Six Impossible Things

Impossible2Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”    – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

This is my new spiritual practice each morning: I am committing myself to write six seemingly impossible things to believe in. Silly? Maybe, but I think not. I think the White Queen was on to something. More than ever, it seems to me, we need to wake up to the potency of our imaginations and harness that creative force for good.

It takes concentrated practice to retrain our imaginations away from worry, from herd thinking, from the entropy of negativity. This is hardly new news, but everyday we need to remind ourselves…to wake ourselves up! As a hypnotherapist, I am particularly attuned to the level of hypnosis we are all in, daily. Years ago, I stopped putting people into trance and refocused my energy into waking them from trance, myself included!

We joke about this – the trance of Facebook, the internet, television…the news! But its really no joking matter anymore. I’m firmly convinced that the reason Zombies and Vampires are such a trendy subject is that we relate to them so much. Metaphorically, they are us!

I just got back from a trip to the deep south, and once again saw so clearly how there are cultural trances as well. We buy into the mindsets of those around us, because we are relational creatures. Returning to California and to my home, I could literally feel the shift of one “galaxy” to another. (California is a cultural trance as well, Californians!) One of the characteristics of hypnosis is that it is so obvious from the outside in, but from the inside out it feels like reality!

Wake Up CallSo here’s another wake up call, people! You’ve probably had two or three others already this morning! Count yourself up and out of hypnosis! 1-2-3-4-5. Eyes open, wide awake!

And once awake, get creative! Get your imagination in gear! Don’t worry about how to do the impossible just yet. First, decide to do it! The how will then present itself, one step at a time. That is the magic of our spiritually creative inheritance.

NOTHING is impossible! Now let’s get busy!

12 Replies to “Six Impossible Things”

  1. LOVE this!!! Feel the force of it and going to use it and the practice too, at least for today! lol
    ❤️Cecilia Carson❤️

  2. Bravo! Makes such sense and yet is so illusory! I love seeing how all the pieces come together in our lives. For instance, you were probably drawn to hypnotherapy precisely so you could deliver this message! I am AWAKE this morning!

    1. Alas, hypnosis is addictive and seductive! That’s why it slips upon us the way it does! Proactive awakeness is the task at hand! Love you, Bren!

  3. Monday I explained to several in a group of women the story of the frog that is put in the room temp water, and then as the water slowly heats he does not jump out as he does not notice the slow increase in heat…resulting in boiled frog….your thoughts remind me of this story, so easy to miss the point where we should have said to ourself WAKE UP. this is a great reminder to do so..thanks for your well chosen words and thoughts.

    1. Deborah, I can’t believe you just had that boiling frog story! I was thinking of it as I went for my walk this morning, and thinking maybe that should be my next post! Great minds! Xo!

    1. Thank you, Diana, darling. I need this. I need to step up my own creative powers to offset the widespread pull of entropy.

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