By Linda Zelizer
Having worked as a therapist for 30 years and a hypnotist for 25, I have explored many tools and techniques for healing. I also work as a spiritual director and would like to share an experience that I had working on myself.
Some background: I have a twin sister and during the polio epidemic of 1950 I got polio and she didn't.
As a young child my "story" was that God was punishing me because I was "bad." My sister didn't get sick because she was "good." I was working on changing those beliefs, using many different perspectives, yet I was "stuck."
I'm persistent so I continued to tap.
Suddenly I had an image of myself as an adult tapping on the younger me and an anthropomorphic God dressed in white robes with a white beard appeared in the scene. With one hand "God" tapped the adult me and with the other hand 'God' tapped the younger me.
At the same time the adult me continued tapping on the younger me. I used the short cut tapping points and did one round using the 9 gamut point.
Phrases from "God:"
I'm with you always and in all ways.
You are special to me.
I love you just as you are.
You're a great kid and a great woman.
You weren't being punished.
I don't punish people.
I started at a level of intensity of 6 on a scale of 0 to 10 and, after several rounds of tapping, I began to feel much calmer and clearer, around a 2. I could sense a cognitive shift happening.
I know I'm not done yet, but "God" is a powerful healer for me.
I have used this with other people, especially some who are in spiritual direction with me and had some wonderful results. "God" or a higher power has appeared as Jesus, Mary, Buddha, etc.