Glossary of Terms

3 Level Model of the Self: The Subconscious Self, Conscious Self and Higher Self

The 3 level model of the Self suggests that human beings, in their nature, consist of 3 distinct selves or dimensions of consciousness:

1.  The Subconscious Self – this self houses our emotional sensitivity, our emotional memory, and our will to survive, and maintains our habits. The Subconscious Self (also known as the 'Basic Self' or 'Lower Self') is closely identified with our physical body and our body’s energy and functions, and is the source and centre of gravity of our natural, basic, instinctual drives, desires, senses, and gut feelings. The Subconscious Self can also be called the ‘Inner Child’ because the qualities, motives and characteristics of this consciousness closely resemble those of a 4-7 year old child. Childhood learning or conditioning programs subconscious, habitual beliefs, attitudes and behaviour patterns to help our short term coping, self-protection and self-preservation, to help keep us in our ‘comfort zone’ when growing up. Negative childhood conditioning creates the ‘wounded’ inner child, where negative beliefs become part of the subconscious, distorted, fear-based, history-based ‘survival mind’, and create negative life patterns. Positive childhood conditioning supports the ‘secure, playful’ inner child, and creates positive healthy energy and life patterns.

2.  The Conscious Self – The Conscious Self serves as our centre for reason, discernment and will. This is where we determine our choices, decisions and actions. A person’s ego-personality is subconsciously controlled by the instinctual and habitual learned coping strategies of the Subconscious Self, until one is awakened to the power of conscious, responsible choice (“If I choose to do this, what will be the effect on myself and others?”), thus becoming the Conscious Self. The Conscious Self (or ‘Aware Ego’ or ‘Healthy Adult’) is the seat of conscious, active, positive choice in each present moment. With loving acceptance and personal responsibility, the Conscious Self 'steers the ship', providing direction, and managing and taking care of one’s own body and mind (our vulnerable 'inner child' or Subconscious Self). When working in harmony, our Conscious Self skillfully guides, educates and reassures our Subconscious Self as a parent would a child, helping it to understand life (present reality) more objectively, while allowing the Subconscious Self to express its own unique, vital capacities. This results in a balanced integration of mind and body, of reason and feelings and deeper intuitions. To the degree that our ego realises that there is a higher, more powerful reality influencing our lives, and begins to consciously choose to actively direct attention to, connect with, surrender to, serve, align and identify with this Higher Self, our ego can then be referred to as the Conscious Self.

3.  The Higher Self - Our Higher Self (sometimes referred to as our ‘True Self’, ‘Neutral Observer Self’, ‘Wise Seer’, 'Transpersonal Self' or ‘Spiritual Self’) connects with our higher, spiritual consciousness, and contains our potential for manifesting soulful qualities of peaceful Being, unconditional Love and acceptance, compassion, wisdom, altruism, joy, creativity and true empowerment. Through this pure, spiritual consciousness and energy, the Higher Self has the capacity to embrace, heal, integrate and co-ordinate all levels of the self into an effective, harmonious, enlightened and expanding wholeness or ‘Oneness’. It always seeks the highest good for you and others. The Higher Self has deep empathy for the Conscious Self and Subconscious Self, but exists in a state of loving neutrality and detachment – it gently guides and supports without interfering, allowing the Conscious Self to make its own choices and learn whatever lessons it needs, so that we can better adapt to and grow and thrive in our environment.

The ego / Conscious Self is like our mind’s managing director, empowered and motivated by the differing qualities of the Subconscious Self or the Higher Self. The ego is truly transformed into the Conscious Self only when it has awakened to it’s power of choice and surrendered to the greater power of the Higher Self, placing its value and concern on those things that are positive and spiritual in nature (and not just on the materiality of the world). Due to the ingrained nature of our old distorted beliefs and habitual reactions, this transition, or metamorphosis, is usually a gradual and progressive one, that takes time, conscious effort, self-discipline and perseverence. It is normal, once we have awakened to our power of choice, to switch back and forth between the ego and the Conscious Self, depending on whether we are succumbing to our old, conditioned fears and limiting habit patterns of the Subconscious Self, or whether we are openly, consciously choosing to face them and move past and beyond them, to create those things that are positive in nature.

Carl Jung identified a process of personal growth that he called “individuation”, which is essentially the conscious realisation of your true, higher Self, beyond your personal ego self. The Self Help Psychology program is designed to support that ultimate process and objective. The program lays out a practical, step-by-step journey into transformation and wholeness, down to the very core of your being. Ultimately, it is a voyage of discovery for your Conscious Self to your Higher Self  through the layers of your Subconscious Self. When you go through the entire 3 level growth process, a tremendous strengthening of your whole self can take place. As your Conscious Self integrates with your Subconscious Self and Higher Self, you grow in health, wellbeing, vitality, relaxation, ease, security, peace, self-acceptance, refined awareness, intuitive knowledge, clarity, openness, strength, concentration, and positive, meaningful self-directedness. 

A useful metaphor for the 3 levels of the self is that the Conscious Self is the conductor of the orchestra, the Subconscious Self is the orchestra, and the Higher Self is the spark to create the music you want. Another useful metaphor is that the ego / Conscious Self is like a doorway that the Subconscious Self and Higher Self flow through. The Subconscious Self and Higher Self may be seen as like two opposing forces vying for control of the managing capacity of the ego / Conscious Self. In order to live the life that we really want, that is more harmonious and balanced, it is beneficial that we consciously align our ego to the better guidance of the Higher Self. The following diagram illustrates this further: 

3 Level Mind Flow Chart*

* Adapted from '5 Steps to Freedom', Phil Golding

The Self Help Psychology program is presented in the ‘language’ from which both your Subconscious Self (or subconscious mind) and your Conscious Self (or conscious mind) can learn and change. The language of the subconscious is different from conscious language. Both languages are used here to optimise your learning experience. Logical, rational, cognitive word language is used for your Conscious Self, while visual, emotional, intuitive, feeling language is used for your Subconscious Self. In the meditative state of consciousness, your attention is focussed towards particular images, thoughts, perceptions, feelings, motivations, sensations, behaviours, or any combination of these, to assist you to access creativity, change negative and self-limiting beliefs and habit patterns, and re-program yourself with more positive beliefs and functional patterns.

The first 10 (Level One and Level Two) modules in this Self Help Psychology program create a channel of direct communication between you as a Conscious Self and your Subconscious Self, allowing for a more co-operative relationship, so that you can transform negative or limiting habit patterns into more positive ones, resolve and overcome issues and blocks related to past conditioning, deal adequately with the situations of your life, and allow a free and focused flow of energy and feelings through your being. Through the psychological exercises and tools that you are given, you work through your chosen areas of the physical, emotional, mental, and subconscious aspects of the personal self, learning what you need to learn, changing what you need to change, clearing what you need to clear, and bringing into balance what you need to bring into balance.

The first 8 (Level One) modules in the program involve training of the Conscious Self, to develop and expand awareness, and make more healthy, conscious decisions, for your highest good. You are supported in balancing and stabilising yourself, in a positive manner and direction, and in strengthening your functional, mature, conscious adult capacities and skills, so that you can better take charge of managing and caring for yourself emotionally, mentally, physically and relationally. You are also supported in beginning to work with with your Subconscious Self, and beginning to open to your Higher Self.

Then the next 2 (Level Two) modules focus specifically and deeply on making conscious, then emotionally healing, balancing and re-programming your Subconscious ‘inner child’ Self. Consciously connecting with your Subconscious Self can be an important preparation and transition to opening to and connecting with your Higher Self.

The final, Higher Self (Level Three) module focuses on connecting with your Higher Self, and bringing all parts of the self into alignment as One, unified, integral, balanced, harmonious, flowing, expanded, whole being. These 3 levels or components of the existential self need to be brought together in order to be, and function as, a whole person. By mastering the powers of the Conscious and Subconscious Selves, you can enjoy more success in the world, and keeping in touch with your Higher Self adds the further dimensions of peace, Love and joy, and an experience of the higher, Spiritual possibilities of life.

Another way of putting it is that the Level One and Level Two modules address the 'relative truth' of your human condition and personal story (the positive and negative experiences of your ego-personality), and give glimpses of higher consciousness, while the Level Three module addresses the 'absolute truth' of your existence (the ultimate reality of the oneness of your spiritual being, as a direct, lived experience).

Other tri-part (or triune) models of the self, that have equivalence with the 3 level model utilised in the Self Help Psychology program, include the common appellation of body, mind and spirit, as well as the Christian trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

In the Polynesian Huna tradition, there is a similar model comprising:

  1. Aumakua – Higher Self – Superconscious, connection with the divine
  2. Uhane – Middle Self – Waking consciousness, reasoning mind, seat of free will
  3. Unihipili – Lower Self – Subconscious, storehouse of memory, centred in the physical body, seat of the emotions

The Kahunas recognise that health and happiness have to do with the integration, blending, and harmonising of these three selves.

Another similar tri-part model is that of Emotional Mind, Reasoning Mind and Wise Mind from Zen Buddhism. Emotional Mind is when your thinking, perceptions and behaviour is mostly controlled by your emotions (equivalent to Subconscious Self). Reasoning Mind is when your thinking, perceptions and behaviour is controlled by the ‘cool’, logical, more objective part of your mind, that rationally plans, evaluates and decides (equivalent to Conscious Self). Wise Mind is a balanced integration of Reasoning Mind and Emotional Mind, and is experienced when you connect with your deep, intuitive knowing or inner wisdom and quiet clarity (equivalent to Higher Self).

Another similar tri-part model of the self is that of Vedantic philosophy and the Yoga traditions, which say that there are 3 natural, differing states of consciousness, namely that of:

  1. Waking (typically associated with the Beta brain wave state; equivalent to the Conscious Self)
  2. Dream (associated with the Theta brain wave state; equivalent to Subconscious Self)
  3. Deep Sleep (associated with the Delta brain wave state; equivalent to Higher Self)

According to this model, all human experiences are classified into these 3 states, which comprise the entire world-process that is experienced by the soul until it attains full liberation. The ultimate objective of yoga, and goal of the mystic, is to be fully “awake”, maintaining “witnessing” awareness, in each state of consciousness. This is said to be the gateway to the realm of the highest attainment of Self-realisation, beyond the three individual states of consciousness. When this so-called “fourth state” of super-consciousness is experienced, one is said to be filled with the Light of the Essential Self, realising oneself as merged with Universal Pure Consciousness, beyond name and form, beyond subject-object relationship, beyond all duality, beyond all time-space causation, beyond words and thought. Once attained, this fourth state then permeates the other three states of consciousness.

The Self Help Psychology 3 level model of the self also has equivalence with the three levels of cosmological consciousness recognised by the ancient Incas ("Children of the Sun"). According to the Incas, these three separate realms are:

  1. Hanak Pacha, the higher, celestial realm in the sky (equivalent to Higher Self). The spirit or “upper world” consists of the deities of the sun, moon, stars, rainbow, and lightning (the most important deities of Hanak Pacha were Inti, the “Sun God”, and his wife Mama Quilla, the “Moon Goddess”).
  2. Ukhu Pacha, the inner earth, "underworld" or “lower world” (equivalent to Subconscious Self). Ukhu Pacha is the realm and domain of Pachamama, the "Earth Mother".
  3. Kay Pacha, the realm of the outer earth where humans reside, is viewed as an intermediary realm, or "middle world" of everyday affairs, between Hanak Pacha and Ukhu Pacha (equivalent to Conscious Self).

Each of the three realms is represented by an archetypal 'power animal': the condor (upper world), puma (outer earth) and snake (inner earth).

Con-Tici Viracocha, the “First God”, Supreme Creator of the three realms and their inhabitants, was also the father of Inti (the Sun God) and Mama Quilla (the Moon Goddess).)

Left Brain and Right Brain Information-Processing and Learning

Combining left-brain and right-brain, and visual, auditory and kinaesthetic information processing and learning modalities, and a range of transformational methods, practices and exercises, makes this program truly holistic and exceptionally powerful.

Research on the structure and functions of the brain indicates that the two different sides, or hemispheres, of the brain are responsible for two different style or ‘modes’ of thinking. It also suggests that most of us naturally prefer or favour one mode over the other, to some degree. Generally speaking, left brain cognition involves logical, analytical processing – item by item, step by step. Right brain cognition combines bodily perception and active, creative imagination. The left brain specialises in an explanatory way of knowing, the right brain in an experiential way. Each is necessary; neither is sufficient by itself. The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking in more detail:

                DOMINANT FUNCTIONS OF BRAIN HEMISPHERES

     Left-Brain                                                                    Right-Brain

Logic, Intellect                                                              Intuition, Insight

Reasons                                                                      Emotes – led by feelings

Concrete                                                                     Abstract, Concepts

Rationality                                                                   Metaphor

Analytical                                                                    Relational, Holistic synthesising

Convergent thinking                                                      Divergent thinking

Directed thought, planning                                             Free associates

Lineal connections                                                       Lateral, Non-Lineal connections

Structured                                                                   Flexible, Creative

Successive , Cause-Effect                                            Simultaneous processing of ideas           

Temporal (sense of time)                                              Non-Temporal (no sense of time)

Digital                                                                        Spatial           

Lists                                                                          Patterns

Linear, Sequential, Step-by-Step                                  Multiple

Organised, Orderly                                                      Random

Looks at Parts, Details                                                Looks at Wholes, Global, Big Picture

Observes                                                                   Sensory input of body, touch, feelings             

Focussing on language, words                                     Focussing on images, pictures

Verbal processing                                                       Non-Verbal communication

Verbal memory (e.g. names)                                       Visual / ‘photo’ memory (e.g. faces)           

Verbal Intelligence                                                      Emotional, Social Intelligence

Objective                                                                   Subjective

Realism, Fact, Literal thinking                                     Fantasy, Imagination, Feelings

‘Masculine’ (way of knowing)                                       ‘Feminine’ (way of knowing)

In order to have a balanced state of wellbeing, both the right and left hemispheres have to be actively involved in a relatively equal, democratic and reciprocal way. The Self Help Psychology program is more ‘whole-brained’ in it’s orientation, employing techniques that connect with both sides of the brain, and that honour right-brained and left-brained learning and development. More aspects of the brain are addressed, both in the more reasoning mode and in the more emotional and imaginal modes, increasing your brain’s ability to learn and respond more effectively. The e-workbooks tend to favour skills for left-brain learning, and the guided meditations tend to favour skills for right-brain learning, creating a balanced, integrated, whole-brain learning experience.

Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic Information-Processing and Learning Styles

Research indicates that there are 3 major learning styles, and that most people again possess a dominant or preferred learning style:

   1. Visual – involves the transfer of information through seeing and reading. Visual learners absorb information best from written words, diagrams etc.
   2. Auditory – involves the transfer of information through listening: to the spoken word, sounds etc. Auditory learners effectively interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances.
   3. Kinaesthetic – learning involves the senses of physical experience, of feelings and sensations in the body (also referred to as the ‘Touchy-Feely’ style)

The Self Help Psychology program again has designed learning methods and experiences that match people’s preferences. The e-workbooks favour the visual learning style, and the guided meditations favour the auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles, creating an overall holistic, comprehensive and balanced approach to learning.

Experiential Learning

Experience as a dimension or component of learning can be traced back to the famous dictum of the Chinese philosopher Confucius around 450 B.C: “Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.”

Experiential learning involves gaining new knowledge, insights and ways of being, through your direct, active and interactive participation in confronting and processing your subjective experience (feelings, thoughts and perceptions). You are supported in gaining 'experiential self-knowledge' (i.e. ontological or phenomenological knowledge or wisdom gained from your conscious experience), rather than simply learning abstract, theoretical or epistemological knowledge. This occurs through stimulation of your imagination and imaginal experience during the guided meditations. As emotions and sensations are engaged, experienced, acknowledged and transformed through these meditations, you become more emotionally balanced, resilient and intelligent, and this supports further changes in your beliefs, thoughts and behaviour, and a more conscious, healthy and integrated way of being in the world.

The imagination functions as the medium of communication between the Subconscious Self and the Conscious Self. Communication through imagination is a two-way process. The Conscious Self sends suggestions about what it wants through the imagination to the Subconscious Self. It imagines things, and the subconscious intelligence works to make them happen, to manifest and create this reality. The suggestions can be words, feelings or images. Athletes and sports people commonly use images to mentally rehearse how they want to perform by visualising themselves at their ‘peak’, successfully executing their ideal performance. Research into learning tells us that you will do more of what you see and rehearse in your mind, and that this form of active imagining improves performance. Whether you watch a person performing an activity, or imagine and visualise yourself modelling that same behaviour, neuroimaging studies have discovered that the same neural networks start firing in the brain that would be if you were actually doing that activity yourself (through the firing of ‘mirror neurons’)! This process of  shared activation of neural circuits leads to embodied simulation, which means that internal representations, or working models, of the body states associated with the external actions and internal emotions, sensations and intention of the observed are evoked in you, ‘as if’ you were actually doing a similar action or experiencing a similar emotion, sensation or intention yourself (the brain does not know the difference between the internal world of the mind and the external environment).

The Subconscious Self also uses the mediums of the imagination and the body to communicate with the Conscious Self, via the content of new ideas, hunches, intuitions, dreams, 'Freudian slips' of the tongue, physical disturbance / body symptoms etc., giving expression to 'messages' or useful information normally not known to the Conscious Self (hence the self-help question, "What is this dream / body symptom / happening trying to tell me?"). Through the guided meditations in this program, your active imagination is the means of achieving a creative synthesis between the Subconscious Self and the Conscious Self.

Guided Meditation

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.” ~ Jetsun Milarepa (1052-1135)

Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious and spiritual traditions. For instance, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions each provide useful approaches to meditative and contemplative practices. Many of them are similar in technique.

Meditation may be defined as the practice of training your mind or self-inducing a mode of consciousness or internal state to realize some benefit, e.g. stress management, well being, health, and healing. Guided meditation is a guided use of the imagination, combined with a deliberate focussed awareness, and various relaxation techniques, that helps bring about a calmer, quieter, clearer, more balanced mental, physical and emotional state, and increases your healthy detachment from your reactions. It also increases your ability to manage stress and other challenges, and assists with achieving ‘peak performance’ in any area of your life. Meditation also helps brain health and growth, by activating and stimulating neural pathways, changing the structure and functioning of the brain, and assisting with integration of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Repeated practice enhances effectiveness in delivering proven benefits in relaxation, healing, well-being, emotional regulation and resilience, and self-awareness. Other benefits of regular meditation indicated by a growing body of neurobiological and clinical research* include: 

  • specific physiological changes of state, such as in reduced cortical arousal, respiration, blood pressure, heart rate and inflammation; enhanced functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system; improved immune function; shifts in brain physiology and biochemistry, such as increased serotonin, dopamine, endorphins and growth hormone; and alleviation of pain
  • positive psychological and behavioural effects, including improvements in sensory perception, concentration, focus, attention span and memory; decreased tension, anxiety, depression, aggression and addictive behaviours; improved sleep, learning capabilities, comprehension, efficiency, productivity, decision-making, coping capabilities, creativity, self-awareness, self acceptance, self-control, self-actualisation, optimism and autonomy; increased sense of purpose; ability to change undesired personality traits; greater feeling of connectedness between mind and body; and enhanced interpersonal empathy
  • enhanced subjective experiences, including calmness, wellbeing, equanimity, compassion, attunement, presence,  openness, extrasensory experiences and perception, insight, intuition and illuminating dreams
  • significantly more youthful physiology (as measured by the classic biomarkers of aging), and larger brain regions associated with attention, somatic awareness, sensory processing, working memory, and emotional regulation (as measured by magnetic resonance brain imaging), counteracting the ‘thinning’ and neuro-atrophy of the brain’s cortex with age (compared to non-meditators)
  • significantly accelerated growth through all stages of personal development (meditation is the only factor demonstrated to facilitate this).

The different guided meditations all include proven techniques of relaxation, mindfulness, guided imagery and creative imagination, as well as relaxation music embedded with binaural pulse tones to deepen the meditative experience. The flowing and harmonic nature of the musical compositions used to accompany the guided meditations, efficiently guide the mind and body into a profound and deep state of balance and relaxed consciousness.

The guided meditations used in the Self Help Psychology program are around half an hour in length on average, to cater for today’s busy people with relatively time-pressured lives.

* The data from meditation studies is most often based on 45 minute daily meditations.

Binaural Pulse Tones, Brain Entrainment

Binaural pulse tone patterns are binaural beats embedded beneath the relaxing music in the guided meditations. Binaural pulse tones have been found to quicken our entry into the meditative state, and to deepen the experience. There is a growing number of research efforts reporting changes in consciousness associated with using this subtle yet powerful technology. Binaural beats in the slower Delta (1-3 cycles per second in the Hertz Scale) and Theta (4-7 Hz) frequency ranges (used in these guided meditations) have been associated with reports of highly relaxed, rejuvenating and creative states of consciousness, such as that reached by advanced meditators in deep meditation (our typical analytical thinking mind state is associated with Beta brain wave activity of 13-30 cycles per second). Electrical brainwave patterns are closely connected to our thoughts, emotions and biochemistry.

These binaural pulse tones gradually guide your brain from the normal working Beta state down into a deep meditative state of awareness, opening the subconscious mind and creating a state of receptivity at a deep level. Brainwave ‘entrainment’ is the process of your brain’s electrical activity and brainwave frequency resonating and synchronising with a specific sound frequency. It depends upon a ‘frequency following’ response, a naturally occurring phenomenon where the brain has a tendency to change its EEG frequency towards the frequency of a dominant external audio stimulus (the binaural pulse tones in the theta and delta range).

Audio with embedded binaural pulse tones or beats is also reported to help synchronise, harmonise and balance the two hemispheres or sides of the brain, for 'whole-brain functioning', to allow a more stable, efficient, coherent and integrated functioning in mind and body (or Conscious and Subconscious aspects of the Self), and to improve our learning ability, performance, creativity, and mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

This technology is most effective when stereo headphones or earphones are used.

Integrative Approach

In my personal and clinical experience, I have found that the most effective approach to change is an ‘integrative’ approach that embraces and combines a broad range of modalities and a variety of different strategies. In this program, I draw on solution-focused, cognitive, behavioural, experiential, imaginal, inner-child, somatic, mindfulness, transpersonal, psychodynamic, energy psychology, family systems and interpersonal techniques to help you change, working at the level of mind, body, emotion, imagination, and spirit. By combining a number of powerful change agents, I have found that more people will successfully be helped with this approach than by narrow, single-technique treatments or therapy / healing models that only utilise one or two types of intervention, at one level or dimension of your being.

You will be practicing various techniques and learning a range of tools for self-mastery within and across the different modules and guided meditations in this program. By presenting a range of different methods and techniques that work in slightly different ways, you will be sure to experience things that work specifically for your needs and your cognitive, emotional and learning styles and preferences. By combining several of these synergistic approaches, with their varying styles and methods, you can enhance their effectiveness and catalyse even stronger benefits for yourself.

Through your active participation in this program, my aim is for you to develop self-management skills with which to address your issues and concerns – utilising strategies to change unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviour, to heal or reduce and control negative emotional states, to lessen any underlying sensitivity or vulnerability to recurring difficulties in the future – and to assist you in the process of positive transformation in achieving your personal development goals.

This Self Help Psychology program can function as a stand-alone, self-administered personal development program in it’s own right, or as a supportive, supplementary adjunct or ‘add-on’ to any psychotherapy, treatment program, or spiritual practice you may already be doing.

2012 – Planetary Changes

We are about to complete a 25,800 year cycle of time, which will end on or around December 21, 2012, according to the ancient Mayan long count calendar.

 

Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility.” ~ Joseph Robert Jochmans

 

As we move into very different times within an uncertain world, the Self Help Psychology program can assist you on the road to self-realisation, in the here and now (the power of the present moment, that needs attending to). This program can also help you to prepare for, and ease your transition through, this time of accelerated influx of higher cosmic energy. This changing and raising of planetary frequencies creates the opportunity for a great shift and transformation in human consciousness.

 

The practices and processes of the Self Help Psychology program help to clear the subconscious and survival-oriented ego-personality of limiting programs and unresolved emotions, and can help catalyse the release from the separate sense of self, so that you may experience an expanded and balanced state of pure being, that is timeless and free from psychological dominance.

 

“The prophecy says now is the time of the awakening. This is your job now, to awaken... Let the dawn come. Let all the people and all the creatures have peace, let all things live happily, for the love must not only be between humans, but between all living things. We are the children of the sun, we are the children of time and we are the travelers in space. May all the songs awaken, may all the dancers awaken. May all the people and all things live in peace for you are the valleys, you are the mountains, you are the trees, you are the very air you breathe... Now is the time of the return of the wise ones. And the wise ones are all of you. Now is the time to go out into the world and spread the light. The sacred flame has been kept for this purpose and now the time approaches when you will be required to love all things, to love a world that has gone crazy, to rebalance the heavens and the Earth... Now is the time that the prophecies will be fulfilled.” ~Don Alejandro Cirilo Oxlaj Peres, Mayan Priest and Shaman

"We are the ones we've been waiting for." ~ Hopi Elders

 

"Come, come, whoever you are,

Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving,

It doesn't matter.

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come, come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.

Come - come yet again, come."

Rumi