by George Schwimmer, Ph.D.
Speaking with the higher self of a client during regression, immediately after a past-life recall, will not only clarify the issue a client has brought but also offer insights and advice from the higher self which often can not be accessed in any other way.
The higher self is the most critical “player” in past-life recall and therapy. The lower self has a very limited perspective—its job is to deal with the current physical life. So the lower self is normally unable to see beyond the needs of survival, unless its view is somehow refocused and repositioned. The higher self, however, has a limitless perspective, is able to view any point of the time/space continuum and to access knowledge not available to the lower self. It is the best source for getting accurate answers for important questions facing anyone.
It’s not totally clear to me what the higher self really is though, especially since on occasion it refers to itself as “we,” when it identifies itself as a group consciousness. However, when it’s evoked while a person is in an altered state of consciousness, the higher self usually brings a marked shift in the individual’s energy, vocal qualities, syntax, attitudes, and perceptions. I’ve often experienced this myself while regressed. The higher self is very loving but unemotional, non-judgmental, always helpful, and greatly concerned about and supportive of all its selves. It wants to work in partnership with the lower self and—in the case of two or three of my regressed clients—asked me to connect it with its current lower self. So, I believe many of us have lost touch with our higher self.