EFT and a dove in deep shock


I would like to share this simple story and hopefully encourage everyone who uses EFT to try it with animals, birds and wildlife, especially at times when we humans feel helpless and that’s where EFT can step in.

by Marie Holliday

A few weeks before Christmas we had been watching the progress of two nesting doves who hadn’t taken flight yet and were preparing for their first flight from our fig tree, which was then with thick leafy cover.

They managed their first flight successfully, even with our three dogs with keen eyes on them!

Cutting the branches back now the doves had flown the nest, we left the nest there and they re-visited their home daily. We watched their progress with great interest.

One day, having coffee on the terrace, we saw what looked like the pair of doves flying around some conifers on our land. However what developed next proved otherwise. The dove dropped to the ground from the midst of a conifer where it had fallen. It had been targeted by a sparrow hawk and attacked, but appeared to have escaped.

Then, as the bird lay there in deep shock, our puppy ran across and picked the dove up in her mouth and as we were shouting ‘drop’ and running to try to help the dove, the puppy dropped it, but then one of our older dogs grabbed the bird in his mouth and ran off with it.

He dutifully dropped the dove as we got to him and the dove just lay there, barely breathing and possibly injured. We got the dogs in the house to give the dove a chance to escape and she literally fluttered hardly able to fly into some bull rush reeds nearby.

I gently walked towards the dove, tapping all the time and saying “I was only trying to help and not to be worried after these traumatic events”. I moved very slowly and quietly towards it.

It was laid on its back with wings folded across its breast and breathing so laboured and shallow that I didn’t think it would survive the shock.

So I tapped:
“Even though I have had all these shocks ... and not one shock but three ... I can’t die of shock ... they say birds die of shock really easily but it’s only a shock and I am still alive, I choose for my heart beat to become stronger and stronger...beat strong enough so that I may fly away safely and live my new life with my sibling dove.”

“I have had such a short life so far and I love it here, it is where I was born, I can visit my nest and I don’t want to die yet'

“I must be a strong dove because I have escaped that awful sparrow hawks attack ... but he has to live, too ... it wasn’t personal ... if I see him again, he will leave me alone because he will know I am too strong for him ... then I escaped not one dog eating me but two dogs ... wow, I am such a strong dove ... I can feel my heart getting stronger and stronger with every beat ... I am so safe here and I am recovering easily and quickly”

“It was only a shock..well three shocks but I am still here and my breathing is getting stronger by the minute”

“I can't wait to fly off and be with my family again and have fun, I am too young to die..I want to live longer than this...and this lady is kind, she wants me to live”

“Heart getting stronger and stronger and stronger ...”

It was only a few minutes tapping and the doves’ heartbeat was definitely stronger, but it was still on its back so I was also concerned for its safety.

I left it for a few minutes warming in the morning sun.

When I went back, I decided to try to help the dove turn into the right position from her back. As I moved forward very gently, it fluttered up a little and sat on the reeds in the sun.

I tapped a couple of minutes more about getting stronger and flying away.

I could see it didn’t appear to have been injured, which was lucky considering being attacked by a sparrow hawk then picked up and dropped twice by two dogs.

I left her again and went back a few minutes later and the dove had gone. I was hopeful it had recovered and flown away and couldn’t see any signs to the contrary.

Later that day and every day since, it visits the nest in the now leafless fig tree.

I have thought that yes, maybe this would have happened anyway and it would have flown away without the use of tapping, but neither my partner nor I thought it would survive and I felt better for trying to help – and if it had been the dove’s last moments would the tapping have helped its transition?

Over the years and living in the country here, I have used EFT several times for injured birds, an injured rabbit and a dormouse which have been in their last moments of shock and passing over but it does pose the interesting question: does it help their passing? I love animals, nature, wildlife and birds and choose to believe EFT does help.

In circumstances such as this, EFT is so portable why not at least try to help our fellow animal friends, for we are all one energy. I believe we are intrinsically connected by this energy field and that it is a missed opportunity for developing our humanity individually and collectively if we don’t try to help our fellow creatures where we can.

Marie Holliday
AAMET practitioner/trainer/trainer of trainers
Official representative of AAMET in Spain
Website: www.eftspain.com
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