Well before anyone does any deletion, I don't think it's stated that your 5-yr future self is the same as your higher self.
It's highly unlikely one is going to become an immortal, perfect, at-peace, soul-like awareness energy in five years, no matter how enlightened one becomes...
The higher self, is the true self. The extension of who you really are, now and forever. The higher self is awareness, is consciousness. I know Erin talks about different levels of this, and many people have totally differing opinions on it, but you are your HS now. Don't look for salvation in "the future."
The 5-yr future self, is to you what you are to your 5-yrs-ago-self. Personality, mind, ego construct. A human being