Hypnosis and Religion – What is the deal?

A woman recently commented on one of my adverts on Facebook: Hypnosis is a no-no as a Christian, STAY AWAY!!! Do your own research… 

The word ‘research’ should not even be in her vocabulary. If she did a bit of research into the subject without prejudice, she would find that across the spectrum of all different religions, people have benefitted through the use of Hypnosis and some have not. She may have also realized, being an avid researcher, that according to scientific studies, the brain works with different electrical impulses and the speed of these impulses, determines your cognitive state. That would have led her to the conclusion that she actually goes into a hypnotic state at least twice a day, when she wakes from a deep sleep and when she falls asleep.

The brain frequencies goes through the same ranges that are used in Hypnosis. So, apparently, as a Christian, or whatever excuse you want to use to break down a subject that you only comment on because of your belief, should stay away from sleep. It reminds me of the story that people like to use to explain how God sends us help…

The story about the man that fell over a cliff and dangled by a root that stuck out from the mountainside. He yelled for God to save him. He was so certain that God was going to save him that when an abseiler passed him on the way down and offered to help, he declined. When a mountaineer passed him on the way up, the man declined. When a helicopter circled him and they shouted if he needed any help, the man again declined. Hanging from the roots for so long, eventually tired him out and he fell to his death. In heaven, he asked God why he did not save him. God replied that he sent an abseiler, a mountaineer and a helicopter to assist, but the man did not want to accept the help.

There we have it, the ability of the human race to harm others and ourselves by never wanting to look at the bigger picture. What we know, we know and that is fine. The problem comes in when people make a short statement and that statement has got nothing to do with a universal view, but only a narrow focussed one. I have now made peace with the fact that some people will find any excuse to cling onto their piece of root that sticks out from the mountainside. The vehicle that help chooses to show up in, will always be denied. In all modalities of healing there are successes and failures. This is true for each and every one.

I have worked with Muslims, Christians, Atheists, Hindus and Jews. In their own respective religions, they also have to deal with the question of whether Hypnosis is right or wrong for them. They also have to tread the waters of uncertainty. The fact is, whether you are religious or not, if you have things that you feel in your heart that you need help with, and you let fear and ignorance keep you away from ANY modality that you may find benefit from, you are already in hell.

You are dangling from your branch on the edge of a cliff. You are negating the fact that there are so many forms of assistance out there. Where did these forms come from? Why would they offer assistance and solutions to your problems?  Because this vast Universe, whether created or evolved, is unfathomable by the human mind. To let that mind be guided by people who claim that they are representing the Creator, if one exists, is not only a slap in the face of all knowledge and wisdom, but a slap in the face of your own abilities to research wide and deep. Do so without prejudice or bias.

I am reminded of the Desiderata poem: You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.

Avoid anyone telling you that you do not have a right to get assistance with any modality that resonates with you!

 

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