Friday, March 06, 2009

Metaphors

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that ~ Joseph Campbell
Use of metaphors are very powerful, particularly in healing. If you are feeling pain, how do you usually describe that pain? We use metaphors all the time without realising it and they can guide us to the core issues and beliefs underlying symptoms.

My stomach feels like a balloon
My head is hammering
I feel so angry I could burst
She blushed as red as a tomato
My legs feel like dead weights
This weight on my shoulders

Using metaphors for healing with EFT is extremely powerful. Look at the organ/place where you have an issue, what is its function? How does its function relate to something that is going on in your life? For example if you are having stomach issues, is there something happening that you can't stomach? or something that you 'can't take'?

I'll leave you with a lovely clip from the film Il Postino where the poet Pablo Neruda explains le metafore to Massimo Troisi (Mario Ruoppolo).

2 comments:

pat said...

So true. Once you start making the connections, and realize that the metaphors are 'speaking to you', the healing can really start.

Noreen said...

Thanks Pat, we often don't listen until our body shouts, true?!