Metaphor Therapy & Project Sanctuary
can't do metaphor therapy of any kind without understanding the language of
metaphor, and frankly, you can't understand the language of metaphor until and
unless you have learned it properly - by DIRECT INTERACTION with the energy
mind, or by immersion, in other words.
Much has been written about metaphor therapy, but the truth is that you can
only understand any metaphor properly by stepping inside that world and acting
upon it from within.
Just as you will never understand the nature of a frog or what a frog really
is by killing it, then cutting it up and studying the dead pieces, metaphor
cannot be understood by dissecting it and then talking about the bits that lie,
lifeless AND WITHOUT MEANING, on the floor.
Metaphors are OWNED by the one person who experiences something and then
talks about it; they are unique and have a context.
By playing within the worlds of Project Sanctuary, a TRUE understanding of
metaphor arises, what it is, how it works, and how you can use metaphor in
therapy to help other people heal - properly.
In that way, therapeutic metaphor becomes more than a crazy mind game and
turns into probably the most powerful tool for mind healing and personal
evolution we have ever known.
Silvia writes: Do you remember a time when you still believed in Father Christmas?
When the idea of a being that could deliver gifts to all the children of the world in a single night was the truth? Do you remember when you stopped believing?
Do you remember when you found out that the adults were lying, that it was a huge conspiracy against the children, and did a part of you become very sad, and very cynical at time? If so, there might be something that can be done to restore the faith in magic.
Here is my story.
Project Sanctuary gives us a fabulous format to explore and to change internal representations, or our personal realities, that hide out of view behind labels such as "falling in love".
"Falling in love"?
What DOES that mean? What does that mean TO YOU?
If you allow yourself to really step into it and become aware of what that *is* for you, what is it? I said mine was stepping off the edge of reason and literally falling into some huge pitch black endless stone well type of hole in the ground, out of control, screaming and flailing, and then landing bone-crunchingly at the bottom, amidst a pile of dry sculls and the dusty last remnants of other fools who had fallen into the same damn hole over the centuries!
Silvia Hartmann writes: Fairy tales have an inordinate effect on human beings. They are very specific stories, set in a "timeless" dimension and they act on the neurology in a very specific way.
"Embedded" when we are but children, and with their true messages quite hidden under the surface, fairy tales program a range of codes of conduct and behaviour specific to the societies that tell them to train their youngsters to grow up into good productive citizens.
Fairy tales are the carriers for deep programming, as are other types of stories which function on the same timeless "once upon a time in a faraway land" principle and this programming is not just resistant to being undone later on with conscious interventions and decisions and willpower, but is actually structurally out of reach from attempts of the adult mind to free itself from these entrainments. Simply put, to de-program a fairy tale, you need ANOTHER fairy tale. And nothing else will do.
Spirit guides - and credit cards?!
It is a fact that a lot of holistic folk just can't seem to keep their finances under control, or even earn any decent amounts of money in the first place. It is fascinating to muse how it is that the more "spiritual" people seem to become, the less money they are earning - and vice versa.
This cropped up again during a recent prosperity workshop with holistic volunteers of a charity - find out what happened, laugh and learn ...
This Project Sanctuary story is an example how to use PS to resolve dreams.
By resolving dreams, we mean that a conclusion or breakthrough on the topic from a dream is being reached, and a sense that this is now been moved along and to the next level.
This is a particular fascinating dream about a flood wave, and drowning in the water.
For serious Project Sanctuary Players, here's something very cool indeed - four guided journeys to different planes that are difficult to reach sometimes - The Far Journeys.
Go to Shamanic Overworld, do Soul Pilots work, very highly abstract logic work with Crystal Cathedral or advanced vision streaming with the Game In Space & Time.
At the end of the article is a link so you can listen to an excerpt.
The vampire myth, in its many different shapes and flavours, is a powerful and very exciting one, no matter which way you look at it.
Whether you are the timid virgin, quivering with a totally unknowable excitement as the beautiful immortal alien stranger descends upon you to give you a kiss of life like you've never had, or whether you prefer to be the vampire master, don the cloak of darkness yourself and look upon the tender quivering virgin from that particular vantage of delight, or even if ...
I've recently been working on a site related to "healing" and it was then I started to think about all the healing applications of Project Sanctuary, and what we should call PS style healing.
The closest match is really shamanic healing; that's the only thing which brings in the concept of travelling in other realities and interacting personally with the events and existences you find there. Here's an article I wrote about shamanic healing in the 21st century for an ezine recently, plus notes on The Sucking Doctor, and a Dream About Scissors.
One of the neat things that comes naturally to Project Sanctuary is to take as a starting point a dream.
You go right back and re-experience it, then you interact in there just as you would with any Project Sanctuary habitat - with integrity, with fun, and with volition. Dreams, and especially recurring dreams or dreams which haunt the dreamer, are MESSAGES, of course - we're supposed to do SOMETHING about them, change something, TAKE SOME ACTION.
PS allows us to lucid dream anytime we choose to do that and interact directly with the dream, and the messenger of self who sent the dream. Here's an example of dream changing that is really good fun. Read on!
I am often asked what we mean by the term "crossroads" as regards to the kind of states we use for Sanctuary hypnosis.
Here is a short explanation of the Crossroads.
Shovelling the ocean with a teaspoon.
So, that's how it is.
A weary drop at a time ...
Here is an interesting scenario - someone being in a position to do something but they are unable to do so because of past limiting decisions to the contrary.
Now of course, there are many ways to treat this, but this Project Sanctuary occurence which happened spontaneously and in real time with a person tonight was so moving and elegant, it deserves to be retold in case someone else might like to try this or something like it.
There is also another and rather mysterious aspect to this story, but more of that later. Let's start at the beginning.
In Sanctuary is a powerful, short metasong story from the book of fairy tales, The Golden Horse.
This story concerns a little girl who demanded far more from the world around her than was seemly ...
Here is a seemingly simple technique that combines lessons from advanced hypnotherapy, the quantum energy spaces and the new energy healing approaches to make bed time a time of true R&R for all parts of your mind and your body.
*This is a classic Project Sanctuary Pattern, adjusted for the general public or as an introduction to the benefits of PS.
This short article from 1997 states the basic ten presuppositions of the worlds from which Project Sanctuary originates.
Pink Patsy is a pattern which is applicable to very long standing problems of all kinds; at it's outside edges it becomes extremely complicated and hard to track in consciousness, but the central point is easily grasped.
I think it's probably a more important pattern than we have conceived of so far and invite you personally to both try it out as well as keep experimenting with various aspects of it. In the context of general Sanctuary interventions, it becomes highly relevant to any number of puzzles.
Named after its originator, David Grove, this is a very interesting and complex way of working with client generated metaphors to firstly find, then undo deeply repressed traumatic memories.
There are two basic and quite unique patterns from Grovian Metaphor Therapy which are of great help to Sanctuary processes.
Would you like to be richer? Have a better attitude to money or gold? Get your finances under control? If yes, enjoy this Project Sanctuary game of magic that is easy to play and very educational! Enjoy!
*** Hypnotherapists, this is a perfect prosperity or abundance creation Hypnotherapy script which can also be used for self hypnosis if read aloud.
In our ongoing investigations into the human energy system, we have come across what I call "The Psychic Circuitry". This is an aspect of the energy system which is not properly understood and much more directly connected with the physical body than the general meridian system - and far more powerful. Acupuncture can't heal cancer - but the psychic circuitry can, and malfunctions in it cause it, too. Here is a gentle and truly beautiful approach to consciously using the psychic circuitry for evolution and for healing.
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