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 ce