60. Healing and growth

Tree on unseen creek

Tree on unseen creek

In the first part I dealt with what we can call healing. We realize that we suffer and we find a way to lessen the suffering.

I showed you how you can heal yourself and others emotionally, using intuitive flow. I even said that you can heal physical problems, because all of them are results of emotional suffering. I haven’t finished proving it. I hope a proof will turn out while I am still at the blog endeavor.

Now I turn the light onto the other part of the method, which is growth. Growth is made of steps that lead to complete freedom from suffering.

The methods that lead to freedom come from two perspectives. One is the elimination of the issues that cause suffering, which is what the first part dealt with. It makes sense that if you eliminate all the causes for your suffering you will be free of suffering. But we have so many issues, that we do not have enough time in one lifetime to resolve all of them, if we do it one by one. If, on the other hand, we deal with the deepest layer, the core issues, it can go faster.

The second perspective is about ways to bring people to a realization of being much more than our bodies and minds. Once you find out the truth about yourself, you still have the issues that you did not resolve, but it becomes much easier to eliminate them quickly. You still have to do it.

I think that what is common to all the methods of supporting this realization is that they all ask us to behave and do things as if we already know that this is true. The sentence: “What we practice we become” is one way of saying it.

Sometimes when people are trained on their way to complete knowing of the truth, they use partial truth. For example, in the method called Silent Illumination, which is a Chinese Buddhist method, people are asked to become aware of their whole body at the same time, instead of being aware of one thing, which is the way we use our awareness when we think. This is a big shift in perspective, but still partial, because the truth is that we are indeed much more than our bodies. But once we make this step, we become more capable of making bigger steps afterwards. If we continue to meditate, the bigger steps can happen on their own.

In Dzogchen, which is one of the Tibetan meditation methods, we are asked to accept everything that we encounter. The method that I used for a year, of listening to sounds, is like a partial Dzogchen, because it asks you to accept all sounds. The Sedona Method teaches a method of accepting everything. Practicing in this way, we create a habit of acceptance and we behave as if we already know the truth of who we are, which, naturally, accepts everything.

In the “living with a question” method (called Hua-tou in the Chinese Buddhist Tradition), which I described before, we get used to question the reality of everything, until the sense of doubt becomes so strong, that we become less attached to our ideas about reality, and we start experiencing who we are, without these ideas.

So this is what I had inside..
So this is what I had inside..

The method of intuitive flow also has this characteristic of living now as if we already know the truth. When we become free we act intuitively. We know what to do without having to think about it. So when we use this method, in those moments that we use it, we live as if we are enlightened already. The habit grows and deepens and eventually it will be complete.

The nice thing about this method is that it also heals at the same time. Every time you sit to do the method, you have less stuff to entangle you. (The Sedona Method and the Release Technique do this too. Robert Sheinfeld also teaches a method that does this.)

In the first years when I introduced this method to people I mainly related it to the healing power that it had. People who use this method heal much faster than in many other psychotherapy methods. It is also a very thorough method because it deals with core issues all the time, and not with their derivatives.

So I will use this method to investigate the possibility of going free with it. I will use its healing aspect and its deepening aspect. Naturally, as I did before, everything that will show itself in the process will be processed in the best way I’ll find. Maybe I will end up dealing with abundance too. It is part of being free. The ability to have, if you want it, is freedom. The ability to be happy with whatever you have is freedom too. It is our natural state, they tell us. I’ll go about finding out if this is true.

I welcome you again to my adventure. When you come, don’t forget to bring your heart with you.

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