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Thoughts on Surrogate EFT and "getting yourself out of the way"

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

In our DVD set EFT - Beyond the Basics (formerly known as Steps Toward Becoming the Ultimate Therapist), I spend considerable time on intuition and the notion of "getting ourselves out of the way." This paves the way for healing to happen "THROUGH us rather than BY us." In this article, Helen Bressler offers her thoughts on this vital topic.

Hugs, Gary

By Helen P Bressler

Getting oneself out of the way has long been known as favorable in order to allow universal energy to flow through, thus facilitating what we term as ‘healing’ or ‘release’ to take place.  Yet as soon as I try to get out the way my mind becomes actively focused and all my covert judgments to what that should look like come up.  Some of these judgments break the surface of my awareness and some likely remain bubbling just underneath, resulting in a false impression of clarity.

It has been my experience that if I become willing to get out of the way rather than trying to do this myself I am literally ‘moved out of the way’ as something else, a higher aspect, begins to move through me and my mind becomes automatically quiet in the process.  It is the speed at which the quieting occurs that can be quite remarkable and the ensuing speed at which EFT appears to produce results.  This appears especially valid when the willingness to surrender to that higher aspect is coupled with the power of intent.

Although I am well aware that I can only speak from the place of my own experience, so swift have the results when using EFT become by my willingness and intent that I thought this worthy of sharing.  It has become apparent that should I intend without getting out of the way first, my intent may be tinged with an agenda, no matter how ‘helpful’ I perceive myself as being, and the result may not be as speedy, nor as effective.

An explicit example concerns a hysterical young woman during clinical placement as a student nurse.  The lady in question, who I shall call Ann, had developed encephalomyelitis, an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and was in an extremely distressed state.  Ann was having an emotional tirade, expressing her absolute fear over the symptoms she was presenting, and I was rather surprised that the medics around me appeared unaware of her fear as being the cause of the hysteria.  In retrospect I can understand that my intuition had immediately picked up on the fear.

As medics tried to reason with Ann and talk her out of her hysteria, a process which, it seemed only added to her distress, I silently stood by with a willingness to get out of the way and the intent of being most helpful, whatever that may actually be for Ann.  This took seconds and was met instantaneously with an energy I could feel radiating through me which was of love and knowing.

As I looked at Ann the words in my mind immediately formulated: This fear of becoming a vegetable.  This was certainly not my own choice of expression, and with those words I pictured myself tapping on her in a mechanical EFT sequence with no setup nor 9 gamut.  Halfway through the second round of the shortened EFT sequence she began to stop shouting and became generally subdued.

No medications had been given and the medics were quite taken aback by her sudden calm.  A peacefulness and lightness came over her face.  As is the nature of the ward I was called away to another patient so was unable to spend further time with Ann.

Although without direct communication with Ann, which I have not had, I cannot confirm the silent surrogate EFT as the cause of her quieting, yet due to the nature of her change in emotional state and a heartfelt knowing, I have every reason to believe it certainly helped.


Helen P Bressler.


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