Instead, I got this:
"How is what you're doing Jewish?'
What was the man talking about?!?!?
"G-d's in it! G-d's in everything I do, from start to finish! It's all about trying to connect people back to their emotions, and then back to their souls, and then back to G-d."
Three hours' later, I thought I'd educated him enough to let him loose calling the number of a rav who was apparently very sympathetic and knowledgeable about energy medicine stuff.
That was my second mistake.
After 10 seconds of niceties, I heard my husband say something like this:
"So, my wife is dabbling in some borderline avoda zara stuff, and I just want to check it's OK."
Dear reader, I nearly strangled him.
Even with that great introduction, the rav reassured my husband that my work with energy meridians, emotions and muscle testing was actually completely fine, halachically.
Except my husband wasn't convinced. He got off the phone muttering about not being given 'any sources' - and I suddenly realised that I am living with the world's biggest critic of energy medicine.
After sulking about it for two days, I realized that G-d is actually doing me a massive favour here: I'm having to prove the halachic acceptability of every little thing I'm trying to do to my own husband, before I can start really trying to roll this out into the frum world, and that's actually very helpful.
If he was even an iota less resistant, I'd have definitely gone the easier route, and stopped when we got the 'OK' from the first couple of rabbis we asked. But he's pushing me all the way to the top, halachically, to get solid answers about what energy techniques really are acceptable and spiritually-safe, and which aren't.
As I gather more of that stuff together, I'll share it with you, both here and on my new JEMI blog, as a lot of it is very eye-opening.
In the meantime, I told my husband that if he makes one more stupid comment about working with meridians being akin to black magic, I'm going to turn him into a frog. ☺