NOTE: This blog has been edited for the average person who might not be interested or care about Kuji-In. For the full blog, see the link for the course at the end.
Do you have issues with pain, or phobias, or another habit you would like to break or establish? The ninja of Japan used something called Kuji-In, or Nine Syllable Seals. But today, we also have something very similar called, as they are known in the Psychology world, “anchors” or part of “reframing”.
Anchoring removes the gap between intention and result. It speeds up the process, or in some cases, produces the result that would not be achieved otherwise. It is a tool that directly works with your brain/consciousness to bypass blocks. It reframes your thinking so you feel what you want instead of wishing you could feel.
Meditation, even imagination, make use of the pineal gland in your brain. It is known as your third eye, or your mind's eye. It is made up of receptors that are sensitive to light much like your eyes and is responsible for making melatonin when there is no light. Melatonin makes you sleepy. This overall procedure is known as your circadian rhythm and sets your daily biological clock. It is also not protected by the blood-brain barrier, which means anything in our blood is being passed to the pineal gland. It is said to be the seat of our soul and is the center of thought and emotions.
Fluoride in water or other sources calcifies the pineal gland, essentially turning it to stone, which severely compromises its abilities in matters such as kuji or meditation. It is also responsible for such diseases as Alzheimer's, Bipolar, Circadian Dysregulation, hormonal imbalances, low melatonin, Insomnia, lower back pain, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Sleep disorders, and Stroke. (*Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests, ©2011-2017 Waking Media, Inc.) Drugs used to treat depression or Bipolar are often to blame also. Prozac is 30% fluoride. This means many antidepressants are meant to poison the pineal gland where Bipolar stems to disassociate or dehumanize them from the "dark" state and not to actually create a state of health.
The first step to fix this is to remove further sources of fluoride from our lives. Some more common sources are Teflon, foods and drinks made with fluoride treated municipal water, tap water, infant formula, drugs that contain it, and toothpaste (consider natural alternatives).
To undue pineal calcification, taking magnesium and phytate seem to work, and there may be more methods.
How to anchor: An anchor is attaching a psychological meaning to something else other than what it currently is in order to achieve a faster, permanent result. This is done by way of reframing. Reframing is a process where you exchange a negative result with a positive one through a mental exercise and repetition so that the anchor itself becomes immediate and does not require reframing any longer.
An example would be Jane has a smoking problem. She cannot quit because she fails every time she tries due to her habit. Mentally, she puts her bad thoughts about smoking into a tiny rocket and fires it into the sun where it's destroyed. Her smoking debt is in the tiny rocket. Her bad taste of cigarettes are there too. Her thought of lung disease. Her thought of chains keeping her to smoke...all those thoughts are there. They are destroyed by the sun and she is left with the opposite of all those. She need not spend her money on cigarettes. She need not ever taste the bitterness again. Her thought of lung disease has been replaced with healing. Her chains to her habit are broken and she has no desire to smoke again. This is one method of reframing and doing this repetitiously will move her rather quickly toward her goal. Anchoring is holding her fingers in a certain position every time she feels or sees the positive effects of the reframing. Over time, when the urge to smoke comes, she holds her fingers in the same position and her mind quickly takes her to the good end feeling, eventually skipping the intermediate step of reframing.
You are always anchoring everyday. You are usually not aware of it. Anything that happens consistently in your environment while in a certain state will become anchored in your neurological pathways of your brain.
When you were a child, if your parents argued all the time, but you noticed that your father was happiest when he was outside washing his yellow Corvette, then as an adult, every time you saw a yellow Corvette, it would immediately bring a sense of happiness to you, perhaps especially in regards to your father.
Pavlov's Dog experiment is the same thing. If you don't know the story of Pavlov and his dog, look it up.
When we deal with anchors, they can literally be anything: a touch, our finger positions, a sound, a smell, a song, a taste of a certain food...anything.
Another way to create an anchor is to bring yourself to a specific state or feeling that you want to anchor and perform your trigger. Repeat this often and the higher the intensity of that state, the longer the anchor will last. Do this over and over.
Be sure to use a unique anchor that probably won't be used much because if you use something too generic that you will use often for other things, you will dilute the anchor and it will self-correct.
If you already have a negative anchor established and you want to stop it, we use a process called "collapsing an anchor". To do this you need to create a series of new positive and intense feelings on a single anchor. This is called stacking an anchor. Take your time to do it right. Then you need to trigger both your negative anchor and your new stacked positive anchor simultaneously. This creates a paradox in the brain and the strongest anchor wins out and collapses the lesser negative anchor. It may feel strange at first.
Program your anchors often and soon. Better often and soon than infrequently and not enough. Every time you watch a commercial, watch how they anchor a positive emotion to an unrelated product so you feel that way when you see it. Always anchor and then later trigger that anchor exactly the same way. If you program the anchor forcefully and later try to trigger it softly, it probably won't work.
Swoosh Pattern: There are a few ways of doing this. You can picture your negative self on a television screen in your mind and then shrink it to one corner while you enlarge from a different corner a new screen with your positive self and wanted result showing. Make it exciting, very positive, and say out loud when you change it, "Swoosh!" and maybe even use hand gestures to move the screen back and forth from corner to corner so that you engage your physiological self and your verbal self to make it more real. Do this faster and faster about 25 times a day for 10 days or so. If you notice the habit or negative version reoccurring, simply repeat the swoosh 25 more times to help reinforce it.
A 2nd similar swoosh pattern is to picture in your mind the negative version of what you want to change as if on a television screen, then picture the positive self or habbit on another television screen behind the first one, then imagine pulling back the good one behind it as if on a slingshot, and it's getting smaller and smaller as it gets farther and farther away, and the elastic tension is building up as it wants to snap back, then let go and picture the new screen flying forward and smashing through the old one. Be excited ands very happy about this new positive screen. Use verbal "swoosh!" sounds and maybe even gesture your hands and you pull the good picture back in the slingshot and let it go to smash through the old picture screen. Do this over and over and faster and faster about 25 times per day for 10 days or so, and likewise, repeat if the old unwanted behaviour returns.
There is another method that closely echos Anchoring. It is a modern invention based on an ancient one. It is called Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. It is sometimes called tapping, for brevity. It employs tapping on the end of certain meridians (nerve endings) as they appear in Chinese acupressure or acupuncture, and speaking affirmations. This will elicit a very quick and effective result. The drawback is that it is time consuming and often temporary. This method is not an anchor, so it seeks to achieve and end result by another means, nor does it program anchors, but, it could be used to help you program anchors. Let’s say you have a stomach ache. You use tapping to make it go away, a sort of reframing method, then once you feel good, you anchor that feeling with a specific gesture or finger press. Then once properly anchored, that same gesture/pressure alone will do the trick.
Tapping itself is a process as such: You focus on your physical or mental ailment and rate it in pain or discomfort between 1 and 10. Then you take a deep breath and begin continually tapping with 1 hand on the outer ridge of your other hand (where the shuto strikes) for about 10 seconds. Then the cycle starts with next tapping the side of your eye between your temple and eye socket for the same amount of time. Next tap your eyebrow. Next tap under your eye . Next tap under your nose, then in the crease between your lower lip and your chin, then just under your collar bone, then on your side where your bra strap would be, then the top of your head. Now repeat through a 2nd time (or more), but now repeat out loud affirmations like, “I release this pain”, “I am in touch with my body”, “I feel great now”...just about anything. When you are finished, rate your pain again and see if it has reduced. You can keep going until you reach the desired level.