This theme has been exploding in my mind for the last couple of months. Having gone deep into the subject of rituals at length with Richard Brodie (author of Virus of the Mind) and Ross Jeffries (World class hypnotist and President of www.seduction.com), this June in Las Vegas, I’ve again concluded that rituals are one of the most powerful tools of installation (internalizing new beliefs, values and behaviors) into individuals.
Think for a second.
What purpose is served by having your family at the dinner table every night?
Of course, it helps keep the family unit together, alive and thriving.
What purpose does performing the Rosary do for a Catholic?
Right. It reduces the stresses of daily life, focuses the mind, and brings the person deeper within their spirituality.
Why say the Pledge of Allegiance before school?
To give a daily reminder to the children of the USA that they are part of a country that weighs liberty and justice as it’s core values.
Before I give a presentation, I have a ritual of briefly shutting out the world and seeing myself on stage giving the performance of a lifetime and having every member of the audience excited, soaking up new information and being incredibly appreciative…watching the audience come up to the stage with smiles and their faces and “WOW!” on their lips.. I take about 3-5 minutes with this visualization/self hypnosis. The result: Almost always precisely what I visualized.
I have to confess that I’ve been put off by a lot of formal rituals in the past. And I still am. Not all rituals serve a constructive or useful purpose. But all rituals do have one thing in common: Rituals deeply install behaviors, feelings and beliefs into our minds and hearts. Something to keep in mind when performing someone else’s rituals and creating your own!!!!
What success rituals do you have?
What failure rituals do you have?
Write out a long list of rituals you perform daily or weekly that you didn’t personally choose or decide upon to be your own.
Write down a feeling you would like to experience more often and create a simple ritual that will help you access that feeling.
We’re going to revisit success rituals a lot for the balance of the year. Keep watchin!
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