This is a morning blog and I will soon practice what I preach when I’m done writing. I have something to ask the universe; something I want but not in such a fixed way so as to limit what comes back to me. So I will ask in a way that doesn’t restrict me and gives the universe some ways to offer up options to me- to weigh and be open to that which is presented to me. It may not be what I was thinking I would get, but I will still find it beneficial and appropriate to my request in some way.
So to those reading this blog, more than likely you already believe the universe does honor your requests. But sometimes, we all need a little assurance and clarity as to how specifically to phrase what we want. Here are some tips on how to send the energy outward:
- Keep a journal and write down your intention(s).
- Always state in the positive- ask for what you DO want, not for what you don’t.
- Be somewhat vague yet clear. For example, if you want a new job , state how you want this job to make you feel, how you want it to affect your lifestyle. Instead of stating a salary or quantifying something, instead say ‘I want money to flow into my life and I want to feel at ease saving and spending equally’.
- Consider the outcome and then let go. Then have your actions align with your intention.
- Envisioning- Take 10 minutes (or more) to allow how this newly realized intention will affect your life. How does it make you FEEL. Are you calm? Energized? Giddy? Whatever it is, allow yourself to feel it in your body.
We are co-creators in our lives. Experiences don’t just happen to us, they happen through us. So go co-create…..
Ericksonian hypnosis is a very creative method of trance work with lots of metaphors and indirect suggestions. The unconscious is more receptive to this since it is creative as well and the conscious mind may have some resistance to being ‘Told’ what to do. And trance is nothing more than increased focus inward. We are in trance all the time; reading a book, staring out the window, on the highway not realizing how you got from one location to the other. It’s totally natural. The unconscious is always there to protect you in behind the scene ways. The conscious mind can only balance and focus on no more than 5-7 things at once. After that, it goes into sensory overload. There is still so much activity and stimulation around you, thousands of things that the unconscious filters out for you without your even realizing it. It stores it in the data bank for easy access at a later date, whenever you need it. Under hypnosis, you would never do anything you didn’t want to do. It is not about a loss of control- it is merely a way of tapping into that data bank without so much mental restriction and rational thought.
I was working with my client (I’ll call him ‘J’ ) the other nite and created a ‘ Hypnosis Sandwich’. I knew J was deep in trance during our session, but I had no idea how deep. Clearly he wasn’t asleep since he heard the end of our work as I instructed him gently to ‘come out feeling refreshed; his unconscious having heard all of my suggestions’. As he opened his eyes, looking at me with a crooked smile on his face, he was sunken in the chair, like a lead weight. He was happy as can be. As we discussed the work we did together, he told me he didn’t hear anything except the beginning and the end with no recollection of ANY thoughts in between. This was possibly the ‘No-body and no-mind state’ which I have experienced before- I didn’t exist for a few moments, had no thoughts and I was connected to everything and nothing simultaneously. It’s wild stuff and unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. As much as I could get from him, it seemed he had been in a similar state. He was completely relaxed and content in our review of the work that I knew I had done a good job. The next morning, I had gotten an email from him stating 5 THANK YOU’s and that he slept so soundly (he was a bit insomniatic for the last 3 weeks) and had a sense of peace with none of the issues he was suffering from before we did our work. He didn’t know what his unconscious had heard but clearly it was totally receptive as it guided him throughout the day, feeling serene and happy. Have I said how much I love this work? It is fun, creative, and incredibly rewarding. The more people I can help with this modality, the happier I’ll be (along with them:-)).
I recommend it to everyone, to keep an open mind, be flexible, allow the conscious mind to take a much needed rest so you can tap into your creative power!
All the best health to everyone!