About the Higher Self, you have 7 of them, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th are usually never one of yourselves, for your own selves usually are not high enough to take you up any higher.
They must be someone who is capable of taking you higher. Should they reach the limit of what they can do, because you have now gone beyond them, they rope you down and leave you then, and the second one who is most certainly higher than that will start trying to get you to go onto purer work. When you catch up to where they can begin they begin to get you to make changes in your life you will be doing more of what they are wishing to take you through; once there, the ropes go off and you begin more intense work on what you are capable of reaching to at that time.
If at this stage you resist against this, you have done what I called wasted the opportunities and may have to just come back again.
This is the phase where most make their mistakes, because they can see how far they have come, and think they have reached "Enlightenment" Some reach a new plateau, but then limit themselves to more of the same. However you can't go on, till you now eliminate the chips on the shoulder or those skeletons in the closet that you think are not there any more, but haven't gotten down to the root cause. When you are at this stage you can't shift them out of your personality because you don't know they are there, so, unless you become far more intimately linked to your Higher self and guides you are left as you are. They are the only ones now who can get rid of it for you.
As we go along there are now more who are beginning to realise this and the fact that you must remain open, not closed.
The third one up will start to be very hard on you about keeping linked to them and let take you on further. In so doing they may risk your love for them, but they are now the only ones who can take you higher, so they take you and themselves higher than before.
Now the fourth one starts to insist on going higher and not taking too long in doing so, as if you go with them, in all they try to insist you do, you will reach the stage of golden robes before you complete this life, which is the beginning stage of Godhood.
With the next phase you really no longer have a Higher Self to tell you what to do, but there will be someone else to turn to, yourself, as you were when you first began, and this is Father God who sees to all those in the Fifth Stage or Mother God if you are already on the way to the sixth stage but not quite there yet.
The 7th stage is when you are already at Godhood level but not quite pure enough yet - - so you are pure, but not yet have a pure white aura which is when you can ascend. At this stage the ONE GOD Above All will take you through the stages you need to go to reach Godhood for yourself.
Until the first stage, you are really still lost until you risk all for what you are about to do and take that leap of faith in trusting, you will be carried over the Abyss to the other side and can only do this way because on your own it is impossible. This is why I believe that all the stuff the others keep saying is needed to do, is just game playing, till you realise that all you need to have is faith and trust, but getting that is the hardest thing you will ever have to find. With these Higher Selves you can do everything else because you know completely, it is not you but God doing all the hard work for you.