Something disappointing happened this last week. Well, disappointing is probably too light a word… it was … kind of … devistating. Through it, an interesting thing happened and it is why I’m writing about this subject today.
Three days ago, I was in one of my haunts (a local thrift store) and brought home a couple of books. One was The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner. Over the years, I’ve heard it mentioned but for reasons unknown, never investigated it further. One could say I wasn’t ready. In fact, I would concur. Had I been, I have no doubt it would have presented itself to me in a way I couldn’t ignore, which is usually what happens when the universe (Jesus, Spirit, intuition, whatever you call it) wants me to know something.
A day later, I got the news I was waiting for… and it wasn’t good. In fact, I was numb. And later, pissed. Royally.
I felt I’d been mislead and nothing (and I mean NOTHING) angers me more quickly than injustice, whether it’s toward me, someone I love or in fact, anyone vulnerable. Oh heck, anyone at all. One could argue that it keeps me in a black-and-white thinking place… and again, I concur. Right & Wrong is as obvious to me as… well… pretty-much anything to anyone else. That’s a subject for another day. 🙂
Anyhow, the whole experience fueled a quick and nasty bout of fatigue, recurrent questioning of “Why me?” and to top it all off, an attendant migraine that only ended for good last night.
When I talked to my mom (who has become my own personal guru) she suggested I look into tapping.
“Oh, wait,” I cried. “I got the book!”
“Which book?” she asked, because they are not all created equal.
I ran (okay, walked carefully) downstairs and read the author’s name out loud.
“Yes! That’s the one!” she squealed. Yep, she actually squealed!
And so, the last two days have been filled with watching YouTube videos about tapping and going through the book.
In the interest of transparency, I will say that I haven’t read the entire book yet. I will! It is *why* I’m making this into a series blog post. And it won’t be concurrent… at least, I don’t think so. And by that I mean, I won’t be writing about tapping tomorrow and the next day. I suspect it will take some time to get through it all and begin to see results. But heck, some of the responses I’ve seen and read about have been instantaneous! Maybe I’ll be back tomorrow with an update. Who knows? But I don’t think so.
Also, I want to take my time with this.
Tapping isn’t some woo-woo, new-age, fluffiness… it is lauded by medical doctors, as well as psychotherapists (and the clients and patients who use the technique).
Dr. Mark Hyman explains in the Foreward of the book how tapping works: Tapping targets the root cause of health and wellness challenges by interrupting the body’s stress response quickly and effectively. […] It is a powerful tool for enabling health on multiple levels: mental, emotional, and physical.
One of the things I found out by watching the videos, is that before tapping (or EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques) had a name, we were probably already doing a form of it without realizing it. And certainly, it was around before Ortner hit the scene. (He’s a youthful-looking guy that looks to be in his late 20s or early 30s but is probably in his 40s- but honestly, who knows? Everyone younger than me is an age-enigma! Older, too. Actually! Ha!) Point is, even Ortner says that tapping probably began as a combination of ancient Chinese accupressure and modern psychology. So, it’s been around in one form or another for a long, long time.
Okay, that’s enough reading for you today. I’m just going to include the first video my mother shared with me. It will introduce you to Nick Ortner along with an interview with the late (August, 2017) Louise Hay. It’s about 25 minutes long and was an excellent introduction, I thought. I hope you will think so, too! Let me know in the comments.