Remember, thoughts are things & you get to choose if you want them or not. If you don't give directions for release or keep, the mindBody will simply keep them. This is fine if your thoughts are related to what you want, but if they are not, you truly want to release them, because not doing so will give the message to your mindBody that you want more of the same. If we could examine the stress-triggers in your body & notice the imagery connected to them, you would be able to see little visualizations of things that you don't want. So, keep this in mind as you become more aware.
We practice entering all "StoryBooks" from a deeply relaxed state & from the fourth foundational goal-den brick, representing the presence of the Higher or Creative Self. In this position, we are free of Ego & all efforting. We have no desires, just the utmost trust in the Universe & our Highest Being to provide what is best for us, as well as all the details for achieving it. And while we have fully released, there are certain things one may notice as the StoryBook opens it's covers & lighting the interiors. The "wallpaper" or emotional colorings are always very positive, embodying joy, balance, relaxation, commitment, readiness & peace...& perhaps the most important, a feeling of true engagement with the new Story.
In a moment we'll accept the invitation to enter, but before we get started, I'd like to welcome new readers..
A NOTE TO NEW READERS:
This experiential blog/workshop is based on my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" This book is not published as yet, but you have the opportunity to read it in it's unpublished state. If you are new to my writing, 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/
A bit of background.... 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 of self-hypnotic sessions, designed to bring about desired lifestyle changes. The inner mind is creative & rather child-like, loving to play with images, especially when they are emotionalized. Just like the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words", well-planted mind images, can be worth hours of therapy. We can actually change or motivate in 1/200th of a second. So come along & look forward to some lifestyle-changing events.
ACCEPTING THE INVITATION
Perhaps you can make yourSelf very little & sense yourSelf standing on top of your new StoryBook. Go ahead I examine the cover...the words....the images...the lock & key....all gifts to you from your Highest CreativeSelf. The Key knows the lock & the lock responds to the Key as it turns itself, indicating the way for you to enter. Relax deeply into the moment... if you find any difficulties in imaging, simply "think" this Story. The mindBody knows exactly what to do & there is truly nothing that you have to do. The StoryBook writes itSelf from the position of your Highest Creative Self. Notice how comfortable you are, knowing & trusting that everything is already worked out & in process. The Table of Contents is over there & while you can enter any area, in the beginning it's a good idea to do things in some sort of order. In the book I'm writing, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" we will enter each area of the Table of Contents in each new Story that lives within each goal-den brick. The blog space is a bit limited, so I'll have to break down the exercises more than I would like.
I like "Table of Contents" of mindStoryBooks because they build the frame for the full suggestion or over-arching umbrella to the subject at hand. Here, in the first goal-den brick, the book is all about the eating areas of yourLife & connecting emotions. Everything is about suggestion & the mindBody responds to all suggestions AS IF they had truly happened. This is the power of the CreativeMind. This is your book & so your Table of Contents may be somewhat different from mine, but many areas will be the same. The first area in my Table of Contents has to do with "food choices & preparation". This area also manages the serving sizes & introduction of new foods. All emotions that are engaged with these areas are also present & form not only the wallpaper of this area, but engage fully with the You within the pages. Once you enter the chapter or area, You will find working affirmations that are living, just as if the affirmation was a person unto itSelf.
Let's go ahead INSIDE. Look around, noticing where everything is. You might find the supermarket, as well as the kitchen or restaurant or both. Take your time to go around all areas, noticing & touching everything that has been made available to you. In my kitchen I have the very best appliances & all food is beautifully stored & protected, thereby honoring it. Affirmations line the walls & positive emotions are busily engaged in shopping, preparing & setting the table with the very best china, silverware & crystal. Linen tablecloths & real napkings re-inforce my respect for mySelf. I sense the emotions of joy, balance, relaxation, commitment, readiness, effortlessness, peace & engagement. When working within the mindBody & with the CreativeSelf, always sense the emotions as they exhibit themSelves inside of you in their "chemical state."
Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
May not be copied or reproduced without permission of the author.
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.