33 practical techniques & strategies to use in 33 days - or longer
33 Ways for 33 Days
Importance of 33 Days # 1
As far back as 1896 research has been carried out to see how turning the light coming into our eyes upside down might affect our perception and our behaviour. This was achieved by using goggles which made the world appear upside down. G.M. Stratton (David P. McGovern, 2012) was one of the first to recognise that our brain has the ability to adjust itself. Further experiments have been undertaken over the years including some by the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The NASA agency was researching the effects of gravity on its astronauts. They were interested in any effects on the astronauts of being upside down in space. Part of the research was to have a number of potential astronauts wear a set of goggles, continuously for 30 days. These goggles made the world look like it was upside down in the mind of the viewer.
After a period of 28 to 30 days, subjects recognised the world as the right way up. Their brains created fresh neural pathways that turned the upside-down image that came to their eye, the right way up. It was also of interest that when the trainees removed the goggles, it took a similar time of 28-30 days for their world view to return to the way in which you and I perceive it to be.
An extension to this research later demonstrated something everyone needs to understand if they want to change the way they think, and particularly if they want to change a habit.
NASA researchers found that any astronauts who removed the goggles at any time during this 30-day period did not experience the long-term change expected. Some astronauts removed the goggles on the 15th day and they then had to start from the beginning. These astronauts needed to replace the goggles for a further 28-30 days before the plasticity of the brain was permanent enough to allow any lasting change. The conclusion, it takes an uninterrupted period of around 30 days to rewrite a program in your brain and change the way you perceive facets of your world.
Is the above research factual? Well yes, the experiments were undertaken however the figure of 28-30 days is up in the air. The bottom line it seems is that it does take time to change the effects of a core belief and it does take somewhere between 6 and 66 days to change a complicated belief. The more complicated the longer the period for change.
There seems to be two major variables to change to effect change in behaviour. The first is the ability of the brain to change its neural pathways based on neuroplasticity, and the second is the ability to change a belief that is stored in the Inner Mind. All of this is thrown out the window when the power of hypnosis is introduced into the discussion.
The reason I mention this research is because the 33 Ways for 33 days’ program is designed to provide you with options for reprograming the Inner mind and for developing new pathways for a different way of thinking. It will take a period depending on what you intend to change; however, 33 days will provide you with an indicator. There is no magic number.
It is not 21 days as Maxwell Maltz mentioned in his book Psycho-Cybernetics, and it is not 30 as the elusive NASA research reports, and it is not 66 as is suggested elsewhere. I like 33 as a good starting point and I hope it works for you too.
But who wants to do the same thing for 33 days? To provide you with different experiences, and to provide a sense of variety the program provides a number of different ‘tools’ to choose from.
This self-paced program is designed to take you through simple stages with a singularity of purpose over a 33-day period. The singularity of purpose will be what you decide to focus your energies on and will be something you want to manifest in your life. Remember those words, “Something you want to manifest” as this is not focused on something you want to get ‘rid’ of, or something you are resisting. Golden principle here, keep your focus on what you want to manifest and off what you don’t want to manifest. By keeping your focus on what you want and off what you don’t want, what you focus on will grow and the other will dissolve.
The program is powerful and colourful enough to allow you the excitement and curiosity to monitor your life events and see what changes come about. Commit to this program and changes will become evident. Adopt the attitude this is a game and I am playing at my pace.
Choose and visualise what you want;
Accept that change is possible;
Spend time looking for the evidence;
Express appreciation for what you already have.
One final tip as you begin this journey. Be aware, after you have made a serious effort towards change you may be convinced that nothing is changing. Understand that the process of change follows a simple formula. It is basic physics.
As you engage in the process of change by evaluating and modifying your beliefs, the indicators or evidence of change do not necessarily show up immediately. Remind yourself there is a momentum happening and it takes a little while to dissipate. This momentum continues to present as the ‘old’ indicators in your life.
This is almost like a test to see if you really have changed your core beliefs. If you have Not changed within, then the evidence on the outside will continue to present as it has in the past. If on the other hand you have changed within, if you have changed a core belief, then the external evidence will start to reflect this change. What you will notice is that you are looking at the circumstances differently.
Most of us question our ability to create ‘something different’ into our life when the external evidence does not seem to change. Remember the mantra “Circumstances do not matter, only my state of being matters.” Darryl Anka – Bashar
Circumstances do not matter, only my state of being matters
In other words, the state of your being, which results from my core beliefs, is the only thing that can create matter – the only thing that matters. Do not be distracted or fooled by the outside circumstances. Again, when you focus on something and accept it to be true/real you energise its existence thereby causing the same old, same old, to be present.
This life experience you are having is never about the physical. It is always about the non-physical – the energy. Everything is based on vibrational frequencies and everything you see and experience is made of energy vibrating at different frequencies. This program is all about physics – classical and quantum! The principles underpinning the following come from the neurosciences and quantum physics arenas.