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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 07:23 am
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I am just wondering if any of you have any experience with the sedona method,it seems very abeish and LOA oriented.

 

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 08:13 am
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Me!  I love the Sedona Method.

I first got the book sometime in 2007 and I used it a bit at the time and noticed some positive releasing of negative thoughts/emotions on a topic or two.  But I got out of the habit and never read the book all the way through.

Recently I started reading the book again and using the method pretty regularly.  I've even recommended it in some threads here.  :-)

I've found it to be very helpful to me.  I've been way less stressed and worried about things that would have had me in knots before.  And it has helped me to keep from getting on a roll of negativity.  If I find myself thinking in a non-Source way I go through the questions and I tend to feel better immediately.  I love it too because you can do it anywhere - while driving, out in public, while watching tv, reading or even during meditation.

In fact, I like to get into a meditative state (concentrate and focus on my breathing for a bit) and then Sedona Method away instead of trying to have no thoughts. 

I agree it's very Abe-ish because Abe is about letting go and allowing and so is the Sedona Method. 

All is well,
Stacy

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 08:19 am
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It reminded me a lot of the laughing method we used on the forum a few weeks ago. Where you laugh at anything that bothers you and release it. I just got the book,I am tried to read all the way threw and I just feel so much tension:( so I just got back on my usual abe techniques that I am comfortable with. I love how easy and simple the Sedona method sounds but I am a bit confused on how to use it. Can you please help me understand it better?thank you.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 08:32 am
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I hope I can explain it in a way that makes sense for you!

I think the main thing to understand about why the Sedona Method is so effective is the idea of what you resist persists.  Even Abe says the more you shout NO at something the more likely it is to end up in your pie/reality. 

The Sedona Method allows you to think of what is bothering you and to NOT resist it.  So you think of something that is worrying you (or even think about that general feeling of worry even if it's not based on something specific you can identify at the moment).  So you ask yourself first, "Could I allow myself to let go of this feeling of worry?"  Then answer immediately (no need to think about it) yes or no.  It is said that even if you say no you often end up releasing anyways.  Then you ask yourself, "Would I allow myself to let go of this feeling of worry?"  Answering yes or no.  Then ask, "When?"  and the best answer is NOW!  (Because as quantum physics and Abe and many other LoA teachers explain our power is only ever available in the now.  And NOW is the only moment that exists really.)

Basically this method lets you be ok with feeling how you are feeling and then being ok with letting it go.   It's all about ALLOWING.  (I'm pretty sure the book has the questions a bit different.  I find for me I like adding the "allow myself" part because I feel like I'm in control of my allowing.  I'm doing it - it's not being done TO me or for me.)

Also where I think this is so effective is because you stopped for a moment and recognized what is bothering you instead of fighting it and trying to ignore it or pretend it wasn't there.  Usually again the more you resist how you feel the more it's going to be in your face and seem to grow. 

And even though you're asking yourself if you could and would do whatever it doesn't mean you have to do it right then and there.  You're just giving yourself the possibility.  (Even though often you really do release and let it go right then.  But even if you don't it seems to help that you opened yourself up to the possibility that you could and would when it is the right time.)

Hope this makes sense for you and is helpful! 

Oh and another thing that just came to mind - the reason why we tend to suffer is not usually from actual events and situations but our FEELINGS and thoughts about them.  So by allowing yourself to let go of those thoughts and feelings that are keeping you in a place of negativity you can open yourself up to letting go of the suffering. 

I haven't finished the book yet - I'm reading it in bits and pieces when I feel like it.  I do think the book is very helpful and will give a lot of clarity and insight.  I felt a lot of relief in reading it.  But don't try to force it either.  You can just go through and ask yourself those three questions and it be effective without having read the book or really understanding why it works.

Let me know if you need any additional clarifications!

All is well,
Stacy

PS - Weeeee!  This was my 666th post!  hahahaha  Since I don't believe in this being an evil number or what have you but there is so much "stuff" around the number I just find it amusing!  :-)

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 11:50 am
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:kiss: Hi girls!! :kiss:

I haven't used it for years but for some reason I started getting scared of flying. It came from nowhere it seemed. I hadn't heard of LOA at the time and I used the Sedona method - it worked so well I was amazed. I cannot remember how it works but I know it works.

Have a great day.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 03:45 pm
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I've used the Sedona Method myself and found it to be very effective in letting go.
Stacy did a great job in explaining it , I'll just add an illustration that Hale Dwoskin uses to help you understand what's happening.

He says imagine picking up a pen and then grasping it very tightly. After a while it's going to get uncomfortable in your hand, even painful. Now open your hand and let it just roll around and even drop it.
It's just that way with our emotions. We've picked them up and without even knowing it and are holding on to them VERY tightly and they cause pain. Letting go is as simple as letting the pen go, it's really that easy. After you practice the method for a little while, it becomes easy to quickly ask yourself the three questions--COULD I let this go? WOULD I let this go? and WHEN?

Then you simply picture the pain leaving you as (a number of examples--pick one that works for you) steam leaving a boiling teapot, bubbles of energy within you popping, all of your muscles relaxing and going limp ect. He gives a number of visuals in the book to use. After you go thru this you can then feel for any leftover tension (resistance) and go thru it again and again until you feel it's all gone.  Simple and effective.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 04:20 pm
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Onesong, are you in the UK Milford? I lived in Mudeford earlier this year, and have friends there if it is!

I love your description, FAB x x

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 04:31 pm
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Just to add that Sedona Method was originated from teachings of Lester Levenson. Lester was physicist and businessman and he had nothing to do with new age or law of attraction stuff.
He got deadly sick at the age of 42 and after second heart attack was sent home to die. He started asking himself questions about meaning of life and was literally driven to practices that not only completely healed all of his physical ailments and disorders but helped him to attain full spiritual realization within 3 months period.
After Lester passed away in 1985 his teachings were summarized by 2 systems: Release Technique (taught by Larry Crane) and Sedona Method taught by Hale Dwoskin.

These systems are very similar although Dwoskin's method of presentation is very gentle, guiding and with lots of explanations. Crane's presentation style is more dry, brief  and up to the point.

I studied Lester's works, bought most of his books (some of them cost close to $100) and listened to most of his audio voice recordings and found number of important things that both of these systems are missing.
Lester's actual practices that are very well documented during his extremely depressed and sick times included changing of his non-loving feelings to love toward any subject that triggered his negative feelings.

Yet both Sedona method and Release technique are teaching "releasing" and "letting go" but very little attention is paid to "changing feelings to love". I am still not sure why.

I requested personal phone interviews with both Hale Dwoskin and Larry Crane a little while ago (as they are original students of Lester) to clarify these points. Hale Dwoskin refused to talk to me but Larry Crane was kind enough to spend more than 40 minutes of his valuable time on the phone.
Larry's texan-style conversation was a bit one-way though - I got strong perception that I should "shut up and listen and don't ask wrong questions". Regardless of that I appreciated time talking to personal student of Lester even though it did not completely answer my question.

Lester himself was repeatedly saying (in his voice recordings) that we could get anything we want "by releasing only". This means letting go of feelings of "want" which equates feelings of lack.
This practice translated to the language of Abraham essentially means "turning the boat" or stopping paddling upstream.

On a final note i consider "releasing" and "letting go" practice is essential and very useful tool in the art of allowing. It can be practiced together with better-feeling-thoughts to bring faster connection with our source that we all are moving toward.

Gleb

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 10:04 pm
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This is helpful and I can relate it to Abraham teachings! Thank you!:kiss:

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 Posted: Sat Nov 28th, 2009 10:28 pm
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DreamCatcher wrote: Lester himself was repeatedly saying (in his voice recordings) that we could get anything we want "by releasing only". This means letting go of feelings of "want" which equates feelings of lack.
This practice translated to the language of Abraham essentially means "turning the boat" or stopping paddling upstream.



 

::downstream Hi Gleb,

 

The following phrases were first used in the Sedona Method before Abraham-Hicks:

"what-is"

"resistance"

"releasing"

"upstream"

"Allowing"

"Going with the flow"

"Well-being"

"limiting beliefs"

"putting a happy face on your problems"

"would I rather be right or free?"

"let go of wanting to control others"

"dis-ease"

Branches of the same tree wouldn't you agree?

Last edited on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 10:31 pm by cara

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 Posted: Sun Nov 29th, 2009 01:12 am
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Gleb - I was on a teleconference call with Larry Crane as the speaker.  lol  He is very much a to the point straight shooter type of guy.  Rather gruff, I found.  Even though I appreciated him doing the call and getting the message out I felt his behavior was a bit not seemingly aligned with what he was talking about - especially when you bring up what Lester said about turning everything to love.  But who am I to say?  Maybe the gruffness of Larry is just an exterior thing. 

I do have a book or two by Lester that I will eventually sit down and read through (may have once already but can't remember now).


To all - the other thing I like to do with the Sedona Method is to go through the questions asking myself if I could allow good things.  Like to easily get into the Vortex; feel good just because.  I find it pretty effective too as a "backdoor" sort of way to release resistance to feeling good or to ALLOW feeling good.  Usually though I do start off letting go of any negative feelings and then ask myself if I can allow myself to get in the Vortex and it feels really good and strong when I do that.  I usually get that tingly feeling in my stomach.

All is well,
Stacy

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 Posted: Sun Nov 29th, 2009 01:12 am
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Wow this is all very interesting. I never really knew much about the Sedona Method, or cared ::devil But Onesong's description has peaked my interest! Definitely going to check this out, I was looking for a new process anyway :D

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 Posted: Sun Nov 29th, 2009 03:58 am
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Hi Stacy,
I agree with you on Larry's style being a bit too pushy. Yet I admire his efforts to offer free teleconference calls where anyone could ask questions and free recordings of all his past calls being available. Plus free support line. "Questions or gains?" Very nice.

I am very practical person and sincerely - Lester's books are more of a philosophical general nature explaining everlasting truths of the universe vs. step by step processes.
I always wanted to know what "can I do now step by step to succeed" vs. reading about how infinite i am or how bad is my ego.
To date I have not found more detailed and clear explanations of Law of Attraction than delivered by Esther/Abraham. And I read and practiced a Lot of that stuff long before LOA was announced :) (started with Joseph Murphy materials 10 yrs ago).

I see Release Technique/Sedona method biggest benefits as a great tool to overcome resistance and "turn the boat".
The biggest drawback of Sedona method for me is that I quickly getting tired asking myself "Can I...?"+ "Would i ..." + "When?" questions about everything i feel. It's too intellectual for me and it's clearly not what Lester did to achieve his personal progress.
It makes so much more sense to me to work with feelings and thoughts to elevate energy vibration. And that's much closer to what Lester actually did as well.

Gleb

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 Posted: Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 04:11 am
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Thank you all for the great replies. I've been reading the book,and it just reminds me a lot of the Abraham Hicks teachings. So I am just learning,hopefully It gets to be an easy task for me and I can use it effortlessly.


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