Exercise 13 Fear Reversal Imaging

The dictionary definition of fear is a painful emotion marked by alarm, dread or anxiety. To evaluate a fear's necessity for survival, you can use test it with the 'fight or flight' response. Is there protection available Can you protect yourself by fighting Is escape available Can you protect yourself by running away If you can't justify the fear by fighting or running away, the fear is unnecessary to your survival. Coupled with the emotion of fear are physiological responses that prepare the...

Exercise 131 4Letter Word Intermingling

After completing Exercise -- 3-Letter Word Intermingling, you can proceed with this exercise in mind development. Think first of a 3-letter word and a 4-letter word. Now write them down in a forward sequence intermingled. Thus, A - R - T and L -E - N - D become LAERNTD. Practice this drill with 30 different pairs of words until you can do it smoothly. Next, intermingle two 4-letter words in a forward sequence like so W - A - K - E and D - I - S - H become WDAIKSEH. Do this drill with 30...

Exercise 12 Creating A Positive Encouragement Tape

Besides causing psychological problems, fear, guilt and shame often cause heart trouble, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure and many other bodily disorders. So how can you get a handle on these negative emotions when they pop up and rebuild your self-esteem Listening to positive statements directed to you via a tape can provide a unique benefit to you. You can use your own voice on the tape, but when the words come from another person, they often have a better effect on you. By playing an...

Exercise 14 Guilt Reversal Visualization

There are many reasons for guilt in a person's mind. A fat person might feel guilty about eating chocolates. A child might feel guilty about lying to his parents. A spouse might feel guilty about an infidelity. But how do you uneat something or unsay something or undo something You don't. Then punishment is a natural recourse You either feel you must punish yourself or in some other way atone for your sin. Consequently a great deal of negative energy is built up in your mind and your desire for...

Exercise 147 Sending Energy To Someone

When you pray or think strongly for someone to receive good health, you are sending energy to that person. Now there are many variables as to how a person processes available energy, but however the person is processing his available energy, you have increased the available energy to him or her with your kindly prayers. The longer and clearer your prayer for that person, the more energy is provided. Good health and high energy go hand in hand. People with high energy are healthier than people...

Exercise 154 Daily Visualization

People think in images, and most people visualize in the form of fantasies every day. Your fantasizing can be turned into a productive form. In the morning, before proceeding toward your daily activities for the day, conjure up an image of the way you want things to happen. Thoughts have the power to become tangible things. Some desired things require less imaging than others to manifest because certain visualizations have no competing thoughts or influences from other people desiring the same...

Exercise 157 Your New Life Mind Walk

Do you use your accumulated attributes and skills to your best advantage Are you waiting for something to be just right before you take action toward an inner desire or goal that you've always had Are past occurrences or grievances acting as stumbling blocks or excuses for your not taking action toward what you want in life A key to real empowerment in your life revolves around your ability to start each day as a clean slate, without past occurrences, behavior or episodes interfering with your...

Exercise 156 Weight Control

Is your weight totally dependent upon your calorie intake and the amount of your physical exercise The various experiments in hypnosis have shown how the human mind can affect the body. What you can do under hypnosis, you can learn to do without hypnosis. Stress and tension can produce a retention of ingested materials, just as relaxation can allow a more thorough flushing and expulsion of same. Constipation, gastric difficulties and many overweight problems occur with tense, negative...

Exercise 155 Activity Visualization

Research has shown that when hypnotized subjects were convinced they possessed a certain skill, they improved in that skill when they acted out the role under hypnosis. For instance, if a hypnotized subject was told he was a chess master, his chess playing ability improved dramatically under hypnosis. Studies have also revealed that when slower students were treated as if they were bright students, they performed better as well. The idea with both of these examples is that the more you are...

Exercise 17 Concentration To Relieve Stress

When you choose to replay negative thought patterns during your normal day, it often keeps you in a negative state. A simple exercise in concentration can do wonders in breaking a negative condition, and it can also give you immediate relief Choose an object, a geometric design, a picture or a candle flame, and while in a relaxed position, direct your TOTAL conscious awareness toward observing it. Empty your mind of all thoughts and distractions as if nothing else existed except that object or...

Exercise 143 Developing Productivity Under Pressure

If you approach your day with anxiety or relaxation, which will drain your energy more Which state will provide you with more productivity under pressure This is not a comparison between the tortoise and the hare, because you can certainly proceed speedily throughout your day in a more relaxed way. Physical tasks requiring strength can also be accomplished by attacking each task with anxiety or they can proceed more smoothly with relaxation. The choice is always yours, but you'll find that...

Exercise 150 Using Self Healing Thoughts

All doctors acknowledge the power of your mind to heal your body. They use terms to explain away such healings like the placebo effect or a state of remission, but they know it's your mind that is creating such an effect on your body. Your body has a natural ability to protect and heal itself on a day to day basis. All so-called cures that take place in the world are simply stimulations of your own immune system. When your energy is high, so is your health. When your energy is low, so is your...

Exercise 158 Creative Alternatives

Are you looking for a trouble free life Don't you think that every time you take the trouble to figure out solutions to your problems, you grow Those that insulate themselves from troubles often become greatly troubled inside for a lack of something they can't quite define. There's a sense of adventure and accomplishment that goes hand in hand with figuring out solutions to your so-called problems in life. Without these challenges, you wither away and vegetate. Did you ever wonder why the...

Exercise 166 Problem Solving During Sleep

Wilder Penfield electrically stimulated areas of the right temporal lobe, visual memories were elicited with crystal clarity. Electrical probes touching parts of the left hemisphere did not produce such a response. Is the right brain the storage location for long term memories Tests have shown that electrical activity during REM (rapid eye movement) or dream sleep is more active on the right hemisphere than on the left. As a problem solving exercise, first review to...

Exercise 174 Mental Addition

Can a normal person with a good memory and a liking for numbers be taught to become a mental calculating wizard Yes, in fact, in a month or two of consistent training, a person could appear to be a calculating prodigy. As with most things, practice is extremely important. Most lightning calculators play with numbers day and night, and they delight in finding new ways that certain numbers relate to each other. Numbers are their language, and they create harmonies with them in their minds. For...

Exercise 175 Mental Subtraction

As with mental addition, mental subtraction can be done from left to right too. Whereas the main problem in normal addition is the need to carry numbers, in subtraction it is borrowing. With the following problems, there is no borrowing necessary. So practice subtracting these by proceeding from left to right - 13 - 61 - 56 - 27 - 23581 - 63482514 Now practice from left to right with the following, but when you need to borrow a number (like subtracting 9 from 5) change to 5 to 15 and subtract...

Exercise 208 Scanning A Person

Depending upon your abilities, you already scan people to one degree or another upon first meeting them. This is part of the process of good judgment in evaluating people by first impressions. Unfortunately, the intuitive part of your judgment is often colored by bias and accepted norms that are inculcated into standardized ideologies. To truly scan a person's vibrational energies, you must get past the initial superficial remarks, the clothes and any other 'trappings' that are visibly...

Exercise 201 Talking Fast

When you're emotionally angered, your continuity and logical flow of thoughts in speaking is greatly lessened. Also because people live according to patterns or rhythms during a normal work week, language usually follows this rhythmic pace. Consequently, high-pressured people speak quicker, because their language rhythm is an expression of their life's rhythm. The ability to talk fast varies with each person, but it is directly related to your ability to think fast. Your normal speaking rate...

Exercise 200 High Speed Listening

Are you hard of listening instead of hard of hearing Do you really listen to people or are you always thinking about what YOU are ready to say when someone is talking to you This exercise in speed listening will focus your listening abilities. How fast does your mind assimilate verbal information Translators at the United Nations reiterate translations as the original language is spoken. Other people have the faculty of being able to repeat any spoken words a split second after other people...

Exercise 186 Distant Examinations

Diagnosing and examining people from a distance is a form of mental projection. Some doctors have learned to not only diagnose a clothed patient intuitively, but also to precognitively see the course of a patient's disease stretching out in the future ahead of him. For this exercise, work with a partner until you become proficient. Then afterwards, you can work on your own. Assume a self-hypnotic state (review Exercise -- Learning Self-Hypnosis) and tell your partner when you have achieved it....

Exercise 216 Boosting Your Brain Power

Your brain chemistry is affected by food and drink, exercise, thoughts, emotions, the air you breathe, etc. Powerful groups of chemicals in your brain react to these factors and can rev you up or slow you down accordingly. Oftentimes you get so accustomed to the way you are that you choose foods, thoughts and habits that will keep you in that state rather than change the routine and change the way you are -even to accepting negative moods as normal and positive moods as too good to last. If you...

Exercise 23 Cleansing Breath For Better Health

Surprising to Westerners is the fact that good controlled breathing has a great deal to do with all the extranormal powers exhibited by yogis and lamas of the East. How could such a simple thing like breathing be connected to better mental powers The Hindus call breathing exercises pranayama, which is the control of the prana or subtle life energy of your breath. Food and drink are important, but if your breath ceases, all other manifestations of energy and movement of your body stop...

Exercise 34 Polarize Your Energy With Breathing

By methodically and rhythmically breathing in oxygen, the mind and body are charged with energy. By visualizing a positive energy flow as you inhale and a negative energy flow as you exhale, worries and anxieties can be dissipated from your mind. When performing this polarization exercise correctly, a tingling sensation is often felt with each breath. To begin this exercise, lie down on a couch or bed with your feet pointing south and your head north to align yourself with the earth's magnetic...

Exercise 221 Dispelling Evil From A Person

Studies of individuals who had 'multiple personalities' revealed that their brain wave patterns (via an electroencephalogram) were as different as between personalities of different individual people. Whereas normal subjects that tried to fake multiple personalities could not alter their brain wave patterns significantly. There are those of you that believe in demonic influences and those of you that do not. It doesn't matter, because this exercise is for either school of thought. If harmful,...

Exercise 218 Dealing With A Liar

In Exercise -- Honesty For Better Clarity, you learned how to correct your exaggerating and lying tendencies. After correcting your own dishonest tendencies, you probably noticed that you are more prone to believing and trusting others now than you were before. Formerly, you doubted everything that you heard, because you yourself could not be relied upon for factual information. It was a natural assumption that other people were the same. Now that you have become honest, you assume others are...

Exercise 38 Swaying A Person Your

Nobody does anything in this world that he doesn't want to do. In swaying a person your way, the point is NOT to get someone to do something against his will, but instead to get him to WANT to do it. In this way, no resentment is built up and respect and cooperation are your rewards. As a daily exercise, apply the following techniques to deal more successfully with people 1) Get the other person talking about himself, family or possessions. 2) Put the other person in a yes saying mood by giving...

Exercise 27 Achieving Autonomic Muscle Control Limb Heaviness

In 1932, German psychiatrist Johannes Schultz first published Das Autogene Training (autogenic training) as a therapy later taught in European clinics. Autogenic training consists of a series of 6 exercises which are outlined in the following pages. To achieve optimal results with this suggestive conditioning exercise, wait at least an hour and a half after eating a meal, then assume a comfortable sitting or lying down position. Relax all your muscles from your toes to your head and take deep,...

Exercise 36 Dealing With Shame Guilt and Blame

Many times people find themselves in life complaining about their lacks, speaking of being victims or generally expressing negative viewpoints towards themselves or the world. The more a person stays stuck in such a mental or emotional place, the more real such a state becomes in their personal world. Through the process of living, we all develop our own personal system of polarities, where something is good or bad, positive or negative, up or down. Changing negatives into positives is part of...

Exercise 57 Shredding The Envelope In Your Thinking

In a highly competitive business world, oftentimes just stretching the envelope is not enough You have to shred it You must set yourself apart from your competitors by not just thinking outside the box, but outside of the room or even the world People often assume that because they have a brain, they automatically must know how to think. Right To think well requires practice, and like any skill, the more you practice, the better you get at it. This is a small warm-up exercise in learning how to...

Exercise 222 Color Significance

The effect of color on your emotions has been known for some time. Looking at something bright yellow seems to cheer people up and invites an outward release of feeling and emotion. By changing certain color schemes in manufacturing plants, accident rates could drop sharply. Changing to certain color combinations in school classrooms could improve the learning ability of students. Proper color codes in assembly-line factories could reduce fatigue and monotony, and increase efficiency. Hospital...

Exercise 48 Changing Emotions Via Odors

The limbic system governs the primal urges of sex, hunger, anger, pleasure and fear and olfactory impulses have direct pathways to this same center of the brain. Consequently, odors and primitive emotions have a closer association because of this link-up in the limbic system. In one experiment, human subjects were asked to complete a frustrating task as they were exposed to an unfamiliar odor. Later the same negative emotions associated with frustration occurred when exposed to that same odor....

Exercise 4 Anchoring Favorable States In Others

Now that you have learned how to anchor positive states of mind and defuse negative states in yourself, why not apply these techniques to other people as well Just imagine being able to suffuse your friends, relatives and co-workers with enthusiasm, confidence and joy, and now you'll learn just how to do that. Anchoring is particularly effective when you don't realize it's happening to you. TV advertisers and salespeople create and play upon your states all the time to establish your likes and...

Exercise 78 Positivity For A Better Memory

Research has revealed that there are powerful suggestive elements to memory recall. The importance of suggestion in memory is exemplified in hypnosis when the suggestion -- you will NOT remember is implanted and that is indeed what happens. The subconscious mind believes this suggestion under hypnosis and does not allow the conscious mind to remember out of hypnosis. You have the choice of positively or negatively 'programming' yourself into learning or not learning your material. One...

Exercise 60 Creative Thinking Opposite Considerations

Creative thinking is a type of imaginative thinking that is different from analytical thinking. Expanding your mental capacity with creative thinking can be improved with practice. For instance, lay six stick matches on the table and make 4 equal sided triangles out of them. After struggling fruitlessly in 2 dimensions, you soon learn that a 3-dimensional tetrahedron is the only way to accomplish the task. If you learn to think wild, you can let yourself imagine all kinds of possibilities and...

Exercise 64 Problem Solving Via Drawings

One interesting technique that works wonders in problem solving is making drawings for yourself. As an exercise, for one week while you are conceptualizing your problems, carry a cheap small notebook and make drawings for yourself. Your drawings can be doodles, block diagrams, schematics, squiggles, sketches or whatever you wish. Observe which of these drawings helps you in problem solving and which do not. Drawings have an amazing power and ability to convey precise information, even if...

Exercise 79 Ridiculous Associations

Which is better for remembering something, to allow your memory to inadvertently make its own associative patterns, or to consciously create your own memory associations Associative patterns are the unique binding factors in memory. Great writers of fiction have the marvelous ability to have you automatically create internal visualizations when you read their words. To remember facts, speeches, conversations or magazine articles, you can learn to create these internal images for yourself. Your...

Exercise 68 Word Creation

Out of the name, Marilyn Monroe, make as many words as you can of 3 letters or more from the letters in the name that are not foreign words, abbreviations, contractions, proper names or slang. Time yourself for 2 minutes. This simple exercise increases your imaging ability as well as your ability to see things from various angles. Practicing this in a timed condition improves your alacrity of mind too. Now take another name and do the same thing, but write all the words backwards, instead of...

Exercise 83 Rhythmic Memorizing

It is believed that singing songs in the Greek and Roman times constituted the reiteration of a passage or a tale with perhaps only a slight intonation to the voice. Before Homer's day, memorizers called bards passed along the tales of the Trojan war and other stories of the Bronze Age for hundreds of years only to have them eventually transcribed and recorded by Homer for posterity. Songs and long poems were related by bards in total completeness by memory alone, and it is not unlikely that...

Exercise 75 Creating Palindromes

A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. You store words in various ways in your mind. To search your mind for palindromes requires a special kind of brain accessing. Like an organic computer, the right program often can access the information you want. Some examples of palindromes are noon, radar, or Madam, I'm Adam. By proceeding through the alphabet and quickly interchanging double consonants with various vowels, many 3-letter words can quickly be...

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If shown the top or bottom half of a sentence, the mind will still decipher the message. 1 T AM GROWING MORE VERSATILE TN EVER1 WHTT Many times problems keep rattling around in your mind going unresolved because you have not put the pieces together properly. As a thinking exercise in completion, have a partner take any book and turn to a typical page. Now have him choose a sentence and write on a blackboard or sheet of paper the words in a jumbled fashion. You then unscramble the words and make...

Exercise 95 Experiencing Another Persons Senses

Sometimes we are so engrossed with our own sensory viewpoint that we neglect to realize that others may experience things differently. Each person's senses differ in their sensitivity and perceptual interpretation. Since people absorb the same sensory information in different ways, our personal realities are different. For this exercise, secure a friend that is willing to relate to you what he or she is experiencing in a sensory way. Now take a walk or a drive or go to a restaurant and relate...

Exercise 91 Improving Your Memory For Odors

Some people have keener noses than others, but everyone can improve their sense of smell by consciously attending to the fragrances and odors in their environment. Organoleptic analysts (food sniffers) for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration smell and test food for spoilage from dog food to fish. They are swifter and far more reliable with their nose than any chemical test that could be used. Helen Keller could identify her friends as they entered the room by their odors alone. Natives in...

Exercise 111 Using Your Peripheral Vision

When you improve the functioning ability of one part of your brain, you improve the connective framework of your entire brain. Most brain circuits involve millions of cells throughout all areas and levels of your brain. Add to those circuits, and you add to the range and complexity of the functions they can perform. Under red light, focal vision is sharp and clear, but peripheral vision is poor. Under blue light, peripheral vision is better and focal vision is blurred. Perhaps this can explain...

Exercise 118 Closing Off One Of Your Senses

You inadvertently drop mental curtains over certain of your senses every day by not directing your conscious awareness to them. Thus, various forms of stimuli in your environment go totally unnoticed. So-called people with 'one track' minds are most effective at doing this. The more 'multi-aware' you are, the more concentration is necessary to shut down your other senses. Concentration is a relaxed focusing of you attention in one area without being brought back to another area desiring...

Exercise 137 Backward Sentence Writing

As you master each one of these mind expanding exercises, you'll probably realize that your potential capabilities are far greater than you originally suspected. Having gotten this far, you now have a good sense of accomplishment and achievement. Now think of a short sentence to yourself and write the letters and words backwards. For example, My mind is growing strong becomes gnorts gniworg si dnim yM. Do this with 30 different sentences. As you become increasingly more proficient with writing...

Exercise 135 Backward Word Intermingling

After completing Exercise -- Back and Forth Word Intermingling, the acuity of your mind is at a stage where the following exercise can be mastered easily. Write a list of six 6-letter words, but write them all backwards like so Memorize your list as it looks on your paper and then remove it from view. Now without looking back at your list, begin writing the last letter of the 1st word, the last letter of the 2nd word, and the last letters of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th words. Using the sample...

Exercise 141 Intermingling Spelling Simultaneously

After completing Exercise -- 7 and 8-Letter Words Calisthenics, you are now ready to open up another track in your brain. On a clean sheet of paper, print two 5-letter words and one 8-letter word. Memorize them and remove the paper from view. Now write one of the 5-letter words forward while writing the other 5-letter word backwards intermingled, but spell aloud the 8-letter word forwards as you do this. For example, S - T - A - R - T and B - E - G - I - N are written like this SNTIAGRETB while...

Exercise 15 Consciously Disciplining Yourself

Consciously disciplining your life is always beneficial. Without discipline, you are ruled by your habits and your limbic brain emotions. Exhibiting no control over such emotions places you on the same level as the beasts of the world. The phrase, I'm only human, is usually used to excuse irrational behavior. Are you less than 'human' when you consciously exhibit control over your primitive urges Hardly. Then practice using your will power, and show yourself you have discipline. It has been...

Exercise 146 Obtaining Money Material Things

Obtaining money and material things is no different than obtaining any other goal in life. To get what you want out of life, there is an age old formula which entails first, say aloud to yourself & write down what you want with clarity and focus second, believe that you can get what you want and dwell on that belief and third, proceed and commit yourself to a plan of action in your goal direction to eliminate the possibility of future doubts. Your subconscious mind doesn't know the...

Exercise 180 Mirror Regression or Fantasy

Depending upon your belief system, this exercise could be just a fanciful novelty or it could be a regressive look back into your previous lifetimes. Seat yourself, naked or clothed, in front of a large mirror in a darkened room with a small flickering candle on each side of you. Relax your body completely and breathe rhythmically and deeply into your abdomen. Now begin looking at your image in the mirror. Concentrate your attention intently upon your right eye without blinking and instruct...

Exercise 21 Firewalking To Embrace Fear

There are many firewalkers in many countries of the world, and no protective chemicals are ever used to accomplish the feat. What is necessary to walk over hot coals more than 1,200 F What happens physiologically to prevent any bodily damage to firewalkers When temperature-sensitive paint was dubbed onto the feet of one firewalker, it was found that his feet did not go over 150 F, while the hot coals registered over 1200 F. Some firewalkers maintain that their weight seems less and that they...

Exercise 43 Discourage Procrastination Enhance Action

Procrastination is a common malady in today's world Putting things off can become a habit that often involves fears, self-doubts and a low tolerance for the unpleasant. This could later lead to feelings of helplessness, alcoholism, depression or anxiety. Procrastination is not simply laziness, but a complex psychological problem. First you must observe yourself and realize when you are a procrastinator. Then figure out how and why you keep putting things off and off and off. Identify the fact...

Exercise 71 No Vowel Shorthand

This exercise will allow to you transcribe lectures quickly and comfortably. To get your mind accustomed to acknowledging words in a brief but intelligible style, practice listening to a speech or lecture and write down your notes without using any vowels -- only consonants. This technique allows you to recognize and write your words down in half the time. Ths tchnq llws y t rcgnz nd wrt yr wrds dwn n hlf th tm. To make this exercise easier in the beginning, listen to a radio or TV newscaster...

Exercise 69 Creative Uses For Everyday Things

The world is filled with wasteful habits. By thinking creatively, normal throw away items can be utilized or recycled productively. When physically attacked, some creative individuals have used pencils, pens, hat pins, credit cards, combs and belts as weapons to ward off attackers. In impoverished countries, the poor by necessity have used the bottom half of glass bottles as glasses and cups the top half of plastic bottles as funnels and the bottom half as flower pots newspapers become wrapping...

Exercise 90 Loci System For Remembering

According to a tale told by Cicero, a poet named Simonides was the orator at a banquet when a messenger called him outside for a moment. In Simonides' absence, the ceiling of the banquet hall collapsed crushing everyone inside beyond recognition. By mentally walking through the hall, Simonides remembered everyone by their seating location and thereby established names for the bodies. This memory method was hence called the LOCI system, and is often used by lecturers to remember the main points...

With Visualizations

Visualizations are directly associated with an unusual energy emitted by the mind. This energy can affect people and things depending upon its amplitude. Increasing your directional amplitude depends upon the clarity and duration of your visualization along with the purity of your belief structure thus results vary from one person to another. With considerable practice, clear visualizations coupled with a firm belief system can coordinate this energy through you so you might perform feats of...

Exercise 10 Keeping Yourself Motivated

Many people rely on others to motivate them into doing something. Self-motivation is a rarer quality, and it is also a distinct leadership trait. Most people do things for a reward of some kind, but some people do things because they feel it is the right thing to do or they feel good about doing it or it gives them a sense of purpose. Keeping yourself motivated can sometimes be difficult. Study yourself and determine when you are the most active and effective. When are you the most inactive and...

Exercise 1 Identifying Your Emotional States

If you were drunk or addicted to something or mentally aberrational, could you recognize that your behavior was different Do you know what makes you cry or what makes you angry Unless emotions are intensely experienced, many people find difficulty in describing or relating to their feelings. They sometimes even deny experiencing the emotions of love, fear, anger or pleasure, because of the lack of conscious awareness of such emotions. People may even feign love or pleasure to cover up...

Exercise 101 Improving Your Taste Discernment

How really discerning is your sense of taste Are your food and beverage preferences based upon real or imagined flavor distinctions Are you greatly influenced by advertising about a product's quality Your taste buds are grouped in tiny bumps called papillae which make your tongue feel rough. There are about 245 taste buds to each bump in a young person. Gradually with age, this number drops to below 100. Some taste buds are scattered on the inside surface of the cheeks and on the epiglottis and...

Exercise 105 Learning The Language Of Touch

People need touches to thrive psychologically. In cultures where infant affection is low, levels of violence are high. Twelve times a day the average American woman touches someone. For the average man, it's eight touches. Despite the fact that people like to touch and to be touched, most people are touch illiterates. They think that touching is permissible only in matters of sex and fighting. The more you touch people in a proper way, the more they touch you back. Proper touching can be...

Exercise 125 Writing Mirror Language

Born an illegitimate child, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) had a genius that spanned art, engineering and science. He was ambidextrous and liked to draw with his left hand and paint with his right. Most of his inventions were recorded in his notebooks in mirror script. Some people have thought that Leonardo da Vinci wrote mirror script to obscure his written thoughts, but using his left hand for writing was probably just more comfortable. This right brain faculty is in keeping with his artistic...

Exercise 144 Imaging To Bring Luck Happiness

Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise not have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way....

Exercise 164 Asking For Inner Guidance

In times past, people were often thought to be crazy if they heard voices in their head. Nevertheless everyone has experienced that little voice call your conscience in the back of your head telling you right from wrong in times of dilemma. As a prelude to the following exercise, do Exercise -- Better Breathing, Better Emotions first. Now in a relaxed state, say to yourself 3 times, My inner eye and inner ear are now opening to receive the intuitive expression of inner guidance that I seek....

Exercise 159 Do You Have Any Idea

Have you ever said I have no idea to a question put to you, when you really didn't stop to think about it at all With just a little application of logical thought, you will find that you can easily have an idea on matters that you previously thought you had no idea about. If you take the trouble to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller subproblems, many ideas will come to you. For instance, do you have any idea of what the circumference of the earth is No, Huh OK, let's break it...

Exercise 178 Time Distortion

Your perception of time does not always adhere to world time. If a man with a bass voice reads a script at exactly the same speed as a man with a tenor voice, the bass voice sounds as though he's reading more slowly. When your body temperature is high, your sense of time is also slowed. In one experiment, subjects with fevers were asked to count to 60 at one number per second. They counted to 60 in much less time than a minute. Other subjects with low body temperatures counted slower, because...

Exercise 215 Sending Bulk Information Telepathically

In Exercise -- Learn Through Time Distortion, you learned that vast quantities of material could be mentally reviewed in mere seconds by your mind. By using the time distortion technique, telepathic transmission between two minds in 'synch' can convey great quantities of information in mere seconds. This is NOT a technique to rob another mind of information, but only one to transmit and receive bulk material in a volitional fashion. After mastering Exercise -- Audio Telepathy and Exercise --...

Exercise 197 Thinking As A Group

When the ancient Jews were bargaining with someone, they always stood or sat with their feet together and their hands clasped to effectively conserve the vital energy of their body. When the Jew bargained in this way and his opponent did not, the Jew had the advantage. Select a small group of unselfish, clear thinking people to accompany you for the following exercise. Let everyone sit in a circle with their feet together and their hands clasped. Each participant should be a separate physical...

Exercise 39 Boost A Persons Sense Of Importance

With many people, there is a distinct need to feel important. Without this feeling fulfilled, a person often suffers from self-doubt, guilt, insecurity and low self-worth. Those same people will go to great lengths to maintain a good reputation, or to demonstrate that they are needed, or to gain a bit of self-esteem, or to prove their superiority, or to show that they're right, or even to meet a challenge presented to them. If you diplomatically satisfy these areas to such ego-oriented people,...

Exercise 206 Role Taking As An Actor

If you've ever performed a part in a play, you know the more you actually become the individual you are portraying, the more convincing you are to an audience. Internalizing this same role playing through visualization can often help you solve problems or overcome impasses in your life. As an exercise, think of someone you know or have heard about (past or present) that would be most likely to solve a particular dilemma in your life. Now visualize that person and step into his (her) shoes and...

Exercise 33 Consciously Creating Your Emotions

A depressed person can look at a smiling face and see a snarl. A person in love can see beauty where others see ugliness. Obviously, a person's emotions affect their perceptions. Many people are spontaneously beset with fears, worries and self-doubts throughout their life, but how do you control the display of these kinds of emotional episodes Sometimes people are even confused in their minds as to what emotion they really do want at the moment or even knowing the difference between one emotion...

Exercise 55 Developing Quick Thinking

The human mind is capable of lightning quick thinking (see Exercise -- Time Distortion), but primarily when in a relaxed, positive frame of mind. Do you remember the last emotional outburst or argument that you had Did you get too flustered for a proper comeback Did you say to yourself later on, I wish I had said (such and such) When you allow the emotional side of your brain to gain control, the conscious thinking side of your brain is suspended. Quick response is easily achieved when you curb...

Exercise 42 Handling Criticism From People

Criticism from other people is negativity -- constructive or otherwise, and it's a negativity that can be very short lived if handled properly. What really matters is how the person receiving the criticism experiences it, not what the criticizer's intention is. A face to face emotional confrontation designed to rip you up one side and down the other can be handled simply by -- silence, a blank stare and no responsive gestures. The more your opponent tries to get you angered, the more frustrated...

Exercise 28 Achieving Autonomic Muscle Control Limb Warming

To demonstrate the suggestibility factor in the mind body relationship, have an unknowing partner agree to a tolerance to pain test with his back turned towards you. Tell him that you want to momentarily touch his back with a lit cigarette to illustrate his control over pain. Instead, touch his back with a piece of ice of similar diameter sheathed in a cloth (to prevent water drips) and watch a redness develop on his back. This mind body reaction to the expectation of a suggested result is the...

Exercise 49 Control The Meaning Of Words

As long as words carry meaning, the mind is occupied with the thought of that meaning. When the words become meaningless, there is nothing left in the consciousness except the monotonous sound-image, and that too then can disappear. Your name always catches your attention if mentioned in a crowd. Much of your identity is often bound up in your name. In this exercise, say your name the way you normally answer to it and repeat it aloud for a full 5 minutes. If your name is John Schofield and you...

Exercise 89 Remembering Names

Normally when people are introduced to other people, there is a rote ritual that they go through like, This is so and so and I am so and so, glad to meet you etc., and seconds later, neither one remembers the other's name. You fumble in the conversation trying to cover up your forgetfulness while you try desperately to recall the name. Some people even announce in advance, I never remember names, almost like a form of bragging or maybe in an attempt to establish a camaraderie with a host of...

Increase Your Health

Do you usually associate a healthy person with low energy Of course not People with high energy are usually very healthy, and those with low energy are susceptible to low health. With this in mind, it would stand to reason that you would naturally want to increase your energy in every possible way to optimize your chances of excellent health, right You know when you feel weak and sickly or when you feel strong and healthy, but how can you measure your own energy level (see the measuring device...

Exercise 97 Improving Your Kinesthetic Instincts

In the movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Sundance was asked to shoot a tin can with his gun out of the holster. He took aim with his eye and missed. When he put his gun into his holster and drew from the hip, he hit the can easily and instinctively. Instinct is a catch-all word that describes an 'unconscious' activity which is hard to describe in words. If you act instinctively, you just know how to do a certain thing. In sports and games, you often develop kinesthetic instincts that...

Exercise 132 5Letter Word Calisthenics

By increasing the difficulty of each exercise gradually, your inner visualization process is broadened progressively. After mastering Exercise 4-Letter Word Intermingling, this exercise can be handled easily. Begin by writing 50 five-letter words on a sheet of paper backwards and memorize them. Remove the list and think of two 5-letter words. Now write one forwards, while spelling the other backwards aloud. For example, write B - L - A -Z - E and spell M - R - A - L - A. Do the drill 20 times...

Exercise 145 Imagine and Mind Walk Your Goals

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23 7) is an excerpt from the Bible that applies to one of God's universal laws. Is simply controlling and directing your own thoughts towards what you want out of life all there is to the process of getting it Why then do people so often obtain that which they don't want in life, instead of that which they DO want Could it be that they really don't know what they truly DO want, and when they do know what they want, their thoughts are not focused...

Exercise 93 Sleep Learning

The term sleep-learning is slightly deceptive. Just before drifting off to sleep at night and again in the morning after coming out of a deep sleep, there is a semiconscious, reverie state of mind when the alpha and theta brain waves are at their optimal output (at 7 to 13 cycles per second and 4 to 6 cycles per second respectively). Material recited onto a 12-minute loop tape and played during these time periods is more readily retained than at any other part of the sleep cycle. The sleep...

Exercise 72 Memorizing Sayings

Actors learn to memorize long lines and passages. Have you ever heard proverbs and sayings that you liked, but never bothered to commit them to your memory Like new vocabulary words, to incorporate a new saying to your repertory of picturesque speech, it really doesn't take that much time or trouble at all. To illustrate a point or to make a subject entertaining, anecdotal material is often helpful whether it is of your own creation or from others. To get in the frame of mind to memorize...

Exercise 172 Lightning Calendar Calculating

One of the commonest feats of lightning calculators down through the ages is to give the day of the week for any date asked for. Even idiot savants have displayed this ability. For instance, the twin idiot savants George and Charles, could figure out, virtually instantly, on what day of a week a date fell 2,000 years ago or will fall 2,000 years in the future. One researcher, memorizing a complex one-page table, tried unsuccessfully to match the speed of the twins for quite a long time. Then...

Exercise 87 Peg System For Numbers

Did you ever wonder why some people remember more information than others Most people automatically form various subconscious associations, but if you pay attention and form conscious associative patterns, your memory can improve dramatically. Memory experts create mnemonic systems to assist in this conscious, associative process. A mnemonic is using some mechanism for associating unknown material with something familiar. In so doing, it relieves the burden on your short-term memory, because...

Exercise 96 Developing Synesthesia

Each person's senses differ in their sensitivity and perceptual interpretation. Synesthesia is the capacity for a stimulus in one sense to evoke an image or response in another sense. Smell and taste are synesthetically associated to one another in most people. The smell of an apple prepares the brain for the taste of an apple when you bite into one. With your nose stopped up, mashed apples and mashed potatoes taste almost the same. Natural synesthetes blend their senses in unusual ways. Some...

Exercise 133 Multiple Word Intermingling

By this time, reading things backwards or even upside down should not provide a problem. Make sure all preceding word exercises have been mastered thoroughly before proceeding with this one though. If you have jumped ahead of any of the previous exercises in any way, it will be revealed now. Ready Take any six 6-letter words that come to mind and write them in a column like so Memorize the 6-letter words you have written in the exact order that you have written them and remove the list from...

Aims Goals Objectives

Learn to define your aims, goals and objectives in life's situations. Make a list of all your reasons for doing a particular thing. Even though you assume that you know what your goals are, often hidden or unconsidered goals get in the way. Without a clarity of purpose, all actions are either reactions to a situation or matters of habit or imitation. As a practice exercise, write down all your possible aims, goals and objectives as if you were a captain of a spaceship approaching Earth for the...

Exercise 223 I Am A Millionaire

Many people have the mistaken belief that if they had more money, all their problems would be solved A wise man once said, If all the money in the world were equally divided up so that every person in the world had exactly the same amount of money, it would be right back to where it is now in a very short span of time Why Because it is a person's internal attitude that keeps people where they are financially, not external circumstances. People keep saying, If only I had more money, all my...

Exercise 76 Mind Mapping

An innovation of Tony Buzan, the mind map evolved from his research in note taking techniques. A mind map consists of a central word or concept, around which you draw 5 to 10 main ideas that relate to that word or concept. Then you take each of those words and draw 5 to 10 main ideas that relate to each of those words. New ideas can be placed in the right place and the map encourages the reduction of each idea to a single word. A mind map is a way to organize your thoughts or ideas around a...

Exercise 130 3Letter Word Intermingling

After mastering Exercise -- 4-Letter Word Calisthenics, you are now ready for more mind manipulation. Think of any two 3-letter words and write them on a sheet of paper by intermingling their forward sequence. Thus, A - R - K and O - D - D become AORDKD. Practice this until you can smoothly write 30 different pairs of intermingled 3-letter words without hesitation. Now think of two 3-letter words and intermingle one forwards and the other backwards. For example, T - O - N and I - C - E become...

Exercise 108 Electromagnetic Tactile Discernment

Your body has electromagnetic lines called meridians along which acupuncture points lie. Inextricably interwoven with these lines are the electromagnetic energy fields encompassing your body. Before doing this exercise, do Exercise -Concentration to Relieve Stress to prepare the mind for clearer perception. Sit in a relaxed position and face a partner with your palms extended over theirs, but not touching them. Direct your conscious awareness to your palms and discern the energy exchange there....

Exercise 22 Connected Breathing For Increased Energy

The purpose of conscious, connected breathing is not for the movement of air, but rather for the movement of energy. By doing relaxed, connected breathing for a few minutes, you begin to experience dynamic energy flowing throughout your body. The more that you practice it, the more relaxed and peaceful you feel. In Eastern philosophies, this flowing of energy via conscious, connected breathing is the merging of spirit and matter. It creates harmony between your body, mind and soul. Breathing is...

Exercise 169 Solving Problems With Intuition

Intuition has been defined as a knowledge gained without rational thought, and it often includes subconsciously perceived information. It's like knowing something without knowing how you know it. Intuitive people tend to be independent and self-confident. These qualities are needed requisites to be open to this unpredictable, surprising and often unconventional source of knowledge that comes from within yourself. Nevertheless, this is a brain skill that can be learned. Now get into a...

Exercise 30 Achieving Autonomic Muscle Control Rhythmic Respiration

Mastering these autogenic training exercises gives the participant the same control over your body as the yogis and lamas of the East. People with ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders, even heart problems and abnormal brain waves, improve these conditions by mentally taking charge of their bodies in a relaxed way. Do the warm-up of Exercise -- Achieving Autonomic Muscle Control (Limb Heaviness) again. Then say, My arms and legs are getting limp, heavy and warm, 1 to 2 times. Then repeat, My arms...

Exercise 29 Achieving Autonomic Muscle Control Calming The Heartbeat

To make voluntary that which is normally involuntary is bringing conscious control over areas of your body that are normally reflexive or automatically governed by subconscious signals. If you can consciously exercise control over your breathing, you can do the same with your heartbeat. Belief has little to do with the process practice alone is important Laboratory investigations have shown that muscle response, blood flow, skin temperature, brain waves, metabolism and blood chemistry shift in...

Exercise 20 Meditation

After mastering the concentration exercises and gaining control over your attention, you are ready for meditation. There is a contemplative stage between pure concentration and deep meditation that you might experience. It isn't necessarily detrimental, but it is the point where you can hallucinate and relate what you think are mystical experiences. You should be very wary of visions encountered while attempting meditation. You could be easily fooled with false notions from this curious limbo...

Exercise 195 Psychokinesis

Psychokinesis is controlling or changing a condition (apart from your own body) using only your mind, and there is far too much documented literature published of people who have witnessed psychokinetic feats to dismiss it summarily with disbelief If you keep an open mind to everything in the world, you can learn. When you close your mind to anything, how can you learn You've learned in other exercises how your thoughts alone can affect your bodily functions as well as those around you, but...

Exercise 129 4Letter Word Calisthenics

After completing Exercise -- 3-Letter Word Calisthenics, writing and spelling 3-letter words in any order should be a snap. Your mind is more flexible and your visualization processes are keener. Now write 30 four-letter words backwards on a sheet of paper. Remove the list, and keep writing them on fresh sheets of paper until you have completely memorized the list. Now think of one of the 4-letter words and write it backwards, while spelling it forwards aloud. For example, write E - M - A - T...

Exercise 128 3Letter Word Calisthenics

You should proceed with this exercise only after mastering Exercise -- Alphabet Gymnastics. Your mind is beginning to see things in their entirety and not just from a singular angle. New brain circuits are being opened. Now write 30 three letter words on a sheet of paper and visualize them in your mind's eye while writing them (review Exercise -- Mindfulness Improving Your Conscious Awareness). Next, remove the list and write your list from memory alone. Don't copy the list, but do this from...

Exercise 162 Learning Blindfold Chess Playing

Some chess players can play a single game of mental chess moderately well, but Alekhine in 1933 played 32 games simultaneously Then in 1937, Koltanowski broke that record and played 34 games simultaneously Now the record is held by J. Flesch with 52 games in 1960. Not all blindfold players agree on how they play mental chess and there is some difference of opinion regarding their methods. As George Koltanowski points out in his book, In The Dark, every blindfold player develops his own...

Exercise 204 Divining Dowsing and Radiesthesia

What seemed like parascience yesterday is becoming laboratory science today. The sad part about anything hard to explain or little understood is that it is often branded or enshrouded in mysticism. Nikola Tesla's alternating current suffered a Satanic branding at the turn of the century by religious leaders, but even religious leaders use AC electricity today. Farmers have been using the technique of divining for centuries to locate water for well use. There are all kinds of diviner's rods and...