How do you react when someone attacks your reputation? Does it bother you? The skunk is an animal that survives in part because of its reputation. You will give it wide berth just because of that reputation and will go to great lengths to avoid ever knowing the spray of a skunk personally. Our own political system exploits the power of reputation, even over reality, by either hiring PR folks to artificially bolster a reputation or by focusing on any potential negatives in an opponent’s reputation instead of focusing on the issues. Somewhere between the skunk and politics we all have thoughts and feelings about our reputations.
Setup (Karate Chop Point) – Even though I’m concerned about my reputation and what others think of me, I choose to love, honor, and respect myself. Even though I’m concerned about my reputation and what others think of me, I choose to love, honor, and respect myself. Even though I’m concerned about my reputation and what others think of me, I choose to love, honor, and respect myself.
Eyebrow…Uncertainty about my reputation
Side of Eye…Not sure how other people see me
Under the Eye…And how their view may impact me
Under the Nose…It is upsetting to think
Chin…That someone may judge me
Collarbone…On what other people may say about me
Under the Arm…Instad of who I am
Top of Head…Or their own experience of me
Eyebrow…This uncertainty about my reputation
Side of Eye…I don’t have a lot of control
Under the Eye…Over what people think
Under the Nose…So I don’t have as much control of my reputation as I would like
Chin…I’m relieved when people say nice things
Collarbone…And concerned when people say not so nice things
Under the Arm…Which are true? Which will become my reputation?
Top of Head…Concern about my reputation
Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. What did you notice? Perhaps some memories of when someone said or did something to damage your reputation surfaced. Be sure to tap about those specific memories too.
Looking for more tapping inspired by animal characterstics? Stay tuned. Unleash Your Primal Power: Totem Tapping for Health and Happiness is coming very soon. In the meantime, you can get find animal tapping in Tap It Away: 10 Minutes to Freedom With EFT. Chapter 7: Animal Wisdom can get you started.