This article is a follow up to my article 8 Steps to Communicate With Your Own Higher Intelligence. If you haven’t read it already please go there so that you understand the concept of creating inner experts first. In this article I spoke about inner experts. Since these are also subpersonalities of myself (I am not talking about Channeling or something) I most of the time refer to these inner persons as Personas. So here are the best ways I know to use your established inner Personas.
1. Becoming the Persona
If I want to express the qualities of a Persona I can step into the Persona and become him or her. What do I mean with “becoming that Persona”.
As an example if I am about to go on stage I need to switch into a more expressive, extroverted Persona who’s being able to enjoy public speaking compared to my more introverted normal Persona. This has nothing to do with faking. It is just expressing another set of qualities that are within me and belong to my Being. In this sense Personas are subsets of qualities that I might not express in other contexts.
Here is the process of doing this:
Step 1. Go Into an Alpha State
This could be done quite easily by:
- Relaxe your body: just a little bit by letting your arms fall beside the body and maybe relax your shoulders is fine. We don’t go for total relaxation here – just a bit becoming more comfortable and easy is enough.
- Take one or two deep relaxing breaths and breathe out slowly: letting go of all the air inside you
- Close your eyes: closing the eyes produces Alpha-Brainwaves instantly. Now you can do this process with eyes open (even while driving) after a while, when you are used to it. If you keep your eyes open, defocusing them (looking with a soft gaze like in daydreaming) will help you to establish Alpha-Waves. Focussing your eyes will bring you out of Alpha pretty quick.
- Tilt you eyes slightly upwards: about 20 Degrees like looking unto a screen in a cinema
- Touching your upper palate with your tongue: this increases the nerve energy flow inside your body.
Doing this will only take about 2-3 seconds after a short while. Just remember being in Alpha is a natural state and your body knows how to do it.
Step 2: Place Your Persona in Front of You
See him or her like a person standing in front of you – just 1 step ahead.
Step 3: Step into them
Just imagine that you could step into them like you would step into a room or in a special suit, that you could step into (think a bit of Science Fiction here). Now you could do this stepping into physically or you can do it mentally (during mediation). Doing it physically has a greater impact on the body feeling. If I want a more dynamic expression of the Persona I would do a physical stepping into.
Step 4: Experience the Persona
Feel how that person is breathing, standing, their muscular tension in different parts of the body. Experience how the person is talking to itself, how he or she is looking at things. I would pay close attention to the physical experience, since this establishes the connection to the desired state pretty fast.
You will find, that different personas have different physical experiences.
For instance when I step into my Public Speaking Persona my chest widens; my shoulders drop a bit behind; I get a comfortable tension in my face and core and my muscles around my eyes tighten a bit widening my eyes; I breath with deep breaths and am using my hands very expressively and lively while talking. I have an explosive tension in my body and feel totally alert and awake. My inner voice is lively, dynamic and fast paced.
When I step into my Meditation Persona I feel totally different. My body relaxes, my head drops a bit my fascial muscles relax and my mouth expresses a slight smile of relaxation, peace and feeling comfortable. My breathing becomes deep and slow and my internal voice becomes soft and deep. Actually this is the best way to start a meditation for me: using some deep breathing and then stepping into my Meditation Persona (who is an expert in all questions relating to Meditation, Relaxation and Controlling the Mind/Body Connection) brings me into the meditative state within seconds.
That is the power of using Personas. Remembering the experience of being in a Persona changes your experience and state at a rapid pace.
Step 5: Leaving the Persona (optional)
You can stay in that Persona as long as you like – expressing their unique qualities. Or you can step out anytime you like.
I have created Personas that are experts in Meditation, Public Speaking, Focussing on a Task, Writing etc. So whenever I am about to do meditation, acting, writing a blog article or focussing on a difficult task at hand, I can use this quick routine to bring out the innate necessary ressources fast.
2. Increasing Their Qualities Within You
This is a bit similar to “1. Becoming the Persona”. But here you need to be in a deeper meditative state. If you quickly need to change your physical or emotional state you would use method 1. If you want to increase the qualities that a Persona expresses within you more fully use this method.
During meditation you ask the Persona to allow a deep connection. If he or she agrees you can step into the Persona like in Method 1.
This time however delve a bit more into feeling the qualities you like about this Persona. Experience the wisdom, strength, eloquence or whatever quality you want to and while being connected you can experience this quality growing within you. You can experience it as if this quality would colour your soul and would stick with you even after you would leave the Persona. You can feel it growing within you every time you reconnect with the Persona. It then increases to be a quality that stays with you.
3. Getting knowledge
During a meditation I can also meet my inner Personas and ask them questions I need answers too. I of course like to be in a deeper meditative state than during “Method 1: Becoming the Persona”.
I can speak to them in my meditation (mentally of course I don’t need my physical vocal chords for that). The answers you will get might surprise you. And sometimes they don’t seem to make much sense. But write them down and have a look at them later. You will see that they might make sense to you after a while, because you might have been to tangled up in the problem to sometimes see the solution that this deeper part of your mind would give you.
I would like to hear from you about experiences with this process.