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Collapsing a Core Issue Regarding Abundance
Ilana Weiler dug to discover an issue limiting a workshop participant financially - she writes with how she handled the issue.
By Ilana Weiler, EFT- ADV
I teach EFT in small groups because I like to demonstrate on each and every person in the group. I believe that going through the process and feeling the results is the best way to ignite enthusiasm.
This specific group was working on the topic of abundance. In a previous lesson, I handed out a list of about 25 sentences on all kinds of things we tell ourselves about money. Each person had to identify which sentences felt "bingo."
Ruth chose the sentence 'run after the money' as she herself feels like the antithesis of a magnet for money. Acquiring money has always seemed like running a race for her. We tapped. Even though, money always felt like a race, always have to run after it… As we tapped, we changed the reminder phrase as needed.
Then Ruth said, "It's like a cat and a mouse." I asked, "Who is the cat' and who is the mouse?" "Sometimes I am the cat and sometimes I am the mouse," she replied. "Sometimes I am doing the chasing and sometimes I am being chased."
While we tapped, alternating the cat and the mouse, Ruth suddenly said, "its persecution." Well you know how it feels when your intuition tells you that this is a 'button', so we tapped on the word persecution using a whole round of the EFT shortcut version.
"What does this remind you of?" I asked. "Do you remember being persecuted?" "I can't believe it," she said. Suddenly a memory she hasn't remembered for 43 years floated up. It came clear and vivid and she could even remember the smells attached to this memory.
Ruth recalled running away from the dentist chair. The dentist chasing her was her father (along with his "helper"). They chase her down the corridor. (We used the gentle Movie Technique to deal with that memory.)
When I asked her how this little girl feels, she said "frightened, helpless and angry."
"Where can you feel it in your body?" I asked. "It's in my stomach. It feels like concrete, grey and heavy."
Here I decided to use some guided imagery and while tapping, I guided her to use her own images, to empty them from a bucket and than fill the bucket up with confidence and love.
Then we checked her level of intensity on a scale of zero to 10. She was at zero so we continued to the next picture. It was a touching process - and then came the most important thing in my opinion - the cognitive shift that happens so miraculously with EFT.
"I don't understand why it has to be a race?" Ruth said. "Why do I have to feel as if I have to chase money, instead of just remembering that there's all this abundance in the world and I only have to connect with it and let myself accept whatever comes to me?"
This was impressive and exciting. I could feel it was said from a very deep place. But I still wondered what the connection was.
I explained to the group my understanding. Our brain works like a computer. In Ruth's brain there is a file called 'race' or 'persecution.' This file is connected to money as money is experienced by her as a race. Each time that she thinks or feels that feeling of racing for money, it opens the specific file in her brain and evokes all other negative memories concerning racing. Once we release this memory that she has since the age of 7, it will cause a cognitive shift and free her to receive abundance.
I hope that this will bring lots of abundance into her life, now that her dialogue with money has changed. I hope this story will help and inspire other people I as have been inspired by so many when I read your reports.
With warm regards and gratitude to you all.
Ilana Weiler. EFT ADV.