About

Feelings First is a sensory approach to self exploration, consciousness & health, fully geared to profoundly affect all aspects of life

Instead of striving to understand life from a mental perspective, we feel/sense how events in our life affect us

Instead of struggeling with these feelings, we aim to open up towards them

It’s not about accepting any situation, but more about accepting how a situation makes us feel. Using this approach has showed me that it is the freedom of resistance which allows me to be truly free

Feelings First uses sophisticated  sensory techniques to explore our (subtle) feelings regarding certain aspects of -or situations in our life

As a result of sensory exploration, feelings will gently unwind into a more open & neutral state. This new state will lead the mind into new thinking lines, which has the potential to grow into a new reality

The world is complex, people are complex, and together we play a complex game. There so many different aspects to any situation, person or even object, and we can look at each of these aspects in so many different ways: This is simply too much information to process all at once. What we’re able to perceive is therefore never the whole thing, but just a part of it

The selection filter, required to reduce the amount of information, is called ‘perspective’, ‘view point’ or ‘belief system’ on this website

Instead of aiming to find the ultimate perspective, and call that ‘the truth’, we acknowlegde that a perspective is nothing more then that, a perspective. When we find ourselves caught in a certain perspective, we simply note how that perspective makes us feel .. Truly Feel. If we like the feeling, we enjoy our perspective because it serves us. If not, we use our sensory techniques to unwind the feelings we don’t like. We then often see that the situation, or our view on it, changes by itself 🙂

Note that this apporach is exactly opposite to the main stream. We arrive in another perspective by unwinding the feelings about the current one, where the main stream often aims to change the current view to a new, mentally constructed one.Feelings First recieves a new perspective (we don’t know it in advance) as a bonus after unwinding the feelings related to the previous perspective 🙂 We’re able to take this approach because we have the sensory tools to directly work with our feelings

So relax .. there is no need to force the mind change its thinking lines

..in fact forcing the mind is next to impossible, because it is really not that autonomic. It often just acts like a machine, driven by the dominant emotions related to the current perspective. Also logic is often far from absolute in nature, but constructed by the mind to support and confirm the current perspective on te world

The mind, and especially ‘logic’, is just as influenced by emotion as it is able to influence it

Therefore, transforming your feelings profoundly affects your perspective on reality

-Unwinding emotions -Changes the perspective -Changes thinking lines -Changes your experience of reality
Learning this trick will radically transform the main stream (rather fixed) concept of reality into a much more fluid one.

The advantage of a more fluid reality is that it contains a lot more potential 🙂

 

Feeling has an unlimited amount of levelsRegarding feeling/sensing there is really a lot to learn, because feeling depends on consciousness, and consciousness is infinite. When you start paying attention to the details you will find that the act of feeling is an enjoyable and deep subject, spanning many different levels of awareness

 

 

In the classes you will learn different ways to approach your feeling, and you’ll directly experience the effects these different techniques have. You’ll get a good sense of your own reactions when learning to change consciously how you approach yourself. This hands-on experience will hugely expand your feeling vocabulary, and elevate your level of consciousness, which will greatly benefit you in these hectic times

When you do Feeling right

..disturbing emotions will quickly unwind into a calm and neutral state ..in a matter of minutes

Your improved emotional state will lead the mind into new patterns

..laying the foundation for a new reality

 

So stop struggling and start using what holds you away from where you want to be!

Believe me, by working this way you will save a lot of energy!
In Fact: don’t believe me but try it out .. and see for yourself! 🙂
( the tryout is free .. and adds useful tool to your personal backpack. See box at the top right hand side )

There is really no need to figure everything out, realise that thought can only exist embedded within a certain context. Also realise that the mind has the tendency to confirm the current context. These two aspects combined show that thinking beyond your current context quite difficult, so I recommend trying sensing 🙂

The term ‘context’ is closely related to the terms ‘world view’ and ‘belief system’

Series of thoughts string together into a Story, and because difficult stories usually contain a quite lot of emotion the ‘Story’ is also referred to as ‘the Drama’

The term ‘Drama’ is to commonly used as ‘being stuck in drama’ or ‘being a drama queen’. Because of the negative connotation surrounding the term ‘Drama’ I tend to prefer the term ‘Story’ on this website. The tendency to get hung up on the Story is universal to mankind, as is the needless quarrel about who’s Story is the ‘right’ Story

It is easy to see that opening up the limitations set by your core belief system will lead to a much freer attitude towards life. You will be much less preoccupied by opinions or expectations regarding what is happening or supposed to happen next, and less preoccupied with which story is the right one. This will lead to a more peaceful life with more space to enjoy the present moment 🙂

Now .. approaching this promised land does take a little time, but it will be weeks or months, rather then years. If you relax & play around with the sensory stuff you can learn here, I can assure you that positive change will be quite inevitable 

 

Why I offer this sensing work

After many years of trying to understand the origins of my problems, I could name & explain many of them, but that didn’t stop them from occurring.  I realized that feelings don’t care about logic at all. In 2010 I found this much more organic, pure senory approach, so I decided to share it with you

Riding your sensations is so much more effortless & natural then ‘thinking it over (and over)’ or ‘figuring it out’ 🙂 I am available when you need some guidance towards excellent results using this sensory work

You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surfIncorporating this work into my life has given me a lot:
-Awareness of which issues are mine and which belong to others
-Healing for my old wounds & personal sensitivities, which allows me to tolerate the previously intolerable.
-This work also has great tools for health management by the way, emotions/body/health it’s all FULLY integrated

This is not a spiritual website, this is an awareness website. My awareness is on the level that I realize that having beliefs is inevitable, but I do realize that a belief never equals truth, it is only a belief. If you like a certain belief and it works for you .. sure .. embrace and enjoy it 🙂 If it no longer serves you, simply let it go because there are always other beliefs to adhere

Feelings First has no complex system that needs to be believed & understood before this work can benefit you. You only need to park ‘the search for undesrtanding’ for a moment, and go into sensation in such a way that it leads to release & transformation. You will experience firsthand that transforming feelings frees you up, so there is no need to believe that either

The only thing you may need to believe (for now) is that these transformations do not change the essence of who you are. Instead, it unfolds your personality towards the real you.

The real you includes your experiences but does not include your aquired beliefs and little or big traumas

 

Information about me

Arjan van Muyen, Feelings First

In January 2007 I entered the world of universal energy with a workshop Energy Healing. Then I solidified this path with 6 years of intensive Qi Gong & Consciousness work, and I recently completed a three year study in Chinese Acupuncture. My graduation paper “Fighting Fire with Fire” has won the prize for the best paper of the year 2014 at Qing-Bai Academy of Chinese Medicine in the Nehterlands

In the field of consciousness, I work with Alain & Jody Herriot and their methodology called The Wonder Method, since 2010. Most of what I teach is derived from their work, which does not focus on energy, but on the art of feeling and how this simple act can be used to free your emotional & physical state, while opening up your beliefs & world view at the same time. Alain & Jody showed me that feeling, when done properly, is a fantastic tool to approach/ work with the plasticity of reality

My education & experience has given me three perspectives on physical health & emotional balance:

1. If your energetic system is out of balance, you won’t feel good: Either physically, or emotionally, or both. The meaning of  ‘out of balance’, is well described within the concepts of Chinese Medicine: Meridians, Five Elements, Three Treasures (Essence/Qi/Spirit). When energy has stagnated or moved out of balance, over time this will affect the physical body, as energy is the driving factor behind all the internal processes which regular medicine is trying to directly intervene with. In non0critical situations, direct intervention is often not needed and you are better off adjusting the driver of the car instead of adjusting the car itself.

2. Unresolved emotions profoundly affect your energy, and therefore indirectly influence your physical wellbeing. When you get stuck in emotion, a part of your energetic system also stagnates, and healthy circulation is impaired. As the physical body always aligns with the energy eventually, real disease can be the result of (deep seated & longstanding) emotional issues

3. Direct damage to the chemical or structural level also leads to problems which are often time-critical in nature. This type of problem is often due to accidents (traffic accidents, falling, crime, poisoning ..etc) or infection with bacteria or viruses

To intervene in a process of disease, it is possible to step in at any of these three levels:

  1. Emotional level
  2. Energetic level
  3. Physical/ Chemical level

Each of these three levels has its value, there is no best starting point, it depends on the situation.

Feelings First uses intention and sensing to directly access & release the emotional level, which profoundly affects the two other levels. This sensory approach results in a very gentle & organic way to work, with wonderful effects on a variety of both mental & physical issues (where time is not a critical factor)

About me personally 

I work in IT, practice Qi Gong, and also Dance a variety of styles. In the past I played classical Guitar and African percussion,  but in 2001 I changed music for dancing: To me they’re two sides of the same coin. I learned that I thrive best when I can balance my Beta side alongside my Alpha side, I feel I need both aspects in my life.
For the rest I like to live a simple life without any expensive hobbies

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