Tapping and Affirmation

I think this is worthy of General Consumption.  Only about ten percent of you seem to follow the Comments, and QuillessBending has Commented that…

“As for what we say while we tap, I also tend to go for positive affirmation sort of thoughts instead of focusing on the negative feeling… which doesn’t always need to be twisted into words… but something like ‘I am worthy of having my needs taken care of’ or ‘I am perfectly safe and bolstered by the universe, and all is well,’ that sort of stuff.  It really depends on which way the emotional wave may be taking me.  If the goal is to fully accept ourselves, then we accept ourselves whether we are looking right, left, up, down, or are totally confused.”

To which I Replied, more or less…

The Pudding (as in “the Proof is in the”) would be whether it works.

I use whatever Negative thing I’m Feeling or Imagining as my Tapping phrase under the theory that by Aligning the Meridians with The-Truth-About-What-I’m-Feeling, the Negativity will be Resolved, and the Apparent Truth that Nothing Changes Until It Is Fully Accepted Exactly As It Is.

So I might be Tapping on “Even though I’m Scared, I Deeply and Completely Love and Accept Myself.”  But before I start Tapping I Ask myself, “How Scared Am I?” on the usual 1-10 scale.  Then I Ask the same question again after Tapping.  If I’m less scared, then the Tapping worked.

There is another advantage here; we’re Affirming that we Love ourself Unconditionally even while we’re Feeling untoward.  I haven’t figured out how to factor that into Tapping on a positive Affirmation, though in general it suggests that QuillessBending may be ahead of me here.

Since most of the time when I use Tapping this way it works very well, this is how I use Tapping, when I’m Feeling untoward.  So I Trust it.  If it doesn’t work, I Trust it enough to assume I’m not reading my Emotions correctly, so I change my phrase a little and try again.  And of course, always, if it doesn’t work enough, then I Tap again.

Tapping on “I am Worthy…,” we might Ask ourself, “How Worthy do I Feel right now?” and then Ask again after Tapping.  If our Feeling of Worthiness has increased, then Bravo! – we’re onto something.  Some Tapping pros start with the Negative and gradually shift into the Positive.

I don’t use Tapping on Affirmations, so I don’t know if it would work for me.  I’ll play with it.  My first few clumsy tries with it leave me very Confused, which is a good place to be, if I can Avoid putting it all back in the Birdcage.

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