Hello, Higher Self

An Outsider's Guide to Loving Yourself in a Tough World


By Bunny Michael

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A "must-read" (Yung Pueblo) "inspirational manifesto for creative misfits and sensitive souls" (James McCrae): an inclusive guide to radical self-love, joy, and acceptance that "softens the harshness that we can't help but let in from the world" (Ilana Glazer)

Insecurities, inadequacies, self-doubt; we all have them, and never more so than in this age of media saturation and technical voyeurism. Enter Bunny Michael, an interdisciplinary artist and podcast host whose work picks up where Alex Elle, Brené Brown, and Julia Cameron leave off. 
Bunny knows what it is firsthand to be an outsider: from trying to find their footing in an art world dictated by social media followers, to coming to terms with their queer identity, to dealing with the societal traumas they’ve inherited as a person of color in a society that privileges whiteness. It was at a real low point that Bunny first got in touch with their higher self—and ever since has been helping their followers do the same through their art and inspiring Instagram presence. 
Building from Bunny’s viral memes, Hello, Higher Self Is a self-care manifesto, calling on readers to radically shift their perspectives from the Learned Hierarchal Beliefs (LHBs) we’ve all internalized to the self-acceptance we were born into, aka our Higher Selves. This book shines a light into eighteen areas of life where LHBs often lurk—from creativity, to work, to relationships, to race, to sexual pleasure. Bunny’s mix of meditative advice, written exercises, and personal examples make for a jaw-dropping read.   

Hello Higher Self offers the dose of radical self-compassion we all need and serves as a potent reminder that we are enough. Bunny Michael offers us a powerful invitation to dismantle the harmful beliefs society imposes on us and embrace our true and lasting worth. This is a must read.” —Yung Pueblo, New York Times bestselling author of Inward, Clarity & Connection, and The Way Forward

  • Hello, Higher Self offers the dose of radical self-compassion we all need and serves as a potent reminder that we are enough. Bunny Michael offers us a powerful invitation to dismantle the harmful beliefs society imposes on us and embrace our true and lasting worth. This is a must read.”
    Yung Pueblo, New York Times bestselling author of Inward, Clarity & Connection, and The Way Forward
  • “Bunny's work softens the harshness that we can't help but let in from the world. Like a friend and a coach, their new book, Hello, Higher Self, challenges and supports the reader to take the most care of themselves in the day-to-day and the big picture, from the inside out.”
    Actor, comedian and producer Ilana Glazer
  • “Bunny Michael has been a constant virtual guide, friend, artist, and co-conspirator in our lives for years, and with Hello, Higher Self we now have their gifts and talents in real life. Their relentless compassion for the human condition and determination to witness the journey we are all on is deeply healing work to engage with. We all need this reminder to make contact with our wisdom, our gifts, and our higher self.”
    Chani Nicholas, New York Times bestselling author of You Were Born for This
  • “Bunny’s exploration of conversations with the Higher Self have been so enlightening for me since I started following them years ago. This book is the perfect compilation of these explorations and an expansion on the beautiful concept/truth of our Higher Selves.”
    Singer and LGBTQ+ rights activist Lauren Jauregui
  • "'In order for my perspective to change, I have to make different choices…' This is how Bunny Michael begins to open us up to remember who we really are. Hello, Higher Self is a welcome into looking a bit more honestly and lovingly at our collective projections—whilst maintaining a fierce compassionate awareness!"
    Jennifer Mulan, author of Decolonizing Therapy
  • “Bunny Michael gives me hope for the future. Hello, Higher Self is a vulnerable and inspirational manifesto for creative misfits and sensitive souls, reminding us that authenticity is more important than perfection, all true love begins with self-love, and the wisdom of the Higher Self is just one shift in perception away. If you’ve ever felt like an outsider, or excluded by traditional definitions of spirituality and success, welcome home. This book is for you.”
    James McCrae, author of The Art of You
  • "Hello, Higher Self achieves the elusive balance of motivating us to work towards everything that we deserve without ignoring the material conditions of the world that we’re experiencing. This book is a powerful read full of tools—some revolutionary, some practical—that help us to tap into the power that we already possess."
    Michell C. Clark, author of Eyes on the Road
  • Hello, Higher Self is the book I wished I'd had my whole life. Bunny opens up a whole new world—one in which we can all too clearly see the ways in which we have been conditioned to hate, fear, and shame ourselves and each other. Knowing that they can't leave us here, Bunny offers roadmaps for how we can move back towards love, compassion, and care—towards creating the kind of world that we've always deserved. Hello, Higher Self is a gift to us all.”
    Writer and educator Margeaux Feldman of @softcoretrauma

On Sale
Jun 4, 2024
Page Count
336 pages

Bunny Michael

About the Author

Bunny Michael is a multi-disciplinary queer Mexican/Samoan artist and influencer who has inspired an audience of 230k Instagram followers to discover their Higher Self. What began as a viral meme series on Instagram has now expanded to a multi-platform experience. Bunny’s new podcast, XO Higher Self, charted in the top 100 Apple Podcasts in Self Improvement, and they are currently producing, writing and starring in an upcoming web series, What Would Higher Self Do? Bunny has been a featured guest on popular podcasts including The Mind Rolling Podcast (part of Ram Dass’ Be Here Now Network) and The Spiritually Sassy Show (hosted by Sah D’Simone). Bunny was also chosen by Instagram to take part in their Creators Program and partnered with the social media platform’s Anti Bullying Guide, Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign, and Voting Registration Initiative.  In 2018 Bunny landed a role on HBO’s hit show High Maintenance, and was the host of Broadly Hotline, a digital series on Vice where Bunny interviewed celebrities such as Joey King and Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown on self-care and mental health. Bunny’s work has also been featured in The New York Times, Huffpo, Paper Magazine, Dazed & Confused, and ID.

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