us that is the carnal self. The one who is controlled by the senses. This is the human aspect (thought based) of who we are.
But there is a self that is beyond the carnal self, this is beyond anything physical, beyond the thought process. It is the self of the mind, but not in the conceptual way. It is the energy beyond form, but even this form is energy, its just that our thought process needs to make it solid, so it can have something to grasp and make sense of.
This is what thought is. Our mind is beyond thought. It is pure Universal Energy. It is who we are before our existence in this form begins and it is who we are when conditions no longer allow this form to exist and it ends.
Thought is energy, but it isn’t pure because it has attachment to it. It is based in something carnal. To go beyond thought one must go beyond attachment. This is when we are in alignment with our higher self.
It can be called our soul, life eternal, nirvana, bliss, etc., but words are not needed to understand our higher self. Actually, any word will hamper our alignment to our higher self because the word itself is in the form of a thought. W
hen we learn to just be and not have to attach to anything to make us who we are (a thought) it is then that we will understand who we truly are; thoughtless, formless, pure energy: this is the mind, this is our higher self.