Monday, August 23, 2010

EFT and Safety

We must not forget that what Emotional Freedom Techniques does, is to discharge a short circuit in our energy systems. How we call up or evoke that energetic disturbance so it can be released, varies, we can do it with imagery, smells, sounds, music, metaphors, body sensations or some other representation of the disturbance. To dissolve the disruption effectively and thoroughly we need to be tuned into it as best we can. Being tuned in means to be associated with or to feel the energy of the feeling that caused the initial energetic disturbance in the first place. It's always about how we feel about "X" that causes our energy to short circuit. While sometimes it is necessary to go gently, the most important ingredient for someone to be able to tune in and fully associate with their feelings, is to feel safe enough to do so. We will not tune in or we will refuse to feel feelings that cause huge disruptions in our energy systems if we don't feel safe. So, if our feelings are causing the short circuit, let's use our feelings in a safe way to dissolve the short circuit.
What creates the safety that we need to feel those feelings? Someone being fully present with us, which has the effect of us feeling heard, understood and accepted and also having our feelings and experiences witnessed and validated. This experience is something we can fully place our trust in because it just cannot be faked. We will know whether or not we feel safe with a therapist or practitioner even though we might question our self, we'll know whether the person has created a safe place for us to open up and connect with our hurt and vulnerability.

The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

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