I am so excited about my interview tonight on Hi-Frequency Living with Eddie and Friends on LATalkRadio.com at 8:00pm PST! My friend Eddie is one of the most amazing people I have ever met and he has helped me develop as a person, an author and a healer since I met him some eight years ago.
In the meantime, so much to do today before then! Mom is feeling better but has no energy and is "unsteady" as she is every day....I have got to get her out doing some kind of volunteer work or social interaction. She doesn't want to do much and is not into meeting new people so it can be a challenge because then she looks to me as her main source of companionship, conversation, entertainment....it's a challenge to develop a new career when you have those expectations on you every day. But I love her and I do what I can while still making sure she maintains some level of independence. If anyone has any suggestions for her, I would greatly appreciate the input!
So this weekend I finally decided to use EFT on myself to work on my sugar addiction. I have been working with others to help them get over their issues for almost two years with EFT, but not always on myself. I'll be honest, up until now I have had no desire whatsoever to dissolve that addiction. I know, it's terrible coming from a Holistic Consultant who is supposed to be a prime example of great health...which I am...but I love my sugar! Well not any more actually because the treatment really worked well. My usual, daily thoughts about sugar are, "Oh that sounds really good! Yum! I'm really looking forward to that treat" Eating sugar is fun and makes me happy!" Those thoughts are no longer in my consciousness...we'll see if I need to do more tapping when PMS kicks in. But it feels good not to be craving some kind of sugar every day or needing a sweet dessert after every meal!
Being willing to let go of something you want to get rid of is a huge part of actually making the change. A lot of people don't really want to get over an issue or let go of chronic problems. There is usually some underlying emotional satisfaction and often, a payoff from staying stuck in an unhealthy pattern. I know, sounds weird but a lot of people get attention when there is an issue and if there were no issue, they would not be getting what they need. We need to change the underlying belief to a healthier way of getting what we need. It really feels better in the long run! For example -
I was diagnosed with lupus when I was 15. I was so sick and developed very bad arthritis in my entire body which made it difficult to do just about everything. It gradually got a little better over the years and the severity would fluctuate depending on the weather or my stress levels. But every once in a while I would wake up and be so fatigued I just needed to rest. This didn't happen too often but I used to think, "If I didn't have the lupus to blame my fatigue on, I would look like a lazy slob staying in bed and resting all day!" It was a terrible cycle that I often felt very guilty about, even though it was a genuine problem. But I knew, as I studied more and more about alternative health and healing and the power of the mind, that if I was willing to let go of this illness that it would go away. We create everything in our bodies (and in our lives) so in the words of Louise Hay, "When you change your thoughts you change your life." And Dr. Wayne Dyer puts it like this, "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." There was definitely some mental and emotional clearing work to do here, too.
So in addition to the mental work, I continued to try all kinds of different natural remedies over the years just to improve my heath in general. When I was studying for my Holistic Health Practitoner certification, I discovered so many new therapies and I tried everything that sounded interesting and effective. And one day, I felt something shift in me and I thought, "I don't think I have lupus anymore. I don't want it - I'm willing to release the need for it as an excuse for when I need to rest. Everyone needs to rest and it is OK for me to take time for myself whenever I feel I need to do that." So I went to my doctor and asked her to run some tests to verify this and lo and behold, all my levels were normal and I no longer had lupus! I was overjoyed and felt such a sense of relief and accomplishment! And I actually felt healthier and more energetic that I had in years. It was a great psychological and physical shift that was necessary and so worth it. I rarely get fatigued these days but if I do, I rest and I don't feel guilty about it.
If you have something you would like to change - stop smoking, create better eating habits, release old resentments and anger, whatever your issue - make a decision that you want to release it and take whatever action you are lead to in order to make it happen. EFT is a very powerful tool that can assist you in doing this as well. I use this with my clients and you can also learn more about this at www.emofree.com. Good stuff!
To a happy Monday, a fun interview, a healthy mom and releasing issues!
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