Your atoms and molecules shout with the joy of their own being; listen to them. Feel within their fleshy substance your own spirituality. ~Seth
Some folks believe that hypnosis doesn’t work. I find this altogether amusing. This is akin to believing that experience doesn’t work. If you don’t believe in the validity of experience as a guide and teacher then… wait… what?
If I go to the gym and exercise, then come home and determine I am not in shape, does this mean exercise doesn’t work? Self-hypnosis is like going to the gym – it requires self discipline and results may take a little longer. Going to a hypnotist is like hiring a personal trainer for your mind.
Hypnosis is exercise for self awareness. Like so much of life, the more you invest, the better the returns. However, even one trip to the gym nudges a gazillion physiological processes into operation. Some folks shift profoundly after just one hypnosis experience.
My passion is utilizing hypnosis to support the expansion of awareness, opening the consciousness to bigger, multi-dimensional realities.
In clinical work, the following definition of hypnosis from the American Academy of Clinical Hypnotists is excellent:
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully. Because hypnosis allows people to use more of their potential, learning self-hypnosis is the ultimate act of self-control.
Hypnosis is both expansion and focus – simultaneously.
Here is an example of how metaphysical hypnosis can help heal a common physical challenge.
A few years ago, I began exhibiting spring allergy symptoms. My parents have hay fever so I accepted this as inevitable. The first year, I took the recommended allergy pills and I found the side effects just as nasty as the allergy symptoms. I decided spring allergies were unacceptable. In my usual obsessive style, I researched every imaginable theory and method for alleviating seasonal allergies. Eventually I turned to hypnosis to decipher the message my body was sending me.
I brought my allergy issue to a Life Between Lives session. At one point while in deep trance, I noticed my daughter Lena present in my peripheral awareness. She had some information for me regarding my allergies.
Lena explained that SHE was the person for whom the allergies were intended but I had stepped in and taken them on – on her behalf. She thanked me for this kindness but explained it was pointless; I could not “save” her from unpleasant experiences. I offered to give them back but she laughed and said, “No, you have them now to remind you to not take on what is not yours. Once you integrate this, your allergies will no longer be required and they will fade away.”
For the next two years in spring, as I began to feel the onset of allergies, I focused on releasing my desire to “fix” things for my children – softening into the truth that they had matured beyond my responsibility to shield them from life. I also continued to support my healing process with nutritional interventions. Last year I noticed it was the end of May and still no allergies! They never manifested.
I know that should I stray from allowing the children to live freely and without unnecessary intervention, my body has a quick and effective system in place to remind me not to rescue them from the challenges of life.
Our awareness needs exercise and challenges to thrive. Like every system of the body, it is designed to move and flow. When we neglect awareness, life force stagnates. Communication from our deepest selves is unheard and unheeded. The result is disability, impairment, infirmity. Hypnosis builds strength and develops flexibility in our perception and reception.
Are you listening to what you are telling yourself?