Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques Q&A
1. Did you always know you wanted to be a healer?
When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with kidney disease. At the hospital, the Doctors told us that there was no treatment for what I had. They told me to be careful not to run or play too hard, because it could be dangerous. I remember thinking that they didn’t really need to tell me that, because just walking would sometimes create pain in my back that would make me feel like I had been stabbed with a knife. Since this disease was potentially fatal, and since there was no medical treatment for it, my parents decided to try an alternative.
They took me to see a couple of Osteopathic Doctors who practiced and lived in a trailer house situated in the middle of a field on the outskirts of town. Their names were Dr. Alan Bain and Dr. Ida Harmon. “Doc and Ida” started manipulating and realigning my spine, and within a couple of weeks, I felt much better. The pain that I had been experiencing was much less frequent, and much less severe. After about a month, I had just about forgotten that I was ever sick. My parents took me back to the clinic, where they ran the tests on me again. The tests were all negative, and as I recall, that was the 1st time I ever heard the phrase “spontaneous remission.” “Whatever we did must’ve worked!” But of course, they hadn’t done anything. I knew what had really helped me, and it wasn’t Western Medicine.
2. What made you choose to become a holistic doctor as opposed to a medical doctor?
I knew in my heart that what my “alternative Doctors” had done HAD worked. I decided then and there that I wanted to be a Doctor when I grew up, but not just any kind of Dr., I wanted to be THAT kind of doctor. If I had to practice in a trailer house in the middle of a muddy field, that was okay with me. Doc and Ida treated people by the busload who would come to them from all over, even from other states. They were miracle workers, and my life would never be the same after my experience with them. I remember very distinctly lying on my back on their table during a treatment session and telling Dr. Harmon, “When I grow up, I want to do what you do.” She replied, “No you don’t. If you go to school you’ll never learn the right way to heal. They’ll fill your head so full of dogma and nonsense that you’ll never be able to think for yourself again.” Maybe it was my age, but for some reason this advice really stayed with me. In fact that one simple piece of advice changed the course of my life forever.
As the years went on my dream of being a healer started to fade a bit. I was introduced to computer programming in college and I loved it. I loved business, and decided that I wouldn’t go into the healing arts after all. Instead, I was going to become a businessman. When I was about 6 months away from starting the MBA program at Brigham Young University, my wife Jean and I went home to Montana for Christmas. As we were sitting with my mother and father in their living room, my father suddenly asked me, “Are you sure you don’t want to go to chiropractic school? You’ve always wanted to do that, and it seems like a really great career.” I replied that, “No, I’ve decided to get my MBA, so I’m really going in a different direction.” He said “Well, why don’t you think about it one more time?” I told him that I would.
Later that evening, Jean and I drew up a pro and con list. On one side was chiropractic, and on the other side was the MBA and the business world. The list was a little longer on the chiropractic side, but I wasn’t convinced. However, I was now not so sure what I really wanted to do. I had thought that my mind was made up, but now I felt like I was being torn between 2 exciting futures.
When Jean and I got married, we made an agreement that we would never make any momentous or important decision without praying about it to see if it was right. This was definitely one of those momentous decisions.
So, that night found me on my knees. I essentially said, “Father in Heaven, if it makes any difference to you, please help me to know what direction to go. I will go either way.” I was awakened in the middle of that night to find my mind full of thoughts about healing, and how wonderful it is to be able to serve other people that way. I remember thinking, “Well yes, that’s true, but this other direction is good, too….” I had this experience 3 times that night. I woke up 3 times, and each time my mind was full of these “warm fuzzy feelings” about going into the healing arts. Nevertheless, I wasn’t convinced. (Do I seem a bit thick headed to you?)
The next night found me on my knees once again, asking God for guidance. And this was a night that I will never forget if I live to be a million years old. This night, like the night before, I was awakened 3 times. And each time I was awakened, my mind was filled with the same thoughts as the night before. But somehow these feelings became progressively stronger and more powerful each time I was awakened. The 3rd time that I woke up on that second night, my mind was overflowing with thoughts of service to mankind and to humanity; it’s impossible for me to describe what this experience was like, but these feelings were absolutely overwhelming. As I was feeling those feelings, those thoughts of service in healing and helping the world, a voice spoke to me. It was a voice is clear as crystal, and as distinct and as audible as anything I’ve ever heard. It simply said, “This is a sacred calling.”
I’ve reflected on this experience many times since then. And I believe that, because the human body is actually a sacred “temple” for our spirit to inhabit, that any time we are working to help that body function better, we are doing a sacred thing. If we are sewing up an injury, if we are helping someone who is disabled, if we are healing someone who is in need of healing, we are doing a sacred thing.
3. What inspired you to write the book The Emotion Code?
In the summer of 1983 I began my journey in the healing arts by enrolling in chiropractic school. I fondly remember it as one of the great experiences of my life, and thanks to my classmates, it was a truly enlightening experience. However, my guard was up from the first day I stepped on campus… No matter what healing method was taught by my instructors as being the “best way” to fix this or that problem, my attitude was always, “Well, maybe, maybe not. Maybe there’s a better way to do this that just hasn’t been figured out yet.” By this time, I had become pretty good at computer programming. In fact, I was able to help put myself through chiropractic school by programming the admissions software that our college used.
I remember my instructors saying, “the brain is the most sophisticated computer in the known universe.” And I can remember thinking, “Wow. If the brain is really a computer, will we ever have the ability to access the data that must be stored in there, because if we could, it would be amazing.” I hoped that someday, as technology advanced, we might eventually gain this ability. Little did I know how accessing the subconscious database would affect my practice and the rest of my life!
Since God had gotten me into this line of work, I thought perhaps He might be willing to help me in practice. I soon fell into a habit of asking a silent prayer before I worked on each patient. It just took a few seconds, and no one ever knew I had this habit, but as time went on, I received more and more information from above, information that I needed to help my patients get well. One of the most profound things that I learned was the enormous role that emotions play in our illnesses. I found that this emotional baggage, our “trapped emotions,” are responsible for up to 90% of our pain, our physical illnesses and emotional difficulties. As time went on, I refined the method that I was using to find and release these trapped emotions, and when I had it to a point that it was simple enough that anyone could learn it, I began teaching seminars in an attempt to get the word out about this powerful new method of healing.
4. What is the main message you convey through the book?
There are a number of very powerful messages in the book that all combine together to create a quite remarkable new method. First of all, I believe that the birthright of every single human being is to be a healer. The Emotion Code gives back that birthright to every man, woman and child on earth. Healing need not be difficult. The Emotion Code makes it simple enough that a child can do it, and indeed, we have children working miracles with it. I believe it is absolutely time to take back our power and our ability to heal. While there will always be a need for a medical profession, a need for surgery, a need for drugs, the reality is that most problems can be dealt with by simply releasing the emotional baggage that underlies our symptoms.
Another incredibly powerful message of The Emotion Code has to do with the human heart. Ancient peoples believed that the human heart was the seat of the soul, the source of our love, the source of our creativity and the core of our being. In the West, we have thought these old ideas were simply poetic notions, the uneducated attempts of ancient peoples to understand the inner workings of the human mind without the advantages of the modern technology that we enjoy. Now, modern technology is actually revealing to us that these ancient peoples were right in their beliefs about the human heart. It is exactly what they thought it was.
When someone is really hurting us, when we are feeling deeply hurt or grieved, we can feel heaviness and other physical sensations that make us think our heart is “breaking.” When we are feeling this way, the heart within us, the core of our being, is truly under assault. If this happens to a person more than once or twice, the subconscious mind will put up a “wall” of energy, a “force-field” made from the energy of their trapped emotions. This Heart-Wall interferes with our ability to give and receive love, to feel positive emotions, and to manifest the pure creation that lies within the heart of each one of us. Taking down this invisible wall allows us to manifest the perfect creation within us, to find love, and to create our best and most abundant life. This is the most important message of The Emotion Code; that 93% of people are emotionally handicapped because of the walls around their hearts. The Emotion Code unlocks this secret, and gives us an incredibly rapid way to find and eliminate these damaging walls.
When Heart-Walls are removed, depression disappears immediately in most cases, people suddenly find themselves in love who for many years had been alone, and more. The discovery of the Heart-Wall has been called “The greatest discovery in the history of energy medicine,” because of its profound truth, as well as the profound and life-changing effects that it has when it is removed.
5. What was the motivation behind the creation of the Body Code System?
As time went on, and my practice grew, my patient’s problems seemed to increase in complexity as my ability to help them increased. The last 10 years that I spent in practice I specialized in working with people who were suffering from conditions that were considered “incurable” by Western medicine, complex problems like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, and even cancer. I consistently told these patients, “I don’t treat diseases. I don’t claim to cure diseases. I believe that the symptoms that you are having are because of imbalances that are going on in your body. If we can find those imbalances and fix them, perhaps your symptoms will go away.” And go away they did. During those years, I saw patients with these difficult problems from all over the US and Canada. The vast majority of them got well, and quite rapidly. I didn’t end up helping everyone, and my success rate was not 100%, but it was very close to 100%.
Somewhere along the line I developed this very powerful feeling that people could do a lot to help themselves. I had this deep, driving urge to empower people. I began teaching seminars to do just that in 1998, and taught as many seminars to as many people as I could around the US and Canada for many years. But I was wearing myself out. I was working in my practice 60 hours a week and then flying off on weekends teaching seminars, and my family was suffering for it.
In 2002 I got a message from “upstairs” that I needed to turn my practice over to someone else, sell everything I owned, and write a book about this. It had become clear to me that these healing methods that I developed were not just for my patients or me. These healing methods that I had developed were for the whole world.
Because of my years as a computer programmer I was always trying to combine the use of a computer with the healing work that I was doing. The Body Code was developed in response to my need to figure out what was really wrong with people in the absolute shortest time frame possible. I ran my practice in such a way that I had about 10 minutes per patient visit. That might not seem like a whole lot of time, and it’s not. I knew other holistic practitioners who would easily spend an hour with a patient. But I had a secret weapon, and that was the ability to access their subconscious mind through muscle testing. As time went on, I developed a “mind mapping” system that was perfect for my needs, and that enabled me to “drill down” and find the underlying issues as rapidly as humanly possible.
After The Emotion Code was published, I had a vague idea in the back of my mind that I would eventually teach The Body Code System to doctors. Although I had taught most of it in seminars before, I had no plans to teach it again, as I was putting all of my effort into getting The Emotion Code out to the world. However, that was about to change.
One early morning in August of 2008, I woke up to find my mind full of a very specific instruction. The instruction was to, “Take all the information that you have gained, take everything that you have learned about healing, and put it into a self-study course that anyone can learn, and make it available to everyone, everywhere.”
It’s hard to describe how crystal-clear this instruction was.
There was no question that this is what I was supposed to do. Yet for just a moment the thought of how much work this was going to be made me look upward and ask, “Are you sure about this?” (There was no response to this question, but I wasn’t expecting one, really.) I spent the next year working non-stop on The Body Code. I would start working on it before the sun was up and often still be working on it after midnight.
I believe that The Body Code System is the most advanced method of energetic healing and of natural healing that exists on the planet today. It’s really amazing. And while I would love to take credit for it, I will never do that, because I believe that I’m just the messenger. I believe that everything that has happened to me in my life has prepared me to be this messenger, to bring The Body Code System to the world, to bring The Emotion Code to the world, to give back the healing birthright that belongs to every single one of us, to turn us back into the healers that we are capable of being.
6. You say that the Body Code System can allow anyone to become a powerful energy healer, What is the Body Code System and how can it give me the means to be a powerful energy healer?
Imagine if you had direct access to the most advanced medical database in the universe and could always get the “correct” answer for any health question. Now imagine if you could use those answers to help yourself and your loved ones to overcome any health obstacle they face, improving the condition of their lives and adding vibrancy to their everyday experience of life.
What if you could do all of this from anywhere in the world with no need to be in physical contact with the other person? That is the secret behind The Body Code System.
Put simply the secret is this: The human body holds all of the answers that we need to help it function at its absolute peak. The Body Code combines the proven techniques of muscle testing computer programming to unlock the hidden healing power of the subconscious mind. It is simple yet incredibly powerful.
7. What is the difference between the Body Code System and other energy therapies, such as EFT?
The Body Code System enables anyone to practice the art of healing in a very holistic, very complete way. It relies entirely on the subconscious mind, on the spirit intelligence within, to determine what needs to be done for the client. As practitioners, I think we all realize that people’s problems are not always emotionally based, although the majority of problems are. But what if your client has a low-grade infection? Low-grade infections very often are undetected by Western medical procedures, yet they can cause a lot of trouble. What if your patient is suffering from heavy metal toxicity, structural misalignment, nutritional deficiencies, Meridian imbalances and so on?
What if what you are currently doing is not enough to get to the roots of what’s wrong with your client?
This is precisely where The Body Code System comes in. The Body Code System is really the result of my training and work as a computer programmer, combined with the unlimited power of the subconscious mind. When you access the subconscious mind, you’re tapping into the most powerful computer that we know of, a computer that holds all the answers, a computer that knows with a perfect understanding what your client really needs.
8. You use magnets to clear the stuck energy, how does that work? Why Magnets?
Just as trapped emotions are a form of energy, magnets provide a convenient, concentrated source of countering energy. I discovered that passing a magnet down the governing Meridian a few times will instantly and permanently release the trapped emotional energy from the body. When I made this discovery, I was using the magnets that are made by Nikken, the Japanese wellness company. For a number of years I thought that those magnets had to be used, that no other magnets would work. But after trying all kinds of magnets, with all kinds of strengths and polarities, I now realize that any magnet will work, even a refrigerator magnet. And if you don’t have a magnet, you can simply use your fingertips, as the body itself is magnetic. You see, the governing Meridian is an energy reservoir that connects to all the other meridians. When a trapped emotion is ready to be released, a few swipes of the magnet down the governing Meridian, coupled with your intention to release the trapped emotion, is all that it takes. It’s incredibly simple and incredibly fast.
9. What is zero-point technology and where does that fit in?
Another very exciting new technology that is now available is found in “zero-point” energy devices. Zero-point energy is the energy that surrounds and is between all the atoms and subatomic particles of the universe. Indeed, zero-point energy fills the immensity of space. Your body, like everything else that exists, is filled with this particular kind of energy.
It seems that certain crystals, when pressurized and treated in a particular way, resonate very powerfully with the frequency of zero-point energy. I have used zero-point devices with great success. Not only are zero-point devices easy to use and very effective for releasing trapped emotions, they often have an astonishing ability to reduce discomfort and restore balance and function to imbalanced tissues, much like the magnets manufactured by Nikken.
I have witnessed enough success stories to know for myself that this is a very exciting technology that releases trapped emotions fully as well as any magnet, and often works to release discomfort and improve healing in many cases.
10. What is your vision for the future of healing and how does your work fit in with that?
I can’t tell you how excited I am about the present age that we are living in. I believe that we are on the verge of a time when healers of all types will work together for the benefit of their patients. As we finally begin to wrap our heads around the true nature of our existence as energetic beings, and as we finally understand that the answers to our illnesses lie within our own subconscious minds, as we finally realize that we can access those answers simply and easily through these technologies, the world can’t help but change for the better. As Dr. Mehmet Oz stated recently, “Energy medicine is the future of all medicine.” I would humbly add, “The Emotion Code and The Body Code are the future of energy medicine.”