Take a trip back in your mind to that particular day in your childhood where you first realized the power of a magnifying glass on a sunny day. I remember it like it was yesterday. My brother picked up a leaf from the garden, set it on the patio and showed me how to position my magnifying glass in such a way to produce a laser sharp beam of light powerful enough to etch burn spots on the leaf or to catch it on fire depending on how we concentrated the light passing through.
That was the day I realized the power of concentration or focused attention.
Many people think of hypnosis as a submissive and sleepy state of being and they think of Reiki as "woo woo" nonsense. Those are both misconceptions. Hypnosis is better defined as a state of being that is intensely relaxing with heightened awareness, concentration and suggestibility with varying levels of intensity. Reiki is often defined as the harnessing of a greater energy for the purpose of rebalance and realignment to foster greater wellness.
One of the characters we think of most often when we think about laser sharp mind focus is Yoda, the Jedi Master. Yoda is a 900 year old fictional character known for his wisdom, mastery of the force and intense powers of the mind.
The fictional term the force was made popular by the Star Wars series and refers to the energy field created by all living things, that surrounds and penetrates living beings and binds the galaxy together. Some scientists may jokingly refer to the force when talking about the Unified Field Theory. Others may refer to the force in a light-hearted religious sense. Some simply think of the force as some greater sense of knowing or thinking that lives inside each of us; that state of awareness and effortless concentration that many stumble across accidently here and there. That unmistakable experience of being "in the zone" or "in the flow" where ideas are coming easily and things feel right...but it's not necessarily clear how they got there or what makes that magic happen. Learning how to use the mind to concentrate, create and have amazing realizations is something we are all capable of, but many don't know that they can or those that do don't take advantage of these natural abilities. These rare instances seem more like anomalies rather than tendencies. Learning to use our minds and brains to a fuller capacity is not something most of us are taught to do...so most of us don't.
It Starts with a Spark:
The largest of fires start out small and when tended to with enough oxygen and source burning material can grow into a blazing inferno. Hypnotherapy and energy work are great ways to ignite that spark to relieve some initial problems or heighten or improve existing desirable tendencies or skills. It is also a great practice to grow the spark into a fire by retraining the mind to think bigger, better and in a healthier fashion. Often times, our biggest obstacle between where we are and what we want is the way we think. "It's too hard", "I can't do it", "I'm not good enough", "I'm not worthy", "I'm overwhelmed", "Jane or John Doe is better than me", etc.. This may be happening at a conscious or subconscious level. These are simply ways of thinking that have become false truths or part of our belief system because they've been practiced consistently and engrained in our thought patterns over time. Hypnotherapy can actually change those neuro-networks which will help us to change the way we think and energy work can help us to move that old and outdated energy out and away.
Hypnotherapy and energy work can awaken that part of us that remains distracted for far too many hours in the day increasing our moments "in the zone" where we are firing on all cylinders. This will lead to better outcomes in life and a more exciting disposition in general. Focusing our attention on the things we want to improve can ignite a spark that will spread like wildfire into other areas of our life.
"Do, or do not... there is no try". - Yoda
Dawn Marie. © Copyright, 2014, The Zen Room