Feedback from students and comments by Eric

“Perhaps you remember telling me when we were in Australia that you thought my bipolar condition would one day be “a thing of the past.” I had no way of knowing what to make of this at the time, but I never forgot it.

When you came here in February, I had been off work for a year, and my condition had progressed to the point where I was “cycling” several hundred times per day. It had reached a critical juncture. I knew that it was time for me to go in a new direction but at the same time it was a major feat for me to get through each day, given the state of my chemistry. This was the “issue” that I brought into your workshop to be cleared. I cleared on it the whole time – individually, one-on-one and in each of the group clearings. During the last group session (where we peeled the onion), I had a remarkable experience when we got down to clearing the root cause.

Afterward, I felt so disoriented all day. In fact, that disorientation lasted, in some form, for the next 2-3 months. My entire subjective world changed in that moment because ever since then, I have not had a single (chemical) mood swing or any symptom of being bipolar. We’re in the 8th month now… (And no, I haven’t been able to take medication for it for about ten years now). I don’t use the word, “miracle,” really, ever. But I don’t know how else to describe this. It was something completely impossible that happened. The gratitude I feel is indescribable.”

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The moment you become aware is the moment of choice.
— Eric Dowsett