When you are experiencing a financial whirlpool of energy, take a time-out, breathe deeply and fully, and center yourself. Take a short walk. Begin some creative movement where you don't have to get anywhere or make any decisions. Doing this gives you time and space to access and assess your own currents. Take this time and space to identify what it is you are really dealing with and what you really want as you encounter this whirlpool of energy. Once you have slowed down and your mind has cleared, then ask yourself: What is really important and what do I really want? Once you have addressed these issues, consider what would be the best possible outcome for you and everyone else in this situation. An outcome that creates more financial abundance for you will begin to move you toward the Crystal Lake where your money can grow to even more. Financial whirlpools often last for a while, so remember to take it slowly. Do the aah and the om Creative Meditations as part of your daily practice. If we forget about it, we're programmed to interpret it as meaning that you didn't care enough, your brain doesn't work correctly, or you didn't remember it first. Most people believe that missing something is beyond their control as if it is a matter of luck or accident or simply lack of neural capacity concerning particular memory areas. While that may sometimes be accurate, it's typically not the real cause. You should think about that on cue. You can remember everything you want to remember, for how long you want to remember it, and then then you want to forget it again. To learn more about how to recognize, please refer to our free memory enhancement course and our Accelerated Learning site. However, forgetting is probably a new conscious talent for you if, by now, you're not a very professional hypnotist. How many times have you learned the sentence, Ah, just forget it. People also told you to forget something that you wanted to remember. Sometimes you followed if it wasn't necessary, and sometimes you weren't severe enough for the job if you felt this person thought you're not sharp enough.

Our experience would indicate that it is best described in terms of greater differentiation of perception, and more adequate symbolization, the processes just discussed. Let us take a simple example and trace its development. A woman has developed a dizziness and faintness, for which no organic cause can be found. This behavior occurs at various unpredictable times, usually in social gatherings, to the great embarrassment of herself and everyone concerned. She can see no reason for this behavior. As she explores the situation, she identifies the fact that it seems to occur when it causes the most embarrassment to her husband. But this offers no help in understanding the problem, she says, because she is fond of her husband and has no reason for doing anything to hurt him. As all of this is accepted she slowly moves, in succeeding interviews, to stating that if there was any antagonism toward her husband it was completely unconscious and unintentional; If we examine this sequence from a psychological point of view, it would seem clear that she has all along been experiencing, viscerally, feelings of opposition toward her husband. The crucial missing element is the adequate symbolization of these experiences. They provide a significant time-out from the spinning energy and allow clarity to surface with ease. Portage Path When the river and your extra financial resources seem to disappear into very dangerous waters, and you find that you are carrying your own vessel rather than its carrying you, welcome to a Portage Path experience. It is different from a desert experience since there is still enough money and flow to support this part of your life. Your environment is still green and life-sustaining. Clearly, you have agreed to carry your vessel as you know that the river will appear safe again, and fairly soon. And carrying it is a necessary action to keep moving forward. Acknowledging the heavy load may be all that your various currents need to shift you into enjoying an inner experience of abundance as you head toward where the river again flows smoothly and freely. Or you may realize that some other shifting is necessary for you to reexperience abundance. The question to ponder is whether you are carrying more than what you will really need or even want when you resume your journey.

The main thing to remember: When you can't remember, there's NO pain. The nervous system is so responsive it sends a very nasty message to the brain when something doesn't work correctly or an organ gets hurt. The discomfort is the reason to make sure that you know that something is wrong with your body as a whole and that you will find the cure for that. If you have not had stomach-related pain, how would you even know your body is trying to deal with substances that harm it? How much harm do you need to consume your body before you realize it hasn't created the pain? Pain is beneficial. Grief is not your companion but a messenger of faith. Once you have taken all the necessary actions to help your body get on its way to recovery, you should prepare to forget the pain. And when you do, it is no longer a problem if you can't remember it. There are many war stories about soldiers losing an arm or getting hurt by flying bullets -and they don't feel the pain until the battle is over until hours later. This explanation ties in with the fact that she mentioned, early in her interviews, that she was often tense and upset before the dizziness and faintness occurred. This was as far as the symbolization went. It also seems clear that the basic reason for the phenomenon of repression or denial of experience is that the adequate symbolization of the experience in question would be definitely and often deeply in contradiction to the self concept of the individual. The woman whom we have just described was not, in her own eyes, a person who would stubbornly oppose her good husband, or a person who would entertain unreasonably hostile feelings toward him. Hence such visceral sensations must be given a distorted symbolization, or not be symbolized at all. It also would appear that the release of repressions, or the bringing into awareness of denied experiences, is not simply a matter of probing for these, either by the client or the therapist. It is not until the concept of self is sufficiently revised to accept them, that they can be openly symbolized. The change in self precedes, rather than follows, the recovery of denied or repressed material. But we are getting more and more deeply into a theory of the process, which we have proposed to take up in the final portion of the article. Let us return to a more descriptive level in regard to these unsymbolized or inadequately symbolized experiences.

Many of us carry financial responsibilities that are quite large. We seem to support them when things flow nicely, yet when the extra money disappears into dangerous-looking waters, we become aware of how heavy these loads really are. These financial loads can be a very large house, two or more houses, several vehicles, many pets, or hosting numerous parties. They include serving on various nonprofit committees (with their hidden financial commitments to contribute), to supporting the hobbies of various family members, or even supporting your extended family. Some people can carry their vessel easily for a short distance or time; Checking in with all of your currents, especially your Emotional and Body Sensations currents, will give you a clearer understanding of how much of a load you can really carry. Action Step Suspend all judgment and gather up all of your credit card statements. Really look at how much debt you are carrying. Regardless of the individual balances or the total, stop adding to your debt load. That is the strength of being able to forget, whether it's useful for a couple of moments or a lifetime. Of course, you should use it carefully. Many people make remembering every single detail of their lives a point. I sincerely believe this is a terrible decision. Second, because when you interpret it, you are already distorting the truth (the basic NLP, if you haven't read it yet). How can you ensure your life is remembered as it is? You just can't. So by making it a point to remember every single detail, whether good or bad, you're making decisions as to which version of the event you'd hold. Since that's real, isn't it noticeable that who you are today is based on preferences and illusions you've created, sometimes subconsciously, all your life? Through hypnotherapy, we call this living a lie.

In practice, it is noted that the first step toward uncovering such material is usually the perception of inconsistencies. In the case just cited, the woman comes to recognize first a discrepancy of this order: I love my husband, yet my behavior seems as though I wished to embarrass him. In another case it may be: I wish to get ahead professionally, yet I fail the very courses needed to get ahead. Or in another case: I want my marriage to continue, but I seem to be behaving in such a way as to break it up. When such discrepancies are clearly perceived, the client is unable to leave them alone. He is motivated to find out the reason for the discrepancy, whether it is due to an inaccurate description of his own feelings (which is usually true) or to an inaccurate description of his behavior. Although this process of bringing experience into adequately symbolized awareness is recognized by several therapeutic orientations as being an important and basic element of therapy, there is as yet no objective investigation of it. From a descriptive clinical point of view, however, we may say that successful therapy seems to entail the bringing into awareness, in an adequately differentiated and accurately symbolized way, those experiences and feelings which are currently in contradiction to the client's concept of self. Characteristic Movement in the Valuing Process As we listen to recordings of therapeutic interviews, and study the transcribed material, it is very evident indeed that therapy has much to do with what is perceived as good or bad, right or wrong, satisfying or unsatisfying. Buy nothing on credit for one day, then one week, and then one month. Allow your load to stabilize. Begin the Penny Dance and Counting Dance if you have let those activities lapse. Feel free to say no to any new requests for your time, money, or support. Treat yourself very kindly, and attend some activity or event that is free and speaks to your heart. Remember to feel grateful several times a day. Floodwaters Most people long for sudden appearances of wealth or a flood of money, yet few people truly are prepared for a sudden large inflow of money. Few of us wish the challenges of actual floodwaters on anyone. Too many things can go wrong when the waters flood over their banks and spread far and wide.