Joe Shirley discovered the feeling mind in 1994. Now he is sharing his discovery with you.
Enteleos Flow™: Extraordinary Awareness through Ordinary Feeling
Granting Direct Access
Enteleos Flow™ is a focused mindfulness practice which uses the doorway of ordinary feeling to directly access extraordinary states of wisdom, joy, power, and love.
We start by welcoming feeling states like loneliness, anxiety, frustration, self-doubt, and any other feeling, mood, or emotion. Using a series of questions designed to enhance and focus our awareness, we “map” the actual inner experience of each feeling state. This map is a tangible image of what the feeling actually feels like on the inside, incorporating location, temperature, substance type, color, and other qualities.
We then use this map as a way to engage with the feeling. We deliberately alter the tangible qualities of the image to shift the feeling in corresponding ways. For example, we may shift the image to be warmer, or softer, or brighter. When we make these shifts in the tangible image, the feeling quality shifts as well, instantly. By following the inbuilt compass of the feeling state, moving the state toward what actually feels better, we steadily transform the feeling into its ideal state, its pure and unique expression in our lives. This pure state reveals the deeper purpose of the original feeling and gives us access to our highest self.
Complementing Any Path
Enteleos Flow supports and enhances any path of personal growth or spiritual development.
It takes only a few minutes to access the pure state underlying any distressing or obstructing feeling, mood, or emotion. The practice can be facilitated in the context of a therapeutic or healing relationship. It can be shared between friends or family members, or conducted as a solo exercise.
In a very short time, Enteleos Flow enables us to completely clear long-standing patterns that keep us from our highest good. Addictions, recurring relationship issues, career difficulties, and many patterns assigned clinical mental health diagnoses can be completely resolved through this practice. Over a longer time, practicing Enteleos Flow leads to a profound awakening of the deeper human soul within us. We become more present, more joyful, more authentic, more creative, more wise, more powerful, more loving. We influence those around us in positive ways unique to our inborn nature. We create greater fulfillment in our lives, and through that fulfillment we contribute greater good in the world.
Enteleos Flow invites self-directed pursuit of personal growth or spiritual development goals.
In Enteleos Flow, we are not given a formula for success in life, an image of what we are to attain, a recipe for happiness. Nor are we granted an ideology by which to interpret our experience. There is no guru, priesthood, or deity to which we must bow.
Instead, Enteleos Flow gives us a doorway – ordinary feeling states – through which we gain access to our own deepest sources of truth. The unique contribution of Enteleos Flow is that ordinary feeling states become the direct entry to our most profound experiences of wisdom, peace, power and joy. When we are given direct access, we have the keys to the kingdom to do with as we wish.
In Enteleos Flow, we are our own authority. We connect the dots of our experiences into the patterns of meaning that serve us best. With every engagement with Enteleos Flow, we discover something new about our own selves and the world we inhabit. We pursue our awakening in whatever way we choose, by ourselves or with whomever we invite to join us. We are free to come and go, to delve further or enjoy where we are, to push the envelope or solidify the present moment.
Universal in Scope
Enteleos Flow grants direct access to universal truths of human existence.
Enteleos Flow opens the doorway of feeling to reveal the core principles of our nature, directly, through personal experience. We access within ourselves states of limitless possibility, limitless creativity, limitless compassion, limitless peace. We experience directly those elements of personal growth and spiritual development which we have long read about or studied.
Through Enteleos Flow, abstract concepts become concrete, personal, felt from within. We discover directly what it means to be empowered, to be in integrity, to access our chakra energy, to be fed by spirit, to connect with universal mind. Ancient and esoteric teachings as well as universal principles found across all practices become immediately accessible to the modern mind. All the things we have studied and reached for become suddenly within reach, found within us through the doorways of ordinary feeling states.
Completing the Past
Enteleos Flow embraces the fixed patterns of our past and invites transformation into flow.
Through welcoming all feeling states vividly within ourselves, we discover our persistent patterns of unwanted thoughts, moods, and behavior are held in place by rigid configurations of feeling. These configurations are rooted in the past. They took form at a time in our life when it served us to reduce the scope of the world we chose to inhabit. They kept us safe, made us belong, held our inner world in balance when our outer world was awry, compensated for needs not met.
But as adults, we are no longer dependent on these inner limitations. We are free to inhabit the boundless possibilities of our inner and outer worlds. Enteleos Flow enables us to bring completion to those patterns that once served us, to retire them, dissolve them back into the past and reclaim our full scope of possibility. The name Enteleos means “the completion within.” Enteleos Flow releases these fixed configurations of feeling and restores our natural, inborn experience of flow, with access to our full capacities for sensitivity, wisdom, power, love, joy, presence, creativity, and peace.
Inviting a Broader Community of Vision
Enteleos Flow calls for a collective re-imagining of our world.
The experiences available through Enteleos Flow are life-changing. They challenge our standard worldviews and compel us to re-vision the world we wish to inhabit.
As more and more people engage with Enteleos Flow and share their experiences with one another, new visions are emerging. Our conversations begin to weave collective patterns of new meaning that guide us toward new ways of being in our world. Here at Enteleos, we are looking for ways to facilitate these conversations and grow the Enteleos community. Please join us!
I'm Joe Shirley, creator of Enteleos Flow. When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1987, the psychiatrist told me there was only one choice: take medication. The alternative was to suffer increasing disruption in my life because psychotherapy had very little effect on the condition, which would deteriorate without pharmaceutical “treatment.”
I didn't believe him. I had studied enough about the brain to know that the field of psychiatry was overstating its expertise, that there was virtually no understanding of how psychiatric medications worked, and taking them was like hosting a lab experiment inside your own body.
What I had going for me was a hunch. I can't call it anything more than that, but I suspected my mood swings had a cause that I could find and overcome. I decided to go for it, to commit myself to figuring it out on my own.
Fortunately, I was extremely pragmatic, very smart, and damned persistent. It was the damned persistent quality that won the day, since it took me seven years to make my breakthrough. Within a year after that, I had terminated my mood swings. Permanently. Over the following 18 years I have been relentless in pursuing a deeper understanding of my breakthrough and applying it to helping as many people as possible. Enteleos Flow is the result.
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“This hole in the middle was like…this sucking void. It was really scary, this horrible feeling. And Joe said, ‘what would happen if you reversed the flow?’ In an instant it was going the other way; it was all filled in, and then actually there was this solid white orb at my center, just beautiful, and generating all this snow, like crystals, floating through me, and on out of me. And it was amazing, this feeling of purity.” ~ Trinity
“Since working with Joe, I have felt a profound shift in my being – physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I feel like the weight of anxiety (big, dark, gray and black) has been lifted off of my shoulders. This weight that I have felt for a majority of my life has been replaced by a sense of lightness, vitality, and a deeper sense of compassion for myself and others. I feel a sense of calm, centeredness, joy, profound love, and positive energy.” ~ Kelly
“Your work has truly changed my life. I now look at my life as before meeting with you and after. I am now more of the person I have always wanted to be because of our 2 day session. Thank you so much.” ~ Paul
“When I started to use Enteleos work with clients, it was so easily integrated as part my healing sessions. It allowed my clients to really get specific and have deep felt senses of their feelings. It was amazing! Now using the work in sessions, I notice clients become more involved in really feeling and staying present with their own feelings in more depth. There is a heightened presence and involvement in their own process, and it allows an easier and quicker shift. Plus my clients go home with a valuable tool they can use on their own.” ~ Ashera Serfaty, healer
“I immediately received a sense of lightening up, a refreshing transformation that freed me up and left me very, very energized... Being freed from the focus on how I’m being perceived, or how am I doing, or what am I going to say next is invaluable. It has allowed me to truly listen and be present while presenting, whether to a group or just one person.” ~ Mitch
“As the weeks pass I realize increasingly that many of the ways I used to feel or react are simply gone. Once I went through the whole process, I felt rather raw and unformed. Now, slowly I am beginning to recreate myself as I always knew I could be, confident, happy, focused and self-aware without being self-conscious. As I find more energy to take care of my emotional self, I have more energy for other people. I have more energy to take care of my physical body, my career, my finances and my surroundings. I feel like I have been freed from a heavy burden that I carried for years though I had only limited awareness of it. It’s not so much that I am a different person now, but rather I am the same person without all the issues.” ~ Olivia
Some days, feeling should be classified as an extreme sport.
A couple weeks ago, I got sucked into a black hole. Or at least, that’s what it felt like. Terrifying. I’ve learned to love black holes, though, and this one was no different. Let me explain. I think you may come to love them also.
Many times, we struggle to get free of a particular feeling or emotion, but something holds us back. No matter what we do, it seems impossible to release the feeling or move past it.
Enteleos Mapping brings precise awareness to the actual, felt experience of a feeling state. It often reveals very quickly what locks such a state in place.
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