Once our feelings are decoded, they are actually reasonable, and can be understood quite easily. It doesn’t take a doctor with their PhD in psychology to figure out how feelings operate, yet society as a whole continues to suppress feelings as if they are an inconvenience, mystical mumbo jumbo, or something to be treated with chemicals.
Taking a pill to solve feelings is like spraying Monsanto weed killers and pesticides on our food supply; it isn’t just overkill, it approaches the issue from a completely unnatural (ie, illogical) way. Just as modern farming alienates our food supply from the natural systems in which they were meant to thrive, modern psychiatry removes feelings from their root contexts and environment; they’ve redefined cause and effect. The consequences of this has kept us dependent on doctors and pharmaceutical companies for our well being, rather than allowing for us to easily maintain our own feelings and experiences.
Maximizing profit is about maximizing dependencies, for if individuals are able to grow their own food, make their own tools, tend to their own feelings, and think freely for themselves, they are not likely to provide enough consumption to keep the rich getting richer, and the poor becoming further enslaved. Critical thinking is the basis for figuring out anything we choose to figure out, it allows for new and creative ways to grow food, understand feelings, provide heat and energy, and the list goes on. The less an individual is able to think for themselves, asking what, why, and how, the more dependent upon others they will be, however, the more they are able to think critically, the less they will be dependent and consumptive.
Learning how to think critically in our daily interactions, through asking “what am I feeling”, “why am I feeling it”, and then synthesizing the knowledge and understanding received from the process of asking “what” and “why” questions, allows for better, more productive “how” actions — which is wisdom. Decoding experiences, and the feelings that result from them, is a radically transformative endeavor that has far reaching consequences; it is a process that exercises and renews the mind, while also empowering behavior, creativity, and individuality. From the foundation of basic critical thinking skills and emotional awareness, micro relationships such as family, friends, and romantic partnerships, to macro relationships such as commerce, travel, and government, all receive positive benefits. Rather than being dependent, independent, or even interdependent in relationship to self and others, it allows for a person to experience co-creativity in relationship to self and others, and to the external world as a whole.
Our form of emotional process work is what we have termed “the Unity Process“, which combines the Hermetic Principles (natural law), the Trivium, Socratic Questioning, Jungian shadow work, and the Emotional Freedom Techniques—into an easy to use system that allows people to process their emotional upsets, work through trauma, correct poor thinking, discover meaning, set healthy boundaries, and refine their viewpoints. We practice it together in our groups, and in our individual sessions.
The Unity Process …where the Two become the One.
Lots of Love,
Nathan & Aline