Spirit and Mind Hypnosis: Tools for Developing Your Faith
In the third chapter of Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich," he states that faith can be developed through self hypnosis. I read this many years ago, shortly after I became a hypnotherapist. During this time, I was going through a spiritual crisis. My faith had melted away, leaving just a tiny kernel. Reading that I could create the state of mind of faith by using affirmations and spirit and mind hypnosis rattled me to my core. I read and re-read that page, just to be sure I'd understood it correctly.
The emotion of faith energizes our thoughts and is behind any transformation. I'd always believed that faith was something that a person had to cultivate, or blindly accept. Over many years, I'd built mine up, until a major crisis in my life shattered my faith. At that point, I still had an intellectual belief, but the confidence was gone.
So I began experimenting, to see if I could formulate faith again. I used affirmations in my meditations and during my daily activities. After a couple of months, (remember, I was starting pretty much from the basement) I began to have fleeting glimmers of an assurance that I could create what I wanted. Things in my life began to improve.
Recall that whatever you concentrate on you tend to attract. Don't we tend to believe what we tell ourselves over and over? If a person keeps saying to themselves that they're a failure, they'll eventually believe their assertion, and it'll become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The same is true if you repeatedly state that you're a success. As you focus on affirming your assurance that the power of the Universe flows through you, this impresses the subconscious mind with the knowledge that the Infinite is in you, through you, expressing as you.
It took awhile, because I had so much to transform, but by using Hill's idea, I developed a much greater and deeper faith in the Universe and myself than I ever had before. Even with all my training and experience, I'd never considered that a person could actually plant the seed of faith, and water it with repeated applications of affirmation. Such a simple idea, and yet one that was revolutionary for me and can revolutionize your life, too.
You can enhance your spirit connection by turning toward faith. There are tapes to help with spirit and mind hypnosis that assist in mind, body, spirit connection.
Linda-Ann Stewart is a nationally known hypnotherapist, writer, speaker and leads seminars on empowerment and stress reduction. You can visit her web site at www.cedarfire.com.
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