Negative Reaction


Do the following steps in this order until you have resolved the difficulty:

  1. Make very, very sure you grok what the author is saying and not what you misunderstand him to be saying. Open up the "Didn't get it" screen and follow the steps there in sequence if you are not sure.

  2. When you are sure you understand what he's saying, but it is just something you have a personal negative reaction to, apply Yes-No Yawning to the conflict.

  3. You do not necessarily have to agree 100% with every single word the author says, but this step is to nullify as much as possible any subconscious bad reaction. Such reactions can stem from a wide range of events in your past, sometimes your very distant past. It is not necessary to view each event specifically to discharge a reaction. Just follow the procedure given here.

  4. You need to be familiar with the routine procedure of The Yawn Machine ("TYM") at This means you have used the procedure successfully, and you are willing to use it again. Yes-No Yawning is similar to that basic procedure, but not exactly the same. The instructions below will not be sufficient if you do not know the regular TYM procedure.

  5. Be in correct shape for a session. This means you have enough time available where you won't be interrupted; you are well-rested; you are well-fed; you are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol; you are not weak from illness; you do not have your attention fixed heavily on some upset or problem; and your immediate environment (room) is not so disordered it is a distraction. Have some paper and a pen in front of you.

  6. Start the session. Keep notes. Note the date and time and how you are doing. Write down the paragraph number(s) where the reaction occurred, and what the reaction is. For example: "Para 1.11 says 'Psychologists have correctly said that "when one is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance."' But I am often truly ready for something and it NEVER happens. NEVER NEVER NEVER. The text is wrong." Provided you have the paragraph number written down accurately, you can abbreviate what the text says in your notes. But be sure to write down your reaction fully, as you will be referring to it later.

  7. In this case the two sides of the thing, the Yes/No, are something like "When I'm truly ready for a thing it appears" and "When I'm truly ready for a thing it doesn't appear". It doesn't matter which one you pick as "Yes" or "No". Pick one of the two, whichever seems best to address first, and repeat it ALOUD to yourself, over and over. The idea is to repeat the CONCEPT behind the words to your subconscious, not just the words. For example here, you might use the words "When I'm ready it appears" and "When I'm ready it doesn't appear." Do the usual TYM stretch/rub procedure while doing this. If some past incidents come to mind, clearly or dimly, do the usual TYM visualization procedure on them as best you can. Make sure you discharge any yawns from this. You can vary the concepts/words a bit if it seems like there is emotional charge available in that area, but don't vary it too much and go off the subject of the paragraph completely. Remember the idea is to help you with doing this course, not dealing with every negative thing in your life. You can address the other things after the course. :)

  8. Now do the other side of the Yes/No, using the same technique of repeating the words aloud and the concept behind them to your sub-conscious. Discharge what you can from this.

  9. Now do the "Yes" part and the "No" part together, not aloud, while rubbing/stretching. It is usually helpful to imagine various room objects saying the words and expressing the concept to you. For example, your computer screen might be saying "Yes, it appears"; while the keyboard is saying "No, it won't appear"; while the clock is saying "Yes, it appears"; while the pen is saying "No, it won't appear"; while etc. etc. When you're getting close to the end of discharging all of this, you can have a hundred objects simultaneously firing these two concepts at you, from all around you.

  10. When you have discharged all that you can from this pair of opposites, the procedure is finished for that specific reaction. Write down any realizations you had in the session. Note the time and how you are doing, end the session, and tidy up your notes. It is usually helpful to keep such session notes in a folder where you can refer to them later.

  11. Again, the idea is to discharge any subconscious negative reaction. It is not to enforce agreement with the author. You are free to disagree with the author if you wish. But if you disagree too much, you will not benefit much from reading the book or doing this course.

  12. Return to the paragraph you were having trouble with and read it again from the top. If there is now no reaction, great, mark "All OK now" and continue on. It is possible there will be another bad reaction from a different pair of conflicting ideas. If so, go through the steps above on the new pair of items.
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