When a hypnotherapist desires to help a person solve specific problem, but doesn't know what would work for that particular person and for the issue at hand, he takes the person into the future, to the point in time when the problem has been resolved and the person has been enjoying the desired state for some time, perhaps a year already. Then, the hypnotherapist may say to the person's mind something along the lines "Tell me what exactly did I do that helped you to get your desired outcome." The person tells the steps and the hypnotherapist feeds them back to the person, exactly as the person's mind suggested.

Whether you are a hypnotherapist or you are practicing self-hypnosis, a good place to begin, when you are stuck with a perplexing situation, is to realize that - as a Course in Miracles suggests - "all of your problems have already been solved", and then simply ask for the solution and open yourself to experience the solution. The solution may be totally different than anything that has ever even crossed your mind, so it is important to let go of any preconceived ideas and open yourself fully and completely to the infinite wisdom of your higher (subconscious, superconscious, unconscious) mind.

Getting Resources from the Future is just one method of working with time and with what is in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) usually referred to as - timelines. With your mind you can be at any point of time or place you choose to think of. In your mind there is no time, but you can choose to think in terms of time. You can imagine any point in the past, present, future - in this body or in any other body (yours or someone else's), in this dimension of experience or any other. The possibilities are infinite and they are only limited by your consciousness and by your imagination.

You can also think yourself out of time. This is what spiritually-inclined people usually do. Even if you are not spiritually inclined, getting mentally and emotionally out of time brings about a sense of deep inner peace, because all problems, all tensions, all stresses, arise out of the element of time.

If you are not aware of how this works in your life, just pick some action movie and pay attention to the relationship between the element of time and the actions involved. Whenever a filmmaker desires to get your adrenalin level up, he puts a time limit on some situation which is crucial for the wellbeing of a hero. When the clock starts ticking, the stress level goes up.

Then look at your own life and at the situations from your life that have been the most stressful for you. How would they have been different if you had all the time in the world to solve the problem or if you had an instant access to the perfect solution?

Everything that has a form, everything that has a beginning or an end, can exist only in time and space. If you take out time and space, by imagining how would you or any particular thing be in terms of eternity, in terms of that which remains constant throughout time, soon you will realize that it is possible only by letting go of its form, by going beyond the form - in your imagination. In a way, you do this - at least unconsciously - every night while you are deeply asleep, when you are not even dreaming. This is a necessary state which allows your mind to rest and your body to regenerate. People who meditate spend more time in this "timeless" state - and as a consequence they often look younger, because what you do with your mind influences your body.

When you take a mental vacation from all of your problems and allow all forms to dissolve, by going beyond time and imagining how would something be in terms of eternity, you enter the realm of Oneness - One Thing - One Time - where you could say everything co-exists simultaneously, and that's why each problem has already been solved, and that's why you can bring the solution to any problem that may ever perplex you - instantly - if you are willing to fully open your (conscious) mind to it.

You could travel in your mind to a time where any or all of your problems have been solved now, where you have been enjoying the desired state for some time already and just ask from your deeper wisdom to bring to your conscious awareness the steps you took, the most enjoyable path you took, to get there - and trust that this infinite wisdom within you is always guiding you toward your greatest happiness, toward total fulfillment of all of your heart's desires.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Laura De Giorgio is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner. She has written numerous articles and ebooks on hypnosis and has an informative website with hypnosis, subliminal, supraliminal and supraliminal plus recordings in several languages. She also publishes a free monthly newsletter and offers many free hypnosis downloads at www.deeptrancenow.com