Talking To Your Higher Self

Talking To Your Higher Self

Talking to your Higher Self is extremely important and something we are encouraged to practice. These conversations with God’s Spirit within us, if practiced honestly, will assist us in making better and wiser decisions. And this practice, if engaged in consistently, will eventually become perfected. Jesus maintained “unbroken communion” with God through prayer, meditation, worship and simple ongoing conversations.

Prayer and the ALTER EGO

Children, when first learning to make use of language, are prone to think out loud, to express their thoughts in words, even if no one is present to hear them. With the dawn of creative imagination they evince a tendency to converse with imaginary companions. In this way a budding ego seeks to hold communion with a fictitious ALTER EGO. By this technique the child early learns to convert his monologue conversations into pseudo DIALOGUES in which this ALTER EGO makes replies to his verbal thinking and wish expression. Very much of an adult’s thinking is mentally carried on in CONVERSATIONAL form.

As it is conceived by successive generations of praying mortals, the ALTER EGO evolves up through ghosts, fetishes, and spirits to polytheistic gods, and eventually to the One God, a divine being embodying the highest ideals and the loftiest aspirations of the praying ego. And thus does prayer function as the most potent agency of religion in the CONVERSATION of the highest values and ideals of those who pray. From the moment of the conceiving of an ALTER EGO to the appearance of the concept of a Divine and Heavenly Father, prayer is always a socializing, moralizing, and spiritualizing practice.

Aside from all that is superself in the experience of praying, it should be remembered that ethical prayer is a splendid way to elevate one’s ego and reinforce the self for better living and higher attainment. Prayer induces the human ego to look both ways for help: for material aid to the subconscious reservoir of mortal experience, for inspiration and guidance to the superconscious borders of the CONTACT of the material with the spiritual, with the Mystery Monitor.

It is altogether fitting that man, when he prays, should strive to grasp the concept of the Universal Father on Paradise; but the more effective technique for most practical purposes will be to revert to the concept of a near-by ALTER EGO, just as the primitive mind was wont to do, and then to recognize that the idea of this ALTER EGO has evolved from a mere fiction to the truth of God’s indwelling mortal man in the factual presence of the Adjuster so that man can TALK FACE TO FACE, as it were, with a real and genuine and DIVINE ALTER EGO that indwells him and is the very presence and essence of the Living God, The Universal Father.

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