Primal Instincts – that is really the theme of my upcoming book Primal Power: Totem Tapping for Health and Happiness. We all have primal instincts. What follows is a sneak peek at a tapping exercise included that considers what we can learn from the primal instincts of sharks.
I find it hard at times to rely on my instincts. For much of my life people in charge have made me question whether my instincts were valid and reliable. It happened in some subtle and not-so-subtle ways. For example, were you ever so angry as a child that you told a grown up that you hated someone and they responded back by telling you that you didn’t really hate that person? Maybe you had an experience in which you felt frightened but you were told that what you were afraid of wasn’t really scary. I’ve had both of these done to me and have done both to others. Being told that what I was feeling was wrong made me less in tune or able to trust my primal powers and instincts. Although I’m doing better I still sometimes find it hard to rely on my gut, even though it is pretty accurate.
Setup (karate chop point): Even though I find it hard to listen to my gut, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though I often second guess myself when it comes to following my instincts, I am learning to love that part of me again.
Side of Eye…Afraid to trust myself
Under the Eye…Afraid to trust my inner guidance
Under the Nose…Afraid to trust my primal nature
Chin…Afraid to follow my intuition
Collarbone…Trained to believe they are right and I am wrong
Under the Arm…Even about my own feelings
Top of Head…And my own experiences
Eyebrow…When I have trusted my gut
Side of Eye…It has been amazingly spot on
Under the Eye…But much of the time
Under the Nose…I don’t even listen for it anymore
Chin…Or worse, I hear it, but ignore it
Collarbone…Bad things usually follow
Under the Arm…When I ignore an instinct or a gut feeling
Top of Head…Learning to trust again
Eyebrow…Learning to trust ME again
Side of Eye…Not giving up on the facts
Under the Eye…But acknowledging a knowing that is sometimes beyond the facts
Under the Nose…Knowing what I feel
Chin…My feelings can’t be wrong
Collarbone…It doesn’t mean that I have to react to them
Under the Arm…All of the time
Top of Head….But I can learn to hear my inner voice again and reclaim my primal power.