Thursday, September 17, 2009

Re-Writing the Food StoryBook

Each goal-den brick, foundational or otherwise, has it's own "storybook." These stories have been written by us over time & often, have not been edited to keep up with our growth & changes. In addition, many of our stories are not about what we want to attract or create, but instead, are about our failures or things that we don't want in our lives. Each storybook is filled with suggestions for attraction. They work like radar...pulling towards us whatever they contain, whether we want those things or not.

The CreativeSelf that resides in the fourth foundational brick is always eager to improve the stories that reside in the other goal-den bricks & once given permission, will actually go & do the writing or law of attraction goal-setting as we sit back & observe. Of course, our CreativeSelf always works in our best interests, even making up the plans for achieving the goals as the new stories are created. You may be wondering if you have always had these four foundation bricks. Yes, they have always been present, but more than likely not properly organized or programmed for high level health & performance. You have always had an area related to your food & eating behaviors, your exercise, self-image & esteem, as well as a connection to your Higher CreativeSelf. Now, that you are keenly aware of their presence & structure, you can enter these areas in the presence of your Creative or HigherSelf, either just observing as the CreativeSelf does it's work, or directly joining in.

You already know the power of cleaning & clearing in all four foundational bricks. In the last blog we worked on entering the CreativeSelf & then traveling over to the food-related blog "in the moment" & changing outcomes BEFORE they even happened. That is called future-pacing & it is a powerful concept & tool. Now, it's time to write an entirely new story for the food-related blog. From time to time you may add to it, for indeed, you are growing & maturing as you design the experiences & outcomes that you choose to have.

In this book we'll be spending quite a bit of time writing "new stories", but before we get started, I'd like to welcome 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 This book is not published as yet, but you have the opportunity to read it in it's unpublished state.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.
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.


Since we are going to work hypnotically, take a few moments to deeply relax into the chair where you are resting. Make certain that you will not be disturbed by others or by phones, etc. This is very important work & it's best not to be interrupted. While you don't need to write the whole storybook at the same time, it's a good idea to fully respect the time you have decided to allot to this, because you are sending an important message to your Higher CreativeSelf or subconscious mind, that this is very important work & you honor it. This mindset will engage the CreativeSelf to work in your behalf.

Notice that the "old book" in the Food-Behavioral Foundational Brick no longer exists. It is simple gone. All storybooks are fictionalized experiences, whether they really happened or were just figments of your imagination that you decided to place there. Storybooks are filled with imaginary images & beliefs that were either constructed by you or given to you by others, that you accepted & placed in your storybook. The subconscious mind is a servo-mechanism & follows the book in every detail. Not only that, it will "attract" you to more of the same. This is fine if you truly want what is written in the book, but if you don't want it, then you are going to get even more of it. Obviously, not a good choice!

The storybook related to food issues will be a joy to write, mainly because the old book that is now gone was so very toxic. It feels good just to have it "over & done with." From now on YOU WILL ONLY ENTERTAIN those ideas, beliefs, behaviors & anything else food-related that you want for you. You will not be writing anything in this book that has any negative connotations, in any sense of the word. No more negative images. This is your book, it's about you & about what you want for you. Simple as that. Take a cleansing breath now & just rest in the "light" of your CreativeSelf, who will light the way for you, as it assists you in writing your new, beautiful book.

The Food-Related StoryBook has many different chapters. Some of your chapter titles will be similar to mine, while others may be very different. Most likely you will add chapters as you grow within the covers of your book. I'm suggesting that you write your book in your Journal. It certainly is fine is you write it on your computer, for this is somewhat different from the other Journaling we are doing together. In my life, I have a separate three-ring binder for each of my StoryBook's. Some of my chapters include Food Management, Thought & Emotional Management, Activities & Special Events. Each chapter is further sub-divided & I'll go over these with you in the blogs that follow this. I'm going to suggest that we work directly with "living affirmations" that will appear in each chapter.

"Living affirmations" are not just words, but true self-hypnotic experiences. This is the most powerful way to plant & enhance an affirmation. For example, a simple affirmation such as "I enjoy eating healthy foods" might be planted in the different chapters, but the image that accompanies it, might change. In the Food Management chapter, you may enter your shopping area, or find yourself looking in your refrigerator & cupboards, or sitting down & actually tasting the foods on your plate. This same affirmation may present itself differently in the Special Events chapter, where you enter a party with a buffet & delight in placing healthy foods on your plate, knowing that you are "gifting" your body for high level health.

The next few blogs will entertain many examples of "living affirmations" designed for your new StoryBook for this particular goal-den brick.

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.