I am trying to bring abundance into my life. Can I use EFT to help this process?
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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a great tool to help you create more of what you would like in all areas of your life (job success, relationships, and health, to name just a few). There are a number of articles here at EFT Q & A that talk about this issue and can be found by clicking the topic “abundance“.
Last week I found one more way EFT can be helpful in the quest. I had an interesting conversation with a client. Let’s call her “Kathy”. We have been working over the course of the last few months to help her make major changes in her professional life. Her desire is to move from a typical office job to a job where she feels passionate about the mission of the organization she’s working for.
Kathy understands that moving from her law office job to a non-profit will mean a cut in pay. She’s fine with that. The problem is she has some debt she feels she needs to eliminate before she can make the transition to a lower paying job.
Over the first part of her phone session we did some work on these issues. Among these were feelings of frustration because she wants to progress more quickly towards this goal. Somewhere in the middle of the tapping, Kathy mentioned that her parents had offered to help her with her debt and she had refused their offer.
I said, “Wait a minute! We’ve been doing all this work on how you can move to a new place in your life. We’ve doing work on how you can clear out all the obstacles to get you to a place where you can do what you love. A major gift which could help you do this showed up, and you said, ‘No.’ That is interesting.”
[Side Note:I would like to point out that this wasn’t an accusation or a condemnation of the choice she made. It was something that I found “interesting” because when find that we make choices in opposition to the things we desire, something else is at play. When we make these choices and name them, it’s evidence we’re uncovering more issues we can work on.]
This is a clear case of someone getting wrapped up in what is the appropriate way to get what they want.
As we poked around it became very clear that Kathy had the two following limiting beliefs:
- Success is only possible/deserved when I work hard for it
- I have already taken so much form my patents I can’t take any more
These limiting beliefs are not unique to Kathy. A number of times I have myself felt that success could only come in very limited ways. Such beliefs prevent abundance in our lives.
For this reason I have added the following to my tapping when I tap about changes I would like to see in my own life. (In this case I am talking about all types of change, not just getting financial help.)
Bring chance into my life in unique ways…So I know that I am not the sole creator of this abundance…Help me to be open to whatever ways good things will come into my life…I don’t have to feel like I have earned everything in my life…It’s okay if good things come into my life in easy ways…When good things come easier it will make it easier for me to share those good things with others…Progress and evolution don’t have to be hard…When I help others out, I don’t make them earn it…It’s okay for others to help me without me earning it…By letting other people help me I give them a chance to be loving…If I turn down their gifts I block them from an opportunity to show love for me…Keep my eyes open today to unique ways the universe brings me blessings…What matters is the change I want to make in my life…The path I take for that change is less important…Thank you for the blessings I have received and the blessings I am receiving…Thank you for the constant flow of blessings in my life…I give myself permission to be open to these blessings in whatever form they come today…I don’t have to earn these blessings…It’s okay if it’s easy…I am thankful for those who want to bring blessings into my life…I forgive myself for the times I have blocked blessings in the past…Thank you for the blessings I have received and the blessings I am receiving