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There are a number of essential perceptions that revealed themselves through Bert's work that started out as a family therapy method.
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".


By now- 2004- we have seen
"Family Constellations" revealing the "Orders of Love". 
"Movements of the Soul" revealing the "Orders of the Soul", 
"Movements of the Great Love" revealing the "Orders of the Great Love",
"Movement of Spirit" revealing the "Orders of Spirit",
"Moving with the Love-of-God" giving us glimpses of the Greater Order still, 
and each step of the way lights up as we live in the spirit of his work, of loving without pretending to know, without wanting to achieve anything that we consider good, without avoiding/excluding anything we consider bad, with faith in the source that veils and reveals.

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").
The participants need to be very collected, in a mode of prayer without request.
This work proceeds often in silence, with the participants following the movements that arise. 

These movements reveal the quality of abstraction from the viewpoints of the little self that is traumatically identified with a particular family, tradition, nation.        
These movements of the soul flow towards the deepest truth that can be perceived at the time, transcending partiality and merging into a conscience that can be shared by all. The loving intent of the soul, the individual soul, the family soul, the tribal soul, and finally the soul of humanity can be seen in gentle interaction and unification.

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.
Movements of the soul are inner moves from separation to unity, from war to peace.

 

 

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."

 

The therapists need to be able to follow the discipline of trusting the family soul and the great soul, without any personal interference. 
All the participants need to join in this work 
in humbleness,  just making themselves available to the greater love, the love for all.
On a first level, the "knowing field" reveals the entanglement within a family system.  The healing sentences, positions, and gestures are also perceived through immersion in the field.

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.        
These movements of the soul flow towards the deepest truth that can be perceived at the time, transcending partiality and merging into a conscience that can be shared by all. The loving intent of the soul, the individual soul, the family soul, the tribal soul, and finally the soul of humanity can be seen in gentle interaction and unification.
Movements of the soul honours and gives justice to those who are "taken into service" by things much greater than themselves, such as those who find themselves as actors in large scale conflicts. 
Movements of the soul are inner moves from separation to unity, from war to peace.
Movements of the soul are deeply connected to the quality of surrender and renunciation. We all become smaller, very small indeed. And in realizing and accepting our smallness, a deeper kind of love can take roots.

 

This year( 2004), in Garmisch- Partenkirchen where many of the senior practitioners participated he formulated this more clearly than ever before,
as he spoke about "Spirit". And even more directly at the seminar in Hessen in September, when he announced his retreat "Moving with the Love of God"