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The Tetrad Eyes
M.A.G.I.C Making Authentic Growth Inspiring Change
By April Getz
Balboa PressCopyright © 2016 April Getz freelance author
All rights reserved.
HOLD ON OR CONNECT
In the space of the old 4 aspects of self of "I have been and I was and I said and I did," suggests that you are holding on.
To hold on means that I am afraid of losing something, to which I ask, What is it that I am losing?
Maybe it is not this at all. Maybe it is just a feeling of stress or pain that has no place to go. The consistent message of letting go is the opposite of holding on. What if you don't have to let go of anything? Maybe this feeling was just part of the original dysfunctional thought to find a way to connect rather than let go.
All the experience of holding on now has a new face to serve as a bridge to something bigger, something more. It seems that holding on is one-sided. It is only you who can hang in there. Who likes to hang in there? Consider a connection, a joining or fastening together rather than either holding on or letting go.
An experience of connection utilizes every part of a whole-brain learner. Connection recognizes the importance of every single detail to allow for the connection. Being connected means that the resources are made available for a richer, fuller experience.
You are not letting go of anything. Everything up to this moment supported the next step, the next movement. The feeling does not suggest loss; it suggests that you have put in place that which is required for your evolution.
Have you ever had an experience of holding on to a relationship or a job and feel that the more you held on, the harder it got to hang in there? In connection, the whole brain involves all parts that communicate with each other in a congruent way. Each part of the aspect of self in "I be I am I say and I do" has an interdependence. For example, in the aspect of self at "I say," you say to yourself, "I will not say that because it will hurt a person's feelings," but when you stay quiet, you are hurting yourself.CHAPTER 2
LET'S GET CONNECTED
The purpose of this section is to see ways to connect. When I can see that you and I have something in common, this is a draw to get to know each other more, an invitation to connect to you at all aspects of yourself — the beingness, or language, or what you identify with and how you act.
Disconnected is not what any one of us wants to be. Our whole person is sacred due to our unique experiences. My teachers are out there, and many of them tell us to look within for our own healing.
I think this is wonderful and useful, but the thing that keeps coming back to my little head is that if I am wearing the same glasses and looking within, I see the same thing. So how do I change this? How do I change my perspective? Learning is a lifelong journey, and learning about ourselves is especially challenging. There is no university degree to obtain. There is no outline to follow or even a guarantee to fall back on. The results stay the same in my life because I have the same view.
I feel separate, or I try really hard. For me, I try really hard and study to get this or get that, just keep getting stuff. I still feel bad, so I read another trillion books. I wonder if I need to have a tragedy in my life in order to find my "so-called purpose." Or do I need to be a super-high achiever? There are so many people in the middle, in-between the two, and what do I have to offer, I wonder?
So it is you and I, people in the middle who are being overlooked. We are a huge part of helping this planet become whole. I want to be connected. I want to share what I know. I want things to be easier for you.
I have a new perspective on each of the following aspects of myself, which you might relate to: I could be the same as you in the respect that I had alcoholic parents and they taught me what they could.
I could be the same in the respect that I have felt alone even when I was married for twenty-five years.
I could be the same in the respect that I have had many failed relationships for these last twelve years.
I could be the same in the respect that I lived with the belief that I was stupid.
I could be the same in the respect that I thought my identity was tied to what I was for everyone else.
I could be the same in the respect that I was a taker; I felt things were owed to me.
I could be the same in the respect that my husband and I had a son who was critically ill, and we lost ourselves.
I could be the same in the respect that I let others take advantage of me financially and physically.
I could be the same in the respect that I liked to write simple poems and kept this gift to myself.
I could be the same in that I have lost my job three times in the last three years.
A unified world through one's act of connection. These are wonderful words, but how?
My friends, consider this — You know what you do ... right? Well, through learning and observing, you then do what you know. This is where the change occurs.
This is the internal connection. This system, where you recognize the area of disconnection within yourself at the four aspects I be, I am, I say, and I do, will show you where you want to feel better. This is the motivation for change.
What do I know about what I am doing? To do requires courage, but not much. You have to live with yourself, so why not make a change? Is this easy? Yes, of course it is really easy, and a quick fix with a full guarantee that you can go back to the way you were if that is your choice.
Does this system require preparation? It is not an app or a quick email, but if you gain a quick insight to change the smallest thing, then that is a reward to build on.
Everything is multidimensional in life. I am part of life, so if I look at myself with multidimensional tools, perhaps the potential change will resonate with me more at a natural level.
These tools allowed me to reach my inner wisdom from a logical and feeling level. The combination is of heart and mind.
Your journey to happiness and a fulfilling life starts with self-awareness. This book explores four aspects of self: being, language, identity, and actions.
In the tetrad program, these are called, respectively, I be, I say, I am, and I do.
The program is a multidimensional path to self-healing. It will take you on a journey of personal discovery at each aspect of self, the premise being that until we are whole and healthy in all four aspects, we will always feel as if something is missing and not be able to lead the fulfilling life we deserve.
The key to this system is to allow for new growth. It could be uncomfortable, like sitting in a chair with one leg shorter than the other three.
My mind is receptive to this system because it makes sense. Then I allow myself to feel at each point of change, providing the bridge to change. New actions, new behaviors.
There are three levels to the system:
1. See where you are in a negative state.
2. See what you desire in the positive.
3. Come to a conclusion of a good outcome.
The thoughts that the mind generates at the point of a good outcome will give you a good feeling that allows for new actions.
What does it mean to say, "You know what you do, and then do what you know"?
What this means is when you look at the first level (Negative Thinking) of "I be, I am, I say, and I do," you will see the area that you are distorted in. This is the point of understanding what you are doing in your life to cause bad feelings. (This is where you feel those aspects of self — you know what you do.)
The illustration shows an example of negative thinking at the aspect of self in "I say." It is Fear Level 1 — you are in fear.
Then go to the second level (Path to Healing) of "I be, I am, I say, and I do" and you will see a healing. Let's look at the aspect of "I say." Level 1 — you are in fear. Level 2 — you are in confrontation.
Then go to the third level (Healing Transformation). This is the reconciliation.
1. You are in fear.
2. You are in confrontation.
3. You are in truth.
Know what you do (fear) — move across the bridge (confrontation) — do what you know (speak the truth)
"A unified world through one's act of connection"
"You know what you do. Then you do what you know."
The human mind is so rigid that it cannot accept anything that does not conform to it. The Tetrad Eyes shows the way for the mind to conform by looking at the four aspects of self.CHAPTER 3
The following is an explanation of the symbols used to represent the four aspects of self:
1. In a circle, Monad represents the whole that holds all four aspects of self — oneness - See Full Integrity Circle
2. The Dyad is a description of a relationship between two points, for example, Toxic Shame and Healthy Shame. - See Full Integrity Circle
3. The Triad is a reconciliation of the two points, for example, Toxic Shame to Healthy Shame reconciled at Salvation - See Full Integrity Circle
4. The Tetrad is a group of four produced by the successive divisions of a cell. All 4 points of self-reconciled. See Full Integrity Circle.
1. Monad — EGO It's all about me separately. Unless I have self-unity, what difference does it make what I decide to do?
Monad universality — meaning all-encompassing
Totality — meaning the total of all of the parts within
Unity in diversity- meaning the whole becomes stronger in the differences
In grasping Monad, an act is required that goes beyond knowing.
This act makes a connection between two real structures.
2. Dyad — Unity can arise only from conscious duality. Opposites complement each other.
Dyad, if stuck in polarity, keeps separateness, right/ wrong, either/or. I give up ownership, I am not responsible for myself.
The human mind is so rigid that it cannot accept anything that it does not conform to, that it hasn't previously experienced or learned, or that it does not consider reasonable — a major block to reaching a higher level of consciousness.
A divided mind is weak. A united mind is clear, singular in purpose, and powerful beyond measure.
Unity is determined by the sovereignty of each element.
We appreciate diverse attributes of each other; therefore, we teach at a higher level, encompassing the value of each contrast. This applies within and outside ourselves.
Awareness of differences by contrast
The tension between two opposing domains is potentially dynamic.
The greater the discernment of duality, the more strength to bear the opposites.
Starkness of irreconcilable differences must be accepted.
Right and left hemispheres
3. Triad — Law of three — Law of dynamism — Conditions that make resolution possible — Impulse that draws together the Reconciling force. Corpus callosum is the band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres.
The negative triad creates a power-hungry, self-centered individual who ignores the possibility of reconciliation.
Amazing skill which utilizes the gift of how we can keep up with information overload and rapidly changing times.
Right hemisphere capacity for being acted upon undergoing an effect.
Left hemisphere impulse that acts upon — ability to act, produce an effect.
4. Tetrad — Form of all activities that perpetuate order
Victim — the power victimizer is irresponsible and immature and feels more than human. The passive victimizer feels less than human.
The Tetrad forms the constituents of our fundamental course. Based on J.G. Bennett's work on systematics, a tool for understanding wholes.CHAPTER 4
FEELINGS ARE DRIVERS
Your emotions are a reaction to your mind's thoughts, and your feelings are the truth. From The Essential Law of Attraction Collection, by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Tetrad Eyes has four perspectives. (See the feelings that are attached to the words.)
I know that thoughts are the basis of the feelings.
The example noted below uses only the "Female Energy" in the illustrations. You can do the "Male Energy" by following this example in the Full Circle.
Start: Negative thought is "I am stupid" or "I need approval." See Negative Illustration.
For example, if the Female Energy of "I be" feels Toxic Shame, then part of me (I am) feels Toxic Guilt, "I say" feels apathy, and then "I do" (I do nothing) — I grieve for myself.
The Tetrad of negative thinking is an illustration to see the words at each point of self. The words at each point of self in negative thinking affect each other. For example, at "I be," when I feel ashamed, then at "I am" I feel guilty, and at "I say" I feel suppressed or apathetic, and at "I do" I feel grief. These points are all tied together. This is looking at the whole self at once.
For example: If I hold a belief of being stupid, then I feel guilty about not being able to accomplish the task at hand. Then I will not say anything and will sit in grief and do nothing.
The result is stifling.
Movement: Here is an example of a Path to Healing thought "I can learn." See Path to Healing Illustration.
The Tetrad of Path to Healing is an illustration to see the words at each point of self. The words at each point of self in Path to Healing affect each other. For example, at "I be," when I feel Healthy Shame, this thought simply means other options become available to me when I tell myself I can learn. Then at "I am," I have a responsibility to myself to take the time to learn. And at "I say," I have the feeling of self-endorsement because I am smart enough to look for answers. At "I do" I celebrate the action of doing.
The result is movement freeing.
Reconciled Self: Full Circle — "I can learn" thought is now complete.
The Tetrad of Full Circle is an illustration to see the words at each point of self. The words at each point of self in Full Circle affect each other. For example, at "I be," when I feel Salvation, I learned. Then at "I am," I am redeemed at my identity. And at "I say" I have a feeling of forgiveness to let go of being hard on myself. At "I do" I surrender to the outcome, knowing I have done my best.
The result is balance.
Full Integrity the Cover Circle. The four aspects of self have moved from "Negative Thinking" to "Path to Healing" to a point of reconciliation at "Full Integrity" of the whole self.
I be — Salvation and liberation from clinging to the world of appearance and final union with ultimate reality, the saving of man from the power and effect of sin, and preservation from the destruction of failure. Mercy is a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion — a compassion shown to victims of misfortune.
I am — Redemption is to release from blame or doubt and to free from the bondage of sin. When you reclaim your thoughts and do not live up to obligation, you can convert to being humble rather than arrogant.
I say — Forgiveness is to cease feeling resentment and gain a feeling of relief. The truth becomes clear.
I do — Surrender, to give up completely to one's self-guidance, is to yield to the power of inner truth. Gratitude — Freedom from care or desire — contentment of benefits received.CHAPTER 5
QUESTIONS FOR YOU
The questions below are to open the mind.
1. What do you think it would take for someone to receive the benefits of using this system?
Allowing yourself to experience the system will show you the benefits. Simply take one area that you would like to work with and do it. Take, for example, the old thought pattern of "I am stupid." I replaced it with "There is always a way." By replacing this thought, the outcome is a resolution and an increased self-confidence. Transformation happens in little things, a little at a time.
2. Is this easy to do? I have so much to do as it is.
The system is only a point of reference for you to use by watching your thoughts daily, especially when you feel bad. The diagrams of moving from Negative Thinking to Path to Healing to Full Circle will open the mind to good thoughts.
3. What do people have to do to get ready to use this system?
There is no getting ready. You are here looking at the system because you are ready.
4. Where did the answers come from for your healing?
The system allowed me to access my own inner wisdom. I know this sounds cliched, but simple makes sense. Going back home or becoming authentic is freeing, simple.
5. Is this too complicated for people to use?
I guess it would be like not having a connection. Once you see and experience how the pieces of the four aspects of yourself fit together, then your changes become easy.
6. So people use this system and are fixed, and then leave it alone. Sort of like having surgery — problem removed and life is great. What are your thoughts on this?
I think allowing for new growth is the approach of this system. Eventually the weeds cannot grow.
7. What impact did some of these healings have on your life, relationships, work, health, etc.?
The same old thoughts played over and over again. I just replaced them within the system.
Who doesn't like salvation, redemption, forgiveness, and gratitude? I admit, moving to these points caused some tears, but the realization enabled me to create a new belief.
8. Why do you think the poems are shared with this system?
The four dimensions of self are complemented by the balance of mind and heart. To help you, the reader, connect the logical aspects of the program with the emotional breakthroughs you will make, I have included poems that I wrote that helped me along my own journey.
9. How much time does it take to benefit from this system?
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Table of Contents
Contents1. Hold On or Connect, 1,
2. Let's Get Connected, 3,
3. Why Symbols, 11,
4. Feelings Are Drivers, 15,
5. Questions for You, 23,
6. Poems, 29,
7. Summary, 65,