I’ve become fascinated with a healing and transformation often called the two-point technique. I first saw it in a book by one of my favorite authors Serge Kahili King. Serge King is a Hawaiian shaman. The book is “Urban Shaman”.
I recently discovered another modern shaman, so to speak, who also teaches a version of this technique within the context of his teachings. I’m referring to Dr. Richard Bartlett, the author of, “Matrix Energetics” and “The Physics of Miracles”. The contextual paradigm of Dr. Bartlett is based in the ideas of Quantum Physics, but just like Dr. King who says that all systems are valid because they are all made up, Dr. Bartlett says essentially the same thing. It’s all made up so use whatever paradigm and/or belief system that empowers you and works. Dr. Bartlett often cites Bruce Lee and his idea of using what is useful and discarding the rest of the classical mess.
Lastly, I’ve just discovered another healer/spiritual teacher who uses exclusively the two-point technique, at least as far as I can tell. Her name is Catrin Jacktries. She lives and teaches in New Zealand. Her two-point technique has one hand on the body (representing the problem point or point of blockage) and the other hand within the auric field (representing the solution). The person being worked on, so to speak, thinks of the problem briefly then lets it go while the practitioner has his/her hand somewhere on the person’s body. After this the practitioner searches with their free hand a point that tingles, feels hot, or somehow feels significant to the practitioner and holds their other hand at this point. Now the practitioner drops their awareness into their heart center and goes into an alpha state while feeling grateful for the solution to the problem and having an awareness of both points at the same time, at this time, in their mind they say the word “resolved”, or the word “transformed”. She credits her two-point technique to having its roots in the Hawaiian shamanic healing technique.
The Hawaiian shamanic two-point healing technique involves placing a hand or finger(s) on a power center (crown, chest, navel, pubic bone, palms, soles, shoulders, hips, coccyx, seventh vertebra), then the other hand on another place on the body that has pain, discomfort, tightness, injury, etc. Then focus your attention on both hands at once, or if find that hard then alternate focus back and forth between the two points.
The two-point process in Matrix Energetics has some similarities with the way Catlin Jacktries teaches it. The differences being:
1) the client does not even have to think of the problem
2) the practitioner does not have to induce an alpha state within him/herself
3) the practitioner does not have to feel a sense of gratitude for the solution
4) the practitioner does not have to mentally or verbally say the word “resolved” or “transformed”.
In fact, the practitioner is advised to get out of one’s own way and even think of something else and let the zero-point field do its thing, while noticing whatever one notices in the moment. One often spoken advise is “Do nothing and leave nothing undone.” ME (Matrix Energetics) practitioners work under the paradigm that the act of noticing transforms the present-moment reality of themselves and the client and that they are not the “doer” but simply the “door” to whatever transformation occurs within the field.
One significant and highly important similarity between the two-point of ME and the way Catlin Jacktries teaches it is the importance of dropping one’s awareness into the heart center, or into the “field of the heart”.
I am uncertain of which methodology of the two-point is best, but I tend to gravitate toward ME simply because of its almost Taoist attitude of Being instead of Doing (I have a degree in philosophy with a focus on Taoist philosophy, so I have a bit of a bias). Alas, I can see the value in all three though. Which one do you gravitate toward?