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May 22, 2020  

COVID-19 and Spirit

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“Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.”
― Gore Vidal

Maybe all parasites feel entitled to their hosts. You wouldn’t feel entitled if you were at a loss whenever you went out of balance, you’d recognize your role. I’d like to say this virus experience will teach us something about our own parasitic relationships.

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I’ve created a guided visualization called Spirit and Reason that explores what we know in order to find greater peace in the state of not knowing; to be more settled, quiet, and relieved in both the immediate present, and with regard to existential questions, also.

This piece, COVID-19 and Spirit, is an introduction to that piece, Spirit and Reason.

"Our imagination is struck only by what is great; but the lover of natural philosophy should reflect equally on little things."
— Alexander von Humboldt


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

May 15, 2020  

Ecology (a hypnotic induction)

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 Ecology leads you to think beyond mechanism to synergy and balance. To act in harmony with our environment we must feel our environment and act in consonance with our feelings. Ecology is not just acting to maintain the balance, it’s maintained by understanding—at a deeper level—that it is the right thing.

 


For further background listen to COVID-19, Ecology Big and Small, or read it as illustrated text on my website HERE.


CAUTION:
Do not listen to this HYPNOTIC AUDIO while operating machinery or driving a car!

May 15, 2020  

COVID-19, Ecology Big and Small

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A guide to experiencing yourself as a part of a larger system.

The virus is not a personal or social assault, it’s an environmental event. More than an event, it is a consequence of our choices. If we don’t see it as an aspect of something for which we’re responsible, then we will not only fail to control our future but we also fail to create our own sustainable environment.

I have created a hypnotic visualization called Ecology that explores the idea that our mind has some power to affect our membranes.

This piece, Ecology Big and Small, is an introduction to the visualization Ecology.

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”Carl Sagan, from Cosmos


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

May 8, 2020  

Membrane Locksmith (a hypnotic induction)

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Membrane Locksmith explores the idea that our minds have the power to affect our membranes and, in the case of viruses, to improve our membranes’ ability to protect themselves.

Let’s take hypnosis to the biochemistry of our membranes. The object of this hypnotic visualization is to:

  • create a new cellular awareness,
  • alert your tissues at a cellular level,
  • awaken membrane-level awareness,
  • stimulate more effective responses to infection.

 


For further background listen to COVID-19, Future Visions, or read it as illustrated text on my website HERE.


CAUTION:
Do not listen to this HYPNOTIC AUDIO while operating machinery or driving a car!

May 8, 2020  

COVIND-19, Future Visions

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It seems inconceivable that through power of mind alone we can micromanage our white blood cells, but we can. We don’t know how this is done; we don’t even know which ratio is best, yet somehow we can do it. 

Let’s go a step further to the molecular level. Can our minds control the biochemistry of our membranes?

I have created a hypnotic visualization called Membrane Locksmith that explores the idea that our mind has some power to affect our membranes.

This piece, Future Visions, is an introduction to and explanation of Membrane Locksmith.

“The ‘Heart of Energy Medicine’ may truly be found in the magic of the membrane.” ― Bruce Lipton, PhD, geneticist


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

May 1, 2020  

The Voyage (a hypnotic induction)

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The Voyage traces the steps from the conscious to the subconscious. Its goal is to help you navigate in the current, chaotic environment by lowering the keel of your emotional balance and raising the sail of intuition. These will help you find direction as you move through this fluid situation.

The visualization uses a land-ocean-boat metaphor. It doesn’t require that you have boating experience, in fact, it’s better if you don’t. That way, what you imagine will be your mind’s current territory, not one from memory. 

Tell others about this guided visualization. It will help them better manage their stress.


For further background listen to COVID-19, Time to Look Around, or read it as illustrated text on my website HERE.


CAUTION:
Do not listen to this HYPNOTIC AUDIO while operating machinery or driving a car!

May 1, 2020  

COVID-19, TIme to Look Around

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When situations spin outside the norm you must gather information yourself. Do not rely on the media, use both original sources and your body's own wisdom. I suggest a session with your subconscious. I’ve written a guided visualization called The Voyage that may help. 

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
― Marcus Aurelius.
 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

April 24, 2020  

Trust as the Foundation of Therapy

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(This piece is to appear in Unlimited Human!, the journal of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association)

This piece explains that psychotherapy is a government institution, which medical historians already know but which escapes most people. A psychotherapist's first obligation is her profession, which is subservient to government, and not to you.

Therapy doesn't have to be this way. There is a client centered approach to mental health. It's called hypnotherapy and psychotherapy should aim to be more like it. Unfortunately, if you want to be treated as a person, you'll have to pay for it yourself.

"People ascribe their obstacles to their minds; governments ascribe their obstacles to their citizens. To guide and support each other, people create community. To guide and support their communities, governments advance psychotherapy."

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

April 17, 2020  

The Gut Part I-Stomach (a hypnotic induction)

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You can build an intuitive relationship with your stomach, but neither a doctor nor psychiatrist can help you. You can only reach your stomach in trance, because your stomach does not live in the world of mind.

The Gut Part I-Stomach leads you to a deeper and more caring relationship with your stomach. It is not curative, and it is not designed for a person in distress, though it might help them. Its aim is to create balance and alliance between your mind and your stomach.

Please tell others about this guided visualization. We all experience stomach distress at various times in our lives. This kind of self-hypnosis can help many people.


For further background listen to COVID-19 and Your Stomach, or read it as illustrated text on my website HERE.


CAUTION:
Do not listen to this HYPNOTIC AUDIO while operating machinery or driving a car!

April 17, 2020  

COVID-19 and Your Stomach

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To develop a relationship with your stomach get beyond the notion that your stomach is there to serve your needs. It’s the other way ’round. Stomach comfort is about what makes your stomach comfortable, not what you want.

Ayahuasca is a medicine, ceremony, and other-worldly adventure; a combination of tropical plants whose chemical effect only manifests in combination. The plant constituents are not edible, and the result is so far from palatable that it goes right off the scale...

The independent intelligence of my stomach was clarified to me through a conversation I had with an impatient old crone who claimed to be my stomach. This voice spoke at a point in one of my hallucinogenic ayahuasca experiences...

You make two decisions before you eat something: is it familiar and does it taste good. Neither should be relied upon without consulting your intuition. But what is intuition?

I’ve created a self-hypnosis audio file called “The Gut Part I – Stomach.” It is not curative, and it is not designed for a person in the throes of a G.I. infection. It's designed to create the kind of balance and alliance I value and maintain between my mind and my stomach.