Exploring the forces that shape us and awaken an inner life

A human being develops from a natural order: our gestation in the womb mirrors a phylogenetic evolutionary chain– identical to the emergent evolution of the kingdoms known as–material, vegetal, animal and human.

40 week timeline; from blueprint, to vegetal being, instinctual and human

40-week timeline; from the blueprint to vegetal being, instinctual and human

We mirror this unfolding as we go through gestation, then emerge into this life as horizontal creatures before ultimately climbing out of our helplessness to evolve as children, teenagers, adults, and so on. We both allegorically and go through these stages as we are challenged to grow. Inside us, we have this epigenetic urge to rise and emerge into our full potential.

This urge also provides us with resources that can help facilitate an intimate relationship with our inner self. As humans, we are equipped to lead both an inner and outer life. When these two are harmonious, they become one so that our inner self guides our outer actions, thoughts, and feelings. This guidance can help us fulfil our purpose and initiate a deep, rich relationship with the Great Life.

All of our workshops have a common purpose–to bring awareness to the existence of the life forces. All matter contains potential energy. When this matter changes its state, the mass becomes energy. This energy becomes a force when it affects us. All of the matter and its resultant force originate from the Source–the Divine– and ought to form a hierarchical relationship and order, emerging back towards our Source, our Origin–the One. However, one or more of these forces may sometimes become ‘out of order’ or dominant. In this situation, their force changes our state often detrimentally. When this happens, our lives become disrupted, affecting our well-being. Aligning ourselves with the Divine and understanding the relationship of these forces and their actions allows us to change the direction of our lives.

A 'feeling' human, who operates from old yet strong constitution, possessing a human appetite for life, which has both a life affirming and instinctual spirituality

A ‘feeling’ human who operates from an old yet strong constitution, possessing a human appetite for life, which has both a life-affirming and instinctual spirituality

The participants will start developing several new skills or enhancing those they already have acquired. One of the major tools we use in our work process is a Being Human constellation process (Human Template Model)  developed by Solihin and Alicia Thom. This is distinct from the similarly named but quite different process, developed by Bert Hellinger in Germany and known now by various names–Systemic constellation, Family constellation (developed out of Hellinger’s particular passion to heal and resolve familial disorder, dysfunction, and unfinished business in our family trees.) This systemic work is taught in many parts of the world, whilst our Life Forces and HTM work has been quietly developing so that its clarity and precision can be universal rather than developed into many other systems whose nuance and emphasis become the practitioner’s bias rather than the tool used. Solihin and B. Hellinger initially developed their work in parallel but in different countries; the latter in Germany, Solihin mostly in Austria and the UK, with the initial help from his former colleague Francois Reynolds.

Further understanding has developed in the US and Russia. Neither of them had any contact or understanding of each other’s work–as far as Solihin understands. The word ‘constellation’ was used by both because the elements portrayed constellate around an idea, thought, person, family, situation, or function.

In our constellation work, we look at the constellation of the human being and the human relationship to its various elements and inherent qualities. In this way, the participant begins to recognize their elements’ influence and the force they exert upon their state, particularly when those elements are out-of-order or not used. Furthermore, the participant uses other people in the constellation to represent parts of themselves and participate in the constellation themselves. In surrender, the individuals receive and are informed by various inputs. These inputs are mostly sensorial, but also body movement, vision, or thought. Because of the vagaries and expanse of human thought, the emphasis is to wake up the inner feeling so that through body somatic feedback, we get non-verbal information, which the facilitator interprets. This allows the constellation to be dynamic in that it reveals a narrative of the actual arrangement of the elements (and their accompanying force and resultant influence) and the positioning, absence or otherwise, of the human qualities that co-create harmony, unity, and coherence in the organism. The story or narrative unfolds, often revealing stereotypical elements that have captured their humanity or archetypal elements that have become their domain–altering their purpose and higher goals. During the constellation work, the process is referred to as stop-motion, very similar to animation, in that we allow the stop–the pause or surrender–to provide the input and reveal new data and the motion to enact or put into place the new elements of the story through the participant’s feedback or received signal that provides sensorial data that gives us the very precise understanding of what the whole organism needs to communicate.

In this deep reverential and sacred process, the surrender and the consequent dialogue provide the environment for the participant to awaken faculties within their organism. It provides a venue for them to see and feel the forces in action–forces that may be ancestral or simply stored feelings, those that may have taken power and created stereotypical patterns in their behaviour or shrouded them in archetypal patterns that have stopped them from revealing their true purpose. The continuation of the constellation into relative quietness and fullness–of the moment–or into completion often heralds an internal shift that will be carried on in their ordinary lives when they return to their everyday activities.

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