I have a traditional training in clinical psychology. I also have extensive training (and personal experience) in exploring consciousness from a more metaphysical standpoint.
Although there are many approaches to psychology and psychotherapy that seek to integrate spirituality with psychology – such as transpersonal psychology, spiritual psychology, parapsychology, Jungian psychoanalysis or energy psychology – none of the existing approaches fully align with my perspective.
So one day I sat down and imagined creating my own approach to psychology, specifically with the intention of applying psychological knowledge in a way that supports the process of spiritual awakening and embodied enlightenment.
That is how I came to vision my own metaphysical approach to psychology, called New Earth Psychology.
If we are to create a New Earth, we need new approaches to psychology. Approaches that can transcend old limitations without bypassing emotions or traumatizing the mind.
Most paradigms of psychology are not explicit about metaphysical assumptions, meaning how they view the nature of reality. In today's Western world, the healthcare field generally favors evidence-based practises in psychology. While I understand the practicality of such approaches, I also know that there are many awakening humans who would benefit from psychological support, but who don't align with evidence-based practises for the simple reason that such practises deny the multidimensional nature of reality.
Take, for example, a person who talks to angels or ascended masters and who struggles with depression. If they go to a clinically trained psychiatrist who doesn't believe in non-incarnate beings, they might get diagnosed with schizophrenia or psychosis. On the other hand, if they go to a spiritual mentor, they might get some helpful advice and escape an incorrect diagnosis, but still lack the practical tools for alleviating depression.
This is where I come in. My approach is not suitable as a crisis intervention or when someone is dealing with acute mental health distress (in such cases, please refer to a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist). To help potential clients determine whether my approach aligns with their aims and understanding of the nature of reality, I drafted the basic principles on which my approach is based:
Tenets of New Earth Psychology
1. The principle of a multidimensional self:
As humans, we are multidimensional beings. New Earth Psychology acknowledges and honors the many dimensions of the self, including the physical, mental, emotional, subconscious and highly conscious dimensions. These dimensions of the self are interlinked and in constant communication with each other. New Earth Psychology seeks to explore the limitless domains of consciousness.
2. The principle of direct access to divinity:
New Earth Psychology is based on the understanding that each of us has a divine essence, and it is this connection with our innate, natural and eternal divinity that heals us, nourishes us and provides us with the answers we are looking for. Every human being has a divine origin and can access it directly.
3. The principle of energy and consciousness:
New Earth Psychology is based on the premise that energy responds to consciousness. Everything that we perceive and experience is energy, but who we are, in essence, is consciousness. Everything in our external reality is a reflection and manifestation of our internal reality (our beliefs, expectations, and perspectives). To change something in our external reality, we must change the way we perceive ourselves and how we relate to the world.
4. The principle of creatorship:
New Earth Psychology assumes that we are creator beings, and our experiences are created by our choices – whether these choices are conscious or not. Everything within our perceived reality exists because it serves some aspect of the self. To understand why something is in our reality, we must be aware of the many aspects of the self. Freedom is the result of owning our inherent creatorship: We always have the freedom to make a new choice and create a different experience.
5. The principle of understanding aspects:
The Self expresses, experiences, expands and explores itself through aspects. Aspects are like acts or roles that the soul wears in its quest to know itself. The human has countless aspects that can be dormant or expressed, fragmented or integrated, feminine or masculine, light or dark... A natural and inevitable part of awakening is the increased awareness and integration of one's aspects. This process is central (though not unique) to New Earth Psychology and has been called shadow work, inner parts work, Aspectology or simply, integration.
6. The principle of integration:
According to New Earth Psychology, the root of suffering is a belief in separation. For example, when we feel disconnected from parts of the self, disconnected from the divine, or disconnected from our surroundings. The solution to this inner fragmentation is integration. Integration could be described as a sense of divine belonging. Integration requires radical acceptance (non-judgment) of one’s aspects and experiences.
7. The principle of expansion:
Our consciousness expands through experience and expression. Through our human experiences, the soul gathers wisdom. Wisdom transforms any painful experience into healing, new potentials, self-awareness and, eventually, ascension. Through each healing experience, we arrive at a higher perspective. While there is a point of integration – in other words, a point of completion where old karmic imbalances or emotional wounds have been transformed into wisdom and compassion – there is no end point to expansion.
8. The principle of presence:
New Earth Psychology understands that all healing happens in the present moment. Even when we are addressing emotional wounds from the past or anxiety about the future, the solution or the healing can only be found in the present moment. Therefore, many of the tools and techniques used in this approach centre around being grounded, present and embodied.
9. The principle of healing through joy:
New Earth Psychology maintains that awakening is possible without suffering. This approach to psychology seeks ways to healing and integration that are joyful, creative, playful, simple, magical, and grounded. We can have both depth and joy at the same time. Intense and uncomfortable emotions are inevitable in awakening, however, there are many things that can make the experience more graceful and fulfilling.
10. The principle of sovereignty:
As individual, sovereign beings, the healing and awakening journey is unique for each of us. New Earth Psychology acknowledges that there are many pathways to the self, and each person knows best what resonates with them. The principle of sovereignty highlights the understanding that we can each access our divine knowingness from within.
11. The principle of self-love:
Healing is practically synonymous with allowing self-love. New Earth Psychology places much of its focus on the relationship with self. After all, it is the relationship with yourself that determines your relationships with other humans and how you experience life in general. There are many layers to self-love, ranging from practical self-care and boundary setting to practising self-compassion. There are also the more subtle ways of allowing self-love, such as connecting with your true essence and allowing your soul's eternal love for you.
Let me know what you think of New Earth Psychology.