The Key to Your Subconscious – Images, Feelings and Metaphors

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Awareness, Guided Imagery, Healing, Inner Mastery, Mind-body Healing, NLP/Hypnosis, Subconscious

guided imageryYour subconscious contains all of your memories, emotions, beliefs, programs, habits, preferences and drives. It controls all functions of your body, heals and balances you when you’re sleeping. It is the gateway to your other dimensions of your being: your spiritual energy, past lives, akashic record, parallel lives, your mythic reality, symbolic reality, transpersonal reality.  Your subconscious is really running the show. Or is it? Your subconscious mind has all this power, but takes its orders from your conscious mind. The thing is, most of us don't know this and give the subconscious mixed signals. So how good would it be if you intentionally let your subconscious mind know what you want and if you could understand the messages the subconscious was giving you?

Two keys to influencing the power of your subconscious:

1) Understand that your subconscious doesn't know the difference between what is 'real' and what is imagined. The classic example is to think, right now, of a lemon. A bright yellow, beautiful lemon. In your imagination, cut the lemon open and get a whiff of that lemon scent. Squeeze the lemon into your mouth and feel all the juice, tangy sourness, spreading through your mouth..... chances are, if you are really doing this exercise, by now you are salivating and you are really feeling the sourness of the lemon. Your subconscious treated the experience as real and your body responded.

2) Your subconscious speaks in images, feelings and metaphors. You were able to affect your subconscious mind only with the image of a lemon.  So, to give direction to your subconscious it is important to visualize what you want. Also, be aware of the images and metaphors your subconscious is sending you to get your attention on an important matter, to guide you, warn you, help you. They can come in the form of dreams, images, hunches, songs that spontaneously go through your head and even words.

So, putting these two things together, you can see how guided imagery, mind/body healing and hypnosis works. First, you relax. When you are in alpha brain wave level, in a state of relaxation, your conscious and subconscious start to merge and the communication is stronger. The subconscious is more open to learning and your conscious is less judgmental. Second, know exactly what you want and get a clear experience of it being true.  The more vivid the experience, the stronger the communication. Tell your subconscious what you want in positive, clear terms. This is the mental reality. Feel what you will be feeling when what you want is true. This is the emotional reality. See what you will be doing when what you want is true. This is the physical reality.  Together, you are giving your subconscious a clear order, one that it understands, one that is extremely powerful.

It is a good idea to get to know your subconscious. A magnificent Huna technique is to ask your subconscious what it wants its name to be - then whatever you get back, that is the name you call it. Get to know it. It is like a little child and will work best with you if you appreciate it and treat it gently. It is important to get its attention and three is a magic number. If you repeat something three times, your subconscious knows you mean business! Take three deep breaths, greet it, let it know what you want...three times. Thank it and send it love. Ask it questions. "What does my body need right now?" You might get a picture of an orange since your body needs vitamin c, or a walk outside since your body needs exercise and oxygen, or a picture of a hot bath and some downtime. "Why do I keep overeating?" You might get a childhood memory that comes up, a metaphor, a picture of anxiety and stress. "Where did I leave my car keys?" Remember, after communicating with your subconscious, always thank it and send it love.

It takes time sometimes to create a good relationship, because your subconscious is used to you just going on about this and that, giving it mixed messages, getting angry at it, fantasizing, etc. As you start to develop a more cooperative relationship with your subconscious and you start to communicate with positive intent, you will discover a whole world of possibilities opening before you - healing, clearing, discovering, creating. It is very exciting!

Happiness is Within You

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Awareness, Healing, Inner Mastery, Laughter, Loving Yourself, Personal Power, Relaxation, Subconscious, Techniques, Vibration, Visualization

Happiness is WithinMost of us spend a lifetime chasing down happiness...and it somehow is so elusive. I'll be happy when I graduate, I'll be happy when I'm married, I'll be happy when we have a house, I'll be happy when my bills are paid, etc. Even when we achieve a goal, there is always another one.

Now, here is the beauty of Begin Within. Happiness is always inside of you. It is always there, but gets covered up by other emotions. All of these emotions are triggered by what's going on outside of you, but the happiness, love, joy or any other emotion resides inside... all the time. You can wait for something outside of you to trigger happiness, or you can take command and trigger it yourself. You subconscious doesn't know the difference between what's going on outside your mind or inside your mind. If you imagine a time when you were happy, or imagine what it would be like to be on that vacation, or get that new car, or be in love, or anything else that makes you feel happy, you will trigger it. Happiness will well up inside of you.

So, try this. Take a few deep breaths. This does a few things: 1) it gets your subconscious' attention. You subconscious is usually in charge or breathing so when you take charge of it, you get its attention, and 2) it relaxes you. All inner work depends on being relaxed. When you relax, you open and your energy flows. Very important.
Now, think of something that makes you happy. Feel it with all your senses like you're are really there and it's really happening. You will start to feel happy. It's an energy in your body combined with a story you are telling yourself. Expand it. Make it more and more powerful. Now, tell yourself "Everytime I do this exercise I will feel more and more happiness faster and faster."

We forget that we are in charge of our feelings. Happiness is inside you all of the time, just waiting for you to focus on it! When you are happy from your inner place,  you radiate happiness. There is no fear that it will be taken from you. It is authentic. It is real.

Center Yourself Anytime and Anywhere

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Awareness, Breathing, Energy, Healing, Huna, Inner Mastery, Products, Relaxation, Techniques, Vibration

Being CenteredWe all know that being centered is a good thing. When you are centered, you are grounded. You bring your energy back into  your body out of your head and out of projecting into the world. You are more able to respond to life instead of react since you are more present and aware.  In Huna, the fourth principle is Manawa - now is the moment of power. When you are centered, you are more confident and free because you have more choices. You are running your life instead of being on auto-pilot because you are more in the now moment in your heart instead of reacting to every thought that flies through your head. You feel peaceful and stress diminishes. Your perspective changes and is more open. You feel more loving and more loved since your are more in harmony with yourself and the world.

Nice! But how to get there, especially in these hectic, instant communication, overwhelming information, demanding days we currently live in?

For me, I turn once again to Huna. Huna is a modern term for a very ancient system of healing and spiritual development. It is believed to be over 35,000 years old and part of the original teachings of the earth centered in the Pacific. It is very pure and very powerful since the teachings have been virtually untouched by dogma since they were hidden for thousands of years. Huna literally means 'secret'.

A Huna technique that will center you quickly is called Huna piko piko centeringpiko-piko breathing. Piko means center, so piko-piko means center-to-center. To do piko-piko breathing you take a deep, satisfying breath and put your attention as you inhale on the top of your head, your crown chakra. As you exhale you put your attention on your navel area, called the dan tien in martial arts. You don't have to do anything special, just gently focus your attention on those areas as you breathe.

You can do this breathing technique no matter where you are and no matter what you are doing. It is very useful in stressful situations, when you need to feel more like Who you are, when you want to feel peace, and I've found it to be very effective in helping me get to sleep at night or back to sleep if I wake up full of thoughts. You will find that the more you do it, the more quickly you become centered and the more deeply centered you become.

If you'd like to take your peace of mind one step further, The Brain Relaxer is a product I created that uses neurolinguistic programming to combine the piko piko breath with another very powerful Huna technique, hakalau, which quickly quiets your mind and puts you in the present moment.

It is my sincere wish that these techniques bring you peace and well-being in these demanding times we live in!

How to Clear Your Own Negativity

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Awareness, Healing, Inner Mastery, Subconscious, Techniques

Negativity hurts. Have you ever had the experience where everything was fine, you’re in a great mood and have great intentions for a certain event that is about to happen. Suddenly, something happens, and it’s like a troll has jumped up from under the bridge, dragging you down into its anger, sadness, irritability, dread or depression. What happened? You’ve been triggered. Something in your outside world just triggered those feelings within you that sucked all the enthusiasm and joy out of you. How do we keep this ugly troll from ruining your wonderful moods, great intentions and high vibrations?

First, you can’t have a reaction to something in your outer world unless you are carrying the same energy within you. If someone is demanding and it makes you angry, look within to see how you are demanding. It might not be comfortable and it requires a good deal of honesty, but search and find it. It is human nature to deny what we don’t want to see in ourselves. When we refuse to see a bad quality and repress it, we will then project it into the outer world. Everyone or every situation that exhibits that same quality will be particularly bothersome. You’ll react and the troll will drag you into its lair. This is a good thing actually because the world is reflecting back to you the parts of you that you need to heal.

So, now you are aware of the issue, the healing and clearing comes next. To heal and clear your own negativity so you can stop projecting it out into the world, you need to use your awareness again. When you notice the negative charge coming up in you, don’t get mad at it or try to push it away. It’s our instinct to resist and push away what we don’t want, but that’s how it got suppressed in the first place. This time, when you notice it, accept the feeling and allow it to be instead of rejecting it. Love heals; resistance causes stress and actually gives the negativity more power. So, recognize it, allow it to be and then ask the spiritual part of you (God, the Universe, Goddess, Higher Self – whatever you call this part of you) to heal it.
Here is an example. Let’s say controlling people anger you. When you feel controlled, or even when you see it happening to someone else through another person or the media, you react with anger. You just can’t stand it when people, governments, or whatever it is tries to control and dictate what is right and manipulates or forces you to do their bidding. So control is the issue. Now, look at yourself and find all the ways that you may be controlling to others, to situations, or even to yourself. Take your time and be honest. The more ways you are aware that you are doing this yourself, the more complete your healing will be. Now, when the issue is triggered and all the anger comes up you will recognize that it is something in you that you can heal. This is a lot more powerful than being a victim! Say, “Oh, this is my anger about control. I recognize and accept that I feel this way. Spirit (or God, Goddess, Universe, angels, etc.) heal this within me.” It’s that simple. It works the same way with fear and sadness.
So, two things have happened now. First, since you are now aware, you have a choice. Also, you are identifying with the greater part of you, not the angry fragment that’s been in denial and is projecting itself out. You are no longer IT, you are separate from it. This gives you the power. Every time you clear in this way, the energy of the charge will dissipate more. You’ll notice the troll jumps up at you less and less and when it does catch you off guard, you’ll be ready. This takes practice but really, really works.
Awareness and acceptance will clear your negativity and bring you inner peace, freedom and personal power. Remember….Begin Within.

Releasing Strong Emotions from Your Past

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Awareness, Healing, Inner Mastery, Subconscious, Transformation

316794_406818156034306_1051562069_nEmotions are a lot like the weather. They can totally influence any situation, affect your decisions and change your plans…and they contain a lot of energy. That is the important point to remember, emotions are energy.  Often they are connected with past events and emerge when you trigger them. No matter how long ago something happened, if you are still carrying the energy, you are affected by that energy when it gets ‘called up’. That’s the next thing to remember, these energy patterns get triggered by your thoughts. You can be having a great day, then hear a certain song that triggers a thought  “Oh, that reminds me of my divorce!” The next thing you know, like a troll hiding under a bridge and jumping up to block your path, a huge wave of emotions come up filling you with sadness, resentment, anger and feeling powerless. You cancel your dinner plans and go home and eat a carton of ice cream or drink a 6 pack in front of the TV. Wouldn’t it be nice to take control of this pattern and not be a victim to it anymore?

This is done by remembering those two points: emotions are energy and thoughts trigger them. In order to master this, you need to become aware of what is happening and make the subconscious conscious. You can’t really master something that is not conscious. So, the first step is to think about a certain emotion that bothers you and can overwhelm you. For instance, as an example, let’s consider a strong feeling of sadness whenever you start to feel abandoned or rejected. Recognize this emotion and remember how it feels. Now, let it go. Then remember it again. Now let it go. See? You do have control over the energy! Next, think about what you are telling yourself about the emotion. This is your story about it, the thoughts and beliefs that keep it going. Perhaps you say, “Nobody loves me”, “I will always be alone”, “Nobody wants to spend time with me”, “Nobody cares”, etc. When you start thinking these thoughts, it will trigger the emotions and the next thing you know, you’re engulfed in abandonment, low self-esteem and  pain. See how it works? Watch yourself closely and become very aware of what the story is that you tell yourself. Remember, that it’s just a bunch of thoughts that you decided to believe at one point in your life, usually when you were too young to consciously choose a better solution. You learned to tell yourself this story. Before this story, you were fine. You can be fine again, by not buying in to the story you tell yourself anymore and telling yourself a new story that works better for you at this stage in your life. Think about some thoughts that would support your now life like, “People do care about me!”, “I can choose a new life with lots of friends if I want”, “I can love myself no matter what anyone else does”, etc. If you are a follower of Law of Attraction, this is a good time to hop on your grid!

Now, the next time that overwhelming emotion comes up, you acknowledge it and say, “Oh, these are just my old abandonment feelings. It is not who I am now.” Feel the energy of the feelings and release that energy. Blow it away with your breath. Feel the energy flowing away.  Say thoughts that support your new way of being, the new you! Fill yourself with the new energy. Energy follows thought. You are dissolving the old energy patterns little by little. You will notice that when the energy gets triggered again, you’ll remember you have a choice to surrender to the energy or to release it. Over time it has less and less of an impact as you create new patterns. What is happening is that you are no longer identifying with the old energy patterns, but choosing a new identity. You are also being the master of your inner world, instead of an unknowing victim! Yay for you!!

What You Feel is More Important Than What Others Say

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Awareness, Healing, Inner Mastery, Loving Yourself, Subconscious

I am sure you have heard before that it is important to love yourself and here is a good reason why. Your personal vibration, beliefs and inner wounds change the way you experience life.  The more care you take to love yourself and care for yourself, the more you will see the world as a caring and loving place.   When your subconscious is mad, sad or feeling like a victim, it looks for experiences in the outer world and interprets things to validate that feeling. If you’ve activated your victim beliefs and wounds everyone will be out to get you.  “She really doesn’t like my dress. She’s just saying that so I’ll say something nice back to her.”  If you are in a good, happy mood you would see everything differently. “Oh, isn’t she nice to notice!” Our distortion of reality can even extend to inanimate objects. Your subconscious will go out of it’s way to find examples of the world treating you poorly. “This computer always messes up when I’m the busiest!” This inanimate object knows when you are the busiest and it even has the intention to frustrate you on purpose. “The traffic is always the worst when I’m in a hurry.” Your mind is telling you that everyone out there driving has one intention and that’s to delay you. Crazy, isn’t it? But we all do it.

So, when you are acting from a wound or limiting belief, what you are getting back from others, no matter what their intention is, is a reflection of your wound. You will totally miss their intention since you’re replacing it with your wound’s intention. So, what they say really doesn’t matter. They could be giving you a compliment, but you’ll see it as an insult. How you feel about yourself in any given moment is determining your experience of life. That’s one big reason why it’s so important to heal. You begin to have more and more clarity and to see the world more and more like it is instead of like you are.

It is not selfish to care for yourself, to do inner work and to heal your wounds. It’s the best gift you can give yourself, and the best gift you can give others. Take the time to meditate, do processes to help you heal and to clear your wounds and limiting beliefs. How you feel about yourself totally affects how you experience life. It is the most important work you can do!

The Mind-Body Connection to Conquer Challenges

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Guided Imagery, Healing, Inner Mastery, Mind-body Healing, Subconscious

Mental Emotional Physical

We all have a physical body, emotional body and mental body and they all influence each other. I'm sure you've had the experience where alot of mental stress (mental) makes your irritable (emotional) and exhausted (physical), or when eating too much sugar (physical) and made you feel agitated (emotional) and not thinking straight (mental). There are many examples you can think of where it's clear that one body is affecting the others.

You can use this to your advantage. If one body is feeling down, use the other two bodies to bring it back up. For instance, if you are down-in-the-dumps emotionally, use your physical and mental bodies to bring yourself back up. Instead of sitting glued to your seat in a slumping position, change your physiology!  Stand up, push your chest out and takes deep breaths. Instead of telling yourself how miserable you are, change your thinking!  Tell yourself what you want, not what you don't want.  "I can change this! It's just energy and I can bring it up again." Think of a time when you felt really, really good or think of something  you really love to do. Start thinking of everything you are grateful for, and it will be impossible to stay in a slump.

If you're mentally stressed, use your physical and emotional bodies to help it relax. Take deep breaths, think of a relaxing time at the beach or in a spa. Feel yourself there and and bring back that physical and emotional state.  Realize that everything you are doing, you're doing in the present moment, right now. Feel your body, feel the air against your skin, feel your breathing.

If you're physically ill, use your mental and emotional bodies to enhance your health. Visualize your body healed, deeply feel how wonderful you feel in good health. Remind yourself how your amazing body is healing on many levels and encourage it. Your immune system will respond. Your vitality will go up. Your subconscious will know what to do and be fully inspired to heal.

As you go through your day and encounter challenges, ask yourself what your three bodies are experiencing and use them to help each other. The more you do this, the more mastery you will achieve and the more empowered your life will be.

Understanding Habits and How to Really Quit

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Awareness, Healing, Inner Mastery, Mind-body Healing, NLP/Hypnosis, Products, Programs, Subconscious

Habit Eraser Quit Habits AddictionsOur lives are made up of habits from the minute we wake up and go through our morning routine, to the end of the day and our evening rituals. They can simplify our lives by putting routine, regularly repeated actions on autopilot so we don’t have to pay any special attention to them so we can multitask. There are good habits, then there are the habits you consider bad and you want to change. Do you have a habit you'd really like to quit once and for all? Perhaps you've tried many times but it still persists. Could be, you've left something out. There are several things you really need to understand in order to really quit and make it last.

1) First of all, habits are unconscious. They are learned actions that we have performed so many times they become an automatic and require no conscious thought and this one thing that makes them so difficult to stop.  In order to stop your habit and make it last, it is therefor very  important to make it conscious. You have to bring it into your awareness and be conscious of not only when you're doing it, but how you're doing it. Becoming conscious of every detail shifts the energy greatly.

2) Don't leave an empty hole. There is one reason why your subconscious wants to continue the habit and that's because there is some reward involved. What are you getting by continuing? Does it relax you? Make you feel powerful? Give you space? Take some time and really discover what it is you're getting from your habit. Then come up with a new reward behavior that is positive and that you will really do. Replace the habit with the new reward behavior in order to keep your subconscious satisfied. If it's not happy, chances are you'll start up again.

3) Learn your motivators and trade offs. Take a really good look at what you will gain when you quit. Write down all the wonderful payoffs you will get and keep them close by. Also, write down the trade-offs. What are you missing if you keep doing this habit? What are you losing by continuing? If you keep the reasons why you are quitting in your mind, you have them to fall back on when your mind tries to convince you otherwise.

4) Find out what your triggers are? What situations or events are triggers for your habit? It's important to know these so you can either avoid them for a while when you quit, or have a good strategy in place when they come up. Don't be caught unawares.

5) Visualize yourself without the habit, doing your new reward behavior. Imagine it with all your senses and all the wonderful feelings of freedom and accomplishment you'll have when you quit. This will create a new mind map for your subconscious to follow that will already be in place on your quitting day.

Quitting a habit is not easy. It's not really a lot of work to take the time to do the above and it is really worth it. It is a big waste of time to keep trying and never really succeeding. So, a little effort is well worth it. 

Do you need love?

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Guided Imagery, Guided Meditations, Healing, Inner Mastery, Loving Yourself, Products, Techniques, Transformation

Have you ever felt that there is a deep hole inside you? One you cannot fill? I think all of us do to some extent. It feels like sometime, when we were very, very young, something or some things happened that pulled the natural love out of us and left a endless hole, because Love is infinite. With the love 'out' of us, we are left with trying to get love from other people in order to fill that hole, working to earn love, get approval, constantly vigilant about what was working and what's not, and constantly expecting rejection and more pain. We make an agreement to protect ourselves from ever feeling that pain again. We constantly try to stuff the pain with food or substances. We isolate and avoid so we won't feel the inevitable rejection. We give our power away to the people 'out there' because we depend on them so much for love and validation. The mind does a very good job at protecting us, telling stories about it, why it happened, how it's still happening, and what's going to happen... anything rather than feeling the pain. And what could be more painful than feeling you are separate from your own Love? Separate from your own Self. That is a very lonely place. When you believe that something about you is broken, unlovable and needs fixing, that you are never 'good enough', then you can't see or feel the love that people are trying to give you. It's there, but you can't receive it. I used to think an affirmation like "I am loved" would work, but it didn't because by saying "I am loved", I was still looking for people 'out there' to love me. What I really needed was to fill the hole myself, with my own love.

The only person who can fill that hole is you. That's amazingly hard to do since, if you have an underlying belief that something is wrong with you and your are unlovable, it's hard to love yourself. It's hard to forgive yourself for some of the behaviors these underlying feelings caused in your life. It's hard to love yourself when you know deep down you don't believe it. Healing is to understand what happened, that this hole exists, that it can't be filled by someone or something outside of yourself no matter how hard you try. Understand that the events caused this hole, you weren't to blame. Chances are you were very, very young and didn't even know what was going on. You aren't broken and unlovable. It's the hole, not you.

So, the first step in filling this hole is to stop blaming yourself.

Next, stop blaming others. You can't change the past and all the time you spend blaming others won't heal you, it's still focusing outside of you. Chances are the person or people who hurt you had a big hole, too.

Third, extend love to yourself. Talk to yourself like you are your best friend. Comfort yourself, encourage yourself, be proud of yourself, treat yourself, honor yourself and feel yourself moving from hole to whole.

Now is the time to heal, to understand that the hole and needs inside caused the behaviors and that practically everyone has this to some degree. With compassion and forgiveness rather than judgment and criticism, we will not only heal ourselves, but heal the pain in the world. 

Huna Breathing Techniques for Grounding, Energizing and Calming

Written by Pamela Turner. Posted in Breathing, Healing, Huna, Inner Mastery, Mind-body Healing, Relaxation, Techniques, Vibration

There are four phases to the breath: 1) Inhalation 2) Pause 3) Exhalation and 4) Pause again before your next inhalation. By controlling these phases you can activate and increase different energies to support you in whatever you need to do. As you begin to understand how this works, you will realize how powerful and useful this simple technique can be. I learned this Huna breathing technique in a training from the Huna Research Institute.

Looking at the picture, we see four elements and the four phases of the breath. The way to increase one energy in particular is to change the ratio of the breath.

An even ratio would be 1:1:1:1. Breathing in this way you would take a slow deep breath inhaling for one count, pausing for one count, exhaling for one count, pausing for one count before your next breath. Always place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth when breathing intentionally like this. If each breath was 4 seconds, then you would inhale for four seconds, pause for four seconds, exhale for four seconds, pause for four seconds. Everyone is different. Perhaps you're more comfortable with a three second breath, or two, or five. Find what works best for you.

So, breathing in an even ratio of 1:1:1:1 would be balancing.

If you want to increase your energy, you increase the Fire element 2:0:1:0. This is known as the fire breath and would increase the fire element in you, energizing you. I also think it would increase your metabolism and burn blood sugar, but that is for you to find out.

If you want to calm yourself, use 1:1:2:0. This type of breathing is often used in Yoga and has been called the Breath of Enlightenment. It is very relaxing.

To ground yourself, increase the Earth element 1:1:1:2.

Practice with different ratios and combinations to find out what works best for you. As with anything Huna, you are the one who decides what works best for you not someone else.