Monday, 24 January 2011

Weepy Mood Lifted by EFT Tapping

Hi everyone,

I don't really know exactly why it was, but late yesterday afternoon I found myself overtaken by a very despondent state of mine, strong enough to make me cry.

My back, neck and shoulders were aching from an altercation with a double mattress. We had taken our old one to the tip to be disposed of.  I had hold of one end as we pulled it off the top of the car, and my husband the other. We had to move it just a few feet and over a small barrier. No big deal.

Not being the biggest and brawniest of people I had some of the weight leaning against my arm and side. "We'll just flip it over," said my husband, and I expected a countdown to allow me to get in a better position, but he immediately started tilting the mattress, with me still beneath it and a lot of pressure began pushing against my side, neck and head.

I had a brief vision of a newspaper headline saying something like "Wife's neck broken by mattress at tip" as I felt  and heard the muscles in my neck pull  and creak and shouted to him to stop. Fortunately he did, but I certainly knew that quite a few of my back and neck muscles had taken a bit of a pounding.

Once back home I continued getting some work tidied up on the PC to clear the decks to allow me some guilt-free time playing when my new design package arrives any day now. I felt quite achey, although no worse than I've felt when out working for a few hours in the garden. As I typed away at the PC I suddenly felt an overwhelming feeling of sadness, not quite "poor me",  just an intense emotional upwelling.

I sat for a few moments, motionless, and then, from nowhere, the tears came. Not just a few, but a proper storm of tears. Part of me was watching this and wondering where the heck it was coming from, what was it all about. After a second or two, this part of me decided to take action and started tapping on the Karate Chop point.

Even though I feel so incredibly sad and weepy, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I have no idea why I feel so emotional and weepy, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and all my feelings anyway.
Even though I'm in floods of tears, and feel so sad, and my back and neck are aching and painful, and this isn't me, I'm not normally like this, I deeply and completely love, accept and forgive myself.

I then began to tap on the various points:  

crying like this; these tears; feel so sad; so incredibly sad; no idea where it's come from; so very emotional; and my back aches; and my neck aches; but that's not enough to make me cry like this; feeling of "poor me"; where is it all coming from?; what is it trying to tell me; this intense emotion; this strong feeling of sorrow; making my eyes sting with the tears; do I need to know what it's all about?; perhaps it's my hormones jiggling about; perhaps that mattress knocked some "stuffing" out of me; I just don't know; I don't need to know. 

By now the tears had stopped but I carried on tapping a little while longer;

I can choose to let this go; I choose to just let it flow through me; I choose to let go of anything that isn't serving me well; I choose to let the tears wash through me, cleansing; just flowing through me; bringing healing for whatever needs healing; I choose peace and calm.

I stopped and took a deep breath, and then took stock. The storm had passed through. I hadn't taken a SUDS reading at the start - it's pretty safe to say that it was 10/10. Now I felt calm and still.

Perhaps the physical mauling from the mattress had somehow brought something to the surface. I must have been in a sensitive state of mind for it to take me in this way. In the normal course of things I am a very positive person, one of those "cups half full" folk, and it is rare for me to become so downcast, and so swiftly.

It might well be the peri-menopausal hormones making their presence felt. The last couple of cycles have been much longer than previously, and I suspect have been anovulatory, i.e. no egg produced. In a few weeks time I reach my half century, and the average age for menopause is between 50 and 52. So perhaps the moodiness was hormonal in basis. And perhaps it means I'm nearing the end of my menopausal journey.

Whatever it was, a few minutes of EFT was enough to knock it on the head. I also noticed that my aches and pains felt less apparent. Later that evening before I settled down to sleep I got my husband to do a spinal flush down my back. This is a form of energy healing massage , one of Donna Eden's Energy Medicine techniques. I find it very helpful in releasing any physical knots in the muscles, as well as any energetic ones. You can see a video of Donna using the spinal lymphatic flush here.

I was half expecting to feel quite achey this morning when I got up, but my back was quite good. It's a bit achier now at the end of the day, having carried out seven massages at work, but it is comfortable.

I suspect I shall be in need of some EFT tapping at the weekend as it is on Sunday that I give my presentation at the Northern EFT Gathering at Ilkley, on the use of EFT in menopause, particularly relating to the beliefs and attitudes that women hold about this time of life. So far, I don't feel any anxiety but I don't know if I'll still feel that way on Sunday morning. Hopefully, we will all be doing so much tapping over the weekend that I'll be nice and chilled  anyway.

Then early next week I shall be adding a copy of my presentation to my website, www.EFT-not-HRT.com, if you are interested in seeing what I spoke about.

Bright Blessings, 
Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Friday, 14 January 2011

Clear That Clutter With EFT

Hi Everyone,

Already half way through January - it looks as if this year might be as swift moving as last year!

Although not yet Spring, I've found myself in the frame of mind to start clearing the clutter in many of the rooms. This generally happens once we have taken down the Yuletide decorations; it is a brand new year and it feels good to make a nice, fresh start. Both my husband and I tend to be squirrels and it certainly shows. Of course, my clutter is useful and his is not .

In my last post I mentioned finding joy in having ample shelving to give a good home to my many files. I'm nearly finished going through the folders and finding relevant places for papers to go. There is just the EFT stuff to file now, and there is quite a lot of that, but it can be nibbled away at when the odd moment occurs. So that is all very satisfying.

This means that I now have lots of space around me, and am no longer falling over things, or knocking things over with my backside as I turn. My desk is clear and it actually feels so very different, as if there is a lighter, happier energy around me. This also means that I feel much more inclined to get some work done, instead of getting distracted by the mess. It seems that a clear room / working environment leads to much more productivity, frees up the flow of energy and ideas. Possibly just a psychological thing, but it is certainly helpful.

We had a new mattress delivered today and that lead to the bedroom getting the once-over as well so that too has a more harmonious atmosphere about it. The next big project is my craft room, and that will be a challenge! Of course, once we get some good days of weather coinciding with free time and inclination, there is the garden to set up as well. At least after last year's marathon tidy-up, it should be quite fast and straight forward to do.

Now if I could just persuade the OH to feel the clutter-cleaning urge, life would be near perfect . Unfortunately he doesn't seem to like doing EFT, but if you feel that you could do with having an early Spring Clean but feel overwhelmed at the very thought, then EFT could well move you on.

You can find a very useful article, Getting Started on Clutter, containing two little tapping scripts by Carol Look and Rick Wilkes at Thriving Now, and they have also written a book, Clearing Clutter With EFT. Or you might like to download Figen Genco's free e-Book, also called Clearing Clutter With EFT. There is also an excellent article by Lindsay Kenny on the EFT Universe site, Clearing Clutter for Clarity and Confidence.

Having things parked in their own place, and knowing that you won't feel bad if someone drops by unexpectedly produces a very satisfactory glow. And with the days gradually growing longer and lighter, things can only get better and better!

And my piece of joy for today? I've finally learned how to add smilies to my blog posts, and emails, and to lose the unwanted border. A little thing, but one that has been bugging me for some time.



Bright Blessings, 
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Monday, 3 January 2011

What Word Would You Choose as a Focal point for 2011?

Hi Everyone,

Well here we are, three days into a new year. Today, here in the UK Midlands, we actually have blue skies after the very dreary start to 2011. It is surprising the difference it makes.

Are you into making new year's resolutions? I must admit that I don't tend to go down that route, but prefer to set myself some objectives to strive for during the coming weeks and months. Sometimes I succeed in what I want to do; other times things change and I realize that the original goal is no longer applicable.

Although I am still going to be doing that this year, I am also going to try something a little different after reading about it on one of the craft blogs I like to follow (Artful Blogging from Glenda Waterworth).

In her posting, Glenda writes of being a big fan of Christine Kane and links to one of Christine's previous blog posts - Resolution Revolution: A Better Way to Start Your Year. Instead of making resolutions, the idea is that you pick a word that you can use as a focus and a guide for the year to come. The post lists possible choices of words you can consider.

At first I considered "expansion" as my word. It would be nice for my business, and thus my income, to expand throughout 2011; it would be great for my creativity to expand as I'd like to diversify in that respect.

Or perhaps "growth"; ditto the above, but including personal and spiritual growth.

But in the end I have decided to plump for "Joy".  If you find joy in your daily life and activities, and can try to give joy to others, the chances are that other aspects of your life will also become more joyful, and fulfilling. From a Law of Attraction point of view, that can only bring in more wonderful things into your life for you to enjoy. Well, that's my theory, anyway. So all I have to do is put it to the test. :-)

One of the first things this year to bring me joy is to have a set of shelves built by my husband in my computer room. For ages I have sat surrounded by clutter and been unable to find or file paperwork away. It has been very frustrating as I like things to be tidy around me as I work, whether it is for "work" work, or for crafting pleasure.

But  now the shelves are in situ and I am taking great pleasure and joy in going through the piles of papers and files, finding them a home. It is going to be a great joy indeed when in future I can put my hand straight on to something when I need it, instead of having to move piles and watch avalanches of papers.

And just in case I have doubts or find it difficult to follow through at times, then I can always resort to EFT Tapping to help me through. Perhaps something like this?

Tapping 3 times at the Karate Chop Point:

Even though it may not always be easy for me to feel joy in my life, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.
Even though there may be times when I doubt I can keep a joyful approach, I deeply and completely accept myself and my negative feelings.
Even though I might feel at times that it's just not possible to stay joyful all year, I choose to allow myself to always seek and find the silver lining in any cloud that might come up.

EB:   It's not easy to always feel joy
SE:   I doubt I can always be joyful
UE:   Can't possibly find joy every day
UN:   Things happen that are far from joyful
CH:   I'm expecting too much of myself
CB:   Can't find joy every single day, can I?
UA:   What about when bad things happen?
TH:   How can you feel joy then?
 
EB:   I can always allow myself to feel joy
SE:   I can always allow myself to feel joy
UE:   I can always allow myself to feel joy
UN:   I can choose to feel joy, no matter what
CH:   I can choose to be more able than I think I can be
CB:   There is always a gleam of joyful light in every single day
UA:   I can always choose to see the silver lining
TH:   I can always choose joy over anything else

The choice of words and phrases is always dependent upon the circumstances at a given time, but it works well when you feel down or frustrated, or any other negative feeling(s), to just spend a few minutes tapping them away to replace with something more positive and JOYFUL.

So why not give it a try yourself? See what comes up. And perhaps leave a comment with your own choice of word for 2011?


Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

Well 2010 has gone, replaced by 2011. I hope it doesn't fly by quite so quickly.  :-)

Wishing you all the very best for the new year in Love, Light, Happiness, Health and Prosperity.



Back next week with an update or two, and the intention to be a bit more organized this year.

Bright Blessings,
Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more