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Making room for new life with EFT

Making room for new life with EFT

EFT or Tapping is an easy self-help tool that allows you to let go of stuck emotions and mental habits clogging your energy system. You can then reprogram yourself with more useful patterns and habits and invite in energy that supports your life better.

EFT or Tapping utilizes the energy meridians or pathways from Chinese Medicine, so it is like needle-less acupuncture that you can easily do on yourself just by tapping with your fingertips.

Carol Tuttle, an energy medicine practitioner, devised this shortcut so you can do effective Tapping on the fly. To let go of something that no longer serves you, tap around your left ear on the side of your head, tracing a line around your ear as if you were tucking hair behind your ear. This is the Gall Bladder Channel in Chinese Medicine.

Name what you’d like to release: this stuck emotion; this grudge against X; this habit of putting yourself down; this feeling paralyzed by depression; this anxiety; these looping thoughts; this pain here; etc. Tap it out, speaking what you are releasing. Let it go.

Tap for 5-10 minutes or until you feel an energetic or bodily shift, a sense of feeling calm perhaps. You may feel in a slightly altered state. You are activating both hemispheres of the brain, rewiring your system. Pause, sit and breathe.

Imagine all the clear space you have now to bring in what would support you better.

Switch hands. Tap around your right ear. Name what you are bringing in: peace and acceptance; compassion; self-love and high self-regard; joy; gratitude; calm mind; trust in your own process; physical ease and strength; etc.

Tap for 5-10 minutes or until you feel done. Pause, sit and breathe.

You may need to practice this whenever you have a brief moment for lasting change, but keep at it. You can shift your state easily. It’s as close as your fingertips.

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Healing Quotes

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi