Lady Twilight And The Mystic Twins, self help article by Peter Murphy
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Lady Twilight walked through the forest, quickly.
Then as she approached the clearing at the top of the hill she began to feel tense and a little nervous.
She stopped for a moment to catch her breath as she looked back down the trail she had just
Everything was still, and there was hardly a sound to be heard
except for one woodpecker in the distance, stubbornly pecking
away without any concern for the world around him. Then she
realized something for the very first time. She always felt
nervous in this place, and not because of this place but because of where it took her – to the weekly gathering at the hill top.
Twilight really enjoyed meeting the forest people, only each
time she visited there always seemed to be even more of them.
Friends and travellers were forever popping by to stay for a day or a week. There were always strangers to meet.
She did not like meeting strangers, that nervous feeling just
got worse and she did not know what to say to these friendly
people from outside her world. And one thing bothered her the
most, those times when she got embarrassed and blushed redder
than the sun setting over the hill itself.
Twilight sat there feeling tense, looking at the trees and
hearing only that lonely woodpecker somewhere in the distance
tapping away. Then the strangest thing happened. She thought for a moment that she heard a word echo through the valley, a word formed from the tapping of the bird. Then she heard a string of words and this is what they said blush first so that you do not need to blush.
She hurried along so as not to be late and before long she was
in the clearing happily talking away to her friends. When all
of a sudden one of the elders asked her if she had met the
mystic twins yet. Feeling nervous Twilight admitted that she
He returned a few minutes later with the mystic twins, two tall
and fierce creatures, one named blusher the other named
barrassment, who nevertheless were kind and gentle among
friends. Just then, Twilight remembered the message of the
woodpecker blush first so that you do not need to blush.
Although it seemed silly, she tried with all her might to feel
embarrassed and to blush redder than she had ever done before
now. No matter how hard she tried she just could not seem to
blush, not even a little bit. She even enjoyed meeting the
Many years later Lady Twilight met me one evening in the
clearing at the hill top and she told me what I have told you
today. And she told me how it works.
Lady Twilight employs the principle of paradoxical intention to
take charge of her feelings of embarrassment when she meets new
people. That means that she consciously tries to produce an
unwanted feeling in her body before her unconscious does it
first. Ironically that can block the unpleasant feeling
happening at all.
Blushing is an automatic process, when we try to blush we can
seldom do it because it is a function of our unconscious mind.
Try to feel stressed, try to feel nervous or try to feel
embarrassed and you will be hard pressed to produce the
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