So, you’ll recall that for the last few weeks, I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of inner stress, without knowing exactly why that’s occurring.
In this post, I set out some of the insights I got about why certain aches and pains were coming up, and what to do about them. But the aches and pains related to my head - which I felt was connected to the general craziness going on in the world - haven’t really improved so much.
After pondering on what was going on, and talking to God about what was going on over a number of different occasions, last week things started to move. I got some insight that they were related to anger, and anger is the gallbladder meridian, that runs all over the top of the head before going down the sides of the body to the fourth toe.
After sedating the gallbladder meridian a couple of days in a row, the tension in my head (and in my body generally) started to abate noticeably - and that’s when the dreams started up.
The last few days, I’ve been having some very traumatic and disturbing dreams. For two nights, I was dreaming about huge fires burning down cities. The next night, I had a dream about a massive earthquake. Just now, I had a dream that was kind of an up-to-date verion of a holocaust-era round-up of people.
I am waking up from these dreams completely terrified.
On the one hand, I know they’re just dreams. On the other, I can see that on some level, I have some immense fear of what’s to come going on. In the meantime, a lot of my physical symptoms are ameliorating, or morphing into more noticeable and normal symptoms of anxiety.
Instead of having a continues pain and pressure up the back of my neck and going into my head, now, I’m having stomach issues and I’m consciously feeling very nervous. This is actually progress, as the ‘issue’ is moving out of the deepest reaches of my subconscious, and more into my conscious mind where I can really start to work on it and acknowledge what I’m truly feeling.
Which brings me to the fear tap.
I’ve got into the habit of adding in an extra ‘energy exercise’ to my five minute morning routine, which I let God pick for me. (If this sounds a bit weird, it simply means that I open the book randomly and I ask God to help me land on the right energy exercise for me, today.)
Today I came up with the fear tap.
The fear tap takes two minutes to do, and it’s super easy. It’s benefits include:
Man, I need all of those at the moment!
Here’s how you do it:
On the back of your hand, locate the indentation between the ring and pinky fingers. Tap the area with 2-3 fingers with your other hand, for up to a minute. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.
This is a standard part of the EFT tapping routine, btw, illustrated in the diagram above, but it can also be used alone when you just need a quick something to help your body calm down and your mind to stop feeling so anxious about ‘what will be’.
Something tells me, we could all be using it, this week.
How the Triple Warmer Meridian can mess up your life and emotions, in a nutshell:
How to defuse the fight or flight response: work on Triple Warmer
The easiest, fastest, most effective way to tackle your bad traits and negative emotions, and to reduce your levels of fear, anger and stress is to approach the problem holistically, body and soul.
The soul approach: is to get G-d involved in the problem ASAP, and start trying to talk to Him every single day about what's bothering you. The more you talk to G-d, and the more you actually believe in Him, the safer you start to feel (yes, really! Try it for yourself) - and the less Triple Warmer feels threatened and goes beserk.
The body approach: is to talk to Triple Warmer using it's own language, ie energy, to get it to calm down and come off high alert.
So how do we do that? 'Energy Medicine' has a whole bunch of techniques, but I'm going to bring the two fastest and easiest ones here.
Technique one: tap the 'fear' points on the hand
When you tap on the outside of the hand, between the joints of your ring and pinkie finger, you are sending an energy signal to your nervous system that all is well, and that it doesn't have to be scared.
Start tapping when you are actively feeling the fear - ie, the siren is going off, they are making cuts at work, your mother-in-law is coming to stay for two months - and keep going until you feel the fear subside.
You can still think about the 'problem' or issue afterwards - it didn't zap it out of your memory banks - but you've disabled the stress response that makes you over-react or react unhelpfully.
Technique two: the Triple Warmer 'smoothie'
This is working directly on the Triple Warmer Meridan, which goes from the temples, up behind the ears and down both arms to the ring finger (yes, THAT's why you get so many tension headaches…)
Put your fingers on your temples, and take a deep breath in. Exhale, and take your fingers up behind your ears, using some gentle pressure. Trace down behind your ears, down your neck, to your shoulders. Hang your hands on your neck for as long as it feels good, then drop your hands away.
Mentally, it helps to imagine yourself throwing all the worries away, when your hands drop.
The more you do this, the more you'll calm down Triple Warmer, energetically.
(You can also get Triple Warmer to calm down by working on your neurovascular points, but that's a post for another time.)
In the meantime, try these two techniques as much as you can, and feel free to email me if you have any feedback or questions.