The Higher Self 03.31.06

The Wisdom of Heru

Elora Gabriel, co-author with Karen Kirschbaum of
The Return of Light: The Imminent Restoration of Earth and Liberation of Humanity

Third-dimensional humans are aspects on a chain of connection which reaches all the way up to the monad, which is the original soul created by Prime Creator and the Creator Gods. The monad is a great, magnificent being, existing on what we would call the twelfth dimension.  It is, for each of us, that from which we spring.  We are expressions, or aspects, of the monad.  The monadic ladder is this progression of aspect, some of which may be dark. Time moves more slowly on higher dimensions.

Until the time when I began working intensively with Heru, I had a vague idea that there were higher levels to every human being, yet could never determine exactly what they were.  Like most people in metaphysical circles, I had heard terms such as higher self, soul self, Oversoul, and I AM Presence.  I had also seen drawings and paintings of the third-dimensional self surmounted by a number of higher and progressively more radiant selves.  Still, I had no real sense of what all these levels or selves actually were.


As Karen Kirschbaum and I proceeded in our explorations, my clairvoyance continued to develop.  I perceived the higher aspects in a whole new way and was able to check my perceptions with Heru.  Like most of what I have learned in the past year, the discoveries I made in the area of higher aspects were fascinating, illuminating, and sometimes shocking.


What we learned is as follows.  Third-dimensional humans are aspects on a chain of connection which reaches all the way up to the monad.  The monad (which is the original soul created by Prime Creator and the Creator Gods) is a great, magnificent being, existing on what we would call the twelfth dimension.  It is, for each of us, that from which we spring.  We are expressions, or aspects, of the monad.  Beyond the monad is only Source, God, or Prime Creator—whatever term one wishes to use.  Heru often likens the monad to a mighty oak tree.  To follow the metaphor, this tree then extends a branch of itself into this universe, or any universe in which it chooses to create aspects.  At several junctures along that branch there exist the higher aspects, with the third-dimensional aspect being at the end of the branch.


Karen coined the term “monadic ladder” for this progression of aspects.  A typical “ladder” may contain an aspect on the third dimension, which we would experience as a physical human being.  Then there might be aspects on the fourth, sixth, eighth, ninth, and eleventh dimensions, for example.  And what are these aspects?  They are people!  They are ensouled beings, similar to Earth humans in many ways, but living on different dimensional levels.  They have names.  They have lives, including occupations, friends, clothing and activities that they prefer, dwelling places, and distinct personalities.  Among the higher aspects we have met there are healers, teachers, musicians, and counselors.  


Most of the higher aspects we encountered are living on higher-dimensional planets in such locations as Arcturus, Sirius, or the Pleiades.  Occasionally we found an aspect living on a higher dimensional starship.  Higher dimensions have matter just as we do, and to them it is solid, just as physical matter is solid to us.  However the higher one goes the more fluid matter becomes, and the easier to change and influence.  Higher-dimensional bodies in the fallen universes age, as physical bodies do, though much more slowly.  A strong infusion of energy can rejuvenate a higher-dimensional body, whereas rejuvenating a physical body is very difficult.

Time moves differently in the higher dimensions.  We found that a month would pass for us when only a week had gone by for a sixth-dimensional being.  Going into the seventh dimension, the ratio becomes more like six to one—in other words, six days will pass for us and only one day for a seventh-dimensional being—and so on.  Because of the greater density in the lower dimensions, and because time is so slowed down here, the lower aspects in the “ladder” tend to be somewhat wearied.  This would not be the case in a light universe.

Higher-dimensional beings require nourishment, as we do, although they need less of it.  The highest aspects seem to subsist mostly on pure water and light.  Those in the “middle ranges,” such as the sixth to eighth dimensions, could be sustained by a few pieces of perfect fruit per day.  These beings need sleep and periods of rest as well, though again less than we do.


All of the aspects on one “ladder," or one branch of the monad, have a strong commonality.  The personalities will be different, yet similar, as they are all expressions of the same monad.  Certain core qualities will show forth in all the aspects, and there will be a recognizable soul essence about all of them as well.  There will generally be some commonality in appearance, and in general the aspects tend to look something like the monad.  It could be said that each aspect is an incarnation of the monad. 


The monad and its aspects are connected to one another by fine, glowing strands which are called “light filaments.”  Light filaments look like fiber optic cables, and they carry prana.  By working with the light filaments, skilled healers can affect the state of aspects on various dimensions.


Aspects in other dimensions, depending on their state of evolution, may be more or less aware of their own higher and lower aspects.  A very evolved fourth- or fifth-dimensional aspect may give much guidance and help to his third-dimensional aspect.  In other cases there may be a lack of guidance and help, or even a negative influence. 


The most difficult fact to accept about the higher aspects is that they are not always the pure, radiant beings that we have been led to expect with terms like “higher self.”  The monad, according to Heru, is incorruptible.  However, higher aspects who dwell within one of the fallen universes are just as susceptible to the corrupting influence of darkness as are third-dimensional humans.  And, as Heru has repeatedly said, darkness exists in this universe up through the eleventh dimension. 


We were shocked to find that even many lightworkers have dark aspects.  In fact, since it is common to have about four aspects on the “ladder” between the third-dimensional self and the monad, and due to the great difficulty in resisting dark influences, most human beings have one or more dark aspects.  The worst I have seen was a person with four dark aspects.  Therefore even among lightworkers it is a rarity to find a person who has only light aspects.  Fortunately, because all aspects are ensouled beings, reclamation is hoped for in the vast majority of cases. 

Much as we might prefer not to think of the possibility of dark aspects, knowledge about them can be important and helpful.  Having dark aspects directly above the third-dimensional self can have a deleterious, even crippling effect on the third-dimensional human.  We observed that in most cases of this nature the person in question found life a continual struggle, despite the best of intentions and despite tremendous efforts to heal.  Also, Heru tells us that it will not be possible for lightworkers who came here from the unfallen universes to return home until all of their aspects are light. Dark aspects also impede the ascension process. 


And lastly, in some cases there will be a “missing rung” on the monadic ladder, indicating that an aspect has been destroyed in some way, perhaps having been melted down and returned to Source.  It is now possible to bring these aspects back in a fully ensouled state and restore their memories.  Until this is done, however, there will be a traumatized and empty area on the ladder.  Therefore, clearing the aspects and light filaments is a tremendous aid to growth and evolution. 


Please see Shakura Rei’s website at or email John Crawford at for information or assistance with aspect healing and clearing. 

As the restoration of our universe proceeds, there will be a tremendous process of restoring and healing all beings, both in higher dimensions and ultimately even in the dense physical where we reside. 

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