Lesson 3: A basic EMOTIONAL issue (Specific Event)
Now we are going to repeat Optimal EFT Lesson 2 but this time our focus will be on an EMOTIONAL issue. Again, this is a baby step as we are still gaining confidence in our ability to invite The Unseen Therapist to perform some impressive healing. For our beginner's purpose, we need to be very precise and aim directly at Specific Events that have emotional content.
First, let's define a Specific Event
It is like a short, emotionally charged movie from your past lasting a few seconds to a minute or two. It has characters, a beginning, an end, and an emotional crescendo that still causes distress when you recall it. If there is more than one crescendo, shorten the movie to contain only one.
Incorrect example: My father often abused me. (Way too general. Very little specificity. Not a Specific Event.)
Correct example: The time when I felt so angry as my father hit me in front of my friends at my age 8 birthday party. (Very specific. An actual event with an emotional crescendo).
To help assure that you are aiming at a Specific Event, it is useful to start your description with the words, "The time when I felt so [angry, humiliated, fearful, guilty, shamed, etc.] as [an event happened]...." This will lead you right into a Specific Event with the emotion attached.
Now, with this in mind, let's again apply our Optimal EFT Basic Formula.
(1) Identify an issue
Search your past for an emotionally charged Specific Event. Close your eyes and run the movie. Rate the intensity on a 0 to 10 scale so you have a before comparative measure.
(2) Be Quiet, Loving and Invite The Unseen Therapist to Resolve it
Then imagine The Unseen Therapist sending healing Love to this Specific Event. Bathe the emotion in a loving swirl for about a minute or however long it takes until it becomes more peaceful. It doesn't matter if the discomfort is yours or that of someone else. Remember, at the core spiritual level we are all One. Then revisit the event and rate the intensity on a 0 to 10 scale. This is your after comparative measure. If the emotional intensity has improved then you have another experience of The Unseen Therapist doing its job, this time on an emotional issue.
Important note: Be aware that this process may so rapidly and thoroughly resolve the Specific Event that another related Specific Event may replace it and cause distress. That's OK. You will learn more about that later. Just be aware of this feature and address the new Specific Event the same way you did the first one.
If no improvement has been achieved then repeat the process 3 times on that Specific Event. If still no improvement, then be persistent and try it on other Specific Events, including the Specific Events of other people. Within 5 such attempts you should have at least one improvement ranging from "clearly noticeable" to dramatic. You may have many.
As in the previous Optimal EFT lesson, at this stage it doesn't matter if the result is temporary or partial. We have more refinements ahead of us.
Here's a video example showing this beginner's process in action.
Bobbe had used the Tapping form of EFT many times with good results. However, there was one emotional Specific Event for which she could only get temporary relief.
The results were impressive and you will see that Optimal EFT cleared out the issue to levels unavailable with normal tapping. But please note that I don't use terms like "The Unseen Therapist" because, at that time, I had not developed my thinking far enough to create names and metaphors to assist with the process. This makes for an ideal example because I, like you, was a newbie to the process.
Note how she could sense what I was doing during the process. This is clear evidence of our connectedness (Oneness) and you are likely to experience the same thing from time to time.
Below is a letter from Bobbe several days later indicating the quality and permanence of this result.
Thank you soooo very much for your precious time on Sunday. I wanted to wait a few days to see if what you did held...and it has. I had worked on that issue of my dad a few times with tapping, always brought it down, but always seemed to have a residual. Now, nothing but a memory. No response to the memory at all.
Your new technique is amazing. It goes right along with most of what I have been reading and studying regarding intent and energy. Time, distance or location makes no difference when working with energy; and everything is energy.
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