The higher self is that part of each of us that can understand a problem and then work out a solution that isn’t in and of itself a new problem. Let’s go back to Erickson. He said there was a healthy and powerful core in each of us. He fe
The higher self is that part of each of us that can understand a problem and then work out a solution that isn’t in and of itself a new problem. Let’s go back to Erickson. He said there was a healthy and powerful core in each of us. He felt that when we became separated from that core, we became plagued with problems. Problems are derived when a separation of self from a healthy body and a healthy mind exists.
Now, some would ask about those that were born with handicaps. Are those born with handicaps automatically separated from their healthy and powerful core? Not if you see the world as Erickson did. Because Erickson was a wheelchair user, many would say he was unhealthy.
There is the story of Ray Charles, who was blind. During his adolescent years, he had difficulty in school because the others would laugh and make fun of him. He was angry at the world, had no friends to speak of, and struggled in school. One day a mouse ran through the classroom back and forth and ‘round about as some children tried to catch the mouse while others climbed on their desks and screamed. The teacher quieted the class down and, when all were quiet, asked Ray to find the mouse. The children laughed and scoffed, saying that the blind kid could not do it, but the teacher prevailed, and the room became quiet. When the room was quiet, Ray pointed to where he heard the mouse in a few moments, which the teacher subsequently caught.
What happened was that Ray had a very acute sense of hearing and could hear the mouse while others could not. The teacher wisely and indirectly showed Ray his true talent, which is the rest of the story.
Some would say he was disabled. He would say he had a great talent. What does being connected with your healthy and powerful core mean? Ray was in touch, Helen Keller, Stephen Hawking was, and Temple Grandin is, as are many more.
What does the state of mind we call hypnosis do that can correct the connection to that core? It allows the conscious mind and the critical factor to take a break from protecting our subconscious mind from rapid changes.