You might be under the impression that spiritual practices need to be complicated to be effective.
In this post, I’m going to show you how to use EFT Tapping for a quick & easy way to add a unique spiritual practice to your day – no matter how busy you might feel!
About a year and a half ago, I was seriously burnt out. I was tired, cranky, and just disconnected from myself and my Source. At the time, I was working a 9-5 job in the retirement industry as a customer service and account rep. – definitely a high-pressure job. I knew that if I didn’t pull away from this job and start focusing on nurturing my spirit, I was never going to feel the lightness and connection to the Divine that I was craving.
Even though I knew this deep down, it still took my body revolting (by way of chronic illness – but that’s another story for another time) to wake me up and make me realize that practicalities aside, I really had no choice but to just leave that job behind on a leap of faith. And so, I did.
But just leaving that job and pursuing coaching wasn’t enough. Sure, I felt more rested and less frustrated and on edge, but I still felt disconnected.
I wasn’t actively doing anything to really help give me the feeling of connection that I was looking for.
I knew that the yoga practices I was used to weren’t going to work with my new physical limitations. Because of this, I had to learn to modify and adapt my asana practice, so I started diving into different yoga styles that were slower and used props to help deepen the poses without a lot of physical exertion. Through my research, I learned that yin and restorative yoga really nourish not only my body but my spirit as well. I also spent a lot of time researching the daily rituals of other people for inspiration. I read books, blogs, and did TONS of Pinterest scrolling.
One day, I came across a free workshop on EFT Tapping (also known as Emotional Freedom Technique) – and that changed EVERYTHING!
EFT taught me the power of feeling and releasing my negative thoughts and emotions so that the affirmations and positive traits I want to develop can take root. This quick & easy spiritual practice helps remind me of who I really am, underneath all the junk – the stress, physical limitations, emotional junk, and insecurities. When I dig past all that stuff, I can see the truth: that I am Divinity embodied – a Holy Human, and that my connection to Spirit is always there, even if I can’t feel it. It helps me get through the emotional and mental stuff that’s blocking me from Spirit and helps me to show up in Love for whatever my day holds.
And the best part of EFT for me is that I can do it anywhere, for any amount of time, and it still has amazing benefits. Some days I can spend more time on it, in a more structured way. Some days I do it while I’m in the shower so I make sure to get it in amidst my busy day, or when I’m just not feeling 100% physically. Just a few minutes of deep breathing and EFT Tapping to start my day allows me to tune in to my true Self and keeps me connected to Spirit.
EFT also has a ton of other benefits for the mind and body, which you can read about in my post here.
The best spiritual practice is the one that you can add to your day effortlessly. That’s why I love EFT Tapping so much, and I encourage you to give it a try. The repetition of tapping and repeating your own chosen phrase can help reduce stress and increase focus. And when you use the suggested phrase, you’ll also boost your connection to Spirit.
EFT Tapping is such a quick & easy spiritual practice – and I’m so excited to share it with you!
There are several different tapping points, but for the sake of explaining this practice in a simple way, I’m going to suggest using just one. You’ll be gently tapping on the area of your chest between your collarbones with your fingertips. Use a pressure that is comfortable and sustainable to you. You can use either of your hands or both of them.
- Begin by taking 3 deep breaths, and tuning in to your emotions and mindset. Notice how your disconnection from Spirit makes you feel and expand on it. For example, you might come up with a phrase like “I’m disconnected from Spirit and it makes me feel lonely”. Notice where you feel this emotion in your body. See if you can rate your discomfort on a scale of 1-10.
- Next, we’re going to reframe the statement we came up with a moment ago, into a more positive phrase that will help us surrender this feeling while fostering a deeper connection to Spirit at the same time. Using your own emotions to fill in the blank: “Even though I’m disconnected from Spirit, and I feel really _______ by it/about it, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
- Say this phrase to yourself a few times until you have memorized and become comfortable with it. Then, begin gently tapping on your collarbone center while repeating this statement to yourself. It works best if you can say it out loud, but just repeating it mentally will work. Keep tapping and repeating this phrase about 20-30 times.
- When you’ve completed this, take 3 more deep breaths. Notice once again your emotions and state of mind. See if there is any difference from when you started. If you can, rate how you’re feeling on a scale of 1-10. You can repeat the process as many times as you’d like until you feel your connection to Spirit improve, and your discomfort lessens.
I hope you enjoy this quick & easy spiritual practice and that it helps you feel reconnected to your own Divinity and to Spirit.