In Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert offers all of us a beautiful biochemical explanation of how EFT works.
“My research has shown me that when emotions are expressed – which is to say that the biochemicals that are the substrate of an emotions are flowing freely – all systems are united and made whole. When emotions are suppressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior. This, I believe is the state of unhealed feeling I believe we want so desperately to escape from. (page 273)
“The body and the mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other. My research has shown me that the body can and must be healed through the mind, and the mind can and must be healed through the body.” (page 274)
In the future I’ll be doing more explicit reading for quantum explanations of the mechanics of EFT’s function, but Pert does address quantum theory in a couple important ways. First, she describes the huge receptor proteins as more like waving energy than as fixed chemistry, vibrating, humming, creating a symphony together with other receptors and peptides. Second, she uses quantum theory to explain the newly understood importance of the observer. Take a moment to read her words about the observer, keeping in mind the experience of how EFT allows the observer to actually shift the perception of reality as they tap.
“Including the observer in the equation admits a new level of intelligence to the system. In the old metaphor, we ignored the observer in an attempt to avoid any taint of subjective interference in determining reality. In the new metaphor, the observer plays an important role in defining the reality, because it is the observer’s participation that makes the difference.”