Eddie and Ranjana Appoo created this page in response to a common question that they often get, “What can I do for…?”
The plan is to build a resource of empowered suggestions and possibilities that:
- Provide you with practical solutions
- Signpost you to useful information
- Focus on Sustainability
- Support Humanity
- Align with goodness
- Share a bit of news about what we are up to, what our friends are up to and how together we are bringing about positive change
If you have a question that you would like Eddie and Rnajana to answer, then do get in touch with them on their Together We CAN Facebook Page or you can join their Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovetruthandliberatingtouch/ and they will do their best to answer them here. A friendly caution, they are quite comfortable being open and honest and saying, “We don’t know”.
Q&A on Facebook Live
From May to July 2020, Eddie and Ranjana hosted a weekly Facebook Live, answering questions and sharing some of their journey. If you would like to see some of these short videos here is a link to the videos: https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZ8aX3kZ777JF3Hde4YzyGn6kVrWlS2pXHny
We invite you to join our Facebook group “Love Truth and LiberatingTouch” if you would like to participate in the conversation.
6 contemplative audios
Created in February 2020 for our Facebook Group Members
Audio 1: A Guided Visualization for Relaxation
This audio is to help you relax and rest.
Audio 2: A Contemplative LiberatingTouch Protocol for Harmonious Relationships
Week 2’s Audio is for bringing harmony into our relationship with the world within and the world around us. The words come from Mahatma Gandhi’s prayer for peace. You can use this after the relaxation audio or simply as a standalone, it is under four and a half minutes.
Audio 3: A Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Meditation
This audio invites you to become aware of the rhythm of life in your body
Audio 4: Contemplating The Hug
Giving yourself a hug. This Swara [Breath] Yoga Mudra can help dramatically enhance breathing and take one to a place of transcendental universal consciousness (ONENESS). In Jin Shin Jyutsu it is a self-help that can bring about the experience of total harmony. It is incredibly powerful. Many many reasons to start hugging yourself!
Audio 5: Supporting you Heart
This audio is to support your heart and give you an opportunity to accept, let go, forgive and be free to experience gratitude.
Audio 6: The Tree Integration Meditation
This audio is to help you feel centred and connected to Nature
Something to make you smile
Launching The Hug Club – 18.03.2020
The Hug Club has been founded by LiberatingTouch Co-Creator Ranjana Appoo in response to the global pandemic, with its many necessary restrictions, voluntary isolation, and social abstinence/distancing. Perhaps, it is time to embrace the uncertainty, the unknown and witness the unfolding. Time to embrace ourselves and the infinite healing possibilities of Love and Truth
The Hug Club Rules of Engagement
- The first rule of Hug Club, tell everyone about the Hug Club
- Self-hugging a minimum of seven times a day is recommended
- As you embrace yourself, remind yourself that you are held in LOVE, you are loving, loveable and loved, every part of you, including any unwanted aspects is healed in this Love
- Smile with your whole being as you hug yourself
- When you hug yourself remember that you are the hugging the entire universe
- Don’t forget how it feels to hug someone, practice with pillows, preferably a Tree
- Never hug another person, unless they give you permission and want to hug you
- When the time comes to hug another human being, remember to wash your face and hands before and after each hug
- No kissing of any kind
- The embrace needs to be gentle and firm all at once
- No squeezing, gyrating, stroking or undue rubbing
- Do not touch the face
- Remember that we are all connected, as ONE being, when one suffers, we all suffer, when the ONE is held in Joy and Peace, we are all held in JOY and Peace
- Ask yourself with each self-hug, “What if I could open to embracing uncertainty now?”
- Ask yourself with each self-hug, “What if I could open to embracing myself and this moment now, and all the changes that are coming into my life now?”
Q. I am going in for surgery soon, and am feeling quite stressed, can you help me?
If you have some time before surgery, i.e. a week or more, i recommend getting in touch with an EFT International Practitioner in your area, check out https://eftinternational.org to find an accredited practitioner. If you feel comfortable with the practitioner, ask them to help you manage the stress and prepare for surgery.
Personally, I like to do some EFT self-help and have Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions before any medical intervention, it prepares my body, mind and spirit for the changes. If you have less than 48 hours to prepare then, i recommend holding your fingers, one after the other, for 5 to 20 minutes, whenever you can. This is a Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help practice that will calm and soothe. It may be be an idea to checkout Astrid’s flows for life youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/flowsforlife/videos . She reveals the value of holding the fingers beautifully.
Q: Where can i find good information about essential oils? Where do i begin my study about essential oils? Where is the best place for me to buy them?
There are so many great websites and books on the benefits of essential oils. We are going to signpost you to the ones that we rely on. A good place to begin is to contact Marisha, she has created a wonderful eBook titled: Nourish by Scent. This is a great intro guide on the uses of essential oils. If you want to get in touch with her, use her contact page: https://www.marishahorsman.com/contact-me
We recommend DoTerra Essential oils as a way of creating and maintaining good health. We get the products at wholesale prices. If you want to do the same, click on this link. To get the discounted price you have to click on “Join & Save” which is at the top of the website page. Then choose wholesale customer (there will be a worthwhile £25 join-up fee) . Fill in your details and you are in and ready to shop. Or you can just click on the shop link and get the products at the retail price. These products are incredibly pure and potent and some of them can be ingested. DoTerra means gift of earth and these essential oils truly are a gift of astonishing power.
Q: What can I do for staying calm under pressure?
A: Exhale and then inhale gently. Your breath is the most calming accessible power you have. The more conscious you are of it, the more space you will create in your life.
Another favourite practical exercise to detach from stress and stay clear, focused and calm under pressure is what we like to call infinitising also known as the “infinity exercise”. Infinitising is a visualisation exercise that you can do anywhere at any time.
The ‘Infinity Exercise’ is a visualisation technique which is also a component of the LiberatingTouch® Detachment Process. Visualise or imagine that you are in one loop of a large ‘Infinity symbol’ and the object, symbol or person that you need to detach from is in the opposite loop of the ‘Infinity symbol’. You then visualise a ‘white serpent of light’ moving along the path of the ‘Infinity symbol’ (clockwise or counter-clockwise), looping around you and then looping around the ‘other’, as illustrated in the diagram.
As you do this your thoughts will create a vortex of energy spinning around you in one direction and spinning around the loop in front of you in the opposite direction. Physics tells us that objects spinning in opposite directions cannot come together but will pull apart. A vortex will also pull everything to its centre, just like water in a sink which spirals as it drains out. When we do this exercise, we are communicating to the subconscious, in symbolic language, to deprogram our attachment to the object, person or symbol in the loop opposite us. Therefore, the subconscious will free the energy locked in the conditioned process and allow us to reclaim our power. In effect, it is breaking the pattern of control (fear).
This exercise can be used, whenever you feel that you are reacting to someone or something, even during a phone call, or when conversing with someone. All you have to do is put yourself in one loop of the Infinity symbol, and the person or object in the other loop and visualise the ‘white serpent of light’ going along the path of the ‘Infinity symbol’, till your reaction stops, or till you experience serenity.
This one visualisation can help you at any time to create space, so that you can respond to any situation/person with clarity and strength. We all know how easy it is to get enmeshed in irate conversations, to be triggered by a remark, or to feel pressured. If in that moment, you remember to visualise, think, or even trace the Infinity symbol with your fingers, and imagine that you are in one loop, and the distressing/annoying/confusing issue/person is in the other loop; you can instantly create the breathing space you require to disengage from the story and take inspired action. The use of the Infinity Exercise is colloquially referred to as infinitising.
Q: It all feels so hopeless, climate change, war, disease, famine, what is the point of doing anything?
As long as you let your fear shadow your thoughts, then it will feel hopeless. As soon as you focus on love, possibilities open up and anything is possible.
Here are a couple of links to Thich Nhat Hanh’s thoughts on how important it is for us to focus on love. These are enlightening.
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change
Thich Nhat Hanh’s statement on Climate Change for the United Nation
Here are 8 steps you can take to make an impact NOW
- Practice Detachment
- Be Patient
- Opt for plastic free options
- Choose Love
- Become a Vegetarian
- Let go of resentment and regret
- Plant trees