What makes us human is primarily invisible ~ Rudolf Steiner.
That’s not all. What makes us TRULY human is ALTOGETHER invisible: honesty, compassion, love, willingness to serve our self and others.
Add to this, our unresolved disturbances are virtually 100% invisible as well.
If so much of us is invisible, you’d think unconscious patterns would be studied sooner. Alas, several memes had to come together first; this happened only recently in the 1990s. NLP, Touch for Health muscle testing and ecumenical spirituality first had to converge. This creates a few influential Energy Medicine methods: Babinetics, Theta Healing, BodyTalk, LifeLine and PTS MSS-DSS.
Most readers grew up learning our psyche is a locked “black box.” We were taught the contents of our psyche are unknown and probably unknowable. Now we know better. Building on NLP and the Inner Child, a list of Unconscious Patterns very useful for self-healing and client support has been documented.
Q: How much of our psyche is patterning?
A: Up to 95%. Only 5% of us is NOT patterned, the 5% of us where active, deliberate, conscious choice occurs. “In my choices I am free.” Soul is choice.
Q: Do you rehash pattern recognition?
A: No. Gestalt psychology in the 1920s was probably the entry into mainstream thought, of human capacity for pattern recognition. Wikipedia has an ultra-detailed origins article and visual examples here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_psychology See also a conventional intro article on “pattern recognition” in the Appendices. Early Gestalt activity, even up thru Fritz Perls, did not enable useful comprehensive theories of Unconscious Patterns nor any general experimental method.
NLP ideas, especially, metaprograms, were the beginning baby steps. Uncovery accelerated in the 1990s when the first reliable general holistic experimental method began to be used more widely–reliable primarily in the domain of single individuals, one person at a time.
The big Aha! for most people is our unconscious is highly patterned. Even tho, Conscious Self remains functional blind in the realm of our unconscious, we can understand these patterns. We simply play the blind game, the game of the Blind Detective.
When we are stuck in a particular healing experiment, we are not yet asking enuf good questions to determine adequate and sufficient Therapeutic Direction. Science is the art and practice of asking good questions. Unconscious Patterns are major landmarks to navigate and chunk down invisible disturbances into bite-sized pieces, so we can bring Love and redemption to them.
Q: How many Unconscious Patterns exist?
A: Probably thousands in Western culture alone, possibly millions. A comprehensive encyclopedia would be useless. Our psyche is like the internet. The goal of reading and learning every page is futile. Better goal: learning strategies and tactics to locate a particular page when we wish to find it.
What one book can do is:
– Show Unconscious Patterns are basic in all psychology,
– Show UPs are very worth learning for purposes of self-healing and client work,
– Show NLP Metaprograms was only Day One of UPs,
– Outline some major and minor pattterns and categories.
The more aware you are of these patterns, the less likely you are to be run by them. The more aware of them, the more likely you are to “be at choice.” Soul is choice. Don’t leave Home without it.
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Find author Bruce Dickson can be found at SMHAS.com on Thursdays. Website: https://HolisticBrainBalance.wordpress.com He writes on Best Practices in Energy Medicine (30 books) Initial gift sessions in Holistic Brain Balance on request by phone-Skype