Video 6 –
The Basic Process
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In this segment...
Watch Connirae guide a volunteer in the basic Wholeness Process with a life issue — something that "pushes his buttons." This first time through begins to lay the foundation for using it in an increasingly impactful way, as you proceed through the training.
When we use the Wholeness Process with life issues, we become more resourceful in that life situation. Equally significant, we are using this life issue as a way to transform the structure of our psyche. We can accurately describe this as gradually melting away our “ego.”
The experience Constantine was working with turned out to be a little more complex than some. However, Connirae uses the process in a simple way to show you how you can use the process with almost any issue.
This demonstration was not particularly "dramatic" in how it unfolded. Using the Wholeness Process is sometimes quite subtle/undramatic, and other times it can be fairly dramatic. For example someone might experience a sudden strong flow of warmth, light or vibration through the body, and/or throughout space in and outside of the physical body, etc.
Whether the experience itself is simple or dramatic doesn't really matter. What makes a difference is what remains after the experience of using the process, and that tends to be an opening to "ordinariness." However it is an “extra-ordinary” ordinariness. Feeling oneself as “just peaceful presence” is in one sense ordinary, and in another sense quite extraordinary.
In this demonstration, after making several shifts Constantine describes his experience as like "muscles that were tight, and then stretched out — that's the feeling." He also said that now "I'm sitting down, talking to you and the class." The reactivity he had started with was no longer there — now he was "just present."
For Constantine, when he tested this by thinking of the original situation, another response (including tension) emerged. This would be the next piece to work with, using the Wholeness Process. When we do this with our own life issues, we gradually and surely increase our natural ease and presence in even "complex" situations.