Article by Geetee
This is an excerpt from my report on our training during the Gathering 2022.
I would like to talk about how working online inspired and influenced my experience and understanding of the Humaniversity Therapist Training.
Humaniversity Therapy has been created by Veeresh and is inspired by OSHO and his Psychology of the Buddha’s. This psychology states that every human being is divine and can come to total self-realization in this lifetime by following the principles of love, awareness and responsibility.
I asked myself: ‘How can I convey this via a computer, to people who are alone at home without the support of a loving community setting, let alone without doing any in-depth emotional expression and healing.’
I thought this was impossible and in the beginning, I was very nervous. Nevertheless, I knew that I had to do this in order to find ways to ensure the continuation of Veeresh’s and our work also in times where no physical contact is possible.
I wanted to extract the essence of our work and bring it across in ways that people could benefit by it apply it to their lives. Accepting this challenge resulted in me seeing and experiencing myself and our work in a new and far more profound way.
I learned that the journey of total self-realization starts with taking responsibility and it has to include the art of acceptance, forgiveness and letting go, trust and love.
My inner journey begins with practicing taking responsibility. Veeresh taught us that responsibility happens on three levels.
- First, I have to accept being responsible for who I am.
- Then I need to assume responsibility for how I feel and thirdly
- I have to take responsibility for what happens to me.
Being responsible for what happens to me is most challenging, but at the same time, I experienced that when I manage to realize this, this position is the one that truly sets me free.
Feeling responsible for myself, I am now naturally confronted with accepting myself. Veeresh said to us: “You have to accept all the different parts of who you are.”
It is easy for me to accept the parts I am comfortable with, but I found that the diamonds along the way to my core come to the surface, when I look at the parts of me that I am not comfortable with.
In doing this, I discovered that my negativity shows me what I am missing and points me towards my deepest emotional needs, the core position of my heart.
I can only meet my emotional needs when I master the art of forgiveness and letting go. Forgiveness means for me today that I need to learn to let go of my emotional charges that have been triggered by situations in my past.
Here the ‘master key’ is not to identify with these emotions and the positions they drive me to assume as a result. The way for me to let go of these charges and to go beyond them is to practice noticing them and then redirecting my energy and attention to creating positive solutions, in which my emotional needs are met.
Actually, for me the ultimate art of letting go is not to identify with any emotional state, not even the positive ones.
Today my focus on developing myself has shifted from ‘being the most loving person I can be’ to practicing being totally present with what is and experiencing the moment.
When I am not identified with what and how I feel or should feel, my experience of the here and now becomes amazing.
It is as if a completely new field opens up without anything to hold to. My reality becomes pure and magic, even in dark times.
In this open space, I hear Veeresh’s words: “I trust that my loving heart will always show me the way.”
I now need to deepen the trust in myself; so that whatever I experience, I can feel ok about me.
I am ok, I am lovable, I am a good man, I have good intentions and because of this, even when I make a mistake or am in a negative space, I am still lovable.
I need to trust that my essence is positive. From this position in my heart, I feel invited to extend my trust again towards others and my life.
This can happen because I have learned that whatever happens I have the power to accept, forgive and let go and trust that I can create a new rewarding reality for myself and those around me again and again.
At this stage, I am finally able to experience Veeresh’s famous statement: “Love is always the answer”.
To be loving and to allow love into my heart, in whatever way it comes, is most fulfilling for me.
To follow my loving heart, even when it directs me into challenging grounds, is how I want to experience my life and my reality. There is nothing greater for me than to experience a beautiful world filled with loving friends and many heart connections.
Thank you Veeresh for accepting, forgiving, trusting and most of all loving me so unconditionally. Because of you, I have the courage to go all the way.
I want to express my gratitude to my wife, Premdip, and my Humaniversity staff family. You are my beautiful, loving world. Together we create paradise on earth.
And a special ‘thank you’ goes to my students, the Graduate and Senior family and my dear trainees for being so patient and present with me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your efforts to look inside and keep up with my latest theories and concepts.
You reassured me so many times that I am not crazy.
You demonstrate that taking responsibility through acceptance, forgiveness and letting go, trusting and loving is a realistic way of living a fulfilling life.
Thank you to all of you, who have chosen to be here today in this special time. Thank you for your love and support.
Thank you for your friendship.
Geetee, Executive Director Osho Humaniversity