Where did the Oneness Approach get its Start?
The Oneness Approach was developed from a lifetime of learning. My grandmother’s unshakable faith through her horrendous struggle with depression taught me two things. First, I experienced the joy and passion that my Grandmother enjoyed as each of her many strengths were greatly expanded by her belief system and its daily practice. Second, I saw first hand that although she was strong and faithful, depression secondary to a medical problem, was able to distort her every thought, feeling and action.
For fifteen years I studied the correlation between having a consistent belief system, daily rituals and success in life. It became very clear that those who take the time to question why they are on this Earth, establish daily rituals around these beliefs and use them when making relationships decisions had clear advantages. This was true even if they had a biological problem in their brain. They may still have a tendency, but like my grandmother they were able to deal with it much more effectively.
Principles of the Oneness Approach
I left my 15 years of training to begin my psychiatric practice with the following observations:
- People who took the time to establish and live by a belief system lived by a singular purpose that drives their strengths and relationships relentlessly forward.
- When something doesn’t work, they don’t take it so seriously. They look for, and expect to find, other options.
- They develop daily rituals that intensified their efforts in all of their relationships. This allowed them to follow a singular overarching mission. What they learned in one relationship frequently applied to all of their relationships.
- They met in groups at least weekly and discussed life strategies. When they struggled with something in life, they had someone they could call on.
- They unified their personal, professional and global missions. This provided enormous internal consistency and external options. It is a major advantage when it comes to consistent decision-making. They were better at knowing what they wanted and what they needed.
- All of the above encouraged loyalty and consistency in all of their relationships… throughout their life!
- As time goes on they develop a unique ability to read into the wants and needs of others. They call it wisdom but there seems to be something else at play. They could simply sense better how another person was feeling.
Neurobiology and the Oneness Approach
In the late 1980s the brain’s ability to change, adjust and grow was discovered. It was called “Neuroplasticity.” When we are challenged we can literally grow new neurons and change others to meet the challenge. The factors that seemed to correlate best with this growth was belief that there was an answer, a consistent approach to the challenge, daily practice to engage new strategies and a positive attitude. Given what I had seen thus far in my practice none of this came as a surprise.
Then the finding of “Mirror Neurons” became evident. With new brain imaging we discovered that the brain of one person is able to copy the metabolic activity of another simply by being in their presence. This allowed a person to “feel into” how another was feeling without saying a word. This explained the idea of empathy. Traits that improved our ability to establish empathy for another person included the above requirements for neuroplasticity plus a non-judgmental attitude toward others. The less judgmental a person becomes the greater their ability to develop empathy. And again, the practice of empathy and compassion on a daily basis for everyone you meet provided for enormous empathic abilities.
Finally, discovering that our Subconscious Mind represents 95% of who we are explained a lot. If you simply go with what we consciously think, you will really struggle with your understanding and decision-making. You must know that there is much more to you. You must know that you need to “feel into” your emotions to understand yourself and others. And know that all of this takes practice.
Benefits of the Oneness Approach
There is much more to all of this but I think this provides a good place to start. If you want to understand yourself and others better, make better decisions, discover and expand your strengths and relationships, then “feel into” the Oneness Approach. Grow your mind, your strengths, your relationships, your decision-making and your life!
The Oneness Approach harnesses the power of mirror neurons by engaging your Spiritual Source to feel into your and another’s Subconscious Mind. Thus, you will learn to use these physiological processes to expand your consciousness or “Physio-consciousness.” Your Oneness not only helps you to understand another it literally promotes Oneness within others promoting abundant health, a peaceful mind, and an overflowing heart, which will lead to a deeply fulfilling life.