TERA (The Emotional Resolve Approach) is a protocol to let feelings have their life. Effectively done, it reveals the space of consciousness in which all experience occurs, reaches its natural peak and disappears. Consciousness is never affected by any experience which occurs within it because the nature of consciousness is unconditional welcoming and allowing, just as the nature of the physical sky is to unconditionally welcome, allow and receive all weather into itself.
Consciousness is not “space,” as the physical sky is space, but rather it is space-like: unlimited, invisible, ever-serene yet undeniably present as the background to all experience. Consciousness is the relaxed openness—silent and ever aware—in which the concept “space” is known.
Emotional resolving begins with the discovery that chronic emotions indicate the past–the past in everyone when as a child, we could not process fear, anxiety, and grief. Unresolved emotions act as a blockage within the psyche, a type of inner wound. Inner blockages are unnatural. We know intuitively that the natural state is flow, harmony, ease and relaxation. Therefore, when blockages are present (due to our lack of capacity in the formative years to process emotional impacts) we are compelled to try to get rid of them. Our first choice is to hold them inside–freezing them in place to minimize their intensity. After we learn to think, we use thinking strategies to get rid of inner blockages.
This is how we become addicted to thinking. It begins in the formative years, by constant thinking about our uncomfortable inner state and how to change it from painful blockage to relaxed ease and flow: happiness. What we are unable to see during this time, is that thinking-and-doing strategies regarding these blockages are failed strategies. Rather, the experience of flow–steady, unbreakable well-being-ness–is revealed when blocked energies are faced, allowed and resolved: an experiential approach, rather than a thinking-and-doing strategy.
The experiential approach begins with welcoming. An unpleasant emotion is first reduced from a concept (for example, “fear”) to its reality as raw energy (clench, shake, etc.). Then the raw energy is allowed to run its course in the crucible of sustained awareness. This is accomplished with self-resting.
To facilitate effective resolving anything that would interfere with self-resting–oppositional thoughts and feelings–are also recognized and allowed, with the same self-resting and witnessing attitude. Essential to emotional resolving is deep breathing, which allows the nervous system and limbic (emotional) brain to be re-wired or updated. As brain re-wiring occurs, intelligent, practical understanding of “what is really true” about any seemingly stressful situation becomes crystal clear: fresh, new, untainted by past emotional imprinting.
Self-Inquiry and Self-Resting
What makes TERA unique is that it utilizes both self-inquiry and self-resting. Self-inquiry identifies any mindset that opposes emotional allowing. Once resistance is identified, it is welcomed and allowed to resolve in the non-resistant space of pure consciousness. When resistance dissolves, an emotional disturbance/blocked energy has nothing to cling to, nothing to push against, nothing to give it seeming reality or validity, and thus it does the only thing it can do. It merges with the space in which it originated.
How is such an effortless transformation possible? Since a blocked energy is made only of consciousness in the first place, taking a temporary form as disturbed energy, once consciousness withdraws investment from a temporary form it has no power. It transmutes. Thus, consciousness transmutes itself. As the energy unblocks itself, it reveals the radiant, ever-present space of pure consciousness. The one who is allowing the unblocking to occur receives a glimpse of their true nature.
Another analogy for the transmutation of disturbed energy in the space of conscious awareness is weather. Weather disturbances in the physical sky, such as a hurricane, windstorm, tornado—these arise, reach a peak, and merge back into the space from which they originated. But imagine if you took a hurricane and contained it inside a gigantic structure. It would require constant maintenance to manage, monitor and control it. This is unnatural. Because it’s unnatural, it is experienced as intensely unpleasant. However, the moment the hurricane is un-contained, it unfolds dynamically and merges back into the space in which it originated. It’s no longer “unpleasant.”
Unpleasant emotions have the same dynamism as “outer” weather, except they are inner weather. They naturally resolve when offered to the space, the sky-like space of consciousness from which they originated.
“Everyone is capable of doing this. It’s just that most people don’t want to.” –Michael Singer, author of The Untethered Soul
TERA and EIQ
“Most people don’t want to” simply because they either don’t know how or they haven’t done a cost-benefit analysis of holding onto blocked energies.
My EIQ Courses are all about the cost-benefit analysis, and the “how” to allow blocked energies to resolve. Based on my 20+year personal expereince, I have developed step-by-step protocols to support those who truly want to untether the soul and realize their true nature.
“Nothing is more exciting than to watch a fear fade from the mind forever. Nothing is more delightful than to possess self-command in a world of chaos. There is no greater inspiration than to know that you have found the true path at last.”—Vernon Howard
In my experience, there is nothing more liberating than freedom from the past. Emotional resolving resolves the past as if it never happened. It is also the most intelligent way of living that prevents more energy blockages in the present.
The Welcoming Presence
Liberation from negative emotions and false beliefs requires being still. “Be still… and know I Am.” There is no better teacher of being still, than an activated energy blockage, which will not resolve itself by any think-and-do strategy; which gives itself up completely, only to the unconditionally welcoming presence of immovable consciousness. People who “push your buttons”—and your buttons are unresolved blockages—these people are not enemies, then, but Angels in disguise, helping you to get unblocked and receive an ever-present flow of upliftment and well-being that is waiting to grace you with flow, and joy; and also to take you all the way into the knowing of your true nature, everlasting Being.
Once you have a glimpse of the freedom possible through emotional resolving, the former habit to suppress or express emotions dissolves. You lose your identity as someone who needs to shut down to be safe from the natural flow of life, or someone who needs to control the flow of Life. Self-inquiry plus Self-resting is a doorway to a new life on earth; a profound way of “being in the world, but not disturbed by it”—fearless, joyful and worry-free. This is Self-realization.
“When there is no way out, there is still always a way through. So don’t turn away from the pain. Face it. Feel it fully. Feel it-don’t think about it.
“Stay alert. Stay present-present with your whole Being, with every cell of your body. As you do so, you are bringing a light into this darkness. This is the flame of your consciousness.”― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now