“Unclean” is what my second wife said about an aspect of my spiritual journey that I shared with her. I must have scared the hell out of her because she looked shocked and confused. I didn’t mean to hurt her or make her upset.
But the words she used went straight to my head before I dealt with it in my heart.
I had attended a workshop on EFT, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique, which involved the tapping of several meridian points after setting an intention for some wished-for experience or help. I initially worked on a headache I had and by golly, it worked. The ache receded and by the time the class ended, I was headache free.
In between, however, I tapped on my face, chest and underarms, helping to release tension and anxious cells in my body.
You first tap on your hand. You tap on the karate chop section at the base of the hand. Make your intention known to the Cosmos and then get into the thick of things. That is, your face.
Using both index fingers, start tapping above the eyebrows, gently striking the spots above the eyes for several long seconds. Next. Move to the sides of the eyes, tap, tap, tapping along. Follow that up with taps to the bottom of the eyes, especially in the area where all of those wrinkles seem to gather in a dark mass.
I like the next one. You tap at the mustache area that indent point above the lips and beneath the nose. Next, focus on the chin where it is soft between the tip of the chin and the bottom lip.
From there, you move both hands to the top of your breast cage. I think it’s called that. Just tap above the collar bone. Then go to front of the neck where I believe your thyroid is. Following that, you tap at the bottom of the rib cage and then turn yourself into a monkey by flapping under your arms, — just above the bra area, if you’re a girl. It is this spot that makes you look like a monkey. I didn’t care. I was into the movement by this time and I felt my spiritual ratio increasing with each tap, tapping.
The last spot to tap is your head where the crown chakra is. Tap away, my good friend. You’ll enjoy it.
Now, do it at least two more times before relaxing and taking in the warm, peaceful feeling.
I am so sorry that my second wife – a born-again Christian — didn’t like it. She suffers from a traumatic brain injury she received from a fall several years ago and new and different things introduced into her life upsets her nowadays.
Maybe she’ll enjoy “Tapping” in her next incarnation.