Spiritual Self-Hypnosis (3/3): How to Self-Hypnotize

Dec 14, 2013
As easy as 1, 2, 3.

As easy as 1, 2, 3.

 

This is part 3 of a 3 part series:

Spiritual Self-Hypnosis (1/3): Align Your Power and Will

Spiritual Self-Hypnosis (2/3): How to be a Belief Architect

 

Some things in life require a little bit of guess work.

That’s not what we’re doing with our self-hypnosis.

You’re going to go to the root of your associations and beliefs, learn where and what they are, evaluate their effectiveness, and promote change if needed.

We’re doing this to realize our higher purpose.

 

A Quick Note

If you haven’t read the other articles in this series, do so before continuing on with this exercise. Having an understanding of the three levels of the mind and how you form beliefs are prerequisites for this practice.

Also, it is recommended to read this entire article before you begin the exercise.

 

Preparation

In many ways, this exercise is going to be a meditation. So like in meditation, you’re going to prepare your body and mind.

Find a comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed.

If you can, turn off all electrical devices in the room.

Before you get comfortable and begin this exercise, you must complete the most important step. You must make an intention.

Your intention can be anything. You are encouraged to make it unique to your character and situation.

Your intention may be to look at one or a group of beliefs that you have. It may be to look at a past “failure” or “success” to learn from. It may be to examine associations that you have formed in your subconscious mind.

Whatever your intention is, memorize it for this exercise. Later, you’ll need to say it out loud.

 

Your Attention

Find a comfortable position to relax in. If you have trouble sitting still for extended periods of time, visit Meditation 101 (1/4): How to Get Comfortable using Props, for some helpful tips.

Now that your body is in position, begin to put your attention on the environment around you.

Notice the shape of the room you’re in. Notice the sounds that are around you. Notice the temperature of the air on your skin.

Next, move your attention to inside your body. Observe your breath. Observe it without trying to change it. Just let it do its thing and watch it.

Your mind will begin to calm and start to generate brainwaves with slower frequencies. This will put your entire being into a relaxed and receptive state.

 

From a Place of Stillness

When you are feeling still, visit your intention that you made before you began this exercise.

Say it out loud.

For an example, let’s pretend your intention is to learn from a past failure.

After you say, “I want to learn from this failure,” just sit with it.

Observe any emotions or thoughts that come along with it. Don’t indulge these thoughts. Just take note that they appear.

“Ah, I am observing some guilt.” Then return to stillness.

“Oh my, I am observing disappointment.” Then return to stillness.

As you observe these feelings, give attention to what’s around them. You may consider this as a spatial reference.

It’s as if you were shining a flashlight on an object in a dark room, then turn the flashlight to see what else is in the room.

There’s definitely going to be other objects, but you’ll mostly witness space (just think of the form to space ratio in any room in your house).

When you begin to give your attention to what’s around these feelings that arise, you’ll notice that they begin to lose their volume or color. They become weak.

As they become weak, you’re able to look at them like the way a principal looks at a student in her office. From here, dismiss these feelings- set them free.

Ask yourself, “What was the source/cause/belief of all of these emotions?”

Will you continue to hold on to it? Will you continue to live it out? Will you continue to reinforce it?

Or will you decide that this belief is no longer serving you?

When you come to a decision to what to do, relax in it. Give room for answers to appear out of thin air. Often feelings are far more powerful than any verbal ideas you may have, so be open to all sorts of intrapersonal communication.

Let the experience guide you.

When you are ready to finish your exercise, slowly begin to wiggle your fingers and toes. As your attention returns to your environment, you may conclude your exercise.

 

In Summary

You have the power to shape your beliefs.

If you want to assume command, you might have to do a bit of digging.

When you find treasure, you can spend it.

Spend it on your goals. Spend it on your friends. Spend it on making the world a better place.

Spend it on realizing your higher purpose.

 

Leave a comment below and share with us your interest in self-hypnosis.

 

 

Comments

  1. Wendell Ramos says:

    I have always been interested in meditation but haven’t really tried. This article pushed me to go for it. Thank you!

  2. Brandon Rios says:

    A very good read. Thanks for this.

  3. Silvano Ramirez says:

    Very encouraging. Thanks for this.

  4. After reading this, I’ve tried the meditation and I find peace and comfort. I have some grudges to an old friend and I need to let it go and yet, it persists. I’ll keep doing this until it’s gone completely. Thank you.

    • LogitheYogi says:

      I love your persistence. Letting go of grudges is probably one of the most difficult things for us humans to pull off. Keep it up- you’re a hero!

  5. Julius says:

    This is a great article series. I learned a lot. What I enjoyed most is doing the exercise. Just like Katy, I find peace after doing it. Thanks!

    • LogitheYogi says:

      You, Katy, and I are going to inject this world with peace. 20fourteen- this is our peace team 😉

  6. Great thread enjoyed articles…..it is time to release my old beliefs and support myself
    And pursue my goals.
    Time to step up and live from a new identity…..BE the person i want to be…..
    It is important to keep the main thing the main thing and complete tasks, projects etc
    Thanks
    Shaun

    • LogitheYogi says:

      Shaun- I love it. The precision and clarity of your words are incredible. And that’s where it starts, doesn’t it? Completing tasks, etc. Do you have a strategic plan of action?

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