I love Star Trek. I remember watching it on Sunday mornings in the early 70’s on the days that I didn’t have to actually go to church – which wasn’t often. I was always excited to see what new life and new civilizations (or lack of civilization) they would find. I have also always wanted to go to Space. When I was younger, I studied to become a pilot and decided to be come a medical doctor because there was a woman going into space who was a medical doctor – sometime in the first half of the 80’s. I don’t remember her name but she did leave an impression, to be sure. Soon, though my hopes of going in to Space were dashed:
A) I had lousy eyesight so couldn’t be a jet pilot; and
B) I was terrible at math (especially calculus) and for some reason you need that to become a doctor and, I expect, an astronaut.
As I grow older, I realize that it wasn’t seeing what else was out there in space that appealed, per se, but it was the lack of boundaries that it seemed to advertise. Not the “civilized” lack of boundaries, necessarily, like manners and politeness and honour, and saving the world, etc; I have all of those qualities and as I go off into “no boundaries” land some of them are still of use – maybe even all of them – politeness might go by the wayside . . . and manners, too, hmmm . . . let me explain . . .
My final frontier is my health, and more specifically, my weight. I’m tall and built like a brick s*** house so I can carry it off – I’m definitely big – no question there but I’m definitely carrying a few more pounds than is considered healthy, although, all things considered, my health isn’t too bad. In fact, it’s a miracle I haven’t got diabetes yet, but there’s always tomorrow but that’s not my goal.
And, now, thanks to a friend of mine, who shall remain nameless (and this is where the manners and politeness might go by the wayside which I’m sure she’ll understand and lmao about), challenged me on September 20, 2009, over breakfast at one of our fave breakfast joints. She challenged me to lose weight . . . using EFT. I had one year, from that date.
Now this is a double edged sword, my friend. The truth is about any weight loss program, you have to at some point examine your motivation, your habits and frankly, I think, your issues around weight, food, not excercising, respect and love for yourself, etc. I have tried a few different programs, and seen many more, and although they may be successful initially, there is always the maintenance part of the program which is where you start looking at changing your habits, yada, yada, to make sure you don’t gain back any of the weight.
And this is where EFT comes in. My theory is (and maybe I live in fantasy land) is that if I can clear all of my old habits and “stuff” then when I do lose weight, it will be both easier to do and easier to maintain. I”m coming at it from a maintenance perspective first I guess. Regardless of what I do with the tapping though, I still have to watch my food intake and get active. The EFT will help keep me motivated to keep going.
At least, that’s the plan. So, in losing weight, something my friend works at regularly (bless her – I don’t like running), and doing so using EFT, gives me, and hopefully her, and anyone else reading, double benefits:
I lose weight, I clear up all sorts of long term issues about that weight (and probably all sorts of other things) and I prove to my friend that I’m not a total crackpot when it comes to energy work. WIN-WIN. So, I have to say, the whole, trying to make her eat crow is a major part of the motivation here but the side benefits are going to be (and are already proving to be) awesome. She does know me.
So, as we go along, I’ll do some updates for you and feel free to join me in doing EFT for any of your stuff.
With love and light,
EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique, www.emofree.com
They suggest on the website that you try it on anything. They have free manuals that you can download and print off for you to learn how to do it for yourself and you can search thousands of articles. I’ve even tried tapping on my car- try it – it never hurts.
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