July 2018 e-letter

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Teaching a three-day intensive class earlier this month to 400 of our advanced students (150 in the room; 250 streaming it from home), one of the streaming viewers was incensed by our handling of a question. Basically, we said that since electromagnetic pollution isn’t going to go away, it is imperative to optimize our bodies for tolerating in it.

The incensed viewer felt we totally dodged the issue that substantial evidence about the harm caused by the ubiquity of electronic devices is being successfully repressed through the influence of big business on politics. If the “Energy” people of EEM won’t comment on that, we are shirking our responsibility, this person said. This led to a discussion in the class, that second day, of our policies regarding taking a political stance. We both have very strong political views and have often been asked to use our influence with our sizable community to promote choices that could save the ways of life currently under threat (both sides of the aisle would of course point to different threats and different solutions). We have made a very conscious decision to not use our organization in that way. And that is because we believe our audience is distinguished by a great equalizer: anyone who has a body that is animated by energy! It’s that simple! All are welcome and all persuasions are part of our community!

However, back to electromagnetic pollution, that is or should be of concern to all who are in the great equalizer category: “anyone who has a body.” We encourage you to look at the research, take intelligent steps for your own and your family’s health and safety, and take whatever political actions you consider appropriate. Meanwhile, we followed our class with a post-conference workshop, taught by Sara Allen, showing people how to protect themselves from electromagnetic pollution. The class was received with wild enthusiasm. That’s a form of politics we can embrace without question. We are turning the class into a DVD course. Stay tuned.

Love and blessings,
Donna and David

Energy Healing in Action:
​​Energy Medicine Brings Relief for Respiratory Illness

Valerie McCarney used Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) techniques on a friend suffering from acute symptoms of a severe respiratory illness. Her friend, Joann, had been hospitalized in a crisis situation because of breathing difficulties and was receiving intravenous medication. As this scenario of hospitalization has become more common for Joann in recent years, Valerie was hoping that Energy Medicine might provide some relief.

Valerie had never participated in Donna's advanced training, though she had taken several shorter workshops, studies the taped classes, and used the Energy Medicine book extensively. She applies Energy Medicine to herself, friends, and family.

Joann has been asthmatic since birth, and now at 58, has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a disease in which the lungs are damaged, making it hard to breathe. In COPD, the airways -- the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs -- become narrowed. This limits the flow of air to and from the lungs, causing shortness of breath. The natural progression of COPD involves acute exacerbations, or occasional sudden worsening of symptoms, that are typically caused by infections or air pollution. 

​Donna Receives ACEP's
"Distinguished Pioneer Award"

Dondi Dahlin accepting ACEP Award for Donna

Dondi Dahlin accepting ACEP Award for her mom.

At the 20th Annual Conference of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology in Orlando in May, Donna was honored with ACEP’s “Distinguished Pioneer Award” for her longstanding contributions to Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology. While Donna was not able to attend the Conference, the Award was received by her daughter, Dondi Dahlin, who gave one of the best acceptance speeches ever. Donna’s longtime friend, colleague, and once student, Kim Wedman, presented the Award, also with beautiful words to celebrate the occasion.

​The Heart of the Shaman

Alberto Villoldo and Marcela Lobos

When we (Donna and David) interviewed Alberto Villoldo and Marcela Lobos for our book, The Energies of Love (Chapter 10), we were astounded by the matter-of-fact way they described how they frequently meet one another on the dream plane and the next morning discuss over breakfast the experiences they shared the night before. When we interviewed them again, for the recent Energies of Love Super Summit, we sat transfixed as they described the way they consciously orchestrated their courtship to progressively meet the challenges posed by each of the seven chakras.

Alberto is trained as a medical anthropologist, but studying the shamans of Peru catapulted him personally into the world of shamanism. He and Marcela have been pioneers and major movers introducing shamanic practices to Western technological cultures. Alberto’s latest book, The Heart of the Shaman, which we were given an opportunity to review prior to its July 31 release, is designed to “take you on a journey into the sacred world of the shaman, through stories, dreams, and ancient rites.”

We feel it succeeds. The book is organized around the concept of the “Sacred Dream” that orchestrates the universe yet that is within the grasp of each of us. The book’s thesis: “The cosmos is pulsing and conscious, longing to create beauty, birthing blue-green planets, spiral galaxies, and more than 20,000 species of butterfly on our earth. . . . Each one of us is given a fragment of the sacred dream to hold and express in our own way.” This book shows you how! 

​A Painless Way to Support Energy Medicine

The Energy Medicine Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to bring Energy Medicine into the culture so all may benefit from its power. The organization is limited only by its need for the funding that would allow it to have greater impact. If you buy things through Amazon, you can help!

Amazon will donate one-half a percent of the cost of your Amazon purchases to a charitable organization of your choice. If you are not yet set up for this, PLEASE go to smile.amazon.com, enter your e-mail and Amazon password, and follow the simple steps to designate Energy Medicine Institute for your donations. Then bookmark the URL you are given so that you can easily return to it whenever you shop Amazon. Here’s a screenshot:

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Big Bear Yoga Festival

​​Come join us for a day of free yoga, dance, music,
meditation, booths, and fun!

Saturday, October 6
Festival: 9 – 5 p.m. (FREE!)
Registration Required
Keynote: 12:15 – 1:15 pm (FREE)
Energy Medicine: A Hands-on Demonstration
Donna Eden with David Feinstein, Ph.D.

Sunday, October 7
The Post-Festival Event!
Energy Medicine: A Hands-on Experience
9:00 a.m. – Noon ($65)
Donna Eden with David Feinstein, Ph.D.

Experience a high-powered yoga retreat in a forested mountain-lake escape far from the grind of the big city, yet only 2 hours from Los Angeles.
Imagine learning Energy Medicine in alpine-laced mountains and practicing it with new friends from the yoga community. 

Experience a high-powered yoga retreat in a forested mountain-lake escape far from the grind of the big city, yet only 2 hours from Los Angeles.
Imagine learning Energy Medicine in alpine-laced mountains and practicing it with new friends from the yoga community. 


Energy Minute from the Smith Family Farm in Atlanta, Georgia

Let's Get Grounded with Dondi Dahlin!

A lot of people nowadays talk about grounding. To be grounded means you have a strong electrical connection to the Earth. In these modern times, it is unfortunately easy to lose our grounded connection due to electromagnetic radiation (in the form of cell phones, telephone poles, computers, etc.), wearing rubber-soled shoes, and suffering from chronic stress.

To re-establish your connection, take those shoes off and stand on the ground or in a natural body of water. You can also thump your Stomach meridian points on your cheekbones! A meridian is a pathway of energy and tapping Stomach meridian helps to reconnect the body’s energies to the Earth. Benefits of grounding include better sleep, better immune function, better digestion, and being able to think more clearly!

To view the complete collection of Eden Energy Medicine videos, click www.EnergyMinute.Innersource.net.

For more information, see Energy Medicine, (Tarcher/Penguin, 2008).


Join us for one of our upcoming events and leave with the tools to help you get out of pain, improve your immune system, and feel more joy!

"There is a wonderful transparency and authentic presence in Donna. I am always awed and feel like I am experiencing a master's teaching like those we have read about in the time of Socrates, etc.“

- Natalie Dobson

EM Workshop Omega 2018

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