Fantasising is like dreaming while you are awake. It is independent of the cold, harsh world of reality. Fantasising is woven into our genetic infrastructures. A child’s mind is alive with fantasy. A boy thoroughly believes his toy train is real, journeying through signals, tunnels, and in and out of railway stations. A girl pushes her pram because her baby doll needs to go for a walk. Children needn’t question anything because they don’t have the billion and one conflicting ideas that grown-ups wrestle. It would be nigh impossible for the man in the street to return home and play with a toy train set and seriously believe the whole train trip to be real.
Fantasy carves out the destiny of many people. Children fantasise about being a footballer, nurse, pop star or whatever. Their eventual spouse might be someone they fantasised about kissing for years. Men and women’s fanciful ideas and ambitions fall by the wayside as they gradually become bogged down in the earthly quagmire. Most adults have no time to fantasise, or if they do, no time to put fantasies into practice. The world, it seems, is moving too fast for desired destinies to fall into place. Meditation and visualisation apply the brakes to life and give adults time to jump back to the world of fantasy and spiritual existence. If you can fantasise, then you can experience yourself healthy, youthful, and spiritually content.
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When we were small children our senses were inundated with novelty. Throughout the process of growing up we get familiar with sights, sounds, and smells, etc., we experience generation loss. The flavour of an orange becomes ordinary to the brain. ‘Crazy ideas’ is a way of restoring all-new ideas which can stimulate the brain and body in a similar way after a child. I have provided a crazy idea (see the film) of a rotating silver skull wearing the feathered hat together with tarot cards. If you are able to sit silently with your eyes closed and generate the picture of the scull behind the closed eyes, and remain with the picture for a few minutes, soon after you will get the infusion of childish energy. See whether you can come up with some crazy ideas. For example, a tiptoeing mermaid on a dance floor. Once you have your crazy idea sit down with your eyes shut and think about this for at least five minutes. I’m confident that you will shortly feel the benefits from practising with the crazy idea.
OUR THOUGHTS, MINUTE-BY-MINUTE…
Our thoughts, minute-by-minute, are playing a significant role in the way our body is behaving. The parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system cannot tell the difference between something that is powerfully visualized and something real. Image this: you sleepily walk in the bedroom, and mistake the cord of your dressing gown for a snake. You know what happens next! You jump out of your skin and run out of the bedroom. You stand on the landing, shaking like a half-blind one-day-old puppy. Eventually, you build up the nerve to creep back in the bedroom and look down at the carpet. You think, what a fool I’ve been – it’s not a snake lying on the floor, it’s the cord of my dressing gown.
Let’s zoom in on this with the camera lens – let’s analyze what just happened. Isn’t it true; to say we just completely fooled our nervous system by telling it we have a snake in the bedroom and cajoled our body to turn on the fight-or-flight response? When you jumped out of your skin at the sight of the snake, your body received an avalanche of biological chemicals that came together to give you the best shot of escaping the immediate danger.
Look at what the power suggestion can do!
When we see and when we think it produces corresponding chemicals in our body – obviously not in such a dramatic way as when coming up against immediate danger. Negative/positive thoughts create matching chemicals. For instance, you might negatively respond to a person you dislike before he has even opened his mouth because a negative response to the individual automatically rises to the surface of your consciousness. Through inner discourse, we continuously manipulate our bodily functions and the distribution of our bodily chemicals.
But aren’t we supposed to have free will? Isn’t having the ability to be able to think for ourselves and act out our desires the features that intellectually puts us above all other species on this planet? Yes, this is true. Yet we don’t seem that much in control over ourselves. The brain is a computer, and all through life, we have programmed it to carry out regular operations we undertake, and we have programmed it to think for us when we are not consciously thinking. Our brain has limitless memory capacity. Whatever your age, if you want to learn how to speak and write French and Russian, and are willing to put in the time to program your brain with these two languages, then your personal biological computer will gladly accommodate the new information.
We have the power to program the brain with new thinking patterns and commands that will subsequently change bodily functioning and chemical distributions. Many moons ago, I decided to create some mind exercises in the hope that I might achieve some responses in the body to my work. I designed mind exercises to trick the nervous system in the same way you tricked your nervous system when you thought you saw a snake lying on the bedroom carpet. I decided to tell my brain and endocrine system by way of a repeated statement that ‘I am 7 years old, happy and healthy’. I started to see and feel responses to my work. I looked younger and felt younger. People who had no idea I worked on a mind program made comments about how young and healthy I looked. At the time of starting on my adventure, I regularly attended a self-help group – ‘Cancer Link’ – and many of the people attending this group either had cancer or were in remission and enjoyed many alternative therapies: meditation, guided imagery, aromatherapy, hand-on-healing, etc. Many individuals in the self-help group were more than eager to allow me to put them on my mental exercise program. The positive results were staggering. I have included in the last chapter of this book some testimonials.
Spurred on by my responses and the cancer patients’ responses to the mental exercises, I have developed a comprehensive program designed to give you back some of your youthfulness and natural health.
Isn’t it time for you to rediscover the child within?
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The COVID -19 pandemic has completely changed our lives. Right now it is hard to look at a future that looks different to the present. We have yet to find a vaccine or proper treatment for COVID-19, but in the meantime, we have to shake the feeling of waking up to Groundhog Day.
So how do we cope?
We need to get out of this feeling of being stuck in the present – the sense of being at a standstill. Our mobility had become restricted, and the lockdown has also changed our perception of time. We have lost all sense of long-term time.
Because of 24-hour news coverage gone are the days of impartial broadcasting – journalistic broadcasters tend to ’emotionalize’ their news, emphasising negative outcomes of a story – basically scaremongering. Negative headlines outperform positive headlines, because negativity attracts attention. There is evidence that we might be neurologically wired to focus on negative information. When we are surrounded by negative information 24/7 it makes us assume that things are more dangerous than they are.
If exposure to news is causing you feelings of hopelessness switch off the news then you have immediately disarmed the enemy. We have no way of knowing what the future might hold for us. But there is something that you can do in the meantime, and that is, to take an axe to the glass walls that are surrounding your time-capsule.
When authors are in the middle of writing their novels, they tend to go so deep into the narrative that they almost live in a parallel world to their real one; the locations, fictitious characters, and storyline (script) comes to life. I have written several short stories and novels, and I have lost hours at a time of real life travel, traversing make-believe worlds and following fantasies. If you did not but know it you are an unsung author; think back to how you had a vivid dream that made such an asteroid-like impact on your mind you still remember the dream as if you dreamt it last night. In times, when we have experienced such fantastical dreams we find it difficult to believe our brain could have composed it. Where did that come from! So, now that we have established you have an author in you, let’s use this talent to help you to cope with your present day fears and anxieties.
Imagine if you could write a totally new life for yourself that has all the glitter and gloss of Hollywood. For instance|: you leave the house. You are looking amazing. You get into your silver new-limited top-of-the -range Mercedes AMG GTR PRO, and drive to Harrods. You meet your dashing/gorgeous lover (the person of your choice) for a meal at Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace at Harrods. The food, drink, and company are exquisite. In the afternoon, he/she flies you in their private jet to Tuscany, north Italy, where in the evening you will go to an open-aired opera in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Verona. That evening, following the spectacular opera, you’ll stay at the Villa Barona eastern Tuscany: 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 3 sitting rooms, 2 kitchens, and pool. Outdoor heated jetted tub, Games Room, Pizza Oven. Wine cellar, Air Conditioning, Accommodates 20 guests; where you will enjoy a night of unadulterated carnal pleasure. What! This is your life Baby!
The next day you travel in an Air Conditioned coach through the beautiful green heart of Italy to Jesolo, poised on the Venetian lagoon. You board a private yacht that sails you across the aquamarine green lagoon to Venice – one of Europe’s most romantic cities. You meet up with friends at Piazza San Marco (the central square of Venice) and stay with friends in Venice for a few days. You are a young single woman, or happily married, or a wealthy eligible bachelor, so on and so on…
Create for your own pleasure a magical script. You can add to it and make changes to it. If you spend some time, every day, developing your storyline to keep it fresh, and virtually live in this fantasy world that will run parallel with your real world, you will feel exhilarated and eager to experience future episodes. Mentally living in an ultimate world will often have the effects of infusing you with chiLd like vigour. There is a very good chance that you will even begin to look and feel younger. Isn’t it time to take a holiday from yourself?
Here are some tips to help you create and make the most of your new life.
(1) Compose Your Script
Think about a storyline in which you could write down all of those things you have always dreamt of having but known they will always be out of you reach. Your story is not for public consumption. It doesn’t have to written in the style of Charles Dickens. Simply write down all of you fantasies in the style of writing you always use.
(2) Prepare for a Session of Visualisation
If you do not already have a hideaway, where you can sit for 10-20 minutes and not be disturbed, it will be in your best interest to try to find somewhere private and peaceful before you set out on your amazing inner journey. Make yourself comfortable in a comfy chair and close your eyes. Give your breathing a couple of minutes to calm down, and when you feel that you have arrived at a state of tranquility, you may begin.
You do not have to stick rigidly to your script. Sometime things can happen spontaneously along the way of your journey just in the way of dreams. At times when this occurs, go with the flow; allow your imagination to run away with you. By doing this characters in your script will take on their own personalities and act seemingly off their own accord. It makes your fantasy life all that little bit more exciting – wouldn’t you agree? Your new life has no fixed time; you can go back in time or you can go forward in time. You get the picture!
(4) Turn Off the TV and Your Devices
Get into the habit of limiting how much time you spend on social media platforms. Instead of watching news channels spend more time in your new life that runs parallel with your real life.
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How often have you thought along these lines? I don’t have time to amble through dense forest, or climb mountains to look out far and wide from their snowy-tipped peaks, let alone saunter along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream and stargaze at the bejewelled twinkling night sky. To be quite frank, I barely have the time in the morning to finish my coffee before I rush off to get to work on time.
In this day and age we are in a constant rush, and it is true to say, we don’t have much time to go exploring nature. Many of us are committed to a job that requires our presence for five to six days of the week. And when most people do have a holiday they can’t exactly say, okay guys, we are going trekking up the mountain path of Kilimanjaro. The children want to play on the beach and swim in the sea and go on the fairground rides. So a fair question is: how on earth are we expected to find the time to go out and appreciation all of God’s splendour?
The answer is visualisation.
Nobody is professing, visualising yourself walking beside the flowing river with the sun on your back, birds singing, and fresh air pouring into your lungs is equal to the physically experience of an early morning stroll beside the river. But what I am stating, is you can cultivate the art of strongly visualising yourself on the nature walk; it is the next best thing. God gave us the wonderful gift of an imagination. From the confines of your office you can strongly visualise ‘you’ on the beach with rolling white surfs, sunshine, gull flying overhead, and receive the physical pluses you’d experience attending the beach in person. Your parasympathetic nervous and sympathetic nervous system responds to conscious or unconscious thoughts in equal measure. Conscious visualisation is the most underrated human faculty; every invention from the comb to the microchip originated in the imagination of an inventor/forward thinker. However busy your life might seem, I can assure you that if you can find the time to use your gift of imagination/visualisation you will improve your mental/physical health, and reverse the ageing process.
Take a few minutes to sit down, close your eyes, and breathe smoothly and evenly. When you feel relaxed, imagine a dense fir forest, a snow-tipped mountain, or image sauntering along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream. If you find when you look behind closed eyes you see everything but your desired subject, fear not, I can give you some tips that may help with your endeavour.
(1) We unconsciously visualise everything we do before we do it, but we are not used to consciously visualising. Conscious visualisation requires a lot of practise to master. So don’t except to see TV-like images before your closed eyes from the word go. Practise diligently. I guarantee you; it will be well worth the effort.
(2) Find pictures of your chosen subject on line or in a book, and study the pictures to that you can retrieve them behind closed eyes.
(3) Some people find listening to gentle music while they visualise helps with their concentration. Try it and see if this method suit you.
By regularly taking 20 minutes out to entrust some time in Guided Imagery you will light up your brain with such an intense power that it can’t help but make a massive comet-like impact on your mental / physical health. The power of visualization can never be overestimated. Willpower can be knocked clean out with one cold slam of a punch by images strongly visualized. You are a King, Master of your own World/Universe when you can imagine what you want in life. Practise seeing imagery in your head every minute of the day in order to become the ruler of your Golden Domain. You could have it all – it lies there latent, like ripe oranges ready for the pickings, but many off us leave the fruits of life to wither and drop from the tree and then our chances of greatness has fallen by the wayside. Do as I say, and add a new dimension to your life – don’t accept the dull mundane reality we think we have to live – there so much more!
The Golden Waterfall
I walk down a shadowy path lined with tall pines trees. The strong scent of pine and high-pitched bird calls fill the air. Early morning mist seeps through thick tree foliage, bestowing light and shade to the woody path. The silence, apart from natural sounds, is peaceful. I feel safe and content in a world of my own where no one can disturb me. I come to an iron gate, open it, walk through it, and shut it behind me. I stand before a glorious wheat field with feathery stalks of corn dancing in a light breeze. I stroll through the yellow field, spotting field mice, buzzing bees, yellow wags, and butterflies; the chalky moon nestles in a deep-blue sky. Hazy sunbeams lightly warm my shoulders. A lush green meadow, mottled with scarlet poppies, glossy buttercups, innocent gold-buttoned daisies, and lucky clover, tantalizingly lies beyond the wheat field.
I remove my sandals and walk with my soles pressed upon the dew-soaked turf. Wet blades of grass tickle my feet. A surge of outdoor energy bolts upwards from out of the ground, through my toes, and up, up, and up through the channels of my body to the white-purple auric crown; Earth’s subtle electrical currents invigorates my store of nerve endings, producing a swell of childlike vitality. I arrive at the hilltop, and with a great sigh, admire the perspective. I walk on…
I arrive at a beautiful golden waterfall. Angels fly and bathe in a turquoise mind-scented pool, with a bubbly surface, at the foot of the falls. The sound of the cascading water is soothing; minty water sprays my face…
The spirit-pulling lure of the magical pool leads me down some steps, carefully trodden to the poolside with the aid of angels delicately holding my hands. I becomes weightless as I immerse my body in the lightly heated perfumed water; angles bathe, dive, splash, and play. Soon my incredible journey will take another twist…
Two celestial beings take hold of my hands and fly with me up to the crest of the transparent waterfall. My view of the pouring turquoise chute has me trapped in a mesmeric stupor for a few seconds. So magnificent! The open winged seraphs escort me, as we glide down the face of the golden curtain. On my descent, I see deceased loved ones, smiling at me from behind the veil of gold. I am imbued with the knowledge that beyond this life cycle there lies another world of beauty and wonder. Where pain and suffering is non-existent. I cherish the thought of knowing I will see my loved ones again in a perfumed garden.
On my return to the pool I am psychically made aware that by immersing my body in the gifted water, I shall receive healing on all levels: Spirit / Mind / Body. I allow by body to effortlessly float on the surface of the pool, and bask in the sunlight; I relax to such a degree I lose all sense of my body; I am, as it were, simply Spirit. I feel it is time for me to leave the parasitical site; I call to the angels to help me exit the pool via the steps I entered it. I thank the haloed beings for giving me the wonderful glimpse of the life that is beyond this life cycle, and say my goodbyes. I retrace my steps over the meadow, through the bloodshot wheat field and back up the pine scented path. I arrive at the place where I set out on my inner journey. I come to my wakeful senses. I tell myself I am going to return to the material plane.
How often have you thought of things along these lines? I don’t have time to amble through dense forest, or climb mountains to look out far and wide from their snowy-tipped peaks, let alone saunter along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream and stargaze at the bejeweled twinkling night sky. I barely have time to finish my coffee in the morning before I rush off to get to work on time!
In this day and age of rush, rush, rush, it is true, we don’t have much time to go exploring nature, and many of us are committed to a job that requires our presence five to six days a week . And when most of us have a holiday we can’t exactly say, okay guys, we are going trekking up the mountain path of Kilimanjaro. The children want to play on the beach and swim in the sea and go on the fairground rides. So a reasonable question would be – how on earth are we expected to find the time to go out and appreciation nature?
The answer is visualization.
Nobody is professing visualizing yourself walking beside the flowing river with the sun on your back, birds singing, and fresh air pouring into your lungs is exactly equal to the physically experience of an early morning stroll beside the river. I am stating, cultivating the art of strongly visualizing yourself on the nature walk is the next best thing. God gave you and I the wonderful gift of an imagination. Imagination is limitless. From the confines of your office you can strongly visualize ‘you’ on the beach with rolling white surfs, sunshine, gull flying overhead, and receive the physical pluses you experience attending the beach in person. Your parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system respond to your conscious or unconscious thoughts, ideas, and inner images. Conscious visualization is a most underrated human faculty; every invention from the comb to the microchip originated in the imagination of an inventor / forward thinker. However busy your life might seem I can assure you you can find time to use your gift of imagination/visualization to improve your lifestyle, health, and slow down premature ageing.
Take a few minutes to sit down, close your eyes, and breathe smoothly and deeply. When you feel relaxed, imagine a dense fir forest, a snow-tipped mountain, or see you sauntering along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream. If you find when you look behind closed eyes you see everything but your desired subject don’t fret because this is not uncommon. I can give you some tips that may help you to receive stronger inner images.
(1) Although you subconsciously visualize performing actions a fraction of a second before you carry them out, conscious visualization require a lot of practise. So don’t expect to see TV-like images in your head from the word go. If you diligently practise consciously visualizing, it will bring you an invaluable tool that can turn your life around.
(2) Find pictures of your chosen subject on line or in a book and study the pictures to help you can reproduce the images behind closed eyes.
(3) Some people find listening to gentle music while they visualize helps with their concentration. Try it, and see if this method suits you.
(4) One year, on a holiday, I found a sandy path that led to cliff tops where I enjoyed a majestic view of a rugged bay with white capped waves crashing onto its deserted beach. I took photos along the path I walked and stills of the rugged bay on a wet and windy morning. I have often looked at the photos of that lovely walk to the cliff tops, and the stills of the rolling tides coming inshore, before I start my session of visualization. You might find this helpful.
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