Marilyn Gordon, Cht, CI
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Healing Mind is Brilliant
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 www.hypnotherapycenter.com