Your Counterpart on the Astral Plane
The Higher Self is your counterpart on the astral plane and is the sum of all your lives and experiences from previous incarnations on the physical earth. These Higher Souls have insight and learning that can help you learn beyond your normal experiences and can also explain your past life experiences.
As your Higher Self gains life experience on the physical earth, it gains knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. As it desires to increase that understanding, it allows part of it to gain that experience in a physical life and then return to itself so that itself may experience that growth.
The Energy Body
An energy body, in its first experience with life, is the original entity fragment from the Tao and has no Higher Self as of yet. After the first life experience, however, part of the energy body remains as a Higher Self. In your next incarnation, a part of your energy remains on the astral plane and a part of your energy body is sent to experience a life on the physical plane.
As more lives are experienced, more energy bodies are accumulated within the Higher Self. This accounts for the Higher Self’s increase of knowledge and wisdom.
At the later stages of lives, smaller energy fragments are sent as an energy body and more energy is retained by the Higher Self. This process can therefore influence your earthly life because it is a stronger energy force than ever before. That is why in the older life stages, people will intuitively know about things, and they do, because that knowledge is within their Higher Self and is being transmitted by that strong Higher Self.
Using Your Higher Self to Understand Your Life Purpose
If a person desires to learn more about their life purpose, or gain a greater understanding of their life, or desire to know what path and choice is best for them, learning to travel to the astral plane, meet with their Higher Self, and train their mind to remember, is probably their best course of action.