As usual the photo has absolutely nothing to do with the title of this blog. I have a lot of pictures from my trip to Peru, last year, that I have never posted and I like them. So, there it is, a country road, a tired looking donkey or horse, I can't tell but I like the composition of the photo.
I first posted about Temporal Tapping a week ago, on Wednesday, November 11th. I have been doing it faithfully every day, multiple time during the day.
I am very curious to see if this works. I chose a LONG established habit of mine, nail biting.
Not a pretty or nice habit but one born out of anxiety and stress from my early school years.
I suspect it was a way of dealing with the stress of my parents fighting non stop. My mother tells me I wasn't a thumb sucker but that I bit my nails from a very early age. Of course, she denies that my early home life might have been the problem. I think my parents fought for the drama of it all. Looking back it seems like a theatrical production with screaming, yelling, door slamming, one parent in one part of the house, another in another part and little Bea wondering what the heck she should be doing about this.
I am so glad to hear Dr. Phil, whom I have a love/hate relationship with, tell parents that when they fight in front of their children that they CHANGE the child. No, ifs, about it, the child's personality is changed from that moment on. So don't do it. Easier said than done, I'm afraid.
Anyway, back to the Temporal Tap. I started out with a rather broad positive statement for the right side and found that anxiety is going to find a way around that statement. I needed to finesse the statement. I wasn't biting my nails anymore but I was working on the cuticle.
Disgusting I am sure some of you are thinking. Yeah, well, that's part of being human, we do these disgusting things, drink too much, eat too much, do things to our physical body that aren't healthy for it and much more.
I'm willing to put it out there because I think I have found a method that might help with a number of these "disgusting" issues.
The Temporal Tap does seem to work. I'm looking at the START of new growth of nails. I have a long way to go until I go have my first manicure but it does seem to be working.
I have to admit that every time I find my hand moving toward my mouth my brain sets off a loud speaker system in my head. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? BE AWARE, BE AWARE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!
Now, that's the first time I ever think I was ever even aware of what I was doing.
So, if you are trying the Temporal Tap and find you are doing MORE of what you don't want to do. It's time to finesse the statements, both negative and positive. Yes, this requires work on your part. If your "habit", like mine, is due to anxiety you need to address that.
So, let's just review some things.
"1. If the wording of your statement that you are tapping into the left side of your head contains a negative word and the statement tapped into the right side contains only positive words,
2. The statements are in harmony with the way you naturally talk and think,
3, as you say the statement, you keep your attention on the words and their meaning, and
4, the statements do not instruct you to do something that contradicts a core value or a more basic need.
Select a target behavior, emotion, or physiological condition that you want to change. Craft a negatively worded statement to tap around your left ear and a positively worded statement to tap around your right ear. .........With deeply entrenched habits, I have seen it take up to thirty days before the results became evident. Even if you are skeptical, judge for yourself based on the results you attain."
Energy Medicine For Women, Donna Eden
Thirty days, huh.........going to keep trying this. When I am successful with this then I'm going to be working on a healthy, correct weight for my age statement.
I, like a number of people, like the idea of a new start with the New Year.
I plan to go into 2010 full tilt. My studio organized, ready to produce. I will have been rested and rejuvenated by being with my entire family over the Christmas holidays. I need health, energy, stamina for what I want to achieve in 2010. How about you? Got plans? Got dreams?
I saw some road signs, similar to the old Burma Shave ones, along the highway the other day.
The first one said, DREAMS
Second ........... ARE GOALS
Third ............. WITH DEADLINES
I kinda like that. So, if you are tapping, I hope it is working. If you find this amusing I'm glad to put a smile on your face. If you are undecided, give it a try. Need help, I'll see what I can offer, email me.
:)Bea GO DREAM, CREATE and a little tapping wouldn't hurt.
P.S. When I sat down to write my blog I didn't have a clue what I was going to talk about. I took a moment to center myself, LISTEN and then started typing. First draft I didn't have a clue when I last talked about Temporal tapping. I had no idea that it had been a week. There is a reason that I have posted this blog, exactly one week from it's first appearance. I haven't got a clue what that reason is but one of you out there needs to pay attention. Maybe more than one. You need to hear/read what I am saying and just as importantly, you need to communicate to me because there is something that I need to hear from you. I know, you are shaking your head.
If you know me in real life you know what I am saying is true. :)Bea