Create the Life You Imagine ~ February 2019
Understanding Your Self System
“The task of any great society is to keep the invisibles visible.”
~ James Hillman
Einstein and the modern proponents of quantum physics teach us that we live in a quantum universe. In a quantum universe the essential nature of the material world is energy, and we are told that each of us is 99.99999% invisible particles in motion, rather than solid material form. Based on just the physics, we have to conclude that we are more than just our bodies and that we are actually finely tuned and highly complex energy systems. If we are going to activate the spiritual operating system of our Soul Self and not get lost in the small self thinking of our lower triangle, we must practice seeing the invisible energy of our Soul Self operating behind our physical bodies and experiences.
There are seven energy centers or power centers that make up our human energy system. In Eastern medicine and philosophy, they talk about these power centers as chakras and these traditions teach that the physical body is animated and powered by an energy body made up of these chakra centers. There is more and more overlap today between modern physics and ancient mystical traditions, and the new physics now confirms that everything we experience in the physical world is made up of energy and light, and everything we think of as hard matter, including our bodies, is really just dense concentrations of energy. As we think about being “spiritual beings having a physical experience,” these energy centers are a truer expression of who we really are, and working with this map of the human energy system can help us keep this invisible energy system in our awareness as we navigate our human life experiences.
The word “chakra” is a Sanskrit word that means spinning wheel of light, and ancient writings speak of seven primary energy centers in the body through which the soul expresses itself physically. These energy centers are aligned with the major organs of the body and neuroscientists have also discovered that at the site where each of these energy centers are located in the body, they find identifiable physical plexuses of nerve cells and receptors that are constantly receiving complex signals from our neurotransmitter system. Dr. Candice Pert, an internationally recognized neuroscientist who came to understand the chakra system while following neurotransmitters as they moved through these neuro-plexus systems of the body, said we can think of these energy centers as mini-brains which receive, translate and transmit energetic information, and move that information for processing through different parts of the body.
If we think about the complexity of the physical body, we will be awestruck by its magic and will intuitively conclude that there must be an invisible system at work behind our physical reality. Deepak Chopra teaches that our physical bodies are made up of three trillion cells each doing one million things per second to coordinate their activities to support a living breathing human being. He reminds us that these three trillion cells were born of one cell that begins to divide itself upon fertilization and does so again and again to create this mass of cells. Beginning about six weeks after fertilization, these trillions of cells divide themselves into 250 different kinds of cells and magically begin to move to the right parts of the developing human body to create a brain, stomach, skin, teeth and every other specialized part of the body. How does this complex dance of cells occur and how does every cell of our body know what to do to first create and then support the life of our physical body? If that is not Mystery meeting matter, I don’t know what is.
When we combine eastern wisdom teachings and the latest findings from western science and medicine, we can think of chakras as the communication system between your energy body and your physical body that works to maintain the physical health and balance of the body. Each chakra is responsible for managing its area of the body and for managing the neurochemical and energetic signals related to certain categories of experiences, emotions and thoughts. Basically, each chakra has a department to manage and a job description, and as we have experiences from moment-to-moment, those experiences are sent to the right energy center for processing. If we have a physical or emotional imbalance, injury or disease, it is helpful to think about the energy center associated with that imbalance and to understand the ways that our experiences, emotions and thoughts, might be creating or contributing to the imbalance.
We will move through the map of these seven power centers over the coming weeks and learn how each of these chakras support you on your journey. This knowledge can help you harness the enormous power of your spiritual energy system and grow in your awareness of the spiritual power and potential that is at the core of who you really are.
Wishing you the blessings and light of the Soul, as you create the life you imagine.
The image above shows the location of the seven chakra centers in your body. The first chakra sits at the base of your spine, near your tailbone. The second chakra is located in your pelvis, just below your belly button. The third chakra is located in your solar plexus, just below your diaphragm. The fourth chakra is located in your chest and surrounds your heart and lungs. The fifth chakra is located in your throat. The sixth chakra is located in your forehead between your eyes. And the seventh chakra is located right on the crown of your head. The first three chakras are in your lower triangle and the last three chakras are in your upper triangle. These two triangles are connected by the fourth chakra in your heart center.
Practice locating and balancing these chakra centers in your body by moving your hands up your body from one chakra to the next while breathing slowly and deeply through your nose. Let your awareness follow your hands and imagine breathing deeply into each of these energy centers. Move from the first chakra at the base of the spine, to the seventh chakra at the crown of your head, and as you do imagine light expanding out from each of these centers and flooding every cell in your body with energy and light. This chakra mediation can be done just with your breath, or with some peaceful music playing in the background. Spending just five minutes a day consciously breathing and building this connection with your chakra centers, will help you balance your energy and calm your body and mind.
When we activate life from the level of our Soul Self, we connect with our inner light and begin to shine. Listen to Kate's inspiring song, SHINE by going to the Products Page on my website and just scroll down to the Transcendence CD and click the track to inspire your journey this week. Both of Kate's CD's are available for purchase on that page.