– Jonnie Storm in ‘The Fantastic Four’
I thought I would publish a couple of chapters from my book “Free Your Mind – And Release Your Dreams” to celebrate actually getting the print version onto the web site…
When I was younger, I was always caught in class daydreaming…. The teacher used to despair of me, as my attention wandered yet again to some incredible world where anything was possible – where any of your dreams can come true. I often used to dream of being a superhero, like in the comic books. It was incredible – just imagine, they seemed to be able to do anything. Any problem that you could think of, they could solve – just zoom in and anything was possible. I used to long to have some super powers of my own, you know.
I used to love the Human Torch – when he was on fire he could fly, and he tended to ignite anything that was around him. Or Cyclops, whose eyes would blaze with power, sweeping away anything that got in his way. Or Storm, who could control the elements and the weather, who could change what was happening in the world around her. I used to love DareDevil too. DareDevil was blind, but his other senses had become so incredibly powerful that he could sense what was going on without being able to see – he was almost magically aware of his environment.
It’s odd, considering that I eventually ended up studying the science of the mind, but one of my favourites was Professor X from the X men. He had this incredible ability to use his mind to do some really amazing things, and I used to wonder what it would be like to have that sort of power – you know, to be able to use your mind to achieve whatever you wanted. “Wouldn’t that be cool”, I used to think to myself, “wouldn’t it be fabulous to be able to help people simply by using the power of the mind?”
One of my all time heroes is the wizard Merlin. He influenced a nation and an entire generation with his magic. Legends and myths surround the man, and of course we have no real idea of who the real Merlin was. There is something in Merlin and Arthur that calls to all of us.
I often sit back and chill out and imagine what it was like back then, in a different world and a different time. A time of incredible poverty, with smoke drifting across the landscape from a myriad cooking pots and open fires, a time of wildness and lawlessness, a time of great poverty and fear. And yet, a time of great opportunity, when anything could happen, where nothing was quite what it seemed, where power was hidden in the humblest of vessels. Remember that Arthur was just a poor serving lad, the lowest of the low.. who had been offered a chance of a lifetime to be the squire for Sir Kay, one of the knights of the realm. Something was already calling our hero – events that would have massive implications for him, for his nation, and for history. Arthur’s impact was to stretch far beyond the movies, far beyond Disney, far beyond the tales that are told: somehow it touches all of us.
Arthur’s arrival at court coincided with a tremendous uproar in the castle. Everywhere around people were rushing to and fro, lord and commoner alike were fighting to see what was going on. At the centre of a ring of people stood the great sword, embedded up to its hilt in rock. Rumours went round – that someone would be able to pull the sword from the stone, would be able to wield its power, would be allowed to rule, would be able to tame the wildness at the heart of the nation.
A little way away, warming his hands around a campfire, sat a man almost hidden by his beard and cloak. But his eyes were bright as he watched the scene unfolding in front of him. There seemed to be something almost unworldly about him – almost as if he was the centre of the events that had captured everyone’s interest – as if the world revolved around this one man, and not around the sword, and the rock, and the kitchen lad who, to the shocked amazement of the crowd, had pulled the sword from the stone.
In one swift movement Merlin crossed to where Arthur stood, holding the sword that told of a power greater than he could have imagined. As he drew him aside, he spoke calmly and yet with great authority: “You have a great power there, in your hands – maybe a greater power than you can imagine. You have the chance to rise from where you are, to change your stars – and to change the face of the nation. You have the chance to reclaim your destiny, your birthright, your truth. Are you prepared to learn… to discover… to remember Who You Truly Are?”
‘The dream is real, Neo’
-Morpheus in ‘The Matrix’
So, what is it you want to achieve with self hypnosis? Perhaps you want to learn to relax and eliminate stress. Perhaps you want to be able to activate your unconscious mind to help you solve problems and get answers to your challenges as if by magic. Perhaps you’d like to rewire your brain to be able to give up smoking, or lose weight. Maybe you’d like to be able to get a fast start on meditation and spiritual practice. It’s all possible, you know… in fact, anything is possible.
What we’re doing with self hypnosis is to help you to free up the latent power of your mind. We’re helping you to find ways to access and communicate with a part of your consciousness that’s largely gone unnoticed – quietly working away day after day, achieving minor miracles of learning, response, creativity and self preservation. We’re going to learn how to learn how to operate as a single mind, to unleash connections that you never thought you had, to tap into resources that you simply weren’t aware of.
Who knows where that journey will take you: you see, that’s entirely up to you. You can use your new found power to change your life. You could get in touch with a whole new level of creativity that you didn’t know you’d got, using the power of your whole mind to come up with new solutions to problems. Maybe you’re looking to reach a new level of health and wholeness. Maybe you’re looking for the bigger answers, looking to explore the possibilities of abilities beyond normal comprehension, discovering the supernormal. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll discover how to touch the Divine, to connect to the power in the Universe…
The possibilities and opportunities are absolutely incredible, you know.
So follow me on the adventure in Wonderland – and let’s see just how far that rabbit hole goes…
You can order the full version of the book from Lulu in paperback, Amazon in Kindle format, or download the ebook PDF – just follow the links below. Each version gives you links to powerful hypnotic processes to help you move into the life you dream of.