Welcome to the beginning of the Psychology of Energy Lessons. Although all of the subjects of Empath Psychology are related to the concept of "the psychology of energy", I have labeled this section specifically so that you can begin to think about all of our topics tying together mind - body - and energy. Take your time with what you are learning. Work at your own pace. I strongly encourage you to join the Empaths Group on Yahoo so that you can post questions, get feedback, support, and fellowship. Members there come from all walks of life, all creeds and religions, and all areas of the world. It is not required but is is free and is a great way to get support and meet other authentic Empaths.
ų The Psychology of Energy
Dictionary. COM provides the following definition of psychology:
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary - Cite This Source
Main Entry: psy·chol·o·gy
Inflected Form: plural -gies
1 : the science of mind and behavior
2 a : the mental or behavioral characteristics typical of an individual or group or a particular form of behavior <mob psychology> <the psychology of arson> b : the study of mind and behavior in relation to a particular field of knowledge or activity <color psychology> <the psychology of learning>
3 : a treatise on or a school, system, or branch of psychology
|Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.|
This is a course in Empath Psychology which is, in effect, the psychology of energy. Everything in existence is composed of energy and interacts with the energies around it. Human beings are no exception. We live in an ocean of energy that surrounds us at all times. Yet most of those energies are invisible to the naked eye and to the senses in general. As Empaths, we are especially interested in the "invisible energies," as they seem to impact us on a daily basis.
An Empath is a person who is highly sensitive to energy and energy states. The ability of an Empath to read and interpret the emotions & mental states of others is tied into a complex grid of energy interactions. Through this course you will become acquainted with a comprehensive model which includes thirty-six energy states and how those energy states are experienced and perceived by us (Empaths). But first, there are some core building blocks that you must learn. These building blocks are called "Nodes," or "Empath Nodes."
Empath Psychology is also
referred to as "Implicate" Psychology", which is an emerging body of
thought that investigates intuitive abilities and the evolution of
consciousness. By definition, Empath Psychology is a form of Transpersonal
Psychology even though it has not been formally recognized and is not a formal
discipline. Transpersonal Psychology was founded by Abraham Maslow and Anthony
Sutich in 1969. Transpersonal Psychology investigates the psychology of
spiritual experience and the role of consciousness in the evolution of the human
being. The works of Carl Gustav Jung and William James also contributed to
the development of Transpersonal Psychology. Empath Psychology differs from
other schools of thought in that it utilizes intuition and creativity for
heuristic research instead of the empirical approach. This intuitive
approach does not detract from its seriousness or meaning. It is a pioneering
body of work leading to new insights into the human experience. Empath
Psychology is like the "Montessori" school of Transpersonal Psychology.
Ų Implicate Psychology
is based upon the premise that the universe, in general, is holographic in
nature. In a holographic universe everything is interconnected and
interdependent. The use of the word "implicate" is derived from the work of
David Bohm who proposed
the holographic theory and who labeled the source of the holographic universe
as "implicate order." (see "Wholeness and Implicate Order" by David Bohm).
Implicate Psychology focuses on the development of empathic individuals as possibly reflecting a critical trend in human evolution towards "holographic consciousness," which may be the key to higher levels of functioning and resources for the future. Implicate Psychology treats consciousness and the central nervous system as potential resources for new technologies of the future. Extra sensory perception and the empathic response are just tips of the iceberg relative to what may be possible. (see "The Holographic Universe" by Michel Talbot) The School of Empath Psychology refers to a "school of thought", i.e., a philosophical exploration into the nature of intuition and the nature of highly intuitive individuals, not an institution.
I am going to share the
information on the "Psychology of Energy" without spending a great deal of time
with formal references and technical explanations. I have taken my research and
put it into user friendly formats.
However, if you wish to go deeper into any subject mentioned, please engage the class with discussion and ask questions. I have more information available than I could possibly post online.
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Dreamtongue: the Language of Energy
In the first class you were introduced to the
language of the Empath, "Dreamtongue."
Dreamtongue is a creative label applied to the holographic communication that
occurs between all things. Everything is energy and all energy is information.
All information is communicated through energy. All energy is communication. As
a budding Empath, you will learn to look at everything as a form of
communication and you will find that your natural abilities will begin to plug
into your experiences in new and exciting ways!
When I use the word holographic I intend to imply that the entire universe is one seamless energy field. We exist within that energy field and are, in effect, energies within that field. All things are interconnected. This holographic nature of existence indicates that we, human beings, are all interconnected. We are all one, as the Buddha said. All life on this planet is interconnected in ways that are not apparent to our eyes and ears, but something deep inside the Empathic nature confirms that we are all connected. The thought of empathic communication is not so hard to grasp once you grasp the holographic nature of existence.
You are an energy field. You might think of the concept of the human aura and think of that as an energy field around your body. In fact, the dense matter of your body is also energy. Your body is the densest part of that field and what has been classically referred to as the "aura" is the least dense part of that energy field. Yet what you experience is a heavy, earth-bound vessel that you experience as "physical" and dense. Still your body generates electricity, an electromagnetic field, and nuclear force. You are an amazing vortex of spinning and interactive energies. Yet all of these energies are locked into place by one "master" energy, and that is GRAVITY. The better you understand the literal and metaphorical role of gravity in your life, the greater will be your development as an Empath.
Gravity is our greatest friend and our greatest foe. Gravity is not completely understood and defined by science, yet it is the most pervasive energy we can recognize. Gravity has the most profound effect on you as a human being and as an Empath. The purpose of this lesson is to introduce new insights relative to Gravity and what it means to your development as an Empath.
If you grasp the full point of this lesson on gravity and actually work with gravity as recommended, you will automatically be able to master all of the following lessons. From our subjective perspective: gravity is THE master energy. If you do not master it, it will master you. There is no way around it except through fantasy and denial. If you do not develop the ability to work with gravity you will not develop very well or very far in any area. I say that with great sincerity and awareness. What I will share with you in this lesson will change everything you do and will change your life profoundly. Yet, I have learned over the last thirty years that the majority of people exposed to this information tend to avoid the lesson at the heart of this energy.
To make it simple: Gravity is the Master
energy. It controls all of the other energies in highly significant ways.
To master your Empath skills you must develop skills for dealing with gravity.
Sounds "odd" at this point but keep reading!
Gravity is represented in this
material as the yellow square of "prithiv."
Beta communications are the most impacted by gravity.
Beta communications contain the most energy.
Gravity keeps you grounded on the Earth. Gravity pulls on you every second of your life. Gravity ultimately makes you age and return back into the Earth. Gravity pulls at your skin and your body shape throughout your life. Gravity makes you tired and makes things heavy. Gravity is everywhere and to ignore it is to ignore your opportunity to be powerful and strong. Gravity is the greatest teacher and the hardest lesson.
You start as a tiny infant held in place by gravity (your body/beta). As you start to physically evolve -grow- you gain the ability to start mastering gravity, to resist it. Overtime you learn to move and eventually to crawl. Gravity keeps you close to the ground until you develop the STRENGTH to resist gravity and stand. In the beginning you fall a lot because gravity is forever pulling you down.
As a young child you can stand upright and move in horizontal directions with ease, surfing gravity as if it were no concern whatsoever. That is, no concern until you fall, crash your bike, or knock an important vase off of a table.
As an adult gravity starts to become an issue. If your body grows in mass (increased weight) you get heavier and slower. The need to sit down and the need to rest becomes critical. Age gradually weakens your ability to resist gravity as you get older. As you lose mastery over gravity you become weaker.
Physical strength represents your relationship to physical gravity. The greater your physical strength the greater your mastery over physical gravity.
Be patient, this is all leading to a very critical point!
There is "outer" and
Outer gravity is physical gravity and inner gravity is "psychic" or psychological gravity. Both present the biggest challenges in our lives.
As if physical gravity weren't hard enough to deal with, Inner Gravity is even tougher. The key to this lesson is that Inner Gravity and Outer Gravity are CONNECTED and strongly affect one another.
Inner gravity plays a major role in the psyche of every individual on the planet. Every person you meet is dealing with gravity in some form or another. As an Empath you will be specifically interested in how people are dealing with inner gravity.
Everything that is happening on the "outer" is mirrored by the "inner." Your inner universe is a microcosm of the outer universe. By understanding the holographic principle, you also understand that the reverse is true, "your outer universe is a reflection of your inner universe, your inner world."
Inner gravity at its most extreme takes the form of depression and depressive feelings. For anyone who has experienced even mild or severe depression, you know how powerful it is. All of your thoughts and feelings are pulled down to the lower levels of thinking and experience.
Yet inner gravity also works in milder more unconscious ways. Inner gravity is always holding our thoughts into place, sometimes making us rigid and inflexible. When inner gravity takes over we begin to feel less motivated, apathetic, disinterested, discouraged, and pessimistic. We tend to give up or not care. By learning to diagnose inner gravity you will be able to assist with inner gravity. But is is very important that you start with recognizing it within yourself. The basic axiom for Empath development:what you know about yourself you know about everyone else.
How often have you had a new goal in mind where you start off with great enthusiasm and intent; as time passes, and as gravity begins to pull at you - inside and out, you lose interest and eventually stopped pursuing the goal? In other words how many times have you started something and quit? How many times did you start to exercise or break a habit then quit before you accomplished your goal? When we give up in our direction, inner gravity has pulled us down.
Have you ever met someone who felt "heavy"? I am not referring to weight whatsoever. A very lightweight and thin person can "feel heavy." This is a sign of inner gravity dominating that person.
When inner gravity dominates we lose our inspiration, our motivation, our reason for living, our zest for life, and our perspective.
Why are we starting with such a "heavy" subject? Because gravity will be the only obstacle to you being very successful and happy as an Empath (and as a human being for that matter).
Now, we are going to take this discussion to another level:
Your first task is to learn to recognize Inner and Outer Gravity (remember they are really one and the same). Learn to recognize it in yourself and you will learn to recognize it in others.
Again, the essential
Empath axiom that I teach goes as follows:
"What you know about yourself, you know about everyone else."
Just keep that in the back of your mind for now. It is a profound and powerful realization that will cause multiple insights to continuously unfold in your mind, in your life.
Your psyche, your mind, is a hologram of the rest of the universe. Your inner world (microcosm) is a finite version of the outer world (macrocosm). So, the purpose of learning the Psychology of Energy is to learn how outer energies correlate to your inner energies.
Your psyche is an energy field inside the energy field that is your body. A circle within a circle. The same energy/communication grid that exists in nature also exists within your psyche.
The part of your psyche that corresponds with the energy of Gravity is referred to here as EFFORT. The word EFFORT in all caps refers to the psychological energy that you have to deal with Gravity.
Picture this: you are standing at the bottom of a gravity well that "wants to hold you in place." Before you is a staircase of thirty-six steps leading up to a liberated psychic state that I refer to as a fully actualized Empath (the Implicate State). With every step up the staircase your view becomes broader and your sense of self expands. EFFORT is the first step necessary to reach the other steps. I say 36, because I have broken them down into 36 steps. The process is much more important than the number but having a number gives you a guide to follow.
EFFORT is the first state of consciousness that you want to develop. We can start anywhere in the hologram- it's really all one and the same energy. Yet if we make a logical plan so that each step leads into a higher state of progression, then we have a clear map and direction to follow.
I challenge you to come up with "one word" replacements for the label EFFORT. Remember, the label is mostly a "placeholder" so that we can communicate on this subject.
EFFORT is the Empath skill most commonly missing in individuals I meet claiming to be Empaths. As a group, we "tend" to be daydreamers. There are, of course, plenty of individual exceptions.
So now let's turn our discussion into EFFORT as an Empath skill:
A close "true example" of a fully embodied EFFORT state (skill) is found in some of the Yogis in India. Specifically those who have developed control over their mind and body. You do not have to be a Yogi to exhibit the skill, instead, your goal is to strive for your own level of discipline and STRENGTH of mind. For us regular people, EFFORT functions as self-control, coordination, ability, effort, discipline, exertion, and the ability to manage our own physical environments.
EFFORT is the state of consciousness which results from practicing self-control and self-discipline. This is an elusive concept to many but I will make it accessible and simple before this lesson is complete. Straight to the point: the higher your degree of EFFORT the greater control you have over your Empath abilities, the more effective your Empath functioning, and the more power you will have to direct and experience your own life.
On the flip side: the absence of EFFORT is at the root of almost every problem, challenge, or difficulty. Whether these issues be physical, emotional, or mental. Health issues, financial issues, emotional issues, social issues, can all be traced back to the lack of EFFORT. (the ability to master gravity). There are always exceptions to every rule, but the lack of EFFORT is a major concern relative to all areas of life. It is possible to get diagnosed with cancer, having no control over how and when it happened. It is also possible to have had warning signs all along that could have been used to seek preventative treatment. Scenarios vary from person to person. In a scenario where someone had no control, then the EFFORT required is in seeking and maintaining treatment. As a cancer patient, I do not speak lightly of these issues.
I have thrown out a lot for you to think about. I will follow up by illustrating these points from various vantage points and illustrating the application of these information. Work with this material before proceeding on.
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