“Unclean spirits!” The words hit me like a ton of bricks. Across my face.
Besides being rejected, I felt lightning had just stuck the ground beneath me. I detected fear and the raising of a drawbridge that would block out all light, no matter where the Source originated.
It is now back to “devil idolatry.” With the words above, my spouse slammed shut any chance I had of sharing with her a new approach to peace that had just been introduced to me at a class. It’s called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). I first saw it on a “Wellness” site on the internet. Got drawn to a discussion of connecting it with inner peace and harmony. Then this woman started to move her hands across her face and head, parts of her chest and seemed to be “tapping” the sides of her body below each armpit in a “monkey” style.
I thought she was having some sort of fit right in front of me!
But she was simply demonstrating this technique first championed by a fellow named Gary Craig, according to my class instructor, Sarah O’Doherty. He introduced it to the “West” in 1995. Born in 1940, Craig, a Stanford engineering graduate, uploaded the practice to the ‘Net and has made it available for free. EFT Sixth Edition “I’ve been doing energy healing work since 1991 and my jaw still drops at the results,” he said in a pamphlet provided by the Resiliency Center, Ambler, PA. “I’ve lost count of the number of phobias, panic/anxiety attacks, traumatic memories, guilt, grief and physical ailments that have been elegantly relieved (within minutes) by this procedure. Even though EFT violates just about every conventional belief out there, the results remain remarkable,” he said, while adding it was not 100 percent perfect, “. . . it usually works well and the results are sometimes spectacular. It often works where nothing else will.”
I felt immediate relief of a mild headache that was developing while attending my first class yesterday. Our teacher told the six students to focus on a “problem” each had, and to label it according to a scale from 1 to 10, with ten being the highest degree of irritation and one, the lowest. I wrote “3” and had to admit it dropped to a “1” by the end of the 10 minute practice.
See EFT Work Out, Part 2.