Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Welcome to the ongoing blog/workshop, based on my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" If you are new to this area, you might want to read the earlier mini-chapters. They are available on FaceBook, The PublishersMarketPlace & at the following link. Remember to scan down to find the earliest chapters & work your way up. http://beyonddisorderlyeating.blogspot.com/ Here we are working with creative Interactive Self-Hypnosis imagery, planting suggestions directly into the creative subconscious mind as you read along. What appears like a story is a series is actually a series of self-hypnotic sessions, designed to bring about desired lifestyle changes.
The Therapeutic Self senses that the desire to "junk out" is quite strong. Looking inside the Unbalanced Self, it's easy to see the extent of the bad habits that were formed over such a long time. In addition, the negative emotions that are connected to junk & other poor eating habits are squirming for attention, perhaps threatening by attempting to place "fear of failure" in the DVD of the Self. Since the Unbalanced Self has failed so many times in the past, it's quite easy for the negative emotions to be confident once again. But, not so fast. The past is past & now is now. Things are already different. If you have been following the blog/workshop, many powerful suggestions have already been placed in your own subconscious mind & remember, the mind wants to bring the body in the direction of health. This, in itself, weakens the negative emotional states. The Therapeutic Self also remembers that the Higher Self & Power is always in place. It's just a matter of tuning in, so let's go ahead & do that now.
The Higher Self knows that fighting with emotions is useless & never takes that route, instead opting for education & strengthening of the Therapeutic Self. This is all accomplished in the theater of the mind, where we are right now & is suggesting that we head down the past Path to visit the Junk Table. Visiting the past is a very powerful exercise because it gives you & your Therapeutic Self the opportunity to learn & even re-program what has already happened. You are reminded that the Subconscious Mind works backwards & so it's possible to re-work just about anything, leaving it in a more positive form.
The path opens & the negative emotions want to run ahead. Since they are not the leaders, it's important to gather them up & instruct them to follow you. Do not ask them....tell them assertively & then move ahead. They will simply fall into place & follow you. Remember, emotions are child-states & they do prefer to follow an assertive leader. Take the first turn to the right & you will notice a side-garden that houses The Junk Table. Here lives all the junk food that you had invited into your life over your previous years. You may be stunned at the amount; in fact, it goes way beyond the table. These are the foods & beverages that you have asked your body systems to process, sometimes even in the absence of good nutrition. It's difficult enough to process junk when necessary nutrition is present, but in it's absence, it is incredibly difficult. I want you to take some time to wander around this area so you get the full extent of what you did in the past. I've asked the emotions of shame & guilt to sit over there, because they offer no value here. This is all about "waking up" to what is junk & what is nutrition & your own responsibility for managing your food & beverage intake. No one can do this but you. This has nothing to do with your family, friends, co-workers, what other's do, special occasions, holidays, advertisers, etc. etc. This is simply between you & your body & of course, your mind. The rest is about manipulation & excuse making.
When you have finished your life review in this area, go back to where your emotional states are waiting for you, along with your Therapeutic Self. Sense the energy gifted by your Higher Self & Power. You do understand this clearly now. You cannot go on treating your body systems in this way. Eating in this area leads to all the major disease processes, including the killer diseases. No one gets away free. It's time for you to truly commit to making permanent changes. This will be accomplished through careful planning & managing your emotional child-states. You are in charge. You have the power & you have an inner Therapeutic Self that will provide the education. I'd like you to sense all of this now. There is no need to explain any of this to any part of you. The emotional children will simply follow your assertive leadership & you will glean your motivation & power from your Therapeutic Self & Higher Self.
I'd like to add something else here. There is no need to discuss this with anyone else either. You are totally responsible for your own choices, decisions & level of health. You choose to go towards illness or health. You get the results that you earn. Your body & mind will either get healthy or all apart. It's all up to you. Along your way you can count on meeting up with others who will try to enter your Path & act as your leader. They may try to guide or manipulate you, perhaps in a helpful way or not. None of this matters. Earlier on I told you that you were born alone & will die alone. Your life & choices belong to you.
Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
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Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht is author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It. She is also the writer/producer of over 350 mp3/CD programs in the areas of medicine, health, prevention, addictions, self-development & sports for adults & children.