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Using the EFT setup statement as a a pledge

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Hi Everyone,

You may wish to use this interesting idea from Angie Muccillo of Australia.

Hugs, Gary


By Angie Muccillo, EFT-CC

To me the use of the sore spot when performing the EFT setup feels somewhat like making a pledge. We place a hand over the heart (or near it) and massage it while making a verbal acknowledgment, statement of intention, purpose or commitment.

A pledge is somewhat like a heartfelt promise or commitment.  We make all sorts of pledges – we pledge things to ourselves, to our country, to our kids, to others.

When we make a pledge, we state our commitment to doing or being or having something.  When we make a pledge, we are directly stating our intention.  I like to use the EFT set up statement, as a way of making a pledge to release what is holding me back in preference for something I want to be, do or have.

Below is an example of an EFT Pledge Statement using the common fear of intimacy as an example. You can use this exercise if you have been hurt in a relationship and fear getting close to someone else for fear of getting hurt again.  This is a great baggage buster exercise! Out with the old fears and in with the new commitment to love!

EFT pledge statement – from fear of intimacy to an open heart

Place your hand on your heart (otherwise known as the sore spot in EFT) and massage it in a circular motion while making the following pledge statement aloud:

Even though I have this fear of intimacy…

Even though I fear that if I get close to someone again, I will just risk getting hurt again and that will mean experiencing all that pain over again…

Even though I cover up my fear of intimacy by busying myself and keeping myself distracted, I realize this no longer serves my highest good and choose instead to release and trust that things will always turn out for the best, even if at the time it doesn’t appear to be so.

Even though I fear making myself vulnerable for fear of getting hurt, I choose to open my heart slowly, bit by bit, at my own pace and in my own time. I choose to learn how to trust others again and start by trusting myself implicitly.

Even though this fear of intimacy is preventing me from having the best possible relationship, I choose to open my heart to love again so that I can enjoy deep, meaningful and loving relationships.

Even though at times I don’t allow an intimate connection with myself, I choose to nurture and support myself in all that I do. I choose to let go of my fear of being hurt and I choose to feel safe and secure.

Reminder Pledge:  Tap one (shortcut) round of each of these statements

Round 1: I hereby choose to be completely free of the all fears that are keeping me from being intimate and loving again.

Round 2: I hereby release all fears and doubts about my ability to be intimate and to love again.

Round 3: I choose to open my heart slowly, bit by bit, at my own pace and in my own time.

Round 4: I choose to let go of my fear of being hurt and I choose to feel safe and secure in a new relationship.

Round 5: I choose to open my heart to love again so that I can enjoy deep, meaningful and loving relationships.

Round 6: I hereby commit to love.

Create your own pledge statements for any area in your life or problem you would like to address or change.  What sort of a pledge will you make?

Angie Muccillo

 

 

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