A lot of the time when we release a negative emotion/ feeling around an issue after using EFT, I like to tap in positive emotions so we can go forward in a positive way and pursue our dreams based on what we want to create in the future.
I am such a fan of EFT and Matrix Reimprinting because not only does it release the negative emotion around an issue or memory, but you can use it to create positive images.
The problem with only clearing the negative means that although the negative emotion around an issue no longer exists, it does not automatically create a positive emotion around that particular issue. For example, if you have low self esteem whilst around particular people, clearing this does not necessarily mean you will feel confident around that same group.
When we have got the SUDS level of the original negative emotions down, there is often some resistance there when the possibility of having a positive experience is explored. This can be corrected using the following 3 step process:
1) Do subsequent rounds of EFT to ensure that all aspects of the particular issue are resolved.
This is by far the most important step of the process. It is important not to move on until you have addressed all aspects of the problem otherwise it is difficult to tap in the positives when clutter still exists by way of the negative. Sometimes it can take a number of sessions dealing with one aspect if the emotions are deeply rooted. Do not rush this process.
2) Focus on exactly it is you do want
These sounds simple, but ensure it is the positive aspect you are focusing on. Many times I have heard people say “I don’t want my boss to yell at me” or “I no longer want to be in debt.” Beware of focusing on the negatives in this way. A simple correction is to reverse the negatives i.e. “I want my boss to praise me for my efforts” or “I want to be able to pay my bills with ease.” This is a great starting point for tuning into what you do want.
3) Be specific and be inspired
With EFT, to clear a negative emotion around an issue, it is vital to be as specific about how it makes you feel, and where you are feeling it. The same process applies with tapping in the positives.
What would your perfect life be like? What would change?
The most common answer I have heard with regard to financial issues is “I would win the lottery”
The trick is to get even more specific, so if you won the lottery and you went on the holiday of your dreams, close your eyes and really feel the feelings of what you want and experience the feelings of this. What would you be able to do that you can’t do at present, how would this affect your life and the life of those around you?
Explore with yourself what you would do if you knew you could not fail.
Do not rush this process. Take the time to really experience the positive emotions associated with it. The trick is to inspire your subconscious to really want to achieve this goal. If any resistance comes up or negative feelings, go back to the basic EFT protocol, explore this further and clear.
Once you’ve taken the time to do the above, just be aware that you can return to this positive state at any time, just by closing your eves, taking a breath and focusing on this positive energy.
I would love to hear about your experiences with this exercise and any believes or realizations that came up to you.
I invite you to reply to this post or comment using Facebook or Twitter to share your experience with this, any blocks that came up for you and any differences you noticed in yourself or others after doing this exercise.
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