At this point, you’re probably finished reading lesson 4 from the Silva Online Course “The Unlimited You”.
Lesson 4 talks about the power of “focused thought”. And the means to focusing that thought is a process called Creative Visualization. With Silva we go one step beyond. We perform this creative visualization while at the Alpha State of mind to increase the impact of our thoughts.
In this post, we’ll share some inspirational stories from Silva grads who have had amazing success with this process.
From Helene Hadsell, the women who “wins every contest”
Helene Hadsell, the author of the book “The Name and Claim It Game”, had taken the Silva Method seminar in Fort Worth and decide to become a Silva organizer for Dallas. Helene was known as the woman who won every contest she entered. She has won TV sets, bicycles, money and trips to Europe, New York City and Washington DC. Her method of winning is based on “projecting” her wins in advance, focusing clearly on what she wants to get as if she had already gotten it. Helene emphasized the importance of being positive and to use Jose Silva’s formula for desire, belief and expectancy. Helen Hadsell is one of the greatest prizewinners in American contesting.
From Paulette Temple
Paulette Temple, a Silva graduate in Oklahoma City, used visualization when she was on the telephone with people. She was a dismissal clerk at a hospital and had the difficult job of collecting the difference between a patient’s total bill and what the insurance paid. She explained “after going through the Silva course I began using my Mirror of the Mind Technique and picturing every patient surrounded by love. Then I imagined myself asking the patient to give whatever it was I needed to complete his dismissal”. She did such a good job that she was promoted to a collector, and had been the office’s top collector every month even if she had no previous experience.
Silva helped me get out of bankruptcy
I had practiced visualization on my own with moderately good results but it wasn’t enough to save me from bankruptcy and a home foreclosure. Within 60 days of completing the Silva Method, I had repurchased my home with 100 percent financing from the very bank that had foreclosed at three percent below the current rates at that time. I also got through the bankruptcy in a record four months.
“I haven’t gone a day without Silva for the last 30 years”
My name is Dino Delano, I thought Silva system of Mind Control from 1972 to 1977 both in the US and Canada. Even though this is almost thirty years ago, I still us the methods almost on a daily basis. I am a published writer, photographer and Poet. I can attest that the ability to visualize end results has been a major contributor to mush of what I have done. Just a few years ago my right shoulder froze up so that I could not move my right arm no further than up to my belt line. Using visualization each day I would see my arm moving closer and closer to the middle of my back, within two weeks my mobility was back to normal.
I visualized who I want to become and I got rid of my addictions. I don’t smoke and I don’t drink anymore.
I had been a heavy smoker and drinker for years prior to 1982 when I read the Silva Mind Control Method. One evening I read about the guy who quit smoking by visualizing, while in alpha, the mountain of cigarette butts he had created throughout a lifetime of smoking and it made him sick. This experience enabled him to quit smoking.
I had been practicing the backward counting method of reaching the alpha state and that evening on the couch I counted backward from 50 and upon reaching 0 experienced a strange sensation which I assume was alpha. Suddenly, the thought came to mind: “I don’t have to visualize a mountain of cigarette butts, all I have to do is visualize myself as a non smoker. Somehow, I did this and almost instantly popped out of Alpha. There were cigarettes in my pocket and cigarettes all over the house…I never touched another cigarette. The thought of picking one up simply never entered my mind…the mechanism which drove me to smoke was simply gone! Other people’s smoke did not bother me nor did it cause me to desire a cigarette. I was 41 then and I am 67 now and have never so much as thought about smoking another cigarette.
A few weeks later I thought if the Silva Method worked with smoking maybe it would work with my alcohol addiction. So, using the same exact method, I visualized myself as a non-drinker with the same results. Prior to that I could not drink one beer or a glass of wine without following it up with a half a dozen more. After this last procedure, not only did I not have any particular desire for alcohol but I discovered I could drink one or two drinks and stop without any desire for another.
~ Wilfred C. Cadwell
My Skin Disorder Dissappeared!
Silva had helped me tremoundously with a bad case of plantar warts on my feet. The were so painful I walked with a limp for 8 months. Doctors told me I had to go through a painful surgery to have them removed. They surgery would also leave scars on my feet. I scheduled the surgery but I also tried visualization, hoping the warts would dissapear before surgery and I could avoid the scars and the medical expenses. I used a combination of Silva and Reiki. I had the warts for almost 7 months before I used Silva. I spent 15 mins a day for about 8 weeks visualizing them dissapear and <b>when I showed up for surgery the doctor was amazed.</b> All signs of the warts had completely dissapeared. Its been 3 years and I have had no recurrence. This is just one of many healing successes I have obtained through Silva – I used to practice martial arts so as you can imagine I got injured a lot. Silva always helped.
~ Tom Hanes, New York
“Significant effects on my life, career and approach to things”
The Silva seminar taken this spring had several significant effects on my life, career and approach to things in general.
First of all I stopped wanting things so badly, I just relaxed and tried to live one day at a time, and decided to have the best of it. It was not easy, but I started to become happier, calmer and more confident.
I had to give a presentation for a council meeting, knowing that my performance will be recorded for the local television, and I managed to stay calm . I programmed myself in Alpha to be relaxed and to speak clearly and fluently. My performance was a great success.
I also visualized a couple of my seriously sick friends who live overseas, and I was amazed at the results. One friend, sick of prostate cancer at the age of 41, started to plan vacations on a sailboat, at the time I was visualizing that he was sailing totally cured. The other friend that suffered from nervous breakdown told me on the phone that she just came back from a field full of flowers where she found a few moments of peace and relaxation, and the day before I visualized her dancing in a field full of flowers.
I didn’t expect any miracles after the Silva seminar, but I’ve learned that we have all the abilities we need to become what we want to be and even to have some telepathic influence on other people; we just have to believe in it and get rid of all doubts that stop us from getting what we want.
~ Margaret J., Oakville, Ontario
Helped with Money
Thank you very much for all the help. Mental Video technique already solved one problem with my investments. 2 days after doing it, the broker called to inform me my value was up 40% and he wanted a get together with me over dinner to discuss better and safer ways of protecting and increasing my assets. This is exactly what I programmed for in the second mental video and the project was called safe and increase!!. The exact words the broker used 2 days after doing the Mental videos.
~ Jim Fallon, Hinsdale, Illinois
But that’s not all. Later Jim sent us this email:
Walked in a casino, went to the roulette table, and used the “instant rapport” technique along with the three scenes technique. I projected into the roulette table itself. After 47 minutes of playing, I walked away with $1600.00 profit. I needed 1300.00 for some car repairs. I went to the casino with just 100 dollars, went home with 1600. Used the 1300 for car repairs and gave the other 300 to the Salvation Army xmas donation. Again, I thank you for your excellent work on the Silva home study programs and your wonderful web site jammed packed with great articles…Thanks again for the response to my questions. Your home study programs are an excellent way to learn. Happy better and better holidays, continued success.
Note: The Mental Video and Instant Rapport Technique that Jim mentioned are both covered in the Silva Home Study Courses.
And here’s a beautiful story from Toronto
My Wife and I took a course in Toronto that you taught back in March. I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how the Silva course has drastically improved our lives – and helped us achieve our goals!
Leah’s (my wife) dream was to open up her own Massage Therapy Clinic and to rent out rooms to other Registered Massage Therapists. She teamed up with a Chiropractor and the Clinic is now up and running as of July 1st 2004. She is currently renting out rooms to 2 other RMT’s.
My major goal was to pass a 5th degree Martial Arts test. On July 16th while in Japan I passed the test! The style is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and the 5th degree test or ‘Godan’ test involves the Grandmaster standing behind the practitioner who is sitting in meditation. The Grandmaster has a practice training sword held high above the head of the practitioner. At some point the Grandmaster decides to ‘kill’ the practitioner – it is the practitioners job to ‘sense’ the killing intent and to avoid the strike.
I can’t count how many times I did Silva and visualized myself passing the test. Then it happened in real life! I was ecstatic, and Im still in disbelief!
~ Elijah McCaughen, Toronto, Canada
From FORUM: The Human Relationships Magazine
Graduates of the course have been able to stop smoking, lose weight, give up drugs, sleep without pills, and wake up on time without an alarm. They’ve found themselves having more creative ideas, discovered they could at last write that novel, win at love, pay the rent…in short, achieve whatever it is they want to achieve in life. And for those who aren’t sure of what they want, there are techniques to help them find out.
Personally, I felt profoundly enriched, as if I had rediscovered a wealth within myself, as if a door had opened to me that was open in my childhood, but which had closed over the years.
~ Judith Glassman writing for FORUM: The Magazine of Human Relationships. Judith Glassman is a medical and science writer/investigator whose work has appeared in many national magazines.
Interestingly enough, the idea of creative visualization is also making it’s way into the business world
Linda Arnold, the founder, chairman and CEO of The Arnold Agency shared “The Silva techniques have become part of the daily routine at the Arnold Agency. They help in every aspect of Agency work: The creative work that we do, business management, client relationships, and they help us stay healthy in this stressful business.
Helped him win Franchise of the Year’
“Last summer we were just about broke. Our photography business wasn’t going well, we weren’t making enough profit, and I thought we might go under. My wife Debbie enrolled in the next Silva course, and the rest is history. A year later, our company was named ‘Franchise of the Year’ by the home office.”
~ Chuck Warnock, North Carolina
The NDM Corporation of Miami sends over 500 employees to Silva training. Here’s what happens…
The NDM Corporation, located in the Miami River in Dayton, Ohio, manufacturers machines used in the medical field and also develops plastics for use within the human body. Its president took the Silva Method training course, and decided to have all 550 employees trained. The training course started with eighty employees at a time, most of whom were at a management levels. In one oh the first classes was a chemist working to find a new plastic that the body would not reject and that could be used for arteries in bypass surgery. This chemist decided to use a Silva Method technique that puts the mind to work on a problem while you are asleep.
He awoke during the night with a vivid recollection of a dream about a formula. He wrote it down. When he examined the formula at the plant in the morning, it was almost identical to one he had already tried with negative results. “Why waste time”, a colleague said, “we have already worked on that one”. But he had a gut feeling that the small difference in the formula might make a difference. Over the objections of his colleague, he put together a sample, tested it, and it worked!
~ story from NDM Corp, Miami River in Dayton, Ohio
And here’s a video a Silva graduate in India. Ranvir Bhandari of the company ITC Sonar.
And here’s one from Robert Stiller, Pres & CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Forbes Magazine 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year
“By offering the Silva Method to [our] employees we provide an opportunity to experience for themselves the power of the mind… Experiencing the Silva techniques, rather than just hearing people talk about it, is very powerful. It’s like the difference between seeing a travelogue about the Grand Canyon and personally standing on the edge of it… Silva demonstrates that there is no limit to what the mind can do” What are your experiences with creative visualization at the alpha level? Share your experiences in the comments section below.