EFT and Intuition: Resolving a Child's Headache
Dear EFT Community,
Mary Pellicer, MD shares her EFT tapping story and how she used her intuition to calm her 5-year-old son who woke in the night crying from his head hurting.
By Mary Pellicer, MD
Just wanted to share a few things before the details leave me. I’m very new to energy concepts and the whole concept of a highly organized energy system and energy healing (they didn’t teach that in medical school when I went).
My first exposure was last November when I went to an energy healer just to see what he did and in February went to an Energy Awareness workshop—the first module in the International Academy of Vibrational Medicine curriculum and since then have been reading many books and experimenting with myself.
In February a friend from the energy seminar introduced me to EFT and in March sometime I bought the first course and watched it and have been using EFT on myself. So I’m pretty much a beginner.
This weekend my husband is out of town and so I have been taking the opportunity to watch EFT videos.
On Friday, I was trying to figure out how to learn muscle testing (my sense at the time was that it was about checking muscle strength). I even went so far to look for places to buy dynamometers so I could be "objective about the strength test." It intrigued me that on none of the websites that I looked at about kinesiology and muscle testing did they mention the possible use of this device. (Having the feeling that muscle testing was difficult to do objectively and I could get in the way, my initial response was to take myself out of the equation and put in a machine—my medical training coming through I’m afraid—I was trained in the era of not trusting your intuition and turning over diagnosis to the ultrasound machines, the CT scanners, and the MRI machines.)
As I watched more of the videos, I finally got it that this was not about strength testing per se but was about setting up language to talk with your higher self. I played along with the presenters who used various methods to try to "decide" which one I should choose and finally about 10 pm as I was making tea, I just sat down in a chair and asked myself what I should do and which method to pick.
My intuition said (I am auditory and I hear a voice in my head that tells me things—which I have found is very easy for me to distrust because it "sounds" the same as my "itty bitty shitty committee"), just skip the testing and just learn to trust your intuition (i.e., the voice in your head). Right after that I watched the video about the process and the possible stages to take and having the fallback position.
Aha, I thought, I’m supposed to skip the second and third steps (one-on-one testing and surrogate testing) and go right to intuition.
On the video there was a part about "having no choice but to get out of your way and just do it" and if one could find a situation where one would "have no choice but to trust one’s intuition," it would help one make progress.
I remember thinking at the time that there couldn’t possibly be a situation like that because you could always have the choice to go back to just plain old EFT or EFT with manual/surrogate diagnosis if you could do that (a bit limiting huh?).
Anyway to get to the point I have been leading up to (yes, there is actually a point)—at 1 am I was trying to decide whether to keep watching the videos or go to bed, when I heard a child crying downstairs (I have a 2- and a 5-year-old). I rushed downstairs to find Joshua (my 5-year-old son) crying in the bathroom about his head hurting terribly. As my medical mind kicked in, thinking "Damn, I hope this isn’t another ear infection," my mom instincts clicked in and I scooped him up in my arms and brought him to the couch in the darkened living room.
Not knowing what else to do at 1 am in the morning with a half asleep, screaming child who I wanted to quiet quickly to keep from waking his brother, I put my hand on his head and thought about sending him positive healing energy and then I started "in my mind" doing the EFT tapping on his head—I didn’t tap physically. I also emptied my head and just let points to tap come to me and that’s what I did.
Within 2-3 seconds, it seemed he instantly quieted and I sat there in shock going WOW. I didn’t want to ask him if his head still hurt (5-year-olds can be very suggestible), so I just asked my intuition again what to do and began tapping out fears about being alone, being scared, wanting to be close to Mommy, etc.
After about 5-10 minutes (he’d been quiet, not making a sound), I asked him how he was and he said his foot hurt. Okay, I’ll "chase the pain." I focused on sending healing energy to his foot and tapped some more. Lastly I was trying to figure out how to get him to his bed and whether this was the right time—I wasn’t getting anymore messages about places to tap—so again I asked my higher self and heard "take him to bed with you."
So I asked if he wanted to and he beamed and grinned and said yes and off we went.
Now granted I understand that this "proves nothing," that he might have quieted immediately no matter what I did, that this is all anecdotal, and all the caveats my medical mind (and writing on my walls) wants to put in there, but I just had to share a situation I found (or that found me to teach me something) where I "had no choice" but to use my intuition.