Releasing Debilitating Emotions

When I look back in life, I’m stunned by the huge amount of fear that I have absorbed from my environment and the ever present media. Every time I take a gander at the news, I notice a lopsided approach is adopted towards news reporting. Somehow, there are always reports of death arising from accidents, shootings, battles or sickness. Scandals and news of corruption are so prevalent that if one doesn’t have faith, one could be led into the thinking there is no one who can be trusted anymore. The weak economy in many parts of the world is creating another dose of insecurity amongst humanity- fear of sustenance. ‘Bad’ news instead of ‘good news’ seem to dominate the headlines. When exposed to such circumstances, anyone can accumulate ‘trapped emotions’ associated with fear. Such emotions can subtlely grow stronger over a period of time until these manifest themselves physically as diseases i.e. when our internal immune systems are adversely affected.

I suppose that is why there is a growing interest in alternative healing modalities such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). EFT has been described as a form of acupressure, whereby the practitioner uses fingers to repeatedly tap on 9 parts of his body to release the blockage/trapped emotions in his meridians (energy lines). (Note: Interestingly, in numerology the number 9 means completion.) EFT is practiced together with verbalizing statements or affirmations that seem to release tension in our bodies. I personally have found EFT to be a good way to let go of stress/fear. Some of the positive statements could be as such:-

“I acknowledge that there is always a new and better way for me to experience life. I forgive and release the past. I let go of Fear which no longer serves me now. I move in joy!”

“I trust the process of life, and I love and approve of myself unconditionally.”

“I believe that there is abundance in life, and there are enough resources for everyone to share. I move away from the energy of greed and embrace sustainability for all.”

“I acknowledge that what people do is their karma and how I react is mine. I release my compulsion to critique. I am at peace with myself and the world.”

“I am grateful for life’s many lessons. I thank the people who have come into my path as facilitators of my experiences. Day by day, my level of wisdom increases and my confidence grows stronger.”

“I hereby let go feelings of hopelessness. I affirm that I am strong and powerful. I am a being of love and light. I am that I AM.”

When we recall our early childhood years, we remember that we started our life experience with a clean slate. As we clear our present worries and concerns accumulated over the many years, we return our emotional state to the zero point. In that process, discordant vibes in our energy field are transmuted but the invaluable human experiences remain intact. Awareness of self then comes to a full circle and this leads to the birth of an enlightened human being- one who is empowered with the knowledge of life but remains grounded emotionally.

Perhaps, others who have been practicing EFT for a while could also offer their favorite affirmations. Any takers? 🙂