Say for example that you're cleaning on your painful bunion that hurts all the time. Well, even though you are cleaning on this specific thing, it may not be this specific thing that gets cleaned at all! I've heard this from several experts now. It's actually really hard trying to get a straight answer about how it all works, because apparently no one really knows. We are just supposed to clean on what comes up for you, like your painful bunion, or your neighbour's cigarette smoke, or whatever, and then we just have to let go and have faith and allow the Universe to decide what it is that will in actuality get cleaned. When we clean, we are just giving Divinity permission to erase memories, and only Divinity will decide which memories will get cleaned, and when. It could be memories we're not even aware we have, and we could be preventing worse things from happening to us. So, our bunion may not change at all, but something else more important might, and we may never know what that is.
Its frustrating because sometimes the very thing you clean on does shift in some way, and sometimes it does not. I myself have been cleaning on my neighbours second hard cigarette smoke coming up into my apartment on an daily basis....and I've been cleaning on it for 8 months straight! I usually just state the problem, like 'this second hand smoke coming into my personal space' and then use a variety of tools like 'Thank you, I love you. Dewdrop, dewdrop, dewdrop, blueberries, Hawaii, ice blue, etc......there are many different cleaning tools (phrases) one can use. I wish they would just call them phrases, but for some reason they call them tools. Blue Solar Water is a tool, as are Ceeport products, but these are definitely phrases. Nothing shifted at all for 7 months, but after I started cleaning on my emotions around this issue I swear he's smoking less, or for some reason its not coming into my apt as much. So, there has been a small shift, and it only happened after I cleaned on my anger, my frustration, my hurt etc.... I have learned now that cleaning on emotions is a huge important piece. He's still smoking, and its still coming up, but even this moderate improvement makes me hopeful that my cleaning is working!
So, don't give up. Keep cleaning, and try cleaning on any of the emotions that you have around a troublesome issue.
UPDATE - March 2014. So, my cigarette smoking neighbour just moved out! Maybe all that cleaning did work after all. Still, it was about 3 years of cleaning....sheesh! But, in the end, there was results. SO lovely to be able to breathe clean air.
I love you