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ARE YOU HYPNOTIZED BY YOUR OWN NEEDS? MOST OF US ARE!

Does your faith or lack of faith lead you down paths of righteousness leaving others behind? Then you have been  brainwashed by the idolatry of your needs.

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IMPROVE YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Apply this WordPress daily prompt –to today’s post. . Agree to Disagree – Do you have a good friend or close relative with whom you disagree on a major issue (political, personal, cultural)? What’s the issue, and how do you make the relationship work?

See my answer  at the bottom of this post.

PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

Practice Deliberate Internet kindness by liking,  commenting or sharing  posts. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kindnesses strengthen you and those you bless with your sharing and caring.

Thank you for all you do.  Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

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 my answer to IMPROVE YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Agree to Disagree – Do you have a good friend or close relative with whom you disagree on a major issue (political, personal, cultural)? What’s the issue, and how do you make the relationship work?

I married a Civil Rights activist and Viet Nam war protester. Who is now mostly conservative while I have changed my political views very little.  How has our marriage lasted for 45 years?  I support his views where I can, and am quiet when I disagree.  Easier said than done, which is why I also practice Emotional Fitness Exercises throughout the day.

ONE TIP TO DEFEAT A SNEAKY HYPNOTIC TOOL

The more something is repeated, the more powerful it becomes.  Why sneaking hypnotists use repetitious chanting. What do to? Think, then try Sloganeering.

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Stay aware of the things that repeat either in your head, when in a crowd,  watching a crowd, or listening to someone selling something so you can remember to put on your thinking cap. Ask yourself is the repetition in the interest of good, just a banal effort to sell you something,  or evil. Yes, evil is part of our being and our world. Good is remembering what matters and treating others as you want to be treated. Evil is its opposite.

The tip?  Replace negative words that are trying to hypnosis you with a positive slogan. Many are suggested above.

Parenting tip

Teach your children slogans that keep them on track. You can start using the slogans as you talk to a toddler. As the child enters school, explain the slogans a bit more.  With a teen, debate at a Family Meeting with teens.

PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

Practice Deliberate Internet kindness by liking,  commenting or sharing  posts. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kindnesses strengthen you and those you bless with your sharing and caring.

Thank you for all you do.  Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

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WordPress daily prompt responseConnect the Dots – by Michelle W. Open your nearest book to page 82. Take the third full sentence on the page, and work it into a post somehow.

Had over a dozen books surrounding me. This came from B.B. Oak’s Thoreau on Wolf Hill, a escape read mystery, not the best, but I read it to the end” the third sentence:  “I am used to seeing woman weep.”

One cannot weep forever. Either sleep comes, or you think a bit about what has happened.   Using the slogans in this post’s poster coach bring sleep or calm and both let you go on.

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HOW TO PICK THE CROWDS YOU FOLLOW – A SNEAKY HYPNOSIS POST

Prejudice starts in pain or fear. Loss of connectedness to others hurts. Why crowd contagion works as a Sneaky Hypnotic Tool.

We need connections, but should never follow the crowd without remember what matters.

We need connections, but should never follow the crowd without remember what matters.

What to do? Know that the bigger the crowd the more likely you will be at risk of being controlled by Sneaky Hypnosis.

 PARENTING TIPs

Tip one: Don’t mindlessly follow the crowd yourself. How important are the latest fashions to you? Are you a die hard sports fan attending all games with painted face?

Tip two: Have your child learn to stop and think about all crowd driven behavior, particularly advertizing and at concerts or sporting events. Remark at such events on the good and the bad of each.

Tip three: Get your child karate training with a Peace-Dojo; it takes confidence and self defense skills to stand up to peers.

Tip four: Talk with your teen about “Wilding” – where teens in a crowd will often do what none of them would do on their on.

Tip five: Use family meetings to teach manners, respect, and to talk a bit About What Matters.

PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

Practice Deliberate Internet kindness by liking,  commenting or sharing  posts. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kindnesses strengthen you and those you bless with your sharing and caring.

Thank you for all you do.  Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

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WordPress daily prompt response –” Image Search.   Pick a random word and do Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind.”  crowd contagion

Picked two words: “Advertizing hypnosis” and came up with 10 plus pages. Try it, makes many of my points.

SIX TIPS FOR STAYING FOCUSED ON WHAT MATTERS

As you move into the New Year stay focused on what matters. Hypnotize yourself to resist the trivial, the all that glitters, but is not spiritual gold.

#emotionalintelligence building blog post.Remembering what matters

Throughout all religions and  philosophies it is believed the good life cannot be found unless it involves being caring and just.  That is what matters.

However, the world is full of salesmen selling something.  These try to hypnotize us into believing  owning the newest car, the latest fashions, the most up to date gadgets; others say how you look or believing as they believe matter most.

Too often such sales spiels are no more than banal narcissism. Sales and ad people all sell something to add to the cash in their wallets.  Some selll good stuff; some just sell.  Many sell beliefs – self-help gurus as well as preachers and teachers are also making sales pitches.

What to do? Learn a few facts about  hypnotism, how it is used to influence you, and how to moderate its power.  Knowledge is power. The more easily you can spot someone trying to use hypnotism to persuade you of something the more you empower yourself.

Tip one: Know what is meant by hypnosis. Definition of hypnosis: Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. Such states are called trances.

Tip two: Understand trance state. Trance states are any mind-set that takes you away from this world.

Tip three. Trances can be  voluntary or entered into without our conscious agreement. Reading a book so that we close out the world around us is entering a voluntary trance state.  Driving a car over a familiar route while into the thoughts in our head is voluntary if we are aware it will happen and allow it to happen.  Giving into a sales spiel  so we buy something we regret buying  and wonder why we did, means we have been lead into a trance state with our consent, but also probably without being aware that we are being entranced.

Boredom, fear, uncertainty, self-doubt, and confusion often lead to trance states. When experiencing the above we often  day-dream or wish for a different future. Both are trance states.

Tip four: Know that when anyone says “Imagine this” or “Close your eyes” they are inviting you into a trance state.   

Tip five: Learn lots of other ways salesmen and others use hypnotic tools to sell you by putting these words into your search engine  “Hypnotic sales techniques.”

You will see all the following suggestions and more.  Using vivid images and emotion inducing music; and the repetition of short slogans: “Just Do It” for one.  Product placement in movies or tv shows. Images of sexy people or  yummy food images. Sporting events or political protests that use crowd chants. Emotionally laden music – such as marches or romantic or nostalgic songs. Creating personal dissatisfaction by images of perfection – beautiful female or muscular male models selling almost anything.  Creating dis-satisfaction with who you are or your current life while offering a better future. Asking you about your dreams for the future. When people talk about their dreams, they are going into an imaginary future world. They are leaving the mundane here-and-now and are entering a hypnotic state.

Tip six:  Be alert to potential dangers of all  trance states.  Remind yourself to stay aware of what matters and that is always being kind and caring.

PARENTING TIPS

Tip one: Because parents are charged with persuading children to behave, parents use hypnotic tools.  Take comfort in the fact that persuading children to do what they do not really want to do is so hard. Proof we cannot be hypnotized so easily. Feel free to use many of the techniques suggested about, just be aware you are using them.

Tip two: The most potent hypnotic tool parents use is what is called a hypnotic bind.  That means you are appearing to offer choice.  Parents have used these for generations: “Would you rather have your bath after dinner or before you put your pajamas on?”  “Do you want carrots or peas as your vegetable?” “Do you want to do your homework by yourself, or do you want me to stay in the room with you?”  “Do you want to walk the dog before or after dinner?” 

Tip three: Teach the facts about trance and hypnosis as your children grow.  When you teach self-soothing skills, label them as trances or going into your mind to feel better.  Use the media to teach the ways salesmen try to persuade us to buy things.

PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

One way I  practice kindness  is by sharing free downloads of  most of EFTI’s  poster coaches  at the EFTIstore. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some are quotes about what matters, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.

You  practice Internet kindness every time you like, comment or share someones’ post. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kinesses strengthen you.

STAY STRONG

I work at it every day and still have moments of weakness and regret, but manage most of the time to enjoy what can be enjoyed, act wisely, forgive myself and others, and practice kindness.

Thank you and work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

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