A BELATED THANK-YOU|
ImageStream a source of professional success
by Noel Peltier
I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am to you for making ImageStream available. This is a long overdue Thank You.
About three years ago I came across your post to Mindlist regarding your
website and ImageStream. I'm a real sucker for anything that promises to improve my IQ. So I browsed, printed, and tried your technique. I did NOT put much effort into it, it's more like a hobby. I'll try any IQ booster gimmick. This would just be fun to do once, or twice, for 5 minutes.
WOW!! It really works!! What a complete surprise. Something so simple, yet so powerful. After the first five minutes, my brain was exhausted. My brain had had a workout, and it felt it. I still feel the impact three years later. This is the first/only technique that has ever made an impact like this. Thank you.
After reflecting a bit, I realized that a significant portion of my professional success is a result of ImageStream. ImageStream has become a core part of my problem-solving brain process. Whenever I have a problem I can't solve, I now automatically begin to describe the problem, and describe, and describe ... And usually, within a few minutes, the answer becomes obvious. I recognize this thought process as the same one I learned with ImageStream. I never intended to do this, it just happened. And it's great!
I have solved some very tough problems using this technique.
I think my brain is a lot smarter than I am, and my brain picked up on your
technique quickly. I'll bet I have done my own little version of ImageStream
every day of my life since the first day I learned it. And yet, I was never even aware I was doing it. It just automatically, naturally, became part of my thinking process. It helps me every single day.
ImageStream is perhaps one of the most important tools I have ever learned. I know this is true because of how deeply it has become part of my life, without any effort on my part. Truly remarkable. And it was even FREE. God love you, my friend.
So please forgive me for being three years tardy, Thank you. Thank you for
making ImageStream available and for the rewards it has brought into my life. My life is richer. Thank you.
The really great part of a gift is giving it. So I gave your ImageStream gift
to a friend.
My friend Walt called the other day. Walt owns a little children's toy puppet business. He doesn't get rich, but it puts food on the table. Walt was talking about a problem with his new product. It was getting there, but it just was not right. He just could not put his finger on it, but something was not right.
I asked if he had ever heard of ImageStream? He said "No," so I explained it to him. I couldn't remember exactly, so I told him to look at his puppet, and describe it, out loud, for 20 minutes. And after I had explained ImageStream, Walt said, "You know, Noel, that's the first thing you have ever said to me that makes sense." I'm still not sure if that was an insult or a compliment, but I did sense that Walt's brain had picked up on the power of this technique. The next day, Walt called to thank me. He said that those had been perhaps the most important 20 minutes in his company's life.
(So I got the credit and the thanks for giving your gift. Win, it doesn't get
much sweeter than that. I told him of your website.)
So on behalf of myself (three years late), and my friend, thank you again. You have made a positive impact on my life. My real intent is to say that often the
people who have a meaningful impact on our lives go unrecognized, unthanked. I do recognize the impact you brought to me. Thanks.
On a completely different topic, I have been doing some very interesting
research on the Mind/Spirit/Body connection. And what I have learned is that a person's disease profile accurately predicts their reported 'experience' of God. An asthmatic won't 'experience' God the same way as a diabetic, but all asthmatics experience it the same. Their emotional profiles also correlate strongly. The primary submodality is physical (K)/location. Church congregations become homogeneous along the physical K/location criteria, and the verbal message is consistent within the sermon. So you shop around until you find a church that 'feels' God like you do. And some churches just don't feel right.
Fascinating stuff, but if you talk about it publicly, you risk getting lynched.
As far as my observations on Mind/Body/Spirit, they come from my private
practice. It is not in the least bit scientific. I do somatic-psych stuff. I have long known about the connection between physical illness and the specific emotional experience. A client's medical history is the only history I take. Their illness history, skin, posture, voice, etc., tell me more about their emotional profile than they could provide in 100 hours.
I have recorded a reasonably broad range of illnesses and the emotion that is the root cause. Linking the Spirit part came by accident. A client was explaining a
spiritual experience to me, and I exclaimed, "Of course you experience God that way. You have Psoriasis!" The two linked in my brain.
I had a Lutheran minister as a client once. He sent several of his congregation to me. And what was odd was that all his old-time, loyal congregation had the same issues he did. At the time, I had never considered any spiritual link. I just remember thinking how odd it was that the six people he sent all had the same emotional profile.
As an example, this minister had asthma. The physical feeling of asthma is
very similar to the physical feeling of grief. (Asthma is grief.) The feeling is in the upper chest, it feels empty, it feels cold, it feels dark, and it feels like the pressure is pushing inward, like an elephant standing on your chest. It's a 'takes your breath away' kinda feeling.
The key submodalities are that it is in the upper chest, cold, dark, empty,
For this minister, he experienced God as the opposite. He spoke of God filling his emptiness with love (warm). He pointed to his upper chest, and described the opposite feeling of asthma/grief. For him, God was warm, full, filling his emptiness, and radiating outward.
If, on the other hand, a person experienced a great deal of anger in their life, they will have a different experience. Anger, by its nature, is a hot emotion. We are hot under the collar. Anger feels like a knot, in the pit of your stomach. It is hot, tight, and explosive. These people experience God as cooler and calmer, more peaceful than the asthma god. To the anger folk, their God is more likely to feel calmer, cooler, more forgiving. They have trouble forgiving, so their God can. They will experience their peaceful/forgiving God in their 'pit of the stomach,' in the same place they experience anger.
So calling what I do "research" might be giving myself more credit than is due. I have never bothered to try to prove it. It was just something I observed in clients. (I became a lot more observant after doing ImageStreaming, so this is all your fault. Thanks!) In the beginning, if I had a chance, I would ask the client. After a while, it was so consistent I stopped asking.
I can't think of any application that I would have that this Spirit information is important. I think it is very interesting, and it answered my question about why people choose the church they choose. It was a thought that entertained me for a score of hours. It's all just good fun.
The Mind/Body connection is core to my work. The body speaks very clearly, if we would but listen. I think I'll leave the Spirit part to another profession. One
less lynching this way.