I developed the Earth Jakked Technique (EJT) to heal myself. My name is Matt and I live in Ireland. I suffered from extremes of anxiety and self doubt that impacted every aspect of my life. Despite all the personal work I’d done over the years, I couldn’t make headway in this area, and it was exhausting. Work-related events eventually achieved critical mass and forced me to do something completely different.
I’m what’s known as a ‘called shaman*,’ but you’ll struggle to find a fitting description of that anywhere. That’s not a title I gave myself. The revelation was akin to scratching a maddening itch after 47 years. During those years, I’d suffered bouts of spiritual attack, soul and memory loss, depression, delusion and intense paranoia. Most people knew I was twitchy, but had no concept what I was fighting (and badly losing to) in my private life. I only really comprehend this retrospectively; at the time it was my ‘normal’ and usually passed without elaboration.
The spiritual assault started from my earliest memories, reaching fever-pitch by my mid forties. A few years prior to self-realisation, I almost succumbed to possession, such was the broken and fragmented mess my soul was in. Sleeping was often a terrifying and humiliating experience. Bad things were done to me, and it was touch and go. In that non-physical place, harmful mental and emotional programming is incredibly powerful. Only the soul’s mettle can overcome it, not the waking mind. Once a figurative ‘virus’ is inserted into the system, it takes ‘something extra’ to resolve it. But that’s a whole discussion within itself.
This is the way of the shaman: the spiritual hammer must meet the anvil of circumstance for the work to be beaten and shaped. Until the work is shaped, it will struggle and resist. Only when withdrawn from the forge can the work self-comprehend. It matters not who wields the hammer once nudged to smash the right parts. If I could describe the gods in one word, it would be this: efficient.
Earth Jakked is a product of intuition, trial and error. I experimented on myself for a period of about two years to perfect and simplify the process (for the avoidance of doubt, I’m not a qualified psychotherapist.) The impact it has and continues to make is profound. Once I got the process right, I overcame my core anxiety and experienced a peace I didn’t know was waiting for me. I’m not perfect, but I can better handle what I couldn’t before. Now that I know what the best of me is like, completing the work is my ongoing liberation. Most of my chakra system was shattered (especially the crown and third-eye, which had been especially targeted.) There’s no quick fix when it comes to laying foundations for growth and renewal.
I appreciate religious wisdom, yet I am forever the heretic, in this and earlier lives. Through my shamanic work, I have an inseparable relationship with the spirit Asura. It began when one day, She intervened to save my soul by speaking the word ‘enough’. And it was so. I love Her dearly, that She’d invest so much effort in such poorness. And as for Her spiritual hammer; it’s something I’ve embraced, which was my choice to make.
*Where the word ‘shaman’ is used for the sake of common understanding, though quite what that means these days is a sorry debate. There’s no physical lineage implied by use and I respect those having a genuine tradition.
Free software and freely shared information has made this possible, for which I am grateful.
Rob Williams’ Psych-K gave me some early pointers when I was researching Applied Kinesiology. There are plenty of other self-programming systems, but in my opinion of the one’s I’ve seen there’s a lot of woods-for-the-trees. Of course, I would say that! I note however that there’s no pay-wall circus surrounding EJT.
- Visual: Inkscape, The GIMP & Kdenlive
- Aural: Rosegarden, Yoshimi & Audacity
- Spatial: WordPress & Firefox
All the former friends and companions I’ve hurt and disconnected from along the way towards finding myself. I am so sorry.