MAP and ETS Plus
by Victoria Overton

I use the entire set of flower essences, MBP Balancing Solutions, ETS Plus and numerous processes for soil-less gardens. I've been ordering Perelandra products since the early 2000s; the book, Dancing in the Shadows of the Moon, changed my life. The following is a story about my experience with MAP, and my results were amazing.

Last summer I decided to take a trip up a five-foot ladder to change a furnace filter in my house. Not a good decision. I fell off, crashed onto the floor — and the filter remained unchanged. First thought? ETS Plus. When I got up to get to my ETS Plus, I noticed my arm dangling from the socket. Undaunted, I thought I'd get to the ETS Plus, take it and then find someone to pop my arm back into the socket — hey, it works for quarterbacks, right? Good plan? I thought so, although it didn't occur to me I might not be able to open my ETS Plus bottle with my dangling arm! Well, I never made it to the ETS Plus, but I did make it to the emergency room. Turned out I broke my shoulder in three places and also put a couple of gashes in my head when I hit the floor. MAP team to the rescue? Not quite yet . . .

It took a few weeks to get a trauma surgeon to put my shoulder back in place. Flower essences, ETS Plus, MBP Balancing Solutions? No way — I couldn't open anything. At this point it was allopathic all the way. I was so ungrounded, I didn't even remember MAP.

After surgery, I learned I now had a big titanium plate in my arm with lots of screws drilled into my bone to hold the metal in place. My body didn't like it and tried to reject it by creating heat — aka a nice fever. Bad bone? No problem. My body, the ultimate solution provider, grew a new bone — fast work — a new bone on the way in the three weeks from accident to surgery. My surgeon called this new bone "ectopic" (I love those labels). He said I'd really have to work hard to regain some mobility in my arm, but I could always hope for a little range of motion. He was very discouraging and considered the ectopic bone a hindrance to my recovery.

Okay, so now I've really created some fun. Instead of calling a handyman, I created a nasty injury and limited my mobility and range of motion. Not to mention the pain. My surgeon had low expectations for my recovery and prescribed physical therapy (PT) three times a week — indefinitely. MAP? Not even a distant memory.

When I went to the first PT appointment, the therapist released my arm from the sling allowing my arm to move for the first time since it was immobilized. Wow! I was so emotional, I cried. That's when it hit me! MAP! My MAP team could assist me.

Let me share a little about my MAP sessions: I see and hear nothing — not a thing! That's always been my experience with MAP. Once I read The Mount Shasta Mission, I was comforted and reassured. I no longer worried that I didn't see or hear my MAP team. I didn't care, and although I'm not a consistent MAP user, I am a believer in my MAP team and its effectiveness. The description in The Mount Shasta Mission was a great relief to me.

So here I am, literally in a world of hurt — maybe a little desperate and discouraged — and I think of MAP. Now you may have concluded that I'm a "fox hole" MAP person, and you may be right. All I can tell you is that I opened my MAP coning for every PT session. My sessions ran 90 minutes, three days a week, for four months. I also brought ETS Plus with me to PT and at night, I resumed my use of the entire set of MBP Balancing Solutions. I've taken them since they were available and continue to do so.

During PT, it was difficult to speak to my team out loud, although I spoke out loud at every opportunity. Minimally, I had a running commentary in my mind each session and used ETS Plus when necessary during the sessions and always after the sessions. It may sound boastful, but my results were extraordinary. The physical therapist (PT) couldn't believe it and neither could the surgeon, but my MAP team and I believed it. Don't get me wrong — I had to do a lot of work to develop an immobilized limp arm with no strength or range of motion into a strong capable arm that I can raise up with ease.

Every week, the physical therapist measured my range and strength. My progress was stunning. My surgeon was so shocked when reading the PT reports that he forced me to demonstrate the results and took additional x-rays. Even the ectopic bone became a huge asset in holding the titanium in place, giving my bone much needed support.

By the end of four months, my scar was the only noticeable sign of my serious injury. The surgeon took all the credit although he did tell me it was clear that the PT staff weren't "babying me" during the sessions. He delighted in showing my x-rays to other doctors and bragging about all the repairs he made to my shattered, broken bone. At one point I asked my surgeon about acupuncture, and he became visibly pale. He was quiet for a moment and finally admitted he didn't know much about acupuncture but acknowledged it would probably be around for a while. I decided not to tell my surgeon he'd been working with my MAP team since my first follow-up appointment. That's right, my MAP team was present on my first day of PT and every PT session and doctor's appointment thereafter. In fact, during my PT appointments, I noticed people staring as I spoke with my MAP team. A few brave souls asked about my ubiquitous bottle of ETS Plus (yes, it appeared with me at every appointment).

I know that my recovery is remarkable. My ability to have the use of both my arms is a miracle. I also know that I don't need to see or hear my MAP team to know they are with me once I open the coning. I've since incorporated MAP at every acupuncture session as well, with the same remarkable results. I have loved watching the faces of the doctors as they witness the amazing results of my physical healing. I'm grateful for my results and my relationship with my MAP team. I can't wait to get MAP, third edition!

Thank you, Machaelle Small Wright, for bringing MAP to my world.