INSTRUCTIONS FOR WILLIAM BENGSTON’S RAPID IMAGE CYCLING TECHNIQUE
This document is Suzanne Clegg’s brief summary of William F. Bengston’s Rapid Image Cycling Technique. She was extensively mentored by Dr. Bengston to assist her cancer patients.
When most people read through this, they tend to say “I know that and it doesn’t work as advertised,” or “This technique cannot possibly affect the physical organism.” I had both attitudes so I understand. It wasn’t until I put in the time to learn the technique that I realized something very different was happening than anything I had done before (I had been an acupuncturist and energy worker for 25 years prior to learning image cycling). There is a different “quality” to the surrender I experienced and a different “texture” to the energy flow that I was otherwise familiar with. Most importantly, cancerous tumors cooled down when I did the technique! I was sold!
This Rapid Image Cycling technique is the foundation of the Bengston Energy Healing Method® which involves much more. You can learn about the history and uses of this technique by listening to Bengston’s audio “Hands On Healing: A Training Course in the Energy Cure” available for a discount by clicking here. I am able to coach people via Skype or telephone on how to use the technique on their loved ones or themselves. This puts the power to create wonderful results right into the hands of family and friends! Please visit my website, www.spiritgate.com for information on how I use Image Cycling with cancer and other conditions.
BILL BENGSTONʼS RAPID IMAGE CYCLING TECHNIQUE
|The List||The Word|
- Write down at least 20 things you want. You can have more on your list, but 20 is the minimum. You must not “want” for other people without their permission, or unless they are young and you are their parent or guardian. They can be possessions, events, situations desired. Avoid imagining a sum of money, but do imagine objects or opportunities that a sum of money would give you.
- Create an image in your mind that summarizes what you want. Spend time making this image very real. Bring in all your senses (smell, touch, temperature, who you are with, etc). This is the “programming” stage. It may take 5-15 minutes per image to really hone it the way you want.
- In the process of memorizing your list, assign this image a word, so that when you think this word, it brings up the image.
- Memorize your list so that you can rapidly bring up each image. (See next section for memorizing tips)
- Cycle the images one/second, then 2/second, then work up to all 24 in a second and beyond. In order to do this, you have to let go of any emotion associated with the image–that is good and is part of what makes this work.
- Practice, practice, and practice the cycling until you can do it while you are also focusing on other things.
- Once you get something on your list, REMOVE IT and replace it with something else you want.
- If you stop wanting something on the list, REMOVE IT.
- When you feel any emotion, positive or negative, do your cycle. Couple the whirling of the cycle with an intention to allow healing of something. YOU do not do the healing, the cycling actually helps you step out of the way and let something more “intelligent and powerful” (aka Source, God, Information Matrix …) realign the person or situation with healing.
- Let me know how you do! — Suzanne Clegg email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s face it–memorizing takes effort. In this day of calculators and computers, some people are a little rusty in their memorizing skills. The following are hints only. Really the only way to learn anything is to WANT to, then these hints remind you of obvious tricks you already know. If it is so awkward that you are about to give up, just keep trying because it is good exercise for your brain, and a great way to take conscious control of at least of a few of the images that you live with all day long.
- Cross crawling and Lazy 8ʼs to wake up your whole brain. If you don’t know what these are, take a short walk and let your arms swing naturally.
- Involve as many senses as possible in your images. We are looking for a visual image, but in this stage of the process you need to also hear, feel, touch, and taste your images. Fill in the experience of the visual images as vividly as possible. Really do whatever it takes to make the image seem true, believable, completed, and here now. When you recall your image, you should also get a happy feeling. If having what you want doesn’t evoke a happy feeling, tweak the image until you get happy about it.
- Make time to work on this. A good list takes many hours to generate. If you tried to do it in an hour and you failed, then it is not impossible, you simply didn’t put in enough time.
- Color your list. Write it over and over again with different colored pens. If you can’t remember one, skip it and come back to it. Practice the parts of the list that resist memorization. As your memorization comes, abbreviate the words to just initials. Flash the images as you write the initial of your word. You can easily write 1-2 letters per second. The writing keeps you focused. If you have a metronome, use that to keep you going.
- Sing your list. Use a short tune that you say your words to. They will sound like nonsense, but you will be able to link their order. Once you can sing them in order, let go of the tune and go much faster.
- “Walk” your list. For example, if you have 24 items on your list, create a circle pattern on the ground with 24 spots, each representing one image on your list. As you are “downloading and programming” your images, physically stand in that spot. When you work on the next image, stand at the next spot. As you get it memorized, walk around your circle, with each step representing an image. Your body and the 3-dimensional aspect of standing on your circle will help you bring up that image when you are at that location.
- Cover up the “next” item on your list and see if you can guess it. Test yourself over and over until you can quickly anticipate the next item on your list. In a while, with a lot or a little effort, depending on your capacity, you will have the list memorized.
- Jihan Thomas suggests having multiples of 7 items on your list (21 or 28 to start with). She says the brain naturally groups things in 7ʼs.
- Put an image that represents you being able to do this cycling technique on your list — you want it so it can go on your list!
- This foundational step is…well…foundational to all that follows. It is not meant to be easy. You may encounter all sorts of resistance. Be determined to work through whatever is in your way, as creatively as possible, and you will break through!
|EXAMPLES OF “WANTS”||WORD|
|1.||Loving Relationship ______________________||_____Snuggle ________|
|2.||Reliable transportation ____________________||_____ Car ___________|
|3.||Prestigious and reliable and fuel efficient car ___||_____ Prius __________|
|4.||Healthy vision, able to read without glasses ____||_____ Book __________|
|5.||Basement organized ______________________||_____ Basement ______|
|6.||Straight A’s on my report card _______________||_____ A’s ____________|
|7.||Celebrating my son’s straight A’s* ____________||_____ Celebrate _______|
|8.||Lose weight and fit into size _____ pants ______||_____ Pants __________|
|9.||Vacation in the mountains _________________||_____ Hike ___________|
|10.||Etc. __________________________________||_____ Etc. ___________|
*Be careful here. Ask permission from your son before putting this on your list. Even with his permission, have a “self” component to your image. You want to enjoy his success. It is your enjoyment you are wanting. This “self-involved” aspect of the list is important. This doesn’t mean you can’t be altruistic at other moments in your life. This list is a specific focus, not your total focus. Have the majority of items on your list be just for you.
Some of the things on your list can be “pie in the sky” outrageous as long as you really do want them. Be careful to not have most of your images be what you would consider “impossible.” Some of the things on your list should be long standing wishes that you know are possible but have eluded you. Some items on your list should be relatively easy to believe that they will happen. Long term, short term, easy, hard—all should be on your list. Don’t put all the easy ones together or all the hard ones together. Some people group similar items together, i.e. house related things. They want various repairs, furnishings, and activities all related to their house. It’s fine to bunch categories of items together, as long as they are not all really impossible or really sure to happen anyway.
This list is semi-fluid. Feel free to change the order, throw the list away and make a new one, etc., etc. Be playful and experimental about it.
Your “word” is just a tag that should bring up the full-blown-in-all-its-glory image-and-feeling when you think it. The word is a stepping stone to being able to quickly recall the whole image experience fully. As you cycle speed increases, at first the word will stay and the emotions will go subconscious, then the image will stay and the word will go subconscious. Then the images will blur a bit. With practice, they will be quite vivid–just extremely fast. You will be able to stop your whirling cycle and be at full experience of whatever image you stopped at.
What is so nice about this technique is that no matter how not-quite-memorized or how fast your cycling is, it is always therapeutic if you are improving or changing some aspect of it.
Think of image cycling like practicing a sport or a musical instrument. You can hit a tennis ball after some practice, but to play the game well you need more than a few hours of experience. We can learn to play a simple tune on the piano, but if we are going to be a virtuoso, we will need to practice thousands of hours. We can enjoy and benefit from every level of proficiency– even the very beginning stages. Isn’t it perfect?
You can also think of this process like learning to ride a bicycle. The “making of the list” is like obtaining a bicycle–you still don’t know how to ride it, but you really do need one in order to learn how to ride. The beginning stages of image cycling are like your friend holding onto the seat while you figure out how the peddles and steering work. At some point, it will “click” and you will “catch” the balance point, the gyroscopic anti-gravity sensation that “now I am doing something quite different.” Once you feel it, you can start reaching to feel it again and again. Before you know it, you will be doing stunts on your image cycle! Keep it fun! You will be carrying on meaningful conversation and purposeful activity WHILE you are cycling. At the early stages you will need to remove distractions in order to practice, but try to quickly get beyond this. Remember to cycle whenever you feel a strong emotion many times a day.
The following circle of circles is one possibility of how to conceptually organize a list. Put an image word into each small circle. Memorize. GO FASTER AND FASTER AROUND THE CIRCLE UNTIL IT IS WHIRLING LIKE A CD.
If you prefer, run your images like an old-fashioned film strip. Loop the images quickly before “lens” of consciousness. You can also use the image of a “rolodex”.
Speed, not the playful way you manage to get up to speed, is what makes it work.
Once you can ride your image cycle, it’s time to learn to heal with it! Buy Bengston’s audio and contact Suzanne Clegg if you want to learn to do this for yourself, your loved one or your patient. Email: email@example.com
This rapid image cycling technique can be used for your own benefit, you don’t have to do it while “healing” anything. If you do want to know how it is combined with certain “laying of on hands” techniques, contact Suzanne Clegg at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to www.spiritgate.com. Suzanne is available for private or small-group tutoring in this method.