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

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

This meditation is built onrepparttar idea of trance identification with a future idealised, or present higher realized, self. Deep Trance Identification is a concept derived fromrepparttar 122252 fields of NLP and hypnosis, but has its origins in shamanism, spiritual and religious practices of all kinds. Shamanic practices of identification with spirit beings and deities would appear to go back to pre-history. More recently, some forms ofrepparttar 122253 mystical Christian practices ofrepparttar 122254 Stations ofrepparttar 122255 Cross encourage identification with Jesus at stages from his being condemned to die through to his resurrection.

In Sogyal Rinpoche's book, The Tibetan Book of living and Dying, he describes a meditation he calls Guru Yoga. I have adapted this meditation with an emphasis on some ofrepparttar 122256 submodality distinctions. I would be interested in people's thoughts or experiences with this meditation.

It seems to me that one should be able to future pace (nlp jargon)repparttar 122257 insights and resources fromrepparttar 122258 meditation back torepparttar 122259 future self. This then creates a feedback loop, becauserepparttar 122260 resources develop inrepparttar 122261 future pacing and become increasingly expanded and available torepparttar 122262 trance identification. So as one carries outrepparttar 122263 meditation below, one can become aware ofrepparttar 122264 insights that develop in "the now" contributing torepparttar 122265 spiritual development ofrepparttar 122266 future guru self being meditated upon. This further developsrepparttar 122267 guru self and results in accelerated insights in "the now".

I am constantly amazed byrepparttar 122268 obvious familiarity in buddhist writings with submodalities, given that they don't appear to have an explicit model of such.

Recievingrepparttar 122269 Wisdom ofrepparttar 122270 Wisdom Self

  1. Invocation

    Sit quietly. Imagine yourself at some point inrepparttar 122271 future having acquiredrepparttar 122272 spiritual wisdom and experience that you currently seek. Picture yourself as having allrepparttar 122273 qualities of compassion and wisdom and allow that image to fillrepparttar 122274 sky.

    As you attend to that image, of your future self benignly and compassionately aware of your self now, allowrepparttar 122275 image to take onrepparttar 122276 qualities of translucence like a rainbow, so you can seerepparttar 122277 sky throughrepparttar 122278 image ofrepparttar 122279 guru self.

    Holdingrepparttar 122280 image in mind, allow yourself to feelrepparttar 122281 presence of a superbly compassionate and wise being, and in your mind, addressrepparttar 122282 guru self withrepparttar 122283 following words "Help me, inspire me to reach forward to my goals of spiritual development. Teach me to progress asrepparttar 122284 I that is you have progressed and to realiserepparttar 122285 true nature of my being".

The Paradox of One And Many in Aikido Philosophy

Written by Charlie Badenhop

Read about how we can better appreciate, empathize with, and respectrepparttar diverse people, energies, and opinions that we come in contact with on a daily basis.

My Aikido teacher Koichi Tohei sensei used to say that in a healthy personrepparttar 122251 flow of their "ki" (the energy inherent throughoutrepparttar 122252 Universe) is likerepparttar 122253 outpouring of an underground spring sitting atrepparttar 122254 bottom of a deep lake. The spring feeds water torepparttar 122255 lake, much like we can feedrepparttar 122256 universe healing energy. The spring feedsrepparttar 122257 lake a constant flow of water without ever being diminished, and this outpouring of water is not impeded byrepparttar 122258 weight and pressure ofrepparttar 122259 lake bearing down upon it. When ki flows it followsrepparttar 122260 path of least resistance. This is a path of great power. As human beings we are designed to feed energy torepparttar 122261 universe, by following a path of least resistance. This feeding of "our" energy is what helps us to also maintain our own personal health and well being. We receive by giving, because our ki belongs torepparttar 122262 Universe, and not to any one individual.

In this article I want to talk about how we can better appreciate, empathize with, and respectrepparttar 122263 diverse people, energies, and opinions that we come in contact with on a daily basis. I hope to give some small insight into how we can begin to understandrepparttar 122264 paradox of One common energy source feeding all ofrepparttar 122265 diversity and difference that we see around us. In Aikido we practice what I guess could be called a "physical" discipline to accomplish this. We PRACTICE appreciation, empathy, and respect, in regard to our partner, withrepparttar 122266 hope that some day inrepparttar 122267 future our practice will transform into an embodied reality. We practice breathing exercises and meditation, and inrepparttar 122268 course of these experiences we have a sense of being one withrepparttar 122269 universe.

In Aikido, as new students we first learn how to balance our physical structure and relaxrepparttar 122270 body's musculature. It is this balance and release of excess muscular tension that allowsrepparttar 122271 weight ofrepparttar 122272 body's trunk to come to a natural resting place in our lower abdomen, inrepparttar 122273 general area of our reproductive organs. This area in our lower abdomen is what Tohei sensei calls "the one point" and he exhorts his students to maintainrepparttar 122274 feeling ofrepparttar 122275 body's weight resting naturally in this area. By maintaining physical balance and relaxation we release excess physical tension, calmrepparttar 122276 thinking mind, and sense a common bond with all of life. At such times we naturally generate a copious flow of ki, and exude a healing presence to those around us. Previously I said that ki isrepparttar 122277 life force that animates all living beings and that all living beings share and utilizerepparttar 122278 SAME energy source,repparttar 122279 same ki,repparttar 122280 same spirit. In Aikido we call this shared universal spirit "reiseishin." When we balance and relaxrepparttar 122281 body, unify our thoughts and actions, and calm our thinking mind, we manifest an outpouring of "Reseishin" inrepparttar 122282 same manner that a mother holding her newborn baby exudes and expresses love, protection, and compassion. When we experiencerepparttar 122283 flow of "reiseishin" we naturally appreciate, empathize with, and respect all of life.

For me personally, what is important to say in regard to sensingrepparttar 122284 flow of "reiseishin" is thatrepparttar 122285 experience is not generated byrepparttar 122286 activity ofrepparttar 122287 thinking mind. Our sense of unity with all of life comes about when we "do only what is necessary, and nothing more or less." It is this "doing less" that leads to greater power and a greater sense of connection to life. We gainrepparttar 122288 paradoxical experience of calmness and action being two sides ofrepparttar 122289 same coin. One beingrepparttar 122290 mirror image ofrepparttar 122291 other. Great calmness leads to great action, like a hurricane radiating out from its calm "eye." Great action leads to great calmness, as when a strongly thrown top rights itself and calmly spins round its center.

When you balance and relax your body, unify your thoughts and actions, and calm your thinking mind, you move from an experience of duality to an experience of commonality. At such times you understand experientially what is paradoxical torepparttar 122292 thinking mind - That so much difference comes from One source.

You breathe deeply and senserepparttar 122293 simultaneous inflow and outflow of ki. You breathe deeply and feel a "heavy-lightness" inrepparttar 122294 body. You breathe deeply and senserepparttar 122295 "immovable-movement" of your spirit.

When you sense and move withrepparttar 122296 energy that is manifesting throughoutrepparttar 122297 universe you find that you have a greater ability to live a life that is healthy and fulfilling, a greater sense of valuing and protecting all of life. When you learn to instinctively move with others rather than attempting to oppose them, you quickly come to a sense of intuitively understanding your counterpart's thoughts and actions, and you increaserepparttar 122298 likelihood of your being able to gently lead your counterpart in new directions inrepparttar 122299 future. This is certainly a timely topic givenrepparttar 122300 current conditions inrepparttar 122301 world today. Aikido is a martial art that wages peace. We have no attack form in Aikido, even though Aikido is very much an effective form of self-defense. As I said previously, in Aikido we cultivate an experience that leads us to believe that all living beings utilize and share a common energy source (ki) that helps to run and maintain our environment as well as our individual human systems. We believe that since we all share a common energy source, that in some important way we are all truly members ofrepparttar 122302 same family, and that we share our lives with all of nature. We do not have an attack form in Aikido, because attacking another human being would be like attacking a family member that you love. One ofrepparttar 122303 main ideas of Aikido is to find a way to honor and protect your own being, your own opinions, your own right to life, while CONCURRENTLY honoring and protectingrepparttar 122304 same in your opponent. Not at all a simple task, but one well worth trying to embody.

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