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Well,  I had  an interesting , for  lack of a   better word , experience this  morning. I guess the better word would be ” scary”.

I was  taking a shower, which is no  big deal, right. Except, it is for me, at this time in my  life. I am having a  physical challenge with my  mobility. To that end, I have this great teak  folding  bench in the shower from Bed Bath and Beyond.  It  comes  in handy for shaving my legs too, as well as  giving a total Zen – like  experience to a shower.  It is the  perfect size  as well, it fits  into the  narrower  bathtubs. I  LOVE this  bench seat.   Plus, it   folds easily in  2 in a  matter of seconds.  I looked online to see if BBB  has  it on their website, but they  currently don’t have it listed  anymore. ( Probably  bc it is     below ZERO  here in the  Chicago area as I write this ,  or for some other reason  that is  unknown to me).  It is a very elegant  piece  of   furniture and it  could be  used outside as well. i can’t say  enough good things about this  thing.

So,  I am sitting on the  bench. I had  my towels on the toilet seat    bc it is an an easy reach  from the shower .   Well,  the towels had fallen to the  other side   of the   toilet and I couldn’t reach them.  The simple thing to do, of course, would be to stand   up and  just  continue on. Except,  what if  you couldn’t stand  up, for whatever reason?   Which was what  my situation was. So, I made the  mistake of   simply leaning to the side  to see if I could get the towel.  BAD IDEA.  Because, the  bench,  of course   collapsed in  2.  So,  somehow, though, I was able to  reach the towel anyway.   However, I   had  also  sort of  ” collapsed” to the shower  floor. My legs were  folded  in some sort of ca-ca  way.    So there I am, sitting there, with a towel  only  half on me,  bc I  couldn’t stand  up fully.

This probably sounds weird to someone who  has no idea what it is like to lose  mobility in  any  part of  your  body. Imagine that , one side of  your  body,  both arm and leg, are not working.  How can  you function?  Well,  usually,   you have to  be creative.  Which is what I did.  EFT TO THE RESCUE!!!

EFT IS  MY “GO TO ”  NOW for so many things.  So  of course, by this  point, I am  so  psst off and frustrated that I   feel  like   taking a  vodka   bath.  (  that is another story for another time)   But, since I was sort of trapped there,   I had to   figure out  a way  out of there so I   could get dressed etc.

SO the first round of tapping was on the frustration and the anger of this happening. ” Even  though I am so  angry that this  happened  to me….”I am  SO psst  off.”

“How did I let  this happen?” etc.

At this  point, tears  came out, as they should.  Tears are a release and a good thing. Then, I did a round of  tapping on  gratitude  that 1.  I didn’t get  hurt  2.  that  nothing was  broken, aka either the  bench or  say, the shower  faucet.    This all took a  matter of  maybe 10  minutes.  You have  to understand that I also was  having a serious  issue ” unfolding”  my legs. So I  did a round of tapping on  being folded  up like a  pretzel (   not a good  position to be in ).  Then, after a   few deep  breaths,  I was able to  unkink  one  leg, then the other, and then grab onto the  shower   handle  bar on the shower  wall and  pull myself  up.

So, i made it out of there  OK.   EFT  can be used for anything at all.   Seriously.  It  really comes in  handy in    little   emergencies  like  this when your  body, or parts of it,   gives out on  you and won’t  co- operate. IT INSTANTLY calms  you down and clears the brain so  you can think  better.

Intro to quantum technique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95yXds6q8B0

I  am sharing this  information  about the trauma code  because I  use  this code,  and this  method, as I have experienced  considerable trauma  in the  past  2  years.

In the  moment,  I   cannot  enumerate  how this works or why,  however,  this  work  with  Dr. Daniel, is a  much   higher or  more advanced  level  of  EFT ( emotional freedom  technique).  I have  worked  with Dr. Daniel  personally and I   only have  good  feedback.  Take a  look at  his website   where   you will find extensive   information,  as well as  some  freebies. (*  nb.   Dr. Daniel  works alongside  his wife  Beth, who also  is  a  founder of  Quantum  Techniques)

The website is  www.quantumtechniques.com

And  here is the code:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D2lqIJ9nz8#t=11

As   he  mentions,  you  cannot  be   harmed   by   doing this.  Much  better and safer  than  drugs  or the  like,  eh?

I wrote a  post a few  years ago,  in  2009  to be exact,  about tapping—  using  EFT,   for money.

My five minute EFT protocol, consisted simply of saying, “Even though I don’t know how this is going to happen, I thank the Universe for my consistent weekly income of X dollars.” There are variations on this, ie, ” Thank you Universe for opening up the channels of abundance and opportunity for me. ”

Considering the good  outcome I had  back then, I have decided to revisit this and do another   ” money experiment.”  Except  this time, I   am putting a  much shorter  time frame on it.  I am    making the  length of the experiment, 15  days instead of  30.    I am also adding in a few  other  things to the  experiment.   While this will make it  more difficult to determine ,  when the  money comes,    which one it was that caused the  influx, in this  moment, I am  just wanting to have some  fun, and  “stack the deck”, so to speak.   I  will   continue to post results….. :-)

And  here is one of the  ” fun ”  ideas:

sorrow and words

” Give sorrow words;   the grief  that does not   speak  knits up the  o’er  wrought   heart   and    bids it  break.”

~  William  Shakespeare,  Macbeth

from   THE  BODY  KEEPS THE SCORE,  Bessel Van der  Kolk

changing things

”  when  you change the way   you look at things, the things  you  look at  change.” ~  Max Plank

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I  love  this   quote and this is why I am  posting it again.   this i guess,  can  be  used in all sorts of ways.   for eg,    i wonder   if,   you had a  situation,    that   you were   concerned  about,  and then  u  decided to   try to change the way  you were  looking at it,  what   could   happen?  This is something  I    think I am going to experiment with. I will   report the  follow  up here.

it is   Superbowl  Sunday.  Seahawks  Vs Patriots.  I   don’t   know  much  about  either  team,  but, I think I  am    hedging  on  the Seahawks.     It’s  a  gamble, as all  games are.

SO  here in  Chicagoland, we  are   besieged   by   snow  and   blizzard  like  conditions.  To    that  end,   I thought  this  poem was  appropriate.

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Shoveling Snow With Buddha

In the usual iconography of the temple or the local Wok
you would never see him doing such a thing,
tossing the dry snow over a mountain
of his bare, round shoulder,
his hair tied in a knot,
a model of concentration.

Sitting is more his speed, if that is the word
for what he does, or does not do.

Even the season is wrong for him.
In all his manifestations, is it not warm or slightly humid?
Is this not implied by his serene expression,
that smile so wide it wraps itself around the waist of the universe?

But here we are, working our way down the driveway,
one shovelful at a time.
We toss the light powder into the clear air.
We feel the cold mist on our faces.
And with every heave we disappear
and become lost to each other
in these sudden clouds of our own making,
these fountain-bursts of snow.

This is so much better than a sermon in church,
I say out loud, but Buddha keeps on shoveling.
This is the true religion, the religion of snow,
and sunlight and winter geese barking in the sky,
I say, but he is too busy to hear me.

He has thrown himself into shoveling snow
as if it were the purpose of existence,
as if the sign of a perfect life were a clear driveway
you could back the car down easily
and drive off into the vanities of the world
with a broken heater fan and a song on the radio.

All morning long we work side by side,
me with my commentary
and he inside his generous pocket of silence,
until the hour is nearly noon
and the snow is piled high all around us;
then, I hear him speak.

After this, he asks,
can we go inside and play cards?

Certainly, I reply, and I will heat some milk
and bring cups of hot chocolate to the table
while you shuffle the deck.
and our boots stand dripping by the door.

Aaah, says the Buddha, lifting his eyes
and leaning for a moment on his shovel
before he drives the thin blade again
deep into the glittering white snow.

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