Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What you resist persists

I know this sounds like a cliché but it is actually a natural law. When you stop resisting, let go and allow, you can release an enormous amount of energy that is holding that resistance (or block) in place. It is like trying to hold a huge beach ball under water all the time, it's exhausting. You can free up that energy for the things that you want and not what you don't want or are resisting. And what we usually resist is pain, or feeling our pain. We don't want to feel pain, just because it's so painful. But the more you resist feeling pain, the more pain your body and mind have to take on, but they can only carry so much. The pain eventually starts to leak in the form of symptoms. Chronic health issues nearly always have buried unfelt pain behind them.


As Eckhart Tolle says, "when we've suffered enough we'll be ready to surrender, to let go and to stop resisting what is."

Most of us might be ready to start allowing our pain to surface, and stop fighting it, when we're metaphorically on our knees (if not literally) or when we've reached "rock bottom".

Author Iyanla Vanzant writes in One Day My Soul Just Opened Up "When we surrender, we mentally let go to the end, through the thing that we fear, which in effect releases fear thoughts from the mind. It helps you realise that no matter what happens, you will be able to handle it. Surrender helps you to become willing to live through the experience, without giving your entire life over to it".

You can try the following set up phrases to help you:

"Even though I am afraid to let go of ...., I deeply and completely love and accept myself and I choose to surrender this ...".

"Even though I am unwilling to let go as I won't be in control anymore, I choose to be open to surrendering".

"Even though I am afraid of what will come up if I do let go, I choose to feel safe and to be there for me, I am okay and completely safe".

Tap on however you are feeling, you can have a conversation with yourself while you are tapping the karate chop or sore point to correct for psychological reversal, it doesn't have to be just one word. Sometimes we can't sum up how we feel in one word. Be completely honest about how you are feeling, your body will know if you are not being honest and will give you signs to show that (for example there will be no shift). When you hit the jackpot, you will feel enormous relief, (yawns, sighs, belches, burps, laughter, tears etc) this is your body thanking you for listening and for releasing that energy blockage that it has been holding for you until you were ready to release it. Tapping diagram.

4 comments:

Circe said...

Hello, again, Noreen.

Amazing; once again, this message is just what I needed to hear WHEN I needed to hear it! I need to learn more about tapping, however. I think this must be what I was doing in the I can make you thin series w/Paul McKenna? But I would like to absorb the areas mentally, as I would with accupressure, etc.

Cheers to you!

Circe

Noreen said...

Thanks Circe, for your kind comments!!

Anonymous said...

thank u very much for these great and true words.god bless u.

Noreen Barron, MA said...

You're welcome :-)