(And why is Cathy in her bra???)
One of the basic tenants of EFT/Tapping is “Loving and Accepting Ourselves… Right Where We Are”. We tap on this for a reason:
As long as we’re fighting, blaming, or shaming ourselves… or believing other people’s stories about what’s wrong with us… it’s hard to have a happy life or to change in a positive way. What we resist, persists.
With Rick and other powerful coaches, Cathy’s made some amazing changes in her life. She says:
I have so much more confidence and love to share. I love my life!
Since I started tapping, I’m naturally eating better. My triglycerides, cholesterol, and other blood work went from “danger” to normal levels. I don’t feel stressed and scared all the time, and I’m doing things I dreamed were never possible. When I go for my annual exam, they often take my blood pressure several times. They can’t believe that someone overweight can such have low values.
I workout. I’m much more flexible. And I’ve dropped some pounds. My skin looks so much clearer, and cellulite that distressed me is mostly gone. A lot of those changes happened as I accepted and loved myself, as I got out there despite the old limits I had believed for so long.
I believe that people deserve happiness, love, and connection. No matter their age, weight, gender, sexual orientation, race, or past history. I let my beliefs hold me back for too many years. I encourage you, no matter where you are, to love and accept yourself RIGHT NOW. If you choose to make changes from that point, and can do it in a loving way, you win at all levels.
And get out there and start living your life NOW! Not only does it bring joy and delight back into your life, it helps you identify your blocks and practice new skills…
Like doing a professional video… in bed… in your bra
Would I like to be more slender? Sure — it would be easier. And I can love myself right now, have a life today. I don’t think people need to be slender to be valuable or desired. And in case you’re wondering, I did the video in my bra because I accept my body, and I think we can be sexy and out there, no matter what. Sharing this message is so important to me, I wish someone could have told me this years ago, in a way I would have heard.
Let’s do some tapping.
No matter what your block is, you can connect with yourself. Feel free to change the words to fit what holds you back, or tap with them as is… your subconscious will change things up for you. We’ll use weight in this tapping script, since so many people struggle with it. I have friends who are size 2 who let the extra pound or two hold them back, just as much as others let 100 lbs hold them back.
Karate Chop: Even though I don’t feel comfortable with my body, it doesn’t look like I was told it should, I choose to celebrate the things that my body can do, anyway.
Even though I’ve been taught to struggle with and hate my body, and I get 100′s of thousands of negative messages about it each year, I choose to be my body’s greatest ally and start loving me now.
Even though I’ve been waiting to do so many things, until I looked “right”, I choose to do those things now and stop waiting for me to be perfect so my life can start. I choose to start my life now!
Top of the Head: I’ve been waiting.
Eyebrow: Holding my dreams at bay.
Side of the Eye: Waiting until I looked “right”…
Under the Eye: To get out there and live again.
Under the Nose: My life has been passing me by.
Chin: I don’t want to wake up at the end of my life…
Collarbone: And realize it’s too late.
Under the Arm: I’m ready to start living now.
Top of the Head: I don’t look like the people in magazines.
Eyebrow: But no one does.
Side of the Eye: Not even the people in the magazines!
Under the Eye: They’ve been airbrushed…
Under the Nose: And Photoshopped.
Chin: They are an illusion.
Collarbone: Should I be stopped by an illusion?
Under the Arm: I choose to live my life now, anyway!
Top of the Head: What if I don’t have to wait until I’m a certain size?
Eyebrow: What if it doesn’t matter what the scale says?
Side of the Eye: My heart is loving and strong.
Under the Eye: There are lots of people who need and want love.
Under the Nose: And the best of them don’t need me to be different.
Chin: They want to connect now.
Collarbone: I can start living my life today.
Under the Arm: And I can start loving my body right now.
Top of the Head: It does so much for me, and it deserves love and appreciation.
Take a deep breath.
What’s coming up for you? Embedded shame can make it hard to believe anything else is possible. If you can, remember those rules and beliefs are taught to us over and over again… but it doesn’t make them true. The world wasn’t flat, no matter how many times people said it. And those who braved the oceans found an abundant and free new world. You can too!
From Cathy: This can be challenging. I know. I was nervous at many of the steps I took along this journey. I tapped. I got support. And I did it even though I was scared. The magic often happens outside our comfort zones. If you want support on your journey, and want to love and accept yourself no matter what, join our group coaching program!