HEALING WITH CLARITY
Five bodies, four feelings, three worlds, two dramas, and one simple truth, from Possibility Management
by Clinton Callahan, Possibility Psychologist
Theories about the cause and healing of disease abound. Without attacking or defending any particular theory you can add dimensions to your healing effectiveness by adding dimensions to your Clarity. Clarity amplifies a Healer’s ability to provide Clients with additional healing options in their every-day behavior. Having more options means having greater Possibility. Possibility is one of the most powerful healing agents in the world. In the approach of 3 Phase Healing, new Clarity creates new Possibility, which changes your shape and removes you from the illness rather than trying to remove the illness from you. There remains no place in the reinvented you onto which the illness can cling. In this article we will briefly visit the field of Possibility Management and find Clarity and Possibility in maps of five bodies, four feelings, three worlds, two dramas, and one simple truth.
When your Being is reordered by a new Distinction (that “Ahah!” experience), you gain new Clarity. Clarity is a golden key in the healing process because the internal changed wrought by one new Distinction can open a Doorway to a whole new space of Possibility.
But Clarity is hard earned. Clarity is not simply an understanding in the mind as generally assumed. You do not gain Clarity just by thinking about something. Thoughts are easily forgotten and confused. New Clarity arrives through integrating a new Distinction, the process of which builds new Matrix in your Being. Your new Matrix reorders the shape of your Being during a Liquid State, a condition you experience after leaving your previous shape and before taking on your new shape.
Matrix is the structure in your Being, that is built out of experiential Distinctions and catches consciousness. You notice that you have built Matrix when you naturally become more aware and take more complex responsibilities. As your Matrix changes size, your Being changes shape. This means that you do not come by Clarity for free. Clarity lands in you experientially, and the experience can be rough. If you do not learn through personal experience how new Clarity changes who you are, then you cannot make it safe for a Client to go through the healing experience of acquiring new Clarity.
Some diseases are a physical solution to a physical problem, such as being exposed to toxins, lack of Vitamin C or D, physical trauma, or physical harm done by radiation or frequencies. Other diseases are a physical solution to an energetic or emotional problem. Such diseases arise because the Client consciously or unconsciously prefers their standard way of interaction even if their habit causes them disease. The disease, if it is perceived at all, is not originally perceived as a problem. For survival reasons, the human mind is very skilled at self-deception.
A Client goes to a medical doctor only when they perceive their disease as a problem, because viewing the disease as a problem is the orientation of modern allopathic medicine. A Client goes to a Healer when they want a different solution to their problem than their disease.
From the Healer’s view, a disease is an invitation for the Client to evolve their way of relating. The Healer can serve as a midwife to this evolutionary process. The symptoms provide a Doorway for the Client to discover new Possibilities for themselves. If the cause of their disease is discovered to be self-generated, the Healer can Navigate to Spaces where new Distinctions build new Matrix in the Client’s Being. If the Client becomes aware of and takes responsibility for generating the cause, a Liquid State occurs, during which time the shape of their Being changes shape and leaves the disease behind.
The Healer knows that a Client’s original Commitment is to the disease. A Client changes their commitment only when they get Clarity about the Purpose behind their commitment (such as: to get revenge, to be right, to abuse one’s self, to get love and attention, to be noticed, to be a problem, etc.). Navigating the Client to Clarity about the Purpose of their Commitment, and then Creating new Possibility for the Client to make a different Commitment, is the job of the Healer, regardless of whether the Healer is a Possibilitator, Feelings Practitioner, Possibility Psychologist, Possibility Coach, Possibility Mediator, Memetic Engineer, etc.
The good news about Clarity is that every bit of Clarity you can create for yourself you can also create for others. The bad news is that every place you do not have Clarity is where you cannot help your Clients to heal. (For example, if you do not have your Gremlin initiated, that is, on a short leash in your service by your side as a source of Nonlinear Possibility, then your Gremlin will own you and you will serve your Gremlin’s Shadow Principles unconsciously, making you very unsafe for your Clients.) In other words, Clients can only go as far as the Healer can go. This is the sacrifice of a Healer: The Healer must go first.
The delusion that a human being is a mind carried through its day on a Physical Body is so integrated into modern culture thoughtware, that considering anything different requires winning a significant inner battle. Dare you risk being called esoteric, cultish, weird, or anti-social? Yet, if you lower your Numbness Bar even partially, the abundance of natural, subtle sensations arriving from your 5-body sense organs is astonishing.
These sensations pour through you even now, in this moment. How are you blocking them? Fierce Self-Observation will step-by-step provide Clarity about that.
If I gave you examples of which subtle sensations you are blocking, you would nod in knowing agreement, (the vibration in your hands, the colors between colors, the presence of your Presence, the Gaps between moments through which you can slide sideways to change the direction of a conversation, etc.). But within a few moments you would forget about these sensations for two reasons: 1. You habitually keep your Numbness Bar so high, and, 2. Your self-image of being a mind-body blocks you from perceiving the diversity of additional sensations and information for fear of being burned at the stake as a witch, again.
Even if blocking abundant richness of 5-Body life is typical in Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware, it does not have to be typical for you. You can upgrade your thoughtware. In this case, that would mean using a new map for your self experience, one in which you have 5 Bodies and all their information and energy.
The 5 Bodies Thoughtmap is not the truth. It is only useful. It says:
1. Your Physical Body which has bones, skin, nerves, blood, and muscles with organs that perceive sound, light, pressure, temperature, vibration, taste, smell, colors, etc.
2. Your Intellectual Body which has a mind with ideas, beliefs, conclusions, assumptions, expectations, memories, names, language, concepts, attention, etc.
3. Your Energetic Body which has multiple fields of sensitivity that detect timing, ownership, status, positioning, spaces, contamination, appropriateness, sanctuary, etc.
4. Your Emotional Body which has a heart with feelings from the present, and emotions from the past (childhood), from the future (imagination), from external authorities (owners of gameworlds), from your Gremlin, or from Riders (‘vampire entities’). (For more information on Riders, please see SPARK135, and the website http://triggerhunter.mystrikingly.com)
5. Your Archetypal Body which has a framework or context that allows you direct access to archetypal forces of nature both inside of you and outside of you, such as Your Pearl, your Stellated feelings archetypes, your distilled Bright Principles, and your Archetypal Lineage.
Your Being animates and interacts with the world through all of your 5 Bodies like your hand can animate a puppet. The Distinctions that form the elements of the Matrix you have built into your Being also establish the Memetic Constructs, which can evolve in elegance and sophistication through Memetic Engineering.
In Possibility Management we did not learn about the fifth body — the Archetypal Body — until recently. We think this is because the other four bodies require certain healing and initiation processes to come into some degree of harmonious working order before your fifth body can come online, stabilize in the Adult Ego State, and be used as a vehicle for exploring Archetypal Domains.
Dr. Eric Berne, originator of Transactional Analysis, used a map of feelings that was originated by Valerie Lankford. Ms. Lankford suggested that all human emotion could be divided into four categories: anger, sadness, joy and fear. Using her thoughtmap we suddenly gained Clarity about feelings. There are four feelings! This is tremendous Clarity (especially for men!).
Further research brought us the astonishing discovery that there is a universe of difference between FEELINGS and EMOTIONS, and it is simple and easy to tell the difference.
FEELINGS come up, you use their intelligence and energy to live your adult life, and then the FEELINGS vanish from your experience entirely in less than 3 minutes.
EMOTIONS on the other hand, come up, feel exactly the same as FEELINGS (anger, sadness, fear, or joy), but the experience lasts longer than 3 minutes.
Did you ever feel angry and it lasted an hour? A day? That is not a feeling. That is an emotion. Same for sadness, fear, and also joy that lasts longer than 3 minutes. They are emotions. What we learned is that FEELINGS are for handling things, and EMOTIONS are for healing things! We became specialists in emotional healing processes in order to bring our Clients into the Adult Ego State where Possibility Management and Radical Responsibility actually begin.
Modern culture teaches its adherents that three feelings (anger, sadness, and fear) are ‘negative’ or ‘bad’ feelings, and that only joy is a ‘positive’ or ‘good’ feelings. This establishes the Old Thoughtmap of Feelings (very outdated thoughtware). When any one of the three ‘negative’ feelings is activated we conclude that something is wrong with us and feel afraid of being given therapy to ‘fix’ us, or drugs to put us away. We are taught that ‘Indians feels no pain’. We are also taught that the one ‘positive’ feeling, happiness, is also dangerous: “If a bird sings happily in the morning a cat eats it in the evening.” Overall we learn that it is not okay to feel.
It is known that repressing feelings can cause an impact on our health. For example, repressing anger can affect the liver or gall bladder. Repressing sadness can affect the lungs or large intestine. Repressing joy can affect the heart or small intestine. Repressing fear can affect the kidneys or bladder.
In Possibility Management we make a new map in which anger, sadness, joy and fear are as neutral as the four directions on a compass. Is north bad? Is east good? Is west negative? Is south positive? Silly questions. The same with anger, sadness, joy and fear. In the Possibility Management map, feelings occur in our body so as to provide us with the information and the rocket fuel that we need to change the thing that we came here to find into the thing we came here to deliver. In order to have access to our information and energy we must leave our cultural education behind and change our relationship to our feelings. This is where a Healer would need to go outside of the limits of standard education and get further training.
Feelings and emotions can be felt consciously or unconsciously. In order for feelings and emotions to be felt consciously the Healer supports their Client to learn Inner Navigation. Inner Navigation skills arise through changing intellectual Clarity about feelings into experiential Clarity about feelings. Each of the four feelings expresses itself with distinct sensations and physical manifestations. When your Client gains experiential Clarity their 5 Bodies become their map. When you know what you are feeling then you can know what another person is feeling. Knowing what your Client feels is an important factor in the Healer’s capacity to heal.
Consciously feeling means experiencing and expressing feelings at various levels of intensity, from zero percent (numb), to one hundred percent (archetypal). The Healer can provide feedback so that a Client can calibrate their Feelings Detector and sense, for example, how big 50% intensity of archetypal anger feels.
Stellating is an authentic adulthood initiatory process that systematically unleashes 100% of each of the four feelings. (We recommend doing this is a training rather than trying this at home. The reason is that when you get your feelings back, they erupt at the same level of maturity they were when you shut them down. For most of us this was very young and very immature. In a training, the Trainer can safely guide you to bring your feelings to maturity in a short period of time. Facilitating the maturation process can be tricky to manage alone.)
We human beings have within us archetypal structures lying dormant waiting to be brought to life. The experience of Stellating a feeling ignites one of the archetypal structures. Stellating anger ignites the doer (Warrior or Warrioress). Stellating sadness unleashes the communicator (Lover). Stellating fear turns on the creator (Sorcerer or Sorceress). Stellating joy liberates the responsible leader (King or Queen, the Possibilitator).
Stellating could be compared to changing a planet into a star. The difference between a planet and a star is that a planet absorbs more energy than it gives off. A star radiates more energy than it absorbs. Human beings are designed to live as stars (creators, producers). Modern culture trains us to live as planets (consumers, judgers). Healers can be bridges for thoughtware upgrade transformations.
Traditional cultures bring an eighteen-year-old adolescent through a ‘rite of passage’ into indigenous adulthood through moving their Point Of Origin from their mother to the traditions of their culture. Such an initiation is useful if the culture is regenerative, and environmental conditions are stable. We have neither of these conditions in the 21st Century. An entirely different form of initiation is required now, where your Point Of Origin is moved from your mother and placed at your own center. This is the foundation of taking your Authority back, your Voice back, your Attention back, and being Radically Responsible. Possibility Management has been delivering next culture archearchal initiations since 1975. Stellating all four feelings takes its Sown time, in our experience approximately two years.
In Possibility Management we have taken Valerie Lankford’s thoughtmap one step further. We have discovered that emotions are most useful when felt in their pure form. Mixing emotions creates its own kind of dis-eases. Mixing feelings is not bad or wrong. For example, mixing anger and sadness produces the sensation of depression. This is like mixing milk and cow poop together. Milk has its own uses. Cow poop has its own uses. Mix them together and all you get is slime.
To step out of depression you can unmix your emotions and put them back into your body where they belong. Anger belongs in your bones, teeth, skull, spine. Sadness belongs in the watery parts of your body, organs, tissues, blood, lymph, and spinal fluids. Fear belongs in your nerves, spinal cord, and brain. And joy belongs in the cell wall of every cell in your body.
Separating emotions is very loud. If it is not loud, you are not doing it; you are only thinking you are doing it. Tear your emotions apart from each other layer-after-layer. Put them in separate piles around you. Separating mixed emotions changes them back into feelings that you can use as adult intelligence and energy in the present to start things, stop things, make boundaries, say what you want, re-negotiate intimacy, complete communication, and start over.
Mixing sadness with fear produces isolation or despair. Mixing sadness with joy produces sentimentality, longing, or nostalgia. Mixing anger and fear produces hysteria or aggression. Mixing fear and joy produces careless risk such as gambling, etc. Mixing anger and joy produces what in German is called ‘schadenfreude’, feeling glad when someone else feels pain, such as in ‘I win, you lose’ competition. Mixing three emotions creates jealousy, shame, guilt, disgust, greed, revenge, resentment. Mixing all four feelings together produces burnout, psychological breakdown. How many people are prescribed with brain chemicals or actually locked away in institutions because our culture does not yet have this Clarity about the four feelings and mixing feelings? We could start getting Clarity about feelings when we are seven years old. Our schools do not provide this Clarity. To add such Clarity to our schooling would require that teachers get trained to have the Clarity first. The students can only go as far as the teachers can go.
The baker pays the price of no longer having an ordinary relationship to sleeping at night so that we can have hot rolls in the morning. The surgeon pays the price of no longer having an ordinary relationship to the human body so he or she can slice open bodies and sew them back together again safely for our benefit. In the same way, a Healer pays a price to be a Healer. The price is this: A Healer has Clarity about things that people of other professions do not have. For example, the Healer knows that there are only two things in life: Bullshit, and Nothing.
The Healer also Notices that each day human beings journey in and out of 3 Worlds, the Upperworld, the Middleworld, and the Underworld. Whereas most people make their identity shifts unconsciously, the Healer learns to navigate all reaches of the 3 Worlds with Clarity and purpose.
The Middleworld is the world of time, money, food, washing up, vacuuming the floor, taking the kids to school, taking out the garbage, getting to work, paying bills, fixing the car, shopping, going to the beach, walking the dog, exercising, daily chores, relaxing, sexuality, and ordinary practical life. The sense of the Middleworld is busy, busy, busy!
The Upperworld is a quality of space that you may have first noticed in a church or alone in nature. Your mood changes. Your attention is refined. Sounds change. The quality of light brightens and clarifies. Your view of what is Possible for you or for humanity changes. Responsibility and care flourish in abundance. In the Upperworld you directly experience the presence of Bright Principles such as Respect, Openness, Acceptance, Clarity, Possibility, Integrity, Love, Abundance, Radiance, Purity, Connection, Exploration, Winning Happening, Discovery, Sharing, Growth, Evolution, Teamwork, Togetherness and so on.
The Underworld is also a quality of space that you notice in conflicts, discouragement, despair, self-hatred, withholding, sabotage, and the irresponsible revengeful joy of “Ha-ha! I got you! I win! You lose, Sucker!” The Underworld is rife with directly experienced irresponsible Shadow Principles such as Suffering, Arrogance, Victimhood, Separation, Competition, Betrayal, Being Betrayed, Being Right, Making Wrong, Superiority, Inferiority, Persecution, Revenge, Greed, Destruction, Hatred, Disrespect, Manipulation, Sneaking, Prejudice, Terrorism, Injustice, Rape, Murder, Starvation, Desolation, Survival, Scarcity, Deprivation, etc. Unconsciousness is irresponsibility in action.
It might surprise you to notice on this Map Of The Three Worlds that the Underworld is located between the Middleworld and the Upperworld. This positioning may not make sense at first because the location of the Underworld on this thoughtmap does not match its name. The Underworld is not under; it is in-between. Neither does the location of the Underworld match allegorical descriptions of archetypal Underworlds from literature or common religious dogma.
Discovering that the Underworld is located between the Middleworld and the Upperworld required many years of practical experience. You may spend much of your day involved in the busy, busy Middleworld. You may become aware of the Upperworld in sacred spaces such as a loving relationship, in music, in a temple, in meditation, in sexuality, or in prayer. When you encounter the Upperworld as a direct experience you may want to go there. But as soon as you actually try to go to the Upperworld you find yourself in the unexplored parts of your own Underworld.
If you reflect on this you will recognize the truth of it from your own experience. For example, you may imagine visiting your parents or in-laws for Christmas or Hanukkah. You imagine communication and Love happening, the children being angels, a glowing field of recognition, appreciation, true communion in the spirit of the holidays. You ring the doorbell. The door opens. Your father complains how thin you look, or how little attention you have given them, and within 7 seconds you are Hooked into Reactivity that refuses to leave you for hours, days, or weeks. Welcome to your Underworld.
Without taking possession of your Underworld you will never stabilize in your Upperworld. Thinking that you can go from the Middleworld directly to the Upperworld, or change the Middleworld into the Upperworld, is the definition of New Age philosophy.
With regards to the Three Worlds it is also true that your Clients can only go as far as you can go. If you have not owned a part of your Underworld then your Clients cannot own that part of theirs. If you only recognize and own one quarter of your Underworld then three quarters of your Underworld owns you outside of your awareness and has you making actions that serve its purposes when you least expect it. If you have not become conscious of the motivations and creations of the king or queen of your Underworld (your Gremlin), then any Client with a Gremlin bigger than yours can manipulate you, push your buttons, hook you, and run circles around your healing efforts made on their behalf. Gremlin is not bad. Gremlin does what Gremlin does. Your Gremlin is not to be imprisoned. He or she is to be initiated and redirected into serving you as an unlimited source of nonlinear possibility that empowers you to deliver the services of your Archetypal Lineage to your village.
If you make yourself comfortable in exclusive Middleworld and Upperworld domains and your Clients do not have access to those domains, then they will not feel safe in your company. Most Clients cannot come to where you are. This means learning to shapeshift and go to where your Client is. Again, such skills are beyond the scope of modern culture’s Healer education programs. Just because the skills are not offered by modern culture does not mean those skills are not important. Rather it means you must again take courage and go to the edge of the culture and get yourself trained.
Healing comes when your Client can recognize, accept, and be Present and Centered where they are. When they can be where they are, no matter where that is, they then have the power to move somewhere else. If your Client can be where they are, they automatically recover authenticity.
In the Upperworld, perfection is possible. Pristine brilliance, total permanent illumination, absolute oneness, all of this perfection and more is possible in the Upperworld. But in the Middleworld, perfection is not possible. Nothing is perfect in the Middleworld. We can imagine a straight line or a sphere easily, but no straight line or sphere exists in the Middleworld. Everything in the Middleworld flows, changes, evolves, decays, and dies. In the Middleworld nothing is stable or permanent. Everything fluctuates. Perfection is impossible.
So, what is a Healer to do?
A Healer can create a space in the Middleworld through which Upperworld Principles can do their work. The space you create and navigate as a Healer can be a physical space; such as your office, a seminar house, a dojo, or a yoga practice hall… or it can be the energetic space of a conversation in a café, on a walk, or during a telephone or video conversation. You declare your space to exist in the name of specific Bright Principles. You then hold two spaces in the same place at the same time: the energetic space in the Middleworld plus the space of the Bright Principles. You are causing an intersection of worlds. In this intersection, the Upperworld does its work consciously in the Middleworld through your eyes, hands, heart, and mouth. (This is not channeling!!!) The work that you do in this intersection of worlds is never perfect. It can never be perfect. It does not have to be perfect. The work that you do in this intersection of worlds is as good as it gets. What you need to know is that the work you are doing is good enough.
Dr. Stephen Karpman mapped human interactions in the Drama Triangle in 1968. The Drama Triangle shows how most of our day-to-day interactions are simply unconscious role-playing in one of three characters: Victim, Persecutor, Rescuer.
In Possibility Management we have taken Stephen Karpman’s thoughtmap one step further. We have discovered that any action designed to avoid responsibility is a particular kind of Drama called Low Drama. Once you can identify irresponsible Low Drama (unconsciousness in action) you have the possibility of making responsible actions called High Drama (consciousness in action). Note that neither High Drama nor Low Drama is right or wrong, good or bad, positive or negative. They simply produce different results.
Healing, on the other hand, is High Drama. For example, a Healer learns to split attention. You keep one part of your attention solidly locked into the Middleworld of ordinary sanity, and another part of your attention connected to the world of your Client. By maintaining contact and support you accompany your Client on their journey to wherever they need to go to heal, even if that world does not generally fit within the ordinary definition of sanity.
Possibility Management puts both Low Drama and High Drama together on one thoughtmap called the Map Of Possibility. This is a big thoughtmap, meaning it covers a lot of territory. We have already covered a lot of territory in this article, so I will show you the Map Of Possibility but you will need to figure it out yourself. A little warning is in order: if you succeed in figuring out the Map Of Possibility do not be surprised if some things change for you. The Map Of Possibility is infested with memetic viruses that voraciously devour and replace any ideas in your mind that are less clear than they are. Have fun!
The Map Of Possibility is a map of us. Each of us contains a True Leader who is King or Queen of your Upperworld, and each of us contains a Gremlin Leader who is King or Queen of your Underworld. High Drama feeds your Upperworld in the same way that Low Drama feeds your Underworld. In each moment you are either creating High Drama or Low Drama. You cannot get from Low Drama to High Drama. You serve either Shadow Principles or Bright Principles, one or the other. If you don’t know which it is, you are serving Shadow Principles. The Map Of Possibility gives you the Clarity and therefore the Power to Choose which Drama you create right NOW.
The Map Of Possibility starts with a single vertical line declaring that whatever happens is completely neutral. This declaration is the only true thing on the Map Of Possibility. Nonetheless, you are a human being. Human beings do not leave things neutral. Instead you are ongoingly creating. You create by making stories about what happens. You give what happens meaning.
The Middleworld is rich in evidence, evidence enough to support any story you want to make up. Every story has a purpose. (You do not make up a story for no reason.) Either you are conscious of the purpose of your story, or you are not. This distinction creates two worlds of games: responsible games and irresponsible games. Which game you play is always discernable by the results you create. (For example, if you agree to meet someone at 09:00 and you do not arrive until 09:03, it is clear what game you are playing.) Results do not lie.
The gameworld called ‘Healer’ is High Drama, it is conscious theater, it is played in the domain of Radical Responsibility which says:
Everything that happens is completely neutral.
What is, is, as it is, without meaning.
Just this. (It is even meaningless that it is meaningless.)
There is no such thing as a ‘problem’. (Who names it a ‘problem’?)
It is impossible to be a victim. (Because you are radically responsible.)
Circumstances have no power over you. (However, your stories do.)
Irresponsibility is an illusion.
You make every choice for no reason.
You are a story maker.
Responsible stories give you more power than victim stories.
No story is true. (There is only Bullshit and Nothing.)
Most Western therapeutic modalities are framed within Greco-Roman linear logic and Freudian / Jungian psychoanalytical assumptions. Most Eastern therapeutic modalities are framed within Hindu, Buddhist or Taoist worldviews. Most Southern therapeutic modalities are framed within Native American ayahuasca, sweatlodge, visionquest indigenous modalities. Without realizing it you may have unnecessarily limited your healing effectiveness to one of these frames. You do not have to. Without having to change your overall approach, you can amplify your chosen healing path by connecting in with the domain of Clarity. Clarity has the power to create sudden Possibility even in the murkiest of conditions leading to transformation and the evolution of consciousness.
The first formidable challenge in committing to a healing profession is choosing your tradition. At first the selection procedure seems simple. You scan the healing modalities you are aware of, choose one or two that interest you, get yourself a certificate, put up a sign, and start working with people. The true seriousness of your choice arises after some years of practical experience when you begin realizing that your Clients can only go as far as you can go.
Two factors limit your effectiveness as a Healer. The less significant factor is the limitations of your particular healing tradition. The more influential factor is the limitations of your own personal Clarity… in other words, which 5-Body experiential distinctions you are able to apply.
A Healer is also a human being. Human beings spend their days and nights in their 5 Bodies, feeling their 4 feelings, journeying in the 3 worlds, creating the 2 dramas, and avoiding the 1 truth.
New Clarity starts at home. When you carefully observe yourself while experimenting, and take radical responsibility for what you discover, you develop Clarity as an authentic experience and not just as a clever theory. Authentic Clarity opens doorways to nonlinear possibility, adding tremendous value to the services you provide to your Clients. No one can obtain new Clarity for you.
More interestingly, no one can stop you from accessing new Clarity.
Clinton Callahan, originator of Possibility Management, co-creator of StartOver.xyz, Memetic Engineer, author of Conscious Feelings and Building Love That Lasts, provides archearchal initiations from the nanonation of Possibilica.
Healing With Clarity 2020