One day I heard the words “Access Bars” mentioned; it was a bit like the time I first heard EFT mentioned and my reaction was similar. Brush over it, and it will go away soon.
So imagine my intrigue when another few years passed on, and I attended the Swindon Pop Up Business school where I plonked myself in a chair next to a lovely lady who happened to mention “Access Bars” again to me. My reaction – again, almost as evolved as those years back was to say something like “how interesting” and we had a very short discussion about it but I confess I did not take an awful lot in but my curiosity was piqued. We discussed many books that we had in common currently on our bookshelves and exchanged a few bits of personal information and later that evening we connected on Facebook.
I thought a little of it as time when on.
One day on facebook I thought I saw my friend indicate an interest in an event; (latterly it seems she thought I’d expressed an interest – but the mystery shall remain). The event was entitled “Yumminess with Bodies“. Well frankly, with a title like that I had to check it out – I mean, “weird stuff”, right?
Guess what, it was Access Bars popping up into my conscious energy sphere, or at least I was allowing it to. This time I sat up and looked into it further. The event clashed with running club, but hey, I can always make up the running later. Pizza too, and with my ketogenic diet (no bread, grains, nothing high carb) it was going to have to be one of those “weekday exceptions” in order to survive with some food. My accompanying friend offered to save me from this fate by eating my portion but I suggested I would save her from excessive weight gain by denying her that supposed privilege.
Next was to “panic” about how far away this event / workshop was and allowing sufficient time to crawl to Bath during rush hour. I did this and we arrived about 15 minutes early which was a bonus as I’m often attempting to travel at warp speed (my friend’s wording, I confess).
We were greeted by our host, Ruth Bartleet who hugged us enthusiastically and welcomed us to the meeting, held at the wonderful Castle Farm Cafe where the preparations for pizza and salad were underway. The garden is a beautiful peaceful space with tables and chairs and a little shop selling some wonderful organic produce.
There were about 20 people there, predominantly female but there was a notable male presence which can be unusual in the therapy world as many may testify.
A brief introduction preceded the invitation to lie down on one of the couches to “receive bars” or “have the bars run” and as mine were being done, a short explanation of each point being touched was given. I could have closed my eyes but chose to keep them open as we chatted to introduce ourselves and talk about the Bars and how they can help change lives or perspectives. The different points can refer to different parts of where energy or baggage is stored.
Prior to this event, I had checked out some videos on Access Bars and many of them said similar – that it was the one thing that worked, that remained, that helped clear head baggage. I then found this video on youtube that featured both Gary Douglas (founder of Access Bars) and a neuroscientist (Dr Jeffrey Fannin) who cited brain scans before and after Access Bars were run which showed a notable positive change – arguably similar to reported brain scans on people who meditate regularly.
So whilst my personal “jury” and “conventional, rational, evidence-based psychotherapist” in me may be still out slightly, I have to report that my head (which was aching and heavy in the days leading up to the session) feels clearer, more grounded and able to write this blog!
Testimonials verbally given at the event were amazing; as I have always had one foot in the “esoteric” and have myself given card readings and sense energy all around, this healing modality did very much speak to me. It was also interesting to hear the different opinions with regards to Reiki compared with Access Bars in that the latter seemed more of a permanent way of locking in personal change. My Reiki therapist would insist that I must “let go” and yet on reflection that “letting go” doesn’t feel right for me in that the baggage I seem to hang onto informs my work. But I can permit it to not affect me any longer. Perhaps that’s a new thought for me?
The Access Bars are 32 bars of energy that run through and around your head, storing the electromagnetic component of all the thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs that you have ever had about anything. There are bars for Healing, Body, Control, Awareness, Creativity, Power, Aging, Sex and Money just to name a few. Each thought, idea, attitude, decision or belief that you have fixed in place solidifies the energy and limits your capacity to be generative in that area. The purpose of a Bars session is to clear those points and to invite people to receive. Receiving instead of doing, doing, doing.
Like magic, it is not about what you do, it is about changing the energy of how you are functioning in life that allows change to show up without effort and with great ease.
Have you ever tried to talk to someone who has their mind made up about something? Is it like trying to get through a brick wall? That’s because it IS a wall, an energetic wall. Every time you take a point of view, you create another wall.
For example, if you say “I’m never doing that again!¨ that decision stops the energy and limits what you can receive. Does a decision like that create more choice in your life or less? Would it create an impact on your body? Fortunately, this can be changed easily and quickly. By running energy through these bars, the barriers dissipate and the electromagnetic charge is released. Releasing stuck energy is like deleting old files off your computer. You have more space to create something new and wonderful with more up-to-date tools! [taken from this website]
I am hoping to attend a full workshop and perhaps even deliver the “Bars” to others. After all, having bought a couch about five years ago and never used it with any clients, perhaps it’s time.