Archive for June, 2009

We all have it in our lives. Sometimes it’s the spouse. Sometimes it’s the kids. Sometimes it’s the inlaws. Sometimes it’s the boss. In the end, it doesn’t really matter where the stress is coming from — stress is stress!!!

The problem in dealing with everyday stress is that when we have one or maybe two things stressing us, we can usually handle that, but at times it feels like the whole world is going crazy, and we’re right at the center of the craziness.

Everyone has those times in their lives. The kids are driving you crazy and can’t go out because it’s raining. You partner just came home from work grumbling and swearing under their breath. You feel like you’re coming down with a cold, and, oh yes, you just found out that you had a check bounce!

For most of us, one or two stressful issues can be handled, but once we reach a certain point, we are overwhelmed with our lives and the level of our stress. We feel that tension in every muscle in our body.

What some people may not know, however, is how wonderful EFT can be for relieving the daily stress that we all live with. There is no reason to live with your muscle tied in knots when some simple tapping can release the stress.

Whether you use our sample script below, or create your own personal tapping script, don’t wait to discover how much help EFT can be in your life.

You can download the free EFT manual at http://www.emofree.com.

Karate chop:

  • Even though I have way too much stress in my life and I’m not coping with it very well, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.
  • Even though I feel overwhelmed by stress right now, and my entire body is tense and tight and I hate feeling like this, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.
  • Even though it feels like I can’t possibly deal with all that’s going on, I choose to consider that I might be able to deal with one thing at a time, and that tapping could help, and I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself without judgement.

Eyebrow: All this stress in my life
Side of eye: I don’t know how to deal with it
Under eye: I’m feeling so overwhelmed
Under nose: With all the things going on in my life
Chin: My body feels tense and tight
Collar bone: I don’t even feel comfortable in my own skin
Under arm: This is just way too much stress to handle
Top of head: And I’m feeling completely overwhelmed.

Eyebrow: I’m not handling this stress very well
Side of eye: But I’m choosing to change that
Under eye: I’ve been feeling overwhelmed
Under nose: But maybe I can let go of that feeling
Chin: All this stress couldn’t be good for me, physically or emotionally
Collar bone: I’m making the choice to start releasing the stress
Under arm: Letting it just drain out of my body with each breath
Top of head: And replacing it with peace and serenity

Eyebrow: I have so much stress in my life
Side of eye: But I’m letting go of that stress, a little at a time
Under eye: I’m breathing out the stress and breathing in the peace
Under nose: Starting to feel more and more relaxed
Chin: And loving feeling that way
Collar bone: It feels wonderful to get rid of that stress
Under arm: Who needs it? I’m letting it go!
Top of head: Replacing that stress with peace and healing energy.

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For most of us, listening to music brings back memories. Most often they are good memories of happy times, the kinds of memories that make you smile and look back with nostalgia.

There are certain songs that bring me right back to a certain day and time and a particular incident, with a clarity that almost leaves me feeling like I’ve jumped into a time machine. I absolutely LOVE listening to those kinds of songs.

A couple of weeks back I was working on something related to my business, while also listening to some music. A song came on that I always loved, “You Can’t Sit Down” by the Dovells. I loved to dance when I was younger, and this song has the kind of beat that makes me stomp my feet and bounce around in my chair. Hearing the song bought back such a flood of happiness and a connectness to my lost youth that I was grinning from ear to ear.

My reaction, without really thinking about it, was to tap along with the music. No setup, no words, just a total focus on all those good feelings. By the end of the song I was feeling wonderful, and just couldn’t stop smiling.

Now I make it a habit to tap along with any songs I hear that make me feel especially happy, or particularly relaxed and at peace. Again, no words, just tapping (literally!) into all those good feelings.

Why not give it a try? Most of us have some favorite songs that we love hearing. For many of us, our focus is too often on the negative. Why not instead accentuate the positive by tapping in all the good things you feel from your own favorite songs?

I’d love to hear how this works for you, if you give it a try. You can email me at pat@seeking-serenity.com

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We all get old, no matter how hard we run from it or try to deny it. It’s a normal part of life to age, and that we do!

As a baby boomer falling into the “just retired and loving it” category, I left behind my old life last year. I’m loving not having to get up with an alarm clock, and finally being able to do what I love doing, instead of what I have to do to earn a living. What I’m not loving nearly as much are the limitations of an aging body.

I find that when I’m talking to friends my age, or to my sister, there is a whole lot of “bitching and moaning” going on about what we can’t do any more. And the lists just keep getting longer!

Planting flowers and growing vegetables used to be a passion of mine, but I can’t do it any more. Keeping a neat yard used to be important. Now I’m content to look at the weeds and just shake my head.

Books stores used to be my favorite places to go. I love reading, and there was always a new book I wanted to get and read, and being in a place with thousands of books felt wonderful to me, not even counting the gourmet coffee and cheesecake at the cafe. Now I can’t be on my feet long enough to really browse through a bookstore.

Not being able to do things that I love is pretty depressing. While I can’t expect EFT to reverse the effects of aging, I’ve found that it’s a great tool for bringing me to a place of peace and acceptance with my life as it is.

Give it a try!

Karate chop:

  • Even though I can’t physically do all the things that I used to, and I really hate that, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.
  • Even though my body can’t do what it used to do and I had to give up doing things I love, and that makes me feel old, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.
  • Even though I can’t do all the things that I want to do, I’m choosing to consider that there is still lots I can do, and that life is good, and I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.
  • Eyebrow: I had to give up things I love doing
  • Side of eye: It makes me feel so old
  • Under eye: My body just can’t do as much
  • Under nose: I don’t have the energy or stamina now
  • Chin: It’s so depressing
  • Collar bone: Getting old really sucks
  • Under arm: I don’t want to give up things I love
  • Top of head: But I just can’t do those things any more
  • Eyebrow: I can’t do things I really want to do now
  • Side of eye: But there still are lots of things I can do
  • Under eye: My body is getting older
  • Under nose: But I still have a whole lot of spirit
  • Chin: I get angry when I can’t do things
  • Collar bone: But maybe that’s just my body telling me to take it easy
  • Under arm: I don’t want to give up things I love
  • Top of head: But I’m thinking about how lucky I am
  • Eyebrow: I may not be able to do everything anymore
  • Side of eye: But I’m grateful for what I CAN do
  • Under eye: I may have limitations
  • Under nose: But I’m not letting that stop me
  • Chin: Making the most of what I have
  • Collar bone: Doing the very best that I can
  • Under arm: Finding new and different ways to do what I love
  • Top of head: Feeling peace and acceptance with where I am now

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