A client asked my opinion: "Is it natural for a couple to stay together throughout their adult life?" My reply: "There isn't a single answer to this question." I offered the following explanation for my reply. Though we all know of examples of couples who have been happily married for 50 years or more, they seem to be the exception to the norm. Most older people I know have had at least two relationship marital relationships. That seems to be the norm. My client's question wa
I have another example of clearing an energy tangle that resulted in fresh energy clearing other tangles. The client was located half a continent away, so we connected via a videoconferencing system. I can work at a distance because, from my perspective, their energy pattern localized right in front of me. Thus, when doing energy work, engaging with clients who are not physically present with me is no different than working with those who are in the room. I found the tangle s
The movie I drawn upon for this month’s webinar is Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley (1982). This movie brought the life and important work of Mahatma Gandhi to a global audience. The theme from the movie that I use is "Creating Peace on the Level of Action: Nonviolent Direct Action." Gandhi’s work to liberate India from English rule essentially defined and characterized the “Nonviolent Direct Action” approach to peaceful social change. For Gandhi, social change meant gaining gre
I just had a different sort of experience while working with a client. Normally, when working with a client, my attention goes to an energy "tangle," remains there until the tangle is cleared, then moves on to another tangle. "Tangle" is a good word for describing how disturbances in someone's energy field appear to me. There can be many specific features, but "tangle" encompasses all of them. Typically, I attend to three to six tangles in a session, sometimes even more. Ener
Marshall Rosenberg's work defined Nonviolent Communication and described how to remove violence from our ordinary speech. The goal of Nonviolent Communication is to establish connection between people while trying to meet everyone's needs. The key to nonviolent communication is having empathy for others. To have empathy, we have to be self-referral. We have to be a witness to our inner and outer experience. Let's face it, we live in a violent world. When we say this, we think
Ihaleakala Hew Len popularized the traditional Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono for resolving inner and outer conflict through a four-step process that transforms one's energy from conflict to harmony at the subtlest level of manifestation of BEING into the material universe. Dr. Hew Len is famous for having transformed the mental states of each of 28 psychopathic prisoners, emptying the ward, without ever having met any of the prisoners. Ho'oponopono appears to work on one'