Program V is a life practice that encompasses five different areas to help you balance work, family, and fun so that you can slow down, grow, and be an effective you. The goal of Program V is provide a structure for you to work within so that you strive for health and growth in five main areas: physically, mentally, unconsciously, inspirationally, and spiritually. The details of each person’s program are specifically designed to meet their individual needs and can be worked, reworked, or altered at any time. My personal experience with Program V is that is can help stabilize, empower, and curb addiction as well as lead to a greater acceptance of one’s core values.
Below are the five areas from ancient times that inspired the approach, for more information give me a call or an email and we can see if Program V is right for you.
Aufu - the physical.
The Aufu represented our physical being and the physical world around us: our muscles, our health, the house we live in, the food we eat, the trees we lay under and the air we breathe.
In the modern sense, little has changed and the Aufu still represents all the physical aspects of ourselves and our world.
Ka - the mental.
In the Egyptian tradition, the Ka represented the mental world: our thoughts, thinking and our perceptions. It was how we perceived the physical realm, was often synonymous with it, and always considered separate. Our image of the tree was separate from the tree, and just as real as the tree.
In today's world, the traditional view of the mental realm is every bit as valid as it was in ancient times. We have better language to describe it (especially owing to the field of psychology), but the idea of the Ka itself remains unchanged: our intellectual understanding of the physical universe is separate from that universe and deserves our attention.
Haidit - the un and sub conscious.
For the Egyptians, there existed a level of thought that was not fully conscious and was both intra and inter personal. That is, it existed with in us and between us. Including the dreamworld and much like shared dreams, the Haidit was something that was just out of our conscious control and simultaneously a very powerful influence on our everyday lives.
Today, we still think of our un and sub conscious as being powerful forces that work for and, at times, against us and our endeavors. In this sense we find that, again, little has changed since the Egyptians first started thinking below the surface so many thousands of years ago. And again, thanks to the field of psychology we now have a larger language set to speak about our non-conscious thoughts, behaviors, and experiences.
Khu - the magical or inspirational.
In the ancient traditions, the Khu was the magical realm. This realm included things that were not understandable by conventional wisdom, not readily understood consciously, but were considered no less true. For the them, magic was an everyday experience that was used in prayer, medicine, safe passage and more. For them, magic was less hocus pocus, and more prayer, intention, and ritual.
For us today, it is hard to imagine having magic in our everyday lives as modern man wants to believe magic is somehow for children. The reality is, that magic was an inspiration to ancient man. A bridge between what he currently understood and what he either saw in the world around him or knew could be possible. So in that sense, for us today Art is commonly our new inspiration and serves as this bridge.
Sahu - the spiritual.
For the Ancient Egyptians, there was an underlying permeating force that transcends the other realms and encompasses all of existence. The Sahu was considered to be an entire realm of existence and included the other realms.
Today, we think of this type of realm as the spiritual realm. The spirit moves in and us and nature and is both of and more than this world and our perceptions of it.