Sunday, October 25, 2009

Watch your language


Consider describing your life with different language. Substitute your description of a 'problem' into one that makes you feel powerful, a description that gives you a choice about what path to take. The words we use will usually reflect our thoughts. What do the words you use say about your thinking? Are they helpful? Are they helping? Our perception of something will determine our entire approach to it. Seeing more than one possibility gives you back your power. Choosing different words, just like using a thesaurus instead of repeating ourselves, helps you see things differently. If you consider an issue to be too big, consider the possibility that it has to 'scream' at you because you're not listening. If we always do the same thing we'll always get the same results. We have to do different to have different.

4 comments:

Circe said...

Very insightful...

I love it! Even more broadly usable in daily life than Masaru Emoto, or Elizabeth Gilbert's "what's your mantra?"

xo

Noreen said...

Thanks Circe, hope you're well ;-)

Chak said...

What I still dont understand about EFT is that, one has to make "Negative statements/affirmations" about the problem we want to solve. I mean when you say: even though I can't concentrate, or even though I can not longer do such and such...., for example.

Now my question is how can those negative affirmations work to make a "positive" change happen? Shouldn't they be stated in a positive way. You know like all those Positive Thinking and success experts say, like Anthony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, hypnosis tapes, nlp, Brian Tracy, etc, etc.....

Noreen said...

Hi Chak,

With EFT you state things are they are. How you are feeling in the moment, if there is intensity it is usually 'negative'. That is not a negative affirmation but emotional honesty. Pretending you feel otherwise will only create more angst. This is what EFT does, it corrects the short circuit that is created in your energy system when something disturbs you. When you clear this, the positive naturally comes to the surface. It's a bit like the analogy of a blue sky, it always exists behind the clouds. What EFT does is clear the clouds :-)

You can also do EFT the other way. State something positive and watch for what Gary Craig calls 'tail enders' - i.e. objections to what you've just said and tap on those to clear them. If there are none, there's no issue!