Not a Head Trip. In my experience, the point of difference in Fredd’s work is that it is not a head trip. From what I’ve experienced and seen of other similar work and teachers, they are “paths” or craft their work into a “path” or philosophy.. They can be paths with a lot of wisdom and helpful tools, but the common denominator is that they don’t usually create space for the students’ individuality, and this can make the teachings hard to really embody. Or conversely, paths can be too loose, focusing so much on individuality that they sacrifice the truth of what actually works. So, in either case, it usually becomes what I’m calling a head trip. I quickly found Fredd was not trying to start his own path or be your guru, his only agenda is to help you become your own guru, and how to clearly listen to your own heart.
Becoming Your Own Teacher. What I’ve found so unique about Fredd’s work is that it enables the individual to become his or her own teacher/helper/friend, by learning to listen without judgement to his or her own self – the body, the feelings, intuitions, thoughts . A lot of spiritual paths proclaim the importance of this even-mindedness and loving awareness in being with our most challenging inner parts when triggered by life’s situations, but don’t teach it. I mean like really teach it in a way that intimately includes the creativity, felt perception, and instincts of the individual but without sacrificing objectivity so you don’t fool yourself. Fredd does this by holding space for each person he works with, and with a unique blend of kindness and sternness which I have found very helpful, he helps awaken the sleeping big self/awareness within each person to learn how to hold space for themselves, thus becoming truly self-reliant as opposed to relying on the teacher or anything/anyone outside themselves. So many words have been used to describe this process such as building capacity, inner resources, becoming your own friend, etc., and Fredd teaches you how to embodies them all.
More than a Healer: Fredd sees with a much broader lens of life than anyone I have ever met, and therefore is able to use this spiritual realization/perception to help people at a far greater capacity and depth. In this way, I see that he does not try to “fix” people, but instead help them to heal and evolve at every level. . I feel that I am working with a spiritual teacher/guide more than I am working with a healer. Though the healing is certainly part of it. The best part of working with Fredd is (to me) that he does is work through a profoundly loving and compassionate connection with the body and the spiritual heart. His perceptions are very clear and penetrating…. and goes deeper than what I am even aware of myself (where a lot of healers seem only be aware of what I am already aware of… even if it is subtle). There is no real challenge/growth when I work with such people. With Fredd, I learn and grow in big ways through each session.
Self-Empowering: Fredd’s work has been tremendously empowering for me, especially because since I was a kid, I really wanted to know who I am. I feel like paths don’t usually merge personality and soul, he does. Other teachings can focus on one at the expense or exclusion of the other. . I grew up with a path teaching self-realization which is a very beautiful vision for life to be exposed to as a child. But it was also a vision that excluded my own personality or personal vision – my dreams, felt perceptions, instincts and intuitions, somatic experiencing, etc. I’ve always wanted to live in that ultimate enlightenment talked about in spiritual traditions, but also to realize my own life, knowing my purpose, walking it, experiencing my essence (in my body and experience, not just as a concept or head trip). In being exposed to Fredd’s work, I see these two things are not separate but deeply intertwined and connected. I now see that I do not need to shun my own self or personality; I don’t have to demonize my own ego but can rather lovingly hold all the parts of my being, allowing this transmutation process to become the path to my own self-realization. To the fullest blossoming of who I am and the deeply indescribable feeling of joy at my essence getting to express and getting to live itself into this world. As Fredd told a friend of mine, “work on having your light merge with the light of the world. That is enough.”