Originally Posted by limbogirl
am thoroughly and utterly confused. From what I have been reading on Steves site and on these forums, it seems that people think that humans are a manifestation of our higher self. We come to this earth to learn lessons.......I dont get it.....if our higher self is so wise and our consiousness is aaready part of the divine, then why do we need to learn lessons?
Humans are an manifestation of 'self', not the higher self, but the whole self. Take what you are as consciousness and see it through the lens of physicality and you've got your body and your world.
The world is here to make you more conscious. If you learn lessons along the way, that's fine.
The stuff outside your ego consciousness is not wiser than you. I know everyone thinks that, but it's not true. Self is currently lost in a quagmire of denial, searching for a way out. And it uses all it's resources to do it.
Some describe our consciousness as a 3-level system: soul/monad/ego. One would think that the soul has it all and the ego just flails around on Earth making dreadful mistakes waiting for the soul to enlighten it. Nope.
All three levels work together. Sometimes soul can't figure something out so it pushes the problem down to the ego level (and into physicality). Why ego? Ego, right now, lives in the physical plane, that's where it is focused. Physicality has a high degree of reflection that other modes of reality do not have. It's the in-your-face dimension. It, quite literally, reflects you back to you all the time. (Pretend you're looking into a mirror all day long except the mirror distorts what you see to look like other people and objects.) You don't really have to pretend; that's what is going on. Other planes of existence don't have the same mirroring effect, ie. you can fool yourself and not see the denial right away... or at all.
Physicality will stick it in your face, usually to the tune of "ouch!"
In our little corner of the galaxy, consciousness is playing with denial. It's finishing up it's experience with it and moving back to conscious creatorship.