If you are looking for the solutions to your issues, the answers can only come from within yourself based on your wisdom, experience, awareness, and how you manage your mental tools. I’ve previously written of accepting the perspective of Magick and taking up the identity of a magician in Let’s Talk Magick, and then tried clarifying Thelema (as it should be), from the Crowley Cult worship in a Discussion On Thelema.
I have gotten slack for it whenever I’ve previously mentioned it, however all be damned – I’m saying it again. In my personal work, the Tree of Life’s Binah sephiroth is Hypnosis. Binah = Understanding = Hypnosis. (Perhaps I’ll explain this, though it will take more words than I wish to use here. For now I’ll just leave it there for you to jeer at, or perhaps contemplate).
Anyways, Hypnosis is a tool you’re likely looking for. Please read the following story and judge it not for the writing, but rather focus on absorbing the message as there is a lesson therein.
Imagine now that you are walking along on a busy city sidewalk. Arms brush your sides, and the sounds of feet patter and pace all around. People, like blurry blocks go by and you catch the odd glimpse of human form in your peripheral vision, though your eyes are locked onto your phone’s display. Your eyes jitter slightly from side to side as to absorb the impression of the letters despite the glare of the bright sky above. Without warning there is a chorus of commotion. Content spills around you, and you hear sounds of squishing liquids, have feelings of wetness, there’s clattering and banging, and you even hear mouths gasping as you feel the anxiety on display in the faces which turn toward you. Now on the ground, you look at yourself and in anger find that you’ve somehow lost balance, or were knocked, and had somehow ended up with garbage all over the sidewalk and of course all over your new clothes. Just great. Just your luck, as always.
This day now may be written off in this incident due to the fact that some clothes have been ruined, and perhaps you’ll still feel ashamed for having received a hard-lesson learned of “I need to pay better attention”. Though a gentle voice does not console or deliver this lesson, but rather its origins are a little devil within the depths of a swirling guilt which disturbs the waters of your mind.
However, is this choice?
Imagine now that after your realization of the disaster has settled in your guts, you being an optimist find some relief in the one factor which saved you from total embarrassment; the fact that the sun shun so brightly into your squinting eyes that you could not make out the amused audience taking in your humiliating display. Though the Sun as an ally does not stick around, as now a shadow lurks over and envelops you within its darkness. On gaining your attention, this figure extends its hand, and a smile shows on the face of what can now be seen as a friendly stranger who appears oddly relieved. This stranger offers an apology for having shoved you, then in addition, they inform you of the reason behind their action. They explain that you were mere moments from taking your last step. You were braced for motion and were moments from walking into oncoming traffic. Upon hearing the news of this the clothes become but rags and are of the least of worries. A new feeling of relief returns with the sun which greets you as you stand tall again. An internal voice now hints its sense of humour as it carries the message of “I need to pay better attention” into the nervous system where it is absorbed, understood, and integrated.
Now that story time is over, you should get the gist of what I am saying with it – that our perceptions can change rapidly based on our understanding of events and our relation to them.
Though now if you were to exclude the second portion of the above scenario and yet you had still gone through the initial traumatic experience… would you accept the lesson, learn, continue and grow, or would a sense of shame and guilt emerge with shields to protect you from the real? Have you accepted the stability of change, that change is stability?
If we have knowledge of this, and we understand that when we actively use our imaginations, that the brain nearly interprets fantasy as having been real – studies have shown that there’s not much difference in our perceptions from thinking of doing, and directly doing. Besides, what are memories but our imagination trying its best to recall what has been?
So in short, if we were to then choose to have written the day off from having undergone the negative experience, did we surrender ourselves to become a victim of ourselves long after being the victim of a circumstance? In accepting responsibility, should we not hypnotize our self as to remove guilt, shame, embarrassment and low-level energies in such moments, extract the lesson to have been learned, and then transmute the energy into positivity in order to continue in conquer, rather than dwelling within defeat?
If you’re looking for me to provide the answer to that here, don’t. The answer is within you as the power of your perception and what you choose to experience is up to you.
(I Will be writing a ‘How to hypnotize yourself’ and further Hypnosis pieces in the near future.)