Having low energy is a common problem for most of us. Below is a tapping exercise that may help to improve the situation. When I first used this one, lots of other issues popped up that needed tapping as well. You may want to have your tapping journal handy to jot down some notes.
If you are new to tapping, check out the Tapping Points video on the Meridian Tapping page before moving on.
Rate this statement on a 0-10 scale where 0=not true at all and 10=completely true, “I have low energy.” Write down the number.
Say these statements while tapping on the karate chop point: I don’t seem to have much energy lately. It is hard to get going and even harder to keep going. I just don’t seem to have the stamina I used to have and I want it back. Even though I’m lacking energy I love and accept myself completely. Even though I have no stamina, I am open to loving myuself anyway. Even though I have much less energy than what I think I need, I choose to accept myself just as I am.
Side of Eye…Low energy
Under the Eye…Lack of energy
Chin…Not enough to get going
Collarbone…Not enough to keep going either
Under the Arm…No energy
Top of Head…Need more energy
Side of Eye…I want more stamina
Under the Eye…I really miss having energy and stamina
Nose…It is bothering me
Chin…I am committed to improving my energy
Collarbone…I am open to raising my energy level
Under the Arm…I am eager to understand my current energy
Top of Head…I accept myself with or without energy and stamina
Take a deep breath and release it gently. Now say the statement again “I have low energy.” Rate it on the 0-10 scale. Has there been a change? Did any other thoughts come up? If the rating number is lower, you can tap on those new thoughts or continue tapping with statements similar to the ones above.
I like Tapping. No, I love Tapping. It often baffles me that people are so resistant to trying it. Excuses are numerous, but one that used to ring true to me was “Tapping can’t change anything. The problem is still there.” Maybe yes. But maybe not.
Let’s say that you are traveling along the road when you come upon a tree that is down and blocking your path. You are right that Tapping is not going to make that tree go away. It will still be there after you are done tapping. So what is the point of doing Tapping in this situation?
Most people experience some degree of upset or frustration when their plans must be altered suddenly. The word ‘detour’ often has negative emotions attached. Tapping could be used immediately to decrease the frustration or negative feelings that arose when you first saw that the road was blocked. Tapping could also be used for the automatic negative thoughts that became evident such as “Now I’ll be late”, “I’ll never get there”, or “I’ll be stranded out here forever.” This type of negative thinking is seldom productive and, in fact, blocks our ability to creatively problem-solve and move forward.
There may be enough room to go around the tree. You might be able to back up, turn around, and go another route. The blocked path could be a gift because an even bigger obstacle or danger is around the next turn. If your energy system is all messed up from the negative response you might miss the opportunity to feel thankful that you didn’t end up in an even bigger disaster.
Bottom line – you are right. The tree is still there. But your perception of the tree and the total situation can change dramatically with the use of Tapping.