No matter how hard we may try, who we are at our present development level shows up in many subtle and also not so subtle ways. Ultimately our journey will lead us to know Oneness, to Enlightenment, but we all are at various points of that journey. Some of us are stuck, some leaping forward, some early on the path, some far along, etc. At each point, we are working on developing some part of ourselves.
We focus our lives on a wide variety of interests, which are in many ways all paths that lead to Oneness, God, the Cosmic Christ. Some focus their interests on different chakra energies, working up the chakra road to the top awareness of Oneness.
[Earliest mention of chakras are found in the Vedas(1700 BCE - 1100 BCE). Breath channels (nāḍis) of yogic practices had been discussed in the classical Upanishads, and during the eighth-century Buddhist Hevajra Tantra and Caryāgiti, that hierarchies of chakras were introduced. From Wikipedia]
In other words, in many cultures for a very long time, the concept of a hierarchy of energies exist and are significant. It is interesting to go more in depth in reading this.
However, I want to get back to our consciousness is showing, and often we don't even realize it.
Let's say where a person is on their path is focus in their intellectual energy. They speak often in ponderous ways, giving treatises on this and that subject. They value books, learning, quoting others, etc. We most likely have met such people. If they are not self-aware, they may not realize how they come across.
I have known some people whose energy is focused on the second chakra, that is sensual, sexual energy. They infuse their conversations with inflexions of tone that are suggestive and throw in sexual innuendo. For some, their lives are focused on sensation, which leads the person into pitfalls unique to this focus. Sadly, heart-breakingly, I have lost some beloved people to the scourge of AIDS. Knowing the dangers, they would/could not rise above the sensual and change their behaviors.
Wherever we are on our journey of awakening, we have what card players call "tells."
I suppose it is our job to discover our own "tells" and work to rise up toward the pure consciousness of Oneness.