Thursday, December 4, 2014

Upper vs. Lower selves


I've been reading heavy thought (not thot) books these days. I read all the time, but I noticed for some reason unbeknownst to me, when the weather turns cold, my preference becomes books that force me to think and consider rather than books that just entertain. I find that truly interesting how my insides work. Anywho....

I have heard at Parliaments and other places Gods and conscious people share ideas, the concept of Upper vs Lower selves. Gods build that they need to banish the lower selves and focus on the upper. I have often wondered when I hear these Builds, is where did they get this ideology from? I mean it's really crazy to want to banish any part of one's self. What happened to taking the best part? I can't speak for other folks but I'm a share my understanding on Upper vs. Lower selves...

When I think of the difference between upper and lower selves... I think of the chakra system. The chakra system was the first “alternative” modality I ever studied on purpose. There are 7 main chakras: 3 upper, 3 lower and 1 in the middle. From the 1st/Root chakra to the 7th/crown chakra, the order is as follows.... Root: tailbone, responsible for survival issues, sacral: reproductive organs, responsible for abundance, pleasure sex. Solar plexus: stomach, responsible for self esteem and confidence. Heart: heart, responsible for love. Throat: throat, responsible for communication. Third Eye: In between and slightly above eyes, responsible for intuition, decision making, and wisdom. Crown: right above top of the head, responsible for peace of mind. This is a very simplified listing.

The heart chakra is in the middle and equidistant from the throat and solar plexus. The other 3 are physically close to their groupings. So when I think of upper and lower selves I think of lower as root, sacral and solar plexus. And I think of upper as throat, third eye and crown. Why would a person want to overlook the lower in favor of the upper? Are you getting caught up in the connotation? Because last time I checked, I need to eat, mate and have personal confidence. Those lower chakras have survival embedded in them. It's not unlike the brain that has the “new part”: the 2 hemispheres and the “old part” the cerebellum and the spinal cord. If you have a stroke in the hemispheres you might not be able to speak or move a body part. But if you injure the cerebellum you might lose your ability to automatically breathe. Imagine having to purposely take every breath or make your heart beat... How would you sleep?

Why not seek a balance between upper and lower rather than striving to subjugate the lower? I enjoy base emotions and activities as much as I intellectual pursuits. I adore food. I love to cook and I love to see the finished presentation. I love the way it feels in my mouth, I love tastes and textures. The way it feels to bite through food. I love the way sand feels under my feet and the sun on my face. I love tho hold my cat and feel him purr. I love the smell of freshly cut flowers and freshly made coffee. And you want to give this up and tell me that's wrong? All I should ever do I study, think and talk? These same Gods who want to subjugate the lower selves are not trying to give up the pleasure of sex or even weed. So my thinking is they don't really know what they are talking about. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Seek Balance. There is a reason the heart is in the middle. If you know what love is, use it to find a middle ground between the various parts that make up your own self.