INDIVIDUAL WORK WITH CLIENTS
Apart from the courses that offer the participants techniques and systems of knowledge that allow them to work on their own, I also provide various individual treatments. Primarily, there are energy treatments, initiations, and psychotherapeutic interventions.
You don’t need to attend courses to be able to pursue personal and spiritual development; you can come in for individual treatments. This kind of work is intended for persons who just wish to solve a particular problem. People actively involved in personal development and attending courses can also occasionally come for an intervention, as a check-up on their work, or for solving a problem whose causes are deeper or more complex than their current level of understanding and expertise.
All individual treatments take up to two hours maximum. During this time a therapeutic intervention is simultaneously performed on different levels – psychological, energy and spiritual. Except for some forms of energy treatments, all other forms of individual treatment require the active participation of the client.
The evolution of self-development systems
When working with clients, I use a wide variety of different technical means. The reason for using some seemingly different systems and techniques is that modern technology of personal development is still very young. Only recently we began discovering the ancient esoteric knowledge, but it came in pieces, and not as an integral system. Such knowledge was supposedly whole and integral in ancient history, but when our planet entered the state of unbalance, the knowledge of ancient times was scattered and lost. As the planet Earth has not yet emerged out of this unbalanced cycle, it’s hard to talk about integrated, complete spiritual knowledge or a spiritual school. Consequently, almost every new technique or system recently discovered undergoes processes of change and supplementation. The “old school” systems that were supposed to be complete are nowadays seen as incomplete. The practitioners possessing common sense quickly become aware of their limits and move on seeking knowledge in other sources, while the righteous usually stay convinced that there could be nothing more perfect in this world than the method they currently use.
Therefore I wish to emphasize that I am not personally identified with any technique or system of development that I use, so I don’t consider myself to be a promoter of any of them. A technique is a resource for me, a means which is more or less efficient. If I am dealing with a method that is, in my current experience, very efficient, I will approach it with appropriate attention and with respect for its creator. If I use a technique in its original form, I also try to keep its original quality and spirit. I do not belittle other techniques because there is always somebody out there who finds them helpful and considers them sacred. The fact that I don’t find them efficient is not relevant because I am always ready to leave behind all the methods that I currently use and replace them with new ones, the ones that will be effective for me at that particular moment.
The goals of personal and spiritual development
It is my belief that each technique merely represents a means for personal growth. Therefore I consider it to be a part of my path, but not the final goal. I find it useless to identify too much with the path because when I travel, I wish to reach my destination quickly and safely. Although I like traveling itself and it is important to me what kind of vehicle I use, I don’t travel just for the sake of traveling. Being on the road is a process that takes me to a certain destination, and I always bear my final destination in mind. If you don’t know what your destination is, you can travel all your life without getting anywhere. Therefore I think it is much more useful to be identified with the final goal. The goal of our existence is self-realization or the realization of our creative potentials. There are two processes leading towards this goal. The first process leading towards self-realization is self-awareness or awareness of all levels of one’s being. The goal attained by this process is a level of consciousness usually referred to as enlightenment. Today, we have some high-quality techniques that, in a tested and secure way, enable practitioners to achieve high levels of spiritual enlightenment. That’s why I think it is good to use them, however, there’s no need to idealize or worship them.
The practice has shown that being enlightened does not necessarily mean being completely purified of negative karma; neither does being enlightened automatically make people self-realized. The point is that enlightenment is not the final destination – it is a necessary step on the road to personal development, and it undoubtedly represents an important goal in the first phase of our path. However, once complete self-awareness is achieved, one needs to work on developing the capability to live from the enlightened state as this ability doesn’t automatically fall out of the sky together with enlightenment. It has to be developed, and the effort required is much bigger than the effort we put into achieving enlightenment.
In this way, enlightenment is just a step towards our realization, because without complete self-awareness we are unable to realize ourselves completely. Being enlightened means going back to the original, healthy state of spirit. However, once we are healthy, the question is what do we do with this new-found health? It is thus illusory to think that being enlightened signifies the end of our development on this planet. Only perfect living and acting from the enlightened state will represent the real end of the process of our development. That is why I speak of enlightenment as a path, and I consider creative self-realization to be the final goal.
On the other hand, enlightenment and creative self-realization can be attained only to the extent to which our soul is cleared of negative karma. In this way, inner purification of everything that is in the way of our enlightenment and self-realization is the second process leading directly to achieving the outcome of our existence. Undergoing the processes of inner purification is also not a purpose in itself. Nevertheless, it is a necessary process. It is also the most difficult and least enjoyable part of our journey, and therefore it requires maximum attention. That is why we shouldn’t commit ourselves to a limited number of technical means just because we have identified ourselves with the path, instead of the final goal.
Although I use different techniques, the methodology of my therapeutic interventions can be described as three basic processes that, in my experience, form a whole and yield excellent results. Techniques that I use enable a realization of those processes. Namely, each therapeutic intervention I do consists of creating awareness of all inner states that form the symptoms of the problem, followed by the awareness of the causes of the problem and awareness of its meaning. Full knowledge and direct insight into the essence of the problem is one of the phases that can’t be by-passed by the client if he or she wants to solve the problem. The client has to understand the problem, know what it’s about, what brought it into existence, what the structure of the problem is, what needs to be done to solve it, what lessons can be learned and what changes need to be done.
Conscious exploring of the territory that forms the problem will be accompanied by energy support, provided firstly by the attention given from the therapist to the person undergoing the intervention, and also by the energy healing systems, which enable contact with the so-called “universal cosmic energy.” I use energy work, among other things, to help the clients open up, to fill them with energy, to achieve contact with the subconscious and higher consciousness, to discover and clear the causes of problems, heal energy “wounds” that sometimes appear as consequences of deep purification, and as auxiliary means for achieving spiritual experience. The energy of the universal field serves as an ideal support for the process of understanding problems and for healing our energy bodies and energy centers within them. It is also a high-quality means of inducing a spiritual experience.
The third and the most subtle moment of the therapeutic process are interventions from the spiritual world, or spiritual beings that have to be entrusted with performing certain healing processes that are under their jurisdiction. This is why we have to know how to recognise the right moment for such an intervention, and allow it to happen without our interference. The reason for such interventions lies in a need to establish communication with our higher consciousness. The easiest way to establish that communication is through intermediaries, or symbols that represent our higher consciousness. So called “spiritual beings” are, in fact, only representatives of our higher consciousness. Prayer or invocation of spiritual beings for the purpose of executing certain intervention is the only concrete activity we perform here, and then it is necessary to let go, and allow the intervention to happen by itself. If we compare the process of recognising problems with active, male or magical aspects of healing work, then channelling the energy of the universal field and interventions of spiritual beings would represent the mystical, female or passive aspect. Both aspects have to be present during therapeutic intervention, because only their harmonious combination gives optimal results.
Thus, good intervention intended for the purpose of changing inner states and life circumstances of the person can include all three elements that were hitherto used separately. Until recently, a priest would pray for a person with problems, the healer would treat them with energy, a psychotherapist would try to make it possible for them to gain conscious insight into causes of their problems, and the physician treated the body. All those integral parts of therapeutic intervention were separated from each other in the past. That is why today we have healers who think it is possible to accomplish everything with energy treatments, and that other forms of therapeutic interventions are inferior to energy healing. At the same time, everybody knows what the majority of doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists think about so-called alternative forms of therapy, and the same goes for churches or priests.
Personally, I think that doctors should continue treating bodies, but the three above-mentioned phases of mental and spiritual healing can, and should be done by one person. A good spiritual therapist should be capable to make a client aware of the structure of the problem and its cause using well-formed verbal communication and guided visualisation. This way, the client can take responsibility for his or her own problem and undertake specific action for its solving. Together with psychotherapeutic skills, a good therapist should be able to provide energy treatments for the client. Energy treatments play multiple roles – they facilitate and speed up the growth of awareness of causes and the structure of the problems, they purify the energy body of negative energy substances (dead or depleted energy or negative chi) that accumulated as a consequence of a negative way of life. They also introduce the person to subtle and abstract states of mind that connect the client with the spiritual level of their being.
In other words, verbal communication can serve as tool of intervention at the psychological level. Verbal communication is a natural means of therapeutic intervention that can guide clients through the psychological elements of the problem, causing changes in the minds of the clients and encouraging them to make concrete changes in everyday life. However, words are not always the most appropriate way to introduce a client to a spiritual experience. On the contrary, they can cause confusion. That is why energy work provides a much better means for introducing and experiencing spiritual reality. Psychotherapeutic and energy treatments can also be completed by meditation and invoking spiritual beings through prayer. Certain aspects of human lives are influenced by spiritual beings that represent their guides and protectors. For that reason, a good therapist should be able to establish contact with the spiritual world and ask for intervention.
The characteristics of client – therapist relationship
In my experience, these three different approaches represent a complete base for good therapeutic intervention that will prepare the person in an adequate way for correct actions. Namely, therapeutic interventions can’t substitute a specific activity performed by client alone. They prepare them for concrete activity and behaviour, which will enable clients to solve their problems or achieve goals on their own. A therapist helps the client discover themselves, understand what they want and find ways to achieve their goals. A therapist is supervising the client and thus leading him or her, however, he avoids any kind of critique, judgment, counseling or decision-making for the client.
This is why my practical work involves the client personally in the most active possible way. My clients are not in a passive position. They actively co-operate in the healing process. They are also trained to use all stated means of intervention by themselves, in other words – to develop skills that they can learn in the courses to the level where they become completely self-sufficient and independent of any external influence. After they reach the level of operative, active knowledge, they are encouraged to apply their learning in creative ways. I believe that guru-like relationships are to be avoided as much as possible, because if any kind of dependence, non-creativity or lack of responsibility is encouraged in the client, then we are not talking about spirituality or self-realisation, but manipulation or some sort of business contract.
This kind of approach is not simple. It is characteristic for the path usually called “the direct way”. It is the path of personal and immediate spiritual experience, personal involvement in the process of inner purification and realisation of creative potential. Unfortunately, even in the world of contemporary esotericism, it is “the road less traveled” because most people refuse to take responsibility for their own lives and are trying to find someone to transfer that responsibility to. However, if somebody wants to go through complete karmic purification, become spiritually enlightened and reach creative self-realisation, there is no alternative. It is possible to attain these goals only if we fully participate in the processes leading to it, and if we invest our full potential. An instructor or a teacher can support the client, but he or she is not allowed to get involved with a client’s experiences and lessons. We have to play our own life games ourselves, and if we do so the benefits will also be the greatest.