Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Toss Out Your Old Emotional Baggage to Enjoy Spiritual Cleansing

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Are you feeling motivated this morning? I certainly hope so.

Today, I want to share the Sedona Method with you.

There's only so much I can do in introducing this subject in a blog entry. If you really want to master the method, I suggest that you start by reading Hale Dwoskin's book, The Sedona Method, and follow that by taking a course on the method.

I wrote a review of The Sedona Method at Hale's request back in 2003 when the book came out. Let me share that review with you now.

"Although I have read dozens of self-help books and attended weeks of self-help seminars, none of those books and seminars helped me in the profound way that The Sedona Method has.

"The book's core observation is that we allow emotions based on old memories to block our minds and bodies from experiencing what is possible now. Many self-help authors make the same point.

"What makes The Sedona Method different from the others is the proposed method for eliminating those emotions. I have learned many other techniques for changing memories (such as the Tony Robbins Swish pattern) and use meditation to withdraw from emotions. I have found that meditation has worked best for me in the past. While meditating, my head is pleasantly vibrating and I feel at mental peace. With The Sedona Method teachings, I find that my whole body shudders pleasantly into relaxation and peace. In other words, this process causes me to enjoy a greater release from old memories and emotions than I had thought possible. It's a wonderful gift.

"So what do you have to do to enjoy this peace? You just need to ask yourself a series of questions (and the book is full of exercises to help you do that). I soon found that I did not need to ask all of the questions. With practice, I could just release negative emotions whenever I wanted to.

"This book came to me at a very stressful time . . . just after my Father died. I find that the grieving process has been greatly eased by the emotional releases I can stimulate any time I want.

"To get the most benefit from this book, you should practice every day to establish new habits. I read the book over two weeks to help make that transition. In retrospect, I would have done better to have read it over more weeks and practiced more each day. I plan to reread the book now to deepen my benefit.

"What was most impressive to me was that I could get so much benefit without going to a class or listening to an audio version. I suspect the teachings would be much more powerful in those forms. But you certainly can experience great things from just reading the book, doing the exercises, practicing and remembering to use the teachings when those emotions well up.

"May your days be filled with tranquility and a greater sense of what is possible!"

Since 2003, I have been making it a habit to employ the Sedona Method techniques several times a week. Last month, I spent an hour listening to Hale Dwoskin describing the method during a teleseminar being conducted by Jack Canfield.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could experience even deeper relaxation and peace now from the Sedona Method than ever before after listening to the seminar.

Here was the simple induction that Hale used during this week's seminar:

He started talking about the benefits of letting our emotions go . . . rather than being permanently attached to them.

He suggested picking up a pen or pencil and dropping it to the floor. I did that easily.

Then, he talked about that experience and suggested that I welcome and embrace whatever emotions I was feeling.

I suddenly felt very heavy and sluggish . . . almost overwhelmingly so. The weight was unbearable.

He then suggested that I ask myself "Could I let it go?" I felt lighter.

He next suggested that I ask myself "Would I let it go?" I felt even lighter.

And finally he suggested that I ask myself "When would it be all right to let it go?" . . . with the thought that now is a good time. I almost felt like I was attached to a helium balloon at that point.

I repeated the induction several times and felt increasingly more delightful and free each time. It was like losing a hundred pounds in a few minutes. Boy, did I need that!

Practice that induction. If you like it, you will find several other good inductions based on self-inquiry in The Sedona Method.

If you want to know more about how the method works and its background, you will find great information at http://www.sedona.com/.

I have found that the Sedona Method does not interfere with my religious beliefs or my meditative practices . . . but seems to enhance both. It's like suddenly having a third leg for a stool. I feel more grounded and more comfortable at the same time.

Good luck with this!

As I finish this topic for now, I cannot help but think that the Sedona Method might help billionaires even more than those of more modest means. Being weighed down by all of the emotional scars of protecting and growing billions of dollars must create a lot of old emotional baggage that's hard to release.

Please feel free to let me know what else you would like to learn, and I'll do my best to help in future blog entries.

Thanks so much for your support of this blog. I'm delighted that so many thousands of people have made this blog part of their regular reading habit!

May God bless you.

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2005 Donald W. Mitchell


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