Carolyn Wing Greenlee

After 3 Days in Vegas, Carolyn and Dan Take the Plunge

To be totally accurate, my commitment was neither immediate nor simultaneous with Dan’s. At first, I was curious and mildly intrigued. I figured it was Dan’s thing and I was just along for the ride. But by the third day, I had tumbled headlong into what felt strangely like Home, like Destiny. On March 19, 2016, I made what felt like an impulsive decision, though now I know it was a long overdue surrender to what I had known all along was what I was born to do.

A couple of months before, Dan had purchased The Body Code, Dr. Bradly Nelson’s brilliant system of finding and addressing imbalances in the body. I was excited for Dan, who immediately took to the work, both in its approach to healing and the logistics. He was able to navigate the “mind maps” with ease on his iPad. In the Timing of the Lord, he was told there was going to be a three-day retreat/workshop in Las Vegas in just about six weeks. Dan was given a free ticket to Dr. Brad’s training in The Body Code. As a bonus, it came with an extra ticket for a guest. Dan invited me.

I had been doing The Emotion Code, Dr. Brad’s system for finding and removing trapped emotions with magnetic energy. It didn’t require a lot of reading, and I was enjoying treating an occasional neurotic dog or traumatized human being. In real life, I was a writer. I enjoyed energy work, but my dad, Dr. Thomas Wing, and my husband, Dr. Dennis Greenlee, were the geniuses who pioneered microcurrent and a system of blending electronic medicine with Chinese meridian therapy. I worked in their offices, taught seminars and wrote books with them, and reveled in watching miracles happen, but they were the ones with the credentials. I graduated in Comparative Literature with an emphasis on poetry. They were the healers. I was just along for the ride.

Then there Dan and I were in a large, packed conference hall in a nice hotel on the outskirts of Las Vegas, watching Dr. Brad reveal the efficacy of the protocols, demonstrating on volunteers from the audience. It was so fast and painless; nobody had to relive any horrors. For years I’d done EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), with some of Dr. Peter Levine’s trauma healing, a little Sozo, and microcurrent (my dad’s invention). Everything took a long time. A typical session was ninety minutes to two hours. I loved the work, but it was tiring and requires so much attention. On days I had clients, I was often too drained to write.

But a typical session using this method takes about twenty minutes—enough time to clear an ample amount of trapped emotions from the body so it has something to process, but not so much that it is overloaded and overwhelmed. It is also much easier on the practitioner. My curiosity was stirred. At times God sends me clusters of people and animals to treat. I had been wondering if He wanted me to get certified in something. But what? Raindrop Therapy? EFT? The Healing Code? Now here was The Emotion Code, so practical and so harmonious with my background in energy medicine. But the logistics…

I slipped out of the lecture hall and found staff members Whitney and Mary sitting together. I poured out questions and concerns. The internet is so difficult for me. How could I handle an online course with hours of teachings and tests? They told me the lectures are videos, and, after discussing a bit, said it would be okay to have a sighted person help me with the tests. That sounded good. I decided to pray about it.

Too soon, the sessions were over. Dan and I were eating our picnic lunch in the parking lot. Suddenly I blurted out, “I think I’m supposed to sign up for certification in the Emotion Code.” I could barely talk because of the tears. Embarrassed, I mumbled, “I don’t know why I’m crying.” Dan said, “I think I know. I think it’s the blindness. You’ve lost so much. You’ve had to give up so many things you love. Now here’s something you’re getting back. You’re saying ‘I’m going for it, no matter what.’”

A rush of hot tears verified his diagnosis. I had thought it was my fear of failure and feelings of inadequacy, but that was the whispering past. In the workshop we had done clearing on hindrances to our heart’s desires and alignment with the Will of God. Now I was free enough to be choosing to go ahead with something new and difficult in spite of my severely limited vision. I was finally able to admit I love this work. I was committing myself to my heritage in energy medicine. Instead of fearing getting trapped in a career path I might regret, I was absolutely giddy with joy.

Dan signed up about a month later. So now we’re both working on certification in The Emotion Code, a prerequisite to certification in The Body Code. It’s the most exciting energy healing work I’ve done in decades. Not since I learned muscle testing and emotional release in the 1970s from Dr. George J. Goodheart, the Father of Applied Kinesiology, have I used anything so fast and effective.

The Emotion Code certification program requires watching a whole bunch of instructional videos and taking quizzes, followed by a 100-question final exam. After Dan got me logged in and set up with the right menus, I was able to do everything, including the tests, all by myself.

Tonight I finished the videos and, after Dan found it for me, I took the final exam. I passed with 94% and a big sigh of relief.

Now I’m on the home stretch. I have to treat 30 clients—26 humans and 4 animals or 20 animals and 10 humans. I have already been treating people and dogs, and having a delightful time watching them go free so easily. Four months remain for me to complete the final requirements. I’m so exhilarated that I can do this—with joy, prayer, access technology, and a little help from my friends.

23 Comments

  1. Lisie

    May 21, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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    Dear Carolyn,

    Tonight, I found your blog! I read and re-read your book “Steady Hedy” at least three times and it holds a place of honor among the books on my shelf, among the books I love the best, from throughout my entire life.

    I’ve been looking through and reading your blog posts, and just came across this post, but first wanted to mention the post with the video of Hedy and you doing obedience together. Oh, I love it! I haven’t read the other comments under that post, but I’ll bet someone mentioned this (oooh I’m telling on Hedy! *laughs*). When you told Heady to “sit” then walked forward away from her, your back turned, she pretended to sit! She did! She never actually sat, just moved into a sort of sit position without actually touching the ground. It was hilarious to watch, what a smart, adorable, beautiful girl she is.

    My own dog is a 23″ tall, 75-lb. Golden Retriever, who is light blond with white feathering on his legs, chest, tail, and behind his ears. The feathers on his tail almost touch the ground and he’s still only a year and a half old; I’ve been told his full coat won’t come in until he’s around three! He is my darling, my son who happens to be a dog, and my dual-trained guide and hearing service dog. We graduated from our training school after taking our final exam in April of this year (2016).

    I have lost most of my night vision (the rods in my eyes allow only for light perception), but my vision under ideal conditions can still be corrected to 20/30 with thick contact lenses, but is slowly becoming wors. I’m also slowly losing color discrimination, am very sensitive to glare, and even in bright light, it’s as if I’m looking through a slight fog. It may be a result of a progression and deterioration of lifelong, high-degree myopia, or a side-effect of the strong chemotherapies and radiation therapies I received several years ago. I’m also partially deaf! So, I tend to refer to my dog as a “hearing service dog by day, guide dog by night!” *grins* He loves everything he does, and I still don’t think he understands he’s working; he takes it quite seriously and is very good at working, but it’s so much a part of his life and a part of his being, and he gains so much joy from it, that I believe he and I must have been brought together by Someone higher, and more Knowing, even, than our trainers! *smiles*

    I’m so happy to have the chance to read your blog and to leave a comment and say hello. I’d have emailed you privately, but I couldn’t find an email address. But, I so wanted to say hello, so I’ll leave this as a comment. Thank you for all you’ve given me, from your experiences, as recounted in your book, and your blog.

    Sincerely, with Golden Tail Wags, Lisie and her Sunshine Dog

    PS: I, along with the others commenting here, also had hoped Dan and you had decided to get married! Ha, yes, I fell for your ruse, it was well done! *smiles*

    PPS: My dog says hello to Hedy…or, I’m sure he would if he could! His nickname is Cary Grant, so perhaps that’s fitting!

  2. Paige Ramsey-Palmer

    May 1, 2016 - 6:06 PM
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    Dear Carolyn,

    What a lovely beginning to embracing this magnificent healing mode. I have had experience with this healing treatment, and I know it brings such openings and clarity. This does feel like a natural transition in your life, given your background. I know you will bring amazing healing to people and animals who cross your path. As Karen says, please do bring your beautiful self to Texas one of these days! You always have a place at my house in San Antonio.

    Much love,
    Paige

  3. karen Kirkpatrick

    April 23, 2016 - 1:47 PM
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    Hi Carolyn,

    I’m excited and hopeful with this news, I hope you will bring this healing to Texas,! I’m afraid I have become frozen and in a state of enduring life .

    You are truly a blessing from God.

    Love,
    Karen

  4. Don Fallick

    April 22, 2016 - 8:40 PM
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    So happy for both of you, but especially for you, Carolyn, for overcoming some spiritual blindness! That’s the hardest kind to overcome. Must confess to a slight disappointment that you AREN’T married. I still can’t understand why not…

    • Carolyn

      April 22, 2016 - 9:43 PM
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      Yes, Don. Spiritual blindness is the hardest kind of overcome. But it’s so wonderful when we finally see ourselves the way God does, and decide to enjoy His will for us instead of thinking we’re not worthy or too incompetent.

      As for not being married, there are times for everything, and this is the time not to be.

      Blessings,
      Carolyn

  5. Nancy

    April 22, 2016 - 1:35 PM
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    I am immensely proud of you and happy at the same time. On a side note, I join the others thinking you and Dan…Vegas…oh well, your friends think well of you both!
    I’m anxious to hear how things progress. Let me know if you need another patient – Miss Peri would benefit greatly, and she would make a unique study. Her mama would, too!

    Love you so much. Thanking God for leading your steps and granting the desires of your heart.
    Nancy

    • Carolyn

      April 22, 2016 - 3:56 PM
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      —Hi, Nancy.

      At least no one has expressed relief that we didn’t get married! Glad to know our friends love us both.

      It would be fabulous to use Miss Perry in the certification. Greys are very special to Dan and me, as you know. And to be able to release her from the traumas of her racing life would be so rewarding! Dan needs to treat four animals and twenty-six humans, too, so you’ve got your two places reserved in the queue. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to be able to have Greyhound Adoption Center benefit from this method? Those dogs must have Heart-Walls ten miles thick! When Dan got Sonny, he was a frozen dog just enduring his life. It took years for him to show the full, quirky, gentle and funny personality he really had, and he never got over his separation anxiety. Every day we learn something new with this treatment method, and I’m always surprised how much difference it makes in so short a time.

      Thanks for you vote of confidence!

      Love,
      Carolyn

  6. Linda Tinkham

    April 21, 2016 - 5:19 PM
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    First words out of my mouth was “I knew it! John said What? I knew Carolyn and Dan would get married.”
    Then I read on and found out I was wrong.
    I’m happy for you anyway. It sounds like something you will be very happy doing.
    Congratulations to both of you!
    Linda and John

    • Carolyn

      April 21, 2016 - 8:14 PM
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      Linda and John,

      It isn’t as fun as a surprise elopement, but it will have astonishing benefits to the people around us. I’ve been thinking of you and John, and how you could use some release from trapped emotions distorting your energy fields. It would be interesting to find out how much improvement you could have. At the very least, you’ll be more relaxed! I plan to spend several days in Sacramento when I can get a ride. I’ll keep you apprised. I still need more treatments for my certification!

      Love,
      Carolyn

  7. Linda Jacobs

    April 21, 2016 - 7:49 AM
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    Congratulations, Carolyn! This will be so much easier and less draining, and allow you to help without being exhausted yourself. I pray it works out that way!

    • Carolyn

      April 21, 2016 - 8:12 PM
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      Thanks, Linda. I plan to share with little groups (Dr. Brad gave me permission, though I haven’t gotten my instructor’s license yet). The method is so easy and painless, it’s just a fabulous way to help each other release the stress and trauma from our lives. I hope Women Writing the West will invite me to teach again this year. I have a whole session on releasing blockages to success and heart’s desires. Fabulous stuff! I’d love to share it with all my wordsmith sisters in my favorite organization!

      Love,
      Carolyn

  8. Jennifer G.

    April 20, 2016 - 11:18 PM
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    Yeah, I thought you got married too. I have to say I’m a bit disappointed but congrats on your accomplishments. You have to stop giving me mini heart attacks with your stories…lol! First the house and now this.

    • Carolyn

      April 20, 2016 - 11:46 PM
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      —Jennifer, you’re so cute! You’re already my sister whether I’m married to your brother or not (right now, it’s not). He’s a great team partner, though, and we work really well doing this healing work together. No heart attacks forthcoming from this end of the coast, mini or otherwise. : )

      Love to my beautiful little sister,
      Carolyn

  9. Nancy Cardoza

    April 20, 2016 - 8:53 PM
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    Carolyn I am so proud of you! CONGRATULATIONS on your high marks testing! And thanks to Dan setting up the computer stuff allowing you to test independently! Great teamwork you two.
    Yep, you had me…thought it was the Wedding Chapel you had plunged into! Dan had me laughing out loud with his response!
    God is to be Praised how He directs your gifted and surrendered life for His glory. I would be honored to be one of your people clients to help you complete your certification.

    • Carolyn

      April 20, 2016 - 11:45 PM
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      Hi, Nancy! I’m smiling, picturing you imagining us in a wedding chapel. I admit I’m having way too much fun with the ruse!

      I would be honored to have you as my honored certification subject. Thanks for volunteering.

      Love,
      Carolyn

  10. Joan Turner

    April 20, 2016 - 8:06 PM
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    Congratulations, Carolyn on this next adventure! You are such an inspiration to everyone

    • Carolyn

      April 20, 2016 - 8:26 PM
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      Thanks, Joan. I’m truly delighted!
      Love,
      Carolyn

  11. Karen Fulk

    April 20, 2016 - 6:53 PM
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    I’m thrilled for the giant step but yea, I thought you guys got married too and now I’m left holding the rice bag. Oh, well. When the bag is still full you can cook it for dinner!

    • Carolyn

      April 20, 2016 - 8:24 PM
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      I know. I should be ashamed of the deliberate deceit, but I couldn’t resist. It came to me as I was contemplating the new post. May I blame it on God? He has a wonderful sense of humor and it’s been fun reading the reactions that have been coming in. That’s funny about the rice bag. Good idea for dinner!

      Blessings,
      Carolyn

  12. Gail Jenner

    April 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM
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    Carolyn:
    I’m thrilled for you! It IS a natural next step for you…..Wow! Congratulations. God has used you in so many ways and with so many people, I know He has laid this out for you. Can’t wait to hear more!

    • Carolyn

      April 20, 2016 - 6:47 PM
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      Gail, I’m blown away with what God has been doing since December when I began watching The Emotion Code Seminar video series. Dan and I both believe God wants us to take this on the road—Healing on Wheels—and go to places that need the help. I keep thinking of all you dear people in Etna. Once you see how to do it, you can help each other and do it for yourselves. I have such a longing to bring this to others, tools to promote healing because it swiftly releases energy imbalances that cause disease, distress, depression, etc. We don’t diagnose or treat diseases, but we can make it easier for a body to heal itself. Dr. Brad was so inspired when God gave him the protocols—and he gives Jesus all the credit. Last year, God told me to stop the bleeding in the Body of Christ. I believe this is one way He intends me to do that.

      Love,
      Carolyn

  13. Dan

    April 20, 2016 - 3:44 PM
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    Heck, even I thought we got married when I first started reading this. I was anxiety stricken thinking that somehow I didn’t remember. After all, it was a wild time in Vegas going to all those vegan restaurants. I could have been suffering from a protein deficiency. ;-)

    I think just about everyone who knows you knows you are a born healer in the Lord, Carolyn. You’re a natural. You’ve helped so many. I’m overjoyed that you are now embracing it.

    • Carolyn

      April 20, 2016 - 5:50 PM
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      You made me laugh. You made me cry. It’s still hard to realize I’m really doing it. Thank you for the staunch supporter you’ve always been. And the ways your own journey in the healing arts has dragged me along, kicking and screaming. I love where we’re going, and I’m so glad we get to go there together.
      C

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