Energy Boost – Sept 2023

Eden Method Energy Boost

Sept 2023 Issue

The Miracle of Giving Back

Hello Everyone!

In the 2000 movie, “Pay It Forward,” a young student sets in motion an unprecedented wave of human kindness which, unbeknownst to him, blossoms into a profound national phenomenon. One of the most poignant roles in the film is played by Angie Dickinson, who has been a screen legend since she co-starred with John Wayne and Dean Martin in the classic (1959) movie Rio Bravo. On a side note, Angie and Donna have enjoyed one of Donna’s closest and most enduring friendships (more than 50 years). Their families did many things together. Donna and David were married in Angie’s backyard in 1984.

The concept of “paying It forward” is found in so many parts of our lives and work that we love this month’s theme. If you have developed the skills that guide someone who is not well back into good health, you will probably never know the ways that action brought blessings to them, their families, their community, and their contributions to the world. One of the most gratifying ways the paying it forward principle comes into play within our lives involves scholarships that make it possible for a deserving person without resources to go through our Certification Program and become an Energy Medicine practitioner serving their community.

This article is not a solicitation for scholarship donations, though we will say that for every individual we have been able to offer a scholarship, three times that number have applied. It is heartbreaking to turn away a person who is capable and desiring of bringing better health care to their community using the uniquely powerful tools of energy medicine. What we do want to do here is to tell you some of the ways our scholarship recipients have impacted others. Since 2006, 298 people have gone through our program on partial scholarships, and they are now using that training in the service of our organizational purpose: “Raising the Vibration of the Planet, One Person at a Time.

For this month's intro, we asked three of our former scholarship recipients to briefly relate a “paying it back” story where their having received the scholarship ultimately resulted in one person’s life having made a turn for the better. Here are their replies:

A mother of four, already a health care professional, was intrigued by energy medicine and managed to attend the first year of our certification program. But the resources she had from her late husband were quickly depleting. Without scholarship help, it would not have been possible for her to complete the program. She reports: “To say I am grateful is an understatement!  My practice quickly attracted clients, and many of them had children they wanted me to see as well. One child stands out in my mind. His mother had worked hard to get him care, but conventional medicine hadn’t been able to help him. His energies were extremely reactive. His digestion was a mess. He was frequently too sick to go to school. But he responded beautifully to the energy work. His improvement after four sessions was remarkable.  His mother couldn’t believe how quickly the energy work turned his health around. I have kept track of him over the years. He’s now midway through college and doing wonderfully.  I know the Eden work was life-changing for him. I’ve continued to work with both children and adults who have complex and chronic health issues, seeing turn-arounds like this again and again. Eden Energy Medicine took my health care skills to a new level and have allowed me to make a difference in the lives of so many.

The mother of two teenage daughters who was transitioning out of a domestic violence situation describes how her EEM scholarship provided her with “momentum, focus, and tools to change my life trajectory and support not only myself but my daughters. I received more than financial assistance. I gained the support of a worldwide tribe which was critical to move out of the victim role. Thanks to the scholarship, we are safe, happy, and enjoying a new life. Four years later I am an Advanced Practitioner and gratefully paying it forward, supporting others to transition their lives.” In response to our inquiry for a specific case for this e-letter, she described a one-session “cure” of a debilitating condition. The client was a health care provider specializing in spinal injuries who herself was suffering with a cervical condition that had persisted for 4½ months, severely limiting the range of motion in her neck, producing cervical ligament instability, burning sensations in her face, and frequent strong nausea. Despite her access to colleagues who were top specialists in this area, nothing had helped. After one intensive EEM session, she woke up the next morning with full range of motion in her neck. Everything changed. None of this would have occurred if the scholarship hadn’t made it possible for her practitioner to continue her EEM training.

Rand Gholson was 53, coming out of a harsh divorce that left him “broke,” when a scholarship made it possible to participate in our Certification Program and make a career change. He completed the two-year program, built a practice, completed the two subsequent advanced years of the program, became a member of faculty, and a mentor to many of our upcoming practitioners. Rand was one of our brightest lights when an unexpected hemorrhage exacerbated by blood thinners after having overcome Covid ended his life two years ago this month. Our heartbroken announcement described him as “a big, burly bear of a man who wore bright colors and wasn’t afraid to hug, laugh, smile, and reach out to those who needed some extra TLC. And it was all real.”

We reached out to Rand’s wife and fellow EEM-practitioner, Laura Gholson, asking if we could honor Rand’s memory by including him in this “paying it forward” issue. She responded: “There were many wonderful situations over the years of Rand practicing energy medicine and affecting so many lives.” Asked to describe one, she recalled a man in his 60s, actually a family friend, who was unable to walk, talk, or even feed himself following a stroke. Rand began working with him shortly after the stroke while he was still in the hospital, then in rehab, and then after his return home. Rand also taught the man’s wife techniques to use between sessions. The man “made a full recovery and 13 years later is still going strong.” This is just one of many stories of Rand facilitating a beautiful healing, all tracing back to receiving the scholarship and paying it forward so many many times.

With our love and blessings,
Donna and David

Eden Energy Medicine in Action

From 6-Figures to Teaching Energy Medicine to Kids for Free!

When Ramona Sidlo gave up her six-figure salary at Spotify, New York, because the job drained her and made her physically ill, she had no idea she would eventually volunteer at a women and children's shelter and begin teaching energy medicine to kids for free! Now she says, "I've done some amazing marketing things over the years, but teaching energy medicine to children has, by far, been the most rewarding experience" Read about Ramona’s incredible journey here >>>

How Donna’s Act of Kindness Led to a “Miraculous” Outcome!?

When it comes to giving back, few people can outdo Donna! Her generosity is enormous and extends to everyone around her, including strangers. One of Donna’s most memorable acts of kindness happened some years ago when she volunteered to offer energy medicine sessions at an assisted living facility and witnessed what some people might consider to be a miracle! Watch Donna share her extraordinary experience in the above video.

A Love Note to Donna: This is Why We Work Here

Our staff joins David on stage at Energy Fest 2022

In a world where most people don’t get to do work that makes a real difference, we on the Eden Method team are constantly reminded of how lucky we are! We have countless opportunities to experience Donna’s loving, compassionate spirit and her devotion to helping as many people as possible. The following love note was spontaneously written by one of our staff who was moved to tears as she watched Donna offer hope and healing to two Eden Living members struggling with painful challenges. Read the love note here >>>

A Beautiful “Full-Circle” Story of Love and Healing After an Unthinkable Tragedy

Content Warning: Sensitive story ahead… 

In 2012, a 20-year-old former student of the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 28 people, including children between the ages of 6 and 7. This unthinkable tragedy left parents, teachers, and the world in a state of shock and horror. When internationally renowned trauma expert Dr. Lori Leyden learned about this tragedy from Newtown resident and EFT tapping advocate Nick Ortner, she lost no time volunteering her knowledge and expertise. The ripple effects of her generosity evolved into an extraordinary “full-circle” story of love and healing.  Read about this beautiful story here >>>

Helping Maui Heal with Energy Medicine

Maryna Allan

As recent wildfires in Maui blazed through the beautiful, historic town of Lahaina, residents were left to grapple with the loss and trauma of watching their beloved town go up in flames. 

It’s at times like this when the world needs more people like Maryna Allan! A certified EEM practitioner, Maryna immediately flew to Maui and volunteered to help by offering free energy medicine sessions and classes.

Here’s what one young survivor said about Maryna’s work:

I’m so blessed to have met Maryna and receive an energy healing session. I had lost my apartment and job in the wildfire so I've been feeling a lot of stress about being able to support myself and my golden retriever. I'm also very new to the area so I'm lacking a sense of community to support me. I felt so relieved, grounded and emotionally balanced after my session with Maryna. She held space for me at a deep level while providing the uplifting energy and support I was lacking. Knowing that I lack community here she has offered to raise money to get me back into a comfortable place to get by and heal. Thank you so much Maryna for your kind heart and selflessness!

Nicole Bertrand Maui Survivor

Our hearts and prayers go out to the courageous people of Lahaina. If Maryna’s unconditional generosity has inspired you to help, you can volunteer or donate by reaching out directly to her at [email protected] (you can also find out more about Maryna here).

FREE Invitation: Explore the Power of Medical Intuition with Donna, David, and Dondi!

Medical intuition involves the use of intuitive or extrasensory abilities to gain accurate insights into an individual’s health, and it allows medical practitioners, professional healers, and self-healers to take their skills to the next level. The 2023 Medical Intuition Summit, hosted by The Shift Network, illuminates new avenues of healing, and you’ll get the chance to discover daily meditative routines, powerful Eastern and Western medicinal tools, plus proven energy healing techniques. We’re thrilled to share a FREE invitation to this unique Summit, which features 20 experts, including Donna, David, and Dondi! Register for free here >>>

Build a Conscious Online Business & Help Abandoned Pets Find Forever Homes!

Are you a conscious, spiritual entrepreneur who loves animals? Then, you'll love this! The Spiritual Rebel Entrepreneur Virtual Retreat is for anyone wanting to grow a profitable online business (without sacrificing their integrity!). The Retreat features 12 successful entrepreneurs with expertise in building a conscious business, including our own Dondi and it’s hosted by our very own Eden Method writer, Shantini Rajah. You can join for free and choose an upgrade option where ALL proceeds will be donated to PAWS -- a non-profit organization for abandoned pets in Shantini's home country, Malaysia! Find out more here >>>

An Exciting Opportunity for Teachers, Practitioners, and Fans of Eden Energy Medicine!

Energy Fest Call for Proposals

ENERGY FEST is an international gathering of kindred spirits and it’s where we get the chance to exchange ideas, share personal discoveries, and expand our horizons about the power of energy and how it can make a significant difference in the world.

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be running ENERGY FEST again in September of 2024 and this time we’ll be coming together at the breathtakingly beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon luxury resort in Tucson, Arizona! 

Loews Ventana Canyo

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

In addition to our wonderful keynotes and Donna's feature presentation, ENERGY FEST 2024 will offer intimate style classes (each approx. 2.5 hours in length) to be taught by members of our community. It is our honor and privilege to invite you to submit a proposal to teach one of these classes! This is an exclusive invite for our community members and all submissions are welcome!  Please click here for details >>>

Your Energy Minute: Special Hawaii Edition

Blowing Out The Anger

In today’s Energy Minute, Dondi shares one of her favorite energy medicine techniques -- Blowing Out the Anger. You’ll learn to safely release stress and anger, step out of your own story, and create space for deeper joy and presence, so you can fully be there for others! Follow along as Dondi shows you how to do this simple technique from the Big Island of Hawaii!

Special Note: If you’re feeling called to support the relief and recovery efforts at Lahaina, Maui, here are 3 ways to do so. You can choose to:

  1. Buy locally made products to aid Maui disaster relief funds. Here are some ideas >>
  2. Support the Nā ‘Aikāne o Maui Lahaina Cultural Center’s relief efforts in partnership with the Maui Food Bank. Learn more here >>
  3. Donate to Oprah and Dwayne Johnson’s People’s Fund of Maui, which directly assists community members affected by the fires. Learn more here >>

Supporting Health and Happiness Since 1977

Donna Eden started teaching Energy Medicine classes in the late 1970s. Since then, her work has touched millions of people across the globe, introducing them to the healing and restorative power of their body’s own energies.

Her approach hit a cultural nerve, a hunger in people to take charge of their own health and healing through simple techniques that could be easily applied. Donna’s husband, David Feinstein, began to collaborate with her in bringing Energy Medicine into the world. With her daughters, Titanya Dahlin and Dondi Dahlin, and their partners.

Today, this small family team is at the hub of a large and growing movement that has become one of the bright lights in holistic health.