I recently started reading Maria Szepes’ novel The Red Lion again, and to my delight I came across this forgotten segment at the start of the book. A psychiatrist describes his pioneering theory:
“I called my system metapsychoanalysis. By my definition, the psyche is the immortal intelligence which in this world is most highly developed in the consciousness of man. The peak of man’s awareness unfortunately compares to the limitless Spirit as does a speck of dust to the Cosmos. A disease of the soul means there is some kind of damage to the bridge, the organs that transmit between the individual and the spirit. He who would doctor the soul must diagnose and correct this malfunction with all the efficiency and thoroughness of clinical research. If he only treats the symptoms, he may well fill mental institutions – and the world – with raging living dead.”
Seventy-three years later, the world is still filled with raging living dead, and the entrancing effect of psychotropic drugs and technology doesn’t help. I have no passion to change that. However, in the midst of this hypnotized humanity roaming the Land of Blue, rebellious souls are beginning to awaken. Now that I am passionate about.
As many Shaumbra are or have been psychologists, psychiatrists or counselors, I would like to open a discussion on the role of psychology in the Time of the Machines. I will also use this opportunity to share my own vision about it.
The irony is that mainstream psychologists pride themselves as being experts and researchers of consciousness, while limiting their interest in consciousness to the study of the mind. In fact, they consider the Self as the mind. In other words, they study the mind from within the mind and call that studying consciousness. If they do admit the possibility of the existence of a consciousness that transcends time, space, thoughts, emotions and biology, they still refuse to give that possibility any place in the psychology field. Let religion and philosophy deal with such vague and eccentric ideas, they say. The desire of the psychology field to be part of the cool kids’ club (the scientific community) is the biggest limitation of the field. Come to think of it, the obsession of being perceived as scientific is what limits all current sciences, but that’s a debate for another time.
The point is, psychology is very blue. Proposing a psychology that is based on Gnost rather than scientific evidence, sovereignty rather than mass consciousness, and communication with Soul rather than interpersonal relationships breaks all the core assumptions upon which modern psychology is built. That is why any pioneering theory that doesn’t fit into the limited paradigm of mainstream psychology is quickly swept under the carpet. And beware of saying “I am God, also” or you’ll be diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder!
So you see why creating a ‘new energy psychology’ is a challenge. Whereas mainstream psychologists talk about consciousness without being conscious, it would serve new energy psychologists best to not talk about consciousness too much (in the field) but simply be conscious. We can remain quite invisible, and still the ones who are awakening and truly interested in our approach will be able to see the magic.
Just to be clear, I respect the psychology field and see it as being very supportive for those who still operate within mass consciousness. In the “normal” human condition, i.e. before awakening, our aspects are basically internalized relationships, and modern psychology is based on this understanding: The cause of our problems, and therefore the solutions to those problems, are found in the way we relate to other people. Although there are hundreds of psychotherapy modalities available today, they are all based on this premise. Cognitive-behavioral therapies focus on our beliefs, thought patterns and behaviors in the context of relationships. Psychodynamic therapies focus on the attachment patterns adopted in our childhood, and so on. So even if the approaches may seem very different, the key is always interpersonal relationships. And this does make sense if one operates within mass consciousness, and is energetically, neurochemically and mentally interdependent on other people.
However, in our self-realization a radical shift happens, as we no longer automatically internalize every outer experience. Interpersonal relationships – once our greatest mirror and the raw material for our human identity – move to the background as we turn our awareness within and learn how to relate to ourselves in a conscious way. As we move from awakening into mastery, we also expand our sense of self beyond the limits of the mind, and start exploring who we are beyond our conditioning, in other words, beyond collective consciousness.
The consequence is that the deeper we move into our awakening and out of the mind, the less modern psychology applies to us. We might still live in the midst of society, but we are no longer locked into the hypnosis of mass consciousness. So the psychological theories developed within the collective consciousness for the collective consciousness no longer apply to us.
Yet, because awakening rips apart our human identity and breaks down all of our defense mechanisms, it is practically inevitable to experience mental imbalance during our awakening. Most psychologists would see the symptoms of awakening – which look very similar to “normal” mental imbalances – yet not recognize them for what they are: natural symptoms and side-effects of awakening. For example, the loss of passion and the disconnection from mass consciousness that naturally take place during awakening might look very similar to clinical depression. The psychologist may then treat the symptoms with little or no success, because in the end, the real cause of the symptoms is not understood.
This is where a psychotherapeutic model designed for individuals who are awakening is needed. (At least, it would prove to be supportive and helpful. I got through my own awakening without a ‘new energy psychologist,’ but there were countless dark nights of the soul when I wished there would have been one.) Although the Sexual Energy School and the Aspectology School are immensely valuable, some might prefer more continuous one-on-one facilitation. Also, not everybody who is awakening is into channeled messages (no offense, Adamus!).
Although there are some spiritual approaches in this field, such as Transpersonal psychology, Buddhist psychology, and Jungian psychoanalysis, I wouldn’t call these approaches ‘new energy psychology,’ Interestingly, Maslow, who is widely known for his theory on the hierarchy of needs, later in life modified his theory and claimed that the highest form of human consciousness is what he called ‘transhuman consciousness,’ which transcends the mind and personality (remember the Transhuman Shoud series?). Maslow studied individuals who were not only interested in personal growth, but actually transcended the human personality. He called these people ‘transcenders.’ Unfortunately, he died before developing his theory further.
While these approaches to spiritual psychology undoubtedly contribute to expanding the field, I’m not entirely convinced that they are appropriate for facilitating awakening individuals (unless the psychotherapist themselves is awakened). After all, being spiritual doesn’t always equate with being conscious. Spiritual psychology – unless facilitated by a realized individual – can quickly drown the awakening client in a pool of makyo. As far as I know, there are very few psychologists who specifically facilitate individuals who are awakening. Thus my vision would be to create a new approach for this particular purpose.
In my vision of new energy psychology, the purpose is not to attempt to perfect, rescue or even heal the human facet, but merely provide a safe space for it, bring awareness of its role in the wholeness of Self, and accept it in all its rawness, vulnerability and courage. In my perspective it is still useful to have clinical training in order to recognize which mental imbalances are symptoms or side-effects of awakening, and also to evaluate if it is safe to support the client in going beyond the mind. For example, someone who is very fragmented and has dissociative symptoms due to trauma would benefit more from conscious breathing and help with creating a safe space than anything else. In such a situation, encouraging the client to transcend mass consciousness is likely to lead to more suffering rather than freedom. There is a difference between transcending the mind and losing one’s mind, but it’s not always obvious. It takes both clinical discernment and consciousness to support the client in a safe yet agenda-free way.
As technology continues to evolve and artificial intelligence permeates our lives, it is likely that the Internet of Things will become the new web of collective consciousness – meaning that the gravitational pull of mass consciousness will be heavier than ever and it will be harder to find the way out of the mind and into sovereignty. Luckily, every one of us who has chosen to transcend the mind is contributing to a New Energy Psychology by being living Standards. Even those Shaumbra who have nothing to do with the psychology field will create new pathways and potentials for living sans suffering, and thus create templates of ‘metapsychological wellbeing.’ The most important role of the conscious psychologist is to say: “Hey, look, there’s this potential of being all that you are, to live a sovereign life free of suffering. If these people can do it, so can you.”
I would love to hear from other new energy psychologists. Whether we call it metapsychology, transhuman psychology, gnostic psychology, or something else, it’s time to go beyond the mind in the field of mental health! Let’s bring magic back and create an agenda-less, power-free, transhuman approach to psychology.
For her master’s thesis, Kim studied how dramatic techniques can be applied to help in the process of integration after trauma (think of Aspectology and Act of Consciousness combined). Having just finished her studies in clinical psychology, she is ready to explore how consciousness can be applied in the field of psychology. If you’d like to participate in the conversation, you are welcome to join the new Facebook group, Psychology in the New Energy. Kim can also be reached through her website: www.kimseppala.com.
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