Self-Sufficient

In this post you will find another tapping exercise inspired by the snail. When you think about snails, they could be considered very self-sufficient. They actually carry their home on their back. I don’t think we have to carry our houses with us to be self-sufficient, but many of us do need to consider how much we rely on others to get our needs met.

illustration for karate chop point

Setup (Karate Chop Point) – I think I rely too much on others. I would like to be more self-sufficient like the snail. It even carries its own home with it wherever it goes. It doesn’t have to rely on anyone else to survive. I choose to be more self-sufficient and choose to live like a snail when I am feeling overly dependent.

diagram of the tapping points

Eyebrow…I don’t like how much I rely upon others

Side of Eye…For things that I think I should be able to do myself

Under the Eye…It is ok to rely upon others sometimes

Under the Nose…But it would feel good to rely upon myself

Chin…It would feel good to know that I can be self-sufficient

Collarbone…When I want or need to be

Under the Arm…When I choose to be self-sufficient

Top of Head…I can think of the snail

Eyebrow…Carrying everything it needs

Side of Eye…And feel encouraged

Under the Eye…That I could be that way too

Under the Nose…I might not literally carry my house

Chin…But I can feel “at home” with my own abilities

Collarbone…I want to be more self-sufficient

Under the Arm…I can be more self-sufficient

Top of Head…I choose to be more self-sufficient

Take a deep breath and let it out gently.

Happy Tapping!


Don’t Rush

I don’t like to rush. I know lots of people who seem to do everything fast. They wait until the last minute to get started with things then have to hurry to complete them on time (if they complete them on time). I prefer a slow and steady pace rather than a periodically rushed pace. It’s not that I can’t hurry if the situation calls for it. I just prefer to plan far enough ahead so I don’t have to. While I may be comfortable being slow and steady, that doesn’t stop other people from making fun of me.

If you have been following along with the animal theme, the tapping that follows is inspired by the snail.

illustration for karate chop point

Setup: (Karate Chop Point) – Even though I’m slow as a snail, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though rushing or hurrying isn’t in my nature, I choose to love and accept my own speed. Even though I am uncomfortable zipping around like everyone around me, I love myself completely.

diagram of the tapping points

Eyebrow…I’m slow

Side of Eye…It takes a long time for me to get anywhere

Under the Eye…In reality, I’m ok with my speed

Under the Nose…It feels right to me

Chin…I like following my inner guidance

Collarbone…But when I watch everyone else

Under the Arm…I sometimes feel inadequate

Top of Head…I sometimes feel inferior

Eyebrow…I don’t like those feelings

Side of Eye…Going fast may be good for other people

Under the Eye…And it may not even be as good for all of them as they think

Under the Nose…I am different

Chin…I have may own pace

Collarbone…My pace is the best one for me

Under the Arm…When I feel rushed

Top of Head…I choose to remember the perfection of a snail’s pace for that snail.

Picture of a beautiful snail

Stay tuned. More animal inspired tapping is coming, and watch for my upcoming book, Unleash Your Primal Power: Totem Tapping for Health and Happiness.