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Hypnotherapy - The Nature of the Egoic Mind

Hypnotherapy - The Nature of the Egoic Mind

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Published by Jack Elias
A description of the workings of the "egoic minding" process by Jack Elias, CHT, author of the internationally acclaimed book, Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy/NLP
A description of the workings of the "egoic minding" process by Jack Elias, CHT, author of the internationally acclaimed book, Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy/NLP

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Published by: Jack Elias on Jan 22, 2011
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The Nature of the Egoic Mind
An excerpt from the bookFinding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy/NLPby Jack Elias, CHT
Models of the Psyche, Concepts of Reality
In the Vedic tradition of India, the name of the energy that underlies andcontrols all phenomenal reality is Shakti. Since the energy of Shakti givesbirth to everything, it is considered female. She gives birth to everything outof her own being. Shakti is everything, in no way separate from anyphenomenon, yet she remains untainted and exuberant in the play of herown energies. She is our own inherent pure being — we do not simply have alittle piece of her inside us — we are entirely her. The unmanifest reality out of which the Shakti arises is called Shiva. Shiva isthe all-encompassing awareness of the play — the immovable, indestructiblewitness — the male consort (lover) of the Shakti. Locked in eternal embrace— the same, yet different, ecstatically merging and moving apart to mergeagain. The Shakti has many facets, i.e., there are different kinds of Shakti. The mostimportant for our purposes is called "Matrika Shakti." Matrika Shakti is thepower of illusion, the power of maya, as it is called in many eastern
traditions. What is the root of this power? Letters! Therefore, Words!,Language!...The primordial hypnosis — the thinking mind.In our approach, it is important to contemplate the significance of the dreamcreating power of our thinking minds. We have to access our "Shivahood" todo this — our awakened awareness. Otherwise, hypnotherapy becomes justthe shifting of one trance for another, always within the realm of the mostpowerful most subtle underlying trance: the egoic minding. I choose to call it"minding", not mind, because it is not a thing, but a process. Until egoicminding is dissolved completely, awareness must be alert to its subterfuge,whether in yourself and your clients.If this sounds intimidating, it doesn't have to be, because short-circuiting theegoic underpinnings of people's problems can make transformation muchquicker, easier, and more delightful. Yes, more delightful — the egoicminding doesn't have a true sense of humor — so humor is a powerful tool inbreaking its spell. Humor arises out of awareness. Awareness of what?Awareness of 1) not being the thinking; 2) not being an object being thoughtabout; and 3) awareness of being the awareness without having to thinkabout it. Think about it! While maintaining an awareness that thinking is occurring,contemplate that: 1) people's problems are always about themselves as the

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The ego is a process, not a thing. Important insights on how we keep the ego going, and what we can do to get free of its shenanigans! :)
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