We all have a Higher Self – however much it may sometimes appear to the contrary. But very few of us have much, if any, contact with this higher aspect of ourselves. Flashes of intuition, conscience, compassion, and inspiration are a little flavor of what the Higher Self is all about. The more advanced you are, the greater your contact with your Higher Self, to the point where, virtually, you become your Higher Self. When this happens, the conscious mind, which we generally regard as being our “self”, becomes little more than a functionary in the service of this Higher Self.
The Higher Self is the great “Avoider of Mistakes” on the spiritual path. The Higher Self knows what is right and what is wrong. If we are in contact with our Higher Selves. This prevents a great deal of unnecessary suffering – for ourselves and others – and saves us a great deal of otherwise wasted time.