First off, I need to apologize.  I've been away too long for a number of reasons, and with the way my calendar has filled up in the last couple of months, it's going to be at least another few weeks before I get back in with anything bordering on the frequency that I used to, or that I'd even like.

There was some sad news last week.  Nelson Berry, the creator and founder fof The Subliminal Messenger video series and company died.  Nelson was not an old man and was taken from the world before he was ready.  If you don't know who Nelson was, suffice it to say that he was one of the few genuine pioneers remaining in the personal development industry.  Nelson pioneered the pairing and use of subliminal messaging with video technology.

It was with the passing of Nelson Berry, as well as a couple of conversations over the last few weeks that prompted some reflection on the use of technology as it applies to personal development.

In a time when so many are trying to find a more spiritual path I often get asked if technology can truly have a role in personal, or spiritual development.

Well, the answer to that, is, quite simply, yes.

One is, of course, the downloading of programs off the internet.  There are plenty out there to download, either free or paid.  And let's not forget the role of the internet in researching personal development for yourself either.  I could honestly say that if it wasn't for the internet, my personal research would be over right now.

But there's another role that is played by technology in personal development.  Now, if I was to give full disclosure here, I'm going to truthfully tell you that the technology itself doesn't change you.  Never has and it never will.  What it does do, whether it's a hypnosis recording, a subliminal recording, a guided meditation, video or audio, binaural beats or brainwave or heartwave entrainment, is make it easier for you to facilitate the change in your life that you want to make.  It helps you, over a period of time, to bring your subconscious into alignment with your conscious desires and plans.  That's it.  It's not going to turn you into some super assassin as per The Manchurian Candidate or the Bourne Series.  Unless of course, that's what you really want.

And let's not forget about two other amazing pieces of technology we can use to create change in our lives. 

One is the vision board/book.  By constantly having images/favourite quotes within sight (even peripherally) it builds new neural pathways in the brain and makes our goal aquisition easier.

The other is a pen/pencil and paper.  To write down or draw our plans/goals.  It's also brilliant to write down in a journal what we're grateful for.  Often you find that the more you're grateful for the more you have to be grateful for.

So yes.  Technology does have a role to play in our personal and spiritual development.  If we want it to.



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    G'day everyone.  I'm an Aussie Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotist (www.americanallianceofhypnotists.org)  and author with a passion for making every relationship in our lives the best it can be.   I work at local, state, national and international levels.  I am also a Callahan Techniques Thought Field Therapy practitioner trained by Eugene Piccinotti TFT - dx, and I studied Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner Level (MNLP) under Steve G Jones at the American University of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
    (http://www.aunlp.org).  In other words, as a coach, I'll use whatever I have to use to help you to make the changes you want to make.