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

Monday, October 09, 2006

Authentic Self


I work to know who I am. I work to know who I'm not. Through my work I experience a solid sense of Self...Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

These are a powerful group of affirmations that work together. As you continually etch them, you will be invited to become deep friends with your authentic self. From this authentic or real position, you will be able to enhance your ability to see and evaluate your inner belief systems. As they play out you will know which ones to keep, discarding the others. It's another form of cleaning and clearing.

Your belief systems represent the original programming of your subconscious mind, the guiding force to how you see and think about yourself. You know this as your self-image and self-esteem. As you clean and clear with your authentic self by your side, you will be actively enhancing these major mind programs with their corresponding mindset.

Many people assisted in placing these original programs into your subconscious mind, most without your permission. For most of us, this didn't happen just in our early childhood years. Unless you are a super-extraordinary being, more than likely it's still happening to you. Hopefully, your self image and esteem are strong, thereby allowing you to quickly see what's going on, so you can release mind programs that are negative in value.

It's important to remember that not all negative mind programs come from outsiders. We are also guilty of delivering these to ourselves & perhaps this is the best place to begin our heightened awareness work; checking thoughts and emotions before allowing planting.

This group of affirmations, like thousands of others, play an important part in my audio/CD design. All my programs have active affirmations that are linked to specific imagery that the listener actually self-designs through inner coaching. Affirmations can be direct or implied. Both work well in directing the subconscious mind towards specific goal-orientated action.

To help you along, here are few complimentary mp3 downloads. Each is a full interactive self-hypnosis session & part of a complete 2-3 track series. Each are filled with active imagery & affirmations.
Self-Image Affirmations
Making Changes - Affirmations & Imagery
Blending Work & Personal Goals


I work to know who I am. I work to know who I'm not. Through my work I experience a solid sense of Self...

If you are working along with me in this workshop/blog, you already know what to do with the above affirmational set. I'll just cue you along. First take yourself into the mind-state of "full & purposeful intention." This will require being on your own and preferably in a quiet place where you will prepare to not be interrupted for the next fifteen minutes or so. If part of you argues with this, send that part to the playground of the mind. That happens to be a child-emotion who wants to rule your life and right off the bat, let's be clear that child-emotions do not run our lives. This is the responsibility of our mature-adult self and no other.

Relax your body and now deepen the relaxed state. I've shared different ways for you to do this. After awhile you'll find your favorite way. Mine happens to be a quick body scan, drawing colored circles around my head, neck, shoulders right and left, arms, chest, lower abdomen, legs and then upper, middle and lower back. Then I'll turn on the magnets. Eyes closed and tilted slightly upwards, identifying the mind-screen. If you need help with this, either go to the">archives or feel free to contact me.

It's time to build a containment for this set of affirmations. I like to use a garden path that regresses, or goes back in time. I place a separate garden for my different age groups and have a representative child in each garden. Each child has a coat rack that holds a selection of coats. Some are obviously dirty, others looking fine. Some are favorites of the child and others are just the opposite. It's interesting to note that in relation to my child, some of the favorites are also dirty. This is because she enjoys playing the victim. Perhaps you'll be able to identify some of your child's favorites.

The coats were given as gifts by others. Others could include parents, siblings, relatives, friends, teachers, clergy, school-mates and even people who simply passed through the life of the child. For one reason or another, they left a coat for the child to wear.

When we play the "authentic game", the adult-self goes to the different gardens for the purpose of cleaning and clearing. The child does not decide. You decide as the mature, adult-self. What is best for the child? Remember, the child was born a pure being and coat-less. There is no reason, whatsoever, to keep coats that do not reflect the best in all arenas. In the active imagery practice, simply remove the coats. There is no discussion. You choose. Personally, I like to throw the coats in a bottomless garbage can. I'm not into recycling negative-coats, even in the theater of my mind.

Perhaps you would like to weave a coat for the child, one that represents all that you want for her. Weaving doesn't take long in the practice of Interactive Self-Hypnosis. Think it done and it is done.

Each time you come back to re-etch this affirmational group and to visit the garden imagery, or whatever you may choose, the authentic child will become stronger and more balanced. You will sense this as your life experiences play out. You'll also become much more aware of individuals who attempt to deliver negative-threaded coats to any of your gardens. You will sense yourself standing tall, being the mature, honest and actively preserving your self image and esteem, always remembering that to err is human. You demonstrate self-forgiveness and self-compassion to each and every child on your path.

If you enjoy working in this particular area, you might like to order the Authentic Self CD or mp3 and work the full program.

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