Saturday, May 27, 2006

What is EFT?

I keep mentioning the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and haven't really explained what it is. So here's a quote taken from the EFT website.

"It is a unique version of acupuncture except you don't use needles. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips".

EFT works on the basis that our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases. This is hardly new or original thought and has been part of Eastern healing practices for many thousands of years. There is nothing new under the sun.

But the traditional model of medical practice works on the separation of mind, body and spirit and the concept of EFT is often one that is hard for them to accept. I think that this is because it promotes the idea of the patient being able to take greater responsibility for their own healing, which in itself promotes a greater recovery.

But the main reason that I love EFT is that it is so easy to use and it is free! The EFT website offers a free 79 page download which explains EFT in detail and the layman can begin working with it straight away. The website is very comprehensive and offers numerous case studies by EFT practitioners on how EFT has helped often hard to treat issues which haven't responded to any other forms of treatment.

Take some time and investigate this site and better still, download the the extensive free manual. For a small investment of your time, you'll have a healing technique (literally) at your fingertips to ensure greater health and well being.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Enhancing the Essential Connection

In my last post I mentioned the importance of having time alone and I realised that once I took time off of the treadmill to relax and just enjoy the present moment, without my mind fastforwarding to the future, ideas and solutions to problems begun to rise to the surface. A natural sifting process took place as priorities began to rise to the surface (and they were not the ones I thought they "ought" to be!)

I realised the areas in which I was truly wasting time (watching TV mindlessly; being with people who were draining me, doing things that I didn't want to do but felt that I had to do - a perennial favourite of mine) and when I wasn't.

Using my emotions as my guidance system, I also realised that I felt energised when doing stuff that made my heart sing and sluggish when I was wasting time. (Your body is such a fantastic conduit of knowledge and signpost!). I also began letting go of activities where I was wasting time and energy

I began to look at my energy and see where it was leaking out and diminishing me and my ability to be joyous, creative and productive. As I went through that process I started to create more time.

It's a paradox, but the best way to have more time is to give yourself more time to be, ponder and relax because it then becomes really clear what is actually important to you. Whole swathes of activity and "stuff" can be let go of once you realise what your priorities truly are.

Make time for yourself and time will make way for you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Making the Essential Connection

It's fine talking about the Essential Connection, but what is it and how can we incorporate it into our lives?

The Essential Connection is about the essence of who you are. It's when you take off layer upon layer of what you've been told you should be, your job, your relationship, your abode. It is none of those things. It is your Spirit. It is your connection with the flowing energy of the Universe.

We have experienced it, even when it seems brief. When we go on holiday and witness a stunning sunset, fantastic sex, being with good friends and able to be ourselves. It is that feeling of oneness which we seem to reserve for special occasions, without realising that it is our birthright and that it can be experienced every day with a little more self awareness and willingness to experience it.

And how do we manage to do that?

By becoming conscious. By taking the time and realising the importance of being conscious.

I guess you could also call it the Power of Now.

Most of us don't spend enough quality time alone. Time that is spent doing very little, time to invest in a hobby where we lose track of time. Many of us are actually scared to spend time alone, because of what we're afraid of what will come up and so keep ourselves trapped in artificial "busyness".

Having some kind of daily meditative practice helps us to connect to our essential selves, clearing out the drainage of our minds' active, repetitive and often negative thoughts.

If you don't spend some time alone, what are you really afraid of?

Friday, May 19, 2006

About the Essential Connection

I have a blog called Using the Law of Attraction. I think that the Law of Attraction offers a great framework from which to live life - but I've found that there was something missing. The "allowing" part is the hardest part for most people.

To put it very simply, The Law of Attraction operates thus:

You identify what you want;
You align yourself vibrationally with your desire;
The Universe answers your request;
You allow it in.

The allowing part is where most people trip up. We fear success just as much, if not more so, than we fear failure. Having attracted some things into my life, but not others, I 've been intrigued by why I've succeeded at some times and not others.

And when I didn't receive what I wanted it was usually because I was subconsciously resisting what I wanted. This has led me to investigate vibrational medicine or energy healing, especially the Emotional Freedom Technique. This has been quite revelatory for me because I've discovered deeply entrenched emotional and energetic blocks which have been subconsciously tripping me up!

So whilst the Law of Attraction is fine for those who are energetically primed to receive what they want, for those of us who aren't, it doesn't fully address dissipating those emotional blocks that stops us from allowing what we desire into our lives.

So this blog is really about looking at ways to address emotional and energetic blocks (which are at the core of mental and physical blockages as well) which stops us from connecting to our essential, authentic selves ("The Essential Connection") and allowing more abundance into our lives. Think of it as melting away the hidden dam in our minds, bodies and spirits.