Optimal EFT is very much like Reiki, and especially the Seichem, Tera-Mai, and Karuna varieties (there are about 150 varieties today). Optimal EFT is such a simple refinement, and although not always suitable, it is a real gem in most cases where a client wants more specific help from a Reiki or Spiritual Healing session. People have been comparing Gary Craig’s latest offering to hands-on and distance healing, and this article explains the differences and refinements with the closest healing arts to this new method.
With most Reiki and certainly with Spiritual Healing, you are not to direct the energy at anything specific. You allow healing for the Highest Good to go wherever it is most needed. You can intend that this energy goes to a specific issue, but that is as far as you go. With optimal EFT, you direct the energy very specifically at the exact issue. Being general is a no-no. For example, if the issue is knee pain, you get really specific about where in the knee the pain is, and you rate the level of discomfort from 10-0, 10 being the worst and 0 being neutral. You keep going until you get a zero. If the issue is your mother, you get really specific and find an incident, an actual separate event that happened, for example “when I was 4 years old and my mother threw my book away”. Again, you rate the level of distress from that memory from 10-0, 10 being the worst and 0 being neutral. You keep going until you get a zero.
With Reiki, we invite the Reiki energy to do the healing. With Optimal EFT, this is called “The Unseen Therapist”.
With Seichem Reiki, any resistance to the healing by the client is released by literally picking up the energy block with your hands and throwing it into the violet flame. The use of symbols is used to release any resistance or preconceived ideas by the healer. With Optimal EFT, this is released by negotiating with “The Guard at The Gate” to open up the gate to healing.
You may wish to try Optimal EFT, especially if you already are a Reiki or Spiritual Healer. Then you can compare the two for yourself and see what feels right. Yes, there is a need to be an observer and let the Reiki go undirected to where it is most needed. But there is also a great need for directing the energy with knowledge of how to do EFT. This combination is dynamite, in my opinion. If interested in Optimal EFT, you can find full instructions at the founders’ site (Gary Craig) currently offered for free. If interested in learning Reiki, just Google “Reiki course” and your area, and call a few Master Teachers, have a chat with them, and decide which one resonates the most with you.