I’ve been slipping in and out of trance state all week. Having finished ten days doing hypnosis and being hypnotized my body is eager for more trance. Yes. I know it sounds weird, well, to anybody who’s never been in hypnotic trance. Or at least anybody who didn’t think they’d been in trance.
We go into mild trance all the time. Take this example or consider your own behavior. Is it just me or do others sometimes find themselves just staring into the distance? Or sometimes while watching TV, zoning-out, relaxing into a trance-like state. Or sometimes while reading, just letting the words fade out and staring calmly at the screen, reading little, just staring calmly. You see, it’s perfectly natural that we go into trance many many times a day.
Usually at that point my friends say, “but Geoff what’s it FEEL like when you go into trance?” I smile, remind them of what it feels like to stare into the distance, zone-out watching TV, or stare blankly at the screen. Then I tell them that there’s no real way to describe how A trance state feels. But I could share with them how it sometimes feels to me. Well. Trance is a very relaxing, warm, calm state.
It’s neat how quickly we slip into trance if we choose to. It’s natural when we focus our minds. As we focus our attention on say a point on the screen or the stillness of our hands, we allow our bodies to relax. As I relax, I often notice a calmness in my mind, like my thoughts slowing down. As my thoughts slow down I begin to notice my breathing. My heart rate slows, my breaths become shallower. As I breathe more slowly, my body relaxes. As my body relaxes, I breathe more slowly. That’s right. More slowly. What I enjoy about trance is knowing I can easily find my way back to a relaxing, warm, calm state simply by focusing my mind.
It’s a neat experience. Try it out. Or read again. More slowly. That’s right. More slowly. Happy Friday.