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How to Survive Divorce Using a Box of Jello, a Fort and a Little Hypnosis

How to Survive Divorce Using a Box of Jello, a Fort and a Little Hypnosis

Janna Colaco, C.Ht., is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator practicing in downtown Fullerton. She has coached motivational transformation since 1986. Janna is a Healing Minister, NLP Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. You can reach her at 714-269-6908 or at [email protected], and mechanicsofgrace.com.

Ten years ago my husband and I divorced. I thought we’d be able to preserve our friendship because I saw myself as an enlightened person with a loving nature who could create a positive, healing divorce experience. Was I right? Ha!

Instead, I found myself in Dante’s fifth circle of Hell.

My so-called enlightenment vanished faster than pizza in a college dorm. I plunged into the depths of fear and despair, and no amount of Esther Hicks/Abraham inspiration seemed to help.

Shaken, I utilized an effective hypnosis technique and prayed to my Future Self. I asked her daily: How did you get through this? What should I do? And she answered! But her answers were downright silly:

  1.  “Build a fort.” Seriously? I hadn’t built a fort since I was nine. Skeptically, I searched the garage for tarps and ladders and clothespins. I built a fort that included a window, a television, and a sofa bed… and I slept there. For weeks. Which turned into months. I camped in our family room for ten months while custody was sorted. Around December, my future self instructed me to decorate my tent with Christmas lights, so I did. I was proud of my fort, and it made me smile, but this divorce stuff was serious business! I still needed answers. Next, my Future Self said:
  2.  “Watch Fawlty Towers.” (It’s a British comedy from the ’70s.) I was increasingly frustrated with my Future Self. I demanded “real” answers, like what to do about the problems?  I laughed at the show, but I was losing faith in my guides, especially that Future-Self Woman who appeared to be clearly insane. The next thing I heard was:
  3.  “Your mind is like Jello 1-2-3.”  Clearly, my future self had lost her mind.  In the 60s, Jello had a magical dessert mix called 1-2-3 that would separate into three layers all by itself.  It looked like this:

As ridiculous as it sounded, I finally understood. Modern physics says everything is 99.9999% energy that arranges particle matter with intention and feeling. My fearful mood created upsetting circumstances, representing the dark bottom layer of Jello. Hypnosis helped me float up the layers. Elevating my mood to the white layer, I imagined and felt the beautiful life I am now living.

Soon, problems evaporated from my reality, rendering them obsolete. Today, my ex-husband and I are good friends and parents to our four children. Feeling the relief of the good outcome (before the good result came) was essential.

As a hypnotherapist, my biggest blessing is helping others shift their circumstances.

As my “future self,” I’ve sent healing back to the fort. Those fears weren’t real. The evidence supporting them was shiftable. I’ve rescued my past self from the tent and helped create a beautiful life for my family.

Janna Colaco, C.Ht., is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator practicing in downtown Fullerton. She has coached motivational transformation since 1986. Janna is a Healing Minister, NLP Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. You can reach her at 714-269-6908 or at [email protected], and mechanicsofgrace.com.

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