Autosuggestion is the use of positive suggestion when in a deeply relaxed state so the unconscious is much more receptive. Hence there is less chance of a suggestion being vetoed by the Critical Censor. If deep relaxation is hard for you, try the AcuPearl Chillout or G-Balance (see*).
Four of the rules for autosuggestion are the same as for affirmations:
- Personalise them.
- Make them positive.
- Say them as if you mean them.
- Keep going and be patient.
The fifth is slightly different.
- Use the present tense. Begin your autosuggestions with phrases such as ‘I am’, ‘I can’, ‘I have’, ‘I do’, ‘I always…’, ‘I accept for myself…’. ‘See’ your desires as already achieved. E.g. if a physical object, see it as already yours and in your possession. Say, ‘I own’ or ‘I have’ rather than ‘I will own’ or ‘I will have’. If you want to make some change to yourself, such as losing weight or becoming more courageous, say ‘I am slim’ rather than ‘I will be slim’, or ‘I am brave’ not ‘I will be brave’.
Autosuggestion requires you to suspend disbelief, especially if you are working on something that you don’t yet actually have physically. Think of autosuggestion as a tool for change, rather than statements of absolute fact.
In Alpha, the unconscious takes your words literally. For example, if you were to use the future tense the unconscious would assume that what you want isn’t an immediate priority and can wait.
Specify the exact nature of your desire; affirm your intention to acquire it and that it is already yours. When the suggestion takes hold, your unconscious will direct you towards it.
Affirmations and autosuggestion are empowering. They focus your mind on what you want, bringing the Laws of Cause and Effect and Attraction into play. Coupled with Creative Imagery they speed your progress towards whatever you desire. Future blogs will provide further guidance on how to use them for their maximum benefit.
©David Lawrence Preston, 1.4.2016
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