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Danny’s “Creating Peace In Your Body and Mind” webinar series:
Part 1: Bridges To Now
Part 2: From Parts To Wholeness
Part 3: Understanding, Acceptance, Love and Forgiveness (including a 30 min Deep Peace Now meditation)
Hello everyone. Welcome to the illuminated mind podcast with me Matthew Brownstein, the founder and lead instructor of the Institute of interpersonal hypnotherapy. I’m here with Danny Mariska a graduate of our school and go into his bio in just a moment. Yeah. Welcome, Danny, thanks for being here with me. Thank you so much for having me. Awesome. So, short bio from Danny Danny. Mariska has supported his clients health and well being for the last 18 years, using a holistic and functional approach. Over that period, he has worked with clients using corrective and rehabilitative exercise, functional nutrition, and lifestyle coaching, hands on healing, energy healing, and a modality called holographic memory resolution to address early traumas. Over his career, however, he has come to recognize that at the core of all of his clients, complaints, has been their negative emotions and beliefs. Me too. I realized that as well. This, in turn strongly influences their sense of safety and connection, which is one of the core principles that Danny recognizes for health and well being. For this reason, he has shifted his practice to focus primarily on these underlying beliefs and early life relationships using hypnotherapy as the primary modality to help clients come to a greater recognition of their innate wholeness. Awesome. So yeah, Danny, if you could start talking to us about your journey, I’m really curious about the functional health path you’ve been on. So you stayed with Paul check. I’m familiar with his work. And then yeah, how that led you into hypnotherapy?
Yeah. Let’s say growing up, I was I was an athlete. So I was pretty oriented that way. And, you know, physically exercising and playing sports, like a lot of soccer and travel. So sort of the natural first step for me, and just career because I was never going to be somebody that worked for someone else. And so, so I started out as a personal trainer, as you said, I came across Paul checks were pretty early in that part of my career. And, and honestly, he was like, He’s the one like, holy cow, my mind just like blew open with these metaphysical concepts and things that from my, my personal upbringing, were just like a total paradigm shift. And but they all made sense to me. So you know, just just the nature of reality, that kind of greater perspective. And so, you know, I dove into his work. And it was not just exercise, it was nutrition, it was lifestyle, how are you? What are you putting in your body, on your body breathing, and so on. And that eventually led to a nutrition modality that I that I practice called Metabolic Typing, which, again, was just, you know, a holistic approach that’s unique to each person as far as like nutrition goes. But the thread that kind of went through all of this was, and this was the case with people coming to me to like lose weight for exercise, they, they had a problem, they wanted to lose weight, or they whatever it might be wanted to look look better. But I just my intuitive sense was that there was something more there. And I’m always the kind that’s going to search for the deeper truth. And so in that journey, or that desire to search for the deeper truth, it just led me down the path of the more holistic and metaphysical side of things. And so I went to the energy healing and learned, you’re probably familiar with Barbara Brennan, from Florida. And so one of her first year, Dean’s had taught me a bunch of, you know, taught me how to do some energy work, energy, like, which was great. But again, it just kept feeling like there was something more so to make a long story was a little bit shorter. I just came to the determination that, like I said, like you said, in the bio, that there were just these deeper parts or aspects of ourselves that needed the healing, it wasn’t this outward expression. It was just this deeper part of us. And so all these tools that I gathered along the way are great, and and still usable, because we serve that function in this 3d reality. But, but the deeper healing as you have, as you know, and you’ve taught me through your school as well, the deeper healing happens, you know, on those levels of, of our soul almost right of our beingness. And so, that’s what led me to hypnotherapy and I think it’s just a fantastic modality for healing.
Well, I couldn’t agree more and I’m sure you know that. But um, I really agree with you because my journey is very similar to yours. Through metaphysics through spirituality, I was led into a Chinese medicine and energy work Reiki and study Barbara Brennan’s works. And I kept saying, well, what’s the fundamental root cause of all suffering? Right? Why are people even on the basic behavioral level? Right? Why don’t they eat healthy? Why don’t the exercise you came to the conclusion that I did? It’s beliefs and emotions. Even if we look at the energy body, we realize the mind is affecting that. So I’d be really curious. You mentioned metaphysics, you mentioned the soul? How does the spirituality or you know your spirituality, your higher point of view, relate to why you moved in the direction you did?
Yeah, well, it sort of coincides with my personal journey. Of course, I was raised Catholic, I kind of set that aside, in my early to mid 20s. And was just searching thereafter. It you said something interesting in the training that’s kind of stuck with me was that pick a path and go all the way and go deep into that path? I’m more in that place now. But at that point, in my mid 20s, it was, you know, Alright, I’m gonna, I’m gonna study Buddhism for a period of time, and then trying to understand what this perspective is, and, you know, are just the great philosophers and sages and their writings and channeled works and things like that, that just, again, hit me here and say, That’s true, right? When I read this, that’s true, this other dogmatic stuff didn’t feel true to me. And so that sort of unfolding of my own personal, conscious, you know, expression of my consciousness, and my soul coincided with how I started to relate to clients and, and the people that I worked with to try and help. So I’m not sure if I’m answering your question, but But yeah, effectively, it influences everything that I do, because the place that I’ve ended up now, is, is what I tell everybody, when, when I say I shifted more to this kind of work. It’s, this is the only word that really gets me here. This is the only kind of work that I really feel full from when I finished a session not depleted. And, and in, and I know, it’s the exchange of on a soul to soul level with that other individual, and just connecting to the greatness that is and then allowing that to just happen in that process. And so when I work with clients, that’s, that’s when I feel the most full on a spiritual plane. It’s just, it’s why we’re here, you know?
Right, right. I felt that exactly. It’s our pads are so similar. I was in Chinese medical college, and I read a book called rooted in spirit. And it was a acupuncture book, and it said, all healing must be rooted in spirit. And yet in my heart, I was like, How is putting needles in people? Like literally just poking people, needles? How is that really connected on a spiritual level? Am I getting to the beliefs Am I getting to the emotions, right? If the energy body is out of balance, if we could see that, in some people supposedly can like what’s actually going on. And once you see like, in Barbara Brennan’s work in the hands of mine, right? There’s those pictures of the aura and the dark spots and the aura. And it’s like, this is stagnant anger. And in Chinese medicine, stagnant anger, stagnant liver Qi, we’d often refer to, you would try to get that energy moving through how their hands or massage or acupuncture. So I’m sure you discovered that as well. But you want to get that energy free. But if that energy is actually mental, and we’re not connecting soul to soul mind to mind, then how are we actually getting there? So how have you found that hypnotherapy lets you come from your heart, from your soul connected people in those deeper ways, we can make change deeper than just the physical, behavioral or energetic.
I think, in part is just the fact that you’ve given us a process and the school and just allowing that process to unfold, I’m kind of hands off and, you know, for the most part, there’s some navigating that has to happen. But in in, in having that sort of process, it allows me to kind of step out of it and not get my mind and try and fix, right, which is, which is what I was doing early on in my career was trying to fix alright, this person’s got a hip issue and I can, you know, work on this, you know, glute medius here and that and, and resolve it and, and that’s fine, but it was such a an intellectual in engagement with with the other person. It wasn’t. It wasn’t the same as this and this with hypnotherapy. You have to your point, right, I’m, I’m seeing that this person is just they’re in an illusion right now. They don’t understand. And so I’m going to say Let them be in that place, but then give them a path to to understand that what they thought was wasn’t, you know, and just in that that perspective of engaging with hypnosis, hypnotherapy, I think it’s, you know, very spiritually oriented.
Yeah, I love that use the term of illusion because my experience in the work is, that’s really what a, as you know, I’m a question miracles teacher and a student in the course is all about the correction of the error. Right? So a miracle, a shift from fear to love is really a shift from illusion to truth. So, yeah, since you learned to hone in on belief systems, right being the essence, I want to briefly talk more about that just your thoughts about the false beliefs people have, and why real healing needs to I’m curious, your thoughts. Maybe it’s not the case. But I want to say from my experience, real healing needs to hone in on the false beliefs or the illusions, because I think the truth sets you free. And if you’re working that quote, like you said, fix somebody, but you don’t correct the errors in their mind, then you know, that person is still walking around in illusion, it makes sense that we don’t hypnosis, we’re not here to put you to sleep. We’re here to wake you up. So I wonder what your thoughts are going to dive deeper into the idea of illusion and false beliefs.
Yeah, I love that idea of waking people up because man, that’s, that’s, that’s been my sort of Mo, the last five or 10 years. Yeah, recently, with clients, a number of clients that I’ve had, I’ve really started to engage in the truth talk that you espouse to, and honestly, that’s, that’s how I’ve always wanted to, like talk to people. It just never felt like, Okay, is it? Um, I felt like it would be preachy or something. But again, when I come from this place, it’s, it’s totally not, right. It’s a receptive client centered client led approach. It’s not. So yeah, I think, with the use of the illusions, yeah, I mean, it’s those, especially coming in, and this is, again, not to judge any particular religion. But but when it creates this feeling of when the teachings or the the dogma creates this sort of strain in your body, that sort of contradictions, right? There’s so many when I talk to people and just ask them what they believe in, right? What do you believe? What’s, what’s the root? What’s the bigger picture here? What comes out? Is this? Are these things that really kind of conflict with each other? So you could you can understand when they have that just at their deepest level of like, who, who I am, right, it’s like this conflict, that, that they’re gonna have challenges in life, right? Because they, they don’t, they are in a place of confusion, right. And they’re in a place of not understanding. And that’s nothing to do with me and understand that I’m right. And they’re wrong. It’s, it’s, it’s like, it’s truths, if you will, like capital T’s truths that they’re missing, and it’s not their fault. They just got the wrong message at some point. I’m finding like that, like, just like that, you notice, but just like that, they’ll go from a seven or an eight to a two in terms of like, how uncomfortable they are, how much pain they’re in, just by talking about this. I’m not talking about their pain. I’m not talking about anything, I’m talking about their beliefs in reality and their place in it. And then it changes them. Right, right then and there. You know, to what degree at last I don’t I don’t know yet, but but it’s just really remarkable that those illusions that you talk about, they they really keep us from seeing the wholeness that’s there when the veil is lifted. It’s just this huge relief that people experience.
Yeah. And I like how you went into that talking about background and Catholicism, I think you said, but like how religion can make us believe things that aren’t necessarily true to what we know deep in our soul. So as you’re talking, I’m thinking about somebody who I have a client I’m working with now. It’s actually with leukemia, and his blood levels have totally normalized, do this work. And I am all about forgiveness, right? Forgiveness is really the correction of an error in the mind. And I was thinking, God doesn’t have to forgive you, because God never condemned you. And he’s like, wow, that’s not what they teach in the church. And now we’re looking at like the kingdom divided against itself, right? On the one hand, you think you’re worth the sinner who deserves punishment. On the other hand, you know, you’re a good person doing the best you can. My expenses when you come from that place of truth, and you want to do truth talk, you speak the truth. At first I was insecure about it was like, wait a minute, I’m supposed to just tell this person who they really are. But what I discovered is, I’m actually reminding them what they already know. Right? Like because part of them has all that negative programming. The other part knows a inherently good person, you deserve love. You deserve forgiveness, you’re talking about which I’d like to dive deeper into the rapidity, the speed with which we, with which we can make rapid change in people’s lives, because we’re talking about the mind. Right? And how quickly can you change your mind? Right? So that seems to be the essence of real miracles is a shift from illusion to truth, from fear to love, from, you might say wrong thinking to correct thinking about who we truly are. So yeah, what are your thoughts about how quickly we can really heal? If we’re going to the mental level? First and foremost, really?
I mean, that’s the holy instant, right? It’s like, it’s, it’s happens when it happens, it happens instantly. Right? And so, I mean, on a practical level, clinical level, you know, it’s unique to each person, how much is it? Or how much? How many parts? Do they have that are saying no, no, no. You know, that could kind of slow things down a little bit. But at the same time, I think part of that is as much in the practitioner as it is, in that other person, those parts I think, could just dissolve really quickly. If I’m in such a high space of recognition of who they truly are, then those parts will say, Oh, okay, maybe they’ll pull back and they’ll, you know, integrate almost immediately, I think. And that’s, that’s just speculation, but but that’s how I would see it potentially.
I’m totally I couldn’t agree more that the practitioner is such an important part of the equation. So you’re making me think about the healed healer, right? That how are you going to be able to see your client as whole if you don’t know yourself as whole? And you talked about something I said about dig a hole and go really deep? And so um, what is your personal journey been like in working to move towards wholeness so that you can see your clients as whole as well? Like, what have you done? Was it you said, you mentioned Buddhism and whatnot? Is it more meditation? Or what do you do that helps you or what have you done that help you to get towards that place of being a healed healer?
A several things. One wasn’t really any religious tats. What I took from most of that was the meditative practice, which is one of the paths in and of itself, like for me is to, is to meditate and honestly just get into a space of emptiness. And that’s, that’s my, that’s the easiest way that I know, to just use meditation, just let go, let go, let go and let God help you want to frame it. So for me, that’s a, that’s a really big way. The other way, honestly, I have a lovely wife we’ve been married for. We’ve been together for almost 13 years, we just had our anniversary. So we were married in 2014. So eight years. And, and relationship is such an opportunity for healing, if you’re conscious in it, I think for me, and I think I can speak for her as well, like, we both healed a lot and, and recognize the mirror there next to us, and been able to kind of like stop and make changes to ourselves. And I think that’s, you know, that’s an opportunity that’s out there for everybody, any interaction or relationship that you have, it’s an opportunity for you to see yourself how you respond. And then let go of those, those aspects of you that are not not feeling whole, right? Anytime you’re going to respond to somebody with antagonism, it’s because you feel fearful, right, then hurts. And so you know that that happens. So relationships is the other one. And I had read, and it was probably 10 years ago, now I had read, of course in miracles. And, and I had gone through anything, I didn’t go through all the lessons, but I read the whole text and did probably half the lessons. And like I said that was truth that just hearing truth for me. brings me closer, I guess. Yeah. Right. When I read truth and know it, then I feel more connected. And yeah, and then using this type of work. Other things to let go of those those confused parts, if you will.
Yeah. Beautiful meditation, get an empty, letting go. Studying something really good. Like, of course, miracles and healing power relationships, right. You can sit alone and meditate. Or you can have one good discussion with your significant other and realize, Oh, I got a lot of issues. Yeah, sure. I wonder if you can talk to us about case history that comes to mind working with a client. Somebody that maybe stood out is when you get to really put this into practice?
Yeah. Without divulging any confidentiality. Yeah. I had a client who was older and in their 70s, and she had had panic attacks for decades, panic attacks anxiety on medication. And I got a referral from the from her position and prescribed prescribing doctor. And just to cut to the chase two sessions, and she was like waiting for the shoe to drop, she was waiting for it to come back right to sessions, and it was gone. And, and so this work can work really quickly. And in in this, you know, sometimes it’s just like a single sale, what seems like a silly memory, right? That’s just created this entire belief system and a way of operating. And in that way, I find it, I find it fascinating how, how the human psyche works in that way, like how sensitive we are as little beings to sometimes seemingly small things that set us up for a whole different trajectory than we might have gone otherwise in our, in our lives. So yeah, but but doing the hypnotherapy. Just like, really quickly. It just works. That was doing the spiritual side of it. Hardly. I mean, I kind of touched on that anyway, just because I lean that way. But we didn’t really even do that.
Yeah, the what? What did you do, then? Sure, people who are listening who might be interested in a session with you, this person can resolve my panic attacks in two sessions. I mean, I know the answer, most likely, but I’m curious. Yeah. Like, what’s your answer to what do you do that helps somebody to let me know, it’s probably four hours of total work. And that woman will not live with that type of suffering for the rest of her life? Like, that’s such a great feeling. Yeah, what actually,
what did you do? Yeah, you know, it’s always about building rapport initially. And just because I’ve worked with, with clients, in various service kind of capacities over the years, I’ve got, I’ve got that sort of skill of just connecting with the person where they’re at. So but definitely building reporting is really critical. But once after, after that’s done, and then in this case, it was trying to remember what we did first was, I think we did part some parts work first, and just to get anything out of the way that might be blocking the process with so to educate, I guess those that are listening, with something like a panic attack, usually, there’s a very specific situation, that that might be happening, or circumstances or people you’re around or something like that, in which case, it could be that there’s a part that’s just stepping up an inner part of that person that’s stepping up and saying, Ah, you know, freaking out and saying, You need to feel this way and think this way. So, I believe we probably did parts work first. But then in the end, by the second session, I think it was a regression, childhood regression, and just going back, probably, essentially, the backstory to that part. And, and it was, you know, a memory about, you know, being stuck in a in a boat, you know, as a young child, and then being told that they had to be in charge, right. And so you can imagine, for those who’s listening how, as a little child and how sensitive we are, and how much we don’t have filters, how that can just create that, that sort of belief. And it just shows up later in life, right? And it just says, Oh, this is how I’m supposed to act in these situations. So yeah, and two session that we did, we did three sessions total, but the third day was just like cleaning up and just kind of like, you know, what are you feeling today? Let’s let’s just kind of chord transformation kind of thing. And so yeah,
yeah. So the main modality so you start with parts therapy, so you’re able to find what is the part of her that I think you said some, like just could be getting in the way, right, let’s just kind of see what’s going on in there. But then it was really by regressing back to the root cause of where those panic attacks were coming from. One significant memory and like, sometimes we find that right, we call it the is E the initial sensitizing event. Like you said, people don’t always realize that one memory can set off your nervous system into fight or flight mode. And you never actually get out of that until we let the subconscious know. You’re safe. Right? It’s okay. I wonder how what have you realized about the use of or the need for the hypnotic state? Because I know there’s other therapists we don’t always call ourselves a therapist. But there are therapists out there who worked with parts but they don’t work with it in the altered state. They don’t do hypnosis. They might actually ask you to think about your childhood, but sometimes it’s done with your eyes open, and it’s more of a you’re talking about it. But are you really truly accessing Yeah,
yeah, yeah, there’s two things I want to touch on when it comes to parts where I’ll answer your question first. So say that again. So
what is the importance of hypnosis with this type of so.
So, especially with, basically what we’re doing is we’re accessing subconscious right. And so, so the subconscious is, is kind of running the show most of the time, although our conscious mind would like to think otherwise. And so in an eye open state, you’re really going to have a difficult time, a getting into much of a bunch of depth of hypnosis, and be accessing that subconscious mind. So in talk therapy, it’s got value, but but most of the time, it’s that conscious mind, five 80% of the mind. And so in, in, in the subconscious exists, our dreams, our memories, our imagination. And these parts, right, because they were, they were, they emerged out of some points in time in history. And you know, they don’t exist in your conscious mind. They don’t they they’re not there, they’re in your subconscious mind. So being in the state of hypnosis, just just just gently sets the the conscious mind to the side, it’s still there. But it allows for us as hypnotherapist to be able to talk more directly to that part. It’s more willing to show up more fully, I think to in that state. Now, with parts work, what Acts I’ve studied a little bit of Richard Dick Schwartz, internal family systems, which is a parts modality or way of addressing parts. One, and I don’t want to speak for his approach fully. But I think part of it the perspective is that those parts are always going to be there. And so for me on a spiritual perspective, we don’t want to be parts. We want to be whole, right? So with the the way that the way that you created this system of parts therapy, it’s moving towards wholeness. That’s right. It’s integrating with that part. So that I mean, I can’t tell you how many people probably do parts work. I know some that that I go and do parts where all the time. And I’ve got to manage this part. And then I met that part. And can you imagine how maddening that has to be? And how on a deep soul level that feels like I’m broken, right? But if we can, we can get that parts to that higher understanding of love and forgiveness and so on, then it didn’t it all comes back to one because that’s where it all came from. So that’s my my soapbox for parts work. I think this approach is much more healing.
I love that you said that. Because yeah, I’ve seen over the years, this idea of people thinking if you have these parts, you always have these parts specifically, I’m really curious your thoughts about the main parts that we call the inner child, the inner adult and the inner parent? Right? So if every time you go into a therapist, and they say, Okay, well, let’s get in touch with your inner child, now, you have a problem, there must be an inner child. I mean, yes, usually it is. But do you believe the inner child is going to be there for ever? Or can we eventually, in grow that, integrate that part, grow that part, heal that part, integrate it, grill it up, or grow it up and integrate it whatever order that happens, and, but once it’s really integrated enough, I like the model that the psyche is a whole empty circle, it’s not divided into like three main parts of parent, adult and child, because those are all considered in Dr. Eric burns, transactional analysis work. Those are considered ego states. And if you’re a Course in Miracles student, you’re like, What do I want with an ego? In Zen, they say like, You got to find yourself and the master says, what would you want with the self? Like, why would you want an individual separate self? So I think you said it, but I’m curious with the bigger ego states, they parent, adult and child, is it your belief that eventually, you can integrate that into a hole? Or do you kind of always have an inner child and an inner parent?
Yeah, so first of all, I think there are inner children and their inner parents because they all emerged out of individual events, which are not, they are not they are distinct from one another. And that’s because because you can, you can heal one inner child and then, you know, it’s their distinct I guess what I’m saying. And so that model of the sort of the circle that’s divided into three, I think the eventual place that we can come to is a merging or integration of all those where it’s sort of a fluid, right, you need to have an inner parent you need to have an inner child, an inner, inner adult I don’t know that there needs to be a distinction anymore. Like you’re a whole person, right? And when you’re that whole person you can express as a child you can express as a parent, or an adult, whatever that is relative to those. But I think, eventually, one can work toward that, if that’s self realization, I guess is what I would frame that as
nice. Yeah, thank you for bringing it to that point. Because that to me, and it’s why, you know, you’ve acknowledged our career, our career training, our training itself is guiding people to that place of wholeness to the place of Self Realization, like who are you really to that place of self actualization? And from my experience, you can’t have that while you have 20 inner children running around pretending to have different agendas, different emotions, different belief systems, and then all those inner parent voices that are essentially attacking us. So yeah, my experience has been the more and more we integrate those parts, moving towards self realization, literally moving towards enlightenment, there should be a point where we become obsolete in the life of the client, right? Where enough of the psyche is integrated that while Yeah, we still have like an inner parent who might say, okay, don’t eat that food or something that might not be the healthiest choice. We don’t have parts that are in conflict with each other. Really, we have one whole psyche, who like you said, you can be childlike, if you want to, you can be mature if you want to, but it’s just part of who you are. It’s not that we have these divided parts anymore. Yeah.
Look at look at the Dalai Lama, right, you can express very easily as a as a giggly child, right? And yet he’s this, you know, very well developed, presumably human being. And so yeah, I mean, we can I think expresses as whatever comes forth in the moment, right?
Yeah. Right. So when I was a religion, and philosophy major in college, I started studying the great saints and sages, like Dyer Lama and these great beings, and it made sense that that has to be the role model for facilitation work, somebody who is enlightened, like look at the Buddha. So when I was in college, and I was considering my life career path, like, Okay, let me let me look at the psychologists, what, how are they doing? And it was a lot of intellectual study, right? There’s a lot of theory, a lot of good clinical side of it. But when you saw it, what is the outcome? And that’s really in the practitioners thing to be really good, solid, successful people. But are they enlightened sages? Like, why not have a therapy that moves you towards what it’s like to be an enlightened sage? So you had mentioned and having studied some of those people in the past? So yeah, what are your thoughts on those people as the role model for wholeness versus just a movement away from sickness?
Yeah, I mean, you have to, I mean, we’re geared that way anyway, right. As human beings, we’re geared to model after someone above us. And so as children, we model after our parents, and so that same model can extend to grown adults who are so maybe operating as children. And, and, and seeing how those saints and sages have lived their lives. I mean, that’s, that’s the basis for most religions. But it gets, in my opinion, a little mucked up with with the thinking unconscious mind and lower levels of consciousness consciousness trying to sort of manipulate things. The basis is, this is the Christ expressed these qualities. And so you can be healed by moving towards those qualities, right. And Budo, same way, and they develop followers, but, but as practitioners, it should be our goal to move towards wholeness, it shouldn’t be our goal, just to stay a step ahead of our clients. Just not crazy. You guys are crazy, but you know, just uh, I think there’s a lot of people that go into psychology and so on, and even this work, right, that are trying to heal themselves. But I don’t know that necessarily, they go deep enough. And I think it’s important to keep going like, for me, we didn’t touch too much, because it’s kind of a windy path. But for me spiritually, it’s always been a movement towards like, enlightenment, it was ego driven, probably at certain points. And as I’ve grown older, more mature, I’ve gained a better perspective of what that means. But for anybody that especially anybody that wants to help and serve to me, that should be your path should be moving back to enlightenment. Hmm,
beautiful. And if somebody is kind of on the fence, maybe they’re thinking of going to this school or thinking about a career in hypnotherapy? I’m not sure if this is for me. What would you tell them?
Oh, and like, if you if you are lit up by helping other people and like I said, if you’re really looking to feel something in your heart when you’re when you’re embarking and you Your career I mean this, there’s no no better way to do it. You know, maybe if you want it to be go down the spiritual path and be a monk or something like that, but, but there’s is as far as a life purpose aligned with the career to me this is I found what what has been sort of the, the epitome of all the things that I’ve done so far it’s been what has this has led up to this. So I think it’s just an incredible way to serve in your time here on Earth. So,
yeah, and I like how you said, and if you’re really spiritual, you could go be a monk. God knows I did that and attempted to do that, like five years of my life was spent living in spiritual communities, monasteries, ashrams in India. But I kept feeling like, this isn’t enough just sitting in an ashram meditating and doing yoga and blissing out. Because then what happened like when I was in India, in the afternoons after we do our morning spiritual practice at the ashram, that we’d all go out to lunch, I would meet people, and they would say, Okay, well, you know, what do you do, you know, what’s your background, and I would mentioned hypnotherapy, all of my afternoons were spent helping to heal others. And then I realized, wow, I do know a lot. Let me write my books. I wrote the sutras on healing and enlightenment during that time. But it wasn’t about just being a monk. Because it’s that seem really selfish for me not to judge anybody else. But if you just go into monastery and all you do is just dedicate yourself to your own spiritual growth, great, maybe you need to do that for a while. But eventually, somebody like that most likely will realize, I need to make money I need to get out in the world, I want to make my parents proud of me, my parents are like, please just get a career, please stop living in these places. Like, we don’t want you to be a celibate monk. So for whatever reason, you know, we get out of the monastic path. As people who are deeply spiritual, I found hypnotherapy to be so incredibly rewarding, because I could still be deeply spiritual. But I could be of service to others and guide them to that same place, too. So thank you for mentioning that
in I think some people that that go that spiritual path, maybe they go to a monastery, maybe they maybe some other type of practice, and then they come back, and maybe they want to do like energy work, or something else that’s, you know, spiritual, supposedly, like, and not that it’s not but but but I think, you know, you can, you can get into the fixing, fixing kind of mindset. And like I said, at the beginning, this process allows, it’s an a lot of, it’s a lot of allowing, right, it’s a lot of allowing the healing to happen and just showing people and, and just so but this is what’s what you’re really thinking. I mean, this is what you’re really saying, and, and is it the beliefs that you have? And is that really true? And, and it’s just a much more, I don’t know, fluid, Taoist sort of way of of engaging, you know, then rather than like a more formalized sort of healing practice, you know,
what’s done on the fixing level, I think a lot of people like us, you said, I only want to dedicate my life to helping people, I want it to be meaningful. So you get into functional health, you get into exercise and nutrition and energy, medicine and massage. And eventually I wait, this is mind, everything that these people my clients are struggling with. It’s their mind. So yeah, all roads lead back to the mind. That’s been my experience. So such a great discussion. How can people reach out to you somebody wanted a private session?
Yeah, you can visit my website, Daniel, Mariska hypnosis.com. We’ll put that in the show notes. And I’ve also got, I have a, just a three part webinar series that I just finishing up last one, it’s called creating peace in your body and mind. Part one was bridges to now. And part two is from parts to wholeness. And then part three is understanding acceptance, love and forgiveness. And that one will come out shortly. So hopefully, I can give you guys that link.
Beautiful, good work. I remember when he enrolled them, like this guy. He’s got something and we never really got to connect them. But now Yeah, so glad to hear where you’re coming from with this beautiful. If you had some closing words for anybody who’s listening based on what we’ve been talking about, or whatever comes to mind, what would be those closing words of wisdom?
Quote, you know, I guess perfect, your perfect whole and complete, you know, you don’t need to do anything, but recognize that
nice, awesome, beautiful. Thank you so much, Danny, pleasure to be getting to know you to have you on the illuminate mind podcast. And I know you and I talked about collaborating and other creative ways. So I look forward to that as well. So thank you so much pleasure to get to know you. And yeah, anybody who’s interested, we’ll put Danny’s contact information in the show notes, as you said in the description below, so you can reach out for private sessions and your project you’re working on. Sounds great. So keep it up. 1000 Thank you for being here.
I appreciate it so much.
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