The higher self is the source of imagination and creative thought. I believe it is the source of agape or unselfish love. I believe it is our source of universal or spiritual energy that is beyond the energies of the body and brain. We need to become aware of this part of us, this higher self, in order to go beyond the trials and tribulations of this mind-based life that we have created and in which our mind forces us to live. When we become aware of our higher self, we see only beauty and feel only love, first for our self and then for everyone and everything around us.