The Alchemical Power of Anchoring
By Robert Zink
In traditional NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), we use a method for empowering us to take on new challenges and create more opportunities. Anchoring is a technique for creating and changing an associated feeling or feelings in response to stimuli. In neuro-linguistic alchemy, we realize our inner mental emotional and spiritual structure through anchoring to take information and transform it.
There are a variety of stimuli or anchors available. Almost anything will work; however in N.L.A, we pre-select our anchors using time tested alchemical essential oils which awaken the olfactory glands. Smell bypasses the nervous system and moves directly to the brain. This is why essential aroma therapy oil blends are so alchemically effective on your sphere of sensation.
When we think about self mastery and controlling our own destiny, we might want to think about developing life empowering anchors. In mysticism, there are whole galleries of symbols that when studied and infused through meditation or ritual become powerful anchors that can eradicate old outdated anchors or can be used to created new ones.
Some of the anchors that constrict our power are anchors that increase stress or frustration. These anchors hurt us physically, mentally and emotionally.
In N.L.A we want to create positive resourceful states or feelings which can then be applied or accessed whenever necessary.
Here is a simple exercise:
1. Choose a resourceful state of expansion and positive growth. Focus on something you really want. It might be confidence, enthusiasm, motivation, calmness or any empowering energy. We have several pure essential oils that will help you anchor these feelings on our website.
2. Chose an anchor that you can invoke discretely. We suggest an essential oil blend, but it could be a gesture or a magical word created from a notarikon. For example, from the empowering sentence: “I am calm,” your word would be: “IAC.” Vibrate it slowly and quietly, being sure to emphasize the vowels.
3. Recall a time when you experienced this state of resourcefulness. Imagine being there now. Look through your own eyes and notice all you see, feel, hear and smell; get involved and truly allow yourself to fully experience this positive state.
4. Hold your gesture for a few seconds, breathe in your special oil and quietly vibrate your special word.
5. Break the state by moving around and thinking about something else. Read the newspaper or something.
6. Repeat the entire process again within 30 minutes. Do it twice more to increase the effectiveness. Remember, the ancient alchemist used distillation several times to remove impurities. You’re doing the same thing with your thoughts.
7. Think about an event in the future where you would like to fire off this anchor or new alchemical state of consciousness you have created. Go ahead and do it! Experience the new, more resourceful feeling pulsating throughout your body and mind. Enjoy your victory. You have created an explosive elixir within yourself that you can access anytime.
8. Keep empowering this new state with your chosen anchor. Use it when necessary.
Expect to turn good to great; lead into gold!