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To my Divine Leni . To the memory of my dear friend Christian who we lovingly called Voidian. the Father of General Semantics. To the memory of Alfred Korzybski.DEDICATION To the memory of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. the Father of the Modem Day Enneagram which he calls the Enneagon. To Allen Home for his excellent editorial services. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS To Oscar Ichazo. the grandfather of Quantum Psychology.

Wolinsky is the author of Trances People Live: Healing Approaches in Quantum Psychology®. California in 1974. began his clinical practice in Los Angeles. where he lived for almost six years studying meditation. He was also trained in Classical Hypnosis. Psychodrama/Psychomotor." Dr. He has recently completed a trilogy. California. In 1977 he journeyed to India. Wolinsky.. A Gestalt and Reichian therapist and trainer. The Way of the Human: The Quantum Psychology Notebooks. and Hearts on Fire: The Roots of Quantum Psychology. Psychosynthesis. Wolinsky can be reached for workshop information by calling (831) 4640564 or by FAX at (831) 479-8233. He moved to New Mexico in 1982 to resume a clinical practice.D." and "Integrating Hypnosis with Family Therapy. The Tao of Chaos: Quantum Consciousness Volume IL The Dark Side of the Inner Child. Quantum Consciousness: The Guide to Experiencing Quantum Psychology®. and Transactional Analysis. Ph. he led workshops in Southern California. Wolinsky also conducted year-long trainings entitled: "Integrating Hypnosis with Psychotherapy. Dr. vi . Dr. There he began to train therapists in Ericksonian Hypnosis and family therapy. He is the founder of Quantum Psychology® and lives in Capitola.THE AUTHOR Stephen H.


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Over the last several years, there have been many requests for a book that made Quantum Psychology more accessible for readers who are unfamiliar with it. I thought possibly of a Quantum Psychology primer or maybe something along the lines of the Lazy Man s Guide to Enlightenment. This seemed right-on since for years people have been calling me lazy. My reply had always been, "I'm not lazy, I'm mature." And simply put, Quantum Psychology is about maturity. Being mature enough to look at ourselves and take responsibility for our decisions and their consequences so we can go beyond ourselves and who we think we are. What these requests did was give me an opportunity to pick and choose from some 3,000 pages of published material-what was essential and a must, and what was less important. In short, putting down a clear, concise context for Quantum Psychology, omitting extraneous details and demonstrations, and featuring some of what I consider to be Quantum Psychology s Greatest Hits. The project was not difficult, but rather a nuts and bolts overview. My goal was to simplify Quantum Psychology, whose purpose is the realization of Who You Are by realizing that you are beyond anything you think or imagine yourself to be-and ultimately realizing that there is no "I" or beyond .: So, here goes NOTHING. Enjoy the ride. With love Your Brother, Stephen September 1999


. creating more. finding out your imagined mission or purpose in life. or having financial success. doing more. having more. Finding out WHO YOU ARE is the realization that everything is made of the same substance. being the best you can be. and YOU ARE THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. manifesting more.SECTION I··· THE CONTEXT OF QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY Finding out WHO YOU ARE is not about being more.


that of discovering WHO YOU ARE. Advaita. not two or more substances. realizing who you are through discarding all you think or imagine yourself to be. Vedanta means the end of the Vedas. In short. not this/not this or neti-neti in Sanskrit. or non-dual awareness. Advaita and Vedanta. in other words. means that there's only one substance. The Vedas are considered the most sacred texts ofIndia. The most workable definition of Vedanta can best be expressed as. The preliminary and preparatory stages are developed by dismantling (neti-neti) what is called your False Core-False Self and acquiring multi-dimen- . non-duality. there are two major approaches to self-realization.I ••• THEADVAITA VEDANTA OF IT THE CONTEXT OF QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY In India. THE PURPOSE OF QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY Quantum Psychology is different from other forms of modemday psychology because it has a different purpose and a different aim.

"The only way to find out Who You Are is to find out Who You Are Not" (neti-neti). Incidentally. even beyond awareness itself. how to make more money. teach you how to have great relationships. Quantum Psychology is not intended to make you better. I Am That. you are not. or even how to feel more comfortable in your life. And one day. gurus and meditation masters. Nisargadatta Maharaj's most basic Quantum Psychology Principle: was: "Anything that you think you are. or as in Star Wars when Yoda (the teacher) says to Luke Skywalker (the student). only one of his books was published. I lived in India for six years where I studied with many teachers." Advaita contends that there is only ONE SUBSTANCE. 4 . the I AM will disappear (thin-out) and there will be NOTHING again and that is all it is." While he was alive. I always say might since there can be no guarantees. He was into Advaita-Vedanta. Jnana yoga is the Sanskrit term for the path of knowledge. absolutely. According to the Maharaj: In the beginning there was NOTHING. The I AM appeared (condensed) within that NOTHINGNESS. it is concerned with developing awareness so that you can discover Who You Are. and Jnana Yoga. and that spirituality is really about the realization that you are THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. "You must unlearn all that you have learned. more virtuous. We'll be discussing what all these terms mean as we go along. According to him. Actually it is the PATH OF UNLEARNING (neti-neti). Multi-Dimensional Awareness is the developing of the consciousness of eight dimensions or manifestations of awareness. not two or more substances. I met Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj who was to become my teacher and spiritual mentor. Quantum Psychology considers that the development ofmulti-dimensional awareness might help in the process of discovering WHO YOU ARE. Rather. which could arguably be called one of the most important spiritual texts of this generation.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• sional awareness. that everything is made of THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. In 1979.

we want to reduce the amount of awareness placed on. 3. In Quantum Psychology. What you know about yourself came from outside of you. The process is organized through a process of enquiry. Quantum Psychology is directed toward enquiry and dismantling who you think or imagine yourself to be. Question everything. do not believe anything. 5 . 2.••• CHAPTER QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY AND NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ "Personality is a mis-taken identity. Quantum Psychology is thus a by-product and continuation of Nisargadatta Maharaj and of ADVAITA VEDANTA. with the following basic core Quantum Psychology Principles: ADVAITA: THE BOTTOM LINE There is only THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. and consumed by. your psychology. substances VEDANTA: THE PROCESS NETI-NETI (Not This-Not This) Not two or more THE CORE OF QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY The Nine Quantum Psychology Principle:s of Nisargadatta Maharaj 1." Nisargadatta Maharaj Because of Nisargadatta Maharaj's influence. you must first find out Who You Are not. in this way liberating your awareness until the enquirerenquiree and the awarer and awareness themselves disappear in the non-dimensionality of the underlying unity of THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. 4. In order to find out Who You Are. therefore discard it. There is only ONE SUBSTANCE.

When thoughts and associations leave. or intentions. or whatever. 8. 6 . Anything you think you are-you are NOT. perceptions. associations. Hold onto the I AM. attention. let your eyes close and notice what occurs if you do not use your thoughts. That is the meaning of. memory. perceptions. emotions. memories. The experiencer is contained within the experience itself. The more often you are in this stateless state. the No-state state is there. or intentions. emotion. 9. "Anything you think you are. perceptions. you must first know what it is. 6 7. let go of everything else. "Hold on to the I AM and let go of anything else. memory. associations. you need to take your attention away from how you normally access information. the deeper and longer will these instants that the I Am will occur. attention. associations. In the beginning you may only be able to experience this blankness for an instant since everything you normally use is put aside. These nine Quantum Psychology Principles form the core of Quantum Psychology.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• 5. you are not. notice a blankness which is naturally there. perceptions. THE I AM Now. or intentions That blankness is prior to thought. associations. before we go much further. this Stateless state is still there. Anything you know about you can not be." To experience this. attention. For now. In order to let go of something. By not using thoughts memory. it is more important to begin to notice what exists prior to your thoughts. "you" were there in the No-state state ofI AM. "Hold on to the I AM and let go of everything else. When Nisargadatta Maharaj said. or intentions. attention." Prior to the arising of any thoughts. emotion. arise." he meant that you existed "prior" to your thoughts. In order to get in touch with this state. When thoughts. emotion. I would like to give you an explanation of what Nisargadatta meant when he said. feelings. in the Stateless State or the No-State State of the non-verbal I AM.

attention. associations. perceptions. your memory. memory. perceptions. or neither? Without using your thoughts.••• CHAPTER EXERCISE. emotion. attention. associations. while leaving part of your awareness in the No-state state of no thoughts. undefined. memory. unlimited or neither? Without using your thoughts. associations. in a moment I'm (the guide) going to ask you to open your eyes and come back to the room. associations. attention. what is it that needs to be healed? Without using your thoughts. or neither? Without using your thoughts. attention. part of your awareness can notice the No-State state of no thoughts. attention. emotions. are you limited. emotions. or intentions. associations. memory. When you open your eyes. or intentions. a woman. attention. attention. or intentions. or intentions. your associations. are you a man. emotions. memories. Without using your thoughts. attentions or intentions. emotions. associations. let your eyes 7 . So whenever you are ready. perceptions. or intentions. perceptions. your emotions. emotion. what is healing? Without using your thoughts. while another part of your awareness can be back here in this room. attention. Now. are you defined. or intentions. perceptions. perceptions. memory. associations. emotions. emotion. or intentions. memories. perceptions. notice the sound of one hand clapping. memories. THE I AM: THE FIRST STEP (HAVE A FRIEND GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS ONE) Let your eyes close for a moment. or intentions. perceptions. memories. what does existence or nonexistence even mean or does it have any meaning at all? Without using your thoughts. associations. perceptions.

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"But what does this mean and how can we examine it? Imagine that you were able to look into the quantum world. David Bohm There are no local causes John Stuart Bell Twenty five hundred years before Einstein said that everything was made of EMPTINESS. Werner Heisenberg Everything is emptiness. Buddha wrote in the Heart Sutra that "Form is none other than EMPTINESS is none other than form. you would not see . Albert Einstein Nothingness is the building block of the universe. and that form was condensed EMPTINESS. John Wheeler The universe is an interconnected whole.2 ••• THE QUANTUM OF IT The observer cannot be separated from that which is observed. If you could. form is condensed emptiness.

To illustrate how much EMPTINESS there is. the underlying unity of THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. actually things are very. which is Who You Are. discovering Who You Are and the underlying unity of THAT EMPTINESS can hopefully be aided by dismantling the lenses frames of reference and concepts by which you view the world and yourself. If this were the case. the space between the electron and the nucleus would be many times greater than the actual distance that is between the real earth and the real sun. or any of the things you take for granted. you would see EMPTINESS. with a few particles that appeared to be floating in it. can then be realized. And in this way. everyday lens or nervous system. imagine that an electron spinning around the nucleus of an atom were the earth and the nucleus around which it spins the sun.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• solid chairs or people. That's how much EMPTINESS there is. Instead. In the same way. very EMPTY. So though everything appears solid through our normal. 10 .

Why? Because since there is only ONE SUBSTANCE. no separate individual souls or self-just one soul or substance." none other than 2) One who seeks Nirvana is ignorant--one who seeks Samsara is ignorant.3 ••• THE BUDDHISM OF IT Where does Buddhism fit into Quantum Psychology? Or perhaps this chapter should be called Everything you wanted to know about Buddhism but were afraid to ask? As you can see in the following. Here are some basic premises of Buddhist thought: 1) "Emptiness is none other than form-form emptiness. there is a great deal of overlap between Quantum Psychology and Buddhism. separate soul which transmigrates or incarnates from lifetime to lifetime. . therefore. Why? Because there is only ONE SUBSTANCE. Nirvana is Samsara/Samsara is Nirvana. 3) There is no individual.

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There are some people for whom it really." The nervous system takes the alleged chaos of EMPTINESS and organizes it into what we see as the world and ourself. Moshe Feldenkrais said. and there is only ONE SUBSTANCE.4 ••• THE BIOLOGY OF IT WHY WE DON'T "GET" THE UNDERLYING UNITY OF EMPTINESS The reason the world appears to be solid is because the nervous system makes things appear that way. But prior to this organization. Note that might is underlined since there are no guarantees nor can any individual promise that there will be. For others it doesn't. Quantum Psychology hopes that multi-dimensional awareness as a vehicle that might help you discover Who You Are. everything is EMPTINESS Form is condensed emptiness. even the individual doing the process. Quantum Psychology is not a quick fix or cure all. disappears as you find out Who You Are by finding out Who You Are Not. there are no guarantees. in this way even the who evaporates. Ultimately. . along with awareness itself. Quantum Psychology is not for everybody. really works. "The purpose of the nervous system is to organize chaos.

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5) ESSENCE. 6) the I AM. there will be a description of each dimension with an in-depth explanation that includes examples and exercises. G. it can be difficult to experience freedom (to be discussed later) especially in the case of spiritualization. D. You cannot become free until you have volitional choice over where you place your awareness. 7) the COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS. To paraphrase noted Sufi master Idries Shah. and 8) the NOT-I-I. The three levels beyond are: 1) the VOID. its function and purpose. 2) the NAMELESS ABSOLUTE and 3) the BEYOND Fourth Way teacher. which is a defense in which situations are seen as "spiritual" in order to avoid dealing with unwanted feelings or thoughts about what is really going on. These eight dimensions of manifestation will be discussed throughout the book since they provide a foundation to the understanding of Quantum Psychology. Ouspensky (1949). There are eight dimensions of awareness and three levels which are beyond awareness: 1) the External Dimension. 3) the Emotional Dimension. Developing awareness of the eight dimensions of manifestation and appreciating what each level does. 2) the Thinking Dimension. 16 . P. is essential for the liberation of awareness and the subjective experience of freedom. In the chapters which follow. I.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• ************************************************************ VOID NAMELESS ABSOLUTE THE BEYOND I I EIGHT DIMENSIONS As a beginning step and a possible aid in the discovery of Who You Are. If your awareness is unknowingly fixated on reenacting. Quantum Psychology first looks toward the liberation of awareness through the development of multi-dimensional awareness. resisting or re-creating through the False Self in an attempt to overcome the False Core. 4) the Biological-Animal Dimension. Gurdjieff. reinforcing. once told his well-known student.

which is a defense in which situations are seen as "spiritual" in order to avoid dealing with unwanted feelings or thoughts about what is really going on. 5) ESSENCE. You cannot become free until you have volitional choice over where you place your awareness. G. once told his well-known student. it can be difficult to experience freedom (to be discussed later) especially in the case of spiritualization.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• ************************************************************ VOID NAMELESS ABSOLUTE THE BEYOND I I EIGHT DIMENSIONS As a beginning step and a possible aid in the discovery of Who You Are. Developing awareness of the eight dimensions of manifestation and appreciating what each level does. 2) the NAMELESS ABSOLUTE and 3) the BEYOND Fourth Way teacher. resisting or re-creating through the False Self in an attempt to overcome the False Core. 16 . 7) the COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS. 3) the Emotional Dimension. Gurdjieff. In the chapters which follow. There are eight dimensions of awareness and three levels which are beyond awareness: 1) the External Dimension. P. D. Quantum Psychology first looks toward the liberation of awareness through the development of multi-dimensional awareness. Ouspensky (1949). If your awareness is unknowingly fixated on reenacting. The three levels beyond are: 1) the VOID. 6) the I AM. its function and purpose. 4) the Biological-Animal Dimension. To paraphrase noted Sufi master Idries Shah. there will be a description of each dimension with an in-depth explanation that includes examples and exercises. and 8) the NOT-I-I. These eight dimensions of manifestation will be discussed throughout the book since they provide a foundation to the understanding of Quantum Psychology. is essential for the liberation of awareness and the subjective experience of freedom. I. 2) the Thinking Dimension. reinforcing.

The less dimensions you are aware of. But don't forget to tie up your camel. I am like an arrow pointing outward. or forget myself and become absorbed in what I am looking at. 17 ." This is a classic example of confusing or trying to use one dimension (the VOID) to handle another dimension (the External World). In this way. They spoke for a couple of hours until it was time for the guru to leave. realizing the student's camel was nowhere to be seen. When I close my eyes and sink into myself. I cannot digest my food by holding it in my hand. And I can't write by putting my pen in my mouth. After a second or two. But when he got there. Leave everything to God. It's not functional. CONFUSING THE LEVELS A Sufi Master was visiting a village and one of his students decided to see him. the Sufi master asked him. He was so eager that he simply left the camel behind and went to where the guru was staying. my attention becomes an arrow pointing inwards. you need to understand the inherent qualities of each dimension and how these qualities function in your life. you need to know the function of each dimension. he couldn't find a place to tie up his camel. the less will be your subjective experience of freedom. "That's good. So. I either forget the outside world and sink into a daydream. the more dimensions of awareness available to you. Gurdjieff called this 'self remembering'. the purpose of my mouth is to eat. The purpose of my right hand is to write." the student said. you should leave everything to God. Simply put. if! try to do both at once-to point the arrow in and out at the same time-I immediately discover that this is incredibly difficult. yes. Now.••• CHAPTER 5 When I pay attention to the external world. And tie up your camel. the greater your subjective experience of freedom. "Where's your camel?" "I couldn't find a place to tie him up so I left it to God to take care of him. In order to do this. The student rode for miles across the desert until he reached the little village. Quantum Psychology asks that you learn to focus on three or more dimensions simultaneously. Then. The Sufi master replied. Each of the eight dimension has a different function.

For example. though true at a thinking image level. I shared an office with a man from Los Angeles who led workshops for visualizing money. money will magically appear.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• Confusing one level for another is a classic New Age problem. When I first came back from India. In this way. it can cause problems. If I fantasize myself being an astronaut. The problem was he couldn't pay his rent. some people imagine that by visualizing money coming to them. he was confusing the thinking world (the world of mental images) with the external world. 18 . at the external level it is not true. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: What is true at one level is not necessarily true at another level. it has nothing to do with my being one in the external world. It's a fantasy and. When one level of awareness is confused with another. I have never met anyone who actually made money this way.

you are not. which organizes your entire psychology. the ideas which you conclude about a thing are not the thing you are referring to. Because you name something doesn't mean you know it. Anything you think or imagine yourself to be. It represents the "you" . Stephen H. Wolinsky Before we go too much further.6 ••• THE FALSE COREFALSE SELF We are not afraid of experiences. In the same way. In order to stabilize awareness. You only know the name you gave it. let us begin by creating a context for where we are headed. the one assumption. you are beyond. The False Coreis the one concept. understood. we are only afraid of what we have concluded that experiences mean. In other words. and liberated. you hold about yourself. the False Core-False Self must be processed. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: Anything you think you are. we need to explain the False Core-False Self and how it functions in our lives. digested.

making them appear the same when they are not. heal. but also how you imagine others see you. along with an emotional component. 20 . According to Freud. The nervous system creates the illusion that things. Remember the famous zen saying. events. action. similar events. AN OVERVIEW OF THE FALSE CORE The False Core is that one conclusion that you have about yourself which holds your entire psychology together and organizes not only your every thought." "All women arefill in the blank. it will flounder at the least change in weather (external context). For example. I call this the Organizing Principle. The False Self is how you attempt to hide. In Trances People Live (1986)... Because it is not supported solidly in the ground. This survival mechanism is built into the nervous system. and how you see yourself. Any attempt at compensation only reinforces the False Core-False Self which is holographic and is one unit. "All men arefill in the blank.. I would like to begin this section with some general comments about its meaning. It can be said that for survival reasons. It's as if you were building a house on shifting sands and were trying to compensate for this weak foundation by using bricks of either psychology or spirituality to make it stable. our view of ourselves. emotion. fantasy. and how we imagine the world views us." This statement suggests that everything in our personality structure is organized and associated in what appears to itself to be similar. Since the False Core organizes our view of the world. It is crucial to explore the False Core conclusion because if you believe in a false premise. then all of the premises which follow must also be false. compesnsate. "All traumas come in chains of earlier. It is the glue which holds this "you" together. You never put your foot in the same river twice . and reaction." etc.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• you call yourself. etc. for the False Core." "All races are fill in the blank. or people are similar and then over generalizes. thus creating a pattern. how you see the world." "All relationships are fill in the blank. the nervous system has a generalizing function.. and in a word. how you imagine the world sees you.

it might be helpful if the False Core-False Self is dismantled. the purpose of Quantum Psychology is to find out WHO YOU ARE. The purpose of discovering your False Core-False Self is to find out who you imagine you are-but are actually not and then discarding it (neti-neti)." In this process." "I always feel worthless" or "I always feel alone. Defending means trying to overcome it or resist it in some way.••• CHAPTER 6 QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: The False Core conclusion can only lead to more False conclusions and to more False solutions because the conclusions and solutions are not based in present time reality. DISMANTLING THE FALSE CORE To discover WHO YOU ARE. Freud's simple and yet profound concept of chains of earlier similar events is a cornerstone of modern-day psychology. this lens or frame. Remember. you see the world and yourself through this pane (pain) of glass. The False Core is invisible to you because you think it is you. In the same way. which you think is you. the one structure. the one belief. It organizes your entire psychological frame. being beyond dimensions and beyond Quantum Psychology. It is a concept which Quantum Psychology finds extremely useful in deal21 . "you can find out who you are by first finding out who you are not. For example. In this way. "I always feel inadequate." are False Cores which are never questioned because they are so interwoven into the fabric of "you" and "your" life that you do not see them. in turn. leads us to understand who we thought we were but are not. They are transparent. we develop the Eight Dimensions of Awareness. like looking through a glass of which you are unaware. but you have an infinite number of ways of defending against it. without realizing it is a lens. the VOID and the NAMELESS ABSOLUTE. the one conclusion. as Nisargadatta Maharaj said. that you have drawn about yourself. The False Core is the one concept. And the solutions are based on a False conclusion. Quantum Psychology studies the False Core to demonstrate the organization of the personality which. You only have one False Core.

deny. Once the False Cause is believed. In Quantum Psychology we call this organizational tendency the Associational Trance. Quantum Psychology defines narcissism as. THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF MADE EASY When you realize you are separate from your mother. or a map or model of what is although it is not what is. The solution to this False Core (Cause) is based on a False conclusion.. a point of view. it is a False solution." "My mother and I are one. "I must make mother my reflection.. ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE FALSE CORE IN THE BEGINNING How does the False Core develop? To appreciate this. etc. overcome. This trauma of separation is called the narcissistic wound or narcissistic injury. infants realize that they are separate from their mother. In this way. the I AM is formed and the False Core conclusion provides a False Cause as to why you are separate. etc. and that between 5-12 months. To explain. and in a word. Once solidified. the mind creates a False solution or False Self to overcome this fantasized False Cause. a False Self solution emerges to hide. heal. resist. hence." "I created it all. transform. the False Core-False Self seals your psycho-emotional and even your spiritual fate. the False core provides the infant with a False Cause. This False Cause conclusion is the False Core. this tendency of the mind and the nervous system to organize and over generalize events into similar categories or patterns. Upon this realization of being separate." "I must reflect back to her what I imagine she wants so she will reflect me (be my reflection). overcome or overcompensate for the False Core." etc. "I am the source and center of the universe.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• ing with the False Core. there is a 22 . understanding that it too is a lens we are looking through. we can use the lens or story of Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology. psychoanalytic research theorizes that newborn children believe that they and their mother are one." Later narcissism can become. And from this False Core Cause conclusion. Quantum Psychology theorizes that the False Core is the false reason or false conclusion children draw to explain why they are separate.

the shock to the nervous system causes a narcissistic wound or injury. Hence. Always remember. the False Core is a concept. because the False Self is a concept which occurs after the False Core and is based on the earlier False conclusion. You must see the False conclusion for what it is. the concept of "I am worthless" is defined as a False conclusion about why something happened. resist it. This False Core is what they conclude about themselves and their separation from Mom. At the moment of this shock. the I AM along with the False Core-False Self is solidified. if they are compensated by the False Self. For this reason. 23 . and so any solution based on a False conclusion can only yield further False conclusions and False solutions. or spiritualize it." "I am separate because I'm powerless. steps are taken to work this out. if any results. As a result of their False Core conclusion.••• CHAPTER 6 traumatic shock. which you cannot heal because it is false. if a client comes in with the problem of "I am worthless. THE NARCISSISTIC WOUND OR INJURY When children experience themselves as separate from mom. You then spend the rest of your life dealing with the trauma by trying to overcome it. Examples include. heal it. Then. a False conclusion-and discard it. people might spend the rest of their lives acting it out in order prove that it is true or. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: Any treatment aimed at transforming or changing the False Core is organized by the False Self and is based on believing in the False conclusion." it is assumed that this is truly the problem. It should be noted that in psychology. In Quantum Psychology. hide it. transform it. The conclusion or False Cause drawn from this separation is what Quantum Psychology calls the False Core-which you continually try to overcome in some way. the therapy or spiritual practice can only yield poor. a false reason. resolve it. Thus a False Cause is attributed to this natural separation process. an infant's False Core begins to solidify. "I am separate because I'm worthless." "I am separate because I don't exist. a False Cause which you believe is real." and many others. it is more false than the False Core itself. trying to overcome it or prove it is not true." "I am separate because I'm inadequate.

hide the False Core. THE DYNAMICS OF THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF In a very simple way. or justify the False Core. The False Core-False Self is also called the False Core DriverFalse Self Compensator. "I should change sadness into happiness. as you move from the label of sensation (1) to sad24 . spiritualize the False Core. You move away from your basic sensation. diabetes or heart disease. If your grandfather had tuberculosis.-all of these are handled by your False Self in its role as compensator." "I am responsible for everything.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• How does the False Self attempt to resist the False Core? The False Self might try to overcome the False Core. the brain and nervous system organize in the following order: 1) There is a bodily sensation. In other words. etc. 3) The sensation is then labeled as sadness. 4) Then. such as cancer. transform the False Core." 5) On yet another level. it existed in a latent form. the brain says. Though the False Core solidifies due to the shock of the Realization of Separation. we can say that on a neurological level. I should do something about it. namely. the brain says. fear." Each time you move up a level. prior to this. from another level." This energetic-genetic predisposition can be likened to what Homeopathic medicine calls a miasm. In the same way the False Core False Self has a energetic-genetic lineage. This emphasizes their distinct roles. Homeopathic doctors could try to make this link by analyzing your genetic lineage. to the cortical level of your brain." "I chose my parents. which is what is. It appears to have an energetic-genetic proclivity. heal the False Core. "Sadness is bad. "I create it all. happiness. that the False Core drives your psychology while the False Self tries to compensate for what it mistakes as your lack." or "Happiness is good. then you would have a proclivity toward that disease though your symptoms might only be a runny nose when it rains. you get further away from what is. which is defining what it is. for example. The very idea of such a choice is narcissistic and reflects the infantile grandiosity behind such statements as. 2) Another part of the brain registers and acknowledges the sensation. which runs in families. etc. anger. There is no choice involved because that would imply you can choose your own genetic proclivities.

"I don't exist. is not even close to what really is." S. is. Prove or act "as if' I am an over-achiever. you move further away from what is. In this way. the labeling of sensation occurs after the experience has already happened. Prove or act "as if' I am connected." 3." 4. "I am loveless. "I am incomplete. Furthermore. which are untrue. Prove or act "as if' I exist or am something." 6." FALSE SELF Prove there is not "something wrong with me" and act "as if' I am perfect. millions of stimuli are omitted and a few are selected out y the nervous system and brain to draw this particular conclusion. 25 . In this way. therefore." But it takes time to figure out your False Core-False Self since often it's what you don't know which actually drives your psychology. Prove I am not powerless and act "as if' I am powerful. "I am worthless. "The map is not the territory. FALSE CORE I. "I am alone. since it omits much more than it takes in. and the nervous system's label omits and selects out so much information. an idea of what is-not what is. The False Core conclusion. Prove I am not worthless and act as if' I have value or worth. Alfred Korzysbski. "I am powerless." THE MAIOR FALSE CORE-FALSE SELFS' Following is a list of the major False Core-False Selves. It is a map. Prove I am not incomplete and act "as if' I feel complete. "There must be something wrong with me. Prove I am not inadequate and act "as if' I am overly adequate." 9. the noted father of general semantics said. "I am inadequate.••• CHAPTER 6 ness (3). "This is me" or "That is definitely not what I do. as opposed to what you do know. Please note: Quantum Psychology uses "as if' because it is an integrated act or pretend of the False Self and hence it is not real." 2." 8. as the nervous system chooses what information to use and draws more conclusions about why what is." 7. Prove I am not loveless and act "as if' I am lovable. and it only justifies sensations or action. There might be a tendency to jump in and say. thus coming up with reasons about what is." "the idea is not the thing it is referring to. "I cannot do.

If three people get in a car accident. stories. In other words. through which you view the world and yourself. At the same time we are continually trying to somehow overcome it through False Self Compensator. the False Self can be extremely insidious. say. Each False Core-False Self interprets life through its own particular lens. "I'm worthless." no matter how much you give to others to try to feel a sense of worth. If you could take off the lens or not have a frame of reference. If your False Core is "I am inadequate. resist and resolve the False Core. each False Core has interpreted the same trauma through three different lenses and gives three different reasons. if you could dismantle the False Core. re-associate it.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• HOW DOES THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF FUNCTION? Your False Core-False Self is a lens.-all are strategies of the False Self Compensator which tries to overcome. you can't have one without the other. In this way. "Why are ESSENCE and I AM not available?" The reason they go unnoticed or are not stabilized in our awareness is because most of our attention is knowingly or unknowingly focused on the False Core. etc. or justifications for what is." In other words. deep down you still feel inadequate. To take this a step further. deep down you always feel worthless. reframe it. "I am worthless" or "I am inadequate. you would feel the ease and flow oflife and naturally experience ESSENCE and the lAM. a frame of reference. What compounds the problem is that ESSENCE and the I AM become involved in the shock and get mixed together with the False Core. healthy stuff and leave the bad unhealthy stuff. if your False Core is "I am worthless. it always re-enforces itself. The False Core always wins. Also. turn our vices into virtues. "What's wrong with me? I should have taken driving lessons. a trance." Another might feel a deep sense of powerlessness and still a third might feel. Any attempt to reform the False Core. After the shock of the Realization of Separation trauma. and also how you imagine the world views you. As you can see. I am often asked." no matter how much you try to prove how adequate you are. the False Core of. transform it. you conclude that it was caused by 26 . it is important to remember that the False Core-False Self is one holographic unit." will interpret every situation through its lens or trance. that's why it happened. take the good. one might say.

and tantras-or whatever. ironically. it will continue to be acted out. afalse story which was made-up by the nervous system after the fact to justify and organize the shock ofthe Realization of Separation. and are willing to go through that. ESSENCE is denied while. our fixation on the False Core-False Selfbegins to soften. fantasized reason. overcome. etc. Soon I am arguing with my spouse. And so we deny and resist our ESSENCE. and thus we blame and want to get rid of it. everything shifts. Furthermore. But the minute I open my eyes and come back to the external world. which needs to be experienced as false in order for ESSENCE-I AM to be realized. I do mantras. bickering with my father. heal. Once we realize that the False Core-False Self is an attempt to organize and resist the chaos resulting from the shock of the Realization of Separation. I can have a beautiful meditation and a beautiful experience of the VOID. If the lens or frame of reference of the False Core-False Self does not end. and its Essential quality of Spaciousness is now seen as emptiness. In this process. In order to grow the awareness of ESSENCE. Let's say my father was an alcoholic and to try to transcend that.I AM (the Stateless State) because it is fused with the shock of the Realization of Separation and the False Core. I'm right back with my uncooked seeds (see below) and all that they entail. Because of the False Core. the False Self is constantly searching for a False solution to the False Core conclusion. This is a major awakening.••• CHAPTER 6 ESSENCE.I AM. or transform this mistaken. it requires freeing up the awareness which is unknowingly fixated on the False Core-False Self. at the same time. yantras. "Therapy" is sometimes centered around creating a False Self Compensator to attempt to hide. results in therapy are often poor because you believe in this False Cause and hence you try to heal a False Cause. infantile conclusion about the shock of the Realization of Separation. our narcissistic wound begins to heal. That was the piece of the puzzle which I fmally discovered while I was living in India. 27 . as a lack. cope. the False Self is oftentimes re-enforced in therapy as it is strengthened to resist the False Core. handle. and ESSENCEI AM moves into our awareness. resist. which is then mis-labeled. This searching by the False Self only re-enforces the False Core-False Self.

the metaphor of seeds is oftentimes used. they won't grow or bear fruit. "There's something wrong with me. Let's say at age five. the False Core-False Self. I AM." Another False Core would say. They use meditation as medication because they don't want to feel things. etc. Simply put: You cannot meditate your False Core-False Self away.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• UNCOOKED SEEDS In India. In this way often-times transcendence becomes a defensive trance and a resistance which justifies spiritual philosophies. "I'm worthless. points of view. or heal." Without dismantling the False Core-False Self you cannot expect to stabilize in ESSENCE. If I have seeds and I plant and water them. unprocessed) concepts. You have to be willing to look at and acknowledge everything that is there. Or as Nisargadatta Mabaraj said. You cannot mantra your False-False Self away. they might become over-achievers to try to compensate for. SOME EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT FALSE CORES Let us now look at all of this through the eyes of different False Core Drivers and False Self Compensators. Another False Core would probably get totally frozen and be unable to do anything about it. frames of reference. Quantum Psychology uses awareness to cook the uncooked seeds (beliefs. psychological material. Thus. concepts. Awareness is the heat that cooks uncooked seeds (repressed. the seeds are symbols of your unprocessed.) so that they no longer sprout and produce their poisonous fruit. and ESSENCE-I AM can become more available because attention is no longer unconsciously placed upon the False Core-False Self. But if I first cook the seeds in a frying pan and then plant them. even Uncle Henry is treating me as ifI'm worthless. 28 . In this scenario. Many people who are trying to transcend their psychology are in a spiritual denial. Later. through the False Self. "You cannot let go of something until you know what it is. I will soon have a plant which bears fruit. that's the reason this happened. a child is molested: One False Core would say. their paralyzed inability to do.

an opportunity. "Actually I wasn't molested. Later they might spiritualize it. That's why I prefer the descriptions of each False CoreFalse Self to focus on the False Core since it is less compensated. "I'm incomplete. "See. the "I am powerless" False Core often is resisted by the False Self saying. Maybe nothing happened. like inhaling and exhaling. The False Self is part of the False Core. But these spiritual re-frames deny the pain of molestation. Interestingly. I am nothing I have nothing. It is an insidious attempt by the False Self to heal or transform the False Core since it is still an attempt to overcome or compensate for it. closer to the experience. and demonstrates that which drives the machinery of your psychology. that the compensator only gives the illu29 . Quantum Psychology feels the opposite is true. the False Self tries to overcome the False Core and the False Cause or reason for the shock-which is not the shock itself. I screwed up. HEALING THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF: WHO IS IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT? In the process of going beyond the False Core-False Self. "After all. Another False Core might think. I don't even exist. then it wouldn't have happened." They have split off from the emotional dimension associated with the event. Why is the False Self unable to heal or overcome the False Core? The False Core-False Self is one unit." Another False Core might say. it appears later than the False Core and since it is based or emerges from the False Core conclusion. I knew there was no love in the world." Another False Core might say.••• CHAPTE Another False Core would say. and you can't have one without the other. It's my own fault. had more experiences. "I was molested and it really means I'm incredibly inadequate. If only I were enough. "This means I'm alone. I seduced Uncle Henry. A recent book came out which both spiritualized and re-framed molestation as a gift from God." Another False Core might feel powerless. Some psycho-spiritual schools believe that the False Self Compensator is healthier than the False Core. it is more false than the False Core. It is the False Self which tries to overcome the False Core. I'm not enough. ~ Another False Core would dissociate.

" These attempts to get rid of it. rather than just noticing. and they only re-enforce the False Core. thus liberating your awareness. The difficulty is that we must work with the False Core. study it and dismantle it until it can begin to fall away. then I'll be smart enough and I won't feel/ill in the blank. are done by the False Self. "If only I didn't feeljill in the blank. insidiously using the False Self as a defense against the False Core and the Realization of Separation." In this way they are always trying to get rid of the False Core by over compensation. If I have more experiences. but in reality it is an integrated age-regression. Many spiritual systems attempt to deal with the False Core by saying that it can be overcome. everything would be fine. People respond to the False Core through the False Self by saying. Ultimately. You might see it. the enquiry continues until you realize that you are neither the enquirer. It is then that you can go beyond the obsessive-compulsive nature of the conceptual structure of the False Core. and an integrated age regression-and the discomfort felt and gone through-it is difficult to stabilize awareness in ESSENCE-I AM and NOT-I-I. Until the False Self and its seductive. heal it. If the processes are done from the Stateless State or No-State-State ofI AM. insidious nature is understood as an illusion. and transform it. isn't that interesting? I've organized my whole life around a concept which is not true!" If you can do this. You work with it to see what occurs. there is no intention. healed or transformed. observe the associations. you will SOOD see that it is only a concept-and an untrue concept at that. here's my False Core offill in the blank. For example. feeling and fantasy to see how your whole life has been organized around this one thing. and then dismantling it through enquiry. they merely appeal to the seeker's False Self. tracing back every thought. In doing so. "Doesn't there have to be an intention in order to process it in the first place?" No.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• sion of being healthier or more socially acceptable. But this understanding occurs much later when you see how everything is organized around this one structure. "Hey. The question frequently is. the questioner nor the answerer. ''I'll take another lover. in order to handle the fill in the blank. Next. I'll make more money and then I won't be fill in the blank. such as the fall of 30 . without the intention of getting rid of it. These systems wind up creating spiritualized Archetypical stories.

Its obsessive-compulsive tendency eats away at your awareness of the 31 . Sitting in your False Core means you are free to and free not to BE or UN-BE it. you learn to become clear about the False Core. to explain and justify what is a natural.••• CHAPTER 6 man. offering a kind of one size fits all spirituality for all of his followers. Then. which is one of the five strategies. There's no way around it. When I was in India I spent some time with a popular teacher who had more than ten thousand disciples. tracing your behavior. Once you get there. However. namely. re-creating. I noticed that he gave the same mantra to everybody. biological separation process-the shock of the Realization of Separation. Anytime you try to change it or get rid of it. re-enforcing and re-solving. you learn to be able to stay in the non-verbal I AM prior to it. thus giving the False Self something to overcome so that it fantasizes that it can stay in control of their feelings and how others feel or see them. "One man's ceiling is another man's floor. or the five R's. It's not that these systems are. or. of the False Self. re-enacting. The movements of the mind are done to avoid the pain of the hock of the Realization of Separation and the False Core. you will have to sit in it. I felt then and now that no two people are alike and each individual needs something tailored just for them. and the interpla of the False Core-False Self. You must be willing to sit in your False Core and the shock of the Realization of Separation. To paraphrase [isargadatta I Iabaraj. everything-back to your False Core. every movement of your mind is driven by the False Core. just to observe it without trying to get rid of it. This is an internal process. 0tice the ongoing contradictions ~ -ithin the mind which is the False Core-False Self) and know they are not you. since the cause for the Realization of Separation is false. bad. you are resisting it. which act as a FaJse Cause. Do not try to change it. as Paul Simon sang. but they can re-enforce the False Core-False Self dyad. but not to believe it. by their nature. your actions. your feelings-in short. its solution too must be false. The False Core-False Self deprives you of the experience of WHO YOU ARE. and then trace all of your behavior back to it. re-sisting. As Quantum Psychology said previously." Many people are confused about "What is driving their psychology? What is the one concept that organizes everything in your life?" In Quantum Psychology. to go beyond it.

If this dream doesn't come true. Then. in fact. that you actually don't realize what's happening. the worst part about not being rich and living in Maui is that I feel worthless. Once you understand this. everything always winds up exactly the same. "Wen no one would want to have anything to do with me and I would be alone. but. no trance and no amnesia are fool-proof so the False Core is always leaking through. (fantasized) which are blamed for the separation. the False Self can never overcome the False Core. Now. You're seduced into believing that this time things are going to come out differently (and you will overcome the False Core). no matter what techniques are used. I ask myself. of course. THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF ENQUIRY This might help to explain how this tracing process might proceed: Let's say I'm in my room in Oakland and I have a fantasy that I'm incredibly wealthy and live in Hawaii. which is doing the work. bad or indifferent-and everything that you're doing. Another problem is that the False Self is very tricky. what would be the worst of it? Or whats so bad about that? Well. between the False Core and the False Self there's a layer of amnesia because the False Self does not want to know that the False Core is there. can be traced back to your False Core. "That's it!" Once you know what you're False Core is. I would have no love. you'll see that every fantasy you have-good. Question: "What's the worst of being alone?" Response: "Well. But fortunately for us. Thus." Continue the enquiry. you can begin to trace everything back from the False Self to the False Core and stay there until it dissolves. so tricky.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• ESSENCE and I AM. 32 ." Enquiry question: "What's the worst or so bad about having no love?" Response: "That's it!" The enquiry would continue until I reached bottom where ultimately I'd go. I would continue with my enquiry: "So what's the worst part or so bad about feeling worthless?" I might respond. The problem is that attempts to transform or jump levels by going to another dimension and substituting love for anger play into the hands of the False Self.

The key is not to try to get rid of it. there occurs a loss of awareness of the lAM and ESSENCE. you are going to get smacked in the face. which only serves 33 . without using your thoughts. associations. To review. then you can move beyond and stabilize in your ESSENCE or I AM. you can't go beyond the False Core until you acknowledge it. perceptions. emotions. simultaneously. you have to be open to sitting in your False Core and the shock of the Realization of Separation and just experience what is there. step into it. Then. 2) Notice where it is in your body. Is it in your chest? Your heart? 3) Observe it. be it 100 percent. and to observe it without trying to get rid of it. This develops the essential quality of acceptance. GOING BEYOND THE FALSE CORE QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: During the shock of the Realization of Separation. For this reason.. have it. 4) Create it a few times. and they might be able to sit in meditation and have an experience of ESSENCE. If you try to get out of it. you're in the False Self. or intentions. memories. But you have to know what pulls your chain of associations. but when they open their eyes and go out into the world. step out and observe it. I AM or NOT-I-I.••• CHAPTf 6 REVIEWING HOW TO GO BEYOND THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF DILEMMA 1) Acknowledge that the False Core exists. 5) Stay in the I AM (i. So many systems of spirituality and psychotherapy fall into the False Self's trap by trying to maneuver you away from this False Core-even going so far as to ask you to keep the positive and leave the negative. You have to be able to step in and out of it. I have seen students who try to overcome their False Core-False Self through meditation.e. the False Core begins to solidify and. The False Self in its role as compensator can be very seductive. 6) Begin to allow it to dismantle. be it and to sit in it totally. If you're trying to get rid of it. When you are able to sit in your False Core. attention. it is always through resistance which only keeps the whole process going.

but your False Core-False Self and your uncooked seeds will no longer have any subjective effect on you. your personality. YOU ALWAYS TAKE YOUR FALSE CORE WITH YOU. and at the same time. will continue. when your False Core is blown-even in the midst of fear. but a concept through which you see the world and yourself. change it. and ask what drives their psychology? Let's say someone is studying biology. even if there is an enormous amount going on in your external thinking. trying to get rid of it or compensate for it through the False Self." or do they believe "there is something wrong with them?" These are difficult questions to answer. So. which is why it is hard to know what another's False Core is. and anger-you will still feel unaffected with what is happening.e. Just ask yourself. then it is not an avoidance. and feelings.. But if you can observe your False Core-False Self without any intention of getting rid of it. By observing someone's outward behavior. your nervous system is always re-creating your False Core. healing it. your thoughts. Always bear in mind that the False Core is not you. emotional and biological dimensions. or transforming it.. Are they studying because they "feel worthless and inadequate?" Or because "they don't want to be alone?" Do they "want to have power.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• to increase defensive resistance. and by which you imagine the world sees you. is like taking the label off and having it as energy. The predicament is that. pain. 34 . it is easy to imagine that you understand their False Core-False Self. (to be discussed later). not your real core. But it's not that easy. You have to understand the motivation behind their behavior. taking the False Core apart without the intention of getting rid of it. re-enactment. heal it. And so. i. and re-enforcement of the False Core. "Am I observing the False Core to get rid of it. as an automatic survival response. in order to avoid the separation wound. or transform it? Or am I in the False Core to just observe it and notice what happens?" BLOWING THE FALSE CORE It is really important to realize that when the False Core blows. etc.

ESSENCE is now seen as a lack. 4. emotion. and is then compensated for. you will realize it and immediately discard it rather than acting it out. the Essential quality of Spaciousness arises. After ESSENCE-I AM is mis-labeled-the False Core becomes the reason and False Cause for the separation from your mother. "There must be something wrong with me. it is mistakenly assumed to have caused the trauma. You need to realize that the False Core is the label placed on the (mis)labeled Spaciousness of ESSENCE-I AM. In this way. Since ESSENCE-I AM is the only reference point prior to the separation. thinking that it is bad. the reason or False Cause as to why I'm separate is because ESSENCE-I AM is so fill in the False Core. And the Essential Quality of Spaciousness is now mis-labeled as emptiness (as in a lack). back to its source. is de-labeled. Acknowledge that there is a False Core-False Self. Once ESSENCE. With this concept in mind. THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF AND ESSENCE-I AM As mentioned previously. Un-own it. 2. "but I immediately realize it's not me and discard it. In other words. 3.••• CHAPTER 6 THE FALSE CORE DECONSTRUCTION Step Step Step Step PROCESS 1. the Essential Quality of Spaciousness is mis-taken for a lack and resisted at a psychological level. Dismantle it. Own it. Get that it's not you. under stress the False Core will come back. A student once asked Nisargadatta Maharaj. it's important to recognize the False Self and be able to trace every thought. you start splitting off from ESSENCEI AM. the False Core. DOES THE FALSE CORE COME BACK AFTER IT IS WORKED-OUT? The answer is yes. such as. and fantasy." he said. and remains hidden from you. the Spaciousness of ESSENCE-I AM is mislabeled as empty (as in a lack) and blamed for the shock of the Realization of Separation. It becomes the disowned shadow. 35 . But as you become familiar with it." etc." So. "Does anything ever come up for you?" "Every so often something comes up.

if omeone is in their False Core-False Self. simply stay there. When you dismantle your False Core and it leaves. The reason the False Core is so powerful is because all of your awareness and attention is unknowingly fixated on it. The good news is that you're not either of them. and they think that's who they are. From the outside. You're not your False Core or your False Self. when you meditate. the False Core-False Self comes back. They're just constru 15. So. so that you can see the False Core and its associations as not you. I kept asking myself. Notice any experience or thought that you re having right now. But internally and subjectively. emotion. why did this keep happening? 36 . and you're always trying to overcome it. it was only temporarily. associations or perceptions. the False Self come into being as a defense against the False Core. they only see their pockets. after all the years I spent in India. prior to taking on that thought. There is an old saying in Raja Yoga. they only see their own and 0 er people's False Core-False Self. But think of it like thi : Before you took on your False Core. most people believe the re real. and meditation masters. other people might see you behaving in a certain way and interpret this as you being in your False Core. but each time I would go into ESSENCE-I AM or BEYOND.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• GOING INTO THE I AM The next step is to go into the non-verbal I AM. That s the bad news. you will remain unaffected. Now.tate state. made-up concepts. gurus. When I lived in India I spent time with almost sixty different teachers. all my stuff would come back. you will still be there. The more the False Core loses its impact on you. the more your psychology will no longer impact you." In this way. a Stateless State of no thoughts. When you open your eyes and come back. which exists prior to the False Core. "When a pick-poe et sees a saint. Soon afterward. Now. memory. HOW TO WORK WlTH THE FALSE CORE-FAlSE SELF As mentioned before. you drop down somewhere into ESSENCE-I AM. Unfortunately. you can t be your False Core-False Self and when it is gone. you were there in what was a no. the I AM is still there. therefore. too.

Pretty soon. and lots of young women. It wasn't sex they personally wanted. all of their uncooked seeds came up. and their needs were minimal. I had been in psychotherapy in the early 1970s. most gurus in India lived a pretty monastic life. they came to America or Europe. fame. before I went to India. I realized that different therapies or forms of meditation might be appropriate in one dimension but ineffective in another. HOW TO DISCOVER THE FALSE CORE To determine your False Core and False Core Driver. take notice of whatever it is you are experiencing and then trace it back by asking yourself.••• CH PTE The gurus and teachers implicitly or explicitly that their sy terns 'ould handle all my problems in all dimensions but that didn't happen. which was unsettling for students because there was a lie on top of what was really going on. All of a sudden. until the early 1970s. They dwelled in small caves or obscure ashrams located in the middle of nowhere. you'll eventually hit the bottom of one of them. 37 . Then. Everything used spirituality to justify (spiritualization). that they were on a mission from God. Students then had to lie to themselves and age regress further because they couldn't manage what the guru (daddy or mommy) were doing. awareness in ESSENCE-I AM would never stabilize. Just to illustrate. they wanted money. I realized I had to deal with the False Core-False Self. As long as the False Core-False Self was operative. it was Tantra. and I knew that I had to go back and take a look at what would handle this. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: Every time the external context changes. centers. and their external context changed. different aspects of the False Core arise. which was obviously was more insidious than I thought. "What is the worst of that?" or "What is so bad about that?" When you trace it back. Soon they tried to spiritualize (use spirituality to justify) their uncooked seeds by saying that they personally did not want meditation centers or money.

three things happen: 1) Motion ceases. most of these responses are in past time. The memory picture creates an obsessive-compulsive tendency to relive the pain but also in an attempt to right the wrong of this past-time situation now projected on present time. memories.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: Who you are is beyond the way you fixate your attention. hence. causing a memory picture to be formed. and body movements. 38 . But as you know. everything is in motion-s-thoughts. But when a trauma occurs. which seeks out real or imagined danger to make sure it won't happen again. "1will not let this happen again. (Freud called this repetition compulsion). As far as collapsing the levels. These traumas are then generalized to interpret different externals so that they match the False Core-False Self. 2) memory freezes. our nervous system's survival mechanism produces a generalizing response of. 2. TRAUMAS The False Core has an associational component which acts like a filter through which all traumas are percei ed. the False Core-False Self acts as a lens 0 interpretation as to what the trauma means to you. Thus. Later it is used to interpret all subsequent experiences throughout your life. the following happens: 1. to have any experience. thus it re-enforces the False Core driver. and a fight. The dimensions are frozen. ordered and experienced. neurons of the nervous system must move. In traumas especially there is a collap ing and confusing of the levels. emotions. At this point. Iffrozen memory is unpleasant. The way you fixate attention. Prior to trauma. 3. flight or freeze response is evoked if it appears (often mistakenly) that it might happen again. sensations. In fact. they are inaccurate. are part of the observer-False Core Driver-False Self Compensator Self Defensive complex. " A scanning-searching device solidifies. and 3) the levels collapse. and all you call you. when traumas are obsessivelycompulsively relived.

Let's say "I'm worthless" is the first identity. These examples are the False Self in action. and try to get others to do the same. a creation. and drives. and to buffer and hide the False Core. and put up a false front to hide it from the world. In this way. It forces us to split oJJfrom our somatic and animal selves. and so any love we receive can never be taken in so we have to over-do love. for example. we pretend. Instead. Take. Recall a time when you felt angry or upset. As the years go by. we wonder why we feel alienated and misunderstood. This is the nature of the Fal e Self-to defend against our impulses. not realizing it is the result of being stuck in the False Core-False Self complex. The only way to really feel unity with another is ESSENCE to ESSENCE or I AM to I AM. and feeling bad. we forget that the identity is fake. Unfortunately. etc. feelings. creating an image and hiding. etc. The False Self is an adaptive identity which becomes automatic. and our False Core driver. This is why acting out of an assumed identity leaves you alienated. The False Self is an image which we fall in love with.. A person will 39 . i. a sexual relationship where we can't say what we need because it might be considered crude or uncool. the False Self not only defends against the False Core but it denies our bodily sensations and animal nature. misunderstood. giving to get value.. out of which we operate in order to survive. wants. our compensating identities. our true feelings.e. But this is unsatisfying because we know it is False. It acts as a buffer in the way we present ourselves to the world. we must first discover and dismantle our False Self. We create a fantasy and hide our true feelings in the vain hope that somehow we'll get what we want.. ••• CHAPTER 6 THE FALSE SELF The False Self is a compensation to defend against the False Core. or needs. Or a time when you felt sexually turned on and pretended you weren't by acting as if you were indifferent. separate. our socially acceptable masks. something that was made up. The False Self enables us to deny or not even feel feelings. THREE POINTS TO REMEMBER ABOUT THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF Point 1: The first identity which is the False Core is the strongest. It can't be said too often: The False Core-False Self is not you. In order to do this.

Notice the Essential Quality of pacionsness. And while the identity called "worthles . This is done by dismantling. is mere and after it leaves. I say to them. "Tell me the difference between you and this image. Dismantle these identities." Point 3: The "I" you call "you" r . the same I AM is and will be there. an of the False Core-False Self complex. When it disappears mere '. Quantum Psychology's go is for people to find out who they are prior to their Fal e Core-False Selfnot to try to heal a False concept. the I AM and beyond. Point 2: You. HOW TO DISMANTLE THE FAlSE CORE-FAlSE SELF 1. no matter how many times the person succeeds in lifedeep down. 6. they feel bad about themselves.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• continually attempt to prove hi or her worth and to overcome worthlessness. But nothing can be overcome by the False Self because all attempts to prove worth are driven by worthlessness..'0 ''1''. 5. Quantum Psychology does not suggest that some identities are good and others are bad. the I AM. Notice how it was labeled empty as in a lack) 3. Experience the Essential Qualities of your ESSENCE. 4. Nisargadatta Maharaj used to say. to get a client to ap reciate that they were there prior to their identity. Often in therapy. feeling or thought called fill in the blanks. 2. Notice the False Core-False Self and the identities that were created to defend and attempt (0 organize against the label and the shock of the Realization of Separation. the False CoreFalse Self and other identities so that 'e can become aware of ESSENCE. were mere prior to any identities. 40 . you or this 'I' (I-dentity)?" Unlike other psychological schools or spiritual systems. You cannot be your identities. For this reason.. "Who came first. Reabsorb the identities and the ob erver back into ESSENCE.

occurs through the play of the elements and of the gunas. like a ballet or symphony has actually not changed that much. (force) representing activity. these interactions. In our metaphor of the prism (superstrings) and the physics dimensions (rainbow). Nisargadatta Maharaj once said to me. Very simply put. According to Hindu Yoga everything. through the use of poetry. As we enter the 21 st century. as well as the personal "me" or "you". our bodies and all we think we are. "Even the physical form of the Guru is subject to the play of the Gunas. and all we call ourselves. earth." In other words. only our scientific understanding has increased and so we call them Physics Dimensions and Forces rather than elements and Gunas. the forces. THE PLAY OF THE PHYSICS DIMENSIONS The idea of a play or interaction of the dimensions and forces is not new.••• CHAPTER 14 could then say that the light was the NOTHING. and the rainbow the Physics dimensions. everything is subject to. we are all subject. In the Hindu Yoga tradition. the superstring was the prism. And so. according to the Bhagavad Gita. are formed by forces and that the Physics Dimensions which are not outside of ourselves (but are what we are made of) are interacting. which they call gunas. part of. fire and ether. Given their limited scientific understanding of the physical universe Hindus remarkably described these forces and elements in the best and possibly the only way they knew how thousands of years ago. and made from. it could be said that archetypes. contain Tama Guna (force) representing the inert force Sattva Guna (force) representing purity. we. metaphor. are actually made up of a different combination and interaction of the physics dimensions and forces which are really made of THAT ONE SUBSTANCE or NOTHINGNESS. and dancing. we could say we are a rainbow made of THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. the world. to which. As Kaku (1993) explains: 141 . and myth. water. but which ultimately are really made of THAT ONE SUBSTANCE. playing. But the understanding that it. including us. they refer to the world as a play of the elements of air. and Raja Guna. which imagines itself to be made of different substances.

. When False Core-False Self is dismantled. me -.3 THE OBSERVER The observer is part of the F observation itself does not yield a"'IJ False Core-False Self. revealing the Essential Qualities of ESSENCE. you will find the FaL"CCore. the easier it will be to be to trace your entire psychology back to this one Organizing Principle or Structure.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• TRACING YOUR STRUCTURE The clearer you are about the False Core Driver and its relationship to the False Self Compensator as well as the False Core defenses and distractions." To go x_ you must also go beyond the 0 TRACING AND DISCo\ . The following are orne examples of helping workshop participants discover their False Core. which then move 0 into your awareness. The False Core is like a groove on a record. For most people. _-ote: No matter what's going on "iih _0 or your story line. i "False Core-False Self.:70'" FALSE CORE Therape . it keeps pia. Theref e. and the stateless state or No-State State ofL ~(and the underlying unity of the NOT-I-I... the False Core is in foreground and ESSENCE and I AM is in the ba '_ . When you trace back to that one structure by letting go of its associations. this will be re 'eI:S-~ 3D • £SSE~CE and I AM will become foreground and the F Core-false Self an-unnoticed background.. ring me same background melody over and OWl and OWl' again. 42 . Example #1: Wolinsky: What is your experience? Doris: What is my inner experience? It's disconnected.. its strength diminishes and the Essential Quality of Spaciousness-currently (mis labeled emptiness (as in a lack)dissolves.". if you stay with whatever _ ru-e experiencing and trace it back.

43 . Therapeutic Note: When you acknowledge your False Core. And what would be the worst of being out in space without an umbilical cord? What's the worst of that? I am nothing. Relaxation can come with familiarity and re-enforcement of the False Core. Follow the pain until it starts to unravel. Therapeutic Note: The key thing again is to stay with the experience. when I ask myself that.• •• C H. If meditation is done from the False Self. I don't exist. Wolinsky: What's so bad about dying? What's the worst of that? Mike: Well. if you were dead. lAM and ESSENCE. especially when it is painful. it is so familiar you can relax into it. Example #2: Mike: For me. Feel less distress. When you feel that loneliness of it. So.. The purpose of meditation is to open up awareness of the VOID.P f_ \ olinsky: Doris: Wolinsky: Doris: Wolinsky: Doris: So when you feel disconnected. what's the WOrsI of it? The aloneness of it. then I start to get more relaxed. which is why so many seekers remain stuck. This is why meditation must be monitored by someone who understands that relaxation is not the purpose of meditation although it may be a by-product. Wolinsky: Mike: Wolinsky: Mike: So if you were to die. I feel a lot more relaxed. what would that mean? That I would be alone and the worst of it is I wouldn't exist. is that the bottom line of it? Is that the worst of it? It feels like being out in space without an umbilical cord. what would be the tragedy of that? What's the feeling like? My breathing changes. it's like a pending death. it reinforces the False Core.

and alone? Wolinsky: I wouldn't exist. what is pulling the whole chain of as ociations. thing will-ray the same. The most important thing to find out is. And what's so bad about being out of control? I would feel inadequate or worthless. like being totally exposed. I'm not sure. Example #4: Ellen: I'm wanting to really avoid this experience of like worthless. valueless. your ESSENTIAL CORE emerges. What's so bad about that? I would be responsible I cannot control. And what's so bad about that? I would be inadequate (begins to cry). I feel powerless. Ellen: 44 . Why don't you sit in either one of tho e.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• Mike: Wolinsky: Mike: Wolinsky: Mike: Wolinsky: Mike: Example #3 Lewis: Wolinsky: Lewis: Wolinsky: Lewis: Wolinsky: Lewis: Wolinsky: But my pain always comes back. What's so bad about feeling worthl . The False Core is called false because if _'OU peel it back. what's so bad about that? Then I would be in the pain. Something will happen. So. everything else will loosen but if you don't. And if you forgot what to do. At the same time. What is so bad about having no valrs ? Wolinsky: Well. what is at the core of it? If you get that. facele . What's the worst of the powerle ness. who would want to be . try to see how pervasive and almost invisible the False Core is. what is the worst of it coming back? The worst of it coming back is forgetting what to do.\ 't!: me"? Ellen: What is so bad about no one wantmg Ii be with you? Wolinsky: Ellen: To feel this worthless and unimponanz and alone. Therapeutic Note: You can get to the False Core by following your deepest feelings.

I'd have no love. Be able to pick it up (BE IT) or put it down (UN-BE IT). unworthiness. (more Counterforces) False Self 45 . consciously. be in it and knowingly. Is that it'? Yes. So you will always be isolated and alone. if you are in the False Core of worthlessness. Counterforce (False Core) False Core ___. I feel protected in that. Step III. Create it a few times and chose for it to be there. I will always be like that. consciously and intentionally create a False Core of aloneness. intentionally create its compensation or False Self. Being alone. I will never get out of that. Step II. Wolinsky: Ted: Wolinsky: Ted: What's so bad about feeling alone? Partly. I feel alone. Be the False Core and observe it. GOING BEYOND THE FALSE CORE Step 1. FORCE THEORY THE FALSE CORE DRIVER Force (Shock) ___. and then create some kind of overcompensation. that' it.• •• c Volinsky: Ellen: Example #5: Ted: Wolinsky: Ted: What's so bad about non-existence? I would be alone. So. In other words. Realize you look at the world through it. So what' so bad about that? I would not have any love.. it is a safe as well as a place of-I guess the worst of. Step IV: Own the False Core. etc. WORKING WITH THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF Knowingly.

or flirt with them. That's why it is so hard to POP! 46 . Step III. You counter this force by creating a response to it. Which is why you can't play along with them. "What did you create in response to this force?" If you have a force coming at you. A trauma (force) comes at you in some forceful way. a trauma can be compared to a force coming at you. FORCE THEORY PROCESS Step I. The False Core driver is equally familiar. "The spiritual ego is the most difficult to get rid o£ ' And isargadatta Maharaj used to smash spiritual structures in order to get you free of them. Yogananda Paramahansa said. If you like to drink. Go into the non-verbal I AM prior to the False Core DISMANTLING STRUCTURES. The next step is then. you only strengthen the False Core's philosophy which is a defense that re-enforces the False Core driver and the False Self compensator. The question after the levels are differentiated is. and definitely not spiritual Identities. it feels great to buy a six-pack and watch TV even if it's bad for you. every time you smoke you feel relaxed and comfortable. or make your peace with them. Step V Step VI.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• In force theory. Step IV. By doing this. The same thing with alcohol. NOT RE-ENFORCING THEM You cannot pamper I-dentities. The difficulty is that there is a sense of comfort when you're in the False Core. "What did you decide about that?" Let's take this a little further. Even though smoking is self-destructive. you'll then create a force to counter it. You have to confront these spiritual concepts. Somebody might be trying to do something to you in some way. What did you decide about it? What is the worst of it? Go into the verbal I AM prior to the False Core. It is a habit like smoking. Step II. and hope that everything will be okay-it never will.

. Acknowledge. Just notice what pops up. Take the label off the I-dentity. the iceberg begins to melt. "The False Core and the False Self. Vol. we can perceive what has been unknowingly pulling our attention. if anything. I would refer to the reader to The Way of the Human. and then to become solid again. a process taught to me by Nisargadatta Maharaj. 90 percent of which was submerged under water. Notice the I-dentity's size and shape. Meher Baba. and observe the False Core.") THE STEPS Step I: Step II: Step III: Step IV: Notice where in the I-dentity is located in your body at the present time .••• CHAPTER 6 DISMANTLING THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF I-DENTITIES: THE PROTOCOLS One of the best ways to become aware of our different Identities is to confront them through enquiry. Step V: Step VI: 47 . Trace your experience back to the False Core Driver. One should not analyze or search answers. and free ourselves from its pull. own. In this way. thus freeing our awareness. or the I-dentity. Quantum Psychology theorizes that the ego (False Core-False Self). Have it as energy. Below are some general guidelines to keep in mind when you go through your enquiry. Once brought into the light of awareness. Allow the I-dentity as energy to move from the present time body to another physical location in the room. The Indian Sage. pops up and then acknowledge and discard it. as an iceberg. is submerged (unconscious). Enquiry should be considered as almost a mini-meditation. (For a more full scope. The purpose is to ask yourself a question. and through enquiry it is brought to the surface. II. notice what. saw the ego.

are spiritualized and. or an event. memories. These promises are so powerful because they are pre-representational.e. and. the imagining of re-merger with mom who is now God. or intentions. situation. Notice the non-state state ofI AM prior to the False Core PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: QUANTUM You can never overcome or heal your False Core. the separation from God) because of a wrong action (original sin). This means "getting" that the False Core is not you and UN-BE the False Core. Without using your thoughts. it is not okay to ques48 .. in the former. associations. or disciple. infantile. and 2) just as it is frowned on to question Mom/Dad. we make it "spiritual" in some way. TRANCE-PERSONAL TRANCE-FERENCE The myth of the fall from God (i. defensive metaphors which are used. ultimately. Spiritualization occurs when parents are trance-ferred onto God. Spiritualization: 1) A trance whereby to avoid the pain of a person. perceptions. and remain unquestioned to the student. to explain the shock of the Realization of Separation. client. in the latter. Teachers. attention. and gurus often implicitly-or even explicitly-offer promises of merger which trigger an age-regression in clients and seekers who then trance-fer mom and dad onto them. 2) this can occur with children as they imagine and create the fantasy of their parents as gods or goddesses (see Wolinsky (1994) The Dark Side of the Inner Chi/d). you can only be free of it by realizing it is not you. They are unquestioned for two reasons: 1) they are so early that they are simply accepted as the way things are. so too. THE SPIRITUALIZED FALSE SELF INTERPRETATION OF THE SHOCK OF THE REALIZATION OF SEPARATION . and the concept of redemption (re-merging).THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• Step VII: Step VIII: Un-own the False Core. therapists. emotions. This is a trance-personal trance-ference.

" Actually. To explain further. The idea is to merge with them in some way.1~ whose guru slept with underage girls.. not his?" She didn't answer. You resist the shock of the Realization of Separation and hold onto the archaic representation of merger. imagining that it is "spiritual. "You have a lot of stuff with this teacher. an attempt to confront and heal and go beyond the shock of the Realization of Separation and stabilize in I AM. which. guru or this with Guparents promwith 2. an infant holds an archaic representation of merging. SPIRITUALIZING NARCISSISM: CREATING THE PATH OR THE WAY Notice if you have a fantasy of merging with parent and ask yourself. you get involved with teachers.3 chil- . it's my stuff and my problem. at best. or gurus. teacher/student. and gurus. she responded by saying. which you are now unknowingly acting out. therapists. ise Nirvana. When I told her I tho ~ I this was inappropriate. you are acting out the resistance to the biological and psychological shock of the Realization of Separation and calling it "spiritual. prior to the shock of the Realization ofSeparation. regressive states. Next. Actually you are holding onto an infantile pre-representational experience of merger. " QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: The Guru/Disciple. and in even greater pain... Ammaji means (dear) mother and Babaji means (dear) father). in this case. years later. they can leave people in dependent. Another way to look at it is: There is an archaic pre-representation of "you" merged with mom. if you follow their path. I me a -. Holding onto this re-merger with mom/God/guru is the way you resist the shock of separation. At its worst. therapists. in Hindi. as an adult you imagine they are spiritual by trying to merge with the guru mother or father (Interestingly. Do I somehow spiritualize rus and God? In other words." "You mean if I think it's okay for a-+year old man to sleep with 13-15 year old students. tion the actions of teachers. When the shock of the Realization of Separation is spiritualized and mom and dad are made into gods and goddesses. and therapist/client models are. might be a house 49 God. who become like mothers or fathers to you.

It is over-compensate for this False C re _~. years later.:ill.... concept. Later the spiritualize which you might caU a piri of the Guru.. fantasies. For this reason it can be sai Core pulls your chain. What is the False C belief... llCOREAND 50 . rays mirror the -hich.. from the point of' .~ . it was a False assumption. emotions. t i ~ OO:~~~ z: forms the core of your psycho-emotional life. And why is it called the Pals oocz:..c.:se. bliss. however.....L. children.s-oOC'!~O:::::s.THE BEGINNER'S GUIO ••• Tu\'ana. The path _ e pain ceases and a. the promi e o-enl~:n:~~~ you merge with God ( 10m. idea or conclusion which is 1 rhich is both the organizer and driver of all your :::i6::~b:s.. So again. dren.. 'OUR FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF LIES YOl' THE lAM. What is the False Self? It IS conclusion of the False Core.U"L. etc.. ~ . actions.'OT YOUR There is..~ which was (and is) based on a False conclusion. reactions and a:-:.. implicit promise of merger has become spiritualized and j~~_... good n FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF A.

" like all the other False Cores.7 ••• THE WAYS OF THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF In this chapter. wishes. In this case. I AM IMPERFECT FALSE CORE DRIVER: I am imperfect. desires. and that there is not something wrong with me. FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I must prove I am not imperfect." "I am imperfect" formulates . the False Core Driver. dreams. bases its entire psychology-thoughts. Since this premise arises and is solidified quite early in life and resisted due to its association and fusion with the shock of the Realization of Separation. actions.-on a false premise and conclusion. I must be perfect. etc. we will describe and discuss some of the different False Core-False Selfs." "I am imperfect. fantasies. the False Core of "There must be something wrong with me. associations. emotions. "There must be something wrong with me. There must be something wrong with me.

merger is attempted to be found through perfection at work. etc. it only re-enforces the False Core. which exhibit repetitioncompulsion. the way to re-merger is seen as getting healthy and getting what you want. Why? Because this False Core premise always proves itself. "I have to be perfect or prove I am not imperfect or defective. later generalized to the world. if psychologized. or desired ending on the past story or memory add insight to the problem.-would occur." "There must be something wrong with me." "I am imperfect"-is the strongest and organizes and rules this closed loop. thus re-enforcing it. In this way. the process is seen as becoming enlightened. some "New" therapies use the False Self in an attempt to create a different or perfect outcome. Since the shock of the Realization of Separation and its accompanying premise that "I am imperfect.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• that the way to Nirvana is by merging with mom. it will always subjectively prove that! am imperfect." or "If only things were perfect. and if workized. merger is seen as being accomplished by fmding the perfect relationship. Later. Nirvana-or merger with mom. Thus. the False Core "I am imperfect. Subjectively speaking." It's possible that "therapies" which recreate the trauma and place a happy. re-sisted. perfect. however." "There must be something wrong with me" is re-enacted. an obsessive compulsive tendency emerges. If it is spiritualized. the underlying beliefis. In other words. there is no way out. The problem is that the first formulated conclusion-in this case "There must be something wrong with me. God. This solution is falsely imagined to be accomplished through the False Self Compensator trying to prove that there is nothing wrong with me and/or that I am perfect. But in the final analysis. which doesn't take into account that the 52 . To counter this premise. and re-created as a repetition compulsionacted out again and again in the hope of having a better or even perfect outcome. As with all tendencies. This ultimately re-enforces the memory by using the False Self Compensator and its repetition-compulsion." is resisted. if relationship-ized. maybe I can do it right and the outcome will be different. there must be something wrong with me. Ultimately. "In canjust do it again. it is the False Self which places the perfect ending on the memory in its attempt to overcome the False Core. the major formulation of the False Self Compensator is.

memory. nothing wrong with you or neither? 2. I AM WORTHLESS FALSE CORE DRIVER: I am worthless. attention. and give a reason for the unwanted experience. Instead. The construction of an I-dentity is used to organize. associations perceptions. which at this level. then psycho-spiritual systems need 0 be looked at to see if they're helping in the endeavor. or intentions. attention. perceptions. I am proposing that if our intention is 0 fin out WHO WE ARE. memory. Without using your thoughts. behavior.••• CHAPTER 7 story was created by the nervous system and comes logically after the fact to justify itself. associations. attention. is a construction of the nervous system since it arises later than the original experience. emotions. the Non-verbal I AM prior to thoughts. Without using your thoughts. associations perceptions. From this point on we will write Identity as I-dentity to denote it as an "I". associations. emotions. associations. EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON GUIDE YOU) 1. memory. attention or intentions. is there something wrong with you. perceptions. or intentions. emotions. justify. This False Core Driver. emotions. or intentions. Without using your thoughts. with the premise of "I am worthless. attention. imperfect or neither? 3. or intentions." describes a conclusion which theoreti53 . perceptions. emotions. FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I must prove I am not worthless and that 1 have value. memory. what is emptiness? Notice the Stateless state or No-State state. too. what does perfection or imperfection even mean? 4. memory. I am not trying to put do 11 any form of therapy. I have no value. Without using your thoughts." "I have no value. are you perfect. or action.

or intentions. are you worthless. valueless or neither? 2. and value." Attempts to overcome this worthless I-dentity are: Becoming an over-giver. wealth. associations. they prove themselve ." or that "I have value. "If only I can become worthy and have value. attention. memory emotions. In this way they try to create an image of worth. of course. Without using your thoughts. or intentions." "I have no value. like two sides of a coin." uses the False Self of "I have to prove that 1am worthy. To recap: The False Core of "I am worthless. I use the word theoretically because it is ba ically unprovable." But this can never happen. All False Core drivers contain within them a self-fulfilling prophesy. Now. the person with this False Core would be left with "I am worthless:' "I have no value. Each is inseparable from the other. GUIDE YOU) 1. worthy valuable. the False Core of "I am worthless. thus. as with all False Core-False Selves. It is like playing a record.e. namely. All of these." has as its goal.. attention. the music is always the same. it is just the words (present time events) which appear to change. are merely attempts to hide the internal stale of worthlessness and no value. in this case. by whatever means.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• cally began to solidify between the age of 5-12 months. I will be able to merge with Mom. Without using your thoughts. the obsessive-compulsive tendency to right the wrong by acting it out through repetition compulsion is not in present time and only serves to re-play the same old story or song. For. beautiful or professionally gifted and successful they are to get flattery and hence feel valuable. value or valueless even mean? 54 . perceptions. reach Nirvana. making others dependent on them. The False Core Driver and the False elf Compensator are holographic. what does worthy." "I have no value. telling themselves or others how great. re-enforcing the False Core again and again." If this strategy fail. memory. perceptions. emotions. associations. i. worthless. EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELFOR HAVE ANOTHER PERSO. and we can be one again. and to get others to flatter them 50 that they can feel like they have value.

• •• 3. Without using your thoughts. memory. or intentions. emotions. the • 'on. perceptions. perceptions. em tions. attention.. 55 . wbar emptiness even mean? - Notice the Stateless state or No-State state. memory. I AM prior to thoughts. associations. attention or intentions.

THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• ince the False Core Con I ion is fused with the shock of the Realization of Separation." or any False Core for that marrero m sr not. '\ olsinsky S 56 . The shock and the "I am worthl ss. under any circumstances. happen again-hence the False Self solution. it is part of the nervous system's survival mechanism. tephen H.

••• C . This particular False Self Compensator tries to handle its subjective experience not doing with vanity. An example would be dressing not for comfort but so that people will think I'm rich or chic. Though over-achievers are highly valued in our culture. especially in Western culture. she has become an overdoer. in other words. decide or act FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I have to prove I can do. decide or act by becoming an over-achiever or an over-doer. I am outside of myself seeing how you see me. In this way." "I have an inability to do:" and "I do not do" are widely used and defended.\PTER 7 I CAN NOT DO FALSE CORE DRIVER: I cannot do. This is because she is part of a closed system into which no feedback penetrates. stilI my friend can find no meaningful solutions to her problems. they tend to exaggerate and become grandiose about their ability to do anything. 57 . If they are more fused with the False Core. In this way. but actually is an unconscious and subjective experience. "I like the look. you are neither in your body nor even aware of it. This False Core of "inability to do. to see how you are doing. If they lean toward the False Self Compensator side. hence she is at the mercy of her False Core-False Self. I have a dear friend who has the largest Institute in the world in the area of her specialty. There is a real subjective unconscious and unacknowledged feeling of impotence and sometimes even paralysis. you perform-unknowingly for your parents later generalized to others-and see yourself through the eyes of another to make sure you're doing enough or doing it right." of "I cannot do." To overcompensate. I mentioned to her how bad that was for her back and she said. which we define as looking outside yourself through another's eyes. they are more enmeshed in self-deception. The False Core of "I cannot do." This False Self Compensator also uses self-deceit which causes individuals to exaggerate their abilities. I once knew a woman who complained about back pain yet continued to wear five-inch high heels. Vanity is a way of not being in present time experience. But she always feels as though she does not "do." is seemingly based on other facts.

"I am Inadequate" . I AM INADEQ! IT FALSE CORE DRIVER: I am inadequate. attention. or in' doer or neither? 2. I am adequate The False conclusion of this False C re Driver is "I am inadequate. A businesswoman who once saw me for therapy used to say. associae you a doer a not ry. Without using your though _ tions or perceptions what does emp _' emotions. Without using your thoughts _ tions. "I can make it happen. emotions. She was more on the False Self Compensator side. When his wife found out. tions. Her elf-deceit was exaggerating her achievements and her iliry to do. B rhen he told me about it. associa- Notice the Stateless state or • -0-AM prior to thoughts. memory." As with all the other False Core . "I didn't do anything. the man said.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• and fooling themselves about what they have done. attention or intentions. or inren doing even mean? 3.>nW'I'""'I_~_ 1. EXPERIENTlALCO eLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE MO . r .-CIS. Without using your though -. FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I must prove that I am not inad and smart.r years. emoaocs. GUIDE YOU) n'I'." To r . attention. she was extremely up et. perceptions. I once saw a man in therapy w ~ a relationship outside of his marriage which had been going . I work twenty-four hours a day:' She not only exaggerated her ability to do but also her so-called working hours. the extraordinary self deception of the False Core-False -~: ~ ex. which is the opposite of the earlier situation of I can 01 do. tions. perceptions. associa- does doing or not _'_ emotions.

etc. Tracing the chains of associations and behavior back from the False Self Compensator to the False Core driver. In revie '_a False Core Drives the False Self Compensator to obsessively-compulsively fantasize reaching Nirvana (merger with mom. reframe. The False Core driver is misinformation about oneself and must be discarded. Being aware of your False Core driver. no False Core Driver-no False Self Compensator.••• CHAP. etc. transformed. In short. 59 . etc. re-decide. in Quantum Psychology. The False Core is a concept which grew out of a 5 to 12 month old infant's mind. and a False Cause. overcome.-all of these are the work ofthe False Self Compensator and. get rid of. (The effect of the observer as part of the False Core-False Self complex will be discussed later.. transform. The False Self compensator is thus doomed to fail because it is a solution based on a false conclusion. 3. and a False Cause. Being willing to feel the pain of your False Core driver. etc. they only re-enforce the False Core.) The problem with the False Core-False Self-Observer complex is that psychological and spiritual attempts to heal.£. go beyond. a False premise. Conversely. a False assumption. move from unhealthy to healthy. therefore. The False Core driver is simply a False conclusion. or made better. hence. heal or transform through over-compensation because the solution must be false since it is based on a false conclusion. It is not something that needs to be healed.. drives the machine of its psychology and associations. the way out of this dilemma is by taking the way in: 1. Observing your False Core. 2. 2) The False Core-False Self is holographic and it is a closed loop. organizes and drives the False Self solution like a machine. This tendency of the False Self is weaker than that of the False Core because: 1) The False Core driver is the first conclusion and. surrender. reassociate. 4. convert vices (sins) to virtues. thus breaking the linkage which binds them and "you". 3) The False Core ultimately leaves each False Self Compensator exacerbated and frustrated because you can never overcome. later psychologized as "health" or spiritualized as God) through becoming or proving adequacy. disintegrative to integrative.

Hence.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• 5. or if only I were fill in the blank. This age-regressed tendency is an attempt to organize (mis perceived chaos in present time. Dismantling your False Core Driver and False Self Compensator. the psychological component of the biological searching-seeking mechanism. The first False conclusion assumes that if only I were not fill in the blank. the inevitable separation would not have occurred. and worthless. emotions. It is a false and inaccurate as essment of the natural process of separation. is rooted in the nervous system's fight/flight. its over-analyzing and over-categorizing mechanisms re-enforces this age-regressed tendency. Going into the non-verbal I AM (no thoughts. to justify feelings and to offer a way out. and as such it runs on automatic. Tracing it back to the verbal I AM. The False conclusion is the False Core and it is olidified in theory at age 5-12 months. This process is not actually in present time since it was organized by the child to handle the outer chaos of mom/dad/society. What you are doing is trying to olve the problem of separation by imagining a reason and attributing a cause as to why it happened. memory. as to why 60 . Hypervigilance. reasons and causes are falsely attributed to events as to why I feelJill in the blank. etc. 6. associations or perceptions. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT As with all False Core Drivers. 7. overgeneralizing mechanism. to explain why the separation occurred. PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL DEFE SES (NOT LIMITED TO THE FALSE CORE-FALSE SELF) 1) Proving adequacy through the psychological defense of being over-analytic to avoid the False Core Driver. a False Cause. 2) Pathologizing: An action of the Fal e Self of projecting a psychological pathology onto another. In this way it must be understood that you (the nervous system) has come up with afalse reason. 0 that you feel less inadequate. prior to the False Core Driver and its verbal formulations and representations. But your conclusions and causes are False.

In this way the False solution is erroneous and . . emotions.ESSENCE.se because it is based on a false and erroneous conclusion drawn _ an infant from the shock of the Realization of Separation. attention or intentions. Without using your thoughts. are you adequate. perceptions. perceptions. The False Self Comutor must therefore be a False solution since it is based on a :. associations. emotions.e conclusion. The truth is that Identities are less than-or have a lack compared to-ESSENCE. Without using your thoughts. memory." "I'm worthless. what does adequate or inadequate mean? 3. what does empty mean Notice the Stateless state or No-State state of the Non-verbal I AM prior to thoughts. attention. For this reason. emotions. memory. It should be further noted that a lack can never be handled at a sychological level because the I-dentity at first appears to be facmg outward toward the world. memory.~ and cause for the inevitable separation. Without using your thoughts. and feels inadequate. The False conclusion is an attempt to give a rea." "I'm inadequate" are all unknowingly being compared to ESSENCE. perceptions. AN ESSENTIAL COMPARISON All False Core Drivers experience some lack because unknow. Itjudges itself against others. or intentions. the way to handle the lack is to dismantle I-dentities and then reabsorb the False Core Driver and False SelfCompensator I-dentities back into ESSENCE-and then experience THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF . memory. 61 ." "I'm unable to do. inadequate or neither? 2. associations. the I-dentities are facing inward. In reality.gly they are comparing themselves to ESSENCE. associations. comparing themselves to ESSENCE. perceptions. or intentions.. attention. comes up short.••• CHAPTER 7 are separate. attention. associations. In other words. EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON GUIDE YOU) 1. "I'm imperfect.. emotions. or itentions.

Because of such early development. therapy groups. a 62 . that I have something. non-verbal. From a Quantum Psychology perspective. However. and spiritual groups. At the same time." which is developed in utero. this means that this False Core begins to solidify not at 5-12 months but in utero. Second. no-self or nonexistence is untrue. I have nothing. pre-representational structure of "I do not exist" dwells far outside of awareness.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• I DO NOT EXIST FALSE CORE DRIVER: 1 don't exist. in many Eastern spiritual groups the philosophy of noself. I am nothing. This might explain its predominance in meditation groups which search for answers in Eastern philosophy and religion. meditation groups. In this way it is true at the level of the VOID OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS. FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I must prove that I exist. it is easy for the False Core Driver of "I do not exist" to confuse levels and choose a Buddhist (no-self) or Advaita (non-duality). and painful. that I am something. the most frequent. observe and watch. it is important to differentiate this False Core Driver from the no-self of the East. this False Core Driver can be likened to the definition of schizoid in "character analysis. in Quantum Psychology workshops. The False Core Driver of "I do not exist" is one of the most interesting and. its obsessive-compulsive nature is even more deeply embedded in the body than any of the other False Core-False Selves. This mean that this False Core occurs not only at an energetic-genetic level. From a Quantum Psychology perspective. but it can also be seen within the bony structure of an individual. re-enforce the most primal defense of this False Core Driver which is over-observation. I have found this False Core-False Self to frequently appear in ashrams. because it can be confused with the Eastern no-self. At the level of bio-psychology. Thus. the underlying. according to Reich and Lowen. In the East there is no self because THERE IS ONLY ONE SUBSTANCE. there are two basic reasons for this: First.

But sometimes teachers don't see the shortcomings of their own systems. insight barrier or intellectual armoring. This also suggests that the thinking.. withdrawal into spiritualized defensive silence. accumulates information because it imagines it is nothing and has nothing. a projected "they" might engulf me.e. there is no self. "I exist. When necessary. over-thinking. As with all False Cores: 1. 3." The False Core Driver of "I don't exist. If! have "something" (i." however. Notice it. 63 . Experience it." For this reason there is an obsessive-compulsive addiction to knowing and accumulating information to avoid the pain of non-existence. It is my understanding that originally teachers in the Sufi tradition sent students where they needed to go. I am nothing." In the view of Quantum Psychology. cognitive and analytic therapies as well as those which support self observation. 4." Quantum Psychology asks therapists and spiritual teachers to discern who is in front of them. 2.••• CHAPTER 7 no-I approach which only re-enforces the False Core Driver of "I do not exist. often re-enforce the over-thinking distraction and defensive over-observation of this False Core of "I do not exist. not perceiving their system's limitations or their own personal shortcomings. Trace it. The distractor I-dentities of the False Core Driver "I don't exist" are "I don't know" and "I have to know. The spiritual defense is over-observing. information and ideas). teachers or gurus who allow students to stay around and do a practice which re-enforces their False Core is like offering an alcoholic another drink. CONCLUSION The distractor inner states consist of. through the re-enforcement of the Observer-False Core Driver-False Self Compensator. we recommend referring out regardless of any economic loss. Without believing it. I feel nothing. Possibly this is because an "I don't exist" teacher has his or her own schizoid structure. peel it back to your False Core ("I don't exist"). there is no-I. and not re-enforce the False Core. In this way. they hold onto students when the system is inappropriate for them.

memory. 1 must connect. 6. This False Core Driver has the conclusion "I am alone. not exist. perceptions. attention or intentions. Be in the verbal I AM. Without using your thoughts. associations. The False Self Compensator. associations." As with each False Core-False Self. or intentions. this False Core will adapt spiritual and psychological philosophies to try to compensate for. associations. Without using your thoughts. more than being alone. memory. do you exist. Experience this. 7." As with all the others." is more honest although more painful and de-com- 64 . what does existence or non-existence even mean? 3. associations. associations or perceptions. or justify. perceptions. on the other hand. staying with the "I am alone. or neither? 2. EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON GUIDE YOU) 1. the virtues of being alone-for instance. memory. emotions. has an obsessivecompulsive tendency to "over connect" as a way to overcome the "I am alone. emotions. attention. memory. is to be shunned.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• 5. Then be in the non-verbal I AM prior to the False Core Driver. emotions. emotions. memory. The over-connector. perceptions. perceptions. that it's more spiritual. emotions. or intentions. what does empty mean? Notice the Stateless state or No-State state of the Non-verbal I AM prior to thoughts. attention. I AM ALONE FALSE CORE DRIVER: 1am alone. Without using your thoughts. with no thoughts. FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I must not be alone. attention. The greatest fear of this False Core. or intentions.

or intentions. this is just how I am'. more connecting. Furthermore. as in a lifestyle. or tantra. the False Self Compensator needs more and more compensation to get the same relief. and during moments of relaxation and/or insight. the pain springs back. more communication. psychological practices.••• CHAPTER 7 pensated than staying with the False Self. Dr. in this case. Of course. more feeling your feelings. and in short. memory. Without using your thoughts. namely. the compensation can often become so integrated. But as soon as the practice ceases. the obsessive-compulsive. "When someone says. "That's the way I am. This is why it's impossible to stabilize or go beyond pain because the False Self and the False Core are one unit. EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON GUIDE YOU) 1. associations. 'Well." In other words. Or in the case of psychology. but as my psychology mentor. there is a relief from the False Core." Many spiritual. they are acknowledging their characterological structure. like a drug addict. however. though there is a high and a relief from "I am alone". connected or neither? 65 . Spiritual and Psychological disciplines are often unaware of the False Core-False Self. and are unable to handle the underlying pain and unknowingly reenforce the over-connecting. or techniques can be also used to make a connection. To alleviate the suffering. attention." At the time of connection. seeking Nirvana through connection. not questioning but assuming this was how they are. Eric Marcus once said. are you alone. perceptions. "I have to connect. this feels natural. emotions. These types of techniques oftentimes re-enforce the False Core since it is the False Self Compensator doing the spiritual or psychological practice. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: Psychological and Spiritual disciplines are often undertaken by the False Self Compensator to overcome the False Core. yantra. that the person thinks. spiritual teachers might suggest more mantra.

FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I must get whole. memory.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• 2. Without using your thoughts. THE SPIRITUAL DEFENSE OF THE FALSE SELF The False Self uses spiritual defenses and spirituality to seek blissful heart experiences as a way to defend and reframe pain into lessons. memory. I AM INCOMPLETE FALSE CORE DRIVER: I am incomplete. But the fulfillment which this False Self seeks can never be found in spiritual teachers. solutions." The False Core "I am incomplete" or "There must be some thing missing" seeks their imagined Nirvana through enjoyable 66 . perceptions. Because this False Core is unable to deal with its imagined incompleteness. or intentions. what does empty mean? Notice the Stateless state or No-State state of the Non-verbal I AM prior to thoughts. and keep them from "I am Incomplete. attention. completed or full through expenences. what does alone. associations. associations. connected or shunned even mean? 3. There must be something missing. spiritual or psychological re-frames. I've known many people with this False Core-False Self who distracted themselves and lived by the super-standards and rules of a rigid spiritual or psychological ideal discipline as if this would bring them closer to God. attention or intentions. perceptions. emotions. I am not enough. this False Self runs from teacher to teacher and from psychology to psychology. emotions. or intentions. attention. emotions. perceptions. motivations or opportunities to justify or overcome the pain of the False Core. associations. (Mom). complete. Without using your thoughts. gathering spiritual and psychological experiences without ever going deeply into anything. memory.

emotions. EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON GUIDE YOU) 1. Without using your thoughts. pleasurable experience to overcome the incomplete one. emotions. perceptions. or intentions." "If the missing piece within me were filled I would be able to reach Nirvana." This False Selflooks for pleasure to feel complete. a layer which. perceptions. associations. even for a moment. In other words. they must find yet another positive. or intentions." Another problem facing this False Core-False Self is that what goes up must come down. enlightenment. emotions. or to build people up so that they can bring them down as a way to avoid and distract themselves from their own incompleteness which they fear will overwhelm them. The deep incompleteness of this False Core yields an obsessive-compulsive tendency to seek pleasurable experiences to fill in what is missing. I could fill in the missing pieces and feel complete. people always find themselves back in their False Core. It is extremely difficult for them to get in touch with their pain or allow another person to have their pain. attention. This is because the False Self knows nothing of the pain of incompleteness which is driving its pleasure seeking. what does complete or incomplete even mean? 3. what does empty mean? 67 . associations. hence. They feel "If only I could have more. associations. or where they feel not enough. perceptions. and. Actually. is a powerful deterrent against knowing or experiencing the False Core of "I am incomplete. oneness with mom. they become over-experiencers. no matter how high they fly. it is on a treadmill. Without using your thoughts. They are driven to constantly see the bright side. memory. not knowing. A layer of amnesia separates the False Core from the False Self. If the treadmill stops. memory. attention. memory. there is a major dissociation between the pain of this False Core and the fake optimistic. attention. are you complete. pretend happy False Self. unconsiously. Without using your thoughts.••• CHAPTER 7 experiences. or intentions. incomplete or neither? 2. find out what you've got and get it. get more. in its depth and strength.

There is no question that miracles occur.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• Notice the Stateless state or No-State state of the Non-verbal I AM prior to thoughts. 68 . Developmental psychology suggests that the infant sees mom as all powerful and magical. the infant attempts to fuse with mommy's imagined magical powers of omniscience. omnipotence. In this way. but you have to realize that it s not personal. FALSE POWER Real power comes from within. associations. merge with mom. therapists. politicians and those whose gene:ral motivating principle appears to be power. that is. because of their uncooked seeds of feeling powerless. and teachers get hooked into the adulation they receive. astonished. if I am not powerle but powerful. and surprised by what occurs or can occur around them. and omnipresence. memory. nor do they allow others to eethem that way. but if they are truthful. attention or intentions." It should be remembered that it i very difficult to determine another's False Core Driver. "1 will enter Nirvana. emotions. For the infant fbi is. This can be seen in the outward behavior of religious leaders. they will admit that they are not the source of that power. perceptions. But sometimes gurus. I AM POWERLESS FALSE CORE DRIVER: I am powerless. FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: I must prove I am not powerless by acting as if I were powerful. There is no question that gurus who know THAT might have powers. This False Core-False Self has the obses ive compulsive tendency to seek power and to resist powerle ness. But it is easy to determine the False Self Compensator by observing outward behavior. They are amazed.

Without using your thoughts." In this case. emotion. FALSE SELF COMPENSATOR: 1 must prove 1 am not loveless. The False Core Driver of "I am loveless. This leads to passive-aggressive anger as the rage around separation is generalized to the world. attention. emotion. emotions. I AM LOVELESS FALSE CORE DRIVER: I am loveless.••• CHAPTER 7 EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON GUIDE YOU) 1. There is no love. there is no love. though. or intentions. 1 must be lovable and lovmg. what does powerful or powerless even mean? 3. perceptions. or intentions. emotion. sometimes aggressive. memory. because of the overriding fear that the consequence will mean that 69 . This is the result of on-going spiritualization and the denial of "I am loveless. This anger can never come out directly. powerful or neither? 2. perceptions. Without using your thoughts. the False Self Compensator acts overly caring and seeks love and spirituality. As with all False Cores. memory. But underneath this mask is a passive. or intentions. persona encased in a coat of armor. associations. associations. they never get what they want and always wind up feeling loveless or whatever their False Core is. memory. Without using your thoughts. perceptions. there is no love" compensates with a facade ofloving and acceptance of what's happening. memory. which was the reason for the separation from mom. associations. what does empty mean? Notice the Stateless state or No-State state of the Non-verbal I AM prior to thoughts. are you powerless. perceptions. associations. But they can never make up in present time for the love which they did not get or concluded that they did not get. attention. attention. attention or intentions.

Without using your thoughts. unlovable or neither. To express anger or confront anything directly could mean No love which would trigger the memory of the dreaded shock of separation. emotions. associations. perceptions. memory. associations. separation must be avoided and resisted at all costs. attention or intentions. This propels this False Self into more over-giving False love to overcompensate even more in this never-ending cycle. or intentions. 70 . what is love? 4. emotions. associations. EXPERIENTIAL CONCLUSION (ASK YOURSELF OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON GUIDE YOU) 1. perceptions. what does empty mean? Notice the Stateless state or No-State state of the Non-verbal I AM prior to thoughts. or intentions. emotions. Without using your thoughts. perceptions. Without using your thoughts.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• others will withdraw their love. attention. love or neither? 2. memory. separation equals no love. 3. attention. memory. Without using your thoughts. emotions. Therefore. memory. emotions. perceptions. associations or perceptions are you lovable. attention. Another way to look at it is: Merging with Mom equals love. memory. associations. is there no-love. or intentions.



At first this dimension seems easy because. THE EXTERNAL CONTEXT RULES Different contexts or external circumstances pull up different internal responses. all of our internal dialogues. To illustrate. really stop us from fully realizing and experiencing the present time external as the present time external. but work. etc.. False Core-False Self. there is a bank. my room. especially unresolved issues. Still. imagine everything is going well in your life. There's the external world. I'm talking to you on the telephone. there is a car. and all the rules of the external dimension. trances. There are all the objects and people in my life. friends. I'll probably go to jail. there is a person. You are not in a relationship. of course. If I rob a bank and get caught. What is true at the extemallevel may not be true at any other level. etc. lifestyle-all are fine and you are feeling good about yourself. there's my house.8 ••• THE FIRST DIMENSION OF AWARENESS THE EXTERNAL DIMENSION THE FIRST DIMENSION: THE EXTERNAL DIMENSION This is the first dimension. Soon you meet someone and it gets sexual. .

First. (Vijnana Bhairava. like the couch. Step 3. drawing it backward. pull your attention back. and associations which automatically pop up for you. memory. Step 2. and again gently withdraw your attention prior to 74 Step 2. In other words. Well. information. instead of going forward. Step 3. look around the room. internal voices. prior to any knowledge. As you look at the object. Notice the difference between Step 1 and Step 2.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• All of a sudden your psychological and emotional issues come up. Slowly look around the room at people and objects. emotions. Let your eyes close for a second. associations. EXERCISES FOR THE EXTERNAL DIMENSION THE EXTERNAL WORLD Step 1. Now without using your thoughts. Singh) Step l. pick out something in the room. perceptions. Turn your attention backward. Let your attention withdraw. pull your attention back. impressions. going out toward a particular object. Notice the memories. or intentions. attention. or thoughts you have about that person. then open them and make eye contact with a person. EXERCISE:STABILIZING AWARENESS The object of this exercise is to look at an object in the room and then withdraw your energy from it. thus. eliminating the knowledge or information of the object along with the thought or impression. Why? Different externals pull up different unresolved internals. for instance. Next. prior to having the impression of the object. close your eyes again. pull back your attention. Now. Open them and make eye contact with another person. . your attention is moving forward.

is what Suzuki Roshi called beginner s mind. evaluations. impressions or information you have about that person.••• CHAPTER 8 any thoughts. 75 . CONCLUSION Notice how different the experience of the external world and people are without thoughts or impressions. without our judgments. a mind where the external just is. This is the external as the external. etc. or significancees about it. and experiencing it as it is.


your uncooked . Quantum Psychology suggests becoming aware of what is going on and dismantling your False Core-False Self. in Quantum Psychology. which. and concepts.9 ••• THE THINKING DIMENSION THE SECOND DIMENSION THE THINKING DIMENSION The Thinking Dimension contains not only thoughts. In this way. or as soon as you move from one external dimension to another. What is true at the Thinking Dimension may not be true at any other dimension. values but also images. associations. and biological level. you will learn to process the uncooked seeds of your psychology in the frying pan of awareness so that they can no longer sprout and bear their poisonous fruit. Well. is triggered by variations in the external. although primarily at the thinking. fantasies. UNCOOKED SEEDS REVISITED We all know what uncooked seeds are by now. Any uncooked seed which remains unacknowledged has the potential to sprout as soon as the context (external dimension) changes. beliefs. memories. etc. emotional.

. It is that subtle something which marks differences. Each time thought crosses your mind. UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS does not have or know preferences 78 . very gently let your eyes close as you sit or lie comfortably.) Differentiated consciousness involves the making of distinctions. Withdraw your attention from the thought or feeling prior to any knowledge or information about it. your arm and my head. EXERCISE Step I: Step II: Step III: Step IV: Notice a thought or feeling you are having. soon you realize the space between two thoughts. When you do. (Please note that differentiated consciousness possesses a separate "I" which has all the psychological aspects of preferences. NOT-I-I. Differentiated consciousness lets us know the difference between a table and a chair. comparisons. thoughts .. I AM. But as you pursue this exercise. thoughts. And the Number One uncooked seed of your psychology is the False Core-False Selfbecause it drives the entire machinery of what you call you.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• seeds no longer sprout. CULTIVATING THE SECOND DIMENSIONAL AWARENESS ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (This process was originally written about in Trances People Live-Healing Approaches in Quantum Psychology (1986).. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY EXERCISE To get a sense of thoughts as things that come and go. etc. View the thought or emotion from that space. etc. so that your awareness is no longer grabbed and pulled out of ESSENCE. Notice what happens.. it appears at first as a pattern of thoughts . notice it and ask yourself. stay in the space between two thoughts. "Where does this thought subside to?" As you notice the activity in your mind.

" On a more subtle level. "In order to give something up." this is not intuition. "I wonder if this has something to do with your parents. (1963). a past memory. An immediate cognition of an object not inferred or determined previously. For example. an idea or a notion. however. the internal voice. and present time. Before we can appreciate the VOID OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS. INTERNAL DIALOGUE: Also referred to in Trances People Live as a post-hypnotic suggestion." INTUITION: A direct understanding independent of any reasoning process. THOUGHT: The single act of thinking.••• CHAPTER 9 or comparison. DEFINITIONS The following definitions were all drawn from The American College Dictionary. which causes chaos as to what is occurring in the present time. Nisargadatta Maharaj once said. Hence. "It will never work out. "I have a problem with relationships. it might be helpful to distinguish the different aspects of consciousness and what they are. it lets us know the difference between a thought and a feeling. except for those who have preferences. "The great way is easy." or "I know you're going to break up with me so I'll detach and not get involved. Let's say someone comes to me for therapy and says. a sound and an vision. UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS is VOIDer than the VOID itself and has no separate "I". the Zen patriarch said. I discussed this approach in relation to trances in Trances People Live (1986) and The Dark Side of the Inner Child (1993). Therapeutic Note I want to give an example of intuition since it's often confused with training. These are internal voices which suggest certain outcomes. As I mentioned earlier. consciousness frequently muddles these distinctions. it's training. Unfortunately. you must first know what it is." Our first step in this process is to identify and define the aspects of consciousness which often act as trances so that we can begin to get clear about the meaning of the words and notice how they take us out of present-time reality. If I say to the c1i- 79 ." If I say. and what has occurred in the past.

etc. For example. also called hypnotic dreaming. which is often used to buffer oneself against present-time pain. appearance of mental images. "Did you have a dog named Fred who died when you were two?" and he says. Beyond the observer-observed dyad. DISSOCIATION: Dissociation is spacing-out. WITNESSING: The act of noticing or perceiving (without judgment. It can be attitudinal if it determines a way of life or living. person. a Sufi teacher. the action caused by the resistance to another action. evaluation or significance). Generally. REACTION: Action in response to some influence or event.. evaluation (this means this or that). or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences. It is part of the thought association itself although it appears as separate. emotion. association. when it actually arises with it. etc. going on automatic pilot or disappearing. intuition exists when there was no way you could have known. BELIEF: A solidified thought which can become a value or evaluation of self or the world. Training. It might appear to always be there or be prior to the thought. OBSERVATION: The act of observing a thought. This is when old images like Mom or Dad pop into your awareness without your control. "Yeah!" that's intuition. and significance (this is more important than that). BLOCKING OUT: The act of not seeing or remembering an event or situation.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• ent. CONFUSION: The act of creating a state of not knowing. feeling lonely and depressed and fantasizing someone will come and take you away from all of this. MEMORY: The mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving impressions. It is important to note that often observation contains judgment (this is good or bad). 80 . and some even believe the observer created it. on the other hand. this is caused by not knowing what to do or resisting a present-time occurrence. is what you have been taught to know or do. HALLUCINATION: Existing in imagination or fancy. To paraphrase Pir Vilayat. sensation. FANTASY: A created dream.

" In this way. Quantum Consciousness: The Guide to Experiencing Quantum Psychology). the act of condensing or shrinking down.••• CHAPTER 9 Therapeutic Note It is extremely important to note that. etc.1993. Often the observer can be used to reinforce defenses against unwanted feelings or other dimensions. The observer can have a dissociative tendency. the act of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form. Therefore. and objects. ultimately. Therapeutic Note This is extremely important to understand. we are not free. since you can be aware of the observeryou are not the observer. . This is Quantum Observation. 81 ." Why? Because each knowing belongs to a separate knower. and NOT BE it. The observer is part of the personality and the mind (to be discussed later). and you are beyond the knower or the known." then all of the above are condensations of THAT ONE CONSCIOUSNESS (See Wolinsky. the observer must fall away in order to stabilize in ESSENCE I AM. Since "Everything is made of emptiness and form is condensed emptiness. As mentioned earlier in Quantum Consciousness. Quantum Psychology states that "Anything you know about cannot be you. Condensations are everything. you can begin to see all manifestations as condensed EMPTINESS-including the observer-knower of thoughts. Einstein has said that "Everything is emptiness and form is condensed emptiness. To explain further. NOT-I-I. If we are not free to BE it. which is different from just observing . especially emotional and biological (to be discussed later). we must be free to merge with and either be something or not be something. This is a step in moving from the observer-observed knowerknown dyad into the NOT-I-I of pure awareness or WITNESSING. CONDENSATION: A condensed state or form. emotions.

or if you have a troublesome internal voice.e. allow the aspect to experience what it is resisting and then notice the EMPTINESS surrounding it and see and/or experience the EMPTINESS and the aspect as being the same substance. call it an internal dialogue.) Step II: Step III: Step IV: Step V: Step VI: This exercise will hopefully open the doorway and help to stabilize you and to differentiate the thinking dimension from other dimensions. "What are you resisting knowing about yourself?" Write down your answers until nothing comes up. either with eyes open or closed. For example. call it a thought. Identifying: Pick from the menu of the aspects of consciousness one or more of the terms that fit your experience. Realizing what the aspect is ultimately resisting. if you have a troublesome thought. you will be able to differentiate between the different aspects of consciousness. 82 . Ask the aspect. notice what is happening with your psychoemotional processes.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• WORKING WITH THE ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS EXERCISE: USING THE MENU Step I: During the day. This is the I AM which leads to the NOT-I-I beyond observation (i. Dialogue with the aspect. In this way. Stay in the nonverbal I AM level prior to the arising of thoughts and JUST BE (to be discussed later). beyond the observer-observed dyad. Notice what the aspect is resisting even as you continue to enquire.

Most forms of psychotherapy do not focus on more than one dimension at a time. Quantum Psychology teaches us to differentiate between the dimensions and not try to solve one dimension's problems by using another dimension's answer. Quantum Consciousness and Hearts on Fire respectivly). without the intention of getting rid oj it. transmutation (see Wolinsky (1992. Take your attention off the story or memory as to why you feel fear. Quantum Psychology also shows us how to be aware of all of the dimensions. 1984). Below are some exercises which will enable us to free up and differentiate the emotional dimension from other dimensions. QUANTUM EXERCISE WORKING WITH YOUR FEAR Step I: Step II: Step III: Step IV: Step V: Step VI: Recall a time about when you felt fear. 84 . Problems arise because we confuse one dimension with another. and allow the energy to do what it does. Simply put: Meet the problem at the level of the problem. evaluation and significance on them and are resisting them. as in qualities or states of mind.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• WORKING WITH THE EMOTIONAL DIMENSION THE TRANSMUTATION OF ENERGY Transmutation can be defined as a change in condition or alteration. Put your attention and focus on the fear itself Now de-label it. experience it as energy. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: If you are trying to get rid of feelings you are placing a judgment. In alchemy. thus liberating our awareness. Notice where the fear is occurring in your body. Allow yourself to re-experience the fear. Furthermore.

Take your attention off the story or memory as to why you feel fear.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• WORKING WITH THE EMOTIONAL DIMENSION THE TRANSMUTATION OF ENERGY Transmutation can be defined as a change in condition or alteration. Simply put: Meet the problem at the level of the problem. as in qualities or states of mind. experience it as energy. 1984). Problems arise because we confuse one dimension with another. Furthermore. Quantum Psychology also shows us how to be aware of all of the dimensions. transmutation (see Wolinsky (1992. Notice where the fear is occurring in your body. evaluation and significance on them and are resisting them. and allow the energy to do what it does. Most forms of psychotherapy do not focus on more than one dimension at a time. thus liberating our awareness. Below are some exercises which will enable us to free up and differentiate the emotional dimension from other dimensions. In alchemy. Put your attention and focus on the fear itself Now de-label it. Quantum Psychology teaches us to differentiate between the dimensions and not try to solve one dimension's problems by using another dimension's answer. Allow yourself to re-experience the fear. without the intention of getting rid of it. 84 . Quantum Consciousness and Hearts on Fire respectivly). QUANTUM EXERCISE WORKING WITH YOUR FEAR Step I: Step II: Step III: Step IV: Step V: Step VI: Recall a time about when you felt fear. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLE: If you are trying to get rid of feelings you are placing a judgment.

and. QUANTUM EXERCISE WORKING WITH SADNESS In this exercise. your mind gives you many reasons why you're afraid. see/experience it as energy. taking the label off. When you have got into it. take the label of of them and have them as energy. Begin by re-calling some past situation in which you experienced sadness. If any thoughts. Notice where the sadness is occurring in your body. simply experience the sadness as a form of energy. 85 . In other words. or why you're feeling E-motional. without labeling it and without connecting it to the memory or story which produced it. In this exercise you tum your attention from the story and put it on the fear itself. instead. in other words. QUANTUM EXERCISE WORKING WITH ANGER Step I: Step II: Step III: Step IV: Recall Allow Notice body. where the anger is occurring in your the size and shape of the anger. move your attention from the story of why you're sad. then. impression. Take your attention away from the story which explains why you feel sad. Step I: Step II: Step III: Step IV: Step V: Recall a time when' you felt sadness. or the story comes up. Notice a time when you felt angry. we will explore working with sadness. the energy to manifest. Where is the fear in your body? Begin to focus your attention on the fear itself as energy. no longer calling it sadness. Focus on the sadness itself. See what this experience is like. to the energy of sadness itself. Normally people focus their attention on the story about why they are afraid. Allow the sadness to manifest.••• CHAPTER 10 When you feel afraid.

or create a sexual fantasy. Take the label off of your kin boundaries and have it as slow moving or contracted energy. Notice your skin boundaries. your chair. Experience the size and shape of the sexual feelings. 86 . Notice the size and shape of the desire and the feelings associated with it. De-label the anger. I mean to BE IT so that you feel part of it. experience it as energy and merge with it. the floor. either in the past or in the present. 51 'GH) Step I: Step II: Step III: Remember a time when you felt desire for something or someone. Take the label off the air. THE OBIECT OF DESIRE (VIJNANABHAJRAVA. QUANTUM EXERCISE SEEING PHYSICAL DESIREAS E ERGY RATHER THAN FOCUSI G 0. Take your attention off of them and notice where you experience thi desire in your body. By merging. the rest of the universe including your thoughts and have them as being made of the same energy. Take your attention off of the story as to why you feel sexual and notice where in your body you are experiencing sexual sensations.THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE ••• Step V: Step VI: Take your attention away from the story as to why you are angry. the room. De-label the sexual feeling and experience it as energy and merge with it. QUANTUM EXERCISE PRACTICE FOR PEOPLEWITH SEXUAL FANTASIES (FOR TWO PEOPLEOR FOR GROUPS) Step I: Step II: Step III: Step IV: Step V: Step VI: Step VII: Allow yourself to remember a past or present sexual experience.

Notice your skin boundaries. and experience it as energy and merge with the energy. the floor. Feel your skin boundaries as made of the same energy as that of desire. your chair.••• CHAPTER 10 Step IV: Step V: Step VI: Step VII: De-label the desire and feelings. the room. we can liberate awareness. In this way. Take the label off the air. which will hopefully enhance the subjective experience of freedom. 87 . CONCLUSION These exercises are a deliberate attempt to sort-out (differentiate) the levels of manifestation. the rest of the universe including your thoughts and have them as being made of the same energy.

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. going to the bathroom and having sex. Quantum psychology adds two other pieces to the biological puzzle. sleeping. One teacher I worked with in India used to say that our whole lives were organized around four basic needs or drives-eating.II ••• THE BIOLOGICAL OR ANIMAL DIMENSION THE FOURTH DIMENSION THE BIOLOGICAL OR ANIMAL DIMENSION What is true at the biological dimension may not be true at any other dimension This dimension is your basic biological animal nature. Or making enough money so that we could find a better place to do them in. a natural. biological merging response and a natural biologicalleaming response. whose most fundamental nature is survival.

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