At times I think my friend Jim will build his entire PSYCH-K® practice walking his dogs. Several weeks ago he met a member of his apartment maintenance crew. They chatted about the weather and stuff. Jim noticed that J.X. (as we will call him) never looked him in the eye. Most of the time J.X. looked at the ground with his shoulder slouched.
J.X. wanted to know what Jim did for a living and Jim described his work helping people with PSYCH-K ®. J.X. described his reaction to that as thinking Jim “was pretty kooky.” After that two said hello and chatted from time to time. Even as they became better acquainted, J.X. still avoided looking Jim in the eye. Jim saw that J.X. hung his head and slouched when he noticed him working in the apartment complex.
One evening Jim heard knocking on the door. He opened it and there stood J.X. Although he told Jim that he still thought his methods were “kooky” he was desperate. He was willing to try anything. Jim asked what the one thing he wanted to change was. J.X. replied that he had “felt worthless and had no self esteem at all.” Jim explained the details of how a PSYCH-K® balance works. He facilitated a basic balance with J.X. J.X. raised his head and looked Jim in the eye. His head stayed up and his shoulders rolled up and back. He said that he felt better.
A few hours after Jim facilitated the balance for J.X. he got a phone call. J.X. was on the line. He had gone home. He didn’t stay there. For the first time in years, he felt the urge to go out to a club. He was calling from the club to tell Jim that three girls were talking to him. He had gone to clubs before. Mainly, he stayed on the edge for a while and then went home. Not this time. He was not only talking to three girls, but he had started all three conversations!
Since the balance J.X. bought a new truck. Jim told J.X. that he had progressed from being mainly a cleanup worker. Now, he was doing real maintenance work. Jim suggested it might be a good time to ask for a raise. J.X. agreed with him. The next time he was in the office J.X. pointed out to the manager that he was doing more difficult and important work. He said that he deserved a raise. The manager agreed with him. The raise will show up on his next pay check.
A few weeks later I met J.X. He was friendly and smiling. He looked me in the eye and held his head up and shoulders back. Most of all he flashed me a high wattage smile. It was just impossible not to smile back! He confided to me, as if it were a great joke, that at first he thought Jim was just some old kook. Now he thinks Jim is a miracle worker!