‘Wisdom is meaningless, unless your own experience has given it meaning’

What is

The Path of One is a form of psychotherapy, and a way of life, which promotes self-healing through Psychospiritual Counselling and the practice of Insight Meditation Therapy; for which it serves respectively as Counsellor and Mentor, to cultivate abiding inner peace, irrespective of circumstance

Unbound by dogma, it is informed by direct knowledge of divine healing, and draws upon wisdoms old and new, from both its Jñāna Yogic lineage, and clinical training in Psychosynthesis Psychology; to heal inner wounds, correct distorted thinking, and integrate the ineffable process of spiritual enlightenment with the human condition

The Path of One is further characterised by a Karma Yogic inspired approach; of using one’s everyday actions as fodder for growth, and emotions as instruments, which illuminate the healing required to transcend the energies of fear, lack and separation

It operates upon the ontological beliefs that we are all essentially solving for love, which is the substrate of all emotion, and the highest source of healing; that separation from love is the fundamental source of fear and suffering; that one’s ultimate truth is experienced not learned; and that collaboration is essential to our individual and collective evolution

‘You’ are thoughts
Thoughts are stories
‘You’ is a story

What is its central theme?

A central tenet of THE PATH OF ONE is that consciousness is the fundamental substrate and organising principle of life itself; and that the consciousness we experience individually is a unique ‘aspect’ of a unified whole – of which we are all part, and ultimately therefore, intrinsically connected as One

It holds that the material ‘reality’ most of us experience every day, is in fact a conscious manifestation of projected thought, which, until we raise our conscious awareness, remains informed largely by the egoic mind – and appreciated only as far as our sensory perceptions allow

Until we awaken to our true nature, we unknowingly function mostly in a trance-like state of ‘dynamic hypnosis’; blinded by the physical world around us, and influenced by the overwhelm of information it generates – whilst remaining motivated by love, regulated by fear, governed by psychological conditioning, and sustained by the beliefs and identities to which we become attached and dependant

In literal terms, ‘what we think, becomes’, and ‘what we believe, is‘; and the world we experience is the sum narrative of those thoughts and beliefs in material form; a form which has become grossly dislocated by the dualistic illusions of who we think we are, from the unified truth of who we really are – beyond our conditioned thoughts, beliefs, attachments, aversions, and ‘false identities’

This state of being, however, which we all experience to one degree or another, is impermanent, and can be transcended, both individually and as a symbiotic collective; by healing our internal psychological wounds, expanding our knowledge base, and revealing the nature of our true selves through the complimentary processes of Self-Enquiry, Psychosynthesis Counselling, and Insight Meditation

These practices enable us to redefine the relationships between our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs; and to truly heal – replacing the sub-optimal realities they once conspired to create, with new realities, free of limiting condition

Primarily, this is achieved by understanding that everything we are is directly related to our relationship with love, the absence of love, the emotional degree of separation we feel in consequence; and the beliefs we form about our selves, and life, as a result

Our beliefs are our greatest ‘addiction’ – and as such, we are ALL ‘addicts’, living life confined within the boundaries and framework of our psychological and existential belief systems

The healthiest and most sustainable improvement we can make to our lives is to journey within – to better understand our selves in this context, remaster the thoughts which perpetuate these dynamics, and upgrade our belief systems to become more authentic and unconditionally loving human beings

This endeavour, though simply summarised, is perhaps the greatest personal achievement to which we may aspire, and the most profound in terms of the unlimited potential it holds for the evolution of humanity, to which THE PATH OF ONE is dedicated

‘Anything that causes you suffering is your teacher’

What is its methodology?

THE PATH OF ONE is calibrated by the ontological belief that we are loving Souls first, and complex personalities second – and that it is the former, separated from its source and seeking to emerge through the latter – which is the root cause of our pain

It is with this understanding that THE PATH OF ONE approaches the endeavour of healing; recognising our principal motivation to reconnect with the Oneness of Unconditional Love, and the innumerable ways in which this immanent drive can be experienced and expressed

The signs of an emerging Soul are often subtle and difficult for us to discern, hiding in plain sight between dense layers of psychological conditioning and past trauma. However, once its ‘voice’ can be identified, the process of repair can truly begin – by addressing the complexities of the personality from the vantage point of the Soul; which in turn, furthers its own liberation

True healing can only be achieved when there is harmonious union between an individual’s psychological and spiritual synthesis – and whilst these processes from one perspective run in parallel, from another they are sequential – meaning that there is often much psychological work to be done before spiritual growth and enduring inner peace can be achieved

As the saying goes, anything which causes us suffering is our teacher – in addition to which THE PATH OF ONE believes that the best way for us to heal, is to teach our selves how – enabling us to become self-dependent in the process, and psychologically robust in both our inner and outer worlds

This is THE PATH OF ONE’s ‘raison d’etre’; to serve in a capacity which empowers individuals to heal themselves – to realise their true natures; and through the resulting expanded awareness, contribute to humanity’s accelerating conscious evolution

It does this by combining clinical and spiritual work to support individuals in the three parallel endeavours of promoting:

1) Self-Knowledge – realised through psychological healing, and an enhanced understanding of one’s outer worlds

2) Self-Enquiry – realised through supported introspection, and an enhanced understanding of one’s inner worlds, and

3) Meditation – built around its core practice of Insight Meditation Therapy, which enables individuals to develop their own formidable abilities to self-heal

These complementary practices are highly effective and well proven; and enable individuals to realise their own Truth, by defining what from their outer world serves their inner work, and what does not – irrespective of the beliefs, methodologies, or reputations of others

Our journeys are unique to each of us, and we each evolve psychospiritually along our own individual trajectories, and at our own rates. However, we also share a common developmental path, with recognisable themes we are obligated to address if we are to ascend

These themes are deep-rooted, and comprise phenomena such as; our historic psychological wounds; the multiplicitous and often dissonant nature of our personalities; our ego structures, and that which lies beyond; our relationships with love and will; our relationships with body, feelings and mind; and our ongoing cycles of birth and death, as the ‘Journey of the Soul’ evolves

These are some of the themes which THE PATH OF ONE helps to identify and subsequently process – which it does so by promoting the self-examination of our implicit and complicit relationships with them

Specifically, this involves the exploration of our inner worlds; how we perceive these influences, the sensations they cause, the reactions they elicit, and the responses they provoke; and the resulting outer world behaviours, attitudes, mindsets and beliefs; which in-form the quality of our experience, and define both who we think we are, and what we think we need

By default, it focuses on the ‘problem’ of solving for ‘happiness’; by reverse engineering our understanding of / our relationship to / and our separation from – Love – through our experiences of pain, fear, and suffering

True healing is not an overnight process by any means. However, as we continue to grow, we progressively gain a clarity of self, and a purity of will, that allows us to express more authentic wants and needs – which despite our complex natures remain profoundly simple:

We simply want to feel Safe, Loved and Free; and to be Recognised, Understood, Accepted and Appreciated exactly as we are

Life begins as fear dies

Is it for you?

We heal when we are ready to heal – when it is our ‘time’. If this resonates, it may be your time, and your life is likely to change as a result

The work will be difficult before it becomes easier – and you will need to be brave. As magical as the process is, healing can be very painful; and awakening can be frightening, at times feeling like a psychotic experience. But in order to transcend fear, fear must be faced – there is no workaround

The beautiful truth, however, is that as fear is faced, it dissolves, and takes the suffering with it. Until then, and throughout the process, you will be held in a safe space by a kindred spirit; motivated by the progress we make, together, on your unique journey

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Sheldon Reed

THE PATH OF ONE is but one expression of perennial wisdom, hiding in plain sight for all to see when ready

If this particular expression resonates with you, I would be delighted to discuss it further - and can be reached per the Contact Info in About (and key details below)

With Love

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