The Sedona Tools
Innovative Emotional Processing
By Kim Picard



Futurists like Barbara Marx Hubbard praise innovation as what can and will propel us forward  Often outside the confines of present-day scientific methodology, innovation springs more from some universal source. That combined with the intuition that perhaps there is a better way. Such is the case with The Sedona Tools — innovative emotional processing tools to help you move through a dramatic life event, or to help you achieve the true inner harmony necessary for manifestation.

The Tools’ first innovation is that they assume emotion is energy. Bravo to The Secret for proclaiming that everything is energy. We are in good company! The Tools are emotion-based to work directly with emotional energy. No disrespect to our intelligence or rational-based methods, but generally negative emotion is anything but rational or intelligent. Particularly that which we experience before we, ourselves, develop the ability to reason. So fight fire with fire or choose a hammer to drive a nail instead of a saw. The Sedona Tools use symbolism, metaphor and fantastical elements to keep the work on the same energetic wavelength as disruptive emotion.

Consider further that emotional energy, if not expended or resolved, gets stored within just like excess calories get stored by the body as fat. A little may be only mildly annoying but the adverse effects of both increase proportionately. The Tools work with this accumulated energy just as effectively as with dramatic emotion in the moment. In fact, it is these very reservoirs, most often quite subterranean, that must be energetically drained before there can be authentic manifestation.

The Sedona Tools are based on another innovative premise — that disruptive emotion can be consciously or intentionally processed. You do not have to accept the passivity suggested in the adage “time heals all wounds”.And to reiterate, intellectual understanding may be satisfying in its own way but it is not enough. It is not called emotional work for nothing and the Tools put you in charge. No need to indulge in blame or judgment. No need to relive the past in excruciating detail. Simply accept or acknowledge how you feel and choose the appropriate Tool..

Each one begins with setting your intent. The power of intent is much heralded by modern philosophers like Dr. Wayne Dyer and Esther and Jerry Hicks  But it is also an exercise of free will so the Tools are compatible with and can supplement even the most traditional philosophies. This straightforward assertion empowers the work and since we purposefully include buried emotion, or that which may not be consciously felt, we tap right into those reservoirs to release and resolve at deeper levels.

There are five Tools — one each for the release of shame, fear, rage and guilt, and one to consciously resolve the impact or heal the wound from a dramatic life event. They are taught as guided meditations or visualizations but are easy to learn and once learned, you are meant to be your own guide. You can then use them anytime, anywhere and in whatever order you choose. They can also be personalized however you wish. As presented, you will notice that most are suggestive of Sedona environs.

The Resolve Tool (The Shimmering Portal meditation) was inspired by an actual puddle that appears for a few days after the rain about half-way up Cathedral Rock Trail. I am eternally grateful to Sedona — its people, places and energy — for its contribution and inspiration.

A personal message from Kim...
First I experienced the intellectual — Princeton University, The University of Chicago and corporate banking. Next, the emotional — marriage, children, conventional therapy, divorce, the unconventional. Finally, thanks to Sedona and the Tools, integration. Now on to manifestation!
Kim’s LA schedule
Tuesday, Feb. 6, Workshop, The Bodhi Tree, 7:30-9:30 PM, $20.00; Friday-Sunday,
Feb. 9-11, exhibitor, The Conscious Life Expo, Booth 211. Lecture, Sunday, 2:00 PM.

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