Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Spring for Hope

It was just a year ago that I announced Eternal River 3 was almost done. Ah, the best laid plans! That was before my son John and I made a trip to Southern California to get a few facts in the chronology of microcurrent straightened out. I ended up with so much material that I despaired of ever getting the book done. Not so. It will be finished this year, I hope, and it will be better because of it.

A year ago, I thought the reason I had no breath to sing was my previous diet of heavy meats, cheeses, and oils. That was somewhat true. That diet contributed to the confusion of my immune system, but it would be another five months before Welcome to Medicare identified the real culprit: scleroderma.

Everything went on Hold at that diagnosis, and I began Gerson Therapy in earnest on December first of last year. I completed eighty days of the intense protocol, had very good results with detoxification, and then caught the flu, which wiped me out and ended up with my need to change healing directions.

I have officially been off Gerson for two weeks. At first I worried that I would not be able to get well, but I’m continuing eating a plant-based diet and I’m getting stronger and more energetic.

Last week, Dan and I went back into the studio and recorded the necessary tracks to finish “You Cover Me,” My favorite song from the new album. Last week, I also wrote a new song—a light rock version of Jeremiah 29:11 (I know the thoughts I have towards you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare, not calamity to give you a future and a hope). It’s always a thrill to write a song.

The most important new occupation of my life is healing from a combination of joyful fellowship with God and work on my meridians (energetic medicine) with microcurrent and EFT—Emotional Freedom Technique. Decades ago, my husband Dennis learned and used the tapping technique in his practice. He also taught me the basics. I’ve used it off and on ever since.

Recently, my friend and long-time chiropractor Robert Jolin gave me a set of the original EFT training DVDs, and while I had the flu and nothing to do but lie on the couch and cough, I began watching. Wow! There was a lot more to it than the simple tapping Dennis taught me. I began tapping along with a man with a severe water phobia and was shocked to discover that I, too, had a severe water phobia based on a couple of forgotten incidences of thinking I was drowning.

Within minutes, the anxiety was gone. Then my body got the idea that it might as well start letting go of other traumas, so it began releasing memories like helium balloons into my consciousness. The more I EFTed the traumas, the more willing my body was to admit to additional disruptions in energy.  The more disruptions were released, the more energy was able to circulate freely among my meridians. I feel the best I have in years.

Interestingly, EFT founder Gary Craig said Dr. Roger Callahan discovered what he called “Psychological Reversals,” which are polarity switches in the body. They cause the energy to act as if your batteries are in backwards. They sabotage your stated goals and desires and give you the opposite. He said people with degenerative diseases often have that polarity switch. No wonder I’ve felt all my life as if there were a civil war going on inside! That fits scleroderma, doesn’t it? Autoimmune disease. That’s where your body attacks itself. EFT has an antidote. I am no longer tripping myself up as I want to get well.

This is exciting stuff! I’m absolutely sure I will be well. It will take time, but I’m already feeling so much better. Vegan eating was Stage 1. Gerson Therapy was Stage 2. I am now in Stage 3, working in the invisible realm of the Spirit and energetic medicine.

With the energy in my body released from blockage, it’s free to do other things. I’m running scales on the piano and playing some simple Bach—which balances the brain and gives me immense pleasure. Working my voice and preparing for studio time again. I also did several rounds of EFT tapping to relieve the anxiety I have when I try to read print on a page. Then I read (slowly, very slowly) a whole page of the Book of John and all of Proverbs 1. Wow! No anxiety. Is it possible that I was even seeing the words a little better? Gary Craig says it happens. Uneven muscle pulls change the shape of the eyeball. My acupuncturist taught me that. So it makes sense that getting rid of disruption in the energy system will help the muscles around the eye relax, especially since the first tapping in the “Basic Recipe” are all acupoints around the eye.

My plum tree has decided it is truly Spring. Overnight it went into full flower. Gorgeous! It reminds me that, years ago, the Lord asked me, “Have you ever noticed that the first thing out of bare branches after winter is not leaves but blossoms? I did it for Hope.”

I feel hope. In the words of my new song:

I have a future. I have a hope.
I have a future. I have a hope.
You know the thoughts You have towards me, Jesus,
Plans for welfare, not calamity.
You know the thoughts You have towards me,
Plans for a future and hope.
Plans for a future and hope.
I have a future and hope.

Plum Tree Blossoms 1
Plum Tree Blossoms 1
Plum Tree Blossoms 2
Plum Tree Blossoms 2
Plum Tree Blossoms 3
Plum Tree Blossoms 3


  1. Kristen

    August 29, 2014 - 8:18 AM

    Hi Carolyn, I found your site here after finding your book which I am purchasing on Amazon. I am wondering if you could recommend for me a machine to buy to do the microcurrent treatments with? I think I’d like one that I can adjust the frequency on, as I am also waiting on a book I purchasing frequency specific microcurrent. Any suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated. By the way, I feel lucky to have found your site, I really enjoy your writing here and look forward to getting your book.

    • Carolyn Wing Greenlee

      September 13, 2014 - 2:48 PM

      Hello, Kristin. Thank you for contacting me. I hope my book is helpful to you.

      As for microcurrent, you might try eBay. Others who have asked me about available instruments have been able to buy a unit or two of Monad’s well-built and effective microcurrent machines.

      May you have successful hunting in your search for my dad’s machine. It truly does wonders!

      — Carolyn

  2. Mary E. Trimble

    March 7, 2013 - 11:31 AM

    You express yourself so beautifully, Carolyn. You have a unique way of viewing the world, using your whole body and mind. Of the pictures, I love #1 with the blossoms and stark blue interspersed throughout.

  3. Linda Tinkham

    March 6, 2013 - 6:32 PM

    I wonder if the diet you are doing, would help my husband. Not only is he having
    more problems with his back, now he has cancer on his face. We thought it was
    Basel cell but now they think it might be the bad one that spreads. He is having bad headaches.
    I’m so happy to hear that you are doing so much better. I have been praying for you. You are the sweetest person I know, and don’t deserve all this.
    My love and prayers to you!

    • Carolyn

      March 6, 2013 - 11:18 PM

      Linda, I’m so sorry to hear your dear husband is having more problems! Yes! This diet would help him. If he changes to a vegan diet, his body would not be strugglig with food that is hard to digest, turns the body acid (making it very hospitable to virus, bacteria, and deterioration). Inflammation causes havoc with the body’s ability to maintain health and energy and has been said to be the cause of all disease.

      “The China Study” is a good resource to give you a lot of research verifying the statements about the connection between certain foods and disease. “Forks Over Knives” is a good introductory DVD which features Dr. Campbell, author of “The China Study.” Both resources convinced me I needed to eliminate animal protein in my diet, dairy and eggs. I’ve been eating this way since October 1, 2011.

      Thank you for your prayers. They certainly help! God has given me so much guidance and help finding the right path for myself. I didn’t want to do drugs (there weren’t any for scleroderma anyway). At the very least, this plant-based way of eating does no harm to the body. There are a lot of anti-cancer ingredients in plants, especially the deeply colored and green leafy ones. Kale rates 1000 on the nutrient density scale. The next highest rated food is blueberries at 160. Kale in a smoothie or a green drink delivers powerful nutrition to help your body fight whatever comes.

      Your remark about my “not deserving” this is so sweet, Linda. In a way, though, I brought it on by eating the stuff I did—meat fed toxins (pesticide-laden corn, for example) and shot full of anti-bioltics and growth hormones. I ate whatever appealed to me, never reading a label to see what had been added. We expect our food to be safe, but it’s not well regulated and some foods (especially fast foods) are actually designed with addictive substances in them. “Supersize Me” is an eye-opening documentary on McDonalds. All to say, the food I ate caused the confusion in my immune system, clogged my arteries and capillaries, hastened the loss of my vision, and made me stupid and fat.

      I will be praying for you and your husband for wisdom as you look for the best path for his return to health.


      PS: Whenever I need a chuckle, I think of the line in your story in “A Gift of Puppies” where you said your guide dog pup in training loved to jump up and down, and once, when you were in the bathroom giving her water, she jumped so high she fell in the toilet. A chuckle is good for your health. Remember to laugh, Linda. The Lord will never leave you or forsake you. He will lovingly help you and John through this new thing.

  4. Alice Trego

    March 6, 2013 - 3:13 PM

    This is truly amazing, Carolyn! So glad you shared your latest developments/insights toward the road to good health :)

  5. Betty Helf

    March 6, 2013 - 2:51 PM

    It all sounds very complicated, Carolyn, but I am thrilled that you’re feeling so much better just the same. Color me happy. Keep up the good work.

    Hugs, Betty

  6. Tracy Verdugo

    March 6, 2013 - 1:14 PM

    So happy that your body, with the coming Spring, is also undergoing a beautiful regeneration. You are always in our prayers. I know very little about EFT, just a rudimentary knowledge but I do use the little I know to relieve anxiety and it works so well. Would love to learn more when time allows.
    Much love to you and Dan from all of us Downunder! xoxo

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