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Gerry shares his direct experience with kidney stones, a physical condition that can be very painful. There is no such thing as a sudden onset of a kidney stone – the stone is the result of an imbalance in food consumed over a period of time.
Once Gerry became aware of this stone, he examined his food choices and changed what he consumed. The next step was to dissolve this stone using the power of energetic visualization.
The definition of visualization according to Web Definitions is a “visual image: a mental image that is similar to a visual perception”. Visualization requires the use of imagination. You can visualize an image that is either stationary or moving. The brightness, color, and clarity of the image add to the effectiveness of the visualization. Charging it with positive emotional energy makes the image really come alive. This can be accomplished by envisioning white light descending from the universe and filling the image with positive emotional energy.
The summer of 1988 was hot, dry and sunny. I have always enjoyed this type of weather and the amount of Vitamin D I absorbed while basking in the sun’s warmth. Hot summers are also a time for deliciously cold ice cream and soda pop, which I consumed, in copious amounts.
As the season wore on I experienced twinges of pain in my abdomen. After several weeks these pains became more intense. In early August I visited my doctor to check out this pain. I was diagnosed with a kidney stone the size of a large marble. My doctor installed a tube in my urinary track to hold the stone in place. The general plan was that I would undergo a lithotripsy procedure. This treatment uses intense vibrations to breakup the stone into pieces so small that they would pass naturally.
The plan of action seemed like a good one except for one problem – I would have wait in line to receive this treatment as there were many other people on the waiting list before me. After the tube was installed the stone did not bother me excessively. I was scheduled for the lithotripsy treatment in early January of the following year.
I decided to be proactive and use energetic visualization to reduce the size of the stone. Problems such as kidney stones are actually blessings in disguise because they warn you of serious imbalance in your system. In my case the imbalance was caused by my diet, namely the ice cream and soda pop. I abstained from both for the remainder of the summer.
I meditated on an image of how I “saw” the stone. I visualized a tan colored lump of sandstone about the size of my thumb. Turning up the brightness and contrast to make my image as clear as possible, I filled the stone full of positive white emotional energy. I meditated on this piece of sandstone, imagining grains of sand falling away from the stone. After an hour of energetic focus, the image of the stone had visibly reduced in size with a small pile of loose sand surrounding it. I finished my meditation with a request to my unconscious mind to continue peeling away grains of sand from the stone. Then I put the stone out of my mind and carried on with my life. Each time I became aware of my condition, I imagined the stone shrinking and became smaller in size.
The months passed and finally my turn came for the lithotripsy treatment. Before the procedure, my doctor did another x-ray of that area to see the size and location of the kidney stone. Upon examining the x-ray, my doctor was amazed to find no trace of the marble size stone that had existed just months before. Since there was no visual evidence of the kidney stone he removed the tube from my urinary track (with more than a small amount of discomfort I will add!)
That evening I experienced the worst pain of my life. I needed to urinate but my urinary track was somehow plugged. After what seemed like an eternity (about 1 hour) I felt something let go and start moving inside me. I urinated into a cup and finally I passed a small black colored stone less than 1/8” in diameter. I was relieved to say the least!
I took the stone to my next appointment and showed the doctor what had been inside my kidney. He examined the stone, which was too small to appear on the x-ray. He said this type of stone was actually so hard that the lithotripsy treatment would have been ineffective in breaking up the stone.
I certainly believe my visualization had been effective enough to reduce the stone to a manageable size. I did experience a short period of pain and discomfort. I think the pain was a reminder to watch my diet during the hot weather. Had the stone remained its original size the alternative would have been far worse, as I would have required surgery. It has been twenty-five years since that summer and I have been free of kidney stones ever since.
Energetic visualization, applied in a positive manner can be a powerful aid to eliminating many diseases, both physical and emotional. If you don’t like the picture, simply replace it with one you do like!
Guest post by Gerry White
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), developed by Gary Craig, is truly a gift to the world. Also referred to as tapping, it a self-help method of activating the body’s energy meridians to ease pain of all types, physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual. There are many sites on the Internet from which you can receive instructions and techniques.
I have been using EFT for many years to help deal with many different issues in my life. Over this time I have learned that to have EFT work effectively for me, I must define both the problem and the desired outcome. I think of our unconscious mind (UM) as the collective intelligence of the billions of cell in our bodies. The prime directive of the UM is to maintain and defend the collective (our bodies). UM is responsible for all your physical experiences e.g.: UM says you are happy so it turns on the dopamine and the serotonin taps. If you twist your ankle, UM causes the area to hurt to remind you to take care of the sprain. You could think of the UM as very intelligent and stubborn five year-old and your conscious mind as its parent. UM is dedicated to maintaining the collective at all costs. It does not know or care about things like reason and logic. It leaves all that ‘stuff’ to the conscious mind, which, through discernment, deals with the outside world. The conscious mind then presents to UM only those things it considers serious. UM for its part is hard to convince because of its early experiences.
During the first five years of our childhood there is no logic, no reason and minimal discernment. Throughout this period everything presented to us is accepted as absolute truth. If our parents, family, neighbors, media, or government tells us that we are bad, thoughtless, inconsiderate and worthless we absorb all without question. Fortunately, for us, loving and nurturing word are accepted in the same way.
If before the age of six your UM hears hundreds of times that you are worthless, how often would you have to hear how worthy you are before your UM believes this? Therein lies the dilemma.
The UM takes every thing literally and is unable to process a negative statement. If you say to a five year old “Don’t do that —-!” the child will do” that—-!” because he/she can’t process a negative. If I say ‘don’t think about a blue tree’, what is the first thing you think about? This is how UM interprets every negative statement.
When you request UM to make a change to its collective you have to make absolutely clear what you wish to change. The requested change must have integrity and must be stated with conviction!
The desired outcome must be stated in positive way in present tense as if the benefit of the change had already been gained. Any condition – physical, mental, emotional or spiritual – takes something extra to convince UM to respond. That is where EFT comes in. By stimulating the meridians while holding the well formed emotionally charged positive request in mind, you can overcome UM’s resistance to the desired change.
Recently I was having a problem with my right knee. Once or twice a week my knee would become painful as if a strand of nerve had somehow shifted out of position. It would last a day or two then disappear. After another day or two it would happen again. While this condition existed, it severely limited my ability to walk properly. Even a vitamin B shot in that knee only provided temporary and partial relief.
I attempted to use EFT on the problem to no avail. The problem continued for just about a year. I was frustrated. In my EFT scripts, I made statements such as “I don’t want the pain!” or “Please make the pain stop, I can’t stand it!”
Then I realized I had been stating the change I desired in a negative way. I was stating what I didn’t want instead of what I did want. One day between attacks I changed my words. For the setup I said: “Even though my right knee causes me pain, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and my right knee!” Then with each tapping point I said, “my right knee is comfortable and moves freely and easily!” I performed six rounds of EFT using these or similar positive words. I then forgot about my knee completely and focused on other things. The condition never re-occurred and my knee has remained pain free for more than two years and counting.
My knee problem is an example of how EFT does seem to work on everything when you make your request using the right words. Using a negative statement is an ‘away from’ whereas a positive statement is a ‘toward’. Always move toward the desired state not away from the undesired state.
Gerry, an avid EFT prectitioner, reminds us in his article to try EFT on anything!
EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as the tapping technique, has been thought of as a method that allows one to adjust the intensity of an emotion usually associated with an event. Gary Craig, the founder of EFT often says ‘try it on anything.’ I have used EFT for many situations including emotional problems, removal of pain from extremities and even easing potentially tense situations such as crucial business meetings and public speaking/ performance engagements.
As an EFT practitioner, I remembered that one of the most important uses for EFT is easing the immediate shock associated with an accident induced trauma. Not long ago my wife Carolyn had gone for an afternoon massage session with a therapist. The weather that day was clear but windy. When Carolyn returned home she was totally distraught; she was sobbing and incoherent.
When I asked her what the problem was she was so upset she could not speak.
I sat her down and used an abbreviated version of EFT on her. I first tapped under her nose, called “UN” in the EFT world (GV26 – point 26 on the governing vessel meridian) and then on her collarbone point, referred to as “CB” (K27 – point 27 on the Kidney meridian). I repeated this sequence for about a minute, by which time the sobbing had stopped and she was able tell me what had happened and actually laughed about it.
When she left the therapist office to return home, as she opened the car door, she became entangled with the seat belt. As she tried to free herself a gust of wind caused the car door to slam across the middle of her hand. She somehow was able to drive herself home.
The injured hand was quite swollen and she was experiencing quite a bit of pain. I led her through another tapping sequence where we focused on the pain and the swelling. After a minute or so of tapping the pain reduced to a much more tolerable level and the swelling started to go down. We applied an ice pack to the afflicted area. Within about an hour the injured hand had returned to normal size. Although the pain and swelling were gone, the bones and tendons in Carolyn’s had were still sore from the injury, so over the next few days we did frequent tapping session to assist the healing of the injury. The hand has since completely recovered.
I studied acupuncture some years ago and am familiar with the body’s meridian system and energy points. The two points, GV26 and K27, which are only two of several tapping points used in EFT, also happen to be emergency points in Chinese acupuncture. These points, along with several points located on the hand, can be used to stop traumatic events such as shock and seizure. The human energy system is a marvelous network that runs all aspects of the body. EFT is a non-intrusive procedure that seems to work on any energy related problem. EFT certainly worked very well in this situation so I guess you can try it on anything!