The Three Spiritual Levels Of “The Self” & Consciousness Explained Here (Spiritualists Must See This!)
In Hawaiian Culture and it’s Shamanic tradition of “Huna” the concept of the “self” is viewed in a holistic manner. It is delineated into three different levels or layers which exist both respectively and in harmony with one another. This theory can greatly help one understand their personality and how they exist and function as human beings. So here I am going to be describing the 3 different “selves” of Huna Shamanism.
The 3 Selves of Huna
The Three Layers or Levels of the Self in Huna are:
1.) The “Basic” or “Lower” Self
2.) The “Conscious” or “Middle” Self
3.) The “Higher” Self
But you are probably wondering what are each of these selves exactly, what do these concepts mean, and what does each one do? Well allow me to elaborate:
The “Basic/Lower Self”
The Basic/Lower Self is the Body and all its biological functions, and the brain with all of its chemistry. The instinctual drives and the bulk of the subconscious/unconscious mind that is responsible for them. It is the emotional parts of your mind. The part of you that is responsible for all pain and pleasure, disease and healing. This is the baser part of you that acts in a purely emotional instinctual and sometimes animistic manner. The inner child. The part of you that is still just an animal and part of the animal kingdom.
The “Conscious/Middle Self”
The Consciousness/Middle Self is the mind and its average waking state of consciousness, as well as the part of the subconscious that is responsible for more intelligent/intellectual and spiritual processes. The baser part of you that is purely aware, logical, reasonable, neutral, and can be enlightened in some ways but can also be cold and calculating. It is the part of you that is business oriented and most engaged in your work life, as well as most day to day activities, and thus the part of you that you are engaging during most of your time.
The “Higher Self”
The Higher Self is your energy, the spirit itself, the part of your being and thought processes that is intellectual and or spiritual. Many creative or artistic processes can be seen as coming from the higher self as well. And of course your higher states of consciousness are part of the high self as well. This could also be thought of as your “Ideal self” in psychological terms, and is the state of being that we aspire to be in most ultimately.
And while the three selves do have independent functions they are all co-dependent on one another. Even the lower self and higher self have a special relationship with one another, and have processes in which the middle self is an intermediary, and also have functions that are independent of the middle self. So if each of these selves is not healthy and functioning well in and of their own individual self, then ones entire holistic being will not be in harmony and can not be well.
When the harmony of the three selves is out of balance or any of the relationships between the three selves and their cooperative processes are not functioning properly then there will be imbalance in ones personality and life. This will cause limitation or discord and disruption in ones lifestyle and affairs and prevent one from being their ideal true self and living the life of their dreams. However if each self is healthy and functioning well, both individually and in co-operation with the other selves, then there will be balance and harmony in ones entire state of being and thus in ones life, and one will easily be able to live the life of their dreams.
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