We are all vulnerable to the power of suggestion, if we don’t guard ourselves properly, but unless you know how powerful and common hypnosis is, and have a strong spiritual discipline everyday, I doubt if you can guard yourself effectively. Everyday other people are trying to wield control over us. We carry out posthypnotic commands more often than we can count. Maybe you have been living out the script other people wrote for you, without being aware of it.
For myself, things that parents said to me over the years, both curses or blessings, have consistently manifested into my reality. If what they said wasn’t true then, it became true later. I believe this can be explained by hypnosis.
I believe the reason parents have such huge influences over children’s life is because they have so much control over their most impressionable years. And not only parents, many other sources can contribute to the script of our life, such as TV, magazine, Internet, movies…
Images that we see, even just a quick, casual glimpse that we don’t pay attention to, can influence our psyches.
Here I want to show you a video that demonstrates the power of suggestion through imagery. This is just one of the many videos that Derren Brown made. His work really proved and demonstrated the power of hypnosis.
In the video, two graphic designers designed a logo, or they believed it was their own design, until Derren Brown revealed it was him who planted the idea of the design into their head. When he revealed how he did it, I was “wow”—it felt like the moments you discovered a real clever twist in the end of a good movie.