|There are a number of essential perceptions that
revealed themselves through Bert's work that started out as a family
Orders of Love, Family Constellations- these were the first two names he gave to his work.
What Bert does, cannot stand still. Under the "Orders of the Soul" the Soul reveals to him and those who want to be on a similar journey, an ongoing journey where we are guided, just like in a constellation, only seeing at the moment what we are meant to see, and then trusting that the next movement will be revealed in the right time again.
Over the years, Bert's work has moved deeper and deeper into the awareness of the soul's own sphere. His work has naturally progressed into "Movements of the soul".
The English word "order" is threefold: It describes the state in which affairs are the way in which they best serve a specific purpose. And "Order" also means the commanding instructions to achieve a certain purpose. And also, "Order" means a spiritual community where people choose to obey a specific way of serving and nearing God.
Each new step of Bert's work has been a challenge to practitioners and to clients. As he keeps on widening and deepening the path under higher instructions, practitioners are asking themselves how far they wish or are able to follow. There is no limit in sight.
This work requires facilitators who have enough understanding
and experience of the great soul, and in the attitude of phenomenology
(described in "topics").
These movements reveal the quality of abstraction from the
viewpoints of the little self that is traumatically identified with a particular
family, tradition, nation.
Movements of the soul honours and gives justice to those who are "taken
into service" by things much greater than themselves, who find themselves
as actors in large scale conflicts. To find the right words here is difficult. I
will work on it.
|Bert: "For the deep solutions it takes the walking into this wide field, the
immersing into the great soul, where all things are gathered. It seems that the
past of many generations continues to live in this field. There is much that is
unredeemed in this field: the despised, the perpetrators, the fearfully ignored
victims. Unwholesome influences come from there. Not because the dead want it
so, but because they are unredeemed themselves.
Now it is possible that a redeeming influence can come from the living, for example through compassion. Not through pity that deems itself superior, but through humbly taking one's place in the whole and becoming one and feeling like one amongst all of them. We turn towards them, and they turn towards us. We look at them, and they look back at us. There is a mutual recognition, and something inside settles down. Simply through respect and honouring. There is a letting go of something, and a sense of redemption. And we are freed from that which arose inside with such urgency.
These are faint images. But when you move into them with your soul, you can feel their effects. There are deep solutions which cannot be reached with family constellations. They are inside the silent soul."
therapists need to be able to follow the discipline of trusting the family soul and
the great soul, without any personal interference.
In the movements of the soul, the field reveals not just the state that is in need of healing, but also the path of healing and the healed state itself. The movements of the soul return towards the very level of the soul that never left wholeness, and therefore, can show us the way back to it.
The deeper constellation work moves from outer skills to a level of "seeing", as Bert calls it. The therapists, and the participants, have to "take themselves back". All intentions, personal and social value concepts, the "conscience" we are familiar with, all likes and dislikes, have to be left behind, or else we can neither perceive nor accept the guidance that the greater love offers us.
This work proceeds often in silence. With focussed awareness, the participants
slowly follow the
movements that arise. These movements go beyond the
viewpoints of the little self that is traumatically identified with with the
particular values and attitudes of a particular
family, tradition, religion, nation.
This year( 2004), in Garmisch-
Partenkirchen where many of the senior practitioners participated he
formulated this more clearly than ever before,