Saturday, March 14, 2020

Words Becoming Reality

Listen to yourself speak!

Can we hear ourselves speaking negatively positive?

By putting a positive spin on a negative thought doesn't make either our speech or our thoughts positive! It's still negative.

Examples: "If we have an accident we have sufficient insurance to get us through."

"Even though genetically I will probably get cancer because my family is riddled with it, God will take care of me."

"I'm accident prone, so even if I fall off this ladder, I hope I will just bounce."

Although those are poor examples, and a good one eludes me at this moment (!), perhaps a better way of dealing with these types of thoughts that eventually become speech is to tap about our thoughts and feelings about an "accident" or "cancer" or the "genetics" or being "accident prone."

Something else is going on underneath in the subconscious mind that even allows these ideas to surface & to stick.

With some mindfulness, listening to the words we use, and some tapping, our speech patterns can change.

Why would we want to do this?

Words and thoughts become our reality. Dwelling on a thought for an hour doubles the nerve connections around that thought, hardening them into becoming our default thinking. Once the default thinking becomes our go-to thought about a topic, our subconscious mind often brings it to reality because nerve connections in the mind talk to nerve connection in every other body part.

Philippians 4:8 tells us, "Finally, brothers {and sisters}, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." ESV

Remember - EFT is not a substitute for sound medical assistance, so please contact your personal physician if you feel you do need medical or psychological help.

Sherrie Rice Smith
Certified EFT Practitioner
Author of EFT for Christians Advanced  (2017)
Author of EFT for Christians 52 Tapping Devotions (Christmas, 2017)
Author of EFT for Christians Devotions (Christmas, 2020)
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Saturday, March 7, 2020

EFT for Christians on Facebook

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

EFT for Christians Tapping in God's Peace & Joy Interview

Christian Book Show interview about EFT for Christians Tapping in God's Peace & Joy with Sherrie Rice Smith and Charity Virkler Kayembe.

Remember EFT is not a substitute for medical or psychological help. Please take care of yourself and contact your own personal physician.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Love and Forgiveness Wrapped up in EFT


I have stated repeatedly that EFT always, always goes to forgiveness (when practiced effectively and frequently).

Forgiveness is the pardoning others unconditionally for offenses done to us, either real or perceived. Forgiveness is the highest form of unconditional love.  It is exactly what Jesus gave us when He went to the Cross at Calvary in our stead (John 3:16).  He restores us into the eternal friendship circle with the Trinity.

Proverbs 17:9 (TPT) says it this way, “Love overlooks the mistakes of others,
but dwelling on the failures of others devastates friendships.”

As I was recently reading 1 Corinthians 13 in my new Passion Translation I was struck at how some of these verses read in comparison to other older translations.

Verses 4 through 8a read like this: “Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. Love never stops loving.”  These verses sound so much more down to earth than the usual translations that I read. To me it strikes more solidly at the heart of the practical approach and meaning of what forgiveness and love actually look like, as one ponders HOW to actually carry them out.

However, the verse that really stuck out in 1 Corinthians 13 to me was verse 11 that says in TPT, “When I was a child, I spoke about childish matters, for I saw things like a child and reasoned like a child. But the day came when I matured, and I set aside my childish ways.” While this reads similarly to the NIV version, here is the part that highlighted this verse for me.

The NIV verse says, “When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” That is all well and good, but simply become mature in age alone doesn’t always, or even usually, get us to spiritual maturity.
When we have childhood trauma there are many things going on in our bodies, minds, souls, and our spirit. Some beliefs we are aware of, other things we have no idea even exist. Because God implanted in us at birth the ability for our subconscious mind to conveniently “forget” our deep emotional pain, we may never come to that adult love and forgiveness place we where we want to be.

In that “forgetting” God instilled a mechanism that affords us safety because the memories may be too harsh, damaging, disquieting, etc. He knew when He created us that sin would enter the world through Adam and Eve. He knew sinful humans would do unspeakable things to each other. These were things that would literally kill us if we were able to remember them. Witnessing these inexpressible moments or having the same unimaginable situations happen to us personally can often cause a break in our psyche. We simply cannot handle emotionally what has happened, so our mind breaks off those pieces of memory and hides them from us.

I’ve written extensively about how those hidden unbelievable memories often cause a state of chronic physical stress which then leads to diseases. Our bodies cannot handle long term lingering stressful memories. Remember, everything we have ever seen or heard or experienced is retained within our subconscious mind. It is all stored there and running as an active, present day memory whether we consciously remember it or not.

Verse 11 talks about, “setting aside my childish ways” but what exactly might that mean in real life? Does it mean you suddenly use good table manners? Or could it mean you use proper speech and grammar? Perhaps you realize that carousing all weekends in a bar, drinking your way until dawn doesn’t make Monday morning work out so well? This list is endless as regards habits we no longer do as we age.

I’m thinking of a different spin on verse 11. As we mature in both age and behavior, how do we now look back decades on old memories and loosen old hurtful memories, allowing them to move toward forgiveness and loving the perpetrator.

How is that actually done? Frankly, neither Scripture nor too many preachers that I have heard seem to be able to tell us precisely HOW to accomplish this. Often the priest or pastor simply espouses that we should forgive because Christ Himself forgave us.

Great idea, pastor, but you don’t understand the level of pain, hurt, hate, and rage I feel toward that person who did that to me! Give me a tool to do that forgiving and loving you talk about!

God has now given us that tool. It is too bad not many pastors know about this technique just yet, but a time will come when all will know about Emotional Freedom Techniques.

My question to you is this: What have you done with your anger, resentment, rage, and hatred about incidents and things that happened to you over the past decades?

Do they still run your life? Do you think about them daily, or multiple times a day? Do you make future life decisions based on how those early memories play in your mind? Do you fear the future because of the past?

1 John 4:18 tells us perfect love casts out fear. Love and fear cannot co-exist. Either one is in control or the other is. In your life which reigns supreme?

Love is bound up in forgiveness. When forgiveness comes to the forefront, fear no longer stand.

I’ve personally had many emotional memories to tap about over the past decade, so my challenge to you is:  Are you ready to be that mature Christian Apostle Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 13? Are you ready to put aside your childish insecurities and fears? Are you ready to meet those old memories head-on, neutralizing their emotional content so you can love others unconditionally thereby freeing yourself from the chronic physical and emotional stress.

God understood that forgiveness is maturity in Christ that exhibits the Fruit of the Spirit in everyday living is NOT for the person you forgive. It is for YOU! You personally are the one who benefits. The other person may never know you have forgiven them.

When we forgive, God often releases the physical aspects we’ve held for years in our bodies around the unforgiveness. This is often our physical healing in addition to our emotional and spiritual healing.

If you are ready to completely heal, experiencing God’s love, joy, and peace in your life, consider learning to tap.

It’s easy to learn. It’s a self-help tool once you master its methodology. And it is for us Christians to use because it is all based in God’s created healing physiology.

Email me at EFTforChristians@gmail.com for a free Quick Start Instructions and EFT manual.  

Remember, EFT is NOT a substitute for sound medical or psychological help or advice. Please take care of yourself and phone your own personal physician when assistance is needed.

Sherrie Rice Smith
Certified EFT Practitioner
Author of EFT for Christians Advanced  (2017)
Author of EFT for Christians 52 Tapping Devotions (Christmas, 2017)
Author of EFT for Christians Devotions (Christmas, 2020)
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Christian Confessional Tapping

How prayerfully do you tap? Have you done the set-up and the subsequent tapping as your confession of sins? James 5:16 clearly tells us that we NEED to confess our sins to another person in order to be healed.

Isn't that what we do when we tap with another person? Even though I feel this way (fill in blank), I (fill in the acceptance statement).

What if we used the set-up more as a confession?

Example (Ladies, this one is for you!): Even though, Lord, I'm really, really angry at my husband because he comes home and plops down on the recliner, leaving me to deal with dinner and the kids, right here, right now, Lord, I confess my anger to You, asking for Your forgiveness because I know you love me and I hope someday to love and accept myself just as you see me.

That might feel like a long set-up, maybe, but multiple things are going on in it! You acknowledge how you feel right now (exposure to the problem), confess your sin of anger (Eph. 4:26), asking for God's forgiveness (which is instant, (Psalm 103:12) and adding your own acceptance statement that rings true to you right now in the moment.

Obviously, when we tap alone with God, we are still confessing/repenting ("turning around" in Greek).

How many of you while tapping the rounds have done it prayerfully? Lord, I feel _____. Sweet Jesus, I'm so tired of carrying around____. Thank you, Savior, for carrying this feeling of ________on the cross for me. Or any variation of these and others that you want to use.

Personally, now, and it has taken awhile to get here, I do my tapping just like I pray. I love to add in Isaiah 53:5 as my tapping material. "I'm healed by His stripes."

Thoughts? What do you do? How do you do your tapping? What Scriptures grab you when you tap?

Be blessed!

EFT is not a substitute for medical or psychological help. Please contact your own personal physicians for that assistance.

Sherrie Rice Smith, R.N. (Retired)
Certified EFT Practitioner
Author of EFT for Christians (2015)
Author of EFT for Christians Advanced (2017)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Brain Waves When Tapping YouTube Video

Oh, my, goodness, look what I found! What a wonderful YouTube Video!
I've always taught that 3 rounds of EFT tapping will drop one into a meditative alpha-theta brain wave state.
Looks like it might well be faster - less than 1 round!
This, my dear friends, is precisely why you should consider EFT tapping!

Our body HEALS in these lower brain wave states!

And looking at Dr. Stapleton's brain wave pattern, I would like to suggest that because she does tap often her brain wave states now drop quickly with just a few taps.

I've been "accused" of tapping too much! Really? Why would I not want to remain in a healing state for as long as possible for as much as possible? Thank you, Peta! Bring on the scientific research!

Remember, EFT is not a substitute for good medical care, so please contact your own personal physician when you need medical help.

 Sherrie Rice Smith
Certified EFT Practitioner

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

EFT for Christians Facebook Group

Come Join EFT for Christians Discussion Group on Facebook

This Christian EFT group keeps everyone up to date on the latest EFT trainings, book releases, science articles, research studies, and all things EFT.

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