I tried many therapies on my healing journey and the reason I chose to train in EFT and Matrix Reimprinting is because they are about empowering people. I think the most important gift that can be given is a belief in the power to heal yourself because we all have an innate ability but are not taught how to use this. Especially in western society where too often we give our power away to medical professionals who are focused solely on physical symptoms that only tell part of the story.
We are also disempowered by western media and it’s steady, unrelenting stream of fear pumped out through the main media channels because the physiological and psychological responses to fear keep us thinking small and easy to manipulate. We have lived this way for a long time relying on the big systems of governments and corporations to ‘look after us’ feed us, clothe us, cure us and in doing so gave a way our power. More people are waking up to the high price we have paid for the comfort and convenience provided by industrial society in the form of increased alcoholism, depression, cancer, obesity, smoking related diseases, environmental and body pollution from chemical drugs and toiletries, preservatives and pesticides to name a few.
That’s just the way it is
Many of us conditioned since birth to believe this is the only way to live, that’s ‘just the way it is’. But we have created this ‘reality’ ourselves and we can create a new reality through changing the way we think and behave. We have the power to change the content and direction of our lives with our thoughts. EFT and Matrix re-imprinting are healing processes for our times, helping us heal from the fear, anxiety and stress that has been both created and driven by the dominant belief system of consumption we have all been conditioned to follow.
Our real needs
It is time for us to admit there are other ‘basic needs’ beyond food and shelter that have not been met by consumer society, needs that have been ignored, denied and even ridiculed. The need to feel free, to explore, to be creative, the need to feel self love and acceptance, the need to share our deeper feelings about life including the often denied feelings of fear, loneliness and anxiety, the need to share our truth whatever it may be and be heard, the need to have time and space to be ourselves not being on a relentless never ending tread mill of production at the expense of our own energy and the resources and energy of the earth, the need for hugs, love, affection and friendship, the need to learn and grow, the need for support, the need to be healthy, the need to look after our well being, the need to feel connected to the earth, the need to feel an important part of this ongoing planetary evolution, the need to feel like we matter, the need to feel gratitude for our lives, the need to feel compassion for others, to care for all life forms that are part of the web of life, the need to understand we are a thread in the web not the masters of it. These needs are universal to all humans.
Outer change starts within
Inner change is the first step to creating a different world, our inner and outer worlds are completely connected and affected by each other. We have the power to make new rules, create a different belief system one that honours and values life, that sees the beauty in the natural world, the ingenuity which we humans can never hope to surpass, the intelligence in nature that we have turned away from in our desire to control our world and make nature our slave and in doing so we have enslaved ourselves. We need to feel the love that it has for us, we are the children of the earth not the masters and everything we have is what our parent earth has given us. For too long we have been taking with no thought for the harm we’ve been doing, showing no gratitude and offering nothing in return.
Heal the earth through healing yourself
We have been taught to participate in the consumer belief system that is based on ruining the ecosystems of the planet on which all life is dependant. Many books have been written, many activists have exhausted themselves but still the majority continue on this path. We have lost our ability to visualise another way of living, we think it’s about going backwards or ‘giving up’ our material comforts. But if we can see it as an opportunity to begin living from our true nature as multifaceted and connected energetic beings with mental, emotional and spiritual bodies in addition to the physical one we are conditioned to focus on. We can begin to envision a new way of living in harmony with each other and the planet. As each individual commits to healing him or herself they are simultaneously helping to heal the rest of humanity and our relationship with the earth.
© Amy Branton.
Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice based in Sussex dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.