By Shafiya Eve

Are you haunted by previous experiences or events in your life, by things you did, others did, you didn’t do, others didn’t do? Do you feel blocked from moving forward by some unknown barrier? Is your happiness like a “coming event” when a certain something happens, THEN you will be happy, only it doesn’t bring the expected happiness? What would it be like to be free from these mysterious self-defeating patterns and beliefs?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) also referred to as “tapping” is an emotional version of acupuncture (without the needles) wherein we stimulate certain meridian points by tapping on them with our fingertips while focusing on an emotionally charged memory. Since emotional stress can contribute to pain, disease and physical ailments, we often find that EFT provides astonishing physical relief.

The nature of some of this emotional baggage which I refer to as energy disruptions are from negative experiences imprinted in our subconscious. When we experience a trauma or repetitive negative input we develop an energy disruption. When a trauma, drama or negative experience occurs and is left unresolved, we carry it in our energy body which ultimately manifests in our physical body. Our magical Universe is always conspiring to heal us by revealing our old, yet still active wounds, whether they are physical, emotional or mental; often when we least expect it.

As an example, many years ago I accepted a job which required air travel across the US. On my first trip out of town I arrived at Richmond International Airport to depart, as soon as I entered the airport I began crying, for no reason. It was one of those sobbing cries, most embarrassing and quite befuddling to me. Once I got on the plane, I was fine and had no further upset through flight changes and my return flight home.

The following month on another trip out of Richmond, as I entered the airport the tears began to flow. I was at a loss as to what was going on with me. Life was good. Finally it dawned on me, the last time I had seen my brother, a Marine pilot, and he was waving goodbye at that very airport before his departure. He died a few months later in a mid-air collision flying off an aircraft carrier. There was 20 years between his passing and my airport sobbing experience. Once I made the connection and worked with my grief issues regarding my brother, those trips out of town were no longer tearful as I experienced greater peace about my brother’s passing.

Another example is with a client who I’ll call Sam. Sam couldn’t understand why his business was not flourishing. He was a veteran marketer and knew he had all the right ingredients for success but everything seemed blocked. Sam revealed he had been immensely successful but with the turn in the economy had lost everything. It had been a deeply painful and bitter experience for him. It became apparent he was terrified of his success because he might lose it all again. Together with the use of EFT, we were able to clear the energy around his previous experiences allowing him to re-open the channels of abundance and enhancing the growth of his business. The session was a great success to Sam and he has emailed me many times with gratitude and news of how well his business is going now.

So, where are you holding emotional blocks? To get a clear idea, begin looking at what is or isn’t showing up in your life.

Heal the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to a happier future.