Gordon, BCH, CI
Years ago when I was writing the beginning
chapters of my first book, my mind told me that I most likely
was writing drivel. I felt I was writing hackneyed phrases
and rusty paragraphs, and even those words didn't come easily.
My chosen cure was to go into hypnosis and see what I could
find inside the many files of my deep inner mind and in
the wisdom that I knew was encoded in my soul. I was greeted
by some astounding visions. As I walked along a corridor
lined with doors, I only had access to one door. That was
"The Drivel Door." I peeked inside and found worn
out sentences, dusty ideas, and limited inspiration. I wondered
if I had to stay here, as it was very uncomfortable. Then
the light bulb appeared to me, and I remembered that there
were many other doors, and that I had myself chosen only
to walk through this one. I could go back out into the corridor
and try the other doorknobs. And that is what I did! I saw
the signs on the other doors: The Door of Creative Inspiration,
The Door of Guidance, The Door of a Thousand Ideas, and
more. So this is how the doors opened up in my mind, the
words began to flow, and a book grew from the process.
Opening the Doors of the Mind
In the same way, most of us are wearing blinders, and from
this state, we create huge limitations. The blinders keep
us from seeing and knowing the many Doors of the Mind that
are available to us at any moment. Our thoughts are so powerful
that the doors we walk through will determine what reality
we live in and what we manifest for our lives.
Why is thought so powerful, and how can the blinders come
off? As beings, we are composed of electromagnetic frequencies.
Our bodies are electromagnetic, and so are our thoughts.
Some people have been said to even see thoughts. So our
thoughts are alive, electrical and magnetic. That means
they are filled with energy and have the capacity to magnetize
things or other thoughts to themselves. So first of all,
we realize the great power of thought. Then we connect with
a power that is greater than the thoughts, and then we open
up the doors to more expanded life manifestations.
We have systems in ourselves like radio and TV antennae.
Thoughts and patterns are swirling around us, inside and
out, and when we're tuned into a particular station, we
start to vibrate at the level of the thoughts we're tuned
into. But - do touch that dial! Tune into another station
and open up to other messages and other worlds. Best of
all, tune into the divine station, and there is everything
there we have ever wanted and could ever dream of. We can
imagine ourselves as we'd like to be.
Imagining Yourself as You'd Like to Be
This step can also be called "trance rehearsal,"
and it works with the power of thought to manifest the next
steps in life. Because of this, hypnotic suggestion is very
powerful. Suggestion and imagination work with the higher,
more subtle capacities of mind to manifest. After we take
off the blinders and open up the doors in the mind, expanded
worlds open up inside.
There was a 79 year old woman named Marie who lamented that
she couldn't be near her family most of the time. She had
moved to a senior community in another state, and she'd
become very lonely. When asked what was in the way of her
moving closer to her adult children, she paused for a while,
and then she said that it was finances that were keeping
her so far away. Her mind had opened one door only: "I
have to be here because that is the only way I see being
able to afford my life." And yet, when asked if she
could open more doors inside herself to see more possibilities,
the proverbial light bulb clicked on over her head. "Yes,
there are communities closer to my family, and yes, there
are other ways I can look into my living situation. I've
been in a little box for too many years!" She opened
up those doors and made plans to move very soon.
Many people lament that they're becoming unhealthy because
of fast food restaurants. But when the blinders come off,
they might say, "Hey, there are many other choices.
I can go to the store and buy some other food. Now, that
is a revelation!" The problem is that they've been
going into one door with blinders on, and when the opening
comes, many other opportunities are revealed.
So often, we can't conceive of ourselves at the next level.
Either we haven't known what that is, or we may not be able
to picture ourselves operating out of our current reality.
Still, that current reality may be several sizes too small
for us, and it's time to find a new size. That's when we
go looking for the next step.
Becoming Inspired to Other Realities through the Wise
There is a question that we ask over and over in hypnotherapy
sessions, a quintessential question that is a master key
to unlocking the Doors of Many Possibilities. The question
is, "What would your Wise Mind tell you about that?"
The Wise Mind is a part of the Superconscious or Higher
Self that holds the key to internal wisdom. It is the source
of great understanding and infinite creative solutions,
and it shows us how to see our situations with new eyes.
We may have been mired in the quicksand of an issue for
years, not knowing how to pull ourselves out. But there
is the "homeopathic remedy of the soul" called
the Wise Mind that can tell us the alternatives and offer
some brilliant answers. Wisdom is one of the greatest qualities
of the higher mind, along with peace, light, and love. It
is a part of the universal mind, and it is embedded within
us as a way out of our dilemmas.
Absolutely everyone has the ability to contact the Wise
Mind, even people that never knew they had one. Just ask,
"What would your Wise Mind tell you about that?"
and watch the doors open inside. The Wise Mind might tell
you, "In order to get a new job, you first have to
do a magnificent job at your old one. Then you can move
on." Or it might say, "Go ahead and move on now.
You've reached a state of completion with that relationship."
Or it might say, "There are many ways you can bring
in more income. Sit down with yourself and first pray; then
make a list. Then go out and put your thoughts into action."
Or it might say, "Of course you're worthy of love.
You're a beautiful being of the universe, and you deserve
to have good in your life."
Working with the Wise Mind is using the faculties that have
been given as a sublime gift. It can serve to open any closed
or unknown doors that can lead us to the next level of our
Other Steps to Manifestation
To open up the next level of your life requires clarity
about your direction. It also requires you to understand
and transform the inner saboteurs or obstacles, the guardians
at the gate. To have a concrete plan is also important.
It is also necessary to be able to imagine yourself as that
next step. Most important is the connection with a transcendent
reality. It provides the force and inspiration behind all
creations. It is the creative inner force that propels the
opening of new realities. There are more things in heaven
and earth than we've dreamed of, and now we can open the
Doors of Perception to see what other possibilities are
waiting there for us to find.