by Michael Maciel
The tendency is to think that we are in our head. Most people locate themselves just behind the forehead, between the eyes. But that’s not the center of our being. When we look for it, we find that the center of our being is in the center of our body, above the solar plexus and below the heart.
This is our point of radiation. This is where we extend from. Of course, we can express from any of the centers in our body, but the energy that flows through those centers must first flow through the center that is above the solar plexus and below the heart.
If we were to concentrate on the solar plexus, we would soon find that our desire nature would be out of control. If we center ourselves in the heart, we will be flooded with alternating feelings of bliss and sorrow. The Self, however, is marvelously neutral. It is unbiased and has no predispositions. Therefore, it is perfectly wise. It is who we are, but at the same time cares nothing for what we like or don’t like, think or don’t think, care for or don’t care for. When we get out of the way and let it take the driver’s seat, life begins to look a lot different.
Sometimes, when I write things, I think (or assume) that everyone knows where I’m coming from, what context I’m speaking in. I just assume that when I say that the Self is in the area above the solar plexus and below the heart that people will automatically get that I’m not talking about it like it was an orange or something.
So, here’s what I mean: let’s take the heart chakra as an example. The heart chakra is located in the heart, right? Well, that’s not entirely accurate, or at least it is misleading to say it that way. Why? Because in reality, there is only ONE heart chakra, and it exists everywhere. There is no place where it does not exist, because it is a non-local phenomenon. Kind of like a city’s main radio station exists everywhere in town, even in the bedroom closet under the dirty clothes. Put a radio there and it will pick up the station as easily as it would if it were on the kitchen counter.
The heart chakra is not the nerve ganglion in the heart, just as the radio station in the example above is not in the radio. The nerve ganglion in our heart is built to resonate with the Grand Heart Chakra. In fact, it was built by it. All of our organs and tissues—the brain, the heart, the solar plexus, the generative organs—these were all built by the corresponding energetic structures in the “body” of God. Those structures do not look like their corresponding parts of our body. But our organs and tissues function according to the same principle and they hum with the same energy. That’s why when we put our attention on them, we pick up on the vibrations that they are attuned with.
(PLEASE do not take this to mean that I think God has a stomach and a spleen. What I am saying is that stomachs and spleens function according to specific ideas in the Mind of God. Each is a manifestation of a principle translated into this world for a purpose.)
So, when I say that the Self is located above the solar plexus and below the heart, I mean that in the same way as I have described here. I am not talking about a “thing” or even a “place.” I’m talking about an energy field. It’s real. It’s there. I know it’s real, because I can see it. But I don’t see it like I can see my radio. I see it more like I can see the radio waves in the air. Those waves are real—no one can argue that. And I can see them, but not “see” them, if you know what I mean. It’s a kind of vision that Jesus alluded to when he told Thomas, “Blessed are they who have not seen but have believed.” He wasn’t saying that we have to take it on faith, however, like a child has to believe things that he hasn’t experienced yet. Rather, Jesus was telling us to open up to what we KNOW. No one has to convince me that radio waves are real. I know they are. And the more I know it, the more I can “see” them. But it’s a different kind of sight.