I know it sounds a bit biblical but there's nothing religious about the 40 day EFT programme that I started on International Women's Day.
Just finished week 1, so I thought that I would share a few of my thoughts and experiences with you as I went along.
The intention of the programme is to do some EFT and meditation everyday for 40 days. The amount of time spent is down to me and I don't have to escape to an Ashram in India or live with the Bedouin in the desert! (Although what an adventure that would be!!) I'm keeping a journal, which seems to be the new black when it comes to personal development and I can actually read my writing; which certainly helps if I want to reflect on what's gone on in my mind.
The way I see it the process is a bit like spring cleaning for the mind. Feels good on so many levels and there's something timely about doing this when winter is retreating and all the spring flowers and blossom are out in all their glory.
As I've recently taken early retirement from the nursing profession and am carving a new way forward for the future, I started by clearing out any past memories that no longer serve me. (A big task and likely to be a feature of the entire programme.) Part of the process was also about making me more grounded in the present.
Days 2 and 3 were all about the need to let go. The main issues being letting go of any fears about the future, my need to control and working at releasing some prescriptive views held about myself and my abilities. The meditation was focused on finding my true self and aligning with my purpose. As I result I did notice a downturn in my mood and a sense of loss. This might be an indication that some powerful internal shifting had occurred and I was now at a new level. So I had some fire fighting EFT to do to dissolve some of the intensity of the emotions associated with this.
The rest of the week I did some important relationship work, with immediate benefits noted; which was deeply gratifying. By the end of the week tiredness and some family concerns were upper most and this was associated with some allergic rhinitis which I worked on dissolving. By the end of the sessions for tiredness and concerns I felt lifted and refreshed.
This is a good time of year to do some internal spade work of the soul. Looking forward to seeing where this week takes me. Watch this space for an update!