How Esotherapy® Works
- Esoteric Wisdom on the Origin of Illnesses and How to Heal Them -
Esotherapy's effectiveness is derived from its esoteric perspective on illnesses. Whereas, conventional therapies connect to labels associated with the experience of illness, Esotherapy® is the art and science of restoring balance within the network of underlying elemental causes and actual, felt, subjective experiences of the illnesses. Below, we outline the esoteric and phenomenological understanding of illnesses and healing used in Esotherapy®.
How do we go from the miracles of childhood to the "full-catastrophe living" of adult lives?
When we are newly born we see the world as whole and connected and perceive reality as undivided. Then, language learning takes place and consciousness division or fragmentation begins. This marks the beginning of what Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn eloquently refers to as "Full Catastrophe Living", in his famous book on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is about regaining a natural quality we had before the world fashioned our adult ways of seeing.
Was Jesus talking about innocence as lack of guilt, or something else?
It Is Not Innocence... Although, Innocence Arises From It
As we learn to speak, we come to perceive the world through words, which are separate entities in themselves, symbols that substitute for reality. Society compels us to replace the innate nondual consciousness with a divided consciousness based on separate concepts modeled on the understanding that idea A is different from idea B and the twine shall never meet. This is known as "dualism". As a result of this dualistic knowledge, perception A is separate from perception B and, in place of the original integrated reality, we begin to perceive a dualistic, divided reality made of separate, categorical entities.
To make matters worse society demands that this fragmented perception is the only "normal" way to perceive "reality." Thus, we become accepted members of our cultures by learning to perceive the world with a mind conditioned to name things apart from other things, thus seeing separations and reinforcing divisions. In exchange, we receive social recognition and financial rewards for endeavors that reinforce these divisions.
This "division mind" amounts to a sense of a separate "self" in a world of competing entities sometimes at war with other "entities" in an atmosphere of fear, where the only hope to survive is to further divide things to distinguish "good" from the "evil". The cost of this is an all abiding feeling of existential disconnection that becomes the angst, depression, greed, stress, family, and social breakdown, the ulcers, heart diseases and cancers and wars that plague the world.
What Is Dualistic Consciousness?
This divided categorical thinking-based human consciousness is called "dualistic". By analogy to computers, it is the "human operating system" that feeds erroneous perceptions to our "programs" that determine how we think and act as spouses, students, therapists, doctors, employees, political leaders, and so on. By virtue of ego's dualistic perception we perceive ourselves as separate from others and from the environment, as well. So it is
that we come to believe in a competitive spirit between our "self" and everything else. Hence, we fight each other individually and collude together to fight other interests groups or nations.
What Are The Consequences Of Dualistic Consciousness?
Thus, as time goes and we lose the original, more innocent, untutored perceptions of the consciousness that we came into the world with, we forget that this world is not fragmented. We forget the safe feeling of being embedded in a continuous network of connections that forgoes feelings of disconnection and meaninglessness. And so the original, joyful perceptions of our early years are replaced by increasingly conflicting, chaotic thoughts and stressful feelings become the seeds of future mental, physical and familial illnesses.
The feelings resulting from this type of dualistic awareness and thinking become amassed as existential disconnection which causes distress, feelings of lack of control and powerlessness, and a sense of chaos that floods our bodies with toxic stress hormones. As a consequence, our human lives are spent competing and feeling isolated, angry and in peril, and trying to make sense of our fragmented perceptions of people,
events, feelings, thoughts, relationships, and objects.
Since everyone's perceptions generally agree, dualistic consciousness is not suspected as the source of ALL of our illnesses. Rather, it has become the accepted currency for being culturally and socially accepted and rewarded with means of living and it also informs the foundation of therapeutic models and thought systems.
Dualistic consciousness tells us how to interpret the world. If we were to compare humans with computers dualistic consciousness is this bugged "human operating system" that informs all the "programs" of human existence - our mental, emotional, physical, familial, social and environmental routines.
Dualistic consciousness creates a false sense of a world made of divided objects in which we're in competition with other separate individuals to meet our needs. The deep feeling of insufficiency which everyone feels once stripped of the wholeness it abides in fuels competitive madness. The feeling of lack is then projected outward and the emotions hinder the natural energy flows creating physical, mental, spiritual, familial, social, international and environmental sicknesses that reflect our yearning to regain the seemingly lost wholeness, security, and deep sense of belonging that is our home. In reality, the wholeness is concealed by dualistic consciousness and can be uncovered through Esotherapy®.
Dualism Conceals That There Is A Single, Common Solution To All Sicknesses
The outcomes of dualistic consciousness are seen as individual, separate sicknesses because dualism sees the mind, body organs, the family, the world, and Nature as disconnected. This division conceals that:
there is only one root disease - dualistic consciousness
our countless so-called "mental, physical, social, familial, and even environmental diseases" are merely its symptoms,
integrating the divided, dualistic consciousness heals these "separate" ailments:
Jesus explaining non-dual consciousness integration as therapy over 2000 years ago
It is I who come from that which is integrated. ... Therefore I say that a person, once integrated, will become full of light...” - Thomas 61
"When you make the two one, and when you make the inside as the outside, and the outside as the inside, and the upper as the lower, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male is not male and the female not female... then shall you enter [the Kingdom]…"- Thomas 22
The Reason For The Limited Success Of Conventional Therapies
Almost all therapies are based on dualistic thinking - the same dualistic thinking that causes the very illnesses they attempt to heal. Hence, such therapies are oblivious to the common, sustainable cure - the integration of the divided, dualistic consciousness.
Making things worse is the fact that the therapy with a dualistic consciousness therapist is dualistic - it entrenches dualistic consciousness as the cure. In Truth, the disharmony merely shifts expression to a different facet of life. Thereby, therapies become revolving doors where clients attend more and more treatment services, while becoming sicker and sicker.
"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
- Albert Einstein
Healing Exists Only Outside Of The Conventional Therapies' Dualistic Paradigm
"To heal" means "to make whole" - to integrate. This places true healing in the nondualistic or "esoteric" paradigm. Acupuncture based on the Taoist philosophy, EMDR, Qi Gong, Craniosacral Therapy, etc. are all very effective because they work outside of the dualistic paradigm and therefore are called "esoteric".
To understand how we can heal we can compare awareness with a mirror. When broken, it reflects the entire reality in many sharp and cutting pieces. If it were returned to its wholeness every piece becomes smooth surface and harmless, again. Similarly, dualistic perception sees a world comprised of "slivers" of understandings, of sharp, dissonant divisions amounting to an inner mental and emotional world defined by rift and disunion that injure us mentally, physically and socially. When returned to its contextual non-duality, every piece of this divided, subconscious mind becomes smooth and harmless, again, and we become whole and healed.
"How Can I Get My Life Back?"
Whether it is mental or physical illnesses you suffer from it does not matter because they both arise from dualistic consciousness impairing both of these aspects of your being. This distinction between mental or physical diseases arises from the same root cause ALL illnesses ("mental" or "physical") arise - dualistic thinking. Dualism prevents us from finding cures by making the distinction between mind and body seem real.
Past our understandings of possible and impossible, of illnesses and therapies, past raging political, race, and gender wars, there is a "field" carefully hidden by the dualistic nature of human knowledge that causes all ills. Our dualistic understanding prevents us from seeing beyond it, to recognize our ability to heal our minds, bodies, families, and our world. Esotherapy® was created to pierce this veil and take you to this harmonious non-dualistic unity - your True Identity, your True Self - where all options lay open!
“I feel so very blessed to have found... your amazing, exciting, and transformative organization." Dr. SN, FL
"... in just one Esotherapy session the [sexual trauma] feelings were gone. I am amazed because the therapy was so gentle and effective - it bore little resemblance to methods used in traditional therapy.” MR, TX
“My life that was once lost is now found”. JS, AZ
“I have been able to... cut down my medication to half its normal dosage.” KB, Registered Nurse, QLD, AUSTRALIA
"I have gained so much out of our Esotherapy and meditation sessions that I actually made great progress with my anxiety, PTSD and bipolar disorder… I am now in a stable condition leading a happy life… I went from an individual who contemplated suicide to an individual who contemplates life." WS, DUBAI
"... my doctor has been stunned – I’m out of pain and my kidney is functioning normally without any medical intervention." MR, CA
“… just two months later, I was able to go off of the steroids completely. My doctors were amazed -- my adrenal glands were functioning perfectly, far better than the average. SD, CA
"... in a handful of sessions the clients we shared made tremendous progress that... would have been practically impossible with today's available therapies..."
Cottonwood de Tucson Medical Director, Psychiatrist, former Trauma Services Director at Sierra Tucson, AZ
The New Meets The Ancient Wisdom Of The Sages In A Pioneering Consciousness Integration Therapy, called Esotherapy®
I am not a Gnostic Christian, Buddhist, Shaman or Sufi. I did not formulate Esotherapy® from the written words of famous masters, but by "taking dictation" along an inward path of awareness that simultaneous opens outwards. Later, reading the words of sages from cultures with little or no contact validated my sense of a still, soft abiding inner-as-well-as-outer abiding Higher Consciousness presence beyond concepts that transcends the inner and the outer, geographical or religious boundaries, a fundamental "frequency" in which we all abide and "speaks" to anyone who would listen. Esotherapy® is guided by this Great Integrity and the wisdom of sages forms the insights through which life events and individual awareness are processed and integrated into a holistic, transpersonal sense of life and "self".
"We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness."
“Man has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread in it. ... All things are bound together. All things connect."
"You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean."
"I'm the tree you are me
with the land and the sea
we are one life not three
in the essence of life
we are one."
"The Creator Himself, at one and the same time, knowledge, the knower, and the known ... There exists nothing which is not united to Him and which He does not find His own essence. He is the type of all being, and all things exist in Him under their most pure and most perfect form. "
- Kabbalist Moses Cordovero, page 74 of Kabbalah: The Way of - The Jewish Mystic, by Perle Epstein
"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings..."
"We meet ourselves time and again in thousand disguises on the path of life."
The human being is part of the whole, called by us the ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
"Wake up from this dream of separateness."
- Shvetashvatara Upanishad (Hindu)
How Does Esotherapy® Work?
To understand how it works we must compare humans with computers. The malfunctioning of a computer's programs usually reflects a virus breaking down the foundation program - the Operating System (abbreviated, "OS"). Similarly, human mental, physical, familial, and social diseases reflect the breakdown or fragmentation of the "human OS" - consciousness. Our many "diseases", believed to be separate, are symptoms of the root fragmented dualistic consciousness.
To understand how Esotherapy® can help us, we must recognize that as humans we have two opposite types of consciousness:
The verbally acquired dualistic consciousness sees the world as “self vs. other”, is called "ego". This tutored perception creates cascading feelings of disconnection, stress, and physiological events that produce symptoms such as anxiety and depression, cortisol, blood sugar and lipid imbalances, tension, pain, sleep disturbances, immune deregulation, and other heightened sympathetic responses. The result is a myriad of mental and physical diseases stemming from a single cause - dualistic consciousness.
The co-existing non-dualistic consciousness is inborn and is that of the direct sensory perception. It is pre-verbal and perceives a world indiscriminate from the self. It has been called esoteric, spiritual or Oneness Consciousness and is characterized by peace, clarity, harmony and well-being.
A consciousness integration therapy, Esotherapy® returns us to our natural, non-dualistic awareness, indwelling inner peace, balance and harmony and helps us regain clarity, positive self-esteem, and a hopeful outlook on life.
What Does "Esoteric Wisdom" Have To Do With Consciousness Integration?
Everything! First, What Does "Esoteric" Mean?
The word “esoteric”, meaning simply that it lies outside of the understanding of the average person, refers to the deep understanding of intimate connections between the nature of the True Self and the world. Esoteric-ism is not a religion, a philosophy, an art or science, because it precedes
the division of all of these - it has something of all of them. Esoteric science is the systematic study of the evolution of consciousness and of the forces underpinning the subjective - or “phenomenological” - experience of the world. It is also the process of becoming aware of and gradually mastering the ability to work with these forces, which emanate from the highest spiritual sources, and have shaped all individual experience as well as the great advances in all human endeavors, be they in sciences, politics, arts or religions. (back to Doctors' endorsements)
If all sickness arises from dualistic consciousness fragmentation, healing arises from consciousness integration - the removal of restrictions that block natural energy flow and restore spiritual integrity.
Thus, in Esoteric Wisdom Therapy™ healing occurs from the inside out through the integration of the "operating system" of our being - consciousness This fundamental shift changes what we can heal and how fast we can heal it.
Just like once we “debug” a computer’s operating system the various programs are rightfully informed and begin to work normally, our many “diseases” heal spontaneously when the "dualistic information bug" is removed through consciousness re-integration.
Esotherapy® is an esoteric wisdom centered process for returning the fragments of dualistic consciousness to their unified spiritual integrity. The outcome is healing and the self-realization of your highest conscious potential.
"Although the Great Integrity is infinite, and therefore undefined, it is silent in its Primal Simplicity.
When humanity embraces the Great Integrity,
all life on earth will be grateful.
All yin and yang will be harmonized in the sweet daily dew,
and peace will reign on the planet without anyone commanding it.
When the Primal Simplicity was atomized into the 10,000 fragments,
with their 10,000 names,
our planet became endangered...
To return to the Great Integrity is to obliterate the list of the 10,000 endangered species."