I have an idea about the concept or idea of higher-self and I hear people talking about soul and soul groups, but is there any difference between these two ideas or are they one and the same thing?
asked 21 Sep '10, 08:46
I think the word Soul, rather like the word God, has gradually become a rather meaningless container-word that everybody seems to have their own idea about, but few can really agree upon.
For that reason, I don't really use it myself.
However, my own interpretation of Soul would be that of the much larger vastness of non-physical that exists beyond the Higher Self itself.
In this case, there is a considerable difference (in my definition of the word) between Soul and Higher Self.
The diagram above kind of illustrates the point that Higher Self is virtually physical whereas Soul (what I've labelled in the diagram as the view from non-physical) is much further into the non-physical realms.
Of course, further is a physical concept, just to add to the confusion :)
This answer goes into a more detailed explanation of this idea.
answered 21 Sep '10, 17:28
My perception of the soul and higher-self are one and the same - it is the spirit of my being that remains in the non-physical and stays connected to the Source of All that is.
answered 21 Sep '10, 11:26
Agree with above, i think we have a conscious mind or carnal mind and a sub conscious mind or spirit/soul etc. I think theres 2.
A lot of people differ between mind then soul then spirit.
Bit complex that!
I prefer just the two...easier to manage than 3.
Lower mind ( although not to be sniffed at,it does a great job ) then higher mind.
Mind and spirit to me are the same thing.After all what goods a spirit if it cant think.
answered 21 Sep '10, 14:46
is it not interesting that some poke fun at what is not yet learned or understood,
answered 30 Dec '10, 01:20
Depends on what your definition of the soul and higher self means to you! Personally, I think the use of the word higher self is used by certain groups instead of the original word soul to phase out the word soul for argument sake; but in essence they both means the same thing, unless of course you can prove otherwise, and from my point of view it will be an unnecessary argument, since the point will remain the same.
It is a know fact that the soul shall never die, but what can we say about our higher self? Would it be appropriate to say our higher self will live on forever, if so, it is the same thing!
answered 30 Dec '10, 03:36
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