Meditation and EFT
Please note this article was in Gary Craig’s newsletter in March, 2004)
"EFT is well known for its "stress release" or relaxation features. Accordingly, it should be of no surprise that it would enhance and deepen meditation. Maggie Adkins gives us evidence of this by sharing her personal experience below. Gary Craig."
Years ago, Ondrea Levine suggested I do Loving Kindness meditation for myself for 30 days. It was a great idea and I finally embraced it and actually did it several years later!
Every morning and every evening I said each of the following four times. Sometimes it was out loud and sometimes it was in my mind.
- May I be free of suffering.
- May I know the joy of my own true nature.
- May I be happy.
- May I be at peace.
It was a very powerful and life changing experience. Enter EFT, stage left……………..
Recently, my mother and a friend both died within a week of each other. I could not bounce back like I wanted to. I had no energy. I cancelled a few appointments with clients because I felt I was not available on a deep level.
As a friend said, “You are out of it” – whatever “it” is.
After several weeks of trying to cope, I went into retreat for a week. I stayed home but I didn’t answer the phone or see anyone, and I didn’t allow myself to work.
I found myself drawn, once again, to Loving Kindness. This time I did EFT and the Loving Kindness Meditation at the same time.
I said all four of the affirmations at each tapping point and I did it anywhere from five to fifteen times a day. After my week’s retreat – just seven days – I did not recognize myself.
I had more energy. I was more creative. I walked around singing. I was doing things that I had put off for months and I was happy to be doing them. I was so very happy to see my clients and the Universe must have known because more and more people came to me in the following weeks.
I did a gratefulness ritual for the abundance in my life.
While I did this exercise in an extreme situation, you can simply do 3 rounds in the morning (and evening if possible), which takes about 3 minutes, and possibly change your life. It is a very powerful exercise to remember who we are. May I know the joy of my own true nature – wow!
Needless to say, I highly recommend combining EFT and Loving Kindness Meditation to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Please note I recommend EFT with guided meditations, however when doing mindfulness, vipassana, or other Buddhist meditations to watch the mind, I do not do EFT.
Maggie Adkins, EFT Founding Master