|12-02-2011, 03:09 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: In the moment
I haven't seen the topic posted here. And I'm curious why trance isn't talked about more in a forum of people who are interested in personal and spiritual growth. I've been using "trance" for the last 2 years to help fascilitate growth. I've been told over and over how our conscious mind has little influence over behavior and thought patterns. And how many different coaches need to tell us how important teaching our unconscious is?
I want to open a discussion for the different uses of trance and how it can be helpful for development. I'll give a brief introduction and then answer questions. I'm hoping that I'm not the only person using trance and if I am, I want to encourage you to try it.
What is trance? The simple definition of trance is an altered state of consciousness. Riding a bike, running, meditation and periods of intense emotional states are all examples of trance. And as you may notice, trance is an easily produced phenominom. One of my favorite ways of using trance is to produce enjoyable relaxation.
How is trance useful? This is what's so exciting about trance. It can be used for anything!! If you want to practice forgiveness or appreciation, you can amplify experience, increasing the effectiveness of both practices. So imagine focusing on someone who has wronged you. See chords connecting them to you and imagine letting go of them, severing connection in a healthy way that allows you to have closure, releasing them as you let go. (If you take a moment to go through this paragraph again, you may experience forgiveness in a new, more enjoyable way.)
What's even more exciting than amplifying experience, you can use trance to teach your unconscious mind. And that's where the possibilities begin expanding.
|12-04-2011, 08:36 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: In the moment
Now that there is a little background info about trance, I want to talk about its application. So let's take a real world example. It's something I've been affected by and I've observed many people going through a similar situation. Throughout the world harmed people have given really terrible advice. See, there are always two things in play at any time. We live in a dual universe.
Let's imagine you were told that people must like you if you want to have friends, or something similar. How does that affect your behavior? Well, you're less likely to be confrontational and you're more likely to do things you don't agree with. For example, sometimes having a different opinion is seen as disrespecting someone. Imagine you wanted people to always agree with you. Doesn’t it make sense to tell people disagreeing with you is disrespectful? Hmmm. Something to think about.
Now imagine this person is a male and they've been taught to believe "people must like me." Are you imagining someone who is timid or maybe shy? Now if you're a timid man I have bad news. Society doesn't reward timid men. No no. We'd much rather you have so much arrogance that you almost destroy humanity rather than admitting maybe it is YOU who has the problem and not the rest of the world. After all, it is more probable millions of people are terrible and not the man who's killing them. And god forbid we admit that's a formidable quality we desire in our leaders. It’s only when things go wrong that we look for something to blame. And a characteristic of powerful men is much easier to blame than the millions of people who continually elect those men.
Anyway. A man who wants to be successful cannot also be compassionate or care what other people think about him. Look at Steve Jobs. Listen, I'm sorry that a human being neglected life and chose to die rather than slow his life down for a few moments to get help. So I mourn the loss of Steve Jobs. However, I don't pretend like the man is any sort of legacy I would want my kids to follow. I promise you there was a psychological reason Steve Jobs chose to run from life. And it wasn't courageous. Some may argue he was at peace with dying and I say, any man who regrets his decision not to get help on his death bed wasn’t at peace.
Now let’s get to the important stuff. The honest truth is that people liking = people liking you. If people like you they are more motivated to treat you well. However, that doesn’t mean friendship. It means being treated well. People who are your friends are simply that, people who are your friends. Yes they probably like you and there is a chance they’re just using you. And maybe they aren’t aware they’re using you. You’d be surprised how unaware people can be.
Through trance, you can teach your unconscious the difference between people liking you and having friends. And what does that accomplish? Knowing the difference gives you greater behavioral flexibility and as history proves time and time again, the most flexible people win. And this brings me to my last bit of advice. There are a lot of people who want to convince you that there are some static list of rules somewhere that if you abide by them your life will be amazing. And again, think about the type of people who might be saying that. Are they successful people who have lived a life of risk and going into the unknown, developing their own set of rules they use to survive by. Maybe their rules aren’t accurate, nor the best piece of advice. Observe how a man behaves and you’ll learn far more about his character than what he says.
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