We can experience the high road, the low road or the invisible road, but we can only have experience. Doubt tells us that we can make a bad choice, and we can’t. We can only experience. Doubt causes us to stay in our little human trap, causes us to stay little, to keep playing the game of “I am little.” We have more fun with doubt than just about any other energy.
Tagged: unconscious decisions
Being in this profession, or maybe just like in any other professions, we meet very interesting people in very interesting ways.
Fred is such a young man. He is in his late 20’s, a computing and mathematical genius. His written and spoken skills are precise, scientific, articulate, and illustrative. He told me he has taken some courses in NLP (Neuron-Linguistic Programming) when he showed up. And I could see that he certainly knew how to do his thinking. His “problem” was more on social skills, or it seemed.
To assist some of my workshops, I have made a Theory of the Mind.
This oval mind is not a closed system though. It has access to the universal mind – the power and Intelligence that has been named by many. It will enable you to solve any problem, overcome any obstacle, and achieve any goal that you sincerely desire.
Recently an author named Nathan interviewed me, in compiling his own book on hypnosis and hypnotism. And I’d like to post the complete interview here as add-on information of myself.
How did you become involved in hypnosis?
Do you enjoy the work? What is the most and least rewarding aspects of being a hypnotist?
What are your interests aside from hypnotism?
What are the neurological processes involved? How does it work?
What are the most common misconceptions about hypnotherapy?
Can anybody be hypnotized? Do some cultures or ethnicities respond better to it?
Can anybody learn to be a hypnotist?
What can hypnotherapy be used to treat, and what is the success rate?
Have you ever been hypnotized yourself?
Do you have a favorite story from your work?
What is your advice to someone looking into hypnotherapy as a solution to their problems?
“I feel I already know you,” says Britney, as she sits here on the couch in my hypnotherapy room, speaking very calmly, within the first 5 minutes we’ve met.
Britney is addressing the fact that she has read a lot of pages on my website before she contacted me for a series of hypnotherapy sessions.
I am curious. Her presenting issue is anxiety and fear, yet this person who’s sitting right in front of me, is composed, mature, and calm. There’s a natural peaceful energy around her that makes my breath even and thoughts clear. I feel instantly sitting with Britney is an enjoyable thing.
Collective agreement makes us feel safe. Yet collective agreement is a TRANCE. We enter this trance, and call it “waking” state.
We are so conditioned to those standards that we fall asleep to our own inner senses. We become blind to what we truly know, inside, and we seek knowledge from outside.
Again and again and again, I’m amazed at how much resources, wisdom and creativity opening up when I induce a hypnotic trance with someone. The inner portions of a person’s identity are already aware of much that the person says he doesn’t know. My work becomes to acquaint one’s egotistical self with knowledge that is already known to a larger portion of one’s own consciousness, the one that is long ignored.
So here I am, driving the car I was inspired to buy, sitting in a garden of a Spanish-Villa-style house in Oregon, so close to Mt. Shasta, taking a course to end the trance of suffering taught by an enlightened being who I call my teacher, at the perfect address 832 A Street, having paid the course with the newly found cash, feeling how crazy fun all this has been.
The unconscious mind is called unconscious because in the normal day-to-day life, we are not aware of it.
But it is there.
And the unconscious mind can work in the most interesting ways. Often times, life is like a hide-and-seek game that we play. Part of us already knows everything that we ever need to know to have a fulfilling life that is intended to be. Yet consciously we can’t phrase it, we can’t conceptualize it, or we can’t even seem to be able to grasp it.
Now with this trust – that I already know what I’m searching for, we can make the physical journey, the activities and actions, much more enjoyable, calmer and even fun.
The beginning of a new year always gives us a lot of refreshed energy to have dreams and goals renewed. It provides a new outlook for things and opportunities that we’d like to manifest in our lives.
The process of manifestation is not exactly the same as goal setting and achieving. Traditional goal setting is more controlled and planned. It is more focusing on action taking. There is often some forceful energy in goal setting.