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Gratitude: Day 12 of 48

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I ❤️ EFT

For the longest time I felt overwhelmed by my feelings,
and then one day my husband decided he no longer wanted to be married.
Now I wasn’t just overwhelmed by my feelings,
I was drowning in them.
In my devastation I found a coach.
This coach suggested we try EFT.
I found it helpful, but never remembered to do it on my own.
Then, in spring of this year, I stood at the edge of the void,
looking down, trying to figure out where my kids and I would live,
and I started feeling overwhelmed.
What can I do? I asked.
The voice within reminded me of EFT.
I began tapping every day at the beginning of my meditation practice.
I cried every day for months.
Every day I’d have mountains of snotty tissues piled around my meditation cushion.
Time went on. I kept tapping.
Gradually, I didn’t cry as much.
Gradually, I started to feel lighter.
To celebrate my 3000th day of meditation
I shifted from tapping on difficult emotions
to tapping on the truths I wish to embody
as I become happier, healthier, stronger, more empowered.
I am so grateful for this technique and for the teachers
who have made it accessible to me.
If you’re feeling heavy and you know it,
tap away, my friends, tap away.
You might be amazed at how it works.

Worth It

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I’m turning toward the one within
who has been suffering so long
trying to be good.
Sitting on my cushion,
tapping on the points,*
releasing old stories,
crying tears of old grief,
something waits for me.
Behind the stories,
before the stories,
before the layers were piled on top of me,
there was just this Self,
this essence of being,
open, clear, available to the present moment.
Uncovering that Self,
listening, seeing, and celebrating her,
setting her free to live and love authentically,
this is why I do this work.
It is so worth it.





*I’ve been practicing EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) daily since mid-May. It has gotten me throught the worst moments of terror and anxiety about the future, and grief, shame and regret about the past. It has also helped me to stay sober when I had moments of wanting to numb out with various societally acceptable ways of escaping one’s feelings. Do you practice EFT or have you ever heard of it? There aren’t too many people in my sphere who have. I have found it so helpful that I’m feeing called to share the practice.