Have you ever thought about something that was about to happen, but felt nervous or sick about it? Often times, it’s not as bad as you thought it would be, but then again, on a certain level, you figured it wouldn’t be.
How about feeling like you wanted something to happen, it didn’t, but you figured it probably wasn’t going to anyway.
These are examples of how we create reality in direct proportion to our beliefs.
In order to maximize positive feelings and minimize negative try this experiment. It should help generate the appropriate feeling you’d like to have. Remember that feeling is the key to manifestation and beliefs are key to this working.
“walk by faith and not by sight”
Let me walk you through a simple self hypnosis exercise.
First breathe deeply and relax your body. Start from the top of your head and work your way down to your feet imagining each major muscle group relaxing on the way. It should only take a few seconds. Do that twice.
Close your eyes and roll them up as if you’re trying to see the back of your forehead. With your eyes locked in that position, try to open then. You should find that it’s damn near impossible. Good, that means that you’re relaxing.
Relax your eyes and Imagine your shoulders getting heavy and your breathing is getting deeper. Breath from your stomach instead of your lungs.
Congrats, if you can do this, you’ve reached stage 1 of self hypnosis. Simple as that. Note that the more you believe this, the better it works.
The second step is the deepener. Just take that current feeling of relaxation and imagine doubling it. Relax all the muscles in your face and imagine that any tension or anxiety you have falling out of your body to the ground like cement. Imagine your feet is in the cement. As you try to lift your feet out of the cement, you might notice that it’s kind of hard or even impossible to lift them. If you have trouble moving your feet then, you’re in stage two.
There are techniques to go deeper, but for now. Let’s stop here. You should feel very relaxed. Still conscious, but very relaxed. Take note of this feeling. It might might feel like hypnosis at all, but the more you do this, the more you’ll be able to distinguish this state and go deeper in subsequent sessions. Simply reimagine being in this state as you start from step one next time.
The key to all of this is suspending disbelief. Imagination is key.