Friday, February 15, 2008 5:05 PM
Last night, I lied down in bed to have a short nap before getting up for work, and I decided to use the trusty Betty Erickson
self-hypnosis induction to help my drill further into my life’s purpose.
So, I am laying in bed, and I said to myself, “As I go into trance now, I ask that you, my unconscious mind, come up with the absolute 5 best ideas you can think of to realize my goal of ‘being the catalyst for change that people need in their lives’, and I would like for you to present me with the best of the 5, or all 5, or even the best parts of each of the 5 ideas. How you present the information is up to you completely. Thank you.”
So, then I induced the trance, did arm levitation to convince myself that I was indeed in the trance state, held that for a few minutes and then I dropped my arm and drifted off to sleep.
I ended up having a very seemingly lengthy dream sequence during the 2 hours I was asleep. I remember nothing about the dreams at all, other than that there seemed to be a general feeling of a common theme, a general knowing that I was “getting it” during the dreams. I suspect that it’s not important that I remember the dreams in detail, since my unconscious mind is doing all the work on this one.
So, the next morning, the lady who takes over for me came in, and was very tired, because she had to drop her husband off at the airport the night before. She sat down at her desk to log in, and I sent her a message, basically using the “4+1” method of a simple hypnotic induction.
I figured, since she’s reading what I’m typing, she’ll have to subvocalize the words I used.
It went like this:
“You are sitting there, reading these words as I type them. And, as you read these words, you are breathing in a certain single way that is best for you at this moment, and as you are breathing, you may begin to notice how your arms feel resting on the desk, and as you feel this, you may imagine me asking you the question ‘what might it feel like to be fully awake and refreshed now?'”
She read that, smiled, and turned around, and, as if she’d been possessed by the Universe or something said “Your poems are good. YOU NEED TO WRITE POETRY.”
So, I instantly recognized this as a manifestation of a response to my mental instructions last night.
So, yes, this is excellent. Because, I’ve been self-studying NLP and stuff, I have been studying stuff by David Gordon about the use of metaphorical stories to help people change. Poetry had honestly never occurred to me as a possible vehicle for change. Now it is.
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