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 Universal Release Method Lesson - Recap & Start Now 

Ok, having gone through all the lessons above, you are now ready to get started!

Here's Your Recap and Start Now Instructions.

(Copyright Richard West. All rights reserved. Please do not copy, reproduced or sell without the express permission of the copyright holder.)

Using this method you can start now releasing your stuff all by yourself, or with the help of a friend, who's willing to listen, or journal style or using your computer and a text reader app.

Here's how it works:

(If using a text reader, your computer will ask you the release questions about any item that you plug into the script.)

Your Item.

Your item is a word or phrase that describes whatever it is you are experiencing, that you would rather let go of. Feeling stressed, believing it's all hopeless, wanting another donut, eating too much, getting fat, and hating your job, are all examples of items. (More about items in just a bit. )

You answer the questions about your item, until it releases or shifts to the deeper item. If your item shifts to something deeper, just replace your current item with the deeper one and start again with the first release question.

The questions inspire you to talk about your stuff , and help you understand what you are dealing with, and why you can't simply "let it go".

With each question (and answer) you become that much more aware of your subconscious reasons for hanging on, until finally; there are no more reasons, you see where your logic was faulty, you re-evaluate your prior decisions and conclusions, based upon your currnet understanding of life, and simply choose to now, let it go.

You can do this several ways; with a friend asking the questions, and listening to your answers, journal style, writing your answers in a journal, or even by having your computer ask you the questions, while you record your answers; no facilitator, no coach, no counselor, no fee, just you and your computer.

When the wording of your item changes or shifts.

Sometimes as you begin answering questions about your item, the wording will change... meaning you have decided to change the wording a little cause it seems better or feels better to you.  If this happens, just change the wording and start again with the first release question.  (Note that when the wording changes, its simple a better or more precise way of saying it, and is not a deeper/underlying item.  The deeper or underlying item is a different kind of beastie and is explained further down the page.

Using the Computer to Release Your Stuff.

Let's talk more about this computer method now.

Just read the following instructions that explain what items are exactly, how to choose them, how you can tell if you need to go deeper, and things like that.

1. Download the Free Natural Voice Text Reader that is going to ask you the questions.

Click the link for the free download:

2. Once you have the Natural Voice Text Reader installed and running, copy and paste your release script into it.

3. Decide what item you would like to talk about and release.

4. In the Natural Voice Text Reader, using "Find and Replace" replace the default item that is in the script: "being pissed about the pool service" with an item of your own, that describes the stuff you are going to release, and start the reader. Your release script will now have many personalized release questions in it, specifically tailored to help you access, talk about and release your stuff.

The reader, I fondly refered to as "Computer Head", will immediately ask you a question out-loud, about your item. Pause Computer Head, and answer the question. Then click resume and he will ask you the next release question, and so on. Continue the process until your item releases. (How you can tell when your item releases, will be covered in just a moment.)  I have done many many sessions usin this method and it works great.

Going Deeper

Sometimes there are deeper items that are tied to your current item, like links in a chain. When this happens, it means you are not just holding onto the current item, you are, without realizing it, holding onto the whole chain of items. In order to let go of the current item, it is necessary to shift your attention to the next item in the chain, and release it too. Not all items are tied to chains, but if there is a chain, the deeper item will eventually come to the surface on it's own, as you talk about your current item. If a deeper item does come up, get the wording of it, then replace your current item with this new deeper item, and start again with the first release question. Eventually, after answering questions about the second item in the chain, it will release, or an even deeper item will surface, at which point you get it worded, plug it in, and again start with the first release question, and so on, until you reach the basic item on the chain, at which point you are able to let go of the last piece of this whole issue, and the entire chain releases. From personal experience, I have found that about half the time an item has one or more deeper items on the chain. And about half the time there's just that one item, with nothing deeper. It often depends on how serious, painful or confusing your beginning item is.

Always end off on a win, a release, a feel good, you've let it go, and have had a realization about the item or something related.

Pay attention to the release point (e.p) and do not overrun the release.

An overrun is when you accidentally go past the release point. (What to do to get the release back is covered elsewhere in the materials).

The other things you need to know before starting , which are covered in greater detail, further down the page are:

1. What items are and how to choose and word your items.

2. How to know when your item has released.

3. How to know if and when to shift to a deeper item.

4. Indications that your item is releasing.

5. The more you can talk about and express yourself while doing this process the better.

6. You can also record your session or have a good friend listen while you answer the questions.

The Other Things you need to know before starting - In greater detail.

1. What items are, and how to choose and word your items:

Most items come in the form of a phrase that describes the thing being released. For this universal release method to work in all instances the first word in the description of the item, in most cases needs to end with "ing".

Examples: "Feeling depressed", "believing this process probably won't work, " "wanting to know more about this process, before doing it. " Stuff like that.

Here's just a few more examples of an endless list of items you can take up, just fill in the blanks with whatever it is you would like to release:

being _______. feeling _______. wanting _______. believing _______. thinking _______. attacking _______.

hating _______. loving _______. needing _______. having _______. working _______. wondering _______.

complaining about _______. losing _______. fearing _______. being afraid of _______. stressing _______.

You can actually put the word "not" in front of the whole thing, and have even more items you can release.

not feeling _______. not wanting _______. not believing _______. not caring _______.

So you come up with items like:

being bummed out

feeling all stressed out about (whatever)

wanting approval from (whoever)

believing life sucks

hating your in-laws

loving junk food

needing praise, approval or sympathy

having a sharp pain in the middle of your head

working like crazy and getting no where

wondering if this release method is going to really work

complaining about not getting a raise

losing heart

losing your keys (releasing an item like this can release the emotions that get stirred up when losing your keys)

losing your job (releasing this will give you insight on why you, on that deeper subconscious level, lost your job)

fearing the loss of your (whatever it might be)

being afraid of losing (whatever it might be. . . a different way of saying the one above)

stressing out about (whatever)

Some "Not" type items:

not feeling all that great today

not wanting to go on a healthy diet

not believing this crap will work

not caring about the other guy

not wanting to do this release work

When choosing an item, it's important to know that it has to be something you are genuinely interested in talking about and releasing.

Being interested in talking about it, means (among other things) that you are already in touch with it emotionally, to some degree, and can confront it.

Chuckles are a good sign.

And if you chuckle when you first consider, say, or read the item, that's even better, because this usually means that you find it interesting, are able to confront it, and can talk about it.

Also, if you are new to this process, be sure to choose something light and fun, something silly even, would be fine. Do not plug in your serious, painful, heavy emotional issues or problems, right away.

Before you take a crack at that heavy stuff, I invited you to get a little experience and practice under your belt, using lighter items. This experience will teach you how items sometimes link together in chains, how to shift to the deeper items, and stuff like that. If you choose something light and not serious during practice, you are assured of not getting in too deep, too fast.

Here are a few questions that will help you choose the more confrontable, lighter, items for your demo/practice sessions:

Take notes and jot down any answers that make you chuckle. And if none make you chuckle, you might consider coming up with some questions of your own that do elicit answers that make you chuckle.

The bigger the chuckle or laugh, the better the item (as long as there is also an interest in talking about and releasing the item).

Q. As regards this release method, right now, is there anything you are wondering about?

A sample answer to this question (that could translate to an item, if the answer got a chuckle) is: "Yea, I was wondering what's the catch". You could plug "wondering what's the catch" into the script and it would release probably rather quickly (unless a deeper item on the chain).

Now here's a few more questions that may help you come up with some items for this demo/practice session:

Q. As regards this release method, is there anything you are thinking that you'd rather not say?

Q. As regards this release method, is there anything you are being careful of?

Q. As regards this release method, is there anything you are hoping for?

Q. As regards this release method, is there anything you are expecting?

Q. As regards this release method, is there anything you are doubtful about?

Once you start releasing an item (or chain of items), it would be a good idea to know how you can tell if the item or item chain has released. So. . .

2. How do you know when your item has released?

Experiencing the following 4 points during a session will indicate that the item or items have released.

A. You are no longer feeling or (otherwise experiencing) your item(s).

B. You have had some chuckles or laughs and you feel better, lighter, freer attention, stuff like that.

C. Although you can still consider or contemplate your released item(s), you've said all you want to say about the subject, you feel good about it and have no further interest in it, because it is resolved and settled. And you are no longer concerned about it.

D. You will have one or more realizations that bring greater understanding, awareness, or wisdom to the scene and the item.

3. How to know if and when to shift to a deeper item:

While answering questions about a given item, the energy will gradually start peeling off, until that item finally releases, or until it uncovers the deeper item. As you do the process, if there is a deeper item, it will gradually surface and you will be come aware of it. It will keep popping up. And it will be intimately connected with the current item. You shift to this deeper item, once you become pretty sure the current item isn't going to release, unless this deeper one releases too. At which point you word the new deeper item and start again with the first release question and this new item. It will release. . . or there will be an even deeper item. Eventually the last item on the chain releases at which point all items on the chain, before it release too. On serious, heavily charged items, there are often deeper items, which take longer to release. (Another reason to practice with items that are not serious or charged up. )

Your item usually releases or shifts way before getting to the end of the script, however in the unlikely event that you do reach the end of the script before your item shifts, there are some questions and instructions that will help find the deeper item.

4. Indications that your item is releasing (or unburdening a deeper item):

When you experience little chuckles, snorts, laughing, yawns, coughing, realizations, new awareness, and other physiological changes, while doing the process, this is an indication that your item and the emotional energy in it, is releasing. (We will talk more about this in a just a bit. )

5. The more you can talk about and express yourself while doing this process the better.

It helps you get in touch with your item, and stay with it, while doing the process. And if you have isssues about talking about your stuff, that's ok, you can release those issues with this process. You are encouraged to yap it up, and talk freely as long as you like in response to any questions.

6. You can also have a good friend listen while you answer the questions.

This is very effective. Or if you'd like, you can record the session. After session you can edit the recording, delete it, save it, share it with a trusted friend, or whatever. Recording the session, for some, helps create the mindset that they are actually talking to, or going to be talking to a real person, instead of a computer. And this does help, in some circumstances.

Your Release Questions Script is in another lesson.

When ya get to it just copy and paste it into your (free) Natural Voice Text Reader and you are good to go.

(If you use a different brand text reader, you may have to change the spelling in various parts of the script (In some versions of the script there may appear to be typos; these are actually changes made so that the text reader sounds more natural; things like pauses, intonations, accents on syllables and such. 

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