The theme for the 2015 Hummingbird Shamanic Summit is the Higher Self. With this Higher Self theme in mind. I have decided to write a article entitled The Higher Self.
As a experiential shaman, these are some of my thoughts and experiences with regard to the Higher Self. First of all the Higher Self is the Authentic self. The authentic self or the higher self comes from the HEART, not the mind. The authentic or higher self can not be fully explained on the intellectual level. The roots of the higher self/authentic self, come from a place of spiritual silence and stillness. In order to better understand the higher self or the authentic self I will also talk about the LOWER SELF. In large part the lower self starts with our birth. After birth, family, friends, government, and school socialize and actualize us. We are told who we are, from many outside sources. We are told what are place in life is, from many external sources. Our so called limitations, are explained to us time, after time.
In shamanic Toltec terms, the lower self is the Tonal self , or the daily routine thought processes. The Tonal mind, or lower self focuses almost solely on the rational thought process. The rational thought process has its proper place. How ever most other forms of perception are mostly unknown , or undervalued. Rational , or logical thought are greatly valued in life.
Some of the many other forms of worthy perception are
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In short, only one tiny area of perception is given great value , the Newtonian mind set of two plus two is always four. And I will only believe it , after I see it. The Tonal or daily mind set leaves out about 98 % of all other forms of perception. The Tonal mind often has the need to name things out of fear, in order to control every thing.
The HIGHER SELF, or the AUTHENTIC SELF, comes from spiritual silence. In order to come from your Higher self or in Toltec terms your Nagual self . Release all that you know. And lower your awareness into a place of silence in your heart. Meditating, or praying will also strengthen your Higher self, or Nagaul self.
One easy way to find out if you are operating from the lower self or the higher self. Look within, if you feel limitation, or fear. You are operating within the lower self. However, if you feel at peace, you may be operating with in the higher or authentic self. Both the lower self and the higher self have value. We all grow at our own rate. It is best if we all love our self's unconditionally.
The higher self, is very gnostic, and intuitive. The Higher Self, has few, if any limitations.
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The Hummingbird Shamanic Summit will have 15 presenters, and be 3 days long.