The Primal Mind: Hypnosis

One of the most curious tendencies of human beings and one I’ve fallen prey to myself is the desire and even habituation to changing one’s state.

We chase feelings in so many ways.. drugs, sex, money, power…

Some part of us craves a break from the ordinary, possibly even more so in the circumstances many of us find ourselves in today.

There is value within this desire but also something which could swallow us whole.

The more powerful something is the more potential it has to do damage as well as good.

The method of creating Nitrogen which allows us to feed the world population also allows for the creation of Nuclear Weapons.

The ability to alter our state is of a similar magnitude.. It has that same quality.

Atomic insights or galactic, bottomless numbness both come from the same machinery.

Our mission is to express the genetic potential we inherit as human beings. We must learn to steer the boat effectively, even if we don’t fully understand what’s in the machine room.

A great way to do this is to learn using alternate modalities of thinking, to have a richer inner experience. This leads to a richer outer experience and greater ability in the moment.

An example of this is mental rehearsal. Athletes are known to have a richer thinking about their given specialty, a higher Kinesthetic, Visual and Auditory process hints at a greater mental faculty.

Dreaming is another fascinating example, how many great insights throughout history have come from dreaming?

What both of these states have in common is their Hypnotic quality. By that I mean that the ideas take a life of their own and are no longer thought but experienced.

When we experience thoughts instead of thinking them, we have made the inner world as real as the outer world in that moment.

In that moment, the fundamental feeling of lack of control is removed. This feeling of lack of control is the reason behind many of the problems we mentioned.

Try out some mental rehearsal today, I think you’ll find it relaxing and rewarding.

-JD

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Hello and welcome to the Primal Fitness Project. I’m a Personal Trainer with a deep interest in the body/mind. I believe it’s coming to light there is much more overlap between body and mind; physiology and psychology. In the context of evolution, the conditions we are experiencing are quite new and surprisingly unpleasant to our genetics. Major environmental conditions like lighting, temperature, food and stress are having negative impacts on our genetic expression. Negative impacts on our very human blueprint. I’m not suggesting we run off into the woods or abandon the progress that benefits us. I am suggesting that we begin to ask questions about where our culture has lost balance with the human blueprint. In an industry oriented purely the physical and worse still, dominated by dissection mentality. Disconnecting the body instead of training it as a whole. Isolating muscle groups is being shown to have negative impacts on our Fascia, the organ of form which integrates all systems of the body. The rates of injury and degeneration are fire alarms signaling our straying from the path. This BIG! It means we are unintentionally limiting ourselves in the quality of our movement and psychology. On top of that there are the environmental challenges of diet, distraction and sleep. It’s fair to say we’ve hit a low point in health and happiness with the epidemic of diseases both mental and physical. This space represents our resurgence. We’re building a community conscious of these challenges and prepared to take action back towards balance. Our weapons are information and practice. Here you will find information from people looking to empower you to take control of the six major points in our Hexagon of Health: Mentality, Movement, Breath, Sleep, Nutrition and Community. Let us put this information into practice and become stronger together.

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