You are invited to read excerpts from the upcoming book, thoughtWARE by Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht, Program Designer for Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis & Joseph Bohorquez, M.D. The book is a composite of powerful Interactive Self-Hypnosis Imagery & Imaginology designed for Optimum Health & Performance

Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Library of the Mind

All lifestyle change begins inside the subconscious mind library. It is here that all review & decision for change takes place. So let's not spend another moment just talking about it, for what is talk without action.....Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

I'm going to present this material to you in Interactive Self-Hypnotic Imagery. It's easy to this. Simply decide to relax deeply into the chair where you are sitting. Pretend that magnets are gently pulling you down. Now image a big golden egg around you & your chair. You are now separate from anything & everything else. You are in your own private place on the face of the earth & it is from this place that you will begin to explore & change what calls to be changed. Now go ahead & continue reading.........taking your time.

The library of your mind is vast. You began collecting subconscious experiences & corresponding belief coats in the beginning of your life, even though you cannot consciously remember these. All coats & experiences, old or new, big or small can hold important information & keys to your success, as well as reasons for past failures.

You may have a desire or tendency to rush through this kind of self-detective work. Perhaps you even recognize this as a past behavioral trait of yours. This is a good example of Heightened Awareness. You may have uncovered an unhealthy source that leads to procrastinating or self-blocking. When you spot these tendencies, pretend that they are colored child-blocks, labeled with their name. Place them in a pile over there.

While it's just fine to scan through the thoughtWARE Book material to become familiar, don't fall into the trap of hurrying & not doing the detailed detective work. You will be cheating yourself & taking away from the quality of what you are capable of doing & perhaps even taking you down past roads of failure.

There is no easy road when looking to achieve high level health & optimum performance. If it were, more people would be experiencing it. This program offers you the opportunity to see & address your short & long falls, as well as your potential. As you build your commitment to this self-development work, you probably will want to review this area more than once so as to build on the already presented memories.

You probably know plenty of people who want to change something, but simply can’t figure out how or when to get started. Somehow it never seems to be the right time. Excuses abound that keep them engaged in procrastination. Perhaps you have had this personal experience & are wondering right in this moment if you can do this. This is another colored child-block called "doubt". It usually accompanies "lack of self-confidence." Do know that this time it will be different than before, because I’m going to help you get started & find your balance. In fact, you are already in the process because you are reading this.

It’s said that when a rubber band is stretched, it never returns to it’s original position, & so with reading material such as this. The actual process of reading engages your right brain, or subconscious mind & so inner motivators are already etching. Notice if you can sense them.

Throughout this inner detective work you will be activating the different areas with a light application of Interactive Self-Hypnosis. Managing health issues, addictions or getting to the heart of any problem involves the act of beginning. You must commit & step onto the merry-go-round of life. Life does not stand still & wait for you. So reach out & grab on to the golden ring. The ring is the catalyst for moving you out of procrastination & into the action of the merry-go-round of life. That's all you have to do.

Take a moment to relax deeper than before..... & just as if you were looking in a big filing cabinet, find the folder that contains your current lifestyle patterns. As your mind scans the material, notice that some appear familiar, but others may not be quite so clear. While you think you know yourself & how you spend your time, you are about to find out that you know less about yourself than you thought. That is because a good part of your day is spent in a very limited conscious state known as low-level awareness, or automatic pilot I call this is day-sleep walking, a form of automatic self-hypnosis.

There are many areas of lifestyle behaviors that are on automatic pilot. The areas in the box represent only a few. Perhaps you never thought about your behaviors or emotions in this way, but only by doing so is it possible to examine the behavioral tangents & then to ask the subconscious mind for help in changing these.

As you follow what I suggest, allow the images to form in your mind's eye. For example, it helps to imagine that each automatic pilot area has a separate folder in your subconscious mind. As you work with your personal assessment, you will be opening these folders & researching the many aspect of the automatic pilot programming. Some aspects may need to be deleted, changed or mind-edited in some way. Other parts may appear to be fine, but it's a good idea to review these anyway. Your subconscious librarian or inner coach may have suggestions to make these even better than before.

We all tend to think within certain boundaries & unfortunately when we do so, our innate creativity can be curtailed. Practice allowing your mind to open & flow. Each time you encourage creative thinking, your subconscious mind will apply this to other areas of your life. Very soon you will find yourself doing so on automatic pilot & this is a great creative self-gift.

While automatic pilot has some benefits, it also has drawbacks. When you are not fully awake you give up your rights to observe, assess & manage your choices. Instead, you are automatic programming in relationship to the goal in your mind, for whatever is in your mind is indeed a goal. For example, brushing your teeth is an automatic mind program. Most of the time you don't pay attention to where the brush is going & how well it is doing it's job. Suppose that you have a tendency to over-brush & injure your gums. This type of continuous abrasion can lead to some serious gum problems, so it becomes important for you to be be very awake during this self-care activity.

You are currently in the process of reviewing & perhaps editing lifestyle behaviors. Some of you may be managing addictions including sugar & its nicotine & alcohol partners. You may have disorderly eating patterns or other chronic stressors. Some of your automatic programs may be blocking your goals for a healthy life now & in the future, actually locking you in failure.

You may be wearing a belief coat that no longer fits or one that you never wanted in the first place. Perhaps it was given to you by someone who truly didn't want to succeed & imposed this on you. Keep in mind the Inner Mind Screen & Brain Cloud. Each time you reinforce any failure program, your subconscious mind sees this failure as your goal & the next time you will find it even easier to fail.

This personal assessment helps you self-organize both consciously & subconsciously. You will be evaluating your needs, both present & future, as well as viewing your weaknesses with the tool of detachment, allowing you to see without self-judgment, shame, blame & guilt. Here you will be uncovering the obvious, as well as your hidden resources known as resilience. You will be learning how to utilize these as stepping-stones for health, growth & development. Through the detachment tools you will be re-examining your past successful inner motivation programs, preparing them for current use.