Video 11 –
Is Awareness Dissociated? Expanded?
In this Q & A Session...
Q:Is Awareness dissociated or associated?
If you don't know what these words mean, it's fine. You don't need to know this to fully experience and benefit from the Wholeness Process. It is of interest to NLP people because Association and Dissociation is a distinction that matters in many NLP methods.
In NLP, "dissociated" means you are observing yourself in an experience from the outside, almost as if watching someone else. "Associated" means you are reliving the experience from the inside. You can find out more about Association and Dissociation in the book, Heart of the Mind. It's important for the grief process, the phobia cure, and other methods.
Answer: Awareness is very associated. As we do the Wholeness Process, we become capable of a different kind of associated experience that is more complete and full.
Also Discussed in this Segment...
- The experience of awareness becomes fuller with each ‘I’ that dissolves.
- Does the 'I' expand?
- Effort vs. noticing the vast awareness already there.
- Accurately finding the ‘I’/the perceiver — the difference between where the perceiving is happening from, and what is being perceived.
- What do you do if the ‘I’ objects to opening and relaxing?
- Dealing with safety concerns.
- Inviting the experiment — encouraging the “perceiver” to try out dissolving, knowing it can put itself back.