By Kay Packard
Some say the answer to many – if not all- physical, mental and emotional issues rests in our thought patterns. There is a thought-cause behind all of the symptoms and, by routine, we grasp these thought patterns. Louise Hay is well known for addressing the mental aspects of physical pain and providing positive affirmations as remedies. Her book or DVD, called You Can Heal Your Life, reveals that self-love is at the core of her teachings.
Another consideration to free ourselves from emotional, physical and mental pain is based on the body’s energy system. Similar to the electrical wiring in our homes, our bodies also contain an electrical system. Many healing modalities offer methods to realign the energy system to help the client get back on track with their body’s natural flow. Gary Craig, a guru of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) teaches that all negative emotion is caused by a disruption to the body’s natural energy system (visit www.emofree.com for more information).
Think of the Kaweah River during a heavy spring-time runoff when giant boulders rumble around and collide together until they block the flow of the river. The water-energy builds and builds until it busts free. EFT offers a painless and simple process for releasing the boulders from our internal energy system. It’s the tapping on pressure points near the surface of the skin while tuning into specific issues and reciting specific words that offers the cure. When done correctly the “boulders” are gently removed and dissolved. Self-acceptance is at the core of this practice.
Freedom from pain in your body comes from freedom in your mind. Reflect for a moment on your thought patterns and the potential boulders your carry in your body. Consider letting go of what no longer serves you. You may need to simply say to yourself, “I let go of the past and I forgive.”
Kay Packard is a EFT-cert 1 practitioner with Gary Craig and an Advanced Hand Analyst and Associate Faculty with the International Institute of Hand Analysis. Visit www.handfactor.com or more information.
Important note: While EFT has produced remarkable clinical results, it must still be considered to be in the experimental stage and thus practitioners and the public must take complete responsibility for their use of it. Further, Gary Craig is not a licensed health professional and offers EFT as an ordained minister and as a personal performance coach. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of EFT.