by Rick Wilkes
Any of us that have spent even an hour in pain wants to change it. We want Relief and we want it NOW.
We want to go from a place where we’re not sure we can deal with it… we’re not sure we’re even going to survive it… to something where we’re getting clarity from our body about what to do to feel a little bit better. We also really want to help activate the healing process. Tapping does that.
I’ve seen that over and over again. There are times when I was in pain that I didn’t have tapping. I’ll tell you, looking backwards at my life, if I had had tapping at those times I know the experience would have been fundamentally different.
You can help yourself feel better. Tapping with EFT puts a measure of relief right at your fingertips. Even if the pain doesn’t go away immediately (sometimes it takes time for the cells to heal), tapping can let you feel more empowered and calm… no matter what!
Karate Chop: Even though I am so frustrated with this pain, and it feels like it will NEVER get better, I am open to releasing these feelings and finding a calm, grounded place.
Even though I HATE feeling this way, and I just wish the pain would go away, I ask for clarity and help with this process.
Even though I hurt and that makes me feel overwhelmed and down, I am taking steps to help myself… and I’m open to a new way of looking at this.
Top of the Head: I am hurting.
Eyebrow: That’s the truth!
Side of the Eye: I really want relief.
Under the Eye: I am scared.
Under the Nose: And I’m really frustrated.
Chin: This pain is overwhelming.
Collarbone: I just want to feel better.
Under the Arm: I’ve tried denying the pain.
Top of the Head: That didn’t work very well.
Eyebrow: I tried blaming my body.
Side of the Eye: That seemed to make it worse.
Under the Eye: What if I could try something different?
Under the Nose: What if I tried tapping on what I’m honestly feeling?
Chin: My stress and anger…
Collarbone: My doubts and fears…
Under the Arm: I would like to feel better about myself.
Top of the Head: And yelling at myself isn’t working.
Eyebrow: I want to release this!
Side of the Eye: All these old energies.
Under the Eye: I’m ready to do something different.
Under the Nose: I want to feel different!
Chin: If I feel more calm and relaxed…
Collarbone: That could help my body heal.
Under the Arm: I ask for clarity…
Top of the Head: And RELIEF.
Take a deep breath and notice how you feel. How does your body react when you consider working towards relaxation and calm? Are you more relaxed? If not, what thoughts and fears are coming up for you?
Originally published Jan 22, 2013