Would you be shocked to hear that you are a trance monkey? That may feel like an insult, but it’s really not. If you’re human, you’re a trance monkey (and that sounds like a contradiction, but it’s not). Based on the revolutionary information in Steven Heller’s book: “Monsters and Magical Sticks: There’s No Such Thing As Hypnosis?”
Robert G. Smith (founder of FasterEFT) explains that each of us is constantly in and out of trances.
This is part of being human — and the quality of your trances (based on the quality of the data in your subconscious) determines the quality of your life.
How Does It Work?
From birth, your subconscious is continuously interpreting and giving meaning to everything you experience — and filing those meanings for future reference. This information provides your foundation for reality — it is your reference for who you are, what is true, and how the world works.
As you continue through your life, your subconscious is constantly referring to that data, and then prompting your brain to trigger your organs to produce chemicals that cause various physiological processes, sensations and feelings.
Your conscious mind automatically responds to these sensations and feelings — resulting in your reactions, behaviors, choices and actions. These are the trances. While you are in a trance, you are on automatic — a “trance monkey”.
Examples of Trances
We are almost always in a trance. When you drive, you will notice — if you’ve been driving for a while — that you don’t need to think about how to drive, you simply do it on automatic. That is a trance. Your subconscious is doing the driving while your conscious mind is otherwise occupied.
When you wash the dishes, you don’t need to focus on how to wash the dishes — you are in a trance and your subconscious is doing the work. When you do anything that doesn’t need your full conscious attention and focus, you are in a trance — your subconscious takes over that activity.
In the same way, you are in a trance in most of your reactions and responses to triggers around you. When the person who annoys you at work pushes your buttons, you don’t need to consciously figure out a response — your subconscious takes over and your body responds automatically by producing the chemicals that cause the feelings of frustration, anger, indignation, or whatever other emotions come up for you in those situations.
That is a trance. You are consciously not in control — your subconscious is running the show.
Every reaction and response that is not a conscious decision is a trance.
What’s the Benefit of Trances?
If we were to have to make conscious decisions in every moment, we would not be able to get very far. It would take us more time to get out of bed and get ready for work than it currently takes us to clean the house and water the garden.
It would be impossible to function effectively in a modern environment without these trances. The key to happiness is not to get rid of the trances, but to choose the trances that will lead to happiness.
What Does Choosing Your Trances Mean?
Wouldn’t it be great to be automatically happy? Wouldn’t you prefer to feel confident and capable when you’re asked to stand up and speak to a crowd, than to feel nervous and insecure? How about if that feeling was automatic?
In other words — whenever you’re asked to stand up and speak to a group of people, you automatically feel confident and happy to do so. Both fear and confidence are trances. Your body automatically goes into those states in certain circumstances, without your conscious participation — without your conscious choice.
You can choose a trance of confidence and happiness in place of the trance of fear and insecurity — by changing the original data to which your subconscious is referring.
How to Change Your Automatic Trances
So, we’re all trance monkeys — that’s the way we’re designed, and it’s the most efficient way of living our lives — but we do have a choice in the types of trances in which we live. Changing the original data will automatically change the trances.
Start by making a list of the things that bother you most right now. Just one or two words to identify each item for yourself. Then, start with the item with the highest emotional charge; notice how you feel, where in your body you feel it, and how strong it is.
Think back to when you’ve felt that same feeling in the past — go to your earliest memory of it — it may not be exactly the same topic, but it will be the same feeling. Then, use the FasterEFT Technique to clear and flip that memory. Do the same with each memory and each item on your list.
You will notice that some of the items on your list may already have changed by the time you get to them — this will be because one of the previous memories you worked on was producing the structure for that particular problem.
As you go through the process, you will start to see automatic changes in your life — without your needing to consciously force yourself to change. Use FasterEFT in the moment when something bothers you — you can use Mental Tapping if you can’t tap physically for some reason.
Every time you clear and flip a memory or issue, you are changing the data that determine your trances. You will start to become naturally, automatically happier, healthier and more successful as a result.
For detailed guidance on using FasterEFT read: The FasterEFT Technique — Step-by-Step.
To watch Robert G. Smith explain how the mind works, and to see FasterEFT in action, visit the FasterEFT YouTube Channel.
Article by: Robert G. Smith
Originally published at fastereft.com on June 28, 2016.