The upper system
In sensitively carried movement, the arms are light, moving in an alert atmosphere as if borne 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, to a greater or lesser degree. 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 a person becomes more open to sensory perception. These people are often experienced as over-sensitive because things easily “get under their skin.” When our perceptions are experienced as objective facts, they tempt us to judge and criticize.
Although the goal of this upper system is to lead us into life, to the goal of our particular incarnation, it can estrange us from life. It knows fear, as it knows what can happen.
Because the spirit manifests itself in the space above and behind ourselves, this system moves rather backwards than forwards, wanting to return to where it came from.