Raising the Lower Self

by Michael Berry on February 19, 2015

To the lower self, the higher self perspective seems naive, idealistic, and unrealistic. However, everyone has a higher self that is aching to take the helm and start calling the shots. It is just too invalidated to believe that it should, and so dissatisfaction, frustration, anger, depression, disinterest and jealousy begin to set in. This is why it is important to understand the power you have in being able to take a stand for people while at the same time not making them wrong. They are not wrong; what they see is as real as what you see. They are just creating a different reality that, ultimately, works against them.

The higher self sees another reality, and takes the stand that says, “I choose to see it this way and I will act accordingly. So could you. You have a choice, as does anyone. Give it a shot and see if it pans out. Or don’t. Either way, I’m on course.”

This is a true story of how this phenomenon affected one life, and ultimately world

In 1912, a young Milwaukee woman bristled against the advice of her parents to leave high school and get married, as was a custom of the day. Instead, she rebelled and, on impulse, purchased a train ticket to Denver, Colorado to go live with her sister. Here she was exposed to intellectual discussions and lively debates regarding religious and political topics, including literature, woman’s suffrage (right to vote), trade unionism and more. “To the extent that my own future convictions were shaped and given form … those talk-filled nights in Denver played a considerable role,” she would write later in her autobiography. Invigorated by ideas, negotiation tactics and problem solving, she continued to follow her impulse for leadership and earned global success and a reputation as a result. Had she simply heeded the advice of her family, that of her environment and a multitude of Stoppers along her career path, the twentieth century would have been robbed of a great leader and the world’s third woman to hold the office of Prime Minister (of Israel), Golda Meir.

Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

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Jane Araguel November 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

The story is so inspiring. It is only when we raise our lower selves when we are able to achieve great things in life. The higher self is what makes us confident enough to be successful.

Michael Berry November 22, 2011 at 6:58 am

I just takes practice to start recognizing our higher self more and more.

Toby Hanks December 9, 2011 at 4:23 am

The story is inspiring, and your posts are awesome 🙂
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