B.E.S.T. Questions & Answers
This is a list of questions I have been asked. Many of these questions can be answered simply in the brochures listed under the first question. The answers to most of these questions are more extensive than the brochure explanations to give more information to those who want to learn more about the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique.
-What brochures do you have available with more information about B.E.S.T.?
-What is the Morter March procedure and its purpose?
-What are the 6 Essentials and the basic recommendations for each?
-Explain the idea of “What we think about, we bring about”?
-Why does touching the skin affect the muscle tone?
-Why do we have the practice member raise their head during treatment?
-What might be indicated when a person is stiff and sore upon rising in the morning and less stiff and sore as the day goes on?
-What is AlkaGreen and what is its purpose? What are the different forms of AlkaGreen and why do they exist?
-What is the Rhythmic Breathing procedure? When is it done?
-Explain the Forgiveness Process as taught by Morter Health.
-What are the 4 things you need to know before treating in the Face-Up/Mind Balance portion of B.E.S.T.?
-How would you know if your belief about money could be keeping you from having as much as you think you should? How would you update those beliefs?
-When treating with B.E.S.T. Extremity work, why is the non-symptomatic extremity palpated and treated?
*If you have a question, please email it to Annie and she will add it to this list.
What brochures do you have available with more information about B.E.S.T.?
If you would like to learn more about the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique and the Six Essentials Life Style, I have the following brochures available at no charge:
*Top Priority Healing
*Essentials for Life
*pH - Why It's So Important to Your Body
What is the Morter March procedure and its purpose?
B.E.S.T. Treatments remove interference and energy blocks. Morter March helps to maintain the balance and flow created during treatments. The Morter March (AKA The Empower March) inputs and reinforces positive intentions and thoughts deep into the brain and physiology, such as something you are working toward – a goal or desire to have something change in your life, either physically or mentally, or to support something that already exists in your life.
Positional postures of the Morter March “talk” to different parts of the brain. This is the key to allowing us to introduce positive input at a time when the brain is searching physiologically. The brain cerebellum monitors 24/7; if something is out of position in the body, signals are sent to the cerebellum and the cerebellum makes corrections. The sequence and positions of the Morter March engage the proprioceptor receptors (which respond to movement and position) and activate the cerebellum. The positions and sequence of the Morter March also put the body into defense physiology, which puts the brain on high alert, creating a state where the brain can listen uninterrupted and can be taken to the edge of what the brain can absorb. This allows for reprogramming and resetting when a positive thought or affirmation is brought into the process.
The contralateral cross-crawl pattern of the Morter March reintegrates the right and left sides of the brain and improves neurological balance and synchronization. The mechanics of the Morter March, all which must be done simultaneously, while at the same time bringing the positive thought into the moment, synchronizes the brain to the body, reinforcing the positive input.
The Morter March can also restore symmetry to the joints, improve coordination and stamina, recreate inner core balance, stretch and strengthen muscle tone, and correct segmentation in the body. The Morter March integrates muscles in a variety of ways, opening and rewiring the brain and engaging the positive thought process.
The Morter March stimulates different areas of the brain and can override blockages and timing problems. Timing problems are caused when the body is responding perfectly but inappropriately for present need, such as reacting to stored thoughts, memories, or trauma as if it is happening right now. Timing problems can lead to body/systems exhaustion. The Morter March helps to support the correction of timing problems.
Morter March works to update previously stored memory engrams, removing interference and/or maintaining balance between treatments, allowing us to avoid running past stored information in a present situation to live with past physiology.
Important notes about the Morter March:
- Feeling wobbly, dizzy, or have an increase of body heat? That is normal, particularly when getting started. It is a sign of positive reprogramming.
- The body will try to move out of position to return to the current “normal.” This may be indicated by the wobble, falling back to relax legs and core, knee or feet moving out of position, or head straightening and drifting back to the midline. Focus on maintaining the posture and sequence of the Morter March. Staying in correct position is how reinforcement of the positive input is achieved.
- The Morter March is easy to do, it is fast, and the best part is it will work for you. And the way it will work for you is if you do it!
- Do it twice a day at least - first thing in the morning and before going to bed.
- The Morter March is a perfect warm up for any exercise: yoga, walk, swim, bike, ski, any workout activity.
- Remember you can’t do the Morter March too often!
So how do we do the Morter March? Just follow these simple steps:
- Begin with a positive concept or feeling you would like to input into your thinking brain and subconscious nervous system. Examples are health, tranquility, happiness, and acceptance. Words often come from your B.E.S.T. treatments.
- Stand comfortably erect. Alert, yet relaxed.
- Raise both hands in a “V” above your head with palms facing each other and both eyes open. Say aloud, “Yes, I am!” This is known as the Power Pose position.
- Step forward with the left foot, keeping your right foot flat. Bend your left knee so you can’t see your toes.
- Extend your right arm up to 45 degrees with your hand open and thumb up.
- Extend your left arm down and back 45 degrees with your hand open, palm facing out and thumb up.
- Turn head toward the forward raised arm (right) and tilt head to the right, looking toward your raised hand.
- Close the eye away from your arm (left eye) and stretch. Take a breath and hold it in.
- Think “I am thankful and grateful for my perfect ____.” Repeat this statement in your head for the second time. Then, the third time close both eyes and repeat the statement.
- Return to the Power Pose position repeating the “Yes, I am!” statement.
- Change position to the right foot forward, left arm extended. up and right arm extended back.
- Turn your head toward the forward stretched arm (left) and tilt head to the left. Close the right eye and hold the breath in.
- Think “I am thankful and grateful for my perfect ____.” Repeat this statement in your head for the second time. Then, the third time close both eyes and repeat the statement.
- Repeat steps 2-13 two more times.
- End with the Power Pose position and statement.
Maintaining balance is an active process. A B.E.S.T. treatment can assist by removing inference and restoring balance. You have the option of following through and making choices that support balance and healing, allowing your body to achieve optimal health. Doing the Morter March every day is one of these proactive options.
What are the 6 Essentials and the basic recommendations for each?
Life and health-enhancing choices support healthy, happy, successful lives. The choices we make on a daily basis affect our health and vibrancy. Knowledge of the 6 Essentials empower us to make better choices, to take responsibility, and to reap the rewards of our decisions. Choices that are health enhancing rather than disease producing.
The 6 Essentials are the areas where we have control over our health and wellness by the choices we make. They guide our lifestyle decisions and can lead to body balance and optimal health or to an unbalanced system that can result in exhaustion, illness, and disease. It is essential to be conscientious and deliberate in the choices we make in each of these six important areas: what we EAT, what we DRINK, how we EXERCISE, how we REST, what and how we BREATHE, and most importantly what we THINK.
Our bodies respond to the choices we make in these areas. The six essentials provide us with guidelines for making positive choices to create relaxed and healthy healing responses, rather than responses that lead to exhaustion, stress, and pain. Focusing on these 6 Essentials Guidelines can help support body system balance and sustainable improvement and stability in our health and wellness.
The fallout from the choices we make in the six essential areas affects how we feel and how healthy we are. Our decisions will either keep our body functioning at its best and we will feel healthy and energetic or they can keep our body in crisis or out of optimal balance resulting in pain and sickness. It is that simple.
Our bodies are whole living systems and the parts do not work in isolation. The 6 Essentials are interrelated and interdependent, however for simplicity purposes I will provide the basic recommendations separately for each of the individual areas.
What to EAT:
In general, there are two kinds of foods: foods that produce acid ash and foods that produce alkaline ash. Our bodies are designed to operate in an alkaline state and most vegetables and fruits create an alkaline state. Meats, grains, and simple sugars create an acid state. Thus, the simply stated recommendation of what to eat is to eat 75% vegetables and fruits and 25% of everything else. Food combining and your body’s individual alkaline reserve impacts the acidity and pH of your body and the best food choices for your body. A safe rule of thumb is to eat lots of veggies. If that is not your current mode of meal operation, that begin by adding a serving, then another, then another – starting with cooked vegetables and then adding more raw veggies – until you gradually reach the 75% to 25% eating ratio. Another eating guideline is more whole foods, less processed foods even in the “everything else” category.
It is important that as you make changes in your diet, you do so gradually. Allow your body the opportunity to adjust to your new dietary choices, so it can rebalance and create a physical state in your body that is lasting and a sustainable. If you know you have big changes to make, learning the current pH, acidity, and alkalinity of your body is recommended.
The 6 Essentials diet goal is to eat foods that tip the scale to the alkaline side!
What to DRINK:
Water, water, and more water. Reverse osmosis is recommended whenever it is available.
Fruit and veggie juices are another good option.
Avoid coffee, soft drinks, stimulants and fluids that produce too much acid.
It is really that simple.
How to EXERCISE:
Just a reasonable amount of exercise is required to keep our bodies running smoothly.
30-minute whole body exercise, such as walking, three times a week is encouraged. .
Exercise should involve contralateral movement.
If you engage in a non-contralateral exercise, considering cooling down with a walk or other contralateral movement.
Slow, meditative walking is great for maintaining body and mind balance. Yoga is another great option.
I like to begin with the Morter March as my whole body warm-up before any physical exercise.
How to REST:
Sleep is essential to your body’s ability to heal, restore, and recharge itself.
Some people can’t sleep because they are so exhausted. That could be the result of an acidic body or an overactive mind.
Give your body and mind the opportunity to wind down before bedtime. Try not to work and “to do it” right up to the time you put your head on the pillow.
Avoid heavy meals or stimulants before bedtime.
It is a beneficial practice to finish the day with positive thoughts and thankfulness and celebration.
Try “sleeping on it.” Something magical happens when we sleep on it. It is a natural way for us to connect to the source of inspiration and healing.
What and How to BREATHE:
There is not filtering system for the air you breathe except the lungs themselves.
Protect your lungs and the body that is nourished by the lungs by breathing clean, smoke free air. It is essential for good health.
If can smell the air, it is probably too dirty or toxic to breathe.
Choosing to smoke, vape, or inhale other body- toxic fumes is not going to support optimal health.
Practice rhythmic breathing at various times throughout the day to ease stress and clear the mind.
When breathing, relax, lower your shoulders, and notice your breath filling your abdomen.
If you notice your shoulders raised when you are breathing, your body may be running on subconscious survival mode and defense physiology. You may want to schedule a B.E.S.T. treatment and follow the guidelines described in the next of the 6 Essentials list: Thinking.
What and How We THINK:
Thinking is the most important of the 6 Essentials; what we think has the greater impact than the other 5 combined.
Positive thoughts coming from the conscious mind lead to health and wellness.
Work to eliminate judgement and indecision in your thinking.
Consider forgiveness to address past memories and trauma.
Learn more about the Morter Health Forgiveness Process. My answer to Question #2 will tell you more.
Learn more about “What we think about, we bring about.” More about that in my answers to Questions #11 and #22.
The good news is if you are reading these 6 Essentials guidelines you are still alive and you have time to make changes to improve your health, to begin living your life anew, and to take this opportunity to show up as your best you from this day forward!
Explain the idea of “What we think about, we bring about”.
Thoughts and attitudes emit energy. Thoughts affect our physiology ALL the time. Thoughts can be creative or destructive; helpful, health-full or harmful. The body-mind connection affects our long term health. Our thoughts stimulate and prolong the function and processes of our body, its parts, organs, and systems. Our bodies respond constantly to our mind’s messages.
The principal energy generator of the body is mental activity: cortical and subcortical. Our subconscious mind is a million times as powerful as the conscious mind. Our conscious mind gains it power by its ability to impress upon and impact the subconscious. It is important to send positive and intentional messages and images for the subconscious to run. Our conscious mind and senses interpret the world. The subconscious pays attention to the thoughts and memories of the thinking brain as if they are present tense, happening now, reading them to see if they require survival responses or allow for relax and repair mode. Our thoughts can run our body on survival mode depending on the thoughts and beliefs held in our conscious mind.
Every one of our beliefs is suspect. Mental memory interference is always some form of I am not good enough. Many of our beliefs are someone else’s opinions. We get to decide our plan. We don’t have to adopt anyone else’s. If we don’t like doing something, then we should get doing something else. If we don’t like what we notice in our thinking, we should make the effort to change our thinking.
WE are enough! We are born in the Image of Perfection.
Remember the only part of Perfection that ends with illness or disease is the part we disconnect from.
Mind affects the field; the field affects the body.
Acknowledging if we are going down a negative path of thinking, allows us to stop, breathe, lower our shoulders, reset and change our direction. It helps us find love, perfection, and ease to fill our awareness. To engage our conscious minds to pivot hate to love, worry to perfection awareness, guilt to forgiveness and peace, judgement to thankfulness and the knowing that we are always being given the opportunity to learn brings love, perfection, forgiveness, peace, thankfulness, and possibilities for learning to us.
Love, gratitude, and forgiveness are the most neutralizing thoughts and feelings, with the power to remove interference, to put the power that created the body back in motion to heal and balance the body, and to reconnect us with the flow of the perfect energy field.
Intent is more powerful than content.
Celebrating the wins, even the smallest of wins, sends the message to our subconscious that I Am a Winner! Winning is winning. It is all the same frequency.
Celebrating the Love, sends the message that I Am Love!
Celebrating the happiness, sends the message that I Am Happy!
Celebrating health, sends the message that I Am Healthy!
Celebrating success, sends the message that I Am Successful!
Celebrating prosperity, sends the message that I Am Prosperous!
Celebrating the uniqueness of my Being, sends the message that I Am Enough!
Celebrating the Inspiration, sends the message to my subconscious that I Am inspired!
Celebrating the Perfection, sends the message to my subconscious that I Am Perfect!
This is the kind of thinking that helps us weather the storms of life; that helps us find the perfection and learning in every situation and relationship. Bringing my thoughts and attention to the present moment, being grateful for all I have learned from the past, bringing joyful and positive expectation to my attention and staying excited and open to what will unfold in this present moment creates a vibrational resonance that brings about more of the same.
Why does touching the skin affect the muscle tone?
The skin is an extension of the nervous system.
Skeletal muscle tone is recorded and stored in the cerebellum.
Touching the skin is the fastest way to communicate with the cerebellum neurologically.
The cerebellum is in total command, controlling all muscle synergy, contraction and interaction involved in any and all movement. The cerebellum receives information from different areas of the body including cortical input from the skin through touch and pressure. The skin provides proprioceptive information to the cerebellum of posture, movement and changes of equilibrium.
The skin is created by the same germ layer that the nervous system is created from; thus the skin is an extension of the nervous system. The fastest way to communicate muscle tone to the cerebellum is by touching the skin over the muscle. When the skin is touched, the brain is almost immediately aware of the touching.
Any external stimulation directly given to the cerebellum causes no movement of the muscular skeletal system whatsoever, yet the cerebellum is in total charge of muscular movement. The conscious mind must be engaged first and then the movement process is turned instantaneously over to the cerebellum. Touching the skin brings that muscle group into conscious awareness, allowing the cerebellum to re-evaluate current need and affect that muscle tone appropriately.
There are two types of muscle tone: muscle tone that is appropriate for the current situation or condition or muscle tone that is not. If muscle tone is inappropriate for current need, then Subconscious Emotional Memory Override (SEMO) is involved.
SEMO is positive learning process creating motor memory for movement such as sitting up, walking, speaking, bike riding, and swimming. These are pathways that are engrained and the nervous system and body remembers.
SEMO is very beneficial when it is allowed to function the way it was designed. When the skeletal muscles will not relax they are said to be in defense physiology. Muscle tone presenting as defense physiology is running on inappropriate SEMO from the past that continue to communicate the need for survival physiology.
The messages the motor system carries are determined by the sensory system. The skin is an integral part of the sensory system. Once these corrective signals are sent through the cerebellum to muscles in defense physiology, they immediately relax. The cerebellum is responsible for maintaining resting muscle tone and the skin is one of the cerebellum’s primary assistants.
The cerebellum does not think; it compares each part of the body to that of original design and to the established neurological pathways. If the two do not coincide, then new information is sent to the cerebellum and the cerebellum sends information to the affected area immediately.
Touching the skin activates the sensory nerves, muscle spindles, Golgi tendons, joint position, and proprioceptive receptors, allowing the cerebellum to naturally balance the body and its controlling systems and update appropriated muscle tension and tone.
Why do we have the practice member raise their head during treatment?
This engages the righting reflex. Righting Reflex is the process of having the treatment partner raise their head beyond a 45-degree angle and activating the vestibular apparatus. This will integrate the balanced physiology into the client’s subconscious memory when they stand up.
What might be indicated when a person is stiff and sore upon rising in the morning and less stiff and sore as the day goes on?
Too much acid. Excess acidity. Acidosis. A body toxic, being “poisoned” by too much acid.
A person who is stiff and sore upon rising in the morning strongly suggests that this person’s internal environment is fighting protein pollution – this person has been eating too much protein for too long.
“Stiff-in-the morning-and better-later” is a clue that this person’s body is working overtime to keep internal acid levels under control. Taking a look at this person’s diet will likely indicate that a continuous supply of high-protein acid ash-producing food is being eaten.
If we eat too much protein for too long, internal fluids and life-support systems become too acidic. The body is toxic from too much acid and from waning alkaline reserves. The cells live in an acid environment and the body functions to survive and the emergency systems become exhausted. The fist test and the sniff test are other indicators of internal acidosis.
The stiffness, soreness, weakness, and an ammonia smell to the urine are more evidence that this body is busy trying to take care of excess protein and is on the fast track to more severe symptoms and disease.
The course of action to get at the cause would be to improve the alkalinity of the body and build back the alkaline reserves. It took time for this body to reach this level of acidity. It will take time and slow and gradual changes in the diet and focus on all the 6 Essentials to regain health and balance in this person’s body. Moving toward the 75% fruits and vegetables diet and increased water intake will help the body restore its natural balance. The good news is the person is still alive and it is never too late to change habits and life choices to improve health and wellbeing.
What is AlkaGreen and what is its purpose? What are the different forms of the product and why do they exist?
AlkaGreen could very likely be the best overall body alkalizer available. It is made from a young barley plant – not the grain – harvested in the spring when it only 6-8 inches tall – and in its most nutritional dense state. AlkaGreen is a complete whole food, formulated by nature with the macro-minerals, as well as the essential amino acids needed by the body. This supplement contains the correct amount of minerals, proteins, vitamins (it even contains B-12, which is unusual to get from plants), and enzymes still in living form, in the proper proportions necessary for man to utilize.
AlkaGreen is grown under organic conditions and has not been exposed to chemical fertilizers, insecticides, or pesticides and is preservative free, yeast free, gluten free, and contains no maltrodextrose.
AlkaGreen is a 100% barley juice concentrate. AlkaGreen is available in powder and tablet form. It is not diluted, thus provides the maximum concentration of naturally chelated colloidal alkaline minerals, vitamins, and amino acids so vital to health and body balance. The powder form is most concentrated as no binder is necessary. The tablets do contain a 2% binder and are found to be more convenient for people to take.
AlkaGreen’s purpose is to alkalize the body and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps to improve and maintain the healthy alkaline balance the body needs to achieve optimal health.
What is the Rhythmic Breathing procedure? When is it done?
Rhythmic Breathing can be done at any time. When stressed, rhythmic breathing can change our pattern from survival mode – raised shoulders and rapid shallow breaths - to a relaxing health mode. Lowering the shoulders slows the breath and resynchronizes the breathing and pulse rate. Rhythmic Breathing reduces tension and allows the flow of energy.
Rhythmic breathing promotes brain integration, which creates balance between the left side of the brain and the right side of the brain. The left side of the brain tends to be analytical, rational, and objective. The right side tends to be intuitive, creative, and subjective. Brain integration is always a good thing.
Rhythmic Breathing brings us into present moment awareness. This calming breathing procedure is valuable to center us, focus our energy, and create clarity and healing intent. Rhythmic breathing is a way to participate in the flow: Inhalation, exhalation, inspiration.
Rhythmic Breathing is often called square breathing as it involves a specific count through a cycle of In-Hold-Out-Hold; equal counting for inhale, hold, exhale, and hold. The count is typically four.
The procedure is simple:
- Slowly breathe in through your nose for the count of four. Breathe from the abdomen and not the shoulders.
- Hold that breath for the same count.
- Slowly exhale through your mouth for the same count.
- Then hold your breath out for the same count.
It is suggested to begin a treatment partner with a 4 count “square,” but that can be reduced if that is too difficult. Note that such a difficulty may indicate an acidic state of the body.
If the 4 count is relatively easy, it can be increase to a 6, 8 or 10 count.
The counting engages the left-right brain consciousness, creating an encounter between the individual ego (left brain) and the subconscious ability to alpha breathing.
Rhythmic Breathing is indicated for parasympathetic treatment, and may be indicated for enteric and Mind/Body treatments. All of the benefits of this breathing procedure make it a great “homework” option for clients and practitioners.
Rhythmic Breathing is recommended between sessions to hold the synchronization that occurs during the B.E.S.T. adjustment. Research indicates that Rhythmic Breathing integrates the right and left brain hemispheres maintaining the balance of the B.E.S.T. treatments.
Explain the Forgiveness Process as taught by Morter Health.
Forgiveness can remove negative inference from our energy field and allow the positive, perfect energy to regain control of our physical body, heal, and restore us to optimal health.
Forgiveness is a virtue necessary for health.
Non-forgiveness is like taking a poison and expecting it to kill someone else.
Forgiving is for our own sake, not someone else’s.
Forgiving does not mean we approve of what someone else did.
Forgiveness only applies to us and the effect it has on us.
Forgiveness means we are not going to allow memories from the past to run our present day physiology. Forgive the past or other people control our lives.
Forgiveness does not erase files, it updates them.
Forgiveness releases the judgement and creates an opportunity for learning; allows us to find the positive that came out of the experience; helps us determine how we want to behave by reflecting upon, not judging, how the people we are forgiving behaved.
There is a lesson in every life experience.
Forgiveness. So how do we do it? The Morters have created 5 Steps of Forgiveness to guide us::
1. Forgive Yourself. We have to forgive ourselves for allowing the person or event to affect our health.
2. Forgive the Other Person. We have to forgive the other person for any harm he or she may have caused us.
3. Give the Other Person Permission to Forgive You. Maybe there was something we weren’t aware of we did. It is not recommended that the other person knows we are taking this step. We are doing it for ourselves.
Working with survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, I have found that it helps to have them imagine what abuse and trauma the people who hurt them must have gone through to be so hateful and hurtful. To wound us and abuse us as they did, they more than likely were wounded and abused themselves – maybe as little children as well. Bringing this possibility into the trauma scenario allows empathy and compassion to emerge. If they see their abuser as injured and wounded, it might make it more fathomable to forgive that person and give that person permission to forgive them. Children who are abused often blame themselves for the abuse that happened to them and that is part of their trauma journey to rescue that inner child from that self-imposed, inappropriate blame. Seeing their abuser as a traumatized child often helps them to move through the process, forgiving their abuser and themselves at these complicated levels.
4. See the Good in the Situation. Learn the lesson that this situation has to teach us. Notice what we learned about choices we will make and how we will behave and treat others from this situation.
5. Be Thankful! To complete the forgiveness process, we need to bring thankfulness and gratitude to the situation. Bring ourselves into present tense and find a lesson or a personal quality we now possess for having come through that situation. Be thankful for that lesson. And finally wish everyone well.
Love, forgiveness, and gratitude have the most neutralizing effect on the nervous system and the energy field. They can transform our energy field, remove interference, and put healing and happiness into motion in our lives.
What are the 4 things you need to know before treating in the Face-Up/Mind Balance portion of B.E.S.T.?
The 4 things you need to determine before treating in the Face-Up/Mind Balance portion of B.E.S.T are:
1. Emotional feeling that is involved in the clearing of the interference.
2. Breath: It needs to be determined whether the treatment partner should hold the breath in or out or engage in rhythmic breathing during treatment.
3. Eye Position: It needs to be determined what combination of open, closed, up, down, right, and left should the treatment partner hold their eyes during treatment.
4. Contact Points to hold need to be determined. For Face-Up/Mind Balance portion of the B.E.S.T treatment the contact points are the eyes, temporal, and occiput, either on the right or left side.
How would you know if your belief about money could be keeping you from having as much as you think you should? How would you update those beliefs?
(NOTE: The answer to this question is a personal opinion from my personal perspective and includes personal experiences that support my personalized answer. The people described in my response are a compilation of people to avoid breach of confidentiality.)
If I don’t have an abundant flow of money and resources, then my beliefs are getting in the way. Wealth is an energy and if it is not flowing freely to me, it is because I am inferring in ways known and unknown to me.
To update my beliefs and remove interference, there are lots of things I can do. Many of these are things that are a good idea for me to do continually throughout my life.
For instance, being mindful of my thinking about money. If I find thoughts coming up that are based in need and scarcity, then I will be attracting need and scarcity. I have to switch up that thinking to notice the abundance in my life and be thankful and grateful for all the money, wealth, and resources I have and for all the money, wealth, and resources that are on their way to me. I have everything required to do whatever I intend to do and whatever I envision myself and my life to be!
Celebrating wealth and prosperity sends the message to my subconscious that I am wealthy and prosperous. I speed up the flow of abundance to me when I keep telling myself my flow of abundance is speeding up its flow to me.
Being aware of my conscious thinking can help me with the known piece of what is getting in my way. For example, as I was building my B.E.S.T. practice and still in learning mode working through my case studies, I began noticing what was coming up in my mind and my body when I began to set the price I was planning to ask for my service, especially from those friends who had agreed to be my case study participants in the past. I had this feeling that I owed them,. I felt angst or hesitation when asking for payment after the treatments I had given, even when my treatment partners experienced notable relief, release, and appreciation.
There is a particular person who has really become a cheerleader for my B.E.S.T. treatments. There was a particular session when her treatment was my last of the day, which was a blessing because it really uncovered and released some trauma interference for her and transformed an issue with a deceased family member, which brought her to happy, intense sobbing tears. Her session ran way over and she thanked me over and over again for staying with her. I told her that is what friends do. When it came time for her to pay, I told her she only owed me the regular session rate. She stopped me in my tracks, saying, “Annie, I know you and everyone you come in contact with becomes your friend. Who are you going to ask to pay you?” She pulled out 3- $100 bills and handed them to me. She said, “This is for my treatment today.” (which is more than charged), “This is for the extra time you stayed with me while I processed things that come up during treatement” and “This is a tip because you are amazing and you have helped me in ways no therapists have been able to.” Then she continued on to say,” Annie, you are worth it and you are doing us all a disservice if you don’t communicate that.”
Her message to me made me aware of my limiting belief that friends and extended family members shouldn’t be charged for my service and even beyond that they may even be offended if I ask them to pay for treatments. I sat with that, slept on that, and still felt a tightness in my gut when it was time to ask for payment or a sigh of relief when they paid without me asking. I couldn’t pinpoint where in my past or in my memory that limiting belief was wedged.
“Known and unknown to me” … this was an unknown piece and I figured a B.E.S.T. treatment would be great at getting to that, clearing the interference out, and updating that limiting belief. One treatment with Dr. Audrey and I experience very little hesitation asking for payment for my services, and even plan to increase my session fee once I complete my next level certification and am involved in the next level of B.E.S.T training and upcoming retreat.
And once that confidence and worth entered my field, I considered even asking another friend, of mine (who has been with me from the start in all my energy studies and as my B.E.S.T guinea pig whenever I called), to pay for the sessions she continues to schedule, even though I had told her she was free for life. The next session I had with her, she walked in the door of my treatment room and said she didn’t feel right about not paying me with all these B.E.S.T treatments with me and expressed appreciation for what she and her family. have experienced so far. She said she wanted to start paying me! I intend to accept her offer.
One more story is with a person who has been a family friend from the time I met my husband. He got ready to pay me after his first treatment and I told him his first treatment was free. He asked why and I responded because you are a great friend and I want to do this for you. He said we are great friends and he totally appreciates the jester, but let's keep this part of our family relationship professional, and he put a full cash payment in my hand."
Yep, that’s how that energy field works. It is a good idea to be aware of what we dump into it, because it will flow right back at us. And as more prosperity comes to me, the more prosperity I have to pay forward!
When treating with B.E.S.T. Extremity work, why is the non-symptomatic extremity palpated and treated?
We have 100% of our energy – pain and imbalance come when it is not evenly distributed. Where the client hurts, there is too much energy: it is painful due to the excess of energy. This excess means there is a deficiency somewhere else.
Pain is an indicator that something in the body is working less efficiently and needs to change. Covering up the pain with pain reducing medication will never get at the cause of the pain or redistribute the imbalance of energy. Treating with B.E.S.T. is a system that synchronizes and balances our energy allowing for healing and the return to optimal health.
When B.E.S.T. Extremity work is indicated, it is important to treat/palpate the non-symptomatic extremity to allow the energy to be re-distributed to both extremities. Extremity and TMJ B.E.S.T. address the muscle memory pattern and focus on rebalancing the energy in body, thus it is important to hold the bilateral extremity contact points - the side of the complaint and the opposite side – to redistribute the energy.
Note: If the extremity pain was due to an emotional memory or reactive thought, the Emotional B.E.S.T. treatment would be indicated to clear the symptoms and pain and to address the memory pattern in the brain.