“Touch reality with the soul of your desire”
The aspects of our reality can be confined by many dogmas and philosophies. The example of Aristotle and Plato conflicting ideas of reality is just one example how great thinkers have opposing views and perceptions. Western philosophy is based in essence on materialist perspective that all reality is a form matter, and thus all things in Aristotle’s world are material as the only logical perspective nothing else. This paved the way of traditional science that hasn’t shifted its stance for about 2000 years on dualistic perspective from the observer. This has helped civilisations to measure and quantify a reality of the obvious, but the theory crashes when it comes to quantum physics. I may explain this in another discussion. I love science and philosophy, but the danger comes when perspectives are set in stone with an overall limiting perspective of the complete picture.
Added to what many populaces believe has been indoctrinated for 1000, s of years by the tyrannical religious systems forcing the masses to view their reality and conform or die a heretic. From a rational mind, how can either science or religion define the infinite to be conclusive of what the unseen reality really is, not knowing from a human dimension. It is impossible to have absolute truths or the theory of everything because of the unknown. Dark matter appears to outweigh visible matter, ratio approximately 6.1, that is about 27% of the universe (that we know of so far). The matter Aristotle mentions in his theory as the only reality of what we know is including all matter as stars and galaxies only accounts for 5% of the content of the universe (that we know of so far).
In my quest for answers, I haven’t thrown all science and religious ideas to one side as preposterous because there are threads of truth in their many perspectives. Look at the evidence as humanity progressed with scientific advancements. Religious icons have enveloped the needs of humanity with compassion and love.
What about the higher self-theories? A principle on transcendence is” Accept the whole self, not just the best self”. What is the whole self is there more than that what meets the eye? The tendency is to put our best attributes to the world as the authentic self not realising that is what others want to see and hear. A great tool I have learnt on one course was the anagram of W.A.I.T. this is great reminder to evaluate the ego part of the self which is not the higher self. Wait translates to “Why am I telling?” The introjects and projections of egos love the centre stage. I am aware of my ego and as limited human being; my ego will inflate the perception of what it thinks it should say and be to be accepted at times. If you notice your ego manifesting your needs as projections or cognitive dissonance as a introject is natural, so don’t be too hard on yourself, remember, accept the whole self, not just the best self”.
“Touch reality with the soul of your desire” is what everyone really wants from a higher self regardless of if you are an atheist, scientist, religious missionary, or even severally disabled individual. Problem with perceived wants, needs and desires from earthly perspective we can be fooled that this is the reason of our existence. The most important part of who we are is not constricted to just matter, there is another dimension. Some say it is a spiritual side, or consciousness. The aspect of reality in Aristotelian thinking can’t embrace the higher self because it can’t measure it or see it. A higher self, God, or whatever label it, is humanity spiritual being as a fundamental foundation for sound mental health. There are many reasons from science and experiences explains the essence of another part of the self that is not in matter. One rational reason why there is different dimensions of the self is the ego. Here is an example: Who or what is the voice in our head? At the same time, we can hear the ideas from a different perspective, it can be the decision maker or breaker. The mediator watches words or ideas float by their awareness, so who watching who, that makes at least two in our mind.
The word psychoanalysis is core of all psychological theories, all have different perspective of course. One resource explained the word ”In 1640s, called “animating spirit, the human spirit or mind, “is from Latin psyche, from Greek psyche “the soul, mind, spirit; life, one’s life, the invisible animating principle or entity which occupies and directs the physical body; understanding, the mind (as the seat of thought), faculty of reason,” also “ghost, spirit of a dead person;” probably akin to psykhein “to blow, breathe,” also “to cool, to make dry.”
Law of attraction does not work through the human vehicle body as the earthly self. If this was the case everyone on the planet would manifest effortlessly just by desire. There must be another dimension or component that is vital part of the equation. I will endeavour to Illustrate it: You ask a friend to post a letter for you. They walk to the mailing company and give them the letter on your behalf. Your friend didn’t personally carry the letter to the address, they left it for the mailing company to deliver. The letter arrives at its destination as desired. Did your friend personally do all the work, no, there was another factor involved the mailing company. In a similar fashion the higher self is the friend who delivers the letter, and the universal consciousness is the mailing company. The higher self is the one who decides to deliver the letter or not. The earthly agent or self, asks and leaves the rest to the higher self and universe to manifest if it wishes. Like any good friend you don’t question or worry about their responsibility, just believe they will do it. If you have love for your friend, never be harsh if things don’t go your way for not posting your letter or desire. The Irony in this story is, the friend is a part of you, your eternal Higher self or the popular word expressed as soul.
Imagine your higher self (it is aptly named) knows what is best for you as a human during this lifetime on earth. The secret to unlocking the Law of attraction is to muse in your mind an idea of what you would like with no strings attached. Imagine a child wants to drive a car fast without no real thought of the consequences, would you as higher being think it be appropriate for the young child to drive? Thinking of possibilities that are from a place of love is another important ingredient. The higher self loves you more than you will ever know as earthly human being, so with compassion the higher self will not send that letter or desires in the post.
The interesting experiences I have had are so random and bizarre my puny human brain would never have figured out what to do at the right time. I don’t believe in predestination but believe that allowing the higher self to guide us takes the effort out of life by not over thinking. The universal consciousness wants to expand its perception of reality through life in us. I am very much interested in Chinese philosophy that deconstructs the dogmas of western civilisations, a refreshing way to look at the universe and reality. Here is one example from the Dao De Jing that gives another dimension to the Law of attraction. The Dao can mean many different things but in simple terms I would say at times it can mean the higher self. Now read this passage and see how the law attraction Higher self is like the Dao. I have put my perspective in the brackets.
Great Dao is like a flood! (Abundance)
It can flow left or right. (Everywhere it can flow)
The ten thousand creatures depend on it for life, (effortless in providing)
It doesn’t reject them. (No ideology required just pure heart)
It completes its task but takes no name. (Miracles)
It clothes and supports the ten thousand creatures, (cares about humanity)
But is not their master. (Its impartial)
Have no desire. (Use your heart and soul not the Ego to manifest)
It can be called insignificant. (One thought is energy)
The ten thousand creatures return, but it is not their master, (Abundance)
It can be called great. (Awe of Higher self and the Dao)
In the end it doesn’t make itself great, (Dao doesn’t need worship)
And so, it achieves greatness. (Law of attraction is the Dao in action)
In conclusion to be aligned with your higher self is to unlock the potential life your desire from the core of who you are the higher self. Dropping the earthly ego part of your existence the desires you can manifest is by touching reality with the soul of your desire.