What is Therapeutic Dowsing?

Art from Insspirito

by Roxanne Louise,
Presenter at 2018 West Coast Dowsers Conference,
June 29-July 2.

While dowsing can be used for literally everything, I use it extensively to locate and clear stuck energies, both for myself on a regular basis, and for my clients. Stuck energies include mental and emotional issues and upsets that have piled up and make dealing with current issues, staying healthy or healing if you are ill, achieving your goals, and living your life with enthusiasm and abundant vitality much more difficult. So freeing up this energy is vital to all areas of your life. It includes not just the unpleasant memories but also the negative beliefs and judgments about those events that continue to color your world and limit you in multiple ways including resolving it effectively.

How does energy get stuck? 
Basically, energy gets stuck when it is unprocessed. Perhaps when an upset occurred, you didn’t know how to deal with it and, therefore, didn’t. Perhaps you were too young. Perhaps you didn’t have the skills, or the awareness of what you were registering on an unconscious level. Perhaps your family, culture or religion taught you to deny and not express your thoughts and the resulting emotions. So you may have stuffed your feelings instead of quickly resolving them thereby avoiding future issues.

On the other hand, even if you had the awareness of the importance of resolving issues and even the therapeutic skills, you may have had neither the time or energy to do so. This frequently happens during a crisis, ill health, or overwhelm. By the time the emergency passes, you may be so busy on catching up on other needed tasks, that you lack any interest in going back to dealing with past unpleasantries.

A Wake-Up Call
My experience shows that after a prolonged time of continual build-up of unprocessed negative emotions and the non-beneficial thoughts around unpleasant events, it becomes difficult to keep such memories and feelings from resurfacing and contaminating the present. This may show up as illness, insomnia, nightmares, relationship issues, increasing irritation, explosive bursts of anger, depression, malaise, feeling victimized, etc. In short, it can demonstrate as sensitivities and issues in any area of life.

Dowsing can help!
When I first learned dowsing in 1990, I was given about a dozen half-circle charts and checklists. These included one chart each for positive emotions that could be blocked or needed to be increased, and for negative emotions that needed to be cleared. It included checklists with names of key relationships (mother, father, brother, sister, etc). to identify the percentage of positive and negative energy attached to each.

Since I was already a hypnotherapist, I went home and within the first year made hundreds of more charts and checklists for my clients and myself. This included an extensive listing of typical events (birthdays, holidays, first day of school, etc.), and activities (public speaking, driving a car, balancing a checkbook, etc.). I listed fears, defense mechanisms, addictive thinking, negative beliefs and judgments, attitude, and issues. I included secondary gain, shadow issues, archetypes, traumas, reasons for smoking, and the physical and psychological reasons for overeating, and much more.


This material eventually was published in a pendulum course manual, Therapeutic Dowsing & Telepathic Healing available through my website, www.RoxanneLouise.com
Once I identified what needed to be addressed, I extracted the positive learning or wisdom that could be extracted,  healed or cleared the upset or limiting belief, and then finished with installing the positive opposite through dowsing. I also had dowsing charts for helpful therapies, modalities and activities.

To process the issue, I formed a very strong, clear intent of what I wanted done, and held it while the pendulum was spinning. Then I checked with the pendulum that it was in fact done, or the degree to which I had been successful.
If the problem was not yet fully resolved, I investigated other aspects of the problem. Such aspects could be other emotions, beliefs, judgments, associations. For example, I might be angry at someone, but also angry and ashamed at myself, and humiliated in front of others. I might have had similar experiences with that same person and with others in the past. I may be projecting more of the same occurring in the future. I may as a result be avoiding seeing anyone involved lest it bring up the emotions with the memory.

This practice of dowsing to locate and clear mental and emotional issues has over time resulted in me experiencing much greater peace of mind. Things don’t upset me as easily. I am triggered less. Dramas have receded into the past. I have overcome major challenges with some grace. And I have helped others do the same. Consequently, I fully recommend that others learn how to do this for themselves. This is so empowering as well as healing. You will be able to quickly deal with things, anytime – day or night, anyplace, on your own. And if you need additional help beyond this, you will also be able to know who and what to seek out or research.

Roxanne Louise will teach a daylong workshop: “Therapeutic Dowsing & Telepathic Healing: Dowsing for Mental & Emotional Issues” at the West Coast Conference in Santa Cruz, July 3. Register here http://www.dowserswestcoast.org/

photoAlan HandelsmanRoxanne Louise is a Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, and Dowser, who divides her time between private practice, teaching classes both locally and at national conferences, and writing books. She is known for her ability to integrate multiple modalities for a powerful synergistic effect that enables profound healing not possible with one modality alone, and in a way not previously done by others.
https://www.roxannelouise.com/about.html

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Dowsing is phenomenally fast at locating and then resolving the root and related causes of mental and emotional issues. In this workshop, we will work with a large number of charts and checklists to identify and release stuck energies, extract the positive learning from experiences, and enhance positive energy. This frees up energy that can be applied elsewhere – physical healing, personal goal achievement, and living your life with greater enthusiasm, joy and vitality. We will investigate: each year of your life including the future, key relationships, typical life events, beliefs, judgments, prejudices, addictive thinking, fears and other emotions, repeating negative patterns and habits.
While covering all this may seem a formidable task, Roxanne will show you a shortcut to cut to the chase of the matter. Not only will you learn how to do all of the above for yourself, but to do so telepathically with others who have requested your assistance.

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Folding circles demonstrates a process of Wholeness beyond all other shapes and forms

by Bradford Hansen-Smith
If you have any interest in geometry, math, art, fractals, complexity, the quantum state, patterns of energy (referenced in sacred geometry and labyrinth designs,) the concept of wholeness, or ideas about unity, you will be enlightened to discover folding circles is a new and extraordinarily simple tool for understanding these are all the same principled patterns of organization in a great variety of formed expressions and separated ideas.


Why Fold Circles?  Because it is good for your hands and eyes, your mind, your imagination, and the well being of your spirit.
Most paper folding is about product, the circle is about process with endless product. The circle is comprehensive, and origin to all folded shapes and forms. Nothing can do what the circles does. 

Folding the circle is nothing like origami where folding a square is just one part of five; four have been removed.
For more than 2500 years we have been told the circle is a picture, an idea that has prevented us from folding it. Fundamentals of 2-D and 3-D geometry, and math relationships are revealed in the folds of the circle, all in one place. If this were not so, we would not have been able to construct what we have using parts of circles to construct by adding and subtracting fragments, all to make larger and more complex parts using formalistic methods.

The circle is the most experiential, comprehensive, hands-on, educational tool we have.  If you are interested come and fold circles; if you doubt what I say then come and fold circles. You will learn things about the circle that you do not know.

Bradford Hansen-Smith will be teaching a daylong workshop at the 2018 West Coast Dowsers Conference on Tuesday, July 3

For the last twenty-seven years, Bradford has shared his exploration with teachers, students, and home school families.  This has been a major part of discovering a unique process we have no knowledge about. He travels internationally working with all ages and grade levels with what he has come to call “Wholemovement”, a comprehensive upgrade in understanding the word geometry. 
You can join him as he demonstrates a process of Wholeness beyond all other shapes and forms.

Bradford Hansen-Smith
Wholement@gmail.com
http://www.wholemovement.com

A Ley Line at the 2018 West Coast Dowsers Conference

by Alex Champion

Figure 8 designA Little Background story

The biennial West Coast Conference (WCC) of the American Society of Dowsers is being held this year at UC Santa Cruz starting at the end of June.  I’ve been making labyrinths at the WCC for 30 years.  In 1989 I made the triple spiral design with Nicolas Finck.  The next year I made my first design, the Figure 8 design (drawing on left).

It was based on the cracks in a standing stone on the top of a cairns at a spot on Point Reyes CA (photo below right) which was one of my favorites.  After that I made a new, never been walked, labyrinthine design every year. For many years I did surveys collecting people’s experiences.

stone cairn at Pt Reyes For at least 20 years, I have put my new design on the plaza in College 8 (now Rachel Carson) in chalk and a Cretan (below left) on grass up near registration.  cretan labyrinth
 

A Labyrinth Plan for 2018 Conference

This year the conference is being held at Stevenson College while Rachel Carson is renovated.  I went down with WCC committee members to check out sites for the grass Cretan and the chalk design.  Stevenson has a centrally located plaza with an old Oak tree at the west end which will provide natural shade for the vendor tables.

The only place for a decent size chalk design is on the south edge of the plaza, a little east of center (google earth view of Stevenson College, the plaza site is marked by a red dot and the Letter L.)
google birds eye view of stevensens college, santa cruz
We walked down to the south edge of the campus where an unimpeded view of part of the Great Meadow can be seen.  With the ocean in the distance.  Fantastic view.  When we were there on a sunny day, the area was filled with perhaps two dozens students lying on the grass.  Only problem it was ~420 feet from the plaza.  Barry Christian suggested a courtyard area closer to the plaza (~120 feet).  It was a neat place with a large Oak at the west end, and adequate space for a Cretan on grass.
It had an added feature that a path from the parking area to the plaza ran on the east side of courtyard, so many attendees would get a nice introduction to the conference.  Because of the view and it being a nice getaway from conference activity, I chose the Great Meadow site.  Then I thought that why not put a simple crop circle design in the courtyard site as an introducing element.
When I returned I looked at Stevenson College on Google earth and located the three places for this year’s designs.  Using the edge of the ruler I found that they lined up in a straight line!  A month later I went down for a second look.  I went to the courtyard first and as I walked around the space, a site popped out to me.  I dowsed its exact location.  Then I asked if there was an energy line present, Yes, it ran through my site I picked and it ran south towards the plaza.  On the plaza it went through the site of the chalk design, and I located the site for the Cretan on grass design at the great Meadow area, and the energy line ran through it.
bulls eye crop circle    Unicursal Hexagram

I dowse that the bull’s eye crop circle (above left) would be appropriate for the courtyard site.  I have not made it before so I don’t know its effect.  For the plaza design, I thought I would base the design on a recent crop circle.  I searched through my crop circle year put out by the Alexanders.  In the 2014 edition I found a crop circle based on a unicursal hexagram, drawn with a single continuous path.  (above middle) .  So I made a unicursal hexagram which is very labyrinthine (above right).

An Energy Line Runs Through It…

I first thought  that I had found an energy line from a ley line.  My definition of a ley line is a straight line alignment of three or more notable sites.  A notable site can be a standing stone, or a stone circle, or a holy well, or it could be from a labyrinth or other unknown sources.  But after thinking about for a while, I realized that I didn’t have enough information to say the energy was from an existing ley line.

I found an energy line and its source could be several possibilities.  It could come from a standing stone.  Every standing stone I dowsed when I was in England in 1986, and there were dozens, had two energy line running through them, perpendicular to each other and meeting in the stone.

3 ring cretan labyrinthI had made a very small standing stone near the entrance of a rock 3 ring Cretan that I made on the Art Line in Nevada. (photo left).

It had two energy lines running through them.  I dowsed 10 stone circle sites, all stone circle had energy lines that ran through and beyond
(example is Merry Maidens, below right).
Merry Maidens Stone Circle

Double Spiral Earthwork Study

 

 

 

 

I did not study where they went, a much bigger endeavor, and I knew very little about ley lines at the time (1986).  But I did dowse a ley line because the last stone circle place we visited was the Hurlers, which were three stone circles in a row.  Dowsing simply for energy lines, this is what I found.  What I conclude was that three stone circles in a row helped to magnify the energy coming in them.  (Image below}

 I made over 40 earthworks and every one had several types of energy lines that ran through them and on beyond them (photo double spiral dowsing study).  I never followed any line leaving the earthwork very far.  I remember asking how far by dowsing and received that many of the lines went around the world.  That was one of those answers in which I would have to do a lot work to confirm, so I didn’t think about it.

The Stevenson energy line could  be from energy generated by a ley line.  That’s one of several possibilities.  In England, many ley lines are made with stone circles and standing stones, each of which is capable of generating energy lines.  One would have to orient each structure so that their line ran along the ley lines.

If there was no existing energy line, proper alignment of the Cretan, six pointed star, so that the energy ran along their straight line alignment would create a very high energy in itself.  The Cretan will generate power spot energy and the six pointed star Yod energy, and will those two combined they produce a higher level energy.  I saw this before with meander wand design (Image below).

I will be making a ley line on top of an existing energy line.
Over the past 30 years all my designs have been independent of each other.  One year I made a cross of four labyrinthine designs, and the energy at the center was quite high.  This year I was making was a ley line.  I know that I can site  the Cretan and hexagram so that their energy will flow along the ley line.  Their combined energy will create a high level energy.  A circular design will draw in energy to its center and then send energy out the circle at a higher frequency energy.  A circle will purify the area where it’s in.  What will happen when the Cretan and Hexagram combined energy hits the crop circle is hard to predict.  
So the newly created energized ley line will interact in some unknown way and may result in a even higher level energy.  To modulate the effects of supposed higher energy line, the following prayer will be imprinted into the ley line, may everyone who experiences this energy do so according to their needs.

Another possible effect of adding energy to an existing energy line may increase its width, which I dowsed to be. four feet wide.

Feeling the Effects: 

After determining the three sites I sat at a table on the plaza and watched how the students used it.  My seat was off the line, a student sat a table that was on the line.  He left and I went and sat on the line.  Within moments, I started pulsing, a full body pulse. I left and went back to the table off line.  the pulsing stopped.  I went back and sat on the line, and the pulsing reappeared.  Later when the three committee members joined me in the plaza, I asked them to sit at the table on the line.  Sarah, across me, said almost immediately, I am buzzing.  Then moments later, no really, I’m really buzzing.  Birute on my left reported that, Yes, I did feel a buzz.  It was subtle but clear. , and Carol on my right said, Yes, I definitely felt something.  It wasn’t a “buzzing” but definitely something strong and powerful.  In my mind, I was persuaded that an energy was present.

The line runs, I estimate, to be 8 degrees East of North/South.   As it heads south, it enters the ocean at Santa Cruz and stays in the ocean.  North, it runs east of the East Bay and runs into the Mount Shasta area in northern CA.

Alex Champion will be creating this Ley Line at the 2018 West Coast Dowsers Conference on Saturday Morning, June 30 at 10:45 AM.
You can join him as he talks about the process and help build the labyrinths!
Alex B Champion
Earthworks and Labyrinths
(707) 546-1635
http://www.earthsymbols.com

The Wisdom in Loss: Let’s Lose the Baggage!

Old baggage

By Melinda Iverson Inn
Health and Wellness Dowsing Specialist
and presenter at this year’s conference, June 29-July 3

One day my dear husband and I went shopping at one of the local large home-improvement stores. He needed to pick up something or other for the house, and wanting to be a supportive partner, I went along for the ride. We entered the store and began searching the aisles. As he continued the search for his item, I stopped to examine an interesting find and stood in the aisle fascinated by this object. I don’t remember how long I actually stayed there admiring whatever-it-was that was so fascinating, but when I looked up, my husband had moved on to another part of the store. It’s a big store, and I hadn’t seen in which direction he’d gone. All of a sudden a wave of frustration took over and I felt a rush of heat; right there, in the middle of the aisle, I stamped my foot. As soon as I did it, I realized something else was obviously going on. Really, when was the last time you stamped your foot over something? But there I was, a grown woman, acting like an angry two-year-old who felt abandoned in a store.

Lo and behold, I was a two year old, energetically, at that moment in time. Where did this obvious visceral, emotional reaction to such a benign situation come from? At that moment I did not know, but I was definitely going to find out.  This completely uncharacteristic reaction, albeit a bit amusing, prompted in me a desire to do a little investigating. What was the trauma that had been triggered? Could I release it? That day when I got back home, I went to straight to work, who wants to walk around as an angry 2 year old? Dowsing through a series of questions I had learned to ask my clients when helping them release their trauma blocks, I eventually narrowed down the search to a specific time frame, what other person was involved, and what caused the unwanted behavior. With the information discovered and using a reliable technique I was able to release the trauma.  Thank goodness. I suppose being 2 has its advantages, but not for a woman over 50!

The Process of 1
At that point I decided it was important to me to teach others how to do the process of 1. Recognizing a trauma; with some traumas it’s pretty easy to see and feel our reactions to seemingly harmless situations, and yet most of our traumas lie dormant until they are triggered. 2. Investigating; what questions need asking to really get to the root of the disharmony and subsequent reaction. 3 Make it as easy as possible to release whatever was discovered, which can bring us back to ease, inner spaciousness, harmony and ready for the next issue that I can pretty much guarantee will arise.

Dowsing can help!
Although my talk is titled the ‘Wisdom of Loss”, as I lost my home in the recent California wildfires, which taught me about trauma from a whole new perspective, its really about the ability to investigate our traumas and losses, and to see the wisdom in investing the time to lose our stuff, whether it’s a trauma, or an object its all the same. There are lessons to be learned: so that when we ultimately lose everything, including our bodies, it’s not a big deal.  The goal is to keep cleaning up our inner compost pile by releasing our inner attachments to things that don’t serve as useful to us anymore. Believe it or not, at one point in time or another those stinky banana peels, known as a particular idea created by a trauma, actually served us well.

At West Coast Dowers 2018, we’ll look into investigating the exploration of the trauma in loss, no matter how big or how small the experienced loss is, how to know when you are triggered, how to narrow down the search for the trigger, and a dowsing short cut to release the unconscious attachment to the trauma.

I’m excited to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.
Come by my table, say “hello” and join the interactive talk on
Monday, July 2 at 10:45 am.

Melinda will be presenting:  “The Wisdom in Loss” at the West Coast Conference in Santa Cruz on June 29. Register here http://www.dowserswestcoast.org/

photoAlan HandelsmanMelinda Iverson Inn, helps conscious seekers like you to get in tune with your own intuitive wisdom to bring forth and create harmony, balance, and clarity, for your health and wellbeing.
Get your free 15-minute Self-Healing Discovery session with Melinda at 
http://melindaiversoninn.com/
O: 415-508-6847
SKYPE: melindainn
What’sApp: +1 415 385 0347

Dowse to Let Go and Move On

Identify, (Catch), Love and Let Go

Identify, (Catch), Love and Let Go

Now that we have (Phew!) moved through 2014 and are ready to spring forward into 2015, it might be a good time to take another look at just releasing any remnants of what we were “releasing” in 2014!   I for one, am ready to to move forward.  So where do we begin?

Catch, Love and Release

Melinda Iverson-Inn, longtime dowser and speaker at the West Coast Dowsers Conference offers this helpful protocol/tool to get started:

 “Man can misuse his free will and do wrong, but that temporary delusion can never erase the mark of immortality and perfection of God’s image imprinted on his soul.”-Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi)

So you did or said something not-so-nice to someone else. If so, you would not be the first person to exercise free will based on some misunderstanding about the Self (our true being) vs. the little-s self (the conditioned internal story that our ego is convinced is really us).

Our physical/emotional/spiritual reactions to memories of the past tend to be a default setting that we slip back into when these memories push us up against a perceived wall or into a perceived corner with (in our minds) no other possible way out. That default setting is the little ego-self’s way of dealing with memories.

Is there a way to let go? Do you have a plan to release yourself from mental discomfort, guilt, or even torture invoked by memories of your self-judged “bad” deeds or words? Or do you believe, somewhere in your unconscious mind, that you deserve to carry the pain a bit longer?

The choice is always ours, and yet it’s amazing how many of us feel enslaved to emotional, mental, and spiritual memories of our past selves—mostly caused by misunderstandings about who we are, where we have come from, and what we have done. That unconscious lens of misunderstanding is what we use to view/cope with events in the present. Then we’re uncomfortable and we don’t know why.

Sometimes we continue to carry such hindrances because some part of us believes that we deserve to suffer. Sometimes our conscious mind thinks we have resolved the issue, and then we encounter our “victim,” or someone else who shares with us that they have done the same thing to another, and we feel the guilty pain and suffering all over again.

Some believe there may be a karmic imprint that must be resolved.

But whatever the energies at work, you are the only one who can

1) release the suffering, and

2) deal with the condition of continually holding yourself hostage to memories related to unkind thoughts, actions or word exchanges.

Nothing will happen to resolve this situation until you do something about it; the good news is that you already have.

You have, in your infinite and unconscious wisdom (however deeply buried it may be), set yourself up to encounter, in your life, circumstances involving people, places and things that will create the opportunities for releasing and making right your previous memories of wrong.

These circumstances could be anything from your office dynamics to your primary partner, or the children you have or teach. They include the grocery clerk who frowns at you for no apparent reason; the airlines flight attendant who is dismissive or curt; the everyday people you encounter or interact with at the local coffee hangout. These are the people with whom you have a connection because of your particular memories, either from this lifetime or a past one.

Some people with memories that need to be cleared may trigger them by watching certain movies over and over, not realizing that, on a unconscious level, they are trying to release a memory and make right a wrong from the past, or heal a memory about themselves or another.

For example; a person that likes to watch Knights Templar movies over and over may have been a Knight Templar, or have been associated with one, in a past lifetime, and there also may be some associated memory or circumstance surfacing that is asking to be realized (caught), loved and released.

When we evoke such memories, consciously or unconsciously, we may feel as if we are pushed up against a mental wall or into an emotional corner and trapped. We can struggle against them, tell ourselves all kinds of stories, but absolutely nothing will happen to resolve the situation unless we take the right action.

What is the right action?

Here are some of the things we can do when we are overwhelmed, pained, trapped, or otherwise affected by memories of past thoughts and deeds:

  1. Dowse for a pattern. Recognize your creation of the same circumstance over and over, perhaps in variations on the same theme.
  2. Know that it does not matter when, where or with whom a troubling memory took place; it can be healed and released.
  3. If the discomfort stems from a present life situation, make Dowse to amends to the other(s) involved, even if they don’t respond. Their response is not your responsibility.
  4. Break the habit of the knee-jerk response by trying something different. When you watch a type of movie that fascinates you (as in the Knights Templar example above), ask yourself what role you identify with and how you might do it differently today. Perhaps you would put down your sword and walk away. Or Instead of raising your voice, soften it. Or smile/laugh at a frowning/menacing person. Remember, it’s only a movie, and you are here in a new movie of life.
  5. When you meet with someone who triggers an unpleasant past emotional memory, ask: “How may I help you?” Even if you just ask this question silently of yourself, being of service is really the only way out. When you do so, you can transmute a memory of pain into an impulse of kindness.

In the end, what we are suggesting that you do is this: try to identify, (catch) the fact that there is some kind of mind-glitch memory causing your mental difficulty or inappropriate behavior; take the right action (love it) as best you can; and then let it go (release it).

It’s absolutely okay to love and leave the memories that bind you to behaviors and actions that result in your suffering or that of others. We have all behaved as the good, the bad, and the ugly at some point in our multidimensional history. The ability to resolve the results of past behavior is what makes you the aware being you are today.

Remember, as stated by Paramahansa Yogananda,

“…that temporary delusion (those actions) can never erase the mark of immortality and perfection of God’s image imprinted on his (our) soul.”

Thank God and Yippee!!

Melinda Iverson Inn

 

 

Dowsing Experiments!

You never know where you’ll find friendly dowsers until you strike up a conversation.  I was talking with a friend and happened to mention dowsing about something.  He told me he dowsed too!  We got into a discussion and he said he had been dowsing since he was 10 years old.  His father had gotten a book and a pendulum to look for treasure in old houses.  (This was in Peru, so he could very likely have been able to find treasures!).    His dad didn’t find treasure after all, but he found the book and the pendulum, and has been dowsing ever since.  The book was called “The Riches of the Earth, Undiscovered”.

He told me he had created a device, based on an exercise in the book that could demonstrate that the hand is not moving the pendulum at all.  He soldered a wire to a battery, fixed the battery on a table so it couldn’t move, then attached the pendulum to the wire.   He could touch the battery, and ask yes/no questions and the pendulum would respond.

I was kind of excited about this, so I convinced him to allow me to videotape him with this device!   Here is a short video showing the device (simple to make) and a demonstration of the responses.   Please note that the pendulum responds very slightly and it takes a little time.   This filmed this in San Bartolo, Peru in April, 2014.

Enjoy!!!  Spanish with English Captions.   If you want to watch in Spanish without the captions,  go to: http://youtu.be/Tnu3B6tNloc

 

Guided Color Visualization: “The Color Trick”

Painting by Joan Champion

Painting by Joan Champion

 

Color is a funny thing.  While most people can identify between 150 and 200 colors, we don’t all see exactly the same colors.  In addition, the emotions and memories we associate with certain colors affect the world we see.

According to Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses, “Color doesn’t occur in the world, but in the mind”.    We use color to calm, to arouse, to energize, however colors can mean different things to different people, based on history, experiences and culture.

Alan Handelsman offers here a powerful process he calls the “Color Trick”.  You can use it to help shift emotional issues, reduce stress, or shift your perception of situations.  Alan will be our Keynote speaker (Friday July 4)  at the West Coast Conference in Santa Cruz, and will teach a daylong workshop on Monday, July 7. 

Doing Magic With Color, by Alan Handelsman

Some people might call the process you are about to learn guided imagery or visualization. Others may call it a meditation. I simply call it the “Color Trick.” I call it a trick for two reasons. The first is that it works like magic. Not the type of magic that is associated with an entertainer’s deception, but the kind of magic that is the art of controlling natural events and causing unaccountable or baffling effects. The magic that is science that hasn’t been explained yet.
The second reason I call this process a trick is because I consider all the methods I’ve learned and developed over the years to balance energy and effect changes as my “bag of tricks.” Whenever I am working with a person or a group, I reach into my bag of tricks and pull out something that will be effective for the situation. If one doesn’t work, I go back to the bag, and pull out another.
This “color trick” is a very effective item in my collection of energy modalities. It works just as well with any size group as it does in a one on one session. I have been ending each one of my group workshops with the Color Trick, and there has always been a very profound calmness and silence in the room afterward. You can also do the Color Trick or yourself, either by recording the directions into a tape recorder and then playing it back, or simply by taking yourself through the process step by step.
 The color trick consists of three basic steps:

  1. Identify and acknowledge some thought, emotion, or “issue” that you want to eliminate or change.  Experience that emotion a color. (Color #1)
  2. Identify the desired state of mind or being, and experience that as a color. (Color #2)
  3. Move Color #1 out, and replace it with Color #2.

    In the color trick you are not working with emotions directly, but with representations of the emotions. The use of color automatically involves the sense of sight, which makes the experience of the emotion more concrete, and therefore easier to change, and to notice those changes.
In the instructions below, I have been somewhat general, so that the format can be used in many different ways. I never use exactly the same words when I do the Color Trick. I say what comes into my head at the moment. The form stays pretty much the same, but the words change each time. When you use this process yourself, feel free to alter it in ways that will make it work better for you and those who are experiencing it along with you.
When you are working with a group of people, they will usually have a variety of issues. If you are working with one person, or a group dealing with a special topic (fear, anger, food cravings, etc.), then you can be more specific. This process can be done in as little as five minutes, or it can take up to 20 minutes, depending on how much time you have available.
Now, here is one possible way to talk through the Color Trick. Experiment with the words to make it as effective as possible for you. The words in brackets are not to be spoken, but simply comments to clarify the process along the way.

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