An ‘Internal Healer’ lives inside every living organism. It heals us day and night, unconsciously. But we live in a time when it is becoming both urgent and possible to become aware of this ‘Internal Healer’ and to become its active colleague.
In this article I will share the Psychophonetics process that enables people to clearly distinguish between the three different manifestations of individual morality: Guilt, Shame and Conscience. The theoretical context will be based on a Psychosophy, the practical application of the ethics of the Philosophy of Freedom
Self knowledge and personal development are one inseparable evolutionary process. It is the only operational evolutionary process that is taking place over the past 60 years: the Conscious Evolution of individuals, one person at a time, one step at a time, consciously, freely, originally, following nothing. There was a time when evolution was considered to be the blind, coincidental mutation based process controlled by the natural selection of the survival of the fittest. It was considered to be a heartless, meaningless mechanical process that somehow resulted in the creation of the various species, including us humans.
Personal development is the deepest drive in human life. In adulthood, when natures’ and parental gifts are completed, personal development takes place only through individual choice and initiative. Sustainable personal development starts from taking one’s normal life as a spiritual exercise, living it with a higher ethical standard. In 1904, Rudolf Steiner outlined seven basic conditions for sustainable initiatory personal development1. In this article, the focus is on the 5th condition‐The commitment to making conscious decisions and to act on these decisions.
In the previous articles on the topic I described the 7 conditions for sustainable human development as the practical wisdom required for conscious evolution, for taking personal responsibility for one’s own personal, professional, spiritual and social development. Together the 7 conditions make one whole process of sustainable development. Yet each one of them is a personal developmental process on its own. The 7 conditions are
Evolution is in our human hands these days. It happens if we choose to do it. Awakening to our inner life is the forward progress. Everything positive in our life depends on such an awakening, and yet, it can only take place in complete freedom of choice. Such an awakening, to be sustainable and beneficial for our lives – requires the right conditions.
Human development is unstoppable. Since we first stood up on our two feet and freed our hands for expression, relationship and work – we have never stopped changing and developing. The history of our civilization is a record of constant change. Like it or not – change and development is as natural to our species as breathing, eating, thinking, walking and talking.
Empathy is the greatest challenge of humanity today. Everyone needs it. It is in huge and growing demand. Empathy is the capacity to know the other from the other’s own point of view, to understand the other from inside. It is not Sympathy ‐ loving the other, nor Antipathy ‐ hating the other. Empathy is the capacity to see, to hear and to know from the inside.
For most people empathy is a gift of character which some people have and others don’t. As I tried to indicate in previous articles in Vitalita Empathy is a new phenomenon in human civilization, replacing the old blood-related tribal understanding of people with a new capacity of consciously understanding any individual.
To See me, Hear me, Know me you will need to See yourself, Hear yourself, Know yourself first’. Empathy is a new capacity which has to be taught. A methodical process for teaching Empathy‐Literacy, as an educational‐ developmental process of Methodical Empathy needs to be consciously created.