|Tim Rowe sent me the following brief notes he made
from a lecture by Eric Hills, a kinesiologist who applied rigorous
scientific testing to his theories, back in 1987.
- Every change of state of mind (every new thought) causes a
physical reaction however small.
- Whatever the mind expects tends to be realized.
- Imagination (visualization) is more powerful than reason.
- When imagination and reason are in equal conflict then
imagination will always prevail.
- Opposing ideas cannot exist in the mind at the same time.
- The longer an idea remains in the subconscious mind, the
more difficult it becomes to replace it with another idea.
- (a) Long held ideas which condition lifestyle, in a manner
not wholly suited to the person in their environment,
eventually bring about organic changes - some of which are
adaptive, but some may be alien to the organism.
(b) An emotionally induced symptom tends to cause organic
change if persisted in long enough.
- Each suggestion to the subconscious mind - if acted upon,
creates less opposition to successive suggestion.
- When dealing with the subconscious mind, the greater the
conscious effort - the less the subconscious response.
- (a) The subconscious mind is childlike. It accepts readily
simple, direct, repetitive instructions without question.
(b) It prefers symbolic, dynamic and colorful imagery as a
language instead of factual description, since this appeals
greatly to the mind's ability to fantasize.
(c) It attaches much emotional significance to such
properties as color, size, shape, power, rhythm and primitive
- The electromagnetic balance (meridians) of the physical /
mental body optimizes the healing response.
We can change our bodies and our lives by the way we think. I
write in Tools
for Heart Intelligence about the cycles of positive and
negative learning. Life is, to a significant degree, for learning
- so when things don't go right, when we do wrong, make mistakes,
and when we do things right as well - these are all learning
Learning can be positive, when an experience has been properly
digested, so new skills, coping and mastery are developed - or
learning can be negative, when the experience is perhaps
overwhelming and has not been integrated and so future avoidance
patterns become imprinted, what could be termed 'unskills'. So
long as you eventually learn from it in a positive way, no
experience is wasted.
Similarly there is positive and negative imprinting. If an
untruth is imprinted into our unconscious, it becomes a limiting,
negative influence. If a truth is imprinted, it will necessarily
therefore be based on love and freedom of thought, being in the
present moment, recognizing what is without judgment - then it is
an empowering, positive influence, especially if it is made fully
The message of the Thomas Children is something that children
understand but adults lose touch of: the magical reality of our
inner world. If you pretend something that is actually true, then
of course it still is true - but now you realize it! The power of
our minds is but a reflection of the source of that power, our
spiritual nature, our connection with God - the magical wizard
Peter Shepherd is a psychologist, living in France, and runs
the Tools for Transformation website at www.trans4mind.com.
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