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These telepathic channelings have been taken from transcriptions of the weekly study and meditation meetings of the Rock Creek Research & Development Laboratories and L/L Research. It is offered in the hope that it may be useful to you. As the Confederation entities always make a point of saying, please use your discrimination and judgment in assessing this material. If something rings true to you, fine. If something does not resonate, please leave it behind, for neither we nor those of the Confederation would wish to be a stumbling block for any.
THE HIGHER SELF
(Q’uo, November 1, 1987)
You wish to know more about the higher Self, and indeed it is good that you should. For the concept of a self that is larger and greater than that which is before the face in the mirror is a centrally powerful one. It is a concept without which humankind’s understanding of the Creator would be severely crippled. For if one gazes in the mirror of mundane experience one quickly observes that the self is not overly saintly, as this instrument would say. It is the nature of the illusion which you now enjoy that the microscope of criticism is relentlessly placed before one’s own and others’ actions, thoughts and intentions. And in an illusion designed to confound the most noble sentiments, this is not surprising. Yet there is implicit and inherent and abiding in every third-density heart and mind an instinct as clear and true as the instinct for breath or food. That is the instinct to seek a higher purpose, a higher beingness, an enlarged point of view and, ultimately, a movement decisively from the often uncomfortable illusion and its limitations which are meat and drink in third density.
Let us examine considerations concerning time. The higher Self is a concept which is impossible to view in a sensible manner if the concept of linear time is clung to. The concept of one having the beginning and the end, either within one lifetime or within a creation of countless lifetimes, is a concept which creates unsolvable paradoxes with respect to considerations of the higher Self. Your linear experience of time is a portion of your illusion just as is space itself and all that you perceive with your senses. Within that illusion which we see as being the most sheer and least distorted of which we are aware, we see time as simultaneous; that is, the linear river of time perceived by the human self is deep within the self, rounded into infinity, so that what you see as past, present and future are experienced at one time, that time being the present moment. At this precise moment as we speak, you contain all that you have experienced and will experience from the beginning of your consciousness until the sublime re-entry of singular consciousness into the universal consciousness which is the Creator.
You contain memory of past and future, yet these memories are most deeply placed within what is known as the unconscious mind. They dwell within a zone to which the conscious mind is denied access. Without the concept of the higher Self it is yet possible for an entity going on faith alone to open gradually the gates of perception and to become aware, little by little, of a larger beingness within the self, larger and larger that beingness, until it eventually encompasses all that there is, and for the first time you are aware of your true identity. Such determination and persistence is very rare. For most, not only ultimate discoveries of wisdom, love and power, but simpler understandings pertaining to specific mundane affairs, come hard. The way often seems unclear, the emotions frayed and worn, the spirit numbed with the repeated shocks of a callous and seemingly indifferent world. It is into this arena that what is known as the higher Self appears. The character of the higher Self may be perceived as glorious and majestic, or it may be perceived intimately as a boon companion and dear friend. The personality of the higher Self is much amenable to that which is needed by the everyday waking self. It’s identity, insofar as we are aware (and we wish to express that we are not infallible) is that of a future self, as you would call it, a self that is entirely yourself, yet a self which has experienced, through that which you have experienced, to the present moment and onward events, far into lessons of love, wisdom and unity.
When your consciousness has reached that point where the lessons of unity are being well studied this Self turns and reaches back to the third-density self, to the self that is confused, puzzled and insecure. It is the most loving of presences, for by the middle of sixth density you shall have learned to love yourself, to embrace yourself, to protect yourself in light and love rather than with weapons of defense, words of anger and gestures of fear. This Self is to you a great resource, dwelling within your consciousness, within those deep areas of consciousness where time is simultaneous and the great issues of love and service are always in incredible and lambent focus.
Thus the avenue to the higher Self is a road within the mind, a road which opens, seemingly impossibly, after one has left space and time behind in meditation. Perhaps what we are trying to express may best be approached by saying that the image of what we wish to express is that of one who, sitting in meditation, moves within the mind higher and higher until one has reached the very top of the watchtower of consciousness, and at that point when one is in a very small protected environment there is a harmless, ordinary-looking door. Yet through that door is the beginning of a highway that grows larger, wider, more capacious, more beautiful, more stately, until at last the inner vision opens and the Self that is more you than you are now waits to greet you.
The consciousness which invites the higher Self to help is one which in humility gazes at the world and says, “In and of myself I see only illusion. I must seek further.” Seeking is the key to contact with this greater Self, this larger edition of you. This higher Self cannot choose for you that which you must or must not do. It is not an authoritarian presence. Each decision is your own to make within this illusion, and no responsibility can be given to any higher Self, guide or teacher. Each is responsible for the self.
We would also encourage the seeker to open the self in meditation to those presences which are about each seeker, waiting to aid in deepening the meditative state in comfort and in succor. These guides, these presences, are also yours if you seek them. They are powerful helpers, yet it is always the turning from despair and sadness to hope and joy, the thought in confidence of sure help and the reaching out for it that make these energies available to each who seeks.
The higher Self ultimately is the Creator, just as you are the Creator already. There is what seems to be an impossibly long eon wherein the creation bursts forth into existence, flowers and moves back into the uncreated, that highest Self. Each relationship which you enter into, if shared heart to heart and hand to hand, creates the higher Self of the mated couple or the strongly bonded friendship. Each family has the group higher Self, and insofar as that family may seek in unison, just so far shall its higher Self be there in seeming intuition and interesting dream to convey messages concerning the most progressive and helpful service for the family to the family or for the family mated pair or friendship to the world which you experience about you. Similarly, each group to which you may belong, if there is a common purpose which is idealistic and service-oriented and sought in unity, develops a group higher Self, one which can be enormously helpful, and so each nation, race and any group which bears a common identity can develop, and will ultimately develop, the higher Self. Indeed, we, as social memory complexes, are an existing group mind. The higher Self, then, is ever more clearly and intimately available. It is our dear wish and happy desire to join the ocean of the uncreated, that Logos of undifferentiated Love from which all is created and to which all shall return.