An NLP Technique to Help Christians Apply Their Faith in Jesus Christ
by Doug Cartwright.
When you live by faith you
believe in the supernatural power of Jesus to forgive, strengthen and heal you
amongst other things. The word 'faith' in the New Testament can be translated as
'confidence, belief' and 'trust' and at least part of these processes are
operated by your mind in conjunction with the power of God.
You can use the process below to purposefully apply your faith in Jesus for psychological and emotional healing. I have used it to powerful effect with myself, a coaching client, and it has been field tested and approved by a Christian NLP practice group in the USA.
The Touch of Jesus Technique
'A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees "If you are willing, you can make me clean." Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately the leprosy left him and he was clean.' Mark 1:40
'And everywhere he went...They begged him to let them touch even the edge of His cloak and all who touched Him were healed.' Mark 6: 56
I have found the following immeasurably beneficial and I hope by following the same instructions you too will personally benefit. Above you read an excerpt from the life of Jesus.
But it is also an excerpt from the life of the man who was once a leper. Imagine you are that man, the leper. Imagine, kneeling before Jesus wanting with every fibre of your aching being to be clean, to be released from your dis-ease and pain.
Have you ever held your breath for ages - and then released it? Have you ever carried REALLY heavy shopping until you thought your limbs were going to come off - and then dropped it all at the end of your journey?
Imagine now then, the feeling of relief of the leper as Jesus touches you, and the healing flows in and the pain dissolves. See the hand of Jesus above you....experience the change...
Now, bringing to mind old pains and hurts, imagine them touched by the very healing hand of Jesus Himself, the all powerful God-incarnate for whom nothing is impossible. Believe that nothing on earth or in your mind can stand before Him and the healing He is imparting to you.
Feel your release from. . . . . . . . .
Imagine His hand going with you (as big or as small as you need) as you move along your timeline into the past or into the future. Watch as his hand touches the scenes and frames that have caused you pain - see and hear and feel them being transformed and made again according to His Will.
Take time to allow this to happen....
Give glory to God for putting these abilities into the minds of men. Give thanks for the frames that He set for us that allow us to experience such healing as a result of His Words.
Give this a try. You will be amazed at how effective it is.
Douglas Cartwright is a 'personal clarity engineer' who helps people 'renew their minds and live their words'. To find out more, visit http://www.livingwords.net and book your free introductory session. This powerful change experience is not for everyone. But it might be for you. Come to the site and find out. You can also go to http://www.livingwords.net/livingwordsebooks/index.html and buy Sanctified Emotions, a tremendous electronic book which talks about the place of emotions in the Christian life, and some tools for 'sanctifying them'.
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