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The Written Creator

The Written Creator is a visualization method employing a Miracle Question (Milton Erickson), Rapid Visualization Writing, and an Emoclear emotional integration process of your choice to integrate any doubts, counter beliefs, counter intentions, and counter feelings blocking your step by step visualization and it's outcome imagery from being believed. Future orientation in time questions are added to help to further install the visualization.

See also The Creator.

Warning: Folks with a history of mental illness, PTSD, or panic are urged not to use these techniques without a therapist. If you decide to do these processes you will agree to absolve the webmaster, the webhost, Emoclear.com, and Steve Mensing of any responsibility for the application or misapplication of these processes. There is always in any process the possibility that someone could experience some discomfort.

Steps to The Written Creator


1. What do you want to happen? Specify exactly what you would want to happen with the steps to get there. What would the outcome look like, feel like, and sound like? Choose something to occur you would strongly prefer to happen. To assure its congruency or fit check it out intuitively with your deepest values.

2. The Miracle Question
:
Feel your heartbeat region and ask it: "What if I awoke tomorrow and a miracle happened? What I wanted to happen, happened. See the instructions below for how to do Rapid Visualization Writing immediately after the steps of this process. Important: Learn how to do Rapid Visualization Writing prior to answering the Miracle Question.

What would I feel? ________________. Rapidly write down, without censor, what you might feel.

What would I see? _________________. Rapidly write down, without censor, what you might see.

What would I hear? ________________. Rapidly write down, without censor, what you might hear.

What would you be doing? ____________. Rapidly write down, without censor, what you might be doing.

After all the questions are responded to with Rapid Visualization Writing, then mix your responses all together sensually and write out, without censor, what happened from start to completion. Keep up the rapid uncensored writing until you have a strong believable visualization.

 

3. Write down the answer to the miracle question and feel it with your body. If there are any doubts, counter feelings, counter beliefs, or counter intentions, you may integrate them with your favorite integrator or emotional process. Consider using the:

Emo Integrator
Written Integrator
Heartbeat Integrator
Emo Reviewer
Emotional Writing Process
Event Reviewer (
from Your Emotional Power)


4. When your visualization is fully accepted as believable and feels natural, you may ask your heartbeat region the following questions:

A. After you dreamed about your visualization from start to finish tonight, how will you wake up refreshed in the morning? What will you notice first? ___________.

B. When you wake up tomorrow or the next day or sometime later in the week after having dreamed about your visualization from start to finish, what will you want to do that morning? _____________________. What might you eat for breakfast?

C. After dreaming about your visualization from start to finish tomorrow or during the week, how will you be feeling about life in general? ___________________. What will you notice upon awakening?

Rapid Visualization Writing

Here are the steps for Rapid Visualization Writing: 

A. Gently pinch your right nostril shut and breathe through your left nostril only for 12 deep and full inhalations and exhalations. When you've concluded the breaths, remove your hand and resume regular breathing. Ask yourself the following questions and feel the responses in your body. Take your time.

Which is more relaxed, your right arm or your left arm? Just note the difference and move to the next question.
Which is more relaxed your right leg or your left leg?
Which is more relaxed the top half of your body or the bottom half?

B. Roll your eyes clockwise, then counter clockwise (Just once). Close your eyes for the remainder of the exercise. Hum whatever appeals to you. Let the humming do the humming. There is no concern about musicality here. Just hum for a minute or so allowing your unconscious to make up any tune it prefers. Then to engage the rest of your senses briefly: Picture a door, taste a sour lemon, feel what you'd feel if you stroked a cat or dog's fur, and smell perfume. Each of these senses is only engaged for a few seconds each and imperfectly. It's just to activate the brain's various sense centers prior to writing. 

C. Choose any object, scene, or event you would like to visualize. Picture, feel, hear, taste, and smell what you intend to visualize.

 

D. Rapidly and without censor write out all the details of what you're visualizing. Write out more and more detail. Just go over and over rapidly writing out all the details of what you wanted to happen. Before long you'll have some very sharply detailed outcomes and the way to get there. Rapid and uncensored writing, which comes from our deeper intuitive side, helps us create visual images with greater detail, clarity, and believability. Use paper or a computer.

Tips to the Written Creator

Test your visualization with the self-defeating beliefs test. Test your beliefs with these questions:

Will this belief fit with my deepest values and yearnings?
Will this belief interfere with my personal relationships and family life?
Will this belief provide the emotions I prefer?
Will this belief support my short-term & long-term goals, my enlightened self-interest?
Will this belief give me something I don't want?
Will I be required to balance elements in my life owing to having this belief?
Does it improve my life or my ability to perform?
Does it keep me out of significant conflict with others? (Unless the conflict is something I prefer).
Does it effect either my physical or mental health?
Could another belief work better for me?
Will this belief affect my behavior adversely?
Is the belief right for the context where it's employed?
Are there future consequences for holding this belief?
What might make it difficult to believe this in some
instances?


If the visualization passes this test, then install it.

State your visualization aloud and notice any feelings that arise in your body. Do you feel any blocks or doubts coming up before, during, or after you make your statement? Pay attention for feelings, to your inner voice, and to what you visually imagine. Some persons may actually smell trouble or have a bad taste about their visualization. Jot these blocks, counter beliefs, and doubts down as soon as you sense them. You may notice "Yeah, but" that old pseudo agreement. Or "No you can't" "You don't have what it takes." "You screwed up before." "They'll laugh at you." Basically you'll be experiencing negative incoming flack in one of your sense modalities. This is to be expected at first. Use your favorite Emoclear emotional integration process. You will process anxieties, blocks, and doubts. At the end of this process you will sweep around again for any other anxieties, blocks, and doubts that may pop up. This procedure helps make your belief even more compelling.

Some folks may find writing down their beliefs and asking themselves if there are any blocks or conflicts with this belief. This will bring up blocks and objections if they are present. Tuning into your body
Emo Integrator style can assist here. Just get an overall felt sense of your body and allow felt sense to notice any blocks or objections. You can remove these blocks or objections at the feeling level or the belief level. If any of the objections seem to point that the belief may be self-defeating, then reevaluate it. Make changes in your belief if required; otherwise remove the block or objection.

Another simple tactic is to imagine another person with the same belief. Imagine how they might feel or think about this belief. This can bring up other possibilities for processing.

When you have completed removing all the blocks, counter beliefs, counter intentions, doubts, then move on.

To further juice up your visualization's probability of making it into "come true" column, support it with a strong commitment. Make a commitment to your belief coming true. State it aloud and with conviction. Remove any blocks, counter beliefs, counter intentions, and doubts to your commitment.

Remember to make your visualizations come true you have to take physical action or your belief creating will sink back into the realm of magical thinking. See
A Call to Action and The Action Maneuver .

Measure your progress with the 
The Validity of Cognition Scale (or VOC) scale, which rates the believability of new or old beliefs. You can access the scale by clicking here
 

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