Friday, September 16, 2005

something fantastic.

imagine something fantastic.
it doesn`t have to be something that happened to you, though that would be best. imagine in your mind the person, place or thing or event that you consider fantastic.
go there in your mind now.
tell yourself what you see, what you hear, what you feel. do you smell anything? is there a taste or flavours associated with this experience?
now make the elements stronger. make the colours brighter. turn the lights up, in your mind. illuminate the situation so that you can feel the colours. make the sounds louder and notice how a change in volume can alter the way you feel about whats happening there. do this with all the aspects of this memory and as you do realise that the feelings generated by these memories are as real to you now as when you first had this stimulating experience.
when you hear the sounds made louder does it make the feelings associated with the memory stronger?
how about the images? when you look at the scenes made brighter, more vibrant in colour, do your sensations deepen in response?
notice how the feelings travel through your system, down and around. where do they eventually go? do they push out and away?
examine where the feelings travel to, then............
pull the feeling back and churn it up now, if you`ve managed to capture it, and spin the feeling around............ now double it. double it again and add a blast of energy like trumpets or yelling. yes!
how far can you push this? how good can you make it feel, for no reason?
what will you choose to do now that you feel this good?
anything you want.

5 comments:

anu said...

Dr, something fantastic means: something that happenned to us (others appreciating us) or something which we created for ourselves (say jumping off the cliff).

I dont have any 'fantastic' event happenning to me.

I just realised that as i tried a google search in my mind, i can recollect negative / hurtful memories / events so easily, but the positive ones are so difficult to find. How do i get the positive ones on top of my mind's google search.

If you are wondering what am i doing here in your Sept posts. I had an urge to find out what would have been your post on my birthday. And i found this
"imagine something fantastic".

dr.alistair said...

it is where the work comes. searching for the memory, the pre-existing neural pathways of pleasure, that you can remember and amplify with this practice. 95% work......100% joy.
or make something up........something outrageously fantastic that you could imagine happening to you or because of you. take all of your new skill and build a reality....a lie. some fabricated event that is so convincing to you that it is indistinguishable from reality. and then run it over and over in your mind.
how does that make you feel?

anu said...

I guess it will make me feel absolutely fantastic Dr.

But, wont i be day-dreaming and not living in the now.

I used to day-dream a lot. But a lot of it had to do with others appreciating or others loving me. So i am consciously trying to stop it.

Becoz i thought maybe i am creating through the day-dreams a 'dependency' in others and that could be working against my self-love for myself and creating an approval seeking behaviour or mindset.

dr.alistair said...

it is daydreaming with a constructive purpose....and you choose what that purpose is.

dr.alistair said...

it is daydreaming with a constructive purpose....and you choose what that purpose is.