Ho’oponopono + EFT
I’ve written about the Hawaiian art of Ho’oponopono before. And of course, I’ve written about EFT a LOT (understatement of the year).
However, it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I thought to use the two tools together.
A typical problem with EFT is the “what the hell do I say?” problem. Now really, you’re only talking for two main reasons:
- To keep yourself focused on the specific feeling you’re trying to clear
- To talk around the subject (ie free associate), to help hit all the related details & feelings
Talking out loud will also tend to make something feel more real, and thus pull up the emotion more powerfully than just talking in your head. But that’s really a secondary benefit.
Now, when you’re tapping, often you’ll hit a specific point and feel a lot more tension there. Either you’ll feel more energy, or the emotional intensity will increase (eg it’ll upset you more while you’re tapping that point), or you’ll feel a physical clutching or tension in your body.
Typically, the advice is to keep tapping at that point until the energy clears and you feel peaceful again.
As I’ve mentioned, tapping while saying “I love you” can be quite powerful here.
It turns out, when you do hit one of those “tension points”, saying the four Ho’oponopono phrases while still focusing on the feeling, is incredibly powerful. This can be done either out loud or in your mind.
Those phrases being:
- I’m sorry
- Please forgive me
- Thank you
- I love you
So. Tap as per usual (saying whatever the hell feels right at the time). When you hit a point of increased tension/energy/upset, then focus on that feeling, and say the four Ho’oponopono phrases (while continuing to tap on that point) until the energy clears and you feel peaceful. Then just continue tapping around your body as usual.
Give it a shot, see if it works for you. When I get stuck, I’ve found it an insanely fast way to clear out those blockages. Certainly much MUCH faster than simply tapping by itself.