Our perspective is grounded in over 25 years of extensive experience learning, practicing and teaching the healing arts.
We begin from the premise that all of us are spiritual beings having a human experience and have chosen to incarnate into our particular Soul family. There is a Veil of Forgetting that prevents us from fully understanding who we are in relation to this multi-generational family lineage. We play a very important role in the healing and evolution of our family, but cannot comprehend it unless we move past the personality and our ideas of right and wrong. Through the Constellation Approach, it is possible to view a glimpse of the Soul agreements between family members and begin to realize the need to move beyond the conscious mind to a deeper understanding of our place in the vast tapestry of life.
Each family has a large energy field that encapsulates it. This energy field may be visualized as concentric circles. The first circle starts with the individual, then expands outward to include parents and siblings, grandparents, their siblings, and continues outward through each generation to form more concentric circles, like the orbits of planets around the sun.
Our approach to working with constellations follows the principle of healing which states that all energetic systems seek a state of balance to be healthy. Individuals and groups have an unconscious and continual desire to achieve this state of equilibrium.
How It Works
The Constellation Approach works because participants agree to enter into a larger experience of consciousness than is generally accessible. Each representative appears able to tap into the individual energy field of the person they are representing and report how that person feels, and even acts, towards others in the group. This phenomenon (that which is experienced but can't be explained) is part of the greater mystery that makes the Constellation Approach so powerful to experience. There is knowledge available to us when we allow ourselves to go beyond our mental understanding of life's events and situations. When we permit ourselves to open up and let go of preconceived ideas, opinions or formulas, and to surrender -- it is then that our perception intensifies, the unknown becomes known, a deeper truth is found, and the next step for healing appears.
As a group, the client, facilitator and those people willing to act as representatives, all agree to enter into the unknown, where the mysterious healing potential of a constellation can take place. At the start of our seminars, we set the intention for this to happen by performing a simple blessing with poetry, music, silent meditation or guided imagery that calls forth the ancestors of all those in the room. We align our desire for truth and integrity to be present for this deeply personal journey. For those with little or no experience in such work, we teach how to become an open vessel for direct knowing so that one can be a reliable representative in the Constellations and relax around expectations of performing.
There are two aspects of the Constellation Approach that are truly phenomenological. The first is when representatives receive information and feelings about the people they represent that they could not have possibly known. The second occurs when the constellation seems to have an effect on those being represented but not present in the room at the time.
This phenomenological space is a like a two way street. In it we can receive information from other parts of our own consciousness, but it is also where information can be transmitted to others, where knowledge and information become boundariless and physical reality is transcended.
The rebalancing of the Family Energy Field somehow travels through space, over time, and reaches the people represented in the constellation. Some liken the Constellation Approach to sacred ritual, and in a way it is. The power and strength of rituals are very real, as is the power and effect of this work when done with heartfelt integrity.
Example of a Family Constellation
Ours is the time that knows
When we enter this space
All is forgotten and forgiven--
Only love, only life.
This moment flushes out
The wounds of the past
To leave our hearts
Open, supple, ready to receive
Like never before.
We are endless
We are one,
In this boundless time.