Healing from your centre means to discover your true self. It is to find balance, harmony and integration within. It involves connecting with your innermost being, your intuition, and your heart, but to do this we first have to create an inner clearing. For we live in a time which shapes us according to agendas that does not consider our natural patterns, impulses and needs. This is simply what empires and states must do. Human beings must be shaped by the habits and patterns which allow the status quo to continue no matter how terrible the consequences. This clearing which you must make within is perhaps one of the most radical things that you will ever do. It will run counter to everything that you have been taught. For you must first find a way to connect with yourself not as a bundle of concepts, principles and ethical frameworks but as a wild living biological being with impulses that predate your socialisation and which must necessarily express themselves because they are so integral to who you are. It is beyond here that the journey of self-discovery begins. Over the last decade as I have continuously honed the Know Yourself Framework, expressed in my Know Yourself books this is what I was striving to give to you. A way to connect to your own deep, real, living, pulsing reality in a manner that jumps beyond your ideas of what you should be. If are ready for that journey then please begin with the three published books:
Know Yourself Melancholic is with the editors as I write this.
On this healing journey you won’t start by journalling, meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi or any of the other popular means of managing ourselves in the modern world. You will begin by becoming familiar with your impulse nature by using the ancient Four Elements Framework – Fire, Water, Earth and Air – as a guide. The guide is there not to tell us what we are but to provide a minimalist framework from which we can engage in the activity of observing ourselves closely and deeply, in order to accept the patterns which always manifest in us and are there even before we think. It begins with a mountain of difficulty but very quickly you arrive at plateaus of radical self acceptance, which in itself offers deep psychological healing. This is not inner child work but as you discover more about yourself you begin to see how your child self could only react as you did. This creates deep inner space as you realise that this is simply how you are wired. From here on self development becomes a radically different experience.
The fascinating thing about the Four Elements Framework is that it engages not only your psychology but your physical health and so you begin to understand what I call the price of your health and healing journey. You are as you are and so there are some aspects of yourself which will never change, some biological weaknesses and strengths that you have, so you must learn to work within the constraints of how you naturally are. Paradoxically this gives you a vast freedom but that is the subject of another blog post.
It’s important to note that healing from your centre is not a one-time event, but rather an ongoing process. Life can be challenging and it’s easy to lose touch with yourself, but the Know Yourself Framework gives you a barometer, compass and a map to make the journey with grace. Register on my course in May 2023 or get my books and start a journey of a lifetime.