It had been raining for days and days, and a great flood had come over the land. The waters rose so high that one man was forced to climb onto the roof of his house.
As the waters rose higher and higher, a man in a rowing boat appeared, and told him to get in. “No,” replied the man on the roof. “I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me.” So the man in the rowing boat went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.
The waters rose higher and higher, and suddenly a speedboat appeared. “Climb in!” shouted a man in the boat. “No,” replied the man on the roof. “I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me.” So the man in the speedboat went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.
The waters continued to rise. A helicopter appeared and over the loudspeaker, the pilot announced he would lower a rope to the man on the roof. “No,” replied the man on the roof. “I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me.” So the helicopter went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.
The waters rose higher and higher, and eventually they rose so high that the man on the roof was washed away, and alas, the poor man drowned.
Upon arriving in heaven, the man marched straight over to God. “Heavenly Father,” he said, “I had faith in you… I prayed to you to save me, and yet you did nothing. Why?” God gave him a puzzled look, and replied “I sent you two boats and a helicopter, what more did you expect?”
This is a wonderful metaphor for what happens with a limited mindset!WE have learned a slightly distorted view of the world, we establish coping habits and self medicate with food drink tobacco drugs gambling sex. And yet there is so much more out there.
It doesn’t have to be about God – that can also be a symbol in this story for help that is out there that we don’t explore thinking that: “this is it!” Well that doesn’t have to be it!
Explore with me how Hypnotherapy and NLP can help you move beyond coping habits and challenge that old mindset that says another Life isn’t possible and make your own future.
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Graham Howes Advanced Hypnotherapist and NLP, Weight Loss Certified Professional, Qualified to deal with Psychological Trauma and PTSD