The Sedona method is really simple. Maybe too simple, that’s why it takes quite a few listenings before our mind comes to terms with the ideas contained in it.
The Sedona technique was devised by a man called Lester Levenson. At the age of 42, his doctors sent him home to die. But he decided that he’d rather not take their advice! So within 3 months he completely recovered and lived for another 40, happy, years.
What you’ll learn with the Sedona method is how to do the same with your life.
A number of years ago, I went on a 2 day course locally to learn the technique. But far and away the easiest way to apply it is to get the CD course, listen to it and work through the example exercises.
The Sedona method has personally helped me with my goal setting – I used the technique to visualize my current house. I set a deadline of 6 months and then promptly forgot about it (that’s the way I work quite a lot of the time, I get distracted). Anyway, the upshot of it was that within that 6 month time line, I’d moved into my new house, which was exactly as I’d described.
Other people I know have used the Sedona method to become completely relaxed and grounded.
In a nutshell, with the Sedona method, you’re asking yourself a series of 3 questions: “Would I”, “Could I”, “When”. Each answer should either be “Yes” or “No”. Apart from that, there are no right or wrong answers! And because it’s so simple, your conscious mind kicks in and says “That can’t be right. Nothing can be that simple!”. So we need a CD set or seminar to get the idea into our minds that it really is that simple!
The logic behind the Sedona method is that we do one of three things with our feelings:
- Suppress them, bottle them up, let our stomach tie itself in knots
- Express them, get angry – usually with someone else
- Let them drift away
The first option does us no good and is why we attract dis-ease.
The second option usually does us some good but it isn’t much fun to be on the receiving end of.
The third option is the best all round.
Take a pen in your hand – we’ll use this as a simple analogy for feelings.
Grip the pen tighter and tighter. It hurts, doesn’t it?
Then open your hand and let the pen roll around. It does that quite happily!
Now turn your hand over and hear the satisfying thud as the pen hits the floor.
You can do exactly the same with your feelings. For feelings, read anything from apathy, grief, jealousy, anger, pride, through to courageousness or peace… Anything from the driver who’s just cut you up to the satisfaction of getting your latest project out perfectly.
And that’s the Sedona method.