One of my readers wrote in requesting for an EFT script to cope with change. So before I share the script I wrote in response to that request, I felt it relevant to share one my recent poems from FB here:
Sometimes we pretend to ourselves
That we are waiting for someone or something
That everlasting joy will be ours then.
But, the truth is our happiness is here.
And we don’t really want anything to change
Neither us, nor our circumstance.
For with all that we want
to run from
There is also much
That which we don’t wish to end.
It is like that in a dualistic world.
Light and darkness
Always go hand in hand.
The truth is that our motivations and interests are often conflicting and or confused. Hence, this script begins from that internal push and pull, and then move towards a greater ease and coherence that comes from us stepping out of deep identification with the persona and drama of our life.
In keeping with the subject, I have changed the formatting of the script 🙂 It assumes your familiarity with EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) – so please tap repetitive cycles through the Short-Cut points (Karate Chop, Eyebrow, Side of the Eye, Under the Eye, Under the Nose, Chin, Collarbone, Under the Arms, Top of the Head) as you read the statements. Repeat a couple of rounds of the script in this manner, and let me know how you feel.
Even though I say,
I want things to change
I find myself reluctant to let go
Old habits, emotions, thoughts and patterns
Have me locked in their hold.
However challenging, upsetting or disappointing it may have been
However wonderful, enlightening and energising:
Whatever it was, it was known.
And it is hard to surrender the comfort of familiarity
For a leap into the undefined, unexplored, unseen, unknown.
But a part of me realises
That things have already changed.
I am neither who I was before
Nor is anything or anyone around me exactly the same.
Transience and transformation occur
Whether or not we flow…
It is in our hands to adapt and accelerate
Or argue, lament, struggle, refuse.
Doing the same old things
Reacting in the same old ways:
The time for that is done now
And I am willing to make headway
In being a little less rigid, a little less unsure
A little less fearful, a little more secure
To learn afresh, to experiment anew
To do what I have never done before
To be even more than I imagined I could
One step at a time, is all it takes
To discover new terrains and routes.
So I choose to release the past
Of insisting that it must intact remain
I appreciate and thank what was
As I welcome the new all the same
In this present moment
I surrender all games:
All my conscious and unconscious methods
Of proving or disproving
My cherished beliefs to date.
What if the future looks nothing like the past?
Isn’t it time to make a fresh start?
With a beginner’s mind, I see clearly again.
Without any historical perceptions weighing me down
I am no longer trapped, constricted or contained…
The dream begins to lose its hold
Joy, ease and peace awake.
Who do I choose to be now?
What new adventures will now commence?
I decide to greet their arrival
With a relaxed smile on my face…
For I now remind myself
That who I truly am
Through even the most radical change:
And on this dramatic stage of life
I simply play out a fresh role
To suit what I now wish
To experience, express and portray.
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Many of us are struggling with radical changes in major aspects of our life right now. If you feel this useful, please do share with others.
Image: Land Art by Andy Goldsworthy