Theories about the cause and healing of disease abound. Without attacking or defending any particular theory we can add dimensions to our healing effectiveness by adding dimensions to our clarity. Clarity amplifies a healer’s ability to bring clients to new options in their every-day behavior. Having more options means having greater possibility. Possibility is one of the most powerful healing tonics in the world. In this article we will briefly visit the field of Possibility Management and find clarity in maps of four feelings, three worlds, two dramas, and one truth.
Clarity is a golden key in the healing process, but clarity is hard earned. Clarity is not simply an understanding in the mind as we are generally taught to assume. We do not have clarity if we just think about it. Thoughts are easily forgotten. Clarity lands in and reorders the energetic structure of the body. This means that we do not come by clarity for free. Clarity arrives experientially, and the experience can be rough.
Every piece of clarity changes what the world looks like to us because the clarity changes the filter through which we see the world. We gain clarity only through sacrificing the old way we see things. Clarity changes who we are. If we do not learn that clarity changes who we are through personal experience then we cannot make it safe for a client to go through the experience of acquiring new clarity.
Disease is a physical solution to an energetic problem. The disease arises because the client prefers their standard way of seeing things even if that perspective causes them disease. The disease, if it is perceived at all, is not originally perceived as a problem. For survival reasons, the human mind is very skilled at self-deception.
A client goes to a doctor when they perceive their disease as a problem. (Viewing the disease as the problem is the standard view of modern allopathic medicine.) A client goes to a healer when they want a different solution to their problem besides their disease.
From the healer’s view, a disease is an invitation for the client to evolve. The healer is midwife to this evolution process. The healer starts with the clarity that the disease is only a symptom or manifestation of the actual problem. The disease provides clues for the client to discover some things about themselves. When the source of the disease is discovered to be self-generated and the client takes responsibility for that situation then consciousness expands and healing occurs.
The healer knows that a client’s original commitment is to the disease. A client changes their commitment only when they get clarity about the purpose of their commitment to the disease (such commitment could be to get revenge, to be right, to abuse one’s self, to get love and attention, to be noticed, etc.). Navigating the client to clarity about the purpose of their commitment and then creating a possibility for the client to make a different commitment is the job of the healer.
The good news about clarity is that every bit of clarity that we can create for ourselves we can also create for our clients. The bad news about clarity is that every place we do not have clarity is where we cannot help our clients to heal. Clients can only go as far as the healer can go. This is the sacrifice that a healer makes: the healer must go first.
Take for example feelings. Dr. Eric Berne who created Transactional Analysis also created a map of feelings. On his map Dr. Berne suggested that all human emotion could be divided into four categories: anger, sadness, joy and fear. Using this map we suddenly have intellectual clarity about feelings. There are four feelings. This is tremendous clarity (especially for men!).
Our culture teaches us that three of these feelings are “negative” feelings and when any one of these three feelings is activated we conclude that something is wrong. We are taught that “Indians feels no pain.” We are also taught that the one “positive” feeling, happiness, is dangerous: “If a bird sings happily in the morning a cat eats it in the evening.” Our culture teaches us overall that it is not okay to feel.
It is known that repressing feelings can cause an impact on our health. For example, repressing anger can affect the liver or gall bladder. Repressing sadness can affect the lungs or large intestine. Repressing joy can affect the heart or small intestine. Repressing fear can affect the kidneys or bladder.
In Possibility Management we make a new map…
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