Consciousness can be described in many ways. It can be described as awareness. It can be described as supreme intelligence and it can also be described as the space in-between your thoughts. Ultimately, everything is made up of consciousness, even you. Because of hurt and fear, we can feel separated from our highest, most resourceful selves.
The Present-Self is the one who is reading this sentence right now. The Higher-Self can be known as God, Christ, Mary, a Deity, Nature, Animals, the Great White Buffalo, the Universe or whichever form you would like the Divine Presence to relate to you. The Lower-Self is all of the parts of you that feel disconnected, separate, lonely, left out, abandoned, under nurtured, hurt or afraid. Our job is to teach you how to become best friends with your Higher-Self and help you use this relationship to heal and connect every part of you until you become completely free from suffering of any kind.