A higher power is something or someone (such as God) that controls the destiny of those who have chosen it.
In 12-step programs the phrase “higher power” is a power greater than ourselves. In chapter 7 of the “Big Book” by Bill W., for example, the phrase is used in the following sentence: “Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!”
Behind the Scenes
Josh Dallas, who plays Ben, believes in “a higher power that’s guiding this whole crazy world” although in the series his character has difficulty accepting a high power, and places his trust in absolutes such as math and science. (c.f. episode 105’s chaos theory).