Reviews written by Chris Cade
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(Note: This movie is now called "The Tapping Solution")
"If we can be traumatized in 30 seconds, why can't we be healed in say... a week... a day... or even an hour?"
That question comes from this documentary, and I find that question interesting and powerful because it challenges our belief systems (a common theme throughout the movie). One of the people in The Tapping Solution claims that tapping will become a standard medical healing practice in the future.
Until I watched The Tapping Solution, I was very skeptical. I thought it was a little bit crazy that people could heal emotional or physical ailments just by tapping on various places in their body. However, because highly successful people endorse tapping — people like Jack Canfield and Joe Vitale (both featured in themovie), Deepak Chopra — and some of my friends say it's the most powerful healing modality they know of, I figured that there was probably something about it that I didn't understand.
And after watching The Tapping Solution, I realized that tapping makes a lot of sense from neurological, psychological, and spiritual perspectives. In fact, I already 'knew' most of this stuff, I just wasn't applying it with the uniquely structured (and effective) 'tapping / EFT' methodology.
The super simple version is that tapping is a technique which combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.
It's also relevant to note that while I was watching The Tapping Solution I actually had tears in my eyes a couple of times because I was so touched by the transformation I witnessed in some of the participants.
This movie gets my two thumbs up. :)
If you've been having challenges taking ownership of your spiritual growth and really expressing your inner courage, then this is a book well worth the read. It's not for everybody, however, so I recommend you read the summary or book jacket, or flip to a random page and see whether Guy's writing calls to you.
I will say that one of my personal favorite aspects of this book is that Guy shares several spiritual stories and then discusses, in-depth, the wisdom contained within each of them. Guy's insights are both timeless and timely, and he communicates them effectively using practical real-world examples that anybody can relate to.
In reading this book, I couldn't figure out if it was trying to be fiction or non-fiction, biography, poem, or something else entirely. I found it difficult to engage with this book due to its lack of focus.
For example, the book talks about some of the challenges Hajjar went through. But it doesn't go into enough detail to feel like we truly know the author... by trying to be poetic, the book ends up staying just on the surface of what are timeless wisdoms.
Speaking of which, the wisdoms presented are timeless - but again due to the poetic nature, and the lack of focus, they are lost in a sea of missed messages.
One bonus is that the book is short - but even then it took me much longer to finish this book than it takes me of books twice and three times as long.
The book also seemed like it was trying to share timeless truths, but again the effort to be poetic overshadowed the truths in a way that makes everything sound good but difficult to really figure out what is being said.
This book is probably best suited for somebody who enjoys reading poetic beautiful words and isn't necessarily concerned about "learning" something new. Now that I think about it, the previous sentence sums up my review pretty well: I like to learn stuff from spiritual books, and I like to enjoy the process. In this case, I didn't enjoy the book nor learn anything I could apply to my own spiritual path.
On the bright side, the poetic nature of the book lends itself to some delightful quotes that are well-worth sharing.
Did you know that if a person with multiple personality disorder gets drunk and switches to another personality unaware of the drinking, then the current personality will no longer be drunk? If you've ever wondered what the limits to the mind and our interconnectedness are, then this book will help you set your sights more accurately.
More specifically, through its true stories and cited studies, it demonstrates that the world is not as we see it. This book clearly shows us that there is a richness and depth that go to such far reaches of our mind that we can't even comprehend it.
This book has the potential to radically alter your world view forever.
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