Friday, 28 October 2016

Consciousness and Transformation


Consciousness is both who we are and who we perceive ourselves to be. At any given time, who we truly are does not change, however we are constantly re-writing the stories that we tell ourselves. Those stories are based on our perception of the world and our place in it. Consciousness only exists in the moment; our recollections of the past and our fantasies of the future are just more stories. We cannot know what will be in future moments and we cannot trust what we tell ourselves happened in the past, because although real events may have happened, our memories of them are not necessarily accurate. Memories are not the real events, they are based entirely on the “false selves” that are the stories we invent and build upon our perceptions and associations. How many times have you filled in gaps in your memory with good or bad recollections that cannot be recalled by others who experienced the same event?

Transformation means changing our perceptions or our view so that we recognize that what we tell ourselves about the world and about ourselves is not the reality of the world around us or who we truly are. The real being that is buried within us must shed our “false selves” in order to be truly experienced in the moment, being whole or “integrated”. The rare moments when that happens are moments of “peak experience” and potentially transformative as they allow us to recognize the difference between reality and the storytelling that forms most of our world view. Those moments of true experience, unfiltered by our internal stories are when we can be truly dazzled, amazed and awakened by the truth. Finding new ways that allow us to experience the truth is what transformation is all about.

Hypnotherapy can help you get past your internal stories, identify the positive and negative internal associations that may be holding you back, strengthen what’s within you that can help you make progress and start you on a path of true transformation by helping you make changes in your life. This is what I mean by Helping you realize your potential!

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