The Personal Breakthrough program can help you break free of limitations and become who you were born to be. Using a combination of hypnosis and coaching one you can experience transformation on whatever issue is important to you at this time.
We are born a free spirit. As we become socialized we begin being fitted into “boxes” or “categories” At first it is externally imposed but before long we begin doing it to ourselves as well. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
In many ways this works to help us “fit in”, to function in the world, to be effective in life., However, we lose track of what is truly “us” and what is just an imposed set of limitations.
The time comes when most of us begin to think there must be more. Whether it is a dream to finally lose weight, to become physically or emotionally healthy, or to achieve self-mastery, it is important to discover the ways in which we have become limited, whether externally or internally imposed. The Personal Breakthrough System below is one way of doing this. I will briefly describe each of these stages of transformation and then go into more depth on each one in upcoming posts.
THE FIVE STAGES OF PERSONAL BREAKTHROUGH
• Breaking Up
• Breaking Down
• Breaking Out
• Breaking Through
• Breaking Free
And for those who are ready we add number Six:
• Breaking In
Let’s take a closer look at each of these stages of transformation.
The word brings to mind the break-up of a relationship. If the relationship no is longer right for us we ‘break up” with the other. Sometimes it is forced upon us. This is more painful. A lover breaks up with us; an addict goes in the hospital or prison and is force dot “break up” with their habit.
This step is about breaking up with our outdated beliefs, patterns, habits, etc. Things we cling to as we often cling to an outdated relationship or even an addiction. Often we are so close to what is going on that we cannot even see it. Some are cultural or even language based. These are influences that most of us are unaware are shaping our lives and experiences.
Some of our limitations are imposed by our families; others are imposed at school. Sometimes we voluntarily climb into limiting boxes for self protection and then forget the boxes are there. Later on we wonder why we feel stuck.
Breaking up is about discovering and letting go of those old beliefs, patterns habits, etc.. Our limitations are a frame we put around our experience. That frame is not likely to just disappear. This is about expanding it to the largest frame we can be comfortable with at this time
Once the limitations are identified and have begun to break up and disappear, it is time for breaking down. Breaking down a plan, where we go from here and the steps it takes to get there. To Break Up without Breaking Down would leave a void. Essentially we are defining our new boundaries, our new frame. One always has to keep in mind, however, that these are arbitrary limits that can be further expanded at any time. In fact, these will continue to transform throughout the rest of the process.
Breaking out of internal defenses, limits, boundaries. This is taking “Breaking Up” to the next level. This is the stage where a lot of self sabotage occurs. We think we believe we can to something but every time we get close something stops us.
Often we give up and accept perceived limitations. We use a lot of limiting language, like “I can’t…” I will never be able to…”
Imagine what your life would be like if you were free of these self limiting restrictions.
Breaking through perceived external limits. We have seen many external limits shattered in our lifetime,
• The ten minute mile
• The glass ceiling
• Bans on gay marriage
• The Berlin Wall
• The Iron Curtain
Yet we still live our live within walls we perceive to be impossible to move beyond. Whether we explode through them Climb over them or dissolve them, it is possible to move into the open space of possibility beyond. I once had a dream of low stone walls in what seemed to be an Irish countryside. When I analyzed it upon awakening, I realized they were boundaries, not barriers. They could easily be surmounted and left behind.
The butterfly has emerged from the chrysalis – where does it go from here? Now, it is a good idea to revisit the first stages. Once you define a barrier, discover what beliefs are holding it in place. Break up with these beliefs, and begin breaking down the steps to move beyond the barrier. Create new goals in light of who you are now.
In a way these are new barriers that you now know can be taken down later as you move on. Discover and transform any internal barriers to the new way of being, and learn to recognize all so called barriers as useful temporary boundaries to be left behind at another time.
When an individual is ready it is possible to go in and discover contacts with something greater than the self. Often this is of a spiritual nature. These contacts have been so different from accepted reality that they are often buried in the unconscious and rarely remembered until one specifically goes looking for them.
I will soon be publishing a book called “Breaking In”. It is a collection of transcripts of hypnosis sessions using the Breaking In process. Freud saw the unconscious as something dark and threatening. Since I began to look into the other-than-conscious mind years ago, I have seen it as a repository of wonder. I hope readers of this book will come to see it that way as well.