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"Even though this pain can't live in the face of love..."

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Hi Everyone,

I am impressed by the many creative EFT approaches people use to collapse otherwise "impossible" pain ... and this article by Al Rodee is no exception. Note how his intuition kicked in to develop the missing piece in completing this pain relief.

Hugs, Gary

By Al Rodee, EFT-ADV

Hi Gary,

Every Thursday afternoon a group of 7 people meet with me to work on overeating issues using EFT.  Often we forget about being specific for weight loss and focus on aspects that come up.  This was the case with “Vera” who had been suffering from a “wedge-like green pain with tendrils in my shoulder blade” for 20 years.  She identified that the pain was a level of intensity of 7 on a scale of 0 to 10 and recognized that the time the pain started was when she was separating from the father of her son.  She was still angry at her former husband for abandoning her son and other issues surrounding the separation.

Our group knows now they can put all their energy into the one person whose issue we are working on specifically, or else work on their own issue at the same time, hence, Borrowing Benefits.  I often mix up the words and string together many thoughts and phrases while leading the group through the affirmations.  In this case it went something like:

Even though I have this wedge-like green pain with tendrils in my shoulder blade…

Even though I have this anger toward “Bill”…

Even though Bill abandoned “Mark”…

This round changed the pain from a 7 out of 10, wedge-like green pain in the shoulder blade to a 5 out of 10, heavy weight in the upper arm and shoulder.  We did a couple of rounds using similar language and the pain seemed to get stuck at 3 out of 10. We added in the 9 gamut and a follow up round with little success.

I have found if the 9 gamut doesn’t clear up an issue that’s stuck, the problem may be one of forgiveness.  We started forgiving Bill and all that that means and Mark for whatever part he might have played and Vera for her part in all of this, and it was still stuck on 3.  By this time the whole group was determined to remove this heavy weight in Vera’s upper arm.  During one of the rounds I was intuited to say “no pain or negative emotion can live in the face of love” and the group felt some connection to that.  

I remembered Ann Adams worked once with a woman who had suffered for a long time and had tried EFT with other practitioners and was convinced nothing would help.  What Ann did and what we did also, was to have Vera imagine she was removing the pain physically from her shoulder and put it on the coffee table in front of us.  I had her literally reach back and pull out the pain and put it on the table at this point.  We all talked about how it looked, how big it was, it’s energy and anything else we could think of about it.  We then tapped:

Even though this pain can’t live in the face of love, I forgive this pain and all that that means … I love you pain … I deeply and completely love and accept myself and this pain … I choose to remove all the non-me energy from this pain and send it back to the universe with love and gratitude … I choose to retrieve all the me energy from this pain and bring it back to the right place within myself. (these last two are paraphrased from Logosynthesis).

At the end of a very intense round of sending all the love, gratitude (for the message it was sending) and forgiveness to the pain Vera looked up kind of dazedly and said, “I think it’s a 0”. We were all so happy we applauded.

Creative persistence is often the key to healing.  I feel there is nothing that can harm us if we give it enough love and EFT.  Thank you so much, Gary, for making it so accessible to everyone.

Yours in Good Health,

Al Rodee


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