A book by Robert Dilts and Robert McDonald, Tools of the Spirit (1997) encompasses their approach to integrating basic NLP skills and tools with higher levels of experience.
In the words of Gregory Bateson, Spirit is “the pattern which connects” all things together as a kind of “larger Mind” of which we as individuals are a subsystem.
Manifestations of the Spirit, in the form of wisdom, vision, mission and healing, are the results of acknowledging and bringing Spirit more into our lives and actions.
Fruits of the Spirit—such as love, compassion, joy and peace—are the generative and transformative results of being more in harmony with “God’s thoughts,” i.e., the patterns of this “larger Mind.”
‘Tools’ of the Spirit are aids which bring our individual minds and nervous systems more in harmony and alignment with the “larger Mind” and “larger nervous system” of which we are members. Traditional Tools of the Spirit include such things as prayer, meditation, singing, dancing, parables, rituals, and blessings.
NLP can be considered a kind of ‘meta tool’—a tool that can create other tools of the Spirit. The vision to be explored in this book is that of using NLP to “create a world to which people want to belong” via developing skills for living in a state of impeccability. Impeccability is a state of authenticity, humility and grace guided by the awareness of change, impermanence and death.
NLP tools—such as sensory awareness, multiple perspectives, neuro-logical levels, metaphor, anchoring and time lines—can be combined with the principle of ‘positive intent’ and the core pre- suppositions of NLP to create new and effective ‘tools of the Spirit.’ These tools can allow us to bring more of the manifestations and fruits of the Spirit into our lives and to connect and participate more fully and ecologically with the larger Mind and systems of which we are a part.
Join world renowned NLP trainers and developers Robert Dilts and Robert McDonald and be prepared for a profound journey into the mysteries of the Spirit. This book is for those who wish to learn more about their relationship to something greater than themselves. Learn to apply leading edge NLP tools to deepen your sense of purpose, mission and belonging through processes such as:
• The Sacred Journey
• The Presence of Eternity
• Spiritual Healing
• Discovering the Shadow
• Releasing Enmeshment with the Shadow
• Archetypal Self-Parenting
• The Symbolic Rebirth Cycle
• Spiritual Renewal
And much more . . .