Be humble, for you made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars. – Serbian proverb 🏔✨
This proverb always makes me think of our “higher” and “lower” selves.
The terms higher and lower are useful in that they orient the location and developmental layers that make up our psychology, neurology, energy…i.e our humanity. They stop being useful when we decide that one is better or more worthy than the other. That one is good and one is bad.
For millennia, orthodox religions, governments and philosophies have devalued the lower self, demonizing the flesh. They repressed the animal inside us, and shamed our core emotions and instincts.
In the wellness and spiritual space, they are a bit kinder to the lower self than the aforementioned. However, they still devalue it. They focus on transcendence and carelessly pursue spiritual bypass.
Which Is More Important? Higher Or Lower?
The universe, nature, God – whatever you believe in or don’t – does not waste. It doesn’t play games or create things with separate, better or worse components. Nature creates complete, interconnected and wholly useful organisms.
As such, your higher and lower aspects are of equal value and deserve equal attention and development. One ignores their lower self at their peril, for the higher self is built upon and depends on the lower self.
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In my work, I spend the vast majority of my time helping people reconnect and heal their lower selves because that is where most of the stress, dysfunction and pain arises from.
But ultimately, my personal goal for myself and heartfelt wish for everyone I work with is for them to heal their lower selves. As well as unite with their higher self and achieve transcendence for their entire being, from low to high. From their earth to their stars. With humility and nobility.
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