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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hyperempiria for Exploring the Multiverse


We've come a long way since the days when everybody “knew” that the world was flat and the Sun revolves around the Earth, but most of us don’t realize exactly how far. World-renowned physicists such as Stephen Hawking are now talking quite seriously about the existence of alternate and parallel universes, in which everything that can happen actually does happen. For example, when Professor Hawking was recently asked what he thought about teenage heartthrob Zayn Malik breaking the hearts of millions of girls by leaving a popular rock group, he urged the questioner to pay particular attention to the study of physics because, in the near future, we may know enough about parallel universes that she can discover that she is living in a parallel universe in which she is actually married to this man.

You don't have to actually live in an alternate or parallel universe to have the experience of doing so. We already have been able to use mechanical systems of virtual reality to extend the range of our physical senses, principally sight and hearing. But in the current edition of the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis, Steve Lynn and I (Gibbons & Lynn, 2008) describe the use BEST ME technique of multimodal suggestion to involve one’s whole person in the content of a suggested experience.

By using our adult ability to conceptualize in hypnosis, Kelley and I show you you how you can create and access a limitless number of experiences in an unlimited number of parallel universes, in which anything that you are able to imagine actually does happen, and return a better person than you were before you left.(Gibbons & Woods, 2016).



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Whenever we catch a glimpse of ourselves in the mirror,, all too often we may find that we are wearing a look of grim determination.

The .following hyperempiric meditation, when practiced with sufficient regularity, can provide an invigorating change which will help us to maintain an attitude of habitual optimism and happiness as we go about our daily round of obligations. It is s based on suggestions of riding through a rainbow of delight into the Multiverse, the Universe of all possible universes, dissolving into an ocean of infinite, unbounded love, and riidng back again. Ego strengthening suggestions to enhance the ongoing narrative of the participant's life story are included, as well as suggestions for time distortion to further enhance its experiential qualities.

The script is written in "hypnotic" language, with considerable repetition and elaboration far beyond the point of boredom in an ordinary conversation, much as one might repeat the verses and choruses of a song.

The suggestions are in keeping with the teachings of post-modern constructivism, which holds that since nobody can really know what "truth" is, people construct their own reality in order to explain what they believe is really out there, but actually isn't. We have no hesitation therefore, in defining the following suggested experiences as true reality, and the universe from which the participants left as an illusion, in order to neutralize the "toxic soup" in which most of us go about our daily lives.

After an appropriate hypnotic induction and deepening, hyperempiric suggestions such as the following may be employed. For additional information, see Gibbons & Woods (2016).

Disclaimer: The authors do not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, mental, or emotional problems without the advice of a physician or duly licensed mental health professional.
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Now the scene is changing, and we are standing at the top of a large mountain which is covered with clouds after a sudden spring shower. One end of a large rainbow which leads to the Multiverse, the universe of all possible universes, is touching the ground right in front of us.
We walk up to this rainbow and prepare to enter the first band. As we go through the bands one by one, each band will present you with a priceless gift, which you will be able to take back with you. And the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is the treasure that your life will become as you continue to explore the joys and wonders of these alternate and parallel universes.
First, we are entering the red band of the rainbow. Red is the color of strength. Feel this strength flowing through you now, driving out the stress, driving out the worry, driving out the care, and filling and flooding every muscle and nerve and cell of your being with wave after wave of infinite, boundless strength, and confidence, and power. [Brief Pause]
Next, we are entering the orange band of the rainbow, Orange is the color of happiness. Each time that I lead you into these higher realms of being, you go deeper; each time you go faster, and each time you feel this happiness more intensely than you did the time before. Feel the happiness flooding through you, filling and flooding every muscle and nerve and cell of your being with wave after wave of infinite happiness and boundless joy. [Brief Pause]
Yellow is the color of healing. As we travel next through the band of yellow light, you can feel its healing warmth, flooding into every muscle, and every fiber, and nerve of your body, penetrating to the very core of your being. [Brief Pause]
Even when you are no longer in hypnosis, my voice will tend to bring it back, in much the same way and with much the same effect as if I were hypnotizing you all over again.
Now, we are entering the green band of light. Green is the color of renewal. The farther we go into the rainbow, the more your sense of the passing of time is slowing down; and regardless of the time we may actually have been away, it will seem as if we had been gone for much, much longer. And the benefits of our journey will be increased in direct proportion to the time that it feels like we have been away.
Now we are traveling through the band of blue, which is the color of Heaven, and the color of Eternity. Each time I lead you into these higher realms of being, you gain an ever-increasing appreciation of the true nature of reality; for the spark of Divinity which is within you is nothing less than the energy of the Multiverse itself.
Next, we move into the band of indigo, which contains the heightened creative powers that are becoming yours in ever-increasing amounts, as we continue to explore the joys and wonders of these parallel and alternate universes.
Finally, we are entering the band of violet, which is the color of serenity. It's only the separation from this infinite ocean of boundless rapture, wonder, ecstasy, and delight -- it’s only the separation from this infinite ocean of peace, and calm, and tranquility -- that is the source of all unhappiness, all depression, all anxiety, all loneliness, and all despair. And now that this separation has been removed, you have a sense of fulfillment and an inner peace which is greater than anything you have ever dreamed of, longed for, hoped for, or desired, and far beyond the power of words to describe.
As we step out of the final band of the rainbow and into the Multiverse itself, you have entered the Universe of all possible universes, where time and space have ceased to exist, and all the bands of the rainbow which brought us here have blended into one boundless ocean of infinite love which contains them all: strength, happiness, healing, renewal, peace, power, and serenity, more beautiful than anything you have ever dreamed of, hoped for, longed for, or imagined -- infinite, beyond infinity, and eternal beyond all measure of eternity, and far beyond the power of mere words to describe.
Soak it up and make it part of you: for this experience will change your life in many different ways, and on many levels, some of which you may already know, and some of which you may not yet realize.
.And now, we are reaching down into the vast, untapped potentials that lie within you . . . and we are releasing . . . wonderful feelings of happiness . . . and joy . . . and wonder . . . and rapture . . . and ecstasy . . . and pleasure and delight. And all these wonderful feelings are flowing out from your innermost depths, sent by your inner healer . . . filling . . . and flooding . . . every muscle and every fiber, and every nerve of your being, with wave after wave of beautiful, indescribable joy, happiness, wonder, ecstasy, and delight. The stronger we can make them, the more effective they will be . . . in paving over the effects of every negative thing that has ever happened to you, and changing your life into a thing of wondrous beauty.
And so, these feelings come flowing out . . . and flowing out . . . There’s no end to how good you can feel, and no end to how strong we can make them; for this is the true reality, and the world from which you came is merely an illusion.
.If you weren’t hypnotized, you couldn’t bear a fraction of the joy, and the happiness, and the wonder, and the ecstasy, and the unimaginable delight that is flowing through every muscle and fiber, and cell and nerve of your body, now, in these golden moments..
And the more you feel, the more you’re able to feel, and the more you feel, the more you want to feel, and the more wonderful, the more rapturous, the experience becomes.
This is your time . . .to savor and experience to the fullest. As the feelings continue to grow, stronger and stronger, they are becoming infinite in their strength . . . and infinite in their power . . . beyond the power of mere words to describe . . . infinite, beyond infinity . . . and eternal, beyond all measure of Eternity. You find yourself floating . . . and dissolving . . . into a wave of infinite, unbounded ecstasy, beyond the limitations of time . . . beyond the limitations of space . . . beyond the limitations of the Universe, itself . . .
You are a wave of infinite, unbounded ecxtasy, flowing . . . through the Multiverse . . where there is no time . . . there is no space . . . There is only . . . an endless ocean of infinite, unbounded, and everlasting love, at the center of this universe, which is in the center of all other universes, and at the center of all existence.
You feel yourself dissolving into this infinite ocean of boundless rapture, ecstasy, love, and delight. And it’s as if all of the happiness, and all of the love, and all of the joy, and all of the wonder, and all of the rapture that have ever been felt by all the people who ever walked the face of the earth . . .put together,. . . are yours . . . to enjoy . . . now . . . in these golden moments, freed from the limitations of time and space.
It’s only the separation from this infinite ocean of boundless rapture, wonder, ecstasy, and delight, which is your home beyond the stars . . . it’s only the separation from this ocean where you will spend Eternity . . . that is the source of all unhappiness, all depression, all anxiety, all loneliness, and all despair. And now that the separation has been removed, Edison fulfillment greater than anything you have ever dreamed of, longed for, hoped for or imagined, and far beyond the power of their words to describe -- infinite beyond infinity, and eternal beyond all measure of eternity.
Soak it up, and make it part of you. This is the fulfillment of your existence -- greater than anything you ever dreamed of., longed for, hoped for, or imagined, and far beyond the power of words to describe. Infinite, beyond infinity, and eternal beyond all measure of eternity. . . . yours . . . to savor . . . now . . . and experience to the fullest. . . .in these golden moments of delight.
And regardless of whatever else may be going on in your life, as you continue to regularly return here, to this, your home beyond the stars, it will have the power to change your life forever, and turn each day into a thing of wondrous beauty; for this is the true reality, and the universe from which you left is merely an illusion.
Every path that you have taken, every road that you have trod, has lead you here, to this, the fulfillment of your existence. . . .Infinite, beyond infinity, and eternal beyond all measure of eternity. . . .Greater than anything you have ever hoped for, longed for, dreamed of, or imagined, and far beyond the power of mere words to describe.
Because time does not exist in the Multiverse, even though only a few moments may have passed in the Universe from which you left. when you return you will feel just as rested and just as refreshed as if you had been away for a week, a month, or you may even feel as if you had been gone for an eternity
Regardless of how much you actually remember of the experience itself, you will always look back upon these journeys with joy, even as you look forward to the next opportunity to return , with ever-increasing anticipation
Each time that you are hypnotized, you will be able to go into hypnosis faster. Each time that you are hypnotized, you will be able to go into hypnosis more deeply. And each time that you are hypnotized, you will be able to obtain even more benefit from the experience.
Now, we are ready to return to the Universe from which we came, by riding through the rainbow of delight that brought us here, in reverse order, from the inside out, You will remain in deep hypnosis until we emerge together from the final band. Just as before, each band of color will present you with a priceless gift from these experiences which you will be able to take back with youwhich will change your life in many different ways and many different levels
First, we are beginning to retrace our steps through the band of violet, the color of serenity. It's only the separation from this infinite ocean of boundless rapture, wonder, ecstasy and delight -- it’s only the separation from this infinite ocean of peace, and calm, and tranquility -- that is the source of all unhappiness, all depression, all anxiety, all loneliness, and all despair. And now that this separation has been removed, it has brought you an inner peace which is the fulfillment of your existence -- greater than anything you have ever dreamed of, longed for, hoped for, longed for, or imagined, and far beyond the power of words to describe: infinite beyond infinity, and eternal beyond all measure of eternity.
Next, we move back into the band of indigo, which contains the higher mental powers that are becoming yours in ever increasing amounts, as we continue to explore the joys and wonders of these alternate and parallel Universes.
Now, we are traveling through the band of blue, which is the color of Heaven, and the color of Eternity. We have been to Heaven. We are higher than the angels. And we will go back there; for this is our eternal home, beyond the stars.
Each time I lead you into these higher realms of being, you gain an ever-increasing appreciation of the true nature of reality; for the spark of Divinity which is within you is nothing less than the energy of the Multiverse itself.
Now, we are entering the green band of light. Green is the color of renewal. Regardless of the actual time we have been away, it will seem as if we have been gone for a much longer time. It could even seem as if we have been gone for an eternity. And the benefits of our journey will be increased in direct proportion to the time that we have been away.
Next, as we travel through the band of yellow light, you can feel its healing warmth flooding once more into every muscle, and every fiber, and nerve of your body, penetrating to the very core of your being. [Brief Pause]
Even when you are no longer in hypnosis, my voice will tend to bring it back, in much the same way and with much the same effect as if I were hypnotizing you all over again.
Now, we are entering the orange band of the rainbow. Orange is the color of happiness. Feel the happiness flooding through you, filling and flooding every muscle and nerve and cell of your being with wave after wave of infinite happiness and boundless joy. [Brief Pause]
Each time I lead you into these higher realms of being, you go deeper, each time I lead you into these higher realms of being, you go faster, and each time you experience this happiness more deeply and more intensely than you did the time before.
Finally, we are entering the red band of the rainbow. Red is the color of strength. Feel this strength flowing through you now, driving out the stress, driving out the worry, driving out the care, and filling and flooding every muscle and nerve and cell of your being with wave after wave of infinite, boundless strength, and confidence, and power. [Brief Pause]
You will always look back on these hypnotic sessions with fondness, even as you look forward to the next opportunity to return to them with ever increasing anticipation; for you will obtain everything you wanted from this  experience, regardless of whether or not it was specifically included in the suggestions that you were given
You are one of a gifted few whose life is not limited to living in one Universe at a time. And the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is the priceless treasure that your life is becoming, as our explorations in these alternate and parallel Universes continue to change your life into a thing of wondrous beauty, in many different ways and on many different levels, some of which you may already know, and some of which you may not yet realize until they actually occur.
Tonight, you will be able to fall asleep easily, and you will have a pleasant, refreshing sleep from which you will awaken rested and refreshed, and feeling wonderful; for your Future Self is always with you, guiding your path in the way it should go.
Now, as we prepare to return to the Universe from which you came, all of the dimensions of the Universe from which you originally left will reassert themselves. Your mind will be clear and alert, and you will easily be able to concentrate on anything you have to do. But the benefits and the good feelings of these experiences will remain with you, making it so much easier to resist stresses of every kind and filling your life with zest and joy.. Know who you really are. Be who you really are.
By the time I get to the count of five you will open your eyes, beaming with happiness and radiant with delight. One. Getting ready to open your eyes now. Two. . .Three.. . . Four. . . Five. You can open your eyes now, feeling wonderful!
(c) Don E. Gibbons, Ph.D., and Kelley T. Woods, 2016.
 References
Gibons, D. E., & Lynn, S. J. (2008). Hypnotic inductions: A primer. In Ruhe, J. W., Lynn, S. J., & Kirsch, I. (Eds.) Handbook of clinical hypnosis, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Assn.
Gibbons, D. E., & Woods, K. T. (2016) Virtual reality hypnosis: Exploring alternate and parallel universes. Amazon Books, 2016. (Both print and Kindle editions are available.) 





 
  



















References

Gibbons, D. E., & Lynn, S. J. (2008). Hypnotic inductions: A primer. In Ruhe, J. W., Lynn, S. J., & Kirsch, I. (Eds.) Handbook of clinical hypnosis, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Assn.

Gibbons, D. E., & Woods, K. T. (2016) Virtual reality hypnosis: Exploring alternate and parallel universes. Amazon Books, 2016. (Both print and Kindle editions are available.) 




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