Tuesday, February 23, 2010

EFT Script: Being More Present

(This EFT script was first published in Metta Center newsletter, March 2009.)

Our power is in the present, in the Now moment. However, so many of us have learned and trained ourselves to live in the past or in the future and ignored the beauty that is present in the moment. When we feel stressed, overwhelmed, or fearful over something or someone, it is an indicator that we have temporarily lost sight of the Now.

Of course, you can always bring yourself back to your powerful and precious Now by doing simple breathing meditation or simply focusing on something pleasant in the Now. But for many of us who have been entrenched in this habit of dwelling in the past or worrying about the future, it can be quite challenging to practice living fully in the present.

So, here's the EFT script that can help you become more present in your Now. Shorten the sentences or change the wordings to fit you better. Use this script as often as you like. I have included two more additional tapping points: the inside and outside of the wrist. Tap on whichever wrist you prefer.

If you want to let me know about the shifts that you experience in your energy system, or in your life, as a result of using this EFT script, I would love to hear it!

If you are not familiar with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), you can find a brief introduction to this powerful self-healing technique in my "EFT Tapping Points" webpage. For a complete, standardized EFT training and further information, please visit: http://www.emofree.com.

Tap on the Karate Chop point or rub on the Sore Spot as you say the following setup statements:

"Even though I don't know what it means to be fully present in my Now, and I judge myself for that, I deeply and completely accept who I am. I choose to appreciate all of me and where I am right now."

"Even though I am not able to be more present in my life, I forgive myself, I forgive any resistance to being present, and I forgive everyone involved. I know I deserve to freely and joyously embrace my Presence. I am willing to consider that it can be safe, and even satisfying, for me to be present. I choose to enthusiastically and joyously embrace my Presence now!"

"Even though maybe a part of me feels deeply threatened about being more present in the now, I deeply and completely love myself and accept all of my feelings. I give all of me the permission to be open to the idea that being present is a safe, delightful and wonderful experience."

Tap on the indicated EFT points and say the reminder phrases, as suggested below, either aloud or in your mind. You can change the reminder phrases to whatever words that fit you better.

Beginning of Eyebrow: "I don't know how to be more present in my now."
Side of Eye: "Maybe a part of me doesn't like to be present for whatever reasons."
Under Eye: "I judge myself for not being present."
Under Nose: "I have a powerful resistance to being more present."
Chin: "I don't want to be more present. Why should I?"
Collarbone: "The truth is, I don't know what it means to be present. I am afraid of what I don't know."
Under Arm: "A deep part of me is not certain that it is safe for me to change, and this part is running the show."
Inside of Wrist: "This part is telling me that I really don't need to be more present."
Top of Wrist: "I wonder if it is time to release this fear?"
Top of Head: "What if being more present is safe and is for the highest good for me? Would all of me be willing to trust this possibility and relax into this exciting potential?"

Beginning of Eyebrow: "I am open to healing this fear of being more present. I am open to knowing what it means and how it feels to be fully present in the Now."
Side of Eye: "I am open to considering that it is safe for me to release the resistance to being more present."
Under Eye: "I choose to accept where I am and who I am being now."
Under Nose: "I am willing to feel safe in my present moment. I have decided to embrace my Presence."
Chin: "A deep part of me might still feel afraid of being more present, I wonder what it needs to feel comforted and calm."
Collarbone: "I choose to listen to my inner guidance as to what would be comforting and calming for me as I welcome the experience of being more present in my Now"
Under Arm: "I am willing to consider that surrendering to my Presence is a safe and satisfying experience for me."
Inside of Wrist: "I no longer need to sabotage my desire to becoming more present in the Now."
Top of Wrist: "I invite and direct my whole being to heal this fear and to release this old pattern of sabotaging my being more present. I choose to relax and be at peace. I choose to trust my Presence and have fun at being more present."
Top of Head: "I love knowing that I am learning to be more present in my Now. I m proud of myself for being willing to learn, grow and change. I feel strong, safe and free. This feels good."

This EFT script is provided by Christine Metawati as a good faith effort to expand the use of EFT in the world. It represents her ideas and do not necessarily represent those of Gary Craig or EFT. Complete understanding of EFT and the EFT training videos are available at http://www.emofree.com.

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