The Maker of Maps - a metaphorical tale

Written by Adam Sargant, Dip.H.Ed (Nursing Studies), Dip.Hyp.,NLP(prac)


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As he wandered, his muscle grew hard, and his body lean and tanned. His face became lined and radiated a peace and a gentle silence that filledrepparttar people he met with quiet awe and reverence. Yet none of this he noticed.

When he came to a new town, he would tellrepparttar 122253 people there of his travels, and he would illuminate his stories with pictures and maps of his own making, drawn both on paper, and inrepparttar 122254 air with his arms as he told his tales. And he started to notice a strange thing; that when he came into a new place, people seemed to know him, and to have been waiting eagerly for his arrival. Audiences would gather to hear of his travels, and he would leave behind maps and pictures forrepparttar 122255 people, never taking them on with himself in his journey but always starting out anew with fresh pencils and plain paper.

As he continued to wander, he came to realise thatrepparttar 122256 maps he carried in his memory would guide him better thanrepparttar 122257 maps he drew on paper, because they could change, and in winter, would have snow and ice, and in summer, fields and desert. So he started to tell his audience that they did not need his maps, thatrepparttar 122258 maps that they carried in their heads were much more useful, because they would change, but onlyrepparttar 122259 children seemed to understand, and so he would still leave maps and pictures forrepparttar 122260 townsfolk wherever he wandered.

Time went on, and although he had not forgotten why he had leftrepparttar 122261 city, his purpose became less and less important to him.

Over time, he noticed that people seemed to treat him differently. The children would rush toward him still and clutch at his clothes, begging to hear his stories, andrepparttar 122262 adults would welcome him into their homes, offer him work and give him food, but there was a change. There was an air of hushed reverence and deference in their treatment of him and gradually this came to trouble him. One day he stopped at a village that he knew well, andrepparttar 122263 people ofrepparttar 122264 village welcomed him with their usual love and respect, but he asked of them "Why this change? For many years now I have travelled, and I've come through your village, and you have always welcomed like a brother, but this, this is different. Why do you now treat me like a?" and he paused, lost forrepparttar 122265 word.

"Magus, you do not know?" asked one villager. The answer troubled him further, and he shook his head, sorepparttar 122266 villager lead him torepparttar 122267 village meeting hall. There, inside, and surrounded by people, lay one of his maps, left behind from a previous visit. The villagers parted to let him through, and he approachedrepparttar 122268 map, only to noticerepparttar 122269 most curious thing. When he was here last, he had drawn a map ofrepparttar 122270 land in winter, with snowcaps and frozen lakes. This, this was a map ofrepparttar 122271 land in summer, all green fields and flowing rivers. He peered closer, and was surprised to see movement. If he looked closely enough, he could seerepparttar 122272 meeting hall. And if he looked closer still, he could swear that he could almost see intorepparttar 122273 hall itself, and see himself standing surrounded byrepparttar 122274 awed villagers. He laughed out loud.

"Do you see, Magus?"repparttar 122275 villager asked.

"I see nothing" saidrepparttar 122276 Maker of Maps, kindly, "I see only what I have told you all along, but onlyrepparttar 122277 children understood." and with that, he picked uprepparttar 122278 map, and tore it into little pieces. He turned torepparttar 122279 villager, placed his hand uponrepparttar 122280 villager's head and asked "And who hasrepparttar 122281 best map, now?"

Adam is an NLP practitioner and Hypnotherapist, as well as a mental health nurse with over a decades experience. He is passionate about the use of language to effect change, and about the ability of people to maximise their own potential.

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An Experimental Meditation using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Approaches

Written by Adam Sargant, Dip.H.Ed (Nursing Studies), Dip.Hyp.,NLP(prac)


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Now, whichever is easier, allowrepparttar guru self to fill your being from within, or allow yourself to expand and merge withrepparttar 122252 image ofrepparttar 122253 guru self. Become aware ofrepparttar 122254 transparency of self as you grow and simply rest, still, withinrepparttar 122255 mind ofrepparttar 122256 guru self.

In your mind, say now "Fill me now withrepparttar 122257 love and devotion I have learned inrepparttar 122258 future, guide me torepparttar 122259 resources I have acquired inrepparttar 122260 time of my future self. I am my own Buddha teacher, andrepparttar 122261 pull of my own inspiration is inspired to flower and to blossom, as a flower inrepparttar 122262 sun".

  • Maturation

    Withinrepparttar 122263 mind ofrepparttar 122264 guru self, simply practice whatever form of meditation is most familiar to you, whether it be single pointed concentration on an external object or a mantra meditation, or whatever form is most natural to you. Simply offer this meditation up with devotion and love torepparttar 122265 future guru self and your own spiritual aspirations.

  • Empowerment

    Separating your self fromrepparttar 122266 future guru self, seerepparttar 122267 guru self again as fillingrepparttar 122268 sky, translucent as a rainbow. Now imagine thousands of rays of light pouring fromrepparttar 122269 image ofrepparttar 122270 guru self, into you, filling you with love, healing, purifying and sowingrepparttar 122271 seeds of your future spiritual growth. As these lights continue to pour forth, imagine a swelling of intense white light emanating fromrepparttar 122272 forehead ofrepparttar 122273 guru self, betweenrepparttar 122274 eyes, and bursting forth and entering and filling you throughrepparttar 122275 same point.

    Then, imagine a ruby red light originating fromrepparttar 122276 throat ofrepparttar 122277 guru self, growing and then pouring forth into you entering at your throat.

    And then, imagine an intense blue light pouring fromrepparttar 122278 heart ofrepparttar 122279 guru self, filling your heart, and cascading through your body.

    Relax and sit still inrepparttar 122280 knowledge of having been impartedrepparttar 122281 body, speech and heart of your spiritually developed guru self.

  • Integration

    Now, allowrepparttar 122282 image ofrepparttar 122283 guru self to dissolve into light, fillingrepparttar 122284 sky andrepparttar 122285 space around and within you, allowingrepparttar 122286 sense of your own presence to dissolve intorepparttar 122287 light. Rest for a while in this state of integrating, sensing any shifts in energy that occur, not making intellectual judgements but simply allowingrepparttar 122288 experience to occur.



  • Adam is an NLP practitioner and Hypnotherapist, as well as a mental health nurse with over a decades experience. He is passionate about the use of language to effect change, and about the ability of people to maximise their own potential.

    This article is free to use as long as you publish a link to http://www.deep-mind.com using the link text "Accelerated Meditation"


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