Trust Faith and Surrender

Last month, I went to training in Oklahoma City and bonded with a wonderful woman by the name of Angela.
We quickly became friends and didn’t realize until a day or so of being together that we had been on the same plane traveling from Columbus, Ohio.
I don’t know too many people from my area that knows about eutaptics, let alone to be on the same plane with someone traveling for this extensive training.

The training was intense and transformation after transformation took place. Angela was one of those that had major break throughs and it was so gratifying to see her change right before my eyes.
Angela was as real as they come; honest, open and so authentic.

Both of us returned to Ohio that next weekend, touched by what we had experienced and learned from each other and from the group of people who had traveled from as far away as South Africa. Angela touched a part of my heart that I will never forget and I hope we will be connected for years to come.

Shortly after we returned, she sent me a piece she had just written for her blog and I wanted to share it because I think she expresses feelings that we all struggle with. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thank you Angela for being you, my world is a better place because our paths have crossed!


Trust, Faith and Surrender. Up till now, these have not been my strongest skill set. I say, up till now, because I am and have been working on it.
The biggest challenge for me has really been surrender. It’s a word that’s a little tricky. It’s a lot like forgiveness in that it often gets twisted up in our heads to mean something that it actually doesn’t.

We’ve all been known to confuse forgiveness for approval.
We’ve also been known to confuse surrender with giving up.

And I think we are all in agreement that giving up and condoning bad behavior are low on our list of desires in this life.
But we get confused  when our emotions hit the spin cycle of life.
I have been called in the last year to learn how to embrace trust, faith and surrender in a way I never have before. And, folks, it’s been a bumpy ride. At first it was a lot like taking your car out into a cornfield in late July. You can’t see anything. Your suspension is busted and you have no idea where you’ll end up. And if you are you like me and have seen Children of the Corn, you are sure it’s someplace bad.
So what I did was attempt to control —  everything. It went badly. I controlled my food, or lack there of. I controlled my exercise, or lack thereof. I controlled my emotions. I controlled my environment. I tried to control my body. And most of all, control the outcome.
I have arrived at this place recently where I truly see that I have been one of my biggest obstacles. Control is like putting a dam in the middle of flowing water. Nothing moves. Everything builds up. And the natural order of things is interrupted.
People, believe me when I tell you that I don’t say any of this easily. But I have spit in the wind, twisted in the wind, shadow boxed, shut down, shut out, and basically held my breath in defiance. It didn’t work. Because if it could, trust that I would have solved it by now.
Speaking of trust. That was another hurdle. I thought that I had trust in my life and I do. But then there is T-R-U-S-T, that knowing that everything will work out, no matter what. That I did not have. And I cannot say I firmly possess it now but it’s better. I am learning about myself and the life experience more each day and as I do, I am building trust. Trust in the process. Trust in my friends and family. Trust in my husband. Even trust in my feline friends that they are always showing me the way.
And then there’s faith —  blind faith. But, honestly, isn’t all faith blind? It’s believing it to see it, instead of seeing it in order to believe it. My faith muscle wasn’t very strong but not because it had atrophied but because I had never really worked it before. I had faith in hard-work, perseverance, focus, determination, unrelenting effort. I had never been forced to take my hands off the wheel and give up control. And I fought that hard for months. I didn’t know how to do life, be me any other way than through sheer will of effort and desire. And now life was asking me, actually demanding me, to stop and take a fearless self inventory and, frankly, it sucked. And sometimes still does.
I was being shoved off a cliff into a change because staying where I was standing was unacceptable.
And so that’s how I ended up jumping with my eyes closed, holding my breath and shedding more than a few tears into a world mostly unknown to me —  the  world of Trust, Faith, and Surrender. We’re still getting acquainted so don’t go getting all impressed with my progress just yet.

As I once heard Oprah say “Difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you’ll get a scream.”

I got the whisper but my ears were deaf, I probably got a yell or two as well. And then I finally heard the scream and was shocked to recognize it escaping from my own throat. How’s that for a wake up call?
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G

Is Crying Good For Stress Relief?

The effects of stress on our physical health are indisputable.

Science has found a concrete link between stress levels and related diseases, such as:
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Increased risk of Cancer

    As this video shows, crying is an emotional response to an intense event.
     So whenever you’re extremely stressed caused by extreme joy or extreme sadness, we cry.

    When we cry, we shed tears, and the hormone adrenocorticotropic (ACTH) is released into the bloodstream.
     This helps to relieve stress, but crying over an extended period of time can be detrimental to your health.
     You may have found that once in a while, after having “a good cry”, you feel calmer and more relaxed.

    While crying does help to relieve stress, it’s not the best way to relieve stress and can actually cause physical harm to your health over the long term.

    Neurology based techniques such as FasterEFT are very effective in relieving the root causes of stress, not just the symptoms.

Ocean Waves On Tropical Island

Ocean waves on tropical island Maldives ambience sound, paradise beach sounds for relaxation, sleeping, meditation and studying. 

How to change your limiting beliefs for more success

95% of everything we know, from our behaviors and emotions to our beliefs and even our personality comes from the subconscious mind. Using humor and engagement, Dr. Irum Tahir teaches how to access the subconscious mind to transform deep patterns which cause us anxiety, pain and feelings of failure and create a life full of happiness, fulfillment and joy.

I liked this video, but I think she fell short in explaining "how" to change the subconscious. That can't be explained in 12 short minutes, but changing negative memories is the best place to start and changing the earliest negative memories in childhood is the first place to explore because they are the foundation of why you react to the world the way you do.

My experience is that Faster EFT is the best method to tackle this. You can do it on your own or with a trained professional. It takes dedication and commitment to want to change yourself for the better, but the rewards are monumental if you start that journey and see it through to the end!

How to Change Negative Childhood Memories

Changing negative childhood memories is the foundation for making big changes in your present life. It is the "how" that addresses "I don't know how to let go" or "where do I start?"

This simple video  explains how this strategy works
This is a very easy process to do on your own, but sometimes, childhood memories can be riddled with strong emotional traumas and is best addressed with a skilled practitioner who can safely guide you through the process with minimal emotional distress for permanent changes and lasting success.

How the Subconscious Mind Works

Have you ever been told that you can't control other people, only your reaction to that person and/or circumstance?
That's true, but did you realize that your subconscious is running the show?
It determines how you are going to react in any given situation and it all starts at birth....

Steve Remmert does a great job of explaining how the subconscious works - it all makes sense now!

What Happens in Your Brain While You're Tapping?

When you use the FasterEFT process, the effects are not just “in your mind”. Physical changes happen in your brain as you use the technique. It literally changes the structure of the neocortex of your brain as old connections are replaced by new. As you use the FasterEFT technique on an ongoing basis, you are changing the neural connections in your brain – which will result in an automatic change to the way you think. And thinking differently will naturally change the results you experience in your life.

How Does it Work?

The neocortex is the outer part of the brain – the walnut-shaped part that we all recognize as the brain. When you have a thought, a connection is made in this part of the brain between nerve cells or neurons. Every thought is a connection. Thinking the same thought over and over creates a more permanent connection between those particular neurons. This is how we learn intellectually. When a particular neural pathway is no longer being used, the connection begins to atrophy and those neurons no longer fire together. This is how we forget information. 

The connection in the neocortex triggers the limbic brain (chemical brain) – which is positioned underneath the neocortex – to produce chemicals that cause a sensation, a feeling, that matches the thought. With repetition, the combination of the neural pathway becoming more permanent and the limbic brain producing the matching chemicals causes the cerebellum (the reptilian brain) – the seat of the subconscious – to record the response. This is the reason you’re able to drive home for 30 minutes and not remember the journey. Your cerebellum is doing the driving. It’s also the reason you react automatically with no conscious decision when someone “pushes your buttons”.

So, What’s it Got to Do with FasterEFT?

 When you use the FasterEFT process, you are addressing the original records in the subconscious, and making changes to them.