As you go deeper and deeper relaxed, deeper and deeper with every breath you take.
I’m now going to talk to you about the convalescent stage in treating the problem of drug addiction. Now, as you go deeper and deeper and I give you these suggestions, they take complete and thorough effect upon you. (Just as your suggestions took effect upon you in the treatment of your drug addiction problem.) Your drug problem is over, that’s been straightened out completely and furthermore you know it.
You’re cured and you’re completely cured. You have no desire for drugs in any way, you don’t need them, you don’t want them and they’re no longer a part of your life. Most of all, you’re proud. Proud because you’re on top. You’re really on top now. You don’t have anything you have to prove, you’ve proved it. You proved yourself an adult, you’ve proved yourself mature. You’ve proved that you can function in society. You’ve proved that you can earn a living.
You’ve proved that you can study, that you can think, that you can read, that you can be a human being in every way, not just any human being, but one that is effective. But even more than that, you’ve proved your ability to conquer the most difficult problem on earth. A drug problem which is something that if other people, who were not aware of that problem, were faced with it, they might not be able to surmount this problem at all. Yet, you have done it.
You have proved yourself even more than most people. Now, it’s important, now that you have proved yourself, now that you have obtained a cure and you are on top, to stay there. The maintenance of the cure is important, is just as important as getting the Cure itself. When a person has pneumonia or tuberculosis, even though they are completely well, even though the bugs are already killed and the disease one-hundred percent, no doctor would ever advise that patient to take a job as a sand-hog and expose themselves to silicosis, because there’s too many other things to do, too many other ways to be effective and to put an individual right back in the environment where the disease processed, could start again.
For this reason it’s very important that even though you’re completely cured and you are completely cured one-hundred percent, you can go anywhere, you can do anything, you can be anything, but the very best climate for you to be effective in is not that climate in which you would be constantly exposed to drugs. Not because there’s any danger to you, because you’re already cured, but simply because you don’t put a patient who just recovered from an illness back in the ward with all the sick people. You segregate the sick from the well. You give the patient time to convalesce even though they are well, time heals all wounds and makes us strong. Stronger and stronger with every day that passes. Strong in body, strong in mind and strong in spirit. Better able to withstand disease.
Dis-ease. And that’s very important to you, extremely important because that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Namely, you’re going to be very happy and contented because you have licked this problem, completely and thoroughly, one-hundred percent and because of this, you are going to avoid drugs like the plague, and places where drugs are, like the plague. It’s important that you have a certain amount of time to develop a complete stability in every area of your life, because that’s what you really want to be and you’re going to be, and that’s stable, adequate, and effective. Your cure is permanent in every way and it’s going to stay that way. Your cure is final and you are safe. Stable, Adequate, Final and Effective. Those four words, the initials spell “SAFE” and you’re going to remember it and never forget it.
You’re never going to forget it! You’re going to remember it and it’s going to become a permanent part of your mind. You’re going to be safe. You’re going to safe, SAFE, SAFE. “S” stand for stable, you’re going to be stable, more stable than you ever have been in your life. “A” stands for adequate. You’re going to be adequate very adequate in every way, all the time. Nothing can throw you. “F” stands for final, your cure is permanent and final in every way. And “E”, “E” is the most important of all because you’re going to be effective. What good is it to be stable and have a permanent cure if you just sit there and don’t do anything? You re going to be effective, effective in your work.
Effective in your play, effective in every single area of life and you put them together and they spell safe, SAFE, and that’s what you are, SAFE. Now sleep, sleep, and let that suggestion take complete and thorough effect upon your mind, body and spirit, sealing itself in the deepest part of your subconscious mind, never to be removed. You are safe, SAFE, stable, adequate, final and effective. Safe, and every single time that you have any difficulty whatsoever, you feel depressed in the least way or anything comes up that bothers you, you are going to see that word right in front of your eyes, SAFE, and that’s going to tell you in every way and re-enforce those suggestions over and over.
That word SAFE is going to take the place of all the problems you had in the past because SAFE is going to solve them. Drugs never solved anything for you, they’re gone, they’re finished. It’s a final and permanent cure. (now you’re going to convalesce for a few months, or as long as you need to, and in a climate, and I’m speaking of social and political climate, where drugs have no part, and after you have convalesced, you’ll be as strong as anyone ever was, mentally, physically, and spiritually. You can go where you want and do what you want. But until then, you’re now permanently and completely cured and you are in a convalescent period and you’re going to do wonderfully in every way.) Now sleep deeply and be safe in every way. I’m going to give you a few moments of silence, during these moments of silence all these suggestions take complete and thorough effect upon you, mind, body and spirit. This period of silence begins now.