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Vlad | Mentalist | Modeller | Handicapper
Vlad | Mentalist | Modeller | Handicapper
He is an explorer of the structure of subjective experience, seeking a deeper understanding of how people experience the world through their conscious and subconscious minds. He studies the inner worlds of thoughts, feelings, and sensations that shape our perceptions, behaviors, and choices.
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“I might not know everything, but I do know where to find the best meme on the internet about everything. That’s the same thing, right?” - Unknown


  1. In many indigenous traditions, true wisdom is seen as something that lies deep within each person, below the surface of the conscious mind. It is said that if one quiets the constant chatter of thoughts and opens oneself to listen, one can hear the quiet voice that comes from deep in the heart or soul.

  2. In the East, they speak of accessing profound insights by going within, by meditating on the still point at the center of one’s being that is untouched by fleeting surface thoughts and emotions. Only by traveling inward can we unearth our deepest truths and reconnect with the essential knowledge that resides at our core.

  3. Among ancient peoples in many lands, dreams were believed to emanate from a place of deeper knowing, below waking consciousness. Through dreams, wisdom from beyond ordinary perception could rise from the hidden depths of the spirit. Even today we sometimes speak of “having a gut feeling” or sensing a truth in our bones - referring to intuitive instincts that well up from below the reasoning mind.

  4. In West African traditions, the soul or higher self is seen as an inner pilot light that gently guides us if only we learn to still our minds and attune ourselves to its quiet voice within. There, deep knowledge waits to be rediscovered by each person who makes the journey inside to unearth their buried memories and reconnect with eternal verities.


“My well of wisdom is deep, but it might smell a little funky because I haven’t cleaned it since… let’s not talk about it.” - Uknown

Here’s a look at the benefits of knowledge that lies deep inside, enhanced with visual imagery:

1. Resilience and Inner Strength:

  • Benefit: Deep-rooted knowledge provides unshakeable foundations. It anchors us during challenges, enabling us to weather storms with resilience and emerge even stronger.

2. Intuition and Insight:

  • Benefit: When knowledge resides deep within, it aligns with intuition and inner wisdom. We tap into a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world, making intuitive decisions that lead to greater clarity and fulfillment.

3. Creativity and Problem-Solving:

  • Benefit: Deep knowledge fuels creativity and innovation. It unlocks novel ideas, original perspectives, and unconventional solutions to complex problems.

4. Personal Growth and Transformation:

  • Benefit: The journey of accessing deep knowledge is one of continuous growth and self-discovery. It involves introspection, reflection, and a willingness to challenge existing beliefs. This leads to personal transformation, unlocking our full potential.

5. Connection and Understanding:

  • Benefit: Deep knowledge fosters empathy, compassion, and understanding of others. It enables us to see beyond superficial differences and connect on a profound level, building stronger relationships and communities.

6. Wisdom and Perspective:

  • Benefit: The accumulation of deep knowledge over time cultivates wisdom. It grants us a broader perspective on life, allowing us to navigate challenges with grace, make informed choices, and offer guidance to others.

7. Inner Peace and Contentment:

  • Benefit: The pursuit of deep knowledge leads to a sense of inner peace and contentment. It frees us from external validation, fosters acceptance of ourselves and the world, and cultivates a sense of purpose and fulfillment.


Cross-Cultural Language Patterns for “Deep Down Knowledge”:

1. Metaphors of Depth and Containers:

  • English: “She has wisdom deep down in her bones.”
  • Spanish: “Tiene el conocimiento enterrado en el alma.” (Knowledge buried in the soul)
  • Arabic: “ู„ุฏูŠู‡ ุจุฆุฑ ู…ู† ุงู„ู…ุนุฑูุฉ ููŠ ู‚ู„ุจู‡.” (He has a well of knowledge in his heart)
  • Japanese: “ๅฝผๅฅณใฎ็Ÿฅๆตใฏๆทฑใ„ไบ•ๆˆธใฎไธญใซใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚” (Her wisdom is in a deep well)
  • Chinese: “ไป–็š„็Ÿฅ่ฏ†่—ๅœจๆ น้‡Œใ€‚” (His knowledge is hidden in the roots)

2. Organic and Growth-based Imagery:

  • Korean: “๊ทธ๋…€์˜ ์ง€์‹์€ ๋‚˜๋ฌด์˜ ๋ฟŒ๋ฆฌ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๊นŠ๋‹ค.” (Her knowledge is deep like the roots of a tree)
  • Indian (Hindi): “เค‰เคธเค•เฅ‡ เคœเฅเคžเคพเคจ เค•เคพ เคเค• เคฌเคกเคผเคพ เคชเฅ‡เคกเคผ เคนเฅˆเฅค” (He has a big tree of knowledge)
  • African (Yoruba): “Igbรณn rแบนฬ€ wแปฬ l’แบนฬ€rรน.” (Knowledge is buried in the ground)
  • Native American (Cherokee) “๐›พnuvsi awi tsiyuli.” (Knowledge grows strong)

3. Metaphors of Exploration and Discovery:

  • Russian: “ะžะฝ ั€ะฐัะบะฐะฟั‹ะฒะฐะตั‚ ะบะปะฐะดั‹ ะทะฝะฐะฝะธะน.” (He digs up treasure troves of knowledge)
  • French: “Elle explore les profondeurs de la connaissance.” (She explores the depths of knowledge)
  • German: “Er taucht in die Quellen des Wissens ein.” (He dives into the sources of knowledge)
  • Portuguese: “Ela desce ร s profundezas do saber.” (She descends into the depths of knowledge)
  • Italian: “Scava nel pozzo della sapienza.” (He digs in the well of wisdom)

4. Spiritual and Ancestral Connections:

  • Hebrew: “ื”ื™ื“ืข ืฉืœื” ื—ืงื•ืง ืขืžื•ืง ื‘ืื‘ื•ืชื™ื”.” (Her knowledge is engraved deep in her ancestors)
  • Indigenous Australian: “Ngurra ngalku tjukurrpa ngarni.” (Knowledge speaks from the deep earth)
  • Yoruba: “ร’gbรณn ร tแบนฬ ni รฌmแปฬ.” (Knowledge comes from the earth)
  • Maori: “Te whakaaro kei te puna.” (Wisdom lies in the well)


  • Proverbs: Many cultures have proverbs that highlight the value of deep knowledge, such as “A shallow brook murmurs, but a deep ocean is silent.” (Chinese) or “The roots of knowledge are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” (Arabic)


1. The Wellspring Within:

  • Principle: Knowledge resides not merely in books or external sources, but within the wellspring of our being. It’s an intrinsic part of our essence, waiting to be tapped.

2. The Roots of Experience:

  • Principle: Knowledge grows through lived experiences, challenges faced, and lessons learned. It’s not just about acquiring facts, but about integrating them into our understanding of the world.

3. The Inner Compass:

  • Principle: Deep knowledge aligns with our intuition and inner knowing. It guides us towards fulfilling paths, authentic decisions, and a sense of purpose.

4. The Tapestry of Connection:

  • Principle: Individual knowledge is not isolated, but part of a greater web of understanding. It’s enriched by diverse perspectives, shared stories, and collective wisdom.

5. The Silent Teacher:

  • Principle: Deep knowledge often speaks in whispers, through moments of stillness and reflection. It invites us to slow down, listen attentively, and cultivate inner awareness.

6. The Unfolding Journey:

  • Principle: The quest for deep knowledge is not a destination, but a continuous process of exploration and growth. It involves curiosity, humility, and a willingness to embrace the unknown.

7. The Transformational Power:

  • Principle: Deep knowledge has the power to reshape our perspectives, challenge limiting beliefs, and open new possibilities. It’s a catalyst for personal growth and positive change.


  • Sitting by side so you can perceive nuances in facial expression, gestures, and coloration of the skin and not stay in the way of a client who is accessing their images and creating metaphors in front of them.
  • Modulate your voice and speak slowly and melodically.
  • Be interested in client exploration.
  • Repeat the client’s words using his voice delivery. For instance, when the client spoke about an exciting event, his face lightened up, his words speeded up and his tone of voice was higher. As a professional, you are, to match his expression or attend acting class to learn essentials.
  • Connect the question and experience with coordinating conjunction and/as/when.


“KNOWLEDGE IS DEEP INSIDE, and I’m the kid who keeps throwing pebbles in to hear the splash.” - Unknown

Vlad: “Hello, What can I do for you today?”

Client: “I would like to connect to my knowledge deep inside.”

Vlad: “How do you know when you are connected to your deep inside?”

Client: “I got a feeling if something is right or wrong but it comes and goes spontaneously. I would like to be connected when I need it.”

Vlad: “Ok. You know the feeling that connects you to your knowledge deep inside, you act upon it and have verified the outcome that in most cases if not in all is showing that it’s useful. One of the issues is that it comes and goes spontaneously and you would like to access your connection to your deep inside when you need it. It’s that right?”

Client: “Yes. You comprehend me.”

Vlad: “If you allow me I present here Wholeness work as a tool to connect to your deep inside when you need it. The first session will take about 30 minutes and with every practice you’ll do it better, easier, faster, and with more elegance.”

Client: “Ok. Let’s go for it.”

The Wholeness Work

Client: “Something had changed. I can feel that I am connected. Thanks very much.”

Vlad: “You are welcome.”


1. Create Stillness:

  • Find a quiet space where you can be undisturbed, like a serene pond reflecting the clarity of the sky.
  • Sit comfortably or lie down, releasing tension from your body like leaves gently falling from a tree.
  • Focus on your breath, allowing it to deepen and slow like the gentle ebb and flow of ocean waves.
  • Acknowledge any thoughts or emotions that arise, but gently let them pass by like clouds drifting across the sky.

2. Cultivate Awareness:

  • Bring your attention inward, scanning your body for sensations, emotions, and thoughts as if exploring a vast, uncharted landscape.
  • Notice any areas of tension or discomfort, and try to gently release them like melting ice.
  • Observe your thoughts without judgment, like watching a flock of birds soaring across the sky.
  • Become aware of the subtle energy within you, pulsating with life force like a radiant sun within your heart.

3. Ask a Question:

  • Gently pose a question to yourself, something you seek guidance or clarity on as if whispering a secret to a wise crystal.
  • Allow the question to settle within you, without forcing an answer, like a seed planted in fertile soil.
  • Trust that your inner wisdom will respond in its own time and way, like a flower blossoming when conditions are perfect.

4. Listen Within:

  • Turn your attention inward, listening for any subtle responses or insights, like pressing your ear against the ancient trunk of a wise tree.
  • Be open to any form of guidance, whether it’s a thought, image, feeling, or sensation, like a gentle breeze carrying messages from a hidden source.
  • Don’t dismiss anything, even if it seems strange or unexpected, as even the smallest pebble can ripple a vast ocean.
  • Trust your intuition and allow the wisdom to unfold like delicate petals unfurling in the morning light.

5. Receive with Openness:

  • Accept whatever arises without judgment or expectation, like cupped hands ready to receive the gifts of a flowing stream.
  • Embrace the insights, even if they challenge your current beliefs or understanding, like embracing the warmth of the sun despite its intensity.
  • Be patient with yourself and the process of discovery, as growth unfolds in its perfect timing, like a caterpillar patiently transforming into a butterfly.

6. Integrate and Apply:

  • Reflect on the insights you’ve received, journaling or discussing them if helpful, like weaving threads into a tapestry of understanding.
  • Consider how you can apply this knowledge to your daily life, decisions, and relationships, like roots grounding a tree and branches reaching towards the sky.
  • Allow the wisdom to transform your actions and perspectives, like a blossoming tree radiating beauty and offering shade to those who seek its shelter.

Remember, connecting with your inner knowledge is a continuous journey. Cultivate patience, trust, and a willingness to explore the depths of your being, like a persistent explorer navigating uncharted territories. The more you practice, the more easily you’ll access the profound wisdom that lies within, like a wellspring of infinite depth and clarity.


Close your eyes.

Imagine yourself standing beside a towering redwood tree. Its roots snake deep into the earth, anchoring it against the mightiest winds. Feel the rough bark beneath your fingertips, the scent of damp earth and forest air filling your lungs.

Step inside the trunk. Hollowed by time, it forms a spacious tunnel spiraling downwards. Each layer you descend reveals the intricate grain of the ancient wood, a testament to countless seasons.

As you reach the heart of the tree, a gentle light emanates from the center. It pulses warmly, like a hidden sun. This is the source of knowledge, not an external library but a wellspring within your being.

Sit upon the soft moss at the base of the light. Feel its warmth seep into your bones, dissolving any tension or worries that cling to you. Breathe deeply, allowing the wisdom of the forest to fill your lungs and expand your chest.

Ask yourself a question, something you’ve been seeking the answer to. A whisper arises from the light, not with words but with images, emotions, and a deep, intuitive understanding. It may not be what you expected, but it holds a truth resonant with your soul.

Spend time basking in this knowledge. Let it wash over you, cleansing and renewing. Feel the confidence it instills, the clarity it brings to your mind. You are not an empty vessel, but a wellspring of wisdom yourself, connected to the ancient earth and the limitless universe.

As you slowly emerge from the tree, carry this knowledge with you. In every challenge, every moment of uncertainty, remember the redwood within. Draw on the strength of its roots, the warmth of its light, and the whispers of its wisdom.

Open your eyes, but carry the feeling of that connection deep inside. Remember, knowledge is not just what you learn from books or others, but what lies dormant within you, waiting to be unearthed. Trust your intuition, and your inner light, and embark on a journey of continuous learning and growth.

The redwood stands tall, silent yet full of ancient secrets. So too, can you stand tall, radiating your unique wisdom and illuminating the world around you.

Repeat this meditation whenever you seek insight, guidance, or the strength of your inner knowing. The redwood, and the wellspring of knowledge within, will always be there to welcome you.

Remember, the answers you seek are not far away. They are deep inside.


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Q: What does it mean by “knowledge is deep inside”?

A: It means that true wisdom and understanding come not just from external sources like books or teachers, but also from within ourselves. It’s about tapping into our intuition, experiences, and the innate potential that resides within our hearts and minds.

Q: How can I access this deep knowledge?

A: There are various ways, like:

  • Meditation and introspection: Taking time for stillness and reflection allows us to quiet external noise and listen to the whispers of our inner wisdom.
  • Journaling and creative expression: Putting our thoughts and feelings into words or art can help us uncover hidden insights and patterns.
  • Nature and solitude: Immersing ourselves in nature and spending time alone can connect us to a deeper knowing and spark intuitive revelations.
  • Mindfulness and self-awareness: Paying attention to our thoughts, emotions, and sensations in the present moment can reveal subconscious patterns and hidden knowledge.
  • Challenging ourselves and stepping outside our comfort zone: New experiences and embracing change can push us to learn, grow, and access deeper layers of wisdom.

Q: Is this deep knowledge the same as intuition?

A: Intuition is a big part of it, but deep knowledge also encompasses our life experiences, cumulative learning, and connection to something greater than ourselves. It’s a richer and more comprehensive understanding that goes beyond gut feelings.

Q: How can this deep knowledge benefit me?

A: Benefits may be:

  • Improved decision-making: Accessing your inner wisdom can guide you towards choices aligned with your true values and long-term goals.
  • Greater self-awareness: Understanding yourself on a deeper level can lead to increased confidence, acceptance, and compassion.
  • Enhanced creativity and problem-solving: Inner knowledge can spark innovative ideas and unlock unconventional solutions to complex problems.
  • Stronger relationships: Connecting with your true self allows you to connect more authentically with others, based on mutual understanding and empathy.
  • A sense of purpose and fulfillment: Unearthing your inner wisdom can help you discover your passions, and talents, and contribute your unique gifts to the world.

Q: Is this all just woo-woo stuff?

A: While it may sound mystical, tapping into our inner knowledge has scientific backing. Practices like meditation have been shown to reduce stress, improve focus, and enhance self-awareness, ultimately leading to better decision-making and well-being.

Remember, the journey to connect with your deep knowledge is personal and unique. Explore different practices, be patient, and trust the process. The wellspring of wisdom within you is waiting to be discovered.


  • My knowledge is so deep, that it needs a scuba suit and a flashlight to find anything down there.

  • Sure, I’m a genius, but my brain works like dial-up internet. You gotta let it spin for a while before anything worthwhile comes up.

  • My head is a filing cabinet, but the labels are all in Comic Sans and say things like “Important Stuff” and “Maybe Pizza Recipes.”

  • I’m not saying I’m Einstein, but if my wisdom were well, it wouldn’t even have a bucket hanging over it. Maybe a rusty ladle.

  • If you threw a pebble in my well of wisdom, you might hear a boing followed by a sad sigh of disappointment.

  • The only thing deeper than my well of knowledge is my fear of commitment to an actual learning habit.

  • My brain is like an onion. Every layer you peel back just makes you cry about how much you don’t know.

  • If my brain were a library, it would be a dusty corner bookstore specializing in outdated self-help manuals and 80s romance novels.

  • My therapist says I need to “unpack” my emotional baggage. I told her it’s more like a bottomless pit of slightly embarrassing childhood memories.

  • Knowledge is well, and mine is full of lost socks and half-eaten bags of chips.

  • I wouldn’t say I’m overflowing with wisdom, I’m more like a leaky faucet of useless trivia you didn’t ask for.

  • The only reason I seem like I know what I’m doing is that I’m good at Googling stuff in between bites of pizza.

  • My well of wisdom is so deep, that even Dory from “Finding Nemo” couldn’t find it.


  • Hidden Spring: Knowledge is a hidden spring within us, waiting to be tapped. Just as a spring bubbles up from the earth, so too does true understanding arise from within when we seek it patiently.

  • Rooted Tree: Knowledge is like a tree with roots that reach deep into the ground. The deeper the roots, the stronger and more resilient the tree becomes. Likewise, the deeper our knowledge, the more grounded and rooted we are in our understanding of the world.

  • Underground River: Knowledge flows like an underground river, unseen yet always present. We may not always be aware of its course, but it nourishes and sustains us from beneath the surface, guiding our thoughts and actions.

  • Buried Treasure: Knowledge is a buried treasure, waiting to be unearthed through exploration and inquiry. It requires effort and perseverance to uncover, but the rewards are rich and enduring.

  • Starry Night Sky: Knowledge is a vast starry night sky, with each star representing a piece of understanding. The more we explore, the more stars we reveal, expanding our comprehension of the universe within and around us.

  • Glowing Gemstone: Knowledge is a glowing gemstone, radiant with potential. It requires polishing and care to reveal its true brilliance, but once uncovered, it illuminates our minds and hearts with its transformative power.

  • Ancient Library: Knowledge is a vast, ancient library housed within our being. Each book holds a unique perspective, story, or insight, waiting to be opened and absorbed.

  • Labyrinth: Knowledge is a labyrinth, full of twists and turns, challenges, and unexpected discoveries. It demands patience, curiosity, and a willingness to get lost in its winding paths to uncover its hidden truths.

  • Echoing Chamber: Knowledge is an echoing chamber, where every experience, thought, and interaction resonates and leaves its imprint. The more we listen to its echoes, the more we learn about ourselves and the world.

  • Seed Waiting to Sprout: Knowledge is a seed waiting to sprout within us. It requires nourishment, care, and the right conditions to grow and flourish, revealing its potential to transform our lives.

  • Tapestry of Threads: Knowledge is a tapestry woven from countless threads of experience, understanding, and insight. Each thread contributes to the grand design, creating a rich and intricate tapestry of wisdom.

  • Mirror Reflecting Truth: Knowledge is a mirror that reflects the truth of ourselves and the world around us. It can be both challenging and illuminating, revealing our strengths, weaknesses, and the interconnectedness of all things.

  • Lantern in Darkness: Knowledge is a lantern that guides us through the darkness of ignorance and uncertainty. It illuminates our path, allowing us to navigate challenges and make informed choices.

  • Key Unlocking Potential: Knowledge is a key that unlocks our full potential. It opens doors to new possibilities, understanding, and growth, empowering us to realize our dreams and aspirations.

  • Bridge Spanning Gaps: Knowledge is a bridge that spans the gaps between people, ideas, and cultures. It fosters understanding, empathy, and connection, creating a more harmonious and interconnected world.

  • Seeds Scattered by Wind: Knowledge is like seeds scattered by the wind, taking root in unexpected places and blossoming into new understanding. It is ever-changing, adaptable, and capable of finding fertile ground in the most unlikely of circumstances.

  • Ancient Tree Rings: Knowledge is like the rings of an ancient tree, each one representing a layer of growth and experience. By studying these rings, we can trace the patterns of the past and gain insights into the present.

  • Constellations in the Night Sky: Knowledge is like the constellations in the night sky, connecting seemingly disparate points of light to create meaningful patterns. It reveals the hidden relationships and interconnectedness of all things.

  • Undercurrent in the Ocean: Knowledge is like an undercurrent in the ocean, invisible on the surface but powerful beneath. It shapes our thoughts, actions, and destinies, often without us fully realizing its influence.

  • Echoes in a Canyon: Knowledge is like echoes in a canyon, reverberating through time and space, carrying whispers of wisdom from the past into the present. It calls us to listen, learn, and grow.


@book Connirae Andreas; Steve Andreas, 1987; Change Your Mind and Keep the Change: Advanced NLP Submodalities Interventions, ISBN 9780911226294

@book Grinder, John; Richard Bandler 1981; Trance-Formations: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Structure of Hypnosis ISBN 0-911226-23-0.

@book Andreas, Connirae; Andreas, Tamara 1994; Core transformation: reaching the wellspring within ISBN 0-911226-32-X.

@book Andreas, Connirae 2018; Coming to Wholeness: How to Awaken and Live with Ease ISBN 978-0911226515

@link The Wholeness Work

@link Core Transformation


“Sure, I have a well of wisdom, but the bucket’s stuck, and the crank keeps playing that awful ‘Baby Shark’ song.” - Unknown

  • I have read books, watched videos, attended seminars, and practiced on myself and others. I have learned that searching for and listening to my inner responses produces much more trustful and valuable information than the majority of experts that I have encountered. it’s a base for growth. Building on KNOWLEDGE IS DEEP INSIDE. I have learned to practice and practice and practice till I get responses without thinking. And then still practice some more. I do recommend that you search for a practitioner who has knowledge, skills, experience, and elegance for your first session.


In conclusion, the journey to discover the knowledge deep inside ourselves is a profound and transformative one. It’s a path that leads us to greater wisdom, authenticity, and empowerment. By cultivating stillness, practicing introspection, and embracing the interconnectedness of all things, we can access this wellspring of understanding and tap into its limitless potential.

Here are some key takeaways to remember:

  • True knowledge resides not only in books and external sources but also within our beings.
  • Practices like meditation, mindfulness, and journaling can help us connect with our inner wisdom.
  • Nature, solitude, and creative expression can also serve as powerful catalysts for tapping into our deeper knowing.
  • Trusting our intuition and embracing the unknown are essential aspects of this journey.
  • The benefits of accessing our deep knowledge are profound, including improved decision-making, greater self-awareness, enhanced creativity, stronger relationships, and a sense of purpose.

As we continue to explore the depths within us, may we remember that the true path to wisdom lies not in seeking external validation, but in listening to the whispers of our hearts. The knowledge deep inside is waiting to be discovered, offering us a lifetime of growth, transformation, and limitless possibilities.

Let us embrace the journey with open hearts and minds, and allow the light of understanding to illuminate our way.

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