The more you practice, the better you get & the better you get, the healthier you become..... now & in the future.... Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
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The more emotions you can spot, the better for you. Make it a life-game. Look for them in yourself, as well as in others. See them in a detached way, as children wearing tee shirts. Some work well for you, while others do not. Remember, they come in different strengths, so stay awake. Playing with images in this way will not only empower you, but will help you in your relationships with others.
When you actively practice disassociation, you separate the emotions in other individuals as well. Then you can program your mind to see the higher parts of that person, as well as the separated negative emotions, making it easier to handle conflicts and negotiations.
In your interactive awareness practice, move into the mind position as writer/ producer/director of your own life. You can begin to listen to the inner chatter of your emotional visitors, just as if they were on a radio station. Truly pay attention to what’s being said in as much detail as possible. Do this during banking & fractionation, as well as when you are out in the workshop of the world. Don’t be concerned if you can’t name the emotions involved. They will become clearer as you proceed with this work. Remember your writer/producer/director self does not judge, but is simply a keen observer & a good one at that.
You might like to place an additional mind program here. It’s not necessary to go deeply into trance to place this mini program. You can do so in any momentary fragment. Slow your brain waves a bit with a yawn breath, sitting deeply into your chair. As you tilt your eyes up, locate the mind screen, placing an image of a judge on the screen. Now place a big X over the judge, noticing as you do, the judge gently diminishes. You have now indicated to your subconscious mind that this is not a “judging experience.” In the future all you need is to be aware that your judge is present. You are free to decide if this emotion benefits you or not. If not,simply notice the image diminishing.
There is much to learn from self-observation of inner chatter. You already know that these are your thought processes, but they are much more than that. Each thought moment fragment is an actual subconscious mind goal program. Your subconscious mind sees & hears everything as if it were true & goal material. If you allow the thought processes to play out as they do on automatic pilot, they will be seen by the subconscious mind as your chosen goals & that is not the end of it.
Your subconscious mind is like a radar or servo-mechanism. It will serve you in a special way by actually finding other programs in your subconscious mind library that will support this, then will go outwards into the world, bringing back more information to support your thought moment fragment. This is great, as long as you are playing thought programs about things you want, but if you are not, you are going to get exactly what you don’t want & you are about to get a lot of it!
As you practice spotting thoughts also try to spot the body sensations that play simultaneously with the thought fragments. Notice where you feel them in your body. Where does anger sit? How about annoyance? And happiness? This is a very important Interactive Awareness skill to develop. Think about it for a moment. If you know what emotions cause your body stress & non-stress reactions, you can work to diminish or enhance them, but you can also do more than that.
Once you learn Creative Interactive Self-Hypnosis you will be able to spot the mind programs BEFORE they begin. Your subconscious mind works with the speed of lightening, enhancing your intuition.
You already know where your mind screen is located. After reading through this exercise, close your eyes & tilt them up about twenty degrees .... wait for the show to begin. Today you had many experiences. These are now memories and are stored in your subconscious mind library just like movie films. They even have frames. These are the moment fragments. Your mind screen plays these all day long. You know them as your thoughts. Some movies you play over & over. Remember that your subconscious mind is like radar, working to bring your goals towards you.
On the inner mind screen bring up a memory that happened today. Any one will do. Now position yourself as the producer/director and look carefully at the scenes as they play out. Notice the emotional visitors that are hanging around the scene. See which ones are standing close to you, observing the crayons that are coloring the experience. Are they helpful or hindering? If there is someone else in the scene with you, have a look at their emotional visitors and crayons. What’s going on between your emotions and theirs? Listen to the sound track.
Now let’s practice exchanging emotions. I’d like you to call in one of your more positive powerful emotions, asking your lesser one to leave for now. In the future you will learn how to heal that particular emotion, but for now just observe that one leaving. Now observe how things change.
Go ahead & clear the mind screen, bringing up an experience you had lately concerning your disorderly eating or addictions. Position yourself as writer/producer/director, allowing yourself to sink deeply into the detachment. Allow yourself to feel really great about your new position. Focus on the scene and observe it playing out. Pay attention to the emotions that are present and how they are coloring the experience. Listen to the sound track. Does it sound familiar? Is it one that you play frequently? Is anyone with you or are you alone?
Now halt the action and edit the scene. Decide which emotions you will ask to leave & which ones you will invite in. Once you have everything just the way you want it, allow the scene to continue playing out. You have just successfully edited a subconscious mind program. It’s a good idea to play these newly edited versions several times, especially before you to go sleep when the brain waves are very slow & the subconscious mind is like a sponge.
Emotions tend to barge in on our mind & body functioning, looking to take charge. We have emotional states that hang out regularly in different parts of our lives. In a later chapter you will be setting up your mind containments for these areas.. This will help you to spot the emotions in the different areas. You are learning that it is important to keep a watchful eye on emotions, making certain they are assisting in a healthy way.
If you are working with addiction or disorderly eating, you already know that you have an entire busload of emotions that travel to the supermarket, restaurants, parties, even showing up in the middle of the night with their crayons. As you get better at practicing awareness & interactive self-hypnosis, you will stay in the driver’s seat.