Saturday, December 18, 2010

Even Flow

Article by Silvia Hartmann,

The Even Flow is the name given in EmoTrance to describe a condition of the energy system when it works EXACTLY AS IT SHOULD.

In the energy world, there are certain prime laws that energy obey.

For anything to be experienced as "right" or "pleasant," things have to be IN THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN TIME AND SPACE.

That is the first law of energy but also a general law of the Universe that works on all levels and in all ways.

In EmoTrance we ask the core question, "Where does this energy need to go?" to restore something to its rightful place in time and space. With energy forms such as memories for example, even THE most traumatic memories, if they find their rightful place in time and space, become a RESOURCE rather than a life killer.

The second law of energy is that ENERGY MUST FLOW. Read on

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Appreciation for your body

Tapping on the karate chop (side of hand) or rubbing the sore spot continuously, say the following set up statements out loud. Be sure to customise this script for you and how you feel EFT Shortcut diagram Even if this script doesn't feel true for you right now, listen out for any objections you may hear, saying "that's not true" or "appreciate my body??? are you joking?" and tap on them until it does feel true for you.

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense ~ Henry Miller

Even though I feel … about my body sometimes, I choose to recognise all that it has held for me

Even though it is difficult to appreciate my body because … I acknowledge my body and all it does for me

Even though sometimes I feel … with my body, I really do love my body

Top of the head: I really appreciate my body
Eyebrow: And all it does
Side of eye: My body is just fantastic
Under the eye: It is such a friend to me
Under the nose: It has taken on all the things that I couldn't
Under the chin: Because it loves me so much
Collar bone: I feel so grateful to my body for doing that!
Under the arm: I love and appreciate you body

Top of the head: Sometimes though I feel angry with my body
Eyebrow: And betrayed
Side of eye: It doesn't always do what I want it to do
Under the eye: It doesn't always look the way I want it to look
Under the nose: What if I expressed how I felt
Under the chin: Instead of stuffing it into my body
Collar bone: My poor body is stuffed with unfelt, undigested emotions and experiences
Under the arm: No wonder it feels …

Top of the head: Whatever I can't digest or haven't fully experienced
Eyebrow: Goes into my body
Side of eye: But my body finds it hard to digest and assimilate that stuff too
Under the eye: And it's nearly impossible to eliminate what hasn't been digested
Under the nose: Because it's stuck
Under the chin: And that makes me feel ...
Collar bone: How can we help each other?
Under the arm: To let go?

Top of the head: When I think of all my body does for me and has done for me
Eyebrow: Tears come to my eyes
Side of eye: Tears of appreciation
Under the eye: My heart swells
Under the nose: With appreciation
Under the chin: For my beautiful body
Collar bone: I can honestly say, with my hand on my heart
Under the arm: I love my body

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body ~ Irene Claremont de Castil

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Tapping script for depression

His high endeavors are an inward light
That makes the path before him always bright
~ William Wordsworth 

Tapping on the karate chop (side of hand) or rubbing the sore spot, say the following set up statements. Be sure to customise this script for you and how you feel. Listen and tap along to the audio on depression.
EFT Shortcut diagram.

Even though everything is such an effort, I acknowledge how I feel

Even though … feels like it's pressing down on me, I acknowledge how it makes me feel

Even though … feels hopeless, I acknowledge how I feel

Top of the head: This feeling
Eyebrow: It feels …
Side of the eye: It's heavy
Under the eye: It weighs a ton
Under the nose: It's weighing me down
Under the chin: … is pressing down on me
Collar bone: I feel …
Under the arm: And that makes me feel …

Top of the head: This heaviness
Eyebrow: This effort
Side of the eye: This weight
Under the eye: ... takes so much effort
Under the nose: … takes all my energy
Under the chin: … is sapping my energy
Collar bone: And zest for life
Under the arm: I've no zest for life

Top of the head: And that feels …
Eyebrow: I'd love to feel light
Side of eye: I'd love to feel buoyant
Under the eye: But don't know if it's possible
Under the nose: Because there's too much weighing me down
Under the chin: I can't get rid of this weight
Collar bone: That's weighing me down
Under the arm: And sapping my energy

Top of the head: What exactly is weighing me down?
Eyebrow: What's making me feel this way?
Side of the eye: I'm open to knowing
Under the eye: I'm open to feeling
Under the nose: I'm open to allowing
Under the chin: I'm open to healing
Collar bone: This depression
Under the arm: I'm willing to feel

Top of the head: And sort through
Eyebrow: What's depressing me
Side of the eye: I'm willing to get clear
Under the eye: On what it is
Under the nose: That's pressing down on me
Under the chin: So I can feel light again
Collar bone: So I can feel free
Under the arm: Of this weight

Top of the head: I'm willing
Eyebrow: To express
Side of eye: How I feel
Under the eye: Even if only to myself
Under the nose: I'm willing to feel
Under the chin: All of my feelings
Collar bone: I'm willing to accept
Under the arm: All of my feelings

Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Rush to Reframe

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world 
~ George Bernard Shaw

I believe we need to be aware of where we find it difficult to accept where we or others are in any given moment. In the rush to make ourself or others feel better, we can rush into reframing a situation and how we feel about it, too early. And we lose a healing opportunity as a result.

Rushing to reframe can have the effect of feeling like we're being shut up, once again. Even worse, is the intimation that these feelings are somehow unacceptable, ugly, or horrible and therefore that makes us unacceptable, ugly or horrible for having them, never mind expressing them. Two of the most damaging ways people can be shut up or shut down is to be shamed for feeling a certain way and/or to have their feelings and experiences minimised. Very often, if not always, the resulting beliefs are:
Shaming: I am wrong.
Minimising: I don't count.

The holy grail in the reframing world seems to be forgiveness. There is a lot of emphasis placed on forgiveness, so if you don't or won't forgive, what does that make you? An angry person? A resentful person? An unforgiving person? Or maybe, just maybe, it makes you a person that hasn't yet healed their hurts. If we put the cart before the horse, we're creating yet another shaming or minimising device with which to punish ourself. Guilt always seeks punishment. My preferred reframe for forgiveness is acceptance, and acceptance is a process or state of mind, it's not a step or steps we have to take to get somewhere or become something to be more acceptable or pleasing to others, or to ourself for that matter. When we can honestly say that we accept ourselves, others and life exactly as we and they are, we probably won't even need to forgive.

I have found from working with people that the very best reframes always come from them, when they are ready. My role is not to push or force them. When their experiences, beliefs and feelings have been witnessed, validated and heard they will start making shifts in how they perceive themselves, others and life. These are deep, lasting and authentic changes from the inside out.