The experience of hypnosis is not the same for everyone. In fact, it’s quite different. Not everyone “sees” in a state of trance, as they may in a dream state. Some people don’t see anything visual at all, but they feel, hear or simply know what is coming from the inner mind and spirit.
One of the things that can determine what hypnosis will be like for each individual is to determine how they receive intuitive or instinctual messages in their everyday life. As I work with individuals and teach workshops, it is always interesting to share about how all of this comes through as they have known it for years, or to hear the ongoing nature of it’s evolution for those that are just becoming aware of this aspect of themselves.
There are six ways to receive information intuitively, but the first four listed below are the primary ways most can relate to their own experience:
~Claircognizance: This is the gift of knowing. “I don’t know how I know stuff, I just know…”
~Clairvoyance: The gift of sight. This could be visions in the inner mind in the form of symbols, images or even scenes of specific events, past present or future.
~Clairaudience: This is hearing with the inner ear. Perhaps you have thoughts that come to you, but not in your own voice. Perhaps certain things happen that “speak” to you.
~Clairsentience: This is the most physical of the intuitive natures, and from my inquiry and awareness, the most common. It is the nature of feeling or sensing things. Clairsentient people can be uncomfortable in crowds because they “feel” too much energy and they also quickly pick up on the energetic feel of things.
~Clairalience: The sense of smell. If you are sensitive to smell or very pleasantly impacted by aromatherapy, this may be a primary nature for you. Although, it is listed lower on the list as people don’t typically connect it as an intuitive gift, but more simply just one of the seven senses.
~Clairgustance: Another of the more uncommon natures as a primary is the sense of taste. Ever taste certain food and a specific memory comes very readily? Or perhaps vice versa, you have a memory of a certain event and you can actually taste the food you were eating…
Now, if you connect with any of the intuitive natures listed above, know that you also likely have a combination of more than one or two. It is not limited to a single way to connect within. Additionally, the nature of your intuitive connection is also a way that you can connect with the divine realm. In many of the stories people share about their own experiences with spirituality or divinity you will hear things like I “saw” or “heard” or “felt” something… All of which many consider to be the gifts of the divine realm given freely each of us.
Now speaking of the divine realm, there are many beliefs about the angels, the most common is that they exist. In the works of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Angels are called in many forms. Clients are often curious about their Spirit Guides or Guardians and many have been “introduced” to them during this type of healing work. Angels are also very helpful in the assistance of the healing process that is a a part of transpersonal hypnosis. They can transform energy, help one to see a Higher Purpose for the circumstances in which they are healing from, and they bring a beautiful light, joy and love that is quite magnificent in it’s manner. Knowing one’s intuitive nature or practicing at becoming more aware of how the Divine Realm connects with someone personally, will allow for more clarity of the messages that are coming.
How do they appear? As explained above, one’s intuitive nature will determine the experience of the angels to each individual. In a trance state, some will clearly see the angels, others will feel a sense of peace and just know the presence is there, while others may hear the voices of the angels as they offer messages and guidance. Many have the experience of a combination of their senses (seeing, hearing, feeling) when the angels are present. Regardless of the way one is connecting with the angels, the effects are equally as powerful.
During the initial consultation with Paula, much of this will be discussed to offer further clarity for the individual that is seeking to learn about the beautiful work of transpersonal hypnotherapy and they’re own intuition.