The science bit…
Ilya Prigogine, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1977, is widely regarded as the Isaac Newton of our time. In his work, Prigogine studied how organisms behave and transform when put under pressure which gives us some insights into how human beings transform under pressure too.
For the science buffs, his work centred on dissipative structures caused by a concept known as Perturbation.
Perturbation is the driver of change, metamorphosis and transformation in the world. It is the driving force behind the evolution of organisms. Very recently, these scientific concepts have been stretched into change theory for human beings. Adele Theron has been studying perturbation for 10 years and applying Prigogine’s theories within her corporate work. Throughout her research, she arrived at a 3-step approach for dealing with chaos and change in applying the scientific theories to practice in the corporate world. The same principles have been expanded into handling divorce, redundancies and can be used in coping with illness, death and torture. Perturbation in human transformation is a registered trademark of Luminous Limited, the holding company of naked divorce.
Practically, if a great deal of external pressure is applied to an organism, there is a threshold whereby one of two things happen:
- The organism is ‘lucky’ enough to have a strong container or cocoon that holds it in place while it reconfigures itself into something more complex to withstand the pressure being applied to it. Within this reconfiguration, the organism will actually take on the properties of the pressure being applied to it, or
- The organism is unfortunate to be left uncontained (so there is nothing to assist it in withstanding the pressure being applied) and will move to a state of chaos or disintegrate. This is called entropy.
Prigogine’s revolutionary research on pressure being applied to organisms was adapted further in the field of human behaviour in Marilyn Ferguson. In her book, The Aquarian Conspiracy, she explored the concept of perturbation in human behavior and how human beings handle the changes thrown at them determines their journey of healing: either transformation or disintegration.
The naked divorce bases its healing techniques on the principles of Perturbation theory.
The idea is you always begin with creating a strong solid foundation and container so you have a supportive environment to contain your transformation. In my opinion, the primary reason healing takes so long for most people is because they haven’t got a structure to contain their healing or a process to help them navigate through the chaos caused by divorce. The naked divorce harnesses the power of the energy created by the chaos of divorce and harnesses it to facilitate personal transformation.
To harness this energy and complete the 21 days seemlessly, certain components need to be in place. Having all the components working together in unison creates the environment for transformation. Leaving any of the components out can create delays in healing or disintegration.
‘What doesn’t kill you REALLY CAN make you stronger… BUT only if you are contained! ’ ~ Suzi, empowered graduate of the naked divorce
How does Perturbation work in Nature? (Coals to Diamonds)
I grew up in a town called Kimberley in my native South Africa. Kimberley is known for its diamond mines. While growing up I became fascinated with how diamonds are formed. It amazed me that something as dark and ugly as coal could be transformed into a brilliant diamond.
- at extreme temperatures between 900°C and 1,300°C
- under extreme atmospheric pressure
- The resulting explosion is vastly more powerful than most volcanoes
- The explosion moves at the speed of an uncorked champagne bottle forming a ‘Kimberlite pipe’ through the path of least resistance to the surface
- The magma rises so quickly that diamonds do not have time to convert to graphite, which is the more stable form of carbon at the Earth’s surface
- Due to the diamonds being ‘contained’ within the newly formed Kimberlite pipe, they are hugged together and cool down as they are
- A Kimberlite pipe is a very strong ‘container’. Not only does it hold the carbon together, it can handle a volcanic eruption
- A diamond is a harder and more complex structure taking on the properties of the heat and pressure it was exposed to. Due to the diamond’s ‘containment’ it didn’t disintegrate, but rather grew into something stronger
Thousands of diamonds are produced inside these Kimberlite pipes under extreme heat and pressure.
The biggest deposits of diamonds worldwide are found inside these Kimberlite pipes.
The Environmental Conditions for Transformation
Studying how nature works and how organisms evolve under great pressure gives us some insights into how human beings transform under pressure too.
- Intense environmental conditions need to be in place (heat, pressure, explosion or in the case of human beings – a strong, sudden traumatic change – like divorce).
- The organism needs to be ‘contained’ to withstand the intense environmental condition
In the same way as coal is transformed into a diamond under pressure, a form of perturbation also operates in humans. In this specific instance, you are experiencing a separation or divorce which is considered one of the most stressful situations for a human being to go through.
To ensure that the pressure you are experiencing does not lead to any disintegration in the process of this change or perturbation, you will require a very strong ‘container’ to hold you together during your divorce.
This is called the naked divorce cocoon. During the naked divorce program, we will support you to put this in place so you can handle anything life throws at you.