Processing your life's key words with EFT
Here's an interesting use of EFT by RJ Palmer.
A while ago I was thinking about language and a childhood experience I had with a tree. After a meditation I went out to our back yard and as I looked at my old friend I used to climb, I realized that I had not really seen this tree for many years. I had this idea about trees that seemed locked into memory based on many prior experiences and somehow the concept of tree became a symbol which substituted for experience. I was then able to recover the freshness of direct experience of "my tree" and its awesome beauty of immediate presence as well as history.
So I recently began looking for other word-concepts that were key in my life and began tapping on them - good and bad - with a free association via memory. Some were profoundly powerful. Processing the word "God" with EFT was one of them. The words "girls" (as opposed to women) and "men" were very liberating for me as well, as my programs and "writing on the walls" we revealed and cleared one by one.
It seems as if whole areas of my life related to these words "healed" as I followed the threads of memory. It was like the life energy was trapped in these concepts and now liberated and available for clearer thought and perception. Another point I might add is that in working with words a contemplative mood would probably be best as the process can be quite subtle.
Another thing I might note is that when doing EFT for myself I began using ideo-motor checks as to which points I should tap and after a few taps simply held the points and discontinued the tapping. I held each point until I received a "clear response" and then moved on to the next. Then I would cycle through my list of tapping points again until all were clear. I found I can do the same thing intuitively now and like many others do not even need to hold the points physically ... though it gives some security to do so.
A last point is that I have begun to cycle through the meridian points after waking and before sleep. I make the assumption that anything less than peace and joy reflects a disruption in the energy system. No issues need to be present, only an attitude of curiosity. I find I am more alert and creative during the day and sleep better at night with greater remembrance of dreams.