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Newton’s Law of Inertia states: “An object at rest tends to stay at rest  until an outside force acts upon it. And an object in motions tends to stay in motion until an outside force acts upon it.” At least that’s how I remember the Law from 8th grade science!

So how does this relate to the use of our minds? And, by the way, I wish I could say I came up with the statement ‘Overcoming the inertia of your mind….’ but I didn’t. Credit goes to my husband, I just decided to use it officially! But getting back to the topic….

When I first started on my spiritual path my teacher told me I was lazy-minded. What? That can’t be! Look how busy I am every day! I go to work, I ride my bike, I come to class each night…. I am NOT lazy. Defensive, maybe. But certainly not lazy. He just laughed. Then he explained being busy isn’t the same thing as correctly using my mind. And when I reflected on this, I had to admit he was right. It took me several months when I was a new student before I had created a dedicated space to meditate each day. It took me even longer before I sincerely started practicing all the hypnosis/mind science techniques I was learning in the annual Prosperity Workshops he taught each December. Why? Because it was easier NOT to sit down and actually work the information.

I had to create a whole new mind-set and habit patterns. At first, when it was time to sit and practice what I was learning, everything else called to me; clean the house, write a letter, wash my clothes….busy, busy, busy! My mind was stuck in a comfort groove of keeping me locked in a non-movement state of lack and limitation. I was so used to being in that state of mind that it was easier to succumb to remaining stuck than working the energy to rise above it and break the bad mental habits. I was the object at rest….

Once I cleared out the mental blocks and old energy patterns life started getting easier. I was motivated to continue learning, growing and changing. I had goals and I was reaching them. I was also using hypnosis! Hypnosis is the best way I know to overcome the inertia of your mind. Why? Because you are entering the arena of your subconscious mind where all your habits and patterns are created and stored and releasing the old ways that don’t work for you anymore. But beware! By nature the subconscious mind is lazy! It likes keeping things the way they are, even if it means your health and well being are being jeopardized.

This is why working with a hypnotist is beneficial. The hypnotist knows how to communicate with your subconscious to create motivation and desire! Match that with your conscious desire to create positive change and you’ve got a powerful modality for healing to take place.

Where are you in regards to your goals and dreams right now? Do you say you want to: quit smoking, lose weight, start exercising, eat healthier foods….but find yourself still doing the same old things? Or maybe you go for a day or a week with your new action plan and then revert back to the old because it’s ‘too hard’ to stick with the diet or get outside and move your body. You need to overcome the inertia of your mind. You need to create a burning desire within yourself and find someone to help you keep your commitment to stay true to your goal!

Naturally, I suggest and encourage you to seek out a qualified hypnotist in your area. And if you can’t find one – I’m available via Skype. I also have a special going on right now for personalized hypnosis recordings. I usually don’t advertise like this but I am passionate about helping you be successful in creating positive change!

Here’s the link to my recordings. Take a moment to browse the rest of my site while you’re there!

http://livingstonbousheyhypnosis.com/Recordings.html

Have fun!

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Imagine what it would be like if . . . you could do anything you wanted to do, you couldEnglish: A skeleton key. Español: Llave antigu...achieve anything you wanted to achieve, you could travel to any destination you desired. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Now imagine you could do all those things with two simple words: permission granted!

That’s right. Permission granted.

I want to attract more money into my life by my business being more successful. Permission granted!

I want to have a healthy, loving, intimate relationship. Permission granted!

I want to eat better foods and exercise and lose weight. Permission granted!

I know what you’re thinking; “It can’t be that easy. I said ‘permission granted’ and nothing happened.” Let me tell you why.

Growing up, we had to ask permission to do just about anything. Staying up late to watch TV, going outside to play, even asking permission from our teacher to get a hall-pass to use the bathroom. Our life centered around asking someone else to grant us permission to do what we wanted. Our subconscious mind was being conditioned to look outside ourselves to an authority figure to tell us what we could or could not do. We never learned to be our own authority figure.

Did you buy into the belief that says you have to work hard for financial success? Money doesn’t grow on trees, you’ll never have a relationship and be happy? These are all the blocks in your subconscious mind making it difficult to create the lifestyle you so rightly deserve.

Hypnosis is the fastest, most effective way to go into the subconscious mind and release those blocks. In hypnosis, you can make friends with your subconscious mind and become your own authority figure. Hypnosis activates the key to unlock your subconscious mind to accept new positive thoughts.

You can actually have the direct experience of creating positive change, whatever that change may be. Anything that says you can’t, it won’t happen, it’s impossible is simply an illusion. A statement from A Course In Miracles says, ‘if it’s real it can’t be threatened, if it’s unreal it doesn’t exist’. Clean out those unreal beliefs! You can do it. Permission granted!

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I was working with a client with my Abundant Living Program™. On our first day together I asked her what she wanted. “World peace” she replied. “OK”, I said, “but I don’t think you’ll get that in the time we have together, can you think of something else?” She thought for a bit then said “I’m always praying to keep my children and grandchildren safe and healthy.” “Well, that’s nice too and I’m sure your kids appreciate your prayers, but what is that YOU want for yourself?” She was stumped. And then she started to cry. Then she told me that she’s never been able to ask for anything personal and when she prays, it’s always for other people.

I asked her what she felt emotionally when she thought of praying for herself. Guilty.

I asked her what she felt emotionally when she wanted to manifest something for herself. Guilty and unworthy. Her truth – she’s never believed it was okay to want something just for her. And that’s why she was working with me, to break the cycle of lack and limitation so she could manifest abundance in her life.

Wanting something and believing you can have something are two different things. I discovered this when I first started my journey with manifestation and the Mind Sciences. I was in a class learning how to ‘mock-up’ or manifest things in life. The techniques and concepts were simple and made perfect sense to me. I was excited that soon I’d have all the things I wanted to help make my life more comfortable. I started with easy things like a free cup of coffee. Lo and behold, a few days after practicing the exercise, I was invited out for a cup of coffee. I knew I was on to something now!

At the time my only mode of transportation was a ten-speed bike. The rainy season was drawing near so I sat down one day and mocked-up a new car. I was seeing the car, imagining I was driving the car, looking forward to receiving my new car. I just wasn’t paying attention to the small voice inside of me saying ‘no way’ or the feeling of doubt I had about this car. What could go wrong? I was applying the information exactly as I had been taught.

The next time class met everyone was sharing their experiences. A student was all excited because she had been given a new car. A car much nicer than the one she already had. A car that was very similar to the car I had mocked-up for myself. I didn’t get a car, but she did. I think I actually cried a little and blurted out ‘you got my car and you don’t even need one!’ Our teacher used my experience as the object lesson for class that night.

I discovered my subconscious mind was acting on a deep rooted belief system of lack, limitation and no permission to increase or bring new things into my life. Not only did I feel guilty if I asked for something for myself, I didn’t believe I could have things that easily. I had to work hard for whatever I received.

This was a two-fold imprint in my subconscious mind. One aspect was the thoughts and feelings I was carrying deep within me that stemmed from my childhood and the conversations I heard my parents talking/fighting about over money. Money doesn’t grow on trees, only certain people get ahead in life…. you get the idea.

The other aspect was based in religion. It wasn’t spiritual to want things. Don’t be greedy. Don’t be selfish. Always think of the other person first. To be spiritual meant you shouldn’t have money or nice things. Has anyone reading this post ever experienced something similar?

What about you? Do you have a difficult time creating a picture for what you want? Do you feel guilty if you ask for something or pray for yourself? Do you say you want certain things but deep down don’t believe you can have them? This can be anything; health, finances, relationships, or a successful business.

I’ll be creating a series of posts that address these issues. The Autumn season is the perfect time of year to release blocks and old patterns of belief in lack, limitation and ‘non-havingness’. I’ll include simple exercises you can do to help clear out your subconscious mind so you can manifest more abundant living.

You can start now. Write down a list of things you want to bring into your life. What is it that you want? And how do you feel about wanting?

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I’ve been meditating on forgiveness. I deeply believe it is important to practice forgiving, letting go and moving forward in life. This is something I have been applying in my daily life for many years. A few months ago I was accused of holding on to old resentments and not forgiving certain people from my past. According to these individuals, from their perspective, had I truly forgiven I’d be open to going out to dinner with and/or inviting these people into my home. The ones accusing me became quite passionate, if not downright angry at my behavior. I was accused of being willing to help drug addicts and alcoholics but not my old friends.

I was quite surprised at this outburst. I remember my teacher saying that when we speak we are usually talking about ourselves first, if we haven’t taken the time to clear consciousness. Or, if the shoe fits wear it, if it doesn’t kick it off!

So what exactly does it mean to forgive?

The definition of forgive from the dictionary is: stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw or mistake.

So forgive is a verb. It is something we need to take action on, vs. something we just think about.

I recently had a conversation with an individual who is in the process of filing for a divorce after forty years of marriage. He is filled with lots of anger and has been resenting people and situations for more than forty years! That’s a long time of holding a grudge and keeping things internalized. So I wasn’t too surprised when he told me he might have liver problems.

From the book Heal Your Body, Louise L. Hay says liver problems stem from the thinking/emotional process of chronic complaining, justifying fault-finding to deceive yourself. Feeling bad.

Whoa! You mean the more we think about something with lots of negative emotions we can create symptoms of illness in our body? That’s right! You’ve heard the saying you are what you eat? Well even truer, we are what we think!

I suggested to my friend that he might want to start thinking positive thoughts and getting some positive feelings flowing through his body. His answer? I don’t have anything positive in my life. Wow! I could think of ten in that moment – and it wasn’t even my life!

Forgiveness is not for the other person. Forgiveness is for our self.

Why? Because we are the ones left walking around feeling crappy. Think about a situation when somebody really made you mad.  Perhaps you kept dwelling on the issue, talking about it to your friends. And yes, maybe at the time it was a bad thing that happened to you. Now fast forward to the present. Are you still complaining about the same thing? That person did it to me! That person ruined my life, screwed me over, or that person_________________, you fill in the blank!

That person is probably happy and enjoying life. They most likely have no idea you are still upset. And guess what? You’re the one holding the bag of cruddy feelings, not them! You’re the one making yourself sick based on the thoughts and emotions constantly running through your space.

Does forgiveness mean I have to be a doormat? No! But when you can run forgiveness through your body towards someone you are releasing yourself from the karmic debt between the two of you. You are actually setting yourself free. And just because you forgive someone doesn’t mean you have to hang out with him or her. I’ve forgiven many people in my life that I now choose to love from a distance! Let me share an experience.

Approximately eleven years ago I was going through a hellacious life challenge that involved the father of my kids, the court system and my right to raise my daughters as I deemed best and that included my right to home school. The things being said about me were hurtful, ugly lies. It was terrible. I became very angry and I wanted to find revenge. Then I had a life changing experience.

My pastor at the time (now deceased) facilitated a spiritual hypnosis session with me. I honestly don’t recall the words or suggestions he gave, all I remember is my entire body was filled with light. I had a burning sensation start at the top of my head that ran all the way down to my feet. I was enveloped by an incredible sense of awe, peace and love. The only words I’ve ever been able to use that come close to describing what this was like is that I was filled with the Holy Spirit.

I saw all my antagonists standing before me and all I could do was love and forgive them. And at first this kind of pissed me off! I wanted to hold on to the hate and resentments! But that became more painful, it was easier to let go and allow love to flow. I emerged from trance knowing I had changed. And to this day, I’ve never been able to resent anyone for a long time. Do I get angry if treated unfairly? Of course I do! But even when I’ve tried to run hatred through me – and yes – I’ve tried, I can’t do it, it’s just not there. Do I choose to hang out with these people? No, but I can still forgive them. I can also forgive myself for allowing the situation to happen. This sets me free to move forward in my life.

The other day I drove an hour to bring food to my daughters’ dad because he wasn’t feeling well. Eleven years ago I never would have dreamed this would be possible. And I was checking my space to see if I had any remaining resentments inside and realized I was clear. This made me happy because not only was I free – he was too. Mistakes were made by both of us but we had each moved on.

What about you? Are there people you are still resenting? Bad things happen but you owe it to yourself to forgive, let go of the painful past, and move forward in life.

If you truly desire to let go and embrace positive change find someone who can help you with the process. I believe using hypnosis is the most powerful approach because you’ll be in your subconscious mind where all the old uncomfortable feelings are stored. From hypnosis you can release and let go and focus on how you want to be feeling. You can strengthen your mental muscles to think more positively. You deserve to be happy!

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This is a question I’m asked by my students, potential clients and all the groups I work with for smoking cessation. This is an area in which many hypnotists will disagree with me and that’s ok!

I personally never say “one time guarantee success” with any of my smoking cessation clients. Let me tell you why!

Everyone is different. Everyone experiences hypnosis and the taking in of suggestions and releasing old patterns differently. Sometimes it takes more than one session to insure those new seed ideas for change are firmly rooted in the subconscious mind.

With that said, I also know that every time an idea is accepted into the subconscious mind – it has to come true! That’s a scientific fact about hypnosis. Here’s a picture to explain what I mean. When a seed is planted into the earth, it doesn’t always germinate and sprout right away. Sometimes it takes a little longer for those roots to break out of the hull and reach into the earth and sometimes a bit longer before we see the plant sprout, flourish and grow. But we do know that with proper watering etc., the plant will grow.

How often do you see a farmer digging up the seeds to his crops to check if they are growing? That’s silly! The farmer acts on faith that the scientific principles of farming and planting will work.

This is what I tell my clients. Why? Because if they leave my office or group session and don’t smoke for a week, but then on the 8th day they light up – I don’t want them to think they failed or that the hypnosis didn’t work! There’s no such thing as failure in my world!

I tell them that most likely they will be a permanent non-smoker when they leave, definitely will be smoking much less and explain the fact of hypnosis stated above. If they feel they have a need to come back for some positive reinforcements – so be it. Do they come back? Most do not. The only way I know they are still non-smokers years later is by the people they keep sending to me to quit smoking!

I’ve mentioned before my mom was a smoker. She tried quitting many times. She wore the patch – while she smoked. She chewed the nicotine gum – while she smoked. She listened to quit smoking recordings – while she smoked. Then came the days when she would turn off her oxygen mask – so she could smoke.

She felt like a failure. And yes, I had given her the name of a hypnotist in a town close to where she lived. What happened? After a few days she started smoking again and believed hypnosis didn’t work. Why? Because the hypnotist advertised 99% success rate and a one time guarantee to quit smoking.

That’s when my passion to educate as many people as I can about the facts of hypnosis started. I don’t want people being robbed of an experience. Smokers need to be encouraged. They already feel bad about smoking. They already know the health risks, money wasted etc.

A few months ago I was doing a follow-up group session. Almost everyone had quit smoking for three weeks, all but one woman. She was trashing herself because she was still smoking. I asked how much she used to smoke before the class. Two packs a day. I asked how many cigarettes she was smoking now. Three. Three! I told her that was a HUGE success! From two packs a day to just three cigarettes a day was fantastic. And that with the reinforcement she’d be receiving this evening she will be set free from those final three. Guess what? She’s been set free!

So often we tend to down play our successes. If it isn’t humongous it must not be important. Not true! Every small accomplishment is a step towards permanent success. What steps have you taken today?

I welcome your views on this topic! Thanks for reading!

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  Meditation and hypnosis are often seen as one and the same. The truth is, they are not. Let me explain why.
Meditation is an emptying out process. It’s a time to quiet the mind and still the thoughts that run through your head all day long. To properly meditate, you need to stop thinking. However, this isn’t as easy as that may sound.

When I first started meditating, my mind was going something like this: “Okay, I’m going to sit here for thirty minutes and not think. Okay, now I’m thinking about how I’m not suppose to be thinking. Right, now I’m thinking about what to eat for dinner and that cute little dress I saw in the store window the other day.”

Sound familiar? Once we’re caught up in the thought stream of the world, it’s hard to unhook. The thought stream is from the analytical part of our mind, the conscious mind. We can stay caught-up in thoughts for a very long time. Often, those thoughts are not even our own!
Why meditate? Science has proven that meditation helps lower blood pressure, release stress and gives you an overall feeling of peace and well-being. Even with the high stress and tension people experience in their fast paced daily lives, meditation helps to slow things down and puts life in a different perspective. The problems are still there, but now there is a different way to handle the situations.

Spiritually, we meditate to re-connect ourselves to our Source. Whatever name label you have for “God”, meditation is a time of quiet inner-reflection, to become united with the God of your heart. Prayer is when you talk to God, meditation is when you get quiet and allow God to talk to you. It’s difficult to hear with all that babble going on!

If meditation is an emptying out process, what are we releasing? The thoughts that have you believing there is something wrong with you. The thinking you entertain that says you are not already connected with God, or that you have to be good and perfect to be accepted by your Creator. In short – the hypnotic state you’ve been in that has you believing you are not okay, just the way you are.

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind we go into everyday. Getting caught up in a good book or movie, studying for an exam and losing track of time are simple examples of being in hypnosis. To go into hypnosis and enter into the subconscious mind, you must by-pass the critical factor of the conscious mind – the thought stream!

This can be done quickly, easily and effectively. One does not need to be relaxed to go into trance, relaxation is a by-product of having been in hypnosis. Why? Because you have relaxed the body and mind together, which allows the nervous system to flush out all the pent-up stress and tensions. This is why one hour of hypnosis is equal to eight hours of sleep; the mind is guided into slowing down the brainwaves, simply by following the instructions given by the facilitator. When the mind relaxes, it is able to let go.

Why isn’t hypnosis the same as meditation? When you are being guided through a creative visualization session by someone, it may be called meditation, but you are establishing selective thinking based upon what the person is saying. Spiritually, we are in hypnosis all the time. People are “asleep” to who they are as a spirit, living in a body. They are in a trance state of believing to be the body/personality, with all the issues and problems causing the stress and tensions.

Hypnosis is a wonderful, powerful tool to locate the reasons as to why you are stuck believing certain things, such as those mentioned above. Once you find the source of the problem, you can let it go! Once you let it go, your mind has been emptied out from that quality of thinking.

This is why hypnosis is a great way to enhance meditation. You can use the scientific approach of hypnosis to enter into your subconscious mind. Once in trance, you can release the old thinking patterns. Once you’ve done that and your mind is clear, you can move into a quiet state of meditation. You’ve reconnected with yourself as spirit. I see this in people all the time; they’ve been guided through a trance/hypnosis session and when it’s over, they are incredibly quiet – no thoughts, just peace and quiet.

That’s the meditative state. The door to get there? Hypnosis. It’s the fastest way to hop out of the thought stream. But hypnosis will not take you through that door. Hypnosis will show you why things are the way they are, and how things can be if you choose to alter your thinking. Once you’ve done that, now meditate. This is the only way to awaken to your higher good, and all healing is awakening to who we are, isn’t it? Yes it is!

Love & Blessings to all who wander by to read this

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Imagine this: You were incarcerated for murders at the age of 20 in 1965. You spent 46 years in prison. Now you are free. You are released into a city where you don’t know anyone. You have no place to live. When you went into prison the majority of Americans were black or white and racial wars were high. Now you are out and there are Mexicans, Asians, all sorts of nationalities and most people are driving new cars. You see people walking along the sidewalks talking to themselves. You wonder – is everyone in this town crazy? Someone tells you no, they are talking on their cell phone which is attached to their ear. What’s a cell phone? You feel completely over whelmed. The world has moved forward too fast while you were gone.

You are standing in line at a market. The person behind you gets a bit too close, bumps against you and you jump, wondering if you’re about to be knifed. Oh wait, I’m free. But your body is still reacting to the survival tactics of hyper-vigilance and always being on guard to survive.

You think about the ‘family’ you formed during those 46 years of prison; those who you ate meals with and walked the yard together with every day. Your mind flashes back to that one day when your buddies were going to walk out in the yard. You didn’t want to go because it was raining. They try to get you to go outside with them. No, I don’t want to get wet. They go. Awhile later they come back in. Minus one. One of your family members was killed in the yard. You still feel the pain of your choice to stay in that day, knowing you were the best fighter in the group. Maybe your friend would still be alive today.

As a hypnotist at a drug/alcohol rehab center, I have been working with people who have been imprisoned for a variety of reasons from drugs and alcohol to murder. I’ve learned that there are not too many programs to help the ex-con make an easy transition from prison to freedom. And although my mission is not to reform the prison systems, I have a new-born passion to use hypnosis as a tool to help these people deal with the everyday challenges they now face; normal activities you or I would never think twice about doing.

Hypnosis helps with stress management: I teach them different coping skills to help with the stress of reacclimating to civilian life. I also use hypnosis to alleviate their PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) because living in prison is somewhat akin to being in a war zone – you have to figure out how to stay alive.

Hypnosis helps release the emotional pain: Most of the men I’ve worked with carry old emotional pain pictures stemming back to the crime they committed. One man said he still thinks about the life he took some 30 years ago. And though he knows he’s not the same person he was back then, the pain is still with him. Hypnosis offers relief. The emotions are washed away.

Hypnosis helps with motivation and goal setting: We work out a goal plan to help them start building a new life. Long term goals and short-term objectives. Hypnosis helps them stay motivated with each step and also brings them to any inner blocks or saboteurs in their subconscious mind that would prevent them from achieving each goal.

Hypnosis helps with self-confidence: Using special Ego strengthening techniques hypnosis helps to re-structure the subconscious mind so they feel confident about the new changes they are embracing in life.

Yes, hypnosis works wonders to help people during life challenges and transitions!

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