Anchoring Posi tive Emotions

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Anchors are one of the ultimate weapons for the New I Icrmcticist. We will literally create signals for our emotional bodies to shift automatically in a new direction. You can easily adapt the following tool to anchoi any emotional state, but with this tool, you will at least create anchors for the following positive emotions: creativity, tranquility, vitality, exce l lent communication, instant meditation, instant confidence.

The anchors will be attached to finger signals that are based on some ancient hand gestures from both the Tan trie and the Hermetic magic .il traditions, and they will be extremely powerful in helping you to literally transform your lile.

Creativity

1. Enter the altered state (see page 73).

2. Go to your inner temple and perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering (see pages 90 and 99).

3. You should now be in a passive and neutral state, alert and relaxed. Recall a specific time when you felt totally creative, whether in the arts, business, writing, or problem-solving. II you cannot think of any time that you were creative, simply imagine what it would be like if you were, or think of someone who you think really is. You can even physically move your body into the position it would be in if you were in a creative state. Experience the things you would be seeing, hearing, or saving to yourself, and the feelings in your body in this creative state. Become totally immersed in this experience of creativity. Turn up all of the submodalitics so that you are totally involved in this state of creativity. When this reaches a peak and you feel you are really "there," press your index fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "creativity" (see figure 29, opposite).

4. Again, vividly create the state of creativity in your body— your breathing, images, sounds, feelings—and at the peak, press your index fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "creativity."

5. Repeat this several times.

6. Go back into a neutral state and test your anchor. Press your fingers and thumbs together firmly in the same way you did before, and say to yourself, "creativity." You should automatically experience the sensations, images, and physiology of

creativity snapping hack into your consciousness. If they do not, repeat steps 3-5 until they do. 7. Perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering and return to normal conscious awareness.

bu have now created instant access to your creativity. Whenever you are in need, you can return to a creative state of consciousness simply by ing this anchor.

Tranquility

1. Enter the altered state (see page 73).

2. Go to your inner temple and perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering (see pages 90 and 99).

3. You should now be in a passive and neutral state, alert and relaxed. Recall a specific time when you felt totally tranquil, relaxed in all parts of your being. If you cannot chink of any time that you were tranquil, simply imagine what it would be like if you were, or think of someone who you think really is. Experience the things you would see, hear, and feel in

Figure 29. Index fingers and thumbs together signal creativity.

your body in this tranquil state. Become totally immersed in this experience of tranquility. Turn up all of the submodali ties so that you are totally involved in this state of tranquility. When this reaches a peak and you feel you are really "there." press your middle fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "tranquility" (see figure 30, below). Again, vividly create the state of tranquility in your body— your breathing, images, sounds, feelings—and at the peak, press your middle fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "tranquility."

5. Repeal this several rimes.

6. (io back into a neutral state and test your anchor. Press your middle lingers and thumbs together firmly in the same way you did before, and say to yourself, "tranquility. You should automatically experience the sensations, images, and physiology of tranquility snapping back into your consciousness. If they do not, repeat steps 3-5 until they do.

7. Perform the New 1 lermeties grounding and centering and return to normal conscious awareness.

Figure 30. Middle fingers and thumbs together signal tranquility.

fou have now created instant access to your tranquility. Whenever you are in need, you can return to a tranquil state of consciousness simply by using this anchor.

Vitality

1. Enter the altered state (see page 73).

2. Go to your inner temple and perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering (see pages 90 and 99).

3. You should now be in a passive and neutral state, alert and relaxed. Recall a specific time when you felt totally vital, vibrant, and energetic—a time when you were just flowing, beaming, and really excited about life. If you cannot think of any rime that you were vital, simply imagine what it would be like if you were, or think of someone who you think really is. You may want to physically move your body into the position it would be in if you were in a vital state. Experience the things you would he seeing, hearing, or saying to yourself, and the feelings ¡11 your body in this vital state. Become totally emotionally involved in this experience of vitality. Turn up all ot the submodalitics so that you arc totally involved in this state of vitality. When this reaches a peak and you feel you are really "there," press your ring fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "vitality" (see figure 31, page 130).

4. Again, vividly create the state of vitality in your body—your breathing, images, sounds, and feelings—and at the peak, press your ring fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "vitality."

5. Repeat this several times.

6. Go back into a neutral stare and test your anchor. Press your fingers and thumbs together firmly in the same way you did before, and say to yourself, "vitality." You should automatically experience the sensations, images, and physiology of vitality snapping back into your consciousness. If they do not, repeat steps 3-5 until they do.

7. Perform the New I lermeties grounding and centering and return to normal conscious awareness.

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You have now created instant access to your vitality. Whenever you are in need, you can return to a vital state of consciousness simply by using this anchor.

Excellent Communication

1. Enter the altered state (see page 73).

2. Go to your inner temple and perform the New Hermetics Grounding and Centering (see pages 90 and 99).

3. You should now be in a passive and neutral state, alert and relaxed. Recall a specific time when you felt totally communicative, a time when you were able to get your ideas across clearly and connect with others. If you cannot think of any time that you were really communicating well, simply imagine what it would be like if you were, or think of someone who you think really can. You can even physically move your body into the position it would be in if you were in a totally communicative state. Experience the things you would be

Figure 32. Pinky fingers and thumbs together signal communication.

seeing, hearing, or saying to yourself, and the feelings in your body in this communicative state. Become totally emotionally involved in this experience of communication. Turn up all of the submodalities so that you are totally involved in this state of communication. When this reaches a peak and you feel you are really "there," press your pinky fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "communication" (see figure 32, above).

4. Again, vividly create the state of communication in your body—your breathing, images, sounds, and feelings—and at the peak, press your pinky fingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "communication."

5. Repeat this several times.

6. Go back into a neutral state and test your anchor. Press your fingers and thumbs together firmly in the same way you did before, and say to yourself, "communication." You should automatically experience the sensations, images, and physiol ogy of communication snapping back into your consciousness. If they do not, repeat steps 3-5 until thev do.

7. Perform the New 1 iermetics grounding and centering and return to normal conscious awareness.

You have now created instant access to your excellent communication. Whenever you are in need, you can return to a communicative state of consciousness simply by using this anchor.

Instant Meditation This tool is particularly important to the New I Iermetics. You will melius anchor to enter the altered state of consciousness from now on.

1. Enter the altered state (see page 73).

2. Go to your inner temple and perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering (see pages 90 and 99).

3. You should now be in a passive and neutral state, alert and relaxed. Allow yourself to deepen your relaxation to the deepest that you can while continuing to focus. You may do this by progressive relaxation, or simply by allowing yourself to drift deeper and deeper. When you reach this very deep state of relaxation, extremely internal, feeling very light or heavy, as if you are barely in your body, observe the sensations, images, and sounds you are hearing. When you reach a peak and you feel you are really "there," press your index fingers, your middle fingers, and your thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "altered state" (see figure 33, opposite).

4. Again, vividly create the state of deep relaxation and concentration in your body—your breathing, images, sounds, feelings—and at the peak, press your index fingers, middle fingers, and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "altered state."

5. Repeat this several times.

6. Go back into a neutral state and test your anchor. Press your fingers and thumbs together firmly in the same way you did before, and say to yourself, "altered state." You should automatically experience the sensations, images, and physiology

of the altered state snapping back into your consciousness. If they do not, repeat steps 3-5 until they do. 7. Perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering and return to normal conscious awareness.

jbjju have now created instant access to your altered state of consciousness. From now on, you can return to the altered state for New Hermetics ols or any kind of meditation or trance work simply by using this clior. You will notice that you are using the previous anchors for tran-uility and creativity together. As you might guess, this stacking of chors is totally intentional, because tranquility and creativity are both requisite to meditation.

Instant Confidence

1. Enter the altered state using your meditation anchor (see above).

2. Go to your inner temple and perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering (see pages 90 and 99).

3. You should now be in a passive and neutral state, alert and relaxed. Recall a specific time when you felt totally confident.

whether in the arts, business, writing, or problem-solving. If you cannot think of any time that you were confident, situ ply imagine what it would be like if" you were, or think ol someone who you think really is. You can even physically move your body into the position it would be in if you were in a confident state. Experience the things you would be .siring, hearing, or saying to yourself, and the feelings in your body in this confident state. Become totally emotionally involved in this experience of confidence. Turn up all of the submodalitics so that you are totally involved in this state of confidence. When this reaches a peak and you feel you are really "there," press your ring fingers, pinky lingers and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, "confidence" (see figure 34, opposite).

4. Again, vividly create the state ol confidence in your body— your breathing, images, sounds, feelings—and at the peak, press your ring fingers, pinky fingers, and thumbs together firmly and say to yourself, ' confidence."

5. Repeat this several times.

6. Co back into a neutral stare and test your anchor. Press your fingers and thumbs together firmly in the same way you did before, and say to yourself, "confidence." You should automatically experience che sensations, images, and physiology ol confidence snapping back inco your consciousness. II th<r do not, repeat steps 3-5 until they do.

7. Perform the New Hermetics grounding and centering and return to normal conscious awareness.

You have now created instant access to your confidence. Whenever yo are in need, you can return to a confident state of consciousness simpl by using this anchor. You will again notice chac you are using the previ ous anchors for vitality and communication together. As before, thi stacking of anchors is totally intentional, because these qualities are hot' prerequisite to confidence.

You can use this same basic pattern to create instant access to any state you like. You will need to create different triggers for each one, bin l

Figure 34. Ring fingers, pinky fingers, and thumbs together signal confidence.

esc can really be anything from other hand signals to touching van-Sis pares of your body or anything that seems appropriate to you.

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