The 13th Century mystic poet Rumi once wrote “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” I’ve come to understand that this best describes the experience and the possibility of this work. The possibility in a world that has caught itself up in a war of opinion, and right versus wrong. When we come to see each other in that field, we experience something remarkably different. We are able to see each other beyond judgment. Beyond all differences. And when we catch sight of such an Inner View, everything might change.
Nic Askew, Creator Of Soul Biographies Inner View
Inner View is an experiential change in the way we see and experience others. It’s a development of our capacity to see others without condition and beyond all differences in order to create deep human connection.
45 minute Intro to Inner View. 24 June 12pm US Central
note: one full-ride scholarship will be given out at this event
IN ORDER TO CREATE DEEP AND TRANSFORMATIVE HUMAN CONNECTION
Inner View is the way of and the sight with which the acclaimed Soul Biographies Film Series, an experience of human presence viewed by millions, has been made.
The films essentially provide evidence of this other way. The mindful witnessing of another without condition that allows authenticity to be experienced and truth spoken out loud, and the inner view of a person to be made visible.
SECTIONS BELOW:  Introduction  Evidence  Content  Dates  Price
Cohort #3 starts 9 September. Early Booking rate runs until 30 June.
HELD OVER FOUR IMMERSIVE WEEKS. FOUR LIVE SESSIONS + TWO ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY COHORT PRACTICE SESSIONS. 20+ VIDEO LESSONS. EDUCATIONAL, OBSERVATIONAL AND DIRECT EXPERIENCE
Seeing Beyond All Differences
A Note from Nic Askew, creator of Inner View
“Almost from the first moment I first picked up the Soul Biographies Inner View camera back in 2005, I’ve been asked the very same question consistently from those who have experienced the Soul Biographies Film Portraits, ‘where do you find these people?’. What I came to understand was that what most had meant to say was ‘ This is not how I experience people.’ And it became clear to me that the contribution here was to show people how to see an Inner View of another. How to see beyond all differences. In doing so they would also catch sight of themselves in a way that might change everything.”
When You Change The Way In Which You See People, Your Experience Of People Changes
Developed From A Camera Method
The Inner View Method was developed by Nic over the years since 2005.
It was taught for many years ostensibly as a Camera Method, a uniquely profound approach to interview. Interview + Surrender. Un-directed. It became a valuable way of eliciting authenticity and truth on film but it was never truly just about the camera. The camera was the way it was at first noticed and then developed. But this use of an innate mindful presence has a far wider implication.
The Art & Science Of Witnessing
This is an Art and a Science. It involves the physical and the meta-physical. The easily described and easily seen, and the less easily described and physically unseen.
Witnessing = Seeing in the most profound of senses.
See, Be Seen, See Self
Inner View is about an experiential change in sight, and a profound shift in awareness in service to connectedness, truth, freedom and the seeing of us without judgment and beyond all differences.
It leads to an increased capacity for the seeing of others without judgment and beyond all differences. Simultaneously we develop our capacity to reveal ourselves without the defenses that have for so long kept us hidden. Essentially, being seen. And, we develop our capacity to become aware of ourselves without judgment or condition. Essentially, the seeing of ourselves.
See the many TESTIMONIALS below.
“Within moments everything that is not important somehow falls away” | “The way I experience all of life has profoundly changed” | “It is like revelation and deja vu, both at the the same time” | “I’ve no idea how I would have come to this if I hadn’t participated” | “It resulted in an irrevocable shift. The veil lifted” | “Nothing has changed but everything is different” | “The most profound experience of my life to date” | “I found my voice rise strong and wise, determined and unfaltering in the direction of my soul’s purpose” | “This leaves only belonging” | “I figured out where true strength comes from” | “This is utterly beautiful and something that can’t be undone” | “This woke me up, I can’t go back to sleep”.
Fields Of Use
Inner View has been used far and wide in the fields of human development, interaction and exploration. Namely the fields of Coaching, Therapy, TV & Film Interview, Organizational Story Telling, Business and Sales Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Hospice, Health and Youth Work, Personal and Organizational Development.
Many undertake its practice simply as a way to develop their own awareness, and as a way of transforming the way they experience the people that surround them.
This Is Not A Technique
Although we sometimes refer to this as a Method, it is actually not in any traditional sense. It is not a technique. It is the realization of an innate capacity to see.
It is well be described as the way of no-thing. The absense of action allows seeing (awareness).
This will becoming strikingly obvious as we proceed through this immersive experience.
Warning On Intellectualization
Warning from Nic : ‘For more than a decade I held back on committing words to what goes on in the seeing (witnessing) process that happens so readily under these very specific circumstances. Recently this changed, as I was compelled to describe both the physical and metaphysical elements of this far from usual Method and its education. And whilst I have chosen to use words such as curriculum and principles, I know that this way of seeing is awash with the surrender of control and an extraordinary mystery, of which we are an inseparable part. The knowing of this is most probably the point, and as such the education is rooted firmly in its experience. This should not live as an idea, and the Inner View experience has set out to avoid the very real and human danger of its intellectualization.’
MANY WORDS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE PROFOUND EXPERIENCE OF INNER VIEW. A SELECTION ARE INCLUDED ABOVE. WHEN YOU CLICK THROUGH THE SLIDES ABOVE YOU SET YOUR OWN PACE
Do absorb a selection of the hundreds of testimonial words that articulate the nature and experience of Inner View. Note, Inner View has also been experienced/used with many organizations: Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, The Inner Game Institute, Prosperidad Ciudadana (National Political Party), Center For Leadership Philanthropy, Medtronic, Trustmark Insurance, Nieuw Unicum Multiple Sclerosis Center, Joseph’s House Hospice, MacArthur Foundation, US Bureau of Land Management, MIT Entrepreneurial Forum and many more.
Interconnected Like Nature But With And Between People – 56s – Russell
A Glimpse Of A Way Of Being That Is A Rare Invitation – 54s – Dena
The Art of Slowing Down As A New Way Of Being With People – 48s – Marian
THE 4-MINUTE VIDEO ABOVE WAS FILMED DURING AN INNER VIEW PROGRAM
An Intro to Inner View for those on the fence or with questions
Early booking rate to 30 June subject to places being available
The Underlying Principles
There exist a number of profound underlying principle truths which will be uncovered as we travel through this Immersion together;
The Surrender Of Control ~ The Experience Beyond An Idea ~ The Space Between ~ The Origin Of Words ~ The Nature Of Our Distorted Vision ~ A Knowing Beyond Understanding ~ Noticing As A Non Act ~ The Absence Of Your Action And Re-Action ~ The Conscious Field ~ Unconditional Belonging ~ Conscious Attention ~ Amplification Of The Human Soul
Elements In The Fabric
The practical experience of Inner View provides the environment in which to examine the specific elements woven in the fabric of the way of this. Self-Awareness ~ Clarity of Insight ~ Presence ~ Mindfulness ~ Implicit Trust ~ Surrender and Acceptance.
Delivered In Awareness
This Program is delivered in a climate of awareness, an important distinguishing element in separating it from being just another set of ideas.
The Immersion Lessons
The components of Inner View break down into the physical and the meta-physical. The easily described and easily seen, and the less easily described and physically unseen.
The Curriculum (brought to life with experience) includes;
The Physical And Digital Environment ~ The Setting Of The Context ~ Proximity And Levels ~ The Specific Use Of Zoom and Equivalents ~ The Preparation Of Space and Time ~ A Journey Of Standing Still ~ Where Words Come From ~ Belonging Without Condition ~ The Conscious Field ~ The Absence Of Action And Reaction ~ The Component Elements Of Seeing ~ The Two Ways Of Attention ~ Intuitive Intelligence ~ Eliciting Authenticity ~ No-Thing ~ Letting Go Of The Need To Hold Space ~ That State Of Glorious Ignoramus ~ Presence And The State Of Flow ~ The Art Of Non-Directing ~ The Experience Of Surrender ~ Connectedness Without The Need To Act ~ The Experience Beyond Right And Wrong ~ Seeking Versus Being Found ~ The Processing Of What Is Experienced ~ The Vulnerability Hangover ~ The Space Between.
Note. This Immersion is not the Camera Method. That is taught in an in-person 5 Day Program. Next to be scheduled as soon as we are safely able. Estimated first quarter 2022.
The Immersion Components
All experience/lessons are taught by Nic Askew, creator of the Inner View.
4 Sessions. 2 Hours in duration. Curriculum brought to life through experience. Held on the Zoom Meeting platform – not Webinar – using Inner View, which renders the experience of Zoom very different.
20+ Video Lessons built out with Prose, Poetry, Audio, Exercises, Practical Assignment and Discussion Forums in support of the live immersion experience sessions. Video lessons ranging between 2 and 20 minutes. Access a few weeks before Immersion start, and after Immersion end.
Additional Practice Sessions. 1 hour in duration. 2 formally scheduled and directed by Nic. Additional to be added. Small Groups and Pairs, entirely focussed on the practical experience of Inner View.
Close contact with Nic throughout. You have his full and undivided attention throughout.
Cohort Size is circa 40.
The 4-Week Immersion has been designed as a first exposure to Inner View AND at the same time is suiting for those who have previously taken part.
The experience is not one of increased curriculum and levels of mastery but of a profound deepening of the simplest of experiences.
Cohort #3 just announced
COHORT #3 – SEPTEMBER 6 TO 27
FOUR 2-HOUR ‘LESSON + EXPERIENCE’ SESSIONS
[i] Thursday September 9th. 12-2pm US Central
[ii] Thursday September 16th. 12-2pm US Central
[iii] Thursday September 23th. 12-2pm US Central
[iv] Thursday September 30th. 12-2pm US Central
See Time Zone Conversion.
Please make certain you can make the Lesson dates before booking a place. This is a truly immersive experience and requires your full and undivided attention across these 4-Weeks.
THE 1-HOUR ADDITIONAL PRACTICE SESSIONS
[i] Monday September 20th. 12-1pm US Central
[ii] Monday September 27th. 12-1pm US Central
These are additional voluntary one hour practice sessions. For those who would like to practice with fellow Cohort members. Directed by Nic.
We will be adding some additional opportunities.
TIME ZONE CONVERSION
12-2pm Chicago (US Central CDT)
10am-12pm in Los Angeles (US West Coast)
1-3pm in New York City (US East Coast)
6-8pm in London (UK)
7-9pm in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Calculate your location – CLICK
THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The ZOOM Meeting – not Webinar – Platform is used for the lessons and practical experiences. Observational Practical – Nic with selected subject with the program participants in observation. Personal Practice done in pairs and small groups.
Note: the Zoom environment combined with the use of Inner View creates a remarkably intimate and close human environment.
A specifically built private community environment is used for all video-lessons, cohort interaction, questions, commentary, inquiry, and interaction.
“I felt free” | “It’s still reverberating inside me” | “I have never been in a space like that before” | “It resulted in an irrevocable shift. The veil lifted.” | “I was left with a profound sense of calm” | “I felt hope that we would become a tribe” | “I felt such a deep connection” | “I’m able to hear guidance more clearly” | “The call gave me hope for the world” | “Within my depths I know that I am alright just as I am” | “Feeling intensely alive and very conscious of my whole body. A gradual revealing of oneself, rather than becoming anything else” | “Perhaps this was the dream seeking me out all along” | “I saw that all there was was light” | “Glorious nothingness” | “This experience of unconditional acceptance was something I needed to be a part of”
The Camera Method is taught in small group 5-Day In-Person Immersion. Due to re-commence early 2022.
Cost for Cohort #3 is US$495 with a US$395 early booking rate running until the end of June.
US$245 for previous Immersion participants, also running until the end of June. Message us for the code using form below.
The Immersion is designed as a first exposure to Inner View AND as a continuing experience of depth.
Additionally, we understand trying times and can spread payment out if required. And, we have the opportunity for a few scholarship rates. Send us a message using the form below.
HOW A DECISION MIGHT BE MADE. Although there are many obvious and many less obvious benefits that might come – sight, voice and insight – the decision for most is made in the place beyond all of this. You’ll most probably feel inexorably drawn to this, or not. If one were to take part but be constantly looking for benefit then one would miss the very point of surrender and being found by the experience of another. As such it is likely that the decision will make you.
Or i/ Register Your Interest In A Future Cohort ii/ Join Waiting List For Existing Cohort
A NOTE FROM BEHIND THE CAMERA. FROM WHERE INNER VIEW WAS DEVELOPED
The subject sits. Close to the camera. Close to me. Eyes closed, ever deepening breath, as the spartan words of instruction remove any requirement from our time together. The point of being here, that was so vividly etched into a previously important list is now lost, as the subject’s image is cast in high contrast black and white to a large screen. Arrestingly beautiful. Always.
From a palpable and utter stillness, it is as if the subject ‘is being spoken’. They are not speaking ‘to’ or ‘at’ the world in expectation of something in return, as is so often the case. There are words.
Here, there is nowhere to hide. Here there is no need to hide. Here there is the letting go of control. The control that kept us from seeing one another. And from seeing ourselves. Here, for this moment in time there is Freedom. There is Liberation and Insight. And previously undiscovered Genius. Here truth has been spoken out loud, and we have each been changed from somewhere deep inside.”
Before your words
and well-timed advice.
Before items gifted at
beyond an arm’s length.
Did you ever consider
the one thing that
might turn the
on its axis.
and so still attention.
translation: your ‘action’ is seldom required. Your capacity to remain still and non-reactive is supremely important.
Many had gathered under
the tree of dreams.
All but one stood
shaking its branches
for dreams to fall.
Dreams that had been
whispered to them
by the voices of others.
Dreams that would
fade with time.
But one sat quietly
waiting for a dream
to recognize his soul.
And to consume him
with no doubt.
translation: the experience of this non-act of witnessing (seeing) will find you
I don’t know.
But I know that
I don’t know.
I love that
I don’t know.
That I can never
know for sure.
So I ‘ve stopped
Or convince you.
And now, finally,
I can see you.
I’m a glorious ignoramus.
translation: when you assume that you ‘know’ you are essentially rendered blind and your experience is simply your conclusion of another.
An Intro to Inner View for those on the fence or with questions
Early booking rate to 30 June subject to places being available
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