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How to transform disappointment into gratitude

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

How many times have you had disappointment or a negative attitude about something about which you could do nothing? While we might like the world to change to match our desires, the reality is that changing ourselves (and our responses) is much more practical. JoAnn Skywatcher's article gives us an example of how to do this.

Hugs, Gary

By JoAnn SkyWatcher

We heard that our friend Sunlight, a small vibrant woman in her eighties, fell and broke her arm so my husband and I went to the hospital to visit her.  The first thing she said to me was, "are you going to tap me?"

A steady stream of people from church came to visit and wish her well.  There were seven or eight visitors and not enough places for people to sit.  I didn't feel comfortable doing EFT with her as guests were entering and wishing her well.  Then the tide turned, and people started leaving, so I asked her if she still wanted me to tap with her.

She smiled and said yes.  This was her fourth day in the hospital, and she really wanted to go home ASAP.  I discovered that she was harboring doubts about whether she'd actually be able to go home the next day.  Her level of intensity was only 3 out of 10, and with one round of tapping the doubt dissolved.

As we were conversing, she started to complain about hospitals and the hugely wasteful way that they did business, pointing to the trash can filled with disposable products (she lives in the country by herself and is a passionate environmentalist.)  This was the most animated that I saw her during the visit.

I asked her if she would like to let go of the bad feelings she was holding about the hospital, and she agreed.  With her strong disapproval of the way that the hospitals did things, she decided her level of intensity was 9 out of 10.  I asked her to rub a sore spot on her chest, as she repeated something like this three times:

Even though I strongly disapprove of the way that this hospital wastes things and I know that I can't do anything about it...  I forgive myself for having been upset about this, and I forgive the hospital for the way that they do things.

Then I asked her to tap the top of her head (her crown chakra) with her available hand (she had broken her left arm, and had laid helplessly on the floor for several hours before being found) and say, Releasing my disapproval of the way this hospital does things.

As she was tapping her crown chakra her energy instantly shifted, before she even finished the above statement.  She was smiling and I could see more light coming out of her face.  Then I had her tap on the following points and say:

Eyebrow: Remaining disappointment about the hospital.

Side of eye: Gratitude for the hospital helping me.

Under eye: Disappointment about the hospital.

Under nose: Gratitude for the hospital helping me and other people that need it.

Chin: Disappointment.

Collarbone: Gratitude.

Under arm: Gratitude.

By the time my husband and I left her, the sun had indeed returned to our friend Sunlight, who is indeed a light unto the world.

JoAnn Skywatcher


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