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higher self

a person's spiritual self, as the focus of many meditation techniques, as opposed to the physical body
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  • "Gladly and willingly," said the son, born from the old to the higher self.

    Allegories of Life Mrs. J. S. Adams
  • He who is most true to his higher self is truest to the race.

    The Girl Wanted Nixon Waterman
  • Passing from his power over nature to the manifestation of his higher self with men, we see the spiritual plane he had reached.

    The Arena Various
  • The higher self arrests this flow of self-pity and lamentation.

  • In short, city conditions unduly inhibit the natural development of many elements of the higher self.

    Nature Mysticism J. Edward Mercer
  • He could not even protect his own shadow, which was his other and higher self.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • It is by suffering that we rise to our higher self, said Miss Glover.

    Mrs. Craddock W. Somerset Maugham
  • "I am no longer worthy of any man's love," she admitted to her higher self.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • It was the unlaid ghost of his higher self that propounded these queries to the256 apparition.

    The Arena Various
  • I also have a higher self, though it does not show itself very often.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair

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