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[Hi, ______ ]

If you're using this tape to go to sleep every night, you can use this opportunity to just put your head back on the pillow, relax, take a deep breath, exhale gently and slowly. And just to remind you of what we did on the other side of the tape, I'd like you to just imagine, for yourself, that everything that you've anticipated, looked forward to, planned for yourself, has come to pass. See yourself now having completed those tasks, gained the success, perhaps, that you're looking for and see yourself a happy, fulfilled and satisfied human being. See yourself smiling, feeling good. And then you can just allow your unconscious mind to take that vision and allow it to process and set in motion any and all associations that you can. And you can tell yourself [to? You?] feel confident in the fact that your unconscious mind will create this for you. And now all you have to do is just let go and relax. You don' t even have to listen to the sound of my voice as differentiated from the crickets. You can just let the sound of my voice be another kind of droning sound that washes over you in the same way that the cricket sounds do, and other sounds from this summer's evening, and it might be reassuring to recognize that as you relax and drift, that your unconscious mind will be listening, paying attention, recording and utilizing any and every positive suggestion and valuable ideas, thoughts, that I offer you. That's appropriate for you. And perhaps you can allow yourself to remember times, summer evenings gone by, remember long days as a child, summer evenings when the summer seemed to go on forever, long lazy summer nights, not a care in the world, and perhaps you can remember a time. I don't know if you can remember a time you were at camp or something like that as a child, but you can certainly imagine for yourself, that this is one of those rare times in our lives when you have nothing that's important right now, except to thoroughly let go and enjoy the lazy summer evening, and as you lie there it might be an interesting sensation to, on the one hand, feel yourself lying in your bed today, feel yourself relaxing and breathing, but while at the same time imagining yourself somewhere else, perhaps a long time ago, perhaps at a mountain lake, in the mountains with trees around, where you can just thoroughly enjoy the solitude and beauty of that nature. Perhaps you're lying on a hammock. And as it swings gently back and forth you can just allow yourself to feel that rhythmic swing. A light breeze blows. [There] might be a very interesting sensation to feel yourself [inaud] your own special place while at the same time feeling yourself here in your bed listening to this recording. It's nice to know that you can enjoy both at the same time, being there and being here. And as I count back now from five to one, you can allow yourself to drift deeper and deeper into whatever level [or/of] trance or perhaps even drift off to sleep, that's all right, because as we continue, the conscious mind doesn't have to do anything except drift and be comfortable, sleeping is ok, because your unconscious mind will continue to listen, even if your trance goes so deep that you drift off into sleep, your unconscious will continue to be open to these positive ideas even in a very deep trance.

Five: at number five, begin to notice and get in touch with the very calm and peaceful relaxing feeling that starts in your feet, perhaps in your toes, heels, gradually fills the entire foot, relaxes all the muscles and sinews, bones in your foot, both feet, then gradually fills the foot and moves up into the ankles, relaxing your ankles and then into your shins and calves all the way up to your knees. And as it does, you might enjoy knowing that part of your mind will remember and associate this symbol of the number five with this relaxing soothing feeling. Starting today, from this day forward, part of your mind will associate the symbol of the number five with this relaxing, soothing feeling. Now you might experience it as a heavy sensation, feeling your feet and legs kind of sinking down, into the cushions. But it would be perfectly all right to experience it as a floating sensation, feeling like you're floating on a raft or a cloud. But it might be a warm sensation that you experience, or a cool sensation. Whatever it is for you, just enjoy that feeling now.

And then with the number four; four, now. You can allow that comfortable, soothing feeling to continue on up from your knees, on into your thighs, continuing on up as it fills your back, this relaxing, soothing sensation, then your hips, and your back, muscles throughout your groin and all the way up to your waist, and the number four can be associated with this relaxing feeling that floods this part of your body more and more every breath, and any time you [hear] the number four, or write the number four, or see, hear, dial the number four, part of your mind will associate that symbol with this relaxing, soothing sensation that fills every bone and every muscle, every fiber, all the way down to the cellular level so there's a complete absence of stress, letting go of any tension completely relaxing now from your knees all the way up to your hips and waist

Three. Now allowing that sensation to continue up to the muscles of your lower back, [filling/feeling?] gradually your entire back, letting go of those large muscles along the spine, vertebrae by vertebrae [through?]the entire back, and if it feels like your back is lengthening, widening, this happens, that's perfectly natural and just enjoy that sensation as a relaxing sensation that also moves into the muscles of your stomach and abdomen, relaxing and releasing them and into your chest, gradually filling your entire torso.

And then with the number two, you can allow that sensation to move into your shoulders, relaxing and releasing those muscles in your shoulders, letting go of the tension that sometimes [inaud] you can let go now. Now as the trapezius muscle(s) relaxes you might feel like your shoulders are widening, perhaps moving away from one another, and that's perfectly natural sensation, just enjoy that, as that relaxing sensation now moves down your shoulders to your upper arms and down into your elbows and forearms and your wrists, hands, and just like when you take a nice hot shower and that wonderful soothing water cascades down your back and arms and drips off the ends of your fingers, so too you can just allow any tension and stress to drip away.

And then with the number one, you can allow that relaxing feeling to now move into your neck and throat, relaxing those muscles there, and if you feel a need to swallow, that's all right, as that relaxing feeling fills your neck, releasing all the muscles up, now entering the occipital joint where your neck meets your head, perhaps your head begins to feel like it's floating up and away from the body as the tension releases. Just enjoy that as that relaxing feeling up the back of your head and up into the top of your head and down into your forehead and temples, cheeks and jaws relax, [inaud] might notice a calm, peaceful state of mind. Number one is associated in your mind. That soothing feeling fills your whole head [inaud] fill your whole body and just allow yourself to be there perhaps as I said in the hammock or the bed or anywhere else where you feel totally relaxed and comfortable and just allow yourself to drift deeper and deeper with every breath. With every breath you inhale you relax a little bit more, with every breath as you exhale you relax a little more deeply. But no matter how deeply you relax, might be reassuring to recognize that a part of your mind will be monitoring all these suggestions making them available for you. Nice to know that your unconscious mind has all the resources inside when you have a need to accomplish those outcomes that you have for yourself and you deserve that you're entitled to and can enjoy the process of creating and expanding and now you can just let yourself drift deeper and deeper allow yourself to be carried away on sounds and as you continue to drift, might be reassuring to recognize that there are now bad parts of your mind, and all parts of us want us to be a happy, healthy, fully functioning human being, and there are parts that might be somewhat out of date and could certainly use being updated, but all parts have positive intentions, and all parts want us to be fulfilled. And you might not have noticed exactly how there's a benefit in everything that happens; you may be aware that everything that happens has a benefit which theoretically [inaud] know that to be true, but perhaps you haven't really experienced that for yourself yet. You may wonder how that's going to manifest for you. One could find that sometimes it requires some doing, some daily efforts, because after all, Rome wasn't built in a day. And the more you practice [inaud] some new activity the more you create the muscle memory for repeating that movement, activity again, builds strength and association because the body really enjoys repetition in a variety of ways. You might find that, [inaud] suddenly be surprised to have already accomplished what you set out to do, suddenly somehow all your resources have been marshaled on your behalf and aligned for the purpose of creating that goal. Maybe you'll be delightfully surprised to find that it's already been accomplished, sometime in the near future, when you hadn't even noticed until you suddenly stop and look back at how far you've come and then the one time on a summer's day when I was rowing a boat across lake at camp, while it seemed like I could get to the camp on the other side quite easily when I set out, after I rowed and rowed and rowed for quite a long time , it seemed like forever I must say, I stopped and looked back over my shoulder, and it didn't look like I'd gotten any close r at all to my destination, but I knew I had because where I'd been was now so far away.

And just for a moment I must admit I was also just a little disconcerted to recognize that I'd worked so long and so hard and it didn't seem like I was any closer and here I was in the middle of a lake. But I didn't [inaud], I just continued, and little by little I got closer and closer to the other side, until finally I did arrive there. And a person can learn to move steadily, to move quickly, a person can learn in a variety of ways, even when you're sleeping, even when you're dreaming, and perhaps tonight when you dream your unconscious mind will find all the resources inside that you have [from/for] your own benefit. But I don't know [inaud] delightful dreams, or perhaps your dreams will seem rather normal; perhaps you won't even remember your dreams at all, and that will be a sign that all of these changes and ideas and thoughts that you've offered for yourself are being integrated at the deepest level of your conscious and your unconscious mind, and you may not know if [if?] you've dreamt but you are able to incorporate these learnings and to wake up tomorrow refreshed, rejuvenated, restored and you never need be concerned using this tape or this process to go to sleep with at night because as you're aware, you're aware, if something were to happen that were to require your attention, you'd be immediately aware enough to take care of it and then just go back to bed, put your head back on the pillow and remember those numbers: five, four, three... with a little bit of practice, you might find that you never do reach two or one, and it becomes exciting to know that you and your unconscious mind are congruently working together for your benefit and that you can be friends knowing that you're on the same team and right now if you so desire to rouse yourself up just enough to turnoff the tape recorder and just come back to bed and once again remember those numbers: five, four, three, two, one. Just let yourself drift... drift

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