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on earth, or how big their bank account was. Instead, they are very often asked “How much love were you able to develop for your fellow beings?” and “How much knowledge were you able to gain on earth?”

Life is about having joy. It’s about increasing our ability to give and receive love and it’s about gaining all the knowledge we can. It’s also about serving others, feeling grateful for all we have, and learning to create the life we want.

Trapped emotions make it more difficult for us to experience these joys and tend to short-circuit us both physically and emotionally.

The Human Energy Field

A few decades ago, scientific thought denied the existence of any sort of human energy field. Since that time, scientists have completely changed their minds. They now know with absolute certainty that an energy field exists. As new technology has come along, they’ve been able to test it and find out for certain. For example, one device, called the SQUID

magnetometer, can detect the tiny magnetic fields created by the biochemical and physiological activities of the body.

Using this device, scientists have learned that all of the tissues and organs in the body produce specific, magnetic vibrations. They call them biomagnetic 109

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fields.9 This is fairly new information, not widespread knowledge yet.

Although not all medical doctors are aware of this, it has been determined that the biomagnetic fields in the space around the body give a more accurate reading of the patient’s health than traditional electrical measurements, like EEG’s and EKG’s. In fact, scientists now know that the heart’s electromagnetic field is so powerful that you can take an accurate EKG reading three feet away from the body.

The reading can be taken from any point on the body and any point in the electromagnetic field, because the field itself contains the information in a threedimensional, or holographic way.10

Today’s doctors know what they were taught by their professors, who learned from their professors before them, and so on. Western medicine is empirical. It’s based on observation. If something can’t be observed, it can’t be verified. If it can’t be verified, then it isn’t true.

Despite its drawbacks, doctors who follow the model of western medicine have often been behind some of the most brilliant medical advances in history. They 9 Walter Lubeck, Frank Petter, William Rand, The Spirit of Reiki, (Twin Lakes, WI, Lotus Press, 00), 7.

0 Doc Lew Childre, Howard Martin and Donna Beech, The HeartMath Solution, (New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc. 999) 60. 110

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excel at developing important methods of precision testing, breakthrough surgical procedures and advanced technology. This model has tremendous assets, but it has its disadvantages as well.

As far back as the 1940’s, Dr. Harold Saxon Burr, a distinguished medical researcher at Yale, insisted that pathology could be detected in the energy field of the body long before physical symptoms began to emerge. Although he didn’t have the skills or techniques to do it himself, Burr proposed that diseases could be prevented by adjusting or manipulating the energy field.11 His medical colleagues thought his ideas seemed unlikely and farfetched, probably because they were not taught that this could be a possibility when they were in medical school.

The importance of the energy field is still not taken into account in traditional Western medical practices, and thus, the patient often suffers needlessly due to lack of proper attention to the underlying causes of their illness.

Recently, however, many non-traditional healing practices have gone from being ridiculed to being respected. This is partially because technology has improved and scientists have been able to test more accurately, and partially because these alternative healing methods actually do work.

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Now mainstream science is even beginning to acknowledge the existence of the energy meridians used by ancient Chinese medical doctors for thousands of years. Acupuncture in particular is being recognized for its energetic healing power, even if it is not fully understood by the medical community. Chiropractic adjustments, which remove nerve interference, are also being proven in clinical trials to have long-lasting and significant benefits, something that chiropractic doctors and patients have known for over 100 years. Abundant evidence exists to prove that the human body is an energetic, vibrant, emotional, and spiritual entity. The old mechanistic approach proves to be more and more limited and simplistic as we learn about the nature of energy and of the universe, and how everything is in constant communication with everything else. As Simon Mitchell points out in his book, Don’t Get Cancer:

A philosophy of medicine that is over-reliant on logic and limited mainly to drugs and surgery is fundamentally flawed. Acts of logic always rely on analysis, that is, breaking down a ‘whole’ into its constituent parts, and examining each minutely. Reductionist approaches fail to see the connectivity and relatedness of all things. As a result this philosophy is offering us ‘cures’ which are often as dangerous and destructive as the disease itself.

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biology proving that everything is energy and that it is all related, a door has been opened.

Scientific research is constantly being conducted, and continues to confirm over and over again that we are beings of energy, and that there is an intelligent force at work in the universe.

Research will continue to push back the boundaries on what we know about the human energy field. As it does so, I am convinced that the energetic basis of human thought will become more clearly understood, and that the phenomenon of trapped emotions will eventually be recognized by the scientific community for the damage they cause.

As technology continues to advance, scientists and doctors will inevitably realize how important it is to keep the body in a state of balance. The magnetic and energetic healing techniques that alternative practitioners already use will hopefully be integrated into conventional medicine to provide the best, most thorough, and most gentle healing. There is much to be learned by studying the energy of the human body, and we are the ones to gain from it. Remember that not so long ago, scientists didn’t recognize that the human body had an energy field, much less that our very health depended on it!

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Quick Fixes

I saw first-hand during my years in practice that the body has a built-in ability to heal itself, another evidence of the body’s innate intelligence. The body sometimes needs help to restore itself to a state of balance. This help may consist of removing trapped emotions, detoxification, receiving chiropractic adjustments and proper nutrition, and more. Healing is a process, and it takes time.

But waiting for the body to heal itself naturally can try our patience. We usually want a quick fix. We don’t want to wait; we want it now. We are conditioned by endless advertising to think that if we take a pill our problem will be solved. While some prescription medications do address the cause of illness, most only cover up the symptoms. They usually do such a wonderful job at masking our symptoms that we may think our problem is gone, when it is merely being chemically suppressed.

Remember that symptoms are the body’s way of

telling you that something is wrong. They are a warning signal that you need to change something, or that your body needs some help.

Masking symptoms with medications can be a bit

like putting a piece of duct tape over that annoying oil light in your car that turned on recently. You may cover it up for awhile, but eventually your car will stop running.

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The pharmaceutical companies would have you believe that the best way to get well is to take their products. For example, heavy advertising in the media helped to create a tremendous market for anti-depressants. While they have helped some people, like all drugs, they have side-effects. In fact, read this excerpt from an official FDA press release, dated October 14, 2004:12

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a Public Health Advisory announcing a multi-pronged strategy to warn the public about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior (“suicidality”) in children and adolescents being treated with antidepressant medications…

The release of trapped emotions have consistently helped patients to overcome depression. Read this testimonial from a former patient of mine who was suffering from severe depression.

I had gotten to the point where I was exceedingly suicidal. Everyday I would wake up and have to

decide, ‘Do I live or die today?’ I was stuck because part of my belief system was that my life was not mine to take. That had been a mantra already for several years, and yet I no longer wanted to live. And I happened to show up at one of Dr. Nelson’s seminars where he talks about emotions. And at

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that time he didn’t talk about them a whole lot, and I spoke to him after he was finished speaking, and said ‘You mentioned the emotions but you didn’t

do anything or talk about it; I need help… I don’t want to live, yet I know that there are some people in this life who are happy, and there are people in this life who are functioning very well. I’m not, and I want to be. Can you do something?’ And in that moment he cleared something regarding my lack

of joy, and I could literally feel in the moment that he did that, all of this energy coming back to me. I actually did not sleep almost the whole night; I was so pumped and so energized after that. Since then, we have done a lot of work, mostly in the clearing of trapped emotions, and other work as well, but this emotional work is so powerful and so key. I am a different person than I was a year and a half ago. I no longer have the panic attacks; I no longer have the night terrors I used to have. I am a different person. I’m alive, I embrace life, and I love life. Thanks - Karen B.

If we have pain, we may need pain medication to be able to deal with it. I’m grateful we have it, and as I said before, all healing approaches are valid. Medications can be perfectly appropriate in the short-term, as they work to relieve symptoms, but they sometimes do

more harm than good.

Witness the following article from USA Today, dated December 20, 2006:

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Non-prescription pain relievers used by millions of U.S. consumers need stronger health warnings regarding liver or stomach risk, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

The drugs include some of the most commonly taken in the USA — aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen

— and will affect such household brands as Motrin, Advil, Aleve and Tylenol.

The FDA proposes that:

Products with acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, include warnings for liver toxicity, particularly when used in high doses, with other acetaminophen products or with three or more drinks of alcohol a day.

Over-the-counter NSAIDs (short for non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs) include warnings for stomach bleeding in people over 60; those who have had ulcers, take a blood thinner or more than one NSAID; or those who take them with alcohol or longer than directed. Attention focused on their risks in 004 when prescription NSAID Vioxx was withdrawn because

of heart attack and stroke risk. Last year, the FDA sought a warning on prescription NSAID Celebrex for cardiovascular and stomach risks. An FDA advisory panel in 00 said over-the-counter NSAIDs should have stronger warnings about stomach bleeding.

Julie Schmit, Julie Appleby, “FDA calls for pain reliever warning”, USA Today 0

Dec. 006, national ed.: A..

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Here is another testimonial from a former patient who suffered from chronic pain for four years after falling 2 stories onto a boulder and breaking her back:

I consulted Dr. Nelson because I had broken my

back a few years back and had never gotten over

the pain despite several types of physical therapy and exercise programs. During my first adjustment, I realized that Dr. Nelson was a true healer; I

could just feel it. Almost all of my adjustments included “emotional releases” from energy blockages in my body, (unresolved traumatic events live in the energy system of the body and cause blockages in the energy flow). At first I did not notice any change, but gradually my pain began to decrease! With Dr. Nelson’s help I discovered that emotions very deep within me were causing the majority of my pain... My body had so much pain stored inside from so

very long ago, and Dr. Nelson was able to “talk” to my body to help me release it. What a remarkable process to experience each appointment’s release and the corresponding decrease in pain. Today for the first time in 4 years I am able to work part-time, but most important of all, I feel a great healing in my physical and emotional body and have learned

the invaluable fact of how these two are so integrally related. Thank you, Dr. Nelson!!!

In love and light - Linda P.

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Getting to the Cause

If the essential cause of your illness is not dealt with, you will have the illness until your body is able to heal itself. I have seen many cases where the patient was on medication for their problem for years, and as soon as they went off the medication, their problem came back full swing because the underlying cause was still creating the illness. The underlying cause must be reversed or your problem will not go away and you must either remain in pain or on drugs forever.

Most of us never learned that we could access the energy of our bodies, to learn what is wrong and how to fix it. But we live in a remarkable time, when knowledge of all the ages is being poured out upon mankind beyond measure.

Ancient healing philosophies were full of truth and deep insights into our energetic nature, and the validity of these approaches is now being recognized once again.

Magnets are one of the most ancient healing modalities on earth, and are an integral part of the Emotion Code. Find out why in the next chapter.

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A man who is swayed by negative emotions may

have good enough intentions, may be truthful

in word, but he will never find the Truth.

- Ghandi

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What is the most powerful healing tool in your home? Some vitamins? A prescription

medication? A healing herbal tea? Something in your fridge? How about something on your fridge? No,

not your shopping list, I’m talking about the magnet that’s holding your shopping list to your fridge. Believe it or not, the common refrigerator magnet can be one of the most powerful healing tools you’ll ever own, when it comes to removing trapped emotions, provided you know how to use it. I’ll explain why in this chapter.

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begin to heal the energy field of the body if you cannot see it? You already know you can find imbalances like trapped emotions by using the Sway Test to ask the subconscious mind what is wrong. What can you use as a tool to remove trapped emotions?

The answer is you must use some other form of energy. The easiest to use, the cheapest and the most widely available energy tool is the magnet. Magnets emit pure energy and are a powerful tool to fix energetic imbalances that you cannot see. I have used all kinds of magnets, from the most expensive and most powerful, to the least expensive and weakest. Some magnets are specifically designed for healing the body, and some are not. But I have found that virtually any magnet can be used to release trapped emotions using the Emotion Code.

Your Magnetic Existence

Your existence stretches farther than you can see or feel, precisely because you are an energetic being, even though you are also physical. It makes sense to say that if part of your existence is invisible to you, then perhaps some of the underlying causes of your health problems might be invisible to you as well.

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taught that what you see is what is real. Now we have scientific proof that there is more to you than meets the eye.

For instance, we now know that you generate an electromagnetic field, created by the electrical activity in your body. It is created by electrical currents in your nervous system as well as the electrochemical processes that are constantly occurring in all of your cells. Scientists now know that the electromagnetic field of your heart extends 8 to 12 feet from your body in all directions, behind you, above you, below you, in front of you and to your sides.1

In 1956, Japanese scientists did the groundbreaking research that proved beyond a doubt that there were both electric and magnetic forces in the body. By exposing the body to pulsing electromagnetic fields, they created electrical changes on a cellular level and altered cell metabolism. This phenomenon is known in medical science as the piezoelectric effect.

Western medicine acknowledges and accepts the existence of this electromagnetic field without reservation, but for many years has only measured the electrical component of it. Scientists and doctors have measured the body’s electrical activity under clinical conditions for many years. The EKG, or electrocardiogram, which measures the electrical

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impulses of the heart, was first put to practical use in 1895. The EEG, or electroencephalogram, which measures the electrical activity of the brain, has been used since 1913.

A basic law of physics states that whenever electrical activity is generated, a corresponding magnetic field will always occur. Scientists can measure this magnetic field using magnetoencephalographs and magnetocardiograms. These machines represent a leap ahead over the old technology, which was limited to measuring only the electrical fields of the heart and brain. Scientists are coming to recognize how powerful and important

these magnetic interactions are.

The brain’s pineal gland, which secretes hormones that affect your whole body, is surrounded by magnetite clusters that are carefully tuned to perceive and interact with magnetic fields. These are the same kinds of magnetic clusters that allow homing pigeons, butterflies and bees to navigate using the earth’s magnetic field. It appears that these magnetite formations in our own pineal glands have a lot to do with our own sense of direction. A study published in the respected British Medical Journal found that people who were suffering from calcification, or hardening of the pineal gland were significantly more likely to get lost!2

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Floating Frogs With Magnetic Energy

Scientists attempting to understand why magnetism has such a profound affect on physiology have performed a fascinating experiment using an extremely powerful magnet and a frog. This is somewhat whimsical, but I include it because it illustrates the fact that magnets do have a physical effect.

April 12, 1997

“Scientists Make a Frog Levitate”

LONDON (AP) - British and Dutch scientists

say they have succeeded in floating a frog in air

--using a magnetic field a million times stronger than that of the Earth.

And, they say, there is no reason why larger creatures, even humans shouldn’t perform the same gravity defying feat.

‘It’s perfectly feasible if you have a large enough magnetic field,’ said Peter Main, professor of physics at Nottingham University, one of the British scientists who collaborated with colleagues at the University of Nijmegen to create the first levitating amphibian.

Their endeavors are reported briefly in the current issue of the British magazine New Scientist.

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then was it strong enough to distort the orbits of electrons in the frog’s atoms.

‘If the magnetic field pushes the frog away with sufficient force, you will overcome gravity and the frog will float,’ Main said. The trick doesn’t only work on frogs. Scientists say they have made plants, grasshoppers and fish float in the same way. ‘Every ordinary object, whether it be a frog, a grasshopper or a sandwich, is magnetic, but it’s very rare to see such a spectacular demonstration of this,’ said Main.

The scientists said their frog showed no signs of distress after floating in the air inside a magnetic cylinder.3

Magnets and Healing

When the human body is exposed to a magnetic field, even more interesting and often surprising things happen. People’s illnesses and imbalances have completely disappeared. Pain has diminished, vertigo has vanished, and fatigue has been reversed. There have been thousands of people who have had their health restored by the healing powers of magnets. Even though the proof is there, modern allopathic medicine is still currently in the experimental phase with magnets as healing tools. Many vitalistic healers already know that magnets work wonders, but medicine cannot scientifically explain the discoveries that their experiments have revealed.

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In March of 2005, Time magazine ran a story about doctors at Columbia University who accidentally discovered a surprising way to cure depression – by using magnetic energy.

A Connecticut woman named Martha had been

depressed for almost twenty years. She had gone through all of the recognized traditional treatments –

seeing psychiatrists and psychologists, consuming any medication they gave her. But none of the treatments helped her depression. Martha decided to participate in the experimental treatment procedure at Columbia. Doctors applied a series of magnetic pulses to the top of her head. They called the treatment repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS).

After undergoing the hour-long procedure five times a week for six weeks, Martha said, “I started to see signs of change by about the third week. By September, I was on top again. I could take pleasure in things like food and sunshine.” At the time the article came out, Martha had been returning to the institute for repeat sessions on a periodic basis, and had been depressionfree for six months. These doctors cannot explain exactly why magnetic stimulation works to cure depression and other disorders. According to Dr. George Wittenberg, a neurologist at Wake Forest University, “Magnetic stimulation is a clever way to induce current without actually having an electrical connection.” The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) agrees that there 129

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is no denying the effectiveness of the technique, and they are sponsoring a study at Columbia and three other institutions to further test the healing effects of magnetic stimulation.4

In a study published in 2002 in the respected Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, seventyfive percent of patients suffering from depression experienced significant improvement after undergoing this same type of magnetic treatment.5

My Introduction to Magnets

My own exposure to the power of magnetic therapy came many years ago through my brother Greg, who had been using magnetic treatments in his chiropractic office. Greg was so enthusiastic about the effectiveness of the magnets made by a Japanese wellness company called Nikken, that he finally persuaded me to give them a try in my own clinic.

The moment after I received my new Nikken

“MagBoy” magnet in the mail I found a patient that would present a real challenge. Laura had come to me for treatment of her Fibromyalgia, a debilitating condition characterized by widespread muscular pain of unknown origin. Most of Laura’s pain was in her upper body. Her overall range of motion with both of her arms was very limited and she could barely raise 4 Psychiatry Res. 004 Apr. 0;6():-.

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them to a horizontal position without being stopped by the pain.

I explained to Laura that I’d like to try a new treatment to see what effect, if any, it might have on her condition. She agreed, and we chatted while I rolled the magnet continuously back and forth on her left arm between her shoulder and her elbow.

After a few minutes of this, I tested the range of motion in her arms again. I had her raise her right arm first, the arm we did not apply the magnet to. Laura raised her arm until it was almost horizontal to the floor. I could see that she was in pain, so I had her stop. This was what I had expected.

Then I asked her to raise her left arm, the one we had used the magnet on. To our mutual surprise, Laura raised her left arm easily and smoothly up along the side of her head without any discomfort.

Her eyes widened and she exclaimed, “I don’t have any pain at all where you used that! What is that thing? Can I buy it from you?”

I put Laura through more range-of-motion tests, and to my amazement, she now had full range of motion in her left arm, and no pain. I looked down at the little silver and blue magnet in my hand with eyes as wide as Laura’s. These sudden and dramatic results were quite unexpected. I told Laura all I knew, that it was 131

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a Nikken magnet designed for reducing discomfort in the body.

It took Laura very little effort to remove the cause of her symptoms. My hunch is that in her case, the biggest underlying cause of her Fibromyalgia was something that the Japanese call “MFDS”, or magnetic field deficiency syndrome. Proponents of MFDS believe

that you can become “deficient” in magnetic energy, just as you can become deficient in a vitamin or a mineral. Adding a little more magnetic energy to her body was all that Laura seemed to need to get rid of her pain. The relief of Laura’s Fibromyalgia was just the first miracle I saw with magnets.

I believe that MFDS is a component of many illnesses. Like most illnesses, Fibromyalgia has a variety of underlying causes that can vary from person to person, and MFDS is often one of those components. In cases where it is the major or only underlying cause of the illness, the application of magnetic energy can result in dramatic improvement, as was the case with Laura. A New Healing Tool

It was easy to put these magnets to the test, since I had a never-ending stream of people who were suffering. Sometimes the results were inexplicable and even a bit mysterious. One patient, for example, had a long-term shoulder problem that instantly went away when she put Nikken magnetic insoles in her shoes. On four separate occasions I was able to stop acute asthma 132

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attacks by simply placing a Nikken magnetic pad on the patients’ chests. I saw allergies improve quickly and dramatically by placing a magnet on the surface of a patient’s body. I saw bruises disappear, literally overnight. I saw broken bones heal in half the normal time.

In many cases, I came to require certain patients to wear Nikken magnets as part of their treatment protocol, because they seemed to shorten the recovery time so dramatically.

One patient had a very large disc bulge (8mm). She refused to have the recommended surgery. By the time I met her she had lost all feeling in her right leg due to nerve compression. Twenty-four hours after starting to wear a Nikken magnet over her disc injury, she began feeling sharp, shooting pains in her previously numb leg as the healing process began. Within a week she was able to stop taking all her pain medication. She continued to wear the magnet on her back, and the pain and inflammation continued to diminish and

completely disappeared. One year later, her radiologist was baffled when he could find no evidence of her disc bulge upon performing a repeat CT Scan.

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Cartilage Made New

One of the most amazing healing experiences I have witnessed happened to my uncle Lovell. When he was a young man in 1937, Lovell injured his right knee. His doctors recommended surgery, but could not guarantee that the operation would help him. He decided to not have the surgery, since the odds of success and failure were about the same. As long as I knew my uncle he always had his right knee wrapped with Ace bandages. I found out later that his knee continually bothered him and caused him pain from this old injury. In 1995, a friend introduced him to magnetic therapy. This friend insisted that Lovell should put a pair of magnets on his knee for at least 10 days. These mini-magnets, made by Nikken, were about the size of a silver dollar. Lovell was skeptical, but decided that he had nothing to lose by giving it a try.

He didn’t really feel any difference in his knee after five days. Even after seven days, there was no change. Finally on the tenth day something dramatic happened. To his astonishment, for the first time in 60 years he could feel no pain in his right knee. He was ecstatic and could hardly believe it. He continued to wear the magnet day and night for the next two months. His pain did not come back. At that point, he decided to have X-rays taken of his knee, so he could compare them to a previous set of X-rays that had been taken three years earlier. The old X-rays showed that the 134

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cartilage in his knee joint was almost completely gone, and the bone ends were actually touching.

To his doctor’s astonishment, this new set of X-rays showed that the cartilage in his knee had somehow regenerated.

Although spontaneous regeneration of cartilage such as this is considered a medical impossibility, it happened.

The More We Know…

These incredible successes involving Nikken magnets forced me to open my mind to a new way of thinking

– to something I’d never been taught before. But I knew I was in good company.

Most of the progress in the history of medicine has been based on creative leaps of imagination. When new treatments and methods are discovered, the old ones are abandoned to make way for a more effective style of healing. This is often a long and arduous process, since we have no guide to help us along the way, only trial and error.

As human beings, we have had our bodies for thousands of years, but since they came with no “manual”, we have spent much of our time trying to figure out how they work and how to make them work better.

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bad.” As a result, bloodletting was a popular practice from antiquity until the late 1800s, until it was finally abandoned in favor of more advanced procedures.

Approved medical practices, done with the best intentions, are routinely abandoned when new insights about the body are discovered.

When I was a child, for instance, tonsillectomy or the removal of the tonsils, was considered a harmless surgery. According to one study, up to forty percent of young men entering military service in 1960 had had their tonsils removed.6

Back then it was believed that the tonsils were expendable, and no one really knew what they were for. Eventually, it was realized that the tonsils form an important part of the body’s immune system. Today doctors are much more reluctant to take them out. This is a sign of progress in medicine.

The more we know about the true nature of the human body, the better decisions we can make involving health. While some of the healing practices from the past are not correct and have fallen by the wayside, many ancient healing methods and ideas have been right all along and are now coming back into favor. 6 Robert Chamovitz, Charles H. Rammelkamp Jr., Lewis W. Wannamaker, and Floyd W. Denny Jr., “The Effect of Tonsillectomy on the Incidence of Streptococcal Respiratory Disease and its Complications,” Pediatrics Vol. 6 No. September

960, pp. 55-67.

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Magnifying Your Intention

Because you are made of energy, true healing must address this aspect of your makeup. Because trapped emotions themselves are also energy, the most efficient way to release them is with another form of energy. Intention is a powerful form of thought-energy. It is possible to release trapped emotions using the power of your intention alone. I believe that the intention to release the trapped emotion is really the most important part of the equation.

I use magnets because I believe they literally magnify the power of your intention to get the job done.

Just as a magnifying glass magnifies an image, I believe that a magnet can literally magnify your thoughtenergy and intention beyond your current capacity. This makes it possible for anyone to release trapped emotions. You don’t have to be a talented or experienced healer to do this work.

If your intention is clear, using a simple magnet to magnify your intention is all you will need to achieve results formerly available only to those with vast experience.

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avenue to put the energy of your intention into the body, and release the trapped emotion.

How Acupuncture Fits In

The practice of acupuncture is based on the existence of the human energy field, and has been around for thousands of years. In fact, acupuncture points (or acupoints) and meridians are described in the world’s oldest known book on medicine, the Chinese Huang Ti Nei-Ching, or The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, written around 2500 B.C..

Acupoints are specific locations that lie along pathways known as meridians. Meridians can be thought of as small rivers of energy that flow just beneath the skin. They follow very precise tracks over the surface of the body that do not vary from person to person.

The existence of these meridians was the subject of speculation and disagreement for many years. But in the last three decades multiple research studies have proven their existence. In one study, researcher JeanClaude Darras injected a radioactive isotope called technetium99 into acupoints and non-acupoints alike. Radioactive isotopes such as this emit low-level radiation that can be accurately measured and mapped. The radioactive isotopes that were injected into the acupoints diffused away from them in very precise patterns that were exactly the same as the acupuncture 138

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meridians that had been mapped out anciently by

Chinese physicians. The same radioactive material that had been injected into non-acupoints diffused away in no particular pattern.7

The Governing Meridian

Certain meridians are actually thought to function as reservoirs of energy, which connect with and supply all other acupuncture meridians. Perhaps the most important of these reservoir meridians is the Governing Meridian, which begins in the center of the upper lip, runs up and over the head, and all the way down the center of the spine, ending at the tailbone.

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Because of the interconnections between the Governing Meridian and all other meridians, it provides the most ideal pathway for what we want to do as we treat the body for trapped emotions using the Emotion Code. A trapped emotion is energy. To get rid of a trapped emotion, we need to overcome it with another form of energy. The Governing Meridian provides the perfect window into the body for this purpose.

Remember that a magnet actually magnifies your thought, which is energy. While holding the intention in your mind to release the trapped emotion that you have found, you simply pass a magnet over the Governing Meridian. Your magnified intention to release the trapped emotion enters into the Governing Meridian, and from there this thought-energy flows quickly into all the other meridians and areas of the body.

This sudden influx of intention-energy has the effect of releasing the trapped emotion permanently.

In many years of practice and many years of teaching the Emotion Code to students in seminars, we have never seen a trapped emotion return. Once you release a trapped emotion, it is gone for good. You don’t need to know any acupuncture points. You don’t need to understand how it all works, really. All you need to do is have a little bit of belief and intention, and it will work. On the other hand, having some understanding of the mechanism behind it all 140

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Where Does the Trapped Emotion Go?

To understand how a trapped emotion is released from the body, allow me to make an analogy. A number of companies now make special headphones that are able to cancel out background noise. These headphones can make jobs like leaf-blowing and construction work much more comfortable because they cancel

out the loud noises of the machines used. Another popular use of noise-canceling headphones is for airline pilots, as the continual whine of an aircraft engine has been shown to be very fatiguing. Noisecanceling headphones sense the frequency of sound waves coming in from outside, and instantly generate a sound wave that is exactly opposite in phase. When the two sound waves collide, they cancel each other out. The result is a much quieter experience.

I believe that releasing trapped emotions may make use of a similar phenomenon. Each trapped

emotion has its own particular rate of vibration, its own frequency. Just as an opposite sound wave can cancel out an extraneous noise, the energy of your magnified intention can cancel out the “noise” of a trapped emotion. When you pass a magnet over the Governing Meridian, you effectively create a flow of opposing energy in the form of magnified intention. Therefore, the trapped emotion gets cancelled out, it 141

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dissipates and disappears, similar to the noise from the jet engine.

Another example that you are perhaps more familiar with has to do with credit cards. The magnetic strip on the back of a credit card is encoded with specific information. When you place a magnet on it, you

might erase the encoded information, destroying the usefulness of the credit card. Releasing a trapped emotion is similar in that the encoded emotional energy is quickly, easily and permanently erased when you swipe a magnet down the Governing Meridian.

Magnets are generally considered quite safe, but there are a few occasions when they should not be used, or should only be used after approval by a physician. These include pregnancy, use of implanted pain or insulin pumps, cochlear implants and pacemakers. Conclusion

Begin to think of yourself as a being made of pure energy. I cannot emphasize enough how much damage trapped emotions can do. Remember that they can

affect you physically, emotionally and mentally. They are made of pure energy, but they are negative energy, and the sooner you get rid of them, the better off you will be.

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are specifically designed for use on the body, and are very comfortable to use. The magnets that I use to release trapped emotions are designed to roll down the back, are easy to hold, and as they spin, they produce a larger magnetic field.

A lot of research has gone into their development, and I use them whenever I can. I have found numerous applications for them (for example, as pain-erasers, where a refrigerator magnet would not have the same effect), and I believe that the Nikken magnets are well worth the modest investment required. If you’d like more information on Nikken magnets and how to

purchase them, see my web site at:

HealersLibrary.com/Magnets.htm

As your intention, your clarity and your level of faith and belief in your own ability increases, you will find that the use of a magnet is optional for you. After all, your own hand is a magnetic instrument, and you always have it with you! Remember, you have a magnetic field; you are a magnetic being yourself. You are now gaining the understanding and the power to literally become a healer by releasing trapped emotions using the Emotion Code. You will soon learn this simple procedure, which is incredibly effective and can be life-changing. The next step is to learn more ways to tap into the subconscious mind and get concrete answers.

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Using the Emotion Code

Is the Human brain, at some primal level

a wondrous computer linked with a

universal energy field, that knows far

more than it knows it knows?

- e. whalen

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The Inner Mind

In chapter two, you learned to use the Sway Test to connect with your subconscious mind. For some

people, the Sway Test works so well and is so easily learned that it becomes the only testing method that they employ, and there is nothing wrong with that. But in this chapter, you will learn a number of other methods of testing, so you can have a variety from which to choose.

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known variously as muscle testing, kinesthetic testing, or simply as kinesiology.

Although some people have never heard of it, muscle testing is not new. Doctors have been using it since the 1940s to evaluate muscle strength and assess the extent of an injury. Today physicians and others who specialize in the mechanics of body movement know that muscle testing has many more applications than doctors first believed. People are sometimes skeptical about whether it will work, but once they’ve seen the results for themselves, they can’t help but be amazed.

Muscle testing can tell us about the overall health and balance of our bodies.

It can help identify vulnerable areas before sickness and disease take hold. It gives us a direct way to ask the body what’s bothering it and, once we’ve treated the problem, it can tell us whether we’ve corrected the problem or not. It can tell us if trapped emotions are present in the body and let us know the moment they’ve been released. So it’s no wonder that people are astounded when they see how well it works.

Holly and Her Near-Drowning

To illustrate this, let me share with you a letter I received a number of years ago from a young woman named Holly. Her Aunt Gwen has been one of my

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effectively to release trapped emotions. When she was first learning the Emotion Code, she practiced it on Holly.

My Aunt Gwen came to Utah in the summer of

1999, praising a new technique she had learned.

By using muscle testing, she was able to ask the body questions regarding emotions that had become

‘trapped’ in the body, and the body would respond to the yes or no questions effectively. She wanted to help as many people as she could with this new method, and to become proficient in the technique. I grudgingly agreed to be one of her ‘victims.’

I recall standing in the room with my arm outstretched, thinking, ‘This is so-o-o-o hokey!’

Then my aunt found the first trapped emotion in

me: Terror.

I shrugged my shoulders. ‘I don’t have anything to be terrified of…’

‘Shall we ask what age it comes from?’ Aunt Gwen asked.

Again I shrugged my shoulders. ‘Sure. I guess.’

She questioned my body, and my arm seemed to

strengthen or weaken depending on what she was

asking me. My arm was strong when she asked

my body if this happened when I was around four

years old.

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‘Does anything come to mind from that age?’ she

asked.

Immediately, I recalled my tiny, helpless fingers sliding from a metal railing and my body slipping into water above my head. My sister came and

rescued me and I remembered clinging to her and

repeating ‘Thank you! Thank you!’ over and over

again.

‘Yeah… I said,’ reluctantly. ‘I almost drowned

when I was four years old.’

Aunt Gwen checked to see if this was the source

of my terror. It was. She ran a magnet down my

back to release the trapped emotion and that was it. So, so simple.

I walked away thinking, ‘That was cool, but now

what? What did that do for me?’

I will tell you what it did for me….

I was finishing up a very poor swim season with

my three oldest children. I considered it a total waste of money because the children had fought

me constantly, whining the whole time.

That summer, I hated swim lessons. I found myself getting anxious every time a lesson was going to start and if there was a reasonable excuse to miss the lessons altogether, we would.

Then Aunt Gwen worked on me. The swim season

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I started to feel a mysterious and subtle change within myself that I couldn’t explain.

The following year, we tried swim lessons again. I was suddenly very much aware of a difference.

Without that terrifying memory from my childhood, I wasn’t anxious around the water.

In fact, I enjoyed going to the pool. I used the time to catch up on my reading while the children took their lessons.

What amazed me even more, was the change in

my children.

Some people may say it was because they were now a year older and so they weren’t as frightened of swimming. But I would have to disagree. By clearing a very real emotion that was stuck within me, I know I not only freed myself, but I freed my children as well.

- Holly B.

Muscle testing provides a real window into what is going on in the mindbody. Using muscle testing, we can literally gain access to our body’s internal computer system and find out where the imbalances are.

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is often called Universal Consciousness – the database of all that is.

No matter how many times I demonstrate it, people are always impressed by how immediate and accurate muscle testing is. They’re amazed by how much their inner mind knows, and how ready it is to give them the information they ask for.

Your Body Knows Best

When it comes to our health, what our bodies can reveal to us is vastly more significant than what we ever know in our conscious minds. During my years in practice, I grew to appreciate the subconscious intelligence of my patients, which nearly always knew what was wrong and what the body needed.

Think about it. Our bodies are tuned into the systems that keep our eyes blinking and our lungs expanding with air. Our subconscious minds are constantly monitoring the white blood cells in our veins and the beating of our hearts. Thankfully, those systems are unconscious to us. But it’s only logical that our internal computer would be perfectly aware of exactly what’s happening inside of us on every level, all the time. Not only that, but our bodies can tell us exactly what’s good for us and what isn’t. We even have a physical response when we tell the truth or a lie. The muscles are instantly weakened when we lie. They stay strong when we tell the truth.

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We can’t fool our bodies. Our subconscious minds know in an instant, without a doubt, whether we are being true or false – whether we are acting with integrity – in our thoughts, our statements, our actions and our health.

In order to keep us healthy and alive, our bodies use skills that far exceed anything we’re consciously aware of. To prove it, psychiatrist Dr. David Hawkins used to offer the 1000 or more people who attended his lectures a vivid demonstration.

Inner Knowing

His staff would pass out sealed, unmarked envelopes to every person in the audience. Each sealed envelope contained a powdery substance. In half of the envelopes, that powder was an artificial sweetener. In the other half, it was organic Vitamin C.

Dr. Hawkins would then ask everyone in the audience to pair up and use a simple muscle testing technique. One person would hold the unmarked envelope over their heart while their partner tested their muscle strength. They would make note of whether the muscle was strong or weak, then they would switch roles and compare. Sometimes the muscles would test weak and sometimes they’d test strong.

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Every single time the muscles went weak, the person was holding the artificial sweetener. When the muscles tested strong, they were invariably holding an envelope containing Vitamin C. These results were always consistent, and in my own lectures I have found them to be quite repeatable.1

We all know that organic Vitamin C is better for us than an artificial sweetener, but the fact that the human body on some deeper level knows what is inside a sealed envelope is truly astounding. Dr. Hawkins explains it in this way:

The individual human mind is like a computer

terminal connected to a giant database. The database is human consciousness itself, of which our own consciousness is merely an individual

expression, but with its roots in the common consciousness of all mankind.

This database is the realm of genius; because to be human is to participate in the database, everyone by virtue of his birth has access to genius. The unlimited information contained in the database has now been shown to be readily available to anyone in a few seconds, at any time and in any place. This is indeed an astonishing discovery, bearing the power

David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: the hidden determinants of human behavior, (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. 995), 59.

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to change lives, both individually and collectively, to a degree never yet anticipated.2

Testing Other People

Muscle testing can also be used to find out what is going on in someone else’s body. You can do that either by testing the person directly or by using what is known as surrogate or proxy testing. We will talk about those testing methods in chapter 8.

Thousands of vitalistic physicians and practitioners use muscle testing to help their patients on a daily basis.

You can easily learn it and use it to help yourself, your friends and your loved ones to identify and release trapped emotions using the Emotion Code.

Here are a few of the easiest and most common methods of muscle testing someone else:

The Basic Arm Test (to test another person)

First of all, ask the person you wish to test if they have pain in either shoulder. If they do, don’t use that arm as it may aggravate their condition. If they have trouble in both shoulders or if they are too young, too weak, or too ill to be tested, you should find a different way to test them using one of the testing methods outlined in this chapter, or you can use a surrogate person to test them (see chapter 8).

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1 Ask the subject you wish to test to stand up and hold one arm out directly in front of them, horizontal to the floor. They should not make a tight fist, but let their hand

remain relaxed.

2 Place the first two

fingers of one hand

lightly on their arm,

just above the wrist as

shown.

3 Place your free hand Finger Positioning for Basic Arm Test on their opposite shoulder to support them.

4 Tell the subject “I’m going to have you make a statement, and then I’m going to press down on

your arm. I want you to resist me by holding your arm right where it is; try to prevent me from pushing your arm down.”

5 Have the subject state their name. If the subject’s name is Kim, for example, he or she would say,

“My name is Kim.”

6 Perform the muscle test by smoothly and

steadily increasing the pressure downward on

the subjects’ arm, going from no pressure to a fairly firm pressure within about 3 seconds.

7 The shoulder joint should stay ‘locked’ against your firm downward pressure, and should not

give way.

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A person’s arm can rapidly become tired if you overdo the amount of force you use. Remember that muscle testing does not require brute force.

If the statement they just made is true, you should feel that the arm is “locked” against your downward pressure. If the statement is false, you should feel their arm begin to give way under your smoothly increasing pressure.

You should always use the minimum force needed to perceive whether the arm is staying locked or not. That is what you are looking for.

Now repeat the test, but have the subject make a statement that is obviously false by using a name that is not their own. Immediately perform the muscle test again, and you should notice the arm is weaker, since the statement just made is incongruent with truth, and the subject’s subconscious mind knows it.

Tips on the Basic Arm Test

Here are some tips that will help you to improve and become proficient at muscle testing.

1 Don’t use too much force, only what you need to get your answer. Think finesse, not force.

2 Smoothly increase the force from zero to firm

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3 Keep your fingers in the correct position. If you place your fingers on the bones of their wrist,

their arm will weaken because the body will attempt to protect the wrist bones. You want your fingers to be just above the wrist bones. Your fingers should be placed just above the bony prominence that can be found on the back of your hand on the little finger side, just above the wrist. (See photo)

4 Remember that the person you are testing has

to be willing to be tested. If their attitude is cynical or skeptical, it will be harder for you to test them. Don’t waste your time with people that don’t want to be helped, or that are not open to being helped. Life is too short.

5 You can experiment with various arm positions

to see what works best for you and whomever

you are working on. Another option is for them to hold their arm out to the side rather than straight out in front of them.

Testing Yourself

Now let’s take a look at some ways of using your own muscles to get answers.

As you try out these methods, it’s easiest to make statements that you already know to be true or false. That way you can know with certainty if it is working for you.

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In chapter two you learned to do the Sway Test by saying the words “unconditional love” or “hatred.”

Those words are very powerful and will elicit a definite response from the body.

“Unconditional love” will make you sway forward, and will make any muscle test strong. “Hatred” has just the opposite effect and will weaken you. The words “yes” and “no” will have similar effects. The word “yes” is positive. If you make a statement that is true or positive, you will test strong, or you will sway forward. “No” is a negative word. If you make a statement that is untrue or negative, you will be weak, or sway backward.

Self-testing methods are more subjective than any of the other methods we have discussed, and are therefore a bit more challenging to learn. I have found that children can learn these methods without any trouble in most cases, but sometimes adults take a bit longer. Some self-testing methods seem to naturally work better for some people than others. Try them out and see what you like. To become proficient at any of these self-testing methods takes time and practice. The main challenge is learning to allow your conscious control to recede a bit into the background, so your body can respond as it will.

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dimmer switch, you can choose exactly how much

electricity a light fixture is getting, and therefore how bright it is. With the exception of the Sway Test, the key to all self-testing methods is finding the precise muscle strength setting in your resistance finger. Hand Solo Method

This method looks a little funny but is actually quite easy to use and can be done with one hand. It happens to be my personal favorite.

You will use two fingers of the same hand. For most people, the forefinger and middle finger work just fine, but if for some reason they don’t, then try the middle finger and the ring finger.

Essentially, one finger will assume the role of the arm being tested, (we’ll call this the resistance finger) and the other finger acts to apply very slight downward pressure to perform the testing (we’ll call this the testing finger).

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First of all, decide what two fingers feel comfortable when one finger is placed atop the other. Whatever feels best will probably work.

Now place your attention on the finger that is going to be pressed down upon (the resistance finger). Like turning up a dimmer switch all the way, turn up the muscle tightness in this particular finger all the way, so it is as strong as you can make it.

While maintaining this strength in the resistance finger, press down gently with the testing finger. You will find that nothing happens; the resistance finger will not depress. That’s fine.

Now, like turning down a dimmer switch almost all the way, turn down the muscle tone or tightness to the resistance finger, so it is just strong enough to hold its straight-out, straight-line position.

Now, while maintaining this low level of strength in the resistance finger, press down gently with the testing finger. You will find that the resistance finger depresses easily. Again, that’s fine.

So far, so good. Here is the important thing to understand.

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test strong, yet incongruence will test weak. Ready?

Here is how to figure it out. It’s not hard.

Start by dialing up the muscle strength to your resistance finger to 100%. Nice and strong. Now, simply say the word “no”, or you can say, “hatred” and press down with your testing finger. You should notice, with the strength of the resistance finger dialed up all the way, that even when you are saying a negative word, your finger will not depress.

Ah. But now let’s try dialing the strength setting on the resistance back a bit. And repeat the negative word, either “no” or “hatred” (either of these words will work, but for the sake of consistency pick one and stay with it while you are learning this). Now press down on the resistance finger, and see what happens. Nothing?

No problem.

Try setting the muscle tone on the resistance finger back a bit more, and repeat the negative word, then test again.

And so on. At some point, you will find a dimmerswitch/muscle strength setting for your resistance finger that is just weak enough that it will give way under the pressure of the testing finger when you say one of these negative words. As soon as this happens, use that strength setting in the resistance finger and say something positive, such as “yes” or “love”, and immediately test again. It should test strong.

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The whole key to this method of self-testing is to figure out how strong you need to make your resistance finger so that it will stay strong on a positive word like love, and go weak on a negative word like hatred. That is all there is to it, really.

Some people can pick up self-testing very easily. The most difficult thing about this type of testing is its subjective nature.

The human tendency is to question every answer you get when you are testing yourself, but you need to simply trust yourself and trust your subconscious mind, where the answers are coming from.

I have found self-testing to be invaluable. It takes practice, and may seem impossible at first, but if you will stay with it, I think you will find it to be invaluable as well.

Falling Log Method

If you were to use the Hand Solo method of selftesting, but with two hands instead of one, it would look like this next method.

If you are right-handed, make a fist with your left hand, and extend your left forefinger straight out. This finger will be your resistance finger, or the finger that will be tested.

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your out-stretched left forefinger in whatever position feels comfortable. If you are left-handed, just reverse your hand positions.

Now that you have your fingers positioned correctly, you can follow the same pattern that I gave you in the Hand Solo explanation. For your convenience, I will give you those same instructions right here:

Start by dialing up the muscle strength to your resistance finger to 100%. Nice and strong. Now, simply say the word “no”, or you can say, “hatred” and press down with your testing finger. You should notice, with the strength of the resistance finger dialed up all the way, that even when you are saying a negative word, your finger will not depress.

Now let’s try dialing the strength setting on the resistance back a bit. Now repeat the negative word, either “no” or “hatred.” Try setting the muscle tone on the resistance finger back a bit more, and repeat the negative word, then test again.

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At some point as you continue this process, you will find a dimmer-switch/muscle strength setting for your resistance finger that is just weak enough, and it will give way under the pressure of the testing finger when you say one of these negative words. As soon as this happens, use that strength setting in the resistance finger and say something positive, such as “yes” or “love”, and immediately test again. It should test strong. Hole -In-One Method

With one hand, make

an OK sign, by touching

the tip of your thumb

to the tip of your

forefinger. Then slide the

thumb and the first two

fingers of your opposite

hand into that ring.

The fingers inside the

ring will be the testing

fingers. The fingers that

are forming the ring

will be the resistance

fingers.

Following the procedure

I have outlined in the

previous two methods,

try varying the amount

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while saying something negative or incongruent. As you make the statement, use the fingers inside the ring to press outward. Try to press hard enough to pull the ring apart. Resist that pressure with the fingers making the ring. When you find the strength setting that gives you weakness on a negative or incongruent statement, and yet remains strong on a positive or congruent statement, you are there.

Linked Rings Method

Make a ring with the thumb and middle finger on one hand. Now, make a ring with the thumb and middle finger of the other hand, joining the hands together like two links in a chain. The thumb and forefinger that are forming one of the rings will be the resistance fingers.

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negative or incongruent statement, and remain linked on a positive or congruent statement.

Finding One That Work s for You

I have found that around 80% of the people in my live seminars will have immediate success using at least one of the self-testing methods I have described in this chapter. My advice to you is to simply practice. Don’t give up! While some people seem to pick up these self-testing methods instantly, most people have to practice. Just stick with it for a while, and like riding a bike, it will become second nature to you before long.

If one of these testing methods is more comfortable or feels more natural to you, practice it.

By only using words that are clearly positive or negative such as yes/no or love/hate while you are learning, you’ll be able to refine this skill much more quickly. Learning self-testing is optional to using the Emotion Code, but mastery of any self-testing method can make things easier and more efficient for you.

Of course, the simplest self-testing method is the Sway Test, which takes very little practice for most people. The only drawbacks to the Sway Test are that you must be standing to use it, and that it takes a bit more time than the other self-testing methods, as you need to allow the body time to sway without forcing it. 169

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When I became proficient at self-testing I saw the advantages immediately. I no longer needed another person to help me test patients who were temporarily untestable. I could test them on myself now. I could also check myself for trapped emotions and other imbalances and correct them myself. Self-testing gave me a very rapid, effective and simple way to get to the answers I was looking for.

If It Hurts, Stop!

If any of these tests begin to cause even the slightest discomfort, switch to a different test. Discomfort or pain is a sign that you are using too much force, and if you continue in spite of the discomfort, you could injure yourself or create inflammation in the tissues. Ideally you should use the least amount of muscle strength necessary to perform any form of muscle testing. When I was learning these methods for the first time, I used too high a strength setting, and the result was sore fingers. I eventually found that I could use a muscle strength setting that was barely enough to hold up my resistance finger. These self-testing methods will work at different resistance strengths, but the higher the resistance, the more tiring the testing will be for you, and the more likely your fingers will become sore. If you experience discomfort in performing any of these tests, stop. Choose a different method of testing until the soreness goes away, and try using less resistance.

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Training Wheels and Intuition

If you use the Emotion Code for very long, you may begin to notice an odd phenomenon. A split-second before you get an answer through muscle testing, the answer may suddenly appear in your mind, like a quiet little voice whispering to you. At first, it might be so quiet that you might overlook it.

You may not be used to listening to this little voice, but you may find yourself saying, “I knew that was the answer.” Just as you are beginning to do the test, you’ll just feel it and know. This intuitive knowledge flows into you from the universal database of consciousness, from the sea of intelligence and energy that surrounds us all.

Muscle testing is like training-wheels for your intuition.

As you become more adept at listening to your intuition, you will find that you can know what the answer is in this way. You can feel it. The more heed you give to these subtle promptings, the better you will get at knowing the answers to your questions.

Nonverbal Communication

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as my primary method of evaluating patients, and I had used it successfully for many years. Leg-length testing takes a bit more time to learn and master, so I will not be teaching it here, but it can be learned by going to www.HealersLibrary.com.

Leg-length testing is really just another form of muscle testing, but the answers are given by the body through changes in the leg-length instead of changes in muscle strength. I quickly learned that the body would give me answers just as easily using this form of testing as with any other form. It became my primary method of getting answers from my patient’s bodies. In fact, for many years the very first thing that I did with most patients was to have them lie face down and simply ask their body for a “yes” or a “no” answer, which the body would give through changes in the leg-length. The legs would be even in length for “yes” and uneven for “no.” It always worked for me, without any trouble, but one day something interesting happened.

I had been working on a patient for a few minutes, and his treatment was drawing to a close. I looked down and checked his leg-length, and it was perfectly balanced. I looked up at his back, and idly turned my attention to his right kidney. I thought about his right kidney for a moment. Then I looked down and checked his leg length again. Suddenly his leg-length was dramatically different. I relaxed my grip, looked up and thought about his left kidney this time. I rechecked his leg-length, and his legs were balanced. 172

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I again thought about his right kidney for a moment, rechecked, and the leg-length difference was obvious. I was amazed! As you might imagine, this patient did have something going on in his right kidney. In fact, it turned out that he had a trapped emotion embedded in that area of his body, imbalancing his right kidney. Immediately after releasing this trapped emotion, I could no longer get his leg length to change by merely contemplating his right kidney, since the reason for the kidney imbalance was gone.

This experience was a bit of an epiphany for me, and I immediately put this knowledge to use. From that point on, it became standard procedure for me to ask questions of the body silently. The results were the same as before. The only difference was that I was now merely thinking the questions that before I had been thinking and vocalizing.

I never had any problem with this kind of testing for many years. It seemed to me that there was a full and complete communication link between my patients

and myself that was entirely nonverbal.

I found that any question I could ask out loud could be asked silently with no difference in the result. By the way, nonverbal communication works with all forms of testing, from the Sway Test to the Basic Arm Test, to every other method I have ever seen.

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The person being tested can simply think their statement, and the result will be the same as if they had vocalized the question. By the same token, the person doing the testing can simply think the question they want to ask the subject, and the result will be as if they had vocalized the question.

I never had any problem with this kind of nonverbal testing until one particular patient helped me to learn an important lesson.

The Clown from Hell

Bill had come to me for treatment of his low back pain a few months before. He was doing very well, and on this particular day he had come in for a routine check up. He laid face down on my adjusting table and I performed a leg-length test on him. I directed my thoughts toward his body and thought, “Give me a Yes answer.” I checked his leg length. It was balanced. Then I thought, “Give me a No answer.” I checked his leg length again, but to my surprise, there was no change. This was very odd. I had been using this type of testing for over a decade, but I had never seen this happen. His leg length should have changed, but it didn’t. I couldn’t understand why it wasn’t working. I repeated the procedure several times with no change. Puzzled, I looked up from his feet for a moment and noticed what was on his back. He was wearing a white T-shirt, and on the back was a shockingly evil image of a clown face, with fangs dripping blood.

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On a hunch, I got a piece of paper and covered the image with it. Then I retested his leg length, and suddenly the testing worked as it should. I was frankly amazed. I uncovered the image, tried the testing again, and…

nothing. I covered the image with the paper again, and he was testable. So far, not a word had passed between the two of us since I had begun testing.

After removing and replacing the paper a few more times, each time confirming the result, I finally told him what was going on. I said, “I think that the clown picture on the back of your t-shirt is affecting you negatively and that you might want to think about getting rid of it.” He never returned to my office after that.

Everything that exists radiates vibrational energy that has an ultimate effect on our own energy field, whether good or bad.

Some things will have a more positive vibrational effect, and others will have a more negative one. For example, if you look at a picture of Adolf Hitler, you will probably test weak or sway backward, away from his image and all the negativity that it connotes. If you look at a picture of Mother Teresa, you will very likely test strong, or sway toward her picture, toward all of the positivity of her energy. If you gaze upon a painting of a beautiful countryside, the positive vibrational energy radiated by the painting will have a positive effect on you. On the other hand, a painting of a scene 175

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of degradation and evil will vibrate at a much lower frequency, and your body will find it repulsive. I believe that it is the objects themselves that radiate these frequencies, positive or negative. Our personal values and mental associations play a part as well.

Here’s a test that you can take that will show you how negativity and positivity affect your energy. Take a look at this simple figure.

If you hold it one way, it’s a positive, smiling face. If you turn it upside down, it becomes a negative, frowning face. If you fix your gaze upon the picture when it is right side up, you will find that you will sway toward it or test strong. If you turn it upside down, you will sway away from it or test weak. Don’t take my word for it. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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Troubleshooting

Your Subject Suddenly Tests Consistently Weak The mind does an amazing job keeping track of things, and usually you will be able to clear trapped emotions without the mind needing to take a break. But once in a while, the brain becomes overwhelmed with the myriad bits of interconnected data and the connections and reconnections that need to be made after a trapped emotion is released.

This result is a phenomenon I call “overload”, which will make a person test weak no matter what you do. It is a temporary condition, and usually lasts less than 30 seconds.

On rare occasions, (with more severe trapped emotions, typically) I have seen patients go into overload and stay in this state for hours to an entire day. More often, if you just give your subject a minute or so, their brain will finish processing, and they will become testable again.

By way of explanation, imagine the following scenario. You find yourself sitting in your car in the middle of the night. The headlights are on. The engine is off. The car won’t start. You turn the key to start the car, and the engine turns over and over, RRRRrrrrr RRRRrrrr RRRRrrrr. You notice that as the engine turns over, the headlights dim. This is similar to what is occurring in the body during overload. As the mind 177

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is furiously turning over, processing what you have just done, the amount of energy available for muscle testing is diminished.

Your Subject Tests Strong No Matter What

If you are trying to work with a person that tests strong no matter what you do, consider that this person may be untestable at present. In my experience, about one in fifty people are considered to be temporarily untestable; that is, they will stay strong no matter how incongruent or untrue their statement. It is not a serious problem, however, nor is it permanent. I’ve found that this is usually due to one of two things. Either they are dehydrated or one or more bones in their neck is out of alignment.

When someone is dehydrated, it directly affects their muscle strength and their electrical conductivity. Have them drink a glass of water, then try again. Sometimes, that’s all it takes. You may also drink some water; if you are dehydrated the testing will be affected in the same way.

If they need a neck adjustment, misaligned bones may be creating interference in the nervous system, inhibiting the nerve connections and throwing off the messages to their muscles. In that case, they should see their chiropractor for an adjustment, after which they should be testable.

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Please note that it is always possible to test an untestable person by testing on yourself if you are practiced at it. You can also work around this problem by using surrogate testing, which we’ll discuss in more detail in chapter 8. Instead of testing the subject directly, surrogate testing allows you to test a third person and still tap into the subconscious of the subject to get the desired answers.

If someone is determined not to be muscle tested, they will usually succeed.

But that means they’re deliberately being uncooperative and don’t want the testing to work. They’ve got their own agenda. If that’s the case they’re not an ideal candidate for the Emotion Code. Now and then, I’ve run into people who have already made up their minds that muscle testing doesn’t work. And wouldn’t you know it? It doesn’t work on them! They make sure of that.

As you’ve seen, these tests are not about sheer physical force. I have seen cases where a person’s muscle went so weak that they literally could not resist the slightest downward pressure, but that’s not usually the case. More often, what you will detect is a slight change in muscle strength, the difference between the muscle being ‘locked’ or ‘mushy’.

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comfortable for some reason. Or they think it’s hokey. Or they’re defensive, afraid that something might be revealed about them. For example, I have found that sometimes people will be untestable in front of a group of people, yet become perfectly testable when they are no longer in front of an audience.

Always Get Permission

Always explain what you are going to do before you do it. If you are going to be pressing down on their arm to test them, explain the procedure beforehand and get their permission.

It is possible to test other people through self-testing without their knowing it, and this is wrong.

It is critical to ask permission of the person you are going to test, and it is critical that you honor their wishes.

Testing people without their permission or against their wishes is a true invasion of their privacy and is just plain wrong. It’s unethical. Don’t do it!

Never test or work on a minor without the permission of their parent or guardian!

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take that job, etc. Asking about anything unrelated to health probably won’t work anyway, in my experience. You can ask about the present, but do not try to see the future, as muscle testing is not for that purpose and the results would be unreliable at best. This kind of testing is for the present, and applies to what is happening now, in the present, as well as determining trapped emotions from the past.

Do Not Use Testing to Make Big Decisions

You will have to trust me on this one. Speaking from experience, it has become clear to me that testing is a gift from God that has a specific purpose, but that purpose is limited. You can muscle test every decision you make, but you won’t get anything but neurotic, in my opinion. Use muscle testing to find trapped emotions and to help yourself and others to get and stay physically well and leave it at that.

Allow Yourself to be Guided

Don’t be too proud to ask God for help. He already knows the answers you are looking for, and he wants to help you, but you have to ask. I am reminded of the famous painting of Christ, where he is standing at the front door of a home, knocking. The funny thing is, the front door has no doorknob on the outside. He won’t open the door. You have to do it. And believe me when I tell you that I utter a silent prayer every single time I test anyone, and I ask God to help me, every single time, and He always does. Try it!

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Be Patient With Yourself

Some people grasp these skills very easily while others take more time. I promise you that if you will persevere, it will become easy for you, and it will open a whole world of healing to you.

The first time someone looks into your eyes and thanks you with tears in their eyes for what you have done for them, you will understand what I mean.

There is nothing more addicting than that feeling of helping people. It’s the greatest! And it doesn’t happen every time, but it will happen if you just have it in your heart to help as many people as you can.

Establish a Baseline

Because people are so different, it’s crucial to establish a baseline with every person so that you know what congruency or incongruence feels like in their particular case.

The simplest way to do this is to have them make a known true statement, then a known false statement, such as stating their name as their own name, then stating their name as the name of someone else, or have them say a positive word such as “yes” or “love”, followed by a negative word such as “no” or “hate”. 182

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Check Your Work

If during testing I get a strong muscle or a weak muscle three or more times in a row, I like to re-do the baseline test to make sure the person is still testable.

If your testing is taking more time than usual, it’s a good idea to check your baseline periodically to make sure you are on track. Sometimes people can go into overload while you’re testing them, and in that case, you would get weakness on every test you perform until they are done processing. It’s good practice to test them on a negative word if you keep getting strong responses, and vice versa.

Watch Out for Wandering Thoughts

It is possible to influence the outcome of testing by what you are thinking. If you don’t believe me, just see what happens when you muscle test someone while

thinking something negative or derogatory about them. They will be weak. It is really important to stay focused.

If you are holding negative thoughts in your head about the person you’re testing – even if that person is you – the muscles can easily pick that up and go weak.

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thoughts out of your mind. Instruct the person you are testing to do the same.

Allow love to fill your heart for the person you are trying to help. Have a sincere desire to help them. Believe that you can do it and be grateful to God that you are doing it. That’s all it takes.

Don’t Diagnose Unless You Are a Doctor

If you are a doctor, diagnosing people is what you do. But if you are not a doctor, never diagnose anyone, as that is known as practicing medicine without a license, and is illegal. Be aware of what people are telling you, and if they are having symptoms that seem at all unusual to you, recommend to them that they seek adequate medical attention.

Don’t Worr y About Non-believers

Not everyone is open to learning about new methods of healing such as the Emotion Code. You may have family members who think you are off your nut, or your dog may leave you. Don’t let these things bother you. The greatest healer in history was Jesus, and very few believed him, so you are in good company.

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Universe, and somehow muscle testing seems to tap into these as well.

The Veil of Memory

When you work on someone, you are really working on a dual-natured being that has a physical body and a spirit. I believe that when we come into this world there’s a veil placed over our minds, so we have no memory of our previous existence. We arrive with complete amnesia.

Allow me to share with you a very personal experience about this concept.

One day as I sat quietly in meditation I had a profound spiritual insight.

The veil of memory that divides us from our existence before we came here to this earth was suddenly broken for me. Every particle of my being was instantaneously filled with an overwhelming and indescribably powerful feeling of homesickness. Homesickness to be back in my heavenly home, my real home where I came from. This impossibly intense feeling only lasted for a few seconds, and then was gone, leaving me reeling with awe.

I’ve experienced over the years of my life that feeling that we call homesickness on a number of occasions, but the homesickness I experienced in this spiritual revelation was far beyond anything that I can even describe to you.

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I realized from this experience that this veil of forgetfulness is a good thing. If we didn’t have it to block us from the memories of our glorious past when we lived with our Heavenly Father, I’m convinced we would not be able to endure this earth life for five minutes.

I realized from this experience that we truly are strangers here; that “trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home.”

The earth is not really our home; we are sojourners here, sent here to choose between good and evil; sent here to gain faith and to gain the experience of living in physical bodies. We are sent here to learn to love and serve one another. By doing so, we serve God. At some level, your spirit is in touch with things that are beyond the comprehension of your conscious mind. But your spirit can speak to you through your physical body. Muscle testing is the conduit that enables you to tap into that knowledge.

I believe that we have always existed, and that more profound knowledge lies deep within our minds than we can consciously know.

Isn’t it great that all we have to do is ask?

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Releasing Trapped Emotions

Now that you’ve had an opportunity to learn about and practice muscle testing, it’s time to

learn the part of the Emotion Code that deals with finding and releasing trapped emotions, both from yourself and from others.

You will find that this process is simple and logical. Once you have been through it a few times, you will become more efficient. With practice, most people can find and release a trapped emotion in less than a minute or two.

First of all, make sure that you (and your partner, if applicable) are comfortable in your environment. It’s best to turn off music and television, as they can be distracting and can have negative or positive energetic effects of their own.

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The Emotion Code process can be visualized using the graphic image below.

Step 1: Obtain Permission

If you’re working on yourself, you already have permission, so go to the next step.

If you are going to be working with another person, make sure that you get permission to actually test them and get information from their body. You might ask,

“Can I have your permission to test you for trapped emotions?” Don’t muscle test this response. Let your partner give you their verbal okay, or at least nod their assent.

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Once you both feel comfortable and are relaxed, you can begin.

Step 2: Establish a Baseline

Before you begin to ask about trapped emotions, your first task is to establish a baseline for testing. Choose the muscle testing method that you are most comfortable using. You need to determine if your subject is testable. If they make a congruent or true statement, are they strong? If they make an incongruent or false statement, are they weak?

In addition, since every person is unique, muscle testing will feel slightly different for each person you test. Getting a definite strong and weak muscle response from your partner will immediately let you know just what this particular person’s muscle test feels like in both strong and weak states.

Perhaps the most obvious and widely used method of establishing a baseline is to simply have your partner state their own name by saying out loud, “My name is _____.”

Once they have made this congruent or true statement, they should test strong.

Now have your partner make a false statement by

saying out loud, “My name is _______”, filling in the blank with any name that is not their own. The result should be muscle weakness.

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Of course, having your partner state the words yes or no, love or hate, will also work for establishing a baseline.

If Your Partner is Untestable

Remember that part of the reason for establishing a baseline is to determine if the person you are working with is currently testable. If their arm stays strong or weak, no matter what statement they make, they are untestable at present. In this case, you have certain options.

If either you or your partner is somewhat dehydrated it will make testing more difficult, if not impossible. Mild dehydration is quite common and is easily remedied. Give them a glass of water, drink a glass yourself and try again. If this doesn’t help, your partner likely has a misaligned vertebra in their neck. You can use a surrogate to test them, or you can test them on yourself until they can get an adjustment from their chiropractor.

Some people are untestable because they have a physical impairment or limitation, and surrogate testing is the best option for helping them as well. For more detailed information on surrogate testing, see chapter 8. Step 3: See if a Trapped Emotion Exists

Have the person being tested make this statement: “I have a trapped emotion that can be released now.”

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Test for the response by whatever method you have chosen. Here is a table of the possible methods and possible results.

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If the body’s answer is No, there are three distinct possibilities.

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now, even if the answer you got is no, as you will need to know the procedure anyway.

If the answer is yes, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Determine Which Emotion It Is

If the answer is yes, there is a trapped emotion to be released. The next step is to learn more about this emotion. What emotion is this? Is it anger? Is it sorrow? Is it frustration or depression, or some other emotion? When did this emotion become trapped?

What event created this?

Through a simple process of deduction, you can narrow it down very quickly.

The “Chart of Emotions” shown on the next page is designed to make your task even easier.

Let’s take a look at this chart. Notice that each row contains specific emotions produced by one of two organs. For example, Row 1 lists the emotions produced by the Heart or Small Intestine. As you may recall, all emotions emanate from the organs, and these two organs produce the same emotions

in the body. All the other organs listed on the chart produce the emotions in their respective rows. For our purposes, it doesn’t matter which organ a trapped emotion originally emanated from, as long as we can identify the emotion and release it.

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which trapped emotion you are seeking. Remember

that the subconscious mind knows all along what

the trapped emotion is. The testing you are doing is simply to determine what the subconscious mind already knows.

In fact, the subconscious mind of the person you are working on can somehow “see” the chart of emotions without their ever having seen it physically! It’s best, in fact, if the person you are working on cannot see the emotion list while you are working on them. Otherwise, they may “choose” an emotion to go weak or strong on, thinking they are helping you out, when they are just skewing the testing. If you want to show them the chart of emotions once at the beginning of a session, that’s okay. And even if they have never seen the chart themselves, their subconscious mind will

“read” the chart just fine, because their subconscious mind is linked into universal consciousness. Try it and see.

Finding the Correct Column

Begin the process of questioning by asking, “Is this trapped emotion listed in Column A?” and then perform the test. If the answer is “Yes”, you might want to ask, “Is this trapped emotion in Column B?”

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columns. As a result, only one of these questions can possibly be true.

If the body gives a conflicting response such as telling you that the trapped emotion is in both column A and column B, you are just not getting a good answer. Take a deep breath, get refocused, fill your heart with love for the person you are trying to help, (yourself, if you are working on yourself ) say a silent prayer to God for help, believe you can get an accurate response, be grateful that the answer is there to find, and try again. Note that if the exact emotion is not listed on this chart, the subconscious mind of the person you are working on will choose the emotion that is closest to the one that is trapped, and as a result this chart should be all you will need.

Finding the Correct Row

Once you have determined which column the trapped emotion is in, you have narrowed the list by half. Now let’s determine which row it’s in.

We could simply start at the top and ask one row at a time, but to speed it up, I have numbered the rows one through six. So, instead of asking about each row, we can eliminate some rows right away.

Ask, “Is the trapped emotion in an odd-numbered

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is in an odd numbered row, either one, three or five. The next thing we must determine is which row the trapped emotion is listed in.

Ask this question: “Is this trapped emotion listed in row one?” If the answer is no, ask the same question about row three, and row five if you need to.

Finding the Correct Emotion

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emotion to find expression in order to be released. By identifying it and bringing it to consciousness, we are validating the emotion and bringing a degree of closure to the situation that created it.

We are giving the trapped emotion a voice, and allowing it to be heard, in a sense. If we don’t do this, the trapped emotion will continue to make its presence felt by creating physical pain and/or emotional dysfunction.

In order to find out exactly which emotion has become trapped, all you need to do is ask.

For example, in this case you could begin by asking “Is this trapped emotion blaming?” and then perform a muscle-test. The answer will be either yes or no. Test each emotion one at a time in this same way until you feel confident that you have arrived at the correct emotion. If the very first emotion on the list is giving you a yes answer, you would be wise to check your work by testing the next emotion on the list, which should give you a no answer. Remember, you are testing for one emotion at a time, no more, and only one should be positive at a time.

It is important to be clear about what you are asking. Your intention and the words that you are saying need to be in synch. This is something to be aware of, so that you don’t confuse the subconscious mind.

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In addition, cast away any anxiety you may have about this process. Anxiety is a form of fear, and faith and fear cannot coexist!

How to Ask

It’s best to frame things in the form of a statement or a question. To illustrate what I mean, imagine that the trapped emotion is dread. In this case, you could say “This trapped emotion is dread.” and you would get a yes answer.

If you put it in the form of a question and ask, “Is this trapped emotion dread?” you would also get a yes answer.

Both of these ways of asking are equivalent, and each form of phrasing will give you the same body response.

If you just went down the list and stated the word

“dread,” without formatting it as either a statement or a question, you may get a confused answer. The body may sway backward or test weak when you just say,

“dread”, even in a situation where dread is the precise emotion that is trapped. If you just throw the word out there, the subconscious mind may not be reading you correctly and may simply respond to the negative energy of the word itself.

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part of the Emotion Code. You have now been introduced to an entirely different aspect of your awareness, and you are now learning to tap into your own spirit intelligence, an ability that will serve you well if you continue to develop it.

At this point, you can simply release the trapped emotion, but would you like to know more? Even

though we can release the trapped emotion at this time with no trouble, I always recommend that you go back and find out when it originally occurred. Sometimes this leads to surprising revelations about the past. Remember that the subconscious mind knows all

there is to know about this trapped emotion, including when it first became trapped in the body, who was involved, exactly where this energy is lodged and how it is affecting your physical body and your mind. Digging Deeper

Sometimes the subconscious mind has more

information it wants to push up to the conscious level. Engaging the conscious mind in the process is useful, and can help the subject to grasp the relevance of the emotion that’s about to be released.

The easiest way to find out if this is the case is to ask. You might ask this way, “Is there more about this trapped emotion that I (we) need to know?” If the answer is yes, dig deeper. If the answer is no, go ahead and release the emotion.

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When Did it Become Trapped?

Asking when this particular emotion became trapped is a good place to begin digging deeper. There are many ways of asking deductive questions to get to this information, and if you have a hunch, follow it. For example, if finding a trapped emotion brings to mind a certain event from the subject‘s life, it probably became trapped because of that event. To find out, simply ask if the event that your partner has in mind is the same event that helped to create the trapped emotion. Your partner does not need to share anything about the experience with you if they don’t wish to. They just need to think about the event for a moment, and then you need to muscle test them after asking if that event helped to create the trapped emotion. This is one of the nice things about the Emotion Code. People’s private matters can remain private.

They never have to explain or vocalize the circumstance or event that created the trapped emotion. This allows people to work on very private issues that are potentially painful or embarrassing to talk about and still release the emotions that are attached to these events. They can share us much or as little as they choose to. If no particular event comes to your partner’s mind regarding the emotion, you can use the process of deduction to determine when the trapped emotion

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occurred. Finding out when it occurred often helps in uncovering why it occurred.

In the same way that we divided the Chart of Emotions into columns and rows to facilitate faster searching, you can divide a lifetime into different spans to more easily locate the year a trapped emotion originated. There is no right or wrong way to determine when an emotion became trapped. You simply ask, and narrow it down to a certain year or event. One way to do it is to simply divide your subject’s span of years in two, and see if the trapped emotion occurred before the midpoint of their life, or after. If they are forty years old, for example, you might ask, “Did this emotion become trapped before age twenty?” If the answer is yes, you can narrow it down further in this same way.

You might ask, “Did this emotion become trapped

within the first ten years of your (my) life?”

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“Did this emotion become trapped in the first five years of your (my) life?”

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of a trapped emotion in this way. In other words, if you get the answer that a certain trapped emotion occurred at age 17, it could actually have been at age 16 or age 18, but it probably was at age 17.

At the moment a trapped emotion is being created your particular age is apparently not all that important. The mindbody doesn’t correlate trapped emotions

with chronological age so much as it correlates them with specific events, occurrences or circumstances. Let’s say an emotional event that occurred a month after you graduated from college resulted in a trapped emotion. You happened to be 23 years old at the time. Muscle testing may produce an answer of 22, 23 or 24 years old for when this trapped emotion occurred, which would be within the usual year, plus or minus. If you were to ask if this trapped emotion occurred before graduation, or after graduation, you would get a more precise answer. In this way, you would be able to arrive at a more accurate time of occurrence. It’s good practice to periodically ask, “Do we need to know more about this emotion?” When you’ve brought enough information about the trapped

emotion to consciousness, the mindbody will let you know you’re done, and it can be released. Once you’ve determined exactly when the emotion

occurred, your subject will probably know what event helped create it and what it was about.

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Sometimes, determining the time frame when a trapped emotion occurred can result in a more profound understanding of what happened, as well as how the trapped emotion is affecting the mindbody. Here is an account of a woman who developed a trapped emotion during a stressful time, which led to migraine headaches later on.

Nancy ’s Migraines

I was always getting very bad headaches and bad

neck aches, and I had even started getting cortisone shots in the back of my head and neck. When you

said that I might have a trapped emotion that was causing this, I had no clue what you were talking about. You started asking my body questions like something happened to me in 1994. You narrowed

it down to an emotion of hopelessness in the month of January, 1994.

Then I started thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the time Shawn was born when I went into labor at 33

weeks.’ He was in the Hospital for 21 days with a collapsed lung. After you treated me I feel so much better, and I thank you for that.

What a miracle. I said that you knew I had all this block in the back of my head because we almost lost Shawn during this time. But if you see him, you will know he is truly my miracle.

- Nancy P.

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Whose Emotion Was This?

Sometimes it can help to understand who was involved in the creation of a trapped emotion. For example, let’s say you are hot on the trail of a trapped emotion that occurred during your high school years. The emotion is bitterness. But you can’t remember anything that might have created this emotion.

You might ask, “Was this my bitterness?” If the answer is yes, you can ask if the bitterness was toward a person. If it was, you might ask if it was a male? Was it a female? Was it a friend? Was it a family member?

Was it your brother? Was it Joe? Use the process of deduction to narrow down the possibilities.

If it was your own bitterness but it was not about a person, you can ask if the bitterness was about a situation. Then narrow your scope of questions to figure out what the situation was, when it occurred, etc.

Emotions rarely occur in a vacuum. They usually involve another person, but can be about a situation regarding home, school, work, finances, relationships, etc.

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and her child might pick up some of that energy, or a friend might be going through a difficult episode, and your empathy for her situation may create a trapped emotion for you.

If you silence your mind for a moment or two, and especially if you ask God for His help to figure it out, you will. Trust me on this. Remember, “Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

Where is the Emotion Lodged?

Another fascinating thing to determine is exactly where the trapped emotion is lodged. Remember that a trapped emotion will always have a physical location in the body. Figuring out where a trapped emotion is located is optional, but locating it can be fun as well as very enlightening.

Trapped emotions can lodge anywhere in the body, regardless of what organ they originated from. Remember that a trapped emotion is a ball of energy, usually ranging in size from an orange to a cantaloupe. To determine the exact location of this energy ball, use the process of deduction.

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perform the muscle test of your choice to see what the body’s answer is.

If both of these answers are negative, ask, “Is this trapped emotion stuck in the midline of the body?”

Next, ask if the trapped emotion is above, below or at the waistline. Before long you will have identified a general area where the emotional energy is lodged. You can get more specific by simply continuing to query the body. It’s easy, and gets even easier with practice.

Don’t discount your own ability to discern where the emotion is trapped. If you simply listen to your intuition for a moment about the location of the trapped emotion, an impression may come into your mind. Check that location first, and you will be surprised at how often it is correct, saving you time and effort.

Once you have found the location of the trapped emotion, think about any symptoms that may be present in that part of the body. If there is pain in the area of the trapped emotion, it may suddenly disappear or dissipate when it is released.

Remembering the Trapped Emotion

Sometimes, you will still not have any idea what event led to the creation of a trapped emotion. Quite often, trapped emotions can be created by circumstances that are quickly forgotten.

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Say for example, that one day everything just seemed to go wrong. Perhaps you went to dinner before seeing a show, and the service was terrible. You knew you were going to be late for the show, and you became upset. When the bill finally arrived, your credit card was maxed out, and you chose to feel very angry or humiliated, or both. We can become pretty upset at times when things aren’t going our way. The intense emotions we may be feeling on an occasion like this may leave us with a trapped emotion or two. But a year later, you may be hard pressed to remember this event, particularly if you chose not to dwell on the bad experience. If a number of years have gone by, the trapped emotion will still be there, but consciously recalling the event may now become very difficult. Sometimes trapped emotions are created during an event that was transitory in nature, and the event itself is lost forever to your conscious memory. Even if you don’t remember immediately what a given trapped emotion was about, my experience has been that approximately 50% of the time you will remember within the next couple of days. Typically, the following day or during the night, you will be doing something totally unrelated, when the event will suddenly pop into your mind. You will remember what happened, because your subconscious mind was searching, working overtime trying to figure it out and dredge it up out of your memory bank.

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There is no limit to how many times you can ask, “Do we need to know more about this trapped emotion?”

Once you get a no answer, you know everything you need to know about it and you can release it.

Whether or not you actually remember what occurred and what created your trapped emotion is not critical to the releasing of the emotional energy. It can be interesting to figure it out, and there may even be some insight to be gained by doing so, but identifying which emotion is trapped and bringing it to conscious awareness is all that is necessary before releasing it. The next step will tell you exactly how to release it. Releasing an Emotion

from Yourself

To release a trapped emotion

from yourself, place your

magnet between your eyebrows

on your skin. While you

continue to breathe (don’t

hold your breath) roll or slide

the magnet up the middle of

your forehead, over the top of The Governing Meridian your head, and down the back of

your neck as far as you can comfortably reach, three times.

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“big hair” and you can’t go over your hair without messing it up, just use your magnet on your forehead as far as you can. It’s that easy. Just remember to do it three times, and to stay focused on your intention to let the trapped emotion go.

Releasing an

Emotion from

Another Person

To release a trapped

emotion from another

person, place your

magnet on their back at

the base of their neck.

Instruct your partner to

continue to breathe in

and out while you roll

or slide the magnet from

the base of their neck to

their low back or just

The Governing Meridian

beyond, three times. Each

time you reach the bottom of a stroke, lift the magnet off their back and replace it at the base of the neck. Each stroke transfers magnetic energy into the Governing Meridian. This magnetic energy magnifies and carries your intention into all the other meridians, filling the body with that intention and thought. The result is that within three strokes, the trapped emotion is released, forever. It’s just that simple.

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Confirming the Release

To confirm that the emotion has been released, simply ask, “Did (I) we successfully release that trapped emotion?” The answer should be yes. If so, you are done with that trapped emotion, and you can now

check to see if there is another trapped emotion to be released, if you wish.

If your test shows that the emotion was not released, simply reapply the magnetic energy three times as before. But this time, have a little more love in your heart for who you are working on, whether yourself or your partner, believe that you can release this emotion, and allow yourself to feel gratitude to God that it is being released.

Remember that all things are accomplished by faith and belief, and if you have a little faith, you’ll see great things happen.

Remember the words of Jesus:

“…verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” (Matt: 17-20)

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forever. In all the years that we have worked with patients in practice and at seminars, we have never seen a trapped emotion that was released ever return. On the other hand, it is possible for people to have more than one occurrence of a particular emotion lodged in their body. In this case, you might release the same emotion from your subject several times, but each emotion will be a separate and distinct trapped energy, usually resulting from different emotional events in their past. It’s also possible for a person to have several distinctly different emotions that all became trapped from the same event.

Dealing With Specific Issues

If you are struggling with a specific problem in your life, it’s important to determine if trapped emotions may be playing an unseen role.

You might suspect that you have a trapped emotion, but it doesn’t show up when you ask the general question,

“Do I have a trapped emotion that I can release now?”

Trapped emotions sometimes need to be addressed

more directly for them to unveil themselves.

Here are some examples of common problems, along with ways to ask. This list could go on and on, but this will give you an idea of how you can ask about your own specific problems.

“Do I have a trapped emotion that is preventing me from losing weight?”

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“Is there a trapped emotion that is causing inflammation in my tissues?”

“Do I have a trapped emotion that is blocking me from making more money?”

“Is there a trapped emotion that is preventing me from selling more widgets?”

“Is there a trapped emotion that is contributing to my (back, neck, shoulder, knee, etc.) pain?

“Do I have a trapped emotion that is causing me

to be (depressed, short-tempered, angry, etc.)?”

“Do I have a trapped emotion about my (husband,

wife, son, daughter, boss, etc.)?”

“Is there a trapped emotion that is interfering with the achievement of my goals?”

“Is there a trapped emotion that is making it more difficult for me to quit (drinking, smoking, using drugs, pornography, etc.)?”

“Do I have a trapped emotion about (name specific event)?”

If the answer to a direct question like these is yes, the subconscious mind has identified the emotion. You would then continue by asking which column this

trapped emotion is in, following the process as I have outlined previously in this chapter, and as shown on the flowchart on page 226.

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Remember that there may be more than one emotion contributing to any given issue. In addition, trapped emotions will often come off in layers. If you release a trapped emotion that has to do with a specific issue today, another emotion about that same issue may not show up until later. If you are attempting to overcome a specific issue, it’s a good idea to recheck that issue for trapped emotions from time to time.

Nested Emotions

It’s not unusual to find several trapped emotions lodged together in a particular area of the body, a phenomenon I refer to as “Nesting.” You will sometimes find a significant level of discomfort in your subject when nesting is going on. Having multiple trapped emotions in one area seems to create a greater level of tissue distortion and pain. It is interesting to observe that as nesting trapped emotions are discovered and released using the Emotion Code, the level of discomfort often diminishes noticeably as each one is released. For stories that illustrate nesting, see “Jean’s Painful Ovary” on page 73, and “Jack’s Tennis Elbow”

on page 75.

Processing the Release

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the conscious mind, and has been released magnetically as described, at that point a healing process begins. During this healing process a person may experience echoes of the emotion that has been released. It is not unusual for people to feel a bit emotionally up and down during this period of time.

The body will usually be willing to release at least one emotion before wanting to take time out to process. On the other hand, sometimes the body will release one emotion after another, and do the processing for a group of emotions simultaneously. Remember to

trust the wisdom of the body implicitly, and never force it, but be gentle with the body, allowing it the time it needs to process and heal.

If after releasing a trapped emotion, the body will not release another, you can ask when it will be ready to release the next one, by asking “Will I (you) be able to release another trapped emotion _______?” filling in the blank with words like “in 10 minutes”, “in 2 hours”,

“this afternoon”, “tomorrow”, and so on. If processing is called for, it typically lasts from a few hours to a few days.

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this possibility in advance, and it actually occurs, it is expected. If some noticeable processing does occur, such as crying or vivid dreams, and you haven’t told them that they might experience it, they may end up thinking that the release of their trapped emotion has made them worse, not better.

Processing takes place every time a trapped emotion is released, but noticeable ups and downs occur about 30% of the time. Often the mind-body is capable of processing the release of a trapped emotion without breaking stride; it is a multi-tasking computer, after all. But sometimes, it just takes some time for the mind-body to heal from a trapped emotion, and to get a handle on this new state of affairs.

While a person is processing the release of one or more trapped emotions, they are not restricted in any way from their normal activities.

Prenatal Trapped Emotions

Sometimes you will find that a trapped emotion did not occur at any age from birth onward. Trapped

emotions can also occur in the womb. In this case, you can ask:

“Did this emotion become trapped in the womb?”

“Did this emotion become trapped during the 1st

trimester?”

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“Did this emotion become trapped during the 2nd

trimester?”

“Did this emotion become trapped during the 3rd

trimester?”

In my experience, prenatal trapped emotions usually develop during the third trimester, and will usually be emotions that the subject’s mother was experiencing.

In other words, let’s say a woman is in her second or third trimester of pregnancy, and is experiencing the emotion of grief. Her whole being is vibrating with this emotional energy, and the infant begins to resonate with that emotion. As a result, the fetus may get a trapped emotion from its mother.

I have never seen an occasion where a trapped emotion was created by the fetus itself, but whether the emotion was generated by the fetus or by the mother’s body doesn’t matter. It can be released the same way in either case, by applying the magnet three times to the Governing Meridian as previously described.

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is different from a prenatal trapped emotion, or from any other type of trapped emotion.

In the case of an inherited emotion, you actually receive the energy of the emotion at the moment of conception from the sperm or the egg.

When the sperm and egg unite, one of them is already carrying an extra passenger in the form of some extra emotional energy. The now-fertilized egg begins the process of division, and everything that exists in the original egg is now duplicated. As the fertilized egg divides this excess emotional energy is duplicated as well.

You can certainly ask “Is there an inherited emotion that we can release now?” to uncover the existence of this type of trapped energy. But most often, you will stumble across inherited emotions while you are on the trail of what you think is a regular trapped emotion. How Inherited Emotions are Uncovered

Our experience is that the mind-body will lead you to the correct column and row that an inherited emotion is in, but will not give you a yes answer on any of the five emotions that are listed in that cell, unless and until you preface the emotion with the word inherited. For example, say you have identified that the trapped emotion you are trying to release is in column B row 2. You have tested each of the emotions listed in that cell, 221

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but the response is no for each emotion. If this occurs, simply ask “Is this an inherited trapped emotion?” If you receive a yes answer in response, simply go through the emotions again by asking “Is this inherited ____

_____?” filling in the blank with each emotion listed until you find the correct inherited emotion.

Once you have identified the inherited emotion, you might want to determine which parent the subject received this trapped emotion from. To go even deeper, you might ask if this inherited emotion came from a grandparent or a great grandparent, etc. Typically, however, you will find that most inherited trapped emotions will have come from a father, mother or grandparents.

I once had a patient whose ancestors were black slaves. We determined that he had an inherited emotion

of hopelessness that went back several generations. Testing revealed that this inherited hopelessness had originally occurred to one of his ancestors in the 1700s, most likely due to their enslavement.

Releasing an Inherited Emotion from Yourself

To release an inherited trapped emotion from yourself, place your magnet between your eyebrows on your

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head, and down the back of your neck as far as you can comfortably reach, TEN times instead of only three times.

Releasing an Inherited Emotion from Another

To release an inherited trapped emotion from another person, place your magnet on their back at the base of their neck. Instruct your partner to continue to breathe in and out while you roll or slide the magnet from the base of their neck to their low back or just beyond, TEN times instead of three times. Each time you reach the bottom of a stroke, lift the magnet off their back and replace it at the base of the neck. Pre-Conception Trapped Emotions

On rare occasions, I have discovered trapped emotions that actually occurred prior to conception, and I am not referring to inherited emotions. I believe that prior to conception we existed as conscious entities, but we were without physical bodies. Instead, we existed as spirit-beings. We could think for ourselves, and we were aware of our coming journey to earth.

That is what nearly all pre-conception trapped emotions are about; our impending sojourn on

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To leave that place of beauty and love, to come here to this earth, with all its trouble, violence, and war might make even the stoutest heart wilt. These trapped emotions are rare, but I have seen them, and you may, too. They are released like other trapped emotions, with three swipes of the magnet, once they are brought to conscious awareness.

As you use the Emotion Code to help yourself and others, you will find joy in seeing the progress that a person can make as they shed their burdens one by one. You will see lives changed, people healed, and hearts connected.

Don’t give up! It takes some time to become proficient at the Emotion Code. Trust in your own healing abilities. It is well worth the effort. Believe and be grateful to God that you can do this, and the outcome will be your reward for believing.

In the next chapter you will learn how trapped emotions can create a wall around your heart, blocking your ability to give and receive love.

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For your convenience, I have included a flowchart and a chart of emotions on the next two pages which should help you to remember the Emotion Code process and make it easier as you work on yourself and others.

If you’d like to download a fully printable copy of the two following pages, simply visit my website at:

www.TheEmotionCode.com/flowcharts.htm

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I don’t wanna look like some kind of fool-I don’t wanna break my heart over you. I’m building a wall. Everyday it’s getting higher. This time I won’t end up another Victim of love. I’m gonna lock up what I’m feeling inside.

Ain’t no way you can break down the door.

- “Victim of Love” lyrics by the group Erasure

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The Walls Around Our

Hearts

Trapped emotions can create a wall around your heart that can block you from living life to the fullest. I received this letter from a wonderful woman, a former patient of mine who had a Heart-Wall, once upon a time…

Living the Fair y Tale

At the time Dr. Nelson cleared my Heart-Wall, I

was approximately 51 years old and I had worked

at the Walt Disney Company for 22 years. It was

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nor was I dying to get married. It wasn’t an issue. My life was full.

Later that year, two of my friends were planning a trip to China. They asked me to join them, but I said I was very busy at work. They kept up their encouragement. It was as if an invisible hand was at my back, pushing me in the direction of China. Thinking that if I ever did want to go to China, I may as well go, I went.

Travel in China was somewhat restricted at the time, so we went with a group. There was a

wonderful gentleman on the trip, an attorney who had been divorced for seven years. He lived in

Newport Beach, about 40 miles from my home up

the California coast. We got to know each other in a very unassuming way during our tour of China.

On the airplane trip home, we sat together and he asked me out for the following weekend. We dated for a year. He popped the question on Thanksgiving Day and we were married six months later. I was

age 53.

As I reflect back on the time after my Heart-Wall cleared, I realize things weren’t the same. I began to open myself to the idea of having someone in

my life “to have and to hold” and to care for as he would care for me. It happened on the feeling level. Finding someone to share my life with just felt like the next step. There was a new readiness that I

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hadn’t felt before. It must have been the removal of that invisible wall – that I had not even known was there – that allowed me to let this wonderful man in.

So for all of you who think women cannot marry

after “a certain age,” get your Heart-Wall cleared, stay open to the possibilities life has to offer and remember my story. We are now approaching our

5th anniversary, have just moved into our new

home on the California Coast overlooking the ocean and Catalina Island and are living the fairy tale. Thank you, Dr. Nelson.

Lynn R., California

The Heart-Brain

Your heart generates 60 to 1000 times more power and electromagnetic energy than your brain, easily making it the most powerful organ in your body. When you were in the womb, your heart was formed first, before your brain. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, 40 million times a year, and if its connection to your brain were severed, it would keep right on beating. Your heart is the core of your being, the core of who you really are.

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has led to the creation of a new branch of medicine known as neurocardiology. The fact is, we all have two brains. Much to these scientists’ surprise, they discovered that the brains in our heads are obeying messages sent by “the brains in our hearts.”

Your heart is constantly sending out information to your body. Every beat carries critical messages that affect your emotional and physical health.

When you feel love toward someone, you are actually sending out a powerful electromagnetic signal to them, using the heart brain.

Medical research experiments have repeatedly shown that there are measurable positive effects on the body when we feel love and appreciation toward someone else. The same beneficial affect occurs in your own body when you are on the receiving end – when love and appreciation are being broadcast toward you.1

Scientists have discovered that the electromagnetic signals radiating from your heart are actually detectable in the brain waves of another person. This phenomenon is strongest when two people are touching or are in close proximity but is measurable at a distance as well.2

Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., edited by P. J. Rosch and M. S. Markov. “The Energetic Heart: Bioelectromagnetic Communication Within and Between People”, Clinical Applications of Bioelectromagnetic Medicine, (004), 54-56.

R. McCraty, M. Atkinson and W. Tiller, The Role of Physiological Coherence in the Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People ( Proceedings of the Tenth International Montreux Congress on Stress, Montreux, Switzerland, 999).

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For several decades, medical science has had the remarkable ability to transplant organs from one person’s body to another. But remember the story of the World War II veteran and his blood cells. If a person’s individual cells keep their connection so strongly no matter where they are, think what a connection an entire organ must retain! We’ve all heard stories about transplant recipients who suddenly take an interest in a certain sport, or who have an unexplained craving for their donor’s favorite food. Heart transplant patients have reported these symptoms from the beginning, but doctors have had no way to understand it, so they attributed it to the patients’ imaginations.

Try telling that to the transplant patient who has never liked hot dogs or baseball, but who now can’t get enough of them since he received the heart of an avid White Sox fan. Or the woman who can’t keep