The more numerous we are on this planet, the more complicated our lives get, and the more readily we respond to simple cues. Even when it comes to solving a problem or improving some aspects about ourselves we would rather try a simple solution, no matter how new it might be. Quite surprisingly, oftentimes simple seems to work better.
Addiction to Simple
A new trend is obvious, which I call ‘addiction to simple’. We have started to search for simple signs to help us find our way in the maze of a hectic world. Everything points to the idea that mankind has reached that point in its evolution when they have to go back to their simple roots, to archetypes. Minimalist feels like a welcomed simple solution. You do not have to resort to a lot of thinking, it is easier, healthier, and more efficient to just BE. Just like primitive people, but after a whole cycle of ontological complication. We want to eat like them – see paleo diet, and we do tapping instead of meditation, visualization, or reiki sessions.
Tapping – a Simple Solution
People are all looking for quick ways to solve their problems, and one such finding is tapping, a simple solution, really effective as well. Through tapping, or EFT – emotional freedom technique, we resort to the earliest part of our brain, the amygdalae, to do the work in our place. I associate tapping with our times. It had to be discovered as a simple, quick, and most efficient answer to our constant need for balance in an imbalanced world. Tapping is a simple solution to many of our problems, or better said, to some basic sources of our problems.
I became acquainted with EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping, in February 2015, when I attended the 7th Annual Tapping World Summit organized and hosted by Nick Ortner and his sister, Jessica. A whole range of bright and dedicated life coaches and health professionals shared their knowledge and practices with everyone listening. They explained how they had come to practice tapping, why they considered it effective, and how they used it in their field of expertise. They did tapping processes live, to help people see how it worked and even find solutions to whatever their problem was.
Tapping – an Effective Simple Solution
I have been studying EFT ever since, and now I use it whenever I want to improve something or I have a problem. Seeing how effective it is, I have created my own processes, trying to adapt the sequences of taps and words to certain circumstances and types of people, to some specific needs and purposes. So far, I have basically concentrated on issues related to stress, sleep, self-knowledge and self-confidence. I have created sequences of mantras in both English and Romanian, and have already helped some of my friends and relatives. I have taught them how to apply these tapping processes themselves.
What I noticed in all of them during the first tapping session was how frequently and deeply they yawned. This is a sign of accumulated negative energies, meaning they had done nothing to release them before. Sometimes just taking a deep breath before bedtime and thinking back of the day that just passed, with its good and bad points, is enough. Anyway, it is better than nothing. I gather people are so stressed and so tired, they forget to do that.
Benefits of Tapping
No matter your particular purpose, when you do tapping you first and foremost release some of these bad energies. You cannot release them all in one session, but with regular practice, even though not that frequent, you will feel lighter, more confident and more optimistic. There are a wealth of other benefits, like understanding your body and its needs, getting to love and respect it, which will eventually lead to a healthier lifestyle. Another great benefit is clarity upon some past events, which with time will help you get over some hidden sources of pain, either mental or physical. By doing tapping repeatedly, you will find inside yourself answers to problems you did not even know existed. What you know is usually the pain, not its source. And you cannot find a solution until you have discovered where the problem stems from.
How to Apply Tapping
Tapping is a simple solution. Anyone can do it for themselves, if they want. First of all they need to be taught how to do it by a mentor and to learn or write down the appropriate sequences of words, depending on their specific problem. Some people may prefer to have someone else perform it on them, as it is a lot more relaxing. You do not have to think of anything, you just imitate the mentor’s gestures and repeat their mantras. Moreover, a mentor or coach can easily modify the mantras during the procedure, according to the circumstances or the mood of the ‘patient’, to say nothing of the fact that they are more likely to be clear of negativity. Also, it is preferable that the person who performs the tapping process have certain qualities related to the sound and inflexions of the voice, as well as the passion and warmth they put into the uttering of the mantras. It should be noted that experience with a variety of other people and their problems is extremely valuable.
What you do is tap with the tips of your fingers, usually the index and middle ones, on some specific energy meridian points, the same used in acupuncture and acupressure. While doing so, you utter specific sequences of words, in relation to the problem you want to solve. By tapping on the energy points you activate your own body’s healing powers, while uttering the specific words will help these healing powers focus on the problem.
In future posts I am going to give you some tapping processes for specific purposes. Try this simple solution and see if it works for you. It should.