The existence of problems is probably the only constant in human lives. Shit happens, the old saying says, and it will happen again, no matter how smart or enlightened we are. But what do we usually do when we encounter a problem, be it physical, emotional or even spiritual? Some of us do nothing but complain. Others try to resolve the problem the way they can or the way they know, relying on themselves only. And some seek help, either from institutions or individuals who claim to have expertise in some problem-solving methodology. When you analyze the effects of most therapy systems, you find that they rarely address the real causes of a particular problem, but only try to deal with some level of symptoms. I’ve been studying therapy systems for over 30 years, and I found that the only way to resolve the problem is to work on its cause. That’s why I’ve done thorough research on what the real causes are, or what is it that we have to treat if we want to overcome a problem once and for all. I have also created an efficient methodology aimed at dissolving the very roots of human ailments.
The intention of this article is therefore to summarize the ideas behind the causal therapy. These ideas will be presented in the clearest possible way because there is still great confusion, both in clients and therapists, when it comes to causal models. Since I’ve spent so much time and energy on discovering and developing methodologies of causal therapy, I think that my discoveries can be of use to people who wish to develop themselves personally and spiritually or to solve some acute or chronic problem.
When speaking of healing techniques that I work with, especially the Transformation of Karmic Patterns system, people often ask me why do I perform this particular sort of therapy and what is different – or better – in my way of dealing with causes of human problems compared to other alternative therapy systems. The significant difference is in the orientation towards the real causes, and not imaginary or illusory ones. The thing is, almost all healing systems, be they conventional or alternative, only heal some levels of symptoms. When analyzing the efficiency of the conventional medicine, this is not even questionable – it views human body and psyche through the prism of biochemical processes and doesn’t depart from the perception of man as a material being only. The medicines that are produced by pharmaceutical companies do not treat the relevant causes of health problems but only try to rehabilitate the consequences of biochemical imbalances in the body. When we come to the precise definition of real causes, you will see how far conventional medicine is from the very understanding of the causal domain, let alone its effective treatment.
Many alternative healing systems also claim they heal causes, but this is simply not true. Although most quality schools of complementary medicine do not harm human organism (unlike some methods of the conventional or “allopathic” medicine), even they don’t reach the causal domain but only scoop deeper levels of symptoms. For instance, the two great healing traditions – traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture) and homeopathy – go a step forward from the allopathic medicine and recognize the existence of the human energy field and bioenergetic imbalances. They treat the field and correct the flow of bioenergy (“life force,” “chi”) in subtle bodies, changing the patient’s biological, emotional and mental reactions. But the quality and flow of bioenergy also belong to the symptoms domain, although some practitioners of these disciplines will claim differently. The same goes with negative emotions and thoughts suppressed into the subconscious mind that is the object of treatment for many new-age healing systems and techniques; although the practitioners of these systems claim they treat the causes, they do not. The real causes are neither the unwanted physical or mental states, nor the disturbed bioenergy flow, although these phenomena definitely influence the human psycho-physical condition. Recognizing the dynamics of the energy body and the quality and flow of bioenergy absolutely makes an important step towards understanding deeper levels of symptoms, which will have an immediate effect on the quality and stability of therapeutic intervention. But just because we go way deeper than the allopathic medicine and treat the energy body, it does not give us the right to label the intervention as “causal.”
With the statement that energy work does not treat the real causes of human problems, I set myself critically towards the healing systems and schools that practice the correction of life force and naturally heal energy bodies and structures. But I’d like to stress that I do not consider these systems wrong or useless. I don’t even find some methods of allopathic medicine unnecessary, let alone the important and extremely helpful methods of vibrational medicine. I also practice various methods of energy therapy, from Reiki to Bioenergetics, and I have created my own system of energy healing called the Intentional Energetics. I am very much aware of the efficiency of quality bioenergetic interventions and their irreplaceable role in healing processes. There are subtle energetic structures and masses in our energy bodies which cannot be corrected or dissolved even using the causal therapy only. For instance, if there is a crack in the mesh structures of the first, third and fifth level of the aura, which has been generated by a break of a bone or made as a consequence of surgery, the crack will not be automatically repaired when we realize the original cause of this disorder. We will have to perform additional procedures to repair the mesh structure and in this way avoid the consequences of disrupted energy flow. The same goes with physical problems – knowing the cause of some injury will not instantly heal the wound; scars will have to be stitched using the adequate forms of surgery, and only then treated using the appropriate methods of complementary medicine. That’s why there have to exist practical methods that can treat different kinds of symptoms because causal therapy is not always capable of doing it automatically.
Still, no intervention on the symptoms will reach the causes. I would love to be wrong, but I’m not. The cover for this statement is in over thirty years of research on therapeutic systems and their range of effectiveness. My exploration came as a consequence of a spiritual journey that I started in 1986 attending Enlightenment Intensives. After five years of persistent practice of EI meditation technique, I managed to reach the so-called “permanent enlightenment.” It is the kind of spiritual experience that had lasting and stable effects (in Zen they call it “satori”), as opposed to short-term enlightenment (or “kensho”), effects of which are not that stable or lasting. I was able to stay in the state of unity with objects I would pay attention to and keep this perception steady. I was not an exception in that sense – many other practitioners of this method reached the same experience. One of the significant consequences of such experience was that it deepened my contact with the subtle dimensions of the mind – with unconscious and superconscious minds – and prompted me to purify some limiting influences that I have not even felt to have existed until then. In trying to overcome them, I was forced to study the inner human territory and create an adequate methodology for transforming such influences.
It is interesting that I have been quite criticized for the statement that I was “enlightened.” I was mostly attacked by those who said that they didn’t have that kind of experience, but that I was certainly not enlightened either because I claimed that everyone could become enlightened if they are motivated to work hard and use the right meditation technique. Although mystified to unbelief and allegedly reserved only for “chosen ones,” direct experience of the truth (as we define the term “enlightenment” today) is not at all untouchable or intended for “specially blessed.” If there is a proper methodology (and there exists one) and the will of the aspirant to persistently apply it (well, this hardly ever exists), then permanent enlightening can indeed be achieved by every mentally healthy adult willing to direct their energy to such a goal. Therefore I never intended to speak of enlightenment because of some ego-trip or self-importance but solely to encourage others to gain such experience themselves.
People also criticized me because they somehow got the picture that I reached enlightenment too easily, so there must have been something false in my attainment. Although the EI methodology can enable enlightenment in a relatively short time, reaching this state of consciousness was everything but easy for me. The five-year period I completely devoted myself to this goal was extremely stressful and full of crisis. I had to let go of all my conscious and unconscious prejudices and preconceived ideas about who I was, about what life, other people or God was. I had to practice tough love towards myself and face all of my false ego fixations and games that I played. The de-identification process is always painful, and my example was no exception. And what is more, there were no guarantees that the EI meditation technique was going to grant the enlightenment experience because it cannot be provoked or forced. We can only prepare the terrain for such experience, but then it either happens or not, according to the will of the spirit itself. I had to develop patience and persistence, despite the uncertain outcome of my endeavors. But I was lucky – I had excellent teachers and a wonderful group of fellow practitioners that unreservedly supported each other during the meditation retreats, so I eventually managed to succeed. The reward for my efforts was enormous. Stable enlightenment is probably the best investment you can make in your earthly life, and my example was the living proof of this. The enlightenment experience benefited me in every possible way – my life was completely changed for the better, my new level of consciousness enabled me to either transform or terminate my relationships, to redirect my goals in the most constructive course, and to awaken my creativity.
But the main reason why I mention enlightenment in this article is that it also had some unexpected and not at all fancy side effects. The worst of them was the awakening of overall subconscious material and its systematic leak into my conscious mind, which brought me some serious troubles. There is a common prejudice when it comes to enlightenment, which is that it will automatically solve all our problems. Some problems will be solved, that’s for sure, but we will equally surely be loaded with many new, unknown, and unexpected ones. In Zen Buddhism, such problems are known as the “sickness of Zen,” which affects the advanced practitioners and sometimes destroys their devotion to the spiritual path. It is well known that some Zen monks engage in drinking and drugging, others visit brothels, and some are even suicidal. I have never been that self-destructive after the enlightenment experience, but I was not entirely emotionally stable either. For this reason, I undertook a long-term study of the structure of individual and collective limiting influences, or real causes of unpleasant emotional and mental states, and created a therapeutic system that I currently use.
One of the desirable consequences of enlightenment was the ability to distinguish between natural and unnatural, true from false. I was able to perceive the natural cosmic principles and experience them as unchangeable universal laws. While many modern spiritualists and philosophers tend to relativize natural laws, considering that they do not exist or have been invented by man (and therefore should not be respected), I believe that natural laws do exist and that most human problems stem precisely from their disrespect. Since pure consciousness tends to purify and transform all that is not natural and normal, shortly after the enlightenment I found myself having huge problems. I wasn’t able to ground my experience and realize it in everyday living, so I soon understood that it is necessary to know how to transform the unconscious limiting influences, or to dissolve what I now call “karmic patterns,” if you wish to realize yourself creatively and live a happy and fulfilled life. For this reason, I began the study of various therapeutic methods – from different kinds of energy work and modern schools of psychotherapy up to mystical and esoteric techniques. As a student and seeker, I went through various training, studying almost everything the Western world offers as methods of healing (except the allopathic medicine), gaining lots of “titles” and “certificates.” In addition to spending a large amount of time and energy on mastering those methodologies, I have also spent solid sums of money. And all these schools have argued that they could work on the causes, promising permanent resolutions to human problems, often in fast and simple ways. But that simply wasn’t true. This inaccuracy was evident from the effects of the methodology itself, but also from the way of life of the practitioners and the creators of these methods.
Practitioners of various therapy systems would regularly be spellbound with their techniques and the creators of the systems. Cult-like organizations were sometimes created by such persons, and the leaders would often behave childishly, abusing their position in a variety of ways. It was more than obvious that this was not about true knowledge but hype, mystery, and spiritual Hollywood. Although hype can be “good for business,” the reality is one thing and selling fog is another. I also liked shortcuts and fast effects, and I've never been a masochist to torture myself with too much hard work and complicated methodologies. But the quest for real causal therapy has led me exactly where it should – to the creation of a precise methodology that respects all the relevant elements of the problem structure. The therapy system that I practice nowadays is not the fastest or the simplest one, but not the most complicated either. Some parts of it are more complex than most people would like them to be, but some are also simpler than most people would like them to be. That’s why I label my causal methodology the “correct one” because it respects all the necessary steps that enable the thorough dissolution of the problem.
In my search for adequate healing methodology, one thing became crystal clear to me – we all (occasionally) need therapy. Although there are people who think that no therapy is necessary, I consider them wrong. We do need it, but not just any kind of therapy. Practitioners of meditation and methods that enable the expansion of consciousness are sometimes convinced that for the personal and spiritual development nothing is required except the awareness. Usually, it is about beginners who discover some meditation techniques and are delighted with them, so they immediately conclude that this is the only thing they need. Not true, best proven by my example – only when I became hyper-aware (enlightened) I realized how much I needed therapy. Artists, by drawing on their talents, also feel that no therapy is needed or that “art is their therapy.” The same goes for practitioners of different kinds of body arts and skills, from Yoga to Tai Chi, or some other form of bodywork and bioenergy cultivation. Not true again – artists need therapy as well because it is not always possible to cure some illness or to relieve some emotional problem only through creative work.
THE DEFINITION OF CAUSAL THERAPY
Before we go any further, it would be helpful to define what therapy is all about. My definition reads – therapy is the process of returning to the original, natural, healthy state – of the body, the mind, and the spirit. Therapy should allow for a return to the “norm” or the original design. Of course, we will have to define “normal” first, and I will do that soon. But until then, isn’t it obvious that it is best to function normally and optimally? A healthy person can have countless goals, but the sick has only one – to become healthy again. For as long as someone is ill, they cannot function “norm”-ally, let alone engage in life’s best experiences. Once there is no unnecessary pressure, inflammation, deformation or pathological processes in the body, then we “feel good.” The same goes for our mental health – once there are no negative thoughts and emotions that burden us with their pressure, we feel “ok.” We usually take this “ok” state for granted and don’t think of it as special. However, when we get sick, either physically or mentally, we quickly become aware that a healthy state is everything but “nothing special.” In the world we live in, health is an extra special blessing.
So what would be the definition of true causal therapy? Besides knowing what the real causes are, its aim is a complete transformation of the problem structure, its full dissolution with lasting and stable positive consequences. To reach this ideal, we need to respect the general structure of the human mind and know that each problem consists of the symptoms, the cause, and the source. Symptoms are contents of the conscious mind, causes of the unconscious, and source of the superconscious mind. Therefore the right way to deal with a problem is to go step by step through all its basic elements and dissolve the symptoms first, then the causal structure and finally its source.
As evident from the definition of therapy, deviation from the norm is not reserved only for the physical aspect of our existence – it also touches the more subtle dimensions of our being. Humans have energy bodies, and hence these bodies can also deviate from the norm, or deform, or become filled with destructive content. For this reason, it is not enough to deal with physical therapy only when treating physical problems. The physical body reflects events in the energy bodies, so in 99% of the cases, the healing of the physical body necessarily involves some energy work. And as the energy events are identical to the psycho-spiritual states, a proper form of psychotherapy is necessary for treating the body. Since problems have this kind of structure, I call causal therapy a psycho-energy-spiritual therapy because it works on all three aspects simultaneously.
PRECONDITIONS FOR CAUSAL THERAPY
For something like this to be done the client needs to take responsibility for active participation in the treatment. Taking responsibility is the first threshold a client has to pass. In other forms of therapy, it is possible to be a passive subject because the healer does the most of the work. But the causal therapy is an entirely different thing. The problem is happening to a client and not to a therapist. A client needs to take responsibility for the creation of the problem and its resolution. The problem is there is for a client to learn something from it, to change her or himself and adopt some new forms of responsibility and discipline. That is why a causal therapist can do nothing for his client but lead him through a causal methodology by applying the appropriate technical means depending on the type of the problem. So if some therapy excludes a client as an active participant, then such therapy cannot be called causal but symptomatic.
The causal therapy is what people really need when encountering a problem, but they rarely seek it. Usually, they look for relief and would like the problem to “just go away,” trying to get rid of the unpleasant symptoms. But symptoms are just a visible indicator that there is an underlying issue; they are the means of communication, or a message coming from deeper levels of our being that there is something to be addressed. So applying only symptomatic therapy would be the same as killing the messenger and hoping that the problem would disappear. However, the messenger did not create a problem; he is neither the cause nor the source – the causes lie in the subtle dimensions of our being. Such dimensions should be introduced, acknowledged, accepted, and incorporated into everyday life because their disregard is what created the problem in the first place.
Answering the question “what to treat when we have a problem?” or “to whom to go and which therapeutic system to apply?” it is best to use some form of symptomatic therapy, especially when it comes to physical illness, and simultaneously an adequate form of causal therapy. As I have already said – all human problems, whether they are physical or psychological, derive from disregard of natural laws and the dimensions of existence. That's why the symptomatic therapy cannot be enough.
SUBTLE DIMENSIONS OF EXISTENCE
Before I continue with dimensions of existence, let me mention the basic and most important law in the universe – the law of karma. It says that each of our actions is subject to an appropriate reaction; that each act has its consequences. If we don’t respect this law and behave as we like, we will initiate the processes of karmic retribution. The arm of karma is sometimes long and slow, but it will evade no one. All we do to ourselves and others will come back to us in the same way. If not in this lifetime, then in the next. Also, karma is not just an abstract cosmic principle – it has its immediate manifestation in our everyday lives, called “samskara,” which is a Sanskrit word for “impression.” Samskaras are energy structures that are housed in our energy bodies, producing the corresponding effects in our lives. My name for samskara is “karmic pattern.” Therefore, I perceive all limiting influences in human life, whether of an individual or collective character, as karmic patterns. Some look like physical illnesses, some as subconscious emotional-mental programs and energy structures, but their unique origin is in disregarding the law of karma. Areas of such disregard are directly related to some of the fundamental dimensions of our existence.
So, what are the dimensions of our existence, the ones that we tend to disrespect? Our physical body exists within the first six dimensions: space – with height, width, depth, and time – with the past, present and future. If we don’t respect these dimensions, we will probably get hurt, sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally and usually in both ways. For example, if we get to the intersection and the traffic light is red, and we don’t respect this space-time constraint and stubbornly want to cross the road, it may happen that we get hurt, first and foremost physically and then emotionally. If we survive, our body may be severely damaged and will need a lot of therapeutic interventions to be brought back to the original state. If it ever happens, though, because the conventional medicine has not advanced so much that the therapy is always a hundred percent effective. The most likely scenario is that our body will be permanently damaged, to a lesser or greater extent. And by damaging our body, our psyche will also be harmed, so we will need to undertake a series of therapeutic interventions to get back to normal. It is best to be healthy and not undergo any therapy, but sometimes we lack awareness and disregard the fundamental dimensions of existence, which eventually forces us to submit to some form of therapy.
If we don’t respect the dimension of time and are always late, we may miss some excellent opportunities just because we’re lazy or think that time is here to be wasted. Some people tend to “live in the past,” and some “rush towards the future,” being unable to center themselves in the present. And “living in the present” is not always an easy task; we know that it represents one of the foremost goals of spiritual practice. To be in the wrong place at the wrong time may sometimes cause us huge problems, even death in some cases. So time is also a significant dimension that requires respect; otherwise, we might get physically hurt, or we may become unhappy and unrealized. Being unhappy we may stay in negative states of mind, and these negative thoughts and emotions may become the immediate cause of some illness. And then we need therapy.
Furthermore, the fundamental forces that govern the material world are gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear, and weak nuclear force. Failure to acknowledge each of these forces can severely damage us, as an inattentive walk along the cliff may bring us great problems caused by gravitational force. The same goes with the abuse of electromagnetic force, from electric shock to electromagnetic radiation and smog. And it is common knowledge what happens when we abuse nuclear force. That’s why the natural forces in the material universe also need to be known and appreciated. I believe that this is a clear and logical exposition for the readers, and perhaps you may wonder why I am talking about more or less obvious things. Well, because there is an analogy with the more subtle dimensions of existence and their disrespect since the car or train crash it is not the only thing that can hurt us. There are equally harmful forces I will talk about soon that can harm us and even kill us, in almost the same way that disregard of fundamental powers can.
The first subtle dimension (or the seventh one)
When it comes to the material aspect of our existence, there are numerous healing systems for the physical body and the reparation of the consequences of tissue damage. Any form of help to repair bodily harm is welcome, but we can often do a lot more using the natural healing methods than medicines of pharmaceutical companies or surgery. Particularly in cases where there are deeper causes of bodily injury than pure negligence, and there almost always are. So, when healing the physical body, it is wise to include interventions that deal with deeper dimensions than the physical one. These dimensions also affect our general condition, so they need to be known and appreciated because otherwise, we will find ourselves having problems. And the resolution of these problems will have to include some therapy.
The universe is a much more mysterious place than most people are willing to perceive…
So what would be the next, seventh dimension of existence? Scientists have long ago realized that the visible universe is not all that exists, and in the thirties of the last century, they began to give names to subtle aspects of our universe. Physicists have gradually discovered that there is a mysterious “dark energy-matter” which, compared to the visible matter, occupies a much higher percentage of the overall content of the universe – up to 99.5 percent! And this force holds stars and planets in their places and paths because the gravitational forces are not strong enough to be the only element that affects the positions and movements of the celestial bodies. But what is this “dark energy-matter” in fact? For a long time none of the academics have dared to talk about its quality and nature, and then came the Italian astrophysicist Giuliana Conforto, who claims that dark energy-matter is no less than agape – cosmic (mystical) love! And this universal, unconditional love is a tangible force that we cannot relativize. It is a real power that I consider to be the source of a human energy field or aura.
As man is a multidimensional being, so the first subtle level of his multidimensionality is the energy body called “aura,” and the energy organs called “chakras,” which serve as a means of direct expression of unconditional love. Chakras are therefore primarily centers of energetic communication. Chakras are also the sources of energy cords that we use to connect with close people (family members and partners). Using these cords, we create what is known as “intimate relationships.” Relationships thus become the third force that is formed out of the interaction between two or more people; relationships live their own lives, even independently of the persons who make them. The energy cords that we use to create intimate relationships are the energetic organs that we don’t have on the physical level, but we do have them on the energetic level. The direct connection of this fact to therapeutic systems is that our energy organs should also be kept healthy. First of all, it means recognizing, accepting and respecting their dynamics. And more practically, this means that interpersonal relationships are also subject to therapeutic processes. The transformation of the unwanted consequences of relationships is the first causal level we come across when we look for the real causes of the symptoms of our problems. That's why the work on the dissolution of psycho-energetic structures that we find in the energy space of the relationships must inevitably be involved in the treatment of the cause of a certain problem.
Healthy relational cords that we create to form intimate relationships.
Since a relationship is the third force that appears in the interaction between two persons, it can either be built by conditional or unconditional love. It is up to us to choose between the two, but the fact is that a so-called “bad relationship” can always be transformed into a healthy one, based on unconditional support, acceptance, and tolerance. The way to sort out our relationships is first by transforming their psycho-energy aspect and then through renewed and improved communication between the two people. To do this, we have to get to know the structure of an unhealthy psycho-energy connection, commonly called the limiting, or “toxic,” bond. Then we have to perform the procedure of transforming the toxic bond into a healthy one. This process can have a significant positive effect on our psycho-physical state because toxic bonds are one of the primary causes of our health problems.
What most therapists and students of esoteric sciences don’t know is that relational cords simply have to exist because we need intimacy to develop emotionally and spiritually. So, it is better to be connected to people we are intimate with toxically than not at all. It is, of course, best to be connected healthily, but we cannot just cut the relational cords off if they are unhealthy; we have to re-create the healthy ones necessarily if we wish to retain our mental health. Therefore “cutting the cords that bind,” which is the procedure a lot of therapists do, is not a finished process. It resembles curing the infection by removing the infected organ. If the organ is not vital we could survive the amputation, but what does this kind of treatment make us? A cripple. The same happens with cutting the relational cords – although we would physically survive this kind of energetic surgery, it would leave us emotionally crippled. That’s why I would never recommend this procedure because it kills the sense of intimacy between two people. And having no intimate relationships at all is the shortest way to a mental institution.
In addition to aura and chakras which are subject to psycho-energy therapy, there is another interesting aspect of relationships as such, known as the “family constellation or map.” The idea of family maps is the following – our perception of close relatives (family members) can also have a spatial dimension. So when we think of our father or mother, and allow for our imaginary parent's image to have a position in the space around us, then we just pay attention to where the person stands. As the first rule of family maps states that every member of the family has its place and role, so for the parents, as well as all the other family members, there is a precisely defined position in space. If someone is not in the right place, then we continue with the procedures of returning such person to the original, normal position. Otherwise, the dislocation in space may jeopardize the quality of our relationship with that person, and given that the quality of our relationships affects our health, such displacement may over time lead to physical illness. In this way, working with family maps can be compared with chiropractic where the chiropractor is adjusting the patient's spine and joints that are more or less dislocated and returns them to the optimal state or norm. It's just the same thing with family maps, only here we deal with psychological chiropractic.
Working with family maps may reveal even more complex and sinister aspects of family dynamics, such as the so-called “identifications,” which I consider to be the very cause of some of the epidemics of modern times. These include the victim identification, which may be one of the factors that contribute to the formation of diseases like cancer, and the dead person identification which often lies behind depression, a psychological epidemic that rarely anyone knows how to cure. Victim identified persons may have difficulty expressing their emotions, especially anger and frustration, so the suppressed emotions may affect their energy body causing energy blocks. The disrupted energetic flow will have a direct effect on the biochemical balance of the physical body and contribute to its acidity, which enables the growth of cancer cells. Depression, on the other hand, is the sign that we have to deal with some deeply suppressed sadness. Knowing that sadness is a natural emotion when we miss something or someone, we have to find what or who is it that we miss. The finding may be surprising and unexpected, though, coming from the profound corners of our subconscious mind. But that is exactly the reason why we couldn’t solve our depression – we didn’t know its cause because the information was buried deep in the subconscious.
We can conclude that if a therapeutic system treats relationships, then it can carry the qualification of causal therapy. It is precisely the relationships, mainly their psycho-energetic aspect, which generate the most diverse types of symptoms - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual – through which we recognize a problem. Negative emotions and thoughts, suppressed into our subconscious mind, do not come into existence from anywhere – it is the relationships that generate them. So what should we heal if we want our intervention to be stable and lasting, treating the true causes? Relationships.
It turns out that our need for relationships is natural. If unconditional love is the compositional tissue of the universe then how to live without it? It also seems that the primary purpose of a planet like Earth is to learn the beings that inhabit it the lessons in love, or how to realize the potential for creating fulfilling relationships based on unconditional love. For those who don’t know what the primary purpose of human existence is, here it is, there’s nothing mysterious, inconceivable or complicated about it. Nevertheless, humankind obviously has huge problems with this lesson because people are dominated by egotism, coldness, distance, selfishness, insensitivity, helplessness, and destruction. The lesson of unconditional love is therefore crucial for personal and planetary equilibrium, and every effort to make humanity aware of it is welcome. After all, the first and fundamental criterion of mental health is the existence of at least one relationship based on unconditional love. A person who is absent from one quality relationship in her or his life cannot be called mentally healthy.
Unconditional love is also the foundation for an essential goal we all have, and that is happiness. Many people wonder why they are not happy, but when you ask them where they search for happiness, they will start talking nonsense, not realizing that we can only find deep happiness in love expressed through intimate relationships. If we look for happiness in something else – in money or social status, for instance – we will never find it. Unconditional love is also the foundation of the first level of Creation (or “heavenly realm”) – the Pure Land, which is reminiscent of the pure nature, filled with beings that are aware of love as the universal dimension of existence and living in harmony with it. It is therefore essential to connect clients with the principle of unconditional love in the therapeutic process and help them build fulfilling relationships with other people.
The second subtle dimension (or the eighth one)
The next level of human multidimensionality is the so-called “light body,” and the force to which it is related is named intent. According to my experience, the intent is also one of the qualities of “dark energy-matter,” and forms the eighth dimension of our existence. Many spiritual schools, both old and new, already know about this force and possess different methodologies for its use in everyday life. Like the human energy field or aura, the light body resides in the same space, just one dimension higher. It looks like a luminous energetic egg that spreads up to a meter and a half around our physical body. There are many energy centers and forms in it, all of which serve the man's creative self-realization. While chakras are centers of energetic communication, centers in the light body are primarily used for energy accumulation. In Chi Kung, these centers are referred to as “dan tien” or the power sources because their function is to accumulate the energy needed to achieve a particular goal. I wrote about these centers in detail in my book Transformation of Karmic Patterns, Volume One (in chapter eight) and a lot of information can be found in my article Anatomy and Dynamics of Energy Centers.
We know about the functions and use of dan tien centers from oriental martial arts, where the practitioners sometimes perform miraculous acts. So, when a Karate master hits five bricks with his bare hand or foot, he will easily break all of them with a single punch. The way he does this is by drawing energy from his frontal lower dan tien (“Hara center”) and then directing the energy to the bricks. Thus it is not just the punch or strength of the hand that is involved here, but also the energy of a particular dan tien center. No hand or foot can be that strong to break five or more bricks using just the physical force – there has to be some other force which contributes to the effectiveness of the punch and makes the difference between the broken bricks and broken bones.
Focused intent can “move mountains” and produce wonderful creations.
The additional anatomical part of the light body is the so-called “meridians,” known from traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture. Thus the acupuncturist has a job similar to physical therapy or even pharmacotherapy, but instead of only correcting the biochemical quality of the human body, he adjusts the flow of life force (bioenergy) through the light body. Such an intervention will ultimately affect the human physical condition or the biochemical balance in the body. The rule says that interventions on higher-level bodies automatically influence lower bodies, all the way to the physical. So, it is apparent that the therapy as a process of return to the original state has far more aspects than just physical because the work on the correction of energy flow through the twelve meridians can significantly improve our physical health and longevity.
Apart from traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts, the intent was probably most popularized in the books by Carlos Castaneda, whose entire work is devoted to this power. Wayne Dyer also spoke about it in his books lately, and the Star Wars movies have done a great job promoting the idea of the “force” and managing to make it a well known mainstream term. Even the famous documentary (and book) The Secret speaks indirectly of the same power by interpreting the so-called “law of attraction” popularly. This law says that if we want something, and if our intent is pure and freed from objections, we will attract the desired goal in the external, objective reality. That’s why the most important role of intent as a dimension of existence is in the creative self-realization of man. Creative expression is a natural human need, and we cannot neglect it. Those who are not creatively accomplished, or block their creative energy, will become ill. First emotionally, and then physically. For this reason, we must necessarily involve effective goal-work into therapy systems that tend to deal with the causes of human problems.
The possibility of creating our lives according to our deepest inner values, or better – according to the original characteristics of our souls – puts us into a position of power. Humans were not created as futile and incapable beings, but as sovereign and potent individuals that have at their disposal almost god-like powers. Intent moves and governs the mysterious forces of omnipresent spirit, enabling us to create our destinies. Knowing that intention is the universal dimension, the realization of our creative potential is the next fundamental reason for our existence on this planet. That’s why it is necessary for us to study the creative process, its phases, mechanisms, rules, and principles. We need to know how to use the forces of spirit, but we also have to know ourselves, what our deepest longings are and how to actualize them in our earthly lives.
Since each creative operation is at the same time a powerful transformation process, a person who starts a project cannot expect to be the same at the end of it, although she usually doesn’t expect that creative work will change her significantly. It will, very much, and this is the reason why it is important to know the methods of self-transformation and be ready for a change. We also need to be ready for a crisis that will sometimes accompany our efforts to reach the goal, and for the failures that we will have to face occasionally. Failures are part of the creative process and not necessarily a sign of our inability or inadequacy. One of the main characteristics of successful people is persistence and not accepting defeat. However, most people have a somewhat childish idea of creativity, believing that self-actualized people have reached their goals easily, only by their “god-given talents.” Yeah, right… It is a well-known fact that talent is only 10% of success – the rest belongs to hard work.
Of all the interventions that can open the path to our creative realization, maybe the simplest and the most practical one is the centering of the assemblage point. This intervention is also very similar to chiropractic because the assemblage point can occupy countless positions, but only one of them is optimal. This point looks like a tennis ball made of light, and its function is focusing attention – it is the center of human perception, directly shaping our worldview. It can be stuck in an unnatural position for a variety of reasons – as a result of heavy traumas and shocks, narcosis or drug abuse, as well as mind control and destructive social conditioning. Since our psycho-physical state depends heavily on the position of the assemblage point, it is useful to know how to set it optimally. Otherwise, the bad position of the point will decisively affect the character and quality of our creative achievement and health. Its dislocation can produce a variety of disorders and make us prone to chronic diseases from which it will be difficult to recover.
This illustration was taken from Naked Spirit, the book by Jon Whale. It depicts different
positions of the assemblage point in the light body and how they influence human health.
The optimal position of the assemblage point is
in the epicenter of oscillation in the light body.
Therefore, if a healing system has a methodology that can liberate human creative energy and enable clients to achieve the desired goals, then the system can carry the qualification of causal therapy. Many of the symptoms of human affairs are just the inability to accomplish goals, whether it is about an inadequate job and working conditions, or some other aspect of creative achievement. So, if we want our therapeutic intervention to be stable and lasting, we need to treat creative blockages. If we don’t free and realize our creative impulses, we may get sick, first emotionally and then physically. Later on, the sickness caused by our blocked creativity may become the very cause of our death.
The creative impulse and work on its realization make the next level of Creation – the Creative Workshop. In addition to the Pure Land whose foundation is unconditional love and harmony in nature, the Creative Workshop is based on recognition of intent as the next essential quality of the spirit, together with its conscious use and cultivation. The Creative Workshop also has its manifestation here on Earth, where it is most often seen in urban centers such as cities with various schools and colleges, where it is possible to acquire a general knowledge of the creative process, as well as specific skills related to particular branches of creativity. Treasuries of knowledge, art schools, scientific institutes, libraries, and ateliers are all part of such a level of Creation. If this realm seems too secular to you, remember the words of a great scholar and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg, who once said that “nothing can exist anywhere in the material world that does not have a correspondence with the spiritual world.” The structure of Creation is the same at all levels of manifestation; it is just somewhat clearer and more visible in the so-called “paradise,” or higher levels of Creation, and slightly less visible here on Earth.
The third subtle dimension (or the ninth one)
Above the seventh and eighth, there is the ninth dimension of existence, which can also be experienced as a physical force. The existence of this dimension has long been proven, both mathematically and experimentally. In experiments at the subatomic level, the awareness of the observer affects the outcome of the test. Heisenberg's “uncertainty principle” from 1927 found that at a quantum level it is impossible to meet one of the fundamental criteria of scientific verifiability, which is that all experimenters must have the same result. The outcome of experiments on the quantum level will differ from person to person, so we can conclude that consciousness affects matter. And if consciousness affects matter, I consider it the next subtle dimension of existence. One of the essential characteristics of consciousness is a constant pursuit of expansion, so all that blocks this process will have to be subject to the kind of therapy that will dissolve such blockages.
Since consciousness seems to be a dimension of existence, it is not possible to avoid it, although many people try hard to remain unconscious. Those of us who refuse to expand their consciousness will encounter problems caused by being stuck in the same worldview and frame of mind for too long, especially if their worldview has harmful or destructive elements. Numerous physical, emotional and mental contents we face in dealing with the causes of human problems might have their source in consciousness fixed in some unconstructive reality. As far as the therapeutic process is concerned, the fact is that no problem can be solved by keeping the old state of consciousness. This means that it is necessary to change, primarily our state of mind and lifestyle.
Consciousness also makes the foundation of the so-called “star body,” which consists of a series of star centers. Unlike the chakras that are the means of energy communication or the dan tien centers that serve the purpose of energy accumulation, the star centers radiate their own energy of non-vibrational character. They are therefore the sources of energy and information, mainly about the original structure of man, about the levels of Creation and the structure and nature of the manifested universe. When we get to know the star centers and awaken their powers, we start the process of becoming fully emancipated. Since these centers are also the sources of sometimes “superhuman” powers, such abilities primarily allow us to become independent and sovereign entities who rule their existence, instead of being governed by someone or something else.
Here's an example - star centers also contain specific codes. Such codes are bearers of information on the specific individual characteristics of each human being. Knowing the specific code brings about a significant amount of freedom and the ability to realize ourselves by using specific, completely individual, inner potentials. One of the codes, for instance, enables us to become aware of the specific form of creative activity that best suits us. It's nice to know which activity we have chosen, long before the present incarnation, to be the best expression of our potentials. Many people spend half their lives, and some all, “trying to find themselves.” By this, they often think of an appropriate occupation that would be the most useful means of self-realization. When this information exists in our energy body from the moment of our conception, it is a pity not to know it. Perhaps such ignorance will not lead directly to illness, but many people suffer greatly due to lack of self-realization. For this reason, some of them become alcoholics. And some die from the consequences of alcoholism.
An open mind is key to cosmic consciousness and limitless potentials.
There are many things we can become aware of, but there are also many psycho-energetic patterns that may block the desired quality and level of awareness. Sometimes there is a traumatic experience that we have to get conscious of so that we can solve some problem, remove an obstacle to self-realization or get well again. Sometimes it is a particular quality of our true selves that we have lost for some reason, and now we have to become aware which one is it and do the reintegration process so that we can continue living productively. Occasionally we have to deal with some limiting influence of the universal energy field we are a part of, or dissolve a toxic bond with some inorganic entity. Sometimes we need to expand our consciousness beyond the limits of the manifested world and experience directly the world of Unity because no other viewpoint can give us the right perspective when trying to solve a particular problem. And so on; I have written about all the specific limiting models that I am aware of in my Transformation of Karmic Patterns books, where I also presented the practical models for their resolution.
We can postulate that therapeutic systems which possess the means of expanding consciousness can be called causative and those who don’t cannot. This further means that a person who does not develop consciousness will have problems; first the psychological ones, and then physical. Therefore, the third basic element of causal therapy is the methodology for the expansion of consciousness.
Now that I have presented all the ideas and concepts that expose what the true causes of human problems might be, things are probably much clearer. Knowing what the real causes of health problems are is not irrelevant, especially when there are ways to work on them. As I have already stressed, I have nothing against the symptomatic therapy, but the big demand for it does not necessarily mean that it is going to have a lasting effect. Usually, it’s quite the opposite – the greater the popularity, the lesser the effect, in the long run. Symptomatic therapy certainly has its role in healing systems, but the new paradigm is the existence of effective causal therapy. So when the possibilities are here, it is up to us whether we are going to use them or not. The reason for unnecessary and redundant suffering no longer exists.
© Tomislav Budak, September 2017
 It is interesting to note that I share this opinion with Barbara Ann Brennan, a well-known bioenergy therapist, and creator of her own, highly appreciated energy healing school. After almost thirty years of dealing with bioenergy therapy, she said during a lecture in London in 2006 that “bioenergy is not enough.” What she considers necessary for an intervention to be stable is some form of “integrative psychotherapy” that will work on deeper causes of the problem.