When people use the term "hypnosis", they are generally referring to accessing the subconscious mind. Even though we all access superconscious mind through the subconscious, way too many hypnotists are hung up on limitations present in the subconscious mind (their own and that of a client) and completely disregard that each individual truly does have access to the INFINITE resources from the superconscious mind.
There is only ONE MIND - which is for the sake of convenience and understanding divided, according to its functions, into three minds:conscious, subconscious and superconscious.
I find it necessary to discuss the difference between the subconscious and the superconscious mind in order to stress the importance of accessing the superconscious - specially when desiring to reach the goals that a lot of people consider "impossible" or place them into a category of "miracles".
Subconscious mind, in spiritual literature referred to as soul, is the repository of your previous learnings and experiences, of your beliefs about the world.It is the storehouse of all your thoughts and feelings, which together release a VIBRATION.In turn, this VIBRATION through the LAW of RESONANCE attracts into your experience everything that resonates with your beliefs.
Superconscious mind, in spiritual literature referred to as God, or Universal Mind, is the Source of all power, all knowledge, all love, peace, it knows of no time, nor space, it has no limitations.
Superconscious mind is omnipresent, ONE MIND expressing through all, and each human mind is only an individualized center of consciousness of this ONE MIND.Contrary to the popular opinion, your mind is not in your body, your body is in your mind.
Whatever limitations you are experiencing are strictly due to the limiting beliefs you hold in your subconscious mind.The way to overcome them is by aligning your conscious and subconscious minds with the superconscious mind.You do this by being willing to let go of your own beliefs about yourself and the world around you and opening yourself to the information, the power and the love flowing into "your center of consciousness" directly from the superconscious mind.In spiritual literature this is often referred to as surrendering to God.
Here's what happens in this process of surrender.Imagine that your individual self is a drop of water, while the superconscious (God) is the ocean.When you surrender to it, when you merge with it - you have access to all the attributes, to all the power, wisdom, and love of the ocean.When you feel the surge of this power and love running through your body, you may even feel overwhelmed with love or gratitude and may even find yourself crying.You may also experience some strange symptoms in your body as your body is adjusting to be a conduit for more power.
The process of engaging the superconscious mind is often referred to as de-hypnosis - the goal is to de-hypnotize yourself from the limiting beliefs you accepted about yourself and your relationship to the world around you.
During traditional hypnosis or hypnotherapy sessions - you'd work with a hypnotist or hypnotherapist on one specific issue at the time - an issue that is presenting a challenge for you.The process generally consists of changing the beliefs you hold in your subconscious mind regarding the specific issue.Some hypnotists may also attempt to help you get rid of the problem by providing guidance to help you get into a relaxed state and then just repeating over and over the direct suggestion which is meant to help you get rid of the problem (e.g. for weight-loss, "You're slim now", or for smoking cessation, "You're a non-smoker now").Since this approach does not deal with any possible benefits you are deriving from your current challenge (secondary gains), the effectiveness of this approachmay be questionable.
If, instead, you chose to engage in the process of de-hypnotizing yourself and engaging the superconscious mind - even though you may not be directly focusing on any specific issue, you may discover that the challenges you were facing before simply begin to fall away. If you were having a weight-problem, you could experience an inner urge to engage in activities and nutrition that promotes your ideal weight.If you were having a challenge with substance abuse, you could experience that any desire and/or need for the particular substance has simply vanished without any withdrawal symptoms.
You access the superconscious mind through your subconscious, so the process of accessing it is the same as accessing the subconscious through hypnosis.The difference lies in what you do next.Instead of pounding more of your own suggestions and beliefs into your subconscious, you open yourself to the experience of ONENESS.
You begin by putting aside all of your previous beliefs about yourself or about the world-around-you.Then:
"Stop for a moment and just think of the allness of God or Primal Cause with no beginning or end, with universal scope, and surround yourself in this. As you become faithful and worship this, and this alone, ONE GOD, ONE ALMIGHTY PRESENCE - you will find that the vibrations of your body will change from the human to the God or Primal vibration. As you think, live, move and become one with this vibration, you do worship; and what you worship, you idealize, you become." (Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East)
You may also just sit and relax and contemplate the ATTRIBUTES of this ONE ALMIGHTY PRESENCE - LOVE, LIGHT, OMNIPOTENCE, OMNIPRESENCE, OMNISCIENCE, TIMELESSNESS, etc.
What you'll discover the more you align your conscious and subconscious mind with your superconscious is that whatever you may want will spontaneously and effortlessly appear in your life, often instantaneously after the thought occurred to you.As you think a thought and next moment you see it manifested in front of you, you will feel as if the world around you is only a projection of your thoughts, which, in fact, it is.
One of the books that will help you get into this state of mind is A Course in Miracles.
The Science of Manifesting
- from thought to matter -
The term manifest is used continuously with no thought given to how it is possible. Material just does not appear from nothing. To manifest means to make certain by transitioning into the human visual range. The drawing below suggests one of the methods used. Sub-atomic particles (Divine Light) are linear and non-polar.
When intention is introduced, the subtle particles slow and transition into cyclonic events. Cy means complimentary state of action and of course clone means a copy of an original form. This implies that everything in the universe is manifested Divine Light.
The process can be visualized by imagining two bathtub drains, one in the north hemisphere and one in the south. In the tub there is no polarity. By intent, Divine Light slows forming whirlpools which acquire plus and minus in the outer bands and neutral at Walter Russell's fulcrum or Gregg Braden's zero point. Each drain sets up a torsion field, and because of the plus and minus fields we have heterodyning torsion fields. Any two of the inside bands spinning toward each other, are attracted (likes attract at that speed) and begin to form filaments which wrap like planetary nodes, chakras, DNA and flesh.
That which has manifested is continuously bombarded with Divine Light. This causes thrust and spinning and sets up a magnetic field around the materialized object. Absolute knowledge dwells in the Light, so it is easy to see how it is obscured in the denser fields or circuits.
adapted from Theodynamics
Neuro-theology is a broad effort by scientists around the world to better understand spiritual experiences, measure them, and even reproduce them. Using powerful brain imaging technology, researchers are exploring what mystics call nirvana, and what Christians describe as a state of grace. Scientists are asking whether spirituality can be explained in terms of neural networks, neurotransmitters and brain chemistry.
"The brain is set up in such a way as to have spiritual experiences," said Andrew Newberg, a Philadelphia scientist who wrote the book "Why God Won't Go Away." "Unless there is a fundamental change in the brain, spirituality will be here for a very long time. The brain is predisposed to having those experiences and that is why so many people believe in God."
Newberg's experiment consisted of taking brain scans of Tibetan Buddhist meditators as they sat immersed in contemplation. After giving them time to sink into a deep meditative trance, he injected them with a radioactive dye. Patterns of the dye's residues in the brain were later converted into images.
Newberg found that certain areas of the brain were altered during deep meditation. Predictably, these included areas in the front of the brain that are involved in concentration. But Newberg also found decreased activity in the parietal lobe, one of the parts of the brain that helps orient a person in three-dimensional space.
"When people have spiritual experiences they feel they become one with the universe and lose their sense of self," he said. "We think that may be because of what is happening in that area -- if you block that area you lose that boundary between the self and the rest of the world. In doing so you ultimately wind up in a universal state."
SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging allows to image the brain and determine which areas are active by measuring blood flow. The more blood flow an area has, the more active it is. The image above shows the results from a baseline scan on the left (i.e. at rest) and during a "peak" of meditation shown on the right.
The image on the left shows that the front part of the brain, which is usually involved in focusing attention and concentration, is more active during meditation. This makes sense since meditation requires a high degree of concentration.The image on the right shows that there is decreased activity in the parietal lobe. This area of the brain is responsible for giving us a sense of our orientation in space and time. Drs d'Aquilli and Newberg hypothesized that blocking all sensory and cognitive input into this area during meditation results in the sense of no space and no time which is so often described in meditation.