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The Octaves of Counseling

 

By George A. Boyd © 2002

When we examine the professions that provide counseling, we find the following array based on the seven chakras of the Planetary Man:

Chakra

Psychological Model

Professional Titles

Primary counseling activities

7th

Transpersonal

Guru, Spiritual Master

Transmits wisdom from the state of spiritual enlightenment and empowerment, counsels the ensouling entity

6th

Transpersonal

Spiritual Guide, Meditation Teacher

Guides the attentional principle and/or the spirit on the inner Planes. Reveals the ensouling entity and the inner vehicles. Coaches in meditation.

5th

Transpersonal

Channel, Trance Medium

Transmits guidance from a spiritual source of wisdom in the Superconscious mind.

4th

Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Humanistic

Pastoral Counselor

Uses scriptures to give guidance and comfort

Transpersonal

Metaphysical Counselor

Uses metaphysical teaching, affirmations to give guidance. May also do structured or unstructured psychic readings to give counsel.

3rd

Humanistic, Educational Counseling

Career Counselor

Guides individuals in career-related issues

School/Academic Counselor

Guides students in personal social adjustment and class selection

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Assists workers to return to gainful employment after injury or disability

Humanistic

Employee Assistance Counselor

Assists employees on-the-job by giving referrals for treatment for substance abuse issues, to find childcare, and help for financial issues, and other personal problems

Financial counselor

Assists individuals and families get out of debt, may give financial guidance

2nd

Existential, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral

Psychotherapist, Marriage Family Therapy, Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist

Provides psychotherapy to individuals, groups and families to overcome developmental and traumatic issues, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, emotional and behavioral problems

Social Worker

Assists individuals and families access community resources to care for their housing, health care, and survival needs, and to obtain employment

Chemical Dependency Counselor

Assists individuals to overcome dependency on drugs and alcohol and maintain a stable recovery

1st

Existential, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Medical model, Cognitive Behavioral

Psychiatrist

Gives medication to treat mental illness, diagnoses the condition, and may also do some psychotherapy

Not applicable

Psychometrist

Provides tests to determine educational and clinical status of clients, may advise client what test results mean

Humanistic, behavioral modification

Residential counselor, camp counselor

Organizes activities, makes sure students or residents know the rules, handles interpersonal difficulties and personal adjustment issues. May work with the mentally ill or developmentally disabled residents to shape socially appropriate behavior.

Humanistic

Crisis counselor, help line counselor

Assists individuals in crisis by listening and giving appropriate referrals

The mystic adept uses the three highest octaves of counseling; pastoral and metaphysical counselors, the fourth; and the secular, professional disciplines of counseling, the lowest three octaves. As you proceed on the path of spiritual unfoldment, the capabilities of the higher centers become accessible to you, and new possibilities of counseling open to you also.

Chakra one counseling deals with orientation to the environment, promoting socially appropriate behavior, amelioration of symptoms, testing and measurement, and learning the rules of getting along with other people.

Chakra two counseling accesses the personal unconscious, which includes a person's experiences through their entire developmental history, and the nexus of interpersonal and social relationships in which a person is embedded. It deals with difficulties in coping with interpersonal and social situations in the family and with the social network, and overcoming the sequelae of traumatic or abusive situations. It recognizes motivation, perception, learning, and choice as powerful modifiers of affect and behavior. By working through issues both intrapsychically and interpersonally, an individual can overcome self-defeating patterns of behavior and function more adequately. Psychotherapy is a key modality at this level.

Chakra three counseling deals with issues of livelihood, professional and career advancement, and education. Academic, financial and vocational counseling is particularly germane to this level.

Chakra four counseling works with individuals who are opening to their spirituality. It may give guidance based on metaphysical or religious teachings, to help an individual find connection to their essence and sources of spiritual solace and strength. Pastoral counseling extends human relationships into a relationship with a personal God. It admits a spiritual dimension to human experience, and responds to the deeper quest for meaning, understanding and unity with the transcendent.

Counseling of chakras five through seven works with individuals who are "on the path." This form of counseling guides them to cross the great ocean of the higher unconscious to actualize their full spiritual potentials. While channeling may address personal concerns, it typically addresses spiritual questions and gives guidance about making progress on the path. Spiritual guidance and transmission of the enlightened mind work directly with the attentional principle, the spirit and ensouling entity to accelerate the spiritual evolution. This type of counseling is geared towards sincere aspirants and disciples.

We offer varieties of this higher octave counseling from the four highest chakras through our meditation teaching and metavisional services. Here are some examples.

Chakra

Services

7th

Light Sitting, Soul Attunement

6th

Meditation teaching: The Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, The Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation, Meditation Consultations, meditation workshops

5th

Guidance channeling (usually coupled with Soul Attunement)

4th

Metaphysical counseling through a series of readings, including the Foot reading, Tarot card reading, a variety of Soul readings, and Past Life readings; training in the Psychic arts such as the How to Read Your Own Past Lives Workshop and Tarot Card Reading Workshop

If you have a calling for Counseling, we encourage you to explore it in each of its forms.

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