Monday, September 06, 2004

Sedona Method Polarities

Over the weekend I was thinking about how I always seem to want more. I learn some great material like releasing and then I immediately want more results, more peace, and even more flashes of insight. It´s never enough!

So, inspired by the recent discussions on polarities and holistic releasing, I decided to create a set of polarities to deal with this. Here´s what I came up with:

Greed - Gratitude

Could you allow yourself to be as greedy as you are?
Could you allow yourself to be as grateful as you are?

Could you allow yourself to feel as much greed as you do?
Could you allow yourself to feel as much gratitude as you do?

I released on these polarities a lot over the weekend, and even as I type this there is more to release so I seem to have found a really charged issue.

What do you think? Even if the opposite of greed is not gratitude I decided to go ahead in the manner described above because it resonated for me.

Which would you rather - more freedom or more restriction?


Sedona Method As Part Of Your Daily Life

How to integrate releasing into your day...

Here is what I do.

1) Release specifically on going all the way with the Sedona Method i.e. let go of internal controls by the Ego that dictate whether and /or how you attain realisation.

2) When you wake up in the morning, while in that waking state, ask yourself :

Could you just allow yourself to feel what you are feeling?

Could you allow wanting control/security/approval to be completely present?

By starting the day in this way, I find it easier to maintain the momentum during the day.

3) During various activities as the day progresses, pay attention to how you feel in your body especially in your chest and stomach where relaxation or tension can often be detected more easily than elsewhere in the body.

Then just allow the feelings to be present, and let it go until you release to completion.

4) Read related material by spiritual masters. I have recently read Yogananda´s autobiography. He teached the same essential message that Lester Levenson taught i.e. this world is nothing more than a dream that we have not awakened from. And we can transcend it if we are disciplined and have the desire to do so.

Reading the thoughts of these masters stengthens my resolve to continue releasing for the long term. Yogananda used to meditate for hour upon hour everyday. That level of dedication is possible for us too if we are prepared to pay the price.

I think it is unreasonable to expect much from any spiritual or personal development philosophy unless you commit 100% to using it and making it part of who you are.

In my opinion, people who become seminar junkies are avoiding themselves, they choose to live in hope rather than living in the present moment. It takes courage to go all the way with the Sedona Method. What if you don´t get anywhere? What if it´s not what it claims to be? Let go of your fears and go all the way. Use the Method to make the most of the Method!

Anyone else with ideas? Please feel free to share what works for you. What works best for you in integrating the Method into your daily life?

Which do you prefer becoming free or the fantasy of being free?


Sedona Method for Happiness and Goal Attainment

I use releasing as a tool to enjoy my life more and to get what I want in the world. I find that the more I allow my BEingness to just be, the happier I am and the easier the game of life seems to be. And a growing feeling of oneness and love for all of life comes from somewhere inside of me. As well the sense of seperation from other people fades which is why for me the unrestrained ego is useful but only goes so far.When I am cultivating Ego I have a real sense of seperation and a cap on how much love I feel.

As my awareness expands or maybe it´s just my perceptions changing - I find that through meditation and releasing I tap into more of my creativity and inner resources, some would even use the word channel. Perhaps one can tap into the universal life force and make more of yourself by surrendering to something greater than yourself, whatever you want to call it.

Re to clarify re letting go of all limitations. What I mean is that if you release more and more of your self imposed limitations you will be able to get out of your own way. If you are 5 foot tall and very ambitious, you still might not be able to play basketball for a living but you may well become the best you can be at that sport.

When I mentioned letting go of all wanting, I was talking about wanting for nothing so that you could paradoxically have everything, if that is what you want to create. An inner focus on lack tends to expand lack in your life while also creating inner tension (motivation). You want, you feel tension, you achieve your goal and feel a release of tension because the lack is temporarily satisfied. And then the cycle starts over again.

I use releasing and the Silva Method to create the goal as already achieved in my mind. Then I let go of wanting it, and I can then do what it takes to create it without feeling tense, because I feel more certain of success, the quality of my actions is better and it comes across when I deal with people who in turn believe it will happen and so they contribute more.

Ultimately there may be a state of being where I can do the "sitting on my ass and just release technique" and the goal will be attained without any other effort on my part. If someone has consistently managed to do this and can prove it objectively then I´d love to hear from them. For me I release and take action and I believe that the having state rather than the wanting state helps me to be more effective, it may also bring about happy coincidences.

Clearing away all the desires helps me to see who I really am. The rest of the time I am so busy with doing and getting that I can seem to be just a gofer for some want.

Re wanting versus having when it comes to money. When I release into that havingness I get ideas about how to make more money and I also feel more satisfied with what I already have. I may spend a little more but nothing excessive.

Future Perfect Sedona Method

What would it be like if you wanted for nothing whatsoever? If you had no attachments and no aversions to any events, any people or any feelings – what would be left? Just you!

That might actually be quite challenging for most of us to deal with. Western cultures are so caught up in striving, doing and being active that to simply just be can seem lazy and unacceptable. As a result of this you may have major resistance to letting go of the identity that comes with being a productive, active member of society. We can easily equate productivity with virtue without really assessing the value or quality of the contribution itself. Hamsters are very busy creatures!

When I step forward in time in my imagination to a time when I have let go of all limitations, I sense a reality untainted by the DISease of wantings and at the same time it seems very odd. I´m finding it useful and productive to just allow these feelings to be as I´m sure they could well be working away in the background otherwise, working to keep me in the comfort zones I already know.

Becoming more means letting go of what you already know. Make it easier for yourself by having a bright future to aim for, and then let go of it.

Could it get even better?


Release to release - not to get when using the Sedona Method

A while back a friend pointed out that he gets the best results when he releases to let go rather than releasing to get something. It´s worth looking at this distinction more closely.

When do you most want to release? When you need or want something! Especially if things are not going your way, and at times like this you could not be more attached to wanting things to change. Consequently it is very easy to just get wound up trying harder and harder to have it all work out just the way you want it, just now. A great recipe for trying to release rather than releasing. i.e. putting your focus on the wanting and not on the letting go.

At times like this it´s good to release to let go of the limiting feelings and to leave the goal until later. Even release on the goal itself only allow your focus to be on getting lighter and freer not the goal itself. Use the goal as a signpost for your self imposed limitatations.

When you feel high you will then be more powerful in any releasing or actions you take towards goal attainment.

Could it get any better?


Sedona Method Tips - What you don´t want

Sedona Method tips...

The sedona method is all about getting what you want and dropping the holding in mind of what you don´t want. Read on for sedona method tips.

Have you noticed that you don´t always get what you want? Why? Because you have so many limiting beliefs and expectations - these nullify the occasional effort to focus on a positive outcome.

I have been getting into the habit of noticing what I don´t want, and each time one pops up I realise that for one reason or another I am setting myself up to attract negatives and difficulties. i.e. limitations.

Ask yourself:

What is it that I do not want to happen?

What am I worried about?

What am I afraid will happen?

Then let it all go. You´ll enjoy the peace of mind and maybe even have ideas that will propel forward towards what you really want.

Could it get any better?


Come back soon for more sedona method tips!

Sedona Method Shopping Tips

One thing I have noticed lately is that the more I release the less desire I have for those things that I don´t really want when I am out shopping. That cloud of wanton desire just lifts and I can clearly assess whether or not I really want to buy the object in front of me.

Next time you are shopping, pause when you get caught up in that gimmee gimmee feeling and release first BEFORE heading over to the sales assistant with your credit credit.

Here´s what I do. When I´m in a shop considering buying something, I will just allow myself to feel whatever it is that I´m feeling in the moment. After a few moments the mental fog will lift.

Then I´ll decide if I really want the item- If I do I´ll get it although a lot of the time it´s just a feeling that I want rather than something outside of myself, and I ´ll have just got it by releasing!

Warning signs for me include that greedy feeling, that gimmee it now feeling or that sense that the item will really impress other people.

Could it get any better?


Sedona Method Newbie Guide

This posting is for you if you are looking to find out more about The Sedona Method. I will do my best to answer the following questions for you:

1 What is The Sedona Method?

2 Does it really work?

3 Who developed the Sedona Method and why?

4 How does it work?

5 Is it worth your time learning The Sedona Method?

Before I answer these questions I think it is important to tell you a little about my background and why I set up this site.

From an early age I found it fascinating that you could develop your mind and learn how to make your life better. The first course I ever took was The Silva Method, which was excellent and it got me off to a great start with personal development.

From there I continued to read anything good that I could get my hands on and I quickly realized that there are only so many principles to learn - after that you need to apply these principles daily in your life. So I did.

Life got better especially after I trained in NLP, that really boosted my confidence in what was possible and I got better and better at getting what I wanted in my life.

I started to earn a lot more money than ever before and I also started to find lots of new friends on the same wavelength which was great fun.

The next big jump in my happiness and success came after I became a Reiki healer. Reiki is very powerful and it gives you a heightened sensitivity to life and to the vibes that people give off.

When I was in a business meeting I could almost feel how the other people felt about the business of the day. And when I would meet someone for the first time, in those first few seconds I could feel their pain, their humanity and what they were really like as a person. What they said later in words would only confirm these strong intuitive impressions.

At this point you might be thinking - why am I telling you all this? Im telling you so that you know what my background is and so that you understand what experiences I already had when I first heard about The Sedona Method. Later on this will make more sense when you read about my first impressions of The Sedona Method.

Back to our story!

O.K. At this stage I was becoming more and more successful in my career and in my personal life. I was making a lot more money than ever before with a lot less effort and in my free time I had plenty of great friends that I enjoyed spending time with.

One morning I was driving to work in heavy traffic as usual. The office was only 15 miles from where I lived and I needed to allow 50 minutes to make sure I got to the office on time. Only this day was different - I was driving to work in a brand new Mercedes. Great eh?

The fact is I wasnt really enjoying myself. I was stressed out at work, I was really tired of endless traffic jams and the truth was that despite all the money I really didnt want to do this job anymore.

Unless I was happy at work all the other stuff meant very little to me. I decided it was time to work for myself so I stashed away some more money and left two months later. I have been self-employed ever since.

Why did I learn The Sedona Method?

A few months down the road I was still stressed much to my amazement and disappointment! I used all the tools I already knew and I felt a little better but still this new lifestyle without a salary coming in was very hard to adjust to.

I opened the mail one morning and read a mailing about The Sedona Method. It sounded like exactly what I was looking for even though I didnt understand what it was or how it worked.

A few hours later I was walking out of the house to go for a walk when I went back in to order the Sedona Method tapes. That intuition that I talked about earlier was screaming - get this now!

My first impressions were very positive. The system was very easy to learn and it felt great. I started to feel more in control of my life and happier and more at peace than I had in a long time. I had a feeling conviction that everything would work out jut fine, and it did.

I have now been using The Sedona Method for over 3 years and it seems to get better the more you use it. One caveat. You must use it each day. If you use it once and then expect your life to be better youll be setting yourself up for disappointment. It is designed to be part of how you live and to be used daily.

Now that you know what got me to the point of buying the Sedona Method, let us take a look at each of the questions above.

1 What is The Sedona Method?

Its a way to let go of limiting feelings that hold us back in life.

Many spiritual teachers talk about the importance of knowing what you want and then letting go of the desire. The problem is they dont always tell you HOW to let go! And until you do let go, making progress can be difficult, stressful and painfully slow. It can be like driving with the handbrake on.

Feelings like frustration, hate, envy, greed, fear and anger are part of day to day life for so many of us and they leave you tired and worn out by the end of the day.

Instead, if you know how, you could just let go of these feelings and enjoy feeling at peace and happy. The Sedona Method shows you a simple practical way to do this.

2 Does it really work?

I set up this site - the Sedona Method releasing Club way back on October 31st 1999 because of how impressed I am with The Sedona Method. If you look back over the several pages of postings at this discussion board you will read many, many accounts of how releasing works for me...and you will also read of how other people have successfully used it in their lives.

Click on Message Board in the left hand column of this page to go to the discussion board. You can then read these postings for yourself.
From my experience it does work if you work it! However nothing will happen if buy the best tools available and leave them in storage.

3 Who developed the Sedona Method and why?

Lester Levenson developed the Sedona Method. In 1952 at the age of 42 Lester suffered a massive heart attack and was so weak after he recovered that his doctor warned him that even the slightest effort could kill him. He was ordered to go home to his penthouse in New York and to rest.

Feeling deflated and very afraid of dying, Lester had a lot of time to sit and think about his life and to reflect on his success in life. He quickly realized that he had been a failure. Although he had made a lot of money and done well in business he had never really been happy. What had been the point in working so hard if he had destroyed his health in the process and if he was still unhappy?

He reasoned that if he could figure out how to be happy he might find the reasons why his health had been so poor. So he spent three months sitting alone in his penthouse endlessly analyzing what worked and what didnt work in the pursuit of happiness.

Over this short time he completely regained his health and his discoveries are now taught as The Sedona Method. Lester discovered how to have happiness without sorrow by letting go of the self imposed limiting feelings that hold you back from living your life the way you want it to be.

4 How does it work?

The Sedona Method works by teaching you how to let go of the limiting feelings that are stopping you from being, doing or having what you want. This is done by asking a series of questions that allow you to drop the blocks to moving ahead. The questions are simple and are only meaningful once you know how to use them to access those feelings that are holding you back.

Its like learning any new skill; it all seems very obvious afterwards and almost too easy.

5 Is it worth your time learning The Sedona Method?

Only you can answer this question.

At the beginning of this page I told you about my background so that you will understand why I feel so strongly about the Sedona Method despite already having many valuable tools at my disposal.

For me the Sedona Method is the missing link. There are many ways to get motivated, loads of courses that show you how to set and go after goals but no other course that shows you how to easily get out of your own way and get ahead while having more happiness.

Decide for yourself and click below for a free tape and a complimentary email guide because you will also get a bundle of other goodies that will give you a taster of The Sedona Method.

Click here for a free Sedona Method tape/CD:

Resisting and Getting

just wanted to take a moment to share some learnings and recent experiences.

On Sunday I felt like things were not working out very well in my business, I had launched a promotional campaign last week and had not got anywhere near the results I expected and hoped for.

I spent quite a lot of time analysing what was working and not working. I wondered why my results were not better. Then I got nowhere trying to figure out what to do next.

So, I put on my Light & Sound machine and spent two 35 minute sessions in a state of deep relaxation releasing on my resistance to having things work out well. I certainly felt a lot beter after doing this - less stressed and worried and a lot more optimistic that somehow things would work out. I didn´t feel completely at peace but a lot better.

Still, I didn´t have any new solutions pop into my head as I sometimes do after releasing.

Then Sunday I found some material online that answers a lot of the issues I need a strategy for. Finally yesterday I stumbled onto exactly what I need right now to get the results I want!

Moral of this story - thinking and reasoning will only get you so far, releasing is the missing link that lets you tap into the collective unconscious and its storehouse of knowledge.

Could it get any better?


Releasing Blue Light

I spent an hour last night releasing on one question:

Which would you rather - wanting security or having security?

For most of that time until the last five minutes the answer that popped up was wanting security and then at the end it changed to having security. And all of the time I was releasing deeply with deep breathing happening all by itself.

I had my eyes closed. What was interesting was the images that came with this shift.

I started imagining a strong dark blue colour radiating out from my chest to my entire body and then away from me as I exhaled.

Afterwards I felt a sense of deep peace.

Has anyone else had a similar experience and seen colours when you release?


"No!" is an acceptable response

Today I was releasing on a minor irritation where I did not get my way with a friend.

I started releasing and I wanted a Yes response to the could you, would you questions. And I was forcing the answers so I got stuck. I was also releasing to get something rather than to let it go!!

Once I allowed to answer to be No! ... if that is what was to come up - the releasing went fine.

Note to myself: release to let go not to get something and No is an acceptable response

Could it get any better?


Sedona Method Tips - Why Did X Happen?

One recurring theme of Sedona Method students is the need to understand why X happened.

Releasing is all about letting go of feelings. That´s it! Letting go has nothing to do with peeking into your past to figure out why something happened.

Ironically, if you will just release on the past - insights may well pop up out of the blue.

Look at it another way, how many years have you spent attempting to figure it out? It didn´t get you to where you want to be or you wouldn´t be reading this message and learning how to release.

Looking forward. Keep releasing as simple as possible and do it daily and you will enjoy massive progress.

Could it get any better?


Responsibility for the Big Bucks $$$$

I wanted to let you know what I have been up to this week...

I was listening to the Larry Crane tapes and stopped the tape when I got to the section on Responsibility (page 48 in the manual) to spend more time on that section.

Lester said that taking responsibility is both a powerful way to create abundance and a way to accelerate your releasing.

He suggested taking full responsibility for everything that is happening to you because you created it. Do this by examining your thinking and correcting it by letting go of the limitations you become aware of.

How? Ask yourself: wherein did I cause this to happen to me?

To apply this to abundance, ask yourself:

Wherein Did I Cause My Lack of Abundance?

I have been releasing on this question for an hour at a time each day this week and its amazing what is coming to the surface to be released.

Here are some of the issues that popped up for me to release and the deeper wanting I was seeking:
not wanting to stand out from the crowd - wanting approval
guilt about being rich when many people are poor - wanting control
holding back so as not to be too successful - wanting control
not applying all the knowledge I have - wanting control
afraid of losing what I accumulate - wanting security

I had no idea I had so many limiting thoughts stopping me from having abundance. Its incredible I managed to earn any money with the baggage I have in my unconscious mind!

The more I release on this question the clearer I am getting about the way ahead and the more determined I am to make my life more abundant in love, happiness and wealth.

In fact, right now I am angry about my lack of abundance whereas in the past I did´t really care. So clearly I have moved from Apathy to Anger after just a few hours of releasing.

Peace -- here I come!

Could it get any better?


Having it NOW

I was listening to some tapes of Lester recently and he was pointing out that a lot of people make the mistake of not releasing to have their goals now - instead they release on having them in the future.

This results in the attainment of your goals staying in the future.

Think about a goal you have that has not manifested yet....

When you think about having this - when will that be?

If your sense of having it is in the future you may have resistance to having it now. Could you let the resistance go?

Goal setting is an integral part of the Sedona Method. If you want a refresher...
Wording a goal statement - 10 guidelines on page 45 of the course manual
Goal Chart - page 50 - release on goal
Action Steps - page 51 - release on "to do list"
Advantages and Disadvantages - page 96
Likes and Dislikes - page 38
I regard goal setting as a crucial part of the Sedona Method whether you want more happiness, love, abundance or freedom.

Could it get any better?


Sedona Method - Miracles May Take Time

When you read Sedona Method or Release Technique success stories it is easy to feel like you are doing something wrong.

Why haven´t you won the lottery yet? Why hasn´t your perfect lover walked (literally) right up to your front door?

Why haven´t you cured that irritating illness that you haven´t been able to shake off for years?

First of all let me say that it is okay to release and to take action on your goals.

This reminds me of the joke about the man who had been praying to God for years for a windfall of millions of dollars. God finally responded to his call for an explanation. When God spoke this is what he said: "It would help if you bought a lottery ticket from time to time!"

The ultimate Grand Master Releaser may well be able to sit on his or her chair all day long and do nothing other than releasing... and allow in whatever he or she desires.

You are not there yet.

That ultimate releaser state might be a good long-term goal. How about taking the pressure off and getting started with small goals first?

If you were a learner driver would you apply to compete in a Formula One race? Of course not, you would learn how to drive first!

The first stage is to release, make it part of how you live, set goals and start releasing to completion.

For now, pay attention to your intuition as it will guide you to do certain things, go to certain places and to talk to certain people. The more you release the more you will know the best course of action. Your assessment of situations will improve because your thinking will not be clouded by emotion.

I get great results with releasing and it helps me to create lots of lucky coincidences. I also take a lot of action - I follow through and act on my intuition.

Could it get any better?