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Since 1995, SelfQuesting™
has been helping people from all walks of life and all over the world achieve
happiness, success, and well being in all aspects of their life. I'm confident,
based on this time-proven and ever-improving record, that no matter what
your life, history, or your current state of health, happiness, wealth,
or wholeness, that SelfQuesting™
is for you, and that it is a method that will show quick and powerful results
from the get go. I believe anyone can be reached with the SelfQuesting
that it will move them powerfully toward whole being, and the wellness,
success, happiness, meaning, and inner peace they seek and that is their
birthright. Yes, that's right, I said "wholeness is your birthright!"
If you want to know, and more importantly be, who you are,
and from that fulfill the potential of all you can manifest in life, SelfQuesting™
can facilitate true self-connectedness in a simple, elegant way that nothing
else will, creating profound results that you probably never thought possible.
I say this from my personal SelfQuesting™
experience, as well as having facilitated other's quests for wholeness
like me, you've probably found that most approaches to well being are like
trying to dig a ditch with a teaspoon - the results leave you with a certain
sense that there must be something more, a better way or tool. The SelfQuesting
is that better tool.
If you are
tired of superficial effects based on ungrounded methods and half-thought
philosophies - or worse, the sterile air of the clinic, where honest,
heart-based relating is subordinated to diagnosis, manipulation, and the
almighty dollar - then speaking with a SelfQuesting™
facilitator will be a refreshing, enlightening experience.
Each of us
is a unique being. Everyone's past is different, so too is their state
of fragmentation/wholeness and its expression in their life. The path returning
one to themselves, to wholeness of Self, is therefore personal and unique,
and something that is not likely to happen overnight. It took some time
to get where you are; it will take some time and effort to return to wholeness.
But it won't take nearly as much time and effort as you might think,
or have already expended in your search with other approaches. More
importantly, it won't require looking outside yourself. That great
distraction and sacrifice is eliminated with the SelfQuesting Approach™.
is a client-centered approach that focuses on a client's issues
as the doorways to finding and connecting with lost parts of ones conscious
being. It is not philosophy-centered, idea-centered, or feeling-centered.
But, since thought, idea, and feeling are important to understanding, communicating,
and implementing any method, the SelfQuesting Approach™
doesn't neglect them as a means to examining the issues and speaking passionately
on SelfQuesting™. We at the SelfQuesting Center™
can do this quite well
a consciousness-based worldview - where consciousness is seen as
the driving and directing force behind everything - the SelfQuesting
itself to understand and implement a method that goes to the true and deepest
cause of why any issue manifests in a client's life.
times, faced by the difficulties of being in the world, we split off
part of our conscious being as a protective mechanism. This is done universally;
we all do it. The fear arises that if one doesn't protect themselves in
this way, then fragmenting into millions of pieces could result, and death
or worse, total annihilation of Self, no awareness, nothingness.
So the Self fragments a piece of its awareness and intent off, and squirrels
away a part of its essence (self-awareness, what some call "spirit")
into the unconscious in a paradoxical move to fragment in order to avoid
fragmentation and annihilation.
and irony of fragmenting to avoid fragmenting is usually lost, as
one struggles - trapped in a self-created environment structured around
fear. A fear that, by design, is now unconscious - though it has profound
effects on the person's entire being (identity, energy, mind, body, life).
So, once wholeness is lost, dis-ease becomes structured into ones
life and being. Dis-ease is therefore structured, while "well
being" is a consciousness radiating the wholeness of One Self - unstructured,
freely-radiating like a Sun shining light.
that once ones awareness is lost from the conscious mind to the unconscious
in this way - when a person's conscious being or "Self" fragments
- it then sets itself in duality and to a dual purpose. On the one
hand it attempts to remain static and perform its intention to self-protect.
At the same time, on the other hand, the splintered Self seeks the unity
that has been lost. Not being whole, and needing to proceed by its fear-laden
mandate to protect, the fragmented Self uses its self-created life issues
(pain, drama, and trauma) to get attention, in an attempt to reunite with
the conscious mind.
desiring unity, uses "dis-ease" as its calling card
- as a way to introduce us to a path to wholeness and our Self. Failing
to heed the call results in more drama and trauma in our lives, as our
unconscious, fragmented Self finds more desperate ways to express its need
for unity - as if to say, "Can you hear me now? How about now?"
Not listening or not having the tools to meet life more consciously,
or using addiction and other forms of avoidance, denial, and acting out,
leads to a miserable existence as one spirals down toward the bottom.
Hope and Heart
heart who have not given up on life - not having been completely
overwhelmed by their pain, fear, and absence of Self - search for happiness,
well being, a sense of completeness, wholeness. Some of us seek
happiness materially, while others search through learning. Some connect
wholeness with ideas of "God," seeking "holiness" in
religion or spirituality. Others seek completion, consciously or unconsciously,
in work, relationships, addictions, money, success, fame, or the many other
external distractions created to deny the pain of our state of separation
and nothingness (non-being).
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung felt, like the Buddhists, that seeking outside
ones self, even for God, is a "projecting" out there of
the potential of ones own conscious being, or "Self" - in denial
of a path that can only really be found within, in a meeting with our own
soul or Self. Jung felt we must expand our individual consciousness, what
some vaguely call "soul" or "spirit," in order to become
godlike, whole. Thus, for Jung, "Self" is spelled with a capital
"S" to lend a reverence to its meaning and importance.
A renowned Buddhist once advised in regard to our tendency to abandon ourselves,
project, and chase desire in the external, "we should be less like
the dogs that go for every bone thrown, and more like the lion that goes
for the thrower". Our trapped, unconscious, divided Self is the "thrower,"
calling to be discovered.
with biblical scripture know that Christ has been quoted to say,
"Hath my Father not told you, you are gods?" and elsewhere "Know
you not that you are gods?" Even Isaiah said, "You shall
be as gods!" We see our potential, and the potential of our wholeness
("holiness"), placed before us in these teachings. All spiritual
movements in their origins acknowledged this potential. Only in their falling
away into dogma and the politics of control did this possibility
become silenced and lost. No new idea is being presented here in
regard to an individual's potential for godhood.
be new, however, is a clearer recognition that the time is now for
the human individual to inherit their birthright - the legacy of wholeness
that has been intimated and heralded down through the ages. What also might
be new is a clearer way to approach it. Humanity has finally arrived at
the point where we have the development and resources, inner and outer,
to truly embrace our Self and our intended manifest destiny. Imagine
a world where individuals, instead of worshiping ideas and actions based
on the psyche's underlying fears, come to loving others by being, knowing,
and loving themselves first. And imagine this has become the dominant force
in the world!
Doubt and Belief
Believe what you will. For belief, like idea, is not particularly
required in SelfQuesting™.
So doubt and be skeptical. But in your doubting, doubt your doubt and be
skeptical of your skepticism and thought. Do this just enough to allow
for an experience - a SelfQuesting™
experience - to take the first step on a journey and a path to your Self.
Engaging in the SelfQuesting™
process is an act of faith, in yourself and life. To act requires
hope and belief in life's possibilities, and a willingness to step into
You are about
to enter a personal journey that will create deep, powerful, and meaningful
change, unequal to anything you've experienced before or can imagine. And
it is entirely yours. It is you. And most, if not all,
of the discovery, guidance, and knowledge in this process will come from
within you, not outside you, not even from the facilitator of your
quest. Though, of course, what is outside you will always reflect what's
within you, as it mirrors the Self (synchronicity).
Your task in SelfQuesting™
will be to live your life, and communicate pains and issues in session,
honestly and openly. This will allow your facilitator, who has a trained
ear for "hearing" hidden parts of the Self, to guide you to a
communication and reunion with that lost awareness trapped in your
unconscious - releasing it into conscious being, grounding it into the
body-mind, to freely radiate in wholeness like the Sun (Son).
This concept and experience of the Christed Self, shining gloriously
within, is not new. Many well-known writings and writers have shared their
experience of this state of realized consciousness, of Self, which in the
ancient tradition of numerology was signified by the number 33 and held
sacred by the old orders of self-realization:
Full many a glorious morning I have seen
Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
With ugly rack on his celestial face,
And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
Stealing unseen to the west with this disgrace:
Even so my Sun one early morn did shine
With all triumphant splendor on my brow;
But, out, alack! He was but one hour mine,
cloud hath masked Him from me now.
for this my love no whit disdaineth;
the world may stain when heaven's Sun staineth.
my powers rest from their high fantasy,
could I feel my being turned -
and intellect balanced equally
a wheel whose motion nothing jars -
Love that moves the Sun and the other stars.
- Dante (Paradiso)
What has been missing from
the ancient traditions leading to these experiences, and thus largely unavailable
to the individuals who previously partook of them, are the resources
that we have today. Not the least of which is a wisdom grounded
in practical experience and tempered with the teachings of both postmodern
science and ancient wisdom - as well as a culture based on those traditions
that now at least allows for a certain awareness and freedom of
expression, without the old oppressions on the psyche. This new awareness
and freedom allows for a more direct approach to experiencing the Self,
unencumbered by many bygone limiting realities and their requirements.
And so a simplified, more direct approach can be envisioned and undertaken
to discover the Self.
Respect for You
focuses on your life's problems, as your fragmented awareness speaks through
them. And these become doorways through which you reconnect with your unconscious
and those parts of your self-awareness that have been lost to difficulty
- ultimately to reunite them with your conscious mind and thus create a
unified Self. You become a human being, living life fulfilled -
as opposed to a human doing, driven to seek outside yourself what
can only be found and fulfilled in wholeness from within.
for you to know that SelfQuesting™
is not about shaping you in the image of your facilitator, or bringing
you in line with their thoughts or wishes. It is not about controlling
you in subtle ways or creating a following. It is not about
pitting hope against hopelessness or emptiness. Rather it is about bringing
real resources to bear, and delivering the goods. It is about allowing
and, even more, assisting you to be you within a process
of finding and reuniting with yourself and meaning, wellness, success,
beauty, and happiness.
is about holding a space for another to truly be themselves - even when
they can't be - especially when they can't be! It is about
being "a guardian of the real Self" and not abandoning the client
to idea, untruth, fear, or efficiency. SelfQuesting™
is always done in a gentle, non-forceful, respectful, and self-respecting
way - no exceptions or excuses. Nothing needs to be forced,
ever - as everything is there and presenting that is necessary to proceed
to wholeness, provided the client will engage in the process of SelfQuesting™.
Many tools to success and happiness offer programs and methods that
focus on exterior trappings and on symptoms, rather than
the deep underlying causes in ones consciousness. How your consciousness
is structured - in fear and fragmentation, or freely radiating in conscious
wholeness in the body-mind - determines what is expressed on all levels
of your existence, in your body, mind, energy, spirit, behavior, and life.
Thus, a whole, conscious, freely radiating Self creates well being - wellness
according to its wholeness. Whereas a fragmented Self creates "dis-ease"
on all levels according to its structure of fear and fragmentation. How
else could it be?
The old adage,
"as above, so below" or "as within, so without" stems
from ancient wisdom, holding this knowledge that an individual's consciousness
is the director of the stage on which the drama of their life unfolds.
Once the fact that choices are (and were) available is realized,
within a movement of the Self toward whole being, the resulting "ah
hah!" becomes the focal point of a self-realized laugh of release
and relief that rolls through ones universe as if sourced by some great
cosmic joke. And the essence of this self-realization is that the
source is you.
As you wander
through the writings on this website, keep in mind that it's the state
of your awareness, your consciousness, that determines your
life. No amount of knowledge, reading, feeling, dialogue, or insight will
bring you to a unified state of conscious being, to your Self. Finding
the parts of your awareness that have fragmented off into the unconscious,
and then releasing them from their fragmented structure, will create a
wholeness that leads to happiness and well being. SelfQuesting™
is a process of experience and transformation toward being, and
being whole. SelfQuesting™
is not a process based on knowing, thinking, or feeling.
In fact, SelfQuesting™
acknowledges that these elements of mind are created by states of
consciousness (Self), not the other way around.
of psychotherapy focus on processing thought or emotion ("feeling")
such as Primal, Gestalt, and Psychoanalytic psychotherapy. SelfQuesting™
focuses on connecting and freeing the consciousness
behind these elements of the body-mind - on wholing consciousness.
powerfully effects thoughts, feelings, and the body positively, this doesn't
mean it's "psychotherapy" (or religion or medicine). Any more
than psychotherapy, from its widely known positive effects on the body
and spirit, can be considered the practice of medicine or religion. SelfQuesting™
is an entirely different paradigm from the two previous great
worldviews of religion and science, and its process doesn't focus on content
or symptom. Instead it focuses on a process of finding consciousness and
bringing it into wholeness - bringing "light to light."
I urge you
to call for your free initial consultation - to experience firsthand
the grace, wonder, and power of a process that will bring you to your Self
and being whole.
If you want
to find out who you really are, and why you're in the world, engage in
finding and reuniting those parts of your awareness that are trapped in
fear in the unconscious. No matter what you've tried before, no matter
how you've failed in your search for happiness, SelfQuesting™
can assist you to come to yourself and find the lasting well being that
only wholeness of consciousness can offer. SelfQuesting™
can open you to the peace, success, happiness, meaning, and fulfillment
that truly is your birthright. In this way it truly is "the road back
ask, "if wholeness is my birthright, why don't I have that wholeness
now, and the well being it implies?" The answer is that you
have forgotten yourself and need to re-member it - to find the
parts of your consciousness, lost and trapped in the unconscious, and reunite
them with the awareness that freely radiates in your body-mind in the present.
From that whole conscious being, grounded in the body, will come a whole
brain and a whole mind-body that function in ways reflecting well being
and a meaningful ("holy"= whole) way of life.
By this process,
your autonomic nervous system will move toward balance, as will your endocrine
(hormonal) and other mind-body systems, perhaps requiring some natural
adjustments in diet and use of the "vibrational
tools" shared here. You will begin to process less exclusively
from your left-brain (thinking, reasoning, etc.) and more from your whole
brain and being, and give up control. You will begin to sense, feel, and
intuit in ways that will expand your thinking and experience of life. All
aspects of your being will unite into a whole and make sense in every way
with everything else. You will come to a profound understanding of yourself
and the weave of your life as it comes together into one simple tapestry,
of your existence that called through drama and pain for attention and
change will undergo a shift. Your habits and behaviors will begin to support
wellness, as you are moved toward a more natural diet (one no longer designed
to stuff pain or self-medicate). And you will naturally adopt new and appropriate
ways of living. True systemic wellness will have the opportunity
to manifest on all levels of your existence (body, mind, energy, spirit).
Dysfunctional ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and being will fall
away and be replaced by ease, love, contentment, belonging, joy. You will
come to realize the truth that:
"Well being is a consciousness
radiating the wholeness of One Self"
To my friends, and life:
i carry you in my heart
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
i am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear
and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret no one knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life
which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
- e e cummings
NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER
Above and below me
hovers the beautiful.
I am surrounded by it.
I am immersed in it.
In my youth
I am aware of it.
And in my old age
I will walk quietly
the beautiful trail.
And so my friends take care, good care, of yourself. Let us know if we can help.May the Love and Oneness of all Being shine through
your heart and light your way,
Greg Hitter, PhD
Director, The SelfQuesting Center For Whole Being