Feel Better With Tapping. Emotional freedom technique (EFT)
Life's Good, or is it?
On the surface all seems well. Passers-by say hello, and I return the greeting. On the surface I look like every other person. I buy my groceries, do my laundry, and get to bed at a decent hour. I just feel better when I get things done.
You could say I’ve earned my personal badge of honor that proudly states: “Life's Good”.
But is it?
That’s what I want to share today.
- when you take care of your basic needs and feel good is life good?
- if you can make enough time to laugh and play each day is life good?
- when you can love and be loved is life good?
Sure, it’s easy to answer yes to all of the above. But really, is life good?
Look at it from another angle
Let me dive in further. I want to show this from another angle. Let’s take a peak at all the emotions that are running wild throughout the day.
For example, recently I was driving to the gym. Suddenly out of nowhere a cop pulls up behind me. I am doing the speed limit, but for some reason I am worried something's wrong. He speeds up a bit and gets even closer. Now my thoughts turn on me - something must wrong. But what did I do? Was it the speed on my downhill descent? Did I go too fast? Is my blinker or brake light out? Or could it be worse, does he think I committed a crime?
The moments tick by like hours. It’s gets harder and harder to keep my calm. Just staying between the lines becomes difficult. I do not feel good! But suddenly, she turns and goes up a side street.
Emotions are like a roller coaster
Sure, she’s gone but my emotions are still looping like a roller coaster. Just a few moments ago I was about to be jailed for life, but now I am a free man. Something is not right. As I continue to drive I am still a bit shaky, thinking I just fled a crime scene.
But there was no trouble, I didn’t do anything wrong, and I wasn’t about to be locked up.
But my mind didn’t think so. It thought I was the trouble the police were looking for.
So is life good?
With a cop car on my tail, the answer is an emphatic NO. But as soon as she turned away, yes life is good - very good indeed!
Is there another way?
This isn’t a good way to live. This isn’t a good way to go about life.
How could I become a would-be convict one moment, and a saint the next?
The problem is how I am perceiving the events of my life. You know, if something looks good, and I feel good, then life is good. But if something looks bad, and I feel bad, then life is bad.
Is there another way?
Can beliefs be changed?
It can be said that a sailor who sails the oceans has a bigger view of the world then a person who never leaves home. But what they don’t tell you, is if their mind view or beliefs are small, it won’t matter where they travel. That sailor will still hold a very small view of life.
So this leads me to the 1st point.
What if you could change your view of life, and change the way you see yourself. What if you changed the way you interact with the world.
How about changing your view of life in just a few moments, would you want to know more?
Would you like to change your view of life when there isn’t even a pending crisis. Learning how to fell good while creating positive beliefs about money, health, or relationships in advance.
Let go of old thoughts
Okay, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. To change your view of your world you will need to acknowledge the old view first, and then let it go.
This means that you will want to start practicing how to let go of old thoughts and past events in advance.
But how do you practice in advance? You start by writing these troublesome thoughts and feelings down once a day. The next step is even easier. You release them with the “emotional freedom technique”, also know as tapping.
Tapping can help
What is tapping
Tapping physically touches the body’s energy points. This is the same process used in acupuncture and acupressure. But there are no needles, and there are no pressure points to hold.
Instead, one hand will actually tap on a certain point of your body like a small drum stick. The tapping occurs on an energy point.
These energy points are similar to little energy switches. When these points are tapped upon, the little energy switches open up again, and start flowing. This helps to reduce pressure, pain, and even memories associated to these points.
In addition to tapping. Limited thoughts can also be released by stating them at the same time the tapping occurs. Negative emotions are felt when the body’s energy flows are disrupted. Such as the fear that I explained earlier of believing I did something wrong.
Tapping helps open the little energy switches again so you feel good. It helps the energy to flow, while releasing the negative emotions and associated thoughts trapped there.
The entire process takes just a few minutes. But it takes some patience and consistency when you first start out.
Here are the steps to feel better
The first step is to identify your current thought problem.
For example, I will use the cop car incident I experienced. Clearly I thought I did something wrong. But I didn’t. Nonetheless, let’s assume for the moment that deep down I think I did something wrong.
So the first step is to declare the problem thought:
“I did something wrong, and they are coming for me”.
The next step is really simple. Start tapping on one of the energy points and say the thought at the same time. Shoot for 5-7 taps on each of the 9 body energy (meridian) points. That will complete one full cycle.
Beliefs get stored
The problem thought is something we believe because we either were told it, or we experienced it ourselves. Now it’s a part of our thinking. When you start tapping away the old belief, it begins to release, and the truth reveals itself.
In my case the truth would be that I did nothing wrong, that I have nothing to fear, and the cop car is simply driving behind me. The cop car uses the same roads as everyone else, and from time to time they may drive behind my car.
Since your mind is like a computer, what goes in gets stored. Also, the most readily available thought is the one that comes out first. This is the usually the thought with the biggest emotion stored along side of it. In my case the emotion was fear, and the thought was that I did something wrong. This is why I didn't feel good.
Let go of those beliefs
No matter how long you have lived with the old emotion and belief. They can be released by letting go of them with this tapping technique.
It just takes patience and consistency.
Again, for the sake of clarity here are the 3 simple steps:
1. Declare, and then write down your troublesome problem thought that you want to change.
2. Start tapping on the energy points, while stating the problem thought aloud
3. Continue doing this process until the old belief subsides, or is completely released.
This is a very simple process that will take less than 3 minutes a day. But it will have a profound effect on your life.
It's simple and effective
It’s simple, effective, and it helps you feel good!.
So take back control of your thoughts, and start believing that “Life Is Good”.
Use the emotional freedom technique (EFT) and release one old thought at a time.