Two more outstanding presenters at the Spring EFT and Energy event: Gene Monterastelli and Jade Barbee.
Gene walked us through his thorough process to move beyond self sabotage. He gave us body-based questions to help root out
self-sabotage through checking in with our eyes, hands, head, heart, and gut. Gene shared Merlin Mann's gem: "Priorities
are like arms; if you think you have more than two you're crazy."
I liked Gene's attitude that to take the
next action that will start a positive chain reaction, "you don't need to be fearless--you just need to be fearless-er."
He offers great advice on his TappingQandA site.
My friend and EFTFree.net colleague Jade opened the conference by taking us back to the roots: let the tapping do the work. Jade reminded us of the value
of zeroing in on the simplest phrase or description of emotions possible and tapping a full round (or more!) on just the words.
"I'm angry" or "this fear in my stomach" for example.
Jade led us through this idea by using
the Marquee technique, visualizing a movie marquee with the title of what's bothering you, and tapping just on the margquee
title. Checking in after each round and noticing changes in the marquee lets you see how the issue is changing.
Jade gives a great example of the marquee technique on EFTFree.net, and special products for artists and writers at his EmotionalEngine site.
I just came back from a very exciting new event, the inaugural Spring Energy Event for the Northeast. Held in
Stony Point, NY, it was the brainchild of EFT Superwoman Jondi Whitis
, who charmed her friends--most of them EFT celebrities--into helping produce this terrific conference.
I was privileged
to make the closing presentation on tips for practitioners about running abundance groups. But I was even more privileged
to hear some amazing and impressive presentations, which I'd like to share with you over the next couple of weeks.
Two presenters who covered the territory of family systems and heritage were Jaqui Crooks and Deborah Donndelinger.
They helped us remember that when we experience negative or painful feelings, they may not be ours...they may come from someone
else within the family system.Jaqui
gave a startling fact to illustrate our family connectedness through generations: the egg that became you was formed
inside your mother...when she was in her
mother's womb. That really made the impact of our physical heritage crystal
Jaqui spoke beautifully and poetically of clearning the family lineages so that we can "step
in to the 'you-shaped' space in the Universe that only you can occupy." Jaqui (who has a lovely, calming voice)
gave us ideas for using tapping to re-pattern the moment of our birth to include things that we wish had happened for us or
had been given to us at the time we were born. She led us through some lovely tapping scripts.Deborah
has created an elegant synthesis of EFT and Family Constellations which she named Family Energetics. Deborah got us thinking
with her concept: "the bigger the issue, the bigger the love that is wanting to be seen and realized." She
starts with Gary Craig's assertion that the cause of negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system, and takes
it up a notch: the cause of negative emotions is a disruption in the family's
Deborah led us through exercises from imagining the most recent three generations to imagining our heritage lands, to notice
where we could feel lost or stuck energy. There were many insights in that session too!
I invite you to explore
these practitioners and their ideas further.