Have you frequently tried to lose weight? Have you lost weight and just gained it back again time after time? Are you no fun to be around when you are on a diet? Have you tried everything but have never been able to achieve lasting results?
Perhaps you are energetically switched.
Old dysfunctional beliefs that we have about our bodies may be held at bay during the good times but continued stress and trauma in a person’s life can trigger these beliefs and the inappropriate behavior once again kicks in. Take for example, these three different reactions to a scenario in which a husband leaves his overweight housewife for a younger, more attractive woman. One woman becomes angry and hostile, venting her frustration on the whole world, another takes charge of her life, loses weight, changes her clothes and hairstyle and finds an exciting new job while a third gives up, sits in front of the television eating chocolates and puts on more weight. These vastly diverse reactions have completely different core messages on what relationships are about and how to function in a crisis. The person then plays out her/his life based on core beliefs held deep in the subconscious.
The first expression of an emotion, either positive or negative, is a change in the body’s electrical state. There is now a great deal of research that supports the idea that in addition to having a physical body which is fueled by food, humans also run on an intricate energy system which is fueled by electrical impulses circulating through the body. Chinese health practitioners have been using acupuncture points on this energy system for at least 5,000 years. The key to many of the disturbances we experience in our daily lives is held in this system.
Energetic patterns are set up across a lifetime. Many of these are picked up when we are children. From the time of birth to age two, our brain waves are at the delta level (1-4 cycles/sec associated with unconsciousness), from ages two to twelve, the levels move from theta (4-8 cycles/sec associated with deep relaxation and deep sleep) to alpha (8-14 cycles/sec associated with daydreaming, meditation, hypnosis) and then into beta (14-25 cycles/sec associated with standard movement and awareness). During this period, our minds are extremely suggestible and we are hypnotized by everything we see, hear, feel, taste and touch. Our beliefs about the world, marriage, family, work etc, are formed, either in a positive way or negative. Throughout life, as we experience frightening traumatic events, we feel more vulnerable and create more energetic imbalances.
Being switched is a polarity imbalance around a certain area in one’s life. This concept (described as being psychologically reversed by California psychologist, Roger Callahan, who discovered Thought Field Therapy) originated from Applied Kinesiology. Psychological reversal, or being switched, is caused by self-defeating negative thinking which results in a constant internal conflict between what the person says he/she wants and the deep underlying negative beliefs.
Fear beliefs about being thin, for example, may lie dormant but affect everyday decisions. They help define who we are, how we live and how we see the world around us. Consider these body consciousness beliefs about weight, which may be a sign of conflict between the intellectual mind and the programmed beliefs about being thin.
Beliefs that contribute to you holding onto the stored energy (fat):
- I don’t deserve to be happy with my body
- My weight holds me back from earning more
- It’s not safe for me if I lose weight
- My weight keeps me from making life changes
- Other family members are overweight and so that is my fate
- Staying fat helps me not have feelings
- My size allows me to avoid certain sports, hobbies or events
- I avoid some social situations because of my weight
- If I stopped eating ice cream, pastries etc, it would be like losing a friend
- My weight allows me to be passive, to hold back, etc. etc.
For every negative belief in the list, there is an opposite positive belief which can be substituted.
Every diet you ever tried was an outside job. You were asked to shape up and act right externally: eat the low-fat foods, exercise more, and drink copious amounts of water. The energetic approach to getting rid of the stored energy is an inside job.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a form of energy psychology that can be used to free you from emotional and physical issues that hold you back from becoming and remaining a naturally thin person. You can learn to use this innovative procedure on yourself to release stress, cravings, eating triggers, self-esteem issues and quickly bring yourself back into emotional balance. It’s a method of responding effectively to our inner selves so that healthy living is a natural extension of vitality and balance in the mind, body and spirit.
EFT contends that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. With remarkable consistency, EFT relieves symptoms by a tapping routine with the fingertips on specific points on the energy meridians while thinking about or feeling a problem or issue. This then neutralizes disruptions in the body’s electrical system.
Many energetic imbalances may be partially or completed relieved within a short time using this process. Others may require repetition. More complicated issues often have a number of different layers or aspects which will need to be balanced in turn. The idea is simply to persist until all the relevant aspects have been neutralized and released. Results are usually long lasting. EFT frequently provides relief where other techniques fail and has a high success rate, typically 80-90% or better.
To get rid of stored energy you must address the foundational cause. Like any other addiction, the addiction to food is driven by anxiety. How many times have you raided the refrigerator or had that late-night snack even though you weren’t hungry? Your reasoning may have been boredom or loneliness but it was nevertheless, a form of anxiety. The anxiety that drives an addiction to food or any other substance or behavior can originate anywhere. It may come from abusive childhood experiences, traumatic memories or stress in the family or workplace. To get rid of your stored energy, you must eliminate the anxiety that drives the overeating behavior. What better tool to use than EFT!
Your weight problem will be solved by achieving balance in body, mind and lifestyle. That is not done by trying ANOTHER new diet program, starving yourself, or buying the latest low-fat food. You do it. The way you do it is to pull out your EFT tool bag and tap away those harsh, negative thoughts, those impossible expectations and those absurd excuses about your eating. Balance your body, mind and lifestyle, keep your fingers on the pulse of your inner life and go about your business of living the life of a naturally thin person.