A new psychology of human well-being: Now you can get it on Amazon

To achieve optimum physical health, we must learn to master each stage of psychological development. We must learn to let go of the ego’s fears about meeting our survival, safety and security needs and fully embrace the soul’s desires for self-expression, connection and contribution.

The soul incarnates into a human fetus by willing itself to be present in three-dimensional material reality. The soul’s will to be present in three-dimensional material reality is the source of the ego’s will to survive.

We think we live in a three-dimensional material world, whereas we actually live in a multi-dimensional energetic world. The reason we are unaware of this is that we have filtered it out. Further progress in the evolution of human consciousness requires us to stop filtering our awareness and start expanding our awareness.   

You can still purchase a print version  from Lulu Publishers. It will be another week or two before it is available  in E-Book format. Click here to purchase from Lulu.

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MORE PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

“All you need is love!” These words from Richard Barrett’s thought-provoking, scholarly new book sum up the positive energy of his transformational thinking, which brilliantly challenges orthodoxy about how to promote well-being. He legitimizes the use of the term “soul” enabling the reader to redefine who they are and their purpose on this planet. Dr. Neil Hawkes, Founder, International Values Education Trust.

 One of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read in years. Each concept, each proposal and each assertion invites the reader to step beyond the safety of learned historical views and expand their thinking with each chapter. A wonderful book! T.S. Redmond, author and Behavioural Specialist.

Richard Barrett is a visionary. He unifies the soul wisdom of the ages with the science of modern medicine to reveal a path to human health and well-being. Never before have we seen a road map so clear to that which everyone seeks: a deep sense of well-being and fulfillment, and vibrant mental and physical health. This ground-breaking work provides the keys to the kingdom wherein lies true self-realization. Sandra de Castro Buffington, Founding Director, Global Media Centre for Social Impact, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Richard Barrett is one of the most profound integrative thinkers of our day. Bringing together numerous strands of research and theory with his visionary perspective he succeeds in building a theory of human well-being that unites psychology with spirituality and science. Ruth N. Steinholtz, Founder, AretéWork LLP.

Richard Barrett offers the world an exciting new approach to the understanding of well-being: an approach that aligns with ancient wisdom and cutting-edge theories in science and psychology. John Mackey, co-Founder and co-CEO, Whole Foods Market.

Richard’s ground-breaking holistic approach will establish a new paradigm of well-being. A must have for any practitioner working in the human potential movement. Karen Downes, Founder and Director, the Flourish Initiative.

A brilliant synthesis of the psychology of the future. John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.

Everyone wants love, joy and happiness, but few realize that well-being is the foundation of them all. Richard’s brilliant book redefines the meaning of well-being for the 21st century. A must read! Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Money.

One hundred years from now this will be the book that people cite as a major force in catalyzing the transformation of human consciousness. A must read for anyone who suspects there is more to life than the current three-dimensional, physical explanation suggests. Tom Evans, author of New Magic for a New Era and
Managing Time Mindfully.

The message from Brexit: Democracy is broken because the elites rule

shutterstock_398757127So the leave voters won. If you wanted to stay, like me, you will probably be feeling sad, disappointed and may even be feeling fearful about the future of our young people. Let me offer a word of comfort. Viewed through the prism of evolution, I believe this is a temporary setback—a blip in the evolution of human consciousness that will self-correct at some time in the future. The question is when?

First, there was no European Community, and we were all fighting each other, repeatedly. Then there was a European Community (Common Market) and most of the fighting stopped. Sometime after that, we chose to be in. Now we have chosen to be out. Next … wait for it … we will choose to be in again. It is inevitable.

Why do I believe it is inevitable? Because that is what billions of years of evolution is telling me. Evolution has always been messy, but always adaptive and always predictable: always evolving towards entities and structures that are more inclusive and display more expanded levels of consciousness. Let me explain.

First, there was the big bang, and the universe was awash with a sea of energy. Then electro-magnetic particles learned how to survive in this sea of energy and became viable independent material entities. As life conditions became more complex, particles bonded with each other to form group structures—protons and neutrons—and these group structures cooperated with each other to form atoms. Atoms then learned how to become viable and independent, and as life conditions became more complex, they bonded to form molecules; then molecules cooperated with each other to form cells. Cells learned how to become viable and independent, and as life conditions became more complex, they bonded with each other to form organisms; then organisms cooperated with each other to form creatures. One of those creatures—Homo sapiens—is now learning how to become viable and independent, and, as life conditions have become more complex, we have been learning how to bond together in increasing larger group structures—tribes, city states, nations—and these group structures have been attempting to cooperate with each other through treaties and alliances in larger group structures such as NATO, United Nations, European Community, etc.

This is why I believe the United Kingdom is destined to become part of Europe. There is no stopping the evolution of consciousness. However, as we have seen, there may be setbacks. Setbacks occur when inequalities exist between the entities that are attempting to bond together to form a group structure (nation). That is why Brexit won. There are too many inequalities in the United Kingdom for it to be a cohesive nation. Enough people feel disenfranchised that they want nothing to do with Europe. Joining Europe did not work for them.

Consciousness in the UK

In 2012, my company measured the consciousness of the UK. We found a very high level of dysfunction—fear-driven consciousness. The level of cultural entropy was 59%. Because of the inequalities, there was very little cohesion in the nation. You can see the full results here. A referendum in France and Italy would most likely achieve the same result as Brexit because the levels of cultural entropy in those nations are even higher than in the UK. When Iceland went bankrupt, the level of cultural entropy was 54%. You can find out more here.

Brexit is a sign that we have to get our house in order. We must repair the inequalities in our nation so we can bond together to form a cohesive unit. Only then will we reach the level of consciousness that will enable us to take our place as an equal partner in Europe. It will happen, the question is, when?

Consciousness in the US

Now let me stick my neck out. Based on our measures of cultural entropy in the US, which were around 52% in 2009 and 2010, and the high level of inequality that exists in that country, I would say that Donald Trump will win the presidential election. Like the UK, the US needs to get its house in order to become a cohesive nation. Whoever taps into the concerns of the disenfranchised will win the US election, just as those who tapped into the concerns of the disenfranchised in the UK won the Brexit vote.

If you want to see a cohesive nation, look to Canada, Denmark or Bhutan where the levels of cultural entropy are 32%, 21% and 4% respectively.

The problem that most Western nations face is that we have not yet developed a form of democracy that is free from the influence of the elites—from the influence of the upper class “establishment” and global business leaders.

Until we restore equality in our nations, we will never be able to evolve because equality is fundamental for bonding and bonding is essential for the evolution of group consciousness. I suggest we look to the Nordic nations if we want to see equality in action.

Consciousness of the elites

Finally, let’s address the issue of poor political leadership. This article explains why, at least in Britain, the country is being run by a group of immature boys. If you don’t believe me watch how they behave in Parliamentary sessions—shouting, name calling, bullying, just what we expect from adolescents. We need to address this issue. We need leaders who can operate from the highest levels of consciousness—authentic individuals who are not afraid to enter into dialogue, and are willing to exhibit compassion and empathy for the poor, the sick and the disenfranchised. Until we care for those who cannot care for themselves, we will not become a cohesive or a civilized nation.

A New Psychology of Human Well-Being

Its out! The wait is over. A NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN WELL-BEING: AN EXPLORATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF EGO-SOUL DYNAMICS ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH is available.

You can purchase a print version immediately from Lulu Publishers. It will be another 4-6 weeks before it is available from Amazon etc. and in E-Book format.
Click here to purchase.

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PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

Richard Barrett is one of the most profound integrative thinkers of our day. Bringing together numerous strands of research and theory with his visionary perspective he succeeds in building a theory of human well-being that unites psychology with spirituality and science. Ruth N. Steinholtz, Founder, AretéWork LLP.

Richard Barrett offers the world an exciting new approach to the understanding of well-being: an approach that aligns with ancient wisdom and cutting-edge theories in science and psychology. John Mackey, co-Founder and co-CEO, Whole Foods Market.

Richard’s ground-breaking holistic approach will establish a new paradigm of well-being. A must have for any practitioner working in the human potential movement. Karen Downes, Founder and Director, the Flourish Initiative.

A brilliant synthesis of the psychology of the future. John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.

Everyone wants love, joy and happiness, but few realize that well-being is the foundation of them all. Richard’s brilliant book redefines the meaning of well-being for the 21st century. A must read! Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Money.

One hundred years from now this will be the book that people cite as a major force in catalyzing the transformation of human consciousness. A must read for anyone who suspects there is more to life than the current three-dimensional, physical explanation suggests. Tom Evans, author of New Magic for a New Era and
Managing Time Mindfully.