The upper system
In the perceptively carried movement, the arms are light, moving in an alert atmosphere as if carried by invisible threads. When I lift the arms into this upper zone, my connection to the zone behind me becomes palpable. Moving backwards in this manner is usually experienced as very pleasant, as if returning home or being received by one’s angel.
The upper system is an image of the individual cosmic human being. It brings structure which can cause us to become cramped when it becomes too much. In the body the upper system reaches down into the feet. Sometimes more and sometimes less. If it is less present then I fall over my dancing partner’s feet, or can’t get the rhythm into my legs.
When the upper system dominates then the person becomes more open to sensory-perception. These people are often experienced as over-sensitive because things often “get under their skin”. As the perceptions are experienced as objective facts, they tempt us to judge and critisice.
Even though the upper system’s goal is life, the meaning of its incarnation, it can make a person unrealistic.
It knows fear, as it knows what can happen. As the spirit manifests itself in the space above and behind ourselves, this system rather moves backwards than forwards. Rather goes there where it comes from.