Collecting the Jewels of the Past (NLP)
To reinforce an aim, a belief, to overcome doubts about one’s ability.
- Define the time line: draw a line on the floor, indicating where is the past (1) and the present (2), placing a sheet of paper (3) on the floor to indicate the time when you will have reached your aim, and another sheet of paper (4) for a later moment in which you will already be able to experience the effect of the accomplished aim.
- Define your aim, in the present, point (2). Describe it in full detail, see it, feel it. Clarify the beliefs that support it.
- Experience the aim accomplished, at point (3), seeing, listening to, doing and feeling mentally the accomplishment of your aim.
- Experience the consequences of the accomplished aim, at point (4), experience the results of having accomplished your aim.
- What resources are missing for the full accomplishment of that aim? Outside the time line, look at point (3), thinking of aspects of yours that need to be reinforced with regards to the achievement of this aim: your attitudes, your abilities, your beliefs, your values, your identity or how you define yourself, your view of life.
- Find past experiences to use as references, at least three. Find three past occasions in which you felt at the maximum of your abilities. Give a name to each past experience, and place a sheet of paper for each of them in the time line, between your present and your past.
- Relive each reference experience. Put yourself in the most recent experience, close your eyes and relive it fully, seeing, listening to, doing and feeling everything mentally. Do the same with the previous ones.
When you get to the last one, relive each experience again, this time moving towards the future, and integrating the jewels of each experience into your body, always with the same gesture: collect these jewels from the ground and integrate them into your heart, repeating: thanks to myself for these abilities, for these values, for being the way I am, and for the mission I have given myself.
In the present (2) observe the aim and experience the change that has taken place with regards to your attitudes, your abilities, your beliefs, your values, your identity or how you define yourself, your view of life.
Walk now towards the future, enter in (3) and then (4) taking time to experience and feel the change.