Imagine you’re invited to a friend’s place and it turns out she lives on the street where you grew up. As you approach the street you start to feel anxious. There’s nothing else going on and you felt fine until you realised where you were.
At least, that’s what it looks like on the surface.
Below the surface however, there’s a different story going on, and that story is still stored in your body as energy! In fact, it’s this old energy from some long ago event triggering your current state of anxiety.
Maybe you were bullied as a child in that street, or you heard the neighbours fighting and it scared you.
When the past isn’t over
You see, our past isn’t really past, not energetically.
While the mind has memories stored within, so too the body stores the energy of those memories.
Now here’s the thing.
It’s the stored energy in your body pulling your emotional strings!
Your perception of this current situation is perceived through your old stored emotional energy.
For instance, how many times do you find yourself in circumstances that make you feel sad, angry, or afraid, and there’s no obvious reason for it.
That’s because the present situation is triggering long forgotten memories which are still energetically unresolved in your body, causing your negative emotional response in the NOW.
To put it another way, the current situation triggers the energy behind the old, and perhaps, long forgotten memory.
The present situation isn’t the problem. It’s the negative emotion from the past, stored in your body, creating your pain in the PRESENT.
Tapping gives this energy a voice
Emotion = E-motion = energy in motion.
EFT or tapping works on the stuck emotional energy to reveal the situation or circumstances from whence it came. It gives it a voice.
As you tap on what you’re feeling in your body, you gain access to the unconscious memory behind the energy.
The memory is brought to the surface, and you tap on the emotional feelings the memory evokes until they loose their intensity.
When you think about the memory again, it’s changed.
You’re not in the memory anymore, the memory is in the distance. And from this time on, if all aspects surrounding the event have been tapped through, it will remain so for good. And if you do think of the memory again and some of it’s in the distance and in other parts you’re still in the situation, then there’s more to tap down. See point 2 below.
This is where working with a trained EFT practitioner is invaluable.
- They know what they’re doing, how to get to the core issue in a gentle way.
- With the more difficult aspects of an issue, it’s hard to get to the depths required on your own! To fully resolve the deeper issues, an EFT practitioner is invaluable.
From personal experience, no one is without issues! I have an EFT coach myself because clearing old energetic patterns of behaviour on a regular basis is invaluable to ongoing wellbeing and happiness.
One last thing, don’t be afraid of doing this work, because it’s not what you think it’s going to be. Especially if you’re tapping.
It really is time to free yourself from the past so you can live a happy life in the present.
And when you do, the sky’s the limit!