Section III - A Spiritual Being Living in the World of Matter

Let’s explore how our spirit and bodymind work in harmony, how neither can achieve what they desire without the other, and how each one of us—as part of Creator—co-creates the world we live in.

Every moment that we are breathing out strong, our spirit is drawn down into its home, just below our navel, right in front of the fourth lumbar vertebra. The Japanese call this place of power “hara.” The Chinese call it our lower tang tien (pronounced dongshin). As we breathe our spirit down into its home, our spirit needs to take control of our bodymind, similarly to how an accomplished equestrian takes the reins of a great horse.

As a spirit, our job is to teach our bodymind to cherish, be truthful and decisive—and to keep these three qualities in an exquisite state of balance throughout all the experiences and difficulties we encounter. The lessons we learn as we navigate these incredible dimensions become the crucible of fire that transforms us from mere potential into a fully-actualized beings. This is the essence of alchemy.

Navigating our Seven-Dimensional Bodymind
Our body’s seven dimensions all operate simultaneously and interface with each other in real time. That means, all our body’s organ systems and all seven dimensions have verysimple operating systems. Each of the dimensions has such profound wonders for us as a spirit to experience:

  1. Physical: The physical body gives our spirit access to all manner of movement and adventures: all of the different sports, dancing, hiking, swimming, making love, eating sensuous foods and enjoying the world through the seven senses.
  2. Etheric: This is the energy double to our physical body and gives the most direct reflection of our overall health. When we hold a blouse or shirt up to the mirror and look at how the color of the garment either enlivens our face or diminishes it, we are looking at our etheric body. This body directly responds to the quality of our food and drink, exercise and rest. When we look at the “color” in a person’s face we are glimpsing their etheric body. The color reflects their vitality.
  3. Mental: The third dimension gives our spirit access to all the physical sciences, philosophies, religions, mythologies, cultural mores and all the ways we communicate with others. The mental realm operates through our brain and nervous system. Until quantum physics, all our sciences were restricted to only considering the physical and mental realms, as if the other dimensions didn’t count. Scientists are awakening to the wonders of a multi-dimensional universe.
  4. Emotional: Every moment that we feel the feelings that come up, and reflect on them, gives us access to the eternal wisdom of our spirit. Becoming aware of, and feeling all our feelings, expands all the horizons of our awareness and helps us to spiritually evolve at a much faster rate. The kidney/bladder system rules this dimension.
  5. Causal: The fifth dimension is ruled by our acupuncture meridians, which exert enough stable pressure to maintain our auric field, a discernable energy field that extends out from the body about three feet in all directions, including above our head and below your feet. Our aura, or auric field, has the shape of a big energy egg surrounding our physical body. It insulates us from having to experience everyone’s pain and thoughts when they are in close proximity to us, giving us autonomy to live our own life without undue influence from everyone around us.
  6. Attitudinal: The sixth dimension—ruled by the endocrine system— produces hormones that stabilize our emotions and allow us to discern sensory and extra-sensory perceptions and translate them into a language our heart-ruled mind can assimilate. This is where we develop our attitudes about what we want to do, what we like or dislike, what we accept or reject. When our awareness expands into this system, our values and principles define our attitudes, thoughts and actions.
  7. Enlightened: The seventh dimension is ruled by our chakras. Our chakras are the subtlest organs of our body, with very subtle, flower-like petals that spin faster and develop pure rainbow-like colors as we become more loving, truthful and decisive.  We have seven principal chakras, representing the seven levels of our enlightenment, listed below. 


We have seven main chakras and a number of lesser ones, like bubbling wells at the ball of our feet and the eye of God chakras in the palm of our hands. As the organs the sixth and seventh dimensions of our seven-dimensional bodymind, our endocrine glands and the chakras they represent are the parts of our bodymind where we develop our values, principles and beliefs.

Chakras are the subtlest organs of our bodymind with flower-like petals that develop as we become mindful. As we become more loving, truthful and decisive, the chakras spin faster and develop purer rainbow-like colors. As our spiritual growth matures, the chakras appear to develop more petals.   

Since our spirit puts out more energy than our physical body can contain, the energy spinning out from our chakras and acupuncture points trails out behind us like the wake of a ship. The great mystery is how all our thoughts and beliefs create the world we then observe. 

Unresolved emotions like jealousy, anger, malice or worry cause the colors of our chakras become murky and dark, slowing their spin and making spiritual wisdom less accessible to us. 

The Seven chakras

  1. The first—the perineum at the bottom of our body—is sometimes called the survival chakra. When this chakra is healthy, we know that we will always have enough to eat, a place to live and be able to survive and care for our loved ones in the physical world. As a spiritual being, this chakra matures as we teach our bodymind that we are unconditionally loved
  2. Below the navel is our sexual chakra. The next octave of sexual energy is our passion for life. When we are passionate about what we do, we start developing charisma,the third octaveThe highest octave of sexual energy iscompassion. When this chakra is healthy, you know that you fit in, that you are an integral part of every aspect of life, beginning with your family, school and any group you are affiliated with
  3. The third chakra, solar plexus, right over the stomach is where feel safe to manifest our power in the world and to empower our work, plans and dreams. It blossoms as we feel nurtured, develop firm boundaries and accept the sweetness of life. The adrenal glands rule the first and third chakras, and are part of the triple heater system. Our main job is to teach our body that it is safe and loved.
  4. The fourth, our heart chakra rules our consciousness. Everything and everyone in our world needs the unconditional love, warmth and guidance of our heart to flourish and achieve their potential. We literally cherish our loved ones into being the best version of themselves.
  5. The throat chakra develops fully as we learn to speak our truth clearly and succinctly and express our creativity. Not having a creative outlet clogs up our throat chakra as badly as choking back our truth.
  6. Our third eye represents how well we perceive the eternal truths between all dualities, like Republican vs Democrat, good vs evil, right vs wrong or hundreds of other polarities. Sometimes called Christ consciousness, this chakra represents our ability to live fully in the present moment.
  7. Our crown chakra connects us with Creator and the entire angelic kingdom as well as the Akashic records, an archive of all past and potential future truths and experiences. Meditating on this chakra can take us into the heavenly worlds.

The bodymind we get to incarnate into gives us access to the seven dimensions and the seven chakras. As creators, whatever we focus our attention on is exactly what we create in our own unique world. If we focus on all the problems of the world, like watching the evening news, all aspects of our being focuses on creating similar problems in our unique world. That’s why watching the evening news is harmful to our health.

Every moment we are focusing our attention on our heart’s desires, we are creating our world in a loving manner. Where we focus our attention determines whether we are co-creating a loving world, or are just part of the ongoing world problems. And every moment we have the sovereign choice of where we focus our precious attention.


Excerpted from Body Intelligence, A New Paradigm by John L. Mayfield, D.C.