Create the Life You Imagine ~ February 2019

Understanding Your Self System

We have been working with the notion that we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, rather, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. The picture above is the illustration I work with when helping people make sense of this truth, and over the course of the next several months we will move through all the parts of your spiritual Self system to help you understand how the system operates and how you can use this new awareness to live every day at your highest possible level of creativity, consciousness and connection.

As you can see from the illustration, we all have a physical self which I refer to as your “Personality,” and a spiritual self, which I refer to as your “Soul.” I like to call these two parts your “Lower Triangle” and your “Upper Triangle.” Your Lower Triangle is your physical being and you can think of it as your vehicle while you are having this human experience. Your human vehicle in life includes all of your human parts which we can break into three levels:

  1. Your Physical Body, which includes the complex system of cells, tissues, blood and organs that keep you alive and functioning;

  2. Your Emotional Body, which includes your desires, feelings and emotions, and;

  3. Your Mental Body, which includes your thoughts, beliefs and mental awareness.

Our Lower Triangle is where we store up and record every experience we have in life. Our small self is the voice of our Lower Triangle and it creates its views about life and about the world based on the history records and reports stored in the lower triangle. If we have had fairly gentle and agreeable experiences and conditions in our lifetime, our Lower Triangle probably functions pretty well, and our small self may be able to direct our lives from day-to-day without too much difficulty or trouble. Our small self may struggle, though, if it encounters something new that is difficult or challenging, because it has not had any experience or practice with the harder roads of life, and the small self only operates on what it knows.