Tips & Tools
Useful, new and exciting Project Sanctuary techniques, tips, patterns and ideas to enhance your experiences in the Otherworlds!
Experiences in Sanctuary "count" as real life experiences and contribute to our global wisdom, making it possible to gain more experience in one lifetime than one single lifetime could possibly hold.
Here is an example about a therapist who couldn't sell themselves, a story about gypsy stones and how easy it is to make autogenic experiences and autogenic learnings a practical tool to help us master reality.
The Gift is one of the most globally useful Project Sanctuary patterns, and one of the first patterns that "crossed the border" between Sanctuary and the Hard and was found to be beautifully effective in both.
This is a pattern with a thousand and one uses, meaning really, that the uses and benefits of The Gift are probably infinite!
NEW: Get a The Gift for yourself today - what will it be? -->
Fairy Tale Therapy is an extremely powerful way bring healing to systems which remain otherwise out of reach. But there is more to fairy tale therapy than that alone.
Putting someone in charge of *all their stories* - which includes heirloom stories, all forms of old wives tails, religious stories, what they see on TV and read in the newspaper, and also, their very own memories and imaginations as well as fairy tales - is probably THE single most powerful key to personal development we could give to a person.
If you ask yourself, "What do my dreams mean?" don't look for an online dream decoder, an A-Z of dreams or a dream symbol list that OTHER PEOPLE have assembled. Your dreams are your dreams, and you need to do your dream interpretation in context of who you are, what your life is like, and what the dream symbols mean FOR YOU.
Here are the 3 simple secrets to correct dream interpretation, how do do dream interpretation yourself so you find out the meanings of your dreams, and some examples about a naked dream, and a dream about a snake.
Beginners in Project Sanctuary always ask how to get deeper into trance to make the experiences more lucid, and how to stop bouncing out of the experience. So here are Silvia's Top Tips For Going Into Trance, Staying There, And Going Deeper Into Trance for better meditation and self hypnosis - Project Sanctuary style.
Q: I try to go into a habitat and look around, but I keep bouncing out of it at the slightest sound, what can I do to stay there?
Q: I find it really hard to keep my focus, I find myself flipping into other thoughts and then Sanctuary fades away. How can I improve my focus or concentration?
Q: I usually do really well - until something happens that scares me or freaks me out, and I fall right out of it, it's like waking up from a dream. What can I do?
Power Animals are spirit animals that protect, teach and guide us in our everyday lives. It greatly increases your magical safety and prowess if you have a power animal.
Here is an easy way to find your own personal magic power animal.
Imagination, visualisation, visions - what are they? Should we be afraid of daydreaming in technicolor?
What can we do to get started with our imagination if we "can't visualise"?
And why is imagination important for "the real world"?
A man came to me and said he wanted to learn of Sanctuary.
"It sounds interesting," he said. "It's just imagination, right?"
I laughed. "Just? What do you think imagination is?"
Now everyone nose that for a magic spell to work, it has to be like a poem, with rhythm, and of course, it has to rhyme. But oh! Making a poem that rhymes is sooo difficult!!!
Take heart, my witchy friend! Here is an easy peasy lemon squeezy simple little poem and poetry exercise in rhythm and rhyme that will help you rhyme with the best in no time at all.
Poetry personification is a wonderful thing - as old as shamans dancing, "becoming" the bear, the horse, the eagle and in so doing, taking a different point of view, taking a different perspective, learning something important, having an amazing experience. Personification exercises are amongst the most interesting poetry exercises there are - by all means, have a go! This is mine today, I enjoyed writing it, and I hope you enjoy reading the personification poem "I am the wind" :-)
For many years now, I have routinely recommended Laura Ingall's "Little House On The Prairie" as THE book to choose for people who want to learn to read properly - like a proper reader would, not sounding out words on a string but stepping into an alternate reality where you feel, see, hear and EXPERIENCE the story. The reason for this is that Laura Ingalls used to describe the world to her blind sister Mary and thus became an expert at "making the world come to life" for another person in as few words as possible. If, as a writer of poetry or a writer in general, you would like to make it easy for your readers to step into YOUR reality, then Laura Ingalls is the perfect model for this.
Here is a simple poetry exercise based on Laura Ingalls and her unique experiences.
This poetry exercise from 2003 has helped lots of people "get into the flow" of writing poetry that doesn't come from the thinking mind since it was first published. A very useful poetry exercise that goes way beyond "just writing poetry" and every time I do this, I am again and again amazed at the wonderful sensations that come when visions, feelings, images and energies simply stream into your mind, and through your fingertips onto the keyboard. Highly recommended!
There are innumerable fascinating games one can play in Sanctuary.
This archaeology game came to me in response to watching Time Team on TV, where people spend three days digging at a time and never find anything of any note.
I got to musing what one might find in the way of interesting archaeological artefacts if one was to dig in Sanctuary and the following pattern and story is the outcome of that.
Cherry wrote and asked how to use the Genius Symbols to overcome blocks to abundance.
Here are my top tips.
This is an interesting Project Sanctuary story on many different levels, created by PS Master Margreet Vink from Holland. Margreet was given a "The Gift" - a lemon tree in a pot by StarFields aka Silvia Hartmann - at one time. But rather than just saying "Thank you, that's neat!" as we usually do with The Gifts, Margreet took the The Gift of the lemon tree into her sanctuary and planted it there.
And here's what happened next ...
In the Guardian Angel Inner Child Healing meditation, we - as our present adult selves - will travel back in time/space and visit with the child aspect of us at the moment of highest disturbance - at the moment of the dark night of the soul.
This is a very beautiful, moving and also extremely powerful and personal inner child healing pattern.
Meeting with a spirit animal, an animal who has passed on, or an animal you want to communicate with "in Sanctuary" is the easiest and most natural form of animal communication and something that anyone who has an affinity with animals can learn to do easily.
The Sanctuary is a special place within the Dreamtime Realms that is particularly protected and provides a safe meeting platform where you can learn how to communicate with animals, and meet special animals that can become your guides, answer questions, and teach you about animal communication.
It is true that Project Sanctuary is very *different* from all other approaches to contacting and working with the energy mind.
There are many structural differences, derived from the deep structure and the pre-suppositions of the cosmology that underlies Project Sanctuary; but at the top level one of the most striking difference to all existing theories on the human mind is that we do NOT make a distinction between waking thought, dream, fantasy, imagination, memory, false memory, vision, hallucination - in Project Sanctuary we apply just ONE SINGLE SET OF STRATEGIES to them all.
This has some fascinating repercussions ...
There is nothing more deeply and profoundly healing than the power of nature itself - and that doesn't just mean the plant kingdom, or the animal kingdom, or the mineral kingdom, or the energetic realities behind them all which holds everything together in the wondrous web of life.
It means the COMBINATION of all these different energies coming together - a natural landscape, an environment that has all these components, to make a powerful and always appropriate, deeply healing, deeply personal meditation for health and well being.
It came to pass that ideas were required to get something going that was languishing, and underperforming, and not doing well at all.All around the conference table sighed and shook their heads; many things had already been tried and they had all failed to produce profit and results, and now, everyone was depressed, and disheartened.Until one amongst them cried - "Let's get out the Genius Symbols! There MUST be things we haven't thought of yet - just one good idea will do! Let's not give up just yet, let's do it RIGHT NOW!"
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