Therapy Services

Pain is a messenger, not an enemy.

The purpose of all crappy situations is healing. There are no exceptions. Suffering informs us when healing is needed and usually where it is needed. 

Pain, be it physical or emotional comes into our conscious awareness for one single purpose: to be healed. Your objective is to drive the thought of the difficulty out of your mind and embrace the healed mind.

"Psychotherapy is the only form of therapy there is. Since only the mind can be sick, only the mind can be healed. Only the mind is in need of healing. This does not appear to be the case, for the manifestations of this world seem real indeed."

A Course in Miracles

“The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply.”

Joseph Campbell

Why is psychotherapy necessary?

"Psychotherapy is necessary so that an individual can begin to question their reality. Sometimes he is able to start to open his mind without formal help, but even then it is always some change in his perception of interpersonal relationships that enables him to do so. Sometimes he needs a more structured, extended relationship with an “official” therapist. Either way, the task is the same; the patient must be helped to change his mind about the “reality” of illusions."

What is the purpose of psychotherapy?

"Very simply, the purpose of psychotherapy is to remove the blocks to truth. Its aim is to aid the patient in abandoning his fixed delusional system, and to begin to reconsider the spurious cause and effect relationships on which it rests. No one in this world escapes fear, but everyone can reconsider its causes and learn to evaluate them correctly...

Psychotherapy is a process that changes the view of the self. At best this “new” self is a more beneficent self-concept, but psychotherapy can hardly be expected to establish reality. That is not its function. If it can make way for reality, it has achieved its ultimate success. 

Its whole function, in the end, is to help the patient deal with one fundamental error; the belief that anger brings him something he really wants, and that by justifying attack he is protecting himself. To whatever extent he comes to realize that this is an error, to that extent is he truly saved."

A Course in Miracles, Psychotherapy Pamphlet

Have you experienced great trauma? Are you handling profound depression? Are you feeling lost and lonely? Are you attracted to the Law of Attraction and Neville Goddard yet getting no long-term happy results? Are you finding no progress with psychotherapists? Are you lost and uncertain? Are you disillusioned with your relationships? Do you find yourself burned out in the spiritual marketplace? Do you find a lot of spiritual teachers to be lost in the mask of their spiritual egos? Are you tired of the world and given to feelings of helplessness? 

If the answer is yes to any of these questions:

Find a way to tire of being tired. 

Discover a determination within you to see differently: to deny the denial of the truth. Enlightened empathy embraces the light beyond the victim narrative. 

The goal of life is to "Know Thyself," inner peace is the motivation and forgiveness is the means to reach that goal. Growth in the direction of inner peace growth is not a straight line or linear process. It can often feel like one step forward and one hundred steps back. But, you will get there. This you can absolutely be sure of. You will reach a place of peace, and think of all the wisdom you will have gained from growing in this situation!

It takes an open mind and courage to see what is really going on. To quieten the stampede of the conditioned mind and look within at what is talking in us, to courageously isolate what fears we have overlooked that are preying on our consciousness. 

Whatever happens in life is happening 'for' you, not 'to' you. 

Coming to this shift is critical: it helps us perceive grievances in a new light. 

Whatever is coming up within you pertaining to whichever challenging situation is happening 'for' you: it can be released or forgiven, and you can grow. Growing is not easy, in fact it can be agonizing at times - from the perspective of the ego. Healing applies more to the mind than even the body.

When we think of something and it brings us pain, we know there is a need for healing. When we think of something and the "ouch" has totally disappeared, healing is complete. Pain should never be feared, it should only be healed through right-minded forgiveness. 

Forgiveness is sometimes a painstakingly long process; not always, but certainly at times. Trust is absolutely key: trusting that everything will be okay, that you will be guided and are being guided at all times, even if you cannot fathom this right now. 

There is no such thing as a narcissist, a bore, bastard, gaslighter, tyrant, a bully... 

Oh, they exist in the world. Or so it seems. But, really, what they actually are is names we have adopted to describe the demons of our own denial of universal love in our own framework of perception. We deny who we are when we see monsters outside ourselves. That doesn't mean that people abuse our boundaries, that we are not victims of abuse. All of that goes on. And will continue to go on in the world. That's the terrain of insecurity. 

What it does mean is this: wisdom demands inner change. 

When we have done the inner work and forgiven ourselves for our own triggered reflections that we see in others those demons will cease to bother you. Such demons are like metal to magnets. When we change, when we act from love and not fear then the demons flee. They only find a home where there is victimhood, self-loathing, self-pity, ignorance and gloom. When they depart from your projected reality, they have done their job. Be grateful. Their job was to mirror to you what is true by referencing all that was born of illusions.

Inner security comes from self-knowledge and it cannot be impacted by the fruits of insecurity. Intelligence operates in a field which is unintelligent. The outer story of our lives is a reflection of the inner values we hold dear. Once you have mastered looking with eyes lit from within, you won't see your shadow, for you are facing the light. 

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."

Henry David Thoreau

For most of us, life is not a movement through ease. Minds lit from within discover that quality of ease toward the end of their journey. But such individuals are generally rare. We recognize that most people go through extreme challenges and life can be very often difficult. 

"The spiritual journey is not a career or a success story. It is a series of small humiliations of the false self that become more and more profound. " 

Carl Jung

These critical questions about therapy that should be explored:

What speaks in me? Is it fear - condemnation, insecurity, attack thoughts,....what speaks?
At what part of the process of waking up is the client?
Focus only on the light in them.
Does the healer apply ego empathy or enlightened empathy?
Focus only on the light in them.
Is the healer wounded? Are they conscious of those blocks in their perception? Many are not.

Sutranovum offers therapy.

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Nathan offers consultations to help you turn your mind and heart around. He offers coaching around the themes associated with the psychotherapy implicated in the teachings of the metaphysical wisdom behind the Course in Miracles, the Golden Key by Emmet Fox and the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and the schools of transpersonal psychotherapy. His work draws upon the insights of the yoga sutras, the enneagram, the principles explored in the Course in Miracles, his study of Robert A Johnson's work and his training in Carl Roger’s approach to psychotherapy, as well as his extensive experience of the varied cultures of the planet.

If you would like to book an online session with him please contact him here

He charges 50 USD an hour. He takes payment via PayPal or bank transfer. Please clarify your time zone.