Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Marla Frees - Psychic/Medium/Matrixian

In life you run into people of integrity, not very often, but you know them when you see them, so to speak. We are also are influence by others, either through direct contact or by their words. Many times they are teachers, either professionally, or it is just the way they are, the way they interact with their world - they pass along knowledge and mostly wisdom. What teachers do best is to teach us how to LIVE in this world; it is the underlying message that is the bedrock of whatever information they may pass along.

If you have read Richard Bartlett's book or heard him being interviewed, or been to one of his seminars you know that he is such a man. I came to realize that Matrix Energetics is about far more than relieving physical pain, which it can be used for. I also came to realize that it has a Mind of Its Own. It can do things on its own without your knowledge, or approval for that matter. ME can do things, make things happen, that may not feel good, Hell, they can feel awe full in fact, yet the outcome is positive and life advancing. If ME asked you first “Is it OK if I break you down to build you back up", you will probably say "NO, no thank you, I like my mental and physical comfort, please ask me in a few months. I might be willing to consider it then, thank you very much!"

Other people of integrity come to mind. Buckminster Fuller has been a hero of mine for many years. I got interested when I build a geodesic dome house for some people back in my contracting days. His simple goal was to see what one person could do for humanity in a lifetime. Another is person of integrity is Whitley Strieber. He is an exceedingly intelligent and knowledgeable man. Listen to him on his show, Dreamland, and you will know the depth of his questions and understanding about the nature and complexity of Humankind. He is thought of by many as that nutter anal probe guy. He, however, has shown an unwavering integrity and the courage to ask tough questions, to interview other important teachers, to get the information out, information about not just aliens and UFOs , but about the wonderful as well as the wicked event taking place in our world : in our souls. Enter Marla Frees.

Whitley made Marla a regular interviewer on his show Dreamland at . She interviewed Dr. Richard Bartlett on the show in March 2008. Marla had taken the Matrix seminar which made the interview that much more interesting. It was my first exposure to ME, it whetted my appetite. "Could this be real ?" I asked myself. So I bought the book and there began my own Matrix journey.

Well, turns out Matrix Energetics is real, as is Marla. The difference between the two is that if you poke Marla with a stick she will probably react....not so ME. Marla calls herself a psychic medium. Saying the words psychic medium already either call up images good or bad, as our society seems to have polarized these words. On one hand you have those who immediately write psychics, mediums, or both o as charlatans preying on vulnerable people with weak minds who have "sucker born a minute ago" stamped on their foreheads. Or on the other end of the spectrum you have those who swallow hook line and sinker anything anyone with the title psychic or medium say as concrete absolute gospel and speak of it in tones which would lead one to believe they were talking of a famous Rock star.

I live 14 miles away from Lily Dale NY, the largest Spiritualist community in the world. Many residents there are mediums who hang out a shingle by their house and give hourly reading in return for American dollars. I have never had a reading at Lily Dale, unless you call the quick mini reading in a group setting one. That one was so far off the mark it felt a little awkward. I never paid a psychic or a reading , not because I thought they were hoaxsters, it was the thought of parting with $50 only to have someone tell you " you have an elderly gentleman who has passed who says you are going on a trip". I other words, none of them ever "felt right" enough to me to open my wallet. I have known people to get wonderful readings; giving such specific details that there was no question the information was not just cold reading. On the other hand I have known some who felt they were just throwing money down a rat hole. I simply decided not to gamble.

Back to Matrix AND Marla. I have mentioned in an earlier blog that within a week or two after Reading the Matrix Energetics book, all hell broke loose in my life. It felt like my world was coming to an end. Dramatic, I know how it sounds, but at the time that is how it felt. I needed help. Through a series of coincidences I contacted Marla to have a reading, to find some answers, to tap into whatever help I could get to help Me through this. I didn't relate any of this to ME, why would I? It was Marla who first made the possible connection.

I don't want to go into a massive amount of detail about the reading/dialogue/interaction. It would take too much time, would be painful, and would be difficult to relay how what she said was significant to me...and to ME! One significant similarity to ME is that when having a session with Marla, you also create a Sacred Space where transformation can occur.

What Marla repeatedly says is that she trusts Spirit, and allows what spirit has to say come through her. She doesn't have to know what significance the information might have; she just trusts it is useful for the person she is interacting with. It must have taken years to get to the point of trusting and acting on that. I have known few who were able to act on faith in any aspect in their lives. I include myself with those who do not trust going where Spirit guides ( or shoves ) them. I am getting better at it though, since practicing ME.

So was she right on target 100% of the time? No. Does that make the significant information any less significant? Also no. Does any doctor get the diagnosis right 100% of the time? Another big no there. Would that mean you would rule out consulting a doctor? Once again no. What it does mean is that you enter into a relationship where two people are interacting with the intent of getting some insights as to what the problems are and how they can be "healed". A doctor uses his/her medical training and knowledge and an enormous database of information to find heal. Psychics and mediums on the other hand, I think, tap into a database that is, perhaps, infinite.

How does Marla, or any psychic or medium do what they do? I don't know? I don't think it matters. I would ask each of you where your flashes if insight or intuition come from, however small? Somewhere from that infinite Zero Point? When they come do you have the skill and the courage to trust them? Cutting edge quantum physics, as I understand it, tends to prove mysterious powers of the mind rather than disproving them. Past present and future, maybe time itself, may just be constructs of our minds. Scientists are doing research on time travel and teleportation...and yet we don't throw them in the same basket with psychics and mediums and label them all frauds. Should you consult a psychic or a medium? It does cost slightly less than a particle accelerator and the gained information may be more useful in your day to day life than colliding theoretical particles that might not even exist. Spend the money you saved not buying a collider and take a little trip, or maybe purchace a small island country.

It can give you insights you may not get on your own, give you closure, help you heal. A session with Marla can also be FUN. She says “a session with her might not be what you expect - but it is exactly what you need". I would agree. If Matrix Energetics, or whatever else, nudges you in her direction, do what you would do with ME- go with what shows up because there are forces that know what is better for us than our own limited thinking minds.  

It is nice to get messages from loved one's who have passed. It is also nice to be helped by a person with integrity and compassion who is grateful to take part in doing the greater work. Marla's connection with Matrix Energetics is icing on the cake. Visit Marla's bog Marla Frees Light    for some interesting reading or visit her website .   Or you can click the links at rhe right.



Thursday, December 18, 2008

What Just Happened?!

Let me relate another Matrix Energetics story or two. I don't know what to make of these... but then again I usually don't KNOW what to make of any of them. This second one is just a tiny bit stranger. When I first started using archetypes at the Baltimore Seminar I found that quick flashing ideas or mental images might have some relevance to the person or situation present.  One of these stories  is different FOR ME because as far as I know nothing happened. I know, Richard Bartlett says something happens EVERYTIME! That may be true, like when I am sick and I am told there are little germs, viruses, or bacteria causing it, but I have no way of verifying that to myself - I just feel like crap. At least with an illness there are symptoms which are an outward manifestation of that illness. You cough and have a runny nose - cold. You get a cut and it gets red and painful and swells up - infection. 

With Matrix Energetics though, it is not always as cut and dried. You 2 point someone and they twitch, sway, or start laughing - ???? Or the more typical - nothing seems to happen; unless you call getting funny looks getting confirmation something happened. I don't. It is hard to discern between "that was weird" or “are you done yet”, or the puzzled skeptical look that can only say" is that it?” 

What may, for me, be some validation that something other than fantasy is taking place is the flashes of intuition I might get concerning ME. This can be either where to touch or place my hands, or an image or thought that comes to the fore. It can be a sort of picture or just a seemingly unrelated object or two. I remember one that was a teddy bear playing a violin that I was supposed to "place" into someone's abdomen. Another was the image of a glowing hot coal on the base of the neck of the guy who brings my hay and firewood for the farm.

I had just gotten back from Baltimore and felt fairly able to do ME with people. This guy was telling me about all his aches and pains as we unloaded firewood. He said his neck has been bad since an accident he had years earlier. As we finished and got off the truck and he was leaving I told him I was learning some weird light touch healing stuff and asked him if I could try something. I was behind him and I said just stand still...then I got the image of a glowing hot ember at the base of his neck at the side right above the shoulder...I was "supposed" to imagine blowing on this coal/ember like you do with bellows trying to get a fire going good. Left hand went there and my right hand was drawn to his lower back. I imagined some force shooting up from his lower back up and out through the ember on his shoulder/neck. I was in a moment of stillness for a few seconds and then felt like I was done. I said something like "Ok that is it". He then told me when I did it he felt this force shoot up from my lower hand out through where the upper hand was and he felt a burning sensation up where I was had my hand by his neck. That is exactly what I was imagining and I told him nothing. I said that is kind of how it works. He said good-bye and drove off. 

The next day he was going to bring about 6 more cords of wood. He brought the first cord and went right back to get some more. After he brought the second cord he said “you know how bad my neck was yesterday and how I couldn't turn my head...well after you did that thing I went home and my neck really hurt later that night...then the next morning the pain was all feels really good now. "I don't care if there is a blizzard n next time it hurts like that" he said, "I am driving over here to have you work on it." I said "maybe things were moving around and that is why it hurt so much later that night as things realigned"...but I also said " who knows?"

A couple of days later I was finishing the roofing on my hay loft. It was cold and windy and was supposed to snow in the next few days. I was using rolled roofing and I was using roof cement on all the seams. Toward the end of the day I had that wonderful black roof tar here and there on my clothes and hands. As I looked at the tar on my hand I had an idea that I would play a joke on my neighbor. She is a little 9 year old Ethiopian girl my neighbor adopted when she was really young. Her parents both died, at least one of AIDS, which so ravages that country. I was going to go over and show her my hands and say look I am just like you ...pretty soon there won't be any white left. She would give me a dirty look and say "Mr. Jim - stop it it's not funny, or something to that effect!" I know the joke isn’t really that funny and is definitely not PC.

This wasn't a well thought out plan just a quick devilish thought to tease her - the instant the phrase "I'm just like you " came to me so did these images. That phrase is at the heart of Matrix Energetics, I think - "I'm just like you ". The image was of her drinking this orange/red glowing liquid from a white porcelain bowl. I have no idea what it meant. I do know that I was compelled to go 2 point her. I should have cleaned the tar off my hands, but I got the impression that I wasn't supposed to - that it was part of the package. Here I go again...walked across the street and she was playing in the yard. She was really happy to see me. She always seems to be. I gave her a big hug and said I needed help cause I was turning all black. I asked her what she did to get it off. She gave me the "Mr. Jim!!!" line and we both laughed. Then we went to get her mother because I told her mother I had to do a Matrix Energetics thing on her daughter.

As if coming from an Ethiopian orphanage after both of your parents die isn't bad enough, she is showing early symptoms of a disease called Neurofibromatosis, which is passed genetically. The effects can be mild to debilitating and it usually shows up in kids about this age. She seemed fine and it wasn't causing any physical difficulty yet. It is a crap shoot of a disease. I always tell the mother to stop fussing over it, that she would be fine. The doctors tell her she probably WILL be fine, no way to tell at this stage, it could be crippling; only time will tell. 

It was a nice Fall day and we were in her back yard. I tell the mother I get the idea that she has to stand on bring her up higher. I never had anyone stand on anything before when doing ME. I was looking around for a bench or a chair for her to stand on. That is when her Mother said "how about that?”, and pointed beside me. I look down and about five feet behind me was a large upside-down WHITE PORCELAIN enameled bowl. I thought, Oh shit!...Twilight Zone. So I had her stand on it. I did a 2 point and told her that she was supposed to drink this glowing orange/red liquid from a white bowl. She pretended she did and smiled as I continued contact a little while longer. I tried hard to describe the liquid I imagined she was supposed to drink. I kept saying it was like the sun only more red, or it was like molten metal. To me I was reminded of what molten silver or bronze looks like when I am just ready to pour it into a mold. She wouldn't know about that, so I kept trying to describe it. We were done and she got off the bowl and gave me another hug. 

Her Mother asked " the glowing liquid...could it be lava?" Yes! That was it lava, why didn't I see that before. The best way to describe the glowing liquid in the white porcelain bowl was lava. The mother then said she came home from school today and couldn't stop talking about lava. They learned about in class that day. Once again I raised my eyebrows and darted my eyes back and forth...HUH!

The white porcelain bowl, the lava in the bowl both had some meaning that at the time, which earlier, when I imagined it, I had no clue about. Both things were somewhat precognitive and I cannot say that it was just coincidence. Both were very specific and involved this specific girl at that specific time. 

I didn't address the Neurofibromatosis. I have no idea how one would go about that. I only connected with the beautiful little girl and imagined her growing up healthy and happy. I don't know if anything happened despite Dr. Bartlett's insistence that ME works every time. I didn't get my roof completely done before the snow set in. 

Many of you may relate to this. I didn't get my roof done. OK, so it isn't completely tarred. Before I got allowed ME into my life, like a newly adopted child, thoughts, like that thought, would have caused me a lot of anxiety and harsh self judgment. Now I have more of a tendency to accept what is, do what I can, and accept the result. Not all the time, but much more of the time. Can I combine this subtle change within myself with the burning ember and the lava in a bowl, to prove that EVERYTHING is really just light and information and that Matrix Energetics collapses the wave of all possibilities and brings about TRANSFORMATION at the quantum level where all things are connected and time does not exist? I don't tell me!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

MEPA Syndrome - Matrix Energetics Performance Anxiety

Did you ever have a bit of luck at something and after that you were a little hesitant to try a go at it again because you figured you used up your luck on the last try, or maybe Lady Luck was just building you up so she could pull the rug out from under you and laugh as you fell backwards flat on your ass with that stunned look on your face. It could have been a remarkable tennis game, something you created that came out better than you thought it would, or a project or day that couldn't have gone better. Or maybe it was that last Matrix Energetics Experience. When you consciously try to recreate that day or event with force of will it just isn't going to go the same way. Don't get mad at me for pointing that out - It's just the way it works. It has to be a supernatural way, whether it is anything from singing to Matrix Energetics. Is it a Natural Law like gravity or getting a mustard stain on that shirt when you try so hard not to? Perhaps.

I think MEPA Syndrome is most likely to show symptoms after a Seminar. Not immediately after though, it may take a few weeks for your body to build up a resistance to the MEon wave/particles that infect you at a seminar. When I say body I really mean brain. Our old best freind/worst enemy - THE BRAIN! There is an energy at a seminar which makes it so easy to have dramatic physical results doing ME with others there that are filled with this same energy. It may be mostly Dr. Bartlett's energy radiating and affecting all those there like a lump of Uranium mutating us into Matrix Zombies like a scene from George Romero's 1968 film: Night of the Living Dead. People falling down and getting up again...and again...and again! Arms outstretched and two pointing might look to a passer by like one of Romero's zombies going after their prey. We were much better dressed and I think we had much better manners as a whole. Like in the zombies in the movie, the concept of respecting personal space was ignored completely at the seminar if one wanted to practice on human flesh. In the "Dead" series, anyone who dies comes back to life, unless the brain has been sufficiently damaged to prevent it. Yeah...I think that applies here too.

I don't think it is really just Richard Bartlett though who is responsible for the energy. Nor do I think anyone there was acting like a mindless zombie staggering around in search of a living body...OK there were moments of that, but you can also see that in the local 7-11 on a Friday night just as easily. I think it was all of us there; we didn't just come there empty. We brought something with us. I should say some THINGS...everything we are. We came filled and empty at the same time.

If, after a weekend like that you find it difficult to access this energy and find people in your regular circle willing to suspend consensus reality and allow for the possibility of a new reality of unlimited possibilities, it is OK. If your MEPA Syndrome keeps you from jumping in and 2 pointing as quickly and as eagerly as you did right after a seminar don't feel bad, I think it is just a normal reaction - an adjustment period. If you compare it to going on a really good vacation and the problems integrating back into your "normal" life after you get home it might make sense. The feelings of elation, the exotic scenery, the period of lack of responsibility, the willingness to try new things, fade into mere memories as you go about the day to day tasks that make up so much of most of our days.

Are we then destined to become Matrix Groupies, following the band from city to city, piling on more ME jewelry and accessories like those RV enthusiasts with 75 bumper stickers proving where they have been? I suppose you could. Why not? Who of us wouldn't like more wonderful vacations? If, however Matrix Energetics is what Richard Bartlett says over, and over, and over again - then it is not necessary. If it become part of us, OR, comes FROM part of us, or from God or Spirit then it is everywhere, at least everywhere we are. It is the inner life ultimately. The trips to far off lands are exciting. They are not, in the totality of life, the core, the things that move us to achieve, to grow, to go on. If ME is to have a lasting place in our being we must make uniquely it our own somehow. It would be easy, and tempting, to assign to ME seminars the task of giving you your next big ME fix. What comes to mind is the benefit of asking questions to/with ME. “What would it feel like if I could take a Matrix Energy pill everyday and keep my MEon levels supernaturally elevated?"

I believe, and I could be wrong, but I believe ME must become a natural part of my day to day life or it is of little use in the long run. I should be able to do it as naturally as driving a car or driving a nail, as natural as loving. How long does it take to get to that point, in an instant or in time? The old saying of it being like riding a bike may apply. I hope so. Still falling of the bike ( or wagon) a lot at this point , but still getting right back on, struggling and surrendering at the same time, doubting and trusting in the same breath..Oh,and I forgot - still having FUN.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baltimore Matrix Energetics Seminar pt. 2

Level 1 &2. Three days. Three days which are different. Different from most other 3 consecutive days. Laughing, crying, disbelief, and wonder! 

I think it was on day 2 that things got weird. Let me rephrase that...things got Matrix. The emotions were intense at times. Mostly when practicing Matrix things with other Matricians. I remember practicing with one gentleman in his early 60s, I think. Almost as soon as I touched him he slumped onto my shoulder. He said he could stay there all day. I was instantly filled with an intense emotion and tears started dreaming down my face. It was a sadness...but it wasn't my sadness, I think it was his. This all happened in the course of 1 minute after first meeting him. We stood like that for a couple minutes and the feelings kept coming. I finally sighed, took some deep breaths, and kind of shifted. I saw WOW! That had never happened to me when I 2 pointed anyone before. His statement was something like "you have a really big heart". And we talked for a little while. I asked him what he did, as if slumping onto my shoulder wasn't much information. He said he was a psychologist, and had been for a long time. 

That is when the impression hit me that it was not HIS sadness, but the accumulated sadness of his clients throughout the years. He seemed very calm and quiet spoken. Somewhere inside him, I suspect was a kind of storeroom, or maybe more like a warehouse. This soft-spoken man would open himself as those who sought his help would open the floodgates of emotion. Like a Delta, I picture him diffusing the torrent, sending it off into a hundred different directions. But the volume of it was still there somewhere. And some of it became stuck in small pools long after the floods had receded. So maybe what I was feeling was not his sadness, but his compassion.

Richard told us about using archetypes. They can be anything. Mythical beings, real people - living or dead, cartoon characters, machines, angels, animals...WHATEVER. I had never tried them before but now I understood more how you use them. The trick is...whatever comes to you, however seemingly unrelated, just go with it. There was a tall guy I ran into. We looked at each other and made some arm gestures as to say “so you want to give it a try?". We talked for a minute or two. Just to get some background and get acquainted. He tried first. 

He stood in front of me and put his hands somewhere on my torso, I don't remember exactly where - it didn't really matter. He said I see a was some kind of animal riding the motorcycle I think. He said it was a group of motorcycles...they come riding of them gets off...he has a hammer? At this point he was questioning his imagination, but was willing to go along with it. He then said he takes this hammer....pauses.... he then looks around trying to figure out what this hammer is about. Hmmm...he said puzzlingly...looks like he takes this hammer and reaches back HERE and breaks something up? At this point he reaches around my back and uses his imaginary hammer and taps his fingers on a spot in the middle of my back beside the spine. It is where he touched that spot that REALLY mattered!

The moment he touched that spot I started laughing, and I mean laughing. I started to fall and he caught me and assisted me to the floor, laughing hysterically the whole time. I lay there on the floor in a room with a couple hundred people trying various ME techniques and I laughed, loudly, fully, and with abandon. He was laughing too as if seeing me in this state was like him touching me while I was holding in to a live strand of electric fence. I think I did that for about 5 minutes straight. I honestly don't know - it was so weird. He laughed for a minute or so then looked a little puzzled. His gaze said what just happened? I don't know myself why the uncontrollable laughter. It was great though.

What I do know is the significance of the spot that imaginary hammer struck me and “broke something up". It was nothing I told anyone there about and I had only met this guy a few minutes before and we only talked for about 2 minutes. The spot he imagined breaking up was a spot that had been painful on and off for about 5 years. I was sleeping with my Border Collie Bo on the couch. He was hogging most of the couch so I ended up sleeping on the edge. It was one of those pull out bed couches and there was a hard upholstered board running the length of the edge that gave it strength. Waking up after this I had sharp pain in my rib area, about the size of my hand, where it meets the spine, and it was sore also. The next couple weeks or so it was sore. Soon after, I started getting sharp pains where those ribs met the spine that would knock the breath out of me and drop me to my knees. 

The slightest wrong movement or turn would bring on these spells that lasted for about 10-30 seconds each time. I went to my physician who referred me to a chiropractor who did some things that felt better, but didn't relieve the sharp pain episodes. What my physician told me was that they were muscle spasms. That is why they would seem to pulsate for up to a minute, during which time they were in control and I was their plaything. When they came it was all I could do to steady myself and try to catch a breath. Now I have had lots of physical strains and injuries in the 20+ years I did construction work, but nothing like this. The muscle spasms went away after a couple weeks as the doctor has suggested might happen as my ribs tried to get back to their original position after being spread by that couch rail. It remained a sore spot that would cause a lot of pain and sometimes putting me in my bed for a day or two till the pain receded to a tolerable volume. 

The bottom line is it hasn't bothered me since the Seminar when that guy with his imaginary motorcyclist’s hammer hit me in that exact spot. Even when it didn't hurt I could always wiggle my back around or twist and feel where that spot was. I can't feel it at al now. How did he know? Neither of us had a clue. The point is, it doesn't matter if we knew why. The point is - go with what comes up. Don't analyze it or doubt it because whatever brings you this image or archetype is smarter than you. Be humble and allow it to come through.

After that I was still laughing, however I could form fairly complete sentences at this point so I was ready to try using archetypes with him. Like many people there I started with saying something to the effect of “I don't know why, but" ......"I am seeing a sea serpent over your left shoulder". Huh? It is making a circle around you like a Scottish sash (then made a looping motion diagonally around his torso to simulate how those sashes are worn).Then I, say something like “I don't know why but the serpent is now circling around your waist" (and I made a horizontal circling motion by his stomach). Wham...he went down and luckily I caught him because he was a big guy. He lay on the floor and I knelt beside him. He was having an extreme emotional response which I could witness but had no clue what it was about. All I knew was that I imagined a sea serpent circling his torso like a Scottish sash?

When he got up in a few minutes he described being flashed back to a traumatic childhood episode when he was an elementary school crossing guard. There was an episode where some kids were almost hit by cars and he was called into the office and screamed for a long time at for being responsible for almost getting those children killed. Turns out it wasn't his fault, but at age 11- or 12 when you are accused of such a thing it can be traumatic. The spooky connection was that they used to wear those crossing guard safety sashes that have one part that goes around your chest diagonally and another part that goes around your waist just like I hade imagined the sea serpent circling his body. How did I know about that? Beats me!

Matrix Energetics 2 Pointing Tip # 143 - Archetypes are crazy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Toothache Be some other stuff maybe

The night after Cheryl Andersen's 6 hr. Matrix workshop I came home in a really great state of mind. I was instant messaging our semi-adopted Daughter. I told her about the workshop and how I had a delayed reaction Matrix whammy collapse me on to the massage table for 5 minutes. She mentioned that her tooth was hurting, actually it was a wisdom tooth that was breaking through, cutting and causing pain. She said it had been hurting steady for days. I thought about how Cheryl did most of her Matrix magic at a distance over the phone with her clients. Even though I had never done anything of the sort I was on a Matrix high and thought, Oh well, why not give it a try. Having just spent the day with other relatively normal people who were mostly new to this like me, I felt less foolish talking about it than I had before. I mean no one there had shrunken heads tied around their waists or claimed they were from the planet Matrixeon. If any of them were Matrixeonians they were keeping that secret to themselves.

I said something like, "let me try some Matrix Energetics on your toothache over the computer". Since we were instant messaging I told her to stand up close her eyes and relax for I think 1 or 2 minutes. After getting the ready...set...go...timing worked out like it was the final round of Jeopardy I stood up and thought about what to do. Facing south would be a good thing I thought. She is attending University about 50 miles away south of us, so of course facing south would send Matrix waves like an arrow straight to her. That is only logical, right? Logic has nothing to do with it. It just felt right at the time. I know ME is not like a 50s sci-fi laser gun...or is it? Next I "dropped down". Not really, I just tried to recreate that feeling I had when feeling connected to people I was practicing on in the workshop. The sensation for me is located somewhere loosely in the ribcage, chest, throat, head, hand, arm area. Sorry I can't be more specific because it isn't always the same. 

Holding a concept of toothache but not addressing this particular toothache I tried to expand my awareness. I figured I expanded it a few inches or possibly a couple feet. Not having an Acme Awareness Gauge, I had to guess. What really happened was that I thought about her childhood and intended that some of the emotional damage from that to be healed also, nothing specific, just whatever might help her. I didn't tell her about that part, I just said I would see if we could help the tooth.

About 5 minutes later she messaged a big OMG! She said the tooth pain was completely gone and the blister inside of her cheek where the tooth had been cutting also was completely gone. I was NOT expecting this to happen. I wasn't thinking anything would happen to be honest. The reason being that it is CRAZY! Hold your hands in the air in front of you and think about something and recreate a "feeling" and intend good things to happen and POOF...toothache and blister gone! Sorry...but that is crazy. It would be equally as crazy to deny that something amazing just happened. And now...the rest of the story.

3-4 days later I was talking to her and I asked her how she was doing when out of the blue she said her tooth hadn't hurt since. She said also had a breakthrough in the past couple of days- she has forgiven her Mother for everything and doesn't hold anything against her anymore. The feelings toward her mother weren't anger as much as profound sadness for being abandoned most of her childhood. She was kind of puzzled by the sudden change of attitude toward her Mother, and she was also thrilled by it. Something that had plagued her and caused a lot of anxiety was simply shed like Jacob Marley's chains. She also said that she all of the sudden lost her awkwardness talking to boys she likes. I was dumbfounded!

What? but....? Huh?! Then I told her that was the other thing I was "working" on. I was thinking about her self acceptance and self confidence, how if she could see herself as other people who love her see her she would be more sure of herself. This applies to everyone of course.

Was it ME or just a coincidence? Damned if I know. The toothache thing is strange enough. Healing childhood pain though? It is not that I don't believe these things can happen; it is that I don't believe that I can have an active part in causing them to happen. At what point will I believe it? Rather, I should ask, at what point will I KNOW it. Remember as a child learning to tie your shoe, or swim, or write letters correctly on that special ruled paper. Maybe it's like those. It might be second nature now for you to do the multiplication tables in your head, back then though, 9 x 8 might have left you staring blankly at the page doubting if you would ever KNOW the answer. Or how about those times you got lucky and guessed the right answer - WHEW! got lucky this time. How many times do I have to "get lucky" with Matrix Energetics before I'm convinced it is not just my imagination?

Monday, December 1, 2008

What's the Equation?

We want recipes and equations. We want 10 easy steps and a personal trainer. We want answers - not more questions. We want to KNOW instead of to TRUST.

In other words, we come up against ourselves. Smacking into ourselves like Wile E Coyote going face first into that fake painted tunnel. Like Wiley who thinks the painted tunnel is real, we think our image of ourselves is real too. SMACK!!!

How much easier to do Matrix when I feel positive, hopeful, happy, joyful, and perhaps the most import and, self loving. Trust me, I am no expert in this area. Self love and self-forgiveness are not the natural by-products of our culture. Few I meet are in that state more often than not. This includes those who put themselves out to the world as enlightened people. An overdrawn bank account, broken down car, or insult sends most of us into a state that could hardly be called self loving. I am not talking about what modern educational phychobabble terms "self esteem". Most efforts to artificially boost self esteem involve reinforcing the false ego and don't address the real problem. I taught K-12 Art in a small Pennsylvania coal mining town in the early 80s. I was the only Art teacher for about 900 kids. Self love was rare, and self forgiveness even rarer. It was a community not that much harder than the one I grew up in. The difference was in the classroom with them I got to see something different - a uniqueness about each and every one of them, both joys and sadness.

I got to see something else. I got to see them being creative. Stepping out of the everyday worries and competitions, they simply created. There is a feeling or consciousness you get into when you are making something that is very similar to when you are doing ME Self doubt and self hatred ( self loathing if you will) fade to the background in the creative process. Don't believe me, try making something when you are really pissed-off! If you are beating yourself up for past mistakes while creating, it will come out in not so nice ways in your artwork. Artwork Art-play? That is another similarity of Art to Matrix Energetics. Most artists I know enter somewhat into a state of play and let creativity flow through them in much the same way you play with ME and let whatever ME is flow through you. That is why it is an Art and not a scientific discipline.

It would be nice if Richard could just tell us " put the index finger of your right hand on the tip of the nose and the index finger of the left hand on the right elbow and that will cure arthritis 100% every time". A formula would be nice. Turns ME Book of Neat Cures to page 253 : RI (N) + LI ( RE ) = Arthritis cure. Heck. that would be a great reference book to have. We like recipes too. Add 2 cups 2 pointing with 1 cup Archetype, mix in 5 tbs. frequency 5 and add a pinch of focussed intent. Drop down in the heartspace for 3-5 minutes till person is cooking on the floor - is done when poked and edges spring back.

I haven't talked to a person yet who wasn't frustrated and discouraged trying to learn how to do Matrix energetics. I made a point to ask practitioners how long it took before they "got it"and felt like they could really to it. Some of them said about a year. It reminds me of my Drawing classes in college. We had 3 hr night classes sitting there with a live model, trying to draw a nude figure with a piece if soft charcoal on a big newsprint tablet. We would do repeated 5 minute poses then change to another pose and start again. It was discouraging and frustrating also. I would look at a sketch and think this looks like crap. After a while few looked just OK. Then more looked OK. Then I'll be damned if a few didn't actually look passable , maybe even one or two actually looked good. What happened to me as well as many was that you came up against yourself, then all of the sudden you break through a kind of invisible veil and make a kind of quantum leap. All of the sudden you can do it. You learn to see in shapes and shadow instead of thinking in lines. It happens when you aren't looking.

I hope the same will happen with me and ME. A point where I will be able to 2 point like drawing with the charcoal, let the ME creativity flow through me, stand back, look at the image on the page of what is happening in front of me and say "not bad - I like how that turned out" And- be able to do it consistently.

Like the Road Runner in the cartoon, Matrix may be the Trickster painting the tunnel which we to run head first full speed into. Seeing stars in this case might be a good thing. I just hope I can "get IT" quicker than Wile E Coyote, who NEVER got it. Hmmm...isn't the coyote supposed to be the Trickster? There I go again, just more questions!

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past" - Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Baltimore ME Seminar Part 1

Matrix Energetics 2 Hour Intro Halloween 2008, Friday night Intro to Matrix Energetics...Act 1: music volume increases as large man in a Batman costume approaches the stage. His minions dresses in other various pop-culture costumes stream in to hold key locations in the ballroom.,,Daughter Justice as Catwoman, Son Nate as The Joker, Jamie as Neo, Tanika as a pirate, and the other Master Teachers and Interns in an assortment of other great costumes. The clapping and music feed Richard as the tone builds to the crescendo. It brings the audience to , not a level of excitement, but a shared level of awareness. Richard speaks...

Sitting in the front row with Richard towering over you in a rubber suit is kind of intimidating. I can see how the superhero garb is a staple for the guy who may be a mild mannered CPA by day. Without the ability to see the face you can't get the nuances behind the words. Someone could be joking with you and though your ears hear the phrase "did you hear the one about...?", part of your visual perception is telling you this guy is going to pull something out of that utility belt and...where DOES he get all those wonderful toys???!!!! And Dr. Richard Bartlett then starts using all those wonderful toys. After all it is all about playing and people like to play with toys. Instead of a fire truck or an MP3 player he whips out an archetype or a frequency and whips it at the audience like a bat-arang.

It is difficult to describe how the Seminar experience is. There is a lot going on and the interactions with the other attendees makes each interaction unique. I could say Dr. Bartlett makes a constant stream of puns and interlaces them with very serious physics and Spiritual information. He makes a number of people sway, distort, laugh, and fall down like a person playing twister with an invisible partner. The comparison to Benny Hinn and the "slaying people in the Spirit" is exactly what it looks like much of the time. He has stated in a couple of interviews that this appearance is not purely accidental. Richard has said that he thinks that the healing or transformation comes from God or the Holy Spirit...or something like that. And he always says he doesn't really know what is happening when people fall, or sway or go into trance, or just gasp and say something like "Oh my,Holy Shit!, WOW, or just look puzzled and say HUH?". He does try to explain what he thinks or believes is going on right after stating that he really doesn't know what is going on. What more could you ask for.

It is at the least funny and FUN. Thinking how fun it is I thought of calling it FUN ( F***ked Up N'ergetics) which is the experience somewhat in a nutshell. This stuff is messed up! If one was watching detached from the experience it would be easy to sum it up this way. So...there were a couple hundred people touching each other and falling down and randomly laughing or crying and a snapshot at any given time might look like the morning after a frat party with bodies littering the carpet. Albeit there is, on average, a much older crowd assembled and no drugs or alcohol involved. You can hold this one against me but ME can mess you a good way , that is. That is looking at it from the outside, as a detached fly on the wall.

It is hard to be detached from it however. When you are in that room with all these other people trying to do this "thing", trying to become themselves if that doesn't seem too cryptic. What I, and what I believe almost everyone else there, was trying to do is to get a handle on Matrix Energetics. I can't speak for the Matrix groupies or the repeat offenders at the seminar. For most of those I came in contact with it was about making this real for themselves the way Richard seems to have made it real for him. We want to be able to do what he does, what we see him doing before our eyes. We wanted to touch another person and have a positive profound effect on them - simply put. He says anyone can learn it, that could be true - I don't know. The part about fixing your toaster or your Ipod, or about zapping $10,000 into your bank account is appealing and no weirder than 2-pointing a sprained ankle. What I saw most of was compassion and a desire to help others... and tap into an awareness where miracles happen.

There was a guy there on Friday night who raised his hand and stood up about half way through the intro and said something like " This is all staged, isn't it? It looks staged". Well you can guess what happened next. He was called up on stage with a guy in a Batman costume who touched him and he fell over backwards and lay motionless on the floor for the next 10 minutes. When he got up he was thrilled. I sat beside him the next day and talked. He was Polish and had been in the US for 27 years. He had just recently heard from a friend that he should go to this seminar and hadn't even read the book. He was psyched! He didn't know what happened to him when Richard touched him but it was powerful. He was sure to that it was not just a stage act. It is real.

Everyone there, for the most part, wanted that experience of Richard working his magic on them. Many were called to come up and be "played with". As person after person went up and seemed to have amazing things happen Dr. Bartlett said over and over....It is not him doing it and you all can do this. The difference of us doing it is that we have to find a way to do it our own way. If you listened to Reggi or Richard's daughter Justice or any of the other Master Practitioners there, the underlying narrative was that they each have their own style. So we are given the basic skills but it is up to us to make it our own. We are handed the tools and lumber to build a house but the blueprint and the details are up to us. And anything goes. Make it up as you go along. And have FUN!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What Shows UP

As I sit down to write specific posts I start to form a kind of mental outline of what I want to say. What happens though is what shows up. This time I wanted to write about my struggles this past week with Matrix Energetics. Family setbacks, pitfalls, and tragedies shot me back to an old way of thinking...and feeling. I felt like I couldn't 2 point my way out of a paper bag. When I sat down a concept came in about Spiritual movements in my country in the past few decades. It is what showed up.

How many movements or subcultures have grown out of the blanket term of New Age or Pagan. Most of these claim to be THE truth or THE Divine Wisdom....or my favorite THE reconnection with an ancient teaching. What most fellow Americans sense about those claiming this new-old wisdom can be summed up in one word: superiority. In the same way financial success is flaunted in a passive aggressive manner, the buzzwords and exclusive club passwords are thrown around like a corporate executive showing off his new shiny Lexus. It is the one-upsmanship of how many workshops attended, Master Levels achieved, or magical rituals performed, as if they were merit badges.

I am not saying that all those who seek wisdom are drawn into this sport where the winners are measured by the number of items they have sampled from the enormous New age Buffet. And the buffet is large indeed. It feeds on the addictive consumer mentality of our culture. Those drawn into the "fold" are no different than the Fundamentalist Christians so many of them feel superior to. Notice I said Fundamentalist. With the same breath I also say all of these teachings and this wisdom can help guide an individual to Truth or Spirit or God, or whatever word you want to use because they all are attempts to describe a thing which words cannot describe.

When confronted by those who marginalize Christians as unenlightened people who subjugated their "people" for millennia I many times just say some of the kindest, most spiritual people who put their money where their mouth is are Christians. I can also say some of the nastiest people I have interacted with were Pagans. You will find the most spiritual as well as the least interwoven within all religious or spiritual movements - some less than others. I will leave that determination to your own discretion.

There is an unwritten code among most of them that you cannot question any of the sacred beliefs or practices- if you do it is because you are just not as spiritual or "chosen" as they are. In other words they are Fundamentalists. It is OK to question whether Christ is the Son of God but you had dare not question if that person "REALLY" spoke with Isis or a Pleiadian, or whether or not any of the dishes in the buffet were actually "cooked" by a regular human and not a God. I think it is OK to question ALL OF IT! Christianity is just as fair game as the Pleiadian Galactic Counsel.

Having read quite a bit of history I know that much of ancient history is either unknown or unclear. One case in point being the Druids ...almost nothing is historically known about them. Some writing from Roman Scholars and oral traditions past down give a picture but not the workings of Living Religion. In other words much of the new religious movements of the past 25-50 yrs are made up. That's right, inventions of imagination. I do not downplay imagination. Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge". He used visual mind experiments to come up with his theories. He Imagined! The seeds of imagination could welcome from God, Spirit, Angels, or Ascended Masters, or more simply explained the mad wanderings of our own individual delusional realities. I have no way of verifying them to myself, let alone others. My feeling is it they sometimes comes from something outside of us…at least sometimes.

That is the ground work of what I want to say about Matrix Energetics. Let's take the religious movement Messiah aspect out of the mix. That is one big difference between Richard Bartlett and most of the pack. He always emphatically admits he just made it up. He made up the details, that is. He didn't make up the energy or whatever that is Matrix Energetics however. I compare it to Near Death experiences. Millions of people have had them - this is not in question. Mainstream thought likes to portray them as being all very similar ( light at the end of a tunnel , meeting passed loved ones, etc. ) but the truth is the range of experiences are as unique and many as those experiencing them. The one unifying thing that I find significant is so many Near Death experiencers start off with ..."it is hard to put into words, or, words cannot describe", then they try to describe the thing which words do not come close to relaying.

Richard uses so many of these terms like chakras...then says " I don't believe in chakras but they are a useful mythology" I am paraphrasing, and you could substitute any mystical being, or realm, or phrase for chakra. If an Angel, or a dolphin, or Superman, or a toy fire truck show up when you are in the awareness of ME then go with it.

This is why Matrix Energetics attracts those from all walks of life and all beliefs. It is pragmatic and doesn't require that we put the rational part of our brain on hold like those at Jonestown or in the Heaven's Gate group. Neither does it require that we polarize into opposites like Liberal or Conservative, both of which are blind to the vast landscape of the center. It is like one person standing in LA looks out over the Pacific and says "this is what America looks like", and another is standing in NY looking out towards the Atlantic and says "this is what America looks like". in the mean time the rest of us Americans are standing around looking at each other and the wide country between and say....." hmmm, so this is what America looks like" ( sorry Alaska and Hawaii for leaving you out of that analogy, America looks like you too).

You don't have to chant or meditate, wear a tunic or tie-dye, or forsake your religion. That "superiority" attitude is mostly absent from those involved in ME. Most Me folks I meet are simply there to be of service....willing to embrace the miraculous-what shows up. They come with an open heart and a desire to transform. Shirt and shoes not required.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Protons, Nutrons and...MEons?

Amazing new discovery - there is this new subatomic particle called a MEon......It unifies The 4 Forces of Nature - the electromagnetic, strong force, weak force, and possibly gravity too. It can't be seen or measured but I am fairly sure you sense it when doing/accessing/experiencing/being attacked by Matrix Energetics. If quarks are quirky and gluons ar gooey, protons are proactive, and nuetrons could care less, that leaves room for the MEon to do its magic.

Take a look at this list of subatomic particles and all the "theoretical" particles

Wino......Zino.....Gravitino? Sounds like a The Witches in MacBeth chanting "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble". And perhaps there is much in common there. Picture the physicists at the new CERN , operating the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instrument.

A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.

Enter the three Witches.

1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!
1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches' mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

So for the word caldron substitute the word Hadron and for any of the other magical ingredients substitute all those subatomic particles. I would do it myself but it it would take too much effort and you get the point anyway. Many of those particles rhyme anyway so it wouldn't be too difficult.

I made up my own subatomic particle then to explain how Matrix Energetics works. If one of those ME particles should happen to get loose at CERN and smack someone the in the head....well that is probably good. Might cure a headache or cause one of the interns there to backpack across Great Britain or something, anything is possible. I then propose that the MEon works like those little scrubbing bubbles in that toilet cleaner advertisement. I am trying to figure out the mathematical equation for that..... like the unifying theory sought by physics, the phrase should only be about an inch long. The mind of God , as Einstein was looking looking for. Maybe ME=mc2....crap, already taken. How about then ME=MoG ( Mind of God)?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cheryl Andersen's Matrix Energetics Workshop

I was fortunate enough to attend a 6 hour Matrix Energetics given by Cheryl Andersen of New Energetics in a small town near me called Lily Dale. Since it was established in 1879, Lily Dale has been the world’s largest center for spiritual development and the practice of the Spiritualist religion. The 6 hr workshop was actually right outside the assembly grounds at Fellowships of the Spirit . I encourage you to visit their site and explore all the workshops and courses they offer.

Let me first say that that Dr. Richard Bartlett's teaching style is very different than Cheryl's. Richard is a showman and a cross somewhere between Conan O'Brien and Sam Kinison. It is a complex style incorporating fairly in depth layman's discussions of quantum physics, lots of stories giving background, and demonstrations ( again in a showman like manner) to drive home the point that ME is both powerful and easy. There are also lots of practice sessions for the people to try out the techniques. The entertainment quality of the full 2-3 day seminar is deceptive yet decisive in its ability to infuse those attending with this "thing" that is so hard to put into words. Richard's as well as the other teacher's compassion, love, and desire to help people are the steam engine that drives it down the tracks.

Cheryl has the task of trying to fit basically the same information into a typical 4 hr. workshop and still have the participants walk away with some understanding and ability to do a basic 2-point technique and usually have some results, confidence, and trust that they can do this " thing". Maybe they don't walk away knowing they can do it. Most everyone, I think, at the end of the day knows there is more to it than smoke and mirrors and if they didn't have much success they at least saw results being had by most others in the workshop. I don't know how one could ask for much more than this out of a 4 hr. workshop. What I have just said though is does not relay the real impact of the workshop. I am just saying I think there are very few who would not get something out of it even if they had just a casual interest in Matrix Energetics.

Now on to the important stuff! Cheryl is great! The workshop is very relaxed, informative, and interactive. The participants in this workshop were from a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Of the 40 people we had about an even mix of men and women. Most topics of this nature ( you know what I mean) tend to draw more women and more of the Woo Woo crowd. This was a blend of those who already did some form of energy work as well as others from all walks of life. We had a couple of teachers, some people in marketing, a computer programmer, and even a couple of engineers. The draw for many men is, I believe, the pragmatic aspect of Matrix Energetics. It is a tool you can easily learn and use.....says no more! The quantum physics explanations about how ME might possibly/probably work are hard to dismiss out of hand. No one knows what gravity is or how it works (yes theories exist) but if you pick op a rock and put it on a piece of paper you got yourself a paperweight.

The other people attending were all very nice. Cheryl set the tone that this isn't just an " I teach you and you learn" situation. We were all participants in the learning as well as the teaching. Questions were always welcomes and answered playfully and with humility. What those sitting in the audience said and thought were equally as vital to the learning as what Cheryl said. It is a hard thing to communicate to a group , I suppose, this thing - this subtle thing that you can't just put your finger on like an apple it and say " see everyone here it is this is exactly what it looks like - any questions?" That would be a short workshop indeed.

Cheryl instills through her relaxed style that anybody can do this. She makes it look easy as most practitioners do. The combination of information and breaking up into practice groups is helpful to try to "get" what ME is about. The first group of 3 I was with had some interesting 2 pointing attempt. There was a bit of involuntary twisting and swaying which is typical. It was to jump in with both feet and see how easy it is....or at least how easy it is to try. I remember 2 pointing one woman and she said "wow" and looked surprised. I of course felt nothing and hoped I was not fond out for the incompetent fraud I was. In the second group I was with a really nice teacher from Canada and a woman who used to work in the diamond industry in Manhattan and lived in Ireland for a while. It was in this group that I first felt that "connected" feeling using ME. It was really nice.

The last part of the workshop involved having participants come of front two at a time and practice what they learned on each other. This part really brought it home as you could see and feel that in a short time most people could do this. Some people collapsed, or swayed, or became emotional, or felt something tangible. I feel most people were intrigued but not 100% convinced. I count myself among those. How can you in such a short time accept something that your whole society and experiences say should not work..or at least should not be this easy! I say this after being 2 pointed and being "knocked out" for 5 minutes while my body did some weird involuntary stuff. (it felt amazing). Even with repeated validation like that t is still hard to fully accept.

I first contacted Cheryl after trying to talk myself out of going to the Full 3 day seminar in Toronto Ontario. The “shit hitting the fan" that happens to some folks getting involved in Matrix Energetics was in full swing in my life at the time. It was Marls Frees who told me that this sometimes happens to a small number of folks beginning the Matrix journey...that it is a sort of drastic restructuring to make way for the new. Could be true ...I don't really know for sure. Anyway, the workshop became available only 14 miles away and costing only $125 instead of the full $495 for the Seminar. Plus I would have been away from home for 4 days for the full seminar and had to get a room etc. even though Toronto is only 3 hrs away. I called Cheryl and say " You offer a workshop you think I should go to your workshop or go to the full seminar?" She said without hesitation “Go to the seminar!". Crap! That is not what I wanted to hear. It does speak of her integrity though. In the end I chickened out on going to Toronto.

One really nice thing about Cheryl is that she will actually answer you phone calls and answer her emails too. She is genuinely willing to help without first getting your credit card number. Your questions are not answered by a staff member either or just plain unanswered.

Which do I recommend? Both! You can't go wrong either way. My ability to 2 point with noticeable results increased after Cheryl’s workshop. Was it just more confidence or the practice sessions, or the information, or being within the field at the workshop? I don't know - it was probably all of the above. As you most likely know if you are reading this Matrix Energetics is like the concept of dark matter or the seemingly fruit-loopy concepts of Quantum Physics like the Observation Effect or Spooky Action at a Distance. Come on, I mean it doesn't get any kookier than saying that a particle is a wave till a person observes it or that 2 or more particles can be connected and act as one when separated 100 light years apart. They don't know the mechanism and can only explain the results of the observations. How is this different from Matrix? I touch two points and these things often happen. Getting repeatable results and building on that ..... let's focus there.

Thanks Cheryl!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Being There

No I am not referring to Peter Sellers Movie by the same title....or am I? Those who have seen this movie may remember he was living in a different reality than everyone else around him. He was a simple minded gardener of a wealthy man who was on death's door. His whole life revolved around gardening and watching TV. He was accepting, trusting, positive, and most of all he was always in the moment. When his employer died he was thrown out into the cruel world he had never known. His gift was his presence...his gift affected all he came in contact with. His Gift was Being There!

This is the gift we bring when we enter into Matrix Energetics. We do not come empty waiting to be filled by it. One phrase from the Bible spoken by Jesus is, I believe, the most cryptic as well as the most profound - "The Kingdom of God is Within You" Other variations of the interpretation are " among you" or "in the midst of you". Just as cryptic and just as profound. Have any of you ever been aware of this Kingdom? I think we all have at times.

Have you ever comforted another person who was suffering ...or been comforted yourself? Ever love or been loved? Ever felt Joy? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be suffering from The Kingdom of God Syndrome. Matrix Energetics has been proven effective at treating KODS... consult your doctor. Side effects may include but are not limited to synchronicity, joy, love, healing, transformation, expanding awareness, and miracles. Should these symptoms persist... Great !

The state, or consciousness, or awareness, or feeling I enter or experience when "dropping down" is perhaps this. It is "Being There", being in the moment and open to whatever shows up, whatever feels right. Of course my mind is trying to take over in the process by saying things like....." Oh no - It's not working, quick try something else, no that is stupid, what were you thinking, etc. ". Is this the only way to enter that "state" of ME? How would I know! I am only saying what I myself notice in hopes that it might be of use to some of you.

When it comes to "fixing" your car, or computer, or squeaky hinge,or whatever with ME I find it is not as easy (for me) to access that same feeling where you are connected to another human and are both "There", co-creating. The intent part is also both elusive, as it involves the thinking brain to a degree, and powerful when more than just your thinking brain is intending.

When I am there with another person... I may feel connected ( oh no, not another word I can't describe) and in that instant things happen. My intent is usually just for something good to happen, and "good" doesn't need defining. I usually feel nothing and am usually suprised when the person tells me they felt this weird " thing". Then they have a hard time telling me what it was and usually use terms like Huh?.....that felt weird......whoah!....etc. Many times they feel nothing and neither do I.

Why is this important? Because we all want validation and verification that it has worked. When the person doesn't collapse into a smiling giggling heap on the floor we might think we did it wrong or didn't do it enough. That is not true. This just happened to me last night after starting this post and stopping to go visit a neighbor. I have "tried" 2 pointing her several times, most of which she tenses up like a board and darts her eyes around. This is probably a bad analogy and shows I am trying to "do something", but it is like trying to hammer a small nail into a large rock. Well I tried again last night and knew she not only resisted it working but didn't really want it to work. I felt nothing and she was just relieved it was done. I think she was just humoring me...which is OK. I get back home and my wife who was sitting on the couch beside where she was standing said when you 2 pointed her I felt these waves roll over me and my whole being kind of vibrated. She really likes to tease me about ME most of the time, calling it things like 2-touching and 2-poking or something else silly. So there was validation. Not the kind I was expecting. Like most validation I get with ME it was humorous as well. What is even more humorous is that I could end every post by saying " I don't know "

Matrix Energetics tip #259 - Being there!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Matrix Energetics in 3 Easy Steps

First I would like to thank those who have responded to my posts. I want to emphasize that I am in no way an expert on Matrix Energetics. I am not a certified practitioner nor am I trained in any other healing modality. But that is the point of Matrix Energetics. It is what Dr. Richard Bartlett says over and over " anyone can do really is that easy" Which leads me to my post for today. I wanted to start this initially for those who are interested in Matrix Energetics and have probably read the book but have many doubts and questions. So I guess we start at Step 1.........


Read the book and have many doubts and questions


Question your sanity for pursuing Matrix Energetics cause it really shouldn't work according to everyday wake up, go about your day, eat your meals, put a lot of focused effort towards getting things done, lather-rinse-repeat reality.


Having completed steps 1 and 2 just keep going, keep trying, keep practicing, and I suppose keep believing that in spite of you......or in spite of you not being Richard Bartlett..... or in spite of all those people who might look at you even "funnier" than they looked at you before..... in spite of all that - it does work!

I know there are probably many more steps ...but let's just lump all the others STEP together and label them STEP( I don't have a key for the infinity symbol so I'll just type it ) INFINITY. The reason is , from what I have gathered from ME workshops and the level 1&2 seminar, and especially my own experiences over the past 8 months is that like life, Matrix Energetics is in many ways uniquely different for each person drawn to it ( or called by it perhaps - yikes!). Yes, there are extremely valuable techniques to learn an practice in the seminars....But again like Dr. Bartlett keeps saying " it is all just made up"! So if you are here reading this, or thinking about signing up for a seminar, or even casually trying it in your life congratulations! You are doing it right. You can ignore my 3 easy steps because if you think about it you are already following your own.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Start at the Beginning

How did I first become drawn to Matrix Energetics? As I have said, I heard Dr. Richard Bartlett interviewed on Whitley Strieber's Dreamland. The interview was on March 22, 2008 and the interviewer was Marla Frees. What Richard Bartlett was saying tied in my lifelong interest in the paranormal and the nature of reality. He always says “It is all made up". That is the reason most healing techniques work to a greater or lesser degree. Prayer works, hypnosis works, acupuncture works, even Voodoo I suppose. The fact that placebos work sometimes just as well as drugs being tested for FDA approval proves this.

I spoke to a fascinating man last year in Toronto who was one of the world’s first genetic engineers. He agreed that placebos can be just as effective and cited one trial where the drug that was approved was only 5% more effective than the placebo. Maureen Caudil, a scientist turned psychic said there was a study done that proved folk remedies for wart removal like rubbing potatoes on warts can actually work - even though by medical scientific knowledge of the cause and cure of warts they should have no effect.

OK, back To Matrix Energetics. The fact that it is WAY crazier than rubbing a potato on a wart and burying it under a full moon does not disqualify it as being potentially effective. The difference is Matrix Energetics ( ME ) can go beyond healing and into the weird realm of transformation. Minor transformations or life altering ones are all there in the sea of possibilities that is ME. You just need to get your feet wet.

OK, now... Back to the beginning again. I bought the book and read it. In much of the first part of the book ,Matrix Energetics: The Science and Art of Transformation by Dr. Richard Bartlett, Richard it trying to explain in layman's terms somewhat how healing/transformation with ME is explained by cutting edge and established Quantum Physics. He does a good job but it is mostly an attempt to convince you that it is not just Voodoo and your left brain hemisphere should just shut up , sit down, and pay attention to the actual events unfolding before you. It is OK to doubt, but by doubting the possibility of ME you have to also doubt some of the firm foundations of modern physics. Left brain "might " have a problem doing that - which puts you in a state of question. And that is a good place to be for Matrix Energetics.

During the reading of the book our favorite pet sheep Maggie had a life threatening event right before birthing which led to a life threatening delivery. My wife Beth had to pull the lamb out and it was fine. Maggie was our bottle baby from the previous year and after such a difficult birth she was unwilling or unable to take care of her lamb (we had to raise her in the house and bottle feed her but she was great). Maggie on the other hand was not doing so well. She was spiraling and unable to eat or digest well. The inability for a ruminant to get its digestive system going can be life threatening under normal conditions let alone the condition the birthing left her in. The vet came out and did what she could but she could barely eat and had severe diarrhea. We kept getting into her the nutrients we could but that rumen had to get going soon... that is she had to start pooping right.

Enter Matrix Energetics. I sat with her in the side yard keeping her company and getting her to eat and drink as we could and monitor her. As I sat with her I was reading the second half of the book. When I got to the part where Richard actually tells you HOW to do a 2 point technique which gets you started doing ME I tried it on Maggie. She was my first Guinea Pig or Guinea sheep, if you will. So I picked two spots to touch and did "IT" having no idea what "IT" was or if I was doing "IT" right and thinking how can this possibly work? Well 5 minutes later she got up took a few steps and pooped almost normal droppings for the first time in about 5 days. From then on she rather quickly recovered.

I just said to myself - Huh? Just a coincidence? Did it really do something? Well I can honestly say I don't know! But there begins my journey with Matrix Energetics, a little faith, a little suspension of belief, some possible results, and a whole lot of doubt that I did anything at all. That doesn't sound like a good recipe for encouragement or success but it is. We all have to start somewhere. My journey started with a sick sheep and the question “What if?"

Monday, November 10, 2008

1 Week Back or is it 1Week Ahead?

It has been almost a week since the Baltimore Seminar. It was incredible, amazing, and most of all perhaps - FUN! There is more to it though. There is an indefinable quality where words do not suffice. A feeling, an awareness, a sense - something that you bring back.

So I have spent the past week catching up on my business and getting our little farm ready for our average annual 16 feet of snow. And, I have been integrating Matrix Energetics into ME. It was there before but I doubted it more....I still doubt it: I am just doubting myself perhaps. Either way. Without going into detail in this post I can say that my ability to access Matrix Energetics ( again whatever that is! ) has become more natural.

I have two pointed some friends and neighbors since coming back with interesting results, to say the least. One thing that has changed is my willingness to try ME with people. I am less embarrassed about explaining what it is, and asking if I can practice on someone. I usually say something like " I am learning this weird new light touch thing"- Is it OK if I try something?" The Archetypes have been particularly useful for me and I find the weird images I get in my mind's eye to be significant to either the person or the immediate situation. Odd thing is that they don't seem significant to me at the time they pop up. One time it was precognitive and one other time the person FELT and described exactly what I was imagining while I was 2-pointing!

Is it LIFE or is it MATRIX ?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pondering the Matrix

It is October 26, 2008. I am attending my first Matrix Energetics Seminar in Baltimore Maryland on Oct. 31-Nov. 3rd. I am both excited and apprehensive at the same time.  I will be staying with a friend who lives nearby. 

I got interested in Matrix Energetics after listening to Marla Frees interview Richard Bartlett, founder of Matrix Energetics, on Whitley Strieber's Dreamland radio show on March 22, 2008. The interview was fun and fascinating and I was left thinking " could this be true?!" Well , turns out it is. I took the plunge and bought the book Matrix Energetics: The Science and Art  of  Transformation by Dr. Richard Bartlett.  Like many I tried the 2 Pointing technique which is the foundation of Matrix Energetics. And like many I had hit and miss results.  When it worked I would question what just happened and when it didn't work I would tell myself of course it didn't work....because it is CRAZY ! 

Having enough positive results 2 pointing I decided to go to a seminar given by Dr. Bartlett to see once and for all if I can get good enough at it to use as a tool or skill, that is to be able to 2 point at will as if I were carving a wax model for my jewelry. I equate it with wax sculpting because when I first started carving wax the image I had in my head was not exactly what the finished sculpted wax looked like.  So like Matrix Energetics 2 pointing it was hit-and-miss at first. I got a result but it was crude and I was unsure about the outcome and worried I would mess it up. After a while the carving tools and my hands responded as needed- it became natural and intuitive. I had the confidence to tackle a carving and know It would turn out OK and I would just know when to stop.  The knowing when to stop part is also like doing Matrix Energetics in that at some point you just "know" it is time to let go and get out of the way.

So I will record my experiences thoughts and feeling about the seminar as well as detail other experiences with Matrix Energetics ( ME ).  I will be posting about the 6 hr. intro to Matrix Energetics workshop I went to by Lily Dale NY  given by Cheryl Andersen That was great! 

It is weird,wild, fun ,amazing, crazy, but most of all - it somehow works! I will also post my experience with " the shit hitting the fan" when I first started using ME.  That one will take me some time to compose.  To be in question is good. May we also find some answers together along the way.