It Changes You — Dirty Kanza 200

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in blogging, disability, Emotion, entertainment, healing, Japan, Nature, pace, pain, stress, trauma, travel | 0 comments

It Changes You — Dirty Kanza 200

Vibrating with raw energy, enthusiasm and excitement, the registrants for the Dirty Kanza 200 pack into The Granada in Emporia. This is the World’s Premier Gravel Grinder bicycle race right here in my hometown with over 1200 riders from 45 states and 7 countries. After my first half hour as a Gravel Groupie Volunteer, it is time for the riders’ meeting. There is a documentary video/slide show feeding more inspiration into the theater occupants. After all the photos and descriptions of riders grinding over 200 miles of gravel, the show ends with three words across a Flint Hills panorama, “It changes you.” Tears fill my eyes just imagining it. If exploring the Flint Hills by car can change me as a teenager, how wonderful would it be out there on a bike? But, I can’t really imagine the experience of grinding bike tires up and down the gravel hills. The day of the race is my first time even as a spectator. I have no idea what to expect. I just show up, report in and wait for instructions. There are more than enough volunteers at the Hospitality Tent, so Kristi asks me to help out with the banner signing. Holding a sharpie to give to the riders sounds boring, which is why I opted for the Hospitality Tent. When I realize that involves cutting up oranges, bananas and pouring water, the banner position suddenly seems more interesting. For the next five hours I have a front row spot behind the directors tent at the end of the finish line. In many cases I am one of the first people to shake a finishers hand, give a high five, pat on the back, congratulate them, help them find their finish time on the computer, direct them to the refreshments and ask them to sign the banner, pointing to the Sharpie hanging on the pole ties. I snap a few pictures from my iPhone of the first few finishers, but as the numbers increase I am busy greeting and directing riders or their crew. Some riders are a bit dazed, some are overwhelmingly exhausted and the EMTs are nearby. Some look almost euphoric; others burst into tears or are trembling as they try to regain their land legs. Some arrive with calm smiles as if it’s just another great ride through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Others ride past looking for the closest piece of shaded grass to rest. If a rider is too exhausted I follow their crewmembers to direct them to the refreshments and ask them to be sure their rider signs the banner after they’ve recovered. I get some of the sweatiest, grimy handshakes of my lifetime, and it doesn’t even bother me. It feels wonderful to be a part of something monumental in these riders’ lives. I get to hear comments to the Race Directors as riders finish and many say, “Thank you, this is the best course I’ve ever done.” One rider says, “This is the greatest achievement of my life!” I say, “Congratulations! Good work!” Time after time the riders thank me for my hard work, for being there, for being a Gravel Groupie. I mirror it back, “Thank you for your hard work. Without you we wouldn’t be here. You’re welcome.” I know they aren’t thanking me personally, because all I did was show up the day before the race. They are thanking the Race Directors, all the support staff, the entire community of Emporia, the surrounding communities that participate and all the ranchers whose front and back yards they travelled. Our contact creates a bond of...

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Seeking My Internal Guru

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in entertainment, Faster EFT, healing, Recovery, Robert Smith, Tapping, travel | 0 comments

I worked on the book for 1.5 hours Monday. It was good. I kept it simple by just proofreading and editing the first chapter, which is already fairly clean. It’s an easy way back into the work since I’ve been through it many times before. There are still a few lingering emotions around the family issues, maybe because some patterns still linger in the present. I took a couple short breaks and the last one I turned the music on loud and danced for five minutes. That was great! I will do that a lot. It was still about 20° and sunny outside. Since I wasn’t going to walk I got out of the house by going to the grocery store. I ordered the movie e-Motion last night. It’s full of various healing experts, some I know and some I don’t, but it includes Dr. Joe Dispenza and Robert G. Smith. I think Robert is the only EFT type person in it, so I’m happy that surely Dr. JD, the others and thousands of viewers will be introduced to FasterEFT. I listened to the rest of Dr. JD’s CD on the Art of Change and posted a favorite quote from it on my FaceBook timeline, which got a lot of likes and some good comments. I found out three friends are going to the I Can Do It Conference in Denver later this month and will see Dr. JD there. I’m happy for them. Even though I once planned on going, now that I am listening to him at home I am content not to go in person. It will happen another time. I know it will be wonderful for all who are there and it would be for me if I went, too. A deeper part of me says that I already know the basics and I can sit here and do my best to practice going inside to find my own answers. If I actually do the work I will have a greater reward than if I make the trip. It’s about being the change by practicing to become congruent with it. It’s time to take what I have learned from all I’ve studied and go inside and become my own personal Guru. Do what is right for me to create the life I choose fashioned after my own answers. Looking outside myself for answers is an old pattern. It was good and I needed it for a very long time, but maybe not so much now. — © Copyright B. Grace Jones 2014 All Rights...

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Don’t Hold Yourself Back

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in cancer, CFS, death, Depression, disability, EBV, Emotion, Family, Faster EFT, Fibromyalgia, healing, Japan, Linda Esser, Mono, pace, pain, Recovery, Robert Smith, Tapping, trauma, travel | 0 comments

Watching Tiffany and Heather is great for a lot of people, but there will be some who cannot relate to their stories when they can relate to others or mine. My parents were mostly calm, loving, supportive and encouraging. My childhood traumas were not so dramatic. There was no alcohol or drugs, no death threats or rape. Still, somehow I picked up some patterns of belief and behavior that led to similar symptoms showing up in my body. I know there are thousands like me who will not be able to relate to extremely violent childhoods. Those are the people I hope to reach. The world needs to hear my voice and the others. The Universe spoke to me through a man on the Friends dance floor, “Don’t hold yourself back.” I already have whatever I need within me to get this done. The Universe has set me up for it. The time is now. Set my intention, keep moving through it, do whatever it takes, tap through every resistance or fear, alternate with play and fun to keep pulling myself out of the past muck that I must write about in order to help others. Then I can use my book as support to help my clients when they get frustrated after tapping for six months and they aren’t completely healed yet. Neither was I? I was just beginning to have abilities to do things like paint for two hours in my kitchen. After six months of daily tapping I began practitioner training. I still had to pace myself carefully, tapping my way through fatigue and pain that still lingered. At first, the weekly trips from Kansas to OKC were four days. I kept an easy pace with a day on either side to relax, have fun or work for Robert before and after classes. By the time I finished training six months later, I could drive down the same day for the Monday night class, spend one night and drive 250 miles home after class on Tuesday night. It was amazing to me that I had changed that much in six months and by then I had been tapping for a year. I slowly increased my work hours until I was virtually working full time at building my FasterEFT practice. It was more than another year after that before I discontinued my disability benefits. I recently helped a client make a lot of big changes in her life. After tapping for six months she was frustrated that she’s not completely symptom-free yet. She is focused on what she can’t do instead of all the amazing progress. To those who are impatient with their progress, I suggest let go of the expectations you have of getting a certain outcome by a certain time. I never set that up in my head so my speed of progress was never a disappointment. I stayed in the present moment of the progress I had made, always practicing gratitude for how far I had come from where I began. I had no one to compare myself to, which I can see now was a real blessing. I was just forging ahead like a pioneer, tapping my way through everything I didn’t want and continued to practice gratitude every step of the way for each little improvement. Not everyone will heal as fast as Heather and Tiffany, and they are not completely healed yet either. They are still working on stuff. Yes FasterEFT can create fast changes but sometimes changes can be very slow or even invisible. You may not even know something...

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Take Control of Your Trances

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in dying, entertainment, Faster EFT, healing, heart, Robert Smith, Tapping, trauma, travel | 0 comments

This work is all too serious. My Point of Contact needs to stop taking everything so seriously and I need to help my clients do the same. I am exploring new ways to create laughter in sessions. Laughter is the best medicine and a great trance breaker. I teach Robert’s concept that we are Trance Monkeys and all those memories and feelings we tap away are just trances, not real, not happing now. Most of us live in whatever story or trance we are making up and telling ourselves in the moment. I instructed a client on how to use the Fake Laugh Technique and I used the monkey laugh from an iPad app. Laughter creates great shifts and fun for both of us. Lately, I ask clients, “What do you do to have fun, play or be silly?” Many of us have forgotten how to play silly like children. That is one of Jesus’ teachings, to be like a little child. There are so many ways to practice that. One is to be present in the moment, fully absorbed and consciously aware of this moment. I have observed my grandchildren when my son says, “Tell GG what you did last weekend.” They can hardly remember it because they are busy doing something different in this present moment. This is how we become conditioned to recreate the past and make stories from it. The story may become like a trance, not real now. The more we repeat the story, the deeper the trance may become. In the 1990s I heard a story about a bush native from an isolated tribe that had never had contact with the outside world. He was captured and put in prison for a small crime. He was told he would be set free in a certain number of days. In his culture he had no concept of the future because they lived totally in the present moment. He had lived freely and could not comprehend confinement or the hope of getting out of prison on a future day. He died within a few days. That is the power of the mind. A motivational speaker gave another powerful example. A man jumped a freight train and landed in an empty refrigeration car. His mind went into fear of freezing to death. As he rode through the night, he wrote with his finger in the dust on the floor that he was getting colder and colder as his heart and breathing were getting slower and slower. The last thing he wrote was, “It’s over.” When the train stopped they found him dead but the temperature in the car was above 50° because the refrigeration wasn’t even on. He died simply because of his belief that he was freezing to death. There was the Soccer Team in South America whose plane crashed in the Andes Mountains and the rescue teams didn’t find them. Many days later the survivors realized no one was coming to save them. They agreed as a group to eat the meat from the bodies of those who had died in the crash that were preserved in the frigid temperatures. The power of the mind saved them when three men set out alone to walk to civilization. They spent many nights sleeping in the freezing cold snow with no specific gear to protect them. After days of walking they made it to a small village, they directed the rescue teams to the crash site and the other survivors were saved. Because they practiced a trance of survival, persistence and action, their belief saved them....

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Keep It Simple

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in blogging, death, Emotion, Faster EFT, healing, Linda Esser, Recovery, Spirit, Tapping, travel | 0 comments

Saturday I knew I wanted to pack and leave OKC as soon as possible so I did. I played with ideas in my head about what to do when I get home? I thought I still needed to sit with myself. As soon as I got home to an empty house all I knew is that I didn’t want to sit here alone yet. I had just spent four hours driving alone. Even after a week full of socializing and helping people I didn’t feel an intense need for silence or alone time. If Mother were here it would be different, but she’s not. I think it affected me more on this return than in October. I also noticed I felt Linda’s physical absence and spiritual presence more at this seminar than before. Unloading and carrying clothes up the front steps I heard a vehicle stop in the street behind me. It was my neighbor and friend who called out “Welcome home Grace.” How sweet! I called out, “Thank you and thanks for everything,” since she had watched the house. It was after 5:30 and I knew they were headed off to do something fun on a Saturday evening and that’s what I want to do. As soon as everything was in the house, I did not unpack. I tapped a little, but knew I just wanted to be with my hometown friends. I went to the phone and kept calling friends until I found one available to meet for a visit at Mulready’s. We sat and talked for almost two hours. We shared where we each are on our spiritual paths. It’s about being the observer of the creator; notice how we create what we don’t want. Then just stop, shift and begin to focus on the good stuff and create what we do want. We agree we are on parallel paths practicing the same concepts using different skills to arrive at the same resolution. I haven’t posted to my blog for two days now. I need the break. I’ m not sure I want to spend my day that way. I will stay in the flow of the moment. Maybe it is time to return to the book and slow down on the blog, or somehow figure out how to do both. Everything is in Divine Order and I needed this last two months to shift from thinking that I need to use new fancy techniques in order to heal and help others heal. I don’t. A client/practitioner helped me see that, too. They had a lot of sessions with other practitioners during the week and said that even with all the fancy stuff others use, the deepest changes were with me using the basics and cleaning up all the sub-modalities. That is the piece I need before I return to the book. Just keep it simple. The basics are what healed me. If you know correctly how to use the basics, don’t worry about the fancy stuff. I have returned to the basics for my self-healing. Thanks to Eric Robins for the reminder. — © Copyright B. Grace Jones 2014 All Rights Reserved....

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Notice The Subtle Reaction

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Emotion, Faster EFT, healing, pain, Robert Smith, stress, Tapping, trauma, travel | 0 comments

My zone is more relaxed and in the flow of allowing. I gave myself permission to run errands yesterday morning. Robert is going longer without breaks. By the time I got there it was almost noon when he took the first break, then went another hour before lunch break. I went to evening class after a nice walk with a friend. The moist fresh air and exercise rejuvenated me, and my hair. I picked up a few reminders from Deirdre’s presentation on how to do a session intake. I do it very differently than she does, but we both cover most of the same basics. She did a short demo and it was interesting to notice an ever so slight response in myself when I heard the client’s memory. He was dragging his feet out the van when his leg got caught in the wheel and run over. I gave a tiny gasp and moved my head to the left. I felt nothing, but noticed the reaction. I almost ignored it, but as a master practitioner, I know even the slightest reaction is a trigger of something that I hold within, or me buying into their trance. It isn’t real now, it’s just what they hold that supports their patterns. So I looked within and remembered I almost fell out of the car when I was four. I’m pretty sure I have tapped on that already, so what’s the reaction about? I had no emotion but tapped on it anyway. Even though I didn’t feel it, I could still see it. I kept tapping and still didn’t feel it until Deirdre took the client into seeing it from his Dad’s position. I followed along and went into the position of my mother and there it was, my big tears, her fear, anxiety and panic. I kept tapping till it was gone and we are sitting in the car smiling at each other happily and peacefully. The incident happened long before seat belts were installed in cars. Mom was driving my Grandparent’s 1940 Chevy. She went around a corner and I must have grabbed the door handle for support. The door flew open, I saw the pavement as I began falling toward it and felt mother grab my left knee and pull me back into the car. OWE! It really hurt and I was angry, shocked and upset that she hurt me so much when I hadn’t done anything wrong. That is likely the part I had tapped on before without ever going into second position to see it from Mother’s perceptional experience. It happened and was over so quickly maybe I didn’t realize the near death danger. I didn’t remember any fear, only the pain of her pulling me by the leg. That is a good example of the way I practice the basics now. I just tap on what is here in the present moment inside my mind/body until my unconscious gives me a memory to clear. I didn’t go looking or digging for it, I just stayed in the present moment and when it showed up in the present moment then I addressed it and flipped it. — © Copyright B. Grace Jones 2014 All Rights...

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