In reality, I wrote this tapping exercise a long time ago and it is included in my upcoming book. As I was working through some edits today I realized how relevant it is with the recent news and world situations so wanted to share it here with you. As you will see, it was originally crafted to address one of the associations with snakes.
Snakes are seldom portrayed as beacons of happiness and job. Think about the snakes you have seen in movies or in the media. The first movies that pop in my mind are Anaconda, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones. In each of those movies the snakes are representations of evil, danger, or death. It only takes a few minutes of watching the news or looking at social media to know that there is evil in the world we live in and it can be very distressing. While tapping cannot eliminate evil, it can help us to deal with it better. The tapping exercise below is somewhat general, but you are free to substitute whatever current event is bothering you to make it more effective.
Setup (karate chop point): Even though I’m worried about this evil in the world, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though I’m worried about this evil in the world, I acknowledge that I cannot change it by worrying more or worrying longer, so I choose to breathe and relax and focus on love, peace, and light. Even though I’m very concerned about the apparent increase of bad things happening in the world, I choose to remain calm and centered.
Side of Eye…The bad things that are happening
Under the Eye…So much chaos
Under the Nose…So much hatred
Chin…So many lies
Collarbone…So much disease
Under the Arm…So many people are hurting
Top of Head…And being hurt
Eyebrow…All of this evil in the world
Side of Eye…Upset
Under the Eye…Scared
Under the Nose…Angry
Collarbone…About all of the evil in the world
Under the Arm…I can’t hide from it
Top of Head…But I don’t have to let it harm me either
Eyebrow…I can do what I can
Side of Eye…To promote peace, justice, and love
Under the Eye…But I have no control over the other people
Under the Nose…And worrying will not help
Chin…It can only hurt me
Collarbone…I’m not pretending it doesn’t exist
Under the Arm…I’m just not wasting unproductive energy
Top of Head…All of this evil in the world
Eyebrow…But I choose to remain calm
Side of Eye…All of this evil in the world
Under the Eye…But I choose to remain centered
Under the Nose…ALl of this evil in the world
Chin…But I refuse to give it a place in my soul
Collarbone…All of this evil in the world
Under the Arm…But I choose not to give it my time
Top of Head…I choose to promote love, peace, and light.