What I am working on now I find even more intriguing because it deals with the unconscious mind, our subconscious, as most people refer to it. It is in the unconscious mind that 88% of our lives take place. It is the place of dreams, desires, and imagination. It is the place where all of our automatic responses and thoughts are that enable us to move, to speak, and to function in the world around us. It is the essence of who we really are and who we can become when we tap into that source. It is the part of us that is connected to the Universal source energy or God.
I am referring to hypnosis. I had mentioned on Facebook that I was going to be having a local radio show and I was contacted by an acquaintance who is a certified hypnotist. I was not sure of the value of a show with that as a topic but we met over coffee and I quickly saw how beneficial that hypnosis could be for some individuals. He suggested that I come by the office for a session before the show date so I would have first-hand experience of hypnosis. I agreed and a week later, the fun began.
I had issues my entire life with some statements my mother made on more than one occasion to encourage me to lose weight. I was still in grade school when she would tell me, “You would be so pretty, if only you would lose some weight.” She did not say it to be unkind, but it imprinted on me that since I was chubby, I was ugly. I lived with that for years. Even when I look back and see pictures that border on being too thin, I still felt fat. My life has reflected this in a yo-yo pattern
of weight gain and loss because I could never accept my value unless it was tied to my size.
After one session, the hurtful feelings of that statement was removed. I remember the words, but it no longer grabbed hold of me with feelings of unworthiness. I am looking in the mirror and seeing a woman of worth, exactly as I am.
I have always had an unreasonable fear of snakes. I have known for years that it bordered on a full blown phobia. When I was a freshman in high school, I inadvertently turned to a page in my biology book that had a picture of a snake. I shouted out and pushed the book away from me on the desk and sent it flying out into the aisle. While I recognized that it was over the edge, there seemed to be nothing I could do to rid myself of it. I would get clammy, shudder, and get goose bumps at the thought of a snake. I would avoid reptile areas in nature centers, and I did not go into pet stores if there were snakes in there. I could not even make myself look at a picture of a snake without experiencing those symptoms. In one small session, the fear was literally neutralized. I was at a place where I would have avoided for years and actually stopped and looked at a black snake in a cage with none of the previous symptoms. I still do not like them, but I no longer have that paralyzing fear.
This is a portion of my experience and I will be sharing more as time goes on. I am looking at self-hypnosis now and practicing the techniques that I got from my new friend. If you have never tried hypnosis, feel free to get in touch with me to ask any questions. If you are in my area, I will be more than happy to help you get in touch with this certified hypnotist.
Something To Ponder