Do you realise you’ve been hypnotised most of your life? And if that’s true then it’s also true that you’re living following either a bunch of lies, other people’s bigger dreams that yours or perhaps this is all the Utopia you can muster. We’ve all listened to someone, a teacher, a doctor, a policeman, a politician, a con-artist, advertisements; believed and did exactly as we were bade to do without question but to whose benefit? As long as we have believed that what was told to us is absolutely true, it is similar to being hypnotised.
Believers Or Hypnotised Subjects?
So then, be we believers when we follow a religious faith or when we believe and faithfully follow a certain set of teachings for other reasons or are we being hypnotised? No, not always. Much research has been done and it all comes down to one inescapable reason why anyone would do the things they do. It is that for any hypnosis to work the person must be absolutely convinced that the information is absolutely true and therefore no doubt can ensue.
Therefore even if anyone is subject to formal hypnosis or what the world seems to tell him or her that information can only work if that person agrees that it is the absolute truth. Is this good or bad? That’s not the rationale for this article. But what will be done really depends on the person’s mental conditioning. It’s do or do not. And, yes, there are ways that mental conditioning can be applied to subjects to the extent that they become totally open to suggestive inputs and they do their tasks without question as though it is a normal routine.
Powerful speakers in very tense moments of history have become some of the ultimate in the art of mass hypnosis. Notice how Hitler once whipped his listeners into a frenzy of loyal followers. Ghandi used the power of his love to have undying devotees who believed in his words and actions. The whole nation of India became believers in the freedom of India.
Self Convincing Hypnosis
Not everyone will be hypnotised all the time, but some will be most of the time. And at one time or another we have all been there. That seems to be the way we experience life in this consciousness. We eat a certain way because we’ve been told that is so. We tend to our health as told by certain authorities. Most of us follow their words as though our lives depend on it even if it makes us ill and die.
And sometimes we follow something or a certain method of doing something because it appears people are cool doing it. Smoking on mass advertising was once portrayed as being that cool person. And talking about cool and tribes, why do people buy Apple products or a Harley Davidson? It’s for the cool factor. At other times a certain person from a church group might approach you and invite you in to a gathering. You might find it so engrossing that you join them too. You have joined that ‘wonderful’ tribe.
Waking Up From Hypnosis
But if we are like most people and actually wake up, we will ask if and whether that which we follow is good for us. Do we love it? Can we live with ourselves with it? Do we believe? Once we can ask these questions and any form of unhappiness creeps in, the hypnosis is broken and our minds break away in search of other truths. We may indeed create them or follow someone else more suited to our way of thinking.
But do you realise that there is the other side to the coin of being a believer or not? For example, have you ever believed in a business or job that you followed faithfully and made tons of money in? You would say you were generally happy there. But if you had joined in a business or a job and quit every year because it made you unhappy? You had followed something you had disagreed with and wound up on the wrong side of the financial tracks. Yes, if you do allow yourself to become a believer in any activity, always make sure you’d happily love to join them first.