Thoughts are very powerful things. I realized just how powerful they really are a little over two years ago. For me, the issue is settled. A constant attitude of gratitude and a clear picture of what you want is all one needs to get the universe to cooperate. Now that I can clearly see the fruit of my constant positive, unwavering, thoughts, how could I ever discount it again?
My daughter is a beautiful, healthy, happy, vibrant little hell-raiser, and she is EXACTLY what daddy ordered. When we first found out that we were going to have a baby, I immediately knew she would be my little girl. Didnt need the doc to tell me, because in my head, I had already met my little princess. She would have big, dark eyes like her mom, and curly long hair, and she would be tall and well-built like her daddy. This was all set in stone before we even went to see the gyno.
A couple months earlier, I was in Argentina finishing up (what turned out to be a championship) season, but also going through the most important journey of my life. I had recently discovered EFT or “tapping”, and it changed something in me. Its weird hearing your thoughts out loud. Whenever I’m stressed, I usually write down how I’m feeling, but I would NEVER read them out loud. For the first time, I actually said out loud how I felt about certain very private things, and I realized how ridiculous it was that I even felt that way. I could never justify that to my self logically, so why do I allow this to affect me in such a way?
It became painfully obvious that I needed very much to change the way I thought about certain things. I had to be more deliberate in thinking about things that I want, in the way that I wanted them. So I put it to the test.
Up until the time of my awakening to the world of EFT, I had been having an admittedly, inconsistent season. It started with a flurry. The first four or so games were great. But as the extra excitement of just being back playing after so long wore off, and the reality of the travel, and workouts, and bullshit of a real season set in, my focus dropped. I found myself in a very familiar headspace: “When is this bullshit going to end, so I can go home?” Everything started to become a struggle, and by midway through the season, there was a very real chance that I could leave the team early and go finish the season somewhere else. But then, a breath of fresh air arrived when wifey came, and brought her newest insight: tapping.
We watched a video on youtube, by some guy, not even sure of his name, but I do remember him saying, “when you tap, say exactly how you feel”. It struck me as odd. “Why would he be reminding us to say that? We are essentially talking to ourselves, of course we’re gonna say how we feel!”
But then I realised, saying it out loud to yourself, with conviction and meaning is not the same as typing it on a screen or even writing it by hand. Saying it involves the release of sound energy, and, it does something to you. I remember, at the time, I was having a problem with my back and it had really been bugging me. The guy on the video said, “if you want to get rid of something that’s bothering you in your life, tap on it!” I figured it was worth a try.
If any of you are unfamiliar with what tapping looks like, here’s a video of basically how it goes. It is based on the idea that as you tap and talk to certain places on your body, the action of the tapping and emotion you place behind the words causes a chain reaction in your body that results in release from whatever block you feel trapped beneath. Sounds weird, right? Like some hippy, mumbo jumbo shit right?
At first, I admit that I was a bit skeptical as well. But the more I did it, and the more I focused in on being grateful for my body (especially my back) strangely enough, I started to feel better. The weird spasms that would shoot out of nowhere and leave me stuck in the fetal position for minutes at a time, suddenly, weren’t as frequent. About a week later, and they were completely gone.
This result alone would have been enough to make me a life long believer, but other things in my life started to respond to EFT. I had been stressing about the money that the club owed me for months, I tapped on it, days later, they paid up. In FULL! I had been having a difficult time with the city and felt like I needed to leave, so I tapped on that. Interestingly enough, wifey and I found a part of the city that we hadn’t ventured into before. Totally changed our view of Buenos Aires.
Without changing a thing about our physical environment we were able to unlock this entirely knew realm of enjoyment. Who knew?
Thoughts are very powerful things. You would do well to remember this next time you think badly of yourself.