Many feel that their process of change along their journey of self-development unfold without an end: one more pattern to resolve, one more insight to gain – a long and arduous, brick by brick process… More often than not, after few years one might even find out that a pattern seemingly resolved has resurfaced and wonder whether one has simply returned to the starting point. The answer that spiritual teacher Shai Tubali offers to this problem brings together the enlightenment teachings of the great Yogic traditions and principles of Western psychology: he claims that there is a significant confusion around the nature of the true transformative process.
Shai Tubali draws a distinction between “Transformative Spirituality” and “Self-improvement Spirituality”. Whereas self-improvement spirituality offers a constant and gradual improvement of our present self – for example, from an angry person to a less angry and more loving person – transformative spirituality brings about a deep-going revolution within our very nature of self-identity.
With each expansion and growth of our self-identity, he claims, our previous old self is transcended and with it, the entire structure of mental, emotional and behavioural patterns that was typical of it radically comes apart and dissolves – effortlessly.
As a developer of methods of emotional healing, such as the “Expansion Method” and “Power Psychology”, Shai Tubali does not dismiss altogether the importance of specifically treating stubborn patterns and more generally, the importance of transmutation processes of psychic patterns. Nonetheless, his teachings put at the center the transformation of the sense of self.