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Understanding the Higher or Eternal Self

For a thorough explanation of why what you are about to read is true, read my book, Your Eternal Self. Print copies are available from Amazon.com, but I have put the entire book online so anyone can read it for free at http://youreternalself.com.

 
You Can Connect with the Higher Self of Someone
Who Cannot Communicate Using the Body

When you connect with someone's Higher Self or Eternal Self, you are connecting with the real person. The person you know on the Earth plane is just a crude sketch of the real person that has been filtered through the limitations of the body. The limitations are placed on the body so we can learn lessons in Earth School. And so, people are sociable or reclusive, geniuses or slow learners, opera singers or tone deaf, mathematically inclined or math phobic, and so on. They also may be alert, bright, and able to communicate on the Earth plane or afflicted with Alzheimer's, dementia, or brain damage so they are unable to communicate. All of these characteristics are just the limitations put on the person's functioning while in Earth school. We know that the person's Higher Self is always healthy, lucid, and articulate.

A television is a good analogy. If we've come to watch Charlie Rose regularly on the television, we may be dismayed one day to see that Charlie is fuzzy or distorted. "Poor Charlie," we would lament. "Being fuzzy must really be uncomfortable." The next day, the television has become worse, and we can hardly see Charlie through the static. We would sit by the television hoping Charlie would recover. Finally, Charlie's image might disappear from the television, but the television would still light up with a fuzzy screen and buzz. We would resign ourselves to Charlie's inability to communicate.

But it would be a great mistake to think that Charlie had grown fuzzy and finally was "gone."

In reality, we have no doubt that Charlie wasn't affected by the television's gradual deterioration. He's alive and well and still the most brilliant interviewer alive today. It's just that as we sit in our living room staring at the blank television, Charlie can't interact with us. That's what it's like when someone can't communicate because of some physical condition.

However, just as you can pick up the phone and call Charlie and talk to him even though his television presence has gone away, you can communicate with the Higher Self of someone who now can't communicate using the body. You can communicate with the person's Higher Self because the Higher Self does not have the physical limitations of not being able to communicate. The person must accept and live with the limitations during the Earth interlude, with all the afflictions he or she had pre-determined the body would have during this incarnation. But the Higher Self isn't affected by dementia, Alzheimer's, brain damage, mental retardation, or any of the other physical realm issues that interfere with communication.

We also know that when someone is no longer able to function fully on the Earth plane, they are more fully or more often on the other side as the Higher Self than they are on this side. Those who are in comas from accidents or illness, we have understood, are already on the other side while the body languishes. There, we can communicate with them just as we communicate with loved ones who have passed from the Earth plane to the next plane of life.

Your Mind Is Not in Your Brain

The primary reason we know the Higher Self is the real self and the filtered self we interact with on the Earth plane that finally fails is just a shadow of the real self is that we know the mind is not in the brain. If anything, the brain is in the mind.

When you read my book, you'll learn these truths about the mind and the brain. If this becomes too cerebral for you, skip to the end of the page and fill out the form there.

  1. Science can't locate the mind in the brain. Neuroscience can’t explain how people have a conscious experience, where the mind is, what memories are, or where memories are stored. That's pretty remarkable considering that the brain has been carefully mapped using CT, MRI, PET, and EEGs to find out which parts of the brain are active when a person is performing activities. In spite of all the brain mapping that’s been done, they can’t locate the mind and they can’t find memories.

     
    This is just a small sampling of scientists I quote in my book who state that the mind is not in the brain:

    • Stephan Patt of the Institute of Pathology at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany
    • Sir John Maddox, former editor-in-chief of the renowned journal Nature
    • Stuart Hameroff, MD, a renowned researcher in neuroscience in the Department of Anesthesiology, Arizona Health Sciences Center
    • David Presti, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology, University of California-Berkeley
    • David J. Chalmers, Ph.D., Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University
     
  2. Many scientists today are suggesting your mind is not in your brain. This is just a small sampling of scientists I quote in my book who state that the mind is not in the brain:
    • Dr. Sam Parnia, a physician from Southampton General Hospital in England
    • Simon Berkovich, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Computer Science of the George Washington
    • Stanislav Grof, MD, Ph.D., Freudian psychoanalyst, assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
    • Sir John Eccles, internationally recognized brain researcher whose work has had a major influence on brain research
    • Sir Cyril Burt, educational psychologist renowned for his studies on the effects of heredity on intelligence
    • Wilder Penfield, a ground-breaking neuroscientist and physician
     
  3. The brain doesn't have the capacity to hold the mind or memories. American computer science expert Simon Berkovich and Dutch brain researcher Herms Romijn, working independently of one another, came to the same conclusion: that it is impossible for the brain to store everything you think and experience in your life. Simply watching an hour of television would already be too much for our brains.  
  4. Missing half of the brain doesn't affect memory. People missing half their brain after a surgery function almost perfectly normally. After half of the brain has been removed, the patients retain their personalities and memories. In fact, a study of children who had half of their brains removed found they often were able to perform even better in their school work.  
  5. People found to have no brains function perfectly well. This is one example of many. A man in France was a married father of two children, and worked as a civil servant, living a perfectly normal life. Scans of the 44-year-old man’s brain showed that a huge fluid-filled chamber called a ventricle took up most of the room in his skull, leaving little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue. He had virtually no brain, but functioned perfectly normally.  
  6. People can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch without using their brain. In "remote viewing," a person sits quietly with his or her eyes closed and focuses on something hundreds or thousands of miles away. The remote viewer is able to see it, hear it, smell it, feel the texture, sense movement, and sense emotions involved with it. The CIA had a 20-year program using remote viewers to spy in the Soviet Union. The Stanford Research Institute and Science Applications International Corporation studied remote viewing for Congress and the CIA. They both agreed people could see and use the other senses to describe things thousands of miles away, meaning the brain wasn't involved in any of these senses.  
  7. People blind from birth describe perfectly what they see during near-death experiences. Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut, and Sharon Cooper interviewed 31 blind and sight-impaired persons who had NDEs and OBEs, and found that 80 percent of them reported correctly "visual" experiences, some in detail.  
  8. Blind people obtain sight information from some source other than the eyes. David Linden, professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, found that when blind people are asked to pick up an object in an unknown location within reach, many can do so on the first try. They also can judge an emotional expression on a face, especially anger, more often than chance would predict they would. Lawrence Weiskrantz, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Oxford University and recipient of the William James Fellow Award 1992 by the Association for Psychological Science, found blind people are able to accurately describe colors and motion.  
  9. People see, hear, and remember when the brain is not functioning. Doctors at Southampton General Hospital in England interviewed 63 heart attack patients who had been evaluated to be clinically dead, but were subsequently resuscitated. They described details and events in which they were thinking, reasoning, and consciously moving around during the period when they were unconscious, their bodies were motionless, and doctors working on them had determined their brains were not functioning. They had near-death experiences (NDEs). The researchers went on to collect over 3,500 similar cases of people who had been evaluated to be clinically dead, but could recall remarkable details about events during the time when they should not have been able to sense anything or remember even if they had experienced something because they were clinically dead.  
  10. People describe locations in out-of-body experiences and can be detected at distant locations. D. Scott Rogo examined over 60 studies of out-of-body experiences and found at least some OBE experiencers can be "detected" at distant locations during their OBE travels by the use of animal, human and sometimes physical detectors. Some gifted OBE experiencers make surprisingly correct observations at distant locations while traveling out of the body.  
  11. Psychics know information the brain couldn't have received. Katherine Ramsland, of CourtTV’s Crime Library, said, "Although skeptics galore decry the use of psychics for anything but entertainment, police departments around the country call on certain psychics when all else fails. They've been doing that for more than a century, and when forbidden to do so, they sometimes use unofficial means."  
  12. The mind knows information before the brain can even have access to it. Dr. Dean Radin, Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, performed carefully controlled studies in which people seated before a computer monitor were shown calm pictures and emotional pictures selected at random by a computer and shown in random order. Their skin conductance levels (SCL) were measured continually during the entire test. Some people reacted to the pictures with the appropriately matched calm or stress as early as six seconds before the pictures were shown, even though the computer hadn't selected them at random yet.  
  13. People can predict an object or picture that will be shown with accuracies far beyond chance. Dr. Charles Honorton, Director of the Division of Parapsychology and Psychophysics at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, looked at all the tests performed from 1935 to 1987 that were designed to determine whether someone could predict which "target" was about to be shown from several possible targets chosen at random in some way. In 309 experiments and 113 articles published from 1935 to 1987, done by 62 different investigators, totalling 2 million individual trials by over 50,000 subjects, the subjects were able to predict which target would be selected more often than would occur by chance guessing, with the odds against it being by chance at ten trillion trillion to one.  
  14. People successfully anticipate someone's call or visit. Rupert Sheldrake, a British biologist, asked subjects sitting by a phone to select who, from a list of four people, was about to call. The person among the four who would call was selected at random by rolling a die, so no one would know who was going to call. Chance would result in 25% correct guesses (one out of four). However, Sheldrake had results of 45 percent correct, showing that people often did know before a person called who was going to call.  
  15. People can predict the future. Two scientists studied predictions of the future. Their conclusions: Professor Dick J. Bierman of the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University, Ph.D. in experimental physics, wrote, "We’re satisfied that people can sense the future before it happens. . . . We’d now like to move on and see what kind of person is particularly good at it." Professor Brian Josephson, a Nobel Prize winning physicist from Cambridge University concluded, "So far the evidence seems compelling. What seems to be happening is that information is coming from the future."  
  16. Immediately after the body stops functioning at the end of this life, people remain alive, lucid, and functioning. Moments after a person passes away, meaning the brain and body are completely nonfunctioning, people often appear to loved ones, alive and healthy. Then, the person is available to communicate through mediums, Guided Afterlife connections, and Self-guided Afterlife Connections. Dropping off the body doesn't affect the mind in any way. My book contains an entire chapter on why we know people are alive and well living in the afterlife.  

What all of this tells us is that the mind isn't in the brain, so when the brain is damaged or isn't functioning correctly, the mind isn't affected at all. It is healthy, whole, and articulate. We can communicate with the person, even though the body may have shut down communication.

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