Once upon a time in the land of every little girl’s fantasy, Snow White fell into a deep sleep. An evil woman gave her a poisoned apple and she actually took a bite of it. Snow White could only be awakened by the kiss of a prince, and she was lucky enough to receive one. Well, I have a few questions about this story.
1. What on earth was she thinking? How many strangers give you apples anyway, and if they did, would you eat it? It just seems unrealistic to me.
2. OK, I will even go so far as to accept the fact that she could only be awakened by the kiss of a prince. But honestly, if you ate a poisoned apple, would you live to tell about it, much less, live happily ever after? And what prince would want to kiss those cold blue lips? (Yes, I have been watching too many of those television shows with murdered women lying on slabs, and it is NOT a pretty picture.)
3. Why are we teaching our little girls that they have to be rescued by men? I’m no women’s libber, but hey- we women are doing a pretty good job these days of taking care of ourselves while raising children and working. It just isn’t acceptable in this generation to think that a man is going to rescue us in any way, shape or form.
Since I am an NLP Master Practitioner, and a Hypnotist, I’m sure you are asking right now, “What does this have to do with hypnosis anyway?” That is a great question. Let’s see if I can answer it.
Snow White fell into a deep sleep. When she came out of it her life had changed for the better. She didn’t have to eat a poisoned apple, or be kissed by a prince to achieve this great outcome. All she needed was the courage to step forward and take control of her own life.
That is what hypnosis can do for you. If you close your eyes and look deep into your subconscious mind, you will find a wealth of resources you didn’t even know were there. Look within yourself and find what you need to make a success of your life. Have the courage to step forward and try something new. The best thing about it is that you won’t need the kiss of a prince to seal the deal. You will simply open your eyes to a brand new world.
Now, if you want to go around kissing princes, I’m all for it. However, please be realistic enough to understand that his kiss, no matter how hot it might be, will not rescue you from anything. You can only do that for yourself. It’s easy, it’s quick and it’s fun. So close your eyes and allow yourself to relax . . .
Dorothy Ellen Glover, CHt. is a certified Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis, and a very passionate Freelance Writer.