Hale Dwoskin and The Sedona Method

This is not the kind of book that you glance through/read in a weekend. Hale Dwoskin has written a book is rich with information, opportunities for insight, and with helpful assignments to teach the Sedona Method. We have put off summarizing this work, just because it is not possible to know what it is you will need to know. We have found different sections helpful at different times.

Many of the teachers of the Law of Attraction, talk about the importance of not attaching. Hale Dwoskin's Sedona Method helps you to let go of the emotional attachments that keep us limited.

We are unlimited beings. Hale Dwoskin asks us to start with that belief. Therefore, any attachment to unwanted, or even to wanted emotions holds us stuck in a limited rather than optimally unlimited state. Again, "What we think about comes about." So as Hale Dwoskin explains, the more we try to push away:

Tense

Unhappy

Confused

Dead

Closed

Contracted

Unproductive

Ineffective

the more we grow this state in us.

And, what is in the future will always stay in the future, so the more we try to grab the other side of the continuum:

Relaxed

Happy

Clear

Alive

Light

Open

Expanded

Productive

Effective

the more they will recede from us and be always out of reach.





Hale Dwoskin and The Sedona Method teaches us to release our connection to the states we don't want. Releasing is not the same as forcing yourself to stop thinking about a problem. When we do that, we only push the feeling or problem into the background, like a computer where we keep the program open yet minimized at the edge of the screen. Eventually, as Hale Dwoskin says, with too many open programs, the computer will crash. Yet, when we learn to consciously release our connection to what we don't want, our emotional state naturally moves toward that which we prefer, and we regain the tied up energy.

Hale has a wonderful exercise to explain how we hold on to feelings. He suggests that we pick up a pencil or some small object that we can drop without worry. We are told to grip it really tightly for long enough that it starts to feel uncomfortable (like our feelings) yet familiar. Then we are told to roll it around in our hands until we see that we are the one holding on to it. It is not attached. In a similar way we say about our anger that "I am angry" rather than "I feel angry" as if the feeling was holding on to us. Hale Dwoskin corrects us. "We are always in control and just don't know it."

Young children know how to shrug off their hurts and move on. A one or two year old will fall and then look around to see if there is any reason to be upset. If no older person runs over, they will pick themselves up and, usually without a tear, continue what they were doing. If, however, a caregiver/parent/older sibling runs over with a distressed face, the child will take some time to cry and to receive hugs and assurances like, "You just can't run!" And, to compound the error, later they will receive the message, "Big boys don't cry!" or "Big girls don't get angry!" Hale sounds like my colleagues who teach young children when he reminds us that for the first two years of a child's life, the people around them are trying to get them to walk and talk, and "for the next eighteen years everyone is trying to get them to sit down and shut up."

Hale Dwoskin uses the Sedona Method to reverse this process, and to re-teach us to let go, to shrug off hurts or distress or fear and to move on. In addition, he helps us to let go of positive emotions as well. This may be counter intuitive, but the attempt to hold on to any emotional state creates resistance and attachment. Both of these limit our growth and change and provide an opportunity for fear of loss.

Hale gives a wonderful example with a man who had been a witness to the 9/11/2001 disaster in lower Manhattan and had come to a weekend training in Sedona. The survivor had been troubled with tremendous anxiety since that day. As Hale took him through releasing one emotion after another which involves a series of questions requiring "yes" or "no" answers, the man was sometimes answering "no". It was not until they got to the pride that the man felt at having been a witness and having this tremendous story to tell that there was relief. When the man was able to release the pride, he could also effectively release his anxiety.

Whether you have felt stuck, or have found moving forward with the Law of Attraction slow going, Hale Dwoskin's, The Sedona Method is an easy to use tool that will help you to clear away all of your impediments!

Perhaps you would like the story of the founder, Lester Levenson?