Addicted to NOT Smoking:
A Hypnotic Trip into Cigarettelessness
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We wrote this book with the intention to introduce helpful new ideas into the mind of 'the person'. The 'person' is discussed as something slightly separate from you -- like a pet that depends on you to take care of it. Similar to the way a hypnotist helps to reprogram the mind, you can read from this book a little each day as a way to RENEW your strong intention to be a former smoker.
Here are a few excerpts...
Born into a mysterious world that is too much to fathom, a life with no explanation, we grab hold of cigarettes the way a shipwrecked sailor grabs hold of a wooden plank in order to keep afloat. A pack of cigarettes in your pocket is something that you can be sure of, and it helps you to cope with all the uncertainty of being a person. Unfortunately, the sense of security that you find in cigarettes is a false one. They’re killing you, actually.
Reading Hypnosis: Rest in your practice.
Breathe easy. Relax your face and shoulders. Loosen away any tension that you might be holding in the chest area. A subtle trance occurs naturally while you read, and you can deepen the trance by deliberately sharpening your focus until you achieve slender, pinpoint precision. Cooperate with the trance, and go deeper into the stillness of the moment. To stay with the reading and the sound of your breathing is so much easier than letting your mind wander. These words are good for you, so do not read them with your ordinary, wide-awake discernment—let your guard down. Let your attention float slowly across the page with each breath.Spacious Mind: A workspace for changing your mind.
This is where you free your person of the burdensome compulsion to judge and analyze every little thing, constantly missing the present moment and its vivid truth because of the distracting rant of the mind. Listen to the sound of your breathing as you read. There is a moment when the inhalation stops and the exhalation has yet to begin, like the moment of stillness when a ball thrown up in the air has stopped ascending but has not yet started to fall. Within and between all movements of breath and body, there is the entirety of life—and life can be pleasure. The volume of life’s pleasure can be turned up until it overwhelms the comparatively minor discomfort of nicotine withdrawal. It is as simple as changing your mind.
Smoke-Strike: Like a hunger-strike, this is a practice of renunciation.
Resolve to be free of the habit for a few hours tomorrow. The habit began when an occasional cigarette provided a temporary escape from your tired old routine. No nicotine dependence had developed yet, so you smoked for other reasons. When you first tried cigarettes you were trying something new, something exciting. But cigarettes are not new anymore, are they? Your relationship to cigarettes has changed completely. Now they have become part of the tired old routine, and they offer enjoyment only in the form of relief from the physical discomfort associated with nicotine craving. Your relationship to cigarettes has changed in such a way that, now, not to smoke would be an escape from the tired old routine. Imagine that.
Creative Action: You can choose to be active or passive in any moment.
The extent to which you inhabit your own mind is the extent to which you can be an active creator of life. Act according to your will rather than serving the impulsive, monkey-mind of the person, and you can create life as you go, shaping your life situation by gently manipulating the unfolding of events in the present moment. If you act on every little passing impulse, you’ll be busy like an overworked servant. A slave. Don’t be a slave to the monkey-mind’s thousands of stupid little thoughts (they have nothing to do with you), because you’ll be too busy to create anything; you will not be an active participant. You’ll end up like the lonely kid sitting with no one to dance with, benched on the sidelines of life.
Hypnosis Consciousness: Where subject and object meet.
You are awareness looking out at the world through the eyes of a person. Humanity changes according to ideas that have been entertained, and your own life also changes according to ideas. Hypnosis is the technique for accessing a deep place in consciousness, the place where subject and object meet, and introducing ideas. The quality of your attention is what determines your ability to influence the changes that will happen in the world and in the person. Strength of concentration is the necessary trait, the one that lets you co-create instead of suffering through life with no control.
Subtle Hypnosis While Reading
A subtle trance occurs naturally while you read. Rhythmic Breathing and Reading Hypnosis, used together deliberately, can be strong medicine while you are in that refined state of awareness. Allow a subtle trance to heighten the receptivity of this person through whose eyes you see. Enjoy the trance. Cooperate with it, and go deeper into the stillness of the moment. Enjoy the lightness that comes from freeing the mind of the burdensome compulsion to think and judge, constantly missing the present moment and its vivid truth because of the distracting rant of the mind.
You can access deeper levels by listening to suggestions spoken by a hypno-therapist, or you can access them by listening to suggestions recorded on tape. You can also access deeper levels by using the pro-active technique called “self-hypnosis,” which is covered in chapters four, five, and six. You will listen to the suggestions for change as they are spoken by the voice of “wisdom-mind.” Unlike monkey-mind, the “wisdom-mind” purposefully directs the person’s attention; in Chinese philosophy, the wisdom mind is likened to a “general,” or a well-trained “horse” in Chinese medicine and philosophy.1 To turn the mind into a voice that takes you deeper into the moment (instead of distracting you, as it usually does) is a powerful practice. The voice of wisdom mind becomes the voice of your hypno-therapist when you practice self-hypnosis.
Aside from the practice of self-hypnosis, there is also another way to use horse-mind: By reading the suggestions and hearing them spoken by wisdom-mind, while feeling the movement of the breath and the movement of the eyes across the page, you engage the person’s senses so that he or she can go very deep into the moment. At a very deep level, the person hears horse-mind reading the suggestions for change in the Transformation Pages.
To spend several minutes reading this (or any other) book puts a person in a unique, receptive state of consciousness. The process of reading reinforces that receptivity, and then the Transformation Pages—with rhythm and peculiar ideas that capture the person’s attention and carry it along—drum beneficial suggestions in the mind with subtle rhythm. The time that you spend reading this book will send the person, with her blackened lungs and polluted body, doodling down the road to recovery.