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The Well of Wisdom

Unfolding the whole being

Creative Wholeness

Evolutionary Purpose

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Creative Wholeness Life Practice is liberating the whole presence of individuals and collectives to allow emergent unfolding of human consciousness by facilitating ecologies of practices and processes to bridge the collective wisdom through awareness based instruments and working on the whole being taking inspired action to foster equitable, ethical and joyful co-existence with all creation.

Creative Wholeness Life Practice
 Unfolding the whole being

There is no “self” say the Eastern philosophies, but for the West there still is a “self”

and while having a self, there is a dilemma of the self.

While the self is a “self-constructed” form of egoic presence,

it is still a very functional part of the psyche that needs growing-up,

cleaning-up and showing-up to wake-up.

Self-System Wholeness Approach is uniting all the 4 directions (grow-up, clean-up, show-up to wake-up) which is known by the Western philosopher Ken Wilber as transcend and include. This is a developmental approach to unite and unfold consciousness vertically and horizontally.


Transcending and including is not just a concept, it is at the core of human development and the unfolding of the self from child to adults, to middle life, to old age and not only as body or form, but also to individuate from our childhood family and trauma, to find our first identities as individual minds, to integrate the minds and become aware of the mind as a whole and yet to transcend the mind to understand the unknown of the unconscious side. In the end we dissolve the dilemma of the self completely. This practice is a long term orientation towards so called awakening ("Awakened Wholeness"), but also a momentary awakening to new realizations uniting states of being to stages of being.


And this is what we call a lifetime journey of self-transcendence or self-development which takes ego-development to its end. Practice is the unifying pattern of the whole consciousness and that is why it’s so transformational.

Self and awareness become self-awareness

You don’t need to know if the problem “out there” is true or not.

All you need to know whether you are true.

At the same time as the self grows, awareness grows towards conscious awareness and witnessing awareness of awareness which the East calls nonduality. Some people find the dissolution of the self at an earlier age with rigorous meditation practice, the others awaken to self-development journey in middle age. The idea is understanding how they support each other during our whole lives. How important the Western integrative practice is to the meditators and how the Eastern way of meditation requires letting go of the self and the self-related desires and dilemmas to see who you originally are. The both ways come together when moving to higher states and stages of development and becoming aware of that is the practice which is in the same "a life orientation" as awareness itself, which we all are.

Why to become aware of awareness

If human consciousness + unconsciousness totality is 100%, the conscious side grows up and out of the unconscious when the ego starts to grow, and the natural differentiation of the light and shadow starts when the little ego learns the laws of life and social construction. It means that the further the ego grows, the more new egos we become, the more aware individual becomes of the unconscious. Growth is about integrating more of the unconscious to conscious, as Carl Jung pointed out. Also meaning that we grow up to be who we originally are, the aware presence.

The difference to make is that what is unconscious to self, is not “out of the way and out of our minds”, it is always in play with us, but it is not only negative shadows either. Shadows show up when we don’t realize something essential for the self and for the whole, both in the moment. Unconscious is dominating our lives if we are not becoming aware of what is there, what it is doing, how it influences to our everyday life with self, with people, work…everywhere.

This is why a human being becomes aware of itself more and more with Creative Wholeness Life Practice, what I created to facilitate the momentary realizations which is a nuanced process deepening, widening, and heightening with regular practice so that the creation of the “self-created problems”, eventually become dissolution of the core dilemma, the “selfing.”

Notice that you as a person, are not a problem, just the meanings and identities which we are attached to, to the extent that we start calling them “problems”, but these can also be positive curious dilemmas to follow, so the “self” is not a bad thing, it just needs more practice and integration to ground our higher state experiences of so called flows states which are the source of creation, our wholeness and awareness.

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Inspired by principles of human evolution presented by Carl Jung, Ken Wilber, Terri O'Fallon,

The 3 Tiers of Self-System Wholeness Model of Psyche

Who is this for

Creative Wholeness Life Practice is advanced developmental practice to 4th and the 5th person perspectives. You also need to be familiar with developmental theories of your choice. We use Ken Wilber's Integral Theory and Terry O'Fallon's Stages theory in the practice and the basic understanding of the both is required like the AQAL model and the stages of development. You will also need endless curiosity to unfold you interior experience and subjectivity to inquire and work with the dilemmas showing up, contents and processes to integrate, dissolve, play with or transcend repeatedly. We aim on flow and automating awareness processes while healing and integrating.

Creative Wholeness gives you a context, structure, universal principles of human evolution, processes that always show-up, guidance to find a place within to trust again and again and live your whole reality with the help of the practice. The teaching is moving from growing-up to waking up through cleaning-up and showing-up. We practice all 4 directions to unite the whole persona, consciousness or ego-development journey.

I teach Creative Wholeness Life Practice in all my online courses to international study groups on 3 to 10 month long cohort programs and to workplaces upon request. I offer local short courses physically in several education organizations in Finland. Join the mailing list, to receive more information or contact me.

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Creative Wholeness Life Practice Mandala

to a paradigmatic process in the moment, based on direct experience now and mirroring with mandala (what you project there, what meaning do you give to your experience and what you think you see there and take in to explore)

Every experience is state of being to potentially evolve, heal, integrate or transcend. Every curious dilemma or inquiry allows the unfolding of the dilemmas and the momentary and permanent integrations of the experience and the dissolution of the mandala repeatedly. This takes human development further. Learn more of the complexity of the dynamics of involution and evolution in the videos below.

Liberating the Spirit Mandala to Dissolve Resistance

Resistance to transcendence is about ego, becoming more aware of the ego and dissolving and integrating the shadows while liberating the life force and unfolding of the SELF to re-unite the whole.

My friend and inspirational teacher/originator of  the Diamond Model Nish Dubashia interviews me of my work with my mandalas, practices and approach to human development. In the video, I also go through more in detail the two of the mandalas on this page (go to 9.15min). You will find more of our dialogues  time to time from our mutual YouTube channel too. 

Mandala practice
To Bridge Our Interior and Exterior Worlds.

Creative Wholeness is two ways, making one

Yin goes inwards like a meditation. Yang reaches outwards like a contemplation. You as Creative Wholeness do both separately and together with wisdom that you have and upgrade your direct experience of life repeatedly, as endlessly evolving reflective, aware witness of your curiosities and wonder of life to dissolve dilemmas in the moment with inquiry, that grows to meditative and contemplative states, and as a practitioner of your own reality (life) in action, like a dancer becoming the dance.

Working with the mind as a tool

The mind is a tool to work with, reflect on, transcend (reaching out), and include (integrating) repeatedly to understand that all the identities we create in our minds, are really attempts to understand who I am.


We can’t help the endlessness of the evolution of the spirit (based on ego-development) to take our journey forward while us, individuals, participate to the practice with the unconsciousness. With all the powers of consciousness, a human being creates their reality, between the dance of yin and yang, self and other emergently.

Transcending and including continuously

You learn to put two things together while participating to the unfolding of your whole being, you as a practitioner become whole every time when there is flow of awareness between self and other and the mandala is dissolved. For this we have different kind kinds of practices to unite the whole being. The practice is focused on inter-intra dialogical relationship within self and with others and objective mirroring back to you, evolving 1st, 2nd, 3rd. person perspective evolution.

States of being grow up to stages of being and presence

This state practice grows your awareness up to stages of awareness and again back to states with the natural rules and laws of human evolution, known by the East for the thousands of years and by the Western cutting-edge science, the principles of the conscious universe, wholeness, who you originally are. See the video below to learn more of the states and stages.


This simple and yet complex dynamic is the core of Creative Wholeness Life Practice of presence and being…it’s all about life in the moment and realizing it.

Resolving the resistance to transcendence

Dissolution of an experience is about self related dilemmas. It has to do with the ego and shadow. Integration of our creativity in action and showing-up is about how a practitioner is able to let go of the SELF for the "other". The "We" transcends the "I". This happens within our consciousness but also with other people, meaning there is an intra-relationship and inter-relationship in this dilemma and yet it is always a question of our capacity to realize that all reflection is self-reflection between our interior and exterior parts of the psyche. When you blame the other, you actually just blame those parts of you which you don't yet know or see. They are in your shadow. This unawareness of the shadow self causes all the conflicts between people and their individually constructed worldviews.

You practice what you become

"The 3 dynamical skills of a Creative Wholeness Life Practice, Learning to dance to become the dance"

3 dynamical skills

Witnessing awareness,

Yang transcendence
Stages Theory:
Active .5 levels

Every new ego at active stages or a persona is a new awakening to wholeness of that persona and learns to self-reflect and see more than previous ones. This skill becomes automated when practiced and grows to conscious awareness and witnessing at deeper and deeper states and stages. This is a central "problem solving tool" within a self-system in any work or context. This is your active capacity to use the skills you have and actualize them in your reality.

Being & Presence,

Yin inclusion of the body-mind
Stages Theory:
Passive .0 levels

A core sign of development and awareness relates to how we are being and what is our present ability to sustain the pressure and interior conflicts, transcend the self, and answer from a peaceful place within and be resilient and recover from the experiences in the complex, uncertain life contexts. This skill is like a self-assessment of listening, a mirror in moment to inform you what to practice and work on next and how that is going. This is the learning phase of a stage and states to experience.

Conscious Creative Problem Solving

Practitioner's application Creative Wholeness, yin and yang on life

Effortless doing from being and complex resolution of dilemmas is based on our awareness to resolve ourselves first. To see the subjectivity (yin) in all objectivity (yang) as equally important and the wholeness as relational dynamic (yin&yang) unfolding reality. This grows-up as we clean-up the dysfunctions and shadows within our self-system and show-up as "role-models" for the others. This emergent momentary process takes the evolution of whole persona (active+passive) forward and resolves the dilemmas arising.

The main outcome of the practice


"The main, life long outcome of the practice is to learn to live aligned with all of life, transcend the ego effortlessly in all contexts in the moment and embody the states and stages of creative action with integrity and grace as awareness based instruments of being and presence and living your gifts of service to life.


The Creative Wholeness Life Practice has no final destination. The practitioners give themselves destinations repeatedly during the practice. The practice is based on awareness and evolutionary principles of life. When conscious awareness becomes automated, it operates on its own and you can't help the unfolding that you used to work hard on. Now it's effortless non-doing doing from being.

This Western creative consciousness transformation practice is also offering a timeless context to start individuation (Jung) process and also completing it by transcending the ego's resistance completely when meeting and integrating the "true Self, or "turiya" as some wisdom traditions call it. To Jung this is the realization of the totality of psyche (conscious+unconscious), the SELF. In that there is surrendering to your "divine other".  The Eastern state practice unites with Western stage practice vertically and horizontally."

Kirsi Mäkinen

The Founder / Creator of Self-System Wholeness Approach and Creative Wholeness Life Practice

Rock Maze

Growing Up Self-Inquiry At 4 Stages

Practice Dissolving Yourself First

What to learn:

  • Discover, what might you not know about yourself, and your meaning making?

  • What 4 directions of practice are necessary for dissolving the resistance to transcendence and consciousness transformation.

  • What one dilemma can transform all relationships of you, the others and the whole humanity when integrated?

  • Practice growing up your individual perspectival self, while noticing how your wholeness also evolves the same time through the systemic interpenetrated reflection practice at 4 stages of inquiry, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5

About 1 to 1,5 hours of material.
Videos 33 min.
The course assumes that you have stage-awareness already.

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