by Dr. Jeffrey Eisen
from DrJeffEisen Website
In the psychological tradition, this is part of the aim of psychotherapy, hypnosis, and psychoactive drugs. In the mystical tradition this is part of the aim of meditation and yoga. In the religious traditions, this is part of the connection with God.
In this regard, PsychoNoetics and to an extent, other “clearing strategies” do not stand alone.
They are recent efforts in a great
lineage of awakening that will continue to evolve as long as
humanity continues to evolve.
The, “technical” aspects of this new paradigm are auto-kinesiological diagnosis, and the clearing strategy itself.
But utilizing these techniques with a sacred intention, rather than merely a medical or psychotherapeutic one, qualifies PsychoNoetics to stand as a (clearing) path, alongside the (meditative, devotional, inquiring and psychophysical) paths of,
...and various, non-traditional
There are no principles to be learned,
no identity to be assumed, no examples to be lived up to, no
information or teachings to digest. All you need to do to access
your real identity as pure consciousness is to understand that you
are That, and to clear away the memories, thoughts, and feelings
that are obstacles to that realization.
PsychoNoetics, intended as a Clearing Path, is catabolic, a path of deconstruction, (although it can be used to guide anabolic processes like affirmations as well). It frees us from illusion and facilitates the acceptance of the reality of What Is.
True spirituality can only emerge from
Remember the questions that I posed earlier in the book? Why is it that science, experts, and external authorities have taken such a hold of us, and why are some of us rebelling against this? In previous chapters I have pointed the finger at some of our beliefs about reality, but another part of the answer lies with our unexamined philosophy.
They even influence our legal system. On one side of this divide, people believe in laws and systems of ethical and moral directives. In the west this is exemplified by the Judeo-Christian tradition and in the east by Confucianism. The existence of these directives on how to live an upright life, how to be a good person in society, come out of a belief we have to be told, be taught, and tell ourselves what to do and how to live.
This could be characterized as the
doctrine of the child human, the human who is perpetually in need of
a parent or a parental society.
From this perfected state, wisdom and
compassion in thought and action spontaneously emanate. This
doctrine is exemplified in the East by the traditions of Taoism,
Advaita, and Chan and Zen Buddhism. It could be exemplified in the
esoteric reaches of the Judeo-Christian tradition as a state of
I don’t mean an adult plodding beneath
the weight of obligations and responsibilities, but a mature being
animated and illuminated by an inner light, an inner wisdom, an
inner connection to “God”.
What is more, they do unto others as
they do unto themselves, and they do unto themselves as they do unto
others. That is, they direct themselves through beliefs, laws, and
“shoulds” and, when they have the chance, they impose these
“shoulds” upon all others who have the misfortune of coming under
their authority: spouses, children, parishioners, employees, or
This is a mindset that imprisons
There are only a small minority of
individuals, philosophies, and institutions who dissent, who are
free from this most oppressive delusion.
Science, education, government, morality, and ethics, have not only to be recast in this light, but also reconceived in it. People for whom this viewpoint is natural, artists, poets, musicians, visionaries, free spirits and, of course, mystics, must give up their roles as dissenters on the periphery of a bounded society.
Instead, they need to come together in
mutual affirmation to form an alternate core, a core of inner
authority, a core of light, a core society to which people can come
as they liberate themselves from authoritarianism. They must
recreate our institutions, particularly our schools and churches, in
this vision so as to create alternatives for our society and a
starting point for our children.
Only by letting go of everything that we
hold on to in the space that is our consciousness, can we come to
our real identity, and realize our inner authority.
In this total information environment we are fast realizing that our survival is dependent upon sustaining the global system that sustains us. We are realizing that humanity must put their individual differences and individual identities aside and cooperate towards common goals. For that, we need a higher consciousness, one that sees that our individual interests are inseparable from the interests of the whole.
This is no more and no less than
enlightened self-interest, a new Golden rule that says do onto the
All as you would do onto yourself.
There is within every one of us an
inherited resistance, which, as I have said, derives from our
inescapable identification with our physical body and its survival.
Identification with our body, inclines us towards an equally
vulnerable and separated identification with our self-image.
It is an evolutionary heritage that must be overcome or at least put into perspective, in order for new patterns of human response-ability to emerge. Clearing practices loosen our identity with our bodies and deconstruct all of the “false” identities that are built upon that. This, in turn, can break down those boundaries that keep humanity at odds with one another.
If we envision what a society might be
like when this becomes a reality, and our deep interdependency
becomes apparent, we will be inspired to follow a clearing path not
only for ourselves, but also for all humankind.