Spherical vision for beginners
When using spherical vision, we’re no longer in the focus ourselves as the ones looking at something, comparing what we see with our inner judgments and expectations. With spherical vision, we’re merely an instrument of seeing—it sees, and it sees more than a single individual ever can. The easiest way to check if we apply spherical vision is to test the following statements with the arm-length test:
“I see.” Using the arm-length test, the answer should be “no.”
“It sees.” Using the arm-length test, the answer should be “yes.”
If you get a “yes” to “I see,” it’s your personal perspective.
If you get a “yes” to “It sees,” it’s spherical vision.
Spherical vision for advanced practitioners
From a personal perspective to objective results
Achieving objective results is our biggest challenge when diagnosing without equipment and working intuitively instead, using biofeedback testing and field analysis. As long as we stay in our personal perspective, we won’t meet this goal and thus the qualitative demands of intuitive diagnostics. Yet, it’s possible to attain the necessary quality by fulfilling just a few prerequisites. Those include overcoming the limitations of the dimensions of location, identity and time in our mind. We can achieve this in meditation or in a state of high concentration, and it requires that we, as therapists, are ourselves in balance and thus able to test. It’s also important that we agree in what and on which levels we’re testing. In the course of the following chapters, we’ll be working on this understanding.
The liberation from location
When ten therapists stand in a circle around a client lying down, and test the state of an irritated heart with the arm-length test from their perspective, their individual position, they will all achieve different results, ranging from “no stress” all the way to “big stress.”
All of them have looked at this from their personal perspective that is marked by their personal experiences and expectations, their fears and projections. Therefore, their results aren’t usable because they can’t be reproduced by independent testers. However, when each of those examining the client imagines standing at any possible spot facing the client and looking at him or her from any possible direction, including from above and below, without any expectations or reservations, then they will all obtain the same result.
It must no longer matter where I am.
The liberation from identity
I realized the problem related to our individual identity as I was working with a patient in my practice. I had finished a treatment and double-checked with the arm-length test whether anything still had to be done.
The answer was “no.” Yet, the treatment didn’t feel complete, and this irritated me. It prompted the idea to ask the following question: “If I was a woman, would there still be anything I could do for this patient?” And from that perspective, the treatment was far from being complete. From the female perspective, something else was visible that I couldn’t see from the male perspective.
Then I imagined being a Japanese child or even a Native American grandmother, and tested which identity led to which perspective and which results this would produce. My outcome: Within myself, I have to assume the position and feeling that make it no longer important who I am.
It must no longer matter who I am.
The liberation from time
There are issues that are only visible and testable at certain times. When children have died, a few years later pain and sorrow related to their death can often be tested only shortly before or after the anniversary of their death. Only then do those concerned allow the pain to surface; for the rest of the year, they bury it in order to be able to live normally and feel unclouded joy. Other issues may only be testable at certain times of the day—some only at night, others only during the day. Many therapists tackle this challenge by asking their clients to imagine it being day and then night, testing the issues at both times of the day. Another way can be to ask clients to once keep their eyes open, and then retest the issue while they keep their eyes closed, as here, testing has to be done twice. This simulates day and night, and surprisingly, test results often vary. According to the organ clock in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the functions of our organs have peak times that can also make issues of organs visible or invisible in biofeedback testing.
However, when we assume within ourselves the position and feeling of seeing, of looking at something from all times simultaneously, we obtain at any point in time reproducible, and thus objective results.
It must no longer matter when we test.
Many issues only reveal themselves to us in certain time- or space-related sectors, or specific sectors based on the person. This requires a kind of vision, a way of looking at things that encompasses any possible sectors and perspectives. Only then can we achieve objective test results. The best way is to imagine that the issue at hand is in a sphere made up of eyes and that you can look at it as if you were all these eyes at the same time.
You probably know the Magic Eye books by Tom Baccei. If you focus only on the surface when looking at one of the colorful pages with computer-generated patterns, as we usually do when reading, you only see color pixels.
However, if you focus on an imaginary point behind the paper or in front of it, at some point you will discern three-dimensional structures—that is, more dimensions. In this kind of diagnostics, it works the same way: When you look at a point behind the client or in front of him or her, you will see more.
As long as we believe that we see things, we will always obtain subjective results. Only once we let it happen to become an instrument of seeing—that is, we attain a state where we are no longer important, only when it sees through us, results are objective. Then, our test results match those of everyone who also looks at things in the same way, and those results are objective.
It sees through me—I’m an instrument of seeing.
Another significant factor is space—the location, and its influences. When there’s noise, we have a hard time concentrating. When we don’t feel good in a certain space, we’re no longer in balance, and this distorts the test results. When there are irritations, such as geopathic influences, in the place where we stand or where the client is, and these cause us stress even if we’re not aware of it, methods such as the arm-length test can’t be used; in that event, I have to choose another place or harmonize this space.
Create a space or clear up your work space so that you don’t have to ward off external irritations or compensate for them with your own energy. Otherwise, you will face distorted results and be quickly exhausted. Irritations can be noise, a messy space or restless atmosphere, energetic irritations or geopathic stress. Remove disturbing environmental influences in order to open up fully and be able to surrender to the discovery of this form of diagnostics.
The balanced therapist
When therapists are not in balance themselves, when they feel stressed and nervous, they’re not able to test.
Then, they have to first balance themselves before working with other people. This can be a greater challenge in self-diagnostics when a therapist is also the client. In this case, therapists usually don’t have outside help to look at and balance themselves and need tools to support them:
- spherical vision—in more simple terms, looking at themselves from outside;
- imagining to be someone else in order to test what the other person would see and perceive and which test results they would obtain;
- the test cards of the innerwise system to first work on themselves and identify the issues that need to be resolved.
The therapist’s presence
A therapist’s presence is another essential quality to ensure the success of a therapeutic intervention. I would like to illustrate this by referring to a hand. An open hand represents openness, presence that fills the space, a safe and secure space, and clarity. A therapist should be exactly like that—like an open hand.
When the hand closes or even forms a fist because a therapist feels insecure or his or her own processes or issues were triggered, the therapist is no longer present in that space. He or she withdraws and leaves the space to the client. As of that moment, the client is leading the treatment, which will turn chaotic and not reach its goal. Be like an open hand, fill up the space with your presence as a therapist, and any treatment will be beautiful and work out well.
Bring one hand in front of your body and open it wide.
Feel yourself, the space and your presence in that space.
Now close your hand and sense what has changed.