Thursday, 31 March 2011

Really Should Start Doing Yoga Again.

Hi Everyone,
One of the sites on my Google Reader page is the LOLCats site. It gives this cat-lover many a giggle. As far as I am concerned, laughter is very good medicine.
Watching this just now reminded me I really should get around to doing some yoga again to help keep the old joints and muscles supple.
It also made me smile big-time. This little fellow reminds me so much of how our Senior Cat, Pyewacket, looked when he was a kitten, back in 2000.
Enjoy!




Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Monday, 21 March 2011

EFT Tapping and Snoring

Hi Everyone,

It has been another beautiful spring day and I caught sight of the first butterfly - a beautiful greenish-yellow - not sure if it might have been a Brimstone, leafing through my Butterfly book.

Last Thursday I saw the first bumble bee of the season making its stately progress from Pulmonaria flower to flower and spent some time on Saturday out in the garden doing a little more tidying.

The fish pond received a spring clean over the weekend. We were pleased to find that the fish survived the rigours of winter, and we have also had a number of deposits of frogspawn, which is currently housed in a tank in the utility to ensure the fish don't eat them all. In just 24 hours, some have hatched out, and are now happily munching on powdered up fish flakes.

By next weekend we will hopefully have cleaned out the frogs' pond - alas, many of the frogs did not survive the winter and we have had to remove a number of carcasses from the pond over time. The taddies can then be re-homed in safer waters.

Selene has bounced back very well yet again; probably another of her nine lives accounted for. Her appetite is back, and so is the pain in the knees as we eat.

So, all in all, I generally feel quite happy about life in general.

I'd feel chirpier still if I had managed to get my full ration of sleep last night.

My OH has been a bit snuffly the last few days; we're not sure if he has a cold brewing, or perhaps hay-fever is getting ready to make a come-back. Apart from being disturbed on Thursday night by a totally external source (grumble, grumble) I generally manage to get off to sleep and all's well.

Last night the OH beat me to it, and even his normal breathing sounded very loud, when he wasn't snuffling or outright snoring. The occasional gentle poke to move him on his side worked a little, but then just as I dozed away, there would be a snort and I'd be awake again.

You know how it is. You are tired and want to go to sleep, but there is something going on that stops you relaxing down into a deeper slumber. You hear the clock strike the hours, and the harder you try to get to sleep, the more elusive it becomes.

When 4am struck I suddenly remembered that I could try EFT on the issue. If it didn't work, I always had the option of joining the cats on the sofa downstairs.

Physical tapping can be a bit disruptive to yourself and others if you are using EFT while in bed. So instead I chose to visualise the tapping as I went along.

Even though I desperately want to get to sleep, I feel so very tired but the snoring won't let me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I am feeling so frustrated that the snoring is keeping me awake; it's like being in bed in a pigsty, I deeply and completely love, accept and forgive myself for thinking bad thoughts about my OH.

Even though I would really love to get to sleep, because I feel so tired and worn out after the gardening this weekend, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and allow myself to relax and drift into sleep.

EB:   feeling so tired
SE:   feeling so desperately tired
UE:   snoring driving me mad
UN:   just can't relax
CH:   like I'm in bed with a pig
CB:   that's not the way to think of the OH
UA:   it's all right for him; he's asleep
TH:   so frustrating

EB:   fed up of hearing the clock strike
SE:   just want to go to sleep
UE:   feeling so frustrated
UN:   just want to drift away
........
Next thing I know is that it is 8.30 am. Did the use of EFT stop the snoring? It might have, for all I know. I couldn't really say. What I do know is that it allowed me to let go and drift away into a deep sleep, which is precisely what I wanted. Result!!!
 
Fortunately the OH is not a habitual snorer. He had eaten rather more starchy carbohydrate than he normally does as he follows a low-carb approach to help with his diabetes blood glucose control, but he had been away during the day and had little choice about his meal option at lunchtime. We have noticed that if he does over-indulge, it seems to clog up the nasal passages somewhat noticeably. A snoring night is the usual sequelae.
At least I didn't have to go and disturb the cats and didn't unduly disturb the OH either with tapping.
So if ever you find yourself in a similar situation, it might be worth your while to give EFT tapping a try. Visualising is as effective as actual tapping, and sometimes a lot easier, especially if you are out and about and don't want to draw notice to yourself.
I might even consider a little surrogate tapping on behalf of the OT to ease his snoring; it would be interesting to see how that worked out, as he is always reluctant to tap for himself (not that he minds me doing it for him, don't you know....)

Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Monday, 14 March 2011

Selene Update - an Emotional Roller Coaster of a Weekend

Hi Everyone,

Previous posts have referred to our cat Selene's diagnosis with lymphoma of the bowel wall in September 2009 and how things have gone since then (Has the Use of EFT and Reiki Helped Our Cat Recover From Lymphoma of the Bowel Wall? Part One ; Part Two ; Selene's Solstice Gift To Us.)

As you can see if you read the last posting, the vet considered that Selene was in remission. The lymphoma hadn't gone, but was no longer a real cause for concern as long as she was taking the prednisolone.



These last few days have been emotionally quite stormy as Selene took a turn for the worse, it seemed, and we were considering if the time had come for that final vet appointment.

We have been here before, in October of last year, when I was sure that the visit to the vet would mean us bringing back a lifeless little body to bury in the garden.

On the morning of the appointment, she looked so wan and dejected; she had had a big problem with diarrhoea that  hadn't cleared up after a day or so, and her stance reminded me of Tigger's just before we took her on her final vet trip.

I was an emotional wreck, and just couldn't stop myself from crying. I had to go into work for a couple of hours and knew that I had to do something to help both me and Selene. So I started tapping, at first for me, and then surrogately for Selene.

Within a few minutes I became calm again and able to cope. I work with people with learning disabilities. Seeing me in an emotional state would cause some of  them distress. It would also mean that some would keep probing the wound, as they do not realise that there are some things that you just do not keep talking about, which would cause distress for me, and ultimately for them if I ended up bursting into tears.

Interestingly enough, by the time I got back home from work, Selene was looking a lot brighter. We decided we would still get her checked over by the vet as the diarrhoea was a cause for concern.

Craig, our wonderful vet,  gave Selene the once-over. He confirmed the tumour was no larger than previously so she was still in remission, and that the extra-liquid nature of her deposits was due to the lymphoma cells secreting fluid into the bowel.

He reassured us that it wasn't yet her time; that if we did have her put to sleep we would probably regret it as it was his opinion that she would have no trouble getting over her recent trouble. We would know when the time had come but in the meantime enjoy her company some time longer.

Well, he was right. A few weeks ago we took her for her regular check-up and reminded him of his words. Was it really 4 months?

There is a pattern to her condition; she has a few good days, sometimes even a week or more, and then she goes off her food and we have some really horribly wet offensive smelling deposits and she looks very sorry for herself. Within 12 – 24 hours she is back to what we consider “normal” for her and away we go again.

Last Thursday was a bad time for her. With the amount of fluid she must have lost (6 puddles within 12 hours) I really did fear the worst. She looked very sorry for herself on the Friday morning. I was in tears yet again and gave myself another tapping session to help me come to terms with the possibility that this was it.

I then sat down in front of the chair she was on and let Reiki flow. It's a bit unusual for her to take Reiki from me, especially for about 15 minutes or more, but she did on Friday so perhaps that helped. Obviously she had decided it's not yet time to shuffle off this mortal coil.

She ended up eating a fair bit later that day - the OH bought her some fish and chicken in from the chippy as he was going past on his way from work, and she had the best part of a pouch of food in the evening, plus a few more chicken bits as we ate our meal.

She evidently has rubber ball somewhere in her make-up, because once again she bounced back.

On Saturday we brought in some roast pork and chicken legs from Morrisons on the way home from my sister's as it was too late to start the roast I was planning on doing. Selene demanded food with threats (claws in the kneecap) and growled as she wolfed it down to make sure the other cats stayed away.

We were worried about her again yesterday - she went very quiet and off her food again earlier on, and I had resigned myself to the fact that we would probably be making that phone call to the vet this morning. Once more in tears, I was tapping like mad.

Wake up this morning - no further deposits; she wolfed down some chicken and was looking alert and bright-eyed again. This evening she has eaten well, and the OH is back to having a painful dining experience as she "gently" pokes him in the knee with her claws.

This is where the dilemma lies. With Tasha and Tigger it was obvious that there was no other option. The choice effectively made for us. Selene bouncing up and down like this makes it very difficult for us. So we play it by ear - if she stays down longer than 48 hours - then we think that will be the sign. As things are now we could be in this same place weeks down the line. Gboing, gboing ....

I've done a fair amount of tapping over this weekend and I think it has brought me to a place of equilibrium - no tears welling up today, at least not yet. Interestingly enough, it seems that when I am more peaceful about it all myself, it gives Selene a boost - all things are connected.

Anyway, the main thing is, Selene's still around and seems generally OK. I just don't want to let it get to the stage where she seems to be suffering; thankfully that is something we have the power to do if needs be - give her release.

It is a bit strange to note that a post I wrote about the use of surrogate EFT for pets at the end of their life is dated just a couple of weeks under a year ago. I wouldn't have been without EFT these past few days and suspect I will be needing it again sooner rather than later.

For those who might like to know, my tapping sequence has been something along the lines of the following.

Even though I feel so emotionally wrecked by what is happening now with Selene, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though it hurts so badly to know that we might have to take her on that final journey to the vet, and only bring her back to bury in the garden, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and all my feelings.

Even though my heart weeps at the thought that Selene may only have a few hours left with us, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and all my feelings and allow her to go freely and with love.

Then I tapped around the usual points with reminder phrases such as:

so emotionally wrecked; hurts so badly; don't want to lose Selene; but we have to let her go; can't keep her going if her quality of life is gone; my heart weeps; she looks so wan; my sweet little cat; don't want to let you go; she's only about 9 years old; it's not fair - for her or for us; can't see her suffer; allow you to go; know it is best for you; Craig will know; if it's your time...

When I started I would be in a state of tears and deep sorrow. Within a very short period of time, the tears would stop and the smiles come as I watched Selene. And as I said above, whenever I regain a state of equilibrium, it seems to help Selene as well.

The fateful day will come, and in our hearts we know that it is likely to be sooner rather than later now. As Craig said back in October, we will know when it is time. In the meantime, we will treasure the time we have left with Selene. She may only be a cat in some people's eyes, but to us she is a little treasure. And we cherish her.

Bright Blessings, 
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Brad Yates Special Offer You Just Can't Miss!

Hi Everyone,

Brad Yates, the well-known EFT Tapping Wizard has put together a fantastic offer that is really worth looking in to. 

He has put together a big package which includes a brand new program (called Riches Beyond Belief) along with a bundle of his favorite material – a variety of programs that will support you in experiencing a greater abundance of health, wealth and happiness… 

Why is this an offer you cannot afford to miss out on? 

It is because Brad is offering you the chance to pick your own price – all the way down to the lowest Clickbank will allow.

If you click the link for Brad's Bargain Beyond Belief  you will learn just why he is making this very special offer.

In addition, there are some recordings and an exclusive video on the page that are a gift just to thank you for taking the time to check out what he is offering.  He is confident  that you will find them both enjoyable and empowering.

It’s that simple and you can check it out here: Brad's Special Event

The package also includes some great bonuses that friends of Brad's in the personal development field have shared to help him make this offer even more compelling. 

To quote Brad;  "If you know my work, you already have an idea of what I’m up to in general.  I believe each of us is worthy and deserving of the best life possible – and part of what makes a great life is sharing the gifts and talents we each possess.  My job is to help folks do just that. 

You create your life with your thinking, and I create programs to help you cultivate a more successful mindset.  And my programs are easy and fun to use." 

This offer is only available until March 19th; if you watch the little video on the page you'll understand why. 

I've already snaffled my package and it looks as if it will keep me busy for some time to come, going through it. 

Whenever I have watched Brad's tapping videos, I always end up feeling happier and more motivated, and expect it will be the same with this. 

So go ahead, check it out.

Bright Blessings,

Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page.

Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here. 

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more