This post is part of an ongoing series where I reflect on my life as a caregiver for the love of my life Geraldine E Vigna, she died on 12/27/2012. It also includes stories about my life after her death and others observations.
I have created what I call Urban’s New Journey. The idea here is to get off of my apartment at least once a day and to also get out of my head in the process. I am doing things that I have wanted to do for a long time and as a caregiver I was not able to accomplish.
I am also taking on new topics and activities as a way to meet new people. You see ,Geri was my only friend, as long as I had Geri I didn’t need anyone else. Well, when she died I lost my only friend. So I am making a daily effort to modify this portion of my life. And relationship are being birthed on a regular basis. Then I blog about my experiences so that others might benefit from them. It’s working for me and I hope that it will work for you as well.
Living Beyond Death Day 13
If you have been following my posts you will have noticed that this guy visits a lot of Meetup Groups. Meetup is such a great way to meet people who are interested in the same or similar topics. It also makes it easy to explore new and interesting ideas or activities.
Recently, I have attended a wide variety of activities through the site. I had the most profound experience of my life while attending a Sweat Lodge. I slightly sprained an ankle while playing kickball that was organized through the site. I have attended several group discussions. and I have participated in drum circles just to name a few events.
So it was that I my destination this evening was another Meetup that covered the healing modality called RITT. It is an offshoot of another self healing method known as EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique. The idea for me was to expose myself to as many healing or spiritual modalities as possible. I need, want, and desire to be whole again, and quickly.
The presenter worked mainly with eating disorders so the presentation was not what I really was looking for. I am overweight by 20 pounds but I have been slowly losing weight for the last six months. But I thought that this approach might be worth exploring for other life challenges.
The group, as part of the presentation, went through the RITT process several times. The activity includes tapping on various different points on the body. The presenter referred to it as acupuncture without the needles. Prior to each round of RITT we were asked to rate the problem or pain from 0 to 10 with 10 being the worst that we were working on.
Then the group did the exercise using a vocal script as we tapped our points. Then we were asked how we rated our problem or pain. Everyone in the room experienced less of a problem or pain by usually 2 to 3 points after completing a session. I was the only exception in the room. I didn’t experience any difference that I could discern.
At this point, I began to question the validity of this process. I came in open minded but this approach and the results being expressed seemed phony. Was it real or was this just group dynamics at play? There were about 2 dozen people present but I was the only one not experiencing a dramatic change. This seemed odd to me. Or was my skeptical self getting in the way?
But what the heck, I was out of the house and the event was close by. I didn’t have much interaction with others as the event wasn’t about mingling. Well. not every day can be a life changing event.
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