So to answer your question - yes, my part was cut. They called my part of the facebook story, “too controversial.” And that was that. I guess Zuckerberg is still too scared to show the world that section of the tale. Balls in your court, Zuckerberg.
And now, to finally finish this ‘series’ on hypnotherapy. After you go through and heal your little kid self, you imagine going all the way back to being a baby, “in your mommy’s tummy”. Those are the hypnotherapist’s words; I didn’t have the heart to tell him that’s not what actually happens. Especially since he seemed to have some kids of his own. Anyway, this part kind of felt like lying to me. I was just kind of along for the ride while we were imagining myself as a one year old. I mean I don’t know what I was like then. I was a little baby doing baby stuff. If you really think about it, besides pictures you’ve seen of yourself as a baby, you don’t know what you even looked like as a baby.
So then you imagine going through your entire life, painting everything with self-assurance glitter. It’s pretty great. You imagine you’re flying through your entire life painting glitter on stuff and the glitter makes you awesome.
And then you go back to your library and you run up the stairs with so much energy. And you are so excited for life. And then he uses the gong to wake you up.
So you do this a bunch of times to a bunch of memories. And then at the end, you do a big forgiveness session, where you forgive yourself. And then you are done.
And there it is. So here’s the stuff I liked -
I liked learning how to look inside myself to find strength. I liked not caring about the stupid life stuff anymore. I liked being able to see nature and beauty again. Those are all great effects.
What I didn’t like -
Well, there’s a lot of conversation about greater creators and when my dude found out I was an atheist, he wasn’t happy. I’m cool just kind of supporting that he feels this way, but I seemed to insult him when I said I didn’t believe in a cyclical view on life. I mean mostly it’s about knowing that what we do right now is all there’s going to be, in my opinion. And to act like there is something else is selling yourself short. Why not do what you can with today? So it’s fine to have a disagreement about the afterlife. I’m fine with that. But if you have a similar belief system as me, you might find that you get a lecture every time you go in for hypnotherapy about this topic. And I mean every time. It got to the point, for me, that I knew this was something he needed to do and it wasn’t about me. I just let him do his thing. Which is how you should really deal with people that need to tell you where they are coming from. If you find someone is angry and in a bad mood, just let them do their thing. They’ll come out of it once they feel they’ve been heard. That right there was just an extra piece of life advice.
Would I do it again? Probably. The gains far outnumbered the costs. And people have noticed a change in me; a calmness that wasn’t there before. Do I recommend it for you? I don’t know. I’m not your doctor and I don’t know your story. I won’t say it’s perfect. I’ve definitely had relapses. But for the most part, I’ve felt a lot more content lately. And that’s pretty great.
In conclusion, the birds are chirping, hippie-dudes. Let’s get in my van and follow what’s left of the Dead around on the greatest tour of all times!