Archives for the month of: October, 2013

I subscribe to OPRAH magazine. Why do I subscribe? I like several of the authors who write for OPRAH and feel a monthly jolt of their positive energies will keep me and those people I gift the magazine to in better balance.

This month, September, 2013, I read with anticipation a wonderful article called, “What Makes You Tick,” under a monthly column written by Martha Beck, “May We Help You?” The summary encourages us to read it by saying that Martha Beck will describe how to defuse “explosive situations.” In addition, she will enable us to “Revisit emotional triggers of the past.” p. 44.

Beck uses the language of war. It appears that we all have had social minefields, “created whenever we ground our actions in some form of fear.” P. 45. Then emotional triggers are set up for us to relive and re-engage our emotions as if still living through the original “trauma-drama.” Whatever and however created, we continue to visit these minefields over and over in our lives. We are triggered by people or events and end up right back in the minefield.

Martha Beck describes a beginning method to alleviate these drama-trauma and excessive intensities by use of her three-step system called “RAT.” First, she suggests you begin to Recognize when we are in the throes of an emotional trigger. Then she says to analyze: feelings before, what is associated with that feeling, when begin, and especially, “Do I want to keep on re-creating that trauma?’ And lastly, as point three, use Beck’s system called ‘Tranquil Eyes” to make your reaction less explosive and even create fewer trauma-dramas.

EEKS, not enough! EEKS, not fast enough! I actually spoke out, “Why did you stop there?”

Here is where I suggest Martha Beck truly help people to lessen emotional intensity around these minefields. I am aghast to see that tapping/EFT [Emotional Freedom Technique; see http://www.eftuniverse.com] was not properly cited as a method to calm and release the intensity around these minefields. Tapping is a method that uses our own physical bodies to release the energy blockages that have occurred around the emotional minefield.

Understandably a system so easy to learn and also to teach and write about would help any of her readers immensely. Please, Martha Beck, do know that what you gave was, in my opinion, misleading. When there are methods such as tapping these Chinese acupuncture points for stress relief, why are you neglecting to educate?

Life will go on, yet my reaction to this article is an important sign to me.

I plan to spread the message about tapping/EFT even more strongly in this blog. Here an accepted and acknowledged expert in the helping field leaves a large reading public in the dark about the best and quickest way to defuse these emotional traumas and minefields. Why did she fail to help more people in such an open forum?

Please, any readers of this blog, go over to the http://www.eftuniverse.com and watch free videos and subscribe to the free manual to learn how to successfully work with these emotional triggers. There are also practitioners listed all across the world. And there are classes for you to attend and learn more of this system being used more extensively to lessen both emotional and physical pain. You do NOT have to continue re-living and carrying around in your energetic system these old drama-traumas the rest of your life.

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OK, OK, my older son had told me about blogging several years ago. He is a computer expert, and he knew I enjoyed reading and also writing very much. I began yet did not keep that blog up then. I had more life that seemed to be necessary to live, family and friends to keep up with, a move to California, volunteering with San Diego Reiki Corps, 2 years in the United States Peace Corps, Ukraine 2010-2012. All along, I was continuously studying and applying Gary Craig’s tapping methods ​via tapping called EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, studying EFT then with Dawson Church, then a study and practice of massage therapy techniques in Nepal and Thailand.

Beginning to blog was a result of my tapping practice. I realized I wanted to share more of my ideas and solutions. It is also thanks to a fellow tapping coach, Christine at http://www.practialcalearners.com, that the value of sharing solutions to life’s problems became even more apparent.​ Resources ​benefiting me were available from Dawson Church, Donna Eden, Gene Monterastelli, Joan Borysenko, Rick Hanson, and others. How could I not share in this explosion of great ideas and solution-focused work​ using energy​?

What are the values of blogging?

First and foremost, blogging is a meditative practice. Instead of focusing on 77 ideas at once, in blogging, you must concentrate on one idea or theme and ​develop​ that idea in an orderly fashion. Authorities say we have over 60,000 thoughts in a day, most of these thoughts are repetitive. So, way-to-go, blogging helps your mind to be focused. Blogging would also help to train your mind to be more concise. And I notice I relax as I am writing, so it may benefit you also all around physically as well as emotionally and mentally.

Second, blogging becomes a way to open your heart more and even trust more. Yes, of course I practice daily yoga and energy practices including tapping ​and Donna Eden’s Five mInute routine​. However, blogging makes me see that what I share unconditionally and without fear opens me up and makes a difference in my feelings towards myself and all others.

Third, blogging encourages you to train your mind and become clear about what you do feel or think about a topic. Or, if no single answer, blogging is a way to record your uncertainly about a topic. I have so many ideas that are here in my drafts. I only hit that “publish” when ​I feel blog is ready to be shared with another human being. Even if my uncertainty shows in the blog, that’s ok, A blog does not need to be perfect but may be published to uncover my own feelings and thoughts and those opinions of another person who may have a reaction to my blog.​

What a relief to know blogging keeps that basic sense of always being a mind trainer. And I had worried that the art of writing, I ​very much ​enjoy writing letters, had died out…..no way!

Fourth, and maybe most importantly in your busy lives of so much technology and not enough listening: You will be heard. You will be heard maybe by thousands, or maybe by five people, yet know with certainly you are essential in this world. What you blog has an influence on the world around you. Your ideas and solutions and sharing are essential, just like YOU are ​ESSENTIAL ​to our world.

So, get out there and blog! ​S​tart slowly or start quickly, but share and open your heart and know that your can trust your blog to help guide and organize your feelings and thoughts in all planes of life​.​

Have you been encouraged to blog?​ Who or what is that person or event who got you started?​ Let me know……..