“I don’t know where to begin tapping on this issue.”
Have you ever said this to yourself? You want to tap on your own, but you don’t even know where to start. Here’s what’s going on: There’s probably some part of you that’s afraid to begin. Most inner blocks boil down to some form of fear and this isn’t any different.
But I Don’t Feel Afraid
Not knowing where to begin with tapping is often fear about experiencing the feelings connected to your issue. It shows up camouflaged like this: “I don’t even know what I feel.” A lot of times that’s because you’re numbing out. It’s too scary to let your emotions surface. There’s a part of you that feels like it’s not safe to have the feelings that are hiding. That part is thinking, “My feelings are just too big. I don’t know if I can handle that. I need to keep a lid on it for now.”
So you feel foggy and confused, and maybe even depressed. Because those feelings are just being smashed down and hidden from you. It’s simply a protective device – emotional self defense. Remember – it’s happening for a good reason. No need to get upset with yourself about it. In fact, you can THANK yourself for coming up with such a creative way to keep you safe. It’s just that it’s now getting in the way of moving forward with healing.
There Is An Answer
EFT is the perfect tool here. You can tap to be willing to know what’s going on. You can tap to be willing to know in a way that UNDERwhelms you. To be willing to have clarity about what’s bothering you, and to simultaneously keep your power. You have the power to not be overwhelmed by how you’re feeling.
Actually, you’re exercising that power when you create the fog of unknowing. What you may not realize is that you have other ways to exercise that power. And you can use EFT to help you do that.
How To Begin
So here are some tapping phrases you can use to begin:
- I’m willing to know where to begin.
- I’m willing to know without being overwhelmed.
- I’m willing to calmly be aware of my feelings.
- I’m willing to support myself.
- I’m willing to ask for any help that I need.
- I’m willing to be in control of my life.
- I’m willing to heal without traumatizing myself.
- I allow myself to heal.
- I have no need to experience more pain in order to heal.
One of the joys of EFT – and what makes it so wonderfully different from other ways of emotional healing — is that it does NOT have to be painful.
Use the phrases above to get started. This will relax you enough to get access to your own feelings information that you need to continue tapping on the issue you’re thinking about. Click here for a refresher course in the steps for doing EFT on your own.