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The Wise Mind Answers Your Questions

Marilyn Gordon, Cht, CI

Everyone has a “Wise Mind” - the capacity to access the part of self that carries wisdom – absolutely everyone. It’s not the same as the conscience, the Jiminy Cricket on the shoulder, which carries a moral or value judgment. This is an innate capacity of the superconscious state that people carry within as a part of their birthright. It’s a homeopathic remedy in the soul that understands the wisdom in any given life situation. You may be given specific things to do about the situation. You ask, “What would my Wise Mind tell me about this?” As soon as you ask this question, you find yourself in another level of your consciousness. You may be moved to a more elevated state from which you can see the situation in new ways. You come to know the larger picture into which your own life situation is set, and that instantly transforms the situation, itself.

The “Wise Mind” is the higher faculty of advanced consciousness, wisdom, or guidance that is innate in the human organism. Through it, you bring forth experiences that arise from an inner source. “What would my Wise Mind want to tell me about this?” is a life-altering question. Perhaps your Wise Mind would like to tell you what an entire experience in your life has meant to your growth. It may want to offer you a transformed way of looking at the entire experience. It may show you an answer to a dilemma. It may give you ancient wisdom to put your own situation in perspective. It may show you a way of living your life that puts you on a more fruitful path. Connecting with the Wise Mind in an ancient art. The healing temples of ancient Greece and Rome are perfect examples.

The Ancient Healing Temples

The ancient healing temples of Greece and Rome are fascinating. These great temples are one of the predecessors of modern healing. There was an extraordinary order of priest-physicians around 1200 to 1000 BC. Their great leader was Aesclepius, and their accomplishments were miraculous. When Aesclepius died, temples dedicated to him were often built near healing waters, like the spas of today. The temples were places of beauty and sacred dignity.

In these healing temples, patients were diagnosed and treated according to dream experiences that they had there. They would come to the temples and be prepared for the healing process. They’d be clothed in white garments, and they were brought onto couches, where they were instructed to dream a healing dream. In the morning, the patients told their healing dream to the priest-physicians, who then prepared the formulas for them. Amazingly, the patients recovered. Blind people recovered their eyesight. Scars were removed. A boy recovered his speech. People were cured of all kinds of ailments.

Like the ancient ones, we too acknowledge that there is an inner “medicine” that we can find within ourselves. We can find answers in the deep resources of our inner mind. We recognize the wealth of information that lies in the Wise Mind, and we can honor what comes forth as the rich material of our healing process. In this sense, we are our own priest-physicians.

Every human being is equipped with an inner source of wisdom. When you ask yourself, “What would my wise mind tell me to do about this?” a brilliant answer might emerge from the depths of your consciousness. While it’s good to look in books to find precedents for healing one issue or another, there’s another place you can go. It’s not the library. It’s not the Internet. It’s the great temple of healing that lies at the core of your own inner world. Each time that we make this connection is an opportunity for an experience of the divine.

Looking at Deep Stress

A man, the head of a growing company, looked at his feelings of stress. His stomach bothered him. His sleep was fitful. He was frequently grumpy and irritable. He looked deeply at the knot in his stomach, allowing himself to feel the constriction. He noticed that his heart was beating faster than he knew it should. He asked his Wise Mind to give him some understanding of what was going on:

First, his Wise Mind pointed out that the donuts and fast eating weren’t helping at all. Next he began to receive wisdom about the dynamics of his work life. He saw that he had people around him who were not supportive, who tended to undermine him – not everyone, but enough so that it was a huge drain on his resources and energies. His Wise Mind told him to look on an even deeper level and notice the pattern in his life. He looked and saw that his own family didn’t support him in fundamental ways; there was always some undermining that went on in their dynamics together. This formed in him an element of getting used to the situation, a “comfort zone “ that was truly not comfortable at all. His Wise Mind prompted him to attract supportive people into his life, to make significant changes, both within and without.

More From the Wise Mind

One woman wanted to let go of judgment, especially self-judgment. In hypnosis, her Wise Mind said to her: “You don’t have to judge others to make you feel better. Forgive yourself for being judgmental. You don’t have to make it wrong to judge. ‘Discern’ instead of judge.”

Another woman felt intimidated by one of her relatives. Her Wise Mind said to her, “In the deepest part of you, you know who you are. Your relative can’t go there. You’re safe in your own inner place, and you can release your responsibility for her. You have both been freed.”

The Healing Mind is Brilliant

Not only are the challenges inside of you, but so is the remedy. The Healing Mind is that part of the self that is able to stand back and see from a greater perspective. Transformational Wisdom is within every human being. It’s brilliant because we are a reflection of the great Universe, itself. The Wise Mind is a part and parcel of the Universal Source, as it exists in microcosmic form within us. God spoke to Jeremiah and said, "Call to Me, and I will show you great things that you do not know.” Everyone can do this. The question you may want to ask to help you to get there is: “What would my Wise Mind tell me about this?” You can ask this question in or out of hypnosis. You may be stunned at the answers you can receive.

Read Extraordinary Healing: Transforming Your Consciousness, Your Energy System and Your Life by Marilyn Gordon. It's a Guidebook for Healing Yourself and Others with Transformational Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Available at bookstores or at .

©2006 Marilyn Gordon, BCH, CI
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