Each body’s sense of self is conditioned. This conditioning is most often not in alignment with how the body truly feels. For example, the body, societally, is told it must do certain things. Whether that’s school, work or any other behavior or functioning is irrelevant. Through time, the body begins to naturalize that which is false and inauthentic. The conditioning becomes an energetic mismatch to the bodies wisdom, the bodies truth, the bodies innate inner knowing of it’s own truth, of its own nature, its own desires.
The resulting sense of discomfort is energetically “held” within the chakric system. Each chakra is responsible for the authenticity of the body, for the bodies expression of its true nature. This expression can be called co-creation.
The self is an illusion – it is an energetic sensation, an experience that life is having of itself. It is not seperate from life. It is life itself. As this sense of self claims and begins to identify with life, it develops this sense of an “I”. This is is no longer an innocent beingness, a sensation of a complete an utter love. This is now a seperate self that has to do many things, figure life out and achieve wholeness once again. Unfortunately, since this “self” doesn’t exist and is in fact a total illusion – it will never get there. It will never make it back to the love that it is.
This conditioning could be seen as a blockage to self-realization. But once the body accepts it’s inner knowingness of it’s true nature, once aliveness wakes up in the body, it is seen that there could never be such a thing as a separateness or a blockage thus making all spiritual practices and attempts at self-realization completely obsolete.
None-the-less, the purpose of this post is to explain how the seperate self functions, in hopes of spotlighting it, not as a blockage, but rather as an appearance arising in the love that is everything.
What About My Body?
The awareness of the body is life. The body is nature, making the experience of the body infinite. The body is the sunshine, it is the stars, it is God. Everything that is being experienced seemingly through a localized consciousness, the awareness, the aliveness, the sense of separateness is utterly and fully complete. The body knows this and so it looks for it’s own completion as long as it is identified as a separateness. Because of this knowing seeking is inevitable. This can be spiritual seeking or a seeking to fix thoughts, feelings and sensations of separateness.
The body, because of its wholeness, senses Truth. Awareness of the bodies sensations is a direct awareness of God or aliveness. This is apparent in meditation, yoga or any mindfulness. Once the person is awake, this sensation is all there is. It is not local any longer, it is like an explosion from inside to outside of the body, creating a sense that one is everywhere, not just in the body. The sense of a seperate self is gone. Through time conditioning may or may not fall away, but this has nothing to do with what is.
A sensation will arise out of nothingness, out of aliveness and arise as an experience in the body. As the sensation becomes the experience it will register in the sense of self.
The sensation will arise within the 7 chakric centers, which are:
Root Chakra: The root chakra is the energy center responsible for our humanness. For the physical world. Thus is spotlights any issues of physical security, safety, being provided for and feeling comfortable in the physical world. Emotional and physical sensations related to these earthly, physical issues can be experienced in this chakra. Any issues relating to the anus, or excretory organs are an imbalance in this chakra.
Sex Chakra: This is the chakra of ideas, creativity, urges. What is illuminated in the sex chakra is work, any creation cycle, art, or any urges and any and all desires such as desiring a person, wanting to write a poem, wanting to make a cake etc. Any blockages in this chakra usually correspond to a non-creative experience. If this chakra is not active, creation is not active also. Any issues related to ones sexuality or sexual organs can be found in these chakra blockages.
Navel Chakra: This chakra is associated with decision making, will, trust, self-doubt, fear etc. This chakra is ultimately responsible for taking action and making decisions that support the ideas and creativity of the sex chakra. When balanced a person has a strong sense of what it wants. Imbalances can be traced to any imbalances in the digestive, intestinal, kidney, liver etc.
Heart Chakra: The heart chakra is responsible for how connected we feel to life. Imbalances can immediately be detected in relationships and in self talk. Feelings of wanting to hide or withhold love, depression and a generally melancholic or depressive ambiance are a result of “shutting down” of the love that is apparent in everything, in all of life. Imbalances in this chakra can be seen with any heart or lung issues.
Throat Chakra: This chakra can be felt by the tone of voice. The more “fake” the tone is the more imbalanced the chakra. Other imbalances can be reflected in a lack of communication and articulacy, being at a “loss for words” or generally saying that which does’t feel true whether that’s lying or not speaking ones truth up front. Imbalances can arise as sensations such as having “a front stuck in the throat” and arise when one is not living in alignment with one’s inner knowing or Truth. Physical imbalances are thyroid problems, throat issues, tooth, gums etc.
Third Eye Chakra: This is a chakra related to ones “buddhahood”. The more active the seperate self is, the more there is of a seperate self the more closed of the awakeness is. Awakeness refers to awareness. The ability to perceive, sense and feel what is truly, at the heart of the matter, happening. Blockages in this chakra typically result in sinus and vision problems.
Crown Chakra: The crown chakra is responsible for inner-knowing. This is the chakra most often associated with self-realization and the dissolution of identification with the separation of the sense of an “I”. Sensations of the crown chakra are complete stillness and a love that feels like it is everywhere, and not localized in the physical body. Blockages in this chakra are spiritual seeking, brain disorders, obsessive thinking and negativity.
The degree to which the sense of a seperate self is felt is determined by the blockages in the chakras. One may go ahead and explore these balances and imbalances to discern how identified they actually are. However, the energy that decides to explode and dissolve this separation is not the energy that is seeking to do so. It is the all-knowing, the all-seeing, nothingness or love that reveals in timelessness the Truth. This cannot be found, this can only be experienced.
The Light Up Your Chakras class that I teach on this website may or may not have been responsible for my bodies recognition of Truth. While it was a part of one of many awakenings, within it is information that was responsible for my journey. This is neither here nor there. The course is aimed at illuminating what separation looks like, what it does and how it is causing suffering. Whether or not separateness dissolves is something no one knows and no one can do. The Truth either wakes up or it doesn’t.