Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV)- 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
We all have a constant, mental projection of ourselves that embodies the quintessence of who or what we want to become. This higher-self is the conceptualization of the standards we cherish and hold dear by means of our consciences.
Unrealized disappointments are often the root cause behind a plethora of non-treatable, psycho-somatic disorders. We exist in a society that lives in a constant tension between our higher expectations, and the dark enticements that move us away from fulfilling the existential realization of our higher selves.
The higher-self is that ultimate and constant, conceptual projection of who we are at the state of ultimate realization- where it is impossible to progress any further. The person of your higher-self is your constant, ideal goal.
You animate your higher-self by always projecting life towards it. It serves as a guide that inhabits your “gut feeling.” Your higher-self is in charge of the red flags and warning lights that have protected you from harm since you embarked on your journey.
In fact, that higher-self is what the Bible calls our “Guardian Angels.” (Acts 12:15)
That higher-self which is your truest essence, is what is called the image of God (imago dei) in us. That means that when God looks at you, He sees himself. Although the source and the image are exclusively different entities, in a mystical way, they share transcendental oneness in the mutual perception of their reflection. That moment of consciousness is an eternal now that lives fully in the present.
Your whole life is a race of time and space to mold your person according to the higher-self that now transcends you, so that when death knocks at your door, you might be able to quickly meet your true self and existentially unite with it. In Christianity the body is an essential part of the self, which without it would be incomplete.
This is the spiritual body that God has prepared for all who are true disicples of Christ and who will receive it when He returns to establish His Kingdom of Peace over the nations.
When you become existentially and quantifiably perfect, you will become aware of God’s gaze upon your face, as He enjoys the splendor of His face echoing from your reflection.
That is your highest-self.