Dear EFT Community,
Claudia Zulker shares her experience with a toothache that suddenly appeared after an emotional event and how she used EFT tapping to alleviate the pain.
By Claudia Zulker
I recently had an interesting experience, which I would like to share with everyone.
Approximately one week ago I met with a cousin of mine whom I had not seen in a few years. She arrived bearing a gift, which unbeknownst to me was about to cause me some emotional upheaval. It was an autobiography published by my father. My father and I have been estranged for many years and I was totally unaware that he had published a book. I was surprised and speechless to say the least.
Curious however about the content I started reading the book. Two days later I developed the most terrible toothache in the back tooth on the upper right hand side of my jaw. Within a short period of time it rated at 10 on the 0-10 intensity scale. Drawing on the knowledge I have accumulated over the years of practicing various healing modalities, I immediately knew that this toothache was directly related to unresolved issues with regard to my father.
Although I always believed there where no unresolved issues, I was sooo….. wrong.
I started tapping, using phrases such as:
My father left when I was very young, I love and accept myself
My father was the cause of many tears I cried, I love and forgive him anyway
I believed my father did not love me; I love him and forgive him anyway
I was envious of the new family my father had, I love and forgive myself
Then I used a few “Choices” phrases such as,
To love and accept my father despite what happened
To forgive myself for feeling envious
To forgive myself for feeling angry towards him
To accept him for who he is
I tapped on the above statements for one hour, during which time instead of the pain easing up, the toothache got progressively worse and worse. I remember thinking that this is not how it should be; the pain should be easing up instead it was getting worse.
Eventually feeling quite despondent with this pain I stopped tapping, had glass of water and went to sleep. I managed to fall asleep fairly quickly, however I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. (When our bodies develop a fever, we are releasing anger on an emotional level). I got up to have some water and noticed that the toothache had subsided altogether.
A few days have passed since and the toothache has not made a re-appearance.
It is interesting to note how we all release our issues in different ways. I usually find with clients that the effects are immediate, especially with pain relief, in my instance however the pain became worse and the anger was released through a fever during the night.