…A Whole New Way to Look at the Musical Inside Your Mind
Today is Day 1 of the Transformational Weekend Level 1 Faster EFT Training and my head is spinning, but I’ve been fed (Rib-Eye sandwich) and watered (my own herbal concoction) and crossfired (Renee and Ken Brown at 730 am; Kim and Dave Ryder a couple days ago via Skype). So, I’m feeling pretty good sitting out here in the Oklahoma sun. Love it! This first daily post will be a bit more reportage of the day, the second in the evening aims to be more thoughts on the whole day.
People have come to this training from all around the world – Taiwan, Canada, Mars. I overheard snatches of conversation that involved a woman who had healed of Lupus.
The coffee looked good, too. Perhaps the belief system that I cannot drink coffee (which I love in very small doses) will be resolved soon. It’s been one and a half years since I had a sip. I came all the way to OKC just to get myself to be able to drink a cup of very strong espresso heavy on the half and half.
Back to the Training, Jonah Robins, who looks maybe 22, opened the session. He spoke of the being bullied as a kid, of severe depression, feelings of hopelessness, and of what used to be his total fear of speaking in front of a group of people. Like many who are here, his story is one of transformation by learning and practicing Faster EFT. This was his introduction to Robert: “When I first met Robert, he told me to go home and write down all of the bad memories, and all my bad experiences. I was stirred up after that. I gained 10 pounds in five days.”
Now he has a promising career as a practitioner and part of this includes public speaking, which he clearly enjoys.
Then the other man in black came on, Robert G. Smith. Robert mentioned that some of us might be stressed about this upcoming weekend and week of training. “You know I can screw up a lot of your problems. So I can understand why you’re a bit worried about it. Whatever problems you have that I screw up this week, remember, you still have more….”
The idea being that it is our own selves that create the problems that we have, and there’s good reason that we create them, because we learned how, from a very early age. “It’s all about you, and only you. And then you go find people to stir up your problems.” Damn, I think he’s right. I’m out of time and room and my computer is acting up. Stay tuned for more.
PS “Relationships are where you find the jackpot for your healing.”
PPS Evidently, “Love does not equal chocolate.” Rather, love equals dark chocolate.
Day 1 Afternoon
We have learned today that we don’t need to have life lessons, karma, sin, voodoo, or any other reasons to hold onto our pain. Robert said, “We don’t have problems because of our past. We have problems because of how we hold the past and how we represent the past.” So —
“If you’re going to have a fantasy, have a good one,” he said. Mine are getting better all the time. Except when they get worse.
This morning (Saturday, Day 1) I experienced a crossfire session, which is when two people who are practitioners gang up on you, the innocent victim, to make you feel better. Actually, what happens from my perspective is that they both work with you; one on either side of you, doing something similar to the kind of approach that Robert was doing with the C.C.. The result was, and I am not exaggerating when I say, profound (more later on this).
Robert assigned us some homework where we are supposed to go to the deepest, darkest, baddest-ass memory. And — feel it to heal it. I’m down. Robert mentioned something along these lines: you’ll likely be stirring yourself up.
Earlier, Robert called C.C. up into what is known as the magic chair, but it appears to have no special qualities (I’ll continue to investigate, because you never know). C.C. had had decades-long issues relating to unelected (no choice) surgeries, which all started when she was 5 years old with her tonsils being taken out. Robert essentially goaded her into healing. And the audience, us, was also working while he worked up there with her. She had had 26 (I think) unelected surgeries, and had suffered difficulty urinating and chronic pain since leaving her family, life, husband and starting a new life in Florida.
She wasn’t real interested in forgiving her husband. I can relate.
“I can’t forgive him in two seconds,” she said. Robert responded: “It’s been 10 seconds. You’ve had extra time . . . . What don’t you want to forgive about yourself?”
Well, when you put it that way. When they were done, she was clearly no longer bothered by what had been laid on the table.
Why is it that we consider tapping in public embarrassing and weird when we do weird things all the time like confine ourselves to small spaces and lift heavy metal objects just for the heck of it (read: weight-lifting) or uproot all the green plants in our yards and then fertilize and pesticize the crap out of our yards to make green grass grow?
About tapping, I was interested to learn that “It’s not the tapping. Rather, use tapping to transform the feeling, to break it, to scratch the program. As you tap, your focus moves to the tips of your fingers and how they feel against your skin. “
This is different from EFT, said the EFT practitioner.
PS Does anyone have a laptop I could borrow? Mine is acting out. Serious.
Kathilyn Solomon is an EFT practitioner, writer, editor, and author of Tapping Into Wellness: Using EFT to Clear Emotional Pain and Illness (Llewellyn Fall 2015), and an eager learner of the thinking system of FasterEFT. She is proud mama to a nearly 17-year-old son, who is a delight and continual inspiration, and there is also a cat, Mr. Purr, (Bob Purr), who owns them both.