Eileen McKusick answers the question:

What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?


Well, I had to think about that for a little bit, but I used to have a friend, a lovely friend by the name of Annette. Annette is passed now from cancer, but when we moved to Vermont in 2002, my kids were little, they were two and five, and we had gone through a very devastating experience where my husband had been in a car accident. He was hit by a drunk driver, and he wasn't able to work for a few years, and this combined with some other things caused us to lose everything. We went into a complete and utter financial meltdown.

And so when we moved to Vermont, we had next to nothing. I went from owning a restaurant and being really successful and knowing everybody to moving to a place where I knew no one and had nothing, and it was incredibly hard to not have family around, to not have money, to not have means, to not have a known personality, I guess, because when you own a restaurant, you know everybody.

I ended up becoming friends with Annette, and Annette was independently wealthy. She had made a lot of money in real estate, and owning her own business, and was retired. Annette really took me under her wing, and she became like a godmother to the boys, and she helped me out with them, and she helped us financially as well. 

I went through a really long period because when my kids were little, I didn't want to work, I couldn't. If I was gone more than 20 hours a week, it was not healthy in my home, and so we spent a long time living on the gas and food budget, really pinching pennies. It was almost 11 years where we were really living hand to mouth, and Annette really helped us through that part. I don't know how we would've managed without her.

She was so generous with her time and her attention and her caring. It made me realize what a difference one person can make in someone's life, with presence and caring and generosity. That has really struck me because now I'm in a position where I can be generous, and I know what a difference that makes, so I'm definitely taking her lesson and paying it forward.

Eileen McKusick, MA, is a researcher, award-winning author, and the founder of Biofield Tuning, a groundbreaking sound-therapy modality.

Having spent over 20 years researching the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body (the “biofield”), she has meticulously mapped it, revealing the influence of magnetic fields on our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Eileen, who has trained 1,500+ students in how to utilize Biofield Tuning in their own healing practices, recently began certifying practitioners to teach Biofield Tuning. These practitioners and their clients are experiencing the same profound benefits that Eileen experienced in her own practice.

A dynamic and inspiring speaker, she presents internationally on biofield science, therapeutic sound, consciousness, electricity and plasma, and human health and potential. She has presented at the Electric Universe Conference, UBUNTU Fest, the Global Sound Healing Conference, and many more.

Based on her master’s thesis, Exploring the Effects of Audible Sound on the Human Body and Its Biofield, Eileen’s book, Tuning the Human Biofield, won the Nautilus award and received widespread acclaim. She is currently working on her second book, which details the new paradigm of electro-sonic cosmology.

Eileen is the founder of the Biofield Tuning Institute, a Vermont-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, which is partnering with the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI) and the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) to apply the scientific method to the Biofield Anatomy Hypothesis. The Biofield Tuning Institute is also spearheading the outreach program Tuners Without Borders, which seeks to bring Biofield Tuning to at-risk populations around the world.

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This article appears in: 2019 Catalyst, Issue 14: The Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit