Have you had experiences in which you are going for a critical meeting and out of nowhere you see two trains crashing into each other. First, of all you may want to take a moment to careful observe is that in your favor or not. Second, they are called Spontaneously Occurring Metaphors.
Spontaneously occurring metaphors is when your unconscious takes very complex processes that’s going on in your body and simplifies it as it’s explaining to a kid and gives you visual representations.
when your unconscious takes very complex processes that’s going on in your body and simplifies it as it’s explaining to a kid and gives you visual representations. They appear as rendom images!
Like for example: there is a guy I read about when someone was working on him for allergic condition he had the metaphor he got he said as if the worms are eating on the wood. So the metaphor worms eating on the wood was a complex representation of an internal process that was creating the allergy a simplified representation.
Now the beautiful thing about these spontaneous metaphors is you change the metaphor the internal process changes so what the therapist did was he asked the guy to ask why are the worms eating the wood and he heard a voice saying they are hungry. So he said okay get the worms to eat on something else and apparently after that the allergy disappeared within a day. So, these are called spontaneously occurring metaphors.
the beautiful thing about these spontaneous metaphors is ‘you change the metaphor, the internal process changes’
Now, I am not saying if anyone has an allergy you go and tell them now visualize worms are eating the wood and now you out a pathway worms are eating somewhere else. No! it doesn’t work that way spontaneous metaphors work when it is spontaneous.
The metaphor comes from the person and then you use that metaphor and you adapt it to the solution that you want.
And if you want to know the impact of it? Somethings are better experienced!