ordained minister – pastoral work opportunities and calling
First a minister must be ordained usually with an established church. There are some brave people out there who just start their own church without any ordination at all of course this is a totally different route and it may be more acceptable in certain denominations whereas others require a more formal ordination process.
So once a minister is ordained and many these days can simply get ordained online then it’s time to get to work. Usually ministers will start churches or offer pastoral care or give blessings or even in some cases or many cases, really, perform marriage ceremonies.
Depending on where the minister got the ordination for example if it were an online ordination then the minister should check with local marriage laws to see what they require in order to perform marriage ceremonies. Some ministers even perform rituals like cleansing and even exorcisms which can get very controversial however this is something ministers do and some charge money to do it and some don’t.
Some ministers simply like to get ordained as a commitment to pursuing a path of greater good and acknowledging a higher power or rather a more spiritual depth to our daily lives. So it all depends on what the intention is when it comes to the type of work a minister will end up doing. One thing is for certain a minister almost never does it all. They usually pick one area in which to really excel.
Maybe at first if a minister starts at church then they are doing it all like doing the sermons or maybe they are doing the Pastoral Care and the visitations and they are also probably doing the marketing and accounting and everything else but eventually that Minister would find one thing they’re good at and when the money made it possible for them to back off from doing everything then just focus on that one thing.
Comment to let us know what kind of pastoral work you’re doing and how it all started for you.
how to put myself into a trance
I want to put myself in a trance, like a hypnotist would do to me – OK! Trance work is very interesting to many people because it suggests sort of being out of control of yourself and in a different world altogether. But the reality is all hypnosis is self hypnosis where in fact it’s up to the subject what kind of Trance they enter.
Hypnotists like to create the perception that they are in control but in fact it is the subject that has primary control over everything that happens in a hypnosis session. There are different states of being or different mental states that may be considered a trance but this is not the same as being under hypnosis being open to suggestions that may help with personal development or self-help topics.
For example just sitting down and listening to a repetitive sound with put you in a trance most likely. Many people do this on purpose. For example if you’ve ever gone to a drum circle and just listen to the drum beat. Most of the people at those drum circles are going into sort of an shamanic trance because of the drum beats putting them into a meditative space.
Being in a meditative space often means the mind is calm and open for suggestions so you can see here where the intersection between hypnosis and other Mystic Arts like shamanism may occur.
But putting yourself into a trance is really quite easy sometimes just thinking about it and questioning the state of being we’re currently in can bring you into a different level of awareness that some may call it trance. So, hypnotists are really masters of attention and creating attention around more focused moments which then open the possibilities around the subject receiving suggestions. Most hypnotist are not responsible for the actual trance. It is in fact the subject that turns into a different level of attention than they are used to and that puts them into the trance.
Of course there are techniques like progressive muscle relaxation, and many others that hypnotist years in order to prepare the subject for receiving the positive suggestions ultimately the trance does not require at this elements. It is important to read your column State because in an anxious state which can also be considered a bit of a trance not a lot of work can be done but ultimately being in a calm State prepares the mind for positive work to be done and that level of Trance. So if you’re interested in learning hypnosis and how to put yourself into a trance or into a state of hypnosis it may be best to go ahead and get certified as a hypnotist. Here are a list of really what could be considered the more prominent schools of hypnosis that you may consider attending.