I decided to talk today about faith. I am reading Napoleon Hill's book - "Think and Grow Rich" and it triggers something in me. Did faith is important to reach our goals and dreams in life? Of course! But what happens when you loose your faith along the way? I remember the times when I did have the Desire to accomplish my goals, I did had a Plan, and I did had Faith, at least at the beginning. :) And I made a mistake, that most of us do: give up after the first failure! But I remembered, my Goal, my Vision about my desire, and the fact that I AM creating my destiny! It is 100% my responsibility of whether I succeed or failed! No one else! So I start working on myself and learning ! Because the best way to move forward and to succeed is to invest in your self and to improve yourself everyday! That takes time, commitment, perseverance, desire and faith! Through hypnosis, using the suggestions that both me and my co-therapist (remember this is how I call my client) agreed before accessing the subconscious mind, you can overcome any challenges you have around Faith! Below, you have an extract of Napoleon Hill's book, about Faith:
FAITH IS A STATE OF MIND WHICH MAY BE INDUCED BY AUTO- SUGGESTION
All down the ages, the religions have admonished struggling humanity to “have faith” in this, that, and the other dogma or creed, but they have failed to tell people HOW to have faith. They have not stated that “faith is a state of mind, and that it may be induced by self-suggestion.”
In language which any normal human being can understand, we will describe all that is known about the principle through which FAITH may be developed, where it does not already exist.
Have Faith in yourself; Faith in the Infinite.
Before we begin, you should be reminded again that: FAITH is the “eternal elixir” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought!
The foregoing sentence is worth reading a second time, and a third, and a fourth. It is worth reading aloud! When you make this statements aloud , your body hears it, every cell in your body hears it and they will start taking the command - remember you are the Captain of the ship! - and then your body will start act upon those statements - so your actions, your thoughts, your behavior, your feelings will act as if you HAVE FAITH! It might be awkward at the beginning, but believe me : Fake it, until you make it!
4 years ago, I took a train, which totally changed my life. I choose this train and all started when I asked myself “How can I help others?” It was my driving force to get up in the morning joyfully and have a sense of accomplishment. I invest in myself, so I can “become” better, so that I help others in better ways. I “become” a teacher of consciousness (like you can teach consciousness…You are consciousness, but I found out that, much later – I am telling you God has a sense of humor) which I realize years after that it was just a role I was playing, and you don’t become something by attending a school, or a seminar or a workshop. You might learns tools, exercises, but unless you really have the desire to change and heal, unless you are willing to take a look at your darkness, to embrace it, unless you are willing to fail and start all over again, never give up, unless you make that step, so you can own your healing, so you can replicate it on yourself and others, you can go to thousands of seminars and workshops, and you remain with nothing more than a list of events you attend.
So I took a role of teaching others how to go in their hearts, how to heal their emotional wounds, how to live from their heart, facilitation workshops around the world, but there was something missing. I wasn't feeling whole! I forgot to ask myself the question: “How can I serve?” You will ask me, so what is the difference? Well, life took care of that, so I can see the difference. I found myself in situations where I have lost everything! Being thousands of miles away from my friends, my family, no job, all alone. I found myself in the middle of the biggest storm of my life! But there…I have found my peace and my gift: I found me! I had to go through the darkest night of my soul, so I can see who I AM. And there was no Raluca, the mother, the daughter, the sister, the wife, the therapist, and the teacher. All of these were just masks, roles that I played; I identify so much with it, so that I can avoid the greatest and simple fact: I AM! And there is nothing after I AM! I am grateful for all my experiences and now I am ready to share with souls around me, from another perspective: I AM serving life.
I am not helping, because when you help, you use your own strength to help those who have less. When we help, we take away from people more than we could ever give them. We diminish their self-esteem, their integrity and wholeness.
When I serve, I do it with myself; not from the perspective I am strong, you need to be fix. When I fix, I do not see the wholeness in the other person or trust the integrity of the life in them. When I serve, I see you as whole, as already healed and beautiful, strong and complete. This is my perspective now! We draw from all our experiences. Our limitations serve, our wounds serve,even our darkness can serve. The wholeness in me serves the wholeness in you and life. Service is a relationship between equals. Service is renewing. It sustain us, it gives us energy from within, not from others.
And this is the new path that I AM, now. After 2 years, going deeply inside, I rebuilt my entire structure, according to the new life and energy that we are now starting to embrace. It is just my way. It is not THE way. There are millions of ways, as long as you are willing to let go of the old and make a leap of faith, going forward without asking how, just knowing and trusting that you are on the right path for your soul!
Hypnotherapy served me in so many ways and in a shorter time than any others therapies (Being trained as a psychologist and psychotherapist, I experience myself different kind of therapies). I discover myself through my experiences, being complete and not broken, feeling it, sense it and knowing it! And I thanks the people who stood by me, listen to me, worked with me and served me, so I can wake up from a deep sleep!
Hypnotherapy serves, and me being the client, I was not just a client, I was co-therapist. Co-creating my life from the bottom in a conscious way. I had not learned and I will not teach how to be conscious. You are, so that others can be!
And this is my promise and my mission, serving as a hypnotherapist: I will use my experience and knowledge to facilitate change that are mutually agreed upon to be in your best interest, in the shortest possible time.