What is alignment with the Higher Self? What does it even mean?
Think of yourself as a temple; a temple lined with white columns, where your arms and legs are the columns, upholding the infinite and star shinning universe. Think of yourself as an obelisk with hieroglyphs on and all around your sides, glowing gold and white and whatever other colors you like. Think of yourself as a tower or a pillar where the foundations of this structure you embody are your feet. And your base, your foundations, your feet are planted firmly on the soft dirt of the Earth. And now, imagine that your feet glow with light. When your feet are healthy and you feel secure in every step you take it is because you are taking care of your foundations, you are planning and thinking about what you need to keep moving forward and upwards. In this way, you are aligned with your higher self.
Moving up in the structure that your Soul inhabits, this body that you use to perceive the world around you, are your legs. The support that your structure needs to maintain itself upright and reaching for the heavens. The support beams of your legs may not be so steady. Your legs may be weak. Your legs may be toned and muscular. Your legs may be more fat over muscle. In whatever state your legs are physically in, think of how you move about through the world. Not only the way you walk or run but how you support yourself physically and financially. When you are aligned with your higher self, light and energy from the base of your body, of your structure, flows up your legs and further up. But when there is an energetic blockage, that energy is stopped, or it is lost, or it is redirected. So when there is a blockage of energy in your legs you might fall, trip, feel out of balance, buckle at the knees suddenly (if deprived of energy there). The legs depend on the core of your body and your mind/head to move and so depending on your mental state and how you feel (core/ego) about yourself, your walk is affected. When you are aligned with your higher self you will walk comfortably, unconsciously moving your muscles and feeling comfortable in those movements. Your shoes will feel like they fit you right and you will feel comfortable to run and jump or simply leave when necessary.
If there is a blockage anywhere in your body it is very common and normal. For women, during menstruation, certain energetic centers will close more and others will open more. For everybody, energy is constantly moving about throughout the body and thoughts affect is vibrancy and strength. When you have a cold or allergies certain energetic centers become weakened. Love opens up the heart center, the heart chakra, and that is when that warm glow envelops you. Just the same, pain can close the heart center, blocking love from entering your heart and soul or it can open the heart center and bleed more pain, making it agonizing for someone. When energy is blocked for long periods of time in the same area problems arise, both psychological and physical.
Continuing up the body, the pillar of flowing light and love that it is at its best, we reach the pelvic area. This area is one of the most beautiful and vital areas of the body. Here lies your sexuality, your sexual drive, your ability to create life, and one of your greatest pleasure centers. When you are aligned with your higher self this area is vibrant and you have sex. You have sex with your partner or you masturbate. You enjoy the pleasures of sexual activity, whether it is kissing, fantasizing, touching, or intercourse itself without regret or guilt. But when there is a blockage in this area you may feel the need to hide your sexuality or your sexual orientation. You may fear doing the wrong thing during sex. The sacral chakra, like everything else, is interconnected with the heart and mind chakras. And so, if your mind is troubled or focused on something else, then the energy flowing up and then back down to the sexual area may be blocked or disrupted, causing negative feelings to arise.
Then there is the middle of your body. The core of your body is where your ego rests. Your ego is where your concern for yourself is dominant. This is the place where you feel hungry. The core of your body is also where your wants are. It is the ego that wants that new cellphone or that new car. It is the ego that feels jealousy/envy. When you feel jealousy or when you really want something you do not need, it is because there is an abundance of energy given to the ego. The more you focus on satiating that jealousy or making yourself superior to others, the more energy the ego receives and the bigger it gets and the more it craves and the more you are inclined to feed it. It is a circle. And so, in the pillar of growing lights that is your body, when the core of your energy source is overfed, it glows brighter than the other energy centers/chakras. But when you are aligned with your higher self, the ego is calm and content and it receives and puts out energy. It is then that you feel satisfied. When I say that you feel satisfied I mean that you will feel you have everything you need and you will be content with that. You will also be able to see the things you had previously wanted and not feel a loss because you cannot or do not presently have them. And even though you may not be satisfied with your body, maybe you’re out of shape, or even if you are not satisfied with something you are working on, you will feel that your needs are met. And if you are struggling to make ends meet then you will feel calm in the face of the scarcity that threatens you. Energy is always in motion and even through the course of a day it can change, causing you to feel differently. But when you reach the level of balance I’ve just described to you, the energy tends to be more stable.
The heart chakra is where love circles. In the center of your chest is where you feel the love for your partner, your pet, your family, your friends, and for God or the Gods or the Goddess, and so on. As energy flows through your body, from the foundations that are your feet up to your heart, there is an exchange of energy between the energy centers/chakras. And so light moves through the turning energetic centers , going up from your feet illuminating your legs, and going through your sacral chakra up to your belly, to your heart, and then you feel love. Where the energy moves and when it moves varies from person to person. Some have blockages in certain areas and the energy that would normally pass through there bypasses it (the blockage). But when you are aligned with your higher self the heart if full of love, both for yourself and others. If you are in a relationship, the ideal state of the heart is loving yourself as much as you love your partner. How much you love your partner is great and incalculable and it is as much as you are capable of loving yourself. Though that may not be the case, an equal love between yourself and your partner, it is rare, the heart center is healthy when it emanates love regardless. When the heart center is out of balance and there is too much energy focused there, the person is always and constantly falling in love with everything and everyone. There is almost an attachment and neediness to the love that is felt. It is a strange mixture of a lack of energy and an overabundance of energy.
When you are aligned with your higher self you will be able to express yourself freely. You’ll be able to say what you want in a manner that is not selfish or offensive. But if there is an energetic blockage in your throat then you may not be able to say what you want how you want, you may be speechless more than you like. If you are of a silent disposition then the energy here is low and it does not shine as brightly as it can. Everyone is different and because one energy center is brighter and stronger than the others does not necessarily mean that the person is out of balance. If there is too much energy or an abundance of energy in the throat chakra, then you like to talk a lot and it really doesn’t matter about what. When both the ego/center/solar plexus chakra and the throat chakra have too much energy the two connect to create someone who likes to talk a lot about himself or herself.
The third eye, near the top of your human pillar of light and energy, is the one most people have with low energy or completely closed off. The higher self perceives what is physically and spiritual extant. When the third eye is filled with energy you are able to perceive what is beyond the physical. But when there is an overabundance of energy in the third eye chakra you might see ghosts and the physical reality collides with the spiritual reality to the point that they are difficult to distinguish.
The crown chakra is the top of your energetic structure. When energy flows from the base all the way up to the top and out through crown chakra enlightenment is achieved. With the circle of energy complete and established, allowing for the flow of energy, it finally beams out through the top of your head into the heavens. You become a beacon of light.