Frequently Asked Questions
Some people think so, sure. But it was mainly developed so that the normal, fairly intelligent layman (man in this sense and as used on this website includes women in standard English) can improve his outlook on life in the comfort of his own home in his own time with very minimal expense. And to do so without having to get therapy or seek professional help or even go and talk to someone. If you think you really should seek professional help, by all means go and do so.
2. Why is it so important to be sessionable? Why can't I just get five hours sleep the night before and drink beer for lunch like I always do?
Basically because you won't get much out of a YawnMachine session if you are not prepared for it, with quality sleep and food and so forth. Just as it won't work to try and paint a wall or your nails if the surface is rough and covered with dust, so it won't work to try and have a session here if you are tired or hungry or under the influence or too distracted, etc.
How it seems to work is this: If you put your attention on your topic and do the visualization procedure per the instructions, the harmful energy associated with your topic will get discharged through the body's action of yawning, or sighing, or sobbing, or similar physical means. The rubbing - vigorously rubbing your hands together, or rubbing your chest, your back, your arms, your legs; s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g; squeezing the chair and table; this kind of thing - causes the body to draw in fresh energy to replace the bad energy, the stagnant energy, the frozen energy, you just got rid of. It seems that the body needs a certain minimum amount of energy, whether good or bad, and if you go below this amount you will soon feel very short of energy. If you only do part of the procedure here and fail to rub, you will rapidly deplete your stock of total energy (good and bad), and begin to feel run down or wiped out. One solution is to rub vigorously for as long as it takes to recharge your batteries, so to speak, which might take several minutes. The correct way is to keep up the rubbing all the time and not get into such a depleted state in the first place. If you are feeling short of energy because of low blood sugar, this is a different thing.
Two reasons. Some people find it useful to have a report to refer back to after the session, to see the dates and times of the sessions and how they were doing before and after, how many yawns etc. came off that particular topic, what realizations they had, and so forth. But there is another very important reason, quite apart from the record-keeping aspect of it. It can be very therapeutic to write down things about your life, especially when the topics are charged or hot. In other words, when they have harmful mental energy attached to them. In order to write down the details you have to hold the events out away from you to some extent in order to look at them in enough detail to describe them, and doing this helps you to sort things out in your own mind. Many people who keep a daily journal or write posts to message boards on the internet have noticed this.
5. If I find I do well with these sessions and get over some things, won't I get sort of addicted to these sessions? Will I get dependent on them?
Unlikely. What tends to happen is that as you discharge more and more harmful energy connected to unpleasant things in your life you become more in control of your baggage and it begins to affect you less and less. Things that once adversely affected you in life you may find you can easily shrug off without going anywhere near a formal session.
If you are handling charged stuff, it can get to the point where you can't find charged stuff any more. You just want to enjoy life, smell the roses, head in the clouds with your feet still on the ground type of stuff. It's called "having your win." Go off and enjoy life and have another session when you feel like one.
It's also possible (I believe) to feel kind of worn out solely because there has been a lot of energy exchange. It's not so much that you are short of energy and need to recharge with a bit (or a lot) of rubbing while suppressing the yawns etc. It's more a case of you can only discharge and recharge the battery so many times in an hour or a day, and it would be better to wait till another time.
Now, there is also the case where you are not doing a session to handle charged stuff, but are doing a session to explore your auric bodies or something, like with some of the Brennan-based modules, especially SpotAnAngel [at PaulsRobot3]. In that case, the wonderful win-type feeling is the starting point for the session, not the ending point, and as long as you want to do such a session then there is no reason not to - on the contrary!
7. I was having a great session - I discharged a hot topic and felt wonderful. I figured on keeping the momentum going and started on another topic that I usually have trouble with and the session went lousy after that. How come? I was doing the procedure exactly the same as before.
Once you've discharged a hot topic and feel great for now, end off and enjoy your win. It just doesn't work to try and work on another hot topic when you're in such a good condition. It is known as trying to do a session over a win and is a big mistake. So lay off it for a bit. Enjoy the win and do another session when you feel like one, the next day or next week or whenever.
You may have noticed that this whole subject is not covered in Encyclopedia Brittanica. Or anywhere else in mainstream science. Quite honestly, this is all somewhat-experimental cutting-edge research dealing with a person's extended anatomy, his or her subtle-energy processes. At a rough estimate, maybe 80% of people who follow the instructions seem to do OK with Rub & Yawn procedures. What's with the 20%? Possibly they haven't followed the instructions properly and they are doing something else. A session is unlikely to go well, for example, if the person is hungry or short of sleep, or short of energy for some other reason. Possibly they really are following the instructions exactly and it still isn't working. Maybe they need to work at it longer than others in order to open the subtle energy pathways. You also might want to look at the "Letting Go of Stress" section on the Rub & Yawn page.