One morning last week a water main broke just up the road from our house. Luckily we had already made tea and coffee and had plenty of filtered water available for breakfast. But we were still without water after an hour and my plans to shower before going to a yoga class were suddenly disrupted. I was a bit agitated that I couldn’t wash the breakfast dishes and wondering if I could still go to yoga even though my hair was dirty. Maybe I could tap on that! I was at an intensity of about 6 and rising. Definitely time to tap.
On the side of the hand:
Even though I am stressed out about having no water and things not going according to my plans, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I am inconvenienced by having no water and I’m stressed about it, I deeply and completely love, accept, and forgive myself.
Even though having no water in the house is making me upset, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Tapping on the basic points:
No water in the house!
I have no water!
Can’t wash the dishes.
Can’t even take a shower.
And my hair is dirty and I want to go to yoga.
There’s no water in the house!
I wonder how long this will last.
No water in the house.
Hmmm…this issue was still about a 5 on the intensity level. Not surprisingly, a few things came up. Layers of the onion peeling away… The issue with the most intensity for me was my dirty hair and wanting to go to yoga class. What would the teacher and other students think of me? Another issue to tap on! That’s about an 8! Without boring you with the rest of my tapping statements, I realized that not having water was not the real source of my stress. It was fear of being rejected or thought of in a bad light by my peers.
After a few rounds on this deeper issue of self acceptance and fear of judgment, it helped tremendously with the immediate stress at hand. I also know that I’m not done tapping. I am a work in progress! And I deeply and completely love and accept myself, just the way I am.
PS. The water was out for 8 hours! We are more mindful and thankful for things we take for granted, like clean running water.
Keep Calm and Tap On!