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Metaphors are "bigger" than words!

by Sandy Jost, PhD11. January 2013 12:53

Blogs, although they often have a few stationary pictures here and there, are mainly trying to entertain the reader through the art of  words. Yet in my work, I try to constantly teach the limitation of words so that a person will learn the value of the mind using multi-dimensional imagery. This is the way a person can best change their body chemistry.

Words are three-dimensional. Bodies are multi-dimensional. Effective guided imagery also uses sound, taste, smell, and of course, touch (which includes the kinesthetic nature of emotions). And the multi-dimensional WORDS that work best are metaphors!


Why metaphors?

I think it's because the fact that we ARE multi-dimensional vs. three-dimensional beings. Oh, we can only label things, like body, mind, & spirit for example, with words. But a word is ONLY able to communicate three-dimensional aspects of something. Metaphors are able to communicate whole concepts that are likely to take a person deeper than the word itself.

Now if you possess the ability to use metaphors in your guided imagery that speak to your emotions ... well, that is the whole secret to "successful" imagery!

Whether you decide to incorporate guided imagery into your attempts to diminish the size of a cancer tumor or speed up your weight loss efforts, bodily functions are going to be affected most by metaphors that can conjure up some emotions within you. The "perfect" metaphor, then, is one that "speaks" to the depth of your soul!

Information here in this blog will hopefully help you to stretch your mind beyond the three-dimensional scope of  words and images. It is when 1 plus 1 turns out to equal 3!

So I ask that you please be patient with any and all words in this blog. Words represent a whole three-dimensional culture that we so love to be a part of ... and, in fact, the Internet you are interacting through right now actually thrives and has completely taken off because of them!

In the end though, it is all meant to encourage the DEEPER you ... and even more fun ... perhaps a brand new way of thinking!

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Sandy Jost, PhD

Dr. Jost's career mirrors the changes within science as it has come to recognize the power of connection between body, mind, & spirit. Degrees in biology & nutritional biochemistry drew her increasingly toward mind-body interactions, where studies showed that thought could change body chemistry. So finding answers in the cutting edge of integrative sciences, Jost received a PhD in psychology & is now a noted author, speaker, & educator on the body-mind connection.

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