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Institute of Semantic Restructuring

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Semantic Restructuring is the pursuit of enlightenment, enlivenment, empowerment through the creative re-arranging of the building blocks of meaning. For a better description, Start Here.


The Extended Patterns

This script is presented in two formats for easier analysis; the first is a simple paragraph format, actually, a single run-on sentence. The second version has one pattern example per line, with a number corresponding to a list of patterns below. One way to gain some facility with these patterns is simply to practice reading the run-on version of the script as many times and as many different ways as you can come up with. Each variation will give you that much more command of the patterns at the unconscious level of language use. Since it is also worthwhile to work through the patterns one-by-one you might find alternating between the versions even more valuable.

Letting Go

In this first example all the patterns are run together with no punctuation at all, but there is a reason for this: One of the most valuable tools in hypnotic language is creating ambiguity, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by blurring then end of one phrase and the beginning of another. The challenge, with the text below, is to read it out loud and try to make it sound as sensible as possible, even though you know it's just one silly long run-on sentence. This is an exercise not just in recognizing and talking about these patterns, but a hands-on way to learn to actually use them naturally --- by working with them in such an unnatural format and reading them as compellingly, soothingly, meaningfully as possible. Also, where a word or phrase is marked out ^like this^ try raising the pitch of your voice but without disrupting the flow of the reading. Phrases marked _like this_ are meant to be read with a lowered pitch, perhaps also with a lowered volume.

Serenity begins with letting go. But not too soon, not the wrong things. You would only want to let go _what should be let go_, wouldn't you? But certainly some things are better let go. So, what are some things you would do well to release right now? Because, clearly, if you didn't ^really^ want to feel more at ease, at peace, serene, you wouldn't ^want^ to keep some things a second longer than necessary. Surely even a person seeking greater peace should be able to sense what to keep and what to release. And by now you could wonder what kinds of things might be meant, physical, emotional, mental, habitual, items of self-esteem, self-recognition, things that inform and define our relationships to our inner core of _peaceful serenity_. Won't it _feel wonderful_ to lighten the load, to set free what should be set free? Perhaps you would prefer to continue clutching onto the things and ways that no longer serve your highest purpose? If there were anything to be gained by hanging on to everything I'd be the first to say so. Mightn't you, however, prefer the balance, the _lightening up_, that comes from only holding onto what serves your birthright of enlightenment? You let go what should be let go. You receive the serenity you should recieve. Even in dreams, dreams during sleep and the dreams of your heart for a better life, even in those dreams you are keeping only what still serves your peace, your serenity, _your growing ability_ to move through your life with poise and calm strength. Of course dreaming means recognizing the existence of different worlds and different ways to be. The peace, the peacefulness, that was meant to be yours, to _be you_, is as easy to attain as simply letting go what you can lovingly and easily let go. And while you are learning the lessons of what to release and what to hold dear you will be deepening your understanding of the peace and serenity _you are claiming_ for your life and being. What could be grander? Do you find anything odd at all about the notion of attachments bringing strife? That's not an entirely new or original doctrine. So take in your surroundings for a moment, eyes open or closed, no matter, but think about what your eyes see, even if it's the _inside_ of your eyelids, think about what your skin is touching, _right now_, and just ponder how these sensations relate to _your increasing peace_. What those sensations can do is connect your now to the peace and serenity of the then that is rapidly approaching. That new peace, that new _serenity is being (borne/born)_ by the reality of _now_, by the many elements in your life, even the ones you choose to release as you choose to _release them_ in favor of _creating space_ to receive the peace you seek, crave, and so richly deserve. Because just as the now flows into the future which becomes the new, now, so too your current concerns, challenges, conflicts flow into the peace, ease, calm of your new now. Might you right now _know something_ on which you can relax your grip? Knowing what you know, you know you can let go now, or let go later those things you are going to eventually let go anyway. So just reflect again on some one thing you might better let go as...you gain awareness of how and when will be best to let it go. Because you can do that with the first thing you choose, or the second, or whatever. Do you even ^care^ what you first begin to let go? Maybe you can just let it be that you choose something easy and obvious and clear. A person who didn't care to _cultivate greater peace_ would continue clinging to the wrong things. Caring to cultivate that greater peace makes it natural to discover which things when kept continue to serve that inner peace and peacefulness. It's as if part of you could say, "These things I'm keeping, these things I'm not sure about, these things are ready to go." So let them go. Let those things and people and events and feelings and thoughts and ways of being that are ready to ^move on^ _move_..._on_. Offering this to you as someone who is moving on, more and more, moving _to_, moving _from_, moving _as_, that moving might as well serve peace. The known peace and the un- are coming to your life. Even as you continue with the things you choose to maintain, you can explore the lighteneing up that comes from finding proper things to release. So anytime can be a good time to think back on the choices you have made, are making, will make, and how they serve the serene being you are being ever more often and easily. You can return to and revisit those choices as often as need be to find the answers that best reflect your inner wisdom and growing calm strength and compassion for yourself and the world around you. If you ^really^ were meant to hold on so tightly to everything then how could any of those things, relationships, ways of being bring anything other than peace and calm strength? So you really aren't meant to hold on to it all. And so your future really is meant to, you know, _be filled with peace_ and calm strength. Some folks would choose the known strife in favor of the unknown serenity of letting go if they were facing the question of what and how to let go. That's why you can sense these ideas are all aimed at helping _your unconscious_, your inner source of wisdom decide _what_ to let go, and even ^how^, especially _how_. And how strange it is to think about inner wisdom deciding when it is really just you deciding according to the principles of ever expanding good. But go ahead and let that inner wisdom decide. That's probably best. Best to just enjoy the calming influence of letting the best and wisest parts of you do their job. You can even let those parts decide whether or not to make all those decisions for you. Besides there's no way to do it all consciously anyway. So mightn't you just as well ask yourself how much of letting go is really just turning over to the parts best suited to caring for different things and aspects in life? Happily that's an easily answered question. The answers that come to you will move you closer to your natural serenity. That's also why it's so easy to understand your natural experiences with letting go and lightening up and turning over. That's why you need to recognize this process has already been going on all along. It is that recognition that can bring your first wave of comfort and assurance and ease. Encompassing recognition can be so powerful. And so, now, recognize that there's no need to hold on to anything that isn't serving your best and highest good, or to let go anything that is. Those recognitions help you choose the proper releases. You can recognize the fascinating values of releasing wisely.

*B&G include connectors, I use them but have neglected them vis a vis the write up below.

Letting Go, revisited

Next you have a numbered list of the phrases in the run-on version, one phrase per line. You can use this list to refer back to the names of the various patterns as a way to learn to talk about the patterns, to possibly recognize patterns in isolation when listening to others speak or when reading. Again, going back and forth between the two presentations of these patterns is probably more valuable than focusing on just one. On the other hand, if you have to choose between being able to use the patterns as opposed to simply talking about them, you might be better served to spend more time and energy on reading the run-on version meaningfully.

1.) Serenity begins with letting go.

2.) But not too soon, not the wrong things.

3.) You would only want to let go _what should be let go_, wouldn't you?

4.) But certainly some things are better let go.

5.) So, what are some things you would do well to release right now?

6.) Because, clearly, if you didn't ^really^ want to feel more at ease, at peace, serene, you wouldn't ^want^ to keep some things a second longer than necessary.

7.) Surely* even a person seeking greater peace should be able to sense what to keep and what to release.

8.) And by now you could wonder what kinds of things might be meant, physical, emotional, mental, habitual, items of self-esteem, self-recognition, things that inform and define our relationships to our inner core of _peaceful serenity_.

9.) Won't it _feel wonderful_ to lighten the load, to set free what should be set free?

10.) Perhaps you would prefer to continue clutching onto the things and ways that no longer serve your highest purpose?

11.) If there were anything to be gained by hanging on to everything I'd be the first to say so.

12.) Mightn't you, however, prefer the balance, the _lightening up_, that comes from only holding onto what serves your birthright of enlightenment?

13.) You let go what should be let go. You receive the serenity you should recieve.

14.) Even in dreams, dreams during sleep and the dreams of your heart for a better life, even in those dreams you are keeping only what still serves your peace, your serenity, _your growing ability_ to move through your life with poise and calm strength.

15.) Of course dreaming means recognizing the existence of different worlds and different ways to be.

16.) The peace, the peacefulness, that was meant to be yours, to _be you_, is as easy to attain as simply letting go what you can lovingly and easily let go.

17.) And while you are learning the lessons of what to release and what to hold dear you will be deepening your understanding of the peace and serenity _you are claiming_ for your life and being.

18.) What could be grander?

19.) Do you find anything odd at all about the notion of attachments bringing strife?

20.) That's not an entirely new or original doctrine.

21.) So take in your surroundings for a moment, eyes open or closed, no matter, but think about what your eyes see, even if it's the _inside_ of your eyelids, think about what your skin is touching, _right now_, and just ponder how these sensations relate to _your increasing peace_.

22.) What those sensations can do is connect your now to the peace and serenity of the then that is rapidly approaching.

23.), 65.) That new peace, that new _serenity is being (borne/born)_ by the reality of _now_, by the many elements in your life, even the ones you choose to release as you choose to _release them_ in favor of _creating space_ to receive the peace you seek, crave, and so richly deserve.

24.) Because just as the now flows into the future which becomes the new, now, so too your current concerns, challenges, conflicts flow into the peace, ease, calm of your new now.

25.) Might you right now _know something_ on which you can relax your grip?

26.) Knowing what you know, you know you can let go now, or let go later those things you are going to eventually let go anyway.

27.) So just reflect again on some one thing you might better let go as...you gain awareness of how and when will be best to let it go.

28.) Because you can do that with the first thing you choose, or the second, or whatever.

29.) Do you even ^care^ what you first begin to let go?

30.) Maybe you can just let it be that you choose something easy and obvious and clear.

31.) A person who didn't care to _cultivate greater peace_ would continue clinging to the wrong things.

32.) Caring to cultivate that greater peace makes it natural to discover which things when kept continue to serve that inner peace and peacefulness.

33.) It's as if part of you could say, "These things I'm keeping, these things I'm not sure about, these things are ready to go."

34.) So let them go.

35.) Let those things and people and events and feelings and thoughts and ways of being that are ready to ^move on^ _move_..._on_. 36.) Offering this to you as someone who is moving on,

37.) more and more,

38.) moving _to_, moving _from_, moving _as_, that moving might as well serve peace.

39.) The known peace and the un- are coming to your life.

40.) Even as you continue with the things you choose to maintain, you can explore the lighteneing up that comes from finding proper things to release.

41.) So anytime can be a good time to think back on the choices you have made, are making, will make, and how they serve the serene being you are being ever more often and easily.

42.) You can return to and revisit those choices as often as need be to find the answers that best reflect your inner wisdom and growing calm strength and compassion for yourself and the world around you.

43.) If you ^really^ were meant to hold on so tightly to everything then how could any of those things, relationships, ways of being bring anything other than peace and calm strength?

44.) So you really aren't meant to hold on to it all.

45.) And so your future really is meant to, you know, _be filled with peace_ and calm strength.

46.) Some folks would choose the known strife in favor of the unknown serenity of letting go if they were facing the question of what and how to let go.

47.) That's why you can sense these ideas are all aimed at helping _your unconscious_, your inner source of wisdom decide _what_ to let go, and even ^how^, especially _how_.

48.) And how strange it is to think about inner wisdom deciding when it is really just you deciding according to the principles of ever expanding good.

49.) But go ahead and let that inner wisdom decide.

50.) That's probably best.

51.) Best to just enjoy the calming influence of letting the best and wisest parts of you do their job.

52.) You can even let those parts decide whether or not to make all those decisions for you.

53.) Besides there's no way to do it all consciously anyway.

54.) So mightn't you just as well ask yourself how much of letting go is really just turning over to the parts best suited to caring for different things and aspects in life?

55.) Happily that's an easily answered question.

56.) The answers that come to you will move you closer to your natural serenity.

57.), 58.) That's also why it's so easy to understand your natural experiences with letting go and lightening up and turning over. That's why you need to recognize this process has already been going on all along.

59.) It is that recognition that can bring your first wave of comfort and assurance and ease.

60.) Encompassing recognition can be so powerful.

61.) And so, now, recognize that there's no need to hold on to anything that isn't serving your best and highest good, or to let go anything that is.

62.) Those recognitions help you choose the proper releases.

63.), 64.) You can recognize the fascinating values of releasing wisely.

1.) Scope Ambiguity
2.) Cancellation Commands
3.) Tag Questions
4.) Comparatives
5.) Questions
6.) If you really II
7.) Even an X should Y
8.) MR Direct
9.) Negative Questions
10.) Contrary to Expectation Should
11.) Counterfactual Conditional Clauses
12.) Spurious Not
13.) Equivalence: Parallel Syntax
14.) Ideosensors
15.) Equivalence: Direct
16.) Comparative As X as Y
17.) Subordinate Clauses of Time
18.) Rhetorical Questions
19.) Factives
20.) Vague Nouns
21.) X&Y in 7+\-2
22.) Pseudo-Cleft Sentences
23.) Complex Adjectives
24.) Change of State Verbs
25.) Conversational Postulates I
26.) Double Bind
27.) As...
28.) Ordinals
29.) Don't you even _care_?
30.) Qualifiers
31.) A person who XY
32.) Causation
33.) Quotes
34.) Vague Verbs
35.) Change of Place Verbs
36.) Scope Ambiguity
37.) Comparisons: MPIII
38.) Prepositions
39.) Missing Pieces: Misc: Prefix
40.) Change of time Verbs and Adverbs
41.) Repetitive Cue Words
42.) Repetitive Verbs and Adverbs
43.) If you ^really^ I
44.) Cancellatoins: MP VIII
45.) SRV w/
46.) Some Xs would Y when ZW
47.) MR: Reversed
48.) Meta Comment on SRV
49.) SRV
50.) Extremes: MPIV
51.) Definite Descriptions
52.) "Some" Quantifiers
53.) Rule Cue Can't
54.) Embedded Questions.
55.) Commentary Adjectives
56.) Relative Clauses
57.) Everyone understands...
58.) Simple Deletion
59.) Cleft Sentence
60.) Syntactic Ambiguity
61.) Conversational Postulates IIa
62.) Generic Noun Phrases
63.) Desriptions: MPII
64.) Conversational Postulates IIb
65.) Phonological Ambiguity



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