what is the higher self? simply the final version of you that has become fully manifest in potential. should your conscious evolution continue indefinitely, it is inevitable that sooner or later you would reach the heights of individual spiritual perfection, a state in which your wisdom and power has grown profound and your mind has fully transcended the limits of time and space. while that is yet to occur, its inevitability means it has already happened. if your future self transcends time, then its consciousness may naturally extend “backwards” and overlap the consciousness of all its past incarnations simultaneously.
in other words, although from your linear perspective the higher self is a distant probable future, ultimately this future perfected self exists right now alongside you. according to the quantum principle discussed in this article, the more you vector towards becoming the higher self, the more objectively the higher self can interact with you. a weak connection means its guidance is limited to faint intuitive impressions, symbolic dreams, certain synchronicities, and so on. a stronger connection would allow direct inner conversation, which is clearly more objective than vague impressions. the voice of the higher self is often described as a “small, still voice” meaning an inner knowing that is easily drowned out by mental distractions. a prolonged and sincere effort to think, feel, and act like the higher self — to live from the highest part of you, the heart of your soul — increases the feedback loop and widens your capacity to act as a channel for your future self. you are then merging with who you truly are. the prodigal son returns home.